Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1088 1120 1207
Rank change year-on-year +32 +87 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 49 37 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.022% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.023% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 27
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -14.29%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £66,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,012 158,988 189,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,049 133,268 160,004
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist in England.

Salary trend for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security Specialist in England

Network Security Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +16 21 £45,000 - 2
London -6 17 £60,000 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire - 11 £45,000 - 1
North West +6 10 - - 1
South West -2 5 - -
Midlands +10 4 £58,750 +30.56%
East Midlands - 4 £58,750 -
South East +4 2 £75,000 +141.94%
Network Security Specialist
UK

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Network Security Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Network Security Specialist in the job title.

1 46 (93.88%) Firewall
2 43 (87.76%) Network Security
3 38 (77.55%) Cisco
4 32 (65.31%) VPN
5 26 (53.06%) WAN
5 26 (53.06%) CheckPoint
6 22 (44.90%) DNS
7 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
8 17 (34.69%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (34.69%) Juniper
9 15 (30.61%) Wireless
9 15 (30.61%) IPsec
9 15 (30.61%) VLAN
9 15 (30.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (28.57%) F5
10 14 (28.57%) LAN
11 13 (26.53%) SIEM
11 13 (26.53%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (24.49%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (24.49%) VPLS
12 12 (24.49%) DHCP
12 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
12 12 (24.49%) CCNP
12 12 (24.49%) MPLS
12 12 (24.49%) Security Operations
13 11 (22.45%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (22.45%) Office 365
14 10 (20.41%) Wireless Security

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (24.49%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (22.45%) Office 365
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (93.88%) Firewall
2 43 (87.76%) Network Security
3 32 (65.31%) VPN
4 26 (53.06%) WAN
5 22 (44.90%) DNS
6 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
7 17 (34.69%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (30.61%) IPsec
8 15 (30.61%) VLAN
8 15 (30.61%) Wireless
9 14 (28.57%) LAN
10 12 (24.49%) DHCP
10 12 (24.49%) MPLS
10 12 (24.49%) VPLS
11 10 (20.41%) DWDM
11 10 (20.41%) HTTP
11 10 (20.41%) HTTPS
11 10 (20.41%) VoIP
11 10 (20.41%) Wireless Security
12 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (20.41%) PKI
3 5 (10.20%) Life Science
4 4 (8.16%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) SIEM
1 13 (26.53%) Vulnerability Management
2 12 (24.49%) Security Operations
3 11 (22.45%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Network Design
4 10 (20.41%) Release Management
4 10 (20.41%) Social Engineering
4 10 (20.41%) Threat Intelligence
4 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (18.37%) B2B
5 9 (18.37%) Data Analysis
5 9 (18.37%) DDoS Mitigation
5 9 (18.37%) Issue Tracking
5 9 (18.37%) Risk Analysis
5 9 (18.37%) Security Patching
6 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
7 6 (12.24%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
8 5 (10.20%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (8.16%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.49%) CCNP
3 10 (20.41%) CCDP
4 9 (18.37%) CISSP
5 5 (10.20%) CCNA
5 5 (10.20%) SSCP
6 3 (6.12%) CISM
7 2 (4.08%) CCIE
8 1 (2.04%) CCDA
8 1 (2.04%) CISA
8 1 (2.04%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Firmware
2 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.08%) Snort
4 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Nessus
2 2 (4.08%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) Puppet
2 2 (4.08%) Suricata
2 2 (4.08%) Terraform
3 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) Cisco
2 26 (53.06%) CheckPoint
3 17 (34.69%) Juniper
4 14 (28.57%) F5
5 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.41%) Qualys
6 10 (20.41%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (14.29%) Imperva
7 7 (14.29%) Riverbed
8 6 (12.24%) Citrix
8 6 (12.24%) VMware
9 4 (8.16%) Brocade
10 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
10 3 (6.12%) HP
10 3 (6.12%) Radware
11 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
11 2 (4.08%) Google
11 2 (4.08%) Infoblox
11 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 2 (4.08%) TOWER Software