Period
to 7 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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

Network Security Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 404 462 443
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 80 70 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 66 69 94
South East median annual salary £58,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £62,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 23,416 27,367 29,862
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.37% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19,214 22,677 24,879
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,460 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the South East

Network Security Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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
Thames Valley +42 37 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Berkshire +34 36 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Hampshire +34 31 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Surrey +16 7 £65,000 +36.84% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £32,500 -40.91% 1
East Sussex +11 1 £67,500 +15.38%
West Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 78 (97.50%) Network Security
2 67 (83.75%) Firewall
3 66 (82.50%) Cisco
4 53 (66.25%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (60.00%) Information Security
6 41 (51.25%) Palo Alto
7 40 (50.00%) CheckPoint
8 37 (46.25%) DNS
9 36 (45.00%) VPN
10 34 (42.50%) CISSP
10 34 (42.50%) Management Information System
11 31 (38.75%) CCNP
12 29 (36.25%) CCNA
12 29 (36.25%) SSL
12 29 (36.25%) Juniper
13 26 (32.50%) IPsec
14 24 (30.00%) Internet
14 24 (30.00%) Incident Management
15 22 (27.50%) OSPF
15 22 (27.50%) BGP
15 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
16 21 (26.25%) Windows
16 21 (26.25%) LAN
16 21 (26.25%) Azure
17 20 (25.00%) Change Management
17 20 (25.00%) EIGRP
18 19 (23.75%) Validation
18 19 (23.75%) WAN
18 19 (23.75%) Unix
18 19 (23.75%) CCSP

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.25%) Azure
2 16 (20.00%) SaaS
3 10 (12.50%) AWS
4 2 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 78 (97.50%) Network Security
2 67 (83.75%) Firewall
3 37 (46.25%) DNS
4 36 (45.00%) VPN
5 29 (36.25%) SSL
6 26 (32.50%) IPsec
7 24 (30.00%) Internet
8 22 (27.50%) BGP
8 22 (27.50%) OSPF
9 21 (26.25%) LAN
10 20 (25.00%) EIGRP
11 19 (23.75%) WAN
12 15 (18.75%) IPv4
12 15 (18.75%) IPv6
12 15 (18.75%) RIP
13 14 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (15.00%) DHCP
14 12 (15.00%) WLAN
15 11 (13.75%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (13.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Advertising
2 3 (3.75%) Electronics
2 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
2 3 (3.75%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 34 (42.50%) Management Information System
2 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
3 10 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
4 5 (6.25%) Clustering
5 4 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.00%) IVR
6 2 (2.50%) Replication
7 1 (1.25%) BYOD
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.25%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Unix
3 17 (21.25%) Linux
4 4 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.00%) Information Security
2 24 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 20 (25.00%) Change Management
4 19 (23.75%) Software Audit
4 19 (23.75%) Validation
5 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 13 (16.25%) Security Operations
7 12 (15.00%) SIEM
8 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
8 9 (11.25%) Project Management
9 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (8.75%) ITIL
10 7 (8.75%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (6.25%) High Availability
12 4 (5.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
12 4 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
13 3 (3.75%) Data Protection
13 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing
13 3 (3.75%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.00%) C
3 2 (2.50%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (66.25%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (42.50%) CISSP
3 31 (38.75%) CCNP
4 29 (36.25%) CCNA
5 19 (23.75%) CCSP
6 18 (22.50%) CCSE
7 16 (20.00%) CCSA
8 15 (18.75%) CCMSE
8 15 (18.75%) JNCIE
8 15 (18.75%) JNCIP
8 15 (18.75%) JNCIS
9 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
11 5 (6.25%) Degree
12 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.50%) PCI QSA
13 1 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) iptables
1 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (5.00%) vCenter Server
2 4 (5.00%) vMotion
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 66 (82.50%) Cisco
2 41 (51.25%) Palo Alto
3 40 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 29 (36.25%) Juniper
5 18 (22.50%) Blue Coat
6 15 (18.75%) Symantec
7 12 (15.00%) Splunk
8 11 (13.75%) ServiceNow
9 9 (11.25%) Fortinet
9 9 (11.25%) SonicWALL
10 8 (10.00%) Google
11 7 (8.75%) Dell
11 7 (8.75%) F5
12 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
12 5 (6.25%) VMware
13 3 (3.75%) Forcepoint
13 3 (3.75%) LogRhythm
13 3 (3.75%) SAP
14 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
14 2 (2.50%) Zscaler