Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 17 October 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 452 708 668
Rank change year-on-year +256 -40 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 420 199 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.53% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 178 176 218
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 75,572 89,163 93,787
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.57% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 59,611 71,537 76,817
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,150
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Network Security Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
North of England +190 228 £47,500 -9.52% 7
Yorkshire +149 207 £45,000 - 1
South East +62 96 £57,750 +15.50% 8
East of England +77 65 £35,000 -20.45% 4
North West +46 21 £50,000 -14.89% 6
Midlands +27 11 £47,500 -13.64% 3
Scotland +16 11 £45,000 -19.28% 2
West Midlands +34 9 £50,000 -25.93% 1
Wales +22 4 £43,750 - 2
South West -4 4 £45,750 -3.68% 3
East Midlands +16 2 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -
Network Security Engineer
UK

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 UK excluding London region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 390 (92.86%) Network Security
2 378 (90.00%) Cisco
3 370 (88.10%) Firewall
4 318 (75.71%) Cisco Certification
5 275 (65.48%) Palo Alto
6 272 (64.76%) CCNA
7 271 (64.52%) WAN
8 262 (62.38%) CCNP
9 243 (57.86%) BGP
10 237 (56.43%) Cisco ASA
11 234 (55.71%) VPN
12 228 (54.29%) OSPF
12 228 (54.29%) Fortinet
13 226 (53.81%) Network Management
14 223 (53.10%) DNS
15 214 (50.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 212 (50.48%) Management Information System
17 209 (49.76%) IPsec
18 208 (49.52%) Change Control
19 207 (49.29%) MPLS
20 205 (48.81%) Linux
21 202 (48.10%) Service Delivery
22 198 (47.14%) FortiGate
23 197 (46.90%) ISO 9001
24 196 (46.67%) Unix
25 194 (46.19%) RIP
26 193 (45.95%) Product Management
27 190 (45.24%) Cisco Nexus
28 186 (44.29%) Python
29 182 (43.33%) Perl

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.86%) Azure
2 19 (4.52%) AWS
3 18 (4.29%) SaaS
4 4 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Akamai
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 390 (92.86%) Network Security
2 370 (88.10%) Firewall
3 271 (64.52%) WAN
4 243 (57.86%) BGP
5 237 (56.43%) Cisco ASA
6 234 (55.71%) VPN
7 228 (54.29%) OSPF
8 223 (53.10%) DNS
9 209 (49.76%) IPsec
10 207 (49.29%) MPLS
11 194 (46.19%) RIP
12 190 (45.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 179 (42.62%) NetScaler
14 176 (41.90%) ADSL
14 176 (41.90%) Broadband
14 176 (41.90%) SMTP
15 94 (22.38%) LAN
16 48 (11.43%) SSL
17 34 (8.10%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.24%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 90 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.10%) Finance
3 12 (2.86%) Retail
4 4 (0.95%) Electronics
4 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.95%) Marketing
4 4 (0.95%) Public Sector
5 3 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.24%) Banking
6 1 (0.24%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.67%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.71%) XML
3 2 (0.48%) JSON
3 2 (0.48%) REST
3 2 (0.48%) SOAP
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 212 (50.48%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.62%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.81%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 8 (1.90%) Clustering
7 5 (1.19%) Replication
8 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.95%) IVR
8 4 (0.95%) PKI
9 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.48%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.24%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.24%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 205 (48.81%) Linux
2 196 (46.67%) Unix
3 40 (9.52%) Windows
4 10 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.95%) CentOS
7 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (53.81%) Network Management
2 208 (49.52%) Change Control
3 202 (48.10%) Service Delivery
4 193 (45.95%) Product Management
5 180 (42.86%) Network Design
6 56 (13.33%) Information Security
7 31 (7.38%) Security Operations
8 27 (6.43%) Kalman Filter
9 25 (5.95%) Incident Management
10 21 (5.00%) Change Management
11 19 (4.52%) SIEM
11 19 (4.52%) Software Audit
11 19 (4.52%) Validation
12 17 (4.05%) ITIL
12 17 (4.05%) Presales
13 16 (3.81%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.81%) Migration
14 14 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (3.33%) Software Testing
15 13 (3.10%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (44.29%) Python
2 182 (43.33%) Perl
3 180 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 15 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.67%) C
6 2 (0.48%) Java
6 2 (0.48%) Ruby
6 2 (0.48%) SQL
7 1 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 318 (75.71%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (64.76%) CCNA
3 262 (62.38%) CCNP
4 54 (12.86%) CCSA
5 37 (8.81%) Check Point Certification
6 34 (8.10%) CISSP
7 32 (7.62%) CCSE
8 19 (4.52%) CCSP
8 19 (4.52%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.33%) CCMSE
9 14 (3.33%) JNCIE
9 14 (3.33%) JNCIP
9 14 (3.33%) JNCIS
10 13 (3.10%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.86%) Degree
12 6 (1.43%) CCIE
13 5 (1.19%) CEH
13 5 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.71%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (50.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 197 (46.90%) ISO 9001
3 23 (5.48%) SLA
4 14 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.67%) GDPR
6 4 (0.95%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
8 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 10 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.95%) iptables
3 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.71%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.48%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 198 (47.14%) FortiGate
2 176 (41.90%) Nagios
3 19 (4.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (4.52%) Cisco UCCX
4 14 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.19%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (0.95%) vMotion
7 3 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.48%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 378 (90.00%) Cisco
2 275 (65.48%) Palo Alto
3 228 (54.29%) Fortinet
4 155 (36.90%) CheckPoint
5 46 (10.95%) Juniper
6 38 (9.05%) Microsoft
7 24 (5.71%) F5
8 23 (5.48%) Blue Coat
9 14 (3.33%) Symantec
10 13 (3.10%) Dell
10 13 (3.10%) ServiceNow
10 13 (3.10%) VMware
11 11 (2.62%) Splunk
12 10 (2.38%) Meraki
13 9 (2.14%) SonicWALL
14 7 (1.67%) Google
15 4 (0.95%) ArcSight
15 4 (0.95%) Huawei
15 4 (0.95%) Nimsoft
15 4 (0.95%) Red Hat