Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 652 691 651
Rank change year-on-year +39 -40 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 202 231 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.24% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 178 199 218
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £35,600 £31,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 81,203 96,445 99,591
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.93% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 64,302 78,845 81,820
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
South East +4 70 £50,000 - 8
East of England +64 54 £33,225 -51.67% 8
North of England +15 40 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Midlands +47 26 £52,500 +54.41% 4
Yorkshire +19 24 £47,500 +1.06% 1
East Midlands +36 15 £45,000 - 1
North West +5 15 £57,500 +15.00% 4
West Midlands +41 10 £55,000 +61.76% 3
Scotland +8 6 £70,000 +27.27%
South West +3 5 £54,000 +20.00% 1
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
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 19 January 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.

1 181 (89.60%) Network Security
2 150 (74.26%) Cisco
3 146 (72.28%) Firewall
4 123 (60.89%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (44.06%) CheckPoint
6 82 (40.59%) CCNP
7 64 (31.68%) CCNA
8 56 (27.72%) Juniper
9 55 (27.23%) WAN
10 53 (26.24%) VPN
11 49 (24.26%) Palo Alto
12 48 (23.76%) LAN
13 43 (21.29%) OSPF
14 42 (20.79%) CISSP
15 38 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (17.33%) BGP
17 34 (16.83%) TCP/IP
17 34 (16.83%) Cisco Firepower
18 33 (16.34%) F5
19 30 (14.85%) CCDP
19 30 (14.85%) Meraki
20 29 (14.36%) Information Security
21 28 (13.86%) CCSA
21 28 (13.86%) Fortinet
22 27 (13.37%) GIAC
22 27 (13.37%) SSL
23 25 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
24 24 (11.88%) Intrusion Detection
24 24 (11.88%) VLAN
25 22 (10.89%) Cisco Nexus

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 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 181 (89.60%) Network Security
2 146 (72.28%) Firewall
3 55 (27.23%) WAN
4 53 (26.24%) VPN
5 48 (23.76%) LAN
6 43 (21.29%) OSPF
7 38 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (17.33%) BGP
9 34 (16.83%) Cisco Firepower
9 34 (16.83%) TCP/IP
10 27 (13.37%) SSL
11 24 (11.88%) Intrusion Detection
11 24 (11.88%) VLAN
12 22 (10.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (9.41%) Wireless
14 18 (8.91%) EIGRP
14 18 (8.91%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (7.92%) Cisco ISE
16 15 (7.43%) Wireshark
17 10 (4.95%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (10.40%) Finance
2 10 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.98%) Advertising
3 4 (1.98%) Retail
4 3 (1.49%) Local Government
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.50%) OAuth
1 1 (0.50%) OpenID
1 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.44%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.45%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (3.47%) e-Learning
6 6 (2.97%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.97%) PKI
7 4 (1.98%) CESG
7 4 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.49%) NHS
8 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.49%) User Experience
9 2 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.50%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.50%) FMCG
10 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.43%) Windows
2 12 (5.94%) Linux
3 10 (4.95%) Unix
4 1 (0.50%) CentOS
4 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.36%) Information Security
2 25 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (10.89%) Security Architecture
4 17 (8.42%) Network Management
5 14 (6.93%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.44%) Collaborative Working
6 13 (6.44%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (6.44%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (6.44%) Security Operations
6 13 (6.44%) SIEM
7 12 (5.94%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (5.94%) ITIL
7 12 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.45%) Customer Engagement
8 11 (5.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 11 (5.45%) Network Design
8 11 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (4.46%) Attack Monitoring
9 9 (4.46%) Change Management
9 9 (4.46%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 123 (60.89%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (40.59%) CCNP
3 64 (31.68%) CCNA
4 42 (20.79%) CISSP
5 30 (14.85%) CCDP
6 28 (13.86%) CCSA
7 27 (13.37%) GIAC
8 19 (9.41%) Security Cleared
9 18 (8.91%) CEH
9 18 (8.91%) SSCP
10 16 (7.92%) SC Cleared
11 13 (6.44%) JNCIS
12 12 (5.94%) CCSP
13 11 (5.45%) CCSE
14 10 (4.95%) Degree
15 9 (4.46%) Check Point Certification
15 9 (4.46%) SANS
16 5 (2.48%) DV Cleared
17 4 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (5.94%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.46%) SLA
3 6 (2.97%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.98%) GDPR
4 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.46%) Snort
3 7 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.47%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.44%) Nagios
2 11 (5.45%) AirWatch
3 9 (4.46%) Cacti
3 9 (4.46%) Stealthwatch
4 8 (3.96%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.97%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.49%) Nessus
6 3 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.99%) SCOM
7 2 (0.99%) SCSM
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.50%) Graphite
8 1 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.50%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 150 (74.26%) Cisco
2 89 (44.06%) CheckPoint
3 56 (27.72%) Juniper
4 49 (24.26%) Palo Alto
5 33 (16.34%) F5
6 30 (14.85%) Meraki
7 28 (13.86%) Fortinet
8 18 (8.91%) SolarWinds
9 16 (7.92%) Blue Coat
10 14 (6.93%) VMware
11 11 (5.45%) ForeScout
11 11 (5.45%) Microsoft
12 7 (3.47%) Virgin Media
13 6 (2.97%) HP
13 6 (2.97%) LogRhythm
13 6 (2.97%) Splunk
13 6 (2.97%) Thales
14 5 (2.48%) Aruba
14 5 (2.48%) Radware
15 4 (1.98%) Forcepoint