Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 663 653
Rank change year-on-year -51 -10 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 184 266 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.20% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 165 223 240
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £76,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £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 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 88,535 97,613 106,894
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.92% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 70,801 79,884 87,960
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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
South East -27 68 £45,000 -14.29% 10
East of England +46 45 £33,000 -52.86% 9
North of England -10 34 £48,750 +2.63% 9
Yorkshire +23 22 £46,250 +5.71% 1
Midlands +18 18 £55,000 +57.14% 4
East Midlands +22 14 £45,000 - 1
North West -19 12 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Scotland 0 11 £55,750 -
South West -30 11 £57,000 +26.67% 5
West Midlands +15 4 £67,500 +92.86% 3
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 14 November 2018, 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.

1 145 (78.80%) Firewall
1 145 (78.80%) Network Security
2 139 (75.54%) Cisco
3 104 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (40.22%) CheckPoint
5 72 (39.13%) CCNP
6 67 (36.41%) CCNA
6 67 (36.41%) Juniper
7 63 (34.24%) WAN
8 57 (30.98%) LAN
9 54 (29.35%) VPN
10 44 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (22.83%) F5
12 38 (20.65%) TCP/IP
13 36 (19.57%) Wireless
13 36 (19.57%) Palo Alto
14 31 (16.85%) OSPF
15 30 (16.30%) Fortinet
15 30 (16.30%) Meraki
16 27 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (14.13%) CISSP
18 24 (13.04%) Finance
19 23 (12.50%) BGP
19 23 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
19 23 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
20 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
20 22 (11.96%) Blue Coat
21 21 (11.41%) Wi-Fi
21 21 (11.41%) Service Delivery
21 21 (11.41%) CCDP

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 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.54%) IIS
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.09%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (78.80%) Firewall
1 145 (78.80%) Network Security
2 63 (34.24%) WAN
3 57 (30.98%) LAN
4 54 (29.35%) VPN
5 44 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (20.65%) TCP/IP
7 36 (19.57%) Wireless
8 31 (16.85%) OSPF
9 27 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (12.50%) BGP
10 23 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
10 23 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 21 (11.41%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (9.78%) MPLS
13 17 (9.24%) VLAN
14 15 (8.15%) Wireshark
15 14 (7.61%) DNS
16 13 (7.07%) Cisco Wireless
17 12 (6.52%) SSL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (13.04%) Finance
2 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.17%) Advertising
5 3 (1.63%) Local Government
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.54%) LDAP
1 1 (0.54%) OAuth
1 1 (0.54%) OpenID
1 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
1 1 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.98%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.63%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.63%) NHS
6 3 (1.63%) PKI
6 3 (1.63%) User Experience
7 2 (1.09%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (3.26%) Windows
3 1 (0.54%) CentOS
3 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.41%) Load Balancing
1 21 (11.41%) Service Delivery
2 19 (10.33%) Information Security
3 17 (9.24%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (9.24%) Security Architecture
3 17 (9.24%) SIEM
4 16 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (8.70%) Network Management
5 13 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (5.98%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (5.98%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.43%) Web Filtering
9 9 (4.89%) ITIL
10 8 (4.35%) Build Automation
10 8 (4.35%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (4.35%) Network Design
11 7 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.98%) C
2 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 104 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (39.13%) CCNP
3 67 (36.41%) CCNA
4 26 (14.13%) CISSP
5 21 (11.41%) CCDP
6 17 (9.24%) Security Cleared
7 16 (8.70%) Degree
8 15 (8.15%) CCSA
9 13 (7.07%) CEH
9 13 (7.07%) GIAC
9 13 (7.07%) SC Cleared
9 13 (7.07%) SSCP
10 10 (5.43%) CCSE
11 8 (4.35%) CCIE
12 7 (3.80%) JNCIA
13 6 (3.26%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (2.72%) JNCIS
15 4 (2.17%) CCSP
15 4 (2.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 13 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.89%) GDPR
3 9 (4.89%) SLA
4 6 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.07%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.52%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.09%) Firmware
4 2 (1.09%) vSphere
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.61%) Cisco Prime
1 14 (7.61%) Nagios
2 9 (4.89%) Cacti
3 8 (4.35%) Stealthwatch
4 5 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.72%) Nessus
5 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.63%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.09%) SCOM
6 2 (1.09%) SCSM
6 2 (1.09%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.54%) Graphite
7 1 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.54%) Puppet
7 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 139 (75.54%) Cisco
2 74 (40.22%) CheckPoint
3 67 (36.41%) Juniper
4 42 (22.83%) F5
5 36 (19.57%) Palo Alto
6 30 (16.30%) Fortinet
6 30 (16.30%) Meraki
7 22 (11.96%) Blue Coat
8 20 (10.87%) VMware
9 19 (10.33%) SolarWinds
10 15 (8.15%) HP
11 11 (5.98%) Microsoft
12 9 (4.89%) Splunk
13 7 (3.80%) AlienVault
13 7 (3.80%) Aruba
13 7 (3.80%) LogRhythm
14 6 (3.26%) Barracuda Networks
14 6 (3.26%) Thales
15 5 (2.72%) Forcepoint
16 4 (2.17%) Dell