Network Security Jobs in the UK excluding London

Network Security
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 19 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 273 130 296
Rank change year-on-year -143 +166 -52
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 693 1,662 847
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.00% 2.65% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.10% 14.97% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 558 567 664
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,973 £31,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +1.37%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £59,526 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.80% -0.79% +4.35%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,755 11,099 10,789
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.07% 17.72% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7,149 4,990 6,534
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,413
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK excluding London

Network Security
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK excluding London

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK excluding London

Network Security
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 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 April 2024. 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
Jobs
North of England -119 192 £52,500 - 97
South East -38 163 £60,000 +22.45% 90
South West -21 113 £60,000 +0.80% 22
North West -116 106 £55,000 -4.35% 66
Midlands -107 102 £39,750 -33.75% 39
Yorkshire -33 70 £42,500 -19.05% 25
West Midlands -81 66 £43,227 -27.96% 23
Scotland -137 54 £60,000 +0.80% 11
East of England -25 43 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East Midlands -53 36 £32,500 -18.75% 16
North East -10 22 £60,000 +35.75% 6
Wales -21 22 £44,886 -0.25% 5
Northern Ireland +23 9 £32,500 -23.53%
Isle of Man - 4 £46,500 - 1
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 56 (8.08%) Microsoft Exchange
2 45 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.58%) Confluence
4 3 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.14%) Moodle
5 1 (0.14%) Totara
Applications
1 53 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.72%) FrameMaker
2 5 (0.72%) RoboHelp
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.43%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 195 (28.14%) Azure
2 128 (18.47%) Microsoft 365
3 86 (12.41%) AWS
4 45 (6.49%) Entra ID
5 41 (5.92%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (4.04%) Azure DevOps
7 20 (2.89%) SaaS
8 19 (2.74%) GCP
9 16 (2.31%) PaaS
10 15 (2.16%) IaaS
11 12 (1.73%) iTunes
12 11 (1.59%) OneDrive
13 9 (1.30%) Power Platform
13 9 (1.30%) Serverless
14 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Purview
14 7 (1.01%) Pulumi
15 6 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.87%) Azure Sentinel
15 6 (0.87%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.87%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 280 (40.40%) Firewall
2 141 (20.35%) LAN
3 140 (20.20%) VPN
4 138 (19.91%) WAN
5 68 (9.81%) TCP/IP
6 66 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
7 58 (8.37%) Wireless
8 57 (8.23%) DNS
9 42 (6.06%) DHCP
10 38 (5.48%) VLAN
11 36 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
11 36 (5.19%) SSL
12 33 (4.76%) WLAN
13 31 (4.47%) MPLS
14 30 (4.33%) OSPF
15 29 (4.18%) SD-WAN
16 28 (4.04%) BGP
17 26 (3.75%) Internet
18 20 (2.89%) SAN
19 17 (2.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.44%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.72%) InfluxDB
5 5 (0.72%) Redis
6 4 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.43%) Big Data
7 3 (0.43%) BigQuery
7 3 (0.43%) Power BI
8 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.89%) JIRA
2 17 (2.45%) Git
3 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.15%) Jasmine
4 8 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.15%) NUnit
4 8 (1.15%) Selenium
4 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio Code
5 7 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
General
1 206 (29.73%) Social Skills
2 86 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (9.67%) Finance
4 59 (8.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 35 (5.05%) Public Sector
5 35 (5.05%) Telecoms
6 28 (4.04%) Military
7 23 (3.32%) Retail
8 21 (3.03%) Marketing
9 20 (2.89%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.60%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (2.31%) Aerospace
12 12 (1.73%) Games
13 10 (1.44%) Legal
13 10 (1.44%) Police
14 9 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.30%) Local Government
15 8 (1.15%) Law
16 7 (1.01%) Aviation
16 7 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 120 (17.32%) Network Engineer
2 90 (12.99%) Senior
3 61 (8.80%) Architect
4 55 (7.94%) IT Engineer
5 52 (7.50%) Lead
6 50 (7.22%) Analyst
7 47 (6.78%) IT Support
8 46 (6.64%) IT Manager
8 46 (6.64%) Support Engineer
9 41 (5.92%) Security Engineer
10 40 (5.77%) Consultant
11 37 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (4.91%) Security Consultant
12 34 (4.91%) Software Engineer
13 33 (4.76%) Security Manager
14 28 (4.04%) Network Manager
15 27 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 27 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
15 27 (3.90%) Network Architect
16 25 (3.61%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.02%) LDAP
2 13 (1.88%) Web Services
3 11 (1.59%) ARM Templates
3 11 (1.59%) Middleware
4 9 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.30%) RESTful
5 8 (1.15%) .NET
5 8 (1.15%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.15%) CSS
5 8 (1.15%) Entity Framework
5 8 (1.15%) HTML
6 7 (1.01%) .NET Core
6 7 (1.01%) HTML5
6 7 (1.01%) OpenID
7 5 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.72%) YAML
8 4 (0.58%) Akka
9 3 (0.43%) Azure Blueprints
10 2 (0.29%) DPDK
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 64 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.49%) Onboarding
4 35 (5.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 33 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.90%) Driving Licence
7 22 (3.17%) Cyber Threat
8 20 (2.89%) Cyber Defence
9 17 (2.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 17 (2.45%) Security Posture
10 13 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.73%) CCTV
11 12 (1.73%) Distributed Systems
11 12 (1.73%) Operational Technology
11 12 (1.73%) PKI
12 11 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.44%) Product Ownership
14 9 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.30%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 153 (22.08%) Windows
2 88 (12.70%) Linux
3 56 (8.08%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.76%) Mac OS
5 18 (2.60%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.60%) Windows Server 2019
6 17 (2.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (2.31%) Android
8 15 (2.16%) Apple iOS
9 14 (2.02%) VMS
9 14 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.88%) Unix
11 7 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.72%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.43%) CatOS
13 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (31.17%) Cybersecurity
2 183 (26.41%) Problem-Solving
3 117 (16.88%) Computer Science
4 90 (12.99%) Information Security
5 89 (12.84%) ITIL
6 81 (11.69%) Agile
7 74 (10.68%) SIEM
8 71 (10.25%) Vulnerability Management
9 70 (10.10%) Customer Service
10 67 (9.67%) Cloud Security
10 67 (9.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 64 (9.24%) Mentoring
11 64 (9.24%) Software Engineering
12 61 (8.80%) Project Management
13 59 (8.51%) Security Operations
14 58 (8.37%) DevOps
15 54 (7.79%) Service Delivery
16 47 (6.78%) Coaching
17 45 (6.49%) Project Delivery
17 45 (6.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.24%) Python
2 52 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.34%) SQL
4 30 (4.33%) Bash
5 27 (3.90%) C
6 26 (3.75%) C++
7 22 (3.17%) Bicep
8 14 (2.02%) Java
9 12 (1.73%) C#
10 9 (1.30%) Go
10 9 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.29%) Ada
12 2 (0.29%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.29%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.29%) Groovy
12 2 (0.29%) Perl
12 2 (0.29%) Ruby
12 2 (0.29%) Rust
Qualifications
1 151 (21.79%) Degree
2 112 (16.16%) Cisco Certification
3 104 (15.01%) Security Cleared
4 83 (11.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 71 (10.25%) CISSP
6 65 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 62 (8.95%) CCNP
8 60 (8.66%) CCNA
9 52 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 42 (6.06%) DV Cleared
11 40 (5.77%) MCP
12 32 (4.62%) CCIE
13 30 (4.33%) DBS Check
14 29 (4.18%) Azure Certification
15 28 (4.04%) A+ Certification
16 19 (2.74%) CISM
17 14 (2.02%) Master's Degree
18 11 (1.59%) JNCIA
19 10 (1.44%) MCSE
20 9 (1.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (14.43%) NIST
2 67 (9.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (4.18%) NIST 800
4 24 (3.46%) PCI DSS
5 20 (2.89%) NCSC
6 19 (2.74%) GDPR
7 18 (2.60%) GRC
7 18 (2.60%) SLA
8 17 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (1.59%) COBIT
10 7 (1.01%) DO-254
11 6 (0.87%) SOC 2
12 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.29%) Accessibility
14 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.29%) MISRA
14 2 (0.29%) PMO
15 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 121 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.18%) Docker
5 15 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.30%) vSphere
8 7 (1.01%) XenApp
8 7 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.58%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.43%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) Snort
11 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 35 (5.05%) WSUS
3 31 (4.47%) Terraform
4 21 (3.03%) Ansible
4 21 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (3.03%) SCCM
5 12 (1.73%) FortiGate
6 10 (1.44%) Grafana
6 10 (1.44%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.30%) Nessus
8 8 (1.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (1.01%) MIIS
9 7 (1.01%) Progress Chef
10 6 (0.87%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (0.87%) Nmap
11 5 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.72%) Nagios
11 5 (0.72%) OfficeScan
11 5 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 193 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 183 (26.41%) Cisco
3 58 (8.37%) VMware
4 46 (6.64%) Juniper
5 38 (5.48%) Palo Alto
6 30 (4.33%) Meraki
7 29 (4.18%) Fortinet
8 22 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 21 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 20 (2.89%) Citrix
10 20 (2.89%) Splunk
11 16 (2.31%) Apple
12 15 (2.16%) Aruba
13 13 (1.88%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.88%) Tanium
14 12 (1.73%) Dell
14 12 (1.73%) Google
14 12 (1.73%) Qualys
15 10 (1.44%) Sage
15 10 (1.44%) WatchGuard