The median annual salary for a Network Security Consultant was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Consultant
UK
Rank 799 878 855
Rank change year-on-year +79 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 58 70 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.068% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.071% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 35 54 77
Median salary £65,000 £67,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.98% +21.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £45,200
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.55% +2.27%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +85 55 £65,000 -2.98% 2
London +71 22 £61,250 -15.51% 2
South East +48 13 £71,250 +41.79%
Manchester - 13 - -
North West - 13 - -
Berkshire +34 6 £75,000 +25.00%
East of England +9 5 £65,000 -2.98%
Bedfordshire +7 5 £65,000 -2.98%
Hampshire +29 4 £67,500 -
Bedford -6 4 £65,000 -2.98%
Kent - 3 £57,500 -
Southampton - 3 £67,500 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
City of London +43 1 £62,500 -13.79% 1
Reading +24 1 £72,500 +13.72%
Tonbridge - 1 £70,000 -
Warwick - 1 £50,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £47,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Guernsey - 1 £65,000 -
Jersey - 1 £65,000 -

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Network Security Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Network Security Consultant in the job title.

1 128 (86.49%) Network Security
2 118 (79.73%) Cisco
3 102 (68.92%) Cisco Certification
4 101 (68.24%) CheckPoint
5 92 (62.16%) Firewall
6 91 (61.49%) CCNP
7 82 (55.41%) Data Centre
8 74 (50.00%) CCSE
9 68 (45.95%) CCSA
10 56 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 53 (35.81%) Presales
12 52 (35.14%) Fortinet
13 49 (33.11%) Splunk
14 47 (31.76%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (30.41%) Finance
15 45 (30.41%) LAN
15 45 (30.41%) WAN
16 41 (27.70%) Palo Alto
17 40 (27.03%) Pharmaceutical
17 40 (27.03%) Retail
18 32 (21.62%) CCIE
18 32 (21.62%) CCSP
18 32 (21.62%) FortiGate
19 29 (19.59%) OSPF
19 29 (19.59%) BGP
20 28 (18.92%) CCDP
21 27 (18.24%) Spanning Tree
22 26 (17.57%) Information Security
23 24 (16.22%) TCP/IP
24 23 (15.54%) Security Architecture

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (11.49%) IIS
2 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (14.86%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 128 (86.49%) Network Security
2 92 (62.16%) Firewall
3 56 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 47 (31.76%) Cisco ASA
5 45 (30.41%) LAN
5 45 (30.41%) WAN
6 29 (19.59%) BGP
6 29 (19.59%) OSPF
7 27 (18.24%) Spanning Tree
8 24 (16.22%) TCP/IP
9 20 (13.51%) VPN
10 19 (12.84%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (12.16%) Wireless
12 13 (8.78%) tcpdump
12 13 (8.78%) Wireshark
13 12 (8.11%) Cisco Wireless
14 10 (6.76%) Cisco ISE
15 8 (5.41%) Ethernet
15 8 (5.41%) MPLS
15 8 (5.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) Big Data
1 1 (0.68%) DB2
General
1 45 (30.41%) Finance
2 40 (27.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 40 (27.03%) Retail
3 12 (8.11%) Law
4 3 (2.03%) Legal
5 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 82 (55.41%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.49%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.38%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Windows
2 6 (4.05%) Linux
2 6 (4.05%) Unix
3 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.81%) Presales
2 26 (17.57%) Information Security
3 23 (15.54%) Security Architecture
4 22 (14.86%) Load Balancing
4 22 (14.86%) Network Management
4 22 (14.86%) Project Management
5 18 (12.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (11.49%) Compliance Management
6 17 (11.49%) Performance Management
6 17 (11.49%) Portfolio Management
6 17 (11.49%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 17 (11.49%) Security Monitoring
6 17 (11.49%) Security Operations
7 13 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (8.11%) Test Strategy
9 6 (4.05%) Change Management
9 6 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.38%) Service Design
10 5 (3.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.68%) Java
1 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (68.92%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (61.49%) CCNP
3 74 (50.00%) CCSE
4 68 (45.95%) CCSA
5 32 (21.62%) CCIE
5 32 (21.62%) CCSP
6 28 (18.92%) CCDP
7 19 (12.84%) CISSP
7 19 (12.84%) Degree
8 17 (11.49%) IISP
9 12 (8.11%) CCNA
10 7 (4.73%) CISM
11 6 (4.05%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.35%) MCSE
12 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.68%) CCDA
13 1 (0.68%) CCIP
13 1 (0.68%) CISA
13 1 (0.68%) MCP
13 1 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.51%) PCI DSS
2 19 (12.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) GPG13
3 1 (0.68%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
1 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (21.62%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 118 (79.73%) Cisco
2 101 (68.24%) CheckPoint
3 52 (35.14%) Fortinet
4 49 (33.11%) Splunk
5 41 (27.70%) Palo Alto
6 22 (14.86%) F5
6 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
7 20 (13.51%) Juniper
8 17 (11.49%) ArcSight
9 9 (6.08%) Citrix
10 8 (5.41%) Riverbed
11 7 (4.73%) VMware
12 6 (4.05%) Huawei
13 5 (3.38%) Arista
13 5 (3.38%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.38%) CA
13 5 (3.38%) Imperva
13 5 (3.38%) LogLogic
13 5 (3.38%) Meraki
14 3 (2.03%) LogRhythm
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