Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Network Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1101 1042 1183
Rank change year-on-year -59 +141 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Consultant 110 180 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.095% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.099% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 81 128 121
UK median annual salary £60,000 £53,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.63% -10.42% +9.09%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Network Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Security Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Consultant in the UK

Network Security Consultant
Top 8 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England +11 106 £60,000 +14.29% 2
UK excluding London +5 64 £60,000 +14.29% 1
London -9 41 £60,000 +11.63% 1
East of England +20 31 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +51 21 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Midlands +34 9 £55,000 +7.84%
West Midlands +20 7 £55,000 +7.84%
South West +22 3 £55,000 -21.43%

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 87 (79.09%) Network Security
2 71 (64.55%) Cisco
3 62 (56.36%) Firewall
3 62 (56.36%) CheckPoint
4 46 (41.82%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (33.64%) CCNP
6 35 (31.82%) Presales
7 33 (30.00%) LAN
8 29 (26.36%) WAN
8 29 (26.36%) Palo Alto
9 28 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (22.73%) Juniper
10 25 (22.73%) CCSE
11 24 (21.82%) BGP
12 23 (20.91%) Finance
12 23 (20.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (20.00%) Fortinet
13 22 (20.00%) CCDP
14 21 (19.09%) Cisco ISE
14 21 (19.09%) PMO
15 20 (18.18%) CISSP
15 20 (18.18%) Information Security
16 19 (17.27%) Network Design
16 19 (17.27%) OSPF
16 19 (17.27%) CISM
17 18 (16.36%) Spanning Tree
18 17 (15.45%) Data Centre
18 17 (15.45%) TCP/IP
19 16 (14.55%) ITIL

Network Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (79.09%) Network Security
2 62 (56.36%) Firewall
3 33 (30.00%) LAN
4 29 (26.36%) WAN
5 28 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (21.82%) BGP
7 23 (20.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (19.09%) Cisco ISE
9 19 (17.27%) OSPF
10 18 (16.36%) Spanning Tree
11 17 (15.45%) TCP/IP
12 14 (12.73%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (10.91%) VPN
14 9 (8.18%) Internet
15 8 (7.27%) tcpdump
16 6 (5.45%) DNS
16 6 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (5.45%) Wireshark
17 5 (4.55%) Junos
18 4 (3.64%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Big Data
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.73%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.91%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.36%) Unix
2 6 (5.45%) Linux
3 4 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.82%) Presales
2 23 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (18.18%) Information Security
4 19 (17.27%) Network Design
5 16 (14.55%) ITIL
6 15 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.91%) Business Continuity
7 12 (10.91%) Data Protection
7 12 (10.91%) High Availability
7 12 (10.91%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.91%) Performance Improvement
7 12 (10.91%) Security Architecture
8 11 (10.00%) Change Control
8 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (8.18%) Security Operations
11 8 (7.27%) Cryptography
11 8 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (7.27%) Security Auditing
12 7 (6.36%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.91%) C
1 1 (0.91%) C++
1 1 (0.91%) Java
1 1 (0.91%) Perl
1 1 (0.91%) PHP
1 1 (0.91%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (41.82%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (33.64%) CCNP
3 25 (22.73%) CCSE
4 22 (20.00%) CCDP
5 20 (18.18%) CISSP
6 19 (17.27%) CISM
7 12 (10.91%) CCNA
8 8 (7.27%) Degree
9 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
10 6 (5.45%) CCIE
10 6 (5.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
11 5 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (4.55%) JNCIP
11 5 (4.55%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.73%) CCSA
13 2 (1.82%) CCA
13 2 (1.82%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.09%) PMO
2 15 (13.64%) GDPR
3 9 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) iptables
1 2 (1.82%) XenApp
2 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) Nagios
1 5 (4.55%) SCOM
2 2 (1.82%) SELinux
3 1 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 71 (64.55%) Cisco
2 62 (56.36%) CheckPoint
3 29 (26.36%) Palo Alto
4 25 (22.73%) Juniper
5 22 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 13 (11.82%) Sourcefire
7 12 (10.91%) F5
8 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.55%) Blue Coat
9 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.73%) Proofpoint
11 2 (1.82%) Citrix
11 2 (1.82%) FireEye
12 1 (0.91%) BT
12 1 (0.91%) Huawei
12 1 (0.91%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.91%) NEC
12 1 (0.91%) NetApp
12 1 (0.91%) Nokia
12 1 (0.91%) Radware