Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 761 690 852
Rank change year-on-year -71 +162 -162
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 139 435 353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 117 250 299
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,700 £41,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -7.77% +14.44%

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 87,162 138,305 167,516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.02% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 69,950 109,815 136,158
Median annual salary £52,907 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.81% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,313 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security Engineer.

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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 -46 137 £60,000 +4.35% 14
UK excluding London -33 80 £52,500 +10.53% 12
London +90 58 £67,500 +12.50% 2
North of England -13 33 £50,000 +5.26% 4
South East +64 30 £57,500 +9.52% 2
North West +76 17 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire -22 11 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +56 10 £35,000 -16.67% 3
Midlands +83 6 £57,500 +15.00% 1
West Midlands +70 5 £57,500 +12.20% 1
North East +22 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Work from Home +22 4 £56,250 -19.64%
Scotland +54 1 £70,000 +47.37%
East Midlands +48 1 £42,500 -2.86%

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 119 (85.61%) Network Security
2 103 (74.10%) Cisco
3 90 (64.75%) Firewall
4 70 (50.36%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (42.45%) CheckPoint
5 59 (42.45%) Palo Alto
6 56 (40.29%) WAN
7 49 (35.25%) LAN
8 47 (33.81%) VPN
8 47 (33.81%) CCNA
9 44 (31.65%) CCNP
10 40 (28.78%) BGP
11 32 (23.02%) Juniper
12 31 (22.30%) OSPF
13 29 (20.86%) TCP/IP
13 29 (20.86%) Wireless
14 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (18.71%) Finance
16 25 (17.99%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (17.27%) Azure
17 24 (17.27%) Meraki
18 22 (15.83%) Cisco ISE
18 22 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (15.11%) Data Centre
19 21 (15.11%) Windows
20 20 (14.39%) EIGRP
20 20 (14.39%) Banking
20 20 (14.39%) Fortinet
21 19 (13.67%) Load Balancing
22 18 (12.95%) VLAN

Network Security Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.44%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.72%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.27%) Azure
2 13 (9.35%) Office 365
3 7 (5.04%) AWS
4 4 (2.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.44%) GCP
6 2 (1.44%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.72%) Akamai
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 119 (85.61%) Network Security
2 90 (64.75%) Firewall
3 56 (40.29%) WAN
4 49 (35.25%) LAN
5 47 (33.81%) VPN
6 40 (28.78%) BGP
7 31 (22.30%) OSPF
8 29 (20.86%) TCP/IP
8 29 (20.86%) Wireless
9 25 (17.99%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (15.83%) Cisco ISE
10 22 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (14.39%) EIGRP
12 18 (12.95%) VLAN
12 18 (12.95%) VoIP
13 16 (11.51%) Wireshark
14 15 (10.79%) IPsec
15 13 (9.35%) DNS
16 12 (8.63%) SSL
16 12 (8.63%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.44%) Bitbucket
General
1 26 (18.71%) Finance
2 20 (14.39%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.04%) Retail
5 5 (3.60%) Law
6 3 (2.16%) Publishing
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.88%) CSS
3 3 (2.16%) XMPP
4 2 (1.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) Ajax
5 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.72%) jQuery
5 1 (0.72%) Laravel
5 1 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.72%) Memcached
5 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (5.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.04%) Online Banking
5 6 (4.32%) Replication
6 4 (2.88%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.88%) Wiki
7 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.44%) BYOD
8 2 (1.44%) Clustering
8 2 (1.44%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.44%) PKI
8 2 (1.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.72%) Blog
9 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) PMI
9 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.11%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.60%) Kali Linux
4 5 (3.60%) Linux
5 2 (1.44%) Unix
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (13.67%) Load Balancing
3 18 (12.95%) Change Management
3 18 (12.95%) Network Design
4 17 (12.23%) Information Security
4 17 (12.23%) Network Management
4 17 (12.23%) SIEM
5 14 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (8.63%) DDoS Mitigation
6 12 (8.63%) Network Virtualisation
7 10 (7.19%) Change Control
7 10 (7.19%) ITIL
7 10 (7.19%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (7.19%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (7.19%) Presales
8 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.04%) Patch Management
9 7 (5.04%) Software Audit
9 7 (5.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
1 10 (7.19%) Python
2 7 (5.04%) SQL
3 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (50.36%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (33.81%) CCNA
3 44 (31.65%) CCNP
4 15 (10.79%) CCSP
5 14 (10.07%) CCSA
6 13 (9.35%) CCSE
7 9 (6.47%) Degree
7 9 (6.47%) JNCIS
7 9 (6.47%) MCSE
7 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.04%) CCDP
8 7 (5.04%) CISSP
9 5 (3.60%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.60%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.88%) CCIE
10 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.16%) CCIP
11 3 (2.16%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.76%) SLA
3 7 (5.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.72%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.60%) Nessus
2 5 (3.60%) WSUS
3 4 (2.88%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) Ansible
5 1 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.72%) Kibana
5 1 (0.72%) logstash
5 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.72%) Terraform
5 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 103 (74.10%) Cisco
2 59 (42.45%) CheckPoint
2 59 (42.45%) Palo Alto
3 32 (23.02%) Juniper
4 24 (17.27%) Meraki
5 20 (14.39%) Fortinet
6 17 (12.23%) F5
6 17 (12.23%) VMware
7 15 (10.79%) Microsoft
8 13 (9.35%) Riverbed
9 12 (8.63%) Sophos
10 9 (6.47%) Blue Coat
10 9 (6.47%) HP
11 8 (5.76%) SolarWinds
12 7 (5.04%) Intel
12 7 (5.04%) Zscaler
13 6 (4.32%) arcserve
13 6 (4.32%) Aruba
13 6 (4.32%) Citrix
13 6 (4.32%) IBM