Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 827 682
Rank change year-on-year +40 -145 +112
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 361 391 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 308 300 484
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,500 £36,000 £34,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
England +47 343 £55,000 +10.00% 42
UK excluding London -5 199 £47,500 -5.00% 24
London +91 155 £60,000 +2.56% 18
South East -15 72 £50,000 -1.48% 5
East of England +56 54 £33,000 -52.86% 6
North of England 0 33 £50,500 +1.00% 6
Midlands +40 22 £52,500 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire +13 22 £40,850 -14.00% 1
East Midlands +39 14 £45,000 -
North West -9 11 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Scotland +2 10 £55,750 -
South West -3 10 £54,000 +20.00% 3
West Midlands +36 8 £61,250 +75.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 285 (78.95%) Network Security
2 271 (75.07%) Firewall
3 259 (71.75%) Cisco
4 225 (62.33%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (42.94%) CCNP
6 146 (40.44%) CheckPoint
7 119 (32.96%) WAN
8 117 (32.41%) Palo Alto
9 112 (31.02%) CCNA
10 109 (30.19%) F5
11 102 (28.25%) VPN
12 100 (27.70%) Juniper
13 98 (27.15%) Cisco ASA
14 81 (22.44%) LAN
15 80 (22.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 68 (18.84%) OSPF
17 62 (17.17%) Wireless
17 62 (17.17%) Data Centre
18 61 (16.90%) Meraki
19 59 (16.34%) BGP
20 58 (16.07%) Fortinet
21 54 (14.96%) Cisco Firepower
22 53 (14.68%) CISSP
23 51 (14.13%) SolarWinds
24 50 (13.85%) Information Security
25 48 (13.30%) Finance
25 48 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
26 47 (13.02%) TCP/IP
27 46 (12.74%) MPLS
28 43 (11.91%) Cybersecurity

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 9 (2.49%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.26%) Office 365
4 11 (3.05%) G Suite
5 4 (1.11%) Akamai
6 2 (0.55%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 285 (78.95%) Network Security
2 271 (75.07%) Firewall
3 119 (32.96%) WAN
4 102 (28.25%) VPN
5 98 (27.15%) Cisco ASA
6 81 (22.44%) LAN
7 80 (22.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 68 (18.84%) OSPF
9 62 (17.17%) Wireless
10 59 (16.34%) BGP
11 54 (14.96%) Cisco Firepower
12 47 (13.02%) TCP/IP
13 46 (12.74%) MPLS
14 39 (10.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 37 (10.25%) Cisco ISE
16 36 (9.97%) VLAN
16 36 (9.97%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (9.14%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (8.31%) VPLS
19 28 (7.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.55%) Big Data
2 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (13.30%) Finance
2 22 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.16%) Retail
4 10 (2.77%) Banking
5 6 (1.66%) Advertising
6 3 (0.83%) Legal
6 3 (0.83%) Local Government
7 2 (0.55%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.05%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.28%) LDAP
2 1 (0.28%) OAuth
2 1 (0.28%) OpenID
2 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.28%) SAML
2 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.49%) PKI
5 8 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.66%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.11%) BYOD
9 4 (1.11%) CESG
9 4 (1.11%) CMDB
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
9 4 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) User Experience
11 2 (0.55%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Anti-Piracy
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.03%) Windows
2 25 (6.93%) Linux
3 14 (3.88%) Unix
4 12 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.05%) Mac OS X
5 11 (3.05%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) CentOS
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.85%) Information Security
2 48 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (11.91%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (10.25%) Security Architecture
5 33 (9.14%) Service Delivery
6 30 (8.31%) Computer Science
6 30 (8.31%) Network Management
6 30 (8.31%) SIEM
7 27 (7.48%) Load Balancing
8 26 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (5.26%) ITIL
9 19 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
9 19 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (4.71%) Migration
10 17 (4.71%) Network Architecture
10 17 (4.71%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (4.16%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.60%) Identity Access Management
13 13 (3.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.16%) PowerShell
2 13 (3.60%) C
2 13 (3.60%) SQL
3 6 (1.66%) Python
4 4 (1.11%) Perl
4 4 (1.11%) VBScript
5 3 (0.83%) Tcl
6 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 225 (62.33%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (42.94%) CCNP
3 112 (31.02%) CCNA
4 53 (14.68%) CISSP
5 41 (11.36%) CCIE
6 34 (9.42%) Degree
7 33 (9.14%) Security Cleared
8 30 (8.31%) CCSA
9 28 (7.76%) CCDP
10 27 (7.48%) SC Cleared
11 26 (7.20%) GIAC
12 21 (5.82%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (5.54%) CEH
14 16 (4.43%) SSCP
15 15 (4.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 15 (4.16%) CCSE
16 11 (3.05%) CCIE Security
16 11 (3.05%) CCSP
16 11 (3.05%) JNCIS
17 10 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.99%) PCI DSS
2 12 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.49%) SLA
5 6 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.39%) GDPR
7 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.11%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 29 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.05%) ProxySG
4 6 (1.66%) vSphere
5 4 (1.11%) Snort
5 4 (1.11%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (8.31%) Cisco Prime
1 30 (8.31%) Nagios
2 21 (5.82%) Stealthwatch
3 14 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (3.05%) Cacti
5 9 (2.49%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.22%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.94%) Nessus
8 5 (1.39%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.55%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.55%) SCOM
10 2 (0.55%) SCSM
10 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.55%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.28%) Graphite
11 1 (0.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 259 (71.75%) Cisco
2 146 (40.44%) CheckPoint
3 117 (32.41%) Palo Alto
4 109 (30.19%) F5
5 100 (27.70%) Juniper
6 61 (16.90%) Meraki
7 58 (16.07%) Fortinet
8 51 (14.13%) SolarWinds
9 39 (10.80%) Microsoft
10 36 (9.97%) VMware
11 25 (6.93%) Blue Coat
12 16 (4.43%) Splunk
13 15 (4.16%) HP
13 15 (4.16%) Symantec
14 12 (3.32%) Google
15 10 (2.77%) Darktrace
16 8 (2.22%) Radware
17 7 (1.94%) Aruba
17 7 (1.94%) Forcepoint
17 7 (1.94%) NetApp