Period
to 14 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 575 822 775
Rank change year-on-year +247 -47 -93
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 550 353 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 258 307 343
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%

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 131,736 156,768 166,744
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 105,048 126,341 133,585
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 15 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 October 2019. 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 +206 527 £50,000 -9.09% 35
UK excluding London +248 437 £45,000 -5.26% 23
North of England +188 242 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Yorkshire +151 219 £45,000 - 1
London +34 108 £60,000 -4.00% 16
South East +75 96 £57,500 +15.00% 8
East of England +83 65 £35,000 -20.45% 2
North West +25 23 £48,750 -17.02% 3
Scotland +18 12 £47,500 -14.80% 2
Midlands +24 11 £47,500 -13.64% 3
West Midlands +38 9 £50,000 -25.93% 1
Wales +13 5 £45,000 - 2
South West -11 5 £47,500 - 2
East Midlands +17 2 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 500 (90.91%) Network Security
2 473 (86.00%) Cisco
3 460 (83.64%) Firewall
4 411 (74.73%) Cisco Certification
5 330 (60.00%) CCNA
6 325 (59.09%) CCNP
7 319 (58.00%) WAN
8 313 (56.91%) Palo Alto
9 284 (51.64%) Cisco ASA
10 272 (49.45%) VPN
11 262 (47.64%) BGP
12 250 (45.45%) Fortinet
13 249 (45.27%) Network Management
14 246 (44.73%) OSPF
15 243 (44.18%) DNS
16 238 (43.27%) MPLS
17 229 (41.64%) Linux
18 227 (41.27%) Cisco Nexus
19 225 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 224 (40.73%) IPsec
21 221 (40.18%) Management Information System
22 218 (39.64%) Change Control
23 214 (38.91%) Unix
24 212 (38.55%) Service Delivery
25 209 (38.00%) FortiGate
26 208 (37.82%) ISO 9001
27 203 (36.91%) RIP
27 203 (36.91%) Product Management
28 199 (36.18%) NetScaler
29 198 (36.00%) CheckPoint

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 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (4.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.27%) Azure
2 38 (6.91%) AWS
3 19 (3.45%) SaaS
4 7 (1.27%) Office 365
5 4 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (0.73%) IaaS
6 3 (0.55%) PaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.36%) GCP
8 1 (0.18%) Akamai
8 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 500 (90.91%) Network Security
2 460 (83.64%) Firewall
3 319 (58.00%) WAN
4 284 (51.64%) Cisco ASA
5 272 (49.45%) VPN
6 262 (47.64%) BGP
7 246 (44.73%) OSPF
8 243 (44.18%) DNS
9 238 (43.27%) MPLS
10 227 (41.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 224 (40.73%) IPsec
12 203 (36.91%) RIP
13 199 (36.18%) NetScaler
14 188 (34.18%) SMTP
15 186 (33.82%) ADSL
15 186 (33.82%) Broadband
16 122 (22.18%) LAN
17 50 (9.09%) SSL
18 44 (8.00%) Cisco Firepower
19 40 (7.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.91%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 100 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 38 (6.91%) Finance
3 17 (3.09%) Retail
4 5 (0.91%) Marketing
5 4 (0.73%) Banking
5 4 (0.73%) Electronics
5 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.73%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.55%) Advertising
7 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.36%) Legal
7 2 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) International Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.91%) XMPP
3 3 (0.55%) XML
4 2 (0.36%) JSON
4 2 (0.36%) REST
4 2 (0.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 221 (40.18%) Management Information System
2 52 (9.45%) Data Centre
3 40 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (1.45%) Clustering
5 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
5 8 (1.45%) User Experience
6 6 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (0.91%) PKI
7 5 (0.91%) Replication
8 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.73%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.73%) IVR
9 3 (0.55%) CCTV
9 3 (0.55%) NHS
10 2 (0.36%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.18%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 229 (41.64%) Linux
2 214 (38.91%) Unix
3 50 (9.09%) Windows
4 17 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.73%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (45.27%) Network Management
2 218 (39.64%) Change Control
3 212 (38.55%) Service Delivery
4 203 (36.91%) Product Management
5 193 (35.09%) Network Design
6 62 (11.27%) Information Security
7 40 (7.27%) Security Operations
8 37 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (6.36%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (5.64%) Migration
11 30 (5.45%) Presales
12 29 (5.27%) SIEM
13 26 (4.73%) Incident Management
14 25 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (4.36%) Business Continuity
15 24 (4.36%) Change Management
15 24 (4.36%) ITIL
15 24 (4.36%) Validation
16 22 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (35.82%) Python
2 192 (34.91%) Perl
3 190 (34.55%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.73%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.09%) C
6 2 (0.36%) Java
6 2 (0.36%) Ruby
6 2 (0.36%) SQL
7 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 411 (74.73%) Cisco Certification
2 330 (60.00%) CCNA
3 325 (59.09%) CCNP
4 64 (11.64%) CCSA
5 42 (7.64%) CCSE
6 41 (7.45%) Check Point Certification
7 38 (6.91%) CISSP
8 23 (4.18%) Security Cleared
9 22 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (3.82%) CCIE
10 21 (3.82%) Degree
11 20 (3.64%) MCSE
12 19 (3.45%) CCSP
13 18 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (3.09%) SC Cleared
15 15 (2.73%) JNCIP
15 15 (2.73%) JNCIS
16 13 (2.36%) CCMSE
16 13 (2.36%) JNCIE
17 10 (1.82%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (37.82%) ISO 9001
3 27 (4.91%) SLA
4 14 (2.55%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.00%) GDPR
6 5 (0.91%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.73%) QA
8 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.18%) NIST
9 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 29 (5.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.45%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.73%) iptables
6 2 (0.36%) Firmware
6 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 209 (38.00%) FortiGate
2 198 (36.00%) Nagios
3 19 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 15 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.91%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.73%) vMotion
8 2 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.18%) Nmap
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.18%) Puppet
9 1 (0.18%) SCCM
9 1 (0.18%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 473 (86.00%) Cisco
2 313 (56.91%) Palo Alto
3 250 (45.45%) Fortinet
4 198 (36.00%) CheckPoint
5 62 (11.27%) Microsoft
6 53 (9.64%) F5
7 52 (9.45%) Juniper
8 39 (7.09%) VMware
9 31 (5.64%) Blue Coat
10 25 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 24 (4.36%) Meraki
12 23 (4.18%) NetApp
13 20 (3.64%) HP
14 18 (3.27%) Nimble Storage
15 13 (2.36%) Dell
15 13 (2.36%) ServiceNow
15 13 (2.36%) Symantec
15 13 (2.36%) Zscaler
16 10 (1.82%) Splunk
17 9 (1.64%) SonicWALL