Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 738 644 753
Rank change year-on-year -94 +109 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 467 757 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 383 681 540
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,184
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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 -95 455 £50,000 -4.76% 12
UK excluding London -11 272 £47,500 -5.00% 9
London -135 190 £55,000 - 3
South East +16 131 £50,000 - 6
North of England -6 54 £50,000 - 3
North West -2 49 £50,000 +14.94% 2
East of England +22 38 £42,500 -5.56%
South West +35 23 £45,000 -18.18%
Midlands +44 19 £36,000 -10.00%
West Midlands +43 19 £36,000 -6.49%
Wales +10 4 £47,500 -1.04%
Yorkshire -24 4 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Scotland +8 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -
North East - 1 £41,750 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Network Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 390 (83.51%) Firewall
2 375 (80.30%) Network Security
3 350 (74.95%) Cisco
4 244 (52.25%) CheckPoint
5 224 (47.97%) Cisco Certification
6 191 (40.90%) Palo Alto
7 180 (38.54%) CCNP
8 168 (35.97%) Cisco ASA
9 157 (33.62%) Juniper
10 152 (32.55%) VPN
11 145 (31.05%) WAN
12 116 (24.84%) TCP/IP
13 114 (24.41%) F5
14 106 (22.70%) Wireless
15 105 (22.48%) Windows
16 103 (22.06%) CCNA
17 102 (21.84%) LAN
18 99 (21.20%) DNS
19 96 (20.56%) MPLS
20 93 (19.91%) ITIL
21 88 (18.84%) Linux
22 81 (17.34%) SIEM
23 79 (16.92%) BGP
24 77 (16.49%) Data Centre
25 73 (15.63%) Fortinet
26 72 (15.42%) Blue Coat
27 64 (13.70%) OSPF
28 59 (12.63%) Change Management
28 59 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
29 57 (12.21%) Finance

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 16 (3.43%) Apache
1 16 (3.43%) IIS
1 16 (3.43%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.21%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.93%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.28%) Akamai
4 5 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.86%) IaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Office 365
7 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 390 (83.51%) Firewall
2 375 (80.30%) Network Security
3 168 (35.97%) Cisco ASA
4 152 (32.55%) VPN
5 145 (31.05%) WAN
6 116 (24.84%) TCP/IP
7 106 (22.70%) Wireless
8 102 (21.84%) LAN
9 99 (21.20%) DNS
10 96 (20.56%) MPLS
11 79 (16.92%) BGP
12 64 (13.70%) OSPF
13 57 (12.21%) VLAN
14 54 (11.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 52 (11.13%) DHCP
16 51 (10.92%) SSL
17 45 (9.64%) IPsec
18 44 (9.42%) Cisco Wireless
19 41 (8.78%) Internet
20 35 (7.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (12.21%) Finance
2 19 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.00%) Banking
4 13 (2.78%) Legal
5 11 (2.36%) Games
5 11 (2.36%) Law
6 4 (0.86%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.43%) Automotive
7 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.43%) Local Government
7 2 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.36%) Web Services
3 8 (1.71%) Middleware
4 7 (1.50%) Regular Expression
5 6 (1.28%) HTML
6 2 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.78%) Computer Science
4 26 (5.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (3.00%) CESG
7 13 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (2.14%) PKI
9 8 (1.71%) iPad
10 7 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.28%) Fintech
12 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.21%) Blog
13 1 (0.21%) DataPower
13 1 (0.21%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.21%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 105 (22.48%) Windows
2 88 (18.84%) Linux
3 48 (10.28%) Windows Server
4 43 (9.21%) Unix
5 12 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.14%) CentOS
8 7 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.91%) ITIL
2 81 (17.34%) SIEM
3 59 (12.63%) Change Management
3 59 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (11.35%) Network Design
5 48 (10.28%) Load Balancing
6 43 (9.21%) Security Operations
7 39 (8.35%) Information Security
8 37 (7.92%) Penetration Testing
9 36 (7.71%) Presales
10 34 (7.28%) Kalman Filter
11 32 (6.85%) Mentoring
12 27 (5.78%) Analytics
12 27 (5.78%) Network Management
13 25 (5.35%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (4.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 22 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (4.50%) Project Management
17 20 (4.28%) Vulnerability Management
17 20 (4.28%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.71%) Python
2 21 (4.50%) Perl
3 18 (3.85%) SQL
4 8 (1.71%) C
4 8 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.50%) C++
5 7 (1.50%) Java
5 7 (1.50%) Ruby
6 6 (1.28%) PHP
7 5 (1.07%) R
8 4 (0.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 224 (47.97%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (38.54%) CCNP
3 103 (22.06%) CCNA
4 50 (10.71%) CISSP
5 42 (8.99%) CCSA
6 36 (7.71%) Degree
7 30 (6.42%) CCSE
8 23 (4.93%) CISM
9 21 (4.50%) CCIE
9 21 (4.50%) Security Cleared
10 18 (3.85%) JNCIS
11 16 (3.43%) SC Cleared
12 14 (3.00%) DV Cleared
12 14 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (2.78%) CCDP
13 13 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
14 12 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (2.36%) JNCIP
16 9 (1.93%) CCSP
17 8 (1.71%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (2.14%) QA
5 9 (1.93%) SLA
6 7 (1.50%) PMO
7 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.43%) GCP
System Software
1 50 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.28%) ProxySG
3 20 (4.28%) vSphere
4 10 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.07%) Firmware
6 5 (1.07%) Snort
7 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.43%) pfSense
9 1 (0.21%) LXC
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (7.92%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.64%) Nagios
3 8 (1.71%) SCOM
4 7 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.28%) SCCM
6 4 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.64%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.64%) Nessus
8 2 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.43%) Puppet
8 2 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.21%) Ansible
9 1 (0.21%) Cacti
9 1 (0.21%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.21%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 350 (74.95%) Cisco
2 244 (52.25%) CheckPoint
3 191 (40.90%) Palo Alto
4 157 (33.62%) Juniper
5 114 (24.41%) F5
6 73 (15.63%) Fortinet
7 72 (15.42%) Blue Coat
8 53 (11.35%) Microsoft
9 31 (6.64%) Aruba
9 31 (6.64%) Riverbed
9 31 (6.64%) VMware
10 28 (6.00%) Extreme Networks
11 25 (5.35%) SonicWALL
12 24 (5.14%) SolarWinds
13 23 (4.93%) Citrix
13 23 (4.93%) WatchGuard
14 15 (3.21%) ArcSight
14 15 (3.21%) Meraki
14 15 (3.21%) Sun
15 14 (3.00%) HP
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