Network Security Engineer Jobs

Network Security Engineer
UK

The median Network Security Engineer salary in the UK is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

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

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 753 898 933
Rank change year-on-year +145 +35 -233
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 63 108 196
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 59 74 167
10th Percentile £35,163 £46,250 £45,000
25th Percentile £43,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £64,500 £64,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% - +22.86%
75th Percentile £71,757 £76,875 £72,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £55,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year -21.82% -6.38% +17.50%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,136 104,699 132,906
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.37% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,857 66,167 83,953
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 22 February 2024.

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 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +149 52 £60,000 -6.98% 38
London +167 30 £70,000 - 11
UK excluding London +86 29 £43,000 -21.82% 30
Work from Home +109 28 £44,000 -29.60% 16
Midlands +60 8 £43,000 +1.78% 1
North of England +92 6 £60,000 - 9
West Midlands +64 6 £43,000 +1.78% 1
Wales - 5 £39,000 - 3
Yorkshire +110 4 £60,000 -8.40% 1
South West +27 4 £32,500 -35.00% 4
South East +58 2 £37,500 -31.82% 10
North West +37 2 £52,500 -6.67% 8
Northern Ireland +30 2 £61,500 +2.50%
Scotland - 2 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £48,060 -

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 February 2024, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 55 (87.30%) Network Security
2 51 (80.95%) Cisco
3 34 (53.97%) Firewall
4 28 (44.44%) WAN
5 26 (41.27%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (38.10%) VPN
7 24 (38.10%) Palo Alto
8 23 (36.51%) LAN
9 22 (34.92%) CheckPoint
9 22 (34.92%) AWS
10 20 (31.75%) Azure
11 19 (30.16%) CCNA
12 17 (26.98%) Cisco Firepower
13 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
13 16 (25.40%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (25.40%) VMware
14 15 (23.81%) Wireless
14 15 (23.81%) ITIL
14 15 (23.81%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
15 14 (22.22%) BGP
16 12 (19.05%) SIEM
16 12 (19.05%) SD-WAN
17 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 11 (17.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
18 10 (15.87%) DevOps
18 10 (15.87%) Social Skills
18 10 (15.87%) Active Directory

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Exchange
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Gunicorn
2 1 (1.59%) nginx
2 1 (1.59%) uWSGI
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.92%) AWS
2 20 (31.75%) Azure
3 11 (17.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 8 (12.70%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (12.70%) IaaS
4 8 (12.70%) PaaS
4 8 (12.70%) SaaS
5 5 (7.94%) AWS Direct Connect
6 1 (1.59%) Cohesity
6 1 (1.59%) GCP
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 55 (87.30%) Network Security
2 34 (53.97%) Firewall
3 28 (44.44%) WAN
4 24 (38.10%) VPN
5 23 (36.51%) LAN
6 17 (26.98%) Cisco Firepower
7 16 (25.40%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (23.81%) Cisco ISE
8 15 (23.81%) Wireless
9 14 (22.22%) BGP
10 12 (19.05%) SD-WAN
11 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (15.87%) VLAN
13 9 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (12.70%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (12.70%) DMZ
14 8 (12.70%) MPLS
14 8 (12.70%) Unified Communications
14 8 (12.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
1 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (15.87%) Social Skills
2 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.11%) Finance
4 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.35%) Welsh Language
6 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.17%) Law
7 2 (3.17%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.59%) Aviation
8 1 (1.59%) Legal
8 1 (1.59%) Marketing
8 1 (1.59%) Police
8 1 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (6.35%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.17%) XMPP
4 1 (1.59%) .NET
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
4 1 (1.59%) LDAP
4 1 (1.59%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) PKI
3 7 (11.11%) Hedge funds
4 4 (6.35%) Tandem
4 4 (6.35%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Threat
7 1 (1.59%) Derivative
7 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (23.81%) ITIL
3 12 (19.05%) SIEM
4 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (15.87%) DevOps
6 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (12.70%) IT Strategy
7 8 (12.70%) Network Management
7 8 (12.70%) Open Source
7 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (12.70%) Service Design
8 6 (9.52%) Incident Response
9 5 (7.94%) Cloud Security
9 5 (7.94%) Network Design
9 5 (7.94%) Time Management
9 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Remediation
10 4 (6.35%) B2B
10 4 (6.35%) Change Management
10 4 (6.35%) Project Delivery
10 4 (6.35%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.70%) C#
3 7 (11.11%) SQL
4 6 (9.52%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) Bash
6 1 (1.59%) Go
6 1 (1.59%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (30.16%) CCNA
3 10 (15.87%) CCNP
3 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.35%) CCIE
5 4 (6.35%) CCSA
5 4 (6.35%) CCSE
5 4 (6.35%) CWNA
5 4 (6.35%) CWTS
6 3 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
7 2 (3.17%) CCIP
7 2 (3.17%) CCSP
7 2 (3.17%) CISSP
7 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.59%) CCDP
8 1 (1.59%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) NCSC
2 4 (6.35%) SLA
3 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.59%) GDPR
4 1 (1.59%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.59%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (11.11%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) Nessus
3 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Cisco
2 24 (38.10%) Palo Alto
3 22 (34.92%) CheckPoint
4 16 (25.40%) VMware
5 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 9 (14.29%) Splunk
7 8 (12.70%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.94%) Juniper
9 3 (4.76%) Forcepoint
9 3 (4.76%) Sophos
9 3 (4.76%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.17%) F5
10 2 (3.17%) HP
11 1 (1.59%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.59%) Google
11 1 (1.59%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.59%) McAfee
11 1 (1.59%) Meraki
11 1 (1.59%) Red Hat