The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 629 589 676
Rank change year-on-year -40 +87  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 242 398 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 200 358 265
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £71,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £50,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year -8.00% +0.50%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 239 £50,000 -4.76% 20
London -45 100 £52,500 - 9
South East +28 81 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North West -7 26 £57,500 +29.94% 4
City of London -6 23 £44,750 -18.63% 2
Berkshire +20 22 £45,000 -19.64%
Manchester -6 21 £60,000 +9.09% 3
East of England +11 20 £41,250 -8.33% 1
Surrey +57 17 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Brighton +33 17 £41,500 +10.66%
East Sussex +25 17 £41,500 +10.66%
Kent +24 17 £55,000 +29.41%
Bedfordshire - 11 £42,500 -
West Midlands +24 8 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Leatherhead +5 5 £39,500 +5.33%
Luton - 5 £42,500 -
Wokingham - 5 £38,000 -
Maidenhead +9 4 £45,000 -18.18%
Oxfordshire +5 4 £63,000 +14.54% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £37,500 -18.91%
Dartford - 4 - -
Newbury - 4 £45,000 -
Birmingham +12 3 £50,000 +29.87%
South West +11 3 £52,500 -4.54%
Reading +10 3 £47,500 -20.83%
Liverpool -7 3 - -
Hampshire -7 3 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Merseyside -13 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Camberley - 3 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 446 (79.93%) Firewall
2 432 (77.42%) Network Security
3 425 (76.16%) Cisco
4 314 (56.27%) Cisco Certification
5 273 (48.92%) CheckPoint
6 251 (44.98%) CCNP
7 233 (41.76%) Cisco ASA
8 212 (37.99%) Palo Alto
9 193 (34.59%) VPN
10 180 (32.26%) Juniper
11 157 (28.14%) CCNA
12 142 (25.45%) WAN
13 141 (25.27%) F5
14 130 (23.30%) Wireless
15 118 (21.15%) LAN
16 107 (19.18%) Cisco Nexus
17 104 (18.64%) Windows
18 103 (18.46%) DNS
18 103 (18.46%) OSPF
19 100 (17.92%) BGP
20 95 (17.03%) Data Centre
21 93 (16.67%) MPLS
21 93 (16.67%) TCP/IP
22 78 (13.98%) SIEM
22 78 (13.98%) Fortinet
23 76 (13.62%) Linux
24 75 (13.44%) ITIL
25 73 (13.08%) Finance
26 67 (12.01%) Load Balancing
27 65 (11.65%) Microsoft

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 19 (3.41%) IIS
2 18 (3.23%) Apache
2 18 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (3.58%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.25%) IaaS
4 6 (1.08%) Office 365
5 5 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.54%) SaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.36%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 446 (79.93%) Firewall
2 432 (77.42%) Network Security
3 233 (41.76%) Cisco ASA
4 193 (34.59%) VPN
5 142 (25.45%) WAN
6 130 (23.30%) Wireless
7 118 (21.15%) LAN
8 107 (19.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 103 (18.46%) DNS
9 103 (18.46%) OSPF
10 100 (17.92%) BGP
11 93 (16.67%) MPLS
11 93 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 57 (10.22%) SSL
13 56 (10.04%) DHCP
13 56 (10.04%) VLAN
14 55 (9.86%) Cisco Wireless
15 51 (9.14%) Cisco IOS
16 44 (7.89%) Internet
17 39 (6.99%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.25%) InfluxDB
3 3 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 73 (13.08%) Finance
2 21 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.87%) Banking
4 14 (2.51%) Law
5 11 (1.97%) Games
6 9 (1.61%) Legal
6 9 (1.61%) Retail
7 5 (0.90%) Online Betting
8 4 (0.72%) Billing
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) French Language
9 3 (0.54%) German Language
9 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) Marketing
9 3 (0.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.09%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.72%) CSS
2 4 (0.72%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.54%) Middleware
4 2 (0.36%) LAMP
5 1 (0.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 95 (17.03%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.87%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (2.87%) RSA SecurID
5 15 (2.69%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (1.79%) CESG
6 10 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.43%) Fintech
7 8 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.08%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.08%) PKI
10 5 (0.90%) Clustering
11 3 (0.54%) DataPower
11 3 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.54%) iPad
11 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.36%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 104 (18.64%) Windows
2 76 (13.62%) Linux
3 41 (7.35%) Unix
4 38 (6.81%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.61%) CentOS
8 7 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.36%) CatOS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Android
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (13.98%) SIEM
2 75 (13.44%) ITIL
3 67 (12.01%) Load Balancing
4 57 (10.22%) Change Management
5 53 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
6 49 (8.78%) Network Management
7 45 (8.06%) Security Operations
8 41 (7.35%) Network Design
8 41 (7.35%) Presales
9 40 (7.17%) Kalman Filter
10 32 (5.73%) Information Security
10 32 (5.73%) Mentoring
11 30 (5.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 25 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
13 24 (4.30%) Security Monitoring
14 23 (4.12%) Project Management
15 22 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
16 20 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
17 18 (3.23%) OWASP
18 17 (3.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.84%) SQL
2 16 (2.87%) Python
3 14 (2.51%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.15%) Perl
5 8 (1.43%) PHP
6 6 (1.08%) R
7 4 (0.72%) C
8 3 (0.54%) Java
9 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.18%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) VB
9 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 314 (56.27%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (44.98%) CCNP
3 157 (28.14%) CCNA
4 47 (8.42%) CISSP
5 45 (8.06%) CCSA
6 42 (7.53%) CCSE
7 38 (6.81%) CCIE
7 38 (6.81%) Degree
8 22 (3.94%) Security Cleared
9 21 (3.76%) CCDP
9 21 (3.76%) CISM
9 21 (3.76%) JNCIS
9 21 (3.76%) SC Cleared
10 17 (3.05%) CCSP
10 17 (3.05%) JNCIA
11 10 (1.79%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.61%) CEH
13 6 (1.08%) GIAC
13 6 (1.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.27%) SLA
2 23 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (3.41%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.05%) ISO27002
5 15 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (2.33%) QA
7 4 (0.72%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) GCP
System Software
1 42 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.48%) ProxySG
3 22 (3.94%) vSphere
4 16 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.72%) Firmware
7 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.36%) Snort
9 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.18%) LXC
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 61 (10.93%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.25%) Grafana
2 7 (1.25%) Graphite
2 7 (1.25%) Prometheus
3 6 (1.08%) SCCM
4 4 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.72%) Kibana
4 4 (0.72%) Nagios
4 4 (0.72%) Puppet
5 3 (0.54%) HP NNM
5 3 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.54%) SCOM
6 2 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.36%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.36%) Nessus
7 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Ansible
7 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 425 (76.16%) Cisco
2 273 (48.92%) CheckPoint
3 212 (37.99%) Palo Alto
4 180 (32.26%) Juniper
5 141 (25.27%) F5
6 78 (13.98%) Fortinet
7 65 (11.65%) Microsoft
8 61 (10.93%) Blue Coat
9 52 (9.32%) Riverbed
10 41 (7.35%) Aruba
11 40 (7.17%) VMware
12 39 (6.99%) Extreme Networks
13 33 (5.91%) SonicWALL
14 29 (5.20%) WatchGuard
15 28 (5.02%) SolarWinds
16 23 (4.12%) NetApp
17 19 (3.41%) Sourcefire
18 17 (3.05%) Brocade
18 17 (3.05%) Citrix
18 17 (3.05%) Sun
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Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benifits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
aap3
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £38000 per annum + benefits + certified training
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Car Allowance, Pension, Career Progression
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £18,000 - £26,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 7.5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + A bag full of bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + A bag full of bens
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Wipro
Posted: 11 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
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