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The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1033 891 670
Rank change year-on-year -142 -221 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 180 131 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 155 109 84
10th Percentile £45,950 £32,500 £33,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £39,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £57,250
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -3.93% +9.05%
75th Percentile £73,125 £65,000 £67,813
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 151,882 105,886 57,689
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 91.61% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 82,840 74,171 47,147
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 18 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 16 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 18 August 2022. 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 -114 168 £65,000 +18.18% 19
London -110 94 £70,000 +7.69% 9
UK excluding London -98 74 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Work from Home -169 69 £67,500 +12.50% 6
South East -62 22 £67,500 +22.73% 5
North of England -63 18 £61,250 +22.50% 4
Midlands -40 16 £65,000 +18.18% 1
West Midlands -45 12 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England -80 12 £50,000 -16.67%
Yorkshire -17 10 £40,000 -10.85% 1
North West -55 7 £63,750 +27.50% 3
East Midlands -11 4 £55,000 -27.39%
South West -13 3 £60,000 +62.16%
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 129 (71.67%) Network Security
2 112 (62.22%) Firewall
3 84 (46.67%) Cisco
4 77 (42.78%) Palo Alto
5 60 (33.33%) AWS
6 56 (31.11%) Cybersecurity
7 55 (30.56%) WAN
8 49 (27.22%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (26.67%) LAN
10 41 (22.78%) Azure
11 40 (22.22%) Bash
11 40 (22.22%) Social Skills
12 37 (20.56%) CheckPoint
13 36 (20.00%) Windows
13 36 (20.00%) Terraform
14 35 (19.44%) VPN
15 34 (18.89%) Python
16 32 (17.78%) Linux
16 32 (17.78%) Infrastructure as Code
17 31 (17.22%) DevOps
18 29 (16.11%) Wireless
19 27 (15.00%) Docker
19 27 (15.00%) Kubernetes
19 27 (15.00%) CI/CD
20 26 (14.44%) Finance
21 24 (13.33%) Agile
21 24 (13.33%) SIEM
21 24 (13.33%) GitLab
21 24 (13.33%) Data Centre
22 22 (12.22%) CCNA

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 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 60 (33.33%) AWS
2 41 (22.78%) Azure
3 19 (10.56%) Amazon EKS
3 19 (10.56%) GitHub
4 12 (6.67%) GCP
5 7 (3.89%) Apple Pay
6 6 (3.33%) Azure Sentinel
7 4 (2.22%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.11%) IaaS
8 2 (1.11%) PaaS
8 2 (1.11%) SaaS
9 1 (0.56%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 129 (71.67%) Network Security
2 112 (62.22%) Firewall
3 55 (30.56%) WAN
4 48 (26.67%) LAN
5 35 (19.44%) VPN
6 29 (16.11%) Wireless
7 17 (9.44%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (9.44%) DNS
8 12 (6.67%) Internet
9 10 (5.56%) BGP
9 10 (5.56%) SSL
10 9 (5.00%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (5.00%) MPLS
10 9 (5.00%) VLAN
11 8 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (4.44%) OSPF
11 8 (4.44%) TCP/IP
12 7 (3.89%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (3.89%) DHCP
12 7 (3.89%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 24 (13.33%) GitLab
2 8 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 26 (14.44%) Finance
3 17 (9.44%) Banking
4 16 (8.89%) Law
5 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.56%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.89%) Retail
8 6 (3.33%) Retail Finance
9 5 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.11%) Legal
11 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.56%) Advertising
12 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (4.44%) Cyberattack
4 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.89%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.22%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.67%) PKI
6 3 (1.67%) User Experience
7 2 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.11%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Social Media
8 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.00%) Windows
2 32 (17.78%) Linux
3 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.67%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.11%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (17.78%) Infrastructure as Code
3 31 (17.22%) DevOps
4 27 (15.00%) CI/CD
5 24 (13.33%) Agile
5 24 (13.33%) SIEM
6 20 (11.11%) Customer Service
7 18 (10.00%) Information Security
7 18 (10.00%) ITIL
7 18 (10.00%) Network Architecture
7 18 (10.00%) Project Management
8 17 (9.44%) Data Loss Prevention
9 15 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 15 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
10 14 (7.78%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (7.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (7.22%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (7.22%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (7.22%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.22%) Bash
2 34 (18.89%) Python
3 19 (10.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (27.22%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (12.22%) CCNA
3 20 (11.11%) CCNP
4 18 (10.00%) CCSE
5 12 (6.67%) CCIE
6 9 (5.00%) CCDP
7 8 (4.44%) CCSM
7 8 (4.44%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (4.44%) Degree
8 5 (2.78%) CISSP
9 4 (2.22%) CCSA
9 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.67%) MCSA
10 3 (1.67%) MCSE
10 3 (1.67%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.11%) CEH
11 2 (1.11%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.56%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) GDPR
2 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) NCSC
3 1 (0.56%) NIST
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 27 (15.00%) Docker
2 9 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 6 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (20.00%) Terraform
2 27 (15.00%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.44%) Puppet
4 6 (3.33%) Ansible
4 6 (3.33%) Pingdom
4 6 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (2.22%) Nessus
6 3 (1.67%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.11%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.56%) Opsgenie
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 84 (46.67%) Cisco
2 77 (42.78%) Palo Alto
3 37 (20.56%) CheckPoint
4 21 (11.67%) Meraki
5 20 (11.11%) F5
6 19 (10.56%) Fortinet
7 16 (8.89%) Juniper
8 15 (8.33%) Aruba
9 13 (7.22%) FireEye
9 13 (7.22%) SolarWinds
10 12 (6.67%) Zscaler
11 11 (6.11%) Riverbed
12 10 (5.56%) Splunk
13 9 (5.00%) Blue Coat
13 9 (5.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (3.89%) Apple
14 7 (3.89%) CrowdStrike
15 6 (3.33%) AppDynamics
15 6 (3.33%) Carbon Black
15 6 (3.33%) Sophos