Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 679 771
Rank change year-on-year -132 +92 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 388 606 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 298 485 472
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £36,000 £34,450 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -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 172841 179436 206616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.52% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 139017 149829 172348
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,494
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Engineer in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 14 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 13 December 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 -118 376 £50,000 -1.96% 22
UK excluding London -6 252 £48,750 +8.33% 10
London -164 127 £58,500 +6.36% 12
South East +16 109 £50,750 +12.78% 5
North of England -1 64 £50,000 +12.36% 5
North West -8 41 £50,000 +16.96% 1
South West +10 33 £45,000 -5.26%
East of England +9 26 £70,000 +40.00%
Yorkshire +8 23 £44,750 -0.56% 4
Midlands +17 19 £35,000 -17.65%
West Midlands +7 15 £35,000 -17.65%
Wales +12 3 £47,500 -1.04%
East Midlands +26 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland -23 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 342 (88.14%) Network Security
2 305 (78.61%) Firewall
3 264 (68.04%) Cisco
4 176 (45.36%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (35.31%) CheckPoint
6 136 (35.05%) WAN
7 129 (33.25%) CCNP
8 120 (30.93%) TCP/IP
9 119 (30.67%) VPN
10 114 (29.38%) LAN
10 114 (29.38%) Cisco ASA
11 105 (27.06%) Juniper
12 90 (23.20%) Palo Alto
13 89 (22.94%) DNS
14 87 (22.42%) CCNA
15 83 (21.39%) SIEM
16 79 (20.36%) BGP
17 71 (18.30%) F5
18 70 (18.04%) Linux
19 68 (17.53%) MPLS
20 63 (16.24%) Windows
21 61 (15.72%) Microsoft
22 56 (14.43%) ITIL
23 53 (13.66%) OSPF
23 53 (13.66%) CISSP
23 53 (13.66%) Network Monitoring
24 52 (13.40%) Data Centre
25 51 (13.14%) DHCP
26 50 (12.89%) IPsec
27 45 (11.60%) 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 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.77%) nginx
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.09%) IaaS
4 11 (2.84%) SaaS
5 9 (2.32%) Akamai
6 7 (1.80%) Office 365
7 4 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 342 (88.14%) Network Security
2 305 (78.61%) Firewall
3 136 (35.05%) WAN
4 120 (30.93%) TCP/IP
5 119 (30.67%) VPN
6 114 (29.38%) Cisco ASA
6 114 (29.38%) LAN
7 89 (22.94%) DNS
8 79 (20.36%) BGP
9 68 (17.53%) MPLS
10 53 (13.66%) OSPF
11 51 (13.14%) DHCP
12 50 (12.89%) IPsec
13 45 (11.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 43 (11.08%) Wireless
15 33 (8.51%) DMZ
16 31 (7.99%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (7.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 28 (7.22%) HTTP
17 28 (7.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.03%) Big Data
3 3 (0.77%) GIS
3 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 45 (11.60%) Finance
2 13 (3.35%) Games
2 13 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.58%) Law
4 5 (1.29%) Banking
4 5 (1.29%) Legal
4 5 (1.29%) Retail
5 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Local Government
6 2 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.67%) Web Services
2 9 (2.32%) HTML
3 8 (2.06%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.55%) Middleware
5 4 (1.03%) SAP CAF
6 3 (0.77%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.40%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.25%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.64%) CESG
6 15 (3.87%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.06%) PKI
9 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.55%) iPad
9 6 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.29%) Life Science
11 4 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.77%) Digital Currency
12 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.77%) Online Games
13 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.52%) CMDB
13 2 (0.52%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 70 (18.04%) Linux
2 63 (16.24%) Windows
3 34 (8.76%) Unix
4 22 (5.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.77%) CentOS
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.39%) SIEM
2 56 (14.43%) ITIL
3 53 (13.66%) Network Monitoring
4 36 (9.28%) Incident Management
5 34 (8.76%) Kalman Filter
5 34 (8.76%) Network Design
6 33 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 31 (7.99%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (7.73%) Security Operations
9 26 (6.70%) Load Balancing
10 25 (6.44%) Change Management
10 25 (6.44%) Information Security
11 24 (6.19%) Security Monitoring
11 24 (6.19%) Web Filtering
12 20 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (4.90%) Change Control
14 18 (4.64%) Network Management
14 18 (4.64%) Statistics
15 17 (4.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.99%) C
2 26 (6.70%) Python
3 21 (5.41%) Java
4 20 (5.15%) C++
5 18 (4.64%) Perl
6 17 (4.38%) Ruby
7 10 (2.58%) SQL
8 2 (0.52%) Julia
8 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.52%) PHP
8 2 (0.52%) R
9 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.26%) C#
9 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 176 (45.36%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (33.25%) CCNP
3 87 (22.42%) CCNA
4 53 (13.66%) CISSP
5 40 (10.31%) CCSA
6 38 (9.79%) Degree
7 37 (9.54%) Security Cleared
8 29 (7.47%) CCSE
9 28 (7.22%) SC Cleared
10 25 (6.44%) CCIE
11 23 (5.93%) CEH
11 23 (5.93%) DV Cleared
11 23 (5.93%) SSCP
12 22 (5.67%) CCDP
13 17 (4.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (4.12%) GIAC
15 14 (3.61%) Check Point Certification
16 10 (2.58%) CISM
17 8 (2.06%) JNCIP
17 8 (2.06%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.58%) PMO
3 9 (2.32%) SLA
4 4 (1.03%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) GCP
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.67%) vSphere
3 20 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.32%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.80%) iptables
7 2 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.26%) pfSense
8 1 (0.26%) Snort
8 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (6.70%) Nagios
2 18 (4.64%) Cacti
3 14 (3.61%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.80%) SCOM
4 7 (1.80%) SELinux
5 6 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.52%) Ansible
7 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.52%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.52%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.26%) Suricata
8 1 (0.26%) vMotion
8 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 264 (68.04%) Cisco
2 137 (35.31%) CheckPoint
3 105 (27.06%) Juniper
4 90 (23.20%) Palo Alto
5 71 (18.30%) F5
6 61 (15.72%) Microsoft
7 42 (10.82%) Fortinet
8 26 (6.70%) Citrix
9 24 (6.19%) VMware
10 22 (5.67%) Blue Coat
11 18 (4.64%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.09%) IronPort
12 12 (3.09%) LogRhythm
13 10 (2.58%) NetScout
14 8 (2.06%) Aruba
15 6 (1.55%) Meraki
16 5 (1.29%) ArcSight
16 5 (1.29%) Polycom
16 5 (1.29%) Siemens
17 4 (1.03%) CA