Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 631 856 719
Rank change year-on-year +225 -137 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 520 347 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 249 288 428
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £34,750 £39,675 £33,375
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -8.16%

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 137,845 166,066 166,175
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.36% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109,716 135,052 136,839
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.97%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +232 503 £55,000 +0.92% 41
UK excluding London +213 393 £45,000 -10.00% 28
North of England +176 243 £46,750 -6.50% 6
Yorkshire +155 221 £45,000 -10.00% 3
London +73 120 £60,000 +4.35% 16
South East +46 86 £50,000 - 11
East of England +93 41 £37,500 -40.00% 5
North West +14 21 £47,500 -20.83% 3
Scotland +7 9 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Midlands +46 8 £45,000 -12.20% 1
South West -4 5 £44,000 -7.37% 2
East Midlands +17 4 £43,750 -20.45%
West Midlands +30 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Wales +12 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following IT 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.

1 483 (92.88%) Network Security
2 459 (88.27%) Cisco
3 424 (81.54%) Firewall
4 404 (77.69%) Cisco Certification
5 337 (64.81%) CCNP
6 333 (64.04%) WAN
7 308 (59.23%) Cisco ASA
8 299 (57.50%) VPN
9 279 (53.65%) CCNA
10 278 (53.46%) Palo Alto
11 275 (52.88%) BGP
12 263 (50.58%) MPLS
13 262 (50.38%) OSPF
14 254 (48.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 240 (46.15%) Network Management
16 229 (44.04%) Fortinet
17 220 (42.31%) IPsec
17 220 (42.31%) Linux
18 219 (42.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 215 (41.35%) Nagios
19 215 (41.35%) NetScaler
20 213 (40.96%) DNS
21 212 (40.77%) Management Information System
22 210 (40.38%) Service Delivery
22 210 (40.38%) Change Control
23 208 (40.00%) ISO 9001
24 205 (39.42%) FortiGate
25 202 (38.85%) Network Design
26 200 (38.46%) Product Management
26 200 (38.46%) Python

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 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 5 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Office 365
4 2 (0.38%) PaaS
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 483 (92.88%) Network Security
2 424 (81.54%) Firewall
3 333 (64.04%) WAN
4 308 (59.23%) Cisco ASA
5 299 (57.50%) VPN
6 275 (52.88%) BGP
7 263 (50.58%) MPLS
8 262 (50.38%) OSPF
9 254 (48.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 220 (42.31%) IPsec
11 215 (41.35%) NetScaler
12 213 (40.96%) DNS
13 192 (36.92%) Broadband
14 191 (36.73%) SMTP
15 187 (35.96%) ADSL
15 187 (35.96%) RIP
16 87 (16.73%) LAN
17 60 (11.54%) Cisco Firepower
18 51 (9.81%) Wireless
19 46 (8.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 77 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 29 (5.58%) Finance
3 25 (4.81%) Retail
4 6 (1.15%) Banking
5 3 (0.58%) Law
5 3 (0.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.38%) Advertising
6 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.19%) Local Government
7 1 (0.19%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.19%) Express
2 1 (0.19%) HTML
2 1 (0.19%) XML
2 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (40.77%) Management Information System
2 57 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 53 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.27%) PKI
5 15 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.54%) Replication
8 7 (1.35%) Clustering
9 6 (1.15%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.58%) NHS
12 2 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.38%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.38%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.38%) Wiki
13 1 (0.19%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.19%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 220 (42.31%) Linux
2 192 (36.92%) Unix
3 32 (6.15%) Windows
4 13 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (46.15%) Network Management
2 210 (40.38%) Change Control
2 210 (40.38%) Service Delivery
3 202 (38.85%) Network Design
4 200 (38.46%) Product Management
5 50 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (8.85%) Information Security
7 36 (6.92%) Change Management
8 34 (6.54%) Kalman Filter
9 33 (6.35%) Presales
10 26 (5.00%) SIEM
11 25 (4.81%) Business Continuity
11 25 (4.81%) Network Load Balancing
11 25 (4.81%) Project Management
12 24 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (4.42%) Validation
14 22 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (4.04%) Software Audit
16 16 (3.08%) Penetration Testing
16 16 (3.08%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 200 (38.46%) Python
2 193 (37.12%) Perl
3 190 (36.54%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.19%) C++
5 1 (0.19%) Java
5 1 (0.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 404 (77.69%) Cisco Certification
2 337 (64.81%) CCNP
3 279 (53.65%) CCNA
4 44 (8.46%) CCIE
5 39 (7.50%) CCSA
6 35 (6.73%) CCSE
7 33 (6.35%) CISSP
8 26 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (4.62%) Check Point Certification
9 24 (4.62%) MCSE
10 21 (4.04%) CCSP
10 21 (4.04%) Degree
11 20 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (3.08%) CCIE Security
13 11 (2.12%) CCDP
14 8 (1.54%) CEH
14 8 (1.54%) GIAC
15 7 (1.35%) Security Cleared
16 5 (0.96%) JNCIA
16 5 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (42.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (40.00%) ISO 9001
3 18 (3.46%) SLA
4 17 (3.27%) GDPR
5 8 (1.54%) ISO 22301
6 6 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.38%) COBIT
8 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.38%) QA
9 1 (0.19%) NIST
9 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 29 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.58%) Snort
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) iptables
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 215 (41.35%) Nagios
2 205 (39.42%) FortiGate
3 31 (5.96%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.35%) Nessus
6 6 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.58%) Ansible
8 2 (0.38%) Nmap
8 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.19%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.19%) Puppet
9 1 (0.19%) QRadar
9 1 (0.19%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.19%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.19%) vMotion
9 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 459 (88.27%) Cisco
2 278 (53.46%) Palo Alto
3 229 (44.04%) Fortinet
4 167 (32.12%) CheckPoint
5 74 (14.23%) F5
6 67 (12.88%) Juniper
7 54 (10.38%) Microsoft
8 38 (7.31%) Meraki
8 38 (7.31%) VMware
9 31 (5.96%) SolarWinds
10 29 (5.58%) NetApp
11 22 (4.23%) HP
12 20 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
13 14 (2.69%) Blue Coat
14 11 (2.12%) Dell
15 9 (1.73%) Forcepoint
16 8 (1.54%) BT
16 8 (1.54%) IBM
16 8 (1.54%) LogRhythm
16 8 (1.54%) Red Hat