Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 772 650
Rank change year-on-year -52 -122 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 363 467 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.27% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 302 382 681
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 -71 339 £52,500 +5.00% 43
UK excluding London -56 212 £50,000 +8.70% 24
London -39 141 £57,500 +4.55% 21
South East -65 68 £50,000 - 5
North of England +13 52 £50,000 - 4
South West +13 34 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East of England +2 34 £55,000 +29.41% 8
North West +4 27 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +43 25 £48,750 +2.63%
Midlands -6 13 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Scotland -7 12 £41,500 - 1
West Midlands +6 7 £47,500 +26.67% 2
East Midlands - 6 £35,000 -
Wales +6 2 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 286 (78.79%) Firewall
2 281 (77.41%) Network Security
3 272 (74.93%) Cisco
4 192 (52.89%) Cisco Certification
5 161 (44.35%) VPN
6 160 (44.08%) Cisco ASA
7 152 (41.87%) CCNP
8 149 (41.05%) WAN
9 122 (33.61%) LAN
10 119 (32.78%) CCNA
11 107 (29.48%) CheckPoint
11 107 (29.48%) Wireless
12 93 (25.62%) Palo Alto
13 84 (23.14%) F5
14 81 (22.31%) IPsec
14 81 (22.31%) MPLS
15 80 (22.04%) Juniper
16 77 (21.21%) Cisco Firepower
17 75 (20.66%) Data Centre
18 74 (20.39%) TCP/IP
19 73 (20.11%) Cisco Nexus
20 69 (19.01%) Cisco ISE
21 68 (18.73%) SolarWinds
22 67 (18.46%) DNS
23 64 (17.63%) OSPF
24 62 (17.08%) Intrusion Detection
25 60 (16.53%) Linux
26 58 (15.98%) BGP
26 58 (15.98%) SIEM
27 54 (14.88%) Network Management

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 (1.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.83%) IIS
3 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.55%) Confluence
4 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (10.74%) MS Visio
2 18 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.41%) Office 365
4 12 (3.31%) Akamai
5 9 (2.48%) SaaS
6 7 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.38%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (1.38%) G Suite
8 2 (0.55%) IaaS
8 2 (0.55%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 286 (78.79%) Firewall
2 281 (77.41%) Network Security
3 161 (44.35%) VPN
4 160 (44.08%) Cisco ASA
5 149 (41.05%) WAN
6 122 (33.61%) LAN
7 107 (29.48%) Wireless
8 81 (22.31%) IPsec
8 81 (22.31%) MPLS
9 77 (21.21%) Cisco Firepower
10 74 (20.39%) TCP/IP
11 73 (20.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 69 (19.01%) Cisco ISE
13 67 (18.46%) DNS
14 64 (17.63%) OSPF
15 62 (17.08%) Intrusion Detection
16 58 (15.98%) BGP
17 44 (12.12%) DHCP
18 42 (11.57%) Cisco Wireless
19 41 (11.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.83%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.38%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 54 (14.88%) Finance
2 20 (5.51%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.41%) Banking
3 16 (4.41%) Retail
4 10 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.10%) Games
6 3 (0.83%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.86%) HTML
2 11 (3.03%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.20%) XML
4 7 (1.93%) JSON
5 2 (0.55%) LDAP
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) STL
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (20.66%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.99%) Cyberthreat
3 26 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.61%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.96%) Cyberattack
6 11 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.93%) Equities
7 7 (1.93%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.93%) PKI
8 6 (1.65%) Fintech
8 6 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.83%) BYOD
11 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (16.53%) Linux
2 46 (12.67%) Windows
3 16 (4.41%) Unix
4 12 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.93%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.83%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.98%) SIEM
2 54 (14.88%) Kalman Filter
2 54 (14.88%) Network Management
3 45 (12.40%) Network Design
4 41 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (10.74%) ITIL
6 37 (10.19%) Service Delivery
6 37 (10.19%) Vulnerability Management
7 35 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
8 33 (9.09%) Information Security
9 31 (8.54%) Load Balancing
10 28 (7.71%) Network Architecture
11 26 (7.16%) Security Management
12 24 (6.61%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (6.34%) DevOps
13 23 (6.34%) Migration
14 22 (6.06%) Patch Management
15 21 (5.79%) Change Management
15 21 (5.79%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.16%) PowerShell
2 25 (6.89%) Python
3 13 (3.58%) C
4 7 (1.93%) SQL
5 6 (1.65%) Perl
6 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) C++
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (52.89%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (41.87%) CCNP
3 119 (32.78%) CCNA
4 53 (14.60%) Degree
5 38 (10.47%) CISSP
6 31 (8.54%) CCIE
7 26 (7.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (6.06%) CCDP
9 19 (5.23%) Security Cleared
10 15 (4.13%) CCSA
11 12 (3.31%) CCSE
12 11 (3.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 10 (2.75%) DV Cleared
14 9 (2.48%) SC Cleared
15 8 (2.20%) CCDA
15 8 (2.20%) JNCIP
16 7 (1.93%) CCSP
16 7 (1.93%) CISM
17 6 (1.65%) JNCIA
17 6 (1.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.41%) SLA
2 15 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.03%) GDPR
3 11 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.83%) COBIT
7 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.28%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.41%) Firmware
3 14 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.03%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.93%) ProxySG
6 6 (1.65%) vSphere
7 5 (1.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.55%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 43 (11.85%) Cisco Prime
2 30 (8.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 25 (6.89%) Nagios
4 20 (5.51%) Stealthwatch
5 16 (4.41%) Nessus
5 16 (4.41%) TrustSec
6 13 (3.58%) Puppet
7 12 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.48%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.93%) vRealize
10 6 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.83%) Ansible
12 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.55%) Terraform
14 1 (0.28%) Cacti
Vendors
1 272 (74.93%) Cisco
2 107 (29.48%) CheckPoint
3 93 (25.62%) Palo Alto
4 84 (23.14%) F5
5 80 (22.04%) Juniper
6 68 (18.73%) SolarWinds
7 47 (12.95%) Fortinet
7 47 (12.95%) Microsoft
8 45 (12.40%) Meraki
9 41 (11.29%) VMware
10 35 (9.64%) Blue Coat
11 23 (6.34%) Riverbed
12 22 (6.06%) Citrix
13 20 (5.51%) HP
14 18 (4.96%) Clearswift
15 16 (4.41%) Aruba
16 14 (3.86%) Barracuda Networks
17 10 (2.75%) Arista
17 10 (2.75%) Infoblox
17 10 (2.75%) Symantec