Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 664 773
Rank change year-on-year -118 +109 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 429 639 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 343 527 511
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +1.12%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 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 20 October 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 -90 420 £50,000 -1.96% 11
UK excluding London +9 261 £45,500 +1.11% 8
London -114 162 £55,000 -4.35% 3
South East 0 105 £57,500 +35.29% 5
North of England -11 59 £47,500 +5.56% 1
South West +46 43 £45,000 -3.74% 1
North West -5 40 £50,000 +15.61% 1
East of England +11 33 £45,500 -9.00% 1
Midlands +37 19 £35,000 -17.65%
Yorkshire +11 19 £42,250 -15.50%
West Midlands +22 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Wales +16 4 £47,500 -1.04%
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Scotland -9 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 370 (86.25%) Network Security
2 363 (84.62%) Firewall
3 296 (69.00%) Cisco
4 190 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (42.89%) CheckPoint
6 141 (32.87%) TCP/IP
7 139 (32.40%) WAN
8 137 (31.93%) CCNP
9 132 (30.77%) Juniper
10 130 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
11 127 (29.60%) Palo Alto
12 116 (27.04%) VPN
13 109 (25.41%) LAN
14 101 (23.54%) Linux
15 99 (23.08%) SIEM
16 94 (21.91%) DNS
17 93 (21.68%) CCNA
18 84 (19.58%) BGP
19 83 (19.35%) Windows
20 81 (18.88%) MPLS
21 79 (18.41%) ITIL
22 69 (16.08%) F5
23 64 (14.92%) Data Centre
24 62 (14.45%) Microsoft
25 61 (14.22%) CISSP
25 61 (14.22%) OSPF
26 57 (13.29%) DHCP
27 52 (12.12%) Wireless
28 51 (11.89%) Network Monitoring
29 50 (11.66%) IPsec

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 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.23%) Apache
3 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.23%) IIS
3 1 (0.23%) nginx
3 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.33%) Akamai
4 9 (2.10%) IaaS
5 6 (1.40%) Office 365
6 5 (1.17%) SaaS
7 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 370 (86.25%) Network Security
2 363 (84.62%) Firewall
3 141 (32.87%) TCP/IP
4 139 (32.40%) WAN
5 130 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
6 116 (27.04%) VPN
7 109 (25.41%) LAN
8 94 (21.91%) DNS
9 84 (19.58%) BGP
10 81 (18.88%) MPLS
11 61 (14.22%) OSPF
12 57 (13.29%) DHCP
13 52 (12.12%) Wireless
14 50 (11.66%) IPsec
15 40 (9.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 35 (8.16%) DMZ
16 35 (8.16%) HTTP
17 31 (7.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (7.23%) NetScaler
18 27 (6.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.56%) Big Data
2 9 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (10.02%) Finance
2 19 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.96%) Games
4 10 (2.33%) Law
4 10 (2.33%) Legal
5 8 (1.86%) Banking
6 3 (0.70%) Retail
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.90%) Web Services
2 13 (3.03%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.33%) HTML
4 7 (1.63%) Middleware
4 7 (1.63%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.92%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 25 (5.83%) CESG
5 17 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (3.26%) PKI
8 13 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.63%) iPad
10 7 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.93%) Life Science
14 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.47%) Blog
15 2 (0.47%) CMDB
15 2 (0.47%) Cybercrime
15 2 (0.47%) Digital Currency
15 2 (0.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 101 (23.54%) Linux
2 83 (19.35%) Windows
3 36 (8.39%) Windows Server
4 25 (5.83%) Unix
5 3 (0.70%) CentOS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (23.08%) SIEM
2 79 (18.41%) ITIL
3 51 (11.89%) Network Monitoring
4 45 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (9.56%) Kalman Filter
5 41 (9.56%) Network Design
6 38 (8.86%) Information Security
7 34 (7.93%) Change Management
8 31 (7.23%) Security Operations
8 31 (7.23%) Web Filtering
9 30 (6.99%) Incident Management
10 29 (6.76%) Load Balancing
10 29 (6.76%) Mentoring
11 26 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
12 25 (5.83%) Analytics
13 24 (5.59%) Infrastructure Management
13 24 (5.59%) Root Cause Analysis
13 24 (5.59%) Virtual Environments
14 21 (4.90%) Network Management
15 20 (4.66%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.83%) Python
2 24 (5.59%) C
3 21 (4.90%) Perl
4 15 (3.50%) Java
5 14 (3.26%) C++
5 14 (3.26%) Ruby
6 9 (2.10%) SQL
7 7 (1.63%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) C#
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 190 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (31.93%) CCNP
3 93 (21.68%) CCNA
4 61 (14.22%) CISSP
5 49 (11.42%) CCSA
6 40 (9.32%) Degree
6 40 (9.32%) Security Cleared
7 37 (8.62%) CCSE
8 31 (7.23%) SC Cleared
9 30 (6.99%) DV Cleared
10 26 (6.06%) CCIE
11 24 (5.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (4.66%) CISM
13 19 (4.43%) Check Point Certification
14 16 (3.73%) CCDP
14 16 (3.73%) CEH
14 16 (3.73%) SSCP
15 14 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (2.80%) JNCIS
17 9 (2.10%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.03%) PMO
3 8 (1.86%) SLA
4 6 (1.40%) QA
5 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.47%) GCP
8 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.23%) vSphere
3 21 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.03%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.17%) Firmware
6 5 (1.17%) iptables
7 4 (0.93%) Snort
8 2 (0.47%) pfSense
9 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (7.23%) Nagios
2 16 (3.73%) Cacti
3 14 (3.26%) vCenter Server
4 11 (2.56%) SCOM
5 7 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.17%) SELinux
8 3 (0.70%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.47%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.23%) Nessus
10 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.23%) SCCM
10 1 (0.23%) vMotion
10 1 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 296 (69.00%) Cisco
2 184 (42.89%) CheckPoint
3 132 (30.77%) Juniper
4 127 (29.60%) Palo Alto
5 69 (16.08%) F5
6 62 (14.45%) Microsoft
7 44 (10.26%) Fortinet
8 36 (8.39%) VMware
9 32 (7.46%) Blue Coat
9 32 (7.46%) Citrix
10 16 (3.73%) SolarWinds
11 14 (3.26%) LogRhythm
12 12 (2.80%) Riverbed
13 11 (2.56%) Aruba
14 10 (2.33%) IronPort
14 10 (2.33%) NetScout
15 9 (2.10%) Brocade
16 8 (1.86%) ArcSight
17 7 (1.63%) Splunk
17 7 (1.63%) Tufin