Period
to 5 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 734 785 741
Rank change year-on-year +51 -44 +119
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 127 158 405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 115 132 267
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £44,435 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%

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 81,510 98,009 141,293
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 95.33% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,276 79,577 113,390
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.62% +1.87% -

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021. 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 +50 111 £55,000 -8.33% 24
UK excluding London +67 85 £55,000 - 17
Work from Home -105 51 £55,000 - 2
North of England +10 33 £55,000 +10.00% 8
London +17 29 £65,000 - 8
North West +18 18 £53,250 +6.50% 3
South East +45 17 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Midlands +14 17 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Yorkshire -16 15 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East of England +45 13 £60,000 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +10 11 £55,000 -4.35% 1
East Midlands +11 6 £44,066 +3.68%
Scotland -8 2 £38,750 -44.64% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £42,500 -
South West -7 1 £44,000 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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.

1 105 (82.68%) Network Security
2 98 (77.17%) Firewall
3 68 (53.54%) Cisco
4 51 (40.16%) WAN
5 45 (35.43%) LAN
6 44 (34.65%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (29.13%) Palo Alto
8 35 (27.56%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (26.77%) CCNP
10 32 (25.20%) CheckPoint
11 28 (22.05%) VPN
11 28 (22.05%) SIEM
12 27 (21.26%) DNS
13 26 (20.47%) TCP/IP
14 24 (18.90%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
16 21 (16.54%) CISSP
17 20 (15.75%) Juniper
17 20 (15.75%) CCNA
18 18 (14.17%) DHCP
18 18 (14.17%) Fortinet
18 18 (14.17%) SD-WAN
19 17 (13.39%) Vulnerability Management
19 17 (13.39%) Information Security
19 17 (13.39%) VLAN
19 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
19 17 (13.39%) DNA
20 16 (12.60%) Azure
21 15 (11.81%) Security Architecture
21 15 (11.81%) Wireless

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:

Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.60%) Azure
2 11 (8.66%) AWS
2 11 (8.66%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 105 (82.68%) Network Security
2 98 (77.17%) Firewall
3 51 (40.16%) WAN
4 45 (35.43%) LAN
5 35 (27.56%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (22.05%) VPN
7 27 (21.26%) DNS
8 26 (20.47%) TCP/IP
9 18 (14.17%) DHCP
9 18 (14.17%) SD-WAN
10 17 (13.39%) VLAN
11 15 (11.81%) Wireless
12 14 (11.02%) SMTP
13 13 (10.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (9.45%) Cisco Firepower
15 8 (6.30%) Cisco ISE
15 8 (6.30%) Ethernet
15 8 (6.30%) Internet
15 8 (6.30%) MPLS
15 8 (6.30%) OSPF
General
1 11 (8.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Social Skills
3 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.36%) German Language
6 2 (1.57%) Automotive
6 2 (1.57%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.94%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.15%) Wiki
4 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.57%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.57%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.57%) Life Science
5 2 (1.57%) PKI
5 2 (1.57%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.79%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.79%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.09%) Linux
2 6 (4.72%) Windows
3 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.79%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) SIEM
2 24 (18.90%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (13.39%) DNA
3 17 (13.39%) Information Security
3 17 (13.39%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (11.81%) Security Architecture
5 14 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (10.24%) Presales
6 13 (10.24%) Project Management
7 12 (9.45%) Identity Access Management
8 10 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (7.87%) Web Filtering
9 9 (7.09%) Network Segmentation
10 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (6.30%) ITIL
11 7 (5.51%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (5.51%) Data Loss Prevention
11 7 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (5.51%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.15%) Python
3 2 (1.57%) C
4 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (34.65%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (26.77%) CCNP
3 21 (16.54%) CISSP
4 20 (15.75%) CCNA
5 14 (11.02%) CISM
6 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
8 8 (6.30%) GIAC
9 6 (4.72%) CCIE
9 6 (4.72%) DBS Check
9 6 (4.72%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.94%) JNCIS
11 4 (3.15%) CEH
11 4 (3.15%) MCSE
11 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.36%) CCSA
12 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.36%) CRISC
12 3 (2.36%) Degree
13 2 (1.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) PCI DSS
2 9 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.72%) GDPR
4 4 (3.15%) PMO
5 2 (1.57%) NCSC
5 2 (1.57%) NIST
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.15%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.57%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) Nessus
2 6 (4.72%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.15%) Ansible
3 4 (3.15%) CASB
4 1 (0.79%) Nmap
4 1 (0.79%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.79%) Terraform
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) Cisco
2 37 (29.13%) Palo Alto
3 32 (25.20%) CheckPoint
4 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.75%) Juniper
6 18 (14.17%) Fortinet
7 14 (11.02%) Aruba
8 12 (9.45%) Blue Coat
8 12 (9.45%) CyberArk
9 9 (7.09%) Meraki
10 8 (6.30%) F5
11 7 (5.51%) HP
12 5 (3.94%) Citrix
13 4 (3.15%) Rapid7
13 4 (3.15%) Splunk
14 3 (2.36%) Avaya
14 3 (2.36%) Extreme Networks
14 3 (2.36%) Nortel
14 3 (2.36%) Oracle
14 3 (2.36%) Varonis