Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 673 760
Rank change year-on-year -146 +87 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 364 584 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 293 477 461
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +6.67%

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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -147 354 £50,000 - 41
UK excluding London -27 231 £50,000 +11.11% 23
London -140 126 £57,500 +4.55% 20
South East -2 103 £50,000 +17.65% 9
North of England +14 63 £50,000 +12.36% 8
North West +7 34 £50,000 +13.64% 5
Yorkshire +29 29 £47,000 +10.59% 3
South West +21 28 £45,000 - 2
East of England -16 22 £68,750 +34.80%
Midlands 0 14 £34,500 -18.82% 2
West Midlands -13 10 £34,500 -23.33% 2
Scotland -36 3 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East Midlands +19 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Wales +14 1 £31,000 -35.42% 1

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 323 (88.74%) Network Security
2 277 (76.10%) Firewall
3 247 (67.86%) Cisco
4 158 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (33.52%) WAN
6 119 (32.69%) CheckPoint
7 113 (31.04%) TCP/IP
8 110 (30.22%) LAN
9 109 (29.95%) CCNP
10 101 (27.75%) Cisco ASA
11 97 (26.65%) VPN
12 89 (24.45%) Juniper
13 83 (22.80%) Palo Alto
14 80 (21.98%) DNS
15 79 (21.70%) CCNA
16 73 (20.05%) BGP
16 73 (20.05%) SIEM
17 64 (17.58%) F5
18 62 (17.03%) Linux
19 59 (16.21%) CISSP
20 56 (15.38%) MPLS
21 53 (14.56%) Windows
22 52 (14.29%) Microsoft
23 49 (13.46%) ITIL
23 49 (13.46%) OSPF
23 49 (13.46%) Network Monitoring
24 48 (13.19%) DHCP
25 46 (12.64%) Finance
26 42 (11.54%) IPsec
26 42 (11.54%) Data Centre

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 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.82%) nginx
3 2 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.27%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.02%) IaaS
3 11 (3.02%) SaaS
4 10 (2.75%) Akamai
5 8 (2.20%) Office 365
6 6 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.55%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 323 (88.74%) Network Security
2 277 (76.10%) Firewall
3 122 (33.52%) WAN
4 113 (31.04%) TCP/IP
5 110 (30.22%) LAN
6 101 (27.75%) Cisco ASA
7 97 (26.65%) VPN
8 80 (21.98%) DNS
9 73 (20.05%) BGP
10 56 (15.38%) MPLS
11 49 (13.46%) OSPF
12 48 (13.19%) DHCP
13 42 (11.54%) IPsec
14 39 (10.71%) Wireless
15 38 (10.44%) Intrusion Detection
16 35 (9.62%) DMZ
17 30 (8.24%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (7.97%) Wireshark
19 25 (6.87%) HTTP
20 24 (6.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.37%) GIS
2 4 (1.10%) Big Data
2 4 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 46 (12.64%) Finance
2 12 (3.30%) Law
2 12 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.02%) Games
4 8 (2.20%) Banking
5 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.37%) Retail
6 4 (1.10%) Legal
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.67%) Web Services
2 10 (2.75%) HTML
3 7 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.10%) SAP CAF
5 3 (0.82%) SAML
6 2 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.04%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.95%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.85%) CESG
7 9 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.20%) PKI
8 8 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.37%) Fintech
9 5 (1.37%) Life Science
10 4 (1.10%) Digital Currency
10 4 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.82%) Online Games
12 2 (0.55%) Clustering
12 2 (0.55%) CMDB
12 2 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.03%) Linux
2 53 (14.56%) Windows
3 31 (8.52%) Unix
4 17 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.82%) CentOS
5 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.05%) SIEM
2 49 (13.46%) ITIL
2 49 (13.46%) Network Monitoring
3 40 (10.99%) Incident Management
4 37 (10.16%) Network Design
5 36 (9.89%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (8.79%) Information Security
7 25 (6.87%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (6.87%) Mentoring
7 25 (6.87%) Security Monitoring
7 25 (6.87%) Security Operations
8 23 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (6.04%) Change Control
10 21 (5.77%) Security Architecture
10 21 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (5.49%) Load Balancing
12 19 (5.22%) Configuration Management
12 19 (5.22%) Web Filtering
13 17 (4.67%) Change Management
14 16 (4.40%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.69%) C
2 27 (7.42%) Python
3 18 (4.95%) Java
4 17 (4.67%) C++
5 15 (4.12%) Perl
6 14 (3.85%) Ruby
7 7 (1.92%) SQL
8 5 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.55%) Julia
9 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.55%) PHP
9 2 (0.55%) R
10 1 (0.27%) C#
10 1 (0.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 158 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (29.95%) CCNP
3 79 (21.70%) CCNA
4 59 (16.21%) CISSP
5 31 (8.52%) Degree
6 29 (7.97%) Security Cleared
7 28 (7.69%) SSCP
8 26 (7.14%) CCSA
8 26 (7.14%) CEH
9 23 (6.32%) CCIE
9 23 (6.32%) SC Cleared
10 21 (5.77%) CCDP
11 20 (5.49%) CCSE
12 19 (5.22%) DV Cleared
12 19 (5.22%) GIAC
13 13 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (2.75%) Check Point Certification
14 10 (2.75%) CISM
15 7 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.65%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.47%) PMO
3 8 (2.20%) SLA
4 5 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.10%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.22%) vSphere
4 14 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.92%) iptables
6 6 (1.65%) Snort
7 5 (1.37%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.55%) Firmware
9 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.27%) pfSense
9 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (5.22%) Nagios
2 18 (4.95%) Cacti
3 14 (3.85%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.92%) Ansible
4 7 (1.92%) SELinux
5 6 (1.65%) Suricata
6 4 (1.10%) OpenVAS
6 4 (1.10%) SCOM
7 3 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.55%) Puppet
8 2 (0.55%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.27%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.27%) SCCM
9 1 (0.27%) vMotion
9 1 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 247 (67.86%) Cisco
2 119 (32.69%) CheckPoint
3 89 (24.45%) Juniper
4 83 (22.80%) Palo Alto
5 64 (17.58%) F5
6 52 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 39 (10.71%) Fortinet
8 27 (7.42%) Blue Coat
9 25 (6.87%) VMware
10 20 (5.49%) Citrix
11 14 (3.85%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.75%) Aruba
12 10 (2.75%) IronPort
12 10 (2.75%) NetScout
13 8 (2.20%) LogRhythm
14 6 (1.65%) Imperva
15 5 (1.37%) Meraki
15 5 (1.37%) Polycom
15 5 (1.37%) Siemens
16 4 (1.10%) Dell KACE