The median annual salary for a Network Security Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security Specialist
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 926 891
Rank change year-on-year +93 -35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 31 23 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.022% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.023% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 43
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist.

Salary trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +96 29 £57,500 +4.54% 2
London +75 11 £57,500 +4.54% 1
East of England +33 6 £57,500 +25.00%
City of London +51 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Yorkshire +22 4 £57,500 +21.05%
Essex +18 4 £57,500 +25.00%
North Yorkshire +10 4 £57,500 +43.75%
York +7 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Colchester -1 4 £57,500 +25.00%
South East +68 3 £55,000 -
North West -10 3 £60,000 +2.12% 1
Cheshire - 3 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £52,500 -
Hatfield - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Scotland +24 1 £34,500 -37.27% 1
West Lothian - 1 £34,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £60,000 -
Brackley - 1 £50,000 -
Banbury - 1 £50,000 -
Livingston - 1 £34,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Network Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 36 (75.00%) Network Security
2 34 (70.83%) Firewall
3 24 (50.00%) Cisco
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 17 (35.42%) CCNP
6 17 (35.42%) Linux
7 16 (33.33%) Citrix
7 16 (33.33%) VMware
8 15 (31.25%) Windows
8 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (31.25%) F5
8 15 (31.25%) Blue Coat
9 14 (29.17%) CISSP
10 13 (27.08%) DNS
10 13 (27.08%) DHCP
10 13 (27.08%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (27.08%) Information Security
10 13 (27.08%) CISM
11 12 (25.00%) DMVPN
11 12 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 12 (25.00%) Line Management
11 12 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 12 (25.00%) OSPF
11 12 (25.00%) BGP
11 12 (25.00%) NetScreen
11 12 (25.00%) Thin Client
11 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 12 (25.00%) Cisco IOS

Network Security Specialist 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 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) IaaS
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (75.00%) Network Security
2 34 (70.83%) Firewall
3 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (27.08%) DHCP
4 13 (27.08%) DNS
5 12 (25.00%) BGP
5 12 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 12 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 12 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (25.00%) NetScreen
5 12 (25.00%) OSPF
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (12.50%) LAN
8 5 (10.42%) WAN
9 4 (8.33%) Internet
9 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 12 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 15 (31.25%) Windows
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.33%) Unix
6 4 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Information Security
1 13 (27.08%) Risk Assessment
2 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (25.00%) Line Management
2 12 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (10.42%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.33%) SABSA
6 4 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.08%) BCP
8 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
2 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (35.42%) CCNP
3 14 (29.17%) CISSP
4 13 (27.08%) CISM
5 12 (25.00%) CCSE
6 4 (8.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE
7 1 (2.08%) CEH
7 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) GIAC
7 1 (2.08%) GSEC
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.08%) SANS
7 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 16 (33.33%) Citrix
3 16 (33.33%) VMware
4 15 (31.25%) Blue Coat
4 15 (31.25%) F5
5 12 (25.00%) Imperva
5 12 (25.00%) Infoblox
6 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.42%) Juniper
8 4 (8.33%) Brocade
9 3 (6.25%) HP
10 2 (4.17%) Avaya
10 2 (4.17%) Computacenter
10 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.17%) Tandberg
11 1 (2.08%) AlienVault
11 1 (2.08%) Arista
11 1 (2.08%) CA
11 1 (2.08%) Nokia
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