The median annual salary for a Network Security Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 901 943
Rank change year-on-year +32 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 21 31 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.033% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 20 27 24
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 17 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 June 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 +25 11 £53,250 -3.18%
West Wales - 9 £45,000 - 1
Wales - 9 £45,000 - 1
Swansea - 9 £45,000 - 1
Leeds - 4 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £47,500 -
London +27 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Northamptonshire - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
South East +40 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -
South West - 1 £51,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £60,000 -
Bristol - 1 £51,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 47 (90.38%) Network Security
2 46 (88.46%) Firewall
3 39 (75.00%) Cisco
4 28 (53.85%) VMware
5 23 (44.23%) Linux
6 21 (40.38%) Windows
6 21 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (40.38%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (36.54%) Citrix
7 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (36.54%) CheckPoint
8 16 (30.77%) DNS
8 16 (30.77%) CCNP
8 16 (30.77%) F5
8 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
9 15 (28.85%) DHCP
9 15 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (28.85%) Blue Coat
10 14 (26.92%) OSPF
10 14 (26.92%) BGP
11 13 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 13 (25.00%) BIG-IP
12 12 (23.08%) CCSE
12 12 (23.08%) Fat Client
12 12 (23.08%) NetScreen
12 12 (23.08%) Thin Client
12 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
12 12 (23.08%) DMVPN
12 12 (23.08%) Infoblox
12 12 (23.08%) Imperva

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 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.54%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) Network Security
2 46 (88.46%) Firewall
3 21 (40.38%) Cisco IOS
4 16 (30.77%) DNS
5 15 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (28.85%) DHCP
6 14 (26.92%) BGP
6 14 (26.92%) OSPF
7 13 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 13 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (23.08%) DMVPN
8 12 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (23.08%) NetScreen
9 11 (21.15%) VPN
10 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (15.38%) iSCSI
11 7 (13.46%) VoIP
12 6 (11.54%) LAN
13 5 (9.62%) IPv6
13 5 (9.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 12 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 7 (13.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 21 (40.38%) Windows
3 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 12 (23.08%) Line Management
1 12 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 10 (19.23%) Information Security
3 7 (13.46%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.77%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design
7 3 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.77%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (5.77%) Security Operations
8 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Service Management
8 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) C
2 2 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.77%) CCNP
3 12 (23.08%) CCSE
4 11 (21.15%) CISSP
5 7 (13.46%) CISM
6 4 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) CEH
7 2 (3.85%) GIAC
7 2 (3.85%) GSEC
8 1 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CISA
8 1 (1.92%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.92%) SANS
8 1 (1.92%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.31%) Snort
3 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.54%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Nessus
2 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.92%) EnCase
3 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.92%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.92%) Nmap
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 19 (36.54%) CheckPoint
3 19 (36.54%) Citrix
4 16 (30.77%) F5
5 15 (28.85%) Blue Coat
6 12 (23.08%) Imperva
6 12 (23.08%) Infoblox
7 6 (11.54%) Brocade
8 5 (9.62%) Juniper
8 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.62%) Qualys
9 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.77%) HP
9 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.85%) Avaya
10 2 (3.85%) Computacenter
10 2 (3.85%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.92%) Nokia
11 1 (1.92%) Sophos
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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