Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Network Security Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1140 1173 1255
Rank change year-on-year +33 +82 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 37 49 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.027% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 39
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £31,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £85,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.55% +9.44% -10.00%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 13 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 6 months to 18 November 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
UK excluding London +54 27 £47,500 -3.55% 3
England +4 24 £60,000 +14.29% 3
North of England +11 7 £46,325 +2.94% 2
London -5 7 £60,000 -9.43%
Wales - 6 £45,000 -
South West -10 5 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £46,325 - 2
Midlands +26 3 £58,750 +23.68% 1
Scotland -7 3 £60,000 +25.65%
North West -19 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £58,750 - 1
South East +26 2 £60,000 +93.55%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 30 (81.08%) Firewall
1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 29 (78.38%) Network Security
3 19 (51.35%) VPN
4 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
5 13 (35.14%) LAN
5 13 (35.14%) Windows
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (32.43%) VMware
7 11 (29.73%) VLAN
8 10 (27.03%) SIEM
8 10 (27.03%) WAN
8 10 (27.03%) MPLS
8 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
9 9 (24.32%) DNS
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (24.32%) DHCP
9 9 (24.32%) ITIL
9 9 (24.32%) F5
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
10 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (21.62%) Juniper
10 8 (21.62%) OSPF
11 7 (18.92%) CCNP
11 7 (18.92%) iSCSI
12 6 (16.22%) Snort
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (16.22%) Wireless
12 6 (16.22%) IPsec

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (81.08%) Firewall
2 29 (78.38%) Network Security
3 19 (51.35%) VPN
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (35.14%) LAN
5 11 (29.73%) VLAN
6 10 (27.03%) MPLS
6 10 (27.03%) WAN
7 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (24.32%) DHCP
7 9 (24.32%) DNS
8 8 (21.62%) OSPF
9 7 (18.92%) iSCSI
10 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (16.22%) IPsec
10 6 (16.22%) Wireless
11 5 (13.51%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) VoIP
11 5 (13.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
2 1 (2.70%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Life Science
2 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) SIEM
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Information Security
3 5 (13.51%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.11%) Release Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Design
4 3 (8.11%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
5 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNP
3 4 (10.81%) CCIE
4 3 (8.11%) CCDP
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) CCDA
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) CISM
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
5 2 (5.41%) Master's Degree
5 2 (5.41%) SSCP
6 1 (2.70%) CEH
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.70%) GIAC
6 1 (2.70%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Snort
4 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Nessus
2 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) EnCase
3 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.70%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.70%) Nmap
3 1 (2.70%) Suricata
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 9 (24.32%) F5
5 8 (21.62%) Juniper
6 5 (13.51%) Brocade
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) Riverbed
7 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat
7 4 (10.81%) Fortinet
8 3 (8.11%) HP
8 3 (8.11%) Qualys
9 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.70%) AlienVault
10 1 (2.70%) CyberArk
10 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.70%) Meraki
10 1 (2.70%) Proofpoint
10 1 (2.70%) Rapid7