The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK
Rank 224 222 216
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1270 1605 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.56% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 9.06% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1006 1258 1252
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13434 17718 19311
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.04% 17.27% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10953 14664 15361
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Network Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -3 1211 £50,000 -4.76% 129
London +10 516 £55,000 -3.93% 53
South East +22 311 £47,500 -5.00% 31
West Midlands +65 109 £40,000 -11.11% 13
City of London +37 102 £52,500 -4.54% 11
North West -4 98 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Berkshire -6 81 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Hampshire +21 76 £47,500 -5.00% 8
East of England -27 70 £46,500 -7.00% 7
Manchester -30 59 £55,500 +5.71% 4
South West +16 58 £45,000 +8.43% 5
Surrey +9 49 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Reading +9 40 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Kent +44 33 £41,500 +0.60% 1
Birmingham +23 32 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Sussex +19 31 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Scotland -13 31 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Yorkshire -44 30 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Brighton +26 29 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Southampton +6 28 £50,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -2 23 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Warwickshire +37 22 £40,000 -11.11%
Cambridgeshire +1 20 £43,250 +1.76% 1
Edinburgh -14 20 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridge +1 19 £43,250 -3.88% 1
Oxfordshire -19 19 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Herefordshire - 19 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -26 18 £56,250 +12.50% 5
Wiltshire +20 17 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Warwick +37 16 £50,000 -23.07%

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1813 (63.88%) Firewall
2 1409 (49.65%) Cisco
3 1077 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
4 781 (27.52%) CheckPoint
5 765 (26.96%) CCNP
6 713 (25.12%) Windows
7 670 (23.61%) WAN
8 650 (22.90%) LAN
9 613 (21.60%) Juniper
10 602 (21.21%) VPN
11 590 (20.79%) Information Security
12 584 (20.58%) Data Centre
13 553 (19.49%) Palo Alto
14 521 (18.36%) CCNA
15 514 (18.11%) Microsoft
16 496 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
17 469 (16.53%) TCP/IP
17 469 (16.53%) Linux
18 463 (16.31%) DNS
19 450 (15.86%) ITIL
20 436 (15.36%) Wireless
21 434 (15.29%) OSPF
22 424 (14.94%) BGP
23 408 (14.38%) Finance
24 390 (13.74%) F5
25 376 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
26 354 (12.47%) MPLS
26 354 (12.47%) CISSP
27 353 (12.44%) Degree
28 350 (12.33%) Active Directory

Network Security
Top Related 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 84 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 56 (1.97%) IIS
3 53 (1.87%) Apache
4 39 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 25 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 23 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 20 (0.70%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.35%) CMS
11 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.28%) JBoss
13 7 (0.25%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.21%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.11%) Apache ServiceMix
17 3 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 210 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 93 (3.28%) MS Office
3 61 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.070%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.070%) MS Project
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.11%) Workfront
4 1 (0.035%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.035%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 116 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (3.14%) Office 365
4 86 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.48%) SaaS
6 37 (1.30%) IaaS
7 26 (0.92%) PaaS
8 10 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.18%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.14%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.070%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.070%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.035%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1813 (63.88%) Firewall
2 670 (23.61%) WAN
3 650 (22.90%) LAN
4 602 (21.21%) VPN
5 496 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
6 469 (16.53%) TCP/IP
7 463 (16.31%) DNS
8 436 (15.36%) Wireless
9 434 (15.29%) OSPF
10 424 (14.94%) BGP
11 354 (12.47%) MPLS
12 291 (10.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 239 (8.42%) DHCP
14 234 (8.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 205 (7.22%) Internet
16 191 (6.73%) VoIP
17 187 (6.59%) VLAN
18 181 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
19 170 (5.99%) IPsec
20 132 (4.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.83%) MySQL
3 44 (1.55%) Big Data
4 25 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 19 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 16 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.49%) GIS
11 11 (0.39%) DTS
11 11 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.35%) Cognos Impromptu
13 9 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (0.28%) DB2
14 8 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 18 (0.63%) Vagrant
2 18 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.53%) Burp Suite
5 13 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (0.42%) Subversion
7 11 (0.39%) AppScan
7 11 (0.39%) Paros
7 11 (0.39%) WebScarab
8 8 (0.28%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.25%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.18%) JIRA
10 5 (0.18%) Maven
10 5 (0.18%) Selenium
11 4 (0.14%) Ant
11 4 (0.14%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.14%) GCC
11 4 (0.14%) JMeter
12 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 408 (14.38%) Finance
2 206 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 106 (3.74%) Retail
4 94 (3.31%) Banking
5 60 (2.11%) Legal
6 57 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 41 (1.44%) Law
7 41 (1.44%) Marketing
8 33 (1.16%) Games
9 32 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.60%) Advertising
13 14 (0.49%) Billing
14 13 (0.46%) Back Office
15 9 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.25%) Electronics
17 7 (0.25%) Military
17 7 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 975 (34.36%) Network Engineer
2 634 (22.34%) Security Engineer
3 447 (15.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 393 (13.85%) Analyst
5 254 (8.95%) Security Analyst
6 253 (8.91%) Cisco Engineer
7 242 (8.53%) Consultant
8 227 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 189 (6.66%) Security Consultant
10 170 (5.99%) Senior Network Engineer
11 158 (5.57%) Architect
12 135 (4.76%) Network Consultant
13 128 (4.51%) Network Security Consultant
14 126 (4.44%) Network Analyst
15 120 (4.23%) Senior Security Engineer
16 119 (4.19%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 119 (4.19%) Support Engineer
17 118 (4.16%) Firewall Engineer
18 106 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 96 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 73 (2.57%) Web Services
3 50 (1.76%) .NET
4 27 (0.95%) XML
5 24 (0.85%) HTML
5 24 (0.85%) Middleware
6 21 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (0.63%) Regular Expression
7 18 (0.63%) WCF
8 13 (0.46%) CSS
9 12 (0.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 12 (0.42%) GWT
10 9 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (0.32%) SAML
11 8 (0.28%) CSS3
11 8 (0.28%) HTML5
11 8 (0.28%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.28%) OpenID
11 8 (0.28%) REST
12 7 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 584 (20.58%) Data Centre
2 240 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 143 (5.04%) Security Operations Centre
5 135 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 74 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 57 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 46 (1.62%) PKI
9 44 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
10 37 (1.30%) CESG
11 33 (1.16%) BYOD
12 32 (1.13%) Cyber Attack
12 32 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 30 (1.06%) Clustering
14 27 (0.95%) NHS
15 26 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 23 (0.81%) Public Cloud
16 23 (0.81%) Replication
17 21 (0.74%) e-Health
18 19 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 713 (25.12%) Windows
2 469 (16.53%) Linux
3 237 (8.35%) Windows Server
4 229 (8.07%) Unix
5 103 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (1.55%) CentOS
8 41 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.06%) Solaris
10 29 (1.02%) Android
10 29 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 29 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.74%) Windows 10
13 18 (0.63%) AIX
13 18 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.53%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (20.79%) Information Security
2 450 (15.86%) ITIL
3 376 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
4 345 (12.16%) SIEM
5 339 (11.95%) Network Design
6 282 (9.94%) Security Operations
7 214 (7.54%) Network Management
8 182 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
9 176 (6.20%) Load Balancing
10 175 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
11 173 (6.10%) Risk Management
12 172 (6.06%) Security Architecture
13 169 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
14 168 (5.92%) Presales
15 161 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
16 152 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
17 151 (5.32%) Project Management
18 131 (4.62%) Network Architecture
19 124 (4.37%) Security Management
19 124 (4.37%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 180 (6.34%) SQL
2 132 (4.65%) Python
3 103 (3.63%) Java
4 76 (2.68%) C++
4 76 (2.68%) Perl
5 58 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 55 (1.94%) C
7 54 (1.90%) Ruby
8 53 (1.87%) PowerShell
9 52 (1.83%) C#
10 28 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 20 (0.70%) PHP
12 15 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.42%) Embedded C
13 12 (0.42%) Embedded C++
13 12 (0.42%) Groovy
14 11 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.35%) VBScript
16 7 (0.25%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 1077 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
2 765 (26.96%) CCNP
3 521 (18.36%) CCNA
4 354 (12.47%) CISSP
5 353 (12.44%) Degree
6 216 (7.61%) CCIE
7 190 (6.69%) CCSE
8 185 (6.52%) Security Cleared
9 167 (5.88%) CISM
10 151 (5.32%) CCSA
11 134 (4.72%) SC Cleared
12 110 (3.88%) CCSP
13 108 (3.81%) CEH
14 93 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 91 (3.21%) JNCIS
16 79 (2.78%) GIAC
16 79 (2.78%) MCSE
17 76 (2.68%) CCDP
17 76 (2.68%) DV Cleared
18 73 (2.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (8.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 164 (5.78%) PCI DSS
3 117 (4.12%) SLA
4 34 (1.20%) QA
5 24 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.78%) COBIT
7 18 (0.63%) ISO27002
8 13 (0.46%) PMO
9 12 (0.42%) JTAG
10 11 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.39%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.35%) MISRA
12 8 (0.28%) BS25999
13 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.21%) GDPR
14 6 (0.21%) GPG13
15 5 (0.18%) FISMA
16 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
16 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 350 (12.33%) Active Directory
2 234 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 59 (2.08%) ProxySG
5 54 (1.90%) vSphere
6 36 (1.27%) Firmware
7 30 (1.06%) Docker
8 28 (0.99%) Snort
9 27 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (0.95%) XenApp
10 21 (0.74%) VMware ESX
11 19 (0.67%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.53%) KVM
13 13 (0.46%) NFS
14 11 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.35%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.35%) Shibboleth
15 10 (0.35%) Xen
15 10 (0.35%) XenServer
16 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 164 (5.78%) FortiGate
2 74 (2.61%) SCCM
3 67 (2.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 52 (1.83%) Nessus
5 50 (1.76%) Puppet
6 41 (1.44%) CSIRT
7 38 (1.34%) QRadar
8 37 (1.30%) Nagios
9 35 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 34 (1.20%) SCOM
11 33 (1.16%) Ansible
12 30 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
13 27 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
13 27 (0.95%) WSUS
14 25 (0.88%) Kibana
15 21 (0.74%) HAProxy
16 19 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
17 18 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 17 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
19 16 (0.56%) logstash
Vendors
1 1409 (49.65%) Cisco
2 781 (27.52%) CheckPoint
3 613 (21.60%) Juniper
4 553 (19.49%) Palo Alto
5 514 (18.11%) Microsoft
6 390 (13.74%) F5
7 329 (11.59%) VMware
8 258 (9.09%) Fortinet
9 191 (6.73%) Citrix
10 146 (5.14%) Blue Coat
11 141 (4.97%) Splunk
12 124 (4.37%) HP
13 109 (3.84%) Aruba
14 108 (3.81%) Riverbed
14 108 (3.81%) SolarWinds
15 95 (3.35%) Intel Security
16 90 (3.17%) Extreme Networks
17 76 (2.68%) Symantec
18 75 (2.64%) Sourcefire
19 65 (2.29%) SonicWALL
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum (dep on exp) + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dagenham, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Salary: £37,256 - 40,483 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car All + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus/ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £42000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago