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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK
Rank 221 220 210
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1262 1613 1647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.56% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 9.02% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1260 1275
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 13439 17873 19512
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.01% 17.29% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10947 14778 15536
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 £69,450 £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 26 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 26 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 -8 1201 £50,000 -4.76% 134
London +5 508 £55,000 -3.93% 50
South East +10 308 £47,500 -5.00% 28
West Midlands +67 105 £40,000 -11.11% 17
North West +1 100 £45,000 -10.00% 12
City of London +34 99 £52,500 -4.54% 11
Berkshire 0 80 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Hampshire +29 76 £47,500 -5.00% 7
East of England -31 71 £46,500 -5.10% 8
Manchester -20 61 £55,500 +5.71% 7
South West +12 57 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Surrey +9 49 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Reading +8 39 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Kent +43 33 £41,500 -2.35% 1
Scotland +7 32 £53,500 +1.90% 2
Yorkshire -53 32 £55,000 +10.00% 6
East Sussex +15 31 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Birmingham +20 30 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Brighton +26 29 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Southampton +1 28 £50,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -4 23 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Warwickshire +34 21 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Edinburgh -7 21 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 20 £43,250 +1.76% 1
West Yorkshire -24 20 £53,750 +7.50% 6
Cambridge +7 19 £43,250 -3.88%
Oxfordshire -13 19 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Herefordshire - 19 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire +20 16 £51,250 -6.81% 1
Canary Wharf -15 16 £60,000 -4.00%

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1807 (63.85%) Firewall
2 1402 (49.54%) Cisco
3 1074 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
4 778 (27.49%) CheckPoint
5 762 (26.93%) CCNP
6 710 (25.09%) Windows
7 661 (23.36%) WAN
8 640 (22.61%) LAN
9 606 (21.41%) Juniper
10 594 (20.99%) VPN
11 590 (20.85%) Information Security
12 573 (20.25%) Data Centre
13 547 (19.33%) Palo Alto
14 521 (18.41%) CCNA
15 512 (18.09%) Microsoft
16 493 (17.42%) Cisco ASA
17 471 (16.64%) Linux
18 458 (16.18%) TCP/IP
19 457 (16.15%) DNS
20 451 (15.94%) ITIL
21 428 (15.12%) Wireless
21 428 (15.12%) OSPF
22 417 (14.73%) BGP
23 406 (14.35%) Finance
24 387 (13.67%) F5
25 381 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
26 353 (12.47%) CISSP
27 352 (12.44%) Degree
28 350 (12.37%) MPLS
29 347 (12.26%) 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 85 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 56 (1.98%) IIS
3 53 (1.87%) Apache
4 39 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.10%) 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 (0.71%) 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
1 212 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 91 (3.22%) MS Office
3 63 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.071%) MS Project
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.11%) Workfront
4 1 (0.035%) Eikon
4 1 (0.035%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.035%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 115 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (3.11%) Office 365
4 86 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.48%) SaaS
6 36 (1.27%) 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 (0.071%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.071%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.035%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1807 (63.85%) Firewall
2 661 (23.36%) WAN
3 640 (22.61%) LAN
4 594 (20.99%) VPN
5 493 (17.42%) Cisco ASA
6 458 (16.18%) TCP/IP
7 457 (16.15%) DNS
8 428 (15.12%) OSPF
8 428 (15.12%) Wireless
9 417 (14.73%) BGP
10 350 (12.37%) MPLS
11 287 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 241 (8.52%) DHCP
13 235 (8.30%) Intrusion Detection
14 206 (7.28%) Internet
15 192 (6.78%) VoIP
16 186 (6.57%) VLAN
17 180 (6.36%) Cisco IOS
18 167 (5.90%) IPsec
19 131 (4.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.84%) MySQL
3 46 (1.63%) Big Data
4 25 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 18 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 16 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.46%) 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 (0.64%) Vagrant
2 18 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.57%) Burp Suite
3 16 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (0.42%) AppScan
5 12 (0.42%) Paros
5 12 (0.42%) Subversion
5 12 (0.42%) WebScarab
6 8 (0.28%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.25%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.18%) JIRA
8 5 (0.18%) Maven
8 5 (0.18%) Selenium
9 4 (0.14%) Ant
9 4 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.14%) GCC
9 4 (0.14%) JMeter
10 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 406 (14.35%) Finance
2 201 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 104 (3.67%) Retail
4 92 (3.25%) Banking
5 59 (2.08%) Legal
6 56 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 41 (1.45%) Law
7 41 (1.45%) Marketing
8 32 (1.13%) Games
8 32 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 26 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.60%) Advertising
12 14 (0.49%) Billing
13 13 (0.46%) Back Office
14 9 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.25%) Electronics
15 7 (0.25%) Military
15 7 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 971 (34.31%) Network Engineer
2 635 (22.44%) Security Engineer
3 448 (15.83%) Network Security Engineer
4 392 (13.85%) Analyst
5 254 (8.98%) Security Analyst
6 252 (8.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 244 (8.62%) Consultant
8 226 (7.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 192 (6.78%) Security Consultant
10 169 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
11 155 (5.48%) Architect
12 135 (4.77%) Network Consultant
13 128 (4.52%) Network Security Consultant
14 127 (4.49%) Network Analyst
15 120 (4.24%) Senior Security Engineer
15 120 (4.24%) Support Engineer
16 117 (4.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 116 (4.10%) Firewall Engineer
18 106 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 96 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.72%) 802.1X
2 73 (2.58%) Web Services
3 50 (1.77%) .NET
4 27 (0.95%) XML
5 24 (0.85%) HTML
6 23 (0.81%) Middleware
7 21 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
8 18 (0.64%) Regular Expression
8 18 (0.64%) WCF
9 13 (0.46%) CSS
10 12 (0.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 12 (0.42%) GWT
11 9 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (0.32%) SAML
12 8 (0.28%) CSS3
12 8 (0.28%) HTML5
12 8 (0.28%) OAuth2
12 8 (0.28%) OpenID
12 8 (0.28%) REST
13 7 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 573 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 241 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 206 (7.28%) Management Information System
4 141 (4.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 135 (4.77%) Computer Science
6 72 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 57 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 45 (1.59%) PKI
9 43 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
10 37 (1.31%) CESG
11 34 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
12 32 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (1.10%) BYOD
14 28 (0.99%) Clustering
15 27 (0.95%) NHS
16 26 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 23 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.81%) Replication
18 21 (0.74%) e-Health
19 19 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 710 (25.09%) Windows
2 471 (16.64%) Linux
3 238 (8.41%) Windows Server
4 227 (8.02%) Unix
5 103 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (1.55%) CentOS
8 43 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.02%) Android
9 29 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 29 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.02%) Solaris
9 29 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 18 (0.64%) AIX
12 18 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 17 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (20.85%) Information Security
2 451 (15.94%) ITIL
3 381 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
4 343 (12.12%) SIEM
5 335 (11.84%) Network Design
6 284 (10.04%) Security Operations
7 215 (7.60%) Network Management
8 184 (6.50%) Penetration Testing
9 175 (6.18%) Load Balancing
10 172 (6.08%) Kalman Filter
11 171 (6.04%) Risk Management
12 170 (6.01%) Security Architecture
13 169 (5.97%) Vulnerability Management
14 168 (5.94%) Presales
15 156 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 151 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
17 150 (5.30%) Project Management
18 126 (4.45%) Network Architecture
19 125 (4.42%) Security Monitoring
20 123 (4.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (6.33%) SQL
2 131 (4.63%) Python
3 103 (3.64%) Java
4 76 (2.69%) C++
5 75 (2.65%) Perl
6 57 (2.01%) Bash Shell
7 56 (1.98%) C
8 54 (1.91%) PowerShell
8 54 (1.91%) Ruby
9 52 (1.84%) C#
10 28 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 20 (0.71%) 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 1074 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
2 762 (26.93%) CCNP
3 521 (18.41%) CCNA
4 353 (12.47%) CISSP
5 352 (12.44%) Degree
6 216 (7.63%) CCIE
7 189 (6.68%) CCSE
8 186 (6.57%) Security Cleared
9 166 (5.87%) CISM
10 152 (5.37%) CCSA
11 134 (4.73%) SC Cleared
12 110 (3.89%) CCSP
13 109 (3.85%) CEH
14 90 (3.18%) JNCIS
14 90 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 79 (2.79%) GIAC
16 76 (2.69%) CCDP
16 76 (2.69%) DV Cleared
16 76 (2.69%) MCSE
17 74 (2.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (8.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 163 (5.76%) PCI DSS
3 116 (4.10%) SLA
4 35 (1.24%) QA
5 24 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.78%) COBIT
7 18 (0.64%) 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
1 347 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 234 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 61 (2.16%) ProxySG
5 55 (1.94%) vSphere
6 36 (1.27%) Firmware
7 30 (1.06%) Docker
8 28 (0.99%) Snort
8 28 (0.99%) XenApp
9 27 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (0.74%) VMware ESX
11 20 (0.71%) 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
1 163 (5.76%) FortiGate
2 71 (2.51%) SCCM
3 66 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 53 (1.87%) Nessus
5 50 (1.77%) Puppet
6 41 (1.45%) CSIRT
7 37 (1.31%) Nagios
7 37 (1.31%) QRadar
8 34 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 34 (1.20%) SCOM
9 33 (1.17%) Ansible
10 30 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 27 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
12 25 (0.88%) Kibana
13 24 (0.85%) WSUS
14 21 (0.74%) HAProxy
15 19 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 17 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
18 16 (0.57%) logstash
Vendors
1 1402 (49.54%) Cisco
2 778 (27.49%) CheckPoint
3 606 (21.41%) Juniper
4 547 (19.33%) Palo Alto
5 512 (18.09%) Microsoft
6 387 (13.67%) F5
7 329 (11.63%) VMware
8 258 (9.12%) Fortinet
9 189 (6.68%) Citrix
10 148 (5.23%) Blue Coat
11 143 (5.05%) Splunk
12 124 (4.38%) HP
13 107 (3.78%) Riverbed
13 107 (3.78%) SolarWinds
14 106 (3.75%) Aruba
15 94 (3.32%) Intel Security
16 85 (3.00%) Extreme Networks
17 77 (2.72%) Symantec
18 75 (2.65%) Sourcefire
19 65 (2.30%) SonicWALL
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + gym / pension / insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
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: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Dagenham, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Employee benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Salary: £37,256 - 40,483 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago