Network Security Jobs

Network Security
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Network Security skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Network Security over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 213 208 358
Rank change year-on-year -5 +150 -33
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,182 1,429 1,864
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.75% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.36% 10.90% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 902 843 1,099
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,939
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,750 £59,483
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% -2.91% -0.86%
75th Percentile £77,403 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £92,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

Network Security falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,410 13,105 22,727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 16.05% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7,377 7,420 12,407
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £33,213 £36,250 £38,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £51,934 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.61% -1.08% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £70,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security.

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security over the 6 months to 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Top 18 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 6 months to 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +8 1,024 £60,000 +2.13% 122
UK excluding London -9 854 £55,000 +4.76% 112
Work from Home -4 414 £60,000 +0.80% 115
London -10 262 £74,220 +6.03% 33
North of England -27 207 £53,500 +1.90% 20
South East +27 203 £60,000 +9.09% 35
Midlands -5 180 £45,475 -15.00% 20
West Midlands +11 137 £47,500 -17.39% 17
North West -13 118 £55,000 +3.77% 14
South West +12 109 £80,000 +34.40% 13
Yorkshire +15 76 £50,000 -16.00% 5
Scotland -56 72 £60,000 +4.35% 9
East of England -2 57 £50,000 -9.09% 7
East Midlands -52 43 £32,500 -37.50% 3
Wales -23 21 £50,000 +54.56% 13
North East -27 19 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Northern Ireland +15 10 £35,000 -41.67%
Isle of Man - 4 £46,500 -

Network Security
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (4.23%) Microsoft Exchange
2 37 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.34%) Apache
4 4 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.25%) Confluence
6 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.085%) IIS
7 1 (0.085%) nginx
7 1 (0.085%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.085%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.42%) FrameMaker
2 5 (0.42%) RoboHelp
3 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.27%) Ripple
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (0.34%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.25%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.085%) HFM
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.085%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 296 (25.04%) Azure
2 195 (16.50%) AWS
3 128 (10.83%) Microsoft 365
4 67 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
5 50 (4.23%) GCP
6 47 (3.98%) Azure DevOps
7 43 (3.64%) Entra ID
8 40 (3.38%) SaaS
9 24 (2.03%) PaaS
10 21 (1.78%) IaaS
11 19 (1.61%) Power Platform
12 14 (1.18%) Serverless
13 13 (1.10%) iTunes
14 11 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (0.93%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
14 11 (0.93%) Azure Sentinel
14 11 (0.93%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 10 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 435 (36.80%) Firewall
2 210 (17.77%) WAN
3 200 (16.92%) VPN
4 195 (16.50%) LAN
5 120 (10.15%) Wireless
6 116 (9.81%) SD-WAN
7 112 (9.48%) Internet
8 107 (9.05%) WLAN
9 101 (8.54%) DNS
10 97 (8.21%) Wi-Fi
11 78 (6.60%) TCP/IP
12 67 (5.67%) BGP
13 63 (5.33%) DHCP
14 62 (5.25%) OSPF
15 58 (4.91%) VLAN
16 53 (4.48%) SSL
17 48 (4.06%) Intrusion Detection
18 47 (3.98%) MPLS
19 41 (3.47%) Cisco Firepower
20 30 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
2 17 (1.44%) Power BI
3 14 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (0.93%) Data Lake
4 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 11 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.51%) Redis
7 5 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.42%) InfluxDB
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.25%) Flink
10 2 (0.17%) Big Data
10 2 (0.17%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (3.21%) Git
2 16 (1.35%) JIRA
3 15 (1.27%) Artifactory
3 15 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.27%) Visual Studio Code
4 14 (1.18%) Jasmine
4 14 (1.18%) NUnit
4 14 (1.18%) Selenium
5 7 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.51%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.17%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.17%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.085%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.085%) GitLab
8 1 (0.085%) Subversion
General
1 257 (21.74%) Social Skills
2 146 (12.35%) Finance
3 99 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (8.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 62 (5.25%) Telecoms
6 57 (4.82%) Law
7 39 (3.30%) Public Sector
8 36 (3.05%) Retail
9 28 (2.37%) Manufacturing
10 26 (2.20%) Marketing
11 24 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (1.95%) Military
13 20 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
14 19 (1.61%) Aerospace
15 17 (1.44%) Legal
16 16 (1.35%) Financial Institution
17 15 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
18 12 (1.02%) Games
19 11 (0.93%) Multimedia
20 8 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 261 (22.08%) Network Engineer
2 252 (21.32%) Senior
3 133 (11.25%) Security Engineer
4 125 (10.58%) IT Engineer
5 113 (9.56%) Support Engineer
6 107 (9.05%) IT Support
7 94 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
8 93 (7.87%) Architect
9 86 (7.28%) Consultant
9 86 (7.28%) Software Engineer
10 80 (6.77%) IT Support Engineer
11 78 (6.60%) Analyst
12 77 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
13 75 (6.35%) Security Consultant
14 71 (6.01%) Lead
15 60 (5.08%) IT Manager
16 54 (4.57%) Senior Security Engineer
17 53 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 43 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
19 41 (3.47%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (1.61%) .NET
2 19 (1.61%) CSS
2 19 (1.61%) HTML
3 18 (1.52%) RESTful
4 15 (1.27%) .NET Framework
4 15 (1.27%) 802.1X
4 15 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 15 (1.27%) Entity Framework
5 13 (1.10%) .NET Core
6 10 (0.85%) Web Services
7 9 (0.76%) ARM Templates
7 9 (0.76%) SAML
8 8 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (0.59%) DPDK
9 7 (0.59%) HTML5
9 7 (0.59%) OpenID
10 6 (0.51%) EDI
11 5 (0.42%) LDAP
11 5 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 138 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 113 (9.56%) Onboarding
3 100 (8.46%) Driving Licence
4 87 (7.36%) Management Information System
5 54 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (3.64%) Security Posture
7 39 (3.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 32 (2.71%) Cyber Threat
8 32 (2.71%) Security Operations Centre
9 31 (2.62%) Product Ownership
10 30 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 30 (2.54%) Public Cloud
11 24 (2.03%) Cloud Native
11 24 (2.03%) Cyber Defence
12 20 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (1.61%) PKI
14 17 (1.44%) CCTV
15 16 (1.35%) Virtual Team
16 15 (1.27%) Blockchain
16 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 260 (22.00%) Windows
2 188 (15.91%) Linux
3 75 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.30%) Mac OS
5 18 (1.52%) Unix
6 17 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.18%) VMS
9 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (0.93%) Android
11 10 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.59%) Kali Linux
12 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.34%) Rocky
14 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.085%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (28.17%) Cybersecurity
2 308 (26.06%) Problem-Solving
3 221 (18.70%) Computer Science
4 191 (16.16%) ITIL
5 161 (13.62%) Information Security
6 146 (12.35%) Mentoring
7 131 (11.08%) SIEM
7 131 (11.08%) Vulnerability Management
8 124 (10.49%) Agile
9 118 (9.98%) Software Engineering
10 117 (9.90%) Network Management
11 111 (9.39%) DevOps
12 103 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 100 (8.46%) Cloud Security
14 92 (7.78%) Project Management
15 91 (7.70%) Asset Management
16 90 (7.61%) Security Operations
17 79 (6.68%) Analytics
18 71 (6.01%) Security Architecture
19 70 (5.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (11.00%) Python
2 81 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 64 (5.41%) SQL
4 48 (4.06%) C++
5 42 (3.55%) C
6 40 (3.38%) Bash
7 29 (2.45%) Java
8 27 (2.28%) C#
9 26 (2.20%) JavaScript
10 24 (2.03%) Bicep
11 12 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions
11 12 (1.02%) Go
12 11 (0.93%) U-SQL
13 6 (0.51%) Rust
14 5 (0.42%) R
14 5 (0.42%) Scala
14 5 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.34%) Kusto Query Language
16 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 279 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
2 263 (22.25%) Degree
3 221 (18.70%) CCNP
4 173 (14.64%) Security Cleared
5 171 (14.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 160 (13.54%) CCNA
7 139 (11.76%) CISSP
8 138 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 111 (9.39%) MCP
10 87 (7.36%) SC Cleared
11 79 (6.68%) DV Cleared
11 79 (6.68%) MCSE
12 67 (5.67%) LPIC
13 54 (4.57%) CCIE
14 43 (3.64%) CISM
15 36 (3.05%) A+ Certification
15 36 (3.05%) Azure Certification
15 36 (3.05%) DBS Check
16 30 (2.54%) CISA
16 30 (2.54%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (11.51%) NIST
2 72 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (3.05%) GDPR
4 28 (2.37%) SLA
5 27 (2.28%) PCI DSS
6 24 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (1.86%) NIST 800
8 18 (1.52%) GRC
9 17 (1.44%) NCSC
10 10 (0.85%) COBIT
10 10 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.85%) SOC 2
11 6 (0.51%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.25%) GxP
12 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.17%) PMO
13 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.085%) Accessibility
14 1 (0.085%) QA
System Software
1 152 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 49 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.30%) Docker
4 34 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.54%) vSphere
6 15 (1.27%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.42%) Firmware
9 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.085%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.085%) Snort
11 1 (0.085%) XenApp
11 1 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (5.33%) Kubernetes
2 44 (3.72%) Terraform
3 36 (3.05%) FortiGate
4 32 (2.71%) WSUS
5 29 (2.45%) Ansible
6 20 (1.69%) SCCM
7 18 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.93%) CASB
10 10 (0.85%) Grafana
10 10 (0.85%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 9 (0.76%) Nessus
12 7 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 7 (0.59%) MIIS
13 6 (0.51%) CSIRT
13 6 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.51%) QRadar
14 5 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.42%) Suricata
Vendors
1 392 (33.16%) Cisco
2 341 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 111 (9.39%) Palo Alto
4 80 (6.77%) Juniper
5 76 (6.43%) VMware
6 68 (5.75%) CheckPoint
7 67 (5.67%) Fortinet
7 67 (5.67%) SolarWinds
8 54 (4.57%) Meraki
9 47 (3.98%) F5
10 40 (3.38%) Splunk
11 35 (2.96%) Aruba
12 32 (2.71%) Tanium
13 29 (2.45%) Tripwire
14 28 (2.37%) Infoblox
15 22 (1.86%) ServiceNow
16 19 (1.61%) Zscaler
17 18 (1.52%) Blue Coat
18 17 (1.44%) Apple
19 16 (1.35%) HP