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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 221 221
Rank change year-on-year -19 0  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1228 1618 1648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.56% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.83% 9.11% 8.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1251 1266
Median salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 13903 17765 20281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.92% 17.17% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11295 14732 16079
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -23 1162 £50,000 -4.76% 139
London -11 498 £56,250 -2.17% 68
South East -10 284 £45,000 -10.00% 28
City of London -1 96 £50,000 -9.09% 20
North West -16 93 £45,000 -5.26% 11
West Midlands +26 86 £40,000 - 7
East of England -26 85 £44,000 -7.36% 10
Berkshire -1 81 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Hampshire +1 62 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Manchester -29 52 £48,500 -11.81% 7
South West -11 51 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Kent +48 45 £41,500 -2.35% 1
Reading +8 45 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire -30 42 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Surrey +14 37 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire -3 31 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Scotland +7 30 £57,250 +14.50% 2
West Yorkshire -11 27 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Edinburgh +4 22 £60,000 +17.07% 1
Warwickshire +32 21 £40,000 - 2
East Sussex +4 21 £40,000 +14.28%
Birmingham -1 21 £36,250 -9.37% 2
Brighton +17 20 £40,000 +14.28%
Southampton -6 20 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -16 18 £44,000 +10.00% 2
Bristol 0 17 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Cambridge -13 17 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Bedfordshire +12 16 £46,000 -16.36% 1
Maidstone +1 16 £40,000 -5.88%
Cheshire -2 16 £45,000 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1684 (61.66%) Firewall
2 1331 (48.74%) Cisco
3 995 (36.43%) Cisco Certification
4 730 (26.73%) Windows
5 726 (26.58%) CheckPoint
6 706 (25.85%) CCNP
7 642 (23.51%) WAN
8 589 (21.57%) LAN
8 589 (21.57%) Juniper
9 583 (21.35%) VPN
10 548 (20.07%) Information Security
11 541 (19.81%) Microsoft
12 537 (19.66%) Palo Alto
13 517 (18.93%) Data Centre
14 484 (17.72%) CCNA
15 483 (17.69%) Cisco ASA
16 474 (17.36%) ITIL
16 474 (17.36%) Linux
17 446 (16.33%) TCP/IP
18 444 (16.26%) DNS
19 416 (15.23%) OSPF
20 404 (14.79%) BGP
21 403 (14.76%) Finance
22 394 (14.43%) F5
23 391 (14.32%) Wireless
24 380 (13.91%) Cybersecurity
25 373 (13.66%) Active Directory
26 343 (12.56%) MPLS
26 343 (12.56%) CISSP
27 340 (12.45%) SIEM

Network Security
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 95 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 70 (2.56%) Apache
3 50 (1.83%) IIS
4 46 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 35 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 30 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 25 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (0.73%) Skype for Business
11 19 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.48%) JBoss
13 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.37%) CMS
15 8 (0.29%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.22%) nginx
17 5 (0.18%) Apache Spark
17 5 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.15%) WebSphere
19 3 (0.11%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 104 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 57 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 49 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.073%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.037%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.11%) Workfront
4 1 (0.037%) Eikon
4 1 (0.037%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.037%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 153 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (3.52%) Office 365
4 79 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (1.76%) SaaS
6 39 (1.43%) IaaS
7 28 (1.03%) PaaS
8 24 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 22 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
10 19 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.18%) iPaaS
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.15%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
16 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1684 (61.66%) Firewall
2 642 (23.51%) WAN
3 589 (21.57%) LAN
4 583 (21.35%) VPN
5 483 (17.69%) Cisco ASA
6 446 (16.33%) TCP/IP
7 444 (16.26%) DNS
8 416 (15.23%) OSPF
9 404 (14.79%) BGP
10 391 (14.32%) Wireless
11 343 (12.56%) MPLS
12 266 (9.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 238 (8.71%) DHCP
14 214 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 203 (7.43%) VLAN
16 195 (7.14%) Internet
17 185 (6.77%) VoIP
18 182 (6.66%) Cisco IOS
19 169 (6.19%) IPsec
20 142 (5.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.45%) MySQL
3 53 (1.94%) Big Data
4 36 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.62%) DTS
7 17 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
12 10 (0.37%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.22%) DB2
17 5 (0.18%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 34 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 27 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 24 (0.88%) Vagrant
4 19 (0.70%) Burp Suite
4 19 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (0.59%) Subversion
6 15 (0.55%) AppScan
6 15 (0.55%) Metasploit
6 15 (0.55%) Paros
6 15 (0.55%) WebScarab
7 11 (0.40%) WinDbg
8 8 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.29%) JIRA
8 8 (0.29%) Xcode
9 6 (0.22%) Selenium
10 5 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.18%) JMeter
10 5 (0.18%) Maven
10 5 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 403 (14.76%) Finance
2 186 (6.81%) Telecoms
3 90 (3.30%) Banking
4 84 (3.08%) Retail
5 62 (2.27%) Legal
6 50 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 39 (1.43%) Law
8 38 (1.39%) Marketing
9 28 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.73%) Games
10 20 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.66%) Back Office
12 17 (0.62%) Billing
13 16 (0.59%) Advertising
14 9 (0.33%) Electronics
14 9 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.26%) Online Betting
16 6 (0.22%) Publishing
17 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 900 (32.95%) Network Engineer
2 623 (22.81%) Security Engineer
3 432 (15.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 403 (14.76%) Analyst
5 267 (9.78%) Security Analyst
6 236 (8.64%) Consultant
7 233 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
8 209 (7.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 179 (6.55%) Security Consultant
10 148 (5.42%) Senior Network Engineer
11 136 (4.98%) Architect
12 121 (4.43%) Network Analyst
12 121 (4.43%) Senior Security Engineer
13 110 (4.03%) Network Consultant
14 107 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 105 (3.84%) Network Security Consultant
16 102 (3.73%) Administrator
16 102 (3.73%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 102 (3.73%) Support Engineer
17 92 (3.37%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.04%) Web Services
2 71 (2.60%) 802.1X
3 57 (2.09%) .NET
4 32 (1.17%) XML
5 26 (0.95%) HTML
6 20 (0.73%) WCF
7 17 (0.62%) CSS
8 15 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
8 15 (0.55%) Middleware
9 13 (0.48%) Regular Expression
10 10 (0.37%) J2EE
11 9 (0.33%) CSS3
11 9 (0.33%) HTML5
11 9 (0.33%) JSON
11 9 (0.33%) REST
12 8 (0.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 8 (0.29%) GWT
13 6 (0.22%) D3.js
14 5 (0.18%) jQuery
14 5 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 517 (18.93%) Data Centre
2 246 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 194 (7.10%) Management Information System
4 138 (5.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 114 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 56 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 43 (1.57%) PKI
9 34 (1.24%) Cyber Attack
10 33 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 32 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
12 31 (1.14%) Clustering
13 29 (1.06%) CESG
14 25 (0.92%) Replication
15 24 (0.88%) BYOD
16 21 (0.77%) NHS
17 20 (0.73%) Public Cloud
18 19 (0.70%) Mobile App
18 19 (0.70%) Virtual Team
19 18 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 730 (26.73%) Windows
2 474 (17.36%) Linux
3 284 (10.40%) Windows Server
4 226 (8.28%) Unix
5 124 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 122 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 44 (1.61%) CentOS
9 38 (1.39%) Ubuntu
10 33 (1.21%) Windows 10
10 33 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (1.14%) Android
12 28 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 25 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (0.92%) Solaris
14 22 (0.81%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.73%) AIX
15 20 (0.73%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.70%) Debian
17 14 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (20.07%) Information Security
2 474 (17.36%) ITIL
3 380 (13.91%) Cybersecurity
4 340 (12.45%) SIEM
5 310 (11.35%) Network Design
6 284 (10.40%) Security Operations
7 200 (7.32%) Network Management
8 182 (6.66%) Penetration Testing
9 180 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
10 175 (6.41%) Risk Management
11 162 (5.93%) Kalman Filter
12 159 (5.82%) Security Architecture
13 157 (5.75%) Load Balancing
14 148 (5.42%) Presales
15 143 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 136 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
17 135 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
17 135 (4.94%) Project Management
18 128 (4.69%) Mentoring
19 127 (4.65%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (6.77%) SQL
2 127 (4.65%) Python
3 98 (3.59%) Java
4 88 (3.22%) PowerShell
5 72 (2.64%) Perl
6 58 (2.12%) C++
7 54 (1.98%) C
8 50 (1.83%) C#
9 46 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 46 (1.68%) Ruby
10 26 (0.95%) JavaScript
11 21 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 20 (0.73%) PHP
13 17 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.51%) VBScript
15 8 (0.29%) Embedded C
15 8 (0.29%) Embedded C++
15 8 (0.29%) Groovy
15 8 (0.29%) VB
16 4 (0.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 995 (36.43%) Cisco Certification
2 706 (25.85%) CCNP
3 484 (17.72%) CCNA
4 343 (12.56%) CISSP
5 314 (11.50%) Degree
6 201 (7.36%) CCIE
7 177 (6.48%) CCSE
8 170 (6.22%) Security Cleared
9 157 (5.75%) CISM
10 129 (4.72%) CCSA
11 117 (4.28%) SC Cleared
12 110 (4.03%) CCSP
13 109 (3.99%) CEH
14 106 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 92 (3.37%) JNCIS
16 89 (3.26%) GIAC
17 86 (3.15%) MCSE
18 81 (2.97%) SANS
19 75 (2.75%) GCIH
20 68 (2.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (8.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (5.27%) PCI DSS
3 118 (4.32%) SLA
4 32 (1.17%) QA
5 29 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (1.03%) COBIT
7 21 (0.77%) ISO27002
8 17 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (0.51%) GDPR
10 13 (0.48%) PMO
11 12 (0.44%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.29%) JTAG
13 7 (0.26%) MISRA
13 7 (0.26%) SSAE 16
14 6 (0.22%) BS25999
14 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.15%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.15%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 373 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 248 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 73 (2.67%) ProxySG
5 59 (2.16%) vSphere
6 35 (1.28%) Docker
6 35 (1.28%) Snort
7 30 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (1.10%) XenApp
8 25 (0.92%) Firmware
9 24 (0.88%) VMware ESX
10 21 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.55%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.37%) KVM
12 10 (0.37%) Shibboleth
13 9 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.29%) NFS
14 8 (0.29%) Xen
14 8 (0.29%) XenServer
15 7 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 149 (5.46%) FortiGate
2 74 (2.71%) SCCM
3 59 (2.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 59 (2.16%) Nessus
4 58 (2.12%) Puppet
5 39 (1.43%) CSIRT
6 34 (1.24%) Ansible
6 34 (1.24%) Nagios
7 33 (1.21%) SCOM
8 29 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 28 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (0.88%) WSUS
11 23 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
11 23 (0.84%) QRadar
12 21 (0.77%) EnCase
12 21 (0.77%) Kibana
13 20 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (0.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1331 (48.74%) Cisco
2 726 (26.58%) CheckPoint
3 589 (21.57%) Juniper
4 541 (19.81%) Microsoft
5 537 (19.66%) Palo Alto
6 394 (14.43%) F5
7 334 (12.23%) VMware
8 247 (9.04%) Fortinet
9 193 (7.07%) Citrix
10 174 (6.37%) Blue Coat
11 141 (5.16%) HP
12 132 (4.83%) Splunk
13 121 (4.43%) Riverbed
14 107 (3.92%) SolarWinds
15 96 (3.52%) Aruba
16 93 (3.41%) Intel Security
17 77 (2.82%) Extreme Networks
17 77 (2.82%) Sourcefire
18 74 (2.71%) SonicWALL
19 71 (2.60%) Symantec
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £38000 per annum + benefits + certified training
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £45,500 per annum Company pension,Travel expenses,Laptop/Mobile,Free w
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Car Allowance, Pension, Career Progression
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North East
Reed Technology
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 7.5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + 5.4K Car + Fuel Card + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + 5.4K Car + Fuel Card + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + 5.4K Car + Fuel Card + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + 5.4K Car + Fuel Card + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday