The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 214 238 248
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +10
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1498 1167 1294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.41% 1.17% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.72% 6.73% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1161 949 1065
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Network Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19393 17335 21219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.19% 17.34% 19.22%
Number of salaries quoted 15430 14163 17495
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Network Security Salary Trend in England

Network Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in England

Network Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 481 £55,000 +6.28% 52
South East +14 406 £50,000 +5.26% 36
Yorkshire +72 251 £40,000 -5.88% 16
West Midlands +24 109 £40,000 -5.88% 10
East of England +11 84 £45,000 +20.00% 10
South West +12 70 £45,000 +20.00% 13
North West -15 63 £42,500 -3.40% 12
East Midlands -14 31 £37,500 - 4
Midlands +16 2 £50,000 -28.57%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 1501 (54.62%) Firewall
2 1484 (54.00%) Cisco
3 996 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
4 883 (32.13%) CheckPoint
5 823 (29.95%) Windows
6 718 (26.13%) CCNP
7 690 (25.11%) Juniper
8 673 (24.49%) WAN
9 601 (21.87%) LAN
10 591 (21.51%) VPN
11 564 (20.52%) TCP/IP
12 483 (17.58%) Linux
13 451 (16.41%) CCNA
14 450 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
15 432 (15.72%) Finance
16 393 (14.30%) Information Security
16 393 (14.30%) Microsoft
17 374 (13.61%) VMware
18 348 (12.66%) F5
19 342 (12.45%) Active Directory
20 336 (12.23%) DNS
20 336 (12.23%) ITIL
21 331 (12.05%) MPLS
22 330 (12.01%) Degree
23 322 (11.72%) VoIP
24 319 (11.61%) BGP
25 308 (11.21%) OSPF
26 268 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
27 267 (9.72%) Telecoms
28 265 (9.64%) Wireless

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 151 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 115 (4.18%) IIS
3 82 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (2.80%) Apache
5 61 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 53 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 52 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 29 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (0.80%) nginx
12 17 (0.62%) Lync
13 14 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.25%) MQSeries
17 7 (0.25%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.22%) Node.js
18 6 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 197 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 113 (4.11%) MS Office
3 56 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.33%) MS Project
5 6 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.073%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.036%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 13 (0.47%) assyst
2 7 (0.25%) RMDS
3 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.036%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.036%) Magento
3 1 (0.036%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.09%) SaaS
3 29 (1.06%) Office 365
4 22 (0.80%) PaaS
5 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (0.51%) IaaS
7 11 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.18%) Route 53
10 4 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.073%) GitHub
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1501 (54.62%) Firewall
2 673 (24.49%) WAN
3 601 (21.87%) LAN
4 591 (21.51%) VPN
5 564 (20.52%) TCP/IP
6 450 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
7 336 (12.23%) DNS
8 331 (12.05%) MPLS
9 322 (11.72%) VoIP
10 319 (11.61%) BGP
11 308 (11.21%) OSPF
12 265 (9.64%) Wireless
13 230 (8.37%) Internet
14 206 (7.50%) SSL
15 197 (7.17%) IPsec
16 194 (7.06%) DHCP
17 153 (5.57%) SAN
18 150 (5.46%) Cisco Nexus
19 145 (5.28%) Cisco IOS
20 134 (4.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.82%) MySQL
3 40 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 21 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 19 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.44%) Big Data
8 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.36%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.22%) Redis
13 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.15%) CouchDB
14 4 (0.15%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.44%) JIRA
3 11 (0.40%) Maven
4 10 (0.36%) Subversion
4 10 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.22%) WebLOAD
8 5 (0.18%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.18%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.15%) Emacs
9 4 (0.15%) JMeter
10 3 (0.11%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.073%) Mocha
11 2 (0.073%) Hudson
11 2 (0.073%) Grunt
11 2 (0.073%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.073%) RequisitePro
General
1 432 (15.72%) Finance
2 267 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 81 (2.95%) Legal
4 79 (2.87%) Retail
5 66 (2.40%) Banking
6 58 (2.11%) Marketing
7 55 (2.00%) Law
8 23 (0.84%) Games
8 23 (0.84%) German Language
9 19 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.51%) Advertising
10 14 (0.51%) French Language
11 13 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.44%) Back Office
13 11 (0.40%) Local Government
14 10 (0.36%) Billing
14 10 (0.36%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.15%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 772 (28.09%) Network Engineer
2 489 (17.79%) Security Engineer
3 452 (16.45%) Analyst
4 367 (13.36%) Network Security Engineer
5 282 (10.26%) Security Analyst
6 280 (10.19%) Consultant
7 225 (8.19%) Network Analyst
8 177 (6.44%) Architect
9 146 (5.31%) Network Security Analyst
10 139 (5.06%) Security Consultant
11 131 (4.77%) Network Consultant
12 129 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
13 115 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 114 (4.15%) Administrator
15 92 (3.35%) Network Architect
16 89 (3.24%) Security Specialist
17 88 (3.20%) Network Security Consultant
18 83 (3.02%) Support Analyst
19 79 (2.87%) Support Engineer
19 79 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.95%) Web Services
2 36 (1.31%) LAMP
3 35 (1.27%) HTML
4 31 (1.13%) XML
5 25 (0.91%) .NET
6 23 (0.84%) CSS
7 21 (0.76%) Middleware
8 20 (0.73%) REST
9 17 (0.62%) SOAP
10 15 (0.55%) jQuery
11 13 (0.47%) HTML5
12 12 (0.44%) Regular Expression
13 11 (0.40%) J2EE
14 10 (0.36%) Symfony
15 9 (0.33%) JMS
15 9 (0.33%) Laravel
16 8 (0.29%) WCF
17 7 (0.25%) Java EE
17 7 (0.25%) JSON
17 7 (0.25%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 156 (5.68%) Management Information System
2 150 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 118 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (2.66%) Clustering
5 67 (2.44%) PKI
6 66 (2.40%) Replication
7 52 (1.89%) Hedge funds
8 40 (1.46%) SecurID
9 39 (1.42%) CESG
10 38 (1.38%) Open Source
11 31 (1.13%) User Experience
11 31 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 30 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 30 (1.09%) Cryptography
13 29 (1.06%) Smartphone
14 23 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 20 (0.73%) Mainframe
16 19 (0.69%) Thin Client
16 19 (0.69%) Fat Client
17 16 (0.58%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 823 (29.95%) Windows
2 483 (17.58%) Linux
3 228 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 219 (7.97%) UNIX
5 124 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 94 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (2.15%) Solaris
9 53 (1.93%) Windows 8
10 47 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 31 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.06%) CentOS
13 28 (1.02%) Ubuntu
14 27 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 27 (0.98%) Mac OS X
15 24 (0.87%) Android
16 21 (0.76%) Debian
17 13 (0.47%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.44%) OpenBSD
19 8 (0.29%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (14.30%) Information Security
2 336 (12.23%) ITIL
3 211 (7.68%) Network Design
4 198 (7.21%) Load Balancing
5 181 (6.59%) Network Management
6 179 (6.51%) E-Commerce
7 157 (5.71%) Project Management
8 144 (5.24%) Penetration Testing
9 137 (4.99%) Incident Management
9 137 (4.99%) Kalman Filter
10 136 (4.95%) Change Management
11 129 (4.69%) Mentoring
12 121 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
13 106 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
14 105 (3.82%) SIEM
15 95 (3.46%) Network Architecture
15 95 (3.46%) Change Control
16 90 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
17 87 (3.17%) Risk Management
18 82 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 153 (5.57%) SQL
2 132 (4.80%) Perl
3 95 (3.46%) PowerShell
4 83 (3.02%) Python
5 76 (2.77%) PHP
6 73 (2.66%) Java
7 54 (1.97%) C
8 50 (1.82%) C++
8 50 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 39 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.16%) Ruby
11 21 (0.76%) C#
11 21 (0.76%) JavaScript
12 16 (0.58%) Tcl
13 11 (0.40%) VB
14 10 (0.36%) Groovy
15 9 (0.33%) PHP5
15 9 (0.33%) Embedded C
15 9 (0.33%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 996 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
2 718 (26.13%) CCNP
3 451 (16.41%) CCNA
4 330 (12.01%) Degree
5 238 (8.66%) CISSP
6 234 (8.52%) Security Cleared
7 231 (8.41%) CCSE
8 224 (8.15%) CCSA
9 181 (6.59%) CCIE
10 168 (6.11%) SC Cleared
11 164 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 107 (3.89%) CCSP
13 97 (3.53%) MCSE
14 74 (2.69%) CEH
15 71 (2.58%) CISM
15 71 (2.58%) CCDP
16 61 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
17 60 (2.18%) JNCIS
18 57 (2.07%) JNCIA
19 52 (1.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (7.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 169 (6.15%) PCI DSS
3 83 (3.02%) SLA
4 76 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 35 (1.27%) COBIT
6 29 (1.06%) QA
7 19 (0.69%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.36%) GPG13
9 9 (0.33%) JTAG
10 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.073%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.073%) HL7
12 2 (0.073%) DICOM
13 1 (0.036%) BS7799
13 1 (0.036%) COSO
System Software
1 342 (12.45%) Active Directory
2 268 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.40%) vSphere
4 49 (1.78%) Snort
5 47 (1.71%) ProxySG
6 40 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (1.42%) XenApp
8 35 (1.27%) VMware ESX
9 31 (1.13%) Hyper-V
10 29 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 24 (0.87%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.73%) KVM
13 16 (0.58%) Varnish
13 16 (0.58%) NFS
14 15 (0.55%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.55%) XenServer
15 14 (0.51%) vCloud
16 13 (0.47%) Postfix
17 12 (0.44%) Samba
18 11 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 57 (2.07%) SCCM
2 45 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 39 (1.42%) Nagios
4 38 (1.38%) FortiGate
5 36 (1.31%) Backup Exec
6 29 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
7 26 (0.95%) Nessus
8 23 (0.84%) Cacti
9 21 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
9 21 (0.76%) OpenView
10 19 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.62%) ARCserve
11 17 (0.62%) Puppet
12 16 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
13 15 (0.55%) logstash
14 12 (0.44%) HAProxy
15 11 (0.40%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.40%) SCOM
16 10 (0.36%) ZABBIX
17 9 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1484 (54.00%) Cisco
2 883 (32.13%) CheckPoint
3 690 (25.11%) Juniper
4 393 (14.30%) Microsoft
5 374 (13.61%) VMware
6 348 (12.66%) F5
7 258 (9.39%) Blue Coat
8 204 (7.42%) Citrix
9 110 (4.00%) HP
10 109 (3.97%) McAfee
11 107 (3.89%) Websense
12 102 (3.71%) Fortinet
13 85 (3.09%) SolarWinds
14 82 (2.98%) Symantec
15 77 (2.80%) Oracle
15 77 (2.80%) Riverbed
16 73 (2.66%) Sourcefire
17 70 (2.55%) Splunk
18 63 (2.29%) Nokia
19 62 (2.26%) Aruba
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