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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 223 219 239
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1394 1434 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.37% 1.35% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 7.39% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1147 1112 981
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +2.35%
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
17115 19406 17580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.80% 18.23% 17.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14312 15461 14271
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +46 555 £57,500 +4.54% 79
South East -23 360 £47,500 +4.97% 45
Yorkshire -38 142 £40,000 - 12
North West +19 74 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands -28 72 £60,750 +42.94% 21
East of England -24 70 £50,000 +11.11% 12
South West +2 66 £47,500 +11.76% 12
East Midlands +11 46 £48,750 +21.87% 3
North East - 10 £30,250 - 2
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1598 (57.81%) Firewall
2 1436 (51.95%) Cisco
3 1053 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
4 804 (29.09%) Windows
5 778 (28.15%) CheckPoint
6 731 (26.45%) CCNP
7 721 (26.09%) WAN
8 677 (24.49%) LAN
9 569 (20.59%) Finance
10 546 (19.75%) Linux
11 521 (18.85%) VPN
12 516 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
13 510 (18.45%) CCNA
14 509 (18.42%) TCP/IP
15 497 (17.98%) Data Centre
16 476 (17.22%) Microsoft
17 464 (16.79%) Information Security
18 445 (16.10%) Juniper
19 421 (15.23%) Degree
20 418 (15.12%) F5
21 406 (14.69%) DNS
22 390 (14.11%) ITIL
23 376 (13.60%) VMware
24 374 (13.53%) BGP
25 359 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
26 352 (12.74%) Active Directory
27 343 (12.41%) CISSP
28 328 (11.87%) OSPF
29 292 (10.56%) Load Balancing
30 285 (10.31%) Wireless

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 166 (6.01%) MS Exchange
2 100 (3.62%) IIS
3 90 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (2.53%) Apache
5 47 (1.70%) SharePoint
6 37 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 34 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (1.19%) nginx
9 31 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 25 (0.90%) Confluence
11 23 (0.83%) Lync
12 22 (0.80%) MediaWiki
12 22 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.40%) JBoss
15 11 (0.40%) Jetty
16 9 (0.33%) GlassFish
17 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 217 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 81 (2.93%) MS Office
3 51 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.036%) MS Project
5 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.036%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.036%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.22%) Summit
3 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.072%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 113 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (2.17%) Office 365
4 51 (1.85%) SaaS
5 36 (1.30%) IaaS
6 34 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.01%) PaaS
8 20 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.54%) Mimecast
10 14 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (0.47%) Route 53
12 10 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.072%) Yammer
14 2 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.072%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.072%) IBM PureFlex
15 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1598 (57.81%) Firewall
2 721 (26.09%) WAN
3 677 (24.49%) LAN
4 521 (18.85%) VPN
5 516 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
6 509 (18.42%) TCP/IP
7 406 (14.69%) DNS
8 374 (13.53%) BGP
9 359 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 328 (11.87%) OSPF
11 285 (10.31%) Wireless
12 250 (9.04%) VoIP
13 236 (8.54%) DHCP
14 218 (7.89%) MPLS
15 217 (7.85%) Internet
16 188 (6.80%) SSL
17 181 (6.55%) EIGRP
18 172 (6.22%) IPsec
19 161 (5.82%) SAN
20 145 (5.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.23%) MySQL
3 49 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 36 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (1.01%) Big Data
6 18 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 18 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 17 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (0.58%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.25%) DB2
12 6 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.22%) Redis
13 5 (0.18%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.14%) SSDT
15 3 (0.11%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 60 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 50 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.59%) JIRA
4 39 (1.41%) Metasploit
5 36 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 33 (1.19%) SpecFlow
7 30 (1.09%) Subversion
8 29 (1.05%) Hudson
9 26 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (0.90%) Selenium
11 20 (0.72%) Moq
12 13 (0.47%) NUnit
13 9 (0.33%) Grunt
13 9 (0.33%) Bower
13 9 (0.33%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.33%) gulp
14 8 (0.29%) Maven
15 7 (0.25%) Liquibase
15 7 (0.25%) Flyway
16 4 (0.14%) MSBuild
General
1 569 (20.59%) Finance
2 267 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 162 (5.86%) Banking
4 82 (2.97%) Retail
5 56 (2.03%) Law
5 56 (2.03%) Financial Institution
6 49 (1.77%) Advertising
7 46 (1.66%) Marketing
8 45 (1.63%) Legal
9 26 (0.94%) Games
10 19 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.54%) Back Office
13 13 (0.47%) Multimedia
14 11 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 9 (0.33%) Electronics
17 8 (0.29%) Billing
18 5 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 843 (30.50%) Network Engineer
2 509 (18.42%) Security Engineer
3 385 (13.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 312 (11.29%) Analyst
5 303 (10.96%) Consultant
6 214 (7.74%) Architect
7 184 (6.66%) Security Consultant
8 165 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
9 162 (5.86%) Security Analyst
10 127 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 126 (4.56%) Network Consultant
12 121 (4.38%) Administrator
13 113 (4.09%) Security Specialist
14 94 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
15 90 (3.26%) Network Analyst
16 88 (3.18%) Network Security Consultant
17 86 (3.11%) Network Architect
18 84 (3.04%) Security Architect
19 78 (2.82%) Support Engineer
20 77 (2.79%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (4.81%) Web Services
2 121 (4.38%) .NET
3 68 (2.46%) WCF
4 60 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 52 (1.88%) HTML
6 51 (1.85%) COM
7 47 (1.70%) REST
8 39 (1.41%) XML
9 38 (1.37%) WPF
9 38 (1.37%) HTML5
10 33 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (1.16%) SOAP
12 29 (1.05%) CSS
13 26 (0.94%) Middleware
13 26 (0.94%) LAMP
14 23 (0.83%) 802.1X
15 22 (0.80%) RESTful
15 22 (0.80%) J2EE
15 22 (0.80%) STL
16 21 (0.76%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 497 (17.98%) Data Centre
2 246 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 140 (5.07%) Computer Science
5 81 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 64 (2.32%) PKI
7 59 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 49 (1.77%) Cryptography
9 46 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.63%) BYOD
11 42 (1.52%) Visualisation
12 39 (1.41%) CESG
13 33 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 32 (1.16%) Replication
15 31 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.05%) Clustering
17 27 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
17 27 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
18 25 (0.90%) Blackberry
18 25 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 804 (29.09%) Windows
2 546 (19.75%) Linux
3 239 (8.65%) UNIX
4 142 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (2.28%) CentOS
8 51 (1.85%) Solaris
9 50 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 48 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 37 (1.34%) Debian
12 29 (1.05%) Android
13 26 (0.94%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.51%) AIX
18 13 (0.47%) HPUX
19 11 (0.40%) Windows 2000
20 7 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (16.79%) Information Security
2 390 (14.11%) ITIL
3 292 (10.56%) Load Balancing
4 223 (8.07%) SIEM
5 201 (7.27%) Project Management
5 201 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
6 187 (6.77%) Network Design
7 182 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
8 178 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 176 (6.37%) Cyber Security
10 166 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
11 137 (4.96%) E-Commerce
12 133 (4.81%) Mentoring
13 132 (4.78%) Security Architecture
14 128 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
15 125 (4.52%) Network Management
16 121 (4.38%) Service Delivery
17 106 (3.84%) Risk Management
18 100 (3.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 96 (3.47%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (8.36%) SQL
2 156 (5.64%) Perl
3 127 (4.59%) PHP
3 127 (4.59%) Java
4 121 (4.38%) C++
5 117 (4.23%) Python
6 114 (4.12%) C#
7 85 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 67 (2.42%) C
9 56 (2.03%) Bash Shell
10 55 (1.99%) Ruby
11 36 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 35 (1.27%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.69%) Groovy
14 18 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.47%) VB
16 6 (0.22%) SPARQL
17 4 (0.14%) Scala
17 4 (0.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1053 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 731 (26.45%) CCNP
3 510 (18.45%) CCNA
4 421 (15.23%) Degree
5 343 (12.41%) CISSP
6 279 (10.09%) CCIE
7 199 (7.20%) Security Cleared
8 179 (6.48%) CCSA
9 152 (5.50%) CCSE
10 127 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 125 (4.52%) CCDP
12 106 (3.84%) CISM
13 105 (3.80%) SC Cleared
14 92 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
15 84 (3.04%) MCSE
16 77 (2.79%) CISA
17 74 (2.68%) CEH
18 44 (1.59%) CCSP
19 42 (1.52%) MCP
20 40 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (7.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 96 (3.47%) SLA
4 37 (1.34%) QA
5 32 (1.16%) COBIT
6 27 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.54%) FISMA
8 9 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.036%) BS25999
12 1 (0.036%) BS7799
12 1 (0.036%) GPG13
System Software
1 352 (12.74%) Active Directory
2 261 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (4.27%) vSphere
4 105 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.41%) XenServer
6 30 (1.09%) Samba
7 29 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 23 (0.83%) Postfix
8 23 (0.83%) Xen
8 23 (0.83%) iptables
9 21 (0.76%) KVM
10 20 (0.72%) Docker
10 20 (0.72%) XenApp
10 20 (0.72%) ProxySG
11 18 (0.65%) Snort
12 17 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.40%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.33%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.33%) Firmware
15 7 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 82 (2.97%) FortiGate
2 74 (2.68%) Puppet
3 62 (2.24%) Nessus
4 44 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 40 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
7 33 (1.19%) Backup Exec
8 32 (1.16%) WMI
9 31 (1.12%) Nagios
9 31 (1.12%) ZABBIX
10 29 (1.05%) SCCM
11 27 (0.98%) Nmap
12 23 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
13 22 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
14 20 (0.72%) Salt
15 19 (0.69%) Ansible
15 19 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
16 18 (0.65%) Cacti
16 18 (0.65%) Vagrant
17 15 (0.54%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 1436 (51.95%) Cisco
2 778 (28.15%) CheckPoint
3 476 (17.22%) Microsoft
4 445 (16.10%) Juniper
5 418 (15.12%) F5
6 376 (13.60%) VMware
7 236 (8.54%) HP
8 222 (8.03%) Citrix
9 134 (4.85%) Fortinet
10 133 (4.81%) McAfee
11 117 (4.23%) Blue Coat
12 86 (3.11%) SolarWinds
13 68 (2.46%) Splunk
14 65 (2.35%) Oracle
15 58 (2.10%) Red Hat
16 56 (2.03%) ArcSight
17 44 (1.59%) Sourcefire
18 43 (1.56%) Websense
18 43 (1.56%) NetApp
19 41 (1.48%) Dell
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Greater Manchester
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City, London
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