Period
to 22 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 267 237
Rank change year-on-year +12 -30 -45
Contract jobs citing Network Security 890 922 927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.00% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.50% 7.43% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 606 615
England median daily rate £463 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -2.63% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 6 14
England median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.33% +4.78% -10.92%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.65 £45.98 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.33% +2.08% -40.00%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,475 12,411 11,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.59% 13.48% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,508 7,687 7,190
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £208 £205 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +2.55% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 674 656
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.57% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.09 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.88% -18.00%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the England region over the 6 months to 22 May 2019. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 356 £500 +5.26% 39
South East +3 227 £440 -2.22% 43
North of England +36 127 £469 +4.17% 27
South West -30 70 £430 -9.47% 4
East of England +25 55 £450 +2.27% 17
Midlands +3 55 £375 -21.05% 23
North West +7 52 £498 +10.56% 11
Yorkshire +19 49 £455 +9.64% 11
East Midlands +34 29 £315 -37.00% 6
North East +26 26 £313 -50.00% 5
West Midlands -18 26 £475 - 16
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 487 (54.72%) Firewall
2 430 (48.31%) Cisco
3 291 (32.70%) Cisco Certification
4 229 (25.73%) WAN
5 211 (23.71%) CCNP
5 211 (23.71%) CheckPoint
6 188 (21.12%) LAN
7 171 (19.21%) VPN
8 157 (17.64%) F5
9 156 (17.53%) Security Cleared
10 153 (17.19%) Finance
11 140 (15.73%) Data Centre
12 137 (15.39%) Palo Alto
12 137 (15.39%) CCNA
13 136 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 136 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
14 124 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
15 121 (13.60%) Linux
16 120 (13.48%) Cisco Nexus
16 120 (13.48%) Cybersecurity
17 118 (13.26%) ITIL
18 111 (12.47%) DNS
19 110 (12.36%) Juniper
19 110 (12.36%) Windows
20 106 (11.91%) SC Cleared
21 105 (11.80%) Microsoft
22 101 (11.35%) Wireless
22 101 (11.35%) Information Security
23 95 (10.67%) Load Balancing
23 95 (10.67%) Telecoms

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 30 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.01%) IIS
4 8 (0.90%) IBM Domino
5 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.45%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.34%) Confluence
8 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 15 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.34%) Windchill
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 136 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
1 136 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (4.27%) Office 365
3 36 (4.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 31 (3.48%) IaaS
5 27 (3.03%) PaaS
6 25 (2.81%) Datadog
7 17 (1.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 17 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.80%) SaaS
9 14 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
9 14 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.90%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.79%) G Suite
13 5 (0.56%) Serverless
14 4 (0.45%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.45%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 487 (54.72%) Firewall
2 229 (25.73%) WAN
3 188 (21.12%) LAN
4 171 (19.21%) VPN
5 124 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
6 120 (13.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 111 (12.47%) DNS
8 101 (11.35%) Wireless
9 93 (10.45%) BGP
10 91 (10.22%) TCP/IP
11 85 (9.55%) OSPF
12 82 (9.21%) MPLS
13 66 (7.42%) VLAN
14 58 (6.52%) DHCP
15 54 (6.07%) VoIP
16 50 (5.62%) Internet
17 47 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (5.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 44 (4.94%) SSL
20 42 (4.72%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
3 14 (1.57%) Amazon Aurora
4 9 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (0.90%) Power BI
6 7 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.56%) Big Data
9 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.22%) GIS
10 2 (0.22%) NonStop SQL
10 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (4.27%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (1.35%) JIRA
5 6 (0.67%) GitLab
6 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.45%) CircleCI
7 4 (0.45%) Maven
7 4 (0.45%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.22%) Hudson
9 2 (0.22%) MSI
9 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 153 (17.19%) Finance
2 95 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.38%) Banking
4 30 (3.37%) Retail
5 20 (2.25%) Legal
6 12 (1.35%) Law
7 9 (1.01%) Electronics
7 9 (1.01%) German Language
8 8 (0.90%) Advertising
8 8 (0.90%) Marketing
9 7 (0.79%) Billing
9 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.67%) French Language
11 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.45%) Military
11 4 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.34%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 295 (33.15%) Network Engineer
2 205 (23.03%) Security Engineer
3 155 (17.42%) Network Security Engineer
4 135 (15.17%) Architect
5 82 (9.21%) Security Architect
6 62 (6.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 62 (6.97%) Network Architect
7 58 (6.52%) Consultant
8 56 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 52 (5.84%) Analyst
10 46 (5.17%) Network Security Architect
11 44 (4.94%) Security Consultant
12 41 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 35 (3.93%) Firewall Engineer
13 35 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
15 30 (3.37%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 29 (3.26%) Security Manager
17 27 (3.03%) Design Engineer
18 26 (2.92%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.04%) Web Services
2 22 (2.47%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.57%) JSON
4 13 (1.46%) LDAP
4 13 (1.46%) Regular Expression
5 12 (1.35%) .NET
6 9 (1.01%) HTML
6 9 (1.01%) Middleware
7 8 (0.90%) jQuery
8 7 (0.79%) CSS
9 6 (0.67%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (0.67%) CSS3
9 6 (0.67%) SOAP
10 4 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.45%) YAML
11 3 (0.34%) Spring
11 3 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.16%) PKI
4 34 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 28 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.35%) CESG
9 12 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.90%) Clustering
10 8 (0.90%) Fibre Optics
11 7 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (0.79%) Replication
11 7 (0.79%) SCADA
12 6 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (0.56%) CMDB
13 5 (0.56%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.60%) Linux
2 110 (12.36%) Windows
3 60 (6.74%) Windows Server
4 42 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.13%) Unix
6 19 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.79%) Solaris
10 6 (0.67%) CentOS
11 5 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.56%) VMS
11 5 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.22%) Android
12 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (13.48%) Cybersecurity
2 118 (13.26%) ITIL
3 101 (11.35%) Information Security
4 95 (10.67%) Load Balancing
5 82 (9.21%) Network Design
6 78 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (8.31%) Security Architecture
8 71 (7.98%) DevOps
9 68 (7.64%) Network Management
10 67 (7.53%) SIEM
11 63 (7.08%) Migration
12 55 (6.18%) Network Architecture
13 52 (5.84%) Security Operations
14 51 (5.73%) Project Management
15 47 (5.28%) Vulnerability Management
16 46 (5.17%) Incident Management
16 46 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 45 (5.06%) Security Management
18 44 (4.94%) Cryptography
19 42 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 41 (4.61%) PowerShell
1 41 (4.61%) Python
2 27 (3.03%) SQL
3 12 (1.35%) C#
4 11 (1.24%) Java
4 11 (1.24%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.24%) Perl
5 10 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.67%) C
6 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.45%) C++
7 4 (0.45%) PHP
8 3 (0.34%) Apple Swift
8 3 (0.34%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.22%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.11%) Lisp
10 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 291 (32.70%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (23.71%) CCNP
3 156 (17.53%) Security Cleared
4 137 (15.39%) CCNA
5 106 (11.91%) SC Cleared
6 70 (7.87%) CISSP
7 67 (7.53%) CCIE
7 67 (7.53%) Degree
8 41 (4.61%) CCSA
9 39 (4.38%) DV Cleared
10 38 (4.27%) CISM
11 36 (4.04%) CCSE
12 29 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (2.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 25 (2.81%) MCSE
13 25 (2.81%) RHCE
14 22 (2.47%) CCDP
15 21 (2.36%) Check Point Certification
16 18 (2.02%) CISA
17 14 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (4.16%) GDPR
3 22 (2.47%) SLA
4 14 (1.57%) PMO
5 12 (1.35%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.24%) HIPAA
7 10 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.90%) QA
8 8 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.67%) COBIT
10 5 (0.56%) FedRAMP
11 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 81 (9.10%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.91%) ProxySG
5 16 (1.80%) Docker
6 13 (1.46%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.35%) vSphere
8 10 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.01%) XenApp
10 6 (0.67%) Samba
10 6 (0.67%) Snort
10 6 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.56%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.56%) Firmware
12 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (6.07%) Ansible
2 34 (3.82%) Puppet
3 28 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.81%) Terraform
5 23 (2.58%) SCCM
6 18 (2.02%) FortiGate
7 15 (1.69%) Nessus
8 12 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 12 (1.35%) SCOM
9 11 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.67%) QRadar
12 6 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
12 6 (0.67%) vMotion
13 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.56%) TrustSec
13 5 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 430 (48.31%) Cisco
2 211 (23.71%) CheckPoint
3 157 (17.64%) F5
4 137 (15.39%) Palo Alto
5 110 (12.36%) Juniper
6 105 (11.80%) Microsoft
7 72 (8.09%) VMware
8 50 (5.62%) Blue Coat
9 43 (4.83%) Citrix
10 41 (4.61%) Riverbed
11 40 (4.49%) Red Hat
12 37 (4.16%) Splunk
13 34 (3.82%) Fortinet
13 34 (3.82%) Qualys
14 33 (3.71%) SolarWinds
15 30 (3.37%) Dell
16 27 (3.03%) Meraki
17 23 (2.58%) HP
18 22 (2.47%) Oracle
19 20 (2.25%) McAfee