Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 119 140
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21 -32
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 121 147 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.30% 2.43% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.72% 14.44% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 117 148 86
Berkshire median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +30.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £46,000 £37,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £95,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 822 1,018 1,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.61% 16.80% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 563 746 943
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,800
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -5.56%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Berkshire

Network Security
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 40 £60,000 -22.58% 7
Slough +43 16 £66,250 +10.42% 5
Maidenhead +31 10 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Thatcham - 7 £38,000 - 2
Bracknell -30 4 £67,500 +14.89% 5
Network Security
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 58 (47.93%) Firewall
2 54 (44.63%) Cisco
3 50 (41.32%) Information Security
4 47 (38.84%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (35.54%) VPN
6 38 (31.40%) SIEM
7 36 (29.75%) LAN
8 31 (25.62%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (25.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (23.97%) WAN
9 29 (23.97%) Management Information System
10 26 (21.49%) CISSP
10 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
10 26 (21.49%) Azure
11 25 (20.66%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
12 24 (19.83%) CCNP
12 24 (19.83%) Change Management
12 24 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (19.01%) Palo Alto
13 23 (19.01%) AWS
14 21 (17.36%) CheckPoint
15 20 (16.53%) DNS
15 20 (16.53%) SSL
15 20 (16.53%) Linux
15 20 (16.53%) Validation
16 19 (15.70%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
16 19 (15.70%) CCSP
16 19 (15.70%) Software Audit

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (1.65%) Apache
1 2 (1.65%) Confluence
1 2 (1.65%) nginx
1 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.49%) Azure
2 23 (19.01%) AWS
3 17 (14.05%) SaaS
4 5 (4.13%) GCP
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.65%) Route 53
5 2 (1.65%) Serverless
5 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Akamai
6 1 (0.83%) Apigee
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (47.93%) Firewall
2 43 (35.54%) VPN
3 36 (29.75%) LAN
4 29 (23.97%) WAN
5 20 (16.53%) DNS
5 20 (16.53%) SSL
6 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
7 15 (12.40%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (12.40%) DHCP
8 13 (10.74%) WLAN
9 9 (7.44%) Wireless
10 8 (6.61%) SSH
11 5 (4.13%) Cisco Firepower
11 5 (4.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (4.13%) MPLS
11 5 (4.13%) OSPF
12 4 (3.31%) BGP
12 4 (3.31%) DMVPN
12 4 (3.31%) DSLAM
12 4 (3.31%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon Athena
1 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.31%) Big Data
2 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.31%) MySQL
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.31%) Robot Framework
3 4 (3.31%) Selenium
3 4 (3.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.65%) JIRA
4 2 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 6 (4.96%) Automotive
2 4 (3.31%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.65%) Retail
3 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (51.24%) Security Engineer
2 38 (31.40%) Network Engineer
3 36 (29.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Information Security Engineer
5 12 (9.92%) Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) Consultant
6 10 (8.26%) IT Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Architect
10 6 (4.96%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Solutions Consultant
11 5 (4.13%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.97%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.74%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.31%) IVR
4 4 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.31%) Replication
5 3 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.83%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.53%) Linux
2 15 (12.40%) CentOS
3 9 (7.44%) Windows
4 8 (6.61%) Unix
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.31%) Debian
7 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.65%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (41.32%) Information Security
2 38 (31.40%) SIEM
3 31 (25.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (20.66%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (19.83%) Change Management
5 24 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (16.53%) Validation
7 19 (15.70%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (15.70%) Software Audit
8 16 (13.22%) Security Testing
9 11 (9.09%) DevOps
9 11 (9.09%) ITIL
9 11 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (7.44%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.61%) Open Source
11 8 (6.61%) Presales
11 8 (6.61%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (5.79%) Change Control
12 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 7 (5.79%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.05%) Python
2 9 (7.44%) Bash Shell
3 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.13%) Perl
5 4 (3.31%) C++
5 4 (3.31%) Java
5 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (38.84%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (21.49%) CISSP
2 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
3 24 (19.83%) CCNP
3 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
4 19 (15.70%) CCSP
5 15 (12.40%) CCNA
6 9 (7.44%) Degree
7 5 (4.13%) AWS Certification
7 5 (4.13%) CEH
7 5 (4.13%) CISM
7 5 (4.13%) SANS
8 4 (3.31%) CCIE
8 4 (3.31%) GSEC
9 2 (1.65%) CCSE
9 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.83%) CRISC
10 1 (0.83%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.79%) NIST
3 6 (4.96%) ISO 22301
3 6 (4.96%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.48%) GDPR
5 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.48%) SLA
6 1 (0.83%) COBIT
6 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.83%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.31%) iptables
2 4 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.48%) Snort
3 3 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) Ansible
2 7 (5.79%) Terraform
3 5 (4.13%) HAProxy
3 5 (4.13%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.13%) ZABBIX
4 4 (3.31%) Ambari
4 4 (3.31%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.31%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (3.31%) Nessus
4 4 (3.31%) Nmap
4 4 (3.31%) SELinux
4 4 (3.31%) vMotion
5 3 (2.48%) Endace
5 3 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (44.63%) Cisco
2 23 (19.01%) Palo Alto
3 21 (17.36%) CheckPoint
4 16 (13.22%) VMware
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.61%) Fortinet
6 8 (6.61%) Juniper
7 7 (5.79%) Meraki
8 6 (4.96%) Brocade
8 6 (4.96%) F5
8 6 (4.96%) Huawei
8 6 (4.96%) Ruckus Wireless
9 5 (4.13%) Google
9 5 (4.13%) Qualys
9 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.31%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.65%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.65%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.65%) Splunk
11 2 (1.65%) Trend Micro