Period
to 26 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 197 133 199
Rank change year-on-year -64 +66 +39
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 78 96 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.11% 2.08% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.14% 16.70% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76 84 145
10th Percentile £52,750 £53,750 £46,250
25th Percentile £58,438 £66,250 £52,460
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £73,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.08% +13.46% -
75th Percentile £99,063 £87,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £127,500 £96,250 £92,250
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 700 575 1,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 9.94% 12.48% 13.47%
Number of salaries quoted 628 507 1,489
10th Percentile £31,250 £39,800 £28,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +17.39% +4.55%
75th Percentile £78,188 £83,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £99,125 £96,750 £91,000
London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Central London.

Salary trend for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in Central London over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Central London

Network Security
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 November 2021. 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
City of London -66 74 £70,000 -5.08% 25
City of Westminster - 2 - -
Southwark - 1 £75,000 -
Network Security
London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 37 (47.44%) Terraform
2 35 (44.87%) DevOps
3 34 (43.59%) Azure
4 33 (42.31%) Python
5 32 (41.03%) Firewall
6 29 (37.18%) AWS
7 23 (29.49%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (28.21%) Docker
8 22 (28.21%) Finance
9 21 (26.92%) Cisco
9 21 (26.92%) Infrastructure as Code
10 20 (25.64%) Kubernetes
10 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
11 19 (24.36%) Puppet
12 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (23.08%) Linux
13 16 (20.51%) Ansible
14 15 (19.23%) Active Directory
15 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
15 14 (17.95%) SolarWinds
16 13 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
16 13 (16.67%) Information Security
16 13 (16.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 12 (15.38%) LAN
17 12 (15.38%) WAN
17 12 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
17 12 (15.38%) Palo Alto
17 12 (15.38%) Fortinet
18 10 (12.82%) IaaS

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (43.59%) Azure
2 29 (37.18%) AWS
3 12 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (12.82%) IaaS
5 9 (11.54%) PaaS
5 9 (11.54%) SaaS
6 7 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (6.41%) Azure Key Vault
7 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (6.41%) GCP
8 4 (5.13%) Serverless
9 3 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (3.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (2.56%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (2.56%) Mimecast
11 1 (1.28%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (1.28%) Azure Storage
11 1 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 1 (1.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (41.03%) Firewall
2 12 (15.38%) LAN
2 12 (15.38%) WAN
3 9 (11.54%) SD-WAN
3 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (7.69%) VPN
6 5 (6.41%) BGP
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco Firepower
6 5 (6.41%) Ethernet
6 5 (6.41%) MPLS
6 5 (6.41%) OSPF
7 4 (5.13%) DHCP
7 4 (5.13%) DNS
7 4 (5.13%) Internet
8 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.85%) Multicast
8 3 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Social Skills
3 7 (8.97%) Law
4 5 (6.41%) Public Sector
5 4 (5.13%) Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Legal
7 2 (2.56%) Advertising
7 2 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.28%) Environmental Health
8 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 20 (25.64%) Security Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Security Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (7.69%) DevOps Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Network Architect
10 4 (5.13%) Azure Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) JSON
2 3 (3.85%) ARM Templates
3 1 (1.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.28%) Middleware
3 1 (1.28%) RESTful
3 1 (1.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Cloud Native
1 6 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 5 (6.41%) Blog
2 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) DataPower
2 5 (6.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.13%) Tandem
4 2 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Linux
2 10 (12.82%) Windows
3 5 (6.41%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) VMS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) DevOps
2 23 (29.49%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (26.92%) Infrastructure as Code
4 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.67%) Information Security
5 13 (16.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 13 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (12.82%) Scrum
7 9 (11.54%) Artificial Intelligence
7 9 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (11.54%) ITIL
8 8 (10.26%) Change Management
8 8 (10.26%) Project Management
9 7 (8.97%) Network Design
9 7 (8.97%) Open Source
10 6 (7.69%) Business Continuity
10 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (7.69%) Machine Learning
10 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Python
2 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
3 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.41%) Groovy
4 5 (6.41%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.97%) CISSP
3 6 (7.69%) CCNP
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) CCIE
6 2 (2.56%) CCNA
6 2 (2.56%) CEH
6 2 (2.56%) CISM
6 2 (2.56%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.56%) GIAC
6 2 (2.56%) GPEN
6 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.28%) CCSE
7 1 (1.28%) CCSP
7 1 (1.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.28%) SANS
7 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (8.97%) NIST
2 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.56%) GDPR
3 2 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.56%) ISO 31000
3 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (2.56%) NCSC
4 1 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.28%) GRC
4 1 (1.28%) IASME
4 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) Docker
2 15 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.41%) VMware NSX
5 4 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (47.44%) Terraform
2 20 (25.64%) Kubernetes
3 19 (24.36%) Puppet
4 16 (20.51%) Ansible
5 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (7.69%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Cisco
2 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.95%) SolarWinds
3 12 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 12 (15.38%) Palo Alto
4 6 (7.69%) Meraki
4 6 (7.69%) VMware
5 5 (6.41%) Aruba
5 5 (6.41%) CA
5 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.41%) IBM
6 4 (5.13%) Rapid7
7 3 (3.85%) Zscaler
8 2 (2.56%) F5
8 2 (2.56%) Intel
8 2 (2.56%) Qualys
9 1 (1.28%) Apple
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix
9 1 (1.28%) Mitel
9 1 (1.28%) Sophos