Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 224 176
Rank change year-on-year +25 -48 +72
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 155 111 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 1.07% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.12% 7.49% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 146 99 138
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £42,625 £41,050 £43,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £63,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% +9.57%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,394 1,481 1,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.07% 14.28% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,240 1,330 1,536
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £53,125 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% -3.41% +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £30,625
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% -3.23% +6.37%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Network Security in the City of London

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 119 (76.77%) Firewall
2 85 (54.84%) Cisco
3 81 (52.26%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (47.74%) CCNP
5 67 (43.23%) Windows
6 62 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 57 (36.77%) Finance
8 47 (30.32%) CCIE
9 41 (26.45%) Windows Server
10 39 (25.16%) VPN
11 36 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 36 (23.23%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (22.58%) WAN
13 33 (21.29%) Law
14 32 (20.65%) Information Security
15 31 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 30 (19.35%) NetScaler
16 30 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (18.71%) SIEM
17 29 (18.71%) F5
17 29 (18.71%) GIAC
18 28 (18.06%) Legal
18 28 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
19 27 (17.42%) Juniper
19 27 (17.42%) CISSP
19 27 (17.42%) MPLS
20 26 (16.77%) Cybersecurity
20 26 (16.77%) OSPF
20 26 (16.77%) BGP
20 26 (16.77%) Active Directory

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.10%) Office 365
3 7 (4.52%) IaaS
4 4 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 119 (76.77%) Firewall
2 39 (25.16%) VPN
3 36 (23.23%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (22.58%) WAN
5 30 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (19.35%) NetScaler
6 28 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
7 27 (17.42%) MPLS
8 26 (16.77%) BGP
8 26 (16.77%) OSPF
9 23 (14.84%) NX-OS
10 22 (14.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 22 (14.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
11 21 (13.55%) VPLS
12 19 (12.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 18 (11.61%) LAN
14 13 (8.39%) Wireless
15 12 (7.74%) Internet
16 11 (7.10%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (36.77%) Finance
2 33 (21.29%) Law
3 28 (18.06%) Legal
4 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.87%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 41 (26.45%) Analyst
2 40 (25.81%) Security Engineer
3 36 (23.23%) Security Analyst
4 35 (22.58%) Network Engineer
5 29 (18.71%) IT Analyst
6 27 (17.42%) Cisco Analyst
6 27 (17.42%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 27 (17.42%) IT Security Analyst
7 20 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (11.61%) Network Security Engineer
8 18 (11.61%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (9.03%) Security Specialist
10 12 (7.74%) Network Specialist
10 12 (7.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 12 (7.74%) Senior Security Engineer
11 11 (7.10%) Network Security Specialist
12 10 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
14 8 (5.16%) Cisco Network Specialist
14 8 (5.16%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) .NET
2 6 (3.87%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.87%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.94%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.94%) JSON
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.26%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.97%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.16%) PKI
5 6 (3.87%) BYOD
6 2 (1.29%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.29%) Fintech
6 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.29%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.23%) Windows
2 41 (26.45%) Windows Server
3 19 (12.26%) Linux
4 16 (10.32%) Unix
5 6 (3.87%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) Information Security
2 29 (18.71%) SIEM
3 26 (16.77%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (9.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 14 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (8.39%) Data Loss Prevention
9 13 (8.39%) Service Delivery
10 12 (7.74%) ITIL
11 11 (7.10%) Computer Science
12 10 (6.45%) Service Management
12 10 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (5.16%) Analytics
13 8 (5.16%) Load Balancing
13 8 (5.16%) Network Virtualisation
13 8 (5.16%) Open Source
13 8 (5.16%) Security Architecture
13 8 (5.16%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.45%) Python
3 5 (3.23%) C
3 5 (3.23%) C#
3 5 (3.23%) C++
3 5 (3.23%) SQL
4 4 (2.58%) Perl
4 4 (2.58%) PHP
5 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.29%) Java
5 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (52.26%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (47.74%) CCNP
3 47 (30.32%) CCIE
4 29 (18.71%) GIAC
5 27 (17.42%) CISSP
6 25 (16.13%) CEH
7 24 (15.48%) GSEC
8 22 (14.19%) Degree
9 18 (11.61%) CCNA
10 14 (9.03%) SSCP
11 8 (5.16%) CCIE Security
12 6 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (3.87%) GCIA
13 5 (3.23%) GPEN
14 4 (2.58%) CISA
14 4 (2.58%) CISM
15 3 (1.94%) CCDA
15 3 (1.94%) CCDP
15 3 (1.94%) CCSA
16 2 (1.29%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (15.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.94%) GDPR
3 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.94%) PMO
4 2 (1.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (16.77%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.52%) XenApp
5 5 (3.23%) KVM
5 5 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.29%) Docker
6 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 11 (7.10%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (6.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (5.81%) CASB
5 8 (5.16%) Nessus
6 6 (3.87%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.87%) SCCM
7 5 (3.23%) OpenVAS
7 5 (3.23%) QRadar
7 5 (3.23%) SCOM
8 3 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.94%) TrustSec
9 2 (1.29%) Ansible
9 2 (1.29%) Check_MK
9 2 (1.29%) Nagios
9 2 (1.29%) Puppet
9 2 (1.29%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 85 (54.84%) Cisco
2 62 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 31 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 29 (18.71%) F5
5 27 (17.42%) Juniper
6 24 (15.48%) VMware
7 22 (14.19%) Palo Alto
8 18 (11.61%) Splunk
9 14 (9.03%) Forcepoint
10 11 (7.10%) McAfee
11 10 (6.45%) Citrix
11 10 (6.45%) Symantec
12 9 (5.81%) Trend Micro
13 8 (5.16%) Qualys
14 6 (3.87%) NetApp
15 5 (3.23%) Arista
15 5 (3.23%) Rapid7
15 5 (3.23%) SolarWinds
15 5 (3.23%) Tripwire
16 4 (2.58%) Zscaler