Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 193 103 207
Rank change year-on-year -90 +104 +18
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 72 93 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.21% 2.55% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 18.34% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 71 82 97
10th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £46,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £66,875 £52,460
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +1.96%
75th Percentile £98,125 £86,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £91,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +4.00%

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 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 545 507 1,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.16% 13.91% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 484 454 1,132
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,511 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +17.39% +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £88,625
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +17.39% +4.55%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 36 (50.00%) Azure
2 32 (44.44%) Firewall
3 29 (40.28%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (37.50%) Python
5 26 (36.11%) AWS
5 26 (36.11%) DevOps
5 26 (36.11%) Terraform
6 25 (34.72%) Finance
7 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
7 19 (26.39%) Active Directory
8 18 (25.00%) Cisco
9 17 (23.61%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (22.22%) Information Security
10 16 (22.22%) Palo Alto
10 16 (22.22%) Kubernetes
11 15 (20.83%) Docker
12 14 (19.44%) Microsoft 365
12 14 (19.44%) Linux
13 12 (16.67%) SolarWinds
14 11 (15.28%) SaaS
14 11 (15.28%) PaaS
14 11 (15.28%) Bash Shell
14 11 (15.28%) Security Architecture
14 11 (15.28%) IaaS
14 11 (15.28%) Windows
14 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
14 11 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure as Code
15 10 (13.89%) Social Skills

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 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) JBoss
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (50.00%) Azure
2 26 (36.11%) AWS
3 14 (19.44%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (15.28%) IaaS
4 11 (15.28%) PaaS
4 11 (15.28%) SaaS
5 8 (11.11%) Azure Key Vault
6 7 (9.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.17%) GCP
8 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.78%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.78%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.78%) Serverless
9 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.39%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (1.39%) Azure Storage
9 1 (1.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (44.44%) Firewall
2 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.11%) LAN
4 7 (9.72%) WAN
4 7 (9.72%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (8.33%) DHCP
5 6 (8.33%) DNS
6 5 (6.94%) BGP
6 5 (6.94%) OSPF
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (5.56%) Internet
7 4 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.56%) MPLS
7 4 (5.56%) SD-WAN
7 4 (5.56%) VPN
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (4.17%) Multicast
8 3 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) Flink
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.39%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (34.72%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Social Skills
3 7 (9.72%) Banking
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.94%) Law
6 3 (4.17%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.78%) Advertising
7 2 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.78%) Legal
7 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Avro
2 1 (1.39%) ARM Templates
2 1 (1.39%) Kafka
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
2 1 (1.39%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (1.39%) RESTful
2 1 (1.39%) SOAP
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Public Cloud
2 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.94%) DataPower
3 5 (6.94%) Tandem
4 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.39%) Blog
6 1 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Linux
2 11 (15.28%) Windows
3 3 (4.17%) Unix
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (36.11%) DevOps
3 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.61%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (22.22%) Information Security
6 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure as Code
6 11 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (15.28%) Security Architecture
7 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (12.50%) ITIL
7 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.11%) Open Source
8 8 (11.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 7 (9.72%) OWASP
9 7 (9.72%) Scrum
10 6 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (8.33%) Change Management
10 6 (8.33%) Project Management
10 6 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (37.50%) Python
2 11 (15.28%) Bash Shell
3 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.56%) SQL
5 2 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) Go
6 1 (1.39%) Groovy
6 1 (1.39%) Haskell
6 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.50%) CCNP
3 7 (9.72%) CISSP
4 5 (6.94%) Degree
5 4 (5.56%) CCNA
6 3 (4.17%) CCIE
6 3 (4.17%) CEH
6 3 (4.17%) CISM
6 3 (4.17%) MCSE
6 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.78%) CCDA
7 2 (2.78%) CCENT
7 2 (2.78%) CWNA
7 2 (2.78%) GIAC
7 2 (2.78%) GPEN
7 2 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) NIST
2 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.78%) GDPR
4 2 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.78%) ISO 31000
4 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.78%) NCSC
4 2 (2.78%) Solvency II
5 1 (1.39%) COBIT
5 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.39%) GRC
5 1 (1.39%) IASME
System Software
1 19 (26.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.83%) Docker
3 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.56%) XenApp
6 3 (4.17%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (36.11%) Terraform
2 16 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 10 (13.89%) Ansible
4 9 (12.50%) Puppet
5 3 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.00%) Cisco
3 16 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 12 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 10 (13.89%) Fortinet
6 9 (12.50%) VMware
7 6 (8.33%) Meraki
8 5 (6.94%) Aruba
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix
8 5 (6.94%) IBM
9 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.56%) Rapid7
10 3 (4.17%) CA
10 3 (4.17%) Zscaler
11 2 (2.78%) F5
11 2 (2.78%) Intel
11 2 (2.78%) Qualys
12 1 (1.39%) Polycom
12 1 (1.39%) Splunk
12 1 (1.39%) WatchGuard