Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 187 147 209
Rank change year-on-year -40 +62 -13
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 64 84 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 1.57% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.98% 11.81% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 62 70 109
10th Percentile £45,800 £48,575 £41,250
25th Percentile £57,000 £57,813 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +8.33%
75th Percentile £98,438 £79,188 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,750 £93,875 £85,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +8.33%

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 493 711 1,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.82% 13.32% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 437 636 1,201
10th Percentile £39,250 £36,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.88% +1.25% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £103,000 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%

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 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (50.00%) Firewall
2 31 (48.44%) Azure
3 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 23 (35.94%) Finance
4 23 (35.94%) AWS
5 20 (31.25%) Python
5 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 19 (29.69%) Cisco
6 19 (29.69%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (28.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (28.13%) VMware
8 17 (26.56%) Public Cloud
9 16 (25.00%) DevOps
9 16 (25.00%) Information Security
9 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (23.44%) Palo Alto
10 15 (23.44%) Terraform
11 14 (21.88%) Social Skills
11 14 (21.88%) Security Architecture
11 14 (21.88%) Management Information System
11 14 (21.88%) WAN
11 14 (21.88%) Windows
12 13 (20.31%) LAN
12 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (20.31%) Microsoft 365
13 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 12 (18.75%) Fortinet
13 12 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (17.19%) Banking
14 11 (17.19%) Git (software)

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 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 31 (48.44%) Azure
2 23 (35.94%) AWS
3 13 (20.31%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (17.19%) IaaS
4 11 (17.19%) PaaS
5 10 (15.63%) Azure Key Vault
5 10 (15.63%) SaaS
6 7 (10.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (7.81%) GCP
8 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (3.13%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (1.56%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
10 1 (1.56%) PowerApps
10 1 (1.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (21.88%) WAN
3 13 (20.31%) LAN
4 9 (14.06%) SD-WAN
5 8 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (10.94%) Ethernet
6 7 (10.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.38%) DHCP
7 6 (9.38%) DNS
8 5 (7.81%) Internet
9 4 (6.25%) BGP
9 4 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (6.25%) Multicast
9 4 (6.25%) OSPF
9 4 (6.25%) VPN
9 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) Flink
1 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.56%) Parquet
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (35.94%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Social Skills
3 11 (17.19%) Banking
4 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (7.81%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.69%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (4.69%) Public Sector
6 3 (4.69%) Retail
7 1 (1.56%) Electronics
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Architect
2 10 (15.63%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Security Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Security Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.25%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) JSON
2 3 (4.69%) YAML
3 2 (3.13%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Avro
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Blueprints
4 1 (1.56%) Kafka
4 1 (1.56%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (1.56%) RESTful
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
4 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Public Cloud
2 14 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 10 (15.63%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.81%) Tandem
5 2 (3.13%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.56%) Life Science
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (28.13%) Vulnerability Management
3 16 (25.00%) DevOps
3 16 (25.00%) Information Security
4 14 (21.88%) Security Architecture
5 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (14.06%) Change Management
7 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
8 8 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (12.50%) Network Design
8 8 (12.50%) OWASP
9 7 (10.94%) Decision-Making
9 7 (10.94%) Security Operations
10 6 (9.38%) ITIL
10 6 (9.38%) Open Source
11 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
11 5 (7.81%) Data Security
11 5 (7.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) Python
2 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.56%) Go
4 1 (1.56%) Haskell
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.94%) CCNP
2 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) Degree
4 5 (7.81%) CCNA
4 5 (7.81%) CISSP
5 3 (4.69%) CISA
5 3 (4.69%) CISM
5 3 (4.69%) CRISC
6 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.13%) CCDA
6 2 (3.13%) CCENT
6 2 (3.13%) CCSE
6 2 (3.13%) CEH
6 2 (3.13%) CWNA
6 2 (3.13%) GIAC
6 2 (3.13%) GPEN
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (9.38%) NIST
2 3 (4.69%) COBIT
3 2 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 31000
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (3.13%) NCSC
3 2 (3.13%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.56%) GDPR
4 1 (1.56%) IASME
4 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) Docker
4 10 (15.63%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.94%) VMware NSX
5 7 (10.94%) XenApp
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) Terraform
2 10 (15.63%) Ansible
2 10 (15.63%) Kubernetes
3 7 (10.94%) FortiGate
4 3 (4.69%) QRadar
5 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.56%) Puppet
5 1 (1.56%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) Cisco
3 18 (28.13%) VMware
4 15 (23.44%) Palo Alto
5 12 (18.75%) Fortinet
6 9 (14.06%) SolarWinds
7 8 (12.50%) Citrix
8 7 (10.94%) CA
9 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
10 5 (7.81%) Splunk
11 4 (6.25%) F5
11 4 (6.25%) Rapid7
12 3 (4.69%) AlienVault
12 3 (4.69%) LogRhythm
13 2 (3.13%) Arista
13 2 (3.13%) Intel
13 2 (3.13%) Qualys
13 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
14 1 (1.56%) HP
14 1 (1.56%) SAP