Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 195 157
Rank change year-on-year +28 -38 +41
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 62 105 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 1.23% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.66% 9.70% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 56 94 194
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,375
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £70,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.48% +8.46% +13.04%
75th Percentile £96,250 £83,438 £80,000
90th Percentile £99,750 £90,875 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £77,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +14.07% +3.85% +13.04%

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 423 1,083 1,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.71% 12.72% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 373 969 1,193
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,500 £41,750 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £93,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 28 (45.16%) Finance
2 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (41.94%) Cisco
3 26 (41.94%) Firewall
3 26 (41.94%) AWS
4 25 (40.32%) Azure
5 19 (30.65%) Banking
6 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
7 17 (27.42%) WAN
8 16 (25.81%) VMware
9 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (22.58%) CCNP
10 14 (22.58%) LAN
10 14 (22.58%) Security Architecture
10 14 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (22.58%) SD-WAN
11 13 (20.97%) Cisco Firepower
11 13 (20.97%) Python
11 13 (20.97%) Information Security
12 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
12 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (17.74%) SolarWinds
13 11 (17.74%) Ansible
13 11 (17.74%) Migration
13 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (16.13%) Network Design
14 10 (16.13%) VPN
14 10 (16.13%) Windows
14 10 (16.13%) Data Security
14 10 (16.13%) GCP

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 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.94%) AWS
2 25 (40.32%) Azure
3 10 (16.13%) GCP
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.23%) IaaS
6 2 (3.23%) PaaS
7 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.94%) Firewall
2 17 (27.42%) WAN
3 14 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (22.58%) LAN
3 14 (22.58%) SD-WAN
4 13 (20.97%) Cisco Firepower
5 10 (16.13%) VPN
6 9 (14.52%) BGP
6 9 (14.52%) OSPF
6 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.52%) Wireless
7 8 (12.90%) Multicast
8 7 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (11.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (11.29%) MPLS
9 6 (9.68%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (8.06%) DNS
10 5 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (45.16%) Finance
2 19 (30.65%) Banking
3 10 (16.13%) Retail Banking
4 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.84%) Legal
6 2 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 2 (3.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Electronics
7 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Architect
2 13 (20.97%) Network Engineer
3 12 (19.35%) Security Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Security Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Network Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Network Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) JSON
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (3.23%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.23%) YAML
4 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Public Cloud
3 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Clustering
4 4 (6.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.06%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.45%) Mac OS
5 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.45%) Unix
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Security Architecture
2 13 (20.97%) Information Security
3 11 (17.74%) Migration
3 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (16.13%) Data Security
4 10 (16.13%) Network Design
5 8 (12.90%) Change Management
5 8 (12.90%) DevOps
6 7 (11.29%) DNA
6 7 (11.29%) ITIL
7 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (8.06%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (8.06%) Product Roadmap
9 4 (6.45%) High Availability
9 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.45%) Presales
9 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) Python
2 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) PHP
3 3 (4.84%) R
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.58%) CCNP
3 9 (14.52%) CISSP
4 7 (11.29%) CCIE
5 5 (8.06%) CCNA
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) CISM
6 4 (6.45%) GSEC
7 2 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) CCSA
8 1 (1.61%) CCSE
8 1 (1.61%) CEH
8 1 (1.61%) CISA
8 1 (1.61%) CRISC
8 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.61%) COBIT
3 1 (1.61%) NIST
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
1 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.29%) VMware NSX
3 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.45%) Docker
5 2 (3.23%) XenApp
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Ansible
2 9 (14.52%) Terraform
3 5 (8.06%) FortiGate
4 4 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (6.45%) SCDPM
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (4.84%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.23%) QRadar
7 1 (1.61%) Cacti
7 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 26 (41.94%) Cisco
3 16 (25.81%) VMware
4 11 (17.74%) SolarWinds
5 9 (14.52%) F5
6 8 (12.90%) Fortinet
6 8 (12.90%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.06%) CA
8 4 (6.45%) Aruba
8 4 (6.45%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (6.45%) HP
8 4 (6.45%) Splunk
8 4 (6.45%) Synology
9 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.84%) Citrix
9 3 (4.84%) ExtraHop
9 3 (4.84%) Meraki
9 3 (4.84%) Radianz
10 2 (3.23%) LogRhythm
10 2 (3.23%) Riverbed