Period
to 23 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 99 118
Rank change year-on-year -86 +19 +29
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 46 35 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.87% 1.77% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 9.28% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 135
10th Percentile " " £31,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £34,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +24.09% -23.89% -10.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £52,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,375 £77,600
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +1.82%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 796 377 1,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.06% 19.03% 21.79%
Number of salaries quoted 509 299 1,172
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,700 £25,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £31,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the East of England.

Salary trend for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the East of England

Network Security
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Cambridgeshire -60 22 £42,500 +54.55% 8
Bedfordshire - 11 £32,500 - 5
Hertfordshire -53 9 £48,500 -3.00% 7
Essex -9 6 £53,250 +52.14% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 East of England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 35 (76.09%) Firewall
2 30 (65.22%) LAN
2 30 (65.22%) Cisco
3 27 (58.70%) WAN
4 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.78%) CheckPoint
6 14 (30.43%) Azure
6 14 (30.43%) Social Skills
7 13 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (23.91%) Wireless
9 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (19.57%) CCNA
10 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
10 9 (19.57%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (19.57%) Palo Alto
11 8 (17.39%) Presales
11 8 (17.39%) AWS
12 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (15.22%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (15.22%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (15.22%) SD-WAN
12 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
12 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
12 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
13 6 (13.04%) Windows
13 6 (13.04%) LDAP
13 6 (13.04%) SSL

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (30.43%) Azure
2 8 (17.39%) AWS
3 3 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (4.35%) GCP
4 2 (4.35%) Google Play
4 2 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.17%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (2.17%) IaaS
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (76.09%) Firewall
2 30 (65.22%) LAN
3 27 (58.70%) WAN
4 13 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (23.91%) Wireless
6 9 (19.57%) Cisco Firepower
7 7 (15.22%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (15.22%) SD-WAN
7 7 (15.22%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
7 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (13.04%) SSL
9 5 (10.87%) DNS
9 5 (10.87%) VPN
10 4 (8.70%) IPsec
10 4 (8.70%) TACACS
10 4 (8.70%) WPA2
11 3 (6.52%) HTTP
11 3 (6.52%) SMTP
12 2 (4.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (30.43%) Social Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Network Engineer
2 19 (41.30%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (41.30%) Security Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) WAN Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Support
6 3 (6.52%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Sales Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) LDAP
2 4 (8.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (8.70%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) PKI
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.35%) Cyberattack
5 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.17%) PMI
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (17.39%) Presales
3 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (13.04%) Security Operations
4 6 (13.04%) Strategic Roadmap
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) SIEM
6 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.70%) Information Security
6 4 (8.70%) ITSM
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Operational Stability
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.70%) Runbook
6 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.70%) Service Management
7 3 (6.52%) Network Management
8 2 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.17%) Python
1 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CCNA
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) CCSA
3 6 (13.04%) Check Point Certification
3 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) CCNP
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.35%) CEH
6 2 (4.35%) CISSP
6 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) CAPM
7 1 (2.17%) ISACA
7 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.17%) PMP
7 1 (2.17%) RHCA
7 1 (2.17%) RHCE
7 1 (2.17%) VCAP
7 1 (2.17%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.17%) GRC
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) NIST
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Nessus
1 2 (4.35%) PaperCut
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 9 (19.57%) Palo Alto
5 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
6 6 (13.04%) VMware
7 5 (10.87%) F5
8 4 (8.70%) Aruba
8 4 (8.70%) Google
8 4 (8.70%) TOWER Software
9 3 (6.52%) Darktrace
9 3 (6.52%) FireEye
9 3 (6.52%) LogRhythm
10 2 (4.35%) Avaya
10 2 (4.35%) BMC
10 2 (4.35%) Instagram
10 2 (4.35%) McAfee
10 2 (4.35%) Rapid7
10 2 (4.35%) Splunk
10 2 (4.35%) Veeam