Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 256 203
Rank change year-on-year +24 -53 +47
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,248 2,335 3,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.38% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.85% 8.79% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,867 1,890 2,497
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £34,939 £32,500 £31,800
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,823 26,569 30,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.05% 15.70% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18,090 21,714 25,189
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in England

Network Security
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
London 0 860 £62,500 +4.17% 107
South East +6 460 £59,000 +24.21% 67
North of England +56 406 £47,500 +5.56% 62
North West +83 285 £45,000 - 38
East of England +82 246 £46,000 -8.00% 30
Midlands +23 201 £50,000 +17.65% 43
West Midlands +38 159 £53,000 +24.71% 24
South West -47 112 £48,000 +6.67% 16
Yorkshire +11 110 £50,000 +11.11% 19
East Midlands 0 41 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North East -4 11 £70,000 +118.75% 5
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1,190 (52.94%) Firewall
2 981 (43.64%) Cisco
3 677 (30.12%) Windows
4 638 (28.38%) Cisco Certification
5 583 (25.93%) WAN
6 581 (25.85%) Microsoft
7 576 (25.62%) Information Security
8 548 (24.38%) LAN
9 539 (23.98%) Finance
10 459 (20.42%) Linux
11 455 (20.24%) CheckPoint
12 448 (19.93%) CCNP
13 386 (17.17%) Active Directory
14 383 (17.04%) SIEM
15 378 (16.81%) VMware
16 372 (16.55%) VPN
17 366 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 365 (16.24%) Cybersecurity
19 362 (16.10%) CISSP
20 351 (15.61%) Data Centre
21 340 (15.12%) TCP/IP
22 329 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 305 (13.57%) Wireless
24 302 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
25 301 (13.39%) ITIL
26 299 (13.30%) Windows Server
27 298 (13.26%) Juniper
28 291 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
29 287 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
30 279 (12.41%) CCNA

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 64 (2.85%) MS Exchange
2 44 (1.96%) Apache
3 42 (1.87%) IIS
4 41 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 20 (0.89%) nginx
6 18 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.58%) CMS
9 12 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.40%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.27%) Confluence
14 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.089%) JBoss
Applications
1 93 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 77 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.044%) Magento
4 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 329 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 271 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
3 208 (9.25%) Office 365
4 71 (3.16%) IaaS
5 63 (2.80%) PaaS
6 47 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
8 36 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (1.60%) Amazon S3
9 35 (1.56%) SaaS
10 33 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (1.47%) Serverless
11 30 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 29 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
12 29 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
12 29 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
13 24 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.40%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,190 (52.94%) Firewall
2 583 (25.93%) WAN
3 548 (24.38%) LAN
4 372 (16.55%) VPN
5 340 (15.12%) TCP/IP
6 305 (13.57%) Wireless
7 291 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
8 265 (11.79%) Cisco ASA
9 244 (10.85%) DNS
10 241 (10.72%) OSPF
11 236 (10.50%) BGP
12 224 (9.96%) Intrusion Detection
13 191 (8.50%) MPLS
14 188 (8.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 179 (7.96%) VoIP
16 174 (7.74%) DHCP
17 161 (7.16%) Internet
18 153 (6.81%) WLAN
19 130 (5.78%) VLAN
20 126 (5.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.09%) MySQL
3 39 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (1.38%) RDBMS
4 31 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 29 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
6 25 (1.11%) Big Data
7 21 (0.93%) Blockchain
8 15 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
11 7 (0.31%) GIS
12 6 (0.27%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (1.51%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.02%) WinDbg
4 13 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (0.58%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.44%) JIRA
7 9 (0.40%) Metasploit
8 8 (0.36%) Ant
8 8 (0.36%) Maven
9 7 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.27%) Gradle
10 6 (0.27%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.22%) Burp Suite
11 5 (0.22%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.22%) NUnit
11 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 539 (23.98%) Finance
2 154 (6.85%) Legal
3 138 (6.14%) Retail
4 131 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 74 (3.29%) Banking
6 47 (2.09%) Law
7 29 (1.29%) Marketing
8 20 (0.89%) Billing
9 18 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.67%) Advertising
13 9 (0.40%) Back Office
14 7 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.31%) Electronics
14 7 (0.31%) Local Government
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.18%) Publishing
16 3 (0.13%) Games
16 3 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 457 (20.33%) Network Engineer
2 424 (18.86%) Analyst
3 382 (16.99%) Security Engineer
4 306 (13.61%) Architect
5 283 (12.59%) Security Analyst
6 231 (10.28%) Network Security Engineer
7 172 (7.65%) Consultant
8 154 (6.85%) Security Architect
9 153 (6.81%) Security Consultant
10 146 (6.49%) IT Analyst
11 137 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 136 (6.05%) IT Security Analyst
13 126 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
14 121 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
15 119 (5.29%) Senior Security Analyst
16 114 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
17 93 (4.14%) Network Analyst
18 88 (3.91%) Senior IT Security Analyst
19 83 (3.69%) Security Manager
20 81 (3.60%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.16%) Web Services
2 61 (2.71%) .NET
3 32 (1.42%) LAMP
4 27 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 24 (1.07%) XMPP
6 22 (0.98%) Middleware
7 21 (0.93%) 802.1X
7 21 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (0.89%) HTML
9 18 (0.80%) JSON
10 17 (0.76%) CSS
11 13 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.53%) LEMP Stack
12 12 (0.53%) Node.js
13 9 (0.40%) React
14 8 (0.36%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.36%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.36%) LDAP
14 8 (0.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 351 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 258 (11.48%) Management Information System
3 207 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 146 (6.49%) PKI
5 125 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 118 (5.25%) Computer Science
7 112 (4.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 97 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
9 86 (3.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 58 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
11 49 (2.18%) Public Cloud
12 41 (1.82%) Driving Licence
13 33 (1.47%) NHS
14 32 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
15 29 (1.29%) CESG
15 29 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
16 28 (1.25%) Blackberry
17 26 (1.16%) Handset
18 25 (1.11%) Fintech
19 24 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 677 (30.12%) Windows
2 459 (20.42%) Linux
3 299 (13.30%) Windows Server
4 154 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 153 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (3.65%) Unix
7 74 (3.29%) Windows 10
8 38 (1.69%) CentOS
9 33 (1.47%) Android
10 30 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.29%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.16%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.93%) Windows 7
14 20 (0.89%) Solaris
15 15 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.58%) VMS
17 12 (0.53%) AIX
17 12 (0.53%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.40%) Debian
19 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (25.62%) Information Security
2 383 (17.04%) SIEM
3 365 (16.24%) Cybersecurity
4 301 (13.39%) ITIL
5 287 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 257 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 216 (9.61%) Penetration Testing
8 205 (9.12%) Mentoring
9 203 (9.03%) Security Operations
10 201 (8.94%) Presales
11 196 (8.72%) Data Protection
12 191 (8.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 171 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 163 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
15 159 (7.07%) Load Balancing
16 158 (7.03%) Project Management
17 152 (6.76%) DevOps
18 151 (6.72%) Network Management
19 146 (6.49%) Security Architecture
20 139 (6.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (9.43%) SQL
2 178 (7.92%) Python
3 160 (7.12%) PowerShell
4 72 (3.20%) C
5 60 (2.67%) Java
6 54 (2.40%) Bash Shell
7 53 (2.36%) Perl
8 49 (2.18%) Shell Script
9 43 (1.91%) C++
10 42 (1.87%) PHP
11 32 (1.42%) VBScript
12 31 (1.38%) C#
13 29 (1.29%) JavaScript
13 29 (1.29%) Ruby
14 21 (0.93%) Scala
15 19 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.58%) VB
17 9 (0.40%) Bourne shell
17 9 (0.40%) Go
17 9 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 638 (28.38%) Cisco Certification
2 448 (19.93%) CCNP
3 362 (16.10%) CISSP
4 279 (12.41%) CCNA
5 243 (10.81%) Degree
6 224 (9.96%) Security Cleared
7 155 (6.90%) CCIE
8 126 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 122 (5.43%) SANS
10 118 (5.25%) CREST Certified
11 115 (5.12%) CISM
12 113 (5.03%) SC Cleared
13 94 (4.18%) CCDP
14 91 (4.05%) CISA
14 91 (4.05%) MCSE
15 83 (3.69%) CEH
16 78 (3.47%) GIAC
17 66 (2.94%) CCSA
18 57 (2.54%) MCSA
19 55 (2.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 240 (10.68%) GDPR
3 231 (10.28%) PCI DSS
4 73 (3.25%) SLA
5 71 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (1.25%) QA
7 26 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (0.76%) FISMA
10 14 (0.62%) COBIT
11 12 (0.53%) PMO
12 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.27%) GPG13
14 4 (0.18%) SAS 70
15 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
16 2 (0.089%) ISO 22301
17 1 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 386 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 302 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.36%) vSphere
5 32 (1.42%) Docker
6 23 (1.02%) VMware NSX
7 22 (0.98%) XenApp
8 21 (0.93%) ProxySG
9 14 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.58%) XenServer
11 12 (0.53%) Snort
12 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.49%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.36%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.31%) Firmware
16 5 (0.22%) KVM
16 5 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 57 (2.54%) Ansible
2 56 (2.49%) SCCM
3 55 (2.45%) QRadar
4 47 (2.09%) Nagios
4 47 (2.09%) Terraform
5 46 (2.05%) Kubernetes
6 44 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
7 43 (1.91%) Nessus
8 41 (1.82%) FortiGate
8 41 (1.82%) Puppet
9 34 (1.51%) Stealthwatch
10 28 (1.25%) CASB
11 27 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
12 25 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 23 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (1.02%) Perfmon
14 22 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
15 21 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
16 19 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 981 (43.64%) Cisco
2 581 (25.85%) Microsoft
3 455 (20.24%) CheckPoint
4 378 (16.81%) VMware
5 298 (13.26%) Juniper
6 275 (12.23%) Palo Alto
7 266 (11.83%) F5
8 184 (8.19%) Fortinet
9 138 (6.14%) Citrix
9 138 (6.14%) SolarWinds
10 109 (4.85%) Splunk
11 92 (4.09%) Blue Coat
12 89 (3.96%) HP
13 76 (3.38%) Symantec
14 74 (3.29%) Meraki
15 72 (3.20%) Riverbed
16 68 (3.02%) McAfee
16 68 (3.02%) Qualys
17 55 (2.45%) Forcepoint
18 46 (2.05%) Avaya