Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 235 230 229
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +24
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 775 1,706 2,187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.46% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% 9.66% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 743 1,409 1,931
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,922 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,800 £81,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £58,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.29% +5.91% -

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 8,085 17,662 21,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 15.14% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,467 14,264 17,064
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Network Security in England

Network Security
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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
London +40 336 £70,000 +7.69% 67
South East -36 122 £55,000 -8.33% 30
North of England +36 121 £47,500 -5.00% 27
Midlands +13 86 £50,000 - 23
North West +44 80 £45,000 -11.76% 19
South West +12 63 £45,000 +6.38% 11
West Midlands +16 55 £52,500 +1.94% 13
East of England +54 38 £51,250 +14.23% 6
Yorkshire +20 32 £52,500 +16.67% 7
East Midlands +32 31 £36,566 -13.96% 10
North East +21 9 £43,000 +0.20% 1
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 417 (53.81%) Firewall
2 302 (38.97%) Cisco
3 273 (35.23%) Cisco Certification
4 219 (28.26%) WAN
5 210 (27.10%) LAN
6 209 (26.97%) Microsoft
7 204 (26.32%) Azure
8 198 (25.55%) VPN
9 181 (23.35%) AWS
10 161 (20.77%) CCNP
11 159 (20.52%) CCNA
12 150 (19.35%) Windows
13 147 (18.97%) Active Directory
14 144 (18.58%) Linux
15 141 (18.19%) VMware
16 138 (17.81%) Cybersecurity
17 135 (17.42%) DNS
18 130 (16.77%) DevOps
19 125 (16.13%) Information Security
20 117 (15.10%) Finance
21 108 (13.94%) Security Architecture
21 108 (13.94%) Palo Alto
22 107 (13.81%) CISSP
23 106 (13.68%) Office 365
24 103 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
25 101 (13.03%) Data Centre
25 101 (13.03%) Wireless
25 101 (13.03%) BGP
26 98 (12.65%) SIEM
27 97 (12.52%) OSPF

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 30 (3.87%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.71%) Apache
3 16 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.42%) IIS
6 10 (1.29%) Confluence
7 9 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.26%) Magento
1 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 204 (26.32%) Azure
2 181 (23.35%) AWS
3 106 (13.68%) Office 365
4 64 (8.26%) GCP
5 46 (5.94%) IaaS
6 43 (5.55%) SaaS
7 36 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (4.00%) PaaS
9 25 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 24 (3.10%) Route 53
10 24 (3.10%) Slack
11 16 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (2.06%) Mimecast
12 14 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.03%) Serverless
15 5 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
16 4 (0.52%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 417 (53.81%) Firewall
2 219 (28.26%) WAN
3 210 (27.10%) LAN
4 198 (25.55%) VPN
5 135 (17.42%) DNS
6 101 (13.03%) BGP
6 101 (13.03%) Wireless
7 97 (12.52%) OSPF
8 93 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 93 (12.00%) VoIP
9 86 (11.10%) Wi-Fi
10 84 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (10.45%) MPLS
12 77 (9.94%) DHCP
13 73 (9.42%) Intrusion Detection
14 67 (8.65%) VLAN
15 54 (6.97%) IPsec
16 51 (6.58%) Internet
17 39 (5.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (5.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.23%) MySQL
3 9 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.52%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) DataStax
9 1 (0.13%) HBase
9 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.13%) Redis
9 1 (0.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 34 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.81%) JIRA
3 9 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.90%) Selenium
5 5 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.52%) CircleCI
6 4 (0.52%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.39%) GitLab
7 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.13%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 117 (15.10%) Finance
2 64 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.65%) Banking
4 30 (3.87%) Retail
5 23 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.94%) Aerospace
6 15 (1.94%) Legal
7 14 (1.81%) Law
8 13 (1.68%) Back Office
9 12 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.65%) Advertising
11 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.65%) Fire and Rescue
11 5 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.52%) German Language
12 4 (0.52%) Marketing
13 2 (0.26%) French Language
13 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 261 (33.68%) Network Engineer
2 149 (19.23%) Security Engineer
3 93 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 86 (11.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 62 (8.00%) Architect
6 52 (6.71%) Analyst
6 52 (6.71%) Security Architect
7 44 (5.68%) IT Engineer
8 42 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
9 41 (5.29%) Senior Security Engineer
10 38 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (4.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 34 (4.39%) Consultant
13 33 (4.26%) Network Specialist
14 32 (4.13%) Developer
15 31 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
16 30 (3.87%) Azure Engineer
17 29 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
18 26 (3.35%) Security Analyst
18 26 (3.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.48%) CSS
1 27 (3.48%) HTML
2 25 (3.23%) JSON
3 20 (2.58%) LAMP
4 15 (1.94%) Web Services
5 11 (1.42%) Regular Expression
6 9 (1.16%) LDAP
7 7 (0.90%) pytest
7 7 (0.90%) SAML
7 7 (0.90%) WebRTC
8 6 (0.77%) OAuth
9 5 (0.65%) .NET
9 5 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.65%) Sensu
10 4 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.52%) Middleware
10 4 (0.52%) Node.js
10 4 (0.52%) Spring
11 3 (0.39%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.03%) Data Centre
2 88 (11.35%) Management Information System
3 62 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.42%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (3.35%) PKI
6 25 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 23 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.32%) Cloud Native
8 18 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (1.16%) Cyberattack
10 9 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.03%) Cybercrime
11 8 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
12 7 (0.90%) Replication
12 7 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 150 (19.35%) Windows
2 144 (18.58%) Linux
3 64 (8.26%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.87%) Mac OS X
5 22 (2.84%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (1.29%) Unix
8 8 (1.03%) CentOS
9 7 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.77%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.26%) Android
14 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.26%) Fedora
14 2 (0.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (17.81%) Cybersecurity
2 130 (16.77%) DevOps
3 125 (16.13%) Information Security
4 108 (13.94%) Security Architecture
5 103 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (12.65%) SIEM
7 97 (12.52%) ITIL
8 79 (10.19%) Network Monitoring
9 75 (9.68%) Security Operations
10 68 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
11 60 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 54 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (6.97%) Vulnerability Management
13 53 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 51 (6.58%) Network Design
15 50 (6.45%) Network Virtualisation
16 45 (5.81%) Data Security
17 42 (5.42%) Security Monitoring
18 39 (5.03%) Infrastructure as Code
18 39 (5.03%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 87 (11.23%) Python
2 47 (6.06%) SQL
3 39 (5.03%) PowerShell
4 27 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.35%) PHP
6 20 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.45%) C
8 16 (2.06%) C++
9 14 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.42%) Java
11 8 (1.03%) Go
12 6 (0.77%) C#
13 5 (0.65%) Perl
13 5 (0.65%) R
14 3 (0.39%) Java 8
14 3 (0.39%) Ruby
15 2 (0.26%) VB
16 1 (0.13%) AWK
16 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 273 (35.23%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (20.77%) CCNP
3 159 (20.52%) CCNA
4 107 (13.81%) CISSP
5 71 (9.16%) Degree
6 53 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (6.58%) Security Cleared
8 43 (5.55%) CCIE
9 35 (4.52%) CISM
10 32 (4.13%) SC Cleared
11 31 (4.00%) CEH
12 19 (2.45%) MCSE
13 16 (2.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 16 (2.06%) CCSP
14 15 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 15 (1.94%) MCSA
14 15 (1.94%) OSCP
15 14 (1.81%) MCITP
15 14 (1.81%) MCP
16 13 (1.68%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (5.94%) PCI DSS
3 42 (5.42%) NIST
4 35 (4.52%) SLA
5 32 (4.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 32 (4.13%) GDPR
6 24 (3.10%) QA
7 8 (1.03%) COBIT
8 6 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (0.77%) NCSC
9 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 147 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 78 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.74%) Docker
4 36 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.71%) VMware NSX
6 18 (2.32%) vSphere
7 14 (1.81%) Firmware
8 10 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.90%) KVM
9 7 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.52%) LXC
11 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.39%) vCloud
13 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
14 1 (0.13%) oVirt
14 1 (0.13%) XenApp
14 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (9.29%) Ansible
2 49 (6.32%) Terraform
3 47 (6.06%) Kubernetes
4 43 (5.55%) Puppet
5 41 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (3.74%) Nagios
7 18 (2.32%) FortiGate
8 17 (2.19%) CSIRT
9 14 (1.81%) Nessus
10 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (1.42%) QRadar
12 10 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (1.16%) WSUS
14 8 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.90%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.90%) CASB
15 7 (0.90%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.77%) Grafana
Vendors
1 302 (38.97%) Cisco
2 209 (26.97%) Microsoft
3 141 (18.19%) VMware
4 108 (13.94%) Palo Alto
5 90 (11.61%) CheckPoint
6 66 (8.52%) F5
7 61 (7.87%) Meraki
8 52 (6.71%) Juniper
9 50 (6.45%) Fortinet
10 47 (6.06%) HP
10 47 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 39 (5.03%) Splunk
12 32 (4.13%) Riverbed
13 29 (3.74%) Avaya
14 28 (3.61%) Aruba
14 28 (3.61%) Blue Coat
15 25 (3.23%) Zscaler
16 20 (2.58%) Dell
16 20 (2.58%) LogRhythm
17 16 (2.06%) Citrix