Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 219 247
Rank change year-on-year -14 +28 -38
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,548 2,255 2,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.61% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.08% 10.59% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,223 1,823 1,851
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +6.14%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.38% +6.37%

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 17,047 21,290 25,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,594 16,744 20,559
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +1 641 £65,000 +8.33% 92
South East +16 411 £60,000 +9.09% 65
North of England -78 164 £50,000 +5.88% 54
Midlands -15 136 £50,000 -4.76% 15
South West +28 117 £40,000 -2.44% 24
North West -53 107 £50,000 +11.11% 32
West Midlands -34 93 £53,500 -0.47% 9
East of England -48 73 £45,000 +25.00% 19
Yorkshire -15 46 £48,300 +7.33% 20
East Midlands +31 43 £42,500 -8.60% 6
North East -20 11 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 804 (51.94%) Firewall
2 699 (45.16%) Cisco
3 561 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
4 466 (30.10%) WAN
5 454 (29.33%) LAN
6 373 (24.10%) CCNP
7 337 (21.77%) VPN
8 317 (20.48%) Azure
9 309 (19.96%) Cybersecurity
10 294 (18.99%) CCNA
11 292 (18.86%) Windows
12 288 (18.60%) Information Security
13 268 (17.31%) CheckPoint
14 259 (16.73%) TCP/IP
15 250 (16.15%) Finance
16 239 (15.44%) Palo Alto
17 228 (14.73%) AWS
18 219 (14.15%) SIEM
19 217 (14.02%) Wireless
19 217 (14.02%) VMware
20 215 (13.89%) Microsoft
21 209 (13.50%) BGP
22 208 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
23 198 (12.79%) Data Centre
24 194 (12.53%) OSPF
25 193 (12.47%) ITIL
26 192 (12.40%) Linux
27 189 (12.21%) Juniper
27 189 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
28 183 (11.82%) CISSP

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 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 24 (1.55%) IIS
2 24 (1.55%) Skype for Business
3 15 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.58%) Confluence
8 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.39%) Apache
11 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.19%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.065%) nginx
13 1 (0.065%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 40 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.65%) HFM
1 10 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 317 (20.48%) Azure
2 228 (14.73%) AWS
3 134 (8.66%) Office 365
4 67 (4.33%) SaaS
5 58 (3.75%) IaaS
6 44 (2.84%) GCP
7 39 (2.52%) PaaS
8 28 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (0.84%) Serverless
13 11 (0.71%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
16 7 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.45%) Azure Functions
16 7 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 804 (51.94%) Firewall
2 466 (30.10%) WAN
3 454 (29.33%) LAN
4 337 (21.77%) VPN
5 259 (16.73%) TCP/IP
6 217 (14.02%) Wireless
7 209 (13.50%) BGP
8 194 (12.53%) OSPF
9 189 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
10 161 (10.40%) DNS
11 151 (9.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 142 (9.17%) VoIP
13 135 (8.72%) MPLS
14 122 (7.88%) DHCP
15 121 (7.82%) IPsec
16 119 (7.69%) VLAN
17 112 (7.24%) Internet
18 103 (6.65%) WLAN
19 92 (5.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 76 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.97%) MySQL
3 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.45%) Power BI
8 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.32%) Redis
9 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 23 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.58%) Fiddler
4 7 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.45%) LINQPad
5 6 (0.39%) Postman
6 5 (0.32%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.26%) JIRA
8 3 (0.19%) Bazaar
8 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.13%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.13%) Selenium
10 1 (0.065%) Babel
10 1 (0.065%) Maven
10 1 (0.065%) RSpec
10 1 (0.065%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.065%) Subversion
10 1 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.065%) webpack
General
1 250 (16.15%) Finance
2 92 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.68%) Retail
4 56 (3.62%) Law
5 35 (2.26%) Banking
5 35 (2.26%) Public Sector
6 34 (2.20%) Legal
7 33 (2.13%) Military
8 28 (1.81%) Aerospace
9 18 (1.16%) Automotive
10 16 (1.03%) Marketing
11 15 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.65%) Japanese Language
13 9 (0.58%) Electronics
14 8 (0.52%) Back Office
15 7 (0.45%) Games
16 6 (0.39%) Police
17 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.19%) Digital Economy
18 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 503 (32.49%) Network Engineer
2 301 (19.44%) Security Engineer
3 188 (12.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 170 (10.98%) Analyst
5 138 (8.91%) Consultant
6 126 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 122 (7.88%) Architect
8 89 (5.75%) Cisco Engineer
9 78 (5.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 72 (4.65%) Security Analyst
10 72 (4.65%) Security Architect
11 70 (4.52%) Security Consultant
12 68 (4.39%) IT Engineer
13 63 (4.07%) Support Engineer
14 62 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 62 (4.01%) Network Consultant
15 59 (3.81%) Network Architect
16 51 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 50 (3.23%) Network Analyst
18 47 (3.04%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.94%) Web Services
3 19 (1.23%) Middleware
4 14 (0.90%) CSS
4 14 (0.90%) JSON
5 13 (0.84%) REST
6 11 (0.71%) .NET
6 11 (0.71%) HTML
7 10 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.65%) SOAP
7 10 (0.65%) XML
7 10 (0.65%) XML Messaging
8 8 (0.52%) LAMP
9 6 (0.39%) jQuery
9 6 (0.39%) Kafka
10 5 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.26%) Laravel
12 3 (0.19%) XMPP
13 2 (0.13%) LDAP
13 2 (0.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 198 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 149 (9.63%) Management Information System
3 116 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (4.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 45 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 34 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 25 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 25 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.29%) DataPower
10 19 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 17 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
13 14 (0.90%) CCTV
14 13 (0.84%) Replication
14 13 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (0.71%) Cyberattack
16 11 (0.71%) User Experience
17 10 (0.65%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 292 (18.86%) Windows
2 192 (12.40%) Linux
3 132 (8.53%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.42%) Windows 10
5 48 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (2.39%) Unix
7 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.71%) CentOS
9 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.45%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.39%) VMS
12 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Solaris
14 2 (0.13%) Android
14 2 (0.13%) Debian
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (19.96%) Cybersecurity
2 288 (18.60%) Information Security
3 219 (14.15%) SIEM
4 208 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
5 193 (12.47%) ITIL
6 131 (8.46%) Security Operations
7 128 (8.27%) Load Balancing
8 123 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
9 118 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
10 111 (7.17%) Network Design
11 101 (6.52%) Change Management
12 97 (6.27%) Mentoring
13 95 (6.14%) DevOps
14 94 (6.07%) Penetration Testing
15 84 (5.43%) Security Architecture
16 79 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 78 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
18 75 (4.84%) Presales
19 74 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 74 (4.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (5.36%) PowerShell
2 66 (4.26%) Python
3 52 (3.36%) SQL
4 38 (2.45%) C
5 28 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 23 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 19 (1.23%) C++
7 19 (1.23%) Java
8 17 (1.10%) PHP
9 16 (1.03%) Go
10 11 (0.71%) C#
10 11 (0.71%) Perl
11 7 (0.45%) Scala
12 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.19%) Ruby
14 2 (0.13%) Erlang
15 1 (0.065%) AWK
15 1 (0.065%) Groovy
15 1 (0.065%) Haskell
15 1 (0.065%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 561 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
2 373 (24.10%) CCNP
3 294 (18.99%) CCNA
4 183 (11.82%) CISSP
5 177 (11.43%) Degree
6 132 (8.53%) Security Cleared
7 103 (6.65%) SC Cleared
8 98 (6.33%) CISM
9 82 (5.30%) CCIE
10 65 (4.20%) CCDP
11 62 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 61 (3.94%) CCSA
13 45 (2.91%) CCSP
14 44 (2.84%) CCSE
15 43 (2.78%) JNCIP
16 35 (2.26%) MCSE
17 32 (2.07%) CISA
18 31 (2.00%) GIAC
19 30 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
19 30 (1.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (4.91%) GDPR
3 67 (4.33%) SLA
4 66 (4.26%) PCI DSS
5 59 (3.81%) NIST
6 22 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (1.10%) NCSC
9 14 (0.90%) NIST 800
10 13 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.58%) COBIT
12 8 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.52%) ISO 31000
13 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.32%) QA
14 4 (0.26%) GPG13
14 4 (0.26%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.19%) PMO
16 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
16 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 145 (9.37%) Active Directory
2 130 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.13%) Docker
5 15 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.71%) BIND 9
6 11 (0.71%) Firmware
6 11 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.45%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.39%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.32%) Snort
9 5 (0.32%) vSphere
10 4 (0.26%) XenApp
11 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.065%) KVM
Systems Management
1 44 (2.84%) FortiGate
2 23 (1.49%) Ansible
2 23 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.36%) Nessus
4 19 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
4 19 (1.23%) vCenter Server
5 17 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.10%) SCCM
6 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (0.90%) QRadar
7 14 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.71%) RANCID
9 10 (0.65%) CASB
9 10 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
10 9 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 9 (0.58%) Nmap
10 9 (0.58%) Terraform
11 8 (0.52%) CSIRT
11 8 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 699 (45.16%) Cisco
2 268 (17.31%) CheckPoint
3 239 (15.44%) Palo Alto
4 217 (14.02%) VMware
5 215 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 189 (12.21%) Juniper
7 136 (8.79%) F5
8 133 (8.59%) Meraki
9 111 (7.17%) SolarWinds
10 73 (4.72%) Fortinet
11 69 (4.46%) Citrix
12 66 (4.26%) HP
13 45 (2.91%) Aruba
14 36 (2.33%) Google
15 34 (2.20%) Splunk
16 29 (1.87%) NetApp
17 28 (1.81%) Symantec
18 25 (1.61%) Forcepoint
18 25 (1.61%) Huawei
18 25 (1.61%) Infoblox