Period
to 15 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 254 212
Rank change year-on-year +18 -42 +29
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,360 2,334 3,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.39% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 8.64% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,818 1,908 2,496
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%

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 24,967 27,013 32,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.19% 16.06% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19,897 22,070 27,355
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 July 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 July 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 -8 977 £60,000 +4.35% 99
South East -4 478 £52,500 +10.53% 48
North of England +28 361 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East of England +35 219 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North West +24 207 £50,000 +11.11% 23
South West +56 202 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Midlands -11 172 £55,000 +29.41% 30
Yorkshire +51 148 £47,500 - 10
West Midlands -17 138 £55,000 +32.53% 25
East Midlands +29 33 £53,750 +10.26% 5
North East -20 6 £73,750 +102.05% 5
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,337 (56.65%) Firewall
2 1,051 (44.53%) Cisco
3 642 (27.20%) Windows
4 632 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
5 590 (25.00%) WAN
6 523 (22.16%) Information Security
7 520 (22.03%) LAN
8 518 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 515 (21.82%) VPN
10 469 (19.87%) Linux
11 456 (19.32%) CCNP
12 447 (18.94%) CheckPoint
13 424 (17.97%) Finance
14 417 (17.67%) SIEM
15 409 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
16 399 (16.91%) ITIL
17 393 (16.65%) Juniper
17 393 (16.65%) Data Centre
18 380 (16.10%) Cisco ASA
19 372 (15.76%) Degree
20 365 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
21 352 (14.92%) Active Directory
22 344 (14.58%) DNS
23 331 (14.03%) TCP/IP
24 328 (13.90%) VMware
25 325 (13.77%) CISSP
26 309 (13.09%) Windows Server
27 301 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
28 293 (12.42%) Wireless
29 288 (12.20%) F5

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 96 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 83 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.91%) Apache
4 37 (1.57%) IIS
5 36 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 17 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.34%) JBoss
12 8 (0.34%) nginx
12 8 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 95 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.085%) LibreOffice
6 2 (0.085%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.085%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 365 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 301 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
3 225 (9.53%) Office 365
4 81 (3.43%) IaaS
5 77 (3.26%) PaaS
6 67 (2.84%) SaaS
7 61 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.19%) Amazon S3
11 25 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.55%) Akamai
14 13 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.51%) Mimecast
16 11 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 1,337 (56.65%) Firewall
2 590 (25.00%) WAN
3 520 (22.03%) LAN
4 515 (21.82%) VPN
5 380 (16.10%) Cisco ASA
6 344 (14.58%) DNS
7 331 (14.03%) TCP/IP
8 293 (12.42%) Wireless
9 259 (10.97%) BGP
10 257 (10.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 247 (10.47%) MPLS
12 239 (10.13%) OSPF
13 233 (9.87%) DHCP
14 218 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 180 (7.63%) WLAN
16 176 (7.46%) IPsec
17 169 (7.16%) VoIP
18 161 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
19 150 (6.36%) VLAN
20 148 (6.27%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 41 (1.74%) MySQL
3 34 (1.44%) Big Data
4 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (0.68%) Blockchain
7 16 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 16 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.30%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.30%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.25%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 55 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.55%) Selenium
6 13 (0.55%) Subversion
6 13 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.34%) IntelliJ
7 8 (0.34%) JIRA
7 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.25%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.21%) RStudio
11 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.13%) Ant
12 3 (0.13%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.13%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 424 (17.97%) Finance
2 113 (4.79%) Retail
2 113 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 69 (2.92%) Banking
4 58 (2.46%) Legal
5 40 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.19%) Marketing
7 27 (1.14%) Games
8 26 (1.10%) Law
9 25 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 22 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.81%) Billing
12 15 (0.64%) Advertising
13 13 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.38%) Military
15 8 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.30%) Electronics
16 7 (0.30%) Local Government
17 5 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 499 (21.14%) Network Engineer
2 370 (15.68%) Security Engineer
3 337 (14.28%) Architect
4 312 (13.22%) Analyst
5 259 (10.97%) Network Security Engineer
6 214 (9.07%) Security Analyst
7 204 (8.64%) Consultant
8 199 (8.43%) Security Architect
9 172 (7.29%) Security Consultant
10 151 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 149 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
12 142 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
13 113 (4.79%) Security Specialist
14 107 (4.53%) Security Solutions Architect
15 105 (4.45%) Network Architect
16 98 (4.15%) Cisco Engineer
17 90 (3.81%) Network Specialist
18 86 (3.64%) Network Security Specialist
19 82 (3.47%) Administrator
19 82 (3.47%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.67%) Web Services
2 44 (1.86%) 802.1X
3 38 (1.61%) HTML
4 35 (1.48%) .NET
5 30 (1.27%) Middleware
6 27 (1.14%) JSON
7 22 (0.93%) XML
8 18 (0.76%) CSS
9 17 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
10 15 (0.64%) LAMP
11 14 (0.59%) Flash
11 14 (0.59%) REST
12 13 (0.55%) LDAP
12 13 (0.55%) SOAP
13 11 (0.47%) WCF
14 9 (0.38%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.38%) Spring
15 8 (0.34%) Django
15 8 (0.34%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.34%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 393 (16.65%) Data Centre
2 286 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 187 (7.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 178 (7.54%) Management Information System
5 172 (7.29%) Computer Science
6 139 (5.89%) PKI
7 133 (5.64%) Cyberthreat
8 124 (5.25%) Security Operations Centre
9 86 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
10 57 (2.42%) Public Cloud
11 55 (2.33%) Fintech
12 41 (1.74%) Driving Licence
13 37 (1.57%) CESG
14 35 (1.48%) Cyberattack
15 30 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
16 29 (1.23%) Device Driver
17 27 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
18 26 (1.10%) Virtual Team
19 25 (1.06%) Replication
20 24 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 642 (27.20%) Windows
2 469 (19.87%) Linux
3 309 (13.09%) Windows Server
4 181 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 137 (5.81%) Unix
7 80 (3.39%) Windows 10
8 60 (2.54%) Android
9 55 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 40 (1.69%) CentOS
11 36 (1.53%) Windows 7
12 33 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 25 (1.06%) Solaris
14 19 (0.81%) AIX
14 19 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.51%) Debian
17 10 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (22.16%) Information Security
2 417 (17.67%) SIEM
3 409 (17.33%) Cybersecurity
4 399 (16.91%) ITIL
5 256 (10.85%) Security Operations
6 247 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
7 213 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
8 208 (8.81%) Presales
9 195 (8.26%) Load Balancing
10 171 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
11 169 (7.16%) DevOps
12 159 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
13 156 (6.61%) Security Architecture
14 155 (6.57%) Project Management
15 145 (6.14%) Network Design
16 139 (5.89%) Kalman Filter
17 134 (5.68%) Service Delivery
18 130 (5.51%) Incident Management
19 123 (5.21%) Data Loss Prevention
19 123 (5.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 203 (8.60%) Python
2 188 (7.97%) PowerShell
3 107 (4.53%) C
4 91 (3.86%) SQL
5 64 (2.71%) C++
6 51 (2.16%) Bash Shell
7 40 (1.69%) Java
8 35 (1.48%) PHP
9 31 (1.31%) C#
9 31 (1.31%) Perl
10 28 (1.19%) JavaScript
11 27 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.10%) Ruby
13 16 (0.68%) VBScript
14 7 (0.30%) Assembly Language
14 7 (0.30%) Embedded C
14 7 (0.30%) Embedded C++
14 7 (0.30%) Go
15 5 (0.21%) Scala
15 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 632 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
2 456 (19.32%) CCNP
3 372 (15.76%) Degree
4 325 (13.77%) CISSP
5 276 (11.69%) Security Cleared
6 255 (10.81%) CCNA
7 173 (7.33%) CCIE
8 129 (5.47%) SC Cleared
9 128 (5.42%) CISM
10 127 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 125 (5.30%) CCDP
12 94 (3.98%) MCSE
13 85 (3.60%) DV Cleared
14 75 (3.18%) CISA
15 69 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
16 58 (2.46%) GIAC
17 56 (2.37%) CCSE
17 56 (2.37%) MCP
18 53 (2.25%) CEH
19 49 (2.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (12.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 152 (6.44%) PCI DSS
3 134 (5.68%) GDPR
4 70 (2.97%) SLA
5 53 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (1.48%) QA
7 31 (1.31%) COBIT
8 27 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (0.72%) GPG13
9 17 (0.72%) PMO
10 10 (0.42%) FISMA
10 10 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.30%) GCP
11 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.30%) NIST 800
12 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 352 (14.92%) Active Directory
2 237 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.01%) vSphere
5 67 (2.84%) XenApp
6 49 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 39 (1.65%) Firmware
8 38 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (1.31%) VMware NSX
10 23 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (0.97%) XenServer
11 22 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.89%) Docker
13 20 (0.85%) BitLocker
14 15 (0.64%) Snort
15 14 (0.59%) ProxySG
16 12 (0.51%) HDFS
17 8 (0.34%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
17 8 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (3.73%) QRadar
2 70 (2.97%) Puppet
3 60 (2.54%) SCCM
4 58 (2.46%) Ansible
5 54 (2.29%) Terraform
6 50 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 50 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
7 40 (1.69%) Nessus
8 39 (1.65%) FortiGate
9 37 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (1.40%) CASB
11 24 (1.02%) SCOM
11 24 (1.02%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.85%) SCVMM
13 18 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
13 18 (0.76%) TrustSec
14 17 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 16 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
15 16 (0.68%) Kubernetes
16 15 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,051 (44.53%) Cisco
2 518 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 447 (18.94%) CheckPoint
4 393 (16.65%) Juniper
5 328 (13.90%) VMware
6 288 (12.20%) F5
7 257 (10.89%) Palo Alto
8 206 (8.73%) Fortinet
9 199 (8.43%) Citrix
10 163 (6.91%) HP
11 120 (5.08%) Blue Coat
12 117 (4.96%) SolarWinds
13 114 (4.83%) Splunk
14 106 (4.49%) McAfee
15 98 (4.15%) Meraki
16 82 (3.47%) Riverbed
17 81 (3.43%) Infoblox
18 75 (3.18%) Google
19 67 (2.84%) Qualys
19 67 (2.84%) Red Hat