Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 202 249
Rank change year-on-year -51 +47 -11
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2357 3034 2757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.70% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.84% 10.00% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1910 2470 2247
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.49% +0.50% +11.11%

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 26657 30344 34401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.02% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21717 25034 28616
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -59 994 £60,000 - 52
South East -25 495 £47,500 -5.00% 35
North of England -8 331 £45,000 +2.27% 34
Midlands -10 207 £42,500 - 12
North West +7 192 £45,000 -10.00% 16
South West +23 184 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England -16 166 £50,000 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -1 158 £42,500 - 7
Yorkshire -25 129 £45,000 +12.50% 14
East Midlands +6 47 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East +15 10 £32,000 -10.11% 4
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1399 (59.36%) Firewall
2 1066 (45.23%) Cisco
3 746 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
4 606 (25.71%) WAN
5 577 (24.48%) Windows
6 560 (23.76%) CCNP
7 530 (22.49%) LAN
8 529 (22.44%) CheckPoint
9 509 (21.60%) Information Security
10 488 (20.70%) Finance
11 468 (19.86%) VPN
12 436 (18.50%) Microsoft
13 421 (17.86%) CISSP
14 391 (16.59%) CCNA
15 390 (16.55%) SIEM
16 386 (16.38%) Cybersecurity
17 384 (16.29%) Linux
18 373 (15.83%) ITIL
18 373 (15.83%) Data Centre
19 366 (15.53%) Juniper
19 366 (15.53%) BGP
20 357 (15.15%) TCP/IP
21 348 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
22 346 (14.68%) Palo Alto
23 329 (13.96%) Wireless
24 322 (13.66%) MPLS
25 320 (13.58%) OSPF
26 316 (13.41%) Active Directory
27 310 (13.15%) DNS
28 307 (13.03%) Degree

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 72 (3.05%) MS Exchange
2 59 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.21%) Apache
4 39 (1.65%) CMS
5 34 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (1.27%) IIS
7 27 (1.15%) nginx
8 25 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 23 (0.98%) Skype for Business
11 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.51%) SAS
13 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.21%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
18 4 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 74 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.085%) Magento
3 2 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.085%) Workfront
4 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 198 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (4.88%) Office 365
4 47 (1.99%) SaaS
5 34 (1.44%) IaaS
6 24 (1.02%) PaaS
7 20 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.64%) Akamai
9 12 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.47%) Cloudflare
11 10 (0.42%) GitHub
11 10 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1399 (59.36%) Firewall
2 606 (25.71%) WAN
3 530 (22.49%) LAN
4 468 (19.86%) VPN
5 366 (15.53%) BGP
6 357 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 348 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
8 329 (13.96%) Wireless
9 322 (13.66%) MPLS
10 320 (13.58%) OSPF
11 310 (13.15%) DNS
12 233 (9.89%) IPsec
13 207 (8.78%) VoIP
14 197 (8.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 178 (7.55%) DHCP
16 171 (7.25%) Intrusion Detection
17 164 (6.96%) EIGRP
18 157 (6.66%) Internet
19 155 (6.58%) Cisco IOS
20 142 (6.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.67%) MySQL
3 30 (1.27%) Big Data
4 28 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.47%) InfluxDB
7 11 (0.47%) Redis
8 10 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.34%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.25%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.21%) DB2
12 5 (0.21%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 56 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 30 (1.27%) Metasploit
3 18 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.72%) JIRA
5 10 (0.42%) Subversion
5 10 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.34%) GitLab
6 8 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.21%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.17%) AppScan
9 4 (0.17%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.17%) Paros
9 4 (0.17%) Selenium
9 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.17%) WebScarab
9 4 (0.17%) WiX
10 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.13%) TestLink
General
1 488 (20.70%) Finance
2 105 (4.45%) Banking
3 86 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 78 (3.31%) Law
5 62 (2.63%) Retail
6 60 (2.55%) Legal
7 42 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.23%) Games
9 20 (0.85%) Marketing
10 15 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.55%) Billing
12 12 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.51%) German Language
13 11 (0.47%) Electronics
13 11 (0.47%) Military
14 10 (0.42%) Advertising
15 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.25%) Automotive
17 6 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 669 (28.38%) Network Engineer
2 479 (20.32%) Analyst
3 444 (18.84%) Security Engineer
4 353 (14.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 332 (14.09%) Security Analyst
6 192 (8.15%) Consultant
7 164 (6.96%) Network Analyst
7 164 (6.96%) Senior Network Engineer
8 161 (6.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 159 (6.75%) Security Consultant
10 153 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 145 (6.15%) Network Security Analyst
12 136 (5.77%) Architect
13 107 (4.54%) Administrator
14 103 (4.37%) Security Manager
15 92 (3.90%) Network Consultant
16 82 (3.48%) Network Security Consultant
17 81 (3.44%) Senior Security Engineer
18 79 (3.35%) Firewall Engineer
18 79 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.29%) Web Services
2 48 (2.04%) HTML
3 40 (1.70%) XMPP
4 34 (1.44%) .NET
5 33 (1.40%) LAMP
6 30 (1.27%) XML
7 21 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
8 20 (0.85%) JSON
8 20 (0.85%) Middleware
9 19 (0.81%) 802.1X
9 19 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
10 17 (0.72%) CSS
11 13 (0.55%) Node.js
12 11 (0.47%) React
12 11 (0.47%) Regular Expression
13 10 (0.42%) CGI
14 9 (0.38%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.30%) Spring
16 6 (0.25%) WCF
17 5 (0.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 373 (15.83%) Data Centre
2 227 (9.63%) Management Information System
3 177 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (5.94%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 68 (2.89%) Cyberthreat
6 68 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 63 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
8 59 (2.50%) Clustering
9 52 (2.21%) PKI
10 51 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 49 (2.08%) CESG
12 37 (1.57%) Cyber Attack
13 28 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 24 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
16 22 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
17 21 (0.89%) Fintech
18 20 (0.85%) iPad
19 18 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 577 (24.48%) Windows
2 384 (16.29%) Linux
3 266 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 159 (6.75%) Unix
5 119 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (2.29%) CentOS
8 42 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 41 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 38 (1.61%) Windows 7
11 32 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 22 (0.93%) Android
15 18 (0.76%) Kali Linux
16 14 (0.59%) Windows 8
17 13 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.47%) Debian
19 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (21.60%) Information Security
2 390 (16.55%) SIEM
3 386 (16.38%) Cybersecurity
4 373 (15.83%) ITIL
5 298 (12.64%) Penetration Testing
6 242 (10.27%) Security Operations
7 193 (8.19%) Network Design
8 175 (7.42%) Mentoring
9 168 (7.13%) Load Balancing
10 161 (6.83%) Security Architecture
11 155 (6.58%) Vulnerability Management
12 145 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
13 143 (6.07%) Incident Management
14 141 (5.98%) Network Management
15 125 (5.30%) Security Management
16 123 (5.22%) Kalman Filter
17 122 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
18 120 (5.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 113 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
20 112 (4.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 184 (7.81%) Python
2 101 (4.29%) SQL
3 97 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 87 (3.69%) Java
5 72 (3.05%) C
6 70 (2.97%) Perl
7 68 (2.89%) JavaScript
8 60 (2.55%) Ruby
9 54 (2.29%) C++
10 43 (1.82%) C#
11 42 (1.78%) Bash Shell
12 41 (1.74%) PHP
13 19 (0.81%) Go
14 9 (0.38%) Scala
14 9 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.38%) VB
15 8 (0.34%) Tcl
16 7 (0.30%) Groovy
16 7 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 746 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 560 (23.76%) CCNP
3 421 (17.86%) CISSP
4 391 (16.59%) CCNA
5 307 (13.03%) Degree
6 211 (8.95%) CISM
7 209 (8.87%) Security Cleared
8 170 (7.21%) GIAC
9 150 (6.36%) CCIE
10 128 (5.43%) CEH
11 126 (5.35%) SC Cleared
12 112 (4.75%) CCSE
13 105 (4.45%) CCSA
14 88 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 86 (3.65%) GCIH
16 83 (3.52%) DV Cleared
17 68 (2.89%) CCDP
18 63 (2.67%) SANS
19 61 (2.59%) Check Point Certification
20 58 (2.46%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (11.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (4.54%) PCI DSS
3 72 (3.05%) SLA
4 53 (2.25%) GDPR
5 49 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 40 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 36 (1.53%) QA
8 33 (1.40%) PMO
9 25 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.72%) NIST 800
11 11 (0.47%) COBIT
12 10 (0.42%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.30%) SSAE 16
15 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.21%) GCP
16 5 (0.21%) GPG13
16 5 (0.21%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.085%) RMADS
18 1 (0.042%) HIPAA
System Software
1 316 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 146 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (4.50%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.05%) vSphere
5 41 (1.74%) Docker
6 38 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (1.23%) ProxySG
9 28 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (0.98%) Snort
11 19 (0.81%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.59%) Firmware
13 13 (0.55%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.38%) XenApp
15 8 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.34%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.30%) iptables
16 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.30%) pfSense
17 6 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 68 (2.89%) Nessus
2 63 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 54 (2.29%) QRadar
4 52 (2.21%) CSIRT
5 47 (1.99%) FortiGate
6 44 (1.87%) SCCM
6 44 (1.87%) SCOM
7 41 (1.74%) Ansible
7 41 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
8 37 (1.57%) Nagios
9 35 (1.48%) Puppet
10 33 (1.40%) Cisco UCCE
11 27 (1.15%) Cacti
11 27 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 23 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
14 22 (0.93%) vCenter Server
15 18 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 17 (0.72%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 17 (0.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1066 (45.23%) Cisco
2 529 (22.44%) CheckPoint
3 436 (18.50%) Microsoft
4 366 (15.53%) Juniper
5 346 (14.68%) Palo Alto
6 265 (11.24%) F5
7 252 (10.69%) VMware
8 136 (5.77%) Fortinet
9 110 (4.67%) Riverbed
10 103 (4.37%) HP
11 90 (3.82%) SolarWinds
12 86 (3.65%) Citrix
13 74 (3.14%) Blue Coat
14 62 (2.63%) McAfee
15 60 (2.55%) Oracle
16 53 (2.25%) Splunk
17 44 (1.87%) Sourcefire
18 43 (1.82%) Avaya
19 42 (1.78%) Meraki
20 39 (1.65%) Aruba