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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 355 285 240
Rank change year-on-year -70 -45 -37
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,494 1,119 1,054
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.18% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 9.17% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 945 924 821
10th Percentile £36,000 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +9.09%
75th Percentile £76,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - - +9.09%

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 19,842 12,197 10,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 12.86% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10,892 8,628 8,855
10th Percentile £28,030 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -78 752 £70,000 +3.70% 59
South East -21 293 £50,000 -9.09% 39
South West -19 129 £60,000 +26.32% 6
North of England -143 121 £54,100 +3.05% 40
Midlands -45 103 £65,000 - 16
West Midlands -40 84 £65,000 +4.00% 8
North West -96 77 £55,000 +4.76% 22
East of England -74 74 £53,000 -3.64% 14
Yorkshire -103 36 £56,776 +3.23% 16
East Midlands -39 19 £50,000 -28.95% 8
North East -17 8 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 685 (45.85%) Firewall
2 515 (34.47%) Azure
3 432 (28.92%) AWS
4 410 (27.44%) Finance
5 380 (25.44%) Cisco
6 365 (24.43%) Windows
7 363 (24.30%) Microsoft
8 360 (24.10%) Cybersecurity
9 352 (23.56%) Linux
10 334 (22.36%) Information Security
11 331 (22.16%) Python
12 318 (21.29%) Social Skills
13 315 (21.08%) Cisco Certification
14 309 (20.68%) WAN
15 294 (19.68%) DevOps
16 250 (16.73%) Active Directory
17 247 (16.53%) LAN
18 228 (15.26%) Microsoft 365
19 208 (13.92%) ITIL
20 206 (13.79%) VPN
21 202 (13.52%) Agile
22 198 (13.25%) TCP/IP
23 197 (13.19%) DNS
24 196 (13.12%) Data Centre
25 193 (12.92%) Terraform
26 192 (12.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 179 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
28 177 (11.85%) Java
29 176 (11.78%) Palo Alto
30 174 (11.65%) Security Cleared

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 86 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.35%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.41%) Apache
4 18 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.20%) nginx
5 15 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.74%) IIS
9 7 (0.47%) SAS
10 4 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.20%) Confluence
12 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.067%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.60%) Maple
6 5 (0.33%) Campfire
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.87%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.47%) SAP GTS
4 4 (0.27%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 515 (34.47%) Azure
2 432 (28.92%) AWS
3 228 (15.26%) Microsoft 365
4 138 (9.24%) GCP
5 106 (7.10%) SaaS
6 96 (6.43%) Cloud Computing
7 88 (5.89%) IaaS
8 82 (5.49%) Azure AKS
9 78 (5.22%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 63 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 58 (3.88%) Snowflake
12 57 (3.82%) PaaS
12 57 (3.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 54 (3.61%) Amazon Kinesis
14 51 (3.41%) Power Platform
15 29 (1.94%) Amazon S3
15 29 (1.94%) GitHub
16 27 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
17 26 (1.74%) Azure Sentinel
18 24 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 685 (45.85%) Firewall
2 309 (20.68%) WAN
3 247 (16.53%) LAN
4 206 (13.79%) VPN
5 198 (13.25%) TCP/IP
6 197 (13.19%) DNS
7 138 (9.24%) Wireless
8 136 (9.10%) DHCP
9 132 (8.84%) BGP
10 126 (8.43%) Internet
11 104 (6.96%) SD-WAN
12 92 (6.16%) OSPF
13 90 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 89 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
15 87 (5.82%) Wi-Fi
16 76 (5.09%) MPLS
17 72 (4.82%) VoIP
18 65 (4.35%) IPsec
19 56 (3.75%) SSL
20 53 (3.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.95%) BigQuery
2 58 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
3 49 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 29 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.20%) Power BI
8 15 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (1.00%) MySQL
9 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.67%) Data Lake
11 9 (0.60%) Big Data
11 9 (0.60%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.54%) QlikView
12 8 (0.54%) Tableau
13 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.27%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.20%) Looker
15 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 139 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 90 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 79 (5.29%) Maven
4 38 (2.54%) JIRA
5 14 (0.94%) Artifactory
6 13 (0.87%) Burp Suite
7 8 (0.54%) GitLab
8 4 (0.27%) LINQPad
8 4 (0.27%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.20%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
10 2 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.067%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.067%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.067%) GDB
11 1 (0.067%) Subversion
11 1 (0.067%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.067%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.067%) Valgrind
General
1 410 (27.44%) Finance
2 318 (21.29%) Social Skills
3 158 (10.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 136 (9.10%) Banking
5 133 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
6 130 (8.70%) Telecoms
7 116 (7.76%) Retail
8 76 (5.09%) Marketing
9 63 (4.22%) Legal
10 48 (3.21%) Public Sector
11 42 (2.81%) Law
12 29 (1.94%) Games
13 24 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
13 24 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
15 22 (1.47%) Manufacturing
16 21 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
17 19 (1.27%) Advertising
18 16 (1.07%) Multimedia
19 15 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 294 (19.68%) Network Engineer
2 214 (14.32%) Security Engineer
3 198 (13.25%) Architect
4 148 (9.91%) Analyst
5 113 (7.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 100 (6.69%) Security Architect
7 90 (6.02%) Security Analyst
8 80 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 78 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 74 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
11 69 (4.62%) Consultant
12 68 (4.55%) Senior Manager
13 66 (4.42%) IT Engineer
14 63 (4.22%) Security Manager
15 60 (4.02%) Graduate
16 59 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
17 56 (3.75%) Senior Security Engineer
18 54 (3.61%) Network Architect
19 53 (3.55%) Azure Architect
19 53 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (5.29%) Kafka
2 29 (1.94%) .NET
3 28 (1.87%) HTML
4 27 (1.81%) JSON
5 22 (1.47%) REST
5 22 (1.47%) SAML
6 19 (1.27%) Apache NiFi
6 19 (1.27%) Node.js
7 18 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (1.07%) LDAP
8 16 (1.07%) Web Services
9 15 (1.00%) 802.1X
9 15 (1.00%) CSS
9 15 (1.00%) STL
9 15 (1.00%) XML
10 14 (0.94%) Spring
11 13 (0.87%) Java EE
11 13 (0.87%) JDBC
11 13 (0.87%) JSF
11 13 (0.87%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (13.12%) Data Centre
2 126 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 85 (5.69%) Cloud Native
4 83 (5.56%) Cyberattack
5 56 (3.75%) Cyber Defence
6 54 (3.61%) Public Cloud
7 53 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 52 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
9 49 (3.28%) Cybercrime
10 38 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 38 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
11 37 (2.48%) PKI
12 35 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
13 29 (1.94%) IoT
14 25 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
15 24 (1.61%) User Experience
16 23 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
17 20 (1.34%) NHS
18 19 (1.27%) Social Media
19 17 (1.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 365 (24.43%) Windows
2 352 (23.56%) Linux
3 93 (6.22%) Windows Server
4 78 (5.22%) Unix
5 48 (3.21%) Windows 10
6 33 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (2.14%) Kali Linux
8 28 (1.87%) Ubuntu
9 27 (1.81%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.27%) Android
13 15 (1.00%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.94%) CentOS
15 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.27%) Solaris
17 4 (0.27%) VMS
17 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 3 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (24.10%) Cybersecurity
2 334 (22.36%) Information Security
3 294 (19.68%) DevOps
4 208 (13.92%) ITIL
5 202 (13.52%) Agile
6 192 (12.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 179 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
8 171 (11.45%) Security Operations
9 164 (10.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 163 (10.91%) SIEM
11 156 (10.44%) Mentoring
12 146 (9.77%) Risk Management
13 139 (9.30%) Configuration Management
13 139 (9.30%) SDLC
14 136 (9.10%) CI/CD
15 129 (8.63%) Thought Leadership
16 128 (8.57%) Security Architecture
17 127 (8.50%) Threat Intelligence
18 125 (8.37%) Migration
19 116 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 331 (22.16%) Python
2 177 (11.85%) Java
3 155 (10.37%) PowerShell
4 154 (10.31%) Bash
5 90 (6.02%) SQL
6 84 (5.62%) Groovy
7 74 (4.95%) C++
8 66 (4.42%) Shell Script
9 63 (4.22%) R
10 43 (2.88%) C#
11 34 (2.28%) JavaScript
12 31 (2.07%) Perl
13 26 (1.74%) C
14 23 (1.54%) Objective-C
14 23 (1.54%) Ruby
15 18 (1.20%) Apple Swift
16 17 (1.14%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.80%) Go
18 9 (0.60%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 315 (21.08%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (11.65%) Security Cleared
3 164 (10.98%) CCNP
4 157 (10.51%) CCNA
5 155 (10.37%) Degree
6 152 (10.17%) CISSP
7 123 (8.23%) SC Cleared
8 87 (5.82%) CISM
9 86 (5.76%) CCIE
10 76 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 58 (3.88%) CompTIA Security+
12 42 (2.81%) MCP
13 36 (2.41%) DV Cleared
14 35 (2.34%) CCSP
15 34 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
16 33 (2.21%) SANS
17 29 (1.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 29 (1.94%) MCSE
17 29 (1.94%) OSCP
18 28 (1.87%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (7.83%) GDPR
3 94 (6.29%) NIST
4 55 (3.68%) SLA
5 48 (3.21%) PCI DSS
6 41 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (1.54%) QA
8 21 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (1.14%) GxP
10 15 (1.00%) NCSC
11 13 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (0.74%) GRC
13 10 (0.67%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.47%) BS7799
14 7 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
14 7 (0.47%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.40%) COBIT
15 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.27%) SOC 2
17 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 250 (16.73%) Active Directory
2 164 (10.98%) Docker
3 117 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (5.89%) Virtual Machines
5 45 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.21%) vSphere
7 31 (2.07%) Hyper-V
8 19 (1.27%) iptables
9 16 (1.07%) Snort
10 14 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.87%) ProxySG
11 13 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.67%) XenApp
13 7 (0.47%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.33%) Firmware
14 5 (0.33%) Postfix
14 5 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.27%) NFS
15 4 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 193 (12.92%) Terraform
2 170 (11.38%) Ansible
3 165 (11.04%) Kubernetes
4 111 (7.43%) Puppet
5 84 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (2.61%) FortiGate
7 35 (2.34%) vCenter Server
8 26 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (1.67%) CASB
10 23 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 22 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (1.27%) Kibana
13 18 (1.20%) Nagios
14 16 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 16 (1.07%) Prometheus
15 15 (1.00%) WSUS
16 14 (0.94%) HAProxy
16 14 (0.94%) logstash
16 14 (0.94%) SCCM
16 14 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 380 (25.44%) Cisco
2 363 (24.30%) Microsoft
3 176 (11.78%) Palo Alto
4 142 (9.50%) VMware
5 109 (7.30%) CheckPoint
6 105 (7.03%) Fortinet
7 92 (6.16%) Zscaler
8 91 (6.09%) Meraki
9 75 (5.02%) SolarWinds
10 72 (4.82%) F5
11 64 (4.28%) Google
12 59 (3.95%) Juniper
13 49 (3.28%) HP
14 47 (3.15%) Citrix
15 45 (3.01%) Riverbed
16 36 (2.41%) Blue Coat
17 32 (2.14%) Aruba
18 30 (2.01%) Dell
19 28 (1.87%) Splunk
20 27 (1.81%) Apple