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

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 198 244
Rank change year-on-year -25 +46 +17
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 672 2,263 2,224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.79% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 11.44% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 591 1,634 1,913
Median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,825 £35,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 6,932 19,790 22,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.37% 15.67% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,568 15,378 18,268
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,905 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.93% -1.25% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,210
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,001 £45,775 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.23% -3.63% +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 23 October 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 October 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 +46 320 £70,000 +12.00% 42
North of England -36 99 £45,000 -10.00% 27
South East -38 91 £55,000 -1.79% 26
Midlands +45 71 £52,500 +5.00% 12
North West +53 59 £45,000 -10.66% 14
South West +40 57 £45,000 +2.86% 8
West Midlands +67 50 £52,500 +1.94% 8
Yorkshire -73 28 £42,500 -15.00% 11
East of England +11 25 £38,750 -13.89% 6
East Midlands +46 21 £42,500 -3.95% 4
North East +17 12 £42,500 -0.97% 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 368 (54.76%) Firewall
2 276 (41.07%) Cisco
3 223 (33.18%) Cisco Certification
4 197 (29.32%) Azure
5 195 (29.02%) VPN
5 195 (29.02%) WAN
6 193 (28.72%) LAN
7 176 (26.19%) Microsoft
8 159 (23.66%) AWS
9 149 (22.17%) Windows
10 141 (20.98%) CCNA
11 137 (20.39%) Linux
12 129 (19.20%) Active Directory
13 128 (19.05%) CCNP
14 125 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
15 121 (18.01%) VMware
16 117 (17.41%) Palo Alto
17 114 (16.96%) Finance
18 112 (16.67%) DevOps
19 111 (16.52%) Office 365
20 105 (15.63%) CheckPoint
21 102 (15.18%) Python
22 100 (14.88%) DNS
23 90 (13.39%) Wireless
24 89 (13.24%) Information Security
25 88 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
26 86 (12.80%) BGP
27 84 (12.50%) VoIP
28 83 (12.35%) OSPF
28 83 (12.35%) Network Monitoring

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 31 (4.61%) Skype for Business
2 20 (2.98%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.08%) Apache
4 11 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.34%) IIS
7 7 (1.04%) Confluence
8 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 197 (29.32%) Azure
2 159 (23.66%) AWS
3 111 (16.52%) Office 365
4 63 (9.38%) GCP
5 47 (6.99%) IaaS
6 40 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (4.32%) PaaS
8 28 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 24 (3.57%) SaaS
10 23 (3.42%) Route 53
10 23 (3.42%) Slack
11 18 (2.68%) Serverless
12 14 (2.08%) Mimecast
13 10 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
14 9 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (1.19%) Azure Functions
16 7 (1.04%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 368 (54.76%) Firewall
2 195 (29.02%) VPN
2 195 (29.02%) WAN
3 193 (28.72%) LAN
4 100 (14.88%) DNS
5 90 (13.39%) Wireless
6 86 (12.80%) BGP
7 84 (12.50%) VoIP
8 83 (12.35%) OSPF
9 75 (11.16%) Wi-Fi
10 73 (10.86%) Internet
11 72 (10.71%) MPLS
12 71 (10.57%) TCP/IP
13 63 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (9.23%) IPsec
15 57 (8.48%) DHCP
15 57 (8.48%) Intrusion Detection
16 46 (6.85%) VLAN
17 37 (5.51%) Cisco Nexus
18 36 (5.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.98%) MySQL
3 12 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.89%) Amazon Athena
4 6 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
4 6 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.30%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.30%) Redis
8 1 (0.15%) Big Data
8 1 (0.15%) HBase
8 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.15%) Power BI
8 1 (0.15%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 34 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.49%) JIRA
4 9 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.89%) CircleCI
6 6 (0.89%) Selenium
7 4 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.45%) GitLab
9 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.30%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.30%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 114 (16.96%) Finance
2 53 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 43 (6.40%) Banking
4 18 (2.68%) Retail
5 17 (2.53%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.08%) Law
7 13 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.93%) Legal
8 11 (1.64%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.74%) Advertising
12 4 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Marketing
13 3 (0.45%) Billing
13 3 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Military
14 2 (0.30%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 236 (35.12%) Network Engineer
2 160 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 97 (14.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 78 (11.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 57 (8.48%) Analyst
6 43 (6.40%) Senior Security Engineer
7 42 (6.25%) Architect
8 35 (5.21%) Azure Engineer
8 35 (5.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 34 (5.06%) IT Engineer
10 31 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (4.32%) Security Architect
13 27 (4.02%) Security Analyst
14 26 (3.87%) Network Analyst
14 26 (3.87%) Network Specialist
15 23 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
15 23 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 23 (3.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 23 (3.42%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.42%) HTML
2 22 (3.27%) CSS
3 21 (3.13%) JSON
4 14 (2.08%) LAMP
5 12 (1.79%) Web Services
6 11 (1.64%) Regular Expression
7 9 (1.34%) 802.1X
8 8 (1.19%) WebRTC
9 6 (0.89%) Middleware
9 6 (0.89%) pytest
10 5 (0.74%) .NET
10 5 (0.74%) Sensu
11 4 (0.60%) LDAP
11 4 (0.60%) REST
11 4 (0.60%) SAML
11 4 (0.60%) YAML
12 3 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.45%) Spring
12 3 (0.45%) XMPP
13 2 (0.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.46%) Data Centre
2 62 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 41 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (3.27%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.98%) PKI
8 17 (2.53%) Cloud Native
9 15 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.34%) Cyberattack
11 9 (1.34%) User Experience
12 8 (1.19%) Cybercrime
12 8 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.04%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (22.17%) Windows
2 137 (20.39%) Linux
3 71 (10.57%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.32%) Mac OS X
5 22 (3.27%) Windows 10
6 18 (2.68%) Unix
7 12 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.34%) CentOS
10 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.60%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.60%) VMS
14 2 (0.30%) Fedora
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (16.67%) DevOps
3 89 (13.24%) Information Security
4 88 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (12.35%) Network Monitoring
6 79 (11.76%) SIEM
7 73 (10.86%) Security Architecture
8 71 (10.57%) ITIL
9 58 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
10 50 (7.44%) Security Operations
11 49 (7.29%) Network Virtualisation
11 49 (7.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 45 (6.70%) Change Management
13 42 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 39 (5.80%) Network Management
16 38 (5.65%) Business Continuity
16 38 (5.65%) Network Design
17 37 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (5.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (15.18%) Python
2 43 (6.40%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.51%) SQL
4 25 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.42%) C
5 23 (3.42%) C++
6 21 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.83%) PHP
8 10 (1.49%) Go
8 10 (1.49%) Java
9 9 (1.34%) Perl
9 9 (1.34%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.89%) C#
10 6 (0.89%) Ruby
11 2 (0.30%) Java 8
11 2 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 223 (33.18%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (20.98%) CCNA
3 128 (19.05%) CCNP
4 70 (10.42%) Degree
5 61 (9.08%) CISSP
6 52 (7.74%) Security Cleared
7 43 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 37 (5.51%) SC Cleared
9 26 (3.87%) CCIE
9 26 (3.87%) CISM
10 18 (2.68%) CEH
11 17 (2.53%) MCSA
12 14 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.93%) MCITP
14 12 (1.79%) DV Cleared
15 11 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.64%) MCP
16 10 (1.49%) CCSP
16 10 (1.49%) MCSE
16 10 (1.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (6.70%) PCI DSS
3 37 (5.51%) SLA
4 28 (4.17%) GDPR
5 20 (2.98%) NIST
5 20 (2.98%) QA
6 13 (1.93%) COBIT
7 11 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.74%) NCSC
8 5 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.15%) COSO
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 129 (19.20%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.25%) Docker
4 36 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.93%) Firmware
6 12 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.64%) vSphere
8 9 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.34%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.89%) KVM
10 5 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.60%) XenApp
12 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.30%) LXC
13 2 (0.30%) Snort
13 2 (0.30%) vCloud
14 1 (0.15%) HDFS
14 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (8.78%) Ansible
2 44 (6.55%) Terraform
3 38 (5.65%) Puppet
4 37 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (4.61%) Kubernetes
6 29 (4.32%) Nagios
7 20 (2.98%) FortiGate
8 14 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (1.79%) CSIRT
10 9 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
10 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.34%) Nessus
10 9 (1.34%) QRadar
10 9 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.34%) WSUS
11 7 (1.04%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.74%) CASB
12 5 (0.74%) Grafana
12 5 (0.74%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 276 (41.07%) Cisco
2 176 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 121 (18.01%) VMware
4 117 (17.41%) Palo Alto
5 105 (15.63%) CheckPoint
6 58 (8.63%) Meraki
7 52 (7.74%) Juniper
8 49 (7.29%) F5
9 48 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 44 (6.55%) SolarWinds
11 35 (5.21%) HP
12 34 (5.06%) Avaya
13 33 (4.91%) Riverbed
14 30 (4.46%) Splunk
15 26 (3.87%) Zscaler
16 25 (3.72%) Blue Coat
17 21 (3.13%) Citrix
18 19 (2.83%) Netskope
19 17 (2.53%) Aruba
19 17 (2.53%) Dell