Period
to 22 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 199 249
Rank change year-on-year -50 +50 -13
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2343 3060 2742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.70% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 10.01% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1895 2490 2236
England median annual salary £51,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +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 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.98% +1.00% +9.89%

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 26575 30584 34121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.70% 17.04% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21642 25226 28378
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 22 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 22 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 -71 984 £60,000 - 54
South East -37 492 £47,500 -5.00% 32
North of England -29 328 £45,000 +2.27% 31
Midlands -8 210 £42,500 - 11
North West -10 188 £45,000 -10.00% 13
South West +15 182 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England -6 167 £50,000 +11.11% 9
West Midlands -17 160 £42,500 - 6
Yorkshire -22 130 £45,000 +12.50% 15
East Midlands +3 48 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East +14 10 £32,000 -10.11% 3
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 1390 (59.33%) Firewall
2 1059 (45.20%) Cisco
3 738 (31.50%) Cisco Certification
4 606 (25.86%) WAN
5 577 (24.63%) Windows
6 553 (23.60%) CCNP
7 529 (22.58%) LAN
8 526 (22.45%) CheckPoint
9 505 (21.55%) Information Security
10 488 (20.83%) Finance
11 463 (19.76%) VPN
12 437 (18.65%) Microsoft
13 420 (17.93%) CISSP
14 389 (16.60%) CCNA
14 389 (16.60%) SIEM
15 383 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
16 381 (16.26%) Linux
17 374 (15.96%) ITIL
18 368 (15.71%) Data Centre
19 361 (15.41%) BGP
20 360 (15.36%) Juniper
21 356 (15.19%) TCP/IP
22 341 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
22 341 (14.55%) Palo Alto
23 323 (13.79%) Wireless
24 318 (13.57%) MPLS
25 316 (13.49%) OSPF
26 315 (13.44%) Active Directory
27 307 (13.10%) DNS
27 307 (13.10%) 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 73 (3.12%) MS Exchange
2 60 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.22%) Apache
4 39 (1.66%) CMS
5 34 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (1.28%) IIS
7 27 (1.15%) nginx
8 25 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 23 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (0.51%) SAS
12 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.21%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 74 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.73%) 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 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.043%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 196 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
3 116 (4.95%) Office 365
4 45 (1.92%) SaaS
5 34 (1.45%) IaaS
6 24 (1.02%) PaaS
7 20 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.64%) Akamai
9 11 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.47%) Cloudflare
9 11 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.43%) GitHub
10 10 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1390 (59.33%) Firewall
2 606 (25.86%) WAN
3 529 (22.58%) LAN
4 463 (19.76%) VPN
5 361 (15.41%) BGP
6 356 (15.19%) TCP/IP
7 341 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
8 323 (13.79%) Wireless
9 318 (13.57%) MPLS
10 316 (13.49%) OSPF
11 307 (13.10%) DNS
12 228 (9.73%) IPsec
13 206 (8.79%) VoIP
14 194 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
15 174 (7.43%) DHCP
16 169 (7.21%) Intrusion Detection
17 160 (6.83%) EIGRP
18 154 (6.57%) Cisco IOS
18 154 (6.57%) Internet
19 140 (5.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.69%) MySQL
3 30 (1.28%) Big Data
4 27 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.47%) InfluxDB
7 11 (0.47%) Redis
8 10 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.34%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.26%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.26%) 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 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.24%) Metasploit
3 17 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.73%) JIRA
4 11 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.43%) Subversion
6 8 (0.34%) GitLab
6 8 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.21%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.17%) AppScan
10 4 (0.17%) Burp Suite
10 4 (0.17%) Paros
10 4 (0.17%) Selenium
10 4 (0.17%) WebScarab
10 4 (0.17%) WiX
11 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.13%) TestRail
General
1 488 (20.83%) Finance
2 104 (4.44%) Banking
3 86 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 78 (3.33%) Law
5 62 (2.65%) Retail
6 61 (2.60%) Legal
7 42 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.24%) Games
9 21 (0.90%) Marketing
10 15 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.55%) Billing
12 12 (0.51%) German Language
13 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.47%) Electronics
13 11 (0.47%) Military
14 10 (0.43%) Advertising
15 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.26%) Automotive
17 6 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 661 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 478 (20.40%) Analyst
3 439 (18.74%) Security Engineer
4 349 (14.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 331 (14.13%) Security Analyst
6 190 (8.11%) Consultant
7 163 (6.96%) Network Analyst
8 160 (6.83%) Cisco Engineer
8 160 (6.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 158 (6.74%) Security Consultant
10 152 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 144 (6.15%) Network Security Analyst
12 136 (5.80%) Architect
13 108 (4.61%) Administrator
14 99 (4.23%) Security Manager
15 92 (3.93%) Network Consultant
16 82 (3.50%) Network Security Consultant
17 80 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
18 78 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
18 78 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.31%) Web Services
2 48 (2.05%) HTML
3 40 (1.71%) XMPP
4 35 (1.49%) .NET
5 33 (1.41%) LAMP
6 31 (1.32%) XML
7 21 (0.90%) 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 (0.73%) CSS
11 13 (0.55%) Node.js
12 12 (0.51%) React
13 11 (0.47%) Regular Expression
14 10 (0.43%) CGI
15 9 (0.38%) AngularJS
16 7 (0.30%) Spring
16 7 (0.30%) WCF
17 5 (0.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 368 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 225 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 177 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (5.98%) Computer Science
5 74 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 68 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
7 67 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 61 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
9 59 (2.52%) Clustering
10 53 (2.26%) PKI
11 51 (2.18%) Driving Licence
12 48 (2.05%) CESG
13 37 (1.58%) Cyber Attack
14 28 (1.20%) Public Cloud
15 23 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
15 23 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
17 21 (0.90%) Fintech
18 20 (0.85%) iPad
19 18 (0.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 577 (24.63%) Windows
2 381 (16.26%) Linux
3 265 (11.31%) Windows Server
4 160 (6.83%) Unix
5 119 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (2.26%) CentOS
8 42 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 41 (1.75%) Ubuntu
10 39 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 31 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.90%) Android
15 17 (0.73%) Kali Linux
16 15 (0.64%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.60%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.47%) Debian
19 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (21.55%) Information Security
2 389 (16.60%) SIEM
3 383 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
4 374 (15.96%) ITIL
5 296 (12.63%) Penetration Testing
6 241 (10.29%) Security Operations
7 189 (8.07%) Network Design
8 174 (7.43%) Mentoring
9 169 (7.21%) Load Balancing
10 160 (6.83%) Security Architecture
11 155 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 144 (6.15%) Incident Management
12 144 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
13 138 (5.89%) Network Management
14 123 (5.25%) Security Management
15 122 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
16 121 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
17 119 (5.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 114 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
19 113 (4.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 183 (7.81%) Python
2 101 (4.31%) SQL
3 96 (4.10%) PowerShell
4 86 (3.67%) Java
5 72 (3.07%) C
6 70 (2.99%) Perl
7 69 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 59 (2.52%) Ruby
9 54 (2.30%) C++
10 44 (1.88%) C#
11 42 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 41 (1.75%) PHP
13 19 (0.81%) Go
14 9 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.38%) VB
15 8 (0.34%) Scala
15 8 (0.34%) Tcl
16 7 (0.30%) Groovy
16 7 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 738 (31.50%) Cisco Certification
2 553 (23.60%) CCNP
3 420 (17.93%) CISSP
4 389 (16.60%) CCNA
5 307 (13.10%) Degree
6 211 (9.01%) CISM
7 209 (8.92%) Security Cleared
8 169 (7.21%) GIAC
9 149 (6.36%) CCIE
10 127 (5.42%) CEH
11 126 (5.38%) SC Cleared
12 110 (4.69%) CCSE
13 103 (4.40%) CCSA
14 87 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 85 (3.63%) GCIH
16 83 (3.54%) DV Cleared
17 67 (2.86%) CCDP
18 63 (2.69%) SANS
19 61 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
20 58 (2.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (11.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (4.52%) PCI DSS
3 73 (3.12%) SLA
4 52 (2.22%) GDPR
5 49 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 40 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 35 (1.49%) QA
8 33 (1.41%) PMO
9 24 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.73%) NIST 800
11 11 (0.47%) COBIT
12 10 (0.43%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 6 (0.26%) SSAE 16
15 5 (0.21%) GCP
15 5 (0.21%) GPG13
15 5 (0.21%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.085%) RMADS
17 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
System Software
1 315 (13.44%) Active Directory
2 147 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.07%) vSphere
5 40 (1.71%) Docker
6 38 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (1.20%) ProxySG
8 28 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.94%) Snort
10 19 (0.81%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.55%) Firmware
11 13 (0.55%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.38%) XenApp
13 8 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.34%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.30%) iptables
14 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.30%) pfSense
15 6 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 68 (2.90%) Nessus
2 63 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 55 (2.35%) QRadar
4 52 (2.22%) CSIRT
5 46 (1.96%) FortiGate
6 44 (1.88%) SCCM
6 44 (1.88%) SCOM
7 41 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
8 40 (1.71%) Ansible
9 37 (1.58%) Nagios
10 35 (1.49%) Puppet
11 33 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
12 27 (1.15%) Cacti
12 27 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 23 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
15 22 (0.94%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 17 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
17 17 (0.73%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1059 (45.20%) Cisco
2 526 (22.45%) CheckPoint
3 437 (18.65%) Microsoft
4 360 (15.36%) Juniper
5 341 (14.55%) Palo Alto
6 260 (11.10%) F5
7 251 (10.71%) VMware
8 136 (5.80%) Fortinet
9 108 (4.61%) Riverbed
10 103 (4.40%) HP
11 89 (3.80%) SolarWinds
12 87 (3.71%) Citrix
13 74 (3.16%) Blue Coat
14 61 (2.60%) McAfee
15 59 (2.52%) Oracle
16 52 (2.22%) Splunk
17 44 (1.88%) Sourcefire
18 43 (1.84%) Avaya
19 41 (1.75%) Meraki
20 39 (1.66%) Aruba