Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 231 200
Rank change year-on-year -70 -31 +49
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,107 964 2,495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.48% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.54% 9.63% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 913 734 1,636
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £59,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.42% +8.64% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,383 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £59,125 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.48% +7.50% -

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 12,969 10,010 21,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.00% 15.38% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9,101 8,083 16,239
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,024
% change year-on-year - +11.05% -4.21%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -101 437 £67,500 - 80
South East -35 216 £55,000 -5.98% 51
North of England -27 179 £54,000 +8.00% 46
South West -43 106 £48,000 +1.05% 16
Midlands -36 94 £66,250 +26.19% 26
Yorkshire -10 87 £55,000 -3.51% 9
North West -33 84 £52,500 +14.13% 34
West Midlands -32 76 £62,500 +11.11% 16
East of England -26 57 £55,000 +18.92% 9
East Midlands -41 17 £75,750 +80.36% 9
North East -15 8 £41,250 -2.94% 3
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 515 (46.52%) Firewall
2 367 (33.15%) Cisco
3 331 (29.90%) Azure
4 271 (24.48%) Microsoft
5 246 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 233 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
7 232 (20.96%) WAN
8 226 (20.42%) Windows
9 213 (19.24%) AWS
10 210 (18.97%) Information Security
11 200 (18.07%) LAN
12 192 (17.34%) Social Skills
13 189 (17.07%) DevOps
14 186 (16.80%) Linux
15 183 (16.53%) Active Directory
16 173 (15.63%) CCNP
17 164 (14.81%) VPN
17 164 (14.81%) ITIL
18 161 (14.54%) Finance
19 154 (13.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 150 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
21 149 (13.46%) TCP/IP
22 148 (13.37%) VMware
23 146 (13.19%) Data Centre
24 145 (13.10%) Microsoft 365
25 143 (12.92%) DNS
26 140 (12.65%) Security Cleared
27 138 (12.47%) Palo Alto
28 128 (11.56%) SIEM
29 114 (10.30%) CISSP

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 37 (3.34%) IIS
2 20 (1.81%) Apache
3 15 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.81%) nginx
6 8 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.54%) Confluence
9 4 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.18%) JBoss
10 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.18%) WordPress
11 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.090%) Mailman
11 1 (0.090%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.90%) SAP Business One
2 5 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.090%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 331 (29.90%) Azure
2 213 (19.24%) AWS
3 145 (13.10%) Microsoft 365
4 96 (8.67%) SaaS
5 94 (8.49%) IaaS
5 94 (8.49%) PaaS
6 71 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (4.34%) Amazon EKS
8 45 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
9 44 (3.97%) Amazon ECS
9 44 (3.97%) GCP
10 30 (2.71%) Azure Key Vault
11 20 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (1.54%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.45%) Serverless
14 14 (1.26%) GitHub
15 13 (1.17%) Azure Sentinel
16 11 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.90%) AWS Direct Connect
18 9 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 515 (46.52%) Firewall
2 232 (20.96%) WAN
3 200 (18.07%) LAN
4 164 (14.81%) VPN
5 149 (13.46%) TCP/IP
6 143 (12.92%) DNS
7 111 (10.03%) Wireless
8 99 (8.94%) BGP
9 98 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (7.68%) SD-WAN
11 78 (7.05%) OSPF
12 74 (6.68%) DHCP
13 64 (5.78%) MPLS
13 64 (5.78%) VLAN
14 61 (5.51%) Internet
15 55 (4.97%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (4.79%) IPsec
17 48 (4.34%) Cisco Firepower
18 41 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
19 39 (3.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.99%) RDBMS
2 22 (1.99%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.90%) MySQL
4 16 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 11 (0.99%) Big Data
6 11 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (0.63%) Blockchain
8 7 (0.63%) MariaDB
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.54%) Redis
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.27%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.99%) JIRA
3 12 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.63%) Jasmine
5 7 (0.63%) Mocha
5 7 (0.63%) MSTest
5 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
6 6 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.45%) GoCD
7 5 (0.45%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.36%) Selenium
9 3 (0.27%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.27%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.27%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.18%) CircleCI
General
1 192 (17.34%) Social Skills
2 161 (14.54%) Finance
3 70 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 63 (5.69%) Retail
6 48 (4.34%) Public Sector
7 45 (4.07%) Marketing
8 43 (3.88%) Manufacturing
9 39 (3.52%) Legal
10 28 (2.53%) Law
11 27 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (2.35%) Banking
13 20 (1.81%) Electronics
14 19 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
15 17 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
16 13 (1.17%) Aerospace
16 13 (1.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 12 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
18 11 (0.99%) Back Office
19 7 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 257 (23.22%) Network Engineer
2 191 (17.25%) Security Engineer
3 102 (9.21%) Analyst
4 95 (8.58%) Architect
5 85 (7.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 78 (7.05%) Senior Network Engineer
7 76 (6.87%) Consultant
8 62 (5.60%) Security Architect
9 61 (5.51%) Security Analyst
10 59 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 56 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 49 (4.43%) IT Manager
13 43 (3.88%) Network Architect
13 43 (3.88%) Security Consultant
14 36 (3.25%) IT Engineer
15 32 (2.89%) Developer
16 31 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
16 31 (2.80%) Support Engineer
17 27 (2.44%) Network Manager
17 27 (2.44%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.79%) .NET
2 31 (2.80%) JSON
2 31 (2.80%) Web Services
3 29 (2.62%) REST
4 20 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 15 (1.36%) Java EE
7 13 (1.17%) CSS
7 13 (1.17%) HTML
7 13 (1.17%) LDAP
8 12 (1.08%) COM
9 11 (0.99%) .NET Core
9 11 (0.99%) AngularJS
9 11 (0.99%) jQuery
9 11 (0.99%) Middleware
9 11 (0.99%) Node.js
9 11 (0.99%) React
9 11 (0.99%) SOAP
9 11 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (0.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 146 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 81 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 33 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
5 31 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 29 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (2.35%) Cloud Native
8 20 (1.81%) Cyberattack
8 20 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
11 12 (1.08%) Clustering
11 12 (1.08%) Replication
11 12 (1.08%) User Experience
12 11 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.99%) PKI
12 11 (0.99%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 226 (20.42%) Windows
2 186 (16.80%) Linux
3 81 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.43%) Windows 10
5 37 (3.34%) Windows Server 2019
6 31 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (2.35%) Unix
9 24 (2.17%) Android
10 18 (1.63%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (1.54%) CentOS
12 16 (1.45%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.36%) Mac OS
14 14 (1.26%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.72%) VMS
17 7 (0.63%) Debian
17 7 (0.63%) Solaris
17 7 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 210 (18.97%) Information Security
3 189 (17.07%) DevOps
4 164 (14.81%) ITIL
5 150 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
6 128 (11.56%) SIEM
7 108 (9.76%) Load Balancing
8 106 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (9.03%) Infrastructure as Code
10 89 (8.04%) Vulnerability Management
11 88 (7.95%) Security Operations
12 86 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 86 (7.77%) Security Architecture
13 81 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
14 78 (7.05%) Network Design
15 71 (6.41%) Mentoring
16 69 (6.23%) Presales
17 64 (5.78%) Risk Management
18 62 (5.60%) Change Management
18 62 (5.60%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (9.49%) PowerShell
2 94 (8.49%) Python
3 51 (4.61%) SQL
4 38 (3.43%) Java
5 35 (3.16%) C++
6 25 (2.26%) C
7 24 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.90%) C#
9 14 (1.26%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.17%) Ruby
11 10 (0.90%) Go
11 10 (0.90%) PHP
12 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.36%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.27%) VBScript
14 2 (0.18%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.18%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.18%) Scala
15 1 (0.090%) R
Qualifications
1 233 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (15.63%) CCNP
3 140 (12.65%) Security Cleared
4 114 (10.30%) CISSP
5 109 (9.85%) CCNA
6 90 (8.13%) Degree
7 88 (7.95%) SC Cleared
8 70 (6.32%) CISM
9 62 (5.60%) CCIE
10 54 (4.88%) CEH
11 46 (4.16%) GIAC
12 44 (3.97%) DV Cleared
13 41 (3.70%) CISA
14 37 (3.34%) CompTIA Security+
15 32 (2.89%) OSCP
16 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
18 18 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
19 17 (1.54%) CREST Certified
20 13 (1.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (13.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (6.32%) NIST
3 47 (4.25%) PCI DSS
4 44 (3.97%) SLA
5 41 (3.70%) GDPR
6 26 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (1.99%) QA
8 18 (1.63%) NCSC
9 11 (0.99%) COBIT
10 10 (0.90%) NIST 800
11 9 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.72%) GRC
12 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (0.72%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.36%) GLBA
16 4 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 183 (16.53%) Active Directory
2 109 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.33%) Docker
4 45 (4.07%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (2.53%) VMware NSX
7 20 (1.81%) vSphere
8 16 (1.45%) XenApp
9 10 (0.90%) iptables
9 10 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.63%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.63%) Ceph
12 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.45%) KVM
13 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.36%) vCloud
14 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 105 (9.49%) Terraform
2 65 (5.87%) Ansible
3 49 (4.43%) Kubernetes
4 26 (2.35%) FortiGate
5 25 (2.26%) Grafana
6 20 (1.81%) Nessus
6 20 (1.81%) Puppet
7 17 (1.54%) Prometheus
7 17 (1.54%) QRadar
8 15 (1.36%) Consul
8 15 (1.36%) Graphite
8 15 (1.36%) Opsview
8 15 (1.36%) Packer
8 15 (1.36%) vRealize
9 14 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.90%) Icinga
10 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.90%) SCCM
10 10 (0.90%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 367 (33.15%) Cisco
2 271 (24.48%) Microsoft
3 148 (13.37%) VMware
4 138 (12.47%) Palo Alto
5 113 (10.21%) CheckPoint
6 93 (8.40%) F5
7 72 (6.50%) Juniper
8 63 (5.69%) Fortinet
9 46 (4.16%) Splunk
10 38 (3.43%) Google
11 37 (3.34%) SolarWinds
12 36 (3.25%) Meraki
13 33 (2.98%) HP
14 31 (2.80%) Citrix
15 28 (2.53%) SAP
16 24 (2.17%) LogRhythm
16 24 (2.17%) McAfee
16 24 (2.17%) Oracle
17 22 (1.99%) Aruba
17 22 (1.99%) Veeam