Period
to 21 January 2022

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

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 290 242 230
Rank change year-on-year -48 -12 +2
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,329 783 1,694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.38% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.90% 9.59% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 642 1,332
10th Percentile £35,250 £36,250 £34,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £42,915
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -4.17% +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,625 £87,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year - -0.86% +7.41%

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 14,935 8,166 17,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 14.35% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,780 6,545 14,271
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.43% +5.26% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -110 504 £71,500 +2.14% 89
South East +13 292 £52,500 -8.70% 32
North of England -41 238 £50,000 - 46
North West -18 150 £53,350 +18.56% 32
Midlands -83 109 £52,500 +11.70% 25
South West -23 86 £48,000 +6.67% 7
West Midlands -46 85 £50,750 -3.33% 18
Yorkshire -27 83 £46,750 -10.95% 7
East of England -50 77 £46,000 -10.24% 18
East Midlands -67 22 £50,000 +33.33% 7
North East -38 5 £57,500 +33.72% 7
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 591 (44.47%) Firewall
2 485 (36.49%) Azure
3 365 (27.46%) Microsoft
4 363 (27.31%) Cisco
4 363 (27.31%) Cybersecurity
5 281 (21.14%) AWS
6 275 (20.69%) Windows
7 267 (20.09%) Active Directory
8 266 (20.02%) VPN
9 253 (19.04%) Information Security
10 251 (18.89%) WAN
11 245 (18.43%) Social Skills
12 243 (18.28%) DevOps
13 236 (17.76%) Linux
14 223 (16.78%) Finance
15 217 (16.33%) LAN
16 202 (15.20%) DNS
16 202 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
17 199 (14.97%) Cisco Certification
18 189 (14.22%) Microsoft 365
19 186 (14.00%) Risk Management
20 181 (13.62%) Palo Alto
21 177 (13.32%) Security Cleared
22 170 (12.79%) VMware
23 169 (12.72%) Python
23 169 (12.72%) ITIL
24 150 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 148 (11.14%) IaaS
26 146 (10.99%) SIEM
27 145 (10.91%) Terraform

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 53 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.50%) IIS
5 18 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.68%) Apache
9 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.45%) nginx
11 2 (0.15%) JBoss
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.075%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.075%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.075%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.35%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.075%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 485 (36.49%) Azure
2 281 (21.14%) AWS
3 189 (14.22%) Microsoft 365
4 148 (11.14%) IaaS
5 138 (10.38%) PaaS
6 130 (9.78%) SaaS
7 101 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 86 (6.47%) GCP
9 56 (4.21%) Azure Key Vault
10 49 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (2.33%) Azure Monitor
12 27 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (2.03%) Azure Sentinel
13 25 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 23 (1.73%) AWS Direct Connect
15 21 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.43%) Mimecast
16 19 (1.43%) OneDrive
17 18 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 15 (1.13%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 591 (44.47%) Firewall
2 266 (20.02%) VPN
3 251 (18.89%) WAN
4 217 (16.33%) LAN
5 202 (15.20%) DNS
6 138 (10.38%) BGP
7 132 (9.93%) TCP/IP
8 117 (8.80%) DHCP
9 113 (8.50%) OSPF
10 112 (8.43%) Wireless
11 98 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
12 82 (6.17%) MPLS
13 77 (5.79%) Cisco ASA
13 77 (5.79%) IPsec
14 73 (5.49%) VLAN
15 62 (4.67%) VoIP
16 61 (4.59%) Internet
17 54 (4.06%) SD-WAN
18 53 (3.99%) Intrusion Detection
19 50 (3.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (2.11%) MySQL
4 15 (1.13%) Big Data
5 13 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 11 (0.83%) Data Lake
6 11 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.68%) BigQuery
7 9 (0.68%) MariaDB
8 7 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.45%) Power BI
9 6 (0.45%) Tableau
10 5 (0.38%) DB2
10 5 (0.38%) GIS
10 5 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (3.99%) Git (software)
2 43 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
3 32 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.43%) JIRA
5 10 (0.75%) Maven
6 6 (0.45%) GoCD
6 6 (0.45%) Metasploit
7 5 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.30%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.23%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.15%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.15%) GitLab
10 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.075%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.075%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.075%) Gradle
General
1 245 (18.43%) Social Skills
2 223 (16.78%) Finance
3 99 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (6.55%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.84%) Public Sector
6 41 (3.09%) Marketing
7 39 (2.93%) Banking
7 39 (2.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 38 (2.86%) Legal
9 33 (2.48%) Law
10 31 (2.33%) Manufacturing
11 29 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
12 28 (2.11%) Retail
13 21 (1.58%) Presentation Skills
14 15 (1.13%) Advertising
15 14 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
17 12 (0.90%) Publishing
18 10 (0.75%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 287 (21.60%) Network Engineer
2 272 (20.47%) Security Engineer
3 134 (10.08%) Analyst
4 131 (9.86%) Network Security Engineer
5 99 (7.45%) Architect
6 85 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 76 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
8 72 (5.42%) Security Analyst
9 61 (4.59%) IT Engineer
10 60 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
10 60 (4.51%) Consultant
11 52 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
12 51 (3.84%) Security Specialist
13 46 (3.46%) Senior Security Engineer
13 46 (3.46%) Support Engineer
14 45 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
15 43 (3.24%) Azure Specialist
16 42 (3.16%) Security Consultant
17 38 (2.86%) Firewall Engineer
18 34 (2.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.24%) JSON
2 34 (2.56%) LDAP
3 21 (1.58%) .NET
4 17 (1.28%) Kafka
5 14 (1.05%) SAML
6 11 (0.83%) 802.1X
6 11 (0.83%) Regular Expression
6 11 (0.83%) WPF
7 10 (0.75%) Middleware
7 10 (0.75%) YAML
8 9 (0.68%) ARM Templates
8 9 (0.68%) REST
9 8 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.60%) SOAP
10 7 (0.53%) HTML
11 6 (0.45%) React
12 5 (0.38%) LAMP
12 5 (0.38%) OAuth
13 4 (0.30%) STL
13 4 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 128 (9.63%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.27%) Cyberthreat
4 48 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 47 (3.54%) PKI
6 43 (3.24%) Cloud Native
7 42 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
8 34 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 28 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
10 25 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (1.81%) Clustering
12 23 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
14 19 (1.43%) Cyberattack
14 19 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (1.28%) Mobile App
16 16 (1.20%) Blackberry
17 15 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.13%) Private Cloud
18 13 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 275 (20.69%) Windows
2 236 (17.76%) Linux
3 134 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 54 (4.06%) Windows 10
5 40 (3.01%) Unix
6 33 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (2.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.28%) CentOS
10 15 (1.13%) Mac OS
11 14 (1.05%) Android
12 11 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.75%) Solaris
13 10 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.53%) CatOS
15 7 (0.53%) VMS
16 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (27.31%) Cybersecurity
2 253 (19.04%) Information Security
3 243 (18.28%) DevOps
4 202 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
5 186 (14.00%) Risk Management
6 169 (12.72%) ITIL
7 150 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 146 (10.99%) SIEM
9 144 (10.84%) CI/CD
10 113 (8.50%) Project Management
11 106 (7.98%) Network Monitoring
12 104 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 104 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
13 100 (7.52%) Infrastructure as Code
14 94 (7.07%) Security Operations
15 88 (6.62%) Change Management
16 87 (6.55%) Vulnerability Management
17 86 (6.47%) Project Delivery
18 83 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
19 77 (5.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 169 (12.72%) Python
2 110 (8.28%) PowerShell
3 69 (5.19%) Bash
4 65 (4.89%) Java
5 58 (4.36%) SQL
6 27 (2.03%) C++
7 23 (1.73%) C#
7 23 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.50%) Groovy
9 18 (1.35%) Ruby
10 16 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.13%) C
12 9 (0.68%) Apple Swift
12 9 (0.68%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.53%) Go
13 7 (0.53%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.53%) Scala
14 6 (0.45%) R
15 5 (0.38%) Perl
16 4 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 199 (14.97%) Cisco Certification
2 177 (13.32%) Security Cleared
3 122 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 109 (8.20%) CCNP
5 102 (7.67%) CISSP
6 101 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 89 (6.70%) CCNA
8 82 (6.17%) Degree
9 52 (3.91%) CEH
9 52 (3.91%) CompTIA Security+
10 44 (3.31%) CISM
11 41 (3.09%) MCSA
12 39 (2.93%) CCIE
12 39 (2.93%) DV Cleared
13 35 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.81%) CISA
14 24 (1.81%) GIAC
15 23 (1.73%) SSCP
16 21 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (1.58%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (6.85%) NIST
3 72 (5.42%) GDPR
4 67 (5.04%) SLA
5 43 (3.24%) QA
6 30 (2.26%) PCI DSS
7 28 (2.11%) NCSC
8 24 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 19 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.60%) Accessibility
10 8 (0.60%) BS7799
10 8 (0.60%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.60%) PMO
10 8 (0.60%) SOC 2
11 7 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.53%) GRC
11 7 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.38%) IASME
13 4 (0.30%) GLBA
System Software
1 267 (20.09%) Active Directory
2 122 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (6.55%) Docker
4 63 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.43%) iptables
7 17 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.05%) vSphere
8 14 (1.05%) XenApp
9 13 (0.98%) Snort
9 13 (0.98%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.75%) Firmware
12 9 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.68%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.53%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.38%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.38%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.38%) RACF
14 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 145 (10.91%) Terraform
2 97 (7.30%) Ansible
3 77 (5.79%) Kubernetes
4 51 (3.84%) Puppet
5 41 (3.09%) SCCM
6 39 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
8 25 (1.88%) FortiGate
9 18 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (1.20%) Nagios
10 16 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
10 16 (1.20%) WSUS
11 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (0.90%) CASB
12 12 (0.90%) Icinga
12 12 (0.90%) Nessus
12 12 (0.90%) QRadar
12 12 (0.90%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.83%) Grafana
Vendors
1 365 (27.46%) Microsoft
2 363 (27.31%) Cisco
3 181 (13.62%) Palo Alto
4 170 (12.79%) VMware
5 144 (10.84%) CheckPoint
6 103 (7.75%) Fortinet
7 95 (7.15%) SolarWinds
8 90 (6.77%) Juniper
9 83 (6.25%) McAfee
10 81 (6.09%) F5
11 70 (5.27%) HP
12 60 (4.51%) Meraki
13 58 (4.36%) Citrix
14 49 (3.69%) Zscaler
15 47 (3.54%) Google
16 35 (2.63%) Apple
17 33 (2.48%) Splunk
18 29 (2.18%) Dell
19 27 (2.03%) Blue Coat
19 27 (2.03%) Sophos