Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 240 265
Rank change year-on-year +46 +25 -50
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,379 2,259 2,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.45% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.66% 9.69% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 1,839 1,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £74,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20,397 23,311 26,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 15.01% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,550 18,622 21,698
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +15 734 £62,500 +4.17% 80
North of England +72 582 £50,000 - 28
South East +42 528 £56,000 -6.67% 49
Yorkshire +122 415 £50,000 +2.56% 14
East of England +31 183 £45,000 -10.00% 19
Midlands +26 179 £47,500 -13.64% 21
South West +12 156 £42,708 -10.09% 33
North West -50 146 £50,000 - 13
West Midlands +11 116 £50,000 -9.09% 14
East Midlands +46 63 £45,000 -8.16% 7
North East +34 21 £42,915 -38.69% 1
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,410 (59.27%) Firewall
2 1,224 (51.45%) Cisco
3 1,090 (45.82%) Cisco Certification
4 981 (41.24%) WAN
5 861 (36.19%) CCNP
6 713 (29.97%) CCNA
7 693 (29.13%) VPN
8 650 (27.32%) Linux
9 612 (25.73%) LAN
10 577 (24.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 566 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
12 555 (23.33%) DNS
13 523 (21.98%) MPLS
14 520 (21.86%) BGP
15 514 (21.61%) Management Information System
16 509 (21.40%) OSPF
17 490 (20.60%) Palo Alto
18 479 (20.13%) Fortinet
19 471 (19.80%) CheckPoint
20 453 (19.04%) Cisco Nexus
21 452 (19.00%) Network Management
22 450 (18.92%) Windows
22 450 (18.92%) Network Design
23 421 (17.70%) Service Delivery
24 418 (17.57%) Python
25 391 (16.44%) Change Control
26 384 (16.14%) IPsec
27 376 (15.80%) Product Management
28 375 (15.76%) Cybersecurity
29 370 (15.55%) ISO 9001

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 95 (3.99%) Skype for Business
2 52 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 40 (1.68%) Apache
4 33 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.22%) IIS
6 26 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.38%) nginx
12 8 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.21%) Confluence
15 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.084%) Smallworld
18 1 (0.042%) SAS
Applications
1 79 (3.32%) MS Visio
2 69 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
5 6 (0.25%) Maya
5 6 (0.25%) MODO
5 6 (0.25%) NUKE
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.29%) Q-Pulse
2 7 (0.29%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.084%) Magento
4 2 (0.084%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.084%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 347 (14.59%) Azure
2 293 (12.32%) AWS
3 204 (8.58%) Office 365
4 67 (2.82%) SaaS
5 59 (2.48%) IaaS
6 52 (2.19%) GCP
7 27 (1.13%) PaaS
8 25 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.01%) Power Platform
10 23 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (0.88%) OpenShift
12 16 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.50%) Serverless
14 11 (0.46%) Mimecast
15 10 (0.42%) GitHub
16 9 (0.38%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 6 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,410 (59.27%) Firewall
2 981 (41.24%) WAN
3 693 (29.13%) VPN
4 612 (25.73%) LAN
5 566 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
6 555 (23.33%) DNS
7 523 (21.98%) MPLS
8 520 (21.86%) BGP
9 509 (21.40%) OSPF
10 453 (19.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 384 (16.14%) IPsec
12 344 (14.46%) NetScaler
13 339 (14.25%) TCP/IP
14 327 (13.75%) Broadband
14 327 (13.75%) RIP
15 312 (13.11%) SMTP
16 309 (12.99%) ADSL
17 263 (11.06%) Wireless
18 217 (9.12%) Internet
19 196 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.06%) MySQL
3 24 (1.01%) Power BI
4 18 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (0.55%) Redis
8 12 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.38%) Big Data
9 9 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
10 8 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (0.34%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.29%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.63%) JIRA
4 12 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.46%) Fiddler
6 9 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.38%) LINQPad
7 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.25%) Robot Framework
9 5 (0.21%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.17%) Subversion
11 3 (0.13%) GitLab
11 3 (0.13%) Selenium
11 3 (0.13%) TestRail
12 2 (0.084%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.084%) GoCD
12 2 (0.084%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.084%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.084%) Maven
General
1 231 (9.71%) Finance
2 215 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 138 (5.80%) Public Sector
4 74 (3.11%) Retail
5 35 (1.47%) Banking
6 30 (1.26%) Aerospace
7 28 (1.18%) Legal
8 26 (1.09%) Marketing
9 24 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.97%) Law
11 20 (0.84%) Back Office
12 14 (0.59%) Local Government
13 12 (0.50%) Military
14 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.42%) Electronics
16 9 (0.38%) Billing
16 9 (0.38%) Games
17 6 (0.25%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.25%) Publishing
18 4 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 855 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 605 (25.43%) Security Engineer
3 503 (21.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 280 (11.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 277 (11.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 267 (11.22%) Consultant
7 245 (10.30%) Analyst
8 224 (9.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 167 (7.02%) Architect
10 152 (6.39%) Security Consultant
11 135 (5.67%) Network Consultant
12 123 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
13 120 (5.04%) Security Analyst
14 100 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 100 (4.20%) Security Architect
15 80 (3.36%) Network Security Consultant
16 72 (3.03%) Security Specialist
17 68 (2.86%) Developer
18 63 (2.65%) Senior Security Engineer
19 62 (2.61%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.89%) .NET
2 32 (1.35%) Web Services
3 23 (0.97%) 802.1X
4 18 (0.76%) HTML
5 17 (0.71%) CSS
5 17 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (0.46%) LAMP
7 10 (0.42%) jQuery
8 9 (0.38%) JSON
9 8 (0.34%) Kafka
10 7 (0.29%) CGI
10 7 (0.29%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (0.29%) XML
10 7 (0.29%) XMPP
11 6 (0.25%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.25%) FreeSWITCH
11 6 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.25%) React
11 6 (0.25%) WCF
11 6 (0.25%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 514 (21.61%) Management Information System
2 365 (15.34%) Data Centre
3 209 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (4.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 78 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 50 (2.10%) Public Cloud
7 43 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 43 (1.81%) Private Cloud
8 39 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (1.56%) User Experience
10 36 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 36 (1.51%) Replication
11 35 (1.47%) PKI
12 25 (1.05%) Smartphone
13 23 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
14 20 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 20 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
17 16 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 650 (27.32%) Linux
2 450 (18.92%) Windows
3 362 (15.22%) Unix
4 168 (7.06%) Windows Server
5 78 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (2.02%) Windows 10
7 39 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.26%) CentOS
9 30 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (1.13%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.76%) Android
11 18 (0.76%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.38%) VMS
14 8 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.34%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (19.00%) Network Management
2 450 (18.92%) Network Design
3 421 (17.70%) Service Delivery
4 391 (16.44%) Change Control
5 376 (15.80%) Product Management
6 375 (15.76%) Cybersecurity
7 315 (13.24%) Information Security
8 295 (12.40%) ITIL
9 293 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
10 246 (10.34%) SIEM
11 216 (9.08%) Presales
12 152 (6.39%) Mentoring
13 149 (6.26%) Change Management
14 147 (6.18%) Security Operations
15 145 (6.09%) DevOps
16 135 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 130 (5.46%) Security Architecture
18 126 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
19 123 (5.17%) Technical Leadership
20 120 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 418 (17.57%) Python
2 361 (15.17%) Bash Shell
3 322 (13.54%) Perl
4 105 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 101 (4.25%) SQL
6 67 (2.82%) C
7 51 (2.14%) C++
8 40 (1.68%) Java
9 35 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 23 (0.97%) C#
10 23 (0.97%) Go
10 23 (0.97%) PHP
10 23 (0.97%) Ruby
11 14 (0.59%) Embedded C
11 14 (0.59%) Embedded C++
12 13 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.46%) Scala
14 10 (0.42%) R
15 7 (0.29%) Clojure
16 5 (0.21%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 1,090 (45.82%) Cisco Certification
2 861 (36.19%) CCNP
3 713 (29.97%) CCNA
4 222 (9.33%) Degree
5 197 (8.28%) CISSP
6 190 (7.99%) Security Cleared
7 123 (5.17%) CCSA
8 119 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 114 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 91 (3.83%) CCIE
11 90 (3.78%) CCSE
12 87 (3.66%) CCDP
13 86 (3.61%) CISM
14 74 (3.11%) MCSE
15 64 (2.69%) Check Point Certification
16 54 (2.27%) JNCIP
17 50 (2.10%) GIAC
18 49 (2.06%) DV Cleared
19 47 (1.98%) CEH
20 39 (1.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 577 (24.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 370 (15.55%) ISO 9001
3 117 (4.92%) SLA
4 96 (4.04%) GDPR
5 78 (3.28%) PCI DSS
6 58 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 50 (2.10%) NIST
8 47 (1.98%) ISO 22301
9 40 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 27 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.50%) QA
13 11 (0.46%) NCSC
14 10 (0.42%) COBIT
15 9 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.21%) NIST 800
17 4 (0.17%) MiFID
18 2 (0.084%) COSO
18 2 (0.084%) Data Quality
19 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 269 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 207 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 62 (2.61%) Docker
5 35 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.92%) VMware NSX
9 22 (0.92%) XenApp
10 19 (0.80%) BIND 9
11 17 (0.71%) vSphere
12 14 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.46%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.42%) Firmware
14 10 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.25%) KVM
17 5 (0.21%) iptables
17 5 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 365 (15.34%) FortiGate
2 345 (14.50%) Nagios
3 54 (2.27%) SCCM
4 50 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 46 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
6 41 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (1.68%) Ansible
8 35 (1.47%) Puppet
9 34 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 29 (1.22%) Stealthwatch
10 29 (1.22%) Terraform
11 25 (1.05%) vCenter Server
12 22 (0.92%) Nessus
13 20 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
13 20 (0.84%) Kibana
14 19 (0.80%) QRadar
14 19 (0.80%) RANCID
15 18 (0.76%) CASB
16 16 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
17 15 (0.63%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,224 (51.45%) Cisco
2 490 (20.60%) Palo Alto
3 479 (20.13%) Fortinet
4 471 (19.80%) CheckPoint
5 356 (14.96%) Microsoft
6 343 (14.42%) VMware
7 284 (11.94%) Juniper
8 239 (10.05%) F5
9 168 (7.06%) Meraki
10 126 (5.30%) HP
11 116 (4.88%) SolarWinds
12 98 (4.12%) Citrix
13 65 (2.73%) Splunk
14 60 (2.52%) Blue Coat
15 59 (2.48%) NetApp
16 58 (2.44%) Symantec
17 53 (2.23%) Huawei
18 46 (1.93%) Zscaler
19 44 (1.85%) Brocade
20 42 (1.77%) Red Hat