Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 201 240
Rank change year-on-year -37 +39 -14
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,340 2,808 2,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.72% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.33% 10.25% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,823 2,229 2,284
England median annual salary £54,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.81% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £51,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.85% -1.90% +5.00%

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 25,068 27,393 33,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.26% 16.74% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20,427 22,382 27,842
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 -39 1,010 £60,000 +4.35% 107
South East -28 491 £50,000 -2.91% 60
North of England -37 300 £47,500 +7.95% 51
South West +26 212 £45,000 - 21
East of England +31 189 £49,750 +6.99% 26
Midlands -65 168 £43,000 +1.18% 22
North West -55 154 £50,000 +9.89% 25
Yorkshire +39 142 £45,000 +12.50% 20
West Midlands -90 109 £47,500 +11.76% 14
East Midlands +17 57 £42,500 - 8
North East -26 4 £52,500 +50.00% 6
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 1,364 (58.29%) Firewall
2 1,005 (42.95%) Cisco
3 693 (29.62%) Cisco Certification
4 630 (26.92%) Windows
5 523 (22.35%) WAN
6 522 (22.31%) Information Security
7 517 (22.09%) Microsoft
8 466 (19.91%) CCNP
9 458 (19.57%) CISSP
10 447 (19.10%) VPN
11 441 (18.85%) Finance
12 426 (18.21%) LAN
13 424 (18.12%) CheckPoint
14 415 (17.74%) Cybersecurity
15 411 (17.56%) Linux
16 396 (16.92%) ITIL
17 392 (16.75%) SIEM
18 375 (16.03%) Data Centre
19 358 (15.30%) TCP/IP
20 352 (15.04%) Juniper
21 325 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
22 321 (13.72%) Degree
22 321 (13.72%) Wireless
23 320 (13.68%) CCNA
24 316 (13.50%) DNS
25 314 (13.42%) Palo Alto
26 308 (13.16%) Active Directory
27 301 (12.86%) F5
28 291 (12.44%) Windows Server
29 286 (12.22%) VMware

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 77 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 73 (3.12%) MS Exchange
3 52 (2.22%) Apache
4 46 (1.97%) IIS
5 37 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (1.32%) CMS
7 28 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (0.81%) nginx
10 18 (0.77%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.38%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.34%) JBoss
15 7 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.26%) SAS
16 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
18 4 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 76 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 23 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.13%) LibreOffice
5 3 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.085%) Magento
3 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.043%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 259 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (7.39%) Office 365
4 63 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
4 63 (2.69%) IaaS
5 57 (2.44%) PaaS
6 53 (2.26%) SaaS
7 24 (1.03%) Akamai
8 23 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.47%) Cloudflare
11 10 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.30%) GitHub
13 5 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.17%) G Suite
14 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.17%) Route 53
14 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1,364 (58.29%) Firewall
2 523 (22.35%) WAN
3 447 (19.10%) VPN
4 426 (18.21%) LAN
5 358 (15.30%) TCP/IP
6 325 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
7 321 (13.72%) Wireless
8 316 (13.50%) DNS
9 281 (12.01%) MPLS
10 280 (11.97%) BGP
11 253 (10.81%) OSPF
12 210 (8.97%) VoIP
13 197 (8.42%) DHCP
14 191 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
15 190 (8.12%) IPsec
16 182 (7.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 156 (6.67%) Internet
18 155 (6.62%) Cisco IOS
19 130 (5.56%) VLAN
20 121 (5.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.52%) MySQL
3 39 (1.67%) Big Data
4 25 (1.07%) Hadoop
5 11 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 8 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.26%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.17%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (0.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 64 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.03%) Visual Studio
4 14 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.56%) Metasploit
6 10 (0.43%) Fiddler
6 10 (0.43%) LINQPad
7 9 (0.38%) JIRA
7 9 (0.38%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.34%) Selenium
9 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.21%) Subversion
11 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.17%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.17%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.17%) RStudio
11 4 (0.17%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.17%) WiX
General
1 441 (18.85%) Finance
2 96 (4.10%) Banking
3 95 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.21%) Law
5 53 (2.26%) Legal
6 52 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 45 (1.92%) Retail
8 41 (1.75%) Marketing
9 31 (1.32%) Games
10 17 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.56%) Electronics
12 12 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.47%) Advertising
13 11 (0.47%) Billing
14 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.38%) Publishing
15 8 (0.34%) Military
16 7 (0.30%) Front Office
17 5 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 577 (24.66%) Network Engineer
2 412 (17.61%) Analyst
3 396 (16.92%) Security Engineer
4 310 (13.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 272 (11.62%) Security Analyst
6 216 (9.23%) Architect
7 184 (7.86%) Consultant
8 152 (6.50%) Security Consultant
9 132 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
10 128 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 108 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
12 106 (4.53%) Security Manager
13 105 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 103 (4.40%) Security Specialist
15 102 (4.36%) Network Analyst
16 99 (4.23%) Administrator
17 96 (4.10%) Network Consultant
18 93 (3.97%) Security Architect
19 92 (3.93%) Network Security Consultant
20 83 (3.55%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.03%) Web Services
2 59 (2.52%) HTML
3 44 (1.88%) .NET
4 43 (1.84%) 802.1X
5 41 (1.75%) XML
6 34 (1.45%) XMPP
7 33 (1.41%) LAMP
8 30 (1.28%) JSON
9 29 (1.24%) Middleware
10 26 (1.11%) CSS
11 20 (0.85%) LDAP
12 18 (0.77%) WCF
13 15 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
13 15 (0.64%) React
14 12 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
15 11 (0.47%) LINQ
15 11 (0.47%) Node.js
15 11 (0.47%) SAML
16 10 (0.43%) REST
17 9 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 375 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 255 (10.90%) Management Information System
3 228 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (5.90%) Computer Science
5 117 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
5 117 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 67 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 47 (2.01%) CESG
8 45 (1.92%) Clustering
9 44 (1.88%) PKI
10 38 (1.62%) Fintech
11 37 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (1.32%) Driving Licence
14 29 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
15 28 (1.20%) Cyberattack
15 28 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
15 28 (1.20%) Replication
16 24 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
17 20 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 630 (26.92%) Windows
2 411 (17.56%) Linux
3 291 (12.44%) Windows Server
4 164 (7.01%) Unix
5 128 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 42 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 39 (1.67%) CentOS
10 34 (1.45%) Android
11 33 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 26 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 23 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.77%) Apple iOS
15 17 (0.73%) AIX
16 16 (0.68%) Solaris
17 15 (0.64%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.51%) VMS
18 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (22.31%) Information Security
2 415 (17.74%) Cybersecurity
3 396 (16.92%) ITIL
4 392 (16.75%) SIEM
5 275 (11.75%) Penetration Testing
6 266 (11.37%) Security Operations
7 204 (8.72%) Network Design
8 201 (8.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 190 (8.12%) Security Architecture
10 156 (6.67%) Security Management
11 154 (6.58%) Incident Management
12 142 (6.07%) Load Balancing
12 142 (6.07%) Mentoring
13 128 (5.47%) Kalman Filter
14 127 (5.43%) Service Delivery
15 125 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
16 124 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
17 123 (5.26%) Risk Management
18 116 (4.96%) Presales
19 112 (4.79%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 163 (6.97%) Python
2 147 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 118 (5.04%) SQL
4 72 (3.08%) C
5 53 (2.26%) C#
6 51 (2.18%) Bash Shell
6 51 (2.18%) PHP
7 48 (2.05%) Java
8 44 (1.88%) JavaScript
9 43 (1.84%) C++
10 40 (1.71%) Perl
10 40 (1.71%) Ruby
11 19 (0.81%) Go
12 13 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.43%) VB
14 8 (0.34%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.34%) VBScript
15 7 (0.30%) Clojure
15 7 (0.30%) R
15 7 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 693 (29.62%) Cisco Certification
2 466 (19.91%) CCNP
3 458 (19.57%) CISSP
4 321 (13.72%) Degree
5 320 (13.68%) CCNA
6 216 (9.23%) Security Cleared
7 207 (8.85%) CISM
8 168 (7.18%) GIAC
9 154 (6.58%) CCIE
10 110 (4.70%) SC Cleared
11 105 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 92 (3.93%) CCDP
13 83 (3.55%) CCSE
13 83 (3.55%) GCIH
14 71 (3.03%) DV Cleared
15 69 (2.95%) SANS
16 67 (2.86%) CEH
17 64 (2.74%) MCSE
18 58 (2.48%) CCSA
19 55 (2.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (11.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 124 (5.30%) PCI DSS
3 74 (3.16%) GDPR
4 54 (2.31%) SLA
5 43 (1.84%) PMO
6 42 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 38 (1.62%) QA
8 27 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.73%) COBIT
10 17 (0.73%) NIST 800
11 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.34%) GCP
12 8 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.26%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.21%) GPG13
15 4 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
15 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 308 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 188 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 91 (3.89%) vSphere
5 47 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 47 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (1.62%) XenApp
8 29 (1.24%) BitLocker
9 27 (1.15%) VMware NSX
10 26 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 24 (1.03%) Docker
11 24 (1.03%) Snort
12 19 (0.81%) Firmware
13 12 (0.51%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.43%) iptables
14 10 (0.43%) NFS
15 8 (0.34%) XenServer
16 7 (0.30%) HDFS
16 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 67 (2.86%) Nessus
1 67 (2.86%) QRadar
1 67 (2.86%) SCCM
2 54 (2.31%) CSIRT
3 50 (2.14%) vCenter Server
4 49 (2.09%) Puppet
5 48 (2.05%) SCOM
6 45 (1.92%) Ansible
7 41 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 36 (1.54%) FortiGate
9 33 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (1.24%) SCVMM
11 28 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
11 28 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
12 23 (0.98%) Nagios
13 22 (0.94%) Cacti
14 21 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 19 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 19 (0.81%) Terraform
15 19 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,005 (42.95%) Cisco
2 517 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 424 (18.12%) CheckPoint
4 352 (15.04%) Juniper
5 314 (13.42%) Palo Alto
6 301 (12.86%) F5
7 286 (12.22%) VMware
8 151 (6.45%) Fortinet
9 137 (5.85%) HP
10 123 (5.26%) Citrix
11 99 (4.23%) Blue Coat
12 89 (3.80%) McAfee
13 87 (3.72%) Riverbed
14 79 (3.38%) Meraki
15 77 (3.29%) SolarWinds
16 69 (2.95%) Splunk
17 63 (2.69%) Oracle
18 49 (2.09%) Sourcefire
19 48 (2.05%) Aruba
20 43 (1.84%) Red Hat