Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 196 244
Rank change year-on-year -39 +48 +10
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,047 2,505 2,396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.84% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.57% 11.62% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,742 1,922
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £35,025
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 10,940 21,558 25,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.24% 15.84% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8,633 16,362 20,168
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +47 488 £67,500 +12.50% 33
South East -26 205 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North of England -96 139 £50,000 - 23
South West +39 89 £47,500 +11.76% 12
North West +35 84 £50,000 - 18
East of England +6 60 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Midlands -4 58 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Yorkshire -92 45 £57,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +12 44 £59,500 +19.00% 7
East Midlands +44 14 £43,750 -2.78% 3
North East -14 10 £46,250 -26.00% 1
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 571 (54.54%) Firewall
2 446 (42.60%) Cisco
3 293 (27.98%) WAN
4 281 (26.84%) Cisco Certification
5 265 (25.31%) Azure
6 254 (24.26%) VPN
7 252 (24.07%) LAN
8 249 (23.78%) Windows
9 205 (19.58%) Linux
10 200 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
11 199 (19.01%) Finance
12 189 (18.05%) CCNP
13 185 (17.67%) AWS
14 183 (17.48%) Information Security
15 178 (17.00%) Palo Alto
16 176 (16.81%) CheckPoint
17 167 (15.95%) TCP/IP
18 164 (15.66%) Microsoft
19 147 (14.04%) VMware
20 144 (13.75%) Data Centre
21 143 (13.66%) BGP
21 143 (13.66%) CCNA
22 134 (12.80%) Wireless
23 130 (12.42%) Python
24 128 (12.23%) Office 365
25 126 (12.03%) ITIL
25 126 (12.03%) Juniper
26 124 (11.84%) Windows Server
27 123 (11.75%) MPLS
28 121 (11.56%) SIEM

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 24 (2.29%) Apache
1 24 (2.29%) Confluence
2 20 (1.91%) IIS
3 13 (1.24%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.38%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.38%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.096%) nginx
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.096%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.38%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.096%) HFM
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 265 (25.31%) Azure
2 185 (17.67%) AWS
3 128 (12.23%) Office 365
4 47 (4.49%) IaaS
5 46 (4.39%) GCP
6 38 (3.63%) SaaS
7 32 (3.06%) PaaS
7 32 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 30 (2.87%) Serverless
9 27 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 18 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (1.72%) Azure Functions
12 15 (1.43%) Amazon ECS
13 12 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.05%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.76%) Slack
16 7 (0.67%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 571 (54.54%) Firewall
2 293 (27.98%) WAN
3 254 (24.26%) VPN
4 252 (24.07%) LAN
5 167 (15.95%) TCP/IP
6 143 (13.66%) BGP
7 134 (12.80%) Wireless
8 123 (11.75%) MPLS
9 121 (11.56%) Cisco ASA
10 117 (11.17%) DNS
11 116 (11.08%) OSPF
12 108 (10.32%) VoIP
13 93 (8.88%) Internet
14 91 (8.69%) DHCP
15 82 (7.83%) IPsec
16 75 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
17 73 (6.97%) VLAN
18 62 (5.92%) WLAN
19 53 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
20 51 (4.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.87%) MySQL
3 20 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.29%) Big Data
8 3 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.096%) GIS
10 1 (0.096%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.096%) Informix
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.096%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 60 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (1.34%) TeamCity
2 14 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (1.05%) JIRA
5 9 (0.86%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.48%) Maven
8 4 (0.38%) Bazaar
8 4 (0.38%) Fiddler
8 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.38%) LINQPad
8 4 (0.38%) Postman
9 3 (0.29%) Selenium
10 2 (0.19%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.096%) Babel
11 1 (0.096%) gulp
11 1 (0.096%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 199 (19.01%) Finance
2 74 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.30%) Banking
4 36 (3.44%) Law
5 34 (3.25%) Retail
6 33 (3.15%) Legal
7 15 (1.43%) Military
8 13 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.15%) Public Sector
10 8 (0.76%) Japanese Language
10 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.76%) Marketing
11 7 (0.67%) Automotive
11 7 (0.67%) Billing
12 5 (0.48%) Back Office
13 4 (0.38%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.38%) Games
14 3 (0.29%) Police
15 2 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 305 (29.13%) Network Engineer
2 184 (17.57%) Security Engineer
3 110 (10.51%) Architect
4 97 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 90 (8.60%) Analyst
6 87 (8.31%) Senior Network Engineer
7 66 (6.30%) Network Architect
8 64 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 60 (5.73%) Consultant
10 59 (5.64%) Security Architect
11 48 (4.58%) IT Engineer
12 45 (4.30%) Security Consultant
13 42 (4.01%) Security Analyst
14 41 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
15 39 (3.72%) Senior Security Engineer
16 35 (3.34%) Developer
16 35 (3.34%) Security Specialist
17 33 (3.15%) Cisco Engineer
18 32 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
18 32 (3.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.63%) JSON
2 29 (2.77%) 802.1X
3 28 (2.67%) CSS
3 28 (2.67%) HTML
4 26 (2.48%) LAMP
5 21 (2.01%) Web Services
6 14 (1.34%) Middleware
7 13 (1.24%) .NET
8 12 (1.15%) REST
9 10 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (0.86%) Kafka
11 7 (0.67%) Laravel
12 6 (0.57%) SAML
12 6 (0.57%) XML
13 5 (0.48%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (0.48%) J2EE
13 5 (0.48%) Node.js
14 4 (0.38%) Apache Camel
14 4 (0.38%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 144 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 93 (8.88%) Management Information System
3 74 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (5.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 37 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 30 (2.87%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.39%) Cloud Native
9 23 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
10 20 (1.91%) PKI
11 19 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (1.62%) DataPower
13 16 (1.53%) Cyberattack
14 14 (1.34%) Virtual Team
15 13 (1.24%) Driving Licence
16 11 (1.05%) Clustering
16 11 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
18 9 (0.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 249 (23.78%) Windows
2 205 (19.58%) Linux
3 124 (11.84%) Windows Server
4 72 (6.88%) Unix
5 30 (2.87%) Windows 10
6 29 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (1.43%) CentOS
10 15 (1.43%) Solaris
11 11 (1.05%) Kali Linux
12 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.38%) Android
14 4 (0.38%) VMS
14 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
2 183 (17.48%) Information Security
3 126 (12.03%) ITIL
4 121 (11.56%) SIEM
5 119 (11.37%) DevOps
6 103 (9.84%) Change Management
7 98 (9.36%) Network Design
8 95 (9.07%) Security Operations
9 94 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 91 (8.69%) Security Architecture
11 80 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (7.45%) Network Monitoring
13 74 (7.07%) Project Management
14 68 (6.49%) Vulnerability Management
15 67 (6.40%) Computer Science
16 65 (6.21%) Network Management
17 62 (5.92%) Load Balancing
18 60 (5.73%) Kalman Filter
19 56 (5.35%) Penetration Testing
20 54 (5.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (12.42%) Python
2 101 (9.65%) PowerShell
3 48 (4.58%) SQL
4 39 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.06%) Bash Shell
6 31 (2.96%) PHP
7 24 (2.29%) Java
8 20 (1.91%) C
9 13 (1.24%) C++
10 12 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.15%) VBScript
11 11 (1.05%) Ruby
12 10 (0.96%) Perl
13 9 (0.86%) ActionScript
13 9 (0.86%) Scala
14 8 (0.76%) C#
14 8 (0.76%) Go
15 5 (0.48%) AWK
15 5 (0.48%) Groovy
16 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 281 (26.84%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (18.05%) CCNP
3 143 (13.66%) CCNA
4 117 (11.17%) Degree
5 90 (8.60%) Security Cleared
6 78 (7.45%) CISSP
7 53 (5.06%) CCIE
8 51 (4.87%) SC Cleared
9 45 (4.30%) CISM
10 30 (2.87%) CCDP
11 26 (2.48%) CCSP
12 22 (2.10%) DV Cleared
12 22 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (1.91%) CCSA
13 20 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.81%) GIAC
15 18 (1.72%) CISA
16 16 (1.53%) CCDA
17 15 (1.43%) MCSE
18 14 (1.34%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (5.06%) SLA
3 52 (4.97%) PCI DSS
4 45 (4.30%) GDPR
5 24 (2.29%) NIST
6 18 (1.72%) COBIT
7 17 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (1.43%) QA
9 7 (0.67%) NCSC
10 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.57%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.48%) AICPA
11 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.48%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.38%) BS25999
12 4 (0.38%) COSO
12 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.38%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 117 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.87%) Docker
5 10 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (0.96%) XenApp
6 8 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.76%) vSphere
7 5 (0.48%) Firmware
8 4 (0.38%) Snort
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.19%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.19%) KVM
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.096%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.096%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.096%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (4.87%) Ansible
2 40 (3.82%) FortiGate
2 40 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 37 (3.53%) Terraform
4 20 (1.91%) Puppet
5 12 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (0.96%) Nessus
6 10 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.86%) RSA enVision
8 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.57%) Nagios
9 6 (0.57%) WSUS
10 5 (0.48%) CASB
11 4 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (0.38%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.38%) SCCM
12 3 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 446 (42.60%) Cisco
2 178 (17.00%) Palo Alto
3 176 (16.81%) CheckPoint
4 164 (15.66%) Microsoft
5 147 (14.04%) VMware
6 126 (12.03%) Juniper
7 103 (9.84%) F5
8 81 (7.74%) Meraki
9 53 (5.06%) Aruba
10 52 (4.97%) Fortinet
11 49 (4.68%) SolarWinds
12 46 (4.39%) Citrix
13 45 (4.30%) HP
14 32 (3.06%) Splunk
15 30 (2.87%) Huawei
16 29 (2.77%) Riverbed
17 25 (2.39%) Nokia
18 23 (2.20%) Sophos
19 21 (2.01%) IBM
20 20 (1.91%) ArcSight