Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 243 235
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,338 2,335 2,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.75% 1.45% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.12% 9.55% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,611 1,762 1,951
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%

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 21,034 24,449 25,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.78% 15.16% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15,981 19,551 21,193
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -30 710 £60,000 - 38
North of England +100 584 £50,000 +5.26% 26
South East +35 509 £54,000 +8.00% 38
Yorkshire +94 327 £45,000 - 10
North West +36 198 £50,000 - 10
East of England +48 179 £40,000 -20.00% 14
Midlands +40 176 £47,500 -13.64% 25
South West -16 158 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +34 139 £50,000 -2.44% 17
North East +76 59 £62,500 -3.85% 6
East Midlands +35 36 £45,000 -25.00% 7
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,317 (56.33%) Firewall
2 1,209 (51.71%) Cisco
3 1,015 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
4 821 (35.12%) WAN
5 804 (34.39%) CCNP
6 629 (26.90%) VPN
7 619 (26.48%) CCNA
8 611 (26.13%) Windows
9 600 (25.66%) Linux
10 520 (22.24%) Cisco ASA
11 501 (21.43%) LAN
12 457 (19.55%) OSPF
13 454 (19.42%) BGP
14 451 (19.29%) DNS
15 449 (19.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 439 (18.78%) Microsoft
16 439 (18.78%) CheckPoint
17 413 (17.66%) Palo Alto
18 410 (17.54%) MPLS
19 409 (17.49%) Management Information System
20 372 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
21 370 (15.83%) Python
22 368 (15.74%) Information Security
23 359 (15.36%) Cybersecurity
24 345 (14.76%) Network Design
25 340 (14.54%) Fortinet
26 339 (14.50%) Service Delivery
27 336 (14.37%) Unix
28 335 (14.33%) VMware
29 334 (14.29%) Active Directory

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 81 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 64 (2.74%) Apache
3 45 (1.92%) IIS
4 44 (1.88%) Skype for Business
5 38 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.56%) nginx
14 11 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.38%) CMS
16 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
17 4 (0.17%) Anypoint
18 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
19 2 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
19 2 (0.086%) Smallworld
Applications
1 107 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 38 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (0.13%) Maya
5 3 (0.13%) MODO
5 3 (0.13%) NUKE
6 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.21%) Q-Pulse
2 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.21%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Exstream
4 2 (0.086%) Magento
4 2 (0.086%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.043%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 323 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 260 (11.12%) Amazon AWS
3 250 (10.69%) Office 365
4 63 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 63 (2.69%) IaaS
5 56 (2.40%) SaaS
6 44 (1.88%) PaaS
7 30 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.64%) Power Platform
10 14 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.56%) Serverless
12 12 (0.51%) Azure Stack
13 11 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 7 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 1,317 (56.33%) Firewall
2 821 (35.12%) WAN
3 629 (26.90%) VPN
4 520 (22.24%) Cisco ASA
5 501 (21.43%) LAN
6 457 (19.55%) OSPF
7 454 (19.42%) BGP
8 451 (19.29%) DNS
9 410 (17.54%) MPLS
10 372 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 326 (13.94%) Wireless
12 315 (13.47%) TCP/IP
13 294 (12.57%) IPsec
14 272 (11.63%) NetScaler
15 248 (10.61%) SMTP
16 238 (10.18%) Broadband
17 222 (9.50%) ADSL
17 222 (9.50%) RIP
18 187 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
19 184 (7.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.78%) MySQL
3 18 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 16 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.64%) Power BI
6 13 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.51%) Big Data
7 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.38%) Redis
11 8 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.30%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 18 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.60%) JIRA
4 12 (0.51%) AdminStudio
4 12 (0.51%) InstallShield
5 11 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.38%) Maven
7 7 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
8 6 (0.26%) GoCD
8 6 (0.26%) Robot Framework
8 6 (0.26%) Selenium
8 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.17%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.17%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.13%) AppScan
10 3 (0.13%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.13%) Paros
10 3 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.13%) WebScarab
General
1 319 (13.64%) Finance
2 140 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 101 (4.32%) Legal
4 97 (4.15%) Retail
5 63 (2.69%) Law
6 53 (2.27%) Banking
7 29 (1.24%) Back Office
8 25 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 23 (0.98%) Marketing
10 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.51%) Billing
12 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.38%) Local Government
13 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.30%) Advertising
15 6 (0.26%) Electronics
15 6 (0.26%) Front Office
15 6 (0.26%) Games
16 4 (0.17%) Publishing
17 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 729 (31.18%) Network Engineer
2 506 (21.64%) Security Engineer
3 387 (16.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 308 (13.17%) Analyst
5 251 (10.74%) Architect
6 192 (8.21%) Security Analyst
7 191 (8.17%) Consultant
8 165 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
9 163 (6.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 145 (6.20%) Security Architect
11 122 (5.22%) Security Consultant
12 115 (4.92%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 110 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 110 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
14 105 (4.49%) Developer
15 98 (4.19%) Network Analyst
16 97 (4.15%) IT Analyst
17 92 (3.93%) Network Architect
18 79 (3.38%) IT Security Analyst
19 78 (3.34%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.01%) Web Services
2 46 (1.97%) .NET
3 40 (1.71%) 802.1X
4 27 (1.15%) HTML
5 24 (1.03%) LAMP
6 21 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
7 20 (0.86%) CSS
8 19 (0.81%) JSON
9 14 (0.60%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.56%) Kafka
10 13 (0.56%) XML
11 12 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (0.47%) Apache NiFi
12 11 (0.47%) CGI
12 11 (0.47%) Middleware
12 11 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
13 10 (0.43%) Node.js
13 10 (0.43%) XMPP
14 8 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 409 (17.49%) Management Information System
2 303 (12.96%) Data Centre
3 181 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (3.34%) Security Operations Centre
6 73 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 58 (2.48%) Public Cloud
8 55 (2.35%) PKI
9 47 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 41 (1.75%) Private Cloud
11 40 (1.71%) Fintech
12 39 (1.67%) Driving Licence
12 39 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
13 31 (1.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 27 (1.15%) Device Driver
15 26 (1.11%) Cyberattack
15 26 (1.11%) Replication
16 19 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
17 18 (0.77%) Smartphone
18 17 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 611 (26.13%) Windows
2 600 (25.66%) Linux
3 336 (14.37%) Unix
4 236 (10.09%) Windows Server
5 131 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 77 (3.29%) Windows 10
8 58 (2.48%) Windows 7
9 36 (1.54%) Android
10 27 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.94%) CentOS
14 12 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.30%) Debian
17 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.13%) AIX
19 1 (0.043%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (15.74%) Information Security
2 359 (15.36%) Cybersecurity
3 345 (14.76%) Network Design
4 339 (14.50%) Service Delivery
5 329 (14.07%) Network Management
6 314 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
7 311 (13.30%) Change Control
8 280 (11.98%) ITIL
9 252 (10.78%) Product Management
10 250 (10.69%) Presales
11 208 (8.90%) Mentoring
12 203 (8.68%) SIEM
13 197 (8.43%) DevOps
14 163 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
15 153 (6.54%) Project Management
16 152 (6.50%) Kalman Filter
17 148 (6.33%) Security Architecture
18 146 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 131 (5.60%) Security Operations
20 128 (5.47%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 370 (15.83%) Python
2 278 (11.89%) Bash Shell
3 248 (10.61%) Perl
4 134 (5.73%) SQL
5 103 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 93 (3.98%) C
7 88 (3.76%) C++
8 79 (3.38%) Java
9 35 (1.50%) JavaScript
10 31 (1.33%) PHP
11 27 (1.15%) C#
12 25 (1.07%) Ruby
13 24 (1.03%) Embedded C++
14 21 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.81%) Embedded C
15 19 (0.81%) Go
16 18 (0.77%) R
17 13 (0.56%) Scala
18 8 (0.34%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,015 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
2 804 (34.39%) CCNP
3 619 (26.48%) CCNA
4 250 (10.69%) Security Cleared
5 233 (9.97%) Degree
6 228 (9.75%) CISSP
7 167 (7.14%) CCIE
8 125 (5.35%) SC Cleared
9 113 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 92 (3.93%) GIAC
11 85 (3.64%) CCSA
12 81 (3.46%) CCDP
13 79 (3.38%) DV Cleared
14 77 (3.29%) MCSE
15 72 (3.08%) CISM
15 72 (3.08%) SANS
16 65 (2.78%) CEH
17 56 (2.40%) JNCIS
18 47 (2.01%) CCSE
19 46 (1.97%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 449 (19.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 253 (10.82%) ISO 9001
3 177 (7.57%) GDPR
4 118 (5.05%) SLA
5 93 (3.98%) PCI DSS
6 43 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 42 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (1.41%) ISO 22301
9 25 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 20 (0.86%) QA
11 16 (0.68%) COBIT
12 15 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.26%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.21%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.17%) COSO
15 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.13%) SEPA
17 2 (0.086%) FedRAMP
17 2 (0.086%) FISMA
17 2 (0.086%) HIPAA
System Software
1 334 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 231 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.48%) Docker
5 28 (1.20%) Snort
6 27 (1.15%) BitLocker
7 26 (1.11%) VMware NSX
8 23 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.73%) vSphere
11 16 (0.68%) BIND 9
12 14 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.60%) XenApp
12 14 (0.60%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.30%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.26%) KVM
15 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 270 (11.55%) Nagios
2 243 (10.39%) FortiGate
3 91 (3.89%) SCCM
4 50 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 45 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
6 44 (1.88%) Ansible
7 43 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (1.67%) AirWatch
9 38 (1.63%) Stealthwatch
10 30 (1.28%) Puppet
11 24 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
11 24 (1.03%) Terraform
12 21 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (0.81%) WSUS
14 18 (0.77%) Kibana
14 18 (0.77%) RANCID
14 18 (0.77%) vCenter Server
15 17 (0.73%) CASB
15 17 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 16 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,209 (51.71%) Cisco
2 439 (18.78%) CheckPoint
2 439 (18.78%) Microsoft
3 413 (17.66%) Palo Alto
4 340 (14.54%) Fortinet
5 335 (14.33%) VMware
6 306 (13.09%) Juniper
7 238 (10.18%) F5
8 162 (6.93%) Meraki
9 121 (5.18%) SolarWinds
10 113 (4.83%) HP
11 96 (4.11%) Citrix
12 68 (2.91%) Symantec
13 60 (2.57%) Dell
14 52 (2.22%) NetApp
15 51 (2.18%) Blue Coat
16 48 (2.05%) Avaya
17 43 (1.84%) McAfee
18 38 (1.63%) Splunk
19 35 (1.50%) Brocade