Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 217 246
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29 -32
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,563 2,228 2,307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.43% 1.62% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.43% 10.56% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,249 1,831 1,851
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £80,000
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 16,578 21,092 24,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.34% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13,165 16,400 20,096
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +26 671 £65,000 +8.33% 55
South East -4 383 £60,000 +14.29% 42
North of England -52 178 £50,000 -4.76% 48
South West +11 126 £47,500 +15.85% 21
North West -33 119 £50,750 +1.50% 29
Midlands -17 118 £53,000 +6.00% 25
West Midlands -18 85 £55,000 +10.00% 20
East of England -33 80 £50,000 +38.89% 16
Yorkshire -31 48 £54,000 +20.00% 17
East Midlands +24 33 £42,500 -5.56% 5
North East -40 11 £50,000 -23.08% 2
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 809 (51.76%) Firewall
2 682 (43.63%) Cisco
3 511 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
4 434 (27.77%) WAN
5 414 (26.49%) LAN
6 348 (22.26%) Azure
7 342 (21.88%) VPN
8 332 (21.24%) CCNP
9 316 (20.22%) Windows
10 306 (19.58%) Cybersecurity
11 303 (19.39%) Information Security
12 261 (16.70%) TCP/IP
12 261 (16.70%) Finance
13 254 (16.25%) CCNA
14 244 (15.61%) CheckPoint
15 242 (15.48%) Palo Alto
16 238 (15.23%) Linux
17 234 (14.97%) AWS
18 223 (14.27%) SIEM
19 217 (13.88%) BGP
20 213 (13.63%) Wireless
20 213 (13.63%) VMware
21 212 (13.56%) Microsoft
22 195 (12.48%) ITIL
23 192 (12.28%) Data Centre
24 190 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
25 189 (12.09%) OSPF
26 187 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
27 179 (11.45%) Juniper
28 177 (11.32%) Degree

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 25 (1.60%) IIS
2 21 (1.34%) Confluence
2 21 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.96%) Apache
3 15 (0.96%) Skype for Business
4 13 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.26%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.064%) nginx
12 1 (0.064%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 43 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.064%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) HFM
1 10 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 348 (22.26%) Azure
2 234 (14.97%) AWS
3 151 (9.66%) Office 365
4 70 (4.48%) SaaS
5 65 (4.16%) IaaS
6 52 (3.33%) GCP
7 49 (3.13%) PaaS
8 44 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 29 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.22%) Amazon S3
12 18 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (1.15%) Serverless
13 16 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.64%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
15 9 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.58%) Azure Functions
16 8 (0.51%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 7 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 809 (51.76%) Firewall
2 434 (27.77%) WAN
3 414 (26.49%) LAN
4 342 (21.88%) VPN
5 261 (16.70%) TCP/IP
6 217 (13.88%) BGP
7 213 (13.63%) Wireless
8 190 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
9 189 (12.09%) OSPF
10 151 (9.66%) DNS
11 146 (9.34%) VoIP
12 141 (9.02%) MPLS
13 131 (8.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 128 (8.19%) IPsec
15 126 (8.06%) DHCP
16 124 (7.93%) VLAN
17 99 (6.33%) WLAN
18 98 (6.27%) Internet
19 91 (5.82%) Cisco Nexus
20 84 (5.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.66%) MySQL
3 17 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.32%) Big Data
11 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (0.13%) Power BI
13 2 (0.13%) Redis
14 1 (0.064%) GIS
14 1 (0.064%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.064%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 8 (0.51%) JIRA
5 6 (0.38%) Fiddler
5 6 (0.38%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.26%) Bazaar
7 4 (0.26%) LINQPad
7 4 (0.26%) Maven
7 4 (0.26%) Postman
8 3 (0.19%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.19%) Selenium
9 2 (0.13%) Babel
9 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.13%) webpack
10 1 (0.064%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.064%) SoapUI
General
1 261 (16.70%) Finance
2 100 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.03%) Law
4 57 (3.65%) Retail
5 39 (2.50%) Banking
5 39 (2.50%) Legal
6 36 (2.30%) Military
7 25 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.28%) Public Sector
9 18 (1.15%) Automotive
10 15 (0.96%) Marketing
11 12 (0.77%) Japanese Language
11 12 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.51%) Back Office
12 8 (0.51%) Games
12 8 (0.51%) Police
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
14 4 (0.26%) Billing
14 4 (0.26%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 494 (31.61%) Network Engineer
2 303 (19.39%) Security Engineer
3 173 (11.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 164 (10.49%) Analyst
5 142 (9.09%) Architect
6 137 (8.77%) Consultant
7 123 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
8 78 (4.99%) Security Architect
9 75 (4.80%) IT Engineer
10 74 (4.73%) Security Analyst
11 71 (4.54%) Security Consultant
12 70 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 69 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
13 69 (4.41%) Network Architect
14 61 (3.90%) Network Consultant
15 59 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 50 (3.20%) Support Engineer
17 49 (3.13%) Network Analyst
18 42 (2.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
18 42 (2.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 32 (2.05%) Web Services
3 27 (1.73%) JSON
4 22 (1.41%) CSS
5 21 (1.34%) Middleware
6 18 (1.15%) HTML
6 18 (1.15%) LAMP
6 18 (1.15%) REST
7 12 (0.77%) XML
8 10 (0.64%) .NET
8 10 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (0.64%) SOAP
8 10 (0.64%) XML Messaging
9 9 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.58%) Kafka
10 7 (0.45%) Laravel
11 4 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (0.26%) Node.js
11 4 (0.26%) SAML
11 4 (0.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 155 (9.92%) Management Information System
3 121 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 40 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 38 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 34 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 33 (2.11%) Driving Licence
9 24 (1.54%) DataPower
10 19 (1.22%) PKI
11 18 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.09%) Cyberattack
13 16 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
14 15 (0.96%) CCTV
14 15 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 15 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
17 12 (0.77%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 316 (20.22%) Windows
2 238 (15.23%) Linux
3 144 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 69 (4.41%) Unix
5 53 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 46 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 21 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.90%) CentOS
10 14 (0.90%) Solaris
11 8 (0.51%) Kali Linux
12 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.26%) Android
14 4 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (19.58%) Cybersecurity
2 303 (19.39%) Information Security
3 223 (14.27%) SIEM
4 195 (12.48%) ITIL
5 187 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
6 144 (9.21%) Security Operations
7 131 (8.38%) Network Design
8 124 (7.93%) Change Management
9 123 (7.87%) DevOps
10 122 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
11 120 (7.68%) Load Balancing
12 111 (7.10%) Vulnerability Management
13 93 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 93 (5.95%) Security Architecture
14 92 (5.89%) Mentoring
15 90 (5.76%) Penetration Testing
16 84 (5.37%) Computer Science
17 81 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
18 79 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
18 79 (5.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 106 (6.78%) Python
3 58 (3.71%) SQL
4 33 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 31 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 29 (1.86%) Java
7 27 (1.73%) C
8 22 (1.41%) PHP
9 17 (1.09%) C++
10 13 (0.83%) Go
11 11 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.58%) ActionScript
12 9 (0.58%) ActionScript 3.0
12 9 (0.58%) Perl
12 9 (0.58%) Scala
12 9 (0.58%) VBScript
13 7 (0.45%) C#
14 6 (0.38%) Ruby
15 4 (0.26%) AWK
15 4 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 511 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
2 332 (21.24%) CCNP
3 254 (16.25%) CCNA
4 177 (11.32%) Degree
5 171 (10.94%) CISSP
6 121 (7.74%) Security Cleared
7 94 (6.01%) CISM
8 86 (5.50%) CCIE
9 84 (5.37%) SC Cleared
10 65 (4.16%) CCDP
11 50 (3.20%) CCSP
12 46 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (2.82%) CCSA
14 35 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 30 (1.92%) CCSE
15 30 (1.92%) GIAC
16 29 (1.86%) JNCIP
16 29 (1.86%) MCSE
17 28 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 27 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (5.37%) GDPR
3 74 (4.73%) PCI DSS
4 73 (4.67%) SLA
5 49 (3.13%) NIST
6 29 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (0.96%) NCSC
9 11 (0.70%) COBIT
9 11 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (0.70%) NIST 800
10 9 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.58%) QA
11 8 (0.51%) ISO 31000
12 6 (0.38%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.26%) BS25999
13 4 (0.26%) GPG13
13 4 (0.26%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 152 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 122 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.56%) Docker
5 11 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.58%) XenApp
7 8 (0.51%) BIND 9
7 8 (0.51%) vSphere
8 7 (0.45%) Firmware
9 6 (0.38%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.19%) Snort
12 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.064%) KVM
13 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 46 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 45 (2.88%) Ansible
3 39 (2.50%) Kubernetes
4 26 (1.66%) Terraform
5 21 (1.34%) vCenter Server
6 18 (1.15%) Nessus
7 17 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
8 15 (0.96%) Puppet
9 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
11 12 (0.77%) CASB
12 11 (0.70%) Nmap
12 11 (0.70%) QRadar
12 11 (0.70%) SCCM
13 10 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
14 8 (0.51%) RANCID
14 8 (0.51%) RSA enVision
15 7 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 682 (43.63%) Cisco
2 244 (15.61%) CheckPoint
3 242 (15.48%) Palo Alto
4 213 (13.63%) VMware
5 212 (13.56%) Microsoft
6 179 (11.45%) Juniper
7 127 (8.13%) Meraki
8 126 (8.06%) F5
9 108 (6.91%) SolarWinds
10 67 (4.29%) Fortinet
11 63 (4.03%) HP
12 61 (3.90%) Aruba
12 61 (3.90%) Citrix
13 39 (2.50%) Splunk
14 37 (2.37%) Google
15 32 (2.05%) Huawei
16 28 (1.79%) IBM
17 27 (1.73%) Riverbed
18 25 (1.60%) Infoblox
19 23 (1.47%) Forcepoint