Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 232 256
Rank change year-on-year +20 +24 -56
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,005 2,276 2,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.50% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 10.00% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,489 1,891 1,891
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.94%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +3.96%

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 19,250 22,759 26,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.42% 15.03% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,216 18,004 21,369
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +20 741 £62,500 - 93
South East +40 494 £60,000 +4.35% 60
North of England -19 282 £50,000 +5.26% 46
Midlands +18 182 £50,000 - 27
South West +42 153 £42,300 -6.00% 21
Yorkshire +68 146 £45,000 -9.34% 16
East of England -10 146 £50,625 +33.22% 11
North West -48 125 £52,500 +16.67% 25
West Midlands -19 111 £52,500 -2.33% 15
East Midlands +47 71 £42,500 -5.56% 12
North East +15 11 £34,500 -50.71% 5
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 1,081 (53.92%) Firewall
2 914 (45.59%) Cisco
3 790 (39.40%) Cisco Certification
4 648 (32.32%) WAN
5 565 (28.18%) LAN
6 547 (27.28%) CCNP
7 473 (23.59%) CCNA
8 436 (21.75%) VPN
9 392 (19.55%) CheckPoint
10 374 (18.65%) Windows
11 351 (17.51%) Azure
12 342 (17.06%) Linux
13 337 (16.81%) Palo Alto
14 330 (16.46%) Cybersecurity
15 323 (16.11%) Information Security
16 319 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 312 (15.56%) TCP/IP
18 306 (15.26%) Microsoft
18 306 (15.26%) BGP
19 302 (15.06%) VMware
20 294 (14.66%) Data Centre
21 291 (14.51%) OSPF
21 291 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
22 290 (14.46%) DNS
23 287 (14.31%) AWS
24 282 (14.06%) SIEM
24 282 (14.06%) Management Information System
25 277 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
26 260 (12.97%) ITIL
27 247 (12.32%) MPLS

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 65 (3.24%) Skype for Business
2 43 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 22 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (0.60%) Apache
7 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.45%) IIS
9 7 (0.35%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.30%) Confluence
11 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.15%) nginx
13 2 (0.100%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.050%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.050%) SAS
Applications
1 56 (2.79%) MS Visio
2 54 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.100%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.100%) Maya
6 2 (0.100%) MODO
6 2 (0.100%) NUKE
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.25%) HFM
2 5 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (0.20%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.100%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 351 (17.51%) Azure
2 287 (14.31%) AWS
3 171 (8.53%) Office 365
4 78 (3.89%) SaaS
5 62 (3.09%) IaaS
6 51 (2.54%) GCP
7 30 (1.50%) PaaS
8 25 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.90%) Power Platform
12 16 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.80%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.50%) GitHub
14 10 (0.50%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.45%) Serverless
16 8 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
17 7 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,081 (53.92%) Firewall
2 648 (32.32%) WAN
3 565 (28.18%) LAN
4 436 (21.75%) VPN
5 312 (15.56%) TCP/IP
6 306 (15.26%) BGP
7 291 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
7 291 (14.51%) OSPF
8 290 (14.46%) DNS
9 247 (12.32%) MPLS
10 244 (12.17%) Wireless
11 195 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 194 (9.68%) IPsec
13 189 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
14 176 (8.78%) Internet
15 157 (7.83%) DHCP
16 145 (7.23%) WLAN
17 137 (6.83%) NetScaler
18 129 (6.43%) VoIP
19 111 (5.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.20%) MySQL
3 18 (0.90%) Power BI
4 14 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.55%) Redis
6 10 (0.50%) Big Data
7 9 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
8 6 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.25%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.25%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 20 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.80%) Fiddler
5 11 (0.55%) LINQPad
6 10 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.45%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.45%) JIRA
8 7 (0.35%) Robot Framework
9 4 (0.20%) Selenium
9 4 (0.20%) Subversion
10 3 (0.15%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.15%) GitLab
10 3 (0.15%) TestRail
11 1 (0.050%) Babel
11 1 (0.050%) Hudson
11 1 (0.050%) RSpec
11 1 (0.050%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.050%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.050%) webpack
General
1 234 (11.67%) Finance
2 168 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 96 (4.79%) Public Sector
4 65 (3.24%) Retail
5 50 (2.49%) Aerospace
6 44 (2.19%) Law
7 33 (1.65%) Banking
7 33 (1.65%) Military
8 26 (1.30%) Legal
9 23 (1.15%) Marketing
10 22 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.70%) Back Office
12 12 (0.60%) Electronics
13 8 (0.40%) Games
14 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.35%) Local Government
15 6 (0.30%) Automotive
15 6 (0.30%) Police
15 6 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 674 (33.62%) Network Engineer
2 462 (23.04%) Security Engineer
3 339 (16.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 227 (11.32%) Analyst
5 212 (10.57%) Consultant
6 180 (8.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 175 (8.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 150 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 133 (6.63%) Architect
10 115 (5.74%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 113 (5.64%) Network Consultant
12 112 (5.59%) Security Consultant
13 101 (5.04%) Security Analyst
14 91 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 82 (4.09%) Security Architect
16 70 (3.49%) Network Security Consultant
17 67 (3.34%) Cybersecurity Engineer
18 59 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 58 (2.89%) Senior Security Engineer
20 56 (2.79%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.50%) Web Services
2 22 (1.10%) .NET
3 17 (0.85%) CSS
4 15 (0.75%) HTML
5 10 (0.50%) jQuery
5 10 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (0.45%) 802.1X
6 9 (0.45%) REST
7 7 (0.35%) JSON
8 6 (0.30%) Middleware
8 6 (0.30%) XML
8 6 (0.30%) XMPP
9 5 (0.25%) Kafka
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.25%) React
9 5 (0.25%) SOAP
9 5 (0.25%) XML Messaging
10 4 (0.20%) LAMP
10 4 (0.20%) Laravel
10 4 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 294 (14.66%) Data Centre
2 282 (14.06%) Management Information System
3 181 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 73 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
6 45 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 37 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 33 (1.65%) User Experience
10 29 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 28 (1.40%) Replication
12 26 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 23 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (1.10%) CCTV
14 22 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
15 21 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
16 20 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.90%) CESG
17 18 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
18 17 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 374 (18.65%) Windows
2 342 (17.06%) Linux
3 134 (6.68%) Windows Server
4 124 (6.18%) Unix
5 52 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 24 (1.20%) CentOS
8 21 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.55%) VMS
14 9 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.35%) Android
16 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.20%) Debian
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.20%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.15%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (16.46%) Cybersecurity
2 323 (16.11%) Information Security
3 282 (14.06%) SIEM
4 277 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
5 260 (12.97%) ITIL
6 206 (10.27%) Network Design
7 185 (9.23%) Network Management
8 159 (7.93%) Security Operations
9 153 (7.63%) Change Management
10 142 (7.08%) Change Control
11 139 (6.93%) Service Delivery
12 138 (6.88%) Load Balancing
13 129 (6.43%) Presales
14 128 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
15 120 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 120 (5.99%) Mentoring
16 118 (5.89%) Vulnerability Management
17 112 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 111 (5.54%) Security Architecture
19 110 (5.49%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (7.58%) Python
2 113 (5.64%) Bash Shell
3 92 (4.59%) PowerShell
4 89 (4.44%) Perl
5 65 (3.24%) SQL
6 56 (2.79%) C
7 39 (1.95%) C++
8 38 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 28 (1.40%) Java
10 23 (1.15%) Go
11 19 (0.95%) PHP
12 18 (0.90%) C#
13 9 (0.45%) Ruby
14 8 (0.40%) Scala
15 4 (0.20%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.20%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.20%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.15%) Clojure
16 3 (0.15%) Haskell
16 3 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 790 (39.40%) Cisco Certification
2 547 (27.28%) CCNP
3 473 (23.59%) CCNA
4 207 (10.32%) Degree
5 201 (10.02%) CISSP
6 157 (7.83%) Security Cleared
7 113 (5.64%) SC Cleared
8 101 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 100 (4.99%) CCSA
10 94 (4.69%) CISM
11 83 (4.14%) CCIE
12 77 (3.84%) CCDP
13 76 (3.79%) CCSE
14 63 (3.14%) MCSE
15 59 (2.94%) JNCIP
16 48 (2.39%) Check Point Certification
17 45 (2.24%) JNCIS
18 42 (2.09%) GIAC
19 41 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 38 (1.90%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 319 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (4.79%) ISO 9001
3 87 (4.34%) SLA
4 81 (4.04%) PCI DSS
5 78 (3.89%) GDPR
6 63 (3.14%) NIST
7 46 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 30 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (0.70%) NCSC
11 11 (0.55%) COBIT
11 11 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 11 (0.55%) NIST 800
12 10 (0.50%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.50%) QA
13 8 (0.40%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.20%) GPG13
14 4 (0.20%) MiFID
15 3 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 221 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 186 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (3.34%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.64%) Docker
5 32 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (0.95%) VMware NSX
8 19 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.75%) BIND 9
9 15 (0.75%) XenApp
10 14 (0.70%) vSphere
11 12 (0.60%) Firmware
11 12 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.50%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.25%) Snort
14 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.20%) iptables
16 2 (0.100%) NFS
Systems Management
1 131 (6.53%) FortiGate
2 81 (4.04%) Nagios
3 44 (2.19%) Ansible
4 38 (1.90%) SCCM
5 36 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 32 (1.60%) Kubernetes
7 27 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
8 26 (1.30%) vCenter Server
9 25 (1.25%) Nessus
10 23 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
10 23 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.10%) Terraform
12 21 (1.05%) CASB
12 21 (1.05%) Puppet
12 21 (1.05%) QRadar
13 20 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
14 19 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
15 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
16 15 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.75%) RANCID
Vendors
1 914 (45.59%) Cisco
2 392 (19.55%) CheckPoint
3 337 (16.81%) Palo Alto
4 306 (15.26%) Microsoft
5 302 (15.06%) VMware
6 238 (11.87%) Juniper
7 212 (10.57%) Fortinet
8 174 (8.68%) F5
9 126 (6.28%) SolarWinds
10 120 (5.99%) Meraki
11 117 (5.84%) HP
12 100 (4.99%) Citrix
13 70 (3.49%) Splunk
14 49 (2.44%) NetApp
14 49 (2.44%) Symantec
15 48 (2.39%) Aruba
15 48 (2.39%) Blue Coat
16 42 (2.09%) Google
17 40 (2.00%) Zscaler
18 32 (1.60%) Huawei