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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 215 250
Rank change year-on-year -28 +35  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1148 1475 1366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.60% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.40% 9.41% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1161 1085
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13673 15669 18191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.32% 16.96% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 13131 14886
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Network Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -42 509 £57,500 -4.16% 42
South East -21 219 £47,500 - 29
North West -13 99 £45,000 -10.00% 11
East of England -37 91 £42,500 -5.55% 10
West Midlands +5 78 £42,750 +0.58% 13
Yorkshire -4 68 £47,500 +11.76% 8
South West +23 65 £45,000 +16.12% 12
North East +17 9 £36,500 +20.66%
East Midlands 0 9 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Midlands +1 1 £52,500 -4.54% 16
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1419 (60.15%) Firewall
2 1128 (47.82%) Cisco
3 795 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
4 665 (28.19%) Windows
5 656 (27.81%) CheckPoint
6 564 (23.91%) WAN
7 541 (22.93%) CCNP
8 529 (22.42%) Juniper
9 500 (21.20%) LAN
10 487 (20.64%) VPN
11 482 (20.43%) Information Security
12 471 (19.97%) Palo Alto
13 462 (19.58%) Linux
14 444 (18.82%) Microsoft
15 412 (17.47%) CCNA
16 407 (17.25%) ITIL
16 407 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
17 398 (16.87%) TCP/IP
18 396 (16.79%) DNS
19 393 (16.66%) Cybersecurity
20 382 (16.19%) Data Centre
21 365 (15.47%) Finance
22 357 (15.13%) BGP
22 357 (15.13%) F5
23 356 (15.09%) OSPF
24 323 (13.69%) Wireless
25 315 (13.35%) MPLS
26 310 (13.14%) VMware
27 306 (12.97%) SIEM
28 300 (12.72%) CISSP

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 79 (3.35%) Apache
2 78 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 45 (1.91%) Tomcat
4 36 (1.53%) IIS
5 33 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 29 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 21 (0.89%) Skype for Business
10 19 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.59%) JBoss
13 12 (0.51%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.47%) CMS
15 10 (0.42%) nginx
16 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (0.34%) Apache Spark
18 7 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
19 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 49 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.085%) Workfront
3 1 (0.042%) Eikon
3 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.042%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 179 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (3.39%) Office 365
4 53 (2.25%) SaaS
5 43 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.61%) IaaS
7 31 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
9 24 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
10 23 (0.97%) PaaS
11 15 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.34%) Force.com
15 7 (0.30%) Akamai
16 6 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
17 5 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1419 (60.15%) Firewall
2 564 (23.91%) WAN
3 500 (21.20%) LAN
4 487 (20.64%) VPN
5 407 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
6 398 (16.87%) TCP/IP
7 396 (16.79%) DNS
8 357 (15.13%) BGP
9 356 (15.09%) OSPF
10 323 (13.69%) Wireless
11 315 (13.35%) MPLS
12 213 (9.03%) DHCP
13 209 (8.86%) VLAN
14 182 (7.72%) Cisco Nexus
15 177 (7.50%) Internet
15 177 (7.50%) IPsec
16 172 (7.29%) Intrusion Detection
17 171 (7.25%) SSL
18 156 (6.61%) VoIP
19 143 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.84%) MySQL
3 47 (1.99%) Big Data
4 31 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 15 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 13 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.38%) DTS
12 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.34%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.30%) GIS
15 6 (0.25%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.21%) InfluxDB
16 5 (0.21%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 40 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.40%) Metasploit
3 31 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.97%) Subversion
5 19 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.72%) Vagrant
7 14 (0.59%) Burp Suite
7 14 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.51%) Xcode
9 11 (0.47%) AppScan
9 11 (0.47%) JIRA
9 11 (0.47%) Paros
9 11 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.47%) WebScarab
9 11 (0.47%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.21%) JMeter
11 5 (0.21%) Selenium
12 4 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 365 (15.47%) Finance
2 148 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.35%) Banking
4 75 (3.18%) Legal
5 66 (2.80%) Retail
6 31 (1.31%) Law
6 31 (1.31%) Marketing
7 27 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 24 (1.02%) Digital Economy
9 23 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.85%) Back Office
11 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.55%) Advertising
13 11 (0.47%) Billing
14 10 (0.42%) Electronics
15 9 (0.38%) Games
16 8 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.30%) Automotive
18 5 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 758 (32.13%) Network Engineer
2 545 (23.10%) Security Engineer
3 392 (16.62%) Analyst
4 390 (16.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 278 (11.78%) Security Analyst
6 199 (8.44%) Consultant
7 171 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 154 (6.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 142 (6.02%) Security Consultant
10 131 (5.55%) Network Analyst
11 127 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
12 101 (4.28%) Architect
13 99 (4.20%) Senior Security Engineer
14 97 (4.11%) Network Security Analyst
15 94 (3.98%) Administrator
16 93 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
17 84 (3.56%) Support Engineer
18 79 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 73 (3.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
20 72 (3.05%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (4.11%) Web Services
2 56 (2.37%) 802.1X
3 54 (2.29%) .NET
4 36 (1.53%) HTML
5 35 (1.48%) XML
6 19 (0.81%) WCF
7 15 (0.64%) Regular Expression
8 14 (0.59%) CSS
9 13 (0.55%) Middleware
10 12 (0.51%) J2EE
11 10 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (0.38%) JSON
12 9 (0.38%) LAMP
12 9 (0.38%) Node.js
13 8 (0.34%) CSS3
13 8 (0.34%) HTML5
13 8 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
14 6 (0.25%) D3.js
14 6 (0.25%) GWT
14 6 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 382 (16.19%) Data Centre
2 202 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (6.95%) Management Information System
4 117 (4.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 115 (4.87%) Computer Science
6 74 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 62 (2.63%) Driving Licence
8 41 (1.74%) PKI
9 37 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
10 34 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
11 33 (1.40%) Clustering
12 30 (1.27%) CESG
13 27 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (0.89%) Fat Client
15 21 (0.89%) Thin Client
16 19 (0.81%) Replication
17 18 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.72%) iPad
18 17 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 665 (28.19%) Windows
2 462 (19.58%) Linux
3 287 (12.17%) Windows Server
4 205 (8.69%) Unix
5 116 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (2.12%) Windows 7
8 48 (2.03%) CentOS
9 39 (1.65%) Ubuntu
10 36 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.44%) Windows 10
13 29 (1.23%) Android
14 25 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.06%) Debian
15 21 (0.89%) Kali Linux
16 19 (0.81%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.72%) Solaris
18 14 (0.59%) VMS
19 13 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (20.43%) Information Security
2 407 (17.25%) ITIL
3 393 (16.66%) Cybersecurity
4 306 (12.97%) SIEM
5 244 (10.34%) Network Design
6 234 (9.92%) Security Operations
7 217 (9.20%) Penetration Testing
8 162 (6.87%) Network Management
9 154 (6.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 152 (6.44%) Security Architecture
11 144 (6.10%) Load Balancing
12 135 (5.72%) Kalman Filter
13 133 (5.64%) Risk Management
14 126 (5.34%) Mentoring
15 125 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
16 123 (5.21%) Change Management
17 117 (4.96%) Project Management
18 114 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
19 111 (4.71%) Service Delivery
20 110 (4.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 173 (7.33%) Python
2 165 (6.99%) SQL
3 112 (4.75%) Java
4 95 (4.03%) PowerShell
5 81 (3.43%) Perl
6 58 (2.46%) Ruby
7 51 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 50 (2.12%) C++
9 48 (2.03%) C#
9 48 (2.03%) JavaScript
10 46 (1.95%) C
11 24 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.81%) PHP
13 13 (0.55%) VBScript
14 9 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.25%) Go
15 6 (0.25%) VB
16 5 (0.21%) C-shell
16 5 (0.21%) Korn
16 5 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 795 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
2 541 (22.93%) CCNP
3 412 (17.47%) CCNA
4 300 (12.72%) CISSP
5 236 (10.00%) Degree
6 150 (6.36%) Security Cleared
7 141 (5.98%) CCSE
7 141 (5.98%) CISM
8 140 (5.93%) CCIE
9 110 (4.66%) CEH
10 109 (4.62%) SC Cleared
11 102 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 101 (4.28%) GIAC
13 93 (3.94%) CCSA
14 90 (3.82%) JNCIS
15 76 (3.22%) GCIH
16 71 (3.01%) SANS
17 70 (2.97%) MCSE
18 63 (2.67%) CCSP
19 61 (2.59%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (9.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (5.09%) PCI DSS
3 88 (3.73%) SLA
4 40 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 37 (1.57%) QA
6 36 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (1.06%) COBIT
9 16 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 16 (0.68%) GDPR
10 14 (0.59%) SSAE 16
11 13 (0.55%) NIST 800
12 12 (0.51%) PMO
13 10 (0.42%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.17%) MiFID
15 3 (0.13%) FISMA
16 2 (0.085%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.085%) JTAG
16 2 (0.085%) MISRA
System Software
1 296 (12.55%) Active Directory
2 209 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.01%) ProxySG
5 70 (2.97%) vSphere
6 42 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (1.70%) Docker
8 39 (1.65%) Snort
9 32 (1.36%) XenApp
10 28 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.68%) Firmware
12 14 (0.59%) ISA Server
12 14 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.42%) Ceph
13 10 (0.42%) Shibboleth
13 10 (0.42%) Xen
14 9 (0.38%) pfSense
15 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.25%) NFS
16 6 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 113 (4.79%) FortiGate
2 69 (2.92%) Nessus
3 62 (2.63%) Puppet
4 60 (2.54%) SCCM
5 48 (2.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 37 (1.57%) CSIRT
7 34 (1.44%) SCOM
8 31 (1.31%) EnCase
9 29 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 28 (1.19%) Ansible
10 28 (1.19%) Nagios
11 24 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 23 (0.97%) QRadar
13 19 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
14 17 (0.72%) FTK
15 16 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
16 14 (0.59%) Kibana
16 14 (0.59%) Nmap
17 13 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
18 12 (0.51%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 1128 (47.82%) Cisco
2 656 (27.81%) CheckPoint
3 529 (22.42%) Juniper
4 471 (19.97%) Palo Alto
5 444 (18.82%) Microsoft
6 357 (15.13%) F5
7 310 (13.14%) VMware
8 214 (9.07%) Fortinet
9 168 (7.12%) Blue Coat
10 164 (6.95%) Citrix
11 127 (5.38%) HP
12 115 (4.87%) Riverbed
13 94 (3.98%) Splunk
14 80 (3.39%) SolarWinds
15 74 (3.14%) Aruba
15 74 (3.14%) SonicWALL
16 71 (3.01%) Red Hat
17 68 (2.88%) WatchGuard
18 66 (2.80%) McAfee
19 63 (2.67%) Sourcefire
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