Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 321 230 195
Rank change year-on-year -91 -35 +51
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,193 667 2,264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.50% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.26% 9.76% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 977 528 1,579
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,720
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,000 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 14,442 6,832 19,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 15.35% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9,983 5,621 15,561
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,000 £46,809
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +11.09% -1.45%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -144 437 £70,000 - 107
South East -5 282 £52,500 -4.55% 52
North of England -30 214 £50,000 +11.11% 71
North West -40 120 £49,950 +11.00% 45
Midlands -86 99 £62,500 +19.05% 28
South West -60 89 £48,000 +6.67% 21
Yorkshire -52 86 £55,000 +4.76% 19
West Midlands -89 81 £61,250 +16.67% 17
East of England -70 53 £42,500 +9.68% 28
East Midlands -81 16 £62,500 +43.68% 11
North East -32 8 £46,250 +8.82% 7
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 528 (44.26%) Firewall
2 381 (31.94%) Azure
3 347 (29.09%) Cisco
4 320 (26.82%) Cybersecurity
5 296 (24.81%) Microsoft
6 238 (19.95%) AWS
7 232 (19.45%) WAN
7 232 (19.45%) Windows
8 225 (18.86%) DevOps
9 218 (18.27%) Information Security
10 211 (17.69%) Active Directory
11 208 (17.44%) Social Skills
12 196 (16.43%) Linux
12 196 (16.43%) LAN
13 191 (16.01%) Cisco Certification
14 180 (15.09%) Palo Alto
15 179 (15.00%) VPN
15 179 (15.00%) Finance
16 167 (14.00%) DNS
17 156 (13.08%) TCP/IP
18 155 (12.99%) ITIL
19 154 (12.91%) VMware
19 154 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
20 150 (12.57%) CheckPoint
20 150 (12.57%) Security Cleared
21 148 (12.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 147 (12.32%) Microsoft 365
23 138 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
24 135 (11.32%) Data Centre
24 135 (11.32%) SaaS

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 31 (2.60%) IIS
2 29 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.09%) Apache
6 8 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.50%) nginx
8 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.34%) Confluence
9 4 (0.34%) JBoss
9 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.84%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.42%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 381 (31.94%) Azure
2 238 (19.95%) AWS
3 147 (12.32%) Microsoft 365
4 135 (11.32%) SaaS
5 125 (10.48%) PaaS
6 119 (9.97%) IaaS
7 76 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 64 (5.36%) GCP
9 55 (4.61%) Azure Key Vault
10 45 (3.77%) Amazon EKS
11 43 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
12 34 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (1.59%) Mimecast
15 18 (1.51%) Azure Sentinel
16 17 (1.42%) Amazon S3
16 17 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (1.01%) AWS Direct Connect
19 10 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 528 (44.26%) Firewall
2 232 (19.45%) WAN
3 196 (16.43%) LAN
4 179 (15.00%) VPN
5 167 (14.00%) DNS
6 156 (13.08%) TCP/IP
7 104 (8.72%) BGP
8 99 (8.30%) DHCP
9 97 (8.13%) Wireless
10 95 (7.96%) OSPF
11 91 (7.63%) Wi-Fi
12 82 (6.87%) VLAN
13 71 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
14 64 (5.36%) MPLS
15 61 (5.11%) SD-WAN
16 60 (5.03%) Internet
17 51 (4.27%) VoIP
18 47 (3.94%) IPsec
19 41 (3.44%) Intrusion Detection
20 37 (3.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.26%) MySQL
3 23 (1.93%) RDBMS
3 23 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.92%) Big Data
6 11 (0.92%) MariaDB
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.59%) GIS
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.34%) Redis
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 58 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
3 25 (2.10%) JIRA
4 18 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.67%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.67%) SoapUI
6 7 (0.59%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.50%) Jasmine
7 6 (0.50%) Mocha
7 6 (0.50%) MSTest
7 6 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (0.42%) GoCD
9 4 (0.34%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.34%) Maven
10 3 (0.25%) GitLab
11 2 (0.17%) Gradle
General
1 208 (17.44%) Social Skills
2 179 (15.00%) Finance
3 75 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 62 (5.20%) Marketing
5 50 (4.19%) Public Sector
6 48 (4.02%) Retail
7 41 (3.44%) Manufacturing
8 38 (3.19%) Legal
9 34 (2.85%) Law
10 33 (2.77%) Banking
10 33 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
11 23 (1.93%) Organisational Skills
12 18 (1.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 13 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
13 13 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (1.01%) Publishing
15 10 (0.84%) Electronics
16 9 (0.75%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 254 (21.29%) Security Engineer
2 231 (19.36%) Network Engineer
3 102 (8.55%) Analyst
4 95 (7.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 89 (7.46%) Architect
6 80 (6.71%) Consultant
7 70 (5.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 63 (5.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 61 (5.11%) Security Analyst
10 54 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 50 (4.19%) Security Consultant
12 48 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
13 47 (3.94%) Security Architect
14 46 (3.86%) IT Engineer
15 42 (3.52%) IT Manager
16 38 (3.19%) Firewall Engineer
17 37 (3.10%) Security Specialist
18 36 (3.02%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 36 (3.02%) Senior Security Engineer
19 34 (2.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.60%) .NET
2 22 (1.84%) REST
3 19 (1.59%) LDAP
4 16 (1.34%) Middleware
4 16 (1.34%) Web Services
5 15 (1.26%) JSON
6 13 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.09%) Java EE
7 11 (0.92%) Node.js
7 11 (0.92%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.92%) SOAP
7 11 (0.92%) WPF
8 10 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (0.84%) HTML
8 10 (0.84%) React
8 10 (0.84%) SAML
9 9 (0.75%) LAMP
10 8 (0.67%) 802.1X
10 8 (0.67%) CSS
10 8 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 135 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 88 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 63 (5.28%) Cyberthreat
4 43 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 30 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 30 (2.51%) PKI
6 23 (1.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 21 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.34%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.34%) Cyberattack
11 16 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.26%) Clustering
13 14 (1.17%) User Experience
14 12 (1.01%) EPoS
15 10 (0.84%) CESG
15 10 (0.84%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 232 (19.45%) Windows
2 196 (16.43%) Linux
3 96 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.27%) Unix
5 29 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (2.26%) Windows 10
7 25 (2.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (2.01%) Android
9 21 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.59%) CentOS
11 17 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.34%) Mac OS
12 16 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
13 15 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.17%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.01%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.92%) Solaris
17 8 (0.67%) Debian
17 8 (0.67%) VMS
18 7 (0.59%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (26.82%) Cybersecurity
2 225 (18.86%) DevOps
3 218 (18.27%) Information Security
4 155 (12.99%) ITIL
5 154 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
7 127 (10.65%) Risk Management
8 125 (10.48%) SIEM
9 105 (8.80%) Infrastructure as Code
10 100 (8.38%) Penetration Testing
11 89 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 87 (7.29%) Load Balancing
13 83 (6.96%) Security Architecture
14 82 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 82 (6.87%) Vulnerability Management
15 80 (6.71%) Project Management
16 78 (6.54%) Security Operations
17 76 (6.37%) Network Monitoring
18 75 (6.29%) Change Management
19 70 (5.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 110 (9.22%) Python
2 81 (6.79%) PowerShell
3 50 (4.19%) Java
4 44 (3.69%) SQL
5 42 (3.52%) C++
6 35 (2.93%) Bash Shell
7 29 (2.43%) C
8 19 (1.59%) C#
9 17 (1.42%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.84%) Go
11 9 (0.75%) Ruby
12 8 (0.67%) PHP
13 7 (0.59%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.59%) Scala
14 6 (0.50%) Apple Swift
14 6 (0.50%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.34%) Perl
16 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.25%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.17%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 191 (16.01%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (12.57%) Security Cleared
3 125 (10.48%) CCNP
4 116 (9.72%) CISSP
5 96 (8.05%) SC Cleared
6 91 (7.63%) Degree
7 74 (6.20%) CCNA
8 64 (5.36%) CISM
9 62 (5.20%) CCIE
10 61 (5.11%) CEH
11 56 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (3.52%) CISA
12 42 (3.52%) DV Cleared
13 38 (3.19%) CompTIA Security+
14 35 (2.93%) GIAC
15 27 (2.26%) OSCP
16 22 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
16 22 (1.84%) CREST Certified
17 18 (1.51%) MCSA
18 17 (1.42%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (12.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (8.55%) NIST
3 62 (5.20%) SLA
4 51 (4.27%) GDPR
5 42 (3.52%) PCI DSS
6 31 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (2.43%) QA
8 28 (2.35%) NCSC
9 11 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.84%) COBIT
10 10 (0.84%) GRC
11 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (0.59%) PMO
13 7 (0.59%) SOC 2
14 5 (0.42%) GLBA
14 5 (0.42%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.42%) IASME
15 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 211 (17.69%) Active Directory
2 109 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (5.20%) Hyper-V
4 51 (4.27%) Docker
5 16 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.34%) XenApp
6 15 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.01%) vSphere
8 10 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.67%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.59%) vCloud
12 6 (0.50%) Ceph
12 6 (0.50%) iptables
13 5 (0.42%) Firmware
13 5 (0.42%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.34%) KVM
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 116 (9.72%) Terraform
2 52 (4.36%) Ansible
3 45 (3.77%) Kubernetes
4 24 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
5 23 (1.93%) Puppet
6 22 (1.84%) FortiGate
7 20 (1.68%) SCCM
8 19 (1.59%) QRadar
9 16 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.26%) Nagios
10 15 (1.26%) vRealize
11 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (1.01%) Nessus
13 10 (0.84%) WSUS
14 9 (0.75%) Icinga
14 9 (0.75%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.67%) Grafana
15 8 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.67%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.59%) Cacti
Vendors
1 347 (29.09%) Cisco
2 296 (24.81%) Microsoft
3 180 (15.09%) Palo Alto
4 154 (12.91%) VMware
5 150 (12.57%) CheckPoint
6 100 (8.38%) F5
7 86 (7.21%) Fortinet
8 82 (6.87%) Juniper
9 66 (5.53%) SolarWinds
10 62 (5.20%) McAfee
11 47 (3.94%) Google
11 47 (3.94%) Meraki
12 45 (3.77%) HP
13 44 (3.69%) Citrix
14 38 (3.19%) Splunk
15 36 (3.02%) Aruba
16 34 (2.85%) Oracle
16 34 (2.85%) Zscaler
17 31 (2.60%) Apple
18 26 (2.18%) TippingPoint