Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 234 216
Rank change year-on-year -29 -18 +32
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 954 1,432 2,312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.43% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 9.42% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 780 1,116 1,714
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,938 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -

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 9,845 15,198 21,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 15.18% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7,537 12,240 16,677
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £64,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -22 366 £70,000 +7.69% 79
North of England +30 178 £52,500 +5.00% 57
South East -23 169 £55,000 -8.33% 41
North West +41 105 £52,500 +5.00% 34
South West -26 91 £45,000 -5.26% 23
Midlands +7 81 £53,750 -2.27% 25
Yorkshire +22 70 £52,500 -7.89% 19
East of England +38 54 £60,000 +25.65% 6
West Midlands -10 54 £55,000 - 18
East Midlands +18 26 £37,500 -11.76% 7
North East +9 3 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 475 (49.79%) Firewall
2 373 (39.10%) Cisco
3 276 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
4 233 (24.42%) Microsoft
5 223 (23.38%) WAN
6 220 (23.06%) Azure
7 209 (21.91%) CCNP
8 193 (20.23%) LAN
9 186 (19.50%) Cybersecurity
10 172 (18.03%) Windows
11 171 (17.92%) VPN
12 169 (17.71%) AWS
13 161 (16.88%) Active Directory
14 159 (16.67%) Information Security
15 149 (15.62%) DNS
16 142 (14.88%) ITIL
17 140 (14.68%) CCNA
18 136 (14.26%) Linux
19 134 (14.05%) VMware
20 133 (13.94%) Data Centre
21 132 (13.84%) Finance
22 123 (12.89%) Security Cleared
23 122 (12.79%) DevOps
24 121 (12.68%) Microsoft 365
25 114 (11.95%) TCP/IP
26 113 (11.84%) SIEM
27 112 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
28 109 (11.43%) CISSP
29 108 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
29 108 (11.32%) Palo Alto

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 (2.62%) Apache
2 22 (2.31%) IIS
3 17 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.94%) Confluence
5 9 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.63%) nginx
8 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 220 (23.06%) Azure
2 169 (17.71%) AWS
3 121 (12.68%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (5.56%) SaaS
5 52 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (5.45%) IaaS
6 48 (5.03%) PaaS
7 32 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (3.35%) GCP
8 11 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.15%) AWS Direct Connect
8 11 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (0.94%) Azure Key Vault
10 8 (0.84%) GitHub
10 8 (0.84%) Serverless
11 7 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (0.63%) Google Play
12 6 (0.63%) Route 53
12 6 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 475 (49.79%) Firewall
2 223 (23.38%) WAN
3 193 (20.23%) LAN
4 171 (17.92%) VPN
5 149 (15.62%) DNS
6 114 (11.95%) TCP/IP
7 112 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
8 107 (11.22%) Wireless
9 105 (11.01%) BGP
10 94 (9.85%) SD-WAN
11 86 (9.01%) MPLS
12 84 (8.81%) OSPF
13 79 (8.28%) VLAN
14 78 (8.18%) DHCP
15 63 (6.60%) VoIP
16 53 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
16 53 (5.56%) IPsec
17 52 (5.45%) Cisco Firepower
18 49 (5.14%) Internet
19 42 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.41%) MySQL
3 10 (1.05%) Blockchain
4 6 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.52%) Big Data
5 5 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.21%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.21%) Redis
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.10%) GIS
Development Applications
1 30 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.57%) JIRA
3 9 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.63%) Selenium
5 4 (0.42%) CircleCI
5 4 (0.42%) GoCD
6 3 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.31%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.31%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.21%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.21%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.21%) Mocha
7 2 (0.21%) MSTest
7 2 (0.21%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 132 (13.84%) Finance
2 60 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.93%) Retail
4 34 (3.56%) Legal
5 30 (3.14%) Banking
6 29 (3.04%) Public Sector
7 23 (2.41%) Back Office
7 23 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.20%) Law
9 16 (1.68%) Aerospace
10 15 (1.57%) Marketing
11 10 (1.05%) Electronics
12 9 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.73%) Publishing
14 6 (0.63%) German Language
15 5 (0.52%) Automotive
15 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.52%) Fire and Rescue
15 5 (0.52%) Games
15 5 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 294 (30.82%) Network Engineer
2 149 (15.62%) Security Engineer
3 98 (10.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 88 (9.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 84 (8.81%) Architect
6 82 (8.60%) Analyst
7 67 (7.02%) Security Architect
8 58 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (5.56%) Consultant
10 45 (4.72%) Network Architect
11 44 (4.61%) Security Analyst
12 43 (4.51%) Cisco Engineer
12 43 (4.51%) Developer
13 37 (3.88%) IT Engineer
14 36 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 34 (3.56%) Network Security Architect
16 30 (3.14%) Security Consultant
16 30 (3.14%) Support Engineer
17 26 (2.73%) Senior Security Engineer
18 25 (2.62%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.77%) JSON
2 29 (3.04%) Web Services
3 23 (2.41%) .NET
4 21 (2.20%) CSS
4 21 (2.20%) HTML
5 17 (1.78%) LAMP
6 16 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (1.47%) LDAP
7 14 (1.47%) REST
8 12 (1.26%) COM
9 9 (0.94%) SAML
10 8 (0.84%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.73%) .NET Core
11 7 (0.73%) GraphQL
11 7 (0.73%) RESTful
12 6 (0.63%) jQuery
12 6 (0.63%) OAuth
12 6 (0.63%) pytest
12 6 (0.63%) React
12 6 (0.63%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 87 (9.12%) Management Information System
3 67 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
5 39 (4.09%) Public Cloud
6 29 (3.04%) Cloud Native
7 22 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 21 (2.20%) Replication
8 21 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 17 (1.78%) Analytical Mindset
9 17 (1.78%) Cyberattack
9 17 (1.78%) PKI
10 16 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.84%) Clustering
13 8 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 8 (0.84%) Fibre Optics
13 8 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (18.03%) Windows
2 136 (14.26%) Linux
3 72 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.09%) Windows 10
5 33 (3.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (3.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 21 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.26%) Android
11 11 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.05%) CentOS
12 10 (1.05%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.05%) Unix
13 8 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.73%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.42%) VMS
17 2 (0.21%) MVS
17 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (19.50%) Cybersecurity
2 159 (16.67%) Information Security
3 142 (14.88%) ITIL
4 122 (12.79%) DevOps
5 113 (11.84%) SIEM
6 100 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
7 96 (10.06%) Security Architecture
8 92 (9.64%) Security Operations
9 88 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 80 (8.39%) Network Design
11 74 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (7.02%) Vulnerability Management
13 64 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 58 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 54 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
16 53 (5.56%) Load Balancing
17 51 (5.35%) Network Monitoring
18 50 (5.24%) Infrastructure as Code
18 50 (5.24%) Presales
19 46 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (7.97%) PowerShell
2 71 (7.44%) Python
3 46 (4.82%) SQL
4 24 (2.52%) PHP
5 19 (1.99%) C#
5 19 (1.99%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.78%) Java
7 15 (1.57%) C
8 12 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.15%) C++
9 11 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.84%) Ruby
11 7 (0.73%) Go
12 6 (0.63%) VBScript
13 5 (0.52%) R
14 4 (0.42%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.31%) Perl
16 2 (0.21%) Java 8
16 2 (0.21%) VB
17 1 (0.10%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 276 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
2 209 (21.91%) CCNP
3 140 (14.68%) CCNA
4 123 (12.89%) Security Cleared
5 109 (11.43%) CISSP
6 83 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 79 (8.28%) Degree
8 67 (7.02%) CCIE
9 44 (4.61%) CISM
10 33 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (3.25%) CEH
11 31 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 26 (2.73%) GIAC
13 19 (1.99%) CISA
13 19 (1.99%) MCSE
14 18 (1.89%) OSCP
15 17 (1.78%) CompTIA Security+
16 14 (1.47%) CRISC
17 12 (1.26%) JNCIP
17 12 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (5.56%) NIST
3 40 (4.19%) PCI DSS
4 37 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (2.73%) GDPR
6 18 (1.89%) QA
7 17 (1.78%) SLA
8 9 (0.94%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.73%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.73%) NCSC
10 6 (0.63%) COBIT
10 6 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.31%) GRC
11 3 (0.31%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.21%) RMADS
12 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 161 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 100 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (5.77%) Docker
4 36 (3.77%) VMware NSX
5 35 (3.67%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (2.31%) vSphere
8 11 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.73%) Firmware
10 7 (0.73%) KVM
11 6 (0.63%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.63%) iptables
11 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.63%) XenApp
12 3 (0.31%) vCloud
12 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.21%) Ceph
13 2 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 69 (7.23%) Ansible
2 54 (5.66%) Terraform
3 46 (4.82%) Kubernetes
4 25 (2.62%) Nessus
5 24 (2.52%) Puppet
6 20 (2.10%) FortiGate
6 20 (2.10%) Grafana
7 14 (1.47%) Consul
7 14 (1.47%) Prometheus
8 13 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (1.36%) Graphite
8 13 (1.36%) Opsview
8 13 (1.36%) Packer
9 11 (1.15%) SCCM
9 11 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.94%) Nagios
11 9 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.94%) QRadar
12 8 (0.84%) CASB
Vendors
1 373 (39.10%) Cisco
2 233 (24.42%) Microsoft
3 134 (14.05%) VMware
4 108 (11.32%) Palo Alto
5 96 (10.06%) F5
6 87 (9.12%) CheckPoint
7 79 (8.28%) Juniper
8 67 (7.02%) Fortinet
9 44 (4.61%) SolarWinds
9 44 (4.61%) Splunk
10 36 (3.77%) Meraki
11 30 (3.14%) HP
12 28 (2.94%) FireEye
13 27 (2.83%) McAfee
14 25 (2.62%) LogRhythm
15 24 (2.52%) Aruba
16 19 (1.99%) Blue Coat
17 18 (1.89%) Darktrace
18 17 (1.78%) Citrix
19 16 (1.68%) Google