Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 261 214
Rank change year-on-year +25 -47 +37
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,276 2,290 3,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.38% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 8.61% 9.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,853 1,879 2,488
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 23,493 26,595 31,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.06% 16.01% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18,781 21,698 25,874
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +2 872 £60,000 - 83
South East +4 480 £60,000 +27.66% 63
North of England +47 404 £50,000 +11.11% 50
North West +61 271 £50,000 +11.11% 26
East of England +64 234 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Midlands +11 181 £55,000 +29.41% 32
South West +1 149 £47,500 +5.56% 22
West Midlands +14 142 £55,000 +29.41% 27
Yorkshire +24 125 £50,000 +11.11% 16
East Midlands +14 38 £49,000 +8.89% 5
North East -26 8 £70,000 +91.78% 8
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 1,273 (55.93%) Firewall
2 988 (43.41%) Cisco
3 663 (29.13%) Windows
4 597 (26.23%) Cisco Certification
5 576 (25.31%) WAN
6 563 (24.74%) Microsoft
7 537 (23.59%) Information Security
8 536 (23.55%) LAN
9 475 (20.87%) Finance
10 460 (20.21%) Linux
11 446 (19.60%) CCNP
12 441 (19.38%) VPN
13 430 (18.89%) CheckPoint
14 416 (18.28%) SIEM
15 396 (17.40%) Cybersecurity
16 385 (16.92%) Active Directory
17 364 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 359 (15.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 354 (15.55%) Data Centre
20 352 (15.47%) ITIL
21 348 (15.29%) Juniper
22 341 (14.98%) VMware
23 336 (14.76%) CISSP
24 329 (14.46%) TCP/IP
25 322 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
26 302 (13.27%) Windows Server
27 291 (12.79%) Degree
28 290 (12.74%) DNS
29 277 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
30 276 (12.13%) Wireless

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 93 (4.09%) MS Exchange
2 53 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 39 (1.71%) Apache
3 39 (1.71%) IIS
4 31 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 15 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.40%) nginx
11 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
11 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 92 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 43 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.044%) Magento
3 1 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 364 (15.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 277 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
3 229 (10.06%) Office 365
4 90 (3.95%) IaaS
5 84 (3.69%) PaaS
6 51 (2.24%) SaaS
7 47 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
8 42 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (1.58%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (0.83%) Serverless
13 18 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
13 18 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
14 16 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,273 (55.93%) Firewall
2 576 (25.31%) WAN
3 536 (23.55%) LAN
4 441 (19.38%) VPN
5 329 (14.46%) TCP/IP
6 322 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
7 290 (12.74%) DNS
8 276 (12.13%) Wireless
9 251 (11.03%) Intrusion Detection
10 231 (10.15%) BGP
11 220 (9.67%) OSPF
12 214 (9.40%) Wi-Fi
13 212 (9.31%) DHCP
14 197 (8.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 197 (8.66%) MPLS
15 177 (7.78%) WLAN
16 165 (7.25%) VoIP
17 150 (6.59%) IPsec
18 147 (6.46%) VLAN
19 132 (5.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
3 33 (1.45%) MySQL
4 28 (1.23%) Big Data
5 22 (0.97%) Blockchain
6 21 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 20 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
10 15 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.53%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.40%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (0.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 35 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.70%) WinDbg
4 15 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.44%) JIRA
7 8 (0.35%) Maven
7 8 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.31%) Ant
8 7 (0.31%) Subversion
8 7 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.22%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.22%) NUnit
9 5 (0.22%) Selenium
10 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.18%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 475 (20.87%) Finance
2 133 (5.84%) Retail
3 112 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 103 (4.53%) Legal
5 62 (2.72%) Banking
6 31 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.23%) Law
8 21 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 21 (0.92%) Marketing
9 20 (0.88%) Billing
10 16 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.53%) Advertising
12 10 (0.44%) Games
13 8 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.18%) Electronics
15 3 (0.13%) Local Government
15 3 (0.13%) Military
15 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 464 (20.39%) Network Engineer
2 393 (17.27%) Security Engineer
3 367 (16.12%) Analyst
4 319 (14.02%) Architect
5 247 (10.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 239 (10.50%) Security Analyst
7 199 (8.74%) Consultant
8 180 (7.91%) Security Architect
8 180 (7.91%) Security Consultant
9 142 (6.24%) Senior Network Engineer
10 125 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
11 116 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 97 (4.26%) IT Analyst
13 93 (4.09%) Network Analyst
14 90 (3.95%) Security Solutions Architect
15 89 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
16 87 (3.82%) IT Security Analyst
17 84 (3.69%) Security Manager
17 84 (3.69%) Security Specialist
17 84 (3.69%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.94%) Web Services
2 53 (2.33%) .NET
3 31 (1.36%) 802.1X
4 24 (1.05%) Middleware
5 23 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
6 18 (0.79%) ASP.NET
7 16 (0.70%) HTML
7 16 (0.70%) LAMP
8 15 (0.66%) JSON
9 14 (0.62%) Flash
10 11 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (0.48%) CSS
10 11 (0.48%) SOAP
11 10 (0.44%) LDAP
12 9 (0.40%) Node.js
12 9 (0.40%) WCF
12 9 (0.40%) XMPP
13 8 (0.35%) React
13 8 (0.35%) REST
13 8 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 354 (15.55%) Data Centre
2 237 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
3 216 (9.49%) Management Information System
4 180 (7.91%) PKI
5 159 (6.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 148 (6.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 146 (6.41%) Computer Science
8 95 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
9 85 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
10 54 (2.37%) Public Cloud
11 50 (2.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 44 (1.93%) Driving Licence
13 35 (1.54%) NHS
14 33 (1.45%) Fintech
15 30 (1.32%) Blackberry
16 29 (1.27%) CESG
17 28 (1.23%) Cyberattack
17 28 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
18 26 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
19 24 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 663 (29.13%) Windows
2 460 (20.21%) Linux
3 302 (13.27%) Windows Server
4 182 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 175 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (4.31%) Unix
7 93 (4.09%) Windows 10
8 46 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 43 (1.89%) Android
10 35 (1.54%) Windows 7
11 33 (1.45%) CentOS
12 30 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 25 (1.10%) Solaris
14 18 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.75%) AIX
16 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.57%) Debian
17 13 (0.57%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.48%) VMS
19 9 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (23.59%) Information Security
2 416 (18.28%) SIEM
3 396 (17.40%) Cybersecurity
4 352 (15.47%) ITIL
5 268 (11.78%) Vulnerability Management
6 244 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
7 241 (10.59%) Security Operations
8 202 (8.88%) Load Balancing
9 192 (8.44%) Presales
10 181 (7.95%) Penetration Testing
11 172 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
11 172 (7.56%) Project Management
12 165 (7.25%) DevOps
13 153 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 147 (6.46%) Security Architecture
15 146 (6.41%) Mentoring
16 145 (6.37%) Data Protection
16 145 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
17 134 (5.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 133 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 190 (8.35%) Python
2 183 (8.04%) PowerShell
3 148 (6.50%) SQL
4 87 (3.82%) C
5 60 (2.64%) Bash Shell
6 42 (1.85%) C++
7 40 (1.76%) Java
8 37 (1.63%) Perl
9 35 (1.54%) VBScript
10 29 (1.27%) Ruby
10 29 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.14%) C#
12 25 (1.10%) PHP
13 21 (0.92%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.53%) Scala
15 10 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.40%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.40%) Embedded C++
16 9 (0.40%) Go
17 4 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 597 (26.23%) Cisco Certification
2 446 (19.60%) CCNP
3 336 (14.76%) CISSP
4 291 (12.79%) Degree
5 254 (11.16%) CCNA
6 251 (11.03%) Security Cleared
7 149 (6.55%) CCIE
8 137 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 117 (5.14%) SC Cleared
10 116 (5.10%) CISM
11 113 (4.96%) CCDP
12 95 (4.17%) MCSE
13 88 (3.87%) CISA
14 78 (3.43%) SANS
15 77 (3.38%) CEH
16 70 (3.08%) GIAC
16 70 (3.08%) MCP
17 67 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
17 67 (2.94%) CREST Certified
18 62 (2.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (15.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 213 (9.36%) PCI DSS
3 197 (8.66%) GDPR
4 72 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 67 (2.94%) SLA
6 27 (1.19%) QA
7 25 (1.10%) COBIT
8 24 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 20 (0.88%) GPG13
10 19 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.75%) FISMA
12 12 (0.53%) GCP
13 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.31%) PMO
14 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.18%) SAS 70
16 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
16 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.13%) PA-DSS
16 3 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 385 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 264 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.55%) vSphere
5 34 (1.49%) XenApp
6 31 (1.36%) Firmware
7 27 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 24 (1.05%) Docker
9 20 (0.88%) VMware NSX
10 19 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.79%) XenServer
12 17 (0.75%) Snort
13 15 (0.66%) ProxySG
14 14 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.57%) HDFS
16 12 (0.53%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.48%) BitLocker
18 8 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
18 8 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
19 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 88 (3.87%) QRadar
2 54 (2.37%) Ansible
3 52 (2.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 52 (2.28%) SCCM
4 49 (2.15%) Puppet
5 46 (2.02%) Terraform
6 42 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
7 40 (1.76%) Nessus
8 34 (1.49%) Nagios
9 32 (1.41%) FortiGate
10 27 (1.19%) Kubernetes
10 27 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
12 22 (0.97%) CASB
13 18 (0.79%) SCOM
13 18 (0.79%) TrustSec
14 17 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
15 16 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 16 (0.70%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 988 (43.41%) Cisco
2 563 (24.74%) Microsoft
3 430 (18.89%) CheckPoint
4 348 (15.29%) Juniper
5 341 (14.98%) VMware
6 254 (11.16%) F5
7 251 (11.03%) Palo Alto
8 196 (8.61%) Fortinet
9 170 (7.47%) Citrix
10 135 (5.93%) SolarWinds
11 125 (5.49%) Splunk
12 123 (5.40%) HP
13 88 (3.87%) Blue Coat
14 80 (3.51%) McAfee
15 79 (3.47%) Qualys
16 75 (3.30%) Meraki
17 72 (3.16%) Riverbed
18 62 (2.72%) Forcepoint
19 58 (2.55%) Symantec
20 55 (2.42%) Red Hat