Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 213 225
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 +6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,370 2,630 2,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 1.62% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.55% 9.97% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,802 2,120 2,335
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £34,850
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 24,805 26,386 32,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.95% 16.28% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19,886 21,608 27,457
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -26 1,016 £60,000 +9.09% 90
South East -44 511 £50,000 +5.26% 73
North of England -2 310 £47,500 +11.76% 58
South West +62 215 £45,000 - 20
East of England +21 199 £52,500 +10.99% 16
Midlands -71 165 £47,500 +11.76% 21
North West -51 159 £50,000 +13.64% 31
Yorkshire +50 149 £46,500 +3.33% 23
West Midlands -86 122 £47,500 +11.76% 16
East Midlands +8 43 £42,500 -5.56% 5
North East -28 2 - - 4
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,328 (56.03%) Firewall
2 1,009 (42.57%) Cisco
3 649 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
4 641 (27.05%) Windows
5 532 (22.45%) Information Security
6 526 (22.19%) Microsoft
7 504 (21.27%) WAN
8 471 (19.87%) VPN
9 457 (19.28%) CISSP
10 451 (19.03%) Linux
11 446 (18.82%) CCNP
12 438 (18.48%) Cybersecurity
13 437 (18.44%) ITIL
14 426 (17.97%) SIEM
15 412 (17.38%) LAN
16 411 (17.34%) CheckPoint
17 409 (17.26%) Finance
18 379 (15.99%) Cisco ASA
19 369 (15.57%) Data Centre
20 360 (15.19%) TCP/IP
20 360 (15.19%) Degree
21 359 (15.15%) Juniper
22 338 (14.26%) DNS
23 322 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
24 320 (13.50%) Wireless
25 317 (13.38%) Palo Alto
26 306 (12.91%) F5
27 305 (12.87%) VMware
28 299 (12.62%) Windows Server
29 294 (12.41%) Active Directory

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 83 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 81 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 48 (2.03%) Apache
4 45 (1.90%) IIS
5 39 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (0.80%) CMS
9 18 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 13 (0.55%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.51%) nginx
13 10 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.38%) JBoss
15 8 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.21%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.21%) R Markdown
Applications
1 81 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.57%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.13%) LibreOffice
5 3 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.042%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 322 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 274 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
3 194 (8.19%) Office 365
4 82 (3.46%) IaaS
5 76 (3.21%) SaaS
6 75 (3.16%) PaaS
7 68 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (0.97%) Akamai
11 18 (0.76%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.42%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.34%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
16 6 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,328 (56.03%) Firewall
2 504 (21.27%) WAN
3 471 (19.87%) VPN
4 412 (17.38%) LAN
5 379 (15.99%) Cisco ASA
6 360 (15.19%) TCP/IP
7 338 (14.26%) DNS
8 320 (13.50%) Wireless
9 267 (11.27%) MPLS
10 264 (11.14%) BGP
11 245 (10.34%) OSPF
12 218 (9.20%) DHCP
13 212 (8.95%) Intrusion Detection
14 193 (8.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 188 (7.93%) IPsec
16 185 (7.81%) VoIP
17 164 (6.92%) VLAN
18 148 (6.24%) Cisco IOS
19 134 (5.65%) Internet
20 123 (5.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.03%) MySQL
3 35 (1.48%) Big Data
4 22 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 17 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 15 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 13 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 11 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 8 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.30%) HBase
11 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.21%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 40 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (0.51%) Selenium
7 11 (0.46%) Subversion
8 10 (0.42%) Fiddler
8 10 (0.42%) LINQPad
8 10 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.34%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.30%) JIRA
11 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.21%) RStudio
12 4 (0.17%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.17%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.17%) WiX
13 2 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 409 (17.26%) Finance
2 99 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.00%) Banking
4 67 (2.83%) Retail
5 57 (2.41%) Law
6 56 (2.36%) Legal
7 51 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.81%) Marketing
9 27 (1.14%) Games
10 18 (0.76%) Advertising
11 13 (0.55%) Electronics
11 13 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.42%) Billing
14 9 (0.38%) Military
14 9 (0.38%) Publishing
15 7 (0.30%) Front Office
16 6 (0.25%) Local Government
16 6 (0.25%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 528 (22.28%) Network Engineer
2 382 (16.12%) Security Engineer
3 367 (15.49%) Analyst
4 282 (11.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 261 (11.01%) Security Analyst
6 253 (10.68%) Architect
7 193 (8.14%) Consultant
8 156 (6.58%) Security Consultant
9 146 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 138 (5.82%) Senior Network Engineer
11 128 (5.40%) Security Architect
12 123 (5.19%) Security Specialist
13 112 (4.73%) Security Manager
14 93 (3.92%) Network Architect
15 91 (3.84%) Network Security Specialist
16 90 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
17 89 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
17 89 (3.76%) Network Specialist
18 88 (3.71%) Network Analyst
19 87 (3.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.08%) Web Services
2 55 (2.32%) HTML
3 51 (2.15%) 802.1X
4 46 (1.94%) .NET
5 41 (1.73%) XML
6 35 (1.48%) JSON
6 35 (1.48%) Middleware
7 23 (0.97%) LAMP
8 22 (0.93%) CSS
8 22 (0.93%) WCF
9 16 (0.68%) LDAP
9 16 (0.68%) REST
10 15 (0.63%) XMPP
11 14 (0.59%) SOAP
12 13 (0.55%) React
12 13 (0.55%) SAML
13 11 (0.46%) LINQ
14 10 (0.42%) Django
14 10 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
14 10 (0.42%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 369 (15.57%) Data Centre
2 259 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (9.79%) Management Information System
4 171 (7.22%) Computer Science
5 136 (5.74%) Cyberthreat
6 135 (5.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 84 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (2.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 62 (2.62%) PKI
10 45 (1.90%) CESG
10 45 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 43 (1.81%) Fintech
12 39 (1.65%) Replication
13 35 (1.48%) Cyberattack
14 30 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (1.05%) Clustering
15 25 (1.05%) Driving Licence
15 25 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 23 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 641 (27.05%) Windows
2 451 (19.03%) Linux
3 299 (12.62%) Windows Server
4 149 (6.29%) Unix
5 129 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (2.19%) Android
8 50 (2.11%) Windows 10
9 41 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 38 (1.60%) Mac OS X
11 36 (1.52%) CentOS
12 29 (1.22%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.89%) AIX
14 19 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.76%) Solaris
16 17 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.63%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.51%) HPUX
18 12 (0.51%) VMS
19 10 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (22.45%) Information Security
2 438 (18.48%) Cybersecurity
3 437 (18.44%) ITIL
4 426 (17.97%) SIEM
5 265 (11.18%) Security Operations
6 230 (9.70%) Penetration Testing
7 222 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
8 207 (8.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 206 (8.69%) Security Architecture
10 202 (8.52%) Network Design
11 155 (6.54%) Security Management
12 154 (6.50%) DevOps
13 148 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
14 146 (6.16%) Load Balancing
15 143 (6.03%) Incident Management
16 139 (5.86%) Presales
17 137 (5.78%) Service Delivery
18 134 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
19 126 (5.32%) Risk Management
20 119 (5.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 207 (8.73%) Python
2 176 (7.43%) PowerShell
3 110 (4.64%) SQL
4 91 (3.84%) C
5 66 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 56 (2.36%) C#
6 56 (2.36%) C++
7 52 (2.19%) Java
8 48 (2.03%) PHP
9 43 (1.81%) Perl
9 43 (1.81%) Ruby
10 35 (1.48%) JavaScript
11 17 (0.72%) Go
12 16 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.51%) VBScript
14 8 (0.34%) R
14 8 (0.34%) Scala
14 8 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.30%) Clojure
16 5 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 649 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
2 457 (19.28%) CISSP
3 446 (18.82%) CCNP
4 360 (15.19%) Degree
5 276 (11.65%) CCNA
6 219 (9.24%) Security Cleared
7 190 (8.02%) CISM
8 163 (6.88%) CCIE
9 122 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 115 (4.85%) SC Cleared
11 114 (4.81%) GIAC
12 101 (4.26%) CCDP
13 81 (3.42%) MCSE
14 73 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 72 (3.04%) CCSE
15 72 (3.04%) GCIH
16 66 (2.78%) SANS
17 62 (2.62%) DV Cleared
18 61 (2.57%) CEH
19 60 (2.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (11.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 145 (6.12%) PCI DSS
3 106 (4.47%) GDPR
4 47 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 45 (1.90%) SLA
6 43 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 41 (1.73%) PMO
8 40 (1.69%) QA
9 27 (1.14%) COBIT
10 22 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.68%) NIST 800
12 10 (0.42%) GPG13
12 10 (0.42%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.38%) GCP
13 9 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.30%) ISO 31000
15 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
16 4 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 294 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 208 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 94 (3.97%) vSphere
5 63 (2.66%) XenApp
6 48 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 39 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 37 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (1.48%) VMware NSX
11 31 (1.31%) Firmware
12 27 (1.14%) BitLocker
13 24 (1.01%) Snort
14 18 (0.76%) Docker
14 18 (0.76%) XenServer
15 15 (0.63%) ProxySG
16 12 (0.51%) HDFS
17 10 (0.42%) iptables
18 9 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 86 (3.63%) QRadar
2 67 (2.83%) Puppet
3 64 (2.70%) Nessus
4 62 (2.62%) SCCM
5 61 (2.57%) Ansible
6 45 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
7 43 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
8 42 (1.77%) CSIRT
8 42 (1.77%) vCenter Server
9 39 (1.65%) FortiGate
9 39 (1.65%) SCOM
10 33 (1.39%) Terraform
11 32 (1.35%) CASB
12 27 (1.14%) SCVMM
13 19 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 18 (0.76%) vRealize
15 17 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
15 17 (0.72%) Suricata
16 16 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,009 (42.57%) Cisco
2 526 (22.19%) Microsoft
3 411 (17.34%) CheckPoint
4 359 (15.15%) Juniper
5 317 (13.38%) Palo Alto
6 306 (12.91%) F5
7 305 (12.87%) VMware
8 172 (7.26%) Fortinet
9 158 (6.67%) Citrix
10 149 (6.29%) HP
11 121 (5.11%) Blue Coat
12 110 (4.64%) McAfee
13 106 (4.47%) Meraki
14 97 (4.09%) SolarWinds
15 88 (3.71%) Splunk
16 77 (3.25%) Riverbed
17 67 (2.83%) Google
18 64 (2.70%) Oracle
18 64 (2.70%) Red Hat
19 62 (2.62%) Aruba