Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 248 201
Rank change year-on-year +28 -47 +48
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,208 2,314 2,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.42% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 9.27% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,822 1,837 2,314
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £51,910
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +2.10% -1.12%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,800 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +3.92% -2.86%

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 21,506 24,951 27,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.24% 15.26% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 16,922 20,401 22,817
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -18 800 £60,000 - 125
South East +11 481 £55,000 +10.00% 67
North of England +77 400 £45,000 - 50
North West +85 276 £45,000 -10.00% 26
East of England +77 246 £36,000 -31.43% 31
Midlands +60 201 £52,500 +22.09% 34
West Midlands +83 161 £52,500 +10.53% 22
South West -56 104 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Yorkshire +6 96 £45,000 - 18
East Midlands -2 39 £48,000 +12.94% 12
North East +32 28 £62,500 +92.31% 6
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 1,107 (50.14%) Firewall
2 1,044 (47.28%) Cisco
3 748 (33.88%) Cisco Certification
4 661 (29.94%) Windows
5 577 (26.13%) Microsoft
6 553 (25.05%) WAN
7 545 (24.68%) Information Security
8 524 (23.73%) Finance
9 517 (23.41%) CCNP
10 497 (22.51%) CheckPoint
11 495 (22.42%) LAN
12 431 (19.52%) Linux
13 398 (18.03%) CISSP
14 382 (17.30%) VMware
15 363 (16.44%) CCNA
16 354 (16.03%) Active Directory
17 350 (15.85%) Palo Alto
18 349 (15.81%) SIEM
19 338 (15.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 333 (15.08%) Wireless
21 330 (14.95%) VPN
22 329 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
23 323 (14.63%) TCP/IP
24 321 (14.54%) Cybersecurity
25 315 (14.27%) Data Centre
26 311 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
27 309 (13.99%) Wi-Fi
28 293 (13.27%) OSPF
29 286 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
30 285 (12.91%) GDPR

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 60 (2.72%) Apache
2 59 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.86%) IIS
4 30 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.09%) CMS
6 21 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (0.95%) nginx
7 20 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.32%) Anypoint
13 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.23%) Confluence
14 5 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 122 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 77 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.23%) Exstream
2 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.045%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 329 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 281 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 216 (9.78%) Office 365
4 53 (2.40%) IaaS
5 50 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (1.95%) PaaS
8 36 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 35 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (1.54%) Serverless
11 33 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
12 31 (1.40%) SaaS
13 30 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
13 30 (1.36%) Amazon Kinesis
14 24 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.32%) GitHub
17 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1,107 (50.14%) Firewall
2 553 (25.05%) WAN
3 495 (22.42%) LAN
4 333 (15.08%) Wireless
5 330 (14.95%) VPN
6 323 (14.63%) TCP/IP
7 309 (13.99%) Wi-Fi
8 293 (13.27%) OSPF
9 286 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
10 264 (11.96%) BGP
11 214 (9.69%) DNS
12 206 (9.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 206 (9.33%) MPLS
13 197 (8.92%) VoIP
14 179 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 174 (7.88%) Internet
16 147 (6.66%) DHCP
17 145 (6.57%) VLAN
18 121 (5.48%) Ethernet
19 115 (5.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.36%) MySQL
3 35 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 35 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 30 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
4 30 (1.36%) RDBMS
5 26 (1.18%) Big Data
6 18 (0.82%) Blockchain
7 15 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
11 7 (0.32%) GIS
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.23%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.23%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 36 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.00%) WinDbg
4 19 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.50%) Maven
7 10 (0.45%) JIRA
8 9 (0.41%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.32%) Gradle
10 6 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.23%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.18%) Ant
12 4 (0.18%) Burp Suite
12 4 (0.18%) GitLab
12 4 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
13 3 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 524 (23.73%) Finance
2 187 (8.47%) Legal
3 135 (6.11%) Retail
4 117 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 87 (3.94%) Banking
6 63 (2.85%) Law
7 28 (1.27%) Marketing
8 16 (0.72%) Advertising
9 14 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.45%) Back Office
10 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.41%) Billing
11 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.36%) Publishing
13 5 (0.23%) Electronics
13 5 (0.23%) Local Government
14 4 (0.18%) Front Office
15 2 (0.091%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 547 (24.77%) Network Engineer
2 452 (20.47%) Security Engineer
3 448 (20.29%) Analyst
4 315 (14.27%) Security Analyst
5 292 (13.22%) Network Security Engineer
6 268 (12.14%) Architect
7 174 (7.88%) IT Analyst
8 162 (7.34%) IT Security Analyst
9 142 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
10 141 (6.39%) Consultant
11 134 (6.07%) Senior Security Analyst
12 127 (5.75%) Network Analyst
13 124 (5.62%) Security Consultant
14 122 (5.53%) Security Architect
15 117 (5.30%) Senior Network Engineer
16 113 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 109 (4.94%) Senior IT Security Analyst
18 93 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
19 87 (3.94%) Network Security Analyst
20 79 (3.58%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.17%) Web Services
2 66 (2.99%) .NET
3 44 (1.99%) LAMP
4 37 (1.68%) 802.1X
5 33 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 31 (1.40%) HTML
7 29 (1.31%) JSON
8 28 (1.27%) CSS
8 28 (1.27%) XMPP
9 25 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (1.04%) Middleware
11 19 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
13 14 (0.63%) Node.js
14 12 (0.54%) Kafka
14 12 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (0.50%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.50%) RESTful
16 10 (0.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 315 (14.27%) Data Centre
2 281 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 181 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
5 107 (4.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 99 (4.48%) PKI
6 99 (4.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 50 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 46 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.59%) Clustering
11 34 (1.54%) CESG
12 29 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
13 28 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 25 (1.13%) Fat Client
14 25 (1.13%) Handset
14 25 (1.13%) Thin Client
15 24 (1.09%) Blackberry
16 23 (1.04%) Driving Licence
16 23 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 661 (29.94%) Windows
2 431 (19.52%) Linux
3 269 (12.18%) Windows Server
4 123 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (4.21%) Unix
7 51 (2.31%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.40%) Android
9 30 (1.36%) CentOS
9 30 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.54%) VMS
15 9 (0.41%) AIX
16 7 (0.32%) Solaris
16 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.27%) Debian
18 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (24.68%) Information Security
2 349 (15.81%) SIEM
3 321 (14.54%) Cybersecurity
4 283 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 264 (11.96%) Vulnerability Management
6 254 (11.50%) Mentoring
7 249 (11.28%) ITIL
8 220 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 220 (9.96%) Penetration Testing
9 213 (9.65%) Data Protection
10 192 (8.70%) Presales
11 167 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
12 163 (7.38%) Security Operations
13 160 (7.25%) Network Management
14 159 (7.20%) Business Continuity
15 151 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 151 (6.84%) Security Architecture
16 149 (6.75%) DevOps
17 144 (6.52%) Risk Management
18 142 (6.43%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 227 (10.28%) SQL
2 182 (8.24%) Python
3 143 (6.48%) PowerShell
4 82 (3.71%) Java
5 70 (3.17%) Perl
6 66 (2.99%) C
7 56 (2.54%) C++
7 56 (2.54%) PHP
8 53 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 50 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 43 (1.95%) JavaScript
11 35 (1.59%) VBScript
12 33 (1.49%) C#
13 31 (1.40%) Ruby
14 26 (1.18%) Scala
15 24 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.82%) VB
17 14 (0.63%) Bourne shell
17 14 (0.63%) Korn
18 13 (0.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 748 (33.88%) Cisco Certification
2 517 (23.41%) CCNP
3 398 (18.03%) CISSP
4 363 (16.44%) CCNA
5 226 (10.24%) Security Cleared
6 204 (9.24%) Degree
7 175 (7.93%) CCIE
8 162 (7.34%) SANS
9 151 (6.84%) CREST Certified
10 128 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 126 (5.71%) SC Cleared
12 110 (4.98%) CISM
13 106 (4.80%) GIAC
14 103 (4.66%) CCSA
15 95 (4.30%) MCSE
16 93 (4.21%) CEH
17 81 (3.67%) CCDP
18 70 (3.17%) CISA
19 64 (2.90%) SSCP
20 55 (2.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (15.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 285 (12.91%) GDPR
3 213 (9.65%) PCI DSS
4 72 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 64 (2.90%) SLA
6 35 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (1.04%) QA
8 16 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 14 (0.63%) PMO
10 13 (0.59%) COBIT
11 9 (0.41%) FISMA
12 5 (0.23%) SEPA
13 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.18%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.14%) GPG13
14 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.091%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.091%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.091%) ISO 31000
16 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 354 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 311 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.90%) Docker
5 40 (1.81%) vSphere
6 38 (1.72%) VMware NSX
7 30 (1.36%) Snort
8 18 (0.82%) ProxySG
9 12 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.41%) XenServer
12 8 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.36%) XenApp
13 7 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.23%) KVM
15 5 (0.23%) NFS
15 5 (0.23%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 70 (3.17%) SCCM
2 54 (2.45%) Stealthwatch
3 52 (2.36%) Kubernetes
3 52 (2.36%) Nagios
4 50 (2.26%) Ansible
5 44 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 42 (1.90%) Nessus
7 39 (1.77%) Terraform
8 35 (1.59%) FortiGate
9 34 (1.54%) QRadar
10 30 (1.36%) Puppet
11 29 (1.31%) CASB
12 26 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 25 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
15 22 (1.00%) Perfmon
16 21 (0.95%) AirWatch
17 20 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
18 19 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 18 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,044 (47.28%) Cisco
2 577 (26.13%) Microsoft
3 497 (22.51%) CheckPoint
4 382 (17.30%) VMware
5 350 (15.85%) Palo Alto
6 255 (11.55%) F5
6 255 (11.55%) Juniper
7 149 (6.75%) Fortinet
7 149 (6.75%) SolarWinds
8 103 (4.66%) Citrix
9 93 (4.21%) Splunk
10 92 (4.17%) Meraki
11 88 (3.99%) Symantec
12 82 (3.71%) Blue Coat
13 76 (3.44%) HP
14 62 (2.81%) Riverbed
15 57 (2.58%) McAfee
16 46 (2.08%) Avaya
17 37 (1.68%) Qualys
18 36 (1.63%) Nokia