The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 70 100
Rank change year-on-year -16 +30  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 4 19 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.42% 1.87% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 14.29% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 1
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -15.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,625 £49,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,750 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 123 133 201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 12.95% 13.10% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 435 437 292
Median salary £40,000 £29,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -34.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £24,600 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £65,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Essex

Network Security
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in Essex.

Salary trend for Network Security in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 10 (76.92%) DNS
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) CheckPoint
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) SSL
3 6 (46.15%) HTTP
3 6 (46.15%) VLAN
3 6 (46.15%) WatchGuard
4 5 (38.46%) SMTP
4 5 (38.46%) IPsec
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) BGP
5 4 (30.77%) NetScreen
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 4 (30.77%) CCNP
5 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
5 4 (30.77%) Imperva
5 4 (30.77%) F5
5 4 (30.77%) DMVPN

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) HTTP
2 6 (46.15%) SSL
2 6 (46.15%) VLAN
3 5 (38.46%) IPsec
3 5 (38.46%) SMTP
4 4 (30.77%) BGP
4 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) DMVPN
4 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (30.77%) NetScreen
4 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Support
2 4 (30.77%) Check Point Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Security Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Network Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Check Point Support
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Support
3 3 (23.08%) IT Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
1 4 (30.77%) Line Management
1 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
3 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Threat Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Multichannel Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
2 4 (30.77%) CCSE
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (7.69%) IISP
4 1 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) CheckPoint
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) WatchGuard
3 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Imperva
3 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
3 4 (30.77%) VMware