Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 254 194
Rank change year-on-year -11 -60 +63
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 842 996 1,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.35% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.54% 9.52% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 699 835 1,132
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,275
90th Percentile £91,250 £80,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,820
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.31% -1.30%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,827 10,457 11,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.31% 14.16% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,155 8,647 9,867
London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in London

Network Security
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the London region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Central London +14 181 £65,000 +8.33% 38
West London +23 40 £52,500 +1.45% 13
South London -19 10 - - 2
East London +2 5 £59,750 -8.08% 8
North London +12 2 £80,000 +68.42% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 503 (59.74%) Firewall
2 378 (44.89%) Cisco
3 278 (33.02%) Cisco Certification
4 261 (31.00%) Finance
5 216 (25.65%) WAN
6 212 (25.18%) CCNP
7 211 (25.06%) Windows
8 207 (24.58%) CheckPoint
9 186 (22.09%) LAN
10 175 (20.78%) Microsoft
11 163 (19.36%) Cybersecurity
12 162 (19.24%) Palo Alto
13 155 (18.41%) Information Security
14 147 (17.46%) VPN
15 136 (16.15%) Data Centre
16 132 (15.68%) F5
16 132 (15.68%) Cisco ASA
16 132 (15.68%) Wireless
17 129 (15.32%) TCP/IP
18 126 (14.96%) SIEM
19 120 (14.25%) Active Directory
20 119 (14.13%) CCIE
20 119 (14.13%) BGP
21 116 (13.78%) Cisco Nexus
22 114 (13.54%) CISSP
23 112 (13.30%) Linux
24 109 (12.95%) Juniper
24 109 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
25 108 (12.83%) Windows Server
26 106 (12.59%) OSPF

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 26 (3.09%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.38%) Apache
3 17 (2.02%) CMS
3 17 (2.02%) nginx
4 10 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.59%) IIS
6 5 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.36%) Confluence
8 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.12%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 109 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (6.18%) Office 365
4 26 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.66%) IaaS
6 11 (1.31%) PaaS
7 9 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.48%) SaaS
10 4 (0.48%) Serverless
11 3 (0.36%) G Suite
12 2 (0.24%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.12%) GitHub
13 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 503 (59.74%) Firewall
2 216 (25.65%) WAN
3 186 (22.09%) LAN
4 147 (17.46%) VPN
5 132 (15.68%) Cisco ASA
5 132 (15.68%) Wireless
6 129 (15.32%) TCP/IP
7 119 (14.13%) BGP
8 116 (13.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 106 (12.59%) OSPF
10 101 (12.00%) MPLS
11 74 (8.79%) Internet
12 66 (7.84%) Cisco IOS
13 64 (7.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 56 (6.65%) VoIP
14 56 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
15 55 (6.53%) DNS
16 53 (6.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 50 (5.94%) IPsec
18 46 (5.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.26%) Big Data
3 18 (2.14%) Blockchain
4 16 (1.90%) MySQL
5 13 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.24%) Redis
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.12%) Maltego
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.85%) WinDbg
3 18 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.83%) Gradle
5 7 (0.83%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.71%) JIRA
7 4 (0.48%) Maven
8 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.36%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.24%) Subversion
10 1 (0.12%) AppScan
10 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.12%) Paros
10 1 (0.12%) WebScarab
General
1 261 (31.00%) Finance
2 65 (7.72%) Banking
3 54 (6.41%) Retail
3 54 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 46 (5.46%) Law
5 41 (4.87%) Legal
6 18 (2.14%) Marketing
7 13 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.95%) Advertising
10 6 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.71%) Publishing
11 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Games
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 207 (24.58%) Network Engineer
2 174 (20.67%) Security Engineer
3 125 (14.85%) Analyst
4 107 (12.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 99 (11.76%) Architect
6 86 (10.21%) Security Analyst
7 82 (9.74%) Consultant
8 77 (9.14%) Security Consultant
9 75 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (6.89%) Security Architect
11 46 (5.46%) Senior Network Engineer
12 41 (4.87%) Security Specialist
13 40 (4.75%) Senior Security Engineer
14 39 (4.63%) IT Analyst
15 36 (4.28%) IT Security Analyst
16 32 (3.80%) Network Architect
16 32 (3.80%) Support Analyst
17 30 (3.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
18 29 (3.44%) Cisco Analyst
18 29 (3.44%) Cisco Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.85%) XMPP
2 19 (2.26%) .NET
3 15 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (1.66%) 802.1X
4 14 (1.66%) LAMP
4 14 (1.66%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (1.43%) Web Services
6 7 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.59%) HTML
7 5 (0.59%) JSON
8 4 (0.48%) Middleware
8 4 (0.48%) Node.js
8 4 (0.48%) React
9 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.36%) Sensu
9 3 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.24%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.24%) Kafka
10 2 (0.24%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 136 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 69 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 50 (5.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 47 (5.58%) PKI
6 28 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 26 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (2.85%) Fat Client
8 24 (2.85%) Handset
8 24 (2.85%) Thin Client
9 21 (2.49%) NHS
9 21 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.14%) Fintech
11 16 (1.90%) Clustering
12 14 (1.66%) Marketing Technology
13 13 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (1.31%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.31%) User Experience
15 10 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 211 (25.06%) Windows
2 112 (13.30%) Linux
3 108 (12.83%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (4.63%) Unix
6 25 (2.97%) Android
7 23 (2.73%) CentOS
8 20 (2.38%) Windows 10
8 20 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.19%) VMS
11 8 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (19.36%) Cybersecurity
2 155 (18.41%) Information Security
3 126 (14.96%) SIEM
4 103 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
5 98 (11.64%) ITIL
6 84 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 84 (9.98%) Penetration Testing
7 79 (9.38%) DevOps
8 73 (8.67%) Security Architecture
8 73 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 72 (8.55%) Security Operations
10 69 (8.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 67 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (7.01%) Risk Management
13 53 (6.29%) Kalman Filter
13 53 (6.29%) Mentoring
14 46 (5.46%) Patch Management
15 40 (4.75%) Computer Science
15 40 (4.75%) Presales
16 39 (4.63%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 91 (10.81%) Python
2 88 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 51 (6.06%) Perl
4 48 (5.70%) SQL
5 29 (3.44%) Bash Shell
6 28 (3.33%) VBScript
7 24 (2.85%) PHP
7 24 (2.85%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.73%) Java
9 20 (2.38%) C++
10 18 (2.14%) C
10 18 (2.14%) Ruby
10 18 (2.14%) VB
11 15 (1.78%) C#
12 14 (1.66%) Bourne shell
12 14 (1.66%) Korn
13 6 (0.71%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.48%) Tcl
15 3 (0.36%) Go
16 2 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 278 (33.02%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (25.18%) CCNP
3 119 (14.13%) CCIE
4 114 (13.54%) CISSP
5 90 (10.69%) Degree
6 73 (8.67%) CCNA
7 49 (5.82%) CEH
8 45 (5.34%) GIAC
9 39 (4.63%) CISM
10 27 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (3.21%) GSEC
10 27 (3.21%) Security Cleared
11 26 (3.09%) CISA
12 24 (2.85%) SC Cleared
13 23 (2.73%) SSCP
14 18 (2.14%) CCDP
15 17 (2.02%) CRISC
16 16 (1.90%) CCIE Security
17 15 (1.78%) SANS
18 14 (1.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (10.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (7.13%) PCI DSS
3 37 (4.39%) GDPR
4 26 (3.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (2.38%) SLA
6 8 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.83%) COBIT
8 5 (0.59%) SEPA
9 4 (0.48%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.36%) GPG13
10 3 (0.36%) PMO
11 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 120 (14.25%) Active Directory
2 76 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.14%) Docker
5 17 (2.02%) vSphere
6 10 (1.19%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (0.95%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.83%) XenApp
10 5 (0.59%) KVM
10 5 (0.59%) Snort
11 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.36%) HDFS
12 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.24%) Squid
13 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (5.23%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.99%) Ansible
3 36 (4.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 33 (3.92%) SCCM
4 33 (3.92%) Terraform
5 28 (3.33%) CASB
6 27 (3.21%) Nessus
7 26 (3.09%) QRadar
8 25 (2.97%) Puppet
9 24 (2.85%) Perfmon
10 21 (2.49%) Nagios
11 20 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
12 18 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
12 18 (2.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (1.90%) FortiGate
14 15 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 13 (1.54%) Cisco UCCE
17 11 (1.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 378 (44.89%) Cisco
2 207 (24.58%) CheckPoint
3 175 (20.78%) Microsoft
4 162 (19.24%) Palo Alto
5 132 (15.68%) F5
6 109 (12.95%) Juniper
7 105 (12.47%) VMware
8 66 (7.84%) Fortinet
9 60 (7.13%) Splunk
10 43 (5.11%) Citrix
11 39 (4.63%) SolarWinds
12 38 (4.51%) Blue Coat
13 37 (4.39%) Qualys
14 33 (3.92%) Meraki
15 30 (3.56%) Riverbed
15 30 (3.56%) Symantec
16 28 (3.33%) Apple
17 27 (3.21%) Bloomberg
18 26 (3.09%) Reuters
19 25 (2.97%) McAfee