Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 339 236 274
Rank change year-on-year -103 +38 +3
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 518 337 653
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.38% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 12.41% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 414 295 546
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,750 £40,625
25th Percentile £57,500 £54,500 £50,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,816 £70,000 £63,750
Median % change year-on-year +2.59% +9.80% +6.25%
75th Percentile £89,688 £85,625 £73,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £96,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +12.15%

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 6,004 2,715 6,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 11.13% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,021 2,262 5,629
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,050 £29,250
25th Percentile £44,000 £48,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in London.

Salary trend for Network Security in London

Network Security
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -55 90 £70,000 -6.67% 22
East London - 15 £75,000 - 8
West London -69 13 £90,000 +63.64% 7
South London -18 9 £65,000 +47.57%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 224 (43.24%) Azure
2 201 (38.80%) Firewall
3 185 (35.71%) AWS
4 147 (28.38%) Cybersecurity
5 145 (27.99%) Finance
6 130 (25.10%) DevOps
7 129 (24.90%) Microsoft
8 125 (24.13%) VPN
9 123 (23.75%) Linux
10 119 (22.97%) Python
11 116 (22.39%) Cisco
12 115 (22.20%) Terraform
13 112 (21.62%) Windows
14 107 (20.66%) Information Security
15 104 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
16 93 (17.95%) Risk Management
16 93 (17.95%) Social Skills
17 89 (17.18%) DNS
18 88 (16.99%) Cisco Certification
18 88 (16.99%) CI/CD
19 86 (16.60%) Ansible
20 83 (16.02%) Active Directory
21 81 (15.64%) WAN
22 80 (15.44%) Data Centre
23 75 (14.48%) Project Management
24 72 (13.90%) TCP/IP
25 70 (13.51%) Infrastructure as Code
26 69 (13.32%) Docker
26 69 (13.32%) BGP
27 66 (12.74%) LAN

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 19 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 17 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
2 17 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) JBoss
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 224 (43.24%) Azure
2 185 (35.71%) AWS
3 65 (12.55%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (9.27%) IaaS
5 47 (9.07%) GCP
5 47 (9.07%) PaaS
6 43 (8.30%) SaaS
7 28 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (4.83%) AWS Direct Connect
9 22 (4.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (2.51%) Snowflake
14 12 (2.32%) Azure Monitor
15 10 (1.93%) Azure Sentinel
15 10 (1.93%) Mimecast
16 9 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (1.74%) Azure Key Vault
17 8 (1.54%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 201 (38.80%) Firewall
2 125 (24.13%) VPN
3 89 (17.18%) DNS
4 81 (15.64%) WAN
5 72 (13.90%) TCP/IP
6 69 (13.32%) BGP
7 66 (12.74%) LAN
8 57 (11.00%) OSPF
9 50 (9.65%) DHCP
10 47 (9.07%) IPsec
11 42 (8.11%) MPLS
12 41 (7.92%) Wireless
13 36 (6.95%) Broadband
14 29 (5.60%) Internet
15 26 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (5.02%) SSL
16 25 (4.83%) EIGRP
17 23 (4.44%) IPv6
18 18 (3.47%) HTTP
18 18 (3.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.90%) Big Data
3 13 (2.51%) Amazon Redshift
4 12 (2.32%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.12%) MariaDB
6 10 (1.93%) BigQuery
7 8 (1.54%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.97%) Power BI
9 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.58%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.58%) HDInsight
10 3 (0.58%) Looker
10 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.58%) QlikView
10 3 (0.58%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 32 (6.18%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.12%) Maven
4 8 (1.54%) JIRA
5 5 (0.97%) GoCD
6 4 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.58%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.19%) Gradle
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 145 (27.99%) Finance
2 93 (17.95%) Social Skills
3 40 (7.72%) Banking
3 40 (7.72%) Telecoms
4 34 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 15 (2.90%) Law
7 14 (2.70%) Retail
8 13 (2.51%) Legal
9 11 (2.12%) Advertising
9 11 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (1.54%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (1.54%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.16%) Marketing
11 6 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (19.69%) Network Engineer
2 84 (16.22%) Security Engineer
3 55 (10.62%) Architect
4 47 (9.07%) Network Security Engineer
5 40 (7.72%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (7.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 34 (6.56%) Consultant
8 33 (6.37%) Analyst
9 28 (5.41%) IT Engineer
10 26 (5.02%) Support Engineer
11 25 (4.83%) Security Consultant
12 24 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.63%) Security Analyst
12 24 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
13 21 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
13 21 (4.05%) IT Manager
13 21 (4.05%) Senior Security Engineer
14 20 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
15 17 (3.28%) Security Manager
16 16 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.41%) JSON
2 17 (3.28%) Kafka
3 10 (1.93%) .NET
4 9 (1.74%) YAML
5 8 (1.54%) REST
6 7 (1.35%) 802.1X
6 7 (1.35%) Middleware
7 6 (1.16%) SOAP
8 5 (0.97%) ARM Templates
8 5 (0.97%) HTML
8 5 (0.97%) React
8 5 (0.97%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.77%) JMS
9 4 (0.77%) OAuth
9 4 (0.77%) SAML
10 3 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.58%) WCF
11 2 (0.39%) Node.js
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 80 (15.44%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.79%) Public Cloud
4 29 (5.60%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 17 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
9 13 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.32%) Blog
11 10 (1.93%) PKI
12 6 (1.16%) User Experience
13 5 (0.97%) Cyberattack
13 5 (0.97%) DataPower
13 5 (0.97%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
13 5 (0.97%) Replication
13 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (23.75%) Linux
2 112 (21.62%) Windows
3 31 (5.98%) Windows Server
4 30 (5.79%) Unix
5 29 (5.60%) Windows 10
6 21 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.90%) CentOS
9 10 (1.93%) Mac OS
10 9 (1.74%) Solaris
11 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.35%) CatOS
12 6 (1.16%) VMS
12 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.77%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.58%) Android
16 2 (0.39%) AIX
16 2 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (28.38%) Cybersecurity
2 130 (25.10%) DevOps
3 107 (20.66%) Information Security
4 104 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (17.95%) Risk Management
6 88 (16.99%) CI/CD
7 75 (14.48%) Project Management
8 70 (13.51%) Infrastructure as Code
9 65 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 60 (11.58%) SIEM
11 53 (10.23%) ITIL
12 49 (9.46%) Vulnerability Management
13 46 (8.88%) Migration
13 46 (8.88%) Security Architecture
14 42 (8.11%) Incident Management
15 41 (7.92%) Application Security
16 39 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
17 38 (7.34%) Project Delivery
18 37 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 119 (22.97%) Python
2 56 (10.81%) Bash
3 46 (8.88%) Java
4 44 (8.49%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.25%) Groovy
6 21 (4.05%) SQL
7 14 (2.70%) Ruby
8 13 (2.51%) C#
9 10 (1.93%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.35%) R
11 5 (0.97%) Scala
11 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.77%) C
12 4 (0.77%) Java 8
12 4 (0.77%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.58%) Go
13 3 (0.58%) Perl
14 2 (0.39%) PHP
14 2 (0.39%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (16.99%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (10.81%) CISSP
3 52 (10.04%) Degree
4 48 (9.27%) CCNP
5 31 (5.98%) CCIE
6 30 (5.79%) CEH
7 29 (5.60%) CISM
8 28 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (4.44%) CompTIA Security+
10 22 (4.25%) CISA
11 21 (4.05%) CCNA
12 18 (3.47%) MCSA
13 17 (3.28%) GIAC
13 17 (3.28%) MCDST
13 17 (3.28%) MCITP
13 17 (3.28%) MCP
14 16 (3.09%) OSCP
15 15 (2.90%) Security Cleared
16 13 (2.51%) SC Cleared
17 11 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (12.55%) NIST
2 63 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (4.63%) GDPR
3 24 (4.63%) QA
4 17 (3.28%) NCSC
5 16 (3.09%) SLA
6 15 (2.90%) PCI DSS
7 12 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (1.54%) Accessibility
10 5 (0.97%) IASME
11 4 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.77%) GLBA
11 4 (0.77%) GRC
11 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.58%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.39%) COBIT
13 2 (0.39%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.39%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (16.02%) Active Directory
2 69 (13.32%) Docker
3 15 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.93%) iptables
6 8 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (1.54%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.77%) Snort
9 4 (0.77%) vCloud
10 3 (0.58%) Firmware
11 2 (0.39%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.39%) RACF
11 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 115 (22.20%) Terraform
2 86 (16.60%) Ansible
3 65 (12.55%) Kubernetes
4 43 (8.30%) Puppet
5 40 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.47%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (3.28%) Nagios
7 17 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
8 14 (2.70%) Icinga
8 14 (2.70%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.74%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.74%) Grafana
11 8 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.35%) Cacti
13 6 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.77%) CASB
15 3 (0.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 3 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 129 (24.90%) Microsoft
2 116 (22.39%) Cisco
3 44 (8.49%) SolarWinds
4 42 (8.11%) VMware
5 39 (7.53%) Palo Alto
6 30 (5.79%) Google
7 28 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 27 (5.21%) Apple
8 27 (5.21%) HP
9 25 (4.83%) Juniper
10 19 (3.67%) Dell
11 17 (3.28%) Bloomberg
11 17 (3.28%) Remedy
11 17 (3.28%) Reuters
12 16 (3.09%) Meraki
12 16 (3.09%) Zscaler
13 14 (2.70%) Red Hat
14 13 (2.51%) Fortinet
14 13 (2.51%) Oracle
15 12 (2.32%) CA