Period
to 18 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 265 206
Rank change year-on-year -6 -59 +71
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 845 979 1,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.32% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 8.93% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 705 829 1,110
London median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £38,073
90th Percentile £87,000 £80,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%

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 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 9,206 10,963 12,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.57% 14.75% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7,564 8,998 10,432
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £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 October 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 October 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 -42 165 £62,500 +4.17% 27
West London +30 43 £52,500 +10.53% 20
North London +7 6 £42,500 -10.53%
East London -11 6 £61,000 -6.15% 6
South London -17 6 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 518 (61.30%) Firewall
2 380 (44.97%) Cisco
3 253 (29.94%) Cisco Certification
4 238 (28.17%) Finance
5 222 (26.27%) WAN
6 206 (24.38%) LAN
7 201 (23.79%) CCNP
8 187 (22.13%) Windows
9 168 (19.88%) CheckPoint
10 164 (19.41%) Microsoft
10 164 (19.41%) Information Security
11 158 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
12 147 (17.40%) SIEM
13 142 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
14 140 (16.57%) VPN
15 135 (15.98%) Palo Alto
16 133 (15.74%) Data Centre
17 125 (14.79%) BGP
17 125 (14.79%) Active Directory
18 124 (14.67%) TCP/IP
18 124 (14.67%) Juniper
19 121 (14.32%) Cisco Nexus
20 119 (14.08%) F5
21 117 (13.85%) CISSP
21 117 (13.85%) Wireless
22 111 (13.14%) VMware
23 110 (13.02%) Linux
23 110 (13.02%) ITIL
24 107 (12.66%) Security Operations
25 106 (12.54%) 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 34 (4.02%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.89%) Apache
2 16 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.83%) CMS
7 7 (0.83%) IIS
7 7 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.71%) nginx
9 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 99 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (6.04%) Office 365
4 18 (2.13%) IaaS
5 14 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.66%) PaaS
6 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.71%) SaaS
9 3 (0.36%) G Suite
9 3 (0.36%) GitHub
9 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.24%) Serverless
11 1 (0.12%) Datadog
11 1 (0.12%) NuGet
11 1 (0.12%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 518 (61.30%) Firewall
2 222 (26.27%) WAN
3 206 (24.38%) LAN
4 142 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
5 140 (16.57%) VPN
6 125 (14.79%) BGP
7 124 (14.67%) TCP/IP
8 121 (14.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 117 (13.85%) Wireless
10 106 (12.54%) OSPF
11 86 (10.18%) MPLS
12 70 (8.28%) Cisco IOS
13 67 (7.93%) DNS
14 63 (7.46%) WLAN
15 61 (7.22%) Intrusion Detection
16 57 (6.75%) Cisco Firepower
17 53 (6.27%) Cisco ISE
17 53 (6.27%) VLAN
18 48 (5.68%) Internet
19 47 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.72%) Blockchain
3 22 (2.60%) Big Data
4 11 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.95%) MySQL
7 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.24%) Redis
8 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.12%) Maltego
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (2.25%) WinDbg
2 13 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.71%) JIRA
6 6 (0.71%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.47%) Gradle
7 4 (0.47%) Maven
7 4 (0.47%) Subversion
8 2 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.12%) AppScan
9 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 238 (28.17%) Finance
2 70 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 56 (6.63%) Banking
4 41 (4.85%) Retail
5 29 (3.43%) Law
5 29 (3.43%) Legal
6 20 (2.37%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.18%) Advertising
9 9 (1.07%) Marketing
10 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.83%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.36%) Billing
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Games
12 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 194 (22.96%) Network Engineer
2 157 (18.58%) Security Engineer
3 128 (15.15%) Analyst
4 114 (13.49%) Architect
5 101 (11.95%) Network Security Engineer
6 99 (11.72%) Consultant
7 92 (10.89%) Security Consultant
8 86 (10.18%) Security Analyst
9 66 (7.81%) Security Architect
10 58 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 46 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
12 44 (5.21%) Network Architect
13 37 (4.38%) Security Specialist
14 35 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
16 33 (3.91%) Operations Analyst
17 31 (3.67%) Security Operations Analyst
18 30 (3.55%) Senior Consultant
18 30 (3.55%) Senior Security Consultant
19 29 (3.43%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (2.01%) XMPP
3 15 (1.78%) .NET
4 14 (1.66%) 802.1X
5 13 (1.54%) Web Services
6 6 (0.71%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.47%) HTML
7 4 (0.47%) Node.js
7 4 (0.47%) React
8 3 (0.36%) JSON
8 3 (0.36%) LAMP
8 3 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.36%) Middleware
8 3 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.24%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.24%) REST
9 2 (0.24%) SAML
9 2 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 133 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 89 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 72 (8.52%) PKI
4 61 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (6.51%) Management Information System
6 53 (6.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 38 (4.50%) Computer Science
8 28 (3.31%) Blackberry
9 25 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (2.84%) NHS
11 22 (2.60%) Fintech
12 20 (2.37%) Fat Client
12 20 (2.37%) Thin Client
13 19 (2.25%) Handset
14 17 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
15 14 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (1.30%) Bitcoin
16 11 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (1.30%) Hedge funds
16 11 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 187 (22.13%) Windows
2 110 (13.02%) Linux
3 87 (10.30%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.14%) Unix
5 30 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.84%) Windows 10
8 23 (2.72%) Android
9 18 (2.13%) CentOS
10 16 (1.89%) Ubuntu
11 13 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.18%) VMS
13 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (19.41%) Information Security
2 158 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
3 147 (17.40%) SIEM
4 110 (13.02%) ITIL
5 107 (12.66%) Security Operations
6 88 (10.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 86 (10.18%) Vulnerability Management
8 85 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 68 (8.05%) Penetration Testing
11 60 (7.10%) DevOps
12 59 (6.98%) Security Architecture
13 58 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (6.86%) Risk Management
14 54 (6.39%) Data Loss Prevention
15 47 (5.56%) Patch Management
15 47 (5.56%) Service Delivery
16 44 (5.21%) IT Strategy
16 44 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
16 44 (5.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 72 (8.52%) PowerShell
2 63 (7.46%) Python
3 42 (4.97%) SQL
4 27 (3.20%) VBScript
5 23 (2.72%) C++
6 20 (2.37%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.25%) C
8 17 (2.01%) Perl
9 16 (1.89%) Java
10 10 (1.18%) PHP
11 9 (1.07%) C#
12 6 (0.71%) Ruby
13 5 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.47%) Go
14 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.47%) Tcl
14 4 (0.47%) VB
15 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.12%) Korn
16 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 253 (29.94%) Cisco Certification
2 201 (23.79%) CCNP
3 117 (13.85%) CISSP
4 96 (11.36%) CCIE
5 91 (10.77%) Degree
6 78 (9.23%) CCNA
7 47 (5.56%) CEH
8 38 (4.50%) CISM
8 38 (4.50%) GIAC
9 27 (3.20%) CISA
10 25 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (2.72%) Security Cleared
12 22 (2.60%) GCIH
13 21 (2.49%) CCDP
13 21 (2.49%) GSEC
13 21 (2.49%) SC Cleared
14 20 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (2.25%) CRISC
16 17 (2.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 16 (1.89%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (12.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (6.15%) PCI DSS
3 33 (3.91%) SLA
4 29 (3.43%) GDPR
5 23 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.07%) GPG13
7 8 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.71%) COBIT
10 5 (0.59%) QA
11 4 (0.47%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (14.79%) Active Directory
2 84 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.01%) vSphere
5 14 (1.66%) XenApp
6 10 (1.18%) Docker
6 10 (1.18%) ProxySG
6 10 (1.18%) Snort
7 9 (1.07%) HDFS
7 9 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.95%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.59%) KVM
11 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.47%) XenServer
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 56 (6.63%) QRadar
2 33 (3.91%) Ansible
3 31 (3.67%) SCCM
3 31 (3.67%) Terraform
4 27 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 24 (2.84%) Kubernetes
6 22 (2.60%) Nessus
7 19 (2.25%) Perfmon
8 18 (2.13%) Puppet
9 16 (1.89%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.89%) Nagios
10 15 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
11 13 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (1.42%) CASB
13 11 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
14 10 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
14 10 (1.18%) Suricata
15 9 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (1.07%) vCenter Server
16 8 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 380 (44.97%) Cisco
2 168 (19.88%) CheckPoint
3 164 (19.41%) Microsoft
4 135 (15.98%) Palo Alto
5 124 (14.67%) Juniper
6 119 (14.08%) F5
7 111 (13.14%) VMware
8 82 (9.70%) Splunk
9 67 (7.93%) Fortinet
10 62 (7.34%) Citrix
11 59 (6.98%) SolarWinds
12 58 (6.86%) Qualys
13 40 (4.73%) Blue Coat
14 39 (4.62%) Meraki
15 31 (3.67%) HP
16 30 (3.55%) Apple
17 28 (3.31%) Riverbed
18 26 (3.08%) Bloomberg
19 25 (2.96%) Reuters
20 24 (2.84%) Infoblox