Period
to 27 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 349 193 260
Rank change year-on-year -156 +67 +15
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 444 334 751
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.91% 1.71% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.81% 12.48% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 355 264 569
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £57,250 £53,438 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year +0.84% +5.78% +2.27%

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 5,682 2,676 7,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.59% 13.66% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,720 2,227 5,894
10th Percentile £33,000 £36,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,950 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,346
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.28% -2.43%

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 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -63 79 £70,000 -3.45% 38
West London -58 17 £47,500 -13.64% 3
South London -12 15 £60,305 +10.65% 3
East London -13 5 £47,250 +32.16% 6
North London - 2 £41,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 192 (43.24%) Firewall
2 153 (34.46%) Azure
3 137 (30.86%) Cybersecurity
4 115 (25.90%) Information Security
5 107 (24.10%) Cisco
5 107 (24.10%) AWS
6 105 (23.65%) Microsoft
6 105 (23.65%) Finance
7 95 (21.40%) Windows
8 94 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (19.59%) Linux
10 83 (18.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 79 (17.79%) Active Directory
11 79 (17.79%) DevOps
12 77 (17.34%) Social Skills
13 69 (15.54%) CCNP
13 69 (15.54%) VPN
14 65 (14.64%) Python
14 65 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
15 64 (14.41%) DNS
16 61 (13.74%) WAN
16 61 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (13.74%) Microsoft 365
17 59 (13.29%) CISSP
18 56 (12.61%) Degree
19 55 (12.39%) Palo Alto
20 54 (12.16%) Terraform
20 54 (12.16%) Vulnerability Management
21 53 (11.94%) SaaS
22 52 (11.71%) ITIL

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 12 (2.70%) IIS
2 10 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.68%) Apache
6 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.45%) JBoss
7 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Confluence
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.68%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (34.46%) Azure
2 107 (24.10%) AWS
3 61 (13.74%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (11.94%) SaaS
5 44 (9.91%) PaaS
6 38 (8.56%) IaaS
7 33 (7.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 26 (5.86%) GCP
9 22 (4.95%) Azure Key Vault
10 17 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (3.38%) Amazon S3
12 11 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
13 10 (2.25%) Mimecast
14 9 (2.03%) Azure Sentinel
15 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (1.58%) GitHub
16 5 (1.13%) AWS Direct Connect
17 4 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 4 (0.90%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 192 (43.24%) Firewall
2 69 (15.54%) VPN
3 64 (14.41%) DNS
4 61 (13.74%) WAN
5 50 (11.26%) TCP/IP
6 46 (10.36%) BGP
6 46 (10.36%) LAN
7 41 (9.23%) OSPF
8 37 (8.33%) DHCP
8 37 (8.33%) Wireless
9 31 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (6.53%) MPLS
11 26 (5.86%) Internet
12 24 (5.41%) Multicast
13 19 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (4.05%) SD-WAN
15 16 (3.60%) Broadband
15 16 (3.60%) IPv6
16 15 (3.38%) IPsec
17 13 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.60%) RDBMS
2 16 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.25%) Big Data
3 10 (2.25%) MariaDB
3 10 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.80%) MySQL
5 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.58%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.13%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.45%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.70%) JIRA
3 11 (2.48%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.03%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.58%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.58%) Mocha
5 7 (1.58%) MSTest
5 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio Code
6 4 (0.90%) GoCD
6 4 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.68%) Maven
7 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.45%) Gradle
8 2 (0.45%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 105 (23.65%) Finance
2 77 (17.34%) Social Skills
3 38 (8.56%) Telecoms
4 33 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (6.76%) Retail
6 24 (5.41%) Banking
7 22 (4.95%) Manufacturing
8 19 (4.28%) Marketing
9 18 (4.05%) Legal
10 14 (3.15%) Law
11 12 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
11 12 (2.70%) Public Sector
12 11 (2.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 10 (2.25%) Organisational Skills
14 8 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
15 7 (1.58%) Back Office
16 6 (1.35%) Electronics
17 4 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
18 3 (0.68%) Advertising
19 2 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 88 (19.82%) Security Engineer
2 85 (19.14%) Network Engineer
3 56 (12.61%) Consultant
4 36 (8.11%) Analyst
5 34 (7.66%) Security Consultant
6 31 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
7 29 (6.53%) Architect
7 29 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (6.31%) Security Analyst
9 26 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (4.50%) Security Architect
11 19 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 19 (4.28%) Network Manager
12 17 (3.83%) IT Manager
13 15 (3.38%) Associate Consultant
13 15 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.38%) Managing Consultant
13 15 (3.38%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (3.15%) Azure Engineer
14 14 (3.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.53%) .NET
2 18 (4.05%) REST
3 15 (3.38%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.38%) Java EE
4 14 (3.15%) JSON
5 10 (2.25%) React
5 10 (2.25%) Web Services
6 9 (2.03%) HTML
7 8 (1.80%) EDI
7 8 (1.80%) Node.js
7 8 (1.80%) XML
8 7 (1.58%) Ajax
8 7 (1.58%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.58%) CSS
8 7 (1.58%) CSS3
8 7 (1.58%) HTML5
8 7 (1.58%) jQuery
8 7 (1.58%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (1.58%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 38 (8.56%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.63%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.25%) Cloud Native
5 10 (2.25%) Cyberattack
5 10 (2.25%) User Experience
6 9 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.13%) Tandem
11 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.90%) DataPower
12 3 (0.68%) CESG
12 3 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.68%) EPoS
12 3 (0.68%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 95 (21.40%) Windows
2 87 (19.59%) Linux
3 20 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.60%) Mac OS X
5 16 (3.60%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (3.38%) Android
6 15 (3.38%) Unix
7 14 (3.15%) Windows 10
8 13 (2.93%) Mac OS
9 10 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.35%) CentOS
12 6 (1.35%) VMS
13 4 (0.90%) CatOS
13 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.45%) Solaris
15 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (30.86%) Cybersecurity
2 115 (25.90%) Information Security
3 79 (17.79%) DevOps
4 65 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (12.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 52 (11.71%) ITIL
8 43 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
8 43 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 41 (9.23%) Project Management
9 41 (9.23%) Security Architecture
10 38 (8.56%) Infrastructure as Code
10 38 (8.56%) SIEM
11 32 (7.21%) Identity Access Management
11 32 (7.21%) Network Design
12 30 (6.76%) Threat Modelling
13 29 (6.53%) Change Management
13 29 (6.53%) Security Operations
14 27 (6.08%) Computer Science
14 27 (6.08%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.64%) Python
2 40 (9.01%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.31%) Java
4 21 (4.73%) C++
5 18 (4.05%) SQL
6 15 (3.38%) C
7 14 (3.15%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.93%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.03%) C#
10 5 (1.13%) Scala
11 3 (0.68%) Ruby
11 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.45%) Go
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
13 1 (0.23%) Haskell
13 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (15.54%) CCNP
3 59 (13.29%) CISSP
4 56 (12.61%) Degree
5 38 (8.56%) CISM
6 36 (8.11%) CCIE
6 36 (8.11%) CEH
7 25 (5.63%) GIAC
8 22 (4.95%) CCNA
9 18 (4.05%) CISA
9 18 (4.05%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (3.60%) OSCP
11 15 (3.38%) Security Cleared
12 12 (2.70%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 11 (2.48%) CCSP
13 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (2.25%) CCDP
15 9 (2.03%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (18.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (10.81%) NIST
3 20 (4.50%) GDPR
3 20 (4.50%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.83%) SLA
5 15 (3.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (3.15%) NCSC
7 6 (1.35%) COBIT
7 6 (1.35%) QA
8 5 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (1.13%) GLBA
8 5 (1.13%) IASME
8 5 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.68%) GRC
9 3 (0.68%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.45%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.45%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 79 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.86%) Docker
3 21 (4.73%) Hyper-V
3 21 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.25%) XenApp
5 8 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.58%) Ceph
7 6 (1.35%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.90%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.90%) vCloud
8 4 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.45%) iptables
11 1 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.23%) Snort
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.23%) vSphere
11 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (12.16%) Terraform
2 29 (6.53%) Kubernetes
3 23 (5.18%) Ansible
4 13 (2.93%) Nagios
5 9 (2.03%) FortiGate
5 9 (2.03%) Puppet
6 7 (1.58%) Galera Cluster
7 6 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.13%) Grafana
8 5 (1.13%) Icinga
8 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.13%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.90%) Cacti
9 4 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.90%) Opsgenie
9 4 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.68%) Opsview
10 3 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 107 (24.10%) Cisco
2 105 (23.65%) Microsoft
3 55 (12.39%) Palo Alto
4 33 (7.43%) VMware
5 31 (6.98%) CheckPoint
6 30 (6.76%) SolarWinds
7 22 (4.95%) Google
8 21 (4.73%) Apple
9 18 (4.05%) Fortinet
9 18 (4.05%) Juniper
10 16 (3.60%) F5
10 16 (3.60%) SAP
11 15 (3.38%) HP
12 14 (3.15%) Meraki
13 13 (2.93%) Citrix
14 11 (2.48%) Zscaler
15 9 (2.03%) Aruba
15 9 (2.03%) Oracle
16 8 (1.80%) SonicWALL
17 7 (1.58%) Nokia