Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 274 244 275
Rank change year-on-year -30 +31 -34
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 355 633 758
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.15% 1.37% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 10.38% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 287 507 617
10th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £38,900
25th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,875 £75,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £93,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -

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 3,124 6,096 7,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.08% 13.15% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,439 5,007 6,520
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,650 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,125 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 15 April 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 15 April 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 +37 85 £76,000 +16.92% 19
West London +56 14 £66,250 -5.36% 7
South London +12 6 £61,250 +22.50% 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 165 (46.48%) Firewall
2 129 (36.34%) Cisco
3 114 (32.11%) Azure
4 110 (30.99%) AWS
5 107 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (25.07%) Microsoft
7 84 (23.66%) DevOps
8 83 (23.38%) CCNP
9 80 (22.54%) Finance
10 75 (21.13%) Information Security
11 72 (20.28%) Cybersecurity
12 59 (16.62%) WAN
13 58 (16.34%) Data Centre
14 56 (15.77%) Linux
15 55 (15.49%) Windows
16 54 (15.21%) Active Directory
17 51 (14.37%) VPN
18 48 (13.52%) SD-WAN
19 47 (13.24%) Palo Alto
19 47 (13.24%) CISSP
19 47 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 46 (12.96%) Security Architecture
20 46 (12.96%) VMware
21 45 (12.68%) TCP/IP
21 45 (12.68%) LAN
22 44 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
23 42 (11.83%) DNS
24 41 (11.55%) Wireless
24 41 (11.55%) Microsoft 365
25 40 (11.27%) 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 10 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.54%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 114 (32.11%) Azure
2 110 (30.99%) AWS
3 41 (11.55%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (6.48%) GCP
6 20 (5.63%) SaaS
7 17 (4.79%) IaaS
8 14 (3.94%) PaaS
9 7 (1.97%) AWS Direct Connect
9 7 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.69%) Route 53
10 6 (1.69%) Serverless
10 6 (1.69%) Slack
11 5 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.41%) GitHub
12 4 (1.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (46.48%) Firewall
2 59 (16.62%) WAN
3 51 (14.37%) VPN
4 48 (13.52%) SD-WAN
5 45 (12.68%) LAN
5 45 (12.68%) TCP/IP
6 44 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (11.83%) DNS
8 41 (11.55%) Wireless
9 39 (10.99%) BGP
10 33 (9.30%) MPLS
11 32 (9.01%) OSPF
12 30 (8.45%) DHCP
13 28 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (6.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 21 (5.92%) Cisco Firepower
15 21 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (5.92%) Internet
16 20 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (5.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.82%) Blockchain
2 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) GIS
4 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.69%) JIRA
4 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.85%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.56%) GoCD
5 2 (0.56%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.28%) Mocha
6 1 (0.28%) MSTest
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 80 (22.54%) Finance
2 34 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.32%) Banking
4 18 (5.07%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.94%) Retail
6 13 (3.66%) Legal
7 9 (2.54%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.54%) Retail Banking
8 8 (2.25%) Law
8 8 (2.25%) Marketing
9 6 (1.69%) Electronics
10 5 (1.41%) Publishing
11 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.85%) German Language
11 3 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (27.04%) Network Engineer
2 49 (13.80%) Architect
3 47 (13.24%) Security Engineer
4 44 (12.39%) Senior Network Engineer
5 42 (11.83%) Security Architect
6 28 (7.89%) Analyst
7 25 (7.04%) Consultant
8 23 (6.48%) Security Analyst
9 22 (6.20%) Network Architect
10 19 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.79%) Network Security Architect
12 14 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
12 14 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.94%) Security Consultant
13 13 (3.66%) IT Manager
14 12 (3.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 12 (3.38%) DevSecOps Engineer
15 11 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
15 11 (3.10%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.66%) Web Services
2 10 (2.82%) JSON
3 9 (2.54%) .NET
3 9 (2.54%) REST
4 7 (1.97%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.69%) GraphQL
5 6 (1.69%) SAML
6 5 (1.41%) .NET Core
6 5 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.41%) jQuery
6 5 (1.41%) OAuth
6 5 (1.41%) React
6 5 (1.41%) RESTful
6 5 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.13%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (1.13%) Kafka
7 4 (1.13%) LESS
7 4 (1.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.34%) Data Centre
2 39 (10.99%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.07%) Cloud Native
4 18 (5.07%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.23%) PKI
6 12 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.41%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.41%) Replication
10 5 (1.41%) User Experience
11 4 (1.13%) Bitcoin
11 4 (1.13%) Clustering
12 3 (0.85%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.85%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.56%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.77%) Linux
2 55 (15.49%) Windows
3 16 (4.51%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.66%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.82%) Mac OS
6 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.41%) Unix
9 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.13%) VMS
11 3 (0.85%) CentOS
12 2 (0.56%) Android
12 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (23.66%) DevOps
2 75 (21.13%) Information Security
3 72 (20.28%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (12.96%) Security Architecture
5 40 (11.27%) ITIL
6 37 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 33 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (8.45%) SIEM
10 29 (8.17%) Security Operations
11 28 (7.89%) Data Security
12 27 (7.61%) Infrastructure as Code
13 26 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 25 (7.04%) Mentoring
15 24 (6.76%) Network Design
15 24 (6.76%) Network Virtualisation
16 23 (6.48%) DevSecOps
16 23 (6.48%) Identity Access Management
17 20 (5.63%) OWASP
18 19 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.42%) Python
2 30 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.51%) SQL
4 8 (2.25%) C
5 7 (1.97%) C#
6 6 (1.69%) Go
7 5 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.41%) C++
7 5 (1.41%) Java
7 5 (1.41%) PHP
7 5 (1.41%) R
7 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.13%) Ruby
8 4 (1.13%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.28%) AWK
10 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 107 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (23.38%) CCNP
3 47 (13.24%) CISSP
4 39 (10.99%) CCNA
5 25 (7.04%) CCIE
6 22 (6.20%) CISM
7 19 (5.35%) Degree
8 17 (4.79%) CEH
9 15 (4.23%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.66%) OSCP
11 12 (3.38%) GIAC
12 9 (2.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (2.54%) CCSP
12 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.97%) CRISC
14 6 (1.69%) CISA
14 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.92%) NIST
3 20 (5.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (4.51%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.54%) GDPR
6 6 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.13%) SLA
8 3 (0.85%) QA
8 3 (0.85%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.56%) COBIT
9 2 (0.56%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.28%) NCSC
10 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (15.21%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.42%) Docker
3 30 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.94%) VMware NSX
5 10 (2.82%) vSphere
6 5 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.13%) XenApp
8 3 (0.85%) vCloud
9 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.56%) iptables
10 1 (0.28%) Ceph
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) oVirt
10 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 34 (9.58%) Ansible
1 34 (9.58%) Terraform
2 31 (8.73%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.23%) Puppet
4 10 (2.82%) Nessus
5 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.25%) Nagios
6 7 (1.97%) CSIRT
6 7 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.41%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.41%) Grafana
7 5 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (1.13%) CASB
8 4 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.13%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.85%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 129 (36.34%) Cisco
2 89 (25.07%) Microsoft
3 47 (13.24%) Palo Alto
4 46 (12.96%) VMware
5 37 (10.42%) F5
6 22 (6.20%) Fortinet
7 21 (5.92%) CheckPoint
8 18 (5.07%) Meraki
9 16 (4.51%) SolarWinds
10 15 (4.23%) HP
11 14 (3.94%) Juniper
12 13 (3.66%) SAP
13 9 (2.54%) CA
14 8 (2.25%) Citrix
14 8 (2.25%) IBM
14 8 (2.25%) Riverbed
15 7 (1.97%) Aruba
16 6 (1.69%) AlienVault
16 6 (1.69%) Avaya
16 6 (1.69%) Google