Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 241 224
Rank change year-on-year -11 -17 +15
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 967 1,022 1,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.39% 1.46% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 9.23% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 796 851 1,088
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,000 £42,425
90th Percentile £92,500 £78,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 9,992 11,068 12,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.40% 15.81% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,243 9,270 11,037
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,550 £29,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -19 229 £58,750 +17.50% 21
West London +4 26 £60,000 +50.00% 12
North London +7 11 £42,500 -21.01%
East London -18 10 £50,000 -13.04% 12
South London -43 2 £42,500 -12.37% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 597 (61.74%) Firewall
2 481 (49.74%) Cisco
3 280 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
3 280 (28.96%) WAN
4 241 (24.92%) LAN
5 239 (24.72%) VPN
5 239 (24.72%) Finance
6 232 (23.99%) Information Security
7 213 (22.03%) CCNP
8 204 (21.10%) SIEM
9 184 (19.03%) CheckPoint
10 183 (18.92%) Windows
11 178 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
12 165 (17.06%) CISSP
13 164 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
14 160 (16.55%) Data Centre
15 152 (15.72%) F5
16 151 (15.62%) VMware
17 147 (15.20%) TCP/IP
18 146 (15.10%) Juniper
19 138 (14.27%) Linux
20 133 (13.75%) BGP
21 131 (13.55%) Microsoft
22 130 (13.44%) Wireless
22 130 (13.44%) Security Operations
23 128 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
24 125 (12.93%) Palo Alto
24 125 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
25 120 (12.41%) DNS
26 119 (12.31%) MPLS

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 46 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 33 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 33 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.34%) Apache
5 12 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
7 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (0.83%) IIS
7 8 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.52%) CMS
8 5 (0.52%) Confluence
8 5 (0.52%) R Markdown
9 4 (0.41%) nginx
10 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.41%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.31%) LibreOffice
5 3 (0.31%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 108 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (5.89%) Office 365
4 28 (2.90%) IaaS
4 28 (2.90%) PaaS
5 26 (2.69%) SaaS
6 23 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.83%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.52%) G Suite
10 5 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.21%) GitHub
12 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.10%) Datadog
12 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 597 (61.74%) Firewall
2 280 (28.96%) WAN
3 241 (24.92%) LAN
4 239 (24.72%) VPN
5 164 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
6 147 (15.20%) TCP/IP
7 133 (13.75%) BGP
8 130 (13.44%) Wireless
9 128 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 120 (12.41%) DNS
11 119 (12.31%) MPLS
12 115 (11.89%) OSPF
13 86 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
14 76 (7.86%) VLAN
15 75 (7.76%) Intrusion Detection
15 75 (7.76%) WLAN
16 73 (7.55%) Cisco ISE
16 73 (7.55%) DHCP
17 70 (7.24%) NX-OS
18 67 (6.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.48%) Big Data
3 19 (1.96%) MySQL
4 16 (1.65%) Blockchain
5 10 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.52%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (0.52%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.41%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.10%) HBase
Development Applications
1 26 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 19 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.72%) JIRA
6 6 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.52%) RStudio
8 4 (0.41%) Subversion
9 3 (0.31%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.10%) AppScan
10 1 (0.10%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 239 (24.72%) Finance
2 64 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 58 (6.00%) Banking
4 30 (3.10%) Law
5 26 (2.69%) Retail
6 21 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.76%) Games
8 17 (1.76%) Legal
9 16 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.65%) Marketing
10 12 (1.24%) Advertising
11 10 (1.03%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.72%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
15 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 215 (22.23%) Network Engineer
2 154 (15.93%) Analyst
2 154 (15.93%) Security Engineer
3 134 (13.86%) Architect
4 123 (12.72%) Security Analyst
5 110 (11.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 109 (11.27%) Consultant
7 90 (9.31%) Security Consultant
8 67 (6.93%) Security Architect
9 65 (6.72%) Network Architect
10 64 (6.62%) Security Specialist
11 58 (6.00%) Network Security Specialist
12 55 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
13 53 (5.48%) Network Specialist
14 51 (5.27%) Solutions Architect
15 50 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
16 44 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 39 (4.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 34 (3.52%) Operations Analyst
19 33 (3.41%) Senior Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.07%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.45%) Web Services
3 11 (1.14%) JSON
4 9 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (0.83%) .NET
6 6 (0.62%) SAML
7 4 (0.41%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.41%) LAMP
7 4 (0.41%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (0.41%) Middleware
7 4 (0.41%) OAuth
7 4 (0.41%) XMPP
8 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.21%) React
9 2 (0.21%) REST
10 1 (0.10%) HTML5
10 1 (0.10%) Node.js
10 1 (0.10%) OpenID
10 1 (0.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 160 (16.55%) Data Centre
2 108 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (8.27%) Management Information System
4 74 (7.65%) Security Operations Centre
5 62 (6.41%) Cyberthreat
6 58 (6.00%) PKI
7 57 (5.89%) Computer Science
8 56 (5.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 53 (5.48%) Fintech
10 32 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 20 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.55%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (1.24%) Replication
15 11 (1.14%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.93%) Bitcoin
16 9 (0.93%) CESG
17 8 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 183 (18.92%) Windows
2 138 (14.27%) Linux
3 89 (9.20%) Windows Server
4 48 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (3.83%) Unix
7 26 (2.69%) CentOS
8 21 (2.17%) Android
9 18 (1.86%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.45%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.83%) Solaris
13 7 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.21%) Debian
16 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (23.99%) Information Security
2 204 (21.10%) SIEM
3 178 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
4 130 (13.44%) Security Operations
5 110 (11.38%) ITIL
6 107 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (9.31%) Vulnerability Management
8 79 (8.17%) Penetration Testing
9 68 (7.03%) Data Loss Prevention
9 68 (7.03%) Security Architecture
10 65 (6.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 63 (6.51%) Kalman Filter
12 60 (6.20%) Patch Management
13 59 (6.10%) Project Management
13 59 (6.10%) Threat Management
14 57 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (5.79%) Incident Management
15 56 (5.79%) Presales
16 55 (5.69%) Mentoring
17 53 (5.48%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (8.79%) Python
2 68 (7.03%) PowerShell
3 25 (2.59%) C
4 22 (2.28%) SQL
5 21 (2.17%) C++
6 19 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 17 (1.76%) PHP
8 14 (1.45%) Perl
8 14 (1.45%) VBScript
9 9 (0.93%) Ruby
10 8 (0.83%) Java
11 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.52%) R
13 4 (0.41%) C#
14 3 (0.31%) Go
14 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.21%) Scala
15 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.10%) Haskell
16 1 (0.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 280 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
2 213 (22.03%) CCNP
3 165 (17.06%) CISSP
4 108 (11.17%) Degree
5 102 (10.55%) CCIE
6 91 (9.41%) CCNA
7 65 (6.72%) CISM
8 38 (3.93%) GIAC
9 36 (3.72%) CEH
9 36 (3.72%) CISA
10 32 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (3.31%) GCIH
10 32 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (3.10%) CCSE
12 28 (2.90%) CCDP
13 23 (2.38%) JNCIE
14 21 (2.17%) CCSA
15 18 (1.86%) CCIE Security
16 17 (1.76%) GCIA
16 17 (1.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (11.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (5.07%) PCI DSS
3 42 (4.34%) GDPR
4 21 (2.17%) QA
5 19 (1.96%) SLA
6 14 (1.45%) COBIT
7 10 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.83%) GPG13
9 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.62%) PMO
11 5 (0.52%) GCP
12 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.41%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.31%) PSD2
14 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.21%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 125 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (11.69%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.83%) XenDesktop
4 36 (3.72%) XenApp
5 34 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 29 (3.00%) vSphere
7 22 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.55%) XenServer
10 14 (1.45%) Snort
11 9 (0.93%) HDFS
12 8 (0.83%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.72%) Squid
13 7 (0.72%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.41%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.31%) iptables
15 3 (0.31%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 64 (6.62%) QRadar
2 44 (4.55%) Terraform
3 36 (3.72%) Ansible
4 32 (3.31%) Puppet
5 17 (1.76%) CSIRT
5 17 (1.76%) SCCM
6 16 (1.65%) Nessus
7 15 (1.55%) vCenter Server
8 13 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (1.34%) Suricata
9 12 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.03%) CASB
11 10 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.83%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.83%) Cacti
12 8 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.72%) Nagios
14 6 (0.62%) TrustSec
15 5 (0.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 481 (49.74%) Cisco
2 184 (19.03%) CheckPoint
3 152 (15.72%) F5
4 151 (15.62%) VMware
5 146 (15.10%) Juniper
6 131 (13.55%) Microsoft
7 125 (12.93%) Palo Alto
8 93 (9.62%) Citrix
9 80 (8.27%) HP
10 75 (7.76%) Blue Coat
11 70 (7.24%) Fortinet
12 63 (6.51%) Splunk
13 51 (5.27%) Infoblox
13 51 (5.27%) SolarWinds
14 46 (4.76%) Imperva
15 40 (4.14%) Meraki
16 38 (3.93%) Qualys
17 37 (3.83%) Google
18 35 (3.62%) Dell
19 31 (3.21%) LogRhythm