Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 227 255 269
Rank change year-on-year +28 +14 -20
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 334 668 788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.30% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.32% 9.83% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 333 564 707
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,750 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +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 2,711 6,793 8,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.50% 13.26% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,239 5,680 6,881
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 98 £75,000 +15.38% 19
West London +55 10 £55,000 -8.33% 5
South London +15 3 £44,047 -11.91% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 182 (54.49%) Firewall
2 135 (40.42%) Azure
3 125 (37.43%) Cisco
4 122 (36.53%) AWS
5 121 (36.23%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (31.14%) Microsoft
7 97 (29.04%) DevOps
8 94 (28.14%) VPN
9 86 (25.75%) Finance
10 79 (23.65%) WAN
11 77 (23.05%) Active Directory
12 76 (22.75%) Linux
13 73 (21.86%) LAN
14 72 (21.56%) Office 365
15 68 (20.36%) Windows
16 64 (19.16%) Python
17 63 (18.86%) CCNA
18 61 (18.26%) Cybersecurity
19 60 (17.96%) Security Architecture
20 59 (17.66%) Data Centre
21 57 (17.07%) Ansible
21 57 (17.07%) DNS
22 55 (16.47%) CCNP
23 54 (16.17%) CISSP
23 54 (16.17%) Network Monitoring
24 53 (15.87%) Information Security
25 51 (15.27%) VMware
25 51 (15.27%) Palo Alto
25 51 (15.27%) GCP
26 47 (14.07%) 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 28 (8.38%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.20%) Confluence
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (7.49%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 135 (40.42%) Azure
2 122 (36.53%) AWS
3 72 (21.56%) Office 365
4 51 (15.27%) GCP
5 27 (8.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (7.19%) IaaS
7 23 (6.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 22 (6.59%) Route 53
8 22 (6.59%) Slack
9 14 (4.19%) SaaS
10 12 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (2.99%) Mimecast
11 10 (2.99%) PaaS
12 8 (2.40%) Serverless
13 7 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
14 4 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.90%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 182 (54.49%) Firewall
2 94 (28.14%) VPN
3 79 (23.65%) WAN
4 73 (21.86%) LAN
5 57 (17.07%) DNS
6 47 (14.07%) BGP
6 47 (14.07%) OSPF
7 45 (13.47%) Wireless
8 43 (12.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 43 (12.87%) TCP/IP
8 43 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
9 41 (12.28%) DHCP
10 38 (11.38%) MPLS
11 34 (10.18%) VoIP
12 28 (8.38%) IPsec
13 27 (8.08%) Wireshark
14 23 (6.89%) SNMP
15 22 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (6.59%) RIP
15 22 (6.59%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.20%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) HBase
5 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.80%) JIRA
4 4 (1.20%) CircleCI
5 3 (0.90%) GitLab
5 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.60%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 86 (25.75%) Finance
2 33 (9.88%) Banking
3 18 (5.39%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.59%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.50%) Legal
5 5 (1.50%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (1.50%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.20%) Retail
7 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) International Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (32.34%) Network Engineer
2 62 (18.56%) Security Engineer
3 54 (16.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 33 (9.88%) Architect
4 33 (9.88%) Security Architect
5 32 (9.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 26 (7.78%) Analyst
7 25 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (6.29%) Azure Engineer
10 19 (5.69%) Cisco Engineer
10 19 (5.69%) Senior Security Engineer
11 18 (5.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (5.09%) Consultant
13 15 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (4.19%) Cloud Architect
14 14 (4.19%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 14 (4.19%) Support Engineer
15 13 (3.89%) Security Analyst
16 12 (3.59%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.99%) Web Services
2 5 (1.50%) OAuth
2 5 (1.50%) Sensu
3 4 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.20%) SAML
4 3 (0.90%) JSON
4 3 (0.90%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.90%) YAML
5 2 (0.60%) Kafka
5 2 (0.60%) LDAP
5 2 (0.60%) Middleware
6 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) Spring
6 1 (0.30%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.38%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.69%) PKI
3 19 (5.69%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.79%) Cloud Native
5 14 (4.19%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (4.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.50%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.90%) Clustering
10 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.60%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.60%) Replication
11 2 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.75%) Linux
2 68 (20.36%) Windows
3 33 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 28 (8.38%) Mac OS X
5 19 (5.69%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.10%) Unix
7 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.80%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.80%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.60%) CentOS
12 1 (0.30%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) MVS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.04%) DevOps
2 61 (18.26%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (17.96%) Security Architecture
4 54 (16.17%) Network Monitoring
5 53 (15.87%) Information Security
6 46 (13.77%) ITIL
7 42 (12.57%) SIEM
8 38 (11.38%) Network Virtualisation
9 35 (10.48%) Security Operations
10 34 (10.18%) Data Security
11 32 (9.58%) Vulnerability Management
12 31 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (9.28%) Kalman Filter
13 28 (8.38%) Business Continuity
14 27 (8.08%) Infrastructure as Code
15 25 (7.49%) Identity Access Management
15 25 (7.49%) Security Monitoring
16 24 (7.19%) Identity Management
16 24 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (6.89%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 64 (19.16%) Python
2 23 (6.89%) SQL
3 22 (6.59%) PowerShell
4 17 (5.09%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.10%) Go
7 6 (1.80%) C
8 5 (1.50%) PHP
8 5 (1.50%) R
9 4 (1.20%) Java
9 4 (1.20%) Perl
10 3 (0.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.30%) AWK
11 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 121 (36.23%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (18.86%) CCNA
3 55 (16.47%) CCNP
4 54 (16.17%) CISSP
5 35 (10.48%) Degree
6 29 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (6.89%) CCIE
8 21 (6.29%) CISM
9 17 (5.09%) CEH
10 14 (4.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 14 (4.19%) CCSP
10 14 (4.19%) MCITP
11 13 (3.89%) OSCP
12 11 (3.29%) GPEN
12 11 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (3.29%) OSCE
13 10 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.40%) MCSE
15 7 (2.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (6.89%) NIST
3 20 (5.99%) SLA
4 13 (3.89%) GDPR
5 8 (2.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (2.10%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.20%) COBIT
7 4 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.90%) NCSC
9 2 (0.60%) QA
10 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
System Software
1 77 (23.05%) Active Directory
2 46 (13.77%) Docker
3 16 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.79%) vSphere
4 9 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.50%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.90%) vCloud
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) HDFS
8 1 (0.30%) NFS
8 1 (0.30%) oVirt
8 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (17.07%) Ansible
2 40 (11.98%) Terraform
3 35 (10.48%) Kubernetes
3 35 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (10.48%) Puppet
4 24 (7.19%) Nagios
5 15 (4.49%) CSIRT
6 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (2.40%) QRadar
9 6 (1.80%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.80%) CASB
10 5 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.50%) Grafana
10 5 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (1.50%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (1.20%) WSUS
12 3 (0.90%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 125 (37.43%) Cisco
2 104 (31.14%) Microsoft
3 51 (15.27%) Palo Alto
3 51 (15.27%) VMware
4 44 (13.17%) CheckPoint
5 34 (10.18%) F5
5 34 (10.18%) Meraki
6 26 (7.78%) HP
7 25 (7.49%) Riverbed
8 22 (6.59%) Avaya
9 21 (6.29%) Blue Coat
10 19 (5.69%) SolarWinds
11 18 (5.39%) Zscaler
12 16 (4.79%) Fortinet
12 16 (4.79%) Netskope
13 13 (3.89%) Splunk
14 12 (3.59%) AlienVault
14 12 (3.59%) Dell
14 12 (3.59%) IBM
14 12 (3.59%) NetApp