Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 266 213
Rank change year-on-year +10 -53 +42
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 885 984 1,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.33% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.12% 8.79% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 736 847 1,099
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £41,450
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 9,706 11,195 12,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.03% 15.10% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,913 9,215 10,799
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -32 195 £60,000 +11.11% 31
West London +30 38 £56,250 +45.16% 19
North London +6 8 £42,500 -10.53% 1
East London -13 8 £52,500 -8.70% 10
South London -27 6 £42,500 -9.09% 3
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 542 (61.24%) Firewall
2 401 (45.31%) Cisco
3 241 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
4 239 (27.01%) Finance
5 236 (26.67%) WAN
6 210 (23.73%) LAN
7 199 (22.49%) Information Security
8 198 (22.37%) CCNP
9 185 (20.90%) SIEM
10 183 (20.68%) Cybersecurity
11 175 (19.77%) VPN
12 172 (19.44%) Windows
13 161 (18.19%) CheckPoint
14 155 (17.51%) Cisco ASA
15 154 (17.40%) CISSP
16 145 (16.38%) Microsoft
17 143 (16.16%) Data Centre
18 129 (14.58%) Security Operations
19 128 (14.46%) F5
20 127 (14.35%) BGP
21 125 (14.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 125 (14.12%) Palo Alto
22 124 (14.01%) TCP/IP
23 122 (13.79%) Juniper
23 122 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
24 118 (13.33%) Active Directory
24 118 (13.33%) Linux
25 110 (12.43%) VMware
26 106 (11.98%) OSPF
27 105 (11.86%) Wireless

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 45 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (1.36%) Apache
7 11 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
9 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.56%) Confluence
11 5 (0.56%) IIS
11 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.34%) CMS
12 3 (0.34%) nginx
12 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.45%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 101 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (5.76%) Office 365
4 24 (2.71%) IaaS
5 21 (2.37%) PaaS
6 14 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.24%) Mimecast
9 9 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.02%) SaaS
10 5 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.45%) G Suite
11 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.23%) GitHub
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.11%) Datadog
13 1 (0.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 542 (61.24%) Firewall
2 236 (26.67%) WAN
3 210 (23.73%) LAN
4 175 (19.77%) VPN
5 155 (17.51%) Cisco ASA
6 127 (14.35%) BGP
7 124 (14.01%) TCP/IP
8 122 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 106 (11.98%) OSPF
10 105 (11.86%) Wireless
11 99 (11.19%) MPLS
12 94 (10.62%) DNS
13 68 (7.68%) Cisco ISE
14 66 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
15 65 (7.34%) VLAN
16 64 (7.23%) Cisco Firepower
16 64 (7.23%) WLAN
17 61 (6.89%) DHCP
17 61 (6.89%) Intrusion Detection
18 57 (6.44%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.49%) Big Data
3 21 (2.37%) Blockchain
4 10 (1.13%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.13%) MySQL
5 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.11%) HBase
9 1 (0.11%) Maltego
9 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) Redis
9 1 (0.11%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (1.81%) Git (software)
1 16 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (1.24%) WinDbg
3 8 (0.90%) JIRA
3 8 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.56%) Subversion
7 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.11%) AppScan
8 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.11%) RStudio
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 239 (27.01%) Finance
2 53 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 49 (5.54%) Banking
4 30 (3.39%) Retail
5 23 (2.60%) Legal
6 19 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.69%) Law
8 13 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.36%) Advertising
10 10 (1.13%) Marketing
11 9 (1.02%) Games
12 8 (0.90%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.34%) Billing
14 3 (0.34%) Local Government
14 3 (0.34%) Publishing
15 2 (0.23%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (20.23%) Network Engineer
2 150 (16.95%) Analyst
3 136 (15.37%) Security Engineer
4 121 (13.67%) Architect
5 115 (12.99%) Consultant
6 114 (12.88%) Security Analyst
7 101 (11.41%) Security Consultant
8 88 (9.94%) Network Security Engineer
9 73 (8.25%) Security Architect
10 55 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
11 51 (5.76%) Network Architect
11 51 (5.76%) Security Specialist
12 42 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 41 (4.63%) Network Security Specialist
13 41 (4.63%) Network Specialist
14 39 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
14 39 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (4.18%) Operations Analyst
16 36 (4.07%) Security Operations Analyst
16 36 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.69%) Web Services
2 14 (1.58%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (1.24%) JSON
5 8 (0.90%) .NET
6 4 (0.45%) Apache Flex
6 4 (0.45%) Middleware
6 4 (0.45%) XMPP
7 3 (0.34%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.34%) SAML
8 2 (0.23%) LAMP
8 2 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.23%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.23%) REST
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth
9 1 (0.11%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.11%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.11%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 143 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 98 (11.07%) Security Operations Centre
3 82 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (8.93%) PKI
5 61 (6.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 58 (6.55%) Management Information System
7 43 (4.86%) Fintech
8 40 (4.52%) Computer Science
9 32 (3.62%) Cyberthreat
10 25 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (2.71%) Blackberry
12 19 (2.15%) NHS
13 18 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.47%) Fat Client
14 13 (1.47%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (1.24%) Handset
17 10 (1.13%) Bitcoin
17 10 (1.13%) Fixed Income
17 10 (1.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (19.44%) Windows
2 118 (13.33%) Linux
3 79 (8.93%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (3.73%) Unix
5 33 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.82%) Android
6 25 (2.82%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.15%) CentOS
7 19 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.34%) Solaris
12 3 (0.34%) VMS
12 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (22.49%) Information Security
2 185 (20.90%) SIEM
3 183 (20.68%) Cybersecurity
4 129 (14.58%) Security Operations
5 97 (10.96%) ITIL
6 88 (9.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 86 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
8 83 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 69 (7.80%) Data Loss Prevention
10 64 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 62 (7.01%) Penetration Testing
11 62 (7.01%) Security Architecture
12 60 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (6.67%) DevOps
14 55 (6.21%) Risk Management
15 53 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
16 50 (5.65%) Threat Management
17 47 (5.31%) Patch Management
18 46 (5.20%) IT Strategy
18 46 (5.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 65 (7.34%) PowerShell
2 59 (6.67%) Python
3 23 (2.60%) SQL
4 21 (2.37%) C
5 19 (2.15%) C++
5 19 (2.15%) VBScript
6 15 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.24%) Perl
7 11 (1.24%) PHP
8 9 (1.02%) Java
9 4 (0.45%) C#
9 4 (0.45%) Go
9 4 (0.45%) Ruby
10 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.23%) Tcl
10 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.11%) VB
11 1 (0.11%) X++
Qualifications
1 241 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
2 198 (22.37%) CCNP
3 154 (17.40%) CISSP
4 100 (11.30%) CCIE
5 90 (10.17%) Degree
6 73 (8.25%) CCNA
7 68 (7.68%) CISM
8 49 (5.54%) CEH
9 45 (5.08%) CISA
10 35 (3.95%) GIAC
11 29 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (2.82%) GCIH
14 18 (2.03%) CCDP
15 17 (1.92%) CRISC
16 16 (1.81%) CCSE
17 15 (1.69%) OSCP
18 14 (1.58%) Security Cleared
19 13 (1.47%) CCIE Security
19 13 (1.47%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (14.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (6.55%) PCI DSS
3 42 (4.75%) GDPR
4 20 (2.26%) SLA
5 16 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.36%) COBIT
6 12 (1.36%) QA
7 9 (1.02%) GPG13
7 9 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.56%) GCP
8 5 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.45%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.34%) PSD2
11 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 118 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 91 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.26%) XenDesktop
5 19 (2.15%) XenApp
6 18 (2.03%) vSphere
7 11 (1.24%) XenServer
8 10 (1.13%) HDFS
9 9 (1.02%) Snort
10 8 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.68%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.45%) Docker
13 4 (0.45%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.45%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.23%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 67 (7.57%) QRadar
2 37 (4.18%) Terraform
3 34 (3.84%) Ansible
4 24 (2.71%) Puppet
5 23 (2.60%) SCCM
6 11 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.24%) Perfmon
7 10 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.02%) Cacti
8 9 (1.02%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.02%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (1.02%) Suricata
9 8 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.79%) CASB
10 7 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 401 (45.31%) Cisco
2 161 (18.19%) CheckPoint
3 145 (16.38%) Microsoft
4 128 (14.46%) F5
5 125 (14.12%) Palo Alto
6 122 (13.79%) Juniper
7 110 (12.43%) VMware
8 77 (8.70%) Splunk
9 72 (8.14%) Citrix
10 63 (7.12%) Fortinet
11 56 (6.33%) SolarWinds
12 53 (5.99%) Qualys
13 49 (5.54%) Blue Coat
14 42 (4.75%) HP
15 38 (4.29%) Infoblox
16 30 (3.39%) Apple
16 30 (3.39%) LogRhythm
17 29 (3.28%) Google
17 29 (3.28%) Reuters
18 27 (3.05%) Meraki