Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 271 240
Rank change year-on-year +27 -31 -34
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 670 756 1,017
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.39% 1.24% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.54% 9.52% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 539 659 873
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +7.62%
10th Percentile £41,561 £39,908 £41,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 6,355 7,945 10,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.16% 13.04% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,161 6,479 8,410
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,620 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 -18 151 £65,000 - 21
West London +15 23 £70,000 +40.00% 4
South London +22 16 £50,000 -20.00% 1
East London +16 8 £35,876 -42.60% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 356 (53.13%) Firewall
2 300 (44.78%) Cisco
3 255 (38.06%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (32.39%) WAN
5 200 (29.85%) LAN
6 191 (28.51%) VPN
7 170 (25.37%) CCNP
8 162 (24.18%) Azure
9 142 (21.19%) Finance
10 139 (20.75%) Palo Alto
11 134 (20.00%) BGP
12 128 (19.10%) TCP/IP
13 118 (17.61%) AWS
14 116 (17.31%) OSPF
14 116 (17.31%) Information Security
15 112 (16.72%) CCNA
16 110 (16.42%) Windows
16 110 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
17 101 (15.07%) Data Centre
18 99 (14.78%) MPLS
19 97 (14.48%) IPsec
20 96 (14.33%) Wireless
21 94 (14.03%) Linux
22 89 (13.28%) Microsoft
22 89 (13.28%) VoIP
23 86 (12.84%) SIEM
24 85 (12.69%) VMware
25 84 (12.54%) ITIL
26 81 (12.09%) Load Balancing
26 81 (12.09%) Network Design

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 16 (2.39%) Confluence
2 11 (1.64%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.49%) IIS
3 10 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.45%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.58%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) HFM
1 10 (1.49%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 162 (24.18%) Azure
2 118 (17.61%) AWS
3 69 (10.30%) Office 365
4 41 (6.12%) GCP
5 34 (5.07%) IaaS
6 28 (4.18%) PaaS
7 23 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 21 (3.13%) SaaS
9 16 (2.39%) Serverless
10 14 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.49%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.19%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.19%) Azure Functions
13 7 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.04%) Stackdriver
14 6 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 356 (53.13%) Firewall
2 217 (32.39%) WAN
3 200 (29.85%) LAN
4 191 (28.51%) VPN
5 134 (20.00%) BGP
6 128 (19.10%) TCP/IP
7 116 (17.31%) OSPF
8 99 (14.78%) MPLS
9 97 (14.48%) IPsec
10 96 (14.33%) Wireless
11 89 (13.28%) VoIP
12 80 (11.94%) DNS
13 75 (11.19%) Cisco ASA
13 75 (11.19%) DHCP
14 68 (10.15%) Intrusion Detection
15 61 (9.10%) HSRP
16 60 (8.96%) VLAN
17 58 (8.66%) WLAN
18 54 (8.06%) Multicast
19 49 (7.31%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
2 10 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (4.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 25 (3.73%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.04%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.75%) Maven
5 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.15%) Babel
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 142 (21.19%) Finance
2 51 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 47 (7.01%) Law
4 30 (4.48%) Legal
5 27 (4.03%) Banking
6 18 (2.69%) Retail
7 12 (1.79%) Japanese Language
8 7 (1.04%) Marketing
9 6 (0.90%) Police
9 6 (0.90%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.75%) Billing
11 4 (0.60%) Games
11 4 (0.60%) Military
12 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.15%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 252 (37.61%) Network Engineer
2 132 (19.70%) Security Engineer
3 84 (12.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 68 (10.15%) Analyst
5 67 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 61 (9.10%) Architect
7 51 (7.61%) Consultant
8 37 (5.52%) Network Analyst
9 34 (5.07%) Security Consultant
10 33 (4.93%) Security Analyst
11 31 (4.63%) Network Consultant
12 28 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (4.18%) Network Architect
13 27 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
13 27 (4.03%) Security Architect
14 26 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 21 (3.13%) IT Analyst
16 20 (2.99%) Team Leader
17 18 (2.69%) Design Engineer
17 18 (2.69%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.43%) 802.1X
2 21 (3.13%) Web Services
3 17 (2.54%) REST
4 13 (1.94%) Middleware
5 10 (1.49%) Kafka
5 10 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (1.49%) SOAP
5 10 (1.49%) XML
5 10 (1.49%) XML Messaging
6 9 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (1.34%) JSON
7 5 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (0.75%) Node.js
8 4 (0.60%) .NET
8 4 (0.60%) Apache Camel
8 4 (0.60%) J2EE
9 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.30%) XMPP
11 1 (0.15%) RESTful
11 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 53 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 49 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (2.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (1.79%) CCTV
7 12 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 12 (1.79%) PKI
7 12 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.19%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.04%) Clustering
11 7 (1.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 7 (1.04%) User Experience
12 6 (0.90%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.90%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 110 (16.42%) Windows
2 94 (14.03%) Linux
3 33 (4.93%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.63%) Unix
5 24 (3.58%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
7 13 (1.94%) Solaris
7 13 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.45%) CentOS
11 2 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (17.31%) Information Security
2 110 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (12.84%) SIEM
4 84 (12.54%) ITIL
5 81 (12.09%) Load Balancing
5 81 (12.09%) Network Design
6 79 (11.79%) DevOps
7 69 (10.30%) Network Monitoring
8 58 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (7.76%) Computer Science
10 51 (7.61%) Security Operations
11 47 (7.01%) Vulnerability Management
12 45 (6.72%) Change Management
12 45 (6.72%) Project Management
13 42 (6.27%) Kalman Filter
14 39 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
15 38 (5.67%) Security Architecture
16 37 (5.52%) DDoS Mitigation
17 34 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 31 (4.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.96%) Python
2 52 (7.76%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.18%) SQL
4 19 (2.84%) Java
5 13 (1.94%) C
6 10 (1.49%) Scala
7 9 (1.34%) ActionScript
7 9 (1.34%) ActionScript 3.0
7 9 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.19%) Go
8 8 (1.19%) VBScript
9 7 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.75%) AWK
10 5 (0.75%) Groovy
10 5 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.75%) Perl
11 4 (0.60%) C++
11 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.45%) Ruby
13 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 255 (38.06%) Cisco Certification
2 170 (25.37%) CCNP
3 112 (16.72%) CCNA
4 70 (10.45%) Degree
5 36 (5.37%) CISSP
6 30 (4.48%) CCIE
7 29 (4.33%) CISM
7 29 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (3.28%) CCDP
10 20 (2.99%) CCSA
11 18 (2.69%) JNCIP
12 16 (2.39%) CCSP
12 16 (2.39%) Security Cleared
13 15 (2.24%) CCDA
13 15 (2.24%) MCSE
14 14 (2.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 14 (2.09%) JNCIA
15 13 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (4.78%) SLA
3 25 (3.73%) GDPR
4 22 (3.28%) PCI DSS
5 21 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (3.13%) NIST
6 16 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (1.19%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.90%) COBIT
10 4 (0.60%) BS25999
11 3 (0.45%) COSO
11 3 (0.45%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.30%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.30%) FISMA
12 2 (0.30%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.30%) QA
13 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 56 (8.36%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.88%) Docker
4 19 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.19%) BIND 9
6 7 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.90%) XenApp
8 4 (0.60%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.45%) vSphere
10 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.84%) Ansible
3 16 (2.39%) Terraform
4 10 (1.49%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (1.34%) RSA enVision
6 8 (1.19%) RANCID
6 8 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.90%) SCCM
9 4 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.60%) Puppet
9 4 (0.60%) WSUS
10 3 (0.45%) CASB
10 3 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.45%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 300 (44.78%) Cisco
2 139 (20.75%) Palo Alto
3 89 (13.28%) Microsoft
4 85 (12.69%) VMware
5 78 (11.64%) Juniper
6 70 (10.45%) CheckPoint
7 62 (9.25%) F5
8 49 (7.31%) HP
9 44 (6.57%) Meraki
10 33 (4.93%) Citrix
10 33 (4.93%) SolarWinds
11 31 (4.63%) Huawei
12 24 (3.58%) Google
13 23 (3.43%) Fortinet
14 21 (3.13%) Splunk
15 18 (2.69%) Aruba
15 18 (2.69%) NetApp
16 17 (2.54%) Nokia
16 17 (2.54%) Riverbed
17 16 (2.39%) Infoblox