Period
to 29 September 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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > London
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 254 273
Rank change year-on-year +55 +19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 335 742 858
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.69% 1.35% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.36% 10.47% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 289 568 749
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £45,750 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £85,000 £87,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 2,711 7,086 9,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.65% 12.90% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,216 5,744 7,620
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £36,750 £28,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% +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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +94 97 £72,500 +11.54% 17
West London +54 8 £55,000 -8.33%
South London +26 4 £54,500 +9.00%
East London +26 1 £35,753 -28.50% 4
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 195 (58.21%) Firewall
2 152 (45.37%) Cisco
3 138 (41.19%) Azure
4 119 (35.52%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (33.73%) Finance
6 112 (33.43%) AWS
7 105 (31.34%) VPN
8 103 (30.75%) Microsoft
9 91 (27.16%) Python
10 87 (25.97%) WAN
11 84 (25.07%) LAN
12 83 (24.78%) Active Directory
13 80 (23.88%) Linux
14 77 (22.99%) DevOps
15 76 (22.69%) Office 365
16 71 (21.19%) CCNA
17 70 (20.90%) CheckPoint
18 68 (20.30%) Windows
19 66 (19.70%) Palo Alto
20 64 (19.10%) DNS
21 58 (17.31%) BGP
21 58 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
22 57 (17.01%) Network Monitoring
23 53 (15.82%) Ansible
24 52 (15.52%) MPLS
25 51 (15.22%) Security Architecture
26 50 (14.93%) Data Centre
27 49 (14.63%) GCP
27 49 (14.63%) CCNP
27 49 (14.63%) DHCP

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 30 (8.96%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.69%) Confluence
3 8 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.60%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.60%) IIS
6 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 44 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (9.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 138 (41.19%) Azure
2 112 (33.43%) AWS
3 76 (22.69%) Office 365
4 49 (14.63%) GCP
5 35 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (10.45%) IaaS
6 26 (7.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 22 (6.57%) Route 53
7 22 (6.57%) Slack
8 21 (6.27%) Serverless
9 17 (5.07%) PaaS
10 13 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (3.58%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (2.99%) Azure Functions
13 9 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (2.39%) Mimecast
14 8 (2.39%) SaaS
15 6 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (1.79%) CloudFront
15 6 (1.79%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 195 (58.21%) Firewall
2 105 (31.34%) VPN
3 87 (25.97%) WAN
4 84 (25.07%) LAN
5 64 (19.10%) DNS
6 58 (17.31%) BGP
7 52 (15.52%) MPLS
8 49 (14.63%) DHCP
9 47 (14.03%) OSPF
10 41 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
11 40 (11.94%) Wireless
12 37 (11.04%) SNMP
12 37 (11.04%) VoIP
13 36 (10.75%) IPsec
14 34 (10.15%) Internet
14 34 (10.15%) Wireshark
15 33 (9.85%) TCP/IP
16 26 (7.76%) Intrusion Detection
17 24 (7.16%) PBX
17 24 (7.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.79%) Amazon Athena
4 6 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.30%) HBase
6 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (2.99%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.79%) CircleCI
5 5 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.19%) JIRA
7 2 (0.60%) GitLab
8 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 113 (33.73%) Finance
2 39 (11.64%) Banking
3 16 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.18%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.09%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.79%) Law
7 5 (1.49%) Legal
7 5 (1.49%) Retail
8 4 (1.19%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.90%) Military
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) International Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (36.42%) Network Engineer
2 70 (20.90%) Security Engineer
3 49 (14.63%) Senior Network Engineer
4 44 (13.13%) Network Security Engineer
5 30 (8.96%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (7.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 26 (7.76%) Senior Security Engineer
7 25 (7.46%) Architect
8 24 (7.16%) Analyst
8 24 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.97%) Security Architect
11 17 (5.07%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 15 (4.48%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 13 (3.88%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.58%) Network Manager
15 11 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 10 (2.99%) Senior DevOps
16 10 (2.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.69%) Web Services
2 7 (2.09%) REST
3 5 (1.49%) JSON
3 5 (1.49%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.49%) YAML
4 4 (1.19%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.19%) Sensu
5 3 (0.90%) Middleware
6 2 (0.60%) .NET
6 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.60%) J2EE
6 2 (0.60%) LDAP
6 2 (0.60%) OAuth
6 2 (0.60%) SAML
6 2 (0.60%) XMPP
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.30%) Kafka
7 1 (0.30%) Node.js
7 1 (0.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (4.78%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.48%) Cloud Native
6 12 (3.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.09%) Cyberattack
9 7 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.49%) Cybercrime
12 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.90%) BYOD
13 3 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.88%) Linux
2 68 (20.30%) Windows
3 33 (9.85%) Windows Server
4 28 (8.36%) Mac OS X
5 19 (5.67%) Unix
6 18 (5.37%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.79%) CentOS
8 6 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.19%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.19%) VMS
10 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.99%) DevOps
2 58 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
3 57 (17.01%) Network Monitoring
4 51 (15.22%) Security Architecture
5 43 (12.84%) Network Virtualisation
6 41 (12.24%) Information Security
7 39 (11.64%) ITIL
8 36 (10.75%) SIEM
9 34 (10.15%) Identity Management
10 28 (8.36%) Data Security
11 27 (8.06%) Business Continuity
11 27 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
12 26 (7.76%) Change Management
12 26 (7.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (7.46%) Security Monitoring
13 25 (7.46%) Security Operations
14 23 (6.87%) Network Management
15 22 (6.57%) B2B
15 22 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 22 (6.57%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (27.16%) Python
2 31 (9.25%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.37%) Bash Shell
4 17 (5.07%) SQL
5 9 (2.69%) Java
6 8 (2.39%) Ruby
6 8 (2.39%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.09%) C
7 7 (2.09%) Perl
8 4 (1.19%) Go
9 2 (0.60%) C++
9 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.60%) VBScript
10 1 (0.30%) AWK
10 1 (0.30%) C#
10 1 (0.30%) Groovy
10 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 119 (35.52%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (21.19%) CCNA
3 49 (14.63%) CCNP
4 36 (10.75%) Degree
5 21 (6.27%) CISSP
5 21 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.78%) CCIE
7 14 (4.18%) CISM
8 13 (3.88%) Security Cleared
9 11 (3.28%) MCITP
10 8 (2.39%) AWS Certification
10 8 (2.39%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (2.09%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (2.09%) MCSA
11 7 (2.09%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.49%) GIAC
12 5 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.67%) SLA
2 14 (4.18%) GDPR
2 14 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.88%) NIST
4 8 (2.39%) COBIT
5 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.60%) COSO
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.30%) NCSC
7 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 83 (24.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.76%) Docker
3 13 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.39%) vSphere
6 6 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.19%) XenApp
9 2 (0.60%) Firmware
9 2 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.30%) HDFS
10 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.30%) vCloud
10 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (15.82%) Ansible
2 34 (10.15%) Terraform
3 33 (9.85%) Puppet
4 31 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (7.16%) Nagios
6 20 (5.97%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.69%) CSIRT
8 8 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.09%) QRadar
10 6 (1.79%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.49%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.19%) Grafana
12 4 (1.19%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.19%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (1.19%) WSUS
13 3 (0.90%) CASB
13 3 (0.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (0.90%) SCCM
14 2 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 152 (45.37%) Cisco
2 103 (30.75%) Microsoft
3 70 (20.90%) CheckPoint
4 66 (19.70%) Palo Alto
5 42 (12.54%) VMware
6 40 (11.94%) F5
7 31 (9.25%) Meraki
8 29 (8.66%) HP
9 28 (8.36%) Riverbed
10 23 (6.87%) Blue Coat
11 22 (6.57%) Avaya
11 22 (6.57%) Juniper
12 21 (6.27%) Zscaler
13 20 (5.97%) Netskope
14 16 (4.78%) Nokia
15 14 (4.18%) Splunk
16 13 (3.88%) Citrix
16 13 (3.88%) SolarWinds
17 12 (3.58%) NetApp
18 11 (3.28%) Fortinet