Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 172 201
Rank change year-on-year +9 +29 -27
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 420 497 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.84% 1.85% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.75% 11.52% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 344 411 355
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -2.91%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.92% +3.81%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,908 4,313 5,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.14% 16.07% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,022 3,348 4,237
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in the South East.

Salary trend for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the South East

Network Security
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Thames Valley +46 180 £62,500 -3.85% 33
Berkshire +2 126 £62,500 -1.96% 19
Hampshire -8 106 £45,000 -11.76% 18
Surrey +19 95 £62,500 +19.05% 12
Buckinghamshire +23 44 £65,000 -3.70% 8
East Sussex +3 19 £65,000 +1.96% 5
West Sussex -15 10 £65,000 +23.81% 1
Middlesex - 7 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire +19 6 £30,000 -45.45% 6
Kent -2 1 £75,000 +100.00% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 213 (50.71%) Firewall
2 167 (39.76%) Cisco
3 133 (31.67%) Information Security
4 125 (29.76%) Azure
5 120 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (23.57%) Windows
7 96 (22.86%) CISSP
8 92 (21.90%) CheckPoint
9 82 (19.52%) AWS
10 79 (18.81%) VPN
11 78 (18.57%) Cybersecurity
12 75 (17.86%) TCP/IP
13 74 (17.62%) Linux
14 72 (17.14%) CCNP
15 69 (16.43%) WAN
16 67 (15.95%) Microsoft
17 64 (15.24%) LAN
17 64 (15.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 61 (14.52%) ITIL
18 61 (14.52%) VMware
19 60 (14.29%) Management Information System
19 60 (14.29%) Palo Alto
20 59 (14.05%) Security Cleared
21 57 (13.57%) CCNA
22 55 (13.10%) Juniper
22 55 (13.10%) SIEM
23 53 (12.62%) BGP
23 53 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
24 51 (12.14%) OSPF
24 51 (12.14%) Vulnerability Management

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.81%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.57%) IIS
3 10 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.71%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.24%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 11 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (29.76%) Azure
2 82 (19.52%) AWS
3 38 (9.05%) SaaS
4 24 (5.71%) Office 365
5 17 (4.05%) IaaS
6 10 (2.38%) GCP
7 8 (1.90%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.43%) PaaS
9 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Route 53
10 2 (0.48%) Serverless
11 1 (0.24%) Akamai
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.24%) Apigee
11 1 (0.24%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.24%) npm
11 1 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 213 (50.71%) Firewall
2 79 (18.81%) VPN
3 75 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 69 (16.43%) WAN
5 64 (15.24%) LAN
6 53 (12.62%) BGP
7 51 (12.14%) OSPF
8 46 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 40 (9.52%) DNS
11 37 (8.81%) SSL
12 30 (7.14%) IPsec
13 27 (6.43%) DHCP
14 24 (5.71%) Wireless
15 23 (5.48%) Internet
16 19 (4.52%) VoIP
16 19 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (4.29%) Cisco ISE
17 18 (4.29%) MPLS
18 17 (4.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.90%) Power BI
3 7 (1.67%) Geospatial Data
3 7 (1.67%) MySQL
4 6 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.43%) Redis
5 4 (0.95%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.71%) Big Data
6 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.90%) LINQPad
3 7 (1.67%) Fiddler
3 7 (1.67%) Postman
4 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.71%) Robot Framework
5 3 (0.71%) Selenium
6 2 (0.48%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (10.71%) Finance
2 19 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.05%) Automotive
4 12 (2.86%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.67%) Marketing
6 6 (1.43%) Military
7 4 (0.95%) Back Office
7 4 (0.95%) Legal
7 4 (0.95%) Retail
8 3 (0.71%) Games
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.48%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 123 (29.29%) Network Engineer
2 83 (19.76%) Security Engineer
3 51 (12.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 49 (11.67%) Architect
5 38 (9.05%) Security Architect
6 32 (7.62%) Analyst
7 30 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 29 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (6.19%) Network Architect
10 24 (5.71%) Consultant
11 22 (5.24%) Senior Network Engineer
12 18 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
12 18 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 18 (4.29%) Network Security Architect
13 17 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) Security Analyst
13 17 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 15 (3.57%) Security Consultant
15 15 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.62%) .NET
1 11 (2.62%) CSS
2 9 (2.14%) HTML
3 7 (1.67%) jQuery
4 6 (1.43%) Middleware
4 6 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.19%) JSON
6 4 (0.95%) LAMP
7 3 (0.71%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.48%) Laravel
8 2 (0.48%) LINQ
8 2 (0.48%) REST
8 2 (0.48%) Web Services
9 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.24%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.24%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.24%) Memcached
9 1 (0.24%) OpenID
9 1 (0.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.24%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 42 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 33 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.52%) DataPower
5 16 (3.81%) Enterprise Cloud
6 13 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.62%) Replication
8 10 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.14%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.43%) Cyberattack
12 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.95%) CMDB
13 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.71%) Cybercrime
14 3 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.71%) Smart Home
15 2 (0.48%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 99 (23.57%) Windows
2 74 (17.62%) Linux
3 47 (11.19%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.10%) Unix
6 9 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.67%) CentOS
7 7 (1.67%) VMS
8 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.71%) Debian
9 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.48%) Solaris
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (31.67%) Information Security
2 78 (18.57%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (14.52%) ITIL
4 55 (13.10%) SIEM
5 53 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (12.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 49 (11.67%) Change Management
8 44 (10.48%) Security Architecture
9 43 (10.24%) Security Operations
10 37 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 32 (7.62%) Incident Management
12 27 (6.43%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (5.95%) DevOps
14 25 (5.95%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (5.48%) Change Control
15 23 (5.48%) Data Security
15 23 (5.48%) Load Balancing
15 23 (5.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.10%) PowerShell
2 21 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (4.52%) Python
4 17 (4.05%) SQL
5 15 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.57%) C
6 12 (2.86%) PHP
7 11 (2.62%) C#
7 11 (2.62%) C++
8 7 (1.67%) Go
9 5 (1.19%) Java
10 4 (0.95%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (22.86%) CISSP
3 72 (17.14%) CCNP
4 59 (14.05%) Security Cleared
5 57 (13.57%) CCNA
6 51 (12.14%) Degree
7 44 (10.48%) SC Cleared
8 39 (9.29%) CISM
9 19 (4.52%) CCSP
10 17 (4.05%) CCIE
11 16 (3.81%) GIAC
12 15 (3.57%) JNCIP
12 15 (3.57%) JNCIS
13 14 (3.33%) DV Cleared
14 13 (3.10%) CISA
15 12 (2.86%) IISP
16 11 (2.62%) CCSA
16 11 (2.62%) CCSE
17 10 (2.38%) CCDP
17 10 (2.38%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (15.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (7.14%) GDPR
3 27 (6.43%) NIST
4 20 (4.76%) PCI DSS
5 14 (3.33%) SLA
6 8 (1.90%) NCSC
7 7 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.19%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.71%) COBIT
11 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.24%) PSD2
11 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 36 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.95%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.67%) Docker
4 4 (0.95%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.71%) Snort
5 3 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.48%) Firmware
6 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.38%) Ansible
2 9 (2.14%) Kibana
3 7 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.43%) Nessus
5 5 (1.19%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.19%) Nmap
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.95%) Endace
6 4 (0.95%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.95%) Terraform
6 4 (0.95%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.71%) Ambari
7 3 (0.71%) SELinux
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) Puppet
8 2 (0.48%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.24%) CASB
Vendors
1 167 (39.76%) Cisco
2 92 (21.90%) CheckPoint
3 67 (15.95%) Microsoft
4 61 (14.52%) VMware
5 60 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 55 (13.10%) Juniper
7 40 (9.52%) Meraki
8 39 (9.29%) SolarWinds
9 30 (7.14%) F5
10 20 (4.76%) Aruba
11 19 (4.52%) IBM
12 17 (4.05%) Google
13 13 (3.10%) Fortinet
14 12 (2.86%) Symantec
15 9 (2.14%) Blue Coat
16 8 (1.90%) Splunk
17 7 (1.67%) Citrix
17 7 (1.67%) Dell
17 7 (1.67%) HP
17 7 (1.67%) Qualys