Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 167 202
Rank change year-on-year -38 +35 -41
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 485 695 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 1.98% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.06% 9.28% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 346 523 530
South East median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,250 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +3.00% +8.70%

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 5352 7487 8581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.61% 21.28% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 5993 6980
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +6.63%
10th Percentile £24,350 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -14 229 £50,000 -13.04% 18
Surrey +3 128 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Berkshire -31 128 £50,000 -13.04% 7
Hampshire -18 80 £45,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +49 79 £50,000 -6.54% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 22 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Kent -10 19 £38,750 -18.42%
East Sussex -12 18 £45,000 -5.26%
West Sussex -8 6 £55,000 +37.50%
Home Counties - 2 £60,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 267 (55.05%) Firewall
2 174 (35.88%) Cisco
3 126 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (22.68%) Information Security
5 109 (22.47%) WAN
6 101 (20.82%) Active Directory
6 101 (20.82%) VPN
7 100 (20.62%) Juniper
7 100 (20.62%) Finance
8 94 (19.38%) CISSP
8 94 (19.38%) CCNP
9 93 (19.18%) Microsoft
9 93 (19.18%) Windows
10 79 (16.29%) LAN
10 79 (16.29%) Degree
11 78 (16.08%) Security Operations
12 76 (15.67%) Palo Alto
12 76 (15.67%) Security Cleared
12 76 (15.67%) ITIL
13 75 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
14 73 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 73 (15.05%) TCP/IP
14 73 (15.05%) Data Centre
15 72 (14.85%) Penetration Testing
16 71 (14.64%) CheckPoint
17 69 (14.23%) BGP
17 69 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
18 68 (14.02%) Security Management
19 67 (13.81%) VMware
20 66 (13.61%) Wireless

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 24 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.68%) OpenStack
3 12 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.65%) nginx
5 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.03%) IIS
7 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.62%) Confluence
8 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (8.66%) Office 365
4 21 (4.33%) SaaS
5 14 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.86%) IaaS
7 5 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.03%) GitHub
7 5 (1.03%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.62%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.21%) Akamai
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 267 (55.05%) Firewall
2 109 (22.47%) WAN
3 101 (20.82%) VPN
4 79 (16.29%) LAN
5 75 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
6 73 (15.05%) TCP/IP
7 69 (14.23%) BGP
8 66 (13.61%) Wireless
9 60 (12.37%) OSPF
10 56 (11.55%) IPsec
10 56 (11.55%) MPLS
11 43 (8.87%) Ethernet
11 43 (8.87%) SSL
12 38 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 37 (7.63%) DNS
14 36 (7.42%) VoIP
15 35 (7.22%) VLAN
16 33 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (5.57%) Internet
18 25 (5.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.33%) MySQL
1 21 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.27%) InfluxDB
3 11 (2.27%) Redis
3 11 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.86%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.65%) Neo4j
6 6 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.62%) Big Data
8 3 (0.62%) DB2
8 3 (0.62%) Infinispan
8 3 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 13 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.65%) GitLab
2 8 (1.65%) JIRA
2 8 (1.65%) Metasploit
3 5 (1.03%) Subversion
4 3 (0.62%) Selenium
4 3 (0.62%) TestLink
4 3 (0.62%) TestRail
4 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.62%) WiX
General
1 100 (20.62%) Finance
2 19 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.68%) Billing
4 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.65%) Military
5 7 (1.44%) Retail
6 6 (1.24%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.24%) Games
6 6 (1.24%) Marketing
7 4 (0.82%) Automotive
7 4 (0.82%) Legal
8 3 (0.62%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.41%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 135 (27.84%) Network Engineer
2 117 (24.12%) Security Engineer
3 91 (18.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 79 (16.29%) Analyst
5 61 (12.58%) Security Analyst
6 44 (9.07%) Senior Network Engineer
7 41 (8.45%) Administrator
8 40 (8.25%) Information Analyst
8 40 (8.25%) Information Security Analyst
9 34 (7.01%) Consultant
10 32 (6.60%) Senior Security Engineer
11 31 (6.39%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 31 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (5.77%) Security Manager
13 27 (5.57%) Cisco Engineer
14 24 (4.95%) IT Engineer
14 24 (4.95%) Security Consultant
14 24 (4.95%) Support Engineer
15 23 (4.74%) Architect
16 22 (4.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.84%) Web Services
2 11 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (1.65%) Node.js
3 8 (1.65%) React
4 7 (1.44%) Spring
5 6 (1.24%) .NET
5 6 (1.24%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.24%) HTML
6 5 (1.03%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.03%) RESTful
6 5 (1.03%) XML
7 4 (0.82%) POSIX
8 3 (0.62%) Ajax
8 3 (0.62%) CSS
8 3 (0.62%) J2EE
8 3 (0.62%) Java EE
8 3 (0.62%) JSON
8 3 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.62%) Memcached
8 3 (0.62%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 61 (12.58%) Management Information System
3 49 (10.10%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (2.89%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.68%) Clustering
6 13 (2.68%) FlexPod
7 12 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.27%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.06%) Cloud Native
9 10 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.44%) Replication
11 6 (1.24%) CESG
11 6 (1.24%) User Experience
12 5 (1.03%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 93 (19.18%) Windows
2 62 (12.78%) Linux
3 58 (11.96%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.74%) Unix
7 8 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.44%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.24%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.03%) CentOS
10 5 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.62%) Android
13 2 (0.41%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (22.68%) Information Security
2 78 (16.08%) Security Operations
3 76 (15.67%) ITIL
4 72 (14.85%) Penetration Testing
5 69 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
6 68 (14.02%) Security Management
7 59 (12.16%) Network Monitoring
8 56 (11.55%) Mentoring
9 55 (11.34%) SIEM
10 46 (9.48%) Project Management
11 45 (9.28%) Load Balancing
12 44 (9.07%) Kalman Filter
13 41 (8.45%) Information Security Management
13 41 (8.45%) Web Filtering
14 40 (8.25%) Presales
15 39 (8.04%) Process Improvement
16 38 (7.84%) Time Management
17 36 (7.42%) Risk Assessment
18 35 (7.22%) Risk Analysis
19 34 (7.01%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.22%) Java
1 35 (7.22%) Python
1 35 (7.22%) SQL
2 32 (6.60%) C
2 32 (6.60%) C++
3 25 (5.15%) Ruby
4 22 (4.54%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.33%) Perl
6 12 (2.47%) Go
7 8 (1.65%) VB
8 7 (1.44%) Groovy
9 6 (1.24%) C#
10 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.82%) Scala
11 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.82%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.62%) PHP
12 3 (0.62%) Rust
13 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (19.38%) CCNP
2 94 (19.38%) CISSP
3 79 (16.29%) Degree
4 76 (15.67%) Security Cleared
5 57 (11.75%) CISM
6 56 (11.55%) SC Cleared
7 46 (9.48%) CCNA
7 46 (9.48%) GIAC
8 44 (9.07%) CEH
9 41 (8.45%) CRISC
10 31 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (5.57%) MCSE
13 20 (4.12%) CCDP
14 18 (3.71%) DV Cleared
14 18 (3.71%) MCP
15 15 (3.09%) CISA
16 14 (2.89%) CCIE
16 14 (2.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (13.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.54%) QA
3 19 (3.92%) SLA
4 12 (2.47%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.06%) PMO
6 8 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.44%) GDPR
8 5 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.21%) IASME
11 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 101 (20.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.12%) Hyper-V
3 20 (4.12%) vSphere
4 14 (2.89%) Docker
5 8 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.82%) NFS
8 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) Snort
9 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
1 13 (2.68%) Nagios
2 12 (2.47%) SCOM
3 10 (2.06%) Ansible
3 10 (2.06%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.86%) Nessus
4 9 (1.86%) Terraform
5 8 (1.65%) Grafana
5 8 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.24%) Cacti
7 5 (1.03%) Puppet
7 5 (1.03%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.82%) Nmap
9 3 (0.62%) Kibana
9 3 (0.62%) logstash
10 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.41%) vMotion
11 1 (0.21%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 174 (35.88%) Cisco
2 100 (20.62%) Juniper
3 93 (19.18%) Microsoft
4 76 (15.67%) Palo Alto
5 71 (14.64%) CheckPoint
6 67 (13.81%) VMware
7 55 (11.34%) F5
8 32 (6.60%) SolarWinds
9 28 (5.77%) Fortinet
10 25 (5.15%) HP
11 19 (3.92%) Aruba
12 18 (3.71%) Citrix
13 16 (3.30%) Blue Coat
13 16 (3.30%) Meraki
14 15 (3.09%) Sourcefire
15 14 (2.89%) Brocade
16 13 (2.68%) Sophos
17 12 (2.47%) Oracle
18 10 (2.06%) NetScout
19 8 (1.65%) LogRhythm