Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 206 199
Rank change year-on-year +49 -7 -37
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 550 470 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.08% 1.56% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.84% 9.44% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 428 333 404
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.02% -6.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -1.96%

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 4,285 4,978 5,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.18% 16.48% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,299 3,895 4,490
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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 +42 221 £62,500 -3.85% 21
Berkshire 0 151 £62,500 -3.85% 15
Hampshire +13 148 £45,000 -10.00% 25
Surrey +47 110 £56,750 -1.30% 13
Buckinghamshire +68 61 £60,000 +14.29%
West Sussex +22 36 £55,000 -12.00% 3
East Sussex +22 18 £25,000 -64.91% 5
Kent +11 17 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Oxfordshire +32 4 £55,000 +49.76% 6
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 235 (42.73%) Firewall
2 227 (41.27%) Cisco
3 199 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
4 148 (26.91%) Information Security
5 140 (25.45%) CCNP
6 134 (24.36%) WAN
7 128 (23.27%) Windows
8 123 (22.36%) LAN
9 107 (19.45%) TCP/IP
10 100 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 100 (18.18%) CISSP
11 97 (17.64%) Linux
12 94 (17.09%) Wireless
13 93 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
14 89 (16.18%) Cybersecurity
14 89 (16.18%) CheckPoint
14 89 (16.18%) Security Cleared
15 87 (15.82%) Management Information System
15 87 (15.82%) Juniper
16 86 (15.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 85 (15.45%) Cisco ASA
17 85 (15.45%) VPN
17 85 (15.45%) SIEM
18 84 (15.27%) Data Centre
19 81 (14.73%) CCNA
20 78 (14.18%) Degree
21 75 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
21 75 (13.64%) Palo Alto
22 71 (12.91%) VMware
23 69 (12.55%) ITIL

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 19 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.45%) IIS
4 7 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.36%) nginx
5 2 (0.36%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.18%) Confluence
6 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (5.09%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (6.55%) Office 365
4 19 (3.45%) SaaS
5 15 (2.73%) Power Platform
6 9 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.45%) IaaS
7 8 (1.45%) PaaS
8 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.55%) Route 53
8 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 235 (42.73%) Firewall
2 134 (24.36%) WAN
3 123 (22.36%) LAN
4 107 (19.45%) TCP/IP
5 94 (17.09%) Wireless
6 85 (15.45%) Cisco ASA
6 85 (15.45%) VPN
7 57 (10.36%) BGP
8 48 (8.73%) OSPF
9 44 (8.00%) VLAN
10 36 (6.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 32 (5.82%) DNS
12 31 (5.64%) Internet
13 29 (5.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (5.09%) VoIP
15 27 (4.91%) SAN
16 23 (4.18%) DHCP
16 23 (4.18%) MPLS
16 23 (4.18%) SSL
17 19 (3.45%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.73%) MySQL
3 15 (2.73%) Power BI
4 9 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (1.45%) Redis
6 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.91%) Big Data
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (1.09%) Robot Framework
2 6 (1.09%) Selenium
3 5 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.73%) Maven
5 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.55%) JIRA
5 3 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (7.64%) Finance
2 30 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.55%) Retail
4 11 (2.00%) Legal
5 10 (1.82%) Marketing
6 9 (1.64%) Back Office
7 7 (1.27%) Games
8 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.55%) Advertising
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 157 (28.55%) Network Engineer
2 122 (22.18%) Security Engineer
3 88 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 66 (12.00%) Consultant
5 59 (10.73%) Security Consultant
6 43 (7.82%) Architect
7 39 (7.09%) Security Architect
8 34 (6.18%) Analyst
9 29 (5.27%) Developer
10 26 (4.73%) Software Engineer
11 23 (4.18%) Network Security Consultant
11 23 (4.18%) Support Engineer
12 22 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (4.00%) Security Analyst
12 22 (4.00%) Solutions Consultant
13 21 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (3.64%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
15 18 (3.27%) IT Manager
16 17 (3.09%) Network Consultant
16 17 (3.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.55%) .NET
2 9 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.45%) Apache NiFi
3 8 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (1.09%) Middleware
5 5 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.73%) CGI
6 4 (0.73%) CSS
6 4 (0.73%) Entity Framework
6 4 (0.73%) HTML
6 4 (0.73%) JSON
6 4 (0.73%) LINQ
7 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (0.55%) Kafka
7 3 (0.55%) LAMP
7 3 (0.55%) Laravel
8 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.36%) STL
9 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.82%) Management Information System
2 84 (15.27%) Data Centre
3 39 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 22 (4.00%) Replication
6 20 (3.64%) Device Driver
7 14 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (2.55%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.36%) Cyberattack
9 11 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
9 11 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (1.82%) CMDB
10 10 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.45%) Clustering
11 8 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (1.45%) Wiki
12 7 (1.27%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (23.27%) Windows
2 97 (17.64%) Linux
3 38 (6.91%) Unix
3 38 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.64%) Android
4 20 (3.64%) Mac OS X
5 19 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.36%) CentOS
8 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.09%) Debian
9 6 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.09%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (26.91%) Information Security
2 93 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (16.18%) Cybersecurity
4 85 (15.45%) SIEM
5 69 (12.55%) ITIL
6 65 (11.82%) DevOps
7 62 (11.27%) Security Architecture
8 57 (10.36%) Presales
9 52 (9.45%) Penetration Testing
10 50 (9.09%) Time Management
11 47 (8.55%) Customer Requirements
12 46 (8.36%) Technical Leadership
13 43 (7.82%) Change Management
14 41 (7.45%) Security Operations
14 41 (7.45%) Service Delivery
15 38 (6.91%) Configuration Management
16 35 (6.36%) Analytics
16 35 (6.36%) Mentoring
16 35 (6.36%) Vulnerability Management
17 32 (5.82%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.18%) SQL
2 45 (8.18%) C
3 42 (7.64%) C++
4 37 (6.73%) Python
5 33 (6.00%) PowerShell
6 26 (4.73%) Java
7 20 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 15 (2.73%) C#
9 11 (2.00%) PHP
10 10 (1.82%) Go
10 10 (1.82%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.09%) R
12 5 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.73%) Perl
14 3 (0.55%) Ruby
15 2 (0.36%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 199 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (25.45%) CCNP
3 100 (18.18%) CISSP
4 89 (16.18%) Security Cleared
5 81 (14.73%) CCNA
6 78 (14.18%) Degree
7 41 (7.45%) SC Cleared
8 37 (6.73%) CCIE
8 37 (6.73%) DV Cleared
9 35 (6.36%) CISM
10 24 (4.36%) CCSP
11 22 (4.00%) CCSE
11 22 (4.00%) JNCIS
12 20 (3.64%) JNCIP
13 17 (3.09%) JNCIE
14 16 (2.91%) GIAC
15 14 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (2.36%) CCSA
17 12 (2.18%) CCDP
17 12 (2.18%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (15.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (8.36%) GDPR
2 46 (8.36%) SLA
3 24 (4.36%) ISO 9001
4 23 (4.18%) PCI DSS
5 22 (4.00%) ISO 22301
6 21 (3.82%) NIST
7 11 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.91%) COBIT
8 5 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.91%) QA
8 5 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.73%) COSO
10 3 (0.55%) NCSC
11 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 61 (11.09%) Active Directory
2 54 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.18%) Docker
6 9 (1.64%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.91%) iptables
8 2 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (3.09%) Kibana
2 12 (2.18%) Nagios
2 12 (2.18%) vCenter Server
3 9 (1.64%) Ansible
4 8 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.27%) SCCM
5 7 (1.27%) SELinux
6 6 (1.09%) Ambari
6 6 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.73%) vMotion
8 3 (0.55%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.55%) SCOM
8 3 (0.55%) Terraform
9 2 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
9 2 (0.36%) Puppet
9 2 (0.36%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 227 (41.27%) Cisco
2 100 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 89 (16.18%) CheckPoint
4 87 (15.82%) Juniper
5 75 (13.64%) Palo Alto
6 71 (12.91%) VMware
7 46 (8.36%) F5
8 35 (6.36%) Fortinet
9 31 (5.64%) SolarWinds
10 29 (5.27%) Meraki
11 28 (5.09%) Blue Coat
12 27 (4.91%) Dell
13 25 (4.55%) Citrix
14 24 (4.36%) Huawei
15 22 (4.00%) Brocade
15 22 (4.00%) Ruckus Wireless
16 21 (3.82%) HP
17 13 (2.36%) Aruba
18 10 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
18 10 (1.82%) ServiceNow