Period
to 23 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 172 209
Rank change year-on-year -17 +37 -44
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 499 613 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.61% 1.94% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.34% 8.99% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 361 461 486
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £33,125
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £51,910 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.10% -1.12% +9.38%

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 5,344 6,819 8,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.19% 21.56% 19.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4,199 5,399 6,651
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +0.56% +11.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 23 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -10 238 £50,000 -9.09% 30
Berkshire -14 137 £50,000 -13.04% 17
Surrey -9 121 £52,500 - 9
Hampshire -14 95 £47,500 +2.15% 11
Oxfordshire -9 59 £50,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire +11 42 £53,250 +25.29% 8
Kent -2 15 £35,000 -36.36% 1
East Sussex -37 12 £50,000 -
West Sussex +4 9 £55,000 +120.00%
M4 Corridor -5 4 £65,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £60,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 279 (55.91%) Firewall
2 193 (38.68%) Cisco
3 144 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
4 119 (23.85%) Microsoft
5 112 (22.44%) CCNP
6 109 (21.84%) Windows
6 109 (21.84%) Information Security
7 107 (21.44%) WAN
8 106 (21.24%) Active Directory
9 104 (20.84%) VPN
10 103 (20.64%) Juniper
11 102 (20.44%) CISSP
12 92 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (17.03%) Finance
14 83 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 81 (16.23%) CheckPoint
16 76 (15.23%) Palo Alto
17 74 (14.83%) TCP/IP
18 73 (14.63%) LAN
19 72 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 71 (14.23%) Security Operations
21 70 (14.03%) Data Centre
22 68 (13.63%) Security Management
23 67 (13.43%) CISM
24 65 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
25 64 (12.83%) F5
25 64 (12.83%) Penetration Testing
26 63 (12.63%) Wireless
27 62 (12.42%) BGP
27 62 (12.42%) Degree

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 30 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.61%) IIS
4 9 (1.80%) nginx
4 9 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.80%) Apache
7 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (8.02%) Office 365
4 19 (3.81%) SaaS
5 14 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.40%) IaaS
7 10 (2.00%) PaaS
8 6 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.60%) GitHub
11 1 (0.20%) Akamai
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 279 (55.91%) Firewall
2 107 (21.44%) WAN
3 104 (20.84%) VPN
4 92 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
5 74 (14.83%) TCP/IP
6 73 (14.63%) LAN
7 63 (12.63%) Wireless
8 62 (12.42%) BGP
9 58 (11.62%) OSPF
10 56 (11.22%) MPLS
11 52 (10.42%) IPsec
12 51 (10.22%) SSL
13 45 (9.02%) Ethernet
14 41 (8.22%) DNS
15 40 (8.02%) Intrusion Detection
16 38 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (7.62%) VoIP
17 32 (6.41%) VLAN
18 28 (5.61%) SNMP
19 26 (5.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.61%) MySQL
3 10 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.40%) Redis
5 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.80%) Big Data
7 4 (0.80%) InfluxDB
7 4 (0.80%) Neo4j
7 4 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.60%) DB2
8 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.60%) Infinispan
8 3 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.00%) Fiddler
2 10 (2.00%) LINQPad
3 5 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.00%) Selenium
4 4 (0.80%) GitLab
4 4 (0.80%) WiX
5 3 (0.60%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.60%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.40%) JIRA
6 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.40%) TestLink
6 2 (0.40%) TestRail
7 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
General
1 85 (17.03%) Finance
2 21 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.40%) Billing
4 11 (2.20%) Marketing
5 7 (1.40%) Military
6 6 (1.20%) Games
7 4 (0.80%) Electronics
7 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.60%) Law
8 3 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.40%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 133 (26.65%) Network Engineer
2 118 (23.65%) Security Engineer
3 92 (18.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 85 (17.03%) Analyst
5 63 (12.63%) Security Analyst
6 45 (9.02%) Architect
7 43 (8.62%) Information Analyst
7 43 (8.62%) Information Security Analyst
8 36 (7.21%) Administrator
9 35 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
10 30 (6.01%) Consultant
11 24 (4.81%) Operations Engineer
12 23 (4.61%) Senior Security Engineer
13 22 (4.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 22 (4.41%) Support Engineer
13 22 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
14 21 (4.21%) Firewall Engineer
14 21 (4.21%) IT Engineer
14 21 (4.21%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.41%) Web Services
2 18 (3.61%) .NET
2 18 (3.61%) XML
3 14 (2.81%) WCF
4 11 (2.20%) HTML
5 10 (2.00%) LINQ
6 7 (1.40%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (1.40%) Node.js
6 7 (1.40%) React
7 6 (1.20%) JSON
7 6 (1.20%) Spring
8 5 (1.00%) POSIX
9 4 (0.80%) CSS
9 4 (0.80%) Laravel
9 4 (0.80%) LDAP
9 4 (0.80%) RESTful
9 4 (0.80%) SAP CAF
10 3 (0.60%) Memcached
10 3 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.03%) Data Centre
2 59 (11.82%) Management Information System
3 41 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.01%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (2.81%) Replication
6 13 (2.61%) Clustering
7 11 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.80%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.60%) FlexPod
10 8 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.40%) User Experience
12 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.00%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.80%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.80%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 109 (21.84%) Windows
2 61 (12.22%) Windows Server
3 58 (11.62%) Linux
4 28 (5.61%) Unix
5 24 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.00%) VMS
9 9 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.40%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.40%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.20%) Android
12 5 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.60%) CentOS
15 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.84%) Information Security
2 71 (14.23%) Security Operations
3 68 (13.63%) Security Management
4 65 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
5 64 (12.83%) Penetration Testing
6 58 (11.62%) ITIL
7 53 (10.62%) Load Balancing
8 51 (10.22%) Network Monitoring
9 48 (9.62%) Information Security Management
10 45 (9.02%) Presales
11 44 (8.82%) Risk Assessment
12 43 (8.62%) SIEM
13 40 (8.02%) Process Improvement
14 37 (7.41%) Project Management
14 37 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
15 36 (7.21%) Change Management
16 33 (6.61%) Network Design
17 32 (6.41%) Incident Management
17 32 (6.41%) Kalman Filter
17 32 (6.41%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.02%) SQL
2 34 (6.81%) PowerShell
3 31 (6.21%) Python
4 28 (5.61%) C#
4 28 (5.61%) C++
5 27 (5.41%) Java
6 26 (5.21%) C
7 17 (3.41%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.21%) Perl
8 16 (3.21%) Ruby
9 8 (1.60%) VB
10 7 (1.40%) Go
10 7 (1.40%) PHP
11 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.00%) Groovy
13 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (22.44%) CCNP
3 102 (20.44%) CISSP
4 67 (13.43%) CISM
5 62 (12.42%) Degree
6 60 (12.02%) Security Cleared
7 56 (11.22%) GIAC
8 54 (10.82%) CCNA
9 40 (8.02%) CCDP
9 40 (8.02%) CRISC
10 38 (7.62%) SC Cleared
11 33 (6.61%) CEH
12 27 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (5.21%) CCSE
14 25 (5.01%) MCSE
15 22 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (4.21%) SSCP
17 20 (4.01%) JNCIP
18 15 (3.01%) CCIE
19 14 (2.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.61%) SLA
3 19 (3.81%) QA
4 10 (2.00%) GDPR
4 10 (2.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.80%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.60%) PMO
6 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.20%) IASME
8 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 106 (21.24%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.81%) vSphere
4 14 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.60%) Docker
7 7 (1.40%) XenApp
8 6 (1.20%) NFS
8 6 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.40%) Firmware
12 1 (0.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (2.61%) Kibana
2 10 (2.00%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.00%) vCenter Server
3 8 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (1.60%) QRadar
3 8 (1.60%) SCOM
4 7 (1.40%) Cacti
4 7 (1.40%) Nagios
4 7 (1.40%) vMotion
5 6 (1.20%) Ansible
5 6 (1.20%) PowerCLI
6 5 (1.00%) Puppet
6 5 (1.00%) Terraform
7 4 (0.80%) Grafana
7 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.60%) logstash
9 2 (0.40%) Nessus
9 2 (0.40%) Nmap
10 1 (0.20%) SCCM
10 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 193 (38.68%) Cisco
2 119 (23.85%) Microsoft
3 103 (20.64%) Juniper
4 81 (16.23%) CheckPoint
5 76 (15.23%) Palo Alto
6 64 (12.83%) F5
7 58 (11.62%) VMware
8 33 (6.61%) Fortinet
9 24 (4.81%) SolarWinds
10 23 (4.61%) HP
11 20 (4.01%) Citrix
12 17 (3.41%) Aruba
13 14 (2.81%) Oracle
14 13 (2.61%) Avaya
14 13 (2.61%) Blue Coat
14 13 (2.61%) LogRhythm
15 12 (2.40%) BMC
15 12 (2.40%) Forcepoint
15 12 (2.40%) Sourcefire
15 12 (2.40%) Splunk