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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 198 190
Rank change year-on-year -55 -8 -19
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 242 206 267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.52% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.67% 10.49% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 220 162 213
10th Percentile £30,000 £37,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £37,696 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - - +9.09%

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 3,154 1,964 2,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.65% 14.48% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,844 1,495 2,266
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,775 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the South East over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -34 102 £55,000 - 16
Hampshire -44 49 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Berkshire -16 45 £50,250 -12.61% 9
Buckinghamshire -41 33 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Kent -37 27 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Surrey -79 25 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Oxfordshire -13 24 £73,750 +34.09% 3
West Sussex +9 17 £41,000 -32.79% 5
East Sussex -5 15 £40,000 -11.11%
Middlesex - 2 £68,750 -
Sussex - 1 £60,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £67,500 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 99 (40.91%) Firewall
2 84 (34.71%) Microsoft
3 68 (28.10%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (26.45%) Active Directory
5 60 (24.79%) LAN
6 58 (23.97%) Windows
7 57 (23.55%) Azure
8 55 (22.73%) WAN
9 53 (21.90%) Cisco
9 53 (21.90%) Microsoft 365
10 49 (20.25%) VMware
11 48 (19.83%) Information Security
11 48 (19.83%) ITIL
12 43 (17.77%) Social Skills
13 39 (16.12%) Linux
14 38 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
16 36 (14.88%) Marketing
16 36 (14.88%) SIEM
17 35 (14.46%) Security Operations
17 35 (14.46%) Change Management
18 34 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (13.64%) AWS
19 33 (13.64%) Finance
20 32 (13.22%) Palo Alto
21 31 (12.81%) VPN
22 30 (12.40%) TCP/IP
22 30 (12.40%) Management Information System
22 30 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
23 29 (11.98%) Data Centre

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 21 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.24%) Campfire
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 57 (23.55%) Azure
2 53 (21.90%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (13.64%) AWS
4 17 (7.02%) IaaS
5 14 (5.79%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (5.37%) Power Platform
7 12 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.48%) SaaS
9 3 (1.24%) GCP
9 3 (1.24%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.41%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 99 (40.91%) Firewall
2 60 (24.79%) LAN
3 55 (22.73%) WAN
4 31 (12.81%) VPN
5 30 (12.40%) TCP/IP
6 27 (11.16%) BGP
6 27 (11.16%) OSPF
7 24 (9.92%) DNS
8 21 (8.68%) SAN
9 20 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (8.26%) VoIP
10 19 (7.85%) Wireless
11 16 (6.61%) IPsec
12 13 (5.37%) DHCP
13 11 (4.55%) SNMP
13 11 (4.55%) Unified Communications
14 10 (4.13%) PBX
15 8 (3.31%) Internet
15 8 (3.31%) WLAN
16 6 (2.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.83%) Power BI
2 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.41%) LINQPad
General
1 43 (17.77%) Social Skills
2 36 (14.88%) Marketing
3 34 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (13.64%) Finance
5 18 (7.44%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 8 (3.31%) Legal
8 6 (2.48%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.65%) Law
10 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.24%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.83%) Automotive
11 2 (0.83%) Games
11 2 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.41%) Back Office
12 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (23.97%) Analyst
2 50 (20.66%) Network Engineer
3 44 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 31 (12.81%) Security Analyst
5 24 (9.92%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (9.09%) Architect
6 22 (9.09%) Developer
6 22 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 19 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (7.85%) IT Engineer
8 16 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) Senior Security Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Graduate
11 12 (4.96%) Security Specialist
12 11 (4.55%) Azure Architect
12 11 (4.55%) IT Security Engineer
12 11 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
12 11 (4.55%) Security Manager
12 11 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.72%) WPF
2 8 (3.31%) Web Services
3 4 (1.65%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.83%) SAML
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.41%) COM
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
5 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.40%) Management Information System
2 29 (11.98%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.61%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.37%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (4.96%) Cyberattack
6 9 (3.72%) Cybercrime
6 9 (3.72%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.72%) NHS
7 8 (3.31%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.83%) CSOC
11 2 (0.83%) DataPower
11 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 58 (23.97%) Windows
2 39 (16.12%) Linux
3 25 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.20%) Apple iOS
5 14 (5.79%) Unix
6 11 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.13%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (4.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (3.72%) Kali Linux
8 9 (3.72%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.48%) Android
10 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.10%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (19.83%) Information Security
2 48 (19.83%) ITIL
3 36 (14.88%) SIEM
4 35 (14.46%) Change Management
4 35 (14.46%) Security Operations
5 26 (10.74%) DevOps
5 26 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (9.92%) Data Loss Prevention
7 23 (9.50%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (9.50%) Kalman Filter
8 22 (9.09%) Project Management
8 22 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (8.68%) Zero Trust
10 20 (8.26%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (8.26%) Service Design
11 19 (7.85%) Application Security
11 19 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 18 (7.44%) Mentoring
12 18 (7.44%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.61%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.20%) Apple Swift
2 15 (6.20%) Objective-C
3 14 (5.79%) Python
4 10 (4.13%) C#
5 9 (3.72%) C++
6 4 (1.65%) SQL
7 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.83%) Bash
8 2 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (11.57%) CISSP
2 28 (11.57%) Security Cleared
3 22 (9.09%) CCNA
4 20 (8.26%) Degree
5 15 (6.20%) CompTIA Security+
5 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (4.55%) CCNP
7 11 (4.55%) CCSP
8 10 (4.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (4.13%) CEH
8 10 (4.13%) CISMP
8 10 (4.13%) GSEC
8 10 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (4.13%) SSCP
9 8 (3.31%) CCSE
9 8 (3.31%) CRISC
10 7 (2.89%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.57%) GDPR
1 28 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.37%) NIST
3 11 (4.55%) SLA
4 9 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (2.89%) NCSC
5 7 (2.89%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.89%) QA
6 2 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 64 (26.45%) Active Directory
2 38 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (7.85%) vSphere
5 11 (4.55%) XenApp
6 9 (3.72%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.83%) pfSense
9 1 (0.41%) NFS
9 1 (0.41%) Postfix
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.44%) vCenter Server
2 12 (4.96%) SCCM
3 10 (4.13%) SCOM
3 10 (4.13%) Terraform
4 7 (2.89%) PaperCut
5 5 (2.07%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.83%) Opsgenie
7 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.41%) Ansible
8 1 (0.41%) Kibana
8 1 (0.41%) MIIS
8 1 (0.41%) Nagios
8 1 (0.41%) Nessus
8 1 (0.41%) Simpana
8 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (34.71%) Microsoft
2 53 (21.90%) Cisco
3 49 (20.25%) VMware
4 32 (13.22%) Palo Alto
5 27 (11.16%) SolarWinds
6 24 (9.92%) Citrix
6 24 (9.92%) Zscaler
7 19 (7.85%) CheckPoint
8 16 (6.61%) HP
9 15 (6.20%) Xamarin
10 14 (5.79%) New Relic
11 11 (4.55%) Meraki
11 11 (4.55%) NetApp
12 7 (2.89%) Sophos
13 6 (2.48%) Juniper
14 4 (1.65%) Aruba
14 4 (1.65%) Red Hat
15 3 (1.24%) Dell
15 3 (1.24%) Fortinet
16 2 (0.83%) IBM