Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 206 203
Rank change year-on-year +54 -3 -19
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 532 453 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.10% 1.56% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 10.00% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 430 399 322
South East median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +30.43% -8.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £32,440
90th Percentile £72,500 £86,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 4,190 4,528 5,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.51% 15.55% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,226 3,551 4,182
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,225
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +44 211 £62,500 -3.85% 20
Hampshire +36 153 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Berkshire -6 129 £62,500 -8.09% 10
Surrey +37 115 £62,500 +4.17% 9
Buckinghamshire +66 69 £60,000 +9.09% 6
East Sussex +30 22 £38,000 -48.47%
West Sussex 0 22 £56,000 -13.85% 2
Kent -10 7 £33,500 -10.67% 1
Oxfordshire +23 5 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Middlesex -10 1 £100,000 +53.85% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 249 (46.80%) Firewall
2 211 (39.66%) Cisco
3 192 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
4 163 (30.64%) Information Security
5 136 (25.56%) CCNP
6 124 (23.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 112 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 110 (20.68%) Windows
8 110 (20.68%) CheckPoint
9 107 (20.11%) WAN
10 106 (19.92%) CISSP
11 105 (19.74%) LAN
12 104 (19.55%) Azure
13 101 (18.98%) Management Information System
14 96 (18.05%) SIEM
15 88 (16.54%) CCNA
16 86 (16.17%) Data Centre
17 83 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
18 82 (15.41%) Microsoft
18 82 (15.41%) Juniper
19 80 (15.04%) AWS
19 80 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
20 76 (14.29%) VPN
21 75 (14.10%) Linux
22 69 (12.97%) Degree
23 63 (11.84%) Security Architecture
23 63 (11.84%) VMware
24 62 (11.65%) DNS
24 62 (11.65%) Security Cleared
24 62 (11.65%) Palo Alto

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 20 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.13%) Apache
5 5 (0.94%) IIS
6 3 (0.56%) nginx
7 2 (0.38%) Confluence
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.38%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (4.14%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.38%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (19.55%) Azure
2 80 (15.04%) AWS
3 30 (5.64%) SaaS
4 29 (5.45%) Office 365
5 17 (3.20%) GCP
6 16 (3.01%) Power Platform
7 11 (2.07%) IaaS
8 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.56%) PaaS
9 3 (0.56%) Route 53
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.38%) Serverless
11 1 (0.19%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 249 (46.80%) Firewall
2 112 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 107 (20.11%) WAN
4 105 (19.74%) LAN
5 76 (14.29%) VPN
6 62 (11.65%) DNS
7 54 (10.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 54 (10.15%) OSPF
8 53 (9.96%) BGP
9 50 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (8.46%) Wireless
11 38 (7.14%) SSL
12 37 (6.95%) Internet
13 35 (6.58%) IPsec
14 31 (5.83%) DHCP
15 30 (5.64%) VLAN
16 23 (4.32%) MPLS
17 22 (4.14%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (3.76%) VoIP
19 18 (3.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.01%) Power BI
3 15 (2.82%) MySQL
4 13 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (2.44%) Redis
5 9 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (0.94%) Big Data
6 5 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.07%) LINQPad
3 10 (1.88%) Fiddler
4 6 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.75%) Subversion
5 4 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.56%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.56%) Selenium
7 2 (0.38%) JIRA
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (4.89%) Public Sector
2 25 (4.70%) Finance
3 22 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.20%) Marketing
5 9 (1.69%) Games
5 9 (1.69%) Retail
6 4 (0.75%) Advertising
6 4 (0.75%) Billing
6 4 (0.75%) Electronics
6 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Back Office
7 1 (0.19%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Military
7 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 153 (28.76%) Network Engineer
2 139 (26.13%) Security Engineer
3 94 (17.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 63 (11.84%) Consultant
5 56 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 48 (9.02%) Architect
7 40 (7.52%) Security Architect
8 39 (7.33%) Analyst
9 26 (4.89%) Senior Network Engineer
10 25 (4.70%) Cisco Engineer
10 25 (4.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 25 (4.70%) Security Officer
11 24 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (4.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 21 (3.95%) Information Security Engineer
13 21 (3.95%) Security Analyst
14 20 (3.76%) Network Security Consultant
14 20 (3.76%) Solutions Consultant
15 19 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 19 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.38%) .NET
2 14 (2.63%) CSS
2 14 (2.63%) HTML
3 13 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (2.07%) jQuery
5 7 (1.32%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.75%) JSON
6 4 (0.75%) Laravel
7 3 (0.56%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (0.56%) LAMP
8 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.19%) Ajax
9 1 (0.19%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.19%) LINQ
9 1 (0.19%) Memcached
9 1 (0.19%) OpenID
9 1 (0.19%) SAML
9 1 (0.19%) SOAP
9 1 (0.19%) Web Services
9 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (18.98%) Management Information System
2 86 (16.17%) Data Centre
3 42 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.70%) Enterprise Cloud
5 24 (4.51%) Driving Licence
6 22 (4.14%) Replication
6 22 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
9 10 (1.88%) Cyberattack
9 10 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (1.69%) Cybercrime
10 9 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.69%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.50%) Clustering
11 8 (1.50%) Wiki
12 7 (1.32%) CMDB
13 5 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.94%) IVR
14 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 110 (20.68%) Windows
2 75 (14.10%) Linux
3 40 (7.52%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.95%) Unix
5 19 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.63%) CentOS
7 10 (1.88%) VMS
8 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.13%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.56%) Debian
13 2 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (30.64%) Information Security
2 96 (18.05%) SIEM
3 83 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
5 63 (11.84%) Security Architecture
6 56 (10.53%) ITIL
7 55 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
8 49 (9.21%) Security Operations
8 49 (9.21%) Vulnerability Management
9 47 (8.83%) Configuration Management
10 45 (8.46%) DevOps
10 45 (8.46%) Incident Management
11 44 (8.27%) Time Management
12 43 (8.08%) Identity Access Management
12 43 (8.08%) SDLC
13 40 (7.52%) Data Protection
13 40 (7.52%) Presales
14 39 (7.33%) Change Management
15 38 (7.14%) Security Management
15 38 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.08%) PowerShell
2 37 (6.95%) SQL
3 29 (5.45%) C
4 27 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.70%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.38%) PHP
7 17 (3.20%) C#
8 16 (3.01%) C++
9 15 (2.82%) Python
10 14 (2.63%) Go
11 8 (1.50%) Java
12 4 (0.75%) Perl
13 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 192 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (25.56%) CCNP
3 106 (19.92%) CISSP
4 88 (16.54%) CCNA
5 69 (12.97%) Degree
6 62 (11.65%) Security Cleared
7 45 (8.46%) CISM
8 42 (7.89%) SC Cleared
9 32 (6.02%) CCSE
10 26 (4.89%) JNCIS
11 23 (4.32%) CCSA
12 22 (4.14%) GIAC
13 21 (3.95%) JNCIP
14 19 (3.57%) CCSP
15 18 (3.38%) DV Cleared
16 15 (2.82%) JNCIE
17 14 (2.63%) CCIE
17 14 (2.63%) CCMSE
18 12 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (2.07%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (23.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (9.77%) GDPR
3 34 (6.39%) NIST
4 28 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 28 (5.26%) SLA
5 22 (4.14%) ISO 9001
6 21 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 20 (3.76%) ISO 22301
8 6 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.13%) NCSC
9 5 (0.94%) COBIT
10 3 (0.56%) QA
10 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.38%) COSO
12 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 44 (8.27%) Active Directory
1 44 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.70%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.44%) Docker
3 13 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.69%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.94%) iptables
6 4 (0.75%) vSphere
7 3 (0.56%) Snort
7 3 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (3.38%) Kibana
2 14 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.88%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.69%) Ansible
7 7 (1.32%) Terraform
8 5 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.94%) Nagios
9 4 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.75%) Endace
9 4 (0.75%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.75%) SELinux
9 4 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.75%) vMotion
9 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.56%) Ambari
11 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.38%) Puppet
11 2 (0.38%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 211 (39.66%) Cisco
2 110 (20.68%) CheckPoint
3 82 (15.41%) Juniper
3 82 (15.41%) Microsoft
4 63 (11.84%) VMware
5 62 (11.65%) Palo Alto
6 41 (7.71%) Fortinet
7 39 (7.33%) F5
8 36 (6.77%) Meraki
9 27 (5.08%) Blue Coat
10 24 (4.51%) Google
11 22 (4.14%) Huawei
12 20 (3.76%) Brocade
12 20 (3.76%) Ruckus Wireless
13 19 (3.57%) Dell
14 18 (3.38%) Citrix
15 16 (3.01%) SolarWinds
15 16 (3.01%) Splunk
16 15 (2.82%) ServiceNow
16 15 (2.82%) Symantec