Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 182 163
Rank change year-on-year -24 -19 +40
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 173 337 521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.72% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.21% 10.04% 11.89%
Number of salaries quoted 129 269 383
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +11.11% +8.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £78,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +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 1,878 3,356 4,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.90% 17.17% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,457 2,676 3,451
10th Percentile £29,650 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,938 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 2021. 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 -17 71 £55,000 -15.38% 17
Berkshire -22 44 £57,500 -14.81% 11
Hampshire +22 40 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Surrey -9 34 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £52,500 -19.23% 4
Kent - 14 £40,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +38 11 £55,000 +74.60% 2
East Sussex +10 6 £45,000 -30.77% 2
West Sussex +5 1 £61,000 +16.19% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 84 (48.55%) Firewall
2 62 (35.84%) Cisco
3 52 (30.06%) VPN
4 51 (29.48%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (23.70%) Azure
6 40 (23.12%) BGP
7 39 (22.54%) VMware
8 36 (20.81%) WAN
8 36 (20.81%) Microsoft
8 36 (20.81%) CCNA
8 36 (20.81%) Windows
8 36 (20.81%) Linux
8 36 (20.81%) Data Centre
9 35 (20.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
10 33 (19.08%) ITIL
10 33 (19.08%) TCP/IP
11 31 (17.92%) LAN
11 31 (17.92%) Active Directory
11 31 (17.92%) OSPF
12 29 (16.76%) CCNP
12 29 (16.76%) IPsec
12 29 (16.76%) AWS
13 28 (16.18%) Palo Alto
14 27 (15.61%) DNS
15 26 (15.03%) Python
15 26 (15.03%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (15.03%) SC Cleared
16 25 (14.45%) CISSP
17 24 (13.87%) F5

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 13 (7.51%) IIS
2 6 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.16%) nginx
6 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.70%) Azure
2 29 (16.76%) AWS
3 20 (11.56%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (10.98%) IaaS
5 17 (9.83%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (6.36%) PaaS
7 10 (5.78%) SaaS
8 8 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (4.62%) GCP
9 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.31%) AWS Direct Connect
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.16%) Cloudflare
10 2 (1.16%) GitHub
11 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Kong
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (48.55%) Firewall
2 52 (30.06%) VPN
3 40 (23.12%) BGP
4 36 (20.81%) WAN
5 33 (19.08%) TCP/IP
6 31 (17.92%) LAN
6 31 (17.92%) OSPF
7 29 (16.76%) IPsec
8 27 (15.61%) DNS
9 23 (13.29%) Wireless
10 20 (11.56%) VLAN
11 17 (9.83%) BIG-IP
11 17 (9.83%) DHCP
11 17 (9.83%) SSL
12 16 (9.25%) VoIP
13 15 (8.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (8.67%) MPLS
14 13 (7.51%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (6.36%) Internet
15 11 (6.36%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.73%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.73%) MySQL
4 2 (1.16%) Redis
5 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Selenium
2 1 (0.58%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.58%) CircleCI
2 1 (0.58%) GoCD
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.09%) Finance
3 8 (4.62%) Back Office
4 7 (4.05%) Law
5 4 (2.31%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.31%) Legal
6 3 (1.73%) German Language
7 2 (1.16%) Military
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.83%) Security Engineer
4 14 (8.09%) Architect
4 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 13 (7.51%) Analyst
6 12 (6.94%) Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Consultant
7 10 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.78%) Technical Leader
8 9 (5.20%) Security Analyst
9 8 (4.62%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Developer in Test
10 7 (4.05%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Network Security Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Security Consultant
10 7 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) pytest
1 7 (4.05%) WebRTC
2 3 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (1.73%) REST
2 3 (1.73%) SAML
2 3 (1.73%) Web Services
3 2 (1.16%) COM
3 2 (1.16%) CSS
3 2 (1.16%) HTML
3 2 (1.16%) JSON
3 2 (1.16%) Laravel
3 2 (1.16%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.16%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.58%) Loki
4 1 (0.58%) Node.js
4 1 (0.58%) OAuth
4 1 (0.58%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.58%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (4.05%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.89%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.31%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (2.31%) NHS
6 4 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.31%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (1.73%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.16%) CESG
8 2 (1.16%) Clustering
8 2 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.16%) PKI
9 1 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.81%) Linux
1 36 (20.81%) Windows
2 14 (8.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.47%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.89%) CentOS
4 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.73%) Unix
7 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.58%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.08%) ITIL
2 26 (15.03%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (13.29%) Information Security
3 23 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (13.29%) Network Design
4 17 (9.83%) DevOps
4 17 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (9.25%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (9.25%) SIEM
6 15 (8.67%) Security Architecture
7 14 (8.09%) Configuration Management
7 14 (8.09%) High Availability
7 14 (8.09%) Network Virtualisation
7 14 (8.09%) Security Operations
8 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Automation
8 13 (7.51%) Load Balancing
8 13 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.94%) Computer Science
9 12 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 11 (6.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.03%) Python
2 19 (10.98%) SQL
3 14 (8.09%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.05%) Java
5 6 (3.47%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.89%) C++
7 4 (2.31%) C#
8 3 (1.73%) C
8 3 (1.73%) Ruby
9 2 (1.16%) PHP
9 2 (1.16%) VB
10 1 (0.58%) Go
10 1 (0.58%) Java 8
10 1 (0.58%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 51 (29.48%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (20.81%) CCNA
3 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
4 29 (16.76%) CCNP
5 26 (15.03%) SC Cleared
6 25 (14.45%) CISSP
7 16 (9.25%) Degree
8 15 (8.67%) CISM
9 13 (7.51%) CCIE
10 10 (5.78%) CISA
10 10 (5.78%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.47%) CRISC
12 5 (2.89%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (2.89%) GIAC
12 5 (2.89%) MCSE
12 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (2.31%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (2.31%) SANS
14 3 (1.73%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.09%) QA
2 13 (7.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.20%) NIST
4 7 (4.05%) SLA
5 5 (2.89%) GDPR
6 4 (2.31%) NCSC
6 4 (2.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.73%) GRC
8 2 (1.16%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.58%) COBIT
9 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (20.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (17.92%) Active Directory
3 15 (8.67%) VMware NSX
4 10 (5.78%) Docker
5 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.62%) KVM
6 5 (2.89%) Firmware
6 5 (2.89%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.31%) iptables
8 3 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.73%) vSphere
9 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.58%) Snort
10 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (12.14%) Ansible
2 7 (4.05%) Grafana
3 6 (3.47%) Puppet
4 5 (2.89%) Terraform
4 5 (2.89%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.31%) Icinga
5 4 (2.31%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.31%) vRealize
6 3 (1.73%) Consul
6 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.73%) Nessus
6 3 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.73%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.73%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.16%) Kibana
7 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.16%) Opsview
7 2 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (35.84%) Cisco
2 39 (22.54%) VMware
3 36 (20.81%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.18%) Palo Alto
5 24 (13.87%) F5
6 15 (8.67%) Juniper
7 13 (7.51%) CheckPoint
8 12 (6.94%) SolarWinds
9 10 (5.78%) Symantec
10 9 (5.20%) McAfee
11 7 (4.05%) Aruba
11 7 (4.05%) Meraki
11 7 (4.05%) Splunk
11 7 (4.05%) Veeam
12 6 (3.47%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.47%) Zscaler
13 5 (2.89%) Forcepoint
13 5 (2.89%) Qualys
14 4 (2.31%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.31%) Ruckus Wireless