Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 191 162
Rank change year-on-year -39 -29 +46
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 226 167 552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.38% 1.40% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.79% 7.88% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 197 133 419
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,350
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% -

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 2,308 2,120 4,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.12% 17.75% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,678 1,734 3,374
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,319 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -42 72 £55,000 -8.33% 22
Berkshire -46 46 £60,000 - 14
Hampshire -57 46 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Surrey -14 45 £63,000 +14.55% 7
East Sussex -7 26 £45,000 -26.53% 3
Kent -14 16 £60,000 +90.48% 3
Oxfordshire -7 13 £53,750 +32.72% 4
Buckinghamshire -27 13 £52,000 -20.00% 4
West Sussex -11 4 £58,000 +16.00% 5
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 99 (43.81%) Firewall
2 74 (32.74%) Azure
3 72 (31.86%) Cisco
4 64 (28.32%) VMware
5 61 (26.99%) ITIL
5 61 (26.99%) AWS
6 60 (26.55%) Linux
7 57 (25.22%) WAN
8 56 (24.78%) DevOps
9 55 (24.34%) Microsoft
10 51 (22.57%) Windows
11 50 (22.12%) TCP/IP
12 49 (21.68%) VPN
13 48 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
13 48 (21.24%) Data Centre
13 48 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 48 (21.24%) Social Skills
14 43 (19.03%) LAN
15 39 (17.26%) DNS
16 38 (16.81%) Active Directory
16 38 (16.81%) Cybersecurity
17 37 (16.37%) IaaS
17 37 (16.37%) Information Security
18 35 (15.49%) BGP
18 35 (15.49%) Security Cleared
19 34 (15.04%) CISSP
20 32 (14.16%) PaaS
20 32 (14.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 30 (13.27%) SIEM
22 28 (12.39%) Cloud Computing

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 22 (9.73%) IIS
2 7 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.77%) Confluence
5 3 (1.33%) Apache
5 3 (1.33%) nginx
6 2 (0.88%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.74%) Azure
2 61 (26.99%) AWS
3 37 (16.37%) IaaS
4 32 (14.16%) PaaS
5 28 (12.39%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (11.06%) Microsoft 365
6 25 (11.06%) SaaS
7 9 (3.98%) GCP
8 8 (3.54%) Amazon ECS
9 7 (3.10%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (2.65%) AWS Direct Connect
11 5 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (2.21%) Cloudflare
12 4 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.88%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
13 2 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 99 (43.81%) Firewall
2 57 (25.22%) WAN
3 50 (22.12%) TCP/IP
4 49 (21.68%) VPN
5 43 (19.03%) LAN
6 39 (17.26%) DNS
7 35 (15.49%) BGP
8 27 (11.95%) IPsec
9 25 (11.06%) OSPF
10 23 (10.18%) Wireless
11 22 (9.73%) DHCP
12 20 (8.85%) VLAN
13 17 (7.52%) MPLS
13 17 (7.52%) SAN
14 16 (7.08%) Internet
15 14 (6.19%) SSL
16 13 (5.75%) SD-WAN
17 12 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (4.87%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (4.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.54%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.54%) RDBMS
2 8 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.10%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.65%) Redis
5 4 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.65%) JIRA
2 6 (2.65%) SoapUI
3 4 (1.77%) Selenium
4 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.44%) GitLab
5 1 (0.44%) GoCD
5 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (21.24%) Social Skills
2 19 (8.41%) Finance
3 17 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.52%) Presentation Skills
4 13 (5.75%) Marketing
5 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.65%) Law
7 5 (2.21%) Retail
8 3 (1.33%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.33%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.88%) Billing
9 2 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.88%) German Language
9 2 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.88%) Local Government
9 2 (0.88%) Military
9 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 52 (23.01%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.16%) Security Engineer
3 23 (10.18%) Analyst
4 21 (9.29%) Architect
5 16 (7.08%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (6.64%) Security Analyst
6 15 (6.64%) Technical Support
7 14 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.19%) Infrastructure Manager
8 13 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.31%) IT Analyst
9 12 (5.31%) IT Manager
9 12 (5.31%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (5.31%) Network Analyst
9 12 (5.31%) Network Security Analyst
9 12 (5.31%) Security Architect
10 11 (4.87%) Developer
10 11 (4.87%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (4.42%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (3.54%) Middleware
3 7 (3.10%) REST
4 6 (2.65%) SOAP
4 6 (2.65%) Web Services
5 4 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.77%) LAMP
5 4 (1.77%) pytest
5 4 (1.77%) WebRTC
6 3 (1.33%) .NET
7 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.88%) COM
7 2 (0.88%) CSS
7 2 (0.88%) HTML
7 2 (0.88%) JSON
7 2 (0.88%) Laravel
7 2 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.88%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.88%) WPF
8 1 (0.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (7.52%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (6.64%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.65%) CESG
6 6 (2.65%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (2.65%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.21%) Clustering
8 4 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.77%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.33%) NHS
9 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.88%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.88%) PKI
11 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.55%) Linux
2 51 (22.57%) Windows
3 23 (10.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.87%) CentOS
6 9 (3.98%) Unix
7 8 (3.54%) Debian
7 8 (3.54%) Solaris
8 6 (2.65%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.21%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.33%) Android
10 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.44%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.99%) ITIL
2 56 (24.78%) DevOps
3 38 (16.81%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (16.37%) Information Security
5 30 (13.27%) SIEM
6 28 (12.39%) Configuration Management
7 26 (11.50%) Load Balancing
8 24 (10.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (10.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 23 (10.18%) Change Management
9 23 (10.18%) Infrastructure as Code
10 22 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 21 (9.29%) Network Monitoring
12 20 (8.85%) Software Testing
13 19 (8.41%) Presales
14 18 (7.96%) Migration
14 18 (7.96%) Project Delivery
14 18 (7.96%) Security Architecture
14 18 (7.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.95%) Python
2 23 (10.18%) SQL
3 19 (8.41%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 11 (4.87%) C++
6 9 (3.98%) Java
7 8 (3.54%) Ruby
8 6 (2.65%) PHP
9 5 (2.21%) C#
9 5 (2.21%) Go
10 3 (1.33%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.33%) C
10 3 (1.33%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (15.49%) Security Cleared
3 34 (15.04%) CISSP
4 28 (12.39%) CCNA
4 28 (12.39%) CCNP
5 25 (11.06%) CISA
6 24 (10.62%) SC Cleared
7 22 (9.73%) CISM
8 19 (8.41%) CCIE
9 17 (7.52%) Degree
10 10 (4.42%) CEH
10 10 (4.42%) GIAC
11 7 (3.10%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (2.65%) CLAS
12 6 (2.65%) CREST Certified
12 6 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.65%) ISEB
12 6 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (2.65%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.65%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (11.06%) SLA
3 18 (7.96%) NIST
4 14 (6.19%) QA
5 13 (5.75%) GDPR
6 7 (3.10%) GRC
7 6 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (2.65%) PCI DSS
8 5 (2.21%) NCSC
9 3 (1.33%) COBIT
10 2 (0.88%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (16.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.19%) Docker
4 10 (4.42%) VMware NSX
4 10 (4.42%) VMware Workstation
5 9 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.10%) iptables
7 6 (2.65%) vSphere
8 5 (2.21%) KVM
8 5 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.77%) Firmware
9 4 (1.77%) XenApp
10 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.88%) Postfix
11 2 (0.88%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.44%) Snort
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.06%) Ansible
2 14 (6.19%) vRealize
3 12 (5.31%) Terraform
4 9 (3.98%) Grafana
5 8 (3.54%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.54%) Puppet
6 7 (3.10%) Icinga
6 7 (3.10%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.65%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.65%) HP ALM
7 6 (2.65%) HP Fortify
7 6 (2.65%) QRadar
7 6 (2.65%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.65%) WebInspect
8 4 (1.77%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.88%) Kibana
10 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 72 (31.86%) Cisco
2 64 (28.32%) VMware
3 55 (24.34%) Microsoft
4 26 (11.50%) Palo Alto
5 22 (9.73%) CheckPoint
5 22 (9.73%) Juniper
6 18 (7.96%) F5
7 17 (7.52%) Splunk
8 15 (6.64%) Fortinet
8 15 (6.64%) Meraki
9 14 (6.19%) HP
9 14 (6.19%) Oracle
10 11 (4.87%) Veeam
11 10 (4.42%) McAfee
11 10 (4.42%) Sophos
12 8 (3.54%) Citrix
12 8 (3.54%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.10%) Forcepoint
13 7 (3.10%) Qualys
13 7 (3.10%) Red Hat