Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 209 159
Rank change year-on-year -2 -50 +54
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 284 92 523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.13% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.18% 5.79% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 240 60 417
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,063 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% -1.79% -6.67%
75th Percentile £74,063 £65,625 £66,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £73,900
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

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 2,540 1,588 4,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.02% 19.53% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,720 1,303 3,358
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,525 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -41 82 £60,000 - 17
Hampshire -72 73 £42,500 -19.05% 9
Surrey -32 51 £57,500 +4.55% 6
Berkshire -54 45 £57,500 -4.17% 5
East Sussex -15 28 £45,000 -21.74% 5
Kent -24 26 £42,500 +2.41% 3
Oxfordshire -8 24 £65,500 +37.17% 4
Buckinghamshire -41 13 £68,750 +5.77% 8
West Sussex -13 4 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 116 (40.85%) Firewall
2 99 (34.86%) Azure
3 86 (30.28%) Cisco
4 83 (29.23%) DevOps
5 72 (25.35%) Microsoft
6 70 (24.65%) Cybersecurity
7 66 (23.24%) Palo Alto
8 63 (22.18%) WAN
9 57 (20.07%) ITIL
10 55 (19.37%) VMware
11 54 (19.01%) LAN
11 54 (19.01%) Social Skills
12 53 (18.66%) Windows
12 53 (18.66%) CheckPoint
13 52 (18.31%) Active Directory
14 50 (17.61%) SaaS
15 49 (17.25%) IaaS
15 49 (17.25%) VPN
16 47 (16.55%) AWS
17 44 (15.49%) PaaS
18 43 (15.14%) Linux
18 43 (15.14%) Information Security
19 42 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
20 41 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
21 40 (14.08%) Proactive Monitoring
22 39 (13.73%) Juniper
22 39 (13.73%) Security Cleared
23 38 (13.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 37 (13.03%) Risk Management
24 37 (13.03%) Fortinet

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 9 (3.17%) IIS
2 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.70%) Apache
3 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.70%) Confluence
3 2 (0.70%) nginx
3 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 99 (34.86%) Azure
2 50 (17.61%) SaaS
3 49 (17.25%) IaaS
4 47 (16.55%) AWS
5 44 (15.49%) PaaS
6 29 (10.21%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (7.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (7.75%) Azure Key Vault
8 19 (6.69%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.82%) Amazon ECS
9 8 (2.82%) Azure Sentinel
10 7 (2.46%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (2.46%) GCP
11 6 (2.11%) Mimecast
12 4 (1.41%) Cloudflare
13 3 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.70%) AWS Direct Connect
14 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 116 (40.85%) Firewall
2 63 (22.18%) WAN
3 54 (19.01%) LAN
4 49 (17.25%) VPN
5 34 (11.97%) BGP
5 34 (11.97%) TCP/IP
6 29 (10.21%) OSPF
6 29 (10.21%) VLAN
7 24 (8.45%) DNS
7 24 (8.45%) IPsec
8 18 (6.34%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (6.34%) Wireless
9 15 (5.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (4.93%) MPLS
11 12 (4.23%) DHCP
12 11 (3.87%) HTTP
12 11 (3.87%) SAN
13 10 (3.52%) SD-WAN
13 10 (3.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
2 6 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.41%) Redis
4 3 (1.06%) MySQL
5 2 (0.70%) DB2
5 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (2.82%) JIRA
4 6 (2.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.35%) GitLab
6 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (19.01%) Social Skills
2 34 (11.97%) Finance
2 34 (11.97%) Marketing
3 19 (6.69%) Presentation Skills
4 16 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.87%) Publishing
6 6 (2.11%) Retail
7 5 (1.76%) Legal
7 5 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.06%) Back Office
8 3 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.06%) Law
8 3 (1.06%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.70%) Billing
9 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 83 (29.23%) Security Engineer
2 59 (20.77%) Network Engineer
3 38 (13.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 26 (9.15%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (8.45%) Developer
6 23 (8.10%) Analyst
6 23 (8.10%) Security Specialist
6 23 (8.10%) Senior Security Engineer
7 22 (7.75%) Architect
7 22 (7.75%) Azure Specialist
8 20 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (7.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 20 (7.04%) Firewall Engineer
9 16 (5.63%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 16 (5.63%) Software Developer
10 15 (5.28%) Technical Support
11 13 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.58%) IT Engineer
12 12 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (3.87%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.87%) WPF
2 9 (3.17%) Middleware
3 8 (2.82%) SAML
4 6 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (2.11%) SOAP
5 5 (1.76%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.76%) LAMP
6 3 (1.06%) REST
7 2 (0.70%) .NET
7 2 (0.70%) LDAP
7 2 (0.70%) Web Services
8 1 (0.35%) CSS
8 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.35%) HTML
8 1 (0.35%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) Laravel
8 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.35%) pytest
8 1 (0.35%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.35%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.75%) Cyberthreat
4 19 (6.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (5.28%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (4.93%) Private Cloud
7 12 (4.23%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.11%) CESG
9 6 (2.11%) Digital Media
9 6 (2.11%) PKI
10 5 (1.76%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.41%) User Experience
12 3 (1.06%) Clustering
13 2 (0.70%) DataPower
13 2 (0.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.66%) Windows
2 43 (15.14%) Linux
3 14 (4.93%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.82%) Android
5 6 (2.11%) Solaris
5 6 (2.11%) Unix
6 5 (1.76%) CentOS
6 5 (1.76%) Debian
6 5 (1.76%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.70%) AIX
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) zOS
9 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.23%) DevOps
2 70 (24.65%) Cybersecurity
3 57 (20.07%) ITIL
4 43 (15.14%) Information Security
5 41 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (14.08%) Proactive Monitoring
7 38 (13.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 37 (13.03%) Risk Management
9 34 (11.97%) Penetration Testing
10 33 (11.62%) SIEM
11 28 (9.86%) Change Management
12 26 (9.15%) Security Architecture
12 26 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 23 (8.10%) Threat Modelling
14 22 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (7.75%) Infrastructure as Code
14 22 (7.75%) Load Balancing
14 22 (7.75%) Prototyping
14 22 (7.75%) User Stories
15 21 (7.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.69%) C++
2 17 (5.99%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.93%) Python
4 12 (4.23%) SQL
5 11 (3.87%) C#
6 9 (3.17%) Java
7 7 (2.46%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.46%) Go
7 7 (2.46%) Kotlin
8 6 (2.11%) Apple Swift
8 6 (2.11%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.76%) C
9 5 (1.76%) PHP
10 2 (0.70%) Perl
10 2 (0.70%) Ruby
10 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.80%) CCNA
4 25 (8.80%) CCNP
4 25 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (6.69%) CISSP
6 17 (5.99%) CISA
7 14 (4.93%) CCIE
8 13 (4.58%) CISM
9 11 (3.87%) Degree
10 9 (3.17%) GIAC
11 8 (2.82%) CEH
12 6 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.11%) ISEB
12 6 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (2.11%) OSCE
12 6 (2.11%) OSCP
13 5 (1.76%) CLAS
13 5 (1.76%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.80%) NIST
3 24 (8.45%) SLA
4 19 (6.69%) GDPR
5 15 (5.28%) QA
6 7 (2.46%) PCI DSS
7 6 (2.11%) SOC 2
8 5 (1.76%) GRC
8 5 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (1.41%) COBIT
10 3 (1.06%) HIPAA
10 3 (1.06%) PMO
10 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.70%) NCSC
System Software
1 52 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (2.11%) Docker
5 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 6 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.76%) vSphere
7 4 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.41%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.06%) Firmware
9 2 (0.70%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.70%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.70%) RACF
9 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.35%) iptables
10 1 (0.35%) KVM
10 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (3.87%) vRealize
2 10 (3.52%) Ansible
2 10 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (3.52%) Terraform
3 7 (2.46%) QRadar
4 6 (2.11%) HP ALM
4 6 (2.11%) HP Fortify
4 6 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (2.11%) WebInspect
5 5 (1.76%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.76%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.41%) Pingdom
6 4 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.06%) Grafana
7 3 (1.06%) Icinga
7 3 (1.06%) Nessus
7 3 (1.06%) Nexpose
7 3 (1.06%) Nmap
8 2 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (30.28%) Cisco
2 72 (25.35%) Microsoft
3 66 (23.24%) Palo Alto
4 55 (19.37%) VMware
5 53 (18.66%) CheckPoint
6 39 (13.73%) Juniper
7 37 (13.03%) Fortinet
8 33 (11.62%) F5
9 32 (11.27%) McAfee
10 21 (7.39%) Splunk
11 20 (7.04%) SolarWinds
12 19 (6.69%) Meraki
13 15 (5.28%) Citrix
14 14 (4.93%) Sophos
15 13 (4.58%) Oracle
15 13 (4.58%) Zscaler
16 10 (3.52%) HP
17 8 (2.82%) Apple
17 8 (2.82%) New Relic
18 7 (2.46%) Veeam