Period
to 17 October 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 201 181
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 +30
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 453 454 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.56% 1.57% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 8.71% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 399 322 508
South East median annual salary £60,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.43% -8.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,440 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +2.00%

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 4,528 5,210 7,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.55% 17.98% 20.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,551 4,182 5,922
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,225 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -21 185 £65,000 +30.00% 19
Berkshire +24 163 £68,000 +23.64% 13
Hampshire +21 121 £50,000 +31.58% 11
Surrey +27 117 £60,000 +33.33% 10
West Sussex +14 22 £65,000 +38.30% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 13 £55,000 +14.58% 3
Oxfordshire -64 13 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Sussex -29 10 £73,750 +91.56% 4
Kent +5 8 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Middlesex - 4 £65,000 -
Home Counties +4 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 198 (43.71%) Firewall
2 163 (35.98%) Cisco
3 162 (35.76%) Windows
4 132 (29.14%) Microsoft
5 126 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 124 (27.37%) Active Directory
7 113 (24.94%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (21.85%) Security Cleared
9 89 (19.65%) Linux
10 86 (18.98%) Information Security
11 84 (18.54%) LAN
11 84 (18.54%) Presales
12 82 (18.10%) Windows Server
13 80 (17.66%) DNS
14 79 (17.44%) Office 365
15 75 (16.56%) WAN
16 70 (15.45%) DHCP
17 69 (15.23%) Load Balancing
17 69 (15.23%) Cybersecurity
18 68 (15.01%) Juniper
19 66 (14.57%) CISSP
19 66 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
20 65 (14.35%) Palo Alto
21 63 (13.91%) Data Centre
21 63 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
22 62 (13.69%) Windows Server 2008
23 61 (13.47%) Wireless
23 61 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
23 61 (13.47%) ITIL
24 60 (13.25%) CCNP

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 17 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.99%) IIS
4 4 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.22%) JBoss
6 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 42 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (27.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (17.44%) Office 365
3 66 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (10.60%) IaaS
5 46 (10.15%) PaaS
6 37 (8.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (7.95%) Dynamics 365
8 26 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (5.74%) Amazon S3
9 24 (5.30%) Amazon EMR
9 24 (5.30%) Amazon Kinesis
9 24 (5.30%) Amazon SQS
9 24 (5.30%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (5.30%) Serverless
10 13 (2.87%) SaaS
11 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 198 (43.71%) Firewall
2 84 (18.54%) LAN
3 80 (17.66%) DNS
4 75 (16.56%) WAN
5 70 (15.45%) DHCP
6 61 (13.47%) Wireless
7 58 (12.80%) VPN
8 51 (11.26%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (10.38%) WLAN
10 33 (7.28%) TCP/IP
11 32 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
12 28 (6.18%) VLAN
13 26 (5.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (5.74%) SAN
14 25 (5.52%) Internet
15 23 (5.08%) MPLS
16 22 (4.86%) IPsec
17 20 (4.42%) VoIP
18 19 (4.19%) BGP
18 19 (4.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.30%) Amazon RDS
1 24 (5.30%) Amazon Redshift
1 24 (5.30%) Cosmos DB
1 24 (5.30%) RDBMS
1 24 (5.30%) Relational Database
2 22 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.55%) Big Data
4 4 (0.88%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.88%) MySQL
4 4 (0.88%) Neo4j
4 4 (0.88%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.66%) GIS
6 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Ant
1 5 (1.10%) MSBuild
1 5 (1.10%) NUnit
2 4 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
2 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
2 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.44%) Maven
3 2 (0.44%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 55 (12.14%) Finance
2 22 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.65%) Retail
4 9 (1.99%) Legal
5 2 (0.44%) Back Office
5 2 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.22%) Advertising
6 1 (0.22%) Banking
6 1 (0.22%) Electronics
6 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 97 (21.41%) Architect
2 74 (16.34%) Network Engineer
3 72 (15.89%) Security Engineer
4 62 (13.69%) Analyst
5 56 (12.36%) Solutions Architect
6 51 (11.26%) Security Architect
7 45 (9.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 42 (9.27%) Security Analyst
9 39 (8.61%) Cloud Architect
10 36 (7.95%) Consultant
11 35 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (6.84%) Security Consultant
13 28 (6.18%) Security Solutions Architect
14 27 (5.96%) Lead Architect
15 26 (5.74%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 24 (5.30%) Software Engineer
17 23 (5.08%) Network Architect
18 21 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
19 20 (4.42%) Network Analyst
20 19 (4.19%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.18%) .NET
2 27 (5.96%) Web Services
3 15 (3.31%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.32%) Middleware
6 5 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (0.88%) Node.js
7 4 (0.88%) React
7 4 (0.88%) SOAP
7 4 (0.88%) Vue.js
7 4 (0.88%) WCF
7 4 (0.88%) XML
8 3 (0.66%) CGI
8 3 (0.66%) PostGIS
9 2 (0.44%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 57 (12.58%) PKI
3 25 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.30%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.75%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (2.43%) NHS
10 10 (2.21%) CMDB
10 10 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.99%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.32%) Device Driver
13 5 (1.10%) FlexPod
14 4 (0.88%) CESG
14 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.66%) Handset
15 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 162 (35.76%) Windows
2 89 (19.65%) Linux
3 82 (18.10%) Windows Server
4 63 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (13.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (8.61%) Windows 10
7 32 (7.06%) Unix
8 22 (4.86%) Mac OS X
9 11 (2.43%) Solaris
10 6 (1.32%) Android
11 3 (0.66%) CentOS
11 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.44%) Debian
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.98%) Information Security
2 84 (18.54%) Presales
3 69 (15.23%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (15.23%) Load Balancing
4 61 (13.47%) ITIL
5 57 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (11.70%) Migration
7 49 (10.82%) SIEM
8 48 (10.60%) DevOps
9 38 (8.39%) Project Management
10 37 (8.17%) Identity Access Management
11 36 (7.95%) Network Virtualisation
12 34 (7.51%) Security Architecture
13 33 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 33 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (7.06%) Vendor Relationship Management
15 31 (6.84%) Software Engineering
16 27 (5.96%) Security Operations
17 26 (5.74%) Enterprise Architecture
17 26 (5.74%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.04%) Python
2 47 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 35 (7.73%) SQL
4 29 (6.40%) C
5 22 (4.86%) Java
6 20 (4.42%) Shell Script
7 15 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.31%) Scala
8 12 (2.65%) C#
9 11 (2.43%) C++
10 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.10%) Perl
11 5 (1.10%) Ruby
12 4 (0.88%) Go
12 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.22%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.22%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 113 (24.94%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (21.85%) Security Cleared
3 66 (14.57%) CISSP
4 61 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (13.25%) CCNP
6 58 (12.80%) CCNA
7 54 (11.92%) SC Cleared
8 51 (11.26%) Degree
9 46 (10.15%) MCSE
10 41 (9.05%) MCSA
11 28 (6.18%) DV Cleared
12 27 (5.96%) CCDP
12 27 (5.96%) CCIE
12 27 (5.96%) CISM
13 19 (4.19%) CEH
14 18 (3.97%) MCP
15 17 (3.75%) JNCIP
16 16 (3.53%) JNCIE
17 15 (3.31%) GIAC
17 15 (3.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (5.52%) GDPR
3 22 (4.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (3.31%) SLA
5 14 (3.09%) PCI DSS
6 11 (2.43%) FISMA
7 6 (1.32%) GPG13
7 6 (1.32%) PMO
8 5 (1.10%) COBIT
9 3 (0.66%) QA
9 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 124 (27.37%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.71%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.43%) Docker
4 11 (2.43%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.55%) vSphere
6 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.88%) Firmware
8 3 (0.66%) NFS
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.22%) Snort
10 1 (0.22%) vCloud
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.65%) QRadar
2 8 (1.77%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.55%) CASB
3 7 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.10%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) Ansible
5 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.66%) Puppet
5 3 (0.66%) vRealize
6 2 (0.44%) Grafana
6 2 (0.44%) Kibana
6 2 (0.44%) Nessus
6 2 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.44%) SCOM
6 2 (0.44%) SCSM
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 163 (35.98%) Cisco
2 132 (29.14%) Microsoft
3 68 (15.01%) Juniper
4 65 (14.35%) Palo Alto
5 60 (13.25%) CheckPoint
6 57 (12.58%) F5
6 57 (12.58%) VMware
7 51 (11.26%) Fortinet
8 23 (5.08%) Citrix
8 23 (5.08%) HP
9 19 (4.19%) SolarWinds
10 16 (3.53%) Meraki
11 15 (3.31%) LogRhythm
11 15 (3.31%) Sophos
11 15 (3.31%) Splunk
12 14 (3.09%) McAfee
13 11 (2.43%) Aruba
14 10 (2.21%) Google
15 9 (1.99%) Symantec
15 9 (1.99%) Tufin