Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 164 205
Rank change year-on-year -5 +41 -37
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 369 518 495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.74% 1.94% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.15% 11.89% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 306 399 357
Median annual salary £60,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.15% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,950
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 3,635 4,357 5,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.13% 16.29% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,829 3,415 4,193
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,050
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +29 168 £65,000 - 14
Berkshire +15 116 £67,500 +12.50% 10
Hampshire -34 77 £45,000 -11.76% 8
Surrey +14 76 £62,500 +36.61% 6
Buckinghamshire +37 42 £65,000 -7.14% 2
East Sussex +20 25 £65,000 +36.84% 2
West Sussex -2 12 £65,000 +23.81% 2
Oxfordshire +23 6 £31,500 -41.40% 2
Middlesex - 6 £60,000 -
Kent +9 1 £75,000 +97.37% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 (53.66%) Firewall
2 156 (42.28%) Cisco
3 118 (31.98%) Information Security
4 102 (27.64%) Azure
5 94 (25.47%) Cisco Certification
6 84 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
7 79 (21.41%) CheckPoint
8 76 (20.60%) CISSP
9 75 (20.33%) WAN
10 71 (19.24%) VPN
10 71 (19.24%) Windows
11 64 (17.34%) Linux
12 62 (16.80%) LAN
12 62 (16.80%) AWS
13 58 (15.72%) TCP/IP
13 58 (15.72%) CCNP
14 56 (15.18%) Finance
14 56 (15.18%) Palo Alto
15 53 (14.36%) VMware
16 52 (14.09%) ITIL
16 52 (14.09%) SIEM
17 51 (13.82%) BGP
18 49 (13.28%) OSPF
18 49 (13.28%) Juniper
18 49 (13.28%) Security Cleared
18 49 (13.28%) Cisco ASA
18 49 (13.28%) Security Operations
19 45 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 45 (12.20%) Management Information System
20 44 (11.92%) Change Management

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 14 (3.79%) IIS
2 13 (3.52%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.90%) Apache
5 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.08%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.08%) Adobe XD
2 4 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 102 (27.64%) Azure
2 62 (16.80%) AWS
3 32 (8.67%) SaaS
4 15 (4.07%) Office 365
5 14 (3.79%) IaaS
6 7 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.90%) PaaS
7 6 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.36%) GCP
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.54%) Route 53
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) GitHub
10 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 198 (53.66%) Firewall
2 75 (20.33%) WAN
3 71 (19.24%) VPN
4 62 (16.80%) LAN
5 58 (15.72%) TCP/IP
6 51 (13.82%) BGP
7 49 (13.28%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (13.28%) OSPF
8 38 (10.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 34 (9.21%) DNS
10 27 (7.32%) DHCP
10 27 (7.32%) SSL
11 25 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (6.78%) Wireless
12 23 (6.23%) IPsec
13 20 (5.42%) MPLS
14 19 (5.15%) VoIP
15 17 (4.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (4.34%) Cisco ISE
16 16 (4.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.52%) MySQL
2 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.81%) Big Data
3 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.54%) Redis
5 1 (0.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.27%) Power BI
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.08%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.08%) LINQPad
2 4 (1.08%) Postman
3 3 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.81%) Robot Framework
3 3 (0.81%) Selenium
4 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.54%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (15.18%) Finance
2 18 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.61%) Automotive
4 7 (1.90%) Military
5 5 (1.36%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Back Office
6 4 (1.08%) Digital Economy
7 3 (0.81%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Games
7 3 (0.81%) Law
7 3 (0.81%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) Police
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 109 (29.54%) Network Engineer
2 70 (18.97%) Security Engineer
3 52 (14.09%) Architect
4 41 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 38 (10.30%) Security Architect
6 33 (8.94%) IT Engineer
7 25 (6.78%) Analyst
7 25 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.78%) Network Architect
8 21 (5.69%) Consultant
8 21 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (4.61%) Network Security Architect
10 17 (4.61%) Security Analyst
11 14 (3.79%) Cisco Architect
12 13 (3.52%) Security Consultant
12 13 (3.52%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
13 12 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (3.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.25%) CSS
2 10 (2.71%) JSON
3 9 (2.44%) HTML
3 9 (2.44%) LAMP
4 8 (2.17%) Middleware
5 6 (1.63%) .NET
6 5 (1.36%) Laravel
7 4 (1.08%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.08%) Vue.js
8 3 (0.81%) jQuery
9 2 (0.54%) ModSecurity
9 2 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.54%) Web Services
10 1 (0.27%) Apache NiFi
10 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.27%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (0.27%) REST
10 1 (0.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (0.27%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 36 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 24 (6.50%) DataPower
4 23 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.98%) Cyberattack
7 9 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.36%) Replication
10 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.08%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.81%) BYOD
11 3 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.24%) Windows
2 64 (17.34%) Linux
3 38 (10.30%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.71%) Unix
5 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.36%) CentOS
8 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.81%) Debian
9 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.54%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (31.98%) Information Security
2 84 (22.76%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (14.09%) ITIL
3 52 (14.09%) SIEM
4 49 (13.28%) Security Operations
5 44 (11.92%) Change Management
6 43 (11.65%) Security Architecture
7 37 (10.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 36 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 28 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (7.05%) Change Control
11 23 (6.23%) Incident Management
12 22 (5.96%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (5.96%) Security Management
13 20 (5.42%) Network Monitoring
14 19 (5.15%) Identity Access Management
14 19 (5.15%) Risk Management
15 18 (4.88%) Data Protection
15 18 (4.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.78%) PowerShell
2 22 (5.96%) Python
3 15 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.52%) SQL
5 11 (2.98%) PHP
6 8 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.63%) C#
7 6 (1.63%) Java
8 4 (1.08%) C++
9 3 (0.81%) C
10 2 (0.54%) Go
10 2 (0.54%) Perl
10 2 (0.54%) VBScript
11 1 (0.27%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.27%) Erlang
11 1 (0.27%) Haskell
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) Rust
Qualifications
1 94 (25.47%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (20.60%) CISSP
3 58 (15.72%) CCNP
4 49 (13.28%) Security Cleared
5 41 (11.11%) CCNA
6 35 (9.49%) Degree
7 33 (8.94%) CISM
7 33 (8.94%) SC Cleared
8 17 (4.61%) CCIE
9 14 (3.79%) CCSP
9 14 (3.79%) CISA
9 14 (3.79%) GIAC
10 13 (3.52%) CEH
11 12 (3.25%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.25%) IISP
12 10 (2.71%) CCDP
13 9 (2.44%) GSEC
13 9 (2.44%) JNCIP
13 9 (2.44%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.90%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.32%) GDPR
3 21 (5.69%) NIST
4 20 (5.42%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.98%) SLA
6 9 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.63%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.63%) NCSC
8 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.81%) COBIT
10 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.27%) PSD2
11 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 27 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.81%) Firmware
4 3 (0.81%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.54%) Docker
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.27%) Snort
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (2.71%) Ansible
1 10 (2.71%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.90%) Nessus
2 7 (1.90%) Nmap
3 4 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.08%) Puppet
3 4 (1.08%) Terraform
4 3 (0.81%) Ambari
4 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.81%) SELinux
5 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.54%) Kibana
5 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.54%) Salt
5 2 (0.54%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.27%) Endace
6 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 156 (42.28%) Cisco
2 79 (21.41%) CheckPoint
3 56 (15.18%) Palo Alto
4 53 (14.36%) VMware
5 49 (13.28%) Juniper
6 43 (11.65%) Meraki
6 43 (11.65%) Microsoft
6 43 (11.65%) SolarWinds
7 33 (8.94%) F5
8 26 (7.05%) Aruba
9 24 (6.50%) IBM
10 12 (3.25%) Fortinet
11 10 (2.71%) LogRhythm
12 8 (2.17%) HP
13 7 (1.90%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.90%) Symantec
14 6 (1.63%) Arista
14 6 (1.63%) Dell
14 6 (1.63%) Google
14 6 (1.63%) SonicWALL