Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 159 195
Rank change year-on-year -29 +36 +13
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 99 521 477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 2.03% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 12.40% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 70 425 415
Median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% -6.67% +27.66%
10th Percentile £36,125 £31,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £74,025 £77,500 £85,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 1,547 4,200 4,658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.55% 16.37% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,199 3,208 3,672
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +5.56%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +21 38 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Berkshire +27 30 £60,000 -4.00% 3
Hampshire -2 24 £52,250 +16.11% 11
Surrey +18 16 £55,000 -8.33% 1
West Sussex +56 8 £52,500 -6.25%
Kent +51 6 £41,500 -12.63% 1
Oxfordshire +65 5 £40,500 +35.00% 2
East Sussex +40 5 £60,000 +57.89% 2
Buckinghamshire +25 3 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 50 (50.51%) Firewall
2 40 (40.40%) Cisco
3 30 (30.30%) VPN
4 26 (26.26%) WAN
5 21 (21.21%) Palo Alto
6 20 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (20.20%) OSPF
7 19 (19.19%) C++
8 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
8 18 (18.18%) VMware
8 18 (18.18%) Azure
9 17 (17.17%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (17.17%) Windows
9 17 (17.17%) LAN
9 17 (17.17%) Software Engineering
10 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
10 16 (16.16%) Linux
10 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
10 16 (16.16%) CCNP
10 16 (16.16%) Information Security
10 16 (16.16%) BGP
11 15 (15.15%) Wireless
11 15 (15.15%) IPsec
11 15 (15.15%) CheckPoint
11 15 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (15.15%) F5
12 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
12 14 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (14.14%) QA
12 14 (14.14%) VoIP

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 3 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.18%) Azure
2 12 (12.12%) AWS
3 9 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.06%) IaaS
5 4 (4.04%) GCP
5 4 (4.04%) Office 365
5 4 (4.04%) PaaS
6 3 (3.03%) SaaS
7 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 50 (50.51%) Firewall
2 30 (30.30%) VPN
3 26 (26.26%) WAN
4 20 (20.20%) OSPF
5 17 (17.17%) LAN
6 16 (16.16%) BGP
6 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
7 15 (15.15%) IPsec
7 15 (15.15%) Wireless
8 14 (14.14%) VoIP
9 13 (13.13%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (10.10%) MPLS
10 10 (10.10%) VLAN
11 9 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (9.09%) SSL
12 7 (7.07%) H.323
13 6 (6.06%) EIGRP
13 6 (6.06%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (5.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.02%) MySQL
2 2 (2.02%) Redis
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Selenium
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) PHPUnit
2 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.01%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.01%) LINQPad
3 1 (1.01%) Postman
General
1 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.02%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Military
3 2 (2.02%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Police
4 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.16%) Software Engineer
3 15 (15.15%) Security Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Embedded Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (11.11%) Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Security Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Network Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Network Security Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Security Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) CSS
1 8 (8.08%) HTML
2 7 (7.07%) WebRTC
3 5 (5.05%) pytest
4 4 (4.04%) 802.1X
4 4 (4.04%) Middleware
5 2 (2.02%) .NET
5 2 (2.02%) GStreamer
5 2 (2.02%) jQuery
5 2 (2.02%) JSON
5 2 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.02%) Web Services
6 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.01%) COM
6 1 (1.01%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.01%) LINQ
6 1 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (6.06%) User Experience
4 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.05%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (4.04%) DataPower
6 3 (3.03%) CESG
7 2 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.02%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.01%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.17%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) Linux
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) Cybersecurity
1 17 (17.17%) Software Engineering
2 16 (16.16%) Information Security
3 14 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.12%) ITIL
4 12 (12.12%) UML
5 11 (11.11%) DevOps
6 10 (10.10%) Load Balancing
6 10 (10.10%) Problem Management
7 9 (9.09%) High Availability
7 9 (9.09%) OWASP
7 9 (9.09%) SIEM
7 9 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
8 8 (8.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
9 7 (7.07%) OO
9 7 (7.07%) Security Testing
9 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.19%) C++
2 14 (14.14%) Python
3 13 (13.13%) C
4 8 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.05%) Go
6 5 (5.05%) SQL
7 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.02%) C#
7 2 (2.02%) PHP
8 1 (1.01%) Java
8 1 (1.01%) Java 8
8 1 (1.01%) Perl
8 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.16%) CCNP
2 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.10%) CCNA
5 9 (9.09%) Degree
6 6 (6.06%) CISSP
7 5 (5.05%) CCIE
7 5 (5.05%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (4.04%) CEH
8 4 (4.04%) CISM
8 4 (4.04%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.03%) CISA
10 2 (2.02%) GIAC
10 2 (2.02%) GSEC
10 2 (2.02%) ISEB
10 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.02%) MCSE
10 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.02%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) QA
2 10 (10.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.10%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.06%) GDPR
4 4 (4.04%) NIST
5 3 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.03%) SLA
6 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.02%) JSP 440
7 1 (1.01%) NCSC
7 1 (1.01%) NIST 800
System Software
1 15 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.08%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.06%) VMware NSX
4 5 (5.05%) Docker
4 5 (5.05%) KVM
5 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.01%) Firmware
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) FortiGate
1 3 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (3.03%) Terraform
2 2 (2.02%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.02%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.02%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (40.40%) Cisco
2 21 (21.21%) Palo Alto
3 18 (18.18%) VMware
4 15 (15.15%) CheckPoint
4 15 (15.15%) F5
5 13 (13.13%) Juniper
6 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 7 (7.07%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.05%) Ruckus Wireless
10 4 (4.04%) Aruba
10 4 (4.04%) Google
10 4 (4.04%) IBM
10 4 (4.04%) Meraki
10 4 (4.04%) Splunk
11 3 (3.03%) Brocade
11 3 (3.03%) Citrix
11 3 (3.03%) Forcepoint
11 3 (3.03%) HP
11 3 (3.03%) LogRhythm