Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 192 170
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 +40
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 473 500 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.67% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 8.84% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 337 411 601
South East median annual salary £53,000 £47,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.77% -6.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,433 £34,000
90th Percentile £75,500 £68,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 5,058 5,656 8,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.56% 18.90% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,959 4,573 6,681
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +1 216 £62,500 +25.00% 16
Berkshire +31 189 £65,000 +18.18% 7
Hampshire +11 134 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Surrey +21 85 £57,500 +35.29% 14
Oxfordshire -39 17 £33,450 -33.10% 3
Kent -22 13 £37,500 -7.98% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £52,500 +5.00% 6
West Sussex -6 8 £62,500 +32.98%
East Sussex -53 7 £71,250 +78.13%
Middlesex +19 5 £52,500 +90.91%
Sussex - 2 - -
Home Counties - 2 £95,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 200 (42.28%) Firewall
2 189 (39.96%) Cisco
3 165 (34.88%) Windows
4 120 (25.37%) Linux
5 119 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (24.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 111 (23.47%) Security Cleared
8 109 (23.04%) Microsoft
9 105 (22.20%) CheckPoint
10 98 (20.72%) Juniper
11 88 (18.60%) Active Directory
12 87 (18.39%) LAN
12 87 (18.39%) WAN
13 82 (17.34%) Palo Alto
14 79 (16.70%) Data Centre
15 78 (16.49%) Information Security
16 77 (16.28%) ITIL
16 77 (16.28%) VPN
16 77 (16.28%) Degree
17 76 (16.07%) Windows Server
18 75 (15.86%) DNS
19 74 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
20 73 (15.43%) Cisco ASA
20 73 (15.43%) CCNP
20 73 (15.43%) Presales
21 69 (14.59%) SIEM
21 69 (14.59%) VMware
22 66 (13.95%) Fortinet
23 62 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
24 61 (12.90%) Wireless

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 24 (5.07%) IIS
2 18 (3.81%) Apache
2 18 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.63%) JBoss
5 3 (0.63%) nginx
5 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 115 (24.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (10.15%) Office 365
4 31 (6.55%) IaaS
5 29 (6.13%) PaaS
6 23 (4.86%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (3.81%) SaaS
8 17 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (3.38%) Amazon S3
10 13 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (1.69%) Amazon Glacier
11 8 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 200 (42.28%) Firewall
2 87 (18.39%) LAN
2 87 (18.39%) WAN
3 77 (16.28%) VPN
4 75 (15.86%) DNS
5 73 (15.43%) Cisco ASA
6 61 (12.90%) Wireless
7 60 (12.68%) DHCP
8 47 (9.94%) WLAN
9 45 (9.51%) TCP/IP
10 40 (8.46%) OSPF
11 34 (7.19%) BGP
12 32 (6.77%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (6.77%) VoIP
13 28 (5.92%) SNMP
14 26 (5.50%) MPLS
15 25 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
15 25 (5.29%) SSL
15 25 (5.29%) VLAN
16 23 (4.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.38%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.06%) MySQL
4 5 (1.06%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.42%) Big Data
6 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.42%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.11%) Selenium
3 9 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.69%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.69%) IntelliJ
4 8 (1.69%) Subversion
5 5 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.42%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.42%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.21%) Ant
7 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.21%) LINQPad
7 1 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.21%) NUnit
General
1 45 (9.51%) Finance
2 20 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.59%) Legal
4 16 (3.38%) Retail
5 5 (1.06%) Military
6 2 (0.42%) Banking
6 2 (0.42%) Billing
6 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 91 (19.24%) Architect
1 91 (19.24%) Network Engineer
2 62 (13.11%) Security Architect
3 56 (11.84%) Security Engineer
4 48 (10.15%) Analyst
5 47 (9.94%) Solutions Architect
6 43 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 42 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (8.88%) Software Engineer
8 41 (8.67%) Consultant
9 40 (8.46%) Security Solutions Architect
10 35 (7.40%) Security Consultant
11 33 (6.98%) Security Analyst
12 30 (6.34%) Network Architect
13 27 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
14 25 (5.29%) Presales Solution Architect
15 22 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 21 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
17 20 (4.23%) Network Security Architect
18 19 (4.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.59%) .NET
2 13 (2.75%) Middleware
3 12 (2.54%) SOAP
4 11 (2.33%) REST
5 10 (2.11%) XML
6 9 (1.90%) WCF
7 8 (1.69%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.69%) HTML
7 8 (1.69%) Java EE
7 8 (1.69%) JMS
7 8 (1.69%) MEAP
7 8 (1.69%) Spring
8 7 (1.48%) Web Services
9 6 (1.27%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.06%) CSS
10 5 (1.06%) Laravel
11 4 (0.85%) LDAP
11 4 (0.85%) Node.js
11 4 (0.85%) React
11 4 (0.85%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.70%) Data Centre
2 48 (10.15%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.40%) PKI
4 23 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.81%) Device Driver
6 18 (3.81%) Management Information System
7 17 (3.59%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (3.38%) FlexPod
9 10 (2.11%) NHS
10 9 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.69%) Replication
12 7 (1.48%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.27%) CESG
14 5 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (1.06%) iPad
14 5 (1.06%) SCADA
15 4 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 165 (34.88%) Windows
2 120 (25.37%) Linux
3 76 (16.07%) Windows Server
4 53 (11.21%) Unix
5 47 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (7.61%) Mac OS X
8 29 (6.13%) Windows 10
9 26 (5.50%) Android
10 13 (2.75%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.27%) CentOS
12 6 (1.27%) Solaris
12 6 (1.27%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.06%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.42%) Debian
16 1 (0.21%) VMS
16 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.49%) Information Security
2 77 (16.28%) ITIL
3 73 (15.43%) Presales
4 69 (14.59%) SIEM
5 62 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
6 59 (12.47%) DevOps
7 58 (12.26%) Load Balancing
8 54 (11.42%) Migration
9 49 (10.36%) Software Engineering
10 44 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (8.67%) Customer Requirements
12 33 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (6.55%) ITIL V3
14 29 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (6.13%) Security Architecture
15 28 (5.92%) Network Design
16 27 (5.71%) IT Strategy
17 25 (5.29%) Network Virtualisation
17 25 (5.29%) Project Management
18 24 (5.07%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.42%) Python
2 44 (9.30%) SQL
3 41 (8.67%) C
4 38 (8.03%) PowerShell
5 23 (4.86%) C++
6 19 (4.02%) C#
7 16 (3.38%) Java
8 11 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.11%) Perl
10 7 (1.48%) PHP
10 7 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.85%) Go
12 3 (0.63%) Ruby
13 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.42%) Scala
14 1 (0.21%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 119 (25.16%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (23.47%) Security Cleared
3 77 (16.28%) Degree
4 73 (15.43%) CCNP
5 58 (12.26%) SC Cleared
6 52 (10.99%) CCNA
6 52 (10.99%) DV Cleared
7 51 (10.78%) CISSP
8 41 (8.67%) CCDP
9 40 (8.46%) CCIE
10 31 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (5.29%) MCSE
12 24 (5.07%) JNCIP
13 23 (4.86%) CISM
14 21 (4.44%) CCSE
15 17 (3.59%) CISA
16 15 (3.17%) IISP
16 15 (3.17%) ISSAP
17 14 (2.96%) JNCIE
18 12 (2.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (5.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 24 (5.07%) GDPR
4 21 (4.44%) SLA
5 10 (2.11%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.90%) GPG13
7 8 (1.69%) COBIT
8 6 (1.27%) FISMA
8 6 (1.27%) PMO
8 6 (1.27%) QA
9 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 88 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 53 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (8.46%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.38%) VMware NSX
5 11 (2.33%) Docker
6 9 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.69%) XenApp
8 5 (1.06%) Firmware
8 5 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.06%) vSphere
9 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.42%) NFS
10 2 (0.42%) Snort
11 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 24 (5.07%) CASB
2 17 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 15 (3.17%) QRadar
4 13 (2.75%) Ansible
5 8 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.06%) Puppet
7 4 (0.85%) Kibana
7 4 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.63%) logstash
8 3 (0.63%) Nagios
8 3 (0.63%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.63%) vMotion
9 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.21%) Cacti
Vendors
1 189 (39.96%) Cisco
2 109 (23.04%) Microsoft
3 105 (22.20%) CheckPoint
4 98 (20.72%) Juniper
5 82 (17.34%) Palo Alto
6 69 (14.59%) VMware
7 66 (13.95%) Fortinet
8 59 (12.47%) F5
9 45 (9.51%) HP
10 36 (7.61%) Aruba
11 28 (5.92%) IBM
12 26 (5.50%) Meraki
13 24 (5.07%) McAfee
14 23 (4.86%) Citrix
14 23 (4.86%) SolarWinds
15 21 (4.44%) Sophos
16 20 (4.23%) Forcepoint
17 19 (4.02%) LogRhythm
18 18 (3.81%) Oracle
19 17 (3.59%) Riverbed