Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 176 162
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14 +44
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 97 158 208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.67% 1.61% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 9.59% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90 130 125
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,175 £27,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £62,250 £70,000
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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,047 1,647 1,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.04% 16.83% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1,266 1,480
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the South West.

Salary trend for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the South West over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the South West

Network Security
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Wiltshire +43 26 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Bristol +27 24 £49,000 +8.89% 3
Dorset +36 17 £37,500 -
Somerset +15 14 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Gloucestershire -18 11 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Cornwall - 2 - -
Devon +17 1 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 51 (52.58%) Cisco
2 49 (50.52%) Firewall
3 40 (41.24%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (40.21%) LAN
4 39 (40.21%) WAN
5 32 (32.99%) Wireless
6 29 (29.90%) CCNP
7 24 (24.74%) Linux
7 24 (24.74%) VLAN
8 23 (23.71%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (22.68%) CCIE
9 22 (22.68%) Network Design
10 21 (21.65%) E-Commerce
11 20 (20.62%) Data Centre
12 19 (19.59%) Meraki
12 19 (19.59%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (19.59%) Degree
13 18 (18.56%) Mentoring
13 18 (18.56%) CSS
13 18 (18.56%) Retail
14 17 (17.53%) MVC
14 17 (17.53%) LAMP
14 17 (17.53%) VMware
14 17 (17.53%) OOP
14 17 (17.53%) Apache
14 17 (17.53%) HTML
14 17 (17.53%) JavaScript
14 17 (17.53%) PHP
14 17 (17.53%) MySQL
14 17 (17.53%) CCNA

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (17.53%) Apache
2 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) Office 365
2 6 (6.19%) Azure
3 4 (4.12%) SaaS
4 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (50.52%) Firewall
2 39 (40.21%) LAN
2 39 (40.21%) WAN
3 32 (32.99%) Wireless
4 24 (24.74%) VLAN
5 23 (23.71%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (14.43%) Cisco Firepower
7 13 (13.40%) Cisco ISE
7 13 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (13.40%) VPN
8 12 (12.37%) DNS
9 11 (11.34%) Internet
10 10 (10.31%) BGP
10 10 (10.31%) WLAN
11 9 (9.28%) Cisco IPT
11 9 (9.28%) IP Telephony
12 8 (8.25%) OSPF
12 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
13 7 (7.22%) IPsec
14 6 (6.19%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.53%) MySQL
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Babel
2 1 (1.03%) Grunt
2 1 (1.03%) gulp
2 1 (1.03%) webpack
General
1 18 (18.56%) Retail
2 14 (14.43%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Network Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) Developer
3 18 (18.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (14.43%) Architect
5 13 (13.40%) Network Architect
6 12 (12.37%) Consultant
6 12 (12.37%) Network Consultant
7 10 (10.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (10.31%) PHP Developer
8 9 (9.28%) Support Engineer
9 8 (8.25%) IT Support
10 7 (7.22%) Cisco Support
10 7 (7.22%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 7 (7.22%) E-Commerce Developer
10 7 (7.22%) LAMP Developer
11 6 (6.19%) Analyst
11 6 (6.19%) Switch Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) IT Support Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) Senior Network Architect
12 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.56%) CSS
2 17 (17.53%) HTML
2 17 (17.53%) JSON
2 17 (17.53%) LAMP
3 6 (6.19%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.12%) iPad
3 4 (4.12%) iPhone
4 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.06%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) PKI
6 1 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.74%) Linux
2 14 (14.43%) Windows
3 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (2.06%) Android
6 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.06%) Unix
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.03%) CentOS
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.68%) Network Design
2 21 (21.65%) E-Commerce
3 19 (19.59%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (18.56%) Mentoring
5 17 (17.53%) MVC
5 17 (17.53%) OOP
5 17 (17.53%) Web Development
6 16 (16.49%) Change Management
7 14 (14.43%) Computer Science
7 14 (14.43%) Presales
8 13 (13.40%) Network Management
8 13 (13.40%) Service Management
9 12 (12.37%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (11.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (11.34%) Network Virtualisation
10 11 (11.34%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (11.34%) Technical Analysis
11 10 (10.31%) Data Entry
12 7 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (5.15%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) JavaScript
1 17 (17.53%) PHP
2 4 (4.12%) C++
3 3 (3.09%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.06%) SQL
5 1 (1.03%) C
5 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (41.24%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (29.90%) CCNP
3 22 (22.68%) CCIE
4 19 (19.59%) Degree
5 17 (17.53%) CCNA
6 13 (13.40%) CCDP
6 13 (13.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.09%) CISSP
9 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.37%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.06%) NCSC
3 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (1.03%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.06%) Docker
5 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) vCenter Server
2 7 (7.22%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.15%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.03%) QRadar
5 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (52.58%) Cisco
2 19 (19.59%) Meraki
3 17 (17.53%) VMware
4 12 (12.37%) F5
4 12 (12.37%) SolarWinds
5 11 (11.34%) Juniper
6 9 (9.28%) FireEye
6 9 (9.28%) Infoblox
6 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.22%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.12%) Acronis
8 4 (4.12%) Apple
8 4 (4.12%) Brocade
8 4 (4.12%) ESET
8 4 (4.12%) Ubiquiti
9 3 (3.09%) Capita
9 3 (3.09%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.06%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.06%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.06%) Trend Micro