Period
to 20 September 2018

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

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 195 186
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 +57
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 149 151 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.43% 1.48% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 9.06% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 121 138 143
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -7.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £61,000
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 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 1,689 1,666 2,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.25% 16.28% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,377 1,385 1,745
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,249 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the South West over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
Gloucestershire +22 40 £40,000 -13.04% 4
Wiltshire -2 40 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Bristol -13 34 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Dorset -34 13 £30,000 -36.84% 6
Somerset +25 4 £30,000 -28.57%
Devon +15 3 £29,500 -9.23%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 West region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 60 (40.27%) Firewall
2 59 (39.60%) ITIL
3 58 (38.93%) Linux
3 58 (38.93%) Security Cleared
4 50 (33.56%) Microsoft
5 48 (32.21%) Windows
6 41 (27.52%) Cisco
6 41 (27.52%) Amazon AWS
7 38 (25.50%) PowerShell
8 35 (23.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 34 (22.82%) Python
10 33 (22.15%) Service Delivery
11 30 (20.13%) SC Cleared
11 30 (20.13%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (19.46%) Degree
13 27 (18.12%) C
14 26 (17.45%) ITSM
14 26 (17.45%) Information Security
14 26 (17.45%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (16.78%) Windows Server
15 25 (16.78%) VMware
15 25 (16.78%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (16.78%) Active Directory
16 23 (15.44%) CCNP
16 23 (15.44%) Finance
16 23 (15.44%) IPsec
17 21 (14.09%) McAfee
17 21 (14.09%) Service Management
17 21 (14.09%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure

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 18 (12.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.37%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) MS Visio
2 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.52%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (13.42%) Office 365
4 13 (8.72%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (8.72%) Amazon S3
5 12 (8.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (8.05%) SaaS
6 10 (6.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (5.37%) IaaS
7 8 (5.37%) PaaS
8 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 60 (40.27%) Firewall
2 35 (23.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (15.44%) IPsec
4 19 (12.75%) VPN
5 18 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (11.41%) DNS
7 16 (10.74%) DHCP
7 16 (10.74%) Wireless
8 15 (10.07%) Wireshark
9 13 (8.72%) Cisco Firepower
9 13 (8.72%) OSPF
10 12 (8.05%) Spanning Tree
11 11 (7.38%) Ethernet
12 8 (5.37%) SNMP
12 8 (5.37%) SSL
12 8 (5.37%) VLAN
12 8 (5.37%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (4.70%) IPv4
13 7 (4.70%) IPv6
13 7 (4.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.72%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (5.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 13 (8.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (8.05%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (15.44%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.71%) Billing
4 8 (5.37%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.01%) Electronics
6 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (2.01%) Marketing
7 2 (1.34%) Automotive
7 2 (1.34%) Military
8 1 (0.67%) Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (26.85%) Security Engineer
2 29 (19.46%) Network Engineer
3 22 (14.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (12.08%) Administrator
4 18 (12.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (11.41%) Senior Security Engineer
6 16 (10.74%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 16 (10.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 16 (10.74%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (10.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (10.07%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) Operations Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (7.38%) Developer
10 10 (6.71%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) Software Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) Web Services
2 8 (5.37%) CSS
2 8 (5.37%) HTML
2 8 (5.37%) JSON
2 8 (5.37%) LAMP
3 4 (2.68%) .NET
3 4 (2.68%) STL
3 4 (2.68%) Yocto
4 3 (2.01%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.45%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (8.72%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (8.05%) Cyberattack
5 10 (6.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (6.71%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.70%) Device Driver
6 7 (4.70%) PKI
7 6 (4.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (2.01%) CESG
10 3 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (38.93%) Linux
2 48 (32.21%) Windows
3 25 (16.78%) Windows Server
4 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.04%) Unix
6 8 (5.37%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.03%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (2.01%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.60%) ITIL
2 33 (22.15%) Service Delivery
3 30 (20.13%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (17.45%) Information Security
4 26 (17.45%) ITSM
5 21 (14.09%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (14.09%) ITIL V3
5 21 (14.09%) Service Management
6 20 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (11.41%) Collaborative Working
8 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
9 16 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.74%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (10.07%) DevOps
11 14 (9.40%) Proactive Management
11 14 (9.40%) Problem Management
12 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (8.72%) Network Design
12 13 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.50%) PowerShell
2 34 (22.82%) Python
3 27 (18.12%) C
4 17 (11.41%) Bash Shell
5 12 (8.05%) C++
5 12 (8.05%) Ruby
6 10 (6.71%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.04%) Embedded C
7 9 (6.04%) Embedded C++
8 8 (5.37%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.37%) PHP
9 4 (2.68%) Java
10 1 (0.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.67%) SQL
10 1 (0.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (38.93%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.13%) SC Cleared
3 29 (19.46%) Degree
4 25 (16.78%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (15.44%) CCNP
6 19 (12.75%) CCNA
7 14 (9.40%) DV Cleared
8 13 (8.72%) AWS Certification
9 6 (4.03%) CISSP
10 3 (2.01%) CCDA
10 3 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (2.01%) CISM
10 3 (2.01%) MCSA
10 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.34%) CCENT
11 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.67%) CCSA
12 1 (0.67%) CCSE
12 1 (0.67%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.36%) QA
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.01%) GDPR
4 3 (2.01%) RMADS
5 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.42%) Hyper-V
3 18 (12.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 17 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (8.05%) VMware Server
6 10 (6.71%) BitLocker
7 6 (4.03%) vSphere
8 3 (2.01%) Firmware
9 2 (1.34%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.67%) Docker
10 1 (0.67%) HDFS
10 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) SCCM
2 12 (8.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (8.05%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (8.05%) Puppet
3 10 (6.71%) SCOM
3 10 (6.71%) SCVMM
4 8 (5.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.34%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.34%) WSUS
7 1 (0.67%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 50 (33.56%) Microsoft
2 41 (27.52%) Cisco
3 25 (16.78%) VMware
4 21 (14.09%) McAfee
5 19 (12.75%) Juniper
6 13 (8.72%) SolarWinds
7 12 (8.05%) Clearswift
8 10 (6.71%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.70%) EMC
10 6 (4.03%) F5
11 5 (3.36%) Splunk
12 4 (2.68%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.01%) Meraki
13 3 (2.01%) SAP
14 2 (1.34%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.34%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.34%) NetApp
14 2 (1.34%) Palo Alto
15 1 (0.67%) NetScout
15 1 (0.67%) WatchGuard