Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 221 172
Rank change year-on-year +44 -49 +9
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 157 112 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.61% 1.10% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 7.11% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 106 88 167
South West median annual salary £42,300 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.88% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £20,500 £27,500 £31,400
90th Percentile £64,375 £71,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -2.91%

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 1,694 1,575 1,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.42% 15.43% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 1,241 1,480
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,125
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 -1 54 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Wiltshire 0 39 £36,750 -38.75% 4
Bristol +35 33 £46,500 +3.33% 4
Dorset +8 25 £42,300 +12.80% 2
Somerset +3 3 £30,000 -47.83% 2
Devon -7 3 £47,500 +61.02% 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 53 (33.76%) Windows
2 49 (31.21%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (30.57%) TCP/IP
4 44 (28.03%) SIEM
5 43 (27.39%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (25.48%) Linux
6 40 (25.48%) Firewall
7 37 (23.57%) Degree
8 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
9 33 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (18.47%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (17.20%) Wireless
11 27 (17.20%) Aerospace
12 26 (16.56%) Security Operations
13 25 (15.92%) VMware
13 25 (15.92%) Management Information System
13 25 (15.92%) Microsoft
13 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
14 23 (14.65%) Internet
15 22 (14.01%) Active Directory
16 21 (13.38%) CCNA
17 20 (12.74%) WAN
17 20 (12.74%) C++
17 20 (12.74%) ITIL
18 19 (12.10%) LAN
18 19 (12.10%) Cisco
18 19 (12.10%) Finance
18 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
18 19 (12.10%) Splunk
19 18 (11.46%) Office 365

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 6 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) Confluence
2 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.46%) Office 365
2 9 (5.73%) AWS
2 9 (5.73%) Azure
3 3 (1.91%) IaaS
3 3 (1.91%) PaaS
3 3 (1.91%) SaaS
4 2 (1.27%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 48 (30.57%) TCP/IP
2 40 (25.48%) Firewall
3 27 (17.20%) Wireless
4 23 (14.65%) Internet
5 20 (12.74%) WAN
6 19 (12.10%) LAN
7 16 (10.19%) DNS
8 14 (8.92%) DHCP
9 11 (7.01%) VoIP
10 9 (5.73%) VPN
11 8 (5.10%) 4G
11 8 (5.10%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (4.46%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (4.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (4.46%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (3.82%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (3.18%) BIG-IP
14 5 (3.18%) SAN
14 5 (3.18%) VLAN
15 4 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.18%) MySQL
2 3 (1.91%) Big Data
2 3 (1.91%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.91%) JIRA
2 3 (1.91%) Robot Framework
2 3 (1.91%) TestRail
General
1 27 (17.20%) Aerospace
2 19 (12.10%) Finance
3 18 (11.46%) Public Sector
4 16 (10.19%) Military
5 11 (7.01%) Manufacturing
6 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.82%) Electronics
7 6 (3.82%) Marketing
8 5 (3.18%) Retail
9 4 (2.55%) Back Office
10 3 (1.91%) Law
10 3 (1.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.47%) Analyst
2 25 (15.92%) Junior
3 22 (14.01%) Consultant
4 19 (12.10%) Network Engineer
4 19 (12.10%) Security Analyst
5 16 (10.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 16 (10.19%) Junior Analyst
5 16 (10.19%) Junior Security Analyst
6 11 (7.01%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Developer
8 8 (5.10%) IT Support
8 8 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Information Assurance Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.18%) C++ Consultant
11 5 (3.18%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (3.18%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (3.18%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) JSON
2 2 (1.27%) CSS
2 2 (1.27%) HTML
2 2 (1.27%) LAMP
2 2 (1.27%) React
2 2 (1.27%) Web Services
2 2 (1.27%) YAML
3 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (15.92%) Management Information System
3 16 (10.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 16 (10.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (6.37%) CESG
5 9 (5.73%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.91%) PKI
9 2 (1.27%) Clustering
9 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) User Experience
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.64%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.76%) Windows
2 40 (25.48%) Linux
3 19 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.82%) Unix
5 4 (2.55%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.91%) CentOS
6 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.21%) Problem-Solving
2 44 (28.03%) SIEM
3 43 (27.39%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (16.56%) Security Operations
5 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
6 20 (12.74%) ITIL
7 18 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (10.83%) Network Management
9 16 (10.19%) Information Security
10 15 (9.55%) Mentoring
11 14 (8.92%) Actionable Insight
11 14 (8.92%) Network Design
11 14 (8.92%) Proactive Monitoring
12 13 (8.28%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (8.28%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (7.01%) Systems Engineering
14 10 (6.37%) Log Correlation
14 10 (6.37%) Mathematics
14 10 (6.37%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.74%) C++
2 18 (11.46%) C
3 16 (10.19%) Python
4 9 (5.73%) SQL
5 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.46%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.82%) Go
7 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.18%) Embedded C
7 5 (3.18%) Embedded C++
7 5 (3.18%) PHP
8 4 (2.55%) Java
9 2 (1.27%) Clojure
9 2 (1.27%) Erlang
9 2 (1.27%) Haskell
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) Ruby
9 2 (1.27%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (23.57%) Degree
2 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
3 29 (18.47%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (13.38%) CCNA
5 18 (11.46%) DV Cleared
6 17 (10.83%) SC Cleared
7 15 (9.55%) CISSP
8 13 (8.28%) CISM
9 12 (7.64%) CCNP
9 12 (7.64%) CISMP
10 10 (6.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (6.37%) MCSA
10 10 (6.37%) MCSE
10 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (4.46%) CCDP
11 7 (4.46%) CCIE
12 6 (3.82%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (2.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (2.55%) CISA
13 4 (2.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) NCSC
2 4 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.27%) GDPR
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) GPG13
4 1 (0.64%) NIST
System Software
1 22 (14.01%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.55%) vSphere
5 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.27%) Docker
7 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (10.19%) QRadar
2 6 (3.82%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.55%) SCCM
4 3 (1.91%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.91%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.91%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (15.92%) Microsoft
1 25 (15.92%) VMware
2 19 (12.10%) Cisco
2 19 (12.10%) Splunk
3 18 (11.46%) LogRhythm
4 11 (7.01%) SolarWinds
5 9 (5.73%) F5
5 9 (5.73%) Juniper
6 8 (5.10%) EMC
6 8 (5.10%) HP
7 6 (3.82%) NetApp
7 6 (3.82%) SAP
8 5 (3.18%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.55%) Meraki
10 3 (1.91%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.91%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.27%) Apple
11 2 (1.27%) Sage