Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 213 228
Rank change year-on-year +50 +15 -14
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 206 123 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.90% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.98% 7.94% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 136 101 86
South West median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +10.43% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £63,125
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 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 1,876 1,550 2,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.29% 15.03% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,495 1,233 1,822
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,025 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,450 £60,000
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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Wiltshire +20 61 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Gloucestershire +33 40 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Bristol -21 33 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Dorset -31 17 £30,000 -45.45% 1
Somerset +36 12 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Devon +2 2 - -
Cornwall -23 1 £55,000 +4.76%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 120 (58.25%) Firewall
2 114 (55.34%) Microsoft
3 104 (50.49%) Security Cleared
4 100 (48.54%) ITIL
5 98 (47.57%) Windows
6 87 (42.23%) Linux
7 72 (34.95%) Analytical Skills
8 62 (30.10%) Intrusion Detection
9 59 (28.64%) Degree
10 57 (27.67%) PowerShell
11 54 (26.21%) Active Directory
11 54 (26.21%) Cisco Certification
12 53 (25.73%) Service Delivery
13 52 (25.24%) Windows Server
14 50 (24.27%) ITSM
15 49 (23.79%) CCNA
16 48 (23.30%) Cisco
17 46 (22.33%) Service Management
17 46 (22.33%) McAfee
17 46 (22.33%) ITIL V3
18 45 (21.84%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (21.84%) SC Cleared
18 45 (21.84%) Hyper-V
18 45 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
19 44 (21.36%) Windows Server 2012
20 43 (20.87%) SQL Server
21 42 (20.39%) SCCM
21 42 (20.39%) Virtual Desktop
21 42 (20.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
22 41 (19.90%) SharePoint

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 41 (19.90%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.83%) Apache
3 3 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (15.53%) Office 365
3 30 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (5.83%) SaaS
5 9 (4.37%) IaaS
6 8 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.88%) Amazon S3
6 8 (3.88%) PaaS
7 7 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 120 (58.25%) Firewall
2 62 (30.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 41 (19.90%) DNS
4 39 (18.93%) DHCP
5 28 (13.59%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (13.59%) TCP/IP
6 23 (11.17%) VPN
7 22 (10.68%) DMZ
7 22 (10.68%) FTP
7 22 (10.68%) HTTP
7 22 (10.68%) HTTPS
7 22 (10.68%) IPsec
7 22 (10.68%) SMTP
7 22 (10.68%) Wireless
7 22 (10.68%) X.400
8 17 (8.25%) OSPF
8 17 (8.25%) Wireshark
9 16 (7.77%) Cisco Firepower
10 15 (7.28%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.83%) MySQL
3 8 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.46%) HBase
6 2 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 18 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (9.22%) Manufacturing
2 16 (7.77%) Finance
3 6 (2.91%) Aerospace
3 6 (2.91%) Billing
4 4 (1.94%) Electronics
4 4 (1.94%) Marketing
4 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.97%) Military
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (22.33%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (18.45%) Security Engineer
4 25 (12.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 24 (11.65%) Wintel Engineer
6 23 (11.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (11.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (9.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (8.74%) Senior Network Engineer
8 18 (8.74%) Senior Security Engineer
9 17 (8.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 16 (7.77%) Administrator
10 16 (7.77%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (6.80%) Developer
11 14 (6.80%) Software Engineer
12 12 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 12 (5.83%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (5.34%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (5.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (5.34%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.56%) Web Services
2 12 (5.83%) CSS
2 12 (5.83%) HTML
2 12 (5.83%) JSON
2 12 (5.83%) LAMP
3 6 (2.91%) LDAP
4 5 (2.43%) .NET
5 4 (1.94%) STL
5 4 (1.94%) Yocto
6 3 (1.46%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.97%) Django
7 2 (0.97%) React
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.49%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 72 (34.95%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (20.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 25 (12.14%) CESG
4 21 (10.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (7.77%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (7.77%) Device Driver
6 15 (7.28%) Cyberattack
7 14 (6.80%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.91%) PKI
9 6 (2.91%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.43%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 98 (47.57%) Windows
2 87 (42.23%) Linux
3 52 (25.24%) Windows Server
4 44 (21.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.19%) Windows 10
6 17 (8.25%) Unix
7 14 (6.80%) Mac OS X
8 12 (5.83%) Android
9 4 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.49%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (48.54%) ITIL
2 53 (25.73%) Service Delivery
3 50 (24.27%) ITSM
4 46 (22.33%) ITIL V3
4 46 (22.33%) Service Management
5 45 (21.84%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (18.93%) Proactive Management
6 39 (18.93%) Problem Management
7 35 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (16.50%) Information Security
9 26 (12.62%) Network Monitoring
10 24 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
10 24 (11.65%) Data Loss Prevention
11 23 (11.17%) Software Engineering
12 22 (10.68%) Infrastructure Management
12 22 (10.68%) Root Cause Analysis
12 22 (10.68%) Virtual Environments
13 21 (10.19%) Network Virtualisation
14 20 (9.71%) Threat Detection
15 19 (9.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.67%) PowerShell
2 34 (16.50%) Python
3 29 (14.08%) C
4 19 (9.22%) C++
5 15 (7.28%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.83%) PHP
7 11 (5.34%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.40%) Java
8 7 (3.40%) Ruby
8 7 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.91%) Embedded C
9 6 (2.91%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.46%) Scala
11 2 (0.97%) C#
11 2 (0.97%) Clojure
11 2 (0.97%) SQL
12 1 (0.49%) Go
12 1 (0.49%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 104 (50.49%) Security Cleared
2 59 (28.64%) Degree
3 54 (26.21%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (23.79%) CCNA
5 45 (21.84%) SC Cleared
6 31 (15.05%) DV Cleared
7 29 (14.08%) CISSP
8 22 (10.68%) CCNP
8 22 (10.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (4.85%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.46%) CCDA
10 3 (1.46%) CCENT
10 3 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.46%) CISM
10 3 (1.46%) MCSE
10 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.97%) CCA
11 2 (0.97%) CCDP
11 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.46%) GDPR
3 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.46%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) RMADS
4 2 (0.97%) GCP
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (26.21%) Active Directory
2 45 (21.84%) Hyper-V
3 42 (20.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 24 (11.65%) vSphere
5 20 (9.71%) BitLocker
6 10 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (3.40%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.46%) Docker
8 3 (1.46%) Firmware
8 3 (1.46%) HDFS
8 3 (1.46%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 42 (20.39%) SCCM
2 21 (10.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 21 (10.19%) SCOM
2 21 (10.19%) SCVMM
3 15 (7.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (7.28%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.40%) Puppet
5 4 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.97%) Ansible
7 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.97%) WSUS
8 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 114 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 48 (23.30%) Cisco
3 46 (22.33%) McAfee
4 16 (7.77%) SolarWinds
4 16 (7.77%) VMware
5 15 (7.28%) Clearswift
5 15 (7.28%) Juniper
6 9 (4.37%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.37%) F5
7 7 (3.40%) Meraki
8 4 (1.94%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.94%) EMC
8 4 (1.94%) SAP
9 3 (1.46%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.46%) Splunk
10 2 (0.97%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.97%) NetApp
10 2 (0.97%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.49%) HP
11 1 (0.49%) Intel