Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 200 197
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 159 151 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.58% 1.46% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.86% 8.85% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119 121 135
South West median annual salary £42,915 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.65% +5.56% +10.43%
10th Percentile £20,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £70,000 £57,100
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -1.96%

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 1,794 1,706 1,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.86% 16.44% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,386 1,370
South West median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,625 £62,500 £57,850
England median annual salary £45,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.58% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -6 63 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Bristol +26 44 £46,500 +0.54% 5
Wiltshire -23 30 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Dorset +12 16 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Somerset +8 4 £31,250 +4.17% 4
Devon -14 2 £40,000 +35.59% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 56 (35.22%) Windows
2 51 (32.08%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (27.67%) Firewall
4 41 (25.79%) Linux
5 40 (25.16%) SIEM
6 37 (23.27%) TCP/IP
6 37 (23.27%) Security Cleared
7 36 (22.64%) VMware
8 34 (21.38%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (20.13%) Active Directory
10 31 (19.50%) Degree
11 30 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
12 28 (17.61%) Software Engineering
13 26 (16.35%) C++
13 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
14 25 (15.72%) Office 365
15 24 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (15.09%) C
16 23 (14.47%) DNS
16 23 (14.47%) DHCP
16 23 (14.47%) CCNA
17 22 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (13.84%) Splunk
18 21 (13.21%) ITIL
19 20 (12.58%) LogRhythm
19 20 (12.58%) Security Operations
20 19 (11.95%) SC Cleared
20 19 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 19 (11.95%) Cisco

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 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.89%) Confluence
2 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.72%) Office 365
2 17 (10.69%) Azure
3 13 (8.18%) AWS
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.26%) GCP
5 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.67%) Firewall
2 37 (23.27%) TCP/IP
3 23 (14.47%) DHCP
3 23 (14.47%) DNS
4 17 (10.69%) Wireless
5 16 (10.06%) WAN
6 15 (9.43%) LAN
7 14 (8.81%) Internet
8 13 (8.18%) VPN
9 10 (6.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (5.66%) VLAN
10 9 (5.66%) VoIP
11 7 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (3.14%) BGP
12 5 (3.14%) BIG-IP
12 5 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.14%) OSPF
12 5 (3.14%) SAN
13 4 (2.52%) 4G
14 3 (1.89%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) MySQL
2 3 (1.89%) Big Data
2 3 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.89%) JIRA
2 3 (1.89%) Robot Framework
2 3 (1.89%) TestRail
General
1 16 (10.06%) Public Sector
2 15 (9.43%) Aerospace
3 12 (7.55%) Finance
4 9 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.52%) Electronics
5 4 (2.52%) Marketing
5 4 (2.52%) Military
5 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.89%) Law
6 3 (1.89%) Publishing
7 2 (1.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (17.61%) Analyst
2 23 (14.47%) Security Analyst
3 22 (13.84%) Junior
4 20 (12.58%) Consultant
5 17 (10.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 16 (10.06%) Network Engineer
7 15 (9.43%) Junior Analyst
7 15 (9.43%) Junior Security Analyst
8 11 (6.92%) C++ Consultant
8 11 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Software Consultant
9 9 (5.66%) Security Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Developer
10 8 (5.03%) Software Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) IT Support
11 6 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) JSON
2 3 (1.89%) HTML
2 3 (1.89%) Web Services
3 2 (1.26%) CSS
3 2 (1.26%) LAMP
3 2 (1.26%) React
3 2 (1.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (9.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 13 (8.18%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.29%) CESG
6 6 (3.77%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.89%) PKI
8 2 (1.26%) Clustering
8 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.26%) User Experience
9 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.63%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.22%) Windows
2 41 (25.79%) Linux
3 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.89%) CentOS
5 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.08%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (25.16%) SIEM
3 34 (21.38%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (17.61%) Software Engineering
5 22 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (13.21%) ITIL
7 20 (12.58%) Security Operations
8 19 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (11.32%) Waterfall
10 17 (10.69%) Cryptography
11 15 (9.43%) Information Security
11 15 (9.43%) OO
11 15 (9.43%) OOD
11 15 (9.43%) Security Monitoring
12 13 (8.18%) Network Design
12 13 (8.18%) Proactive Monitoring
13 11 (6.92%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.29%) DevOps
14 10 (6.29%) Mathematics
14 10 (6.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.35%) C++
2 24 (15.09%) C
3 16 (10.06%) Python
4 14 (8.81%) Embedded C
4 14 (8.81%) Embedded C++
5 10 (6.29%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.29%) SQL
6 8 (5.03%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.40%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.14%) PHP
8 5 (3.14%) Ruby
9 3 (1.89%) Go
10 2 (1.26%) Clojure
10 2 (1.26%) Erlang
10 2 (1.26%) Haskell
10 2 (1.26%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) Scala
11 1 (0.63%) Java
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (23.27%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.50%) Degree
3 30 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (14.47%) CCNA
5 19 (11.95%) SC Cleared
6 18 (11.32%) DV Cleared
7 15 (9.43%) CCNP
8 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (8.18%) CISMP
10 11 (6.92%) CISSP
10 11 (6.92%) MCSA
10 11 (6.92%) MCSE
11 10 (6.29%) CCDP
11 10 (6.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (5.66%) CISM
13 8 (5.03%) GIAC
14 6 (3.77%) CCIE
15 5 (3.14%) CISA
15 5 (3.14%) GCIA
15 5 (3.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.52%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.26%) GDPR
2 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.63%) NCSC
3 1 (0.63%) NIST
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 32 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.77%) vSphere
4 4 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.63%) Docker
7 1 (0.63%) Snort
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.43%) QRadar
2 5 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.14%) Puppet
3 3 (1.89%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.89%) SCCM
3 3 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.26%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.26%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (22.64%) VMware
2 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.84%) Splunk
4 20 (12.58%) LogRhythm
5 19 (11.95%) Cisco
6 11 (6.92%) Juniper
7 8 (5.03%) F5
7 8 (5.03%) HP
8 7 (4.40%) NetApp
8 7 (4.40%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.77%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.14%) ArcSight
10 5 (3.14%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.52%) EMC
11 4 (2.52%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.52%) Meraki
11 4 (2.52%) SAP
12 3 (1.89%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.89%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.89%) Red Hat