Period
to 26 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 186 213
Rank change year-on-year -37 +27 +17
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 417 1,459 1,500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.36% 1.88% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 11.20% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 361 1,059 1,301
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,145 13,021 14,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.79% 16.80% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,068 9,849 11,262
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,375 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK excluding London

Network Security
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK excluding London

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK excluding London

Network Security
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 November 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
North of England -23 102 £45,000 -10.00% 39
South East -45 102 £55,000 -5.17% 30
Midlands +42 87 £52,500 +1.94% 13
North West +54 65 £45,000 -14.29% 17
West Midlands +54 61 £52,500 - 12
South West +28 57 £45,000 +6.38% 11
East of England +21 32 £45,000 -10.89% 10
Yorkshire -47 28 £42,500 -10.53% 21
East Midlands +42 26 £37,500 -14.29% 1
Scotland +18 24 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Northern Ireland +24 12 £42,500 +19.72% 3
North East +17 9 £43,000 +39.84% 1
Wales +18 2 £38,000 +2.36% 1
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 220 (52.76%) Firewall
2 180 (43.17%) Cisco
3 143 (34.29%) WAN
4 140 (33.57%) Cisco Certification
5 134 (32.13%) LAN
6 104 (24.94%) CCNP
7 102 (24.46%) VPN
8 96 (23.02%) Windows
9 95 (22.78%) VMware
10 87 (20.86%) CCNA
11 86 (20.62%) Cybersecurity
12 84 (20.14%) Microsoft
13 73 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
14 68 (16.31%) Information Security
15 67 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (15.83%) Palo Alto
17 64 (15.35%) Azure
18 63 (15.11%) Cisco ASA
18 63 (15.11%) DNS
18 63 (15.11%) Linux
18 63 (15.11%) Active Directory
19 57 (13.67%) VoIP
20 56 (13.43%) Wireless
20 56 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 53 (12.71%) VLAN
22 52 (12.47%) Juniper
23 49 (11.75%) OSPF
24 48 (11.51%) BGP
24 48 (11.51%) CISSP
24 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 14 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.88%) IIS
3 11 (2.64%) Apache
4 9 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.44%) Confluence
6 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.35%) Azure
2 46 (11.03%) AWS
3 37 (8.87%) Office 365
4 22 (5.28%) SaaS
5 20 (4.80%) PaaS
6 18 (4.32%) IaaS
7 11 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.40%) GCP
9 6 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.44%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.72%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.24%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.24%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 220 (52.76%) Firewall
2 143 (34.29%) WAN
3 134 (32.13%) LAN
4 102 (24.46%) VPN
5 63 (15.11%) Cisco ASA
5 63 (15.11%) DNS
6 57 (13.67%) VoIP
7 56 (13.43%) Wireless
8 53 (12.71%) VLAN
9 49 (11.75%) OSPF
10 48 (11.51%) BGP
10 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP
11 41 (9.83%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (9.59%) MPLS
13 34 (8.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (8.15%) Internet
14 31 (7.43%) DHCP
15 30 (7.19%) IPsec
16 29 (6.95%) Cisco Firepower
17 28 (6.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.32%) MySQL
3 9 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.48%) Redis
8 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.92%) JIRA
3 7 (1.68%) Selenium
4 4 (0.96%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.48%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 44 (10.55%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.28%) Finance
3 17 (4.08%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.60%) Retail
5 14 (3.36%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.88%) Law
7 9 (2.16%) Legal
8 5 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Advertising
9 3 (0.72%) Back Office
9 3 (0.72%) Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Billing
10 2 (0.48%) French Language
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 142 (34.05%) Network Engineer
2 90 (21.58%) Security Engineer
3 59 (14.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 44 (10.55%) Analyst
5 37 (8.87%) IT Engineer
6 28 (6.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (6.24%) Security Analyst
8 23 (5.52%) Developer
9 21 (5.04%) Architect
9 21 (5.04%) Network Specialist
10 20 (4.80%) Senior Security Engineer
11 19 (4.56%) Network Analyst
12 18 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (4.32%) Software Engineer
13 17 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
14 15 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 15 (3.60%) IT Analyst
14 15 (3.60%) Security Specialist
15 14 (3.36%) Embedded Engineer
15 14 (3.36%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.56%) CSS
1 19 (4.56%) HTML
2 13 (3.12%) JSON
3 11 (2.64%) LAMP
4 9 (2.16%) WebRTC
5 7 (1.68%) pytest
5 7 (1.68%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.96%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.96%) LDAP
6 4 (0.96%) Node.js
7 3 (0.72%) .NET
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.72%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.72%) Middleware
7 3 (0.72%) Spring
7 3 (0.72%) Web Services
8 2 (0.48%) GStreamer
8 2 (0.48%) jQuery
8 2 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (10.55%) Data Centre
3 42 (10.07%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.76%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.88%) PKI
7 9 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.68%) User Experience
9 6 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.44%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.96%) CESG
12 3 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.72%) Replication
12 3 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.02%) Windows
2 63 (15.11%) Linux
3 40 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.44%) CentOS
5 6 (1.44%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.96%) Unix
8 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.48%) Fedora
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.62%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (16.31%) Information Security
4 48 (11.51%) SIEM
5 44 (10.55%) ITIL
6 40 (9.59%) Network Design
6 40 (9.59%) Security Architecture
7 35 (8.39%) DevOps
8 32 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (7.67%) Security Operations
9 31 (7.43%) Kalman Filter
10 29 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 27 (6.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (6.00%) Presales
14 24 (5.76%) Software Engineering
15 23 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (5.52%) Service Delivery
15 23 (5.52%) Technical Leadership
16 21 (5.04%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.24%) C++
2 21 (5.04%) C
3 20 (4.80%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.56%) Python
4 19 (4.56%) SQL
5 17 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.36%) PHP
7 7 (1.68%) Java
8 6 (1.44%) C#
9 5 (1.20%) Go
10 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.72%) Java 8
11 2 (0.48%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.48%) Perl
11 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 140 (33.57%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (24.94%) CCNP
3 87 (20.86%) CCNA
4 48 (11.51%) CISSP
5 47 (11.27%) Security Cleared
6 34 (8.15%) SC Cleared
7 32 (7.67%) Degree
8 21 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (4.32%) CCIE
10 16 (3.84%) CEH
11 11 (2.64%) DBS Check
12 10 (2.40%) MCSA
12 10 (2.40%) SSCP
13 9 (2.16%) MCP
13 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 8 (1.92%) CISM
14 8 (1.92%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.68%) CCDA
16 6 (1.44%) CCDP
16 6 (1.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (10.31%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.80%) GDPR
3 20 (4.80%) QA
4 18 (4.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (4.32%) SLA
5 15 (3.60%) NIST
6 6 (1.44%) COBIT
7 4 (0.96%) NCSC
8 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (15.11%) Active Directory
3 34 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.36%) Docker
4 14 (3.36%) Firmware
5 11 (2.64%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.68%) KVM
8 4 (0.96%) LXC
8 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.48%) Snort
10 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.84%) FortiGate
2 14 (3.36%) Nessus
3 12 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (1.92%) Terraform
5 7 (1.68%) Ansible
6 6 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.44%) Puppet
6 6 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.96%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.96%) Cisco CME
7 4 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.96%) Nagios
7 4 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.96%) Rancher
7 4 (0.96%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.72%) WSUS
9 2 (0.48%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 180 (43.17%) Cisco
2 95 (22.78%) VMware
3 84 (20.14%) Microsoft
4 66 (15.83%) Palo Alto
5 52 (12.47%) Juniper
6 45 (10.79%) CheckPoint
7 41 (9.83%) Fortinet
8 37 (8.87%) SolarWinds
9 34 (8.15%) Meraki
10 23 (5.52%) F5
11 19 (4.56%) HP
12 18 (4.32%) Aruba
13 17 (4.08%) Splunk
14 13 (3.12%) Sophos
15 12 (2.88%) Dell
15 12 (2.88%) Rapid7
16 11 (2.64%) WatchGuard
17 9 (2.16%) Brocade
18 7 (1.68%) Citrix
18 7 (1.68%) Google