Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 164 231
Rank change year-on-year -57 +67 0
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 701 1,744 1,448
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.41% 2.13% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 12.16% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 587 1,218 1,081
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 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 8,059 14,340 15,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.23% 17.52% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6,196 10,463 11,979
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
South East -19 256 £60,000 +9.09% 8
North of England -83 152 £54,000 +2.86% 19
North West +1 97 £50,000 - 12
South West +35 94 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Midlands +14 82 £55,000 +15.79% 9
East of England -11 65 £50,000 +24.22%
West Midlands +15 64 £59,500 +25.26% 4
Yorkshire -81 46 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Scotland +35 44 £55,000 -12.00% 3
East Midlands +41 18 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Wales -8 10 £50,000 +66.67%
North East -27 9 £50,000 -20.00%
Northern Ireland -19 1 £42,500 +84.78%
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 378 (53.92%) Firewall
2 290 (41.37%) Cisco
3 186 (26.53%) WAN
4 176 (25.11%) LAN
5 166 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
5 166 (23.68%) Azure
6 165 (23.54%) Windows
7 144 (20.54%) Cybersecurity
8 143 (20.40%) Linux
9 140 (19.97%) VPN
9 140 (19.97%) Information Security
10 129 (18.40%) CheckPoint
11 111 (15.83%) VMware
12 109 (15.55%) Finance
13 106 (15.12%) CCNP
14 101 (14.41%) Microsoft
14 101 (14.41%) TCP/IP
15 99 (14.12%) AWS
16 98 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
17 96 (13.69%) Wireless
18 91 (12.98%) SIEM
18 91 (12.98%) Palo Alto
19 90 (12.84%) CISSP
20 88 (12.55%) Degree
20 88 (12.55%) Windows Server
21 86 (12.27%) CCNA
22 81 (11.55%) ITIL
22 81 (11.55%) Change Management
23 75 (10.70%) Security Cleared
24 73 (10.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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 24 (3.42%) Apache
2 16 (2.28%) IIS
3 10 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.86%) Confluence
6 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.57%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.57%) Adobe XD
4 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 166 (23.68%) Azure
2 99 (14.12%) AWS
3 72 (10.27%) Office 365
4 39 (5.56%) SaaS
5 30 (4.28%) IaaS
6 25 (3.57%) PaaS
7 15 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.57%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.14%) Mimecast
12 7 (1.00%) GitHub
13 6 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.86%) GCP
14 4 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.43%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
16 2 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
16 2 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 378 (53.92%) Firewall
2 186 (26.53%) WAN
3 176 (25.11%) LAN
4 140 (19.97%) VPN
5 101 (14.41%) TCP/IP
6 98 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
7 96 (13.69%) Wireless
8 69 (9.84%) BGP
9 57 (8.13%) OSPF
10 55 (7.85%) VoIP
11 54 (7.70%) DNS
12 51 (7.28%) Internet
12 51 (7.28%) VLAN
13 49 (6.99%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (6.42%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (6.28%) DHCP
16 39 (5.56%) MPLS
17 37 (5.28%) Cisco ISE
18 35 (4.99%) Intrusion Detection
19 32 (4.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.42%) MySQL
2 22 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Big Data
7 1 (0.14%) GIS
7 1 (0.14%) Informix
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.43%) JIRA
3 8 (1.14%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.57%) Bazaar
5 4 (0.57%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.57%) LINQPad
5 4 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.57%) Postman
5 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) Babel
7 1 (0.14%) Grunt
7 1 (0.14%) gulp
7 1 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 109 (15.55%) Finance
2 43 (6.13%) Retail
3 34 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.28%) Banking
5 13 (1.85%) Automotive
6 12 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.57%) Military
8 9 (1.28%) Legal
8 9 (1.28%) Public Sector
9 8 (1.14%) Back Office
9 8 (1.14%) Law
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
10 4 (0.57%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.43%) Police
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Marketing
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 180 (25.68%) Network Engineer
2 127 (18.12%) Security Engineer
3 75 (10.70%) Architect
4 67 (9.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 64 (9.13%) Analyst
6 57 (8.13%) Senior Network Engineer
7 50 (7.13%) Consultant
8 48 (6.85%) IT Engineer
9 46 (6.56%) Network Architect
10 44 (6.28%) Security Architect
11 32 (4.56%) Security Analyst
12 30 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (3.99%) Cisco Engineer
13 28 (3.99%) Developer
13 28 (3.99%) Support Engineer
14 25 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
14 25 (3.57%) Network Specialist
14 25 (3.57%) Security Consultant
15 24 (3.42%) Security Manager
15 24 (3.42%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.99%) CSS
1 28 (3.99%) HTML
1 28 (3.99%) JSON
2 27 (3.85%) LAMP
3 16 (2.28%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.85%) Middleware
5 9 (1.28%) .NET
5 9 (1.28%) Web Services
6 7 (1.00%) Laravel
6 7 (1.00%) SAML
7 5 (0.71%) XML
8 4 (0.57%) ServiceStack
8 4 (0.57%) Vue.js
9 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.43%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.29%) ModSecurity
10 2 (0.29%) YAML
11 1 (0.14%) Apache NiFi
11 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.42%) Data Centre
2 64 (9.13%) Management Information System
3 54 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 31 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.00%) DataPower
7 19 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 18 (2.57%) Cloud Native
8 18 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.57%) Virtual Team
9 17 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.71%) Cyberattack
11 11 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
12 10 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.28%) Clustering
13 9 (1.28%) PKI
13 9 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (1.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 165 (23.54%) Windows
2 143 (20.40%) Linux
3 88 (12.55%) Windows Server
4 38 (5.42%) Unix
5 20 (2.85%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.85%) CentOS
9 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.14%) Kali Linux
10 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.71%) SUSE
13 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.29%) Android
14 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.29%) Solaris
15 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (20.54%) Cybersecurity
2 140 (19.97%) Information Security
3 91 (12.98%) SIEM
4 81 (11.55%) Change Management
4 81 (11.55%) ITIL
5 72 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (9.84%) Security Operations
7 60 (8.56%) Security Architecture
8 57 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
9 53 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 50 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (7.13%) DevOps
11 47 (6.70%) Mentoring
11 47 (6.70%) Network Design
12 40 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
13 38 (5.42%) Identity Access Management
14 36 (5.14%) Network Management
15 35 (4.99%) Network Monitoring
16 33 (4.71%) Computer Science
17 32 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.85%) PowerShell
2 47 (6.70%) Python
3 34 (4.85%) SQL
4 33 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 32 (4.56%) Bash Shell
6 30 (4.28%) PHP
7 10 (1.43%) C++
8 8 (1.14%) C
8 8 (1.14%) C#
9 6 (0.86%) Java
10 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.43%) VBScript
12 2 (0.29%) Perl
12 2 (0.29%) Ruby
13 1 (0.14%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.14%) Erlang
13 1 (0.14%) Go
13 1 (0.14%) Haskell
13 1 (0.14%) Rust
13 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (15.12%) CCNP
3 90 (12.84%) CISSP
4 88 (12.55%) Degree
5 86 (12.27%) CCNA
6 75 (10.70%) Security Cleared
7 47 (6.70%) SC Cleared
8 44 (6.28%) CCIE
9 41 (5.85%) CISM
10 27 (3.85%) CCDP
11 26 (3.71%) CCSP
12 19 (2.71%) CISA
13 18 (2.57%) CCSA
14 17 (2.43%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 17 (2.43%) CCSE
14 17 (2.43%) CEH
15 16 (2.28%) DV Cleared
15 16 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
16 14 (2.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (5.99%) SLA
3 41 (5.85%) GDPR
4 40 (5.71%) PCI DSS
5 27 (3.85%) NIST
6 11 (1.57%) NCSC
6 11 (1.57%) QA
6 11 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.28%) COBIT
8 7 (1.00%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.71%) AICPA
11 4 (0.57%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.43%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 73 (10.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (10.27%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.43%) Docker
5 10 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.86%) vSphere
8 4 (0.57%) KVM
8 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.43%) Firmware
9 3 (0.43%) Snort
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (5.42%) FortiGate
2 23 (3.28%) Ansible
3 20 (2.85%) Kubernetes
4 18 (2.57%) Terraform
5 13 (1.85%) Nessus
6 11 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.57%) Puppet
6 11 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.43%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.71%) CASB
10 5 (0.71%) WSUS
11 4 (0.57%) Nmap
11 4 (0.57%) SCCM
12 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.29%) Istio
13 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 290 (41.37%) Cisco
2 129 (18.40%) CheckPoint
3 111 (15.83%) VMware
4 101 (14.41%) Microsoft
5 91 (12.98%) Palo Alto
6 72 (10.27%) Juniper
7 65 (9.27%) Meraki
8 64 (9.13%) F5
9 52 (7.42%) SolarWinds
10 43 (6.13%) Aruba
11 36 (5.14%) Fortinet
12 23 (3.28%) Citrix
12 23 (3.28%) IBM
13 21 (3.00%) Sophos
14 19 (2.71%) Splunk
15 16 (2.28%) LogRhythm
16 15 (2.14%) McAfee
17 13 (1.85%) HP
17 13 (1.85%) Symantec
18 12 (1.71%) Riverbed