Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 193 245
Rank change year-on-year -28 +52 +20
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 977 2,692 2,429
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.89% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 12.06% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 771 1,862 1,991
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,599 £35,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,014 22,316 25,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.63% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7,827 16,797 20,407
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security.

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 8 August 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
England -24 911 £59,125 +7.50% 96
UK excluding London -51 516 £50,000 - 73
London +58 439 £67,500 +8.00% 33
South East -32 152 £55,000 - 15
North of England -84 126 £50,000 - 19
South West +46 85 £47,500 +11.22% 13
North West +36 74 £50,000 - 10
Work from Home +9 65 £59,500 -4.80% 10
East of England +10 58 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands -5 45 £52,500 +10.53% 10
Yorkshire -86 44 £54,000 +5.88% 9
Scotland +50 39 £55,000 -12.00% 8
West Midlands +10 35 £57,500 +21.05% 8
East Midlands +42 10 £42,000 -6.67% 2
Wales +10 8 £38,000 +16.92% 1
North East -1 8 £42,500 -32.00%
Northern Ireland -14 5 £42,500 +77.08% 2

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 with a requirement for Network Security.

1 528 (54.04%) Firewall
2 411 (42.07%) Cisco
3 277 (28.35%) WAN
4 258 (26.41%) VPN
5 257 (26.31%) Azure
6 250 (25.59%) Cisco Certification
7 248 (25.38%) Windows
8 239 (24.46%) LAN
9 211 (21.60%) Linux
10 182 (18.63%) Finance
11 181 (18.53%) AWS
12 179 (18.32%) Microsoft
13 168 (17.20%) CCNP
14 166 (16.99%) Cybersecurity
15 162 (16.58%) Palo Alto
16 158 (16.17%) CheckPoint
17 149 (15.25%) Information Security
18 148 (15.15%) VMware
19 145 (14.84%) TCP/IP
20 141 (14.43%) Wireless
21 139 (14.23%) BGP
22 138 (14.12%) Python
23 134 (13.72%) Data Centre
23 134 (13.72%) Office 365
24 132 (13.51%) DevOps
25 131 (13.41%) CCNA
25 131 (13.41%) Active Directory
26 120 (12.28%) DNS
26 120 (12.28%) MPLS
27 115 (11.77%) ITIL

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (2.76%) Apache
2 22 (2.25%) Confluence
3 20 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.54%) IIS
4 15 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.41%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.20%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 57 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.41%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 257 (26.31%) Azure
2 181 (18.53%) AWS
3 134 (13.72%) Office 365
4 59 (6.04%) IaaS
5 52 (5.32%) GCP
6 44 (4.50%) SaaS
7 43 (4.40%) PaaS
8 33 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 25 (2.56%) Serverless
12 23 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.64%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (1.64%) Slack
14 15 (1.54%) Azure Functions
15 14 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (1.43%) Route 53
16 13 (1.33%) Mimecast
17 12 (1.23%) Amazon S3
18 11 (1.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 528 (54.04%) Firewall
2 277 (28.35%) WAN
3 258 (26.41%) VPN
4 239 (24.46%) LAN
5 145 (14.84%) TCP/IP
6 141 (14.43%) Wireless
7 139 (14.23%) BGP
8 120 (12.28%) DNS
8 120 (12.28%) MPLS
9 113 (11.57%) OSPF
10 106 (10.85%) Cisco ASA
10 106 (10.85%) VoIP
11 96 (9.83%) Internet
12 91 (9.31%) DHCP
13 82 (8.39%) Wi-Fi
14 81 (8.29%) IPsec
15 76 (7.78%) VLAN
16 54 (5.53%) Cisco Nexus
17 50 (5.12%) Cisco ISE
17 50 (5.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.28%) MySQL
3 14 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.31%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (0.31%) Big Data
8 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.20%) Redis
10 1 (0.10%) GIS
10 1 (0.10%) Informix
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (6.14%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (1.54%) TeamCity
3 13 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (1.13%) JIRA
5 9 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.72%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.51%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.51%) LINQPad
8 5 (0.51%) Postman
9 4 (0.41%) Maven
9 4 (0.41%) Selenium
10 3 (0.31%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.20%) Bazaar
11 2 (0.20%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.10%) Babel
General
1 182 (18.63%) Finance
2 68 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 50 (5.12%) Banking
4 35 (3.58%) Retail
5 29 (2.97%) Law
6 27 (2.76%) Legal
7 16 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.64%) Public Sector
8 12 (1.23%) Military
9 11 (1.13%) Billing
9 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.92%) Marketing
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.41%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.41%) Police
13 3 (0.31%) Automotive
13 3 (0.31%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 287 (29.38%) Network Engineer
2 171 (17.50%) Security Engineer
3 96 (9.83%) Analyst
4 93 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 91 (9.31%) Architect
6 82 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 58 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (5.73%) Network Architect
9 50 (5.12%) Consultant
10 43 (4.40%) Security Architect
11 42 (4.30%) Senior Security Engineer
12 41 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
12 41 (4.20%) IT Engineer
12 41 (4.20%) Security Analyst
13 37 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
14 36 (3.68%) Developer
15 34 (3.48%) Network Analyst
16 32 (3.28%) Security Consultant
16 32 (3.28%) Security Specialist
17 28 (2.87%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.50%) JSON
2 32 (3.28%) HTML
3 30 (3.07%) CSS
4 28 (2.87%) LAMP
5 22 (2.25%) 802.1X
6 14 (1.43%) .NET
6 14 (1.43%) Web Services
7 11 (1.13%) Middleware
7 11 (1.13%) REST
8 9 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (0.72%) SAML
10 5 (0.51%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.51%) WebRTC
10 5 (0.51%) XML
10 5 (0.51%) YAML
11 4 (0.41%) Kafka
11 4 (0.41%) Laravel
11 4 (0.41%) Node.js
11 4 (0.41%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.41%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 134 (13.72%) Data Centre
2 89 (9.11%) Management Information System
3 67 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 39 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.38%) Cloud Native
6 33 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 19 (1.94%) PKI
10 18 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.64%) Clustering
13 15 (1.54%) Cyberattack
14 14 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (1.13%) DataPower
15 11 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (1.13%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.92%) Blog
16 9 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 248 (25.38%) Windows
2 211 (21.60%) Linux
3 113 (11.57%) Windows Server
4 75 (7.68%) Unix
5 28 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (2.76%) Windows 10
7 24 (2.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.84%) CentOS
10 15 (1.54%) Solaris
11 14 (1.43%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (1.02%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.92%) Kali Linux
14 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.61%) SUSE
16 4 (0.41%) VMS
16 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.20%) Android
18 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (16.99%) Cybersecurity
2 149 (15.25%) Information Security
3 132 (13.51%) DevOps
4 115 (11.77%) ITIL
5 109 (11.16%) SIEM
6 98 (10.03%) Change Management
7 95 (9.72%) Network Design
8 88 (9.01%) Security Operations
9 84 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 84 (8.60%) Network Monitoring
10 77 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
10 77 (7.88%) Security Architecture
11 69 (7.06%) Project Management
12 59 (6.04%) Vulnerability Management
13 57 (5.83%) Network Management
14 56 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
15 53 (5.42%) Load Balancing
15 53 (5.42%) Service Management
16 51 (5.22%) Kalman Filter
17 49 (5.02%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (14.12%) Python
2 107 (10.95%) PowerShell
3 60 (6.14%) SQL
4 39 (3.99%) JavaScript
5 38 (3.89%) Bash Shell
6 32 (3.28%) PHP
7 23 (2.35%) C
7 23 (2.35%) Java
8 17 (1.74%) C++
9 14 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.33%) Go
11 12 (1.23%) Ruby
11 12 (1.23%) VBScript
12 11 (1.13%) C#
12 11 (1.13%) Perl
13 8 (0.82%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.41%) AWK
14 4 (0.41%) Groovy
14 4 (0.41%) Scala
14 4 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 250 (25.59%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (17.20%) CCNP
3 131 (13.41%) CCNA
4 99 (10.13%) Degree
5 74 (7.57%) Security Cleared
6 58 (5.94%) CISSP
7 49 (5.02%) CCIE
8 43 (4.40%) SC Cleared
9 31 (3.17%) CISM
10 24 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (2.35%) CCDP
11 23 (2.35%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.84%) CCSP
13 15 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.43%) GIAC
14 14 (1.43%) SANS
14 14 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.33%) CEH
15 13 (1.33%) MCSE
16 11 (1.13%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (4.61%) PCI DSS
2 45 (4.61%) SLA
3 34 (3.48%) GDPR
4 24 (2.46%) COBIT
5 23 (2.35%) NIST
6 18 (1.84%) QA
7 17 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.61%) NCSC
9 5 (0.51%) AICPA
9 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.41%) BS25999
10 4 (0.41%) COSO
10 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.41%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 131 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 85 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.02%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.20%) Docker
5 14 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (1.13%) XenApp
8 10 (1.02%) vSphere
9 6 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.51%) Firmware
10 5 (0.51%) Snort
10 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.31%) KVM
11 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.10%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (6.45%) Ansible
2 49 (5.02%) Kubernetes
3 45 (4.61%) Terraform
4 32 (3.28%) FortiGate
5 29 (2.97%) Puppet
6 23 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.64%) Nagios
8 14 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.92%) Nessus
11 9 (0.92%) RSA enVision
12 8 (0.82%) SCCM
12 8 (0.82%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.72%) CASB
13 7 (0.72%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.51%) WSUS
16 4 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 411 (42.07%) Cisco
2 179 (18.32%) Microsoft
3 162 (16.58%) Palo Alto
4 158 (16.17%) CheckPoint
5 148 (15.15%) VMware
6 99 (10.13%) Juniper
7 86 (8.80%) F5
8 65 (6.65%) Meraki
9 62 (6.35%) Fortinet
10 49 (5.02%) Aruba
11 46 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 42 (4.30%) HP
12 42 (4.30%) Splunk
13 39 (3.99%) Citrix
14 32 (3.28%) Riverbed
15 28 (2.87%) Sophos
16 27 (2.76%) Nokia
17 25 (2.56%) Huawei
18 23 (2.35%) Avaya
19 21 (2.15%) IBM