Period
to 8 December 2019

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 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 225 252
Rank change year-on-year +19 +27 -50
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,153 2,405 2,552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.51% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.56% 10.13% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,575 1,994 2,029
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £33,100 £33,398 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20,382 23,752 27,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 14.95% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,921 18,656 22,534
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security.

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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 December 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
England +20 1,961 £57,500 +4.55% 252
UK excluding London +18 1,344 £50,000 - 171
London +15 729 £63,750 +2.00% 90
South East +43 484 £60,000 +4.35% 58
North of England -13 270 £49,482 +4.17% 48
Midlands +18 183 £50,000 - 23
South West +45 152 £42,300 -6.00% 21
Yorkshire +53 139 £45,000 -5.26% 15
East of England -14 138 £50,500 +34.67% 12
North West -65 120 £52,500 +16.67% 28
West Midlands -17 111 £52,500 - 13
Scotland 0 78 £50,000 -16.67% 7
East Midlands +52 72 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Wales +20 29 £40,000 +26.98% 2
North East +11 11 £34,500 -47.92% 5
Northern Ireland +3 7 £36,750 +75.00%
Channel Islands +8 4 £25,000 -

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

1 1,128 (52.39%) Firewall
2 971 (45.10%) Cisco
3 817 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
4 687 (31.91%) WAN
5 606 (28.15%) LAN
6 560 (26.01%) CCNP
7 484 (22.48%) VPN
8 469 (21.78%) CCNA
9 414 (19.23%) Windows
10 407 (18.90%) Azure
11 401 (18.63%) CheckPoint
12 369 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
13 362 (16.81%) Information Security
14 359 (16.67%) Palo Alto
15 348 (16.16%) Linux
16 345 (16.02%) Microsoft
17 342 (15.88%) TCP/IP
18 327 (15.19%) Data Centre
19 324 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 321 (14.91%) VMware
21 316 (14.68%) SIEM
22 312 (14.49%) DNS
23 307 (14.26%) BGP
23 307 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
24 306 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
25 304 (14.12%) AWS
26 299 (13.89%) Management Information System
27 292 (13.56%) OSPF
28 273 (12.68%) ITIL
29 265 (12.31%) Wireless

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 74 (3.44%) Skype for Business
2 58 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.51%) Apache
9 9 (0.42%) IIS
10 8 (0.37%) Confluence
10 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.14%) nginx
15 2 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.046%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 66 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 32 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.046%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.046%) Maya
6 1 (0.046%) MODO
6 1 (0.046%) NUKE
6 1 (0.046%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.23%) HFM
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (0.19%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.093%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 407 (18.90%) Azure
2 304 (14.12%) AWS
3 200 (9.29%) Office 365
4 84 (3.90%) SaaS
5 67 (3.11%) IaaS
6 57 (2.65%) GCP
7 35 (1.63%) PaaS
8 29 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (0.84%) Power Platform
12 16 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.70%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.51%) GitHub
15 10 (0.46%) Mimecast
16 9 (0.42%) Serverless
17 8 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
18 7 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
18 7 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,128 (52.39%) Firewall
2 687 (31.91%) WAN
3 606 (28.15%) LAN
4 484 (22.48%) VPN
5 342 (15.88%) TCP/IP
6 312 (14.49%) DNS
7 307 (14.26%) BGP
8 306 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
9 292 (13.56%) OSPF
10 265 (12.31%) Wireless
11 249 (11.57%) MPLS
12 197 (9.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 193 (8.96%) IPsec
14 192 (8.92%) Intrusion Detection
15 184 (8.55%) Internet
16 169 (7.85%) DHCP
17 150 (6.97%) WLAN
18 141 (6.55%) VoIP
19 132 (6.13%) NetScaler
20 116 (5.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.11%) MySQL
3 18 (0.84%) Power BI
4 14 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.51%) Big Data
5 11 (0.51%) Redis
6 9 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
6 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (1.16%) Git (software)
1 25 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 21 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.74%) Fiddler
4 11 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (0.51%) JIRA
4 11 (0.51%) LINQPad
5 10 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 10 (0.46%) Postman
6 7 (0.33%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.19%) Selenium
7 4 (0.19%) Subversion
8 3 (0.14%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.14%) GitLab
8 3 (0.14%) TestRail
9 1 (0.046%) Babel
9 1 (0.046%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.046%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.046%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.046%) webpack
General
1 264 (12.26%) Finance
2 172 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 100 (4.64%) Public Sector
4 69 (3.20%) Retail
5 58 (2.69%) Law
6 54 (2.51%) Aerospace
7 40 (1.86%) Military
8 34 (1.58%) Banking
9 27 (1.25%) Legal
9 27 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.11%) Marketing
11 15 (0.70%) Back Office
12 13 (0.60%) Electronics
13 8 (0.37%) Automotive
13 8 (0.37%) Games
14 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.33%) Local Government
15 6 (0.28%) Police
15 6 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 700 (32.51%) Network Engineer
2 476 (22.11%) Security Engineer
3 342 (15.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 245 (11.38%) Analyst
5 231 (10.73%) Consultant
6 175 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 170 (7.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 165 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
9 145 (6.73%) Architect
10 124 (5.76%) Security Consultant
11 113 (5.25%) Network Consultant
12 109 (5.06%) Security Analyst
13 107 (4.97%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 103 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 93 (4.32%) Security Architect
16 74 (3.44%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 69 (3.20%) Network Security Consultant
18 64 (2.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 63 (2.93%) Support Engineer
20 62 (2.88%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.35%) Web Services
2 21 (0.98%) .NET
3 18 (0.84%) CSS
4 16 (0.74%) HTML
5 12 (0.56%) REST
6 10 (0.46%) 802.1X
6 10 (0.46%) jQuery
7 9 (0.42%) JSON
7 9 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (0.42%) XML
8 8 (0.37%) SOAP
9 6 (0.28%) Middleware
9 6 (0.28%) XMPP
10 5 (0.23%) Kafka
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.23%) React
10 5 (0.23%) RESTful
10 5 (0.23%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.19%) LAMP
11 4 (0.19%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 327 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 299 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 193 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 73 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
6 50 (2.32%) Public Cloud
7 48 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (1.76%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.63%) Replication
10 31 (1.44%) User Experience
11 29 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 26 (1.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 22 (1.02%) CESG
13 22 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
13 22 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
14 21 (0.98%) CCTV
15 20 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 414 (19.23%) Windows
2 348 (16.16%) Linux
3 156 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 118 (5.48%) Unix
5 61 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (2.00%) Windows 10
7 30 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.21%) CentOS
9 25 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 14 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.51%) VMS
14 10 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.37%) Android
15 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.33%) Kali Linux
17 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.19%) Debian
18 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
2 362 (16.81%) Information Security
3 316 (14.68%) SIEM
4 307 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
5 273 (12.68%) ITIL
6 208 (9.66%) Network Design
7 185 (8.59%) Network Management
8 183 (8.50%) Security Operations
9 170 (7.90%) Change Management
10 149 (6.92%) Load Balancing
11 145 (6.73%) Presales
12 143 (6.64%) Service Delivery
13 139 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 137 (6.36%) Network Monitoring
15 136 (6.32%) Change Control
16 132 (6.13%) Security Architecture
17 130 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 125 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 123 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
20 115 (5.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (7.62%) Python
2 111 (5.16%) Bash Shell
3 98 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 87 (4.04%) Perl
5 73 (3.39%) SQL
6 62 (2.88%) C
7 43 (2.00%) C++
8 40 (1.86%) JavaScript
9 29 (1.35%) Java
10 22 (1.02%) Go
11 21 (0.98%) PHP
12 18 (0.84%) C#
13 10 (0.46%) Ruby
14 8 (0.37%) Scala
15 4 (0.19%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.19%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.19%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.14%) Clojure
16 3 (0.14%) Haskell
17 2 (0.093%) R
Qualifications
1 817 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
2 560 (26.01%) CCNP
3 469 (21.78%) CCNA
4 239 (11.10%) Degree
5 227 (10.54%) CISSP
6 171 (7.94%) Security Cleared
7 120 (5.57%) SC Cleared
8 112 (5.20%) CISM
8 112 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 98 (4.55%) CCSA
10 90 (4.18%) CCIE
11 85 (3.95%) CCDP
12 75 (3.48%) CCSE
13 64 (2.97%) MCSE
14 61 (2.83%) JNCIP
15 50 (2.32%) GIAC
16 47 (2.18%) Check Point Certification
17 46 (2.14%) JNCIS
18 42 (1.95%) CCSP
19 40 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (4.32%) GDPR
2 93 (4.32%) SLA
3 90 (4.18%) ISO 9001
4 88 (4.09%) PCI DSS
5 75 (3.48%) NIST
6 50 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 31 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 27 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 15 (0.70%) NCSC
11 13 (0.60%) QA
12 12 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.56%) NIST 800
13 11 (0.51%) COBIT
14 10 (0.46%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.37%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
17 4 (0.19%) GPG13
17 4 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 258 (11.98%) Active Directory
2 202 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 55 (2.55%) Docker
5 37 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (0.93%) VMware NSX
9 19 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.79%) XenApp
11 14 (0.65%) BIND 9
11 14 (0.65%) vSphere
12 13 (0.60%) Firmware
13 12 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.46%) ProxySG
16 6 (0.28%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.23%) Snort
17 5 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
18 4 (0.19%) iptables
Systems Management
1 130 (6.04%) FortiGate
2 76 (3.53%) Nagios
3 48 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 47 (2.18%) Ansible
4 47 (2.18%) SCCM
5 32 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 31 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 30 (1.39%) Nessus
7 30 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
8 26 (1.21%) vCenter Server
9 22 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
9 22 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.98%) QRadar
10 21 (0.98%) Terraform
11 19 (0.88%) Puppet
12 18 (0.84%) CASB
13 17 (0.79%) Stealthwatch
14 16 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
15 15 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 971 (45.10%) Cisco
2 401 (18.63%) CheckPoint
3 359 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 345 (16.02%) Microsoft
5 321 (14.91%) VMware
6 243 (11.29%) Juniper
7 216 (10.03%) Fortinet
8 192 (8.92%) F5
9 130 (6.04%) SolarWinds
10 126 (5.85%) HP
10 126 (5.85%) Meraki
11 108 (5.02%) Citrix
12 92 (4.27%) Splunk
13 64 (2.97%) Symantec
14 55 (2.55%) Blue Coat
15 49 (2.28%) Aruba
15 49 (2.28%) NetApp
16 46 (2.14%) Google
17 42 (1.95%) ServiceNow
18 40 (1.86%) Zscaler