Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 215 229
Rank change year-on-year -25 +14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,535 2,732 3,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.61% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.60% 9.95% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,920 2,194 2,456
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,235 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +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 26,414 27,453 34,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 16.15% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21,015 22,396 28,658
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Top 16 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 26 April 2018. 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 -29 2,371 £55,000 +10.00% 319
UK excluding London -29 1,459 £47,500 +5.56% 222
London -31 1,010 £60,000 +9.09% 114
South East -32 520 £50,000 +5.26% 69
North of England +2 307 £47,500 +11.76% 70
South West +64 214 £45,000 - 18
East of England +13 201 £52,000 +11.83% 22
Midlands -69 165 £47,500 +11.76% 26
North West -45 160 £50,000 +13.64% 35
Yorkshire +52 145 £45,000 -3.23% 30
West Midlands -80 125 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Scotland -40 87 £45,000 +8.43% 8
East Midlands +6 40 £48,750 +8.33% 7
Wales +7 14 £42,500 -5.56% 6
North East -30 2 - - 5
Northern Ireland +6 1 £20,000 -33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 1,396 (55.07%) Firewall
2 1,080 (42.60%) Cisco
3 680 (26.82%) Cisco Certification
4 670 (26.43%) Windows
5 579 (22.84%) Microsoft
6 556 (21.93%) Information Security
7 542 (21.38%) WAN
8 492 (19.41%) VPN
9 485 (19.13%) Linux
10 473 (18.66%) CISSP
11 467 (18.42%) CCNP
11 467 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
12 454 (17.91%) LAN
13 449 (17.71%) SIEM
14 448 (17.67%) CheckPoint
15 442 (17.44%) ITIL
16 418 (16.49%) Finance
17 396 (15.62%) Cisco ASA
18 392 (15.46%) Data Centre
19 391 (15.42%) Degree
20 380 (14.99%) TCP/IP
21 370 (14.60%) Juniper
22 361 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
23 350 (13.81%) DNS
24 347 (13.69%) VMware
25 337 (13.29%) F5
26 335 (13.21%) Wireless
27 330 (13.02%) Palo Alto
28 322 (12.70%) Active Directory
29 321 (12.66%) Windows Server

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 88 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 85 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.01%) Apache
4 46 (1.81%) IIS
5 39 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (0.75%) CMS
9 18 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.59%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.51%) nginx
12 12 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.39%) JBoss
14 10 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
16 6 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 91 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (2.64%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.12%) LibreOffice
5 3 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (0.079%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.039%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 361 (14.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 310 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
3 213 (8.40%) Office 365
4 96 (3.79%) IaaS
5 90 (3.55%) SaaS
6 88 (3.47%) PaaS
7 68 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (0.91%) Akamai
11 19 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (0.43%) Mimecast
14 10 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.32%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
17 6 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,396 (55.07%) Firewall
2 542 (21.38%) WAN
3 492 (19.41%) VPN
4 454 (17.91%) LAN
5 396 (15.62%) Cisco ASA
6 380 (14.99%) TCP/IP
7 350 (13.81%) DNS
8 335 (13.21%) Wireless
9 274 (10.81%) BGP
10 269 (10.61%) MPLS
11 258 (10.18%) OSPF
12 232 (9.15%) DHCP
13 223 (8.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 197 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
15 196 (7.73%) IPsec
16 194 (7.65%) VoIP
17 167 (6.59%) VLAN
18 153 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
19 149 (5.88%) Cisco Firepower
20 137 (5.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.89%) MySQL
3 36 (1.42%) Big Data
4 23 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 15 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.43%) Apache Hive
9 11 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.39%) Blockchain
11 9 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.28%) HBase
13 7 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.20%) Snowflake Schema
14 5 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 66 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 40 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (0.47%) Selenium
6 12 (0.47%) Subversion
7 10 (0.39%) Fiddler
7 10 (0.39%) LINQPad
7 10 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.32%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.32%) JIRA
9 5 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.20%) RStudio
10 4 (0.16%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.16%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 418 (16.49%) Finance
2 100 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 76 (3.00%) Banking
4 70 (2.76%) Retail
5 61 (2.41%) Legal
6 55 (2.17%) Law
7 53 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.85%) Marketing
9 27 (1.07%) Games
10 18 (0.71%) Advertising
11 14 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.47%) Electronics
14 9 (0.36%) Billing
14 9 (0.36%) Publishing
15 8 (0.32%) Military
16 6 (0.24%) Front Office
16 6 (0.24%) Local Government
16 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 557 (21.97%) Network Engineer
2 405 (15.98%) Security Engineer
3 380 (14.99%) Analyst
4 299 (11.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 282 (11.12%) Architect
6 262 (10.34%) Security Analyst
7 224 (8.84%) Consultant
8 186 (7.34%) Security Consultant
9 168 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 149 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
11 137 (5.40%) Security Architect
12 130 (5.13%) Security Manager
13 123 (4.85%) Security Specialist
14 110 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
15 104 (4.10%) Network Architect
16 95 (3.75%) Network Security Specialist
17 94 (3.71%) Cisco Engineer
17 94 (3.71%) Network Specialist
18 91 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 90 (3.55%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.79%) Web Services
2 56 (2.21%) HTML
3 53 (2.09%) 802.1X
4 42 (1.66%) .NET
5 41 (1.62%) XML
6 36 (1.42%) Middleware
7 35 (1.38%) JSON
8 23 (0.91%) CSS
8 23 (0.91%) LAMP
9 22 (0.87%) WCF
10 17 (0.67%) REST
11 16 (0.63%) LDAP
12 14 (0.55%) SOAP
12 14 (0.55%) XMPP
13 13 (0.51%) React
13 13 (0.51%) SAML
14 11 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (0.43%) LINQ
15 10 (0.39%) Django
15 10 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 392 (15.46%) Data Centre
2 281 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (9.51%) Management Information System
4 184 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 150 (5.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 139 (5.48%) Cyberthreat
7 91 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
8 86 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
9 82 (3.23%) PKI
10 52 (2.05%) Public Cloud
11 46 (1.81%) CESG
12 44 (1.74%) Fintech
13 40 (1.58%) Replication
14 34 (1.34%) Cyberattack
15 31 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (1.07%) Clustering
16 27 (1.07%) Driving Licence
17 26 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
18 23 (0.91%) Private Cloud
19 21 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 670 (26.43%) Windows
2 485 (19.13%) Linux
3 321 (12.66%) Windows Server
4 154 (6.07%) Unix
5 135 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (2.25%) Windows 10
8 53 (2.09%) Android
9 43 (1.70%) Windows 7
10 40 (1.58%) Mac OS X
11 38 (1.50%) CentOS
12 28 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.83%) AIX
14 20 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.71%) Solaris
16 17 (0.67%) Apple iOS
17 16 (0.63%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.47%) HPUX
18 12 (0.47%) VMS
19 10 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (21.93%) Information Security
2 467 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
3 449 (17.71%) SIEM
4 442 (17.44%) ITIL
5 295 (11.64%) Security Operations
6 247 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
7 225 (8.88%) Penetration Testing
8 220 (8.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 214 (8.44%) Security Architecture
10 202 (7.97%) Network Design
11 174 (6.86%) Presales
12 169 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
12 169 (6.67%) Load Balancing
13 163 (6.43%) DevOps
14 161 (6.35%) Security Management
15 142 (5.60%) Incident Management
15 142 (5.60%) Kalman Filter
16 140 (5.52%) Service Delivery
17 129 (5.09%) Data Loss Prevention
18 127 (5.01%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (8.72%) Python
2 193 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 118 (4.65%) SQL
4 97 (3.83%) C
5 74 (2.92%) Bash Shell
6 60 (2.37%) C++
7 55 (2.17%) Java
8 53 (2.09%) C#
9 49 (1.93%) PHP
10 46 (1.81%) Perl
11 41 (1.62%) Ruby
12 36 (1.42%) JavaScript
13 18 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.67%) Go
15 15 (0.59%) VBScript
16 8 (0.32%) R
16 8 (0.32%) Scala
17 7 (0.28%) Clojure
18 6 (0.24%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.20%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 680 (26.82%) Cisco Certification
2 473 (18.66%) CISSP
3 467 (18.42%) CCNP
4 391 (15.42%) Degree
5 289 (11.40%) CCNA
6 242 (9.55%) Security Cleared
7 201 (7.93%) CISM
8 170 (6.71%) CCIE
9 136 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 129 (5.09%) SC Cleared
11 111 (4.38%) CCDP
12 110 (4.34%) GIAC
13 94 (3.71%) MCSE
14 78 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 75 (2.96%) CCSE
15 75 (2.96%) GCIH
16 74 (2.92%) DV Cleared
17 67 (2.64%) SANS
18 65 (2.56%) CEH
19 63 (2.49%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (11.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 154 (6.07%) PCI DSS
3 117 (4.62%) GDPR
4 52 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
4 52 (2.05%) PMO
5 47 (1.85%) SLA
6 45 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 40 (1.58%) QA
8 28 (1.10%) COBIT
9 22 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.63%) NIST 800
11 13 (0.51%) GPG13
12 12 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.39%) GCP
14 9 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.36%) ISO 31000
14 9 (0.36%) PSD2
15 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 322 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 243 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (5.40%) Hyper-V
4 96 (3.79%) vSphere
5 67 (2.64%) XenApp
6 59 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
8 47 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 44 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 38 (1.50%) Firmware
11 35 (1.38%) VMware NSX
12 27 (1.07%) Snort
13 26 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 19 (0.75%) Docker
14 19 (0.75%) XenServer
15 14 (0.55%) HDFS
15 14 (0.55%) ProxySG
16 9 (0.36%) iptables
16 9 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 103 (4.06%) QRadar
2 72 (2.84%) Puppet
3 67 (2.64%) Nessus
4 66 (2.60%) Ansible
5 61 (2.41%) SCCM
6 55 (2.17%) vCenter Server
7 48 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 48 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
8 47 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
9 40 (1.58%) CSIRT
10 38 (1.50%) FortiGate
11 37 (1.46%) SCOM
12 35 (1.38%) Terraform
13 32 (1.26%) CASB
14 27 (1.07%) SCVMM
15 19 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 18 (0.71%) Suricata
16 18 (0.71%) vRealize
17 17 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
18 16 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,080 (42.60%) Cisco
2 579 (22.84%) Microsoft
3 448 (17.67%) CheckPoint
4 370 (14.60%) Juniper
5 347 (13.69%) VMware
6 337 (13.29%) F5
7 330 (13.02%) Palo Alto
8 191 (7.53%) Fortinet
9 168 (6.63%) Citrix
10 161 (6.35%) HP
11 139 (5.48%) Blue Coat
12 113 (4.46%) McAfee
13 110 (4.34%) Splunk
14 109 (4.30%) Meraki
15 108 (4.26%) SolarWinds
16 77 (3.04%) Riverbed
17 72 (2.84%) Oracle
18 70 (2.76%) Red Hat
19 68 (2.68%) Google
20 65 (2.56%) Aruba