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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 218 238
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1208 1557 1494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.58% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.39% 9.35% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 994 1235 1197
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,850 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14393 16653 18928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.19% 16.92% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35626 41572 45755
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,875 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 1136 £50,000 -2.91% 121
UK excluding London -16 691 £45,000 - 86
London -43 496 £57,604 -1.53% 39
South East -31 215 £47,000 -1.05% 27
North of England +15 180 £45,000 +5.88% 17
East of England -46 91 £45,000 +1.12% 12
Midlands -15 87 £43,375 -1.42% 18
South West +8 67 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Scotland +23 32 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Wales +20 18 £45,000 +57.89% 3
Northern Ireland -5 4 £41,250 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1475 (59.38%) Firewall
2 1183 (47.62%) Cisco
3 825 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
4 694 (27.94%) Windows
5 685 (27.58%) CheckPoint
6 585 (23.55%) WAN
7 562 (22.62%) CCNP
8 533 (21.46%) Juniper
9 529 (21.30%) LAN
10 515 (20.73%) VPN
11 508 (20.45%) Information Security
12 477 (19.20%) Linux
13 475 (19.12%) Palo Alto
14 470 (18.92%) Microsoft
15 451 (18.16%) ITIL
16 425 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
17 422 (16.99%) CCNA
18 412 (16.59%) Cybersecurity
19 409 (16.47%) TCP/IP
20 403 (16.22%) DNS
21 393 (15.82%) Data Centre
22 389 (15.66%) Finance
23 371 (14.94%) F5
24 365 (14.69%) BGP
25 359 (14.45%) OSPF
26 336 (13.53%) VMware
27 332 (13.37%) Wireless
28 324 (13.04%) Active Directory
29 322 (12.96%) MPLS
30 318 (12.80%) CISSP

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 91 (3.66%) MS Exchange
2 81 (3.26%) Apache
3 47 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 38 (1.53%) IIS
5 36 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 27 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.89%) Skype for Business
10 21 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.56%) JBoss
13 13 (0.52%) CMS
14 12 (0.48%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.40%) nginx
16 8 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.28%) Apache Spark
18 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
18 3 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 103 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 52 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.081%) Workfront
4 1 (0.040%) Eikon
4 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.040%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 183 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 179 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (3.46%) Office 365
4 55 (2.21%) SaaS
5 48 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (1.61%) IaaS
7 31 (1.25%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
9 24 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (0.97%) PaaS
10 16 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.32%) Force.com
14 7 (0.28%) Akamai
15 6 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.24%) iPaaS
16 5 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1475 (59.38%) Firewall
2 585 (23.55%) WAN
3 529 (21.30%) LAN
4 515 (20.73%) VPN
5 425 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
6 409 (16.47%) TCP/IP
7 403 (16.22%) DNS
8 365 (14.69%) BGP
9 359 (14.45%) OSPF
10 332 (13.37%) Wireless
11 322 (12.96%) MPLS
12 217 (8.74%) VLAN
13 215 (8.66%) DHCP
14 186 (7.49%) Cisco Nexus
15 184 (7.41%) IPsec
16 181 (7.29%) Internet
17 176 (7.09%) Intrusion Detection
18 172 (6.92%) SSL
19 164 (6.60%) VoIP
20 153 (6.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.74%) MySQL
3 63 (2.54%) Big Data
4 33 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.68%) DTS
6 17 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 14 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.40%) Cognos Impromptu
12 10 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.28%) GIS
15 6 (0.24%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.20%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 38 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.37%) Metasploit
3 30 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.85%) Subversion
5 18 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.68%) Vagrant
7 14 (0.56%) Burp Suite
7 14 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 12 (0.48%) Xcode
9 11 (0.44%) AppScan
9 11 (0.44%) JIRA
9 11 (0.44%) Paros
9 11 (0.44%) WebScarab
10 10 (0.40%) WinDbg
11 6 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.20%) JMeter
12 5 (0.20%) Maven
12 5 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 389 (15.66%) Finance
2 150 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 96 (3.86%) Banking
4 82 (3.30%) Retail
5 77 (3.10%) Legal
6 35 (1.41%) Law
7 30 (1.21%) Marketing
8 29 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 26 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.93%) Digital Economy
11 19 (0.76%) Back Office
12 14 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.48%) Advertising
13 12 (0.48%) Billing
14 10 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.36%) Electronics
15 9 (0.36%) Games
16 8 (0.32%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 786 (31.64%) Network Engineer
2 552 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 416 (16.75%) Analyst
4 401 (16.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 288 (11.59%) Security Analyst
6 213 (8.57%) Consultant
7 172 (6.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 154 (6.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 153 (6.16%) Security Consultant
10 143 (5.76%) Network Analyst
11 133 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
12 119 (4.79%) Architect
13 104 (4.19%) Network Security Analyst
14 99 (3.99%) Administrator
15 97 (3.90%) Senior Security Engineer
16 96 (3.86%) Firewall Engineer
17 85 (3.42%) Support Engineer
18 77 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 76 (3.06%) Network Specialist
19 76 (3.06%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (4.03%) Web Services
2 55 (2.21%) 802.1X
3 53 (2.13%) .NET
4 34 (1.37%) HTML
4 34 (1.37%) XML
5 19 (0.76%) WCF
6 16 (0.64%) Middleware
7 14 (0.56%) Regular Expression
8 12 (0.48%) CSS
8 12 (0.48%) J2EE
9 10 (0.40%) LAMP
10 9 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (0.36%) JSON
10 9 (0.36%) Node.js
11 8 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
12 6 (0.24%) CSS3
12 6 (0.24%) HTML5
12 6 (0.24%) REST
13 5 (0.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 5 (0.20%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 393 (15.82%) Data Centre
2 224 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (6.96%) Management Information System
4 125 (5.03%) Computer Science
5 117 (4.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 75 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 64 (2.58%) Driving Licence
8 44 (1.77%) PKI
9 38 (1.53%) Cyber Attack
10 36 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
11 33 (1.33%) Clustering
12 31 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 29 (1.17%) CESG
14 23 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (0.85%) Fat Client
15 21 (0.85%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 20 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 19 (0.76%) Cybercrime
17 19 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 694 (27.94%) Windows
2 477 (19.20%) Linux
3 313 (12.60%) Windows Server
4 203 (8.17%) Unix
5 122 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 53 (2.13%) CentOS
9 42 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 40 (1.61%) Windows 10
11 39 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (1.17%) Android
14 25 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.01%) Debian
15 22 (0.89%) Kali Linux
16 20 (0.81%) AIX
17 18 (0.72%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.72%) Solaris
18 15 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (20.45%) Information Security
2 451 (18.16%) ITIL
3 412 (16.59%) Cybersecurity
4 315 (12.68%) SIEM
5 248 (9.98%) Network Design
6 242 (9.74%) Security Operations
7 221 (8.90%) Penetration Testing
8 168 (6.76%) Network Management
9 165 (6.64%) Security Architecture
10 160 (6.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 153 (6.16%) Load Balancing
12 135 (5.43%) Mentoring
13 133 (5.35%) Risk Management
14 130 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
15 129 (5.19%) Change Management
16 128 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
16 128 (5.15%) Project Management
17 125 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
18 117 (4.71%) Presales
19 116 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 174 (7.00%) Python
2 171 (6.88%) SQL
3 115 (4.63%) Java
4 95 (3.82%) PowerShell
5 81 (3.26%) Perl
6 57 (2.29%) Ruby
7 53 (2.13%) C
8 51 (2.05%) Bash Shell
9 48 (1.93%) C#
9 48 (1.93%) C++
9 48 (1.93%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.76%) PHP
12 17 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.48%) VBScript
14 6 (0.24%) Go
14 6 (0.24%) VB
15 5 (0.20%) C-shell
15 5 (0.20%) Korn
15 5 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 825 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
2 562 (22.62%) CCNP
3 422 (16.99%) CCNA
4 318 (12.80%) CISSP
5 265 (10.67%) Degree
6 157 (6.32%) Security Cleared
7 150 (6.04%) CISM
8 147 (5.92%) CCIE
9 142 (5.72%) CCSE
10 114 (4.59%) CEH
11 112 (4.51%) SC Cleared
12 108 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 104 (4.19%) GIAC
14 98 (3.95%) CCSA
15 89 (3.58%) JNCIS
16 74 (2.98%) GCIH
17 72 (2.90%) SANS
18 71 (2.86%) MCSE
19 66 (2.66%) CCSP
20 64 (2.58%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (9.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (5.19%) PCI DSS
3 95 (3.82%) SLA
4 42 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 38 (1.53%) QA
6 37 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 36 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (1.01%) COBIT
9 20 (0.81%) GDPR
10 17 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (0.60%) PMO
12 14 (0.56%) NIST 800
12 14 (0.56%) SSAE 16
13 10 (0.40%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.12%) FISMA
14 3 (0.12%) MiFID
15 2 (0.081%) BS25999
15 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.081%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.081%) JTAG
System Software
1 324 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 229 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 73 (2.94%) vSphere
5 69 (2.78%) ProxySG
6 47 (1.89%) Snort
7 42 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.53%) Docker
9 32 (1.29%) XenApp
10 30 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.68%) Firmware
12 16 (0.64%) pfSense
13 14 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.52%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.44%) Xen
16 10 (0.40%) Ceph
16 10 (0.40%) Shibboleth
17 7 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
18 6 (0.24%) KVM
18 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 111 (4.47%) FortiGate
2 74 (2.98%) Nessus
3 60 (2.42%) Puppet
3 60 (2.42%) SCCM
4 46 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 39 (1.57%) CSIRT
6 35 (1.41%) SCOM
7 33 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 30 (1.21%) EnCase
8 30 (1.21%) Nagios
9 28 (1.13%) Ansible
10 25 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 25 (1.01%) QRadar
11 21 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
12 18 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
13 16 (0.64%) FTK
14 14 (0.56%) Nmap
15 13 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (0.52%) WSUS
16 12 (0.48%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 1183 (47.62%) Cisco
2 685 (27.58%) CheckPoint
3 533 (21.46%) Juniper
4 475 (19.12%) Palo Alto
5 470 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 371 (14.94%) F5
7 336 (13.53%) VMware
8 222 (8.94%) Fortinet
9 176 (7.09%) Blue Coat
10 172 (6.92%) Citrix
11 135 (5.43%) HP
12 115 (4.63%) Riverbed
13 106 (4.27%) Splunk
14 84 (3.38%) SolarWinds
15 77 (3.10%) Aruba
16 75 (3.02%) Red Hat
16 75 (3.02%) SonicWALL
17 66 (2.66%) WatchGuard
18 65 (2.62%) McAfee
19 63 (2.54%) Sourcefire
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