Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 245 200
Rank change year-on-year +20 -45 +50
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,338 2,485 3,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.43% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.25% 9.40% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,923 1,963 2,483
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.43% +2.22% -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 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 22,808 26,430 29,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.09% 15.26% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,857 21,437 24,192
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +31 2,195 £55,000 +4.76% 320
UK excluding London +40 1,488 £48,500 +5.43% 220
London -18 788 £62,500 +4.17% 113
South East +15 478 £55,000 +10.00% 69
North of England +66 402 £46,948 +4.33% 53
North West +85 280 £45,000 -10.00% 24
East of England +88 249 £36,000 -31.43% 31
Midlands +47 198 £50,000 +17.65% 39
West Midlands +66 157 £52,500 +16.67% 22
South West -59 105 £42,500 -5.56% 15
Yorkshire -10 94 £46,948 +4.33% 20
Scotland +20 78 £62,500 +25.00% 10
East Midlands -2 40 £45,000 +5.88% 17
North East +37 28 £62,500 +92.31% 9
Wales +2 11 £35,000 -14.11% 2
Northern Ireland -7 3 £21,000 -47.50% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,183 (50.60%) Firewall
2 1,097 (46.92%) Cisco
3 787 (33.66%) Cisco Certification
4 685 (29.30%) Windows
5 609 (26.05%) Microsoft
6 588 (25.15%) WAN
7 569 (24.34%) Information Security
8 557 (23.82%) Finance
9 545 (23.31%) CCNP
10 544 (23.27%) LAN
11 506 (21.64%) CheckPoint
12 453 (19.38%) Linux
13 402 (17.19%) CISSP
14 394 (16.85%) VMware
15 375 (16.04%) CCNA
16 370 (15.83%) Wireless
17 368 (15.74%) SIEM
18 366 (15.65%) Active Directory
19 358 (15.31%) Palo Alto
20 356 (15.23%) Cybersecurity
21 352 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 348 (14.88%) Data Centre
23 344 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 344 (14.71%) VPN
24 337 (14.41%) TCP/IP
25 320 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
26 316 (13.52%) Wi-Fi
27 302 (12.92%) Cisco ASA
28 301 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
29 294 (12.57%) OSPF

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 65 (2.78%) Apache
2 64 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 42 (1.80%) IIS
4 29 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.03%) CMS
6 23 (0.98%) nginx
7 22 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.34%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.30%) Anypoint
15 6 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.26%) Confluence
16 5 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 124 (5.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 78 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Exstream
3 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.043%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.043%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 352 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 301 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
3 223 (9.54%) Office 365
4 58 (2.48%) IaaS
5 56 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 49 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (1.92%) PaaS
8 36 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 35 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (1.45%) Serverless
11 33 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
12 31 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
12 31 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
13 28 (1.20%) SaaS
14 26 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.34%) Akamai
17 7 (0.30%) GitHub
17 7 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1,183 (50.60%) Firewall
2 588 (25.15%) WAN
3 544 (23.27%) LAN
4 370 (15.83%) Wireless
5 344 (14.71%) VPN
6 337 (14.41%) TCP/IP
7 316 (13.52%) Wi-Fi
8 302 (12.92%) Cisco ASA
9 294 (12.57%) OSPF
10 261 (11.16%) BGP
11 224 (9.58%) DNS
12 216 (9.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 204 (8.73%) MPLS
14 200 (8.55%) VoIP
15 184 (7.87%) Internet
16 179 (7.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 157 (6.72%) DHCP
18 144 (6.16%) VLAN
19 125 (5.35%) Ethernet
20 116 (4.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.31%) MySQL
3 35 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
3 35 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 31 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
4 31 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
4 31 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 26 (1.11%) Big Data
6 18 (0.77%) Blockchain
7 15 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
10 7 (0.30%) GIS
11 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.21%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.94%) WinDbg
4 19 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (0.51%) JIRA
5 12 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.43%) Maven
7 9 (0.38%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.30%) Gradle
9 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.21%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.21%) NUnit
11 4 (0.17%) Ant
11 4 (0.17%) Burp Suite
11 4 (0.17%) GitLab
11 4 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.13%) Artifactory
General
1 557 (23.82%) Finance
2 190 (8.13%) Legal
3 136 (5.82%) Retail
4 115 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 87 (3.72%) Banking
6 61 (2.61%) Law
7 28 (1.20%) Marketing
8 16 (0.68%) Advertising
9 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.43%) Back Office
13 9 (0.38%) Billing
14 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.34%) Publishing
15 7 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.21%) Electronics
16 5 (0.21%) Local Government
16 5 (0.21%) Military
17 4 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 553 (23.65%) Network Engineer
2 461 (19.72%) Analyst
3 458 (19.59%) Security Engineer
4 324 (13.86%) Security Analyst
5 300 (12.83%) Network Security Engineer
6 293 (12.53%) Architect
7 173 (7.40%) IT Analyst
8 167 (7.14%) Consultant
9 161 (6.89%) IT Security Analyst
10 143 (6.12%) Security Consultant
11 142 (6.07%) Senior Analyst
12 135 (5.77%) Senior Security Analyst
13 131 (5.60%) Network Analyst
14 121 (5.18%) Security Architect
15 117 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 117 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
16 113 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
17 110 (4.70%) Senior IT Security Analyst
18 101 (4.32%) Network Architect
19 89 (3.81%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.04%) Web Services
2 70 (2.99%) .NET
3 44 (1.88%) LAMP
4 36 (1.54%) 802.1X
4 36 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 32 (1.37%) HTML
6 29 (1.24%) CSS
7 28 (1.20%) XMPP
8 27 (1.15%) JSON
9 26 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (0.98%) Middleware
11 19 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (0.68%) Node.js
14 15 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
15 13 (0.56%) RESTful
16 12 (0.51%) .NET Framework
16 12 (0.51%) LDAP
16 12 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (0.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 348 (14.88%) Data Centre
2 292 (12.49%) Management Information System
3 192 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
5 113 (4.83%) PKI
5 113 (4.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 108 (4.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 59 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 51 (2.18%) Public Cloud
9 40 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.54%) Clustering
11 35 (1.50%) CESG
11 35 (1.50%) Private Cloud
12 30 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
13 26 (1.11%) Driving Licence
14 25 (1.07%) Blackberry
14 25 (1.07%) Fat Client
14 25 (1.07%) Handset
14 25 (1.07%) Thin Client
15 23 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 685 (29.30%) Windows
2 453 (19.38%) Linux
3 279 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 132 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (4.06%) Unix
7 65 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 33 (1.41%) CentOS
9 31 (1.33%) Windows 7
10 30 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (1.24%) Android
12 19 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.73%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.51%) VMS
15 9 (0.38%) AIX
16 8 (0.34%) Debian
17 7 (0.30%) Solaris
17 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (24.34%) Information Security
2 368 (15.74%) SIEM
3 356 (15.23%) Cybersecurity
4 287 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
5 281 (12.02%) Mentoring
6 280 (11.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 262 (11.21%) ITIL
8 232 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 228 (9.75%) Penetration Testing
10 224 (9.58%) Presales
11 221 (9.45%) Data Protection
12 193 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
13 178 (7.61%) Security Operations
14 170 (7.27%) Network Management
15 161 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 159 (6.80%) Business Continuity
17 152 (6.50%) DevOps
18 150 (6.42%) Security Architecture
19 144 (6.16%) Due Diligence
20 143 (6.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (9.88%) SQL
2 186 (7.96%) Python
3 147 (6.29%) PowerShell
4 87 (3.72%) Java
5 72 (3.08%) C
6 70 (2.99%) Perl
7 59 (2.52%) C++
8 58 (2.48%) PHP
9 57 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 54 (2.31%) Shell Script
11 46 (1.97%) JavaScript
12 41 (1.75%) C#
13 35 (1.50%) VBScript
14 32 (1.37%) Ruby
15 27 (1.15%) Scala
16 25 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.77%) VB
18 14 (0.60%) Bourne shell
18 14 (0.60%) Korn
19 13 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 787 (33.66%) Cisco Certification
2 545 (23.31%) CCNP
3 402 (17.19%) CISSP
4 375 (16.04%) CCNA
5 238 (10.18%) Security Cleared
6 223 (9.54%) Degree
7 180 (7.70%) CCIE
8 162 (6.93%) SANS
9 151 (6.46%) CREST Certified
10 142 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 135 (5.77%) SC Cleared
12 111 (4.75%) CCSA
12 111 (4.75%) CISM
13 107 (4.58%) GIAC
14 98 (4.19%) MCSE
15 96 (4.11%) CCDP
15 96 (4.11%) CEH
16 72 (3.08%) CISA
17 67 (2.87%) MCSA
18 63 (2.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 286 (12.23%) GDPR
3 221 (9.45%) PCI DSS
4 75 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 65 (2.78%) SLA
6 33 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (1.33%) QA
8 18 (0.77%) PMO
9 16 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (0.56%) COBIT
11 9 (0.38%) FISMA
12 5 (0.21%) SEPA
13 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.17%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.13%) GPG13
14 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.086%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.086%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.043%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 366 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 320 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.75%) vSphere
5 40 (1.71%) Docker
6 38 (1.63%) VMware NSX
7 30 (1.28%) Snort
8 18 (0.77%) ProxySG
9 15 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.43%) XenServer
11 9 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.38%) XenApp
12 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.26%) NFS
12 6 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
12 6 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 65 (2.78%) SCCM
2 56 (2.40%) Stealthwatch
3 52 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 52 (2.22%) Nagios
4 50 (2.14%) Ansible
5 48 (2.05%) QRadar
6 46 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 42 (1.80%) Nessus
8 40 (1.71%) FortiGate
9 38 (1.63%) Terraform
10 32 (1.37%) Puppet
11 30 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 29 (1.24%) CASB
13 28 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
14 24 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (0.94%) Perfmon
16 20 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 19 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
18 18 (0.77%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,097 (46.92%) Cisco
2 609 (26.05%) Microsoft
3 506 (21.64%) CheckPoint
4 394 (16.85%) VMware
5 358 (15.31%) Palo Alto
6 260 (11.12%) F5
7 251 (10.74%) Juniper
8 157 (6.72%) Fortinet
9 153 (6.54%) SolarWinds
10 110 (4.70%) Citrix
11 105 (4.49%) Splunk
12 98 (4.19%) Meraki
13 89 (3.81%) Symantec
14 86 (3.68%) Blue Coat
15 80 (3.42%) HP
16 60 (2.57%) Riverbed
17 56 (2.40%) McAfee
18 50 (2.14%) Qualys
19 47 (2.01%) Avaya
20 39 (1.67%) Oracle