Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 197 246
Rank change year-on-year -42 +49 -14
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,491 3,101 2,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.75% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.42% 10.46% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,961 2,472 2,275
UK median annual salary £53,000 £50,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.95% -3.81% +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -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 26,457 29,649 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.76% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21,459 24,122 28,657
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -45 2,315 £53,000 +2.28% 290
UK excluding London -38 1,398 £46,000 +2.22% 170
London -49 1,000 £60,000 - 129
South East -31 499 £50,000 - 47
North of England -31 310 £45,000 +2.27% 42
South West +15 204 £45,000 - 18
Midlands -62 178 £42,500 - 32
North West -27 175 £50,000 +11.11% 24
East of England 0 152 £55,000 +22.22% 21
Yorkshire +8 129 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -78 117 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Scotland -81 68 £50,000 +14.94% 9
East Midlands +8 59 £42,500 - 15
Wales +18 20 £40,375 -5.00% 2
North East -16 6 £32,500 +10.17% 3
Northern Ireland -16 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,461 (58.65%) Firewall
2 1,062 (42.63%) Cisco
3 744 (29.87%) Cisco Certification
4 632 (25.37%) Windows
5 594 (23.85%) WAN
6 543 (21.80%) Microsoft
7 542 (21.76%) Information Security
8 514 (20.63%) CCNP
9 511 (20.51%) LAN
10 503 (20.19%) CISSP
11 469 (18.83%) CheckPoint
12 464 (18.63%) Finance
13 452 (18.15%) VPN
14 429 (17.22%) Cybersecurity
15 423 (16.98%) ITIL
16 412 (16.54%) Linux
17 410 (16.46%) SIEM
18 385 (15.46%) Data Centre
19 382 (15.34%) TCP/IP
20 359 (14.41%) CCNA
21 342 (13.73%) Active Directory
22 331 (13.29%) Juniper
23 329 (13.21%) Wireless
24 325 (13.05%) Cisco ASA
25 319 (12.81%) Palo Alto
26 313 (12.57%) BGP
26 313 (12.57%) Degree
27 301 (12.08%) MPLS
27 301 (12.08%) Penetration Testing
28 298 (11.96%) F5

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 75 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 71 (2.85%) MS Exchange
3 52 (2.09%) Apache
4 43 (1.73%) IIS
5 41 (1.65%) CMS
5 41 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (1.08%) nginx
8 24 (0.96%) Skype for Business
9 20 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.36%) SAS
12 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.28%) JBoss
15 6 (0.24%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.24%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.080%) Jetty
Applications
1 90 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.080%) LibreOffice
5 2 (0.080%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.44%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.080%) Magento
4 2 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.040%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 282 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (7.19%) Office 365
4 70 (2.81%) IaaS
5 57 (2.29%) PaaS
6 56 (2.25%) SaaS
7 47 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.64%) Akamai
10 14 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.44%) Cloudflare
12 9 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.28%) GitHub
14 5 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.16%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.16%) Route 53
16 3 (0.12%) Datadog
16 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,461 (58.65%) Firewall
2 594 (23.85%) WAN
3 511 (20.51%) LAN
4 452 (18.15%) VPN
5 382 (15.34%) TCP/IP
6 329 (13.21%) Wireless
7 325 (13.05%) Cisco ASA
8 313 (12.57%) BGP
9 301 (12.08%) MPLS
10 286 (11.48%) DNS
11 273 (10.96%) OSPF
12 228 (9.15%) VoIP
13 195 (7.83%) IPsec
14 187 (7.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 181 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
16 180 (7.23%) DHCP
17 159 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
18 148 (5.94%) Internet
19 143 (5.74%) EIGRP
20 133 (5.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.45%) MySQL
3 31 (1.24%) Big Data
4 23 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 16 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.28%) Redis
10 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.20%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.16%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 24 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 22 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.76%) Metasploit
5 17 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (0.48%) JIRA
7 10 (0.40%) Fiddler
7 10 (0.40%) LINQPad
8 6 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.16%) Burp Suite
10 4 (0.16%) GitLab
10 4 (0.16%) Selenium
10 4 (0.16%) WiX
11 3 (0.12%) AppScan
11 3 (0.12%) NuGet
11 3 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 464 (18.63%) Finance
2 103 (4.13%) Banking
3 91 (3.65%) Law
4 83 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 58 (2.33%) Legal
6 49 (1.97%) Retail
7 48 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.65%) Marketing
9 31 (1.24%) Games
10 14 (0.56%) Electronics
11 13 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.48%) Advertising
13 11 (0.44%) Billing
13 11 (0.44%) Military
14 8 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.32%) Back Office
14 8 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.32%) Publishing
15 7 (0.28%) Front Office
16 6 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 634 (25.45%) Network Engineer
2 461 (18.51%) Analyst
3 417 (16.74%) Security Engineer
4 322 (12.93%) Network Security Engineer
5 307 (12.32%) Security Analyst
6 230 (9.23%) Architect
7 206 (8.27%) Consultant
8 178 (7.15%) Security Consultant
9 156 (6.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 137 (5.50%) Cisco Engineer
11 132 (5.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 125 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 125 (5.02%) Network Analyst
13 122 (4.90%) Security Manager
14 111 (4.46%) Administrator
15 107 (4.30%) Network Security Analyst
16 98 (3.93%) Network Consultant
17 95 (3.81%) Network Security Consultant
18 91 (3.65%) Security Architect
19 88 (3.53%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.53%) Web Services
2 51 (2.05%) HTML
3 45 (1.81%) XMPP
4 44 (1.77%) .NET
5 37 (1.49%) XML
6 36 (1.45%) LAMP
7 31 (1.24%) 802.1X
7 31 (1.24%) JSON
8 23 (0.92%) LDAP
9 22 (0.88%) CSS
10 21 (0.84%) Middleware
11 18 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
12 16 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (0.64%) WCF
13 14 (0.56%) React
14 11 (0.44%) SAML
15 10 (0.40%) LINQ
15 10 (0.40%) Node.js
16 9 (0.36%) AngularJS
17 8 (0.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 385 (15.46%) Data Centre
2 262 (10.52%) Management Information System
3 214 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 142 (5.70%) Computer Science
5 106 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
6 102 (4.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 63 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 61 (2.45%) Clustering
9 57 (2.29%) PKI
10 45 (1.81%) CESG
11 38 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
12 31 (1.24%) Public Cloud
13 30 (1.20%) Driving Licence
14 29 (1.16%) Fintech
15 28 (1.12%) Cyberattack
15 28 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
15 28 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (1.04%) Replication
17 23 (0.92%) Blackberry
18 21 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 632 (25.37%) Windows
2 412 (16.54%) Linux
3 297 (11.92%) Windows Server
4 163 (6.54%) Unix
5 131 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (1.97%) Ubuntu
8 44 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 43 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 41 (1.65%) CentOS
11 25 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 23 (0.92%) Android
13 20 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.64%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.56%) AIX
17 13 (0.52%) Solaris
18 11 (0.44%) VMS
19 10 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (21.76%) Information Security
2 429 (17.22%) Cybersecurity
3 423 (16.98%) ITIL
4 410 (16.46%) SIEM
5 301 (12.08%) Penetration Testing
6 277 (11.12%) Security Operations
7 207 (8.31%) Network Design
8 205 (8.23%) Security Architecture
9 198 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 169 (6.78%) Incident Management
11 162 (6.50%) Mentoring
12 159 (6.38%) Security Management
13 150 (6.02%) Load Balancing
14 142 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
15 132 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
16 129 (5.18%) Presales
17 127 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
18 126 (5.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 119 (4.78%) Service Delivery
20 118 (4.74%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 150 (6.02%) Python
2 147 (5.90%) PowerShell
3 122 (4.90%) SQL
4 79 (3.17%) C
5 66 (2.65%) Java
6 56 (2.25%) C#
7 53 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 53 (2.13%) Perl
8 49 (1.97%) PHP
9 48 (1.93%) C++
10 46 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 46 (1.85%) Ruby
11 19 (0.76%) Go
12 11 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.44%) VB
13 9 (0.36%) Tcl
13 9 (0.36%) VBScript
14 8 (0.32%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.28%) Clojure
15 7 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 744 (29.87%) Cisco Certification
2 514 (20.63%) CCNP
3 503 (20.19%) CISSP
4 359 (14.41%) CCNA
5 313 (12.57%) Degree
6 236 (9.47%) CISM
7 225 (9.03%) Security Cleared
8 182 (7.31%) GIAC
9 173 (6.95%) CCIE
10 131 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 115 (4.62%) SC Cleared
12 93 (3.73%) CEH
13 88 (3.53%) GCIH
14 87 (3.49%) CCDP
14 87 (3.49%) MCSE
15 85 (3.41%) CCSE
16 76 (3.05%) DV Cleared
17 74 (2.97%) SANS
18 69 (2.77%) SSCP
19 67 (2.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (11.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (4.58%) PCI DSS
3 77 (3.09%) GDPR
4 70 (2.81%) SLA
5 50 (2.01%) PMO
6 48 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 41 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (1.32%) QA
9 25 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.60%) NIST 800
11 13 (0.52%) COBIT
12 11 (0.44%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.32%) GCP
13 8 (0.32%) ISO 31000
14 7 (0.28%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.20%) GPG13
17 4 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
18 3 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 342 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 178 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (5.02%) Hyper-V
4 89 (3.57%) vSphere
5 55 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 27 (1.08%) BitLocker
8 27 (1.08%) Docker
9 26 (1.04%) Snort
10 23 (0.92%) XenApp
11 19 (0.76%) Firmware
12 16 (0.64%) ProxySG
13 15 (0.60%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.52%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.36%) NFS
16 8 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.28%) iptables
18 6 (0.24%) HDFS
19 5 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (2.81%) Nessus
2 67 (2.69%) QRadar
3 60 (2.41%) Ansible
3 60 (2.41%) SCCM
4 58 (2.33%) CSIRT
5 57 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 48 (1.93%) SCOM
7 43 (1.73%) vCenter Server
8 40 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
9 39 (1.57%) Puppet
10 38 (1.53%) Cisco UCCE
11 34 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
12 31 (1.24%) FortiGate
13 27 (1.08%) Nagios
14 26 (1.04%) SCVMM
15 25 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 23 (0.92%) Cacti
17 19 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
18 16 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 15 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,062 (42.63%) Cisco
2 543 (21.80%) Microsoft
3 469 (18.83%) CheckPoint
4 331 (13.29%) Juniper
5 319 (12.81%) Palo Alto
6 298 (11.96%) F5
7 275 (11.04%) VMware
8 158 (6.34%) Fortinet
9 113 (4.54%) HP
10 102 (4.09%) Citrix
11 101 (4.05%) Riverbed
12 92 (3.69%) Blue Coat
13 85 (3.41%) McAfee
14 76 (3.05%) SolarWinds
15 67 (2.69%) Oracle
16 61 (2.45%) Splunk
17 52 (2.09%) Meraki
18 45 (1.81%) Red Hat
19 44 (1.77%) Sourcefire
20 36 (1.45%) Avaya