Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 216 241
Rank change year-on-year -40 +25 +31
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2413 3189 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.61% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.58% 9.53% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1986 2544 2432
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,433 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual 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 28119 33450 37806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 16.89% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22783 27721 30720
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -43 2277 £50,000 - 150
UK excluding London -31 1389 £45,000 - 102
London -51 973 £57,500 - 58
South East -30 489 £45,000 -10.00% 38
North of England -3 317 £45,000 +4.23% 26
Midlands -1 205 £42,500 - 8
North West +10 190 £45,000 -5.26% 14
West Midlands +18 183 £41,500 -1.78% 5
East of England -56 169 £46,000 +2.22% 9
South West -11 127 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Yorkshire -26 115 £45,000 +6.51% 11
Scotland -1 61 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Wales +20 25 £45,000 +40.63% 2
East Midlands -24 22 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North East +29 12 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Northern Ireland -12 8 £35,250 -6.00%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1373 (56.90%) Firewall
2 1111 (46.04%) Cisco
3 767 (31.79%) Cisco Certification
4 671 (27.81%) Windows
5 631 (26.15%) WAN
6 619 (25.65%) CheckPoint
7 564 (23.37%) LAN
8 543 (22.50%) CCNP
9 528 (21.88%) VPN
10 507 (21.01%) Information Security
11 467 (19.35%) Linux
12 466 (19.31%) Microsoft
13 451 (18.69%) ITIL
14 449 (18.61%) Juniper
15 397 (16.45%) Finance
16 396 (16.41%) TCP/IP
17 392 (16.25%) DNS
18 389 (16.12%) Palo Alto
19 388 (16.08%) CCNA
20 377 (15.62%) Cybersecurity
21 362 (15.00%) BGP
22 360 (14.92%) SIEM
23 348 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
24 345 (14.30%) Active Directory
25 340 (14.09%) OSPF
26 339 (14.05%) CISSP
27 338 (14.01%) Data Centre
28 326 (13.51%) Windows Server
29 320 (13.26%) Wireless
30 317 (13.14%) VMware

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 79 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 72 (2.98%) Apache
3 54 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 33 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 32 (1.33%) IIS
7 25 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 23 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 21 (0.87%) CMS
11 19 (0.79%) nginx
12 13 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.54%) JBoss
13 12 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.46%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.21%) SAS
17 4 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 97 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 41 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.12%) Workfront
3 2 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.083%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.041%) Eikon
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 214 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 197 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (4.10%) Office 365
4 64 (2.65%) SaaS
5 34 (1.41%) IaaS
6 27 (1.12%) Amazon S3
7 24 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
7 24 (0.99%) PaaS
8 20 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
10 18 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.37%) Akamai
15 8 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.33%) Force.com
16 7 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.29%) Mimecast
17 6 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1373 (56.90%) Firewall
2 631 (26.15%) WAN
3 564 (23.37%) LAN
4 528 (21.88%) VPN
5 396 (16.41%) TCP/IP
6 392 (16.25%) DNS
7 362 (15.00%) BGP
8 348 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
9 340 (14.09%) OSPF
10 320 (13.26%) Wireless
11 307 (12.72%) MPLS
12 220 (9.12%) IPsec
13 217 (8.99%) DHCP
14 215 (8.91%) VLAN
15 181 (7.50%) VoIP
16 174 (7.21%) SSL
17 170 (7.05%) Internet
18 168 (6.96%) Cisco Nexus
19 151 (6.26%) Cisco IOS
20 137 (5.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 75 (3.11%) MySQL
3 48 (1.99%) Big Data
4 35 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.62%) DTS
8 14 (0.58%) Hadoop
8 14 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.37%) InfluxDB
11 9 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.33%) Cognos Impromptu
12 8 (0.33%) Redis
13 7 (0.29%) GIS
14 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.91%) Git (software)
2 39 (1.62%) Metasploit
3 23 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.79%) Subversion
5 18 (0.75%) JIRA
6 15 (0.62%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 13 (0.54%) Burp Suite
8 13 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.50%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.50%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.50%) Xcode
10 11 (0.46%) AppScan
10 11 (0.46%) Paros
10 11 (0.46%) WebScarab
11 6 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.25%) GitLab
11 6 (0.25%) Selenium
11 6 (0.25%) WinDbg
12 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
General
1 397 (16.45%) Finance
2 142 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 95 (3.94%) Banking
4 70 (2.90%) Legal
5 69 (2.86%) Retail
6 60 (2.49%) Law
7 24 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.70%) Back Office
9 16 (0.66%) Digital Economy
9 16 (0.66%) Marketing
10 15 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.58%) Games
12 13 (0.54%) Billing
12 13 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.50%) Advertising
14 10 (0.41%) German Language
14 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.37%) Electronics
16 6 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 717 (29.71%) Network Engineer
2 484 (20.06%) Security Engineer
3 438 (18.15%) Analyst
4 358 (14.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 308 (12.76%) Security Analyst
6 204 (8.45%) Consultant
7 160 (6.63%) Network Analyst
8 157 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
9 156 (6.46%) Senior Network Engineer
10 148 (6.13%) Security Consultant
11 145 (6.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 129 (5.35%) Architect
13 128 (5.30%) Network Security Analyst
14 115 (4.77%) Administrator
15 94 (3.90%) Senior Security Engineer
16 84 (3.48%) Support Engineer
17 82 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
18 81 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 78 (3.23%) IT Analyst
20 75 (3.11%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (4.85%) Web Services
2 51 (2.11%) .NET
3 40 (1.66%) XML
4 38 (1.57%) HTML
5 32 (1.33%) 802.1X
6 18 (0.75%) LAMP
7 16 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
8 13 (0.54%) Middleware
8 13 (0.54%) WCF
8 13 (0.54%) XMPP
9 12 (0.50%) J2EE
9 12 (0.50%) JSON
9 12 (0.50%) Node.js
10 11 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (0.41%) CGI
12 9 (0.37%) CSS
12 9 (0.37%) Regular Expression
13 8 (0.33%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.25%) React
14 6 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 338 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 217 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 187 (7.75%) Management Information System
4 147 (6.09%) Computer Science
5 90 (3.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 63 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 57 (2.36%) PKI
8 54 (2.24%) Driving Licence
9 45 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
10 44 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
11 42 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
12 35 (1.45%) CESG
13 31 (1.28%) Public Cloud
14 29 (1.20%) Clustering
15 23 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (0.95%) iPad
16 22 (0.91%) Mobile App
17 21 (0.87%) Cybercrime
17 21 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
17 21 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 671 (27.81%) Windows
2 467 (19.35%) Linux
3 326 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 168 (6.96%) Unix
5 133 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 122 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (2.61%) CentOS
7 63 (2.61%) Windows 7
8 51 (2.11%) Ubuntu
9 45 (1.86%) Windows 10
10 41 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (1.41%) Android
13 32 (1.33%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.04%) Kali Linux
15 24 (0.99%) Debian
16 21 (0.87%) AIX
17 19 (0.79%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.70%) Solaris
18 17 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (21.01%) Information Security
2 451 (18.69%) ITIL
3 377 (15.62%) Cybersecurity
4 360 (14.92%) SIEM
5 264 (10.94%) Penetration Testing
6 224 (9.28%) Security Operations
7 212 (8.79%) Network Design
8 175 (7.25%) Security Architecture
9 168 (6.96%) Load Balancing
9 168 (6.96%) Network Management
10 158 (6.55%) Vulnerability Management
11 154 (6.38%) Mentoring
12 144 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
13 134 (5.55%) Network Monitoring
14 133 (5.51%) Change Management
15 128 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
16 125 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
17 123 (5.10%) Project Management
18 122 (5.06%) Incident Management
19 114 (4.72%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (8.16%) Python
2 128 (5.30%) SQL
3 122 (5.06%) Java
4 113 (4.68%) PowerShell
5 90 (3.73%) Perl
6 70 (2.90%) C
7 69 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 61 (2.53%) Ruby
9 55 (2.28%) C#
10 54 (2.24%) C++
11 43 (1.78%) Bash Shell
12 27 (1.12%) PHP
13 24 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.54%) Go
16 8 (0.33%) Groovy
17 7 (0.29%) Scala
18 6 (0.25%) Tcl
18 6 (0.25%) VB
18 6 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 767 (31.79%) Cisco Certification
2 543 (22.50%) CCNP
3 388 (16.08%) CCNA
4 339 (14.05%) CISSP
5 289 (11.98%) Degree
6 181 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 161 (6.67%) CISM
8 147 (6.09%) CCIE
9 133 (5.51%) CEH
10 132 (5.47%) CCSE
11 123 (5.10%) SC Cleared
12 113 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 102 (4.23%) GIAC
14 98 (4.06%) CCSA
15 77 (3.19%) CISA
16 73 (3.03%) DV Cleared
17 72 (2.98%) MCSE
18 71 (2.94%) CREST Certified
19 69 (2.86%) JNCIS
20 66 (2.74%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (11.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (4.93%) PCI DSS
3 99 (4.10%) SLA
4 51 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 50 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 36 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (1.41%) GDPR
7 34 (1.41%) QA
8 25 (1.04%) COBIT
9 18 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 17 (0.70%) SSAE 16
11 16 (0.66%) PMO
12 13 (0.54%) NIST 800
13 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.37%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 4 (0.17%) PMBOK
17 3 (0.12%) MiFID
18 2 (0.083%) BS25999
18 2 (0.083%) JSP 440
System Software
1 345 (14.30%) Active Directory
2 198 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 70 (2.90%) vSphere
5 65 (2.69%) ProxySG
6 46 (1.91%) Docker
7 42 (1.74%) Snort
8 41 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (1.12%) XenApp
11 18 (0.75%) pfSense
12 15 (0.62%) Firmware
12 15 (0.62%) VMware NSX
13 14 (0.58%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.41%) Ceph
16 9 (0.37%) KVM
16 9 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.33%) Xen
18 7 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 83 (3.44%) Nessus
2 62 (2.57%) FortiGate
3 58 (2.40%) Puppet
4 46 (1.91%) SCCM
5 42 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
6 38 (1.57%) Ansible
7 37 (1.53%) Nagios
7 37 (1.53%) SCOM
8 31 (1.28%) QRadar
9 27 (1.12%) EnCase
10 25 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
11 23 (0.95%) CSIRT
11 23 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
12 21 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 20 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 19 (0.79%) Nmap
15 16 (0.66%) Kubernetes
16 14 (0.58%) Nexpose
17 13 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1111 (46.04%) Cisco
2 619 (25.65%) CheckPoint
3 466 (19.31%) Microsoft
4 449 (18.61%) Juniper
5 389 (16.12%) Palo Alto
6 317 (13.14%) VMware
7 295 (12.23%) F5
8 156 (6.46%) Blue Coat
9 149 (6.17%) Fortinet
10 135 (5.59%) Citrix
11 120 (4.97%) HP
12 116 (4.81%) Riverbed
13 80 (3.32%) SolarWinds
14 76 (3.15%) Splunk
15 71 (2.94%) Oracle
16 68 (2.82%) Red Hat
17 57 (2.36%) Avaya
18 54 (2.24%) Aruba
19 50 (2.07%) Sourcefire
20 47 (1.95%) McAfee