Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 241 235
Rank change year-on-year +41 -6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,546 2,499 2,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 9.59% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,776 1,900 2,035
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,848 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,375 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -6.25%

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 22,616 26,060 27,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.11% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,143 20,683 22,042
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +37 2,347 £55,000 - 148
UK excluding London +57 1,733 £48,750 +2.63% 114
London -26 718 £60,000 - 38
North of England +97 580 £50,000 +5.26% 25
South East +37 512 £54,500 +9.00% 41
Yorkshire +84 323 £45,000 - 9
North West +33 196 £50,000 - 10
East of England +57 181 £40,000 -20.00% 17
Midlands +40 176 £47,500 -12.04% 23
South West -15 160 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +27 140 £50,000 -2.44% 16
Scotland -9 77 £62,500 +25.00% 1
North East +76 61 £62,500 -3.85% 6
Northern Ireland +5 38 £23,000 +9.52% 1
East Midlands +41 35 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Wales +21 19 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,410 (55.38%) Firewall
2 1,330 (52.24%) Cisco
3 1,097 (43.09%) Cisco Certification
4 901 (35.39%) WAN
5 876 (34.41%) CCNP
6 673 (26.43%) VPN
7 668 (26.24%) Windows
8 626 (24.59%) Linux
9 622 (24.43%) CCNA
10 587 (23.06%) LAN
11 572 (22.47%) Cisco ASA
12 493 (19.36%) Microsoft
13 470 (18.46%) CheckPoint
14 463 (18.19%) OSPF
15 459 (18.03%) BGP
16 455 (17.87%) DNS
17 450 (17.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 432 (16.97%) Palo Alto
19 416 (16.34%) Management Information System
20 413 (16.22%) MPLS
21 404 (15.87%) Information Security
22 396 (15.55%) Wireless
23 395 (15.51%) Cisco Nexus
24 383 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
25 380 (14.93%) Python
26 376 (14.77%) Active Directory
27 368 (14.45%) TCP/IP
28 365 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
29 364 (14.30%) Service Delivery
30 361 (14.18%) 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
1 109 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 68 (2.67%) Apache
3 55 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (1.81%) IIS
6 45 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (1.73%) Skype for Business
8 38 (1.49%) SharePoint
9 37 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.51%) nginx
15 11 (0.43%) CMS
16 6 (0.24%) Anypoint
16 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
17 4 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
18 3 (0.12%) WordPress
19 2 (0.079%) Smallworld
Applications
1 109 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 56 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (0.12%) Maya
5 3 (0.12%) MODO
5 3 (0.12%) NUKE
6 2 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.20%) Exstream
2 5 (0.20%) Q-Pulse
2 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.20%) Sage CRM
3 3 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.079%) Magento
4 2 (0.079%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.039%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 365 (14.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 298 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
3 258 (10.13%) Office 365
4 80 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 66 (2.59%) IaaS
6 61 (2.40%) SaaS
7 46 (1.81%) PaaS
8 33 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.59%) Power Platform
11 14 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.51%) Serverless
13 12 (0.47%) Azure Stack
14 11 (0.43%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,410 (55.38%) Firewall
2 901 (35.39%) WAN
3 673 (26.43%) VPN
4 587 (23.06%) LAN
5 572 (22.47%) Cisco ASA
6 463 (18.19%) OSPF
7 459 (18.03%) BGP
8 455 (17.87%) DNS
9 413 (16.22%) MPLS
10 396 (15.55%) Wireless
11 395 (15.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 368 (14.45%) TCP/IP
13 296 (11.63%) IPsec
14 273 (10.72%) NetScaler
15 247 (9.70%) SMTP
16 236 (9.27%) Broadband
17 221 (8.68%) ADSL
18 220 (8.64%) RIP
19 192 (7.54%) Intrusion Detection
20 190 (7.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.59%) MySQL
3 19 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 16 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.59%) Power BI
6 13 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.47%) Big Data
7 12 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.39%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.35%) Redis
11 8 (0.31%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (2.12%) Git (software)
2 24 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.67%) JIRA
4 12 (0.47%) AdminStudio
4 12 (0.47%) InstallShield
5 11 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.35%) Maven
6 9 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.31%) Selenium
8 7 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
9 6 (0.24%) GoCD
9 6 (0.24%) Robot Framework
10 5 (0.20%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.20%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.12%) AppScan
11 3 (0.12%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.12%) Paros
11 3 (0.12%) WebScarab
General
1 340 (13.35%) Finance
2 139 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 106 (4.16%) Legal
4 105 (4.12%) Retail
5 66 (2.59%) Law
6 54 (2.12%) Banking
7 29 (1.14%) Back Office
8 25 (0.98%) Aerospace
9 23 (0.90%) Marketing
10 16 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.47%) Billing
12 10 (0.39%) Automotive
12 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.31%) Advertising
14 8 (0.31%) Local Government
15 6 (0.24%) Electronics
15 6 (0.24%) Front Office
15 6 (0.24%) Games
15 6 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 753 (29.58%) Network Engineer
2 525 (20.62%) Security Engineer
3 403 (15.83%) Network Security Engineer
4 337 (13.24%) Analyst
5 295 (11.59%) Architect
6 230 (9.03%) Consultant
7 210 (8.25%) Security Analyst
8 161 (6.32%) Cisco Engineer
9 159 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 154 (6.05%) Security Architect
11 138 (5.42%) Security Consultant
12 133 (5.22%) Network Architect
13 118 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 116 (4.56%) Senior Network Engineer
15 111 (4.36%) Developer
16 110 (4.32%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 105 (4.12%) Network Analyst
18 104 (4.08%) IT Analyst
18 104 (4.08%) Network Consultant
19 95 (3.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.85%) Web Services
2 46 (1.81%) .NET
3 44 (1.73%) 802.1X
4 28 (1.10%) HTML
5 25 (0.98%) LAMP
6 22 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
7 21 (0.82%) CSS
8 19 (0.75%) JSON
9 14 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.51%) Kafka
10 13 (0.51%) XML
11 12 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (0.43%) Apache NiFi
12 11 (0.43%) CGI
12 11 (0.43%) Middleware
12 11 (0.43%) Node.js
13 10 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
13 10 (0.39%) REST
13 10 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 416 (16.34%) Management Information System
2 360 (14.14%) Data Centre
3 200 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 87 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
6 72 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 60 (2.36%) Public Cloud
8 59 (2.32%) Private Cloud
9 57 (2.24%) PKI
10 48 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 42 (1.65%) Blackberry
12 40 (1.57%) Fintech
12 40 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
13 35 (1.37%) Driving Licence
14 32 (1.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 28 (1.10%) Cyberattack
16 27 (1.06%) Device Driver
17 26 (1.02%) Replication
18 23 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
19 18 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 668 (26.24%) Windows
2 626 (24.59%) Linux
3 338 (13.28%) Unix
4 244 (9.58%) Windows Server
5 133 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (4.05%) Windows 10
7 91 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (3.42%) Windows 7
9 37 (1.45%) Android
10 27 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 24 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.94%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.90%) CentOS
13 13 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.31%) Debian
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.12%) AIX
19 2 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (15.87%) Information Security
2 383 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
3 364 (14.30%) Service Delivery
4 349 (13.71%) Network Design
4 349 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
5 337 (13.24%) Network Management
6 332 (13.04%) ITIL
7 313 (12.29%) Change Control
8 288 (11.31%) Presales
9 250 (9.82%) Product Management
10 229 (8.99%) Mentoring
11 217 (8.52%) SIEM
12 207 (8.13%) DevOps
13 200 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
14 158 (6.21%) Project Management
15 157 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
16 156 (6.13%) Security Architecture
17 155 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 146 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
19 141 (5.54%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 380 (14.93%) Python
2 279 (10.96%) Bash Shell
3 246 (9.66%) Perl
4 139 (5.46%) SQL
5 110 (4.32%) PowerShell
6 100 (3.93%) C
7 92 (3.61%) C++
8 85 (3.34%) Java
9 40 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 39 (1.53%) PHP
11 27 (1.06%) C#
12 26 (1.02%) Ruby
13 25 (0.98%) Shell Script
14 24 (0.94%) Embedded C++
15 19 (0.75%) Embedded C
15 19 (0.75%) Go
16 18 (0.71%) R
17 13 (0.51%) Scala
18 9 (0.35%) VBScript
19 8 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,097 (43.09%) Cisco Certification
2 876 (34.41%) CCNP
3 622 (24.43%) CCNA
4 256 (10.05%) Security Cleared
5 246 (9.66%) Degree
6 237 (9.31%) CISSP
7 184 (7.23%) CCIE
8 142 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 131 (5.15%) SC Cleared
10 103 (4.05%) CCDP
11 92 (3.61%) GIAC
12 87 (3.42%) CCSA
13 81 (3.18%) MCSE
14 80 (3.14%) DV Cleared
15 75 (2.95%) CISM
16 74 (2.91%) SANS
17 65 (2.55%) CEH
18 64 (2.51%) MCSA
19 60 (2.36%) JNCIS
20 58 (2.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (17.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 249 (9.78%) ISO 9001
3 184 (7.23%) GDPR
4 120 (4.71%) SLA
5 104 (4.08%) PCI DSS
6 54 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (1.30%) ISO 22301
9 26 (1.02%) QA
10 24 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 17 (0.67%) COBIT
12 14 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.27%) PMO
14 6 (0.24%) ISO 31000
15 5 (0.20%) NIST 800
16 4 (0.16%) COSO
17 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 3 (0.12%) FedRAMP
17 3 (0.12%) SEPA
18 2 (0.079%) FISMA
System Software
1 376 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 251 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 59 (2.32%) Docker
5 29 (1.14%) Snort
6 27 (1.06%) BitLocker
7 25 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (0.98%) VMware NSX
8 21 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.67%) vSphere
11 16 (0.63%) BIND 9
12 15 (0.59%) XenApp
12 15 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.27%) KVM
15 7 (0.27%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 266 (10.45%) Nagios
2 240 (9.43%) FortiGate
3 94 (3.69%) SCCM
4 68 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
5 54 (2.12%) Kubernetes
6 48 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 47 (1.85%) Ansible
8 45 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
9 39 (1.53%) AirWatch
10 37 (1.45%) Stealthwatch
11 32 (1.26%) Puppet
12 31 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
12 31 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (1.02%) Terraform
14 21 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 21 (0.82%) vCenter Server
15 20 (0.79%) WSUS
16 18 (0.71%) CASB
16 18 (0.71%) Kibana
16 18 (0.71%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1,330 (52.24%) Cisco
2 493 (19.36%) Microsoft
3 470 (18.46%) CheckPoint
4 432 (16.97%) Palo Alto
5 361 (14.18%) VMware
6 340 (13.35%) Fortinet
7 316 (12.41%) Juniper
8 254 (9.98%) F5
9 170 (6.68%) Meraki
10 144 (5.66%) HP
11 125 (4.91%) SolarWinds
12 106 (4.16%) Citrix
13 86 (3.38%) Dell
14 72 (2.83%) Symantec
15 53 (2.08%) Blue Coat
15 53 (2.08%) NetApp
16 52 (2.04%) Avaya
17 46 (1.81%) McAfee
18 43 (1.69%) Apple
18 43 (1.69%) Splunk