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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 342 294 238
Rank change year-on-year -48 -56 -36
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,857 1,226 1,115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.14% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.73% 8.93% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,110 1,003 861
10th Percentile £33,725 £35,775 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,250 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - - +5.00%

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 24,011 13,727 11,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 12.73% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,390 9,633 9,472
10th Percentile £28,244 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security.

Salary trend for Network Security in the UK

Network Security
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -68 1,505 £60,000 - 182
UK excluding London -71 812 £52,500 - 130
Work from Home -42 784 £57,500 -11.54% 68
London -80 760 £70,000 +3.70% 62
South East -17 297 £50,000 -9.09% 43
South West -7 132 £60,000 +25.65% 9
North of England -141 120 £54,100 +3.05% 36
Midlands -48 101 £65,000 - 20
West Midlands -32 84 £65,000 +1.96% 11
Scotland -13 77 £48,000 -1.54% 3
North West -95 77 £55,000 +4.76% 20
East of England -74 72 £53,000 -3.64% 12
Yorkshire -103 35 £56,776 +3.23% 14
Wales -24 20 £55,911 +91.15% 5
East Midlands -41 17 £50,000 -28.95% 8
North East -13 8 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Northern Ireland -31 4 £45,000 +80.00% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 812 (43.73%) Firewall
2 606 (32.63%) Azure
3 593 (31.93%) AWS
4 535 (28.81%) Cybersecurity
5 521 (28.06%) Cisco
6 465 (25.04%) Finance
7 436 (23.48%) Windows
8 422 (22.72%) Microsoft
9 421 (22.67%) Information Security
10 398 (21.43%) Social Skills
11 387 (20.84%) Linux
12 370 (19.92%) DevOps
13 366 (19.71%) Python
14 360 (19.39%) WAN
15 355 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
16 311 (16.75%) Active Directory
17 285 (15.35%) LAN
18 279 (15.02%) Agile
19 266 (14.32%) VPN
20 250 (13.46%) Microsoft 365
21 246 (13.25%) Data Centre
22 237 (12.76%) Terraform
23 236 (12.71%) Docker
24 235 (12.65%) Infrastructure as Code
25 226 (12.17%) ITIL
26 225 (12.12%) DNS
27 224 (12.06%) Java
28 222 (11.95%) Risk Management
28 222 (11.95%) Security Cleared
29 218 (11.74%) Ansible

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 96 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 65 (3.50%) MS Exchange
3 25 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.08%) Apache
5 19 (1.02%) nginx
6 17 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.59%) IIS
10 7 (0.38%) SAS
11 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.22%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.22%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.16%) Confluence
14 1 (0.054%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.59%) Adobe XD
5 11 (0.59%) Sketch
6 9 (0.48%) Maple
7 5 (0.27%) Campfire
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.81%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.70%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.38%) SAP GTS
4 5 (0.27%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 606 (32.63%) Azure
2 593 (31.93%) AWS
3 250 (13.46%) Microsoft 365
4 173 (9.32%) GCP
5 147 (7.92%) SaaS
6 121 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
7 101 (5.44%) IaaS
8 94 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 85 (4.58%) Azure AKS
10 78 (4.20%) Google Kubernetes Engine
11 72 (3.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 66 (3.55%) PaaS
13 64 (3.45%) Snowflake
14 57 (3.07%) Power Platform
15 54 (2.91%) Amazon Kinesis
16 43 (2.32%) GitHub
17 31 (1.67%) Amazon S3
18 29 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
18 29 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
18 29 (1.56%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 812 (43.73%) Firewall
2 360 (19.39%) WAN
3 285 (15.35%) LAN
4 266 (14.32%) VPN
5 225 (12.12%) DNS
6 216 (11.63%) TCP/IP
7 153 (8.24%) Wireless
8 146 (7.86%) DHCP
9 138 (7.43%) Internet
10 136 (7.32%) BGP
11 120 (6.46%) SD-WAN
12 109 (5.87%) Intrusion Detection
13 104 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
14 102 (5.49%) OSPF
15 94 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
16 82 (4.42%) MPLS
17 80 (4.31%) IPsec
18 77 (4.15%) VoIP
19 66 (3.55%) SSL
20 63 (3.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.50%) BigQuery
2 64 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
3 52 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 47 (2.53%) Big Data
5 39 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (1.08%) MySQL
8 20 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.97%) Power BI
10 16 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.54%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.43%) QlikView
14 8 (0.43%) Tableau
15 7 (0.38%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.32%) Metadata
16 6 (0.32%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 171 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 108 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 79 (4.25%) Maven
4 59 (3.18%) JIRA
5 31 (1.67%) CircleCI
6 14 (0.75%) Artifactory
7 13 (0.70%) Burp Suite
8 11 (0.59%) GitLab
9 4 (0.22%) LINQPad
9 4 (0.22%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.16%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
11 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.054%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.054%) GDB
12 1 (0.054%) Subversion
12 1 (0.054%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.054%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.054%) Valgrind
General
1 465 (25.04%) Finance
2 398 (21.43%) Social Skills
3 161 (8.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 151 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (7.49%) Retail
6 138 (7.43%) Banking
7 132 (7.11%) Telecoms
8 86 (4.63%) Marketing
9 84 (4.52%) Legal
10 59 (3.18%) Public Sector
11 44 (2.37%) Law
12 38 (2.05%) Games
13 31 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
14 29 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 27 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
16 26 (1.40%) Manufacturing
17 24 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
18 23 (1.24%) Advertising
19 22 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
20 21 (1.13%) Police
Job Titles
1 326 (17.56%) Network Engineer
2 297 (15.99%) Security Engineer
3 228 (12.28%) Architect
4 179 (9.64%) Analyst
5 126 (6.79%) Network Security Engineer
6 116 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 109 (5.87%) Security Analyst
8 105 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
8 105 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 102 (5.49%) Consultant
10 92 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 88 (4.74%) Security Manager
12 87 (4.68%) Senior Network Engineer
13 82 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
14 70 (3.77%) Senior Manager
15 66 (3.55%) IT Engineer
15 66 (3.55%) Senior Security Engineer
16 60 (3.23%) Azure Architect
16 60 (3.23%) Graduate
16 60 (3.23%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.31%) Kafka
2 56 (3.02%) HTML
3 41 (2.21%) SAML
4 37 (1.99%) Spring
5 34 (1.83%) CSS
6 33 (1.78%) JSON
7 27 (1.45%) .NET
7 27 (1.45%) REST
8 25 (1.35%) AngularJS
9 23 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
10 21 (1.13%) LDAP
11 20 (1.08%) Node.js
12 19 (1.02%) CSS3
12 19 (1.02%) NgRx
12 19 (1.02%) RxJS
13 18 (0.97%) Apache NiFi
13 18 (0.97%) React
14 17 (0.92%) OAuth
14 17 (0.92%) Web Services
15 16 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 246 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 152 (8.19%) Management Information System
3 114 (6.14%) Cloud Native
4 85 (4.58%) Cyberattack
5 75 (4.04%) Cyber Defence
6 69 (3.72%) Public Cloud
7 64 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 63 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
9 51 (2.75%) User Experience
10 49 (2.64%) Cybercrime
11 44 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
12 42 (2.26%) Mobile App
13 40 (2.15%) PKI
14 39 (2.10%) Blog
14 39 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
15 31 (1.67%) IoT
16 30 (1.62%) Legacy Systems
17 28 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
18 27 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
19 25 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 436 (23.48%) Windows
2 387 (20.84%) Linux
3 105 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 84 (4.52%) Unix
5 53 (2.85%) Windows 10
6 44 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (1.72%) Kali Linux
8 31 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.62%) Windows Server 2019
10 29 (1.56%) Ubuntu
11 27 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 19 (1.02%) Android
13 17 (0.92%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.75%) CentOS
15 9 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.32%) VMS
16 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.27%) Solaris
18 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (28.81%) Cybersecurity
2 421 (22.67%) Information Security
3 370 (19.92%) DevOps
4 279 (15.02%) Agile
5 235 (12.65%) Infrastructure as Code
6 226 (12.17%) ITIL
7 222 (11.95%) Risk Management
8 217 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
9 216 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 214 (11.52%) SIEM
11 211 (11.36%) Mentoring
11 211 (11.36%) Security Operations
12 195 (10.50%) CI/CD
13 166 (8.94%) Analytics
14 152 (8.19%) SDLC
15 150 (8.08%) Security Architecture
16 145 (7.81%) Configuration Management
17 144 (7.75%) Threat Intelligence
18 142 (7.65%) Thought Leadership
19 141 (7.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 366 (19.71%) Python
2 224 (12.06%) Java
3 175 (9.42%) PowerShell
4 163 (8.78%) Bash
5 127 (6.84%) SQL
6 84 (4.52%) Groovy
7 73 (3.93%) C++
8 67 (3.61%) R
9 63 (3.39%) Shell Script
10 60 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 53 (2.85%) C#
12 40 (2.15%) Perl
13 30 (1.62%) TypeScript
14 27 (1.45%) C
15 25 (1.35%) Ruby
16 23 (1.24%) Objective-C
17 22 (1.18%) Scala
18 18 (0.97%) Apple Swift
19 17 (0.92%) T-SQL
20 16 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 355 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (11.95%) Security Cleared
3 202 (10.88%) Degree
4 190 (10.23%) CISSP
5 188 (10.12%) CCNP
6 173 (9.32%) CCNA
7 158 (8.51%) SC Cleared
8 103 (5.55%) CISM
9 94 (5.06%) CCIE
10 91 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
12 57 (3.07%) DV Cleared
13 48 (2.58%) MCP
14 45 (2.42%) SANS
15 40 (2.15%) CCSP
15 40 (2.15%) MCSE
16 38 (2.05%) CISA
17 35 (1.88%) AWS Certification
17 35 (1.88%) CEH
17 35 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 142 (7.65%) GDPR
3 118 (6.35%) NIST
4 60 (3.23%) SLA
5 59 (3.18%) PCI DSS
6 54 (2.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (1.45%) NCSC
7 27 (1.45%) QA
8 22 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 21 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 20 (1.08%) SOC 2
11 19 (1.02%) HIPAA
12 18 (0.97%) GxP
13 16 (0.86%) GRC
14 12 (0.65%) Accessibility
14 12 (0.65%) HITRUST
15 8 (0.43%) FISMA
16 7 (0.38%) BS7799
16 7 (0.38%) COBIT
16 7 (0.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 311 (16.75%) Active Directory
2 236 (12.71%) Docker
3 142 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (2.32%) Hyper-V
7 33 (1.78%) vSphere
8 15 (0.81%) iptables
8 15 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 14 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.65%) ProxySG
11 12 (0.65%) Snort
12 10 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.54%) XenApp
13 9 (0.48%) Firmware
14 5 (0.27%) Postfix
15 4 (0.22%) NFS
15 4 (0.22%) Samba
15 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 237 (12.76%) Terraform
2 218 (11.74%) Ansible
3 194 (10.45%) Kubernetes
4 114 (6.14%) Puppet
5 87 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (3.39%) Panaseer
7 57 (3.07%) SCCM
8 43 (2.32%) FortiGate
9 35 (1.88%) vCenter Server
10 32 (1.72%) CASB
11 29 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
12 28 (1.51%) Prometheus
13 26 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
14 23 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
15 21 (1.13%) WSUS
16 20 (1.08%) Nagios
17 19 (1.02%) Kibana
18 18 (0.97%) Grafana
19 16 (0.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
20 15 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 521 (28.06%) Cisco
2 422 (22.72%) Microsoft
3 201 (10.82%) Palo Alto
4 183 (9.85%) VMware
5 128 (6.89%) CheckPoint
6 121 (6.52%) Fortinet
7 101 (5.44%) Meraki
8 97 (5.22%) Zscaler
9 82 (4.42%) F5
10 74 (3.98%) SolarWinds
11 71 (3.82%) Juniper
12 69 (3.72%) Google
13 56 (3.02%) Citrix
14 53 (2.85%) HP
15 44 (2.37%) Riverbed
16 40 (2.15%) Aruba
17 37 (1.99%) Blue Coat
18 32 (1.72%) Dell
19 31 (1.67%) Veeam
20 30 (1.62%) FIS