Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 259 214
Rank change year-on-year +28 -45 +35
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,430 2,436 3,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.38% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 8.67% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,978 1,983 2,568
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,205 £32,500 £32,425
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24,888 28,104 32,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 15.91% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19,780 22,818 26,895
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +27 2,259 £55,000 +10.00% 267
UK excluding London +35 1,514 £50,000 +11.11% 210
London -4 864 £60,000 - 79
South East +4 474 £60,000 +33.33% 61
North of England +48 406 £50,000 +11.11% 53
North West +49 273 £50,000 +11.11% 27
East of England +57 234 £50,000 +8.70% 21
Midlands +26 182 £55,000 +29.41% 32
South West +8 144 £47,500 +5.56% 21
West Midlands +14 143 £55,000 +29.41% 27
Yorkshire +26 125 £48,750 +8.33% 18
Scotland +24 98 £62,500 +31.58% 14
East Midlands +13 38 £49,000 +9.72% 5
Northern Ireland +11 14 £21,000 -49.09%
Wales -5 14 £37,605 -16.43% 8
North East -19 8 £70,000 +91.78% 8

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 1,371 (56.42%) Firewall
2 1,040 (42.80%) Cisco
3 703 (28.93%) Windows
4 636 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
5 606 (24.94%) WAN
6 601 (24.73%) Microsoft
7 564 (23.21%) LAN
8 544 (22.39%) Information Security
9 510 (20.99%) Finance
10 482 (19.84%) Linux
11 472 (19.42%) CCNP
12 470 (19.34%) SIEM
13 461 (18.97%) VPN
14 449 (18.48%) CheckPoint
15 446 (18.35%) Cybersecurity
16 411 (16.91%) Active Directory
17 388 (15.97%) Data Centre
18 373 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 369 (15.19%) ITIL
20 367 (15.10%) Juniper
21 363 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 355 (14.61%) VMware
23 353 (14.53%) TCP/IP
24 344 (14.16%) CISSP
25 335 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
26 314 (12.92%) Vulnerability Management
27 309 (12.72%) Windows Server
28 304 (12.51%) Degree
29 301 (12.39%) DNS
30 290 (11.93%) Security Operations

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
1 115 (4.73%) MS Exchange
2 54 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 42 (1.73%) IIS
5 39 (1.60%) Apache
6 26 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.37%) nginx
13 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 93 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 42 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.041%) Magento
3 1 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 373 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 286 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
3 242 (9.96%) Office 365
4 94 (3.87%) IaaS
5 86 (3.54%) PaaS
6 52 (2.14%) SaaS
7 48 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
8 43 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (1.44%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (0.78%) Serverless
13 18 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
13 18 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,371 (56.42%) Firewall
2 606 (24.94%) WAN
3 564 (23.21%) LAN
4 461 (18.97%) VPN
5 353 (14.53%) TCP/IP
6 335 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
7 301 (12.39%) DNS
8 286 (11.77%) Wireless
9 259 (10.66%) Intrusion Detection
10 235 (9.67%) BGP
11 225 (9.26%) OSPF
12 218 (8.97%) DHCP
12 218 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
13 202 (8.31%) MPLS
14 199 (8.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 178 (7.33%) VoIP
16 177 (7.28%) WLAN
17 160 (6.58%) VLAN
18 153 (6.30%) IPsec
19 138 (5.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
2 33 (1.36%) MySQL
3 28 (1.15%) Big Data
4 23 (0.95%) Blockchain
5 21 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (0.82%) RDBMS
6 20 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 19 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
8 18 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
9 15 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.37%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.21%) GIS
Development Applications
1 41 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 18 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
3 17 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.66%) WinDbg
5 14 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (0.49%) Subversion
6 12 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.41%) JIRA
8 9 (0.37%) Maven
8 9 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.33%) Ant
10 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.25%) GitLab
12 5 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.21%) NUnit
12 5 (0.21%) Phabricator
12 5 (0.21%) Selenium
13 4 (0.16%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.16%) Metasploit
General
1 510 (20.99%) Finance
2 137 (5.64%) Retail
3 116 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 107 (4.40%) Legal
5 65 (2.67%) Banking
6 30 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.15%) Law
8 22 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 22 (0.91%) Marketing
9 20 (0.82%) Billing
10 16 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.49%) Advertising
12 10 (0.41%) Games
13 8 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.16%) Electronics
15 3 (0.12%) Local Government
16 2 (0.082%) Back Office
16 2 (0.082%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 501 (20.62%) Network Engineer
2 420 (17.28%) Security Engineer
3 382 (15.72%) Analyst
4 333 (13.70%) Architect
5 273 (11.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 260 (10.70%) Consultant
7 241 (9.92%) Security Analyst
8 232 (9.55%) Security Consultant
9 184 (7.57%) Security Architect
10 145 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
11 134 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
12 129 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 98 (4.03%) IT Analyst
14 95 (3.91%) Network Analyst
15 92 (3.79%) Security Solutions Architect
16 91 (3.74%) Network Architect
17 88 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
18 87 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
18 87 (3.58%) IT Security Analyst
19 86 (3.54%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.09%) Web Services
2 52 (2.14%) .NET
3 37 (1.52%) 802.1X
4 25 (1.03%) Middleware
5 23 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
6 21 (0.86%) LAMP
7 18 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 16 (0.66%) HTML
8 16 (0.66%) JSON
9 14 (0.58%) Flash
10 12 (0.49%) SOAP
11 11 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (0.45%) CSS
12 10 (0.41%) XMPP
13 9 (0.37%) LDAP
13 9 (0.37%) Node.js
13 9 (0.37%) REST
13 9 (0.37%) WCF
13 9 (0.37%) XML
14 8 (0.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 388 (15.97%) Data Centre
2 242 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (9.38%) PKI
4 218 (8.97%) Management Information System
5 205 (8.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 198 (8.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 153 (6.30%) Computer Science
8 105 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
9 84 (3.46%) Cyberthreat
10 59 (2.43%) Public Cloud
11 50 (2.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 47 (1.93%) Driving Licence
13 41 (1.69%) Blackberry
14 35 (1.44%) NHS
15 32 (1.32%) Fintech
16 28 (1.15%) CESG
16 28 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
17 27 (1.11%) Cyberattack
18 26 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
19 25 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 703 (28.93%) Windows
2 482 (19.84%) Linux
3 309 (12.72%) Windows Server
4 191 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 184 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (4.57%) Windows 10
7 99 (4.07%) Unix
8 52 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 46 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 43 (1.77%) Android
11 35 (1.44%) Ubuntu
12 34 (1.40%) CentOS
13 25 (1.03%) Solaris
14 18 (0.74%) Debian
14 18 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.70%) AIX
16 16 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.45%) VMS
19 9 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (22.39%) Information Security
2 470 (19.34%) SIEM
3 446 (18.35%) Cybersecurity
4 369 (15.19%) ITIL
5 314 (12.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 290 (11.93%) Security Operations
7 247 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
8 219 (9.01%) Load Balancing
9 213 (8.77%) Presales
10 187 (7.70%) Penetration Testing
11 181 (7.45%) Project Management
12 180 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
13 171 (7.04%) DevOps
14 169 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 153 (6.30%) Mentoring
16 151 (6.21%) Security Architecture
17 148 (6.09%) Data Protection
18 146 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
19 143 (5.88%) Incident Management
20 142 (5.84%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 191 (7.86%) Python
2 182 (7.49%) PowerShell
3 150 (6.17%) SQL
4 90 (3.70%) C
5 58 (2.39%) Bash Shell
6 45 (1.85%) C++
7 40 (1.65%) Java
8 37 (1.52%) Perl
9 35 (1.44%) VBScript
10 30 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.15%) C#
11 28 (1.15%) Ruby
12 24 (0.99%) PHP
13 22 (0.91%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.49%) Embedded C
15 11 (0.45%) Scala
16 10 (0.41%) Go
16 10 (0.41%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.37%) Embedded C++
18 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 636 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
2 472 (19.42%) CCNP
3 344 (14.16%) CISSP
4 304 (12.51%) Degree
5 269 (11.07%) CCNA
6 259 (10.66%) Security Cleared
7 166 (6.83%) CCIE
8 155 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 120 (4.94%) CCDP
10 116 (4.77%) SC Cleared
11 115 (4.73%) CISM
12 102 (4.20%) MCSE
13 87 (3.58%) CISA
14 83 (3.42%) MCP
15 80 (3.29%) CEH
16 79 (3.25%) SANS
17 72 (2.96%) GIAC
18 68 (2.80%) CREST Certified
19 65 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
20 63 (2.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 217 (8.93%) PCI DSS
3 205 (8.44%) GDPR
4 74 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 70 (2.88%) SLA
6 27 (1.11%) QA
7 25 (1.03%) COBIT
7 25 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 20 (0.82%) GPG13
8 20 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.70%) FISMA
10 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.25%) PMO
12 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.16%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.12%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.12%) PSD2
14 3 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 411 (16.91%) Active Directory
2 270 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 60 (2.47%) vSphere
5 34 (1.40%) XenApp
6 32 (1.32%) Firmware
7 27 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.99%) Docker
9 21 (0.86%) VMware NSX
10 19 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.70%) XenServer
13 16 (0.66%) ProxySG
13 16 (0.66%) Snort
14 11 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.45%) HDFS
15 10 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.41%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.37%) Xen
17 8 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 137 (5.64%) QRadar
2 62 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 52 (2.14%) Ansible
3 52 (2.14%) Puppet
4 51 (2.10%) SCCM
5 48 (1.98%) Terraform
6 44 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
7 40 (1.65%) Nessus
8 38 (1.56%) FortiGate
9 36 (1.48%) Nagios
10 29 (1.19%) Kubernetes
11 25 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
13 22 (0.91%) CASB
14 20 (0.82%) SCOM
14 20 (0.82%) vCenter Server
15 18 (0.74%) TrustSec
16 17 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
17 16 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 16 (0.66%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,040 (42.80%) Cisco
2 601 (24.73%) Microsoft
3 449 (18.48%) CheckPoint
4 367 (15.10%) Juniper
5 355 (14.61%) VMware
6 269 (11.07%) F5
7 262 (10.78%) Palo Alto
8 206 (8.48%) Fortinet
9 174 (7.16%) Splunk
10 171 (7.04%) Citrix
11 140 (5.76%) HP
11 140 (5.76%) SolarWinds
12 124 (5.10%) Qualys
13 102 (4.20%) Blue Coat
14 82 (3.37%) McAfee
15 79 (3.25%) Meraki
16 72 (2.96%) Riverbed
17 64 (2.63%) Symantec
18 63 (2.59%) Forcepoint
19 54 (2.22%) Red Hat