Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 197 239
Rank change year-on-year -24 +42 +22
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 743 2,447 2,393
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.79% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 11.51% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 671 1,788 2,083
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £34,275
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +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 7,583 21,251 24,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.50% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6,045 16,432 19,253
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 -29 682 £55,206 -1.42% 140
UK excluding London -39 385 £47,500 -5.00% 100
London +46 321 £70,000 +12.00% 45
North of England -32 101 £45,000 -10.00% 34
Work from Home +31 96 £55,000 +4.76% 21
South East -44 96 £55,000 -1.79% 23
Midlands +35 73 £52,500 +5.00% 15
North West +58 61 £45,000 -14.29% 19
South West +39 54 £45,000 +2.86% 16
West Midlands +58 51 £52,500 +1.94% 12
East of England +19 28 £42,500 -5.00% 6
Yorkshire -68 28 £42,500 -15.00% 13
East Midlands +45 22 £42,500 -2.30% 3
Scotland +36 22 £47,500 -9.52% 5
North East +16 12 £42,500 -0.97% 2
Northern Ireland +10 10 £42,500 +70.00%
Wales +23 2 £38,000 +2.70% 1

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 389 (52.36%) Firewall
2 291 (39.17%) Cisco
3 236 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
4 212 (28.53%) Azure
5 207 (27.86%) WAN
6 202 (27.19%) LAN
7 200 (26.92%) VPN
8 195 (26.24%) Microsoft
9 167 (22.48%) Windows
10 160 (21.53%) AWS
11 149 (20.05%) Cybersecurity
12 145 (19.52%) Linux
13 142 (19.11%) CCNA
14 139 (18.71%) Active Directory
15 135 (18.17%) CCNP
15 135 (18.17%) VMware
16 130 (17.50%) DevOps
17 126 (16.96%) Office 365
18 124 (16.69%) Palo Alto
19 120 (16.15%) Finance
20 111 (14.94%) DNS
21 105 (14.13%) CheckPoint
22 104 (14.00%) Python
22 104 (14.00%) Wireless
23 100 (13.46%) Information Security
23 100 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
24 88 (11.84%) BGP
24 88 (11.84%) VoIP
25 87 (11.71%) OSPF
26 86 (11.57%) Network Monitoring

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 32 (4.31%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.02%) IIS
4 13 (1.75%) Apache
5 12 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.94%) Confluence
8 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.31%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 212 (28.53%) Azure
2 160 (21.53%) AWS
3 126 (16.96%) Office 365
4 63 (8.48%) GCP
5 56 (7.54%) IaaS
6 48 (6.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (5.25%) PaaS
8 32 (4.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 27 (3.63%) SaaS
10 24 (3.23%) Route 53
10 24 (3.23%) Slack
11 18 (2.42%) Serverless
12 14 (1.88%) Mimecast
13 12 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
16 8 (1.08%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 389 (52.36%) Firewall
2 207 (27.86%) WAN
3 202 (27.19%) LAN
4 200 (26.92%) VPN
5 111 (14.94%) DNS
6 104 (14.00%) Wireless
7 88 (11.84%) BGP
7 88 (11.84%) VoIP
8 87 (11.71%) OSPF
9 80 (10.77%) Wi-Fi
10 75 (10.09%) TCP/IP
11 73 (9.83%) MPLS
12 72 (9.69%) Internet
13 68 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (8.34%) IPsec
15 60 (8.08%) DHCP
16 58 (7.81%) Intrusion Detection
17 54 (7.27%) VLAN
18 42 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
19 36 (4.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.56%) MySQL
3 12 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.27%) Redis
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) HBase
9 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.13%) Power BI
9 1 (0.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 33 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.48%) JIRA
4 9 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (1.21%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.94%) Selenium
7 6 (0.81%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.40%) GitLab
10 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.27%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.27%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 120 (16.15%) Finance
2 55 (7.40%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.65%) Banking
4 18 (2.42%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.42%) Retail
5 16 (2.15%) Law
6 15 (2.02%) Legal
7 12 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 12 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.67%) Advertising
11 5 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.54%) Marketing
13 3 (0.40%) Billing
13 3 (0.40%) German Language
13 3 (0.40%) Military
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 237 (31.90%) Network Engineer
2 161 (21.67%) Security Engineer
3 97 (13.06%) Network Security Engineer
4 77 (10.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 70 (9.42%) Analyst
6 47 (6.33%) Architect
7 43 (5.79%) Senior Security Engineer
8 38 (5.11%) Consultant
9 37 (4.98%) IT Engineer
10 36 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
10 36 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
10 36 (4.85%) Security Architect
11 35 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 35 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (4.71%) Security Analyst
12 30 (4.04%) Network Analyst
13 27 (3.63%) Network Specialist
14 26 (3.50%) Support Engineer
15 25 (3.36%) Cisco Engineer
15 25 (3.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.36%) JSON
2 22 (2.96%) HTML
3 21 (2.83%) CSS
4 13 (1.75%) LAMP
5 11 (1.48%) Regular Expression
5 11 (1.48%) Web Services
6 9 (1.21%) WebRTC
7 7 (0.94%) 802.1X
7 7 (0.94%) pytest
8 6 (0.81%) Middleware
9 5 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.67%) Sensu
10 4 (0.54%) .NET
10 4 (0.54%) LDAP
10 4 (0.54%) SAML
10 4 (0.54%) YAML
11 3 (0.40%) Node.js
11 3 (0.40%) REST
11 3 (0.40%) Spring
11 3 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 67 (9.02%) Management Information System
3 49 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 30 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
6 29 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.96%) PKI
7 22 (2.96%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.29%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.21%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.21%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.21%) User Experience
13 8 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
13 8 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.94%) Internet of Things
14 7 (0.94%) Over-the-Top Content
15 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (22.48%) Windows
2 145 (19.52%) Linux
3 80 (10.77%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.04%) Mac OS X
5 22 (2.96%) Windows 10
6 17 (2.29%) Unix
7 12 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.35%) CentOS
8 10 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.81%) Kali Linux
10 6 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.54%) VMS
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.27%) Fedora
14 2 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (20.05%) Cybersecurity
2 130 (17.50%) DevOps
3 100 (13.46%) Information Security
3 100 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (11.57%) Network Monitoring
5 84 (11.31%) SIEM
6 82 (11.04%) Security Architecture
7 76 (10.23%) ITIL
8 61 (8.21%) Security Operations
9 59 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
10 49 (6.59%) Network Virtualisation
10 49 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
11 45 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 43 (5.79%) Change Management
12 43 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 41 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (5.52%) Network Design
14 39 (5.25%) Presales
15 38 (5.11%) Infrastructure as Code
16 37 (4.98%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (14.00%) Python
2 55 (7.40%) PowerShell
3 43 (5.79%) SQL
4 27 (3.63%) C
4 27 (3.63%) C++
5 24 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 22 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 18 (2.42%) PHP
8 10 (1.35%) Go
8 10 (1.35%) Java
9 9 (1.21%) Perl
9 9 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.08%) C#
11 5 (0.67%) Ruby
12 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.27%) Java 8
12 2 (0.27%) VB
13 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 236 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (19.11%) CCNA
3 135 (18.17%) CCNP
4 73 (9.83%) CISSP
4 73 (9.83%) Degree
5 54 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 45 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (5.25%) SC Cleared
8 34 (4.58%) CCIE
9 27 (3.63%) CISM
10 22 (2.96%) CEH
11 17 (2.29%) MCSA
12 14 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.75%) MCITP
14 12 (1.62%) MCP
14 12 (1.62%) OSCP
15 11 (1.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 11 (1.48%) CCSP
15 11 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 38 (5.11%) SLA
4 29 (3.90%) GDPR
5 25 (3.36%) NIST
6 22 (2.96%) QA
7 14 (1.88%) COBIT
7 14 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.81%) NCSC
9 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.13%) COSO
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 139 (18.71%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.06%) Docker
4 44 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.75%) Firmware
7 12 (1.62%) vSphere
8 9 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.21%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.94%) KVM
10 5 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.54%) XenApp
12 3 (0.40%) LXC
12 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.40%) vCloud
12 3 (0.40%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.27%) Snort
14 1 (0.13%) HDFS
14 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 63 (8.48%) Ansible
2 44 (5.92%) Terraform
3 42 (5.65%) Puppet
4 40 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (4.31%) Kubernetes
6 30 (4.04%) Nagios
7 20 (2.69%) FortiGate
8 14 (1.88%) CSIRT
9 13 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (1.48%) Nessus
11 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.21%) QRadar
12 9 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.21%) WSUS
13 8 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.94%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.94%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.67%) Grafana
15 5 (0.67%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 291 (39.17%) Cisco
2 195 (26.24%) Microsoft
3 135 (18.17%) VMware
4 124 (16.69%) Palo Alto
5 105 (14.13%) CheckPoint
6 62 (8.34%) Meraki
7 55 (7.40%) F5
8 52 (7.00%) Juniper
9 51 (6.86%) Fortinet
10 47 (6.33%) SolarWinds
11 36 (4.85%) Avaya
12 35 (4.71%) HP
13 33 (4.44%) Riverbed
14 30 (4.04%) Splunk
15 27 (3.63%) Citrix
16 25 (3.36%) Zscaler
17 24 (3.23%) Blue Coat
18 20 (2.69%) Sophos
19 18 (2.42%) Aruba
19 18 (2.42%) Netskope