Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 256 201
Rank change year-on-year +29 -55 +52
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,433 2,507 3,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.39% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.96% 8.89% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,019 2,005 2,597
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,300 £32,500 £31,800
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 24,424 28,208 31,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.61% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 19,280 22,922 26,164
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,700 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +22 2,254 £55,000 +10.00% 324
UK excluding London +26 1,502 £50,000 +11.11% 226
London +2 862 £62,500 +4.17% 111
South East +13 462 £60,000 +26.32% 67
North of England +53 404 £47,500 +5.56% 61
North West +59 282 £45,000 - 39
East of England +85 246 £46,000 -8.00% 29
Midlands +29 202 £50,000 +17.65% 41
West Midlands +25 160 £51,500 +21.18% 21
South West -46 115 £46,000 +2.22% 15
Yorkshire +6 111 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Scotland +23 96 £50,500 +1.00% 6
East Midlands +7 41 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Wales -21 13 £35,000 -20.00% 3
Northern Ireland +11 12 £21,000 -50.59% 3
North East -2 11 £70,000 +118.75% 3

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,297 (53.31%) Firewall
2 1,062 (43.65%) Cisco
3 720 (29.59%) Windows
4 698 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
5 625 (25.69%) Microsoft
5 625 (25.69%) WAN
6 597 (24.54%) LAN
7 595 (24.46%) Information Security
8 585 (24.04%) Finance
9 487 (20.02%) Linux
10 484 (19.89%) CCNP
11 469 (19.28%) CheckPoint
12 412 (16.93%) Active Directory
12 412 (16.93%) SIEM
13 410 (16.85%) Cybersecurity
14 397 (16.32%) VPN
14 397 (16.32%) Data Centre
15 395 (16.24%) VMware
16 367 (15.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 365 (15.00%) CISSP
18 362 (14.88%) TCP/IP
19 354 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
20 332 (13.65%) Wireless
21 320 (13.15%) ITIL
22 317 (13.03%) Juniper
23 314 (12.91%) Windows Server
24 309 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
25 308 (12.66%) CCNA
26 307 (12.62%) Vulnerability Management
27 297 (12.21%) Amazon AWS

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 85 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 49 (2.01%) Apache
3 43 (1.77%) IIS
4 42 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (0.86%) nginx
8 17 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (0.58%) CMS
11 11 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.41%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.25%) Confluence
13 6 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.16%) Apache Spark
16 3 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 101 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 80 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.041%) Magento
4 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 354 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 297 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
3 224 (9.21%) Office 365
4 74 (3.04%) IaaS
5 65 (2.67%) PaaS
6 47 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
8 37 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 37 (1.52%) SaaS
9 33 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (1.36%) Serverless
10 29 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
10 29 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 29 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
11 28 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.37%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,297 (53.31%) Firewall
2 625 (25.69%) WAN
3 597 (24.54%) LAN
4 397 (16.32%) VPN
5 362 (14.88%) TCP/IP
6 332 (13.65%) Wireless
7 291 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
8 289 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
9 259 (10.65%) DNS
10 247 (10.15%) OSPF
11 240 (9.86%) BGP
12 232 (9.54%) Intrusion Detection
13 198 (8.14%) MPLS
14 194 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 190 (7.81%) VoIP
16 182 (7.48%) DHCP
17 172 (7.07%) Internet
18 156 (6.41%) WLAN
19 136 (5.59%) VLAN
20 129 (5.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.93%) MySQL
3 40 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 31 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
5 29 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
6 24 (0.99%) Big Data
7 21 (0.86%) Blockchain
8 15 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.29%) GIS
11 7 (0.29%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 23 (0.95%) WinDbg
4 13 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 12 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.41%) JIRA
7 9 (0.37%) Ant
7 9 (0.37%) Maven
7 9 (0.37%) Metasploit
7 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.29%) GitLab
8 7 (0.29%) NUnit
8 7 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.25%) Gradle
9 6 (0.25%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.21%) Selenium
10 5 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 585 (24.04%) Finance
2 150 (6.17%) Legal
3 142 (5.84%) Retail
4 137 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 76 (3.12%) Banking
6 46 (1.89%) Law
7 28 (1.15%) Marketing
8 21 (0.86%) Billing
9 19 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.62%) Advertising
11 15 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.37%) Back Office
13 7 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.29%) Electronics
13 7 (0.29%) Local Government
14 3 (0.12%) Games
14 3 (0.12%) Military
14 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 498 (20.47%) Network Engineer
2 439 (18.04%) Analyst
3 400 (16.44%) Security Engineer
4 330 (13.56%) Architect
5 282 (11.59%) Security Analyst
6 251 (10.32%) Network Security Engineer
7 208 (8.55%) Consultant
8 180 (7.40%) Security Consultant
9 159 (6.54%) Security Architect
10 144 (5.92%) IT Analyst
11 143 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 141 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
13 132 (5.43%) IT Security Analyst
14 119 (4.89%) Senior Network Engineer
15 117 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
16 114 (4.69%) Senior Security Analyst
17 96 (3.95%) Network Architect
18 94 (3.86%) Network Analyst
19 87 (3.58%) Security Manager
20 84 (3.45%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.08%) Web Services
2 65 (2.67%) .NET
3 34 (1.40%) LAMP
4 29 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 25 (1.03%) XMPP
6 24 (0.99%) 802.1X
7 23 (0.95%) HTML
7 23 (0.95%) Middleware
8 20 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (0.82%) CSS
8 20 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (0.82%) JSON
9 13 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (0.49%) AngularJS
10 12 (0.49%) Node.js
10 12 (0.49%) React
11 11 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
12 10 (0.41%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.41%) LDAP
13 8 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 397 (16.32%) Data Centre
2 260 (10.69%) Management Information System
3 214 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 171 (7.03%) PKI
5 155 (6.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 141 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 132 (5.43%) Computer Science
8 109 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
9 82 (3.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 58 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
11 55 (2.26%) Public Cloud
12 43 (1.77%) Driving Licence
13 39 (1.60%) Blackberry
14 34 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
15 33 (1.36%) NHS
16 29 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
17 28 (1.15%) CESG
18 26 (1.07%) Fintech
18 26 (1.07%) Handset
19 24 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 720 (29.59%) Windows
2 487 (20.02%) Linux
3 314 (12.91%) Windows Server
4 167 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 163 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (3.99%) Windows 10
7 86 (3.53%) Unix
8 41 (1.69%) CentOS
9 39 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 33 (1.36%) Android
11 31 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 29 (1.19%) Mac OS X
12 29 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.82%) Solaris
14 15 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.53%) Debian
15 13 (0.53%) VMS
16 12 (0.49%) AIX
16 12 (0.49%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (24.46%) Information Security
2 412 (16.93%) SIEM
3 410 (16.85%) Cybersecurity
4 320 (13.15%) ITIL
5 307 (12.62%) Vulnerability Management
6 264 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
7 235 (9.66%) Security Operations
8 231 (9.49%) Presales
9 227 (9.33%) Mentoring
10 222 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
11 193 (7.93%) Data Protection
12 190 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 185 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 183 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
15 171 (7.03%) Load Balancing
16 169 (6.95%) Project Management
17 158 (6.49%) DevOps
18 155 (6.37%) Network Management
19 150 (6.17%) Security Architecture
20 145 (5.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (8.67%) SQL
2 182 (7.48%) Python
3 163 (6.70%) PowerShell
4 80 (3.29%) C
5 65 (2.67%) Java
6 58 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 53 (2.18%) Perl
7 53 (2.18%) Shell Script
8 48 (1.97%) C++
9 45 (1.85%) PHP
10 40 (1.64%) C#
11 36 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 32 (1.32%) VBScript
13 29 (1.19%) Ruby
14 21 (0.86%) Scala
15 19 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.49%) VB
17 11 (0.45%) Go
18 10 (0.41%) Embedded C
19 8 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 698 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
2 484 (19.89%) CCNP
3 365 (15.00%) CISSP
4 308 (12.66%) CCNA
5 270 (11.10%) Degree
6 238 (9.78%) Security Cleared
7 169 (6.95%) CCIE
8 156 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 117 (4.81%) SC Cleared
10 115 (4.73%) SANS
11 114 (4.69%) CREST Certified
12 113 (4.64%) CISM
13 108 (4.44%) CCDP
14 99 (4.07%) MCSE
15 88 (3.62%) CISA
16 86 (3.53%) CEH
17 78 (3.21%) GIAC
17 78 (3.21%) MCP
17 78 (3.21%) MCSA
18 76 (3.12%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (15.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 242 (9.95%) GDPR
3 234 (9.62%) PCI DSS
4 77 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 77 (3.16%) SLA
5 38 (1.56%) QA
6 27 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (0.70%) FISMA
9 15 (0.62%) COBIT
10 12 (0.49%) PMO
11 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.25%) GPG13
13 4 (0.16%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.082%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.082%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.041%) SEPA
System Software
1 412 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 309 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (5.55%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.22%) vSphere
5 32 (1.32%) Docker
6 23 (0.95%) VMware NSX
7 22 (0.90%) XenApp
8 21 (0.86%) ProxySG
9 14 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.53%) XenServer
11 12 (0.49%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.41%) Snort
14 9 (0.37%) Firmware
14 9 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.33%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.29%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
17 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 82 (3.37%) QRadar
2 57 (2.34%) Ansible
3 56 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 55 (2.26%) SCCM
5 49 (2.01%) Terraform
6 48 (1.97%) FortiGate
7 47 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 47 (1.93%) Nagios
8 46 (1.89%) Puppet
9 44 (1.81%) Nessus
10 34 (1.40%) Stealthwatch
11 28 (1.15%) CASB
11 28 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
12 25 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 23 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (0.95%) Perfmon
14 22 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
15 21 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
15 21 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 20 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,062 (43.65%) Cisco
2 625 (25.69%) Microsoft
3 469 (19.28%) CheckPoint
4 395 (16.24%) VMware
5 317 (13.03%) Juniper
6 291 (11.96%) Palo Alto
7 276 (11.34%) F5
8 198 (8.14%) Fortinet
9 145 (5.96%) Citrix
10 142 (5.84%) SolarWinds
11 135 (5.55%) Splunk
12 109 (4.48%) HP
13 100 (4.11%) Blue Coat
14 92 (3.78%) Qualys
15 81 (3.33%) Meraki
16 79 (3.25%) Symantec
17 72 (2.96%) Riverbed
18 69 (2.84%) McAfee
19 58 (2.38%) Forcepoint
20 49 (2.01%) Red Hat