Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 202 244
Rank change year-on-year -40 +42 -6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,261 2,546 2,516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.75% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 11.29% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,026 1,908 2,011
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,599 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 13,736 22,559 26,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.55% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10,758 17,137 20,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -27 1,198 £60,000 +9.09% 71
UK excluding London -55 717 £55,000 +10.00% 44
London +30 528 £65,000 +8.33% 32
South East -13 264 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North of England -92 150 £54,000 +2.86% 18
South West +17 101 £47,500 +11.76% 5
North West -1 94 £50,000 - 13
Midlands +18 85 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Work from Home -31 71 £62,500 -10.71% 6
East of England -10 66 £50,000 +25.00% 1
West Midlands +11 65 £60,000 +26.32% 5
Yorkshire -89 47 £58,750 +30.56% 5
Scotland +33 43 £55,000 -12.00% 6
East Midlands +23 20 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Wales 0 10 £50,000 +66.67%
North East -32 9 £50,000 -20.00%
Northern Ireland -17 1 £42,500 +84.78%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 673 (53.37%) Firewall
2 543 (43.06%) Cisco
3 355 (28.15%) WAN
3 355 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
4 319 (25.30%) LAN
5 315 (24.98%) Azure
6 297 (23.55%) VPN
7 276 (21.89%) Windows
8 247 (19.59%) Finance
9 243 (19.27%) CCNP
9 243 (19.27%) Cybersecurity
10 236 (18.72%) Linux
11 234 (18.56%) Information Security
12 203 (16.10%) TCP/IP
13 202 (16.02%) CheckPoint
14 200 (15.86%) AWS
15 196 (15.54%) Palo Alto
16 189 (14.99%) BGP
17 184 (14.59%) VMware
18 180 (14.27%) Microsoft
19 176 (13.96%) Wireless
20 168 (13.32%) CCNA
21 160 (12.69%) ITIL
22 159 (12.61%) Data Centre
23 155 (12.29%) Cisco ASA
24 154 (12.21%) OSPF
25 148 (11.74%) Degree
26 147 (11.66%) SIEM
27 137 (10.86%) Juniper
28 134 (10.63%) MPLS

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 26 (2.06%) Confluence
2 25 (1.98%) IIS
3 24 (1.90%) Apache
4 11 (0.87%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.32%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.32%) SugarCRM
10 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.079%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.079%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.079%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.32%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) HFM
1 6 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 315 (24.98%) Azure
2 200 (15.86%) AWS
3 132 (10.47%) Office 365
4 61 (4.84%) IaaS
5 59 (4.68%) SaaS
6 49 (3.89%) PaaS
7 44 (3.49%) GCP
8 33 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 32 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.90%) Serverless
11 20 (1.59%) Amazon S3
11 20 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (1.11%) Azure Functions
14 11 (0.87%) Mimecast
15 10 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
15 10 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 673 (53.37%) Firewall
2 355 (28.15%) WAN
3 319 (25.30%) LAN
4 297 (23.55%) VPN
5 203 (16.10%) TCP/IP
6 189 (14.99%) BGP
7 176 (13.96%) Wireless
8 155 (12.29%) Cisco ASA
9 154 (12.21%) OSPF
10 134 (10.63%) MPLS
11 124 (9.83%) DNS
12 122 (9.67%) VoIP
13 103 (8.17%) DHCP
14 101 (8.01%) VLAN
15 94 (7.45%) IPsec
16 91 (7.22%) Internet
17 87 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 82 (6.50%) WLAN
19 79 (6.26%) Intrusion Detection
19 79 (6.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.62%) MySQL
3 18 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.32%) Big Data
9 3 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.079%) GIS
11 1 (0.079%) Informix
11 1 (0.079%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.79%) JIRA
3 10 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 9 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.40%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.40%) LINQPad
8 5 (0.40%) Maven
8 5 (0.40%) Postman
9 4 (0.32%) Bazaar
10 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.16%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.16%) Selenium
11 1 (0.079%) Babel
11 1 (0.079%) gulp
11 1 (0.079%) webpack
General
1 247 (19.59%) Finance
2 87 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 60 (4.76%) Retail
4 44 (3.49%) Banking
5 33 (2.62%) Legal
6 32 (2.54%) Law
7 18 (1.43%) Military
8 14 (1.11%) Automotive
8 14 (1.11%) Public Sector
9 12 (0.95%) Japanese Language
9 12 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.71%) Billing
10 9 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.63%) Back Office
11 8 (0.63%) Marketing
12 5 (0.40%) Games
13 4 (0.32%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.32%) Police
14 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 384 (30.45%) Network Engineer
2 219 (17.37%) Security Engineer
3 126 (9.99%) Architect
4 119 (9.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 108 (8.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 107 (8.49%) Analyst
7 103 (8.17%) Consultant
8 74 (5.87%) Network Architect
9 66 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 66 (5.23%) Security Architect
10 59 (4.68%) Security Consultant
11 58 (4.60%) IT Engineer
12 47 (3.73%) Network Consultant
12 47 (3.73%) Security Analyst
13 40 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
14 39 (3.09%) Developer
14 39 (3.09%) Security Manager
15 38 (3.01%) Security Specialist
15 38 (3.01%) Senior Security Engineer
16 37 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.09%) 802.1X
2 38 (3.01%) JSON
3 28 (2.22%) CSS
3 28 (2.22%) HTML
4 27 (2.14%) LAMP
4 27 (2.14%) Web Services
5 22 (1.74%) Middleware
6 17 (1.35%) REST
7 14 (1.11%) .NET
8 11 (0.87%) XML
9 9 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.71%) Kafka
10 7 (0.56%) Laravel
11 6 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.48%) SAML
11 6 (0.48%) SOAP
11 6 (0.48%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.40%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 159 (12.61%) Data Centre
2 104 (8.25%) Management Information System
3 89 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (5.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 45 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 40 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 27 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (2.06%) Cloud Native
9 23 (1.82%) DataPower
10 22 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
11 21 (1.67%) PKI
12 20 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (1.51%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.43%) Cyberattack
14 18 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 16 (1.27%) Clustering
16 11 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
17 10 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
17 10 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 276 (21.89%) Windows
2 236 (18.72%) Linux
3 126 (9.99%) Windows Server
4 74 (5.87%) Unix
5 33 (2.62%) Windows 10
6 28 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (1.59%) CentOS
8 20 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.19%) Solaris
11 11 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.63%) Kali Linux
13 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.48%) SUSE
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.32%) Android
15 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (19.27%) Cybersecurity
2 234 (18.56%) Information Security
3 160 (12.69%) ITIL
4 147 (11.66%) SIEM
5 133 (10.55%) DevOps
6 121 (9.60%) Change Management
6 121 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
7 117 (9.28%) Network Design
8 115 (9.12%) Security Operations
9 106 (8.41%) Security Architecture
10 98 (7.77%) Network Monitoring
11 93 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 93 (7.38%) Load Balancing
12 81 (6.42%) Computer Science
13 76 (6.03%) Vulnerability Management
14 75 (5.95%) Penetration Testing
14 75 (5.95%) Project Management
15 66 (5.23%) Network Management
16 64 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
17 63 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (9.99%) Python
2 115 (9.12%) PowerShell
3 58 (4.60%) SQL
4 42 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 40 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 30 (2.38%) PHP
7 25 (1.98%) Java
8 20 (1.59%) C
9 14 (1.11%) C++
10 12 (0.95%) VBScript
11 11 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.79%) Ruby
13 9 (0.71%) ActionScript
13 9 (0.71%) C#
13 9 (0.71%) Scala
14 8 (0.63%) Perl
15 7 (0.56%) Go
16 5 (0.40%) AWK
16 5 (0.40%) Groovy
17 4 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 355 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (19.27%) CCNP
3 168 (13.32%) CCNA
4 148 (11.74%) Degree
5 117 (9.28%) CISSP
6 101 (8.01%) Security Cleared
7 67 (5.31%) CCIE
8 64 (5.08%) CISM
9 60 (4.76%) SC Cleared
10 51 (4.04%) CCDP
11 34 (2.70%) CCSA
11 34 (2.70%) CCSP
12 30 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (2.14%) DV Cleared
14 25 (1.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 23 (1.82%) GIAC
16 22 (1.74%) CISA
16 22 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (1.59%) CCDA
17 20 (1.59%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (5.79%) SLA
3 58 (4.60%) GDPR
4 55 (4.36%) PCI DSS
5 39 (3.09%) NIST
6 24 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (1.27%) COBIT
8 12 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.95%) NCSC
9 10 (0.79%) QA
10 8 (0.63%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.48%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.40%) AICPA
12 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.40%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.40%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.32%) BS25999
13 4 (0.32%) COSO
14 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 125 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 104 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.65%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.41%) Docker
5 12 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.63%) XenApp
8 6 (0.48%) BIND 9
8 6 (0.48%) vSphere
9 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.32%) KVM
10 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.24%) Firmware
11 3 (0.24%) Snort
12 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.079%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (3.97%) Ansible
2 49 (3.89%) Kubernetes
3 39 (3.09%) FortiGate
3 39 (3.09%) Terraform
4 17 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (1.35%) vCenter Server
5 15 (1.19%) Puppet
6 13 (1.03%) Nessus
6 13 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.71%) RSA enVision
10 7 (0.56%) SCCM
10 7 (0.56%) WSUS
11 6 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
11 6 (0.48%) RANCID
11 6 (0.48%) SCOM
12 5 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 5 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 543 (43.06%) Cisco
2 202 (16.02%) CheckPoint
3 196 (15.54%) Palo Alto
4 184 (14.59%) VMware
5 180 (14.27%) Microsoft
6 137 (10.86%) Juniper
7 120 (9.52%) F5
8 109 (8.64%) Meraki
9 70 (5.55%) SolarWinds
10 60 (4.76%) Aruba
11 53 (4.20%) Fortinet
12 51 (4.04%) HP
13 47 (3.73%) Citrix
14 39 (3.09%) Splunk
15 34 (2.70%) Huawei
16 27 (2.14%) IBM
17 26 (2.06%) Nokia
18 25 (1.98%) Infoblox
18 25 (1.98%) Riverbed
19 23 (1.82%) Sophos