Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 200 246
Rank change year-on-year -45 +46 -5
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2505 3224 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.70% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.93% 10.00% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2004 2616 2384
UK median annual salary £50,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +6.74%

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 28053 32236 36504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 16.98% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 22722 26396 30185
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,225 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -52 2324 £50,250 -2.43% 114
UK excluding London -25 1438 £45,000 - 74
London -69 980 £60,000 - 40
South East -38 485 £47,500 -5.00% 31
North of England -15 330 £45,000 - 19
Midlands -12 208 £42,500 - 9
North West +4 192 £45,000 -10.00% 8
South West -3 182 £45,000 +5.88% 6
West Midlands -1 160 £42,500 - 6
East of England -25 160 £50,000 +12.36% 9
Yorkshire -13 128 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Scotland -56 62 £50,000 -
East Midlands +4 46 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wales +34 35 £45,000 +5.88%
North East +17 10 £32,000 -10.11% 2
Northern Ireland -21 5 £42,500 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Network Security.

1 1502 (59.96%) Firewall
2 1157 (46.19%) Cisco
3 798 (31.86%) Cisco Certification
4 655 (26.15%) WAN
5 592 (23.63%) CheckPoint
6 590 (23.55%) Windows
7 586 (23.39%) CCNP
8 585 (23.35%) LAN
9 524 (20.92%) Information Security
10 502 (20.04%) VPN
11 500 (19.96%) Finance
12 454 (18.12%) Microsoft
13 437 (17.45%) CISSP
14 412 (16.45%) ITIL
15 403 (16.09%) Linux
16 402 (16.05%) CCNA
17 400 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
18 397 (15.85%) SIEM
19 390 (15.57%) BGP
20 389 (15.53%) Data Centre
21 386 (15.41%) Juniper
22 378 (15.09%) TCP/IP
23 371 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
24 356 (14.21%) Wireless
25 354 (14.13%) Palo Alto
26 342 (13.65%) MPLS
27 340 (13.57%) Active Directory
28 335 (13.37%) OSPF
29 317 (12.65%) DNS
30 311 (12.42%) Degree

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 73 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 58 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.12%) Apache
4 40 (1.60%) CMS
5 34 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.32%) IIS
7 28 (1.12%) nginx
8 26 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 24 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (0.96%) OpenStack
10 20 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.48%) SAS
13 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.24%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.24%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.24%) JBoss
15 5 (0.20%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 83 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.44%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.080%) Magento
4 2 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.080%) Workfront
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 220 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (5.03%) Office 365
4 51 (2.04%) SaaS
5 35 (1.40%) IaaS
6 24 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.96%) PaaS
7 21 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.52%) Akamai
9 11 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.44%) Cloudflare
9 11 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.40%) GitHub
10 10 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1502 (59.96%) Firewall
2 655 (26.15%) WAN
3 585 (23.35%) LAN
4 502 (20.04%) VPN
5 390 (15.57%) BGP
6 378 (15.09%) TCP/IP
7 371 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
8 356 (14.21%) Wireless
9 342 (13.65%) MPLS
10 335 (13.37%) OSPF
11 317 (12.65%) DNS
12 244 (9.74%) IPsec
13 222 (8.86%) VoIP
14 218 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 185 (7.39%) DHCP
16 175 (6.99%) EIGRP
17 171 (6.83%) Intrusion Detection
18 166 (6.63%) Internet
19 165 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
20 161 (6.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.40%) MySQL
3 27 (1.08%) Big Data
3 27 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 15 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.44%) InfluxDB
8 11 (0.44%) Redis
9 9 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.32%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.24%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.20%) DB2
12 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (2.12%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.24%) Metasploit
3 17 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.68%) JIRA
4 16 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (0.40%) Subversion
6 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.32%) GitLab
7 8 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.20%) Burp Suite
10 4 (0.16%) AppScan
10 4 (0.16%) Paros
10 4 (0.16%) Selenium
10 4 (0.16%) WebScarab
11 3 (0.12%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 500 (19.96%) Finance
2 113 (4.51%) Banking
3 94 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 73 (2.91%) Law
5 64 (2.55%) Retail
6 61 (2.44%) Legal
7 40 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.28%) Games
9 24 (0.96%) Marketing
10 15 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.52%) Billing
12 12 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.48%) German Language
13 11 (0.44%) Military
14 10 (0.40%) Electronics
15 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.32%) Advertising
17 7 (0.28%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.24%) Automotive
18 6 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 722 (28.82%) Network Engineer
2 486 (19.40%) Analyst
3 458 (18.28%) Security Engineer
4 368 (14.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 336 (13.41%) Security Analyst
6 210 (8.38%) Consultant
7 186 (7.43%) Architect
8 175 (6.99%) Senior Network Engineer
9 173 (6.91%) Security Consultant
10 169 (6.75%) Network Analyst
11 165 (6.59%) Cisco Engineer
12 157 (6.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 147 (5.87%) Network Security Analyst
14 108 (4.31%) Administrator
15 104 (4.15%) Security Manager
16 96 (3.83%) Network Consultant
17 85 (3.39%) Network Security Consultant
17 85 (3.39%) Security Architect
18 83 (3.31%) Senior Security Engineer
19 81 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (3.95%) Web Services
2 45 (1.80%) HTML
3 40 (1.60%) XMPP
4 35 (1.40%) .NET
5 30 (1.20%) LAMP
6 29 (1.16%) XML
7 22 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 22 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
9 19 (0.76%) JSON
9 19 (0.76%) Middleware
10 15 (0.60%) CSS
11 13 (0.52%) Node.js
12 12 (0.48%) CGI
13 10 (0.40%) React
13 10 (0.40%) Regular Expression
14 9 (0.36%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.28%) Spring
16 6 (0.24%) Ajax
16 6 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 389 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 224 (8.94%) Management Information System
3 181 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 140 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 75 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 69 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
7 67 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 66 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
9 60 (2.40%) Clustering
10 55 (2.20%) PKI
11 51 (2.04%) CESG
11 51 (2.04%) Driving Licence
12 36 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
13 30 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 26 (1.04%) Blackberry
15 24 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
17 21 (0.84%) Fintech
17 21 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
18 20 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 590 (23.55%) Windows
2 403 (16.09%) Linux
3 277 (11.06%) Windows Server
4 157 (6.27%) Unix
5 124 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (2.20%) CentOS
7 55 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.84%) Windows 10
9 43 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 33 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.84%) Android
14 19 (0.76%) Kali Linux
15 14 (0.56%) Debian
15 14 (0.56%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (20.92%) Information Security
2 412 (16.45%) ITIL
3 400 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
4 397 (15.85%) SIEM
5 301 (12.02%) Penetration Testing
6 243 (9.70%) Security Operations
7 214 (8.54%) Network Design
8 177 (7.07%) Mentoring
9 175 (6.99%) Security Architecture
10 173 (6.91%) Load Balancing
11 156 (6.23%) Vulnerability Management
12 153 (6.11%) Incident Management
13 151 (6.03%) Network Management
14 148 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
15 137 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
16 126 (5.03%) Security Management
17 124 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
18 122 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
19 118 (4.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 117 (4.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 182 (7.27%) Python
2 107 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 101 (4.03%) SQL
4 95 (3.79%) Java
5 76 (3.03%) C
6 72 (2.87%) JavaScript
6 72 (2.87%) Perl
7 60 (2.40%) Ruby
8 56 (2.24%) C++
9 42 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 42 (1.68%) C#
10 40 (1.60%) PHP
11 17 (0.68%) Go
12 11 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.36%) Tcl
13 9 (0.36%) VB
14 8 (0.32%) Scala
15 7 (0.28%) Groovy
15 7 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 798 (31.86%) Cisco Certification
2 586 (23.39%) CCNP
3 437 (17.45%) CISSP
4 402 (16.05%) CCNA
5 311 (12.42%) Degree
6 226 (9.02%) Security Cleared
7 213 (8.50%) CISM
8 175 (6.99%) CCIE
9 169 (6.75%) GIAC
10 132 (5.27%) SC Cleared
11 127 (5.07%) CEH
12 115 (4.59%) CCSE
13 109 (4.35%) CCSA
14 100 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 85 (3.39%) DV Cleared
16 84 (3.35%) GCIH
17 75 (2.99%) CCDP
18 61 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
18 61 (2.44%) CISA
18 61 (2.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (4.51%) PCI DSS
3 81 (3.23%) SLA
4 53 (2.12%) GDPR
5 46 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 41 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 37 (1.48%) PMO
8 35 (1.40%) QA
9 26 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.64%) NIST 800
11 11 (0.44%) COBIT
12 10 (0.40%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (0.28%) SSAE 16
15 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.20%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.16%) GCP
16 4 (0.16%) GPG13
17 2 (0.080%) RMADS
System Software
1 340 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 165 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 74 (2.95%) vSphere
5 42 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (1.64%) Docker
7 36 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.24%) ProxySG
9 28 (1.12%) Snort
10 27 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.72%) BitLocker
12 15 (0.60%) Firmware
13 12 (0.48%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.36%) pfSense
14 9 (0.36%) XenApp
15 8 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.32%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.28%) iptables
16 7 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 69 (2.75%) Nessus
3 52 (2.08%) Ansible
4 51 (2.04%) CSIRT
4 51 (2.04%) QRadar
5 47 (1.88%) FortiGate
6 46 (1.84%) Puppet
7 44 (1.76%) SCCM
7 44 (1.76%) SCOM
8 41 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
9 38 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (1.48%) Nagios
11 33 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
12 27 (1.08%) Cacti
13 25 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
13 25 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 21 (0.84%) vCenter Server
15 18 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 17 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 17 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1157 (46.19%) Cisco
2 592 (23.63%) CheckPoint
3 454 (18.12%) Microsoft
4 386 (15.41%) Juniper
5 354 (14.13%) Palo Alto
6 308 (12.30%) F5
7 277 (11.06%) VMware
8 161 (6.43%) Fortinet
9 113 (4.51%) Riverbed
10 105 (4.19%) HP
11 101 (4.03%) Blue Coat
12 97 (3.87%) Citrix
13 95 (3.79%) SolarWinds
14 62 (2.48%) McAfee
14 62 (2.48%) Oracle
15 55 (2.20%) Splunk
16 43 (1.72%) Avaya
17 42 (1.68%) Meraki
17 42 (1.68%) Sourcefire
18 41 (1.64%) Aruba