Period
to 22 September 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 234 262
Rank change year-on-year +42 +28 -45
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,603 2,430 2,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.46% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.91% 9.77% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,738 1,978 1,983
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,205 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +46 2,379 £55,000 - 230
UK excluding London +54 1,771 £50,000 - 163
London +15 734 £62,500 +4.17% 81
North of England +72 582 £50,000 - 28
South East +42 528 £56,000 -6.67% 48
Yorkshire +122 415 £50,000 +2.56% 14
East of England +31 183 £45,000 -10.00% 19
Midlands +26 179 £47,500 -13.64% 22
South West +12 156 £42,708 -10.09% 32
North West -50 146 £50,000 - 13
West Midlands +11 116 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Scotland +4 83 £60,000 -4.00% 6
East Midlands +46 63 £45,000 -8.16% 8
Wales +28 34 £34,000 -9.59% 5
Northern Ireland +8 27 £25,000 +19.05% 3
North East +34 21 £42,915 -38.69% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,499 (57.59%) Firewall
2 1,330 (51.09%) Cisco
3 1,151 (44.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1,042 (40.03%) WAN
5 911 (35.00%) CCNP
6 753 (28.93%) VPN
7 725 (27.85%) CCNA
8 678 (26.05%) Linux
9 665 (25.55%) LAN
10 608 (23.36%) Cisco ASA
11 591 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 570 (21.90%) DNS
13 532 (20.44%) MPLS
14 530 (20.36%) Management Information System
15 527 (20.25%) BGP
16 526 (20.21%) Palo Alto
17 516 (19.82%) OSPF
18 507 (19.48%) Windows
19 494 (18.98%) CheckPoint
20 491 (18.86%) Fortinet
21 475 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
22 462 (17.75%) Network Design
23 461 (17.71%) Network Management
24 444 (17.06%) Service Delivery
25 440 (16.90%) Python
26 422 (16.21%) Cybersecurity
27 413 (15.87%) Azure
28 407 (15.64%) Microsoft
29 401 (15.41%) Data Centre
30 391 (15.02%) TCP/IP

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
1 101 (3.88%) Skype for Business
2 74 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 43 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (1.54%) Apache
5 37 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 33 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (1.11%) IIS
9 26 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.35%) nginx
13 8 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.27%) Confluence
15 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.077%) Cloud Foundry
17 2 (0.077%) Smallworld
18 1 (0.038%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 82 (3.15%) MS Visio
2 73 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
5 6 (0.23%) Maya
5 6 (0.23%) MODO
5 6 (0.23%) NUKE
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
2 7 (0.27%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.15%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.077%) Magento
5 2 (0.077%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.038%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 413 (15.87%) Azure
2 331 (12.72%) AWS
3 225 (8.64%) Office 365
4 71 (2.73%) SaaS
5 63 (2.42%) GCP
6 60 (2.31%) IaaS
7 30 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (1.11%) PaaS
9 25 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (0.92%) Power Platform
11 21 (0.81%) OpenShift
12 17 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.50%) GitHub
14 12 (0.46%) Serverless
15 11 (0.42%) Mimecast
16 9 (0.35%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 6 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.23%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1,499 (57.59%) Firewall
2 1,042 (40.03%) WAN
3 753 (28.93%) VPN
4 665 (25.55%) LAN
5 608 (23.36%) Cisco ASA
6 570 (21.90%) DNS
7 532 (20.44%) MPLS
8 527 (20.25%) BGP
9 516 (19.82%) OSPF
10 475 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 391 (15.02%) TCP/IP
12 389 (14.94%) IPsec
13 347 (13.33%) NetScaler
14 327 (12.56%) Broadband
14 327 (12.56%) RIP
15 312 (11.99%) SMTP
16 311 (11.95%) ADSL
17 301 (11.56%) Wireless
18 222 (8.53%) Internet
19 196 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.88%) MySQL
3 24 (0.92%) Power BI
4 18 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 17 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 16 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (0.50%) Redis
8 12 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.38%) Big Data
10 9 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (0.35%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.27%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 18 (0.69%) JIRA
4 16 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.42%) Fiddler
6 10 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.35%) LINQPad
8 6 (0.23%) Robot Framework
8 6 (0.23%) Selenium
9 5 (0.19%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.15%) Subversion
11 3 (0.12%) GitLab
11 3 (0.12%) TestRail
12 2 (0.077%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.077%) GoCD
12 2 (0.077%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.077%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.077%) Visual Studio
General
1 255 (9.80%) Finance
2 216 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 145 (5.57%) Public Sector
4 84 (3.23%) Retail
5 37 (1.42%) Banking
5 37 (1.42%) Law
6 32 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 31 (1.19%) Legal
8 29 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.00%) Marketing
10 20 (0.77%) Back Office
11 18 (0.69%) Military
12 15 (0.58%) Local Government
13 13 (0.50%) Automotive
14 11 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.38%) Electronics
16 9 (0.35%) Billing
16 9 (0.35%) Games
17 7 (0.27%) Publishing
18 6 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 896 (34.42%) Network Engineer
2 628 (24.13%) Security Engineer
3 519 (19.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 310 (11.91%) Consultant
5 283 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 280 (10.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 270 (10.37%) Analyst
8 224 (8.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 190 (7.30%) Architect
10 174 (6.68%) Security Consultant
11 151 (5.80%) Network Consultant
12 138 (5.30%) Senior Network Engineer
13 135 (5.19%) Security Analyst
14 117 (4.49%) Security Architect
15 108 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 84 (3.23%) Network Security Consultant
17 73 (2.80%) Security Specialist
18 72 (2.77%) Network Architect
19 69 (2.65%) Developer
20 68 (2.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.73%) .NET
2 32 (1.23%) Web Services
3 24 (0.92%) 802.1X
4 19 (0.73%) HTML
5 18 (0.69%) CSS
6 17 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (0.42%) JSON
7 11 (0.42%) LAMP
8 10 (0.38%) jQuery
8 10 (0.38%) XML
9 8 (0.31%) Kafka
9 8 (0.31%) React
10 7 (0.27%) CGI
10 7 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (0.27%) REST
10 7 (0.27%) XMPP
11 6 (0.23%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.23%) SOAP
11 6 (0.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 530 (20.36%) Management Information System
2 401 (15.41%) Data Centre
3 226 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 85 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 52 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 46 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 43 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 40 (1.54%) PKI
9 40 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.46%) User Experience
11 37 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 37 (1.42%) Replication
12 34 (1.31%) Blackberry
13 28 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
14 25 (0.96%) Smartphone
15 23 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
15 23 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
16 20 (0.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 17 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 678 (26.05%) Linux
2 507 (19.48%) Windows
3 365 (14.02%) Unix
4 184 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 83 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (2.57%) Windows 10
7 55 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 44 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (1.19%) CentOS
11 28 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.73%) Android
13 18 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.38%) VMS
16 9 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.31%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.23%) Solaris
20 5 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (17.75%) Network Design
2 461 (17.71%) Network Management
3 444 (17.06%) Service Delivery
4 422 (16.21%) Cybersecurity
5 391 (15.02%) Change Control
6 378 (14.52%) Product Management
7 367 (14.10%) Information Security
8 343 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
9 330 (12.68%) ITIL
10 284 (10.91%) SIEM
11 235 (9.03%) Presales
12 179 (6.88%) Security Operations
13 166 (6.38%) Mentoring
14 165 (6.34%) Change Management
15 162 (6.22%) Security Architecture
16 152 (5.84%) DevOps
17 148 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
18 144 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 138 (5.30%) Incident Management
20 137 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 440 (16.90%) Python
2 369 (14.18%) Bash Shell
3 325 (12.49%) Perl
4 114 (4.38%) PowerShell
5 106 (4.07%) SQL
6 72 (2.77%) C
7 56 (2.15%) C++
8 49 (1.88%) Java
9 39 (1.50%) JavaScript
10 30 (1.15%) PHP
11 27 (1.04%) Ruby
12 23 (0.88%) C#
12 23 (0.88%) Go
13 14 (0.54%) Embedded C
13 14 (0.54%) Embedded C++
14 13 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.42%) Scala
16 10 (0.38%) R
17 7 (0.27%) Clojure
18 5 (0.19%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 1,151 (44.22%) Cisco Certification
2 911 (35.00%) CCNP
3 725 (27.85%) CCNA
4 247 (9.49%) Degree
5 219 (8.41%) CISSP
6 194 (7.45%) Security Cleared
7 141 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 125 (4.80%) CCSA
9 122 (4.69%) SC Cleared
10 105 (4.03%) CCIE
11 97 (3.73%) CISM
12 94 (3.61%) CCDP
13 90 (3.46%) CCSE
14 77 (2.96%) MCSE
15 64 (2.46%) Check Point Certification
16 60 (2.31%) MCSA
17 59 (2.27%) JNCIP
18 58 (2.23%) GIAC
19 51 (1.96%) CEH
20 49 (1.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 591 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 370 (14.21%) ISO 9001
3 122 (4.69%) SLA
4 116 (4.46%) GDPR
5 99 (3.80%) PCI DSS
6 66 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 64 (2.46%) NIST
8 52 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 47 (1.81%) ISO 22301
10 32 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 28 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
12 18 (0.69%) QA
13 11 (0.42%) COBIT
13 11 (0.42%) NCSC
14 9 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.19%) NIST 800
16 4 (0.15%) MiFID
17 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
18 2 (0.077%) COSO
18 2 (0.077%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 323 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 224 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 64 (2.46%) Docker
5 39 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (0.88%) VMware NSX
8 23 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.85%) XenApp
10 19 (0.73%) BIND 9
11 17 (0.65%) vSphere
12 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.42%) BitLocker
13 11 (0.42%) Firmware
14 10 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.23%) KVM
17 5 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.19%) iptables
Systems Management
1 370 (14.21%) FortiGate
2 345 (13.25%) Nagios
3 60 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 60 (2.31%) SCCM
4 59 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
5 54 (2.07%) Kubernetes
6 44 (1.69%) Ansible
6 44 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 38 (1.46%) Puppet
8 30 (1.15%) Terraform
9 29 (1.11%) Stealthwatch
10 28 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
11 27 (1.04%) vCenter Server
12 23 (0.88%) QRadar
13 22 (0.85%) Nessus
14 21 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.77%) Kibana
16 19 (0.73%) RANCID
17 18 (0.69%) CASB
17 18 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,330 (51.09%) Cisco
2 526 (20.21%) Palo Alto
3 494 (18.98%) CheckPoint
4 491 (18.86%) Fortinet
5 407 (15.64%) Microsoft
6 373 (14.33%) VMware
7 296 (11.37%) Juniper
8 265 (10.18%) F5
9 177 (6.80%) Meraki
10 150 (5.76%) HP
11 120 (4.61%) SolarWinds
12 105 (4.03%) Citrix
13 92 (3.53%) Splunk
14 76 (2.92%) Symantec
15 62 (2.38%) Blue Coat
16 61 (2.34%) Dell
17 60 (2.31%) NetApp
18 55 (2.11%) Huawei
19 48 (1.84%) Aruba
19 48 (1.84%) Google