Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 207 249
Rank change year-on-year -46 +42 +7
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2418 3144 2908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.64% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 9.73% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1942 2534 2372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 27906 32322 36734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22638 26537 30275
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -46 2258 £50,000 -2.91% 148
UK excluding London -26 1372 £45,000 - 89
London -53 978 £60,000 - 65
South East -36 448 £46,000 -8.00% 34
North of England +9 321 £45,000 -3.74% 23
Midlands +5 197 £42,500 - 8
North West +5 182 £45,000 -10.00% 14
South West +19 168 £45,000 +8.43% 12
East of England -40 162 £48,500 +8.99% 6
West Midlands +8 160 £42,500 +0.59% 4
Yorkshire +5 127 £45,000 +7.14% 7
Scotland -39 64 £48,000 -4.00% 3
East Midlands -7 35 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wales +28 30 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North East +16 12 £36,500 +8.96% 2
Northern Ireland -24 6 £42,500 +6.25%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1442 (59.64%) Firewall
2 1129 (46.69%) Cisco
3 777 (32.13%) Cisco Certification
4 655 (27.09%) WAN
5 606 (25.06%) CheckPoint
6 591 (24.44%) Windows
7 581 (24.03%) LAN
8 556 (22.99%) CCNP
9 515 (21.30%) VPN
10 503 (20.80%) Information Security
11 457 (18.90%) Finance
12 453 (18.73%) Microsoft
13 419 (17.33%) Linux
14 412 (17.04%) Juniper
15 410 (16.96%) ITIL
16 394 (16.29%) CISSP
17 391 (16.17%) CCNA
18 388 (16.05%) BGP
19 387 (16.00%) TCP/IP
20 380 (15.72%) SIEM
21 364 (15.05%) Data Centre
22 360 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
23 357 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
24 345 (14.27%) OSPF
25 344 (14.23%) Palo Alto
26 342 (14.14%) DNS
27 340 (14.06%) Active Directory
28 336 (13.90%) MPLS
29 330 (13.65%) Wireless
30 298 (12.32%) Penetration Testing

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 67 (2.77%) MS Exchange
2 56 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 55 (2.27%) Apache
4 33 (1.36%) CMS
5 31 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (1.24%) IIS
7 26 (1.08%) nginx
7 26 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 26 (1.08%) Skype for Business
8 19 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.45%) SAS
10 11 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.37%) JBoss
13 8 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.25%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.083%) Magento
2 2 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.083%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.083%) Workfront
3 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.041%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 225 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
3 124 (5.13%) Office 365
4 61 (2.52%) SaaS
5 31 (1.28%) IaaS
6 25 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.83%) PaaS
8 19 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.45%) Akamai
13 11 (0.45%) Cloudflare
14 10 (0.41%) GitHub
15 7 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (0.25%) Force.com
16 6 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1442 (59.64%) Firewall
2 655 (27.09%) WAN
3 581 (24.03%) LAN
4 515 (21.30%) VPN
5 388 (16.05%) BGP
6 387 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 357 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
8 345 (14.27%) OSPF
9 342 (14.14%) DNS
10 336 (13.90%) MPLS
11 330 (13.65%) Wireless
12 239 (9.88%) IPsec
13 208 (8.60%) VoIP
14 200 (8.27%) DHCP
15 199 (8.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 173 (7.15%) VLAN
17 169 (6.99%) EIGRP
18 162 (6.70%) Internet
19 160 (6.62%) SSL
20 158 (6.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.56%) MySQL
3 33 (1.36%) Big Data
4 27 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.62%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.45%) InfluxDB
8 11 (0.45%) Redis
9 10 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.33%) Neo4j
10 8 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.25%) DTS
11 6 (0.25%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.21%) DB2
12 5 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 41 (1.70%) Metasploit
3 18 (0.74%) JIRA
4 16 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.62%) Subversion
6 11 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.33%) GitLab
8 7 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.29%) Xcode
9 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.21%) Burp Suite
11 4 (0.17%) AppScan
11 4 (0.17%) Paros
11 4 (0.17%) Selenium
11 4 (0.17%) WebScarab
12 3 (0.12%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 457 (18.90%) Finance
2 105 (4.34%) Banking
2 105 (4.34%) Telecoms
3 69 (2.85%) Law
4 67 (2.77%) Legal
5 59 (2.44%) Retail
6 32 (1.32%) Games
7 31 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.50%) German Language
10 11 (0.45%) Marketing
11 10 (0.41%) Billing
11 10 (0.41%) Electronics
12 9 (0.37%) Military
13 8 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.29%) Advertising
14 7 (0.29%) Automotive
14 7 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 727 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 458 (18.94%) Security Engineer
3 455 (18.82%) Analyst
4 370 (15.30%) Network Security Engineer
5 318 (13.15%) Security Analyst
6 204 (8.44%) Consultant
7 171 (7.07%) Network Analyst
8 170 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
9 165 (6.82%) Architect
10 161 (6.66%) Security Consultant
11 152 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
12 141 (5.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 141 (5.83%) Network Security Analyst
13 102 (4.22%) Administrator
14 89 (3.68%) Senior Security Engineer
15 88 (3.64%) Security Manager
16 86 (3.56%) Security Architect
17 85 (3.52%) Network Consultant
18 82 (3.39%) Support Engineer
19 76 (3.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (4.34%) Web Services
2 43 (1.78%) HTML
3 34 (1.41%) .NET
4 33 (1.36%) XMPP
5 28 (1.16%) XML
6 27 (1.12%) LAMP
7 21 (0.87%) 802.1X
8 20 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
9 16 (0.66%) JSON
10 15 (0.62%) Middleware
11 13 (0.54%) Node.js
12 12 (0.50%) CGI
12 12 (0.50%) CSS
12 12 (0.50%) Regular Expression
13 9 (0.37%) AngularJS
14 8 (0.33%) React
15 7 (0.29%) J2EE
15 7 (0.29%) Spring
16 6 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 364 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 209 (8.64%) Management Information System
3 200 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 136 (5.62%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 73 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 64 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
8 58 (2.40%) PKI
9 53 (2.19%) CESG
9 53 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
10 51 (2.11%) Clustering
10 51 (2.11%) Driving Licence
11 33 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
12 27 (1.12%) Public Cloud
13 25 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 22 (0.91%) iPad
15 21 (0.87%) Fintech
15 21 (0.87%) Mobile App
16 20 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
17 19 (0.79%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 591 (24.44%) Windows
2 419 (17.33%) Linux
3 282 (11.66%) Windows Server
4 152 (6.29%) Unix
5 122 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (2.15%) CentOS
7 52 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 41 (1.70%) Windows 7
10 38 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.12%) Android
14 21 (0.87%) Kali Linux
15 17 (0.70%) Debian
16 15 (0.62%) AIX
17 14 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.54%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (20.80%) Information Security
2 410 (16.96%) ITIL
3 380 (15.72%) SIEM
4 360 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
5 298 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
6 233 (9.64%) Security Operations
7 202 (8.35%) Network Design
8 168 (6.95%) Security Architecture
9 167 (6.91%) Load Balancing
10 162 (6.70%) Mentoring
11 159 (6.58%) Network Management
12 152 (6.29%) Vulnerability Management
13 148 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
14 143 (5.91%) Incident Management
15 140 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
16 132 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
17 130 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
18 120 (4.96%) Security Management
19 111 (4.59%) Project Management
19 111 (4.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (7.61%) Python
2 111 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 101 (4.18%) Java
4 99 (4.09%) SQL
5 77 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 75 (3.10%) Perl
7 66 (2.73%) C
8 55 (2.27%) Ruby
9 46 (1.90%) C++
10 37 (1.53%) C#
11 35 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 34 (1.41%) PHP
13 16 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.58%) Go
15 11 (0.45%) VB
16 9 (0.37%) Tcl
16 9 (0.37%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.29%) Groovy
18 6 (0.25%) C-shell
18 6 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 777 (32.13%) Cisco Certification
2 556 (22.99%) CCNP
3 394 (16.29%) CISSP
4 391 (16.17%) CCNA
5 298 (12.32%) Degree
6 209 (8.64%) Security Cleared
7 190 (7.86%) CISM
8 171 (7.07%) CCIE
9 143 (5.91%) GIAC
10 130 (5.38%) SC Cleared
11 124 (5.13%) CEH
12 114 (4.71%) CCSE
13 106 (4.38%) CCSA
14 97 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 88 (3.64%) DV Cleared
16 72 (2.98%) GCIH
17 71 (2.94%) CISA
18 66 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
19 65 (2.69%) CCDP
20 63 (2.61%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (11.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 91 (3.76%) SLA
4 49 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 47 (1.94%) GDPR
6 37 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 35 (1.45%) QA
8 27 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (1.03%) PMO
10 17 (0.70%) COBIT
11 15 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 13 (0.54%) NIST 800
13 12 (0.50%) SSAE 16
14 11 (0.45%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.21%) PMBOK
17 3 (0.12%) GCP
17 3 (0.12%) MiFID
18 2 (0.083%) RMADS
System Software
1 340 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 182 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 80 (3.31%) vSphere
5 46 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (1.86%) Docker
7 37 (1.53%) ProxySG
8 34 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (1.24%) Snort
10 24 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.70%) XenApp
12 15 (0.62%) Firmware
13 12 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.50%) pfSense
14 10 (0.41%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.37%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.33%) Ceph
16 8 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
18 6 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 74 (3.06%) Nessus
2 63 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 51 (2.11%) Puppet
4 48 (1.99%) SCCM
5 47 (1.94%) Ansible
6 46 (1.90%) FortiGate
7 42 (1.74%) SCOM
8 40 (1.65%) QRadar
9 39 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
10 38 (1.57%) CSIRT
11 35 (1.45%) Nagios
12 33 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (1.12%) Cacti
14 26 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
15 21 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
16 18 (0.74%) vCenter Server
17 17 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.66%) EnCase
18 16 (0.66%) Kubernetes
18 16 (0.66%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1129 (46.69%) Cisco
2 606 (25.06%) CheckPoint
3 453 (18.73%) Microsoft
4 412 (17.04%) Juniper
5 344 (14.23%) Palo Alto
6 295 (12.20%) F5
7 289 (11.95%) VMware
8 140 (5.79%) Fortinet
9 118 (4.88%) Riverbed
10 114 (4.71%) Citrix
11 111 (4.59%) HP
12 104 (4.30%) Blue Coat
13 82 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 63 (2.61%) Oracle
15 51 (2.11%) Splunk
16 49 (2.03%) McAfee
17 47 (1.94%) Red Hat
18 45 (1.86%) Avaya
19 43 (1.78%) LogRhythm
20 39 (1.61%) Aruba