Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 219 241
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22 -32
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 1,682 2,423 2,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.60% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.11% 10.63% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 1,951 1,968
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +4.90%
10th Percentile £34,922 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,125 £47,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year +7.63% +0.53% +5.00%

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 18,470 22,795 26,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,560 17,838 21,545
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,525 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -13 1,554 £60,000 +9.09% 281
UK excluding London -19 979 £51,125 +7.63% 195
London +6 647 £65,000 +8.33% 99
South East +6 412 £60,000 +12.15% 64
North of England -80 167 £50,000 +5.26% 56
Midlands -15 135 £50,000 -4.76% 14
South West +13 115 £40,000 -2.44% 23
North West -48 108 £50,000 +11.11% 34
West Midlands -20 93 £53,500 -2.73% 9
East of England -44 72 £45,000 +25.00% 25
Scotland +2 52 £47,600 -23.84% 7
Yorkshire -24 48 £49,150 +8.02% 20
East Midlands +28 42 £42,500 -11.46% 5
Wales +8 21 £47,500 +35.71% 5
North East -20 11 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Channel Islands +3 4 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland +6 3 £43,000 +86.96% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 857 (50.95%) Firewall
2 747 (44.41%) Cisco
3 579 (34.42%) Cisco Certification
4 500 (29.73%) WAN
5 490 (29.13%) LAN
6 380 (22.59%) CCNP
7 373 (22.18%) VPN
8 362 (21.52%) Azure
9 346 (20.57%) Cybersecurity
10 334 (19.86%) Windows
11 315 (18.73%) Information Security
12 294 (17.48%) CCNA
13 283 (16.83%) TCP/IP
14 275 (16.35%) Finance
14 275 (16.35%) CheckPoint
15 262 (15.58%) Palo Alto
16 257 (15.28%) Microsoft
17 249 (14.80%) AWS
18 241 (14.33%) SIEM
19 239 (14.21%) Wireless
20 234 (13.91%) VMware
21 232 (13.79%) Data Centre
22 221 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
23 215 (12.78%) Linux
24 214 (12.72%) BGP
25 205 (12.19%) ITIL
26 203 (12.07%) Degree
27 201 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
28 199 (11.83%) CISSP
29 198 (11.77%) OSPF

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 45 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 33 (1.96%) Skype for Business
3 25 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.43%) IIS
5 23 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.65%) Confluence
10 10 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
10 10 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.36%) Apache
13 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.24%) SugarCRM
14 1 (0.059%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.059%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.059%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) HFM
1 10 (0.59%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 362 (21.52%) Azure
2 249 (14.80%) AWS
3 161 (9.57%) Office 365
4 77 (4.58%) SaaS
5 70 (4.16%) IaaS
6 51 (3.03%) PaaS
7 48 (2.85%) GCP
8 34 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 24 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.77%) Serverless
13 11 (0.65%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.59%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 10 (0.59%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
17 7 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.42%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.42%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 857 (50.95%) Firewall
2 500 (29.73%) WAN
3 490 (29.13%) LAN
4 373 (22.18%) VPN
5 283 (16.83%) TCP/IP
6 239 (14.21%) Wireless
7 214 (12.72%) BGP
8 201 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
9 198 (11.77%) OSPF
10 182 (10.82%) DNS
11 159 (9.45%) Intrusion Detection
12 156 (9.27%) VoIP
13 137 (8.15%) MPLS
14 134 (7.97%) DHCP
15 124 (7.37%) IPsec
16 123 (7.31%) Internet
17 118 (7.02%) VLAN
18 110 (6.54%) WLAN
19 92 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
20 82 (4.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.01%) MySQL
3 16 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.42%) Power BI
10 5 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.30%) Redis
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (0.24%) Big Data
11 4 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 25 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.54%) Fiddler
4 7 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.42%) LINQPad
5 6 (0.36%) JIRA
5 6 (0.36%) Postman
6 5 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.30%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.18%) Bazaar
8 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.12%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.12%) Selenium
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.059%) Maven
9 1 (0.059%) RSpec
9 1 (0.059%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.059%) Subversion
9 1 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.059%) webpack
General
1 275 (16.35%) Finance
2 98 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.80%) Law
4 63 (3.75%) Retail
5 39 (2.32%) Legal
6 37 (2.20%) Public Sector
7 35 (2.08%) Banking
8 34 (2.02%) Military
9 30 (1.78%) Aerospace
10 18 (1.07%) Automotive
10 18 (1.07%) Marketing
11 16 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.59%) Electronics
12 10 (0.59%) Japanese Language
13 8 (0.48%) Back Office
14 7 (0.42%) Games
15 6 (0.36%) Police
16 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 524 (31.15%) Network Engineer
2 320 (19.02%) Security Engineer
3 195 (11.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 183 (10.88%) Analyst
5 159 (9.45%) Consultant
6 132 (7.85%) Architect
6 132 (7.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 90 (5.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 85 (5.05%) Security Consultant
9 79 (4.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 77 (4.58%) Security Analyst
10 77 (4.58%) Security Architect
11 73 (4.34%) IT Engineer
12 72 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 68 (4.04%) Support Engineer
14 67 (3.98%) Network Consultant
15 64 (3.80%) Network Architect
16 56 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 53 (3.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 52 (3.09%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.02%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.78%) Web Services
3 20 (1.19%) Middleware
4 17 (1.01%) JSON
5 16 (0.95%) CSS
6 14 (0.83%) REST
7 13 (0.77%) HTML
8 10 (0.59%) .NET
8 10 (0.59%) LAMP
8 10 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (0.59%) SOAP
8 10 (0.59%) XML
8 10 (0.59%) XML Messaging
9 6 (0.36%) jQuery
9 6 (0.36%) Kafka
10 5 (0.30%) Laravel
10 5 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.18%) XMPP
12 2 (0.12%) LDAP
12 2 (0.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 232 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 165 (9.81%) Management Information System
3 126 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (4.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 51 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
7 32 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 27 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.19%) DataPower
10 20 (1.19%) Replication
11 18 (1.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 16 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
13 14 (0.83%) CCTV
13 14 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.77%) Cyberattack
15 12 (0.71%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
15 12 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 334 (19.86%) Windows
2 215 (12.78%) Linux
3 151 (8.98%) Windows Server
4 58 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 56 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.38%) Unix
7 22 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.89%) CentOS
8 15 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.59%) Kali Linux
10 9 (0.54%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.36%) VMS
13 4 (0.24%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Android
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (20.57%) Cybersecurity
2 315 (18.73%) Information Security
3 241 (14.33%) SIEM
4 221 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
5 205 (12.19%) ITIL
6 144 (8.56%) Security Operations
7 139 (8.26%) Load Balancing
8 128 (7.61%) Vulnerability Management
9 120 (7.13%) Network Monitoring
10 116 (6.90%) Change Management
11 113 (6.72%) Network Design
12 107 (6.36%) DevOps
13 105 (6.24%) Mentoring
14 100 (5.95%) Penetration Testing
15 95 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 94 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
17 92 (5.47%) Security Architecture
18 90 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 86 (5.11%) Presales
20 81 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 99 (5.89%) PowerShell
2 83 (4.93%) Python
3 52 (3.09%) SQL
4 47 (2.79%) C
5 32 (1.90%) Bash Shell
6 31 (1.84%) JavaScript
7 25 (1.49%) C++
8 19 (1.13%) Java
8 19 (1.13%) PHP
9 16 (0.95%) Go
10 12 (0.71%) Perl
11 10 (0.59%) C#
12 7 (0.42%) Scala
13 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.12%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.12%) Erlang
16 1 (0.059%) Groovy
16 1 (0.059%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 579 (34.42%) Cisco Certification
2 380 (22.59%) CCNP
3 294 (17.48%) CCNA
4 203 (12.07%) Degree
5 199 (11.83%) CISSP
6 148 (8.80%) Security Cleared
7 111 (6.60%) SC Cleared
8 107 (6.36%) CISM
9 86 (5.11%) CCIE
10 71 (4.22%) CCDP
11 69 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 59 (3.51%) CCSA
13 49 (2.91%) CCSP
14 44 (2.62%) JNCIP
15 42 (2.50%) CCSE
16 37 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 36 (2.14%) MCSE
18 34 (2.02%) CISA
19 32 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
20 31 (1.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (10.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (4.76%) GDPR
3 78 (4.64%) SLA
4 71 (4.22%) PCI DSS
5 60 (3.57%) NIST
6 23 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (1.13%) NCSC
8 18 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.89%) NIST 800
10 11 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.54%) COBIT
12 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.48%) ISO 31000
13 7 (0.42%) QA
14 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.24%) GPG13
15 4 (0.24%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.18%) PMO
17 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 181 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 141 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.50%) Docker
5 17 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.65%) BIND 9
7 11 (0.65%) Firmware
8 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.42%) KVM
9 7 (0.42%) ProxySG
9 7 (0.42%) XenApp
9 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.24%) Snort
12 4 (0.24%) vSphere
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (2.79%) FortiGate
2 31 (1.84%) Ansible
3 29 (1.72%) Nessus
4 26 (1.55%) Kubernetes
4 26 (1.55%) SCCM
5 22 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
7 19 (1.13%) vCenter Server
8 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
10 15 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.71%) QRadar
13 11 (0.65%) Nmap
13 11 (0.65%) RANCID
14 10 (0.59%) CASB
14 10 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
14 10 (0.59%) Terraform
15 9 (0.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 8 (0.48%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 747 (44.41%) Cisco
2 275 (16.35%) CheckPoint
3 262 (15.58%) Palo Alto
4 257 (15.28%) Microsoft
5 234 (13.91%) VMware
6 191 (11.36%) Juniper
7 144 (8.56%) F5
8 135 (8.03%) Meraki
9 115 (6.84%) SolarWinds
10 83 (4.93%) Fortinet
11 77 (4.58%) Citrix
12 73 (4.34%) HP
13 47 (2.79%) Aruba
14 44 (2.62%) Splunk
15 40 (2.38%) Symantec
16 37 (2.20%) Google
17 30 (1.78%) NetApp
18 29 (1.72%) Infoblox
19 27 (1.61%) Forcepoint
19 27 (1.61%) Riverbed