Period
to 22 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 259 220
Rank change year-on-year +27 -39 +18
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2,517 2,453 3,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.37% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.55% 8.65% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,953 2,005 2,598
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 26,349 28,362 34,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.19% 15.87% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,846 23,038 28,455
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 +17 2,326 £55,000 +10.00% 254
UK excluding London +19 1,505 £50,000 +11.11% 168
London +3 954 £60,000 +4.35% 99
South East -1 468 £55,000 +17.02% 56
North of England +26 363 £50,000 +11.11% 37
East of England +39 219 £50,000 +11.11% 17
North West +14 209 £50,000 +11.11% 20
South West +65 199 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Midlands -1 172 £55,000 +29.41% 32
Yorkshire +59 148 £48,750 +2.63% 15
West Midlands -10 139 £54,000 +35.00% 27
Scotland +36 111 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East Midlands +15 32 £52,500 +7.69% 5
Wales +4 15 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Northern Ireland +4 14 £21,000 -40.43% 2
North East -29 6 £73,750 +102.05% 2

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 1,430 (56.81%) Firewall
2 1,103 (43.82%) Cisco
3 676 (26.86%) Windows
4 657 (26.10%) Cisco Certification
5 617 (24.51%) WAN
6 564 (22.41%) Microsoft
7 549 (21.81%) LAN
8 533 (21.18%) VPN
9 526 (20.90%) Information Security
10 493 (19.59%) Linux
11 479 (19.03%) CCNP
12 473 (18.79%) CheckPoint
13 466 (18.51%) SIEM
14 465 (18.47%) Finance
15 452 (17.96%) Cybersecurity
16 426 (16.92%) Data Centre
17 408 (16.21%) ITIL
18 402 (15.97%) Juniper
19 386 (15.34%) Cisco ASA
20 385 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 383 (15.22%) Active Directory
22 375 (14.90%) Degree
23 353 (14.02%) TCP/IP
24 350 (13.91%) VMware
25 348 (13.83%) DNS
26 327 (12.99%) CISSP
27 323 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
28 316 (12.55%) Windows Server
29 305 (12.12%) F5
30 301 (11.96%) Security Operations

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
1 114 (4.53%) MS Exchange
2 77 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (1.71%) Apache
5 40 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (1.35%) IIS
7 26 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 24 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.36%) JBoss
13 9 (0.36%) nginx
13 9 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
14 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 38 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 385 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 323 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
3 236 (9.38%) Office 365
4 95 (3.77%) IaaS
5 85 (3.38%) PaaS
6 71 (2.82%) SaaS
7 57 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 31 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 29 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 27 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.56%) Akamai
14 14 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.48%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 1,430 (56.81%) Firewall
2 617 (24.51%) WAN
3 549 (21.81%) LAN
4 533 (21.18%) VPN
5 386 (15.34%) Cisco ASA
6 353 (14.02%) TCP/IP
7 348 (13.83%) DNS
8 301 (11.96%) Wireless
9 262 (10.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 261 (10.37%) BGP
11 243 (9.65%) OSPF
12 242 (9.61%) MPLS
13 232 (9.22%) DHCP
14 220 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 183 (7.27%) VoIP
16 178 (7.07%) IPsec
16 178 (7.07%) WLAN
17 159 (6.32%) VLAN
18 157 (6.24%) Cisco IOS
19 146 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.47%) MySQL
3 29 (1.15%) Big Data
4 23 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 21 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (0.68%) Blockchain
8 17 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.60%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (0.52%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.36%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.36%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
16 6 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 59 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 18 (0.72%) Subversion
5 17 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.48%) Selenium
8 11 (0.44%) JIRA
8 11 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.32%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.28%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.24%) GitLab
13 5 (0.20%) Ant
13 5 (0.20%) Maven
13 5 (0.20%) Phabricator
14 4 (0.16%) RStudio
15 3 (0.12%) Artifactory
General
1 465 (18.47%) Finance
2 124 (4.93%) Retail
3 114 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 73 (2.90%) Banking
5 67 (2.66%) Legal
6 39 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 25 (0.99%) Games
7 25 (0.99%) Marketing
8 23 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 22 (0.87%) Law
10 19 (0.75%) Billing
11 16 (0.64%) Advertising
12 12 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.36%) Military
14 8 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.28%) Local Government
16 6 (0.24%) Electronics
17 5 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 528 (20.98%) Network Engineer
2 385 (15.30%) Security Engineer
3 362 (14.38%) Architect
4 327 (12.99%) Analyst
5 279 (11.08%) Network Security Engineer
6 261 (10.37%) Consultant
7 223 (8.86%) Security Consultant
8 212 (8.42%) Security Analyst
8 212 (8.42%) Security Architect
9 162 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 156 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
11 153 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
12 114 (4.53%) Network Architect
13 111 (4.41%) Security Solutions Architect
13 111 (4.41%) Security Specialist
14 100 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
15 91 (3.62%) Security Manager
16 90 (3.58%) Network Specialist
17 85 (3.38%) Senior Security Engineer
18 84 (3.34%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.34%) Web Services
2 48 (1.91%) 802.1X
3 34 (1.35%) HTML
4 32 (1.27%) .NET
4 32 (1.27%) Middleware
5 26 (1.03%) JSON
6 21 (0.83%) XML
7 19 (0.75%) LAMP
8 16 (0.64%) CSS
8 16 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (0.60%) REST
10 14 (0.56%) Flash
11 13 (0.52%) SOAP
12 12 (0.48%) LDAP
13 10 (0.40%) WCF
14 9 (0.36%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.36%) JMS
14 9 (0.36%) Spring
15 8 (0.32%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.32%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 426 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 288 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (9.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 184 (7.31%) PKI
5 180 (7.15%) Management Information System
6 174 (6.91%) Computer Science
7 172 (6.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 124 (4.93%) Cyberthreat
9 92 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
10 63 (2.50%) Public Cloud
11 54 (2.15%) Fintech
12 42 (1.67%) Driving Licence
13 36 (1.43%) CESG
14 33 (1.31%) Cyberattack
15 32 (1.27%) Blackberry
16 30 (1.19%) Virtual Team
17 29 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
18 28 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
19 27 (1.07%) NHS
20 26 (1.03%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 676 (26.86%) Windows
2 493 (19.59%) Linux
3 316 (12.55%) Windows Server
4 182 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 163 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 140 (5.56%) Unix
7 96 (3.81%) Windows 10
8 58 (2.30%) Android
9 51 (2.03%) Mac OS X
10 49 (1.95%) Windows 7
11 41 (1.63%) CentOS
12 37 (1.47%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.91%) Solaris
14 20 (0.79%) AIX
14 20 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.68%) Debian
17 10 (0.40%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (20.90%) Information Security
2 466 (18.51%) SIEM
3 452 (17.96%) Cybersecurity
4 408 (16.21%) ITIL
5 301 (11.96%) Security Operations
6 250 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
6 250 (9.93%) Vulnerability Management
7 230 (9.14%) Presales
8 216 (8.58%) Load Balancing
9 181 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
10 179 (7.11%) DevOps
11 170 (6.75%) Penetration Testing
12 167 (6.63%) Security Architecture
13 164 (6.52%) Project Management
14 159 (6.32%) Data Loss Prevention
15 149 (5.92%) Network Design
15 149 (5.92%) Service Delivery
16 144 (5.72%) Incident Management
17 141 (5.60%) Kalman Filter
18 126 (5.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 208 (8.26%) Python
2 190 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 103 (4.09%) C
4 98 (3.89%) SQL
5 60 (2.38%) C++
6 59 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 44 (1.75%) Java
8 34 (1.35%) Perl
9 30 (1.19%) PHP
10 29 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 27 (1.07%) C#
12 26 (1.03%) Ruby
13 25 (0.99%) JavaScript
14 17 (0.68%) VBScript
15 9 (0.36%) Embedded C
16 8 (0.32%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.28%) Assembly Language
17 7 (0.28%) Go
18 5 (0.20%) Scala
18 5 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 657 (26.10%) Cisco Certification
2 479 (19.03%) CCNP
3 375 (14.90%) Degree
4 327 (12.99%) CISSP
5 289 (11.48%) Security Cleared
6 263 (10.45%) CCNA
7 180 (7.15%) CCIE
8 145 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 133 (5.28%) SC Cleared
10 130 (5.16%) CCDP
11 125 (4.97%) CISM
12 100 (3.97%) MCSE
13 88 (3.50%) DV Cleared
14 78 (3.10%) CISA
15 70 (2.78%) MCP
16 68 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
17 60 (2.38%) CCSE
18 57 (2.26%) GIAC
19 56 (2.22%) CEH
20 50 (1.99%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 167 (6.63%) PCI DSS
3 153 (6.08%) GDPR
4 67 (2.66%) SLA
5 57 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (1.39%) QA
7 31 (1.23%) COBIT
8 26 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (0.68%) GPG13
9 17 (0.68%) PMO
10 10 (0.40%) FISMA
10 10 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.36%) PSD2
12 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.28%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.24%) GCP
14 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.16%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 383 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 258 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.86%) vSphere
5 65 (2.58%) XenApp
6 48 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 38 (1.51%) Firmware
8 36 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 35 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (1.23%) VMware NSX
11 24 (0.95%) Docker
11 24 (0.95%) XenServer
12 23 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
13 19 (0.75%) BitLocker
14 16 (0.64%) Snort
15 14 (0.56%) ProxySG
16 12 (0.48%) HDFS
17 10 (0.40%) iptables
18 9 (0.36%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (5.09%) QRadar
2 80 (3.18%) Puppet
3 64 (2.54%) Ansible
4 61 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 59 (2.34%) SCCM
6 54 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
6 54 (2.15%) Terraform
7 42 (1.67%) FortiGate
8 41 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (1.47%) Nessus
10 34 (1.35%) vCenter Server
11 32 (1.27%) CASB
12 25 (0.99%) SCOM
13 19 (0.75%) SCVMM
13 19 (0.75%) TrustSec
14 17 (0.68%) Kubernetes
14 17 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
15 16 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 16 (0.64%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,103 (43.82%) Cisco
2 564 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 473 (18.79%) CheckPoint
4 402 (15.97%) Juniper
5 350 (13.91%) VMware
6 305 (12.12%) F5
7 270 (10.73%) Palo Alto
8 212 (8.42%) Fortinet
9 200 (7.95%) Citrix
10 175 (6.95%) HP
11 161 (6.40%) Splunk
12 129 (5.13%) Blue Coat
13 126 (5.01%) SolarWinds
14 108 (4.29%) Qualys
15 106 (4.21%) McAfee
16 96 (3.81%) Meraki
17 83 (3.30%) Riverbed
18 80 (3.18%) Infoblox
19 75 (2.98%) Google
20 71 (2.82%) Red Hat