Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > Wales
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 97 120
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 -1
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 10 26 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 0.80% 1.47% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 11.50% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2 24 11
Median annual salary £38,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -29.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £37,000 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £39,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 173 226 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.77% 12.80% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 127 188 226
Median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,070 £24,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,750 £52,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in Wales.

Salary trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Wales region over the 6 months to 9 July 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
North Wales +9 5 - -
Mid Wales - 3 £38,000 - 1
South Wales +11 1 - - 1
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (90.00%) Azure
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (60.00%) Identity Management
4 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (60.00%) Clustering
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) SaaS
4 6 (60.00%) PaaS
4 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (60.00%) High Availability
4 6 (60.00%) IaaS
4 6 (60.00%) Public Cloud
4 6 (60.00%) DevOps
4 6 (60.00%) Cloud Native
4 6 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (50.00%) Docker
5 5 (50.00%) CentOS
5 5 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (50.00%) Ubuntu
5 5 (50.00%) Retail
5 5 (50.00%) SUSE

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Azure
2 6 (60.00%) IaaS
2 6 (60.00%) PaaS
2 6 (60.00%) SaaS
3 5 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) DMARC
3 3 (30.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Cloud Specialist
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Leader
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Cloud Native
1 6 (60.00%) Clustering
1 6 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (60.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) CentOS
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) SUSE
2 5 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (60.00%) High Availability
2 6 (60.00%) Identity Management
3 5 (50.00%) Decision-Making
3 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (30.00%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (30.00%) SIEM
5 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) Product Roadmap
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (10.00%) Information Security
7 1 (10.00%) Technology Roadmap
7 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) GIAC
2 1 (10.00%) IISP
2 1 (10.00%) ISSAP
2 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) NCSC
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Trend Micro
4 2 (20.00%) Fortinet