Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 141 136
Rank change year-on-year +36 -5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 35 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.71% 0.75% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.16% 4.42% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 8
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +6.17%
10th Percentile £35,500 £27,200 £25,575
90th Percentile £48,750 £49,500 £63,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +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 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 382 453 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.68% 16.99% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 327 343 412
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +5.48%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,100 £21,325
90th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £55,225
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in Wales.

Salary trend for Network Security in Wales

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 17 November 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
South Wales +42 26 £40,375 -5.00%
West Wales -13 9 £45,000 +5.88%
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 33 (94.29%) Firewall
2 26 (74.29%) Cisco
3 20 (57.14%) VMware
4 16 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (37.14%) VPN
6 13 (37.14%) Windows
7 12 (34.29%) CCNP
7 12 (34.29%) Citrix
8 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
9 10 (28.57%) ITIL
9 10 (28.57%) LAN
9 10 (28.57%) WAN
9 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
10 9 (25.71%) VLAN
10 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (22.86%) NetScaler
11 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.86%) BGP
12 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 6 (17.14%) IPv6
13 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
13 6 (17.14%) iSCSI
13 6 (17.14%) Snort
14 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds

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 3 (8.57%) Apache
1 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.57%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) VPN
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (28.57%) LAN
3 10 (28.57%) WAN
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (25.71%) VLAN
5 8 (22.86%) BGP
5 8 (22.86%) NetScaler
6 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.14%) IPv6
7 6 (17.14%) iSCSI
7 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
7 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (14.29%) Skype
8 5 (14.29%) VoIP
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (11.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Lead Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Network Security Specialist
2 6 (17.14%) Network Specialist
2 6 (17.14%) Security Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.57%) CentOS
5 3 (8.57%) Debian
5 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.71%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (14.29%) Network Management
2 5 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (11.43%) SIEM
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps
4 3 (8.57%) Health Informatics
4 3 (8.57%) Informatics
4 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.71%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (2.86%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) Erlang
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (34.29%) CCNP
3 5 (14.29%) CCNA
3 5 (14.29%) DBS Check
3 5 (14.29%) MCP
3 5 (14.29%) MCSA
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.43%) CCDP
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) CISSP
7 1 (2.86%) CISM
7 1 (2.86%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.86%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 31000
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.14%) Snort
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) Cisco
2 20 (57.14%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) Citrix
4 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.29%) F5
6 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
9 2 (5.71%) EMC
9 2 (5.71%) Vyatta
10 1 (2.86%) HP