Period
to 4 December 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 261 184 216
Rank change year-on-year -77 +32 -55
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 327 129 77
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.12% 1.49% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 10.73% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 316 125 73
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £49,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% -25.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £79,200 £81,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,972 1,202 1,067
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.20% 13.91% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,345 1,063 925
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,600 £34,585
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Network Security
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Network Security trend for jobs with a WFH option

Network Security
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Network Security.

Network Security salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Network Security
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Network Security over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Network Security salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, Network Security job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Network Security.

1 146 (44.65%) Firewall
2 123 (37.61%) Cisco
3 74 (22.63%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (22.32%) Palo Alto
5 70 (21.41%) CheckPoint
5 70 (21.41%) Security Cleared
6 67 (20.49%) WAN
7 66 (20.18%) VPN
8 61 (18.65%) CCNP
9 60 (18.35%) Azure
10 56 (17.13%) Cybersecurity
10 56 (17.13%) DevOps
11 55 (16.82%) Fortinet
11 55 (16.82%) Linux
12 48 (14.68%) Juniper
13 47 (14.37%) Terraform
14 44 (13.46%) Microsoft
15 43 (13.15%) LAN
16 42 (12.84%) DNS
16 42 (12.84%) AWS
16 42 (12.84%) High Availability
17 41 (12.54%) SC Cleared
17 41 (12.54%) Information Security
18 39 (11.93%) BGP
18 39 (11.93%) F5
18 39 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
19 38 (11.62%) TCP/IP
19 38 (11.62%) Windows
20 37 (11.31%) VMware
20 37 (11.31%) Infrastructure as Code

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 12 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.92%) IIS
5 2 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.35%) Azure
2 42 (12.84%) AWS
3 24 (7.34%) Amazon ECS
3 24 (7.34%) Amazon EKS
4 22 (6.73%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (3.67%) AWS Direct Connect
6 12 (3.67%) IaaS
6 12 (3.67%) SaaS
7 9 (2.75%) PaaS
8 7 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.22%) GitHub
10 4 (1.22%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.92%) Azure Key Vault
11 3 (0.92%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.61%) GCP
12 2 (0.61%) Slack
12 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (44.65%) Firewall
2 67 (20.49%) WAN
3 66 (20.18%) VPN
4 43 (13.15%) LAN
5 42 (12.84%) DNS
6 39 (11.93%) BGP
7 38 (11.62%) TCP/IP
8 29 (8.87%) OSPF
8 29 (8.87%) Wireshark
9 28 (8.56%) DHCP
10 26 (7.95%) SMS
11 25 (7.65%) MPLS
12 24 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (6.42%) Broadband
13 21 (6.42%) IPv6
13 21 (6.42%) Wireless
14 17 (5.20%) IPsec
14 17 (5.20%) SNMP
15 15 (4.59%) SAN
15 15 (4.59%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.14%) MariaDB
2 7 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.22%) MySQL
4 3 (0.92%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.61%) Big Data
5 2 (0.61%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.61%) Gradle
3 2 (0.61%) JIRA
3 2 (0.61%) Maven
3 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.31%) GitLab
General
1 34 (10.40%) Social Skills
2 28 (8.56%) Telecoms
3 22 (6.73%) Finance
4 15 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (2.75%) Banking
7 7 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.83%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.53%) Marketing
10 4 (1.22%) Retail
11 3 (0.92%) Back Office
11 3 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.92%) Publishing
12 2 (0.61%) Electronics
12 2 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.61%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.31%) French Language
13 1 (0.31%) Military
13 1 (0.31%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 98 (29.97%) Security Engineer
2 57 (17.43%) Network Engineer
3 40 (12.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 38 (11.62%) Consultant
5 35 (10.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 34 (10.40%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 32 (9.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (9.17%) Security Consultant
9 26 (7.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 26 (7.95%) SOC Engineer
10 20 (6.12%) Architect
10 20 (6.12%) Network Consultant
11 19 (5.81%) Network Security Consultant
12 16 (4.89%) Analyst
13 14 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.67%) Network Manager
14 12 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
15 10 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (3.06%) Security Manager
16 8 (2.45%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) ARM Templates
1 3 (0.92%) Kafka
1 3 (0.92%) Regular Expression
1 3 (0.92%) REST
2 2 (0.61%) CSS
2 2 (0.61%) HTML
2 2 (0.61%) JMX
2 2 (0.61%) JSON
2 2 (0.61%) LAMP
2 2 (0.61%) LDAP
2 2 (0.61%) Middleware
2 2 (0.61%) SAML
2 2 (0.61%) SOAP
2 2 (0.61%) Swagger
3 1 (0.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) JMS
3 1 (0.31%) OAuth
3 1 (0.31%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.31%) Spring
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.67%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.36%) Cloud Native
4 9 (2.75%) Cyberattack
4 9 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (2.75%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.45%) PKI
6 7 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) CESG
9 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.92%) Clustering
10 3 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.82%) Linux
2 38 (11.62%) Windows
3 21 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.67%) CentOS
4 12 (3.67%) Unix
5 7 (2.14%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.53%) Android
7 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.92%) Debian
9 2 (0.61%) Solaris
9 2 (0.61%) VMS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.13%) Cybersecurity
1 56 (17.13%) DevOps
2 42 (12.84%) High Availability
3 41 (12.54%) Information Security
4 39 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (11.31%) Infrastructure as Code
6 35 (10.70%) Kalman Filter
7 34 (10.40%) Load Balancing
7 34 (10.40%) SIEM
8 32 (9.79%) Project Management
9 30 (9.17%) Migration
10 29 (8.87%) Threat Detection
11 28 (8.56%) Network Monitoring
12 27 (8.26%) ITIL
12 27 (8.26%) Project Delivery
13 26 (7.95%) Data Analysis
14 25 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (7.34%) Risk Management
16 21 (6.42%) Presales
16 21 (6.42%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.01%) Python
2 15 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.75%) SQL
4 8 (2.45%) Java
5 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.53%) C#
6 5 (1.53%) Go
6 5 (1.53%) PHP
7 3 (0.92%) Rust
8 2 (0.61%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) C++
9 1 (0.31%) F#
9 1 (0.31%) Haskell
9 1 (0.31%) Java 8
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) Scala
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (22.63%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (21.41%) Security Cleared
3 61 (18.65%) CCNP
4 41 (12.54%) SC Cleared
5 32 (9.79%) CISSP
6 27 (8.26%) DV Cleared
7 26 (7.95%) Degree
8 25 (7.65%) CCIE
9 22 (6.73%) CEH
10 17 (5.20%) CISM
11 16 (4.89%) CCSA
11 16 (4.89%) CCSE
12 11 (3.36%) CISA
12 11 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (2.45%) CCNA
13 8 (2.45%) CREST Certified
14 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.14%) OSCP
15 5 (1.53%) GIAC
16 3 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.65%) SLA
2 14 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.36%) QA
4 10 (3.06%) NIST
5 8 (2.45%) PCI DSS
6 7 (2.14%) NCSC
7 3 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.92%) GDPR
7 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.31%) COBIT
9 1 (0.31%) GLBA
9 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.31%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.31%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 33 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.53%) iptables
6 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.22%) XenApp
6 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.92%) Docker
7 3 (0.92%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.61%) Firmware
8 2 (0.61%) Squid
8 2 (0.61%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.61%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.31%) Snort
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (14.37%) Terraform
2 28 (8.56%) Ansible
3 16 (4.89%) Nagios
4 12 (3.67%) Icinga
4 12 (3.67%) ZABBIX
5 8 (2.45%) QRadar
5 8 (2.45%) SCCM
6 7 (2.14%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (1.83%) Puppet
8 5 (1.53%) Grafana
8 5 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.92%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.92%) WSUS
10 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.61%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.61%) Nessus
10 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.31%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 123 (37.61%) Cisco
2 73 (22.32%) Palo Alto
3 70 (21.41%) CheckPoint
4 55 (16.82%) Fortinet
5 48 (14.68%) Juniper
6 44 (13.46%) Microsoft
7 39 (11.93%) F5
8 37 (11.31%) VMware
9 35 (10.70%) McAfee
10 28 (8.56%) SolarWinds
11 26 (7.95%) TippingPoint
12 10 (3.06%) Splunk
13 9 (2.75%) Oracle
14 8 (2.45%) Citrix
14 8 (2.45%) HP
14 8 (2.45%) Nokia
15 7 (2.14%) Huawei
15 7 (2.14%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.14%) Veeam
16 6 (1.83%) Meraki