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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 328 280 230
Rank change year-on-year -48 -50 -49
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 721 325 87
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.01% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.02% 9.58% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 472 312 72
10th Percentile £31,250 £41,250 £47,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -14.29%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £74,063
90th Percentile £91,125 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - - +9.09%

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 7,993 3,391 1,318
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.19% 10.75% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,020 2,792 1,081
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%

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 23 May 2022.

Network Security salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Network Security job roles required the following 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.

1 281 (38.97%) AWS
2 253 (35.09%) Firewall
3 225 (31.21%) Cisco
4 210 (29.13%) Azure
4 210 (29.13%) Cybersecurity
5 162 (22.47%) Linux
6 154 (21.36%) Windows
7 153 (21.22%) Information Security
8 152 (21.08%) Microsoft
9 144 (19.97%) Cisco Certification
10 139 (19.28%) Python
10 139 (19.28%) DevOps
11 134 (18.59%) Agile
12 132 (18.31%) Social Skills
13 126 (17.48%) DNS
14 125 (17.34%) Finance
15 123 (17.06%) Risk Management
16 122 (16.92%) VPN
17 108 (14.98%) Security Cleared
18 102 (14.15%) WAN
19 96 (13.31%) Docker
19 96 (13.31%) Infrastructure as Code
20 93 (12.90%) TCP/IP
21 90 (12.48%) Ansible
22 89 (12.34%) Active Directory
23 86 (11.93%) Data Science
24 85 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 85 (11.79%) LAN
25 84 (11.65%) Mentoring
26 80 (11.10%) Java

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 23 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.50%) Apache
3 14 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.97%) IIS
5 6 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.42%) SAS
8 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.25%) Adobe XD
4 9 (1.25%) Sketch
5 7 (0.97%) Maple
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.55%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 281 (38.97%) AWS
2 210 (29.13%) Azure
3 66 (9.15%) GCP
4 57 (7.91%) Microsoft 365
5 49 (6.80%) SaaS
6 35 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.36%) IaaS
9 16 (2.22%) PaaS
9 16 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.80%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.80%) CloudFront
12 12 (1.66%) AWS Direct Connect
13 11 (1.53%) GitHub
13 11 (1.53%) Serverless
14 10 (1.39%) Cloudflare
14 10 (1.39%) OpenShift
14 10 (1.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 253 (35.09%) Firewall
2 126 (17.48%) DNS
3 122 (16.92%) VPN
4 102 (14.15%) WAN
5 93 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 85 (11.79%) LAN
7 73 (10.12%) DHCP
8 64 (8.88%) Wireless
9 60 (8.32%) BGP
10 45 (6.24%) Wi-Fi
11 42 (5.83%) Wireshark
12 41 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (5.55%) VoIP
14 38 (5.27%) Internet
15 36 (4.99%) Intrusion Detection
16 34 (4.72%) SD-WAN
17 32 (4.44%) OSPF
18 30 (4.16%) HTTP
18 30 (4.16%) MPLS
19 28 (3.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.44%) Big Data
2 27 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.94%) MySQL
6 10 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (1.25%) Data Lake
7 9 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.11%) Power BI
9 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.83%) BigQuery
10 6 (0.83%) Metadata
10 6 (0.83%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (0.55%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (5.69%) JIRA
2 37 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.33%) CircleCI
4 20 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.66%) GitLab
6 3 (0.42%) Maven
6 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (18.31%) Social Skills
2 125 (17.34%) Finance
3 61 (8.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 55 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 35 (4.85%) Public Sector
7 34 (4.72%) Marketing
8 26 (3.61%) Retail
9 23 (3.19%) Legal
10 16 (2.22%) Games
11 15 (2.08%) Advertising
12 12 (1.66%) Aerospace
13 11 (1.53%) Manufacturing
14 8 (1.11%) Banking
15 7 (0.97%) Back Office
15 7 (0.97%) Police
16 5 (0.69%) Electronics
16 5 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (17.75%) Security Engineer
2 122 (16.92%) Network Engineer
3 64 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 62 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
5 57 (7.91%) Analyst
6 51 (7.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 47 (6.52%) Consultant
8 45 (6.24%) Security Analyst
9 40 (5.55%) Architect
9 40 (5.55%) Senior Network Engineer
10 38 (5.27%) Security Consultant
11 31 (4.30%) IT Engineer
12 30 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.74%) Security Manager
13 27 (3.74%) Senior Security Engineer
14 25 (3.47%) Security Architect
15 24 (3.33%) Developer
15 24 (3.33%) Security Specialist
16 21 (2.91%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (2.77%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.02%) HTML
2 27 (3.74%) Spring
3 26 (3.61%) .NET
3 26 (3.61%) SAML
4 21 (2.91%) AngularJS
5 20 (2.77%) JSON
6 18 (2.50%) Apache NiFi
7 16 (2.22%) CSS
8 15 (2.08%) CSS3
8 15 (2.08%) NgRx
8 15 (2.08%) RxJS
9 14 (1.94%) LDAP
9 14 (1.94%) React
9 14 (1.94%) STL
10 13 (1.80%) OAuth
11 12 (1.66%) OAuth2
12 11 (1.53%) Web Services
12 11 (1.53%) XML
13 10 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (1.25%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.12%) Data Centre
2 66 (9.15%) Management Information System
3 41 (5.69%) Cyberattack
4 40 (5.55%) Public Cloud
5 31 (4.30%) Blog
5 31 (4.30%) Cybercrime
6 30 (4.16%) Cloud Native
6 30 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (3.74%) Cyber Defence
7 27 (3.74%) User Experience
8 24 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (3.19%) PKI
10 17 (2.36%) Mobile App
11 16 (2.22%) Private Cloud
11 16 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
12 15 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.25%) Taxonomies
15 8 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 162 (22.47%) Linux
2 154 (21.36%) Windows
3 52 (7.21%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.30%) Unix
5 22 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.80%) Android
7 9 (1.25%) Kali Linux
7 9 (1.25%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.97%) CentOS
9 4 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.42%) AIX
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.42%) zOS
11 2 (0.28%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (29.13%) Cybersecurity
2 153 (21.22%) Information Security
3 139 (19.28%) DevOps
4 134 (18.59%) Agile
5 123 (17.06%) Risk Management
6 96 (13.31%) Infrastructure as Code
7 86 (11.93%) Data Science
8 85 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 84 (11.65%) Mentoring
10 72 (9.99%) Coaching
11 71 (9.85%) CI/CD
12 70 (9.71%) Regulatory Compliance
12 70 (9.71%) SIEM
13 69 (9.57%) Analytics
14 63 (8.74%) ITIL
14 63 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (8.46%) Security Operations
16 57 (7.91%) Collaborative Working
17 54 (7.49%) Migration
17 54 (7.49%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (19.28%) Python
2 80 (11.10%) Java
3 72 (9.99%) PowerShell
4 66 (9.15%) SQL
5 34 (4.72%) C++
5 34 (4.72%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.44%) Bash
7 31 (4.30%) Shell Script
8 26 (3.61%) Ruby
9 22 (3.05%) TypeScript
10 18 (2.50%) Scala
11 17 (2.36%) C#
12 15 (2.08%) Apple Swift
12 15 (2.08%) Objective-C
13 12 (1.66%) Perl
14 7 (0.97%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.97%) R
15 6 (0.83%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.69%) Groovy
16 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (19.97%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (14.98%) Security Cleared
3 69 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 64 (8.88%) CCNA
4 64 (8.88%) CCNP
5 60 (8.32%) CISSP
6 54 (7.49%) Degree
7 38 (5.27%) CompTIA Security+
8 31 (4.30%) AWS Certification
8 31 (4.30%) CCIE
9 29 (4.02%) SSCP
10 25 (3.47%) DV Cleared
10 25 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (3.05%) CCSP
12 21 (2.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 18 (2.50%) MCSA
14 17 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (2.36%) MCTS
15 16 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
16 14 (1.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (8.18%) GDPR
3 28 (3.88%) NIST
4 27 (3.74%) QA
5 21 (2.91%) PCI DSS
6 20 (2.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (2.22%) SLA
8 14 (1.94%) HIPAA
9 12 (1.66%) HITRUST
9 12 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (1.53%) GxP
11 10 (1.39%) BS7799
11 10 (1.39%) GRC
11 10 (1.39%) ISAE 3402
12 9 (1.25%) Accessibility
13 8 (1.11%) FISMA
13 8 (1.11%) SOC 2
14 7 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.97%) NCSC
15 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 96 (13.31%) Docker
2 89 (12.34%) Active Directory
3 48 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.77%) iptables
4 20 (2.77%) Snort
5 10 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.39%) vSphere
6 9 (1.25%) ProxySG
7 8 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.83%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.69%) Firmware
9 5 (0.69%) Postfix
9 5 (0.69%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (0.28%) pfSense
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.14%) RACF
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 90 (12.48%) Ansible
2 75 (10.40%) Terraform
3 53 (7.35%) Kubernetes
4 41 (5.69%) SCCM
5 19 (2.64%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (1.94%) FortiGate
7 12 (1.66%) Grafana
8 11 (1.53%) Nagios
8 11 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.53%) WSUS
9 10 (1.39%) CASB
9 10 (1.39%) Puppet
9 10 (1.39%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.25%) Prometheus
10 9 (1.25%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (1.11%) SCOM
12 7 (0.97%) Icinga
13 6 (0.83%) EnCase
13 6 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 225 (31.21%) Cisco
2 152 (21.08%) Microsoft
3 75 (10.40%) Palo Alto
4 60 (8.32%) CheckPoint
5 57 (7.91%) VMware
6 38 (5.27%) Fortinet
6 38 (5.27%) Juniper
7 34 (4.72%) Google
8 29 (4.02%) Meraki
9 28 (3.88%) F5
9 28 (3.88%) SolarWinds
9 28 (3.88%) Zscaler
10 24 (3.33%) CyberTech
11 21 (2.91%) Blue Coat
12 19 (2.64%) Aruba
12 19 (2.64%) HP
13 18 (2.50%) Riverbed
14 16 (2.22%) Infoblox
14 16 (2.22%) YouTube
15 15 (2.08%) Xamarin