The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 23 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 30 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% 2.87% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 49.18% 14.55% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 9
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Network Security
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 55 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 21.03% 19.71% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 73
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% -30.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Network Security
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Bedford

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Bedford

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 36 (76.60%) Cisco
1 36 (76.60%) CCNP
1 36 (76.60%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (74.47%) CCDP
3 33 (70.21%) CheckPoint
4 32 (68.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 31 (65.96%) LAN
5 31 (65.96%) WAN
6 30 (63.83%) CCSA
6 30 (63.83%) CCSE
6 30 (63.83%) Load Balancing
7 28 (59.57%) BGP
7 28 (59.57%) Data Centre
8 27 (57.45%) Spanning Tree
8 27 (57.45%) OSPF
8 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
8 27 (57.45%) Firewall
9 26 (55.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (46.81%) Network Management
11 21 (44.68%) TCP/IP
12 17 (36.17%) MS Visio
12 17 (36.17%) Wireshark
12 17 (36.17%) tcpdump
13 14 (29.79%) VMware
13 14 (29.79%) Citrix
14 13 (27.66%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (23.40%) F5
16 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (21.28%) VCP5
16 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
1 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (68.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 31 (65.96%) LAN
2 31 (65.96%) WAN
3 28 (59.57%) BGP
4 27 (57.45%) Firewall
4 27 (57.45%) Spanning Tree
4 27 (57.45%) OSPF
5 21 (44.68%) TCP/IP
6 17 (36.17%) Wireshark
6 17 (36.17%) tcpdump
7 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.51%) Wireless
8 4 (8.51%) 802.11
8 4 (8.51%) VoIP
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Consultant
2 22 (46.81%) Network Consultant
3 15 (31.91%) Security Consultant
3 15 (31.91%) Network Security Consultant
4 14 (29.79%) Network Engineer
5 10 (21.28%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 7 (14.89%) Security Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Implementation Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Network Design Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Network Implementation Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) AWS Consultant
10 1 (2.13%) Senior Security Consultant
10 1 (2.13%) Senior Security Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (59.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
1 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Load Balancing
2 26 (55.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (46.81%) Network Management
4 10 (21.28%) Server Building
4 10 (21.28%) ITIL
5 7 (14.89%) Network Design
6 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.13%) Time Management
8 1 (2.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 36 (76.60%) CCNP
1 36 (76.60%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (74.47%) CCDP
3 30 (63.83%) CCSA
3 30 (63.83%) CCSE
4 13 (27.66%) Check Point Certification
5 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (21.28%) MCP
5 10 (21.28%) MCSE
5 10 (21.28%) MCSA
5 10 (21.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (21.28%) VCP5
6 7 (14.89%) CCNA
7 5 (10.64%) CCDA
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
1 10 (21.28%) VMware ESX
1 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (21.28%) XenApp
1 10 (21.28%) vSphere
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Cisco
2 33 (70.21%) CheckPoint
3 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (29.79%) Citrix
4 14 (29.79%) VMware
5 11 (23.40%) F5
6 10 (21.28%) Intel
7 4 (8.51%) Sourcefire
7 4 (8.51%) IronPort