The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 75 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 27 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.33% 1.37% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 5.39% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 19
Average salary £45,250 £35,250 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.36% -24.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Network Security
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 241 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.71% 25.37% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 223 226 251
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Security
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Network Security
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -4 13 £42,500 +30.76%
Luton 0 6 £61,250 +22.50%
Network Security
East of England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 32 (74.42%) Firewall
2 30 (69.77%) Cisco
3 24 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (51.16%) TCP/IP
5 21 (48.84%) CCNP
6 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
7 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
7 18 (41.86%) LAN
7 18 (41.86%) WAN
8 17 (39.53%) CCNA
9 16 (37.21%) Windows
9 16 (37.21%) VMware
9 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
12 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
12 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
12 13 (30.23%) DNS
12 13 (30.23%) Network Management
13 12 (27.91%) Internet
14 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (25.58%) Terminal Services
14 11 (25.58%) HTTPS
14 11 (25.58%) SSL
14 11 (25.58%) VPN
14 11 (25.58%) HTTP
14 11 (25.58%) SharePoint

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
1 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2007
1 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (25.58%) SharePoint Server
2 11 (25.58%) IIS
2 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.65%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (74.42%) Firewall
2 22 (51.16%) TCP/IP
3 18 (41.86%) LAN
3 18 (41.86%) WAN
4 13 (30.23%) DNS
5 12 (27.91%) Internet
6 11 (25.58%) HTTPS
6 11 (25.58%) SSL
6 11 (25.58%) VPN
6 11 (25.58%) HTTP
7 10 (23.26%) SAN
8 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.95%) OSPF
9 6 (13.95%) BGP
9 6 (13.95%) Wireless
9 6 (13.95%) VLAN
9 6 (13.95%) VoIP
10 5 (11.63%) GSM
10 5 (11.63%) SMS
10 5 (11.63%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Consultant
3 9 (20.93%) Security Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Network Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Network Security Consultant
5 7 (16.28%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Security Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Network Operations Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Lead Network Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Wintel Support
9 2 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Firmware
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
1 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Vista
4 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Network Management
2 10 (23.26%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) Performance Management
4 5 (11.63%) Network Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.63%) Change Control
5 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design
7 1 (2.33%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.33%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.33%) SIEM
7 1 (2.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (48.84%) CCNP
3 17 (39.53%) CCNA
4 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (25.58%) CCSE
6 10 (23.26%) CCIP
6 10 (23.26%) MCP
6 10 (23.26%) MCSE
7 9 (20.93%) CCSP
7 9 (20.93%) CCSA
8 6 (13.95%) Degree
8 6 (13.95%) MCSA
8 6 (13.95%) CCDP
9 5 (11.63%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (9.30%) MCITP
11 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.33%) MCTS
11 1 (2.33%) CCA
11 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (2.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (25.58%) Terminal Services
3 8 (18.60%) ISA Server
3 8 (18.60%) Forefront TMG
3 8 (18.60%) UAG
4 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.65%) XenApp
6 2 (4.65%) XenServer
6 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Cisco
2 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
4 16 (37.21%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) AppSense
5 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) EMC
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) CommVault