The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 104 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 3 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.22% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 3.39% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 8
Average salary £46,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £34,400 £33,950
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £39,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
Network Security
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 383 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.08% 21.54% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 220 303 277
Average salary £43,750 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Network Security
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Cambridge

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 13 (54.17%) CISSP
3 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (54.17%) SIEM
4 12 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (50.00%) BGP
4 12 (50.00%) WAN
5 11 (45.83%) CCNP
5 11 (45.83%) Citrix
5 11 (45.83%) EIGRP
5 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (45.83%) MPLS
5 11 (45.83%) DDoS Mitigation
5 11 (45.83%) DMVPN
6 10 (41.67%) Security Architecture
7 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 9 (37.50%) Linux
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco
8 8 (33.33%) Thin Client
8 8 (33.33%) Fat Client
9 7 (29.17%) Network Design
9 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
9 7 (29.17%) UNIX
10 5 (20.83%) WAN Optimisation
11 4 (16.67%) Coaching
11 4 (16.67%) ITIL
11 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 4 (16.67%) VPN
11 4 (16.67%) CISM

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) BGP
2 12 (50.00%) WAN
3 11 (45.83%) EIGRP
3 11 (45.83%) MPLS
3 11 (45.83%) DMVPN
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.33%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) HTTP
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (4.17%) LAN
7 1 (4.17%) OSPF
7 1 (4.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.17%) Ant
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Security Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Network Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 8 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) SIEM
2 11 (45.83%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (41.67%) Security Architecture
4 7 (29.17%) Network Design
5 5 (20.83%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Information Security
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (4.17%) Database Security
9 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (4.17%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
1 3 (12.50%) C++
1 3 (12.50%) Java
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
1 3 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) CISSP
2 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) CISM
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) SSCP
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) HP
5 3 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) Websense
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) AppSense
7 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.17%) Qualys
7 1 (4.17%) Splunk
7 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
7 1 (4.17%) WorldPay
7 1 (4.17%) FireEye