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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 80 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 25 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.69% 0.55% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 2.41% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 19
Average salary £44,500 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.75% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £69,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
332 415 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.39% 23.03% 20.52%
Number of salaries quoted 284 343 303
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,435 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 38 (74.51%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 19 (37.25%) VMware
3 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (35.29%) Windows
4 17 (33.33%) WAN
5 16 (31.37%) BGP
5 16 (31.37%) EIGRP
5 16 (31.37%) CCNP
5 16 (31.37%) CISSP
5 16 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (31.37%) SIEM
6 15 (29.41%) Degree
6 15 (29.41%) MPLS
6 15 (29.41%) Citrix
6 15 (29.41%) DMVPN
7 14 (27.45%) Security Architecture
8 13 (25.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (23.53%) Thin Client
9 12 (23.53%) Fat Client
10 11 (21.57%) Cisco
11 10 (19.61%) Python
11 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
11 10 (19.61%) Fortinet
12 9 (17.65%) Network Design
12 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
12 9 (17.65%) HTTP
12 9 (17.65%) Microsoft

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
1 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (74.51%) Firewall
2 17 (33.33%) WAN
3 16 (31.37%) BGP
3 16 (31.37%) EIGRP
4 15 (29.41%) MPLS
4 15 (29.41%) DMVPN
5 9 (17.65%) HTTP
6 8 (15.69%) DHCP
6 8 (15.69%) DNS
6 8 (15.69%) HTTPS
7 7 (13.73%) SSL
8 6 (11.76%) VPN
9 3 (5.88%) IP Telephony
10 2 (3.92%) LAN
10 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (3.92%) WebEx
11 1 (1.96%) HSRP
11 1 (1.96%) FTP
11 1 (1.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.80%) Big Data
3 4 (7.84%) QlikView
4 3 (5.88%) Text Mining
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Selenium
1 3 (5.88%) FitNesse
2 1 (1.96%) Ant
General
1 6 (11.76%) Back Office
2 3 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Administrator
2 13 (25.49%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (23.53%) Security Specialist
4 9 (17.65%) Network Specialist
4 9 (17.65%) Network Security Specialist
5 7 (13.73%) Security Administrator
5 7 (13.73%) Network Administrator
6 6 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) IT Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Cryptography Specialist
9 1 (1.96%) IT Support
9 1 (1.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) HTML
2 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) RESTful
3 2 (3.92%) HTML5
3 2 (3.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Thin Client
1 12 (23.53%) Fat Client
2 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 8 (15.69%) Mathematics
4 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.92%) Informatics
5 2 (3.92%) Physics
5 2 (3.92%) Life Science
5 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 18 (35.29%) Windows
3 8 (15.69%) UNIX
4 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) SIEM
2 14 (27.45%) Security Architecture
3 13 (25.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (17.65%) Network Design
4 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 6 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (11.76%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 5 (9.80%) Coaching
6 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.88%) Validation
7 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Information Security
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
1 10 (19.61%) Python
2 5 (9.80%) C
2 5 (9.80%) C++
2 5 (9.80%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 2 (3.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) CCNP
1 16 (31.37%) CISSP
1 16 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (29.41%) Degree
3 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Postgraduate
4 3 (5.88%) CISM
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 1 (1.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Puppet
1 5 (9.80%) Ansible
2 4 (7.84%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) VMware
2 15 (29.41%) Citrix
3 11 (21.57%) Cisco
4 10 (19.61%) Fortinet
5 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.76%) LogRhythm
8 4 (7.84%) Mitel
8 4 (7.84%) Juniper
8 4 (7.84%) Epicor
9 3 (5.88%) EMC
9 3 (5.88%) HP
10 2 (3.92%) Dell
10 2 (3.92%) Oracle
11 1 (1.96%) F5