The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 91 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 8 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 1.61% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 13.84% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 15
Average salary £55,000 £36,625 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.17% -36.30%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
Network Security
Scotland

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

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 159 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.91% 11.66% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 82 103 102
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £58,000 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Network Security
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (33.33%) tcpdump
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (33.33%) GCIA
5 5 (27.78%) Information Security
5 5 (27.78%) CISSP
5 5 (27.78%) CEH
6 4 (22.22%) SSH
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (22.22%) GWAPT
6 4 (22.22%) GPEN
6 4 (22.22%) OSCP
6 4 (22.22%) OSCE
6 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) FTP
6 4 (22.22%) HTTP
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
6 4 (22.22%) LDAP
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) GSEC
6 4 (22.22%) GCIH

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) SSH
4 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
4 4 (22.22%) HTTP
4 4 (22.22%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) PBX
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) DNS
7 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Redis
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
2 2 (11.11%) COM
3 1 (5.56%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Kindle
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Data Security
3 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 3 (16.67%) SIEM
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Security Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) GCIA
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) CEH
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) GWAPT
3 4 (22.22%) GPEN
3 4 (22.22%) OSCP
3 4 (22.22%) OSCE
3 4 (22.22%) GSEC
3 4 (22.22%) GCIH
4 2 (11.11%) SSCP
4 2 (11.11%) GIAC
4 2 (11.11%) CISA
5 1 (5.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) NFS
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nagios
1 1 (5.56%) Munin
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) Splunk