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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 75 92 109
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 20 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.54% 0.95% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 6.81% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 3
Average salary £51,250 £34,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.48% +15.83%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
135 191 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.42% 13.98% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 75 119 131
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £28,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,698 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (66.67%) CISSP
2 32 (62.75%) Data Centre
3 30 (58.82%) SIEM
4 27 (52.94%) Security Operations
4 27 (52.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 25 (49.02%) Degree
6 21 (41.18%) Splunk
7 18 (35.29%) Portfolio Management
7 18 (35.29%) ArcSight
7 18 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (35.29%) Test Strategy
7 18 (35.29%) Performance Management
7 18 (35.29%) PCI DSS
7 18 (35.29%) Security Architecture
7 18 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (35.29%) Law
7 18 (35.29%) Project Management
7 18 (35.29%) IIS
7 18 (35.29%) QRadar
7 18 (35.29%) IISP
8 13 (25.49%) Firewall
9 12 (23.53%) Cisco
10 11 (21.57%) CISA
10 11 (21.57%) GIAC
11 10 (19.61%) Retail
12 9 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (17.65%) GCIA
12 9 (17.65%) CEH
12 9 (17.65%) tcpdump
13 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 18 (35.29%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) Firewall
2 9 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (17.65%) tcpdump
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
4 3 (5.88%) IPsec
4 3 (5.88%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) Wireless
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.96%) VoIP
6 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 18 (35.29%) Law
2 10 (19.61%) Retail
3 7 (13.73%) Finance
4 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (7.84%) Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Consultant
2 18 (35.29%) Security Consultant
3 12 (23.53%) IT Consultant
4 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) IT Security Consultant
4 9 (17.65%) Network Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Network Intrusion Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Network Security Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Security Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Check Point Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Firewall Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Ajax
1 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.96%) Backbone.js
1 1 (1.96%) CSS
1 1 (1.96%) Ember.js
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
1 1 (1.96%) HTML5
1 1 (1.96%) jQuery
1 1 (1.96%) LAMP
1 1 (1.96%) React
1 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (62.75%) Data Centre
2 27 (52.94%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) SIEM
2 27 (52.94%) Security Operations
3 18 (35.29%) Performance Management
3 18 (35.29%) Portfolio Management
3 18 (35.29%) Project Management
3 18 (35.29%) Security Architecture
3 18 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 18 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security
6 3 (5.88%) ITIL
6 3 (5.88%) Line Management
7 2 (3.92%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (1.96%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.96%) Data Security
8 1 (1.96%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) C
2 3 (5.88%) Java
2 3 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (66.67%) CISSP
2 25 (49.02%) Degree
3 18 (35.29%) IISP
4 11 (21.57%) CISA
4 11 (21.57%) GIAC
5 9 (17.65%) CEH
5 9 (17.65%) GCIA
6 5 (9.80%) CCNA
6 5 (9.80%) CCSE
6 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (7.84%) CCIE
7 4 (7.84%) CCNP
7 4 (7.84%) CCSA
8 3 (5.88%) CISM
9 2 (3.92%) ISEB
9 2 (3.92%) LPIC
9 2 (3.92%) RHCE
10 1 (1.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (35.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (35.29%) QRadar
2 4 (7.84%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Splunk
2 18 (35.29%) ArcSight
3 12 (23.53%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Blue Coat
4 6 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 5 (9.80%) F5
6 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.88%) VMware
7 2 (3.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.92%) Imperva