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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 93 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 11 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.05% 5.26% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £47,500 £72,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.48% +23.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £39,250 £55,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £72,500 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
218 95 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.56% 7.92% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 133 62 83
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £49,400 £72,500
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
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 August 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) GCIA
2 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (63.64%) tcpdump
3 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) LDAP
5 4 (36.36%) FTP
5 4 (36.36%) HTTP
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) CISSP
5 4 (36.36%) GSEC
5 4 (36.36%) GCIH
5 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (36.36%) Data Security
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) SSH
5 4 (36.36%) CEH
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) GWAPT
5 4 (36.36%) GPEN
5 4 (36.36%) OSCP
5 4 (36.36%) OSCE
5 4 (36.36%) Regular Expression
6 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
6 3 (27.27%) SIEM
6 3 (27.27%) GIAC

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (63.64%) tcpdump
3 4 (36.36%) SSH
3 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
3 4 (36.36%) LDAP
3 4 (36.36%) FTP
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Security Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Network Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Data Security
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) GCIA
2 4 (36.36%) GSEC
2 4 (36.36%) GCIH
2 4 (36.36%) CEH
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) GWAPT
2 4 (36.36%) GPEN
2 4 (36.36%) OSCP
2 4 (36.36%) OSCE
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 3 (27.27%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco