The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 109 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 6 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.82% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 5.73% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 17
Average salary £30,000 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -4.59%
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
191 157 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.43% 14.26% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 135 90 113
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,309 £43,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Network Security
Scotland

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 17 April 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 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 19 (67.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (57.14%) CISSP
4 15 (53.57%) CISA
4 15 (53.57%) Security Testing
4 15 (53.57%) GIAC
4 15 (53.57%) GCIA
4 15 (53.57%) CEH
4 15 (53.57%) tcpdump
4 15 (53.57%) SIEM
5 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco
6 7 (25.00%) Juniper
7 6 (21.43%) WAN
8 5 (17.86%) LAN
8 5 (17.86%) Internet
8 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) SLA
9 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.29%) IBM
10 3 (10.71%) SMTP
10 3 (10.71%) VPN
10 3 (10.71%) DNS
10 3 (10.71%) Linux
10 3 (10.71%) Apache
10 3 (10.71%) OSPF
10 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
10 3 (10.71%) NetScreen

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 19 (67.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (53.57%) tcpdump
4 6 (21.43%) WAN
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
5 5 (17.86%) Internet
6 3 (10.71%) SMTP
6 3 (10.71%) VPN
6 3 (10.71%) DNS
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (10.71%) IPsec
6 3 (10.71%) OSPF
6 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
6 3 (10.71%) NetScreen
6 3 (10.71%) FWSM
7 2 (7.14%) NAS
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
8 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
2 15 (53.57%) Network Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support
5 1 (3.57%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) AIX
2 2 (7.14%) HPUX
2 2 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Security Testing
1 15 (53.57%) SIEM
2 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Fault Management
4 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) CISSP
2 15 (53.57%) CISA
2 15 (53.57%) GIAC
2 15 (53.57%) GCIA
2 15 (53.57%) CEH
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft