The table below looks at the statistics for Communications Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 817 827 782
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -45
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 23 27 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.028% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.034% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 6
Average salary £72,500 £100,000 £59,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +68.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £36,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £105,000 £76,250
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £37,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+113.33% +18.11%
Communications Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79957 79988 79087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.89% 82.38% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 65729 64406 66358
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Communications Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Communications Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Communications Security Salary Trend in England

Communications Security
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Communications Security across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Communications Security Salary Histogram in England

Communications Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 15 £46,250 -55.95% 1
North West -7 4 - -
South East -19 4 £80,000 +146.15% 1
Communications Security
UK

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Communications 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 Communications Security.

1 20 (37.74%) Degree
2 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.42%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Telecoms
2 14 (26.42%) Aerospace
3 12 (22.64%) WAN
3 12 (22.64%) Finance
3 12 (22.64%) Military
3 12 (22.64%) Electronics
3 12 (22.64%) Information Management
4 11 (20.75%) Data Management
4 11 (20.75%) Management Information System
5 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.98%) Project Management
5 9 (16.98%) Linux
5 9 (16.98%) CRM
6 8 (15.09%) MS Office
6 8 (15.09%) ITIL
6 8 (15.09%) Unified Communications
6 8 (15.09%) Coaching
6 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
7 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
7 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
7 7 (13.21%) MPLS
7 7 (13.21%) Migration
8 6 (11.32%) Cryptography
8 6 (11.32%) Internet
8 6 (11.32%) PMI
8 6 (11.32%) PMP
8 6 (11.32%) PMI Certification

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Communications 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 Communications Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.43%) MS Project
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.77%) Windchill
5 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) WAN
2 8 (15.09%) Unified Communications
3 7 (13.21%) MPLS
4 6 (11.32%) VPN
4 6 (11.32%) Internet
4 6 (11.32%) ADSL
4 6 (11.32%) ATM
4 6 (11.32%) ISDN
4 6 (11.32%) LAN
4 6 (11.32%) VoIP
5 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.43%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.77%) SNMP
7 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) JIRA
1 6 (11.32%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.77%) PVCS
2 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 14 (26.42%) Telecoms
1 14 (26.42%) Aerospace
2 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Electronics
2 12 (22.64%) Military
3 6 (11.32%) Mandarin Language
3 6 (11.32%) French Language
3 6 (11.32%) German Language
3 6 (11.32%) Italian Language
3 6 (11.32%) Japanese Language
3 6 (11.32%) Spanish Language
4 5 (9.43%) Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Legal
5 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Avionics
6 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
2 6 (11.32%) Programme Manager
2 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 5 (9.43%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Data Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Support
5 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Development Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Lead Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Principal Security Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) JSP
1 2 (3.77%) XML
1 2 (3.77%) Motif
1 2 (3.77%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Cryptography
2 6 (11.32%) PMI
3 5 (9.43%) Contract for Difference
4 3 (5.66%) CCTV
5 2 (3.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.77%) VHDL
5 2 (3.77%) CESG
5 2 (3.77%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.89%) SCADA
6 1 (1.89%) RMADS
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
3 5 (9.43%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Information Management
2 11 (20.75%) Data Management
3 9 (16.98%) CRM
3 9 (16.98%) Project Management
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
4 8 (15.09%) Coaching
5 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
6 6 (11.32%) Matrix Management
7 5 (9.43%) ETL
7 5 (9.43%) Cyber Security
8 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
8 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.55%) Information Architecture
8 4 (7.55%) Wealth Management
8 4 (7.55%) Data Security
8 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.55%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) C++
1 4 (7.55%) C
2 2 (3.77%) C#
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) Ada
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Degree
2 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) PMP
4 6 (11.32%) PMI Certification
5 4 (7.55%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) HND
6 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) HNC
7 2 (3.77%) VCP4
7 2 (3.77%) CISSP
7 2 (3.77%) CISA
7 2 (3.77%) CISM
8 1 (1.89%) ISSEP
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
1 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.77%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.77%) DO-254
2 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
1 2 (3.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) VMware
3 2 (3.77%) Cadence
3 2 (3.77%) PTC
3 2 (3.77%) Xilinx
3 2 (3.77%) Altera
3 2 (3.77%) Siemens
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
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