The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 88 81 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -50
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 19 23 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.63% 1.87% 6.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 11.17% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 37
Average salary £50,250 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.62% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £44,600 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Network Security
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
241 206 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.70% 16.72% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 220 192 166
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Network Security
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Kent

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Kent

Network Security
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Maidstone +16 10 £52,500 +133.33%
West Malling - 1 £70,000 -
Network Security
South East

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 32 (74.42%) Cisco
2 30 (69.77%) CheckPoint
2 30 (69.77%) Firewall
3 26 (60.47%) Juniper
4 23 (53.49%) Websense
5 17 (39.53%) F5
5 17 (39.53%) Windows
6 14 (32.56%) LAN
6 14 (32.56%) WAN
7 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
7 12 (27.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (27.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 11 (25.58%) Blue Coat
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) MS Office
9 10 (23.26%) SonicWALL
9 10 (23.26%) ITIL
10 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
10 9 (20.93%) Information Security
10 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (20.93%) CCSE
10 9 (20.93%) JNCIS
11 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (18.60%) CCNP
11 8 (18.60%) Linux
12 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
12 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
12 7 (16.28%) McAfee
12 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Office
2 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 14 (32.56%) WAN
2 14 (32.56%) LAN
3 12 (27.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (27.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (13.95%) DNS
6 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.63%) DHCP
7 4 (9.30%) OSPF
7 4 (9.30%) BGP
8 3 (6.98%) RIP
8 3 (6.98%) VPN
9 2 (4.65%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (4.65%) MPLS
10 1 (2.33%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.33%) SSL
10 1 (2.33%) IPv4
10 1 (2.33%) IPv6
General
1 5 (11.63%) Legal
2 4 (9.30%) Advertising
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) French Language
4 1 (2.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Consultant
1 11 (25.58%) Team Leader
1 11 (25.58%) Security Engineer
1 11 (25.58%) Network Team Leader
2 10 (23.26%) Network Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Network Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Security Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Network Security Consultant
5 7 (16.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Junior
8 2 (4.65%) Network Support
8 2 (4.65%) IT Assistant
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.65%) PKI
1 2 (4.65%) iPhone
1 2 (4.65%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.33%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
2 10 (23.26%) ITIL
3 9 (20.93%) Information Security
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.95%) PRINCE
6 3 (6.98%) Network Design
6 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.65%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (4.65%) SIEM
7 2 (4.65%) CRM
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) Security Management
8 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.33%) Data Security
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.33%) Service Management
8 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PHP
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) CCSE
1 9 (20.93%) JNCIS
2 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.60%) CCNP
3 5 (11.63%) CCSP
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) CCEE
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) CCDP
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) XenApp
2 3 (6.98%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (74.42%) Cisco
2 30 (69.77%) CheckPoint
3 26 (60.47%) Juniper
4 23 (53.49%) Websense
5 17 (39.53%) F5
6 11 (25.58%) Blue Coat
7 10 (23.26%) SonicWALL
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.28%) McAfee
8 7 (16.28%) Aruba
8 7 (16.28%) Lumension
9 4 (9.30%) Citrix
9 4 (9.30%) VMware
10 2 (4.65%) SAP
10 2 (4.65%) Apple
11 1 (2.33%) NetApp
11 1 (2.33%) Brocade
11 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.33%) TippingPoint
11 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds