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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 251 239 235
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 2 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
Communications Security
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Communications Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Communications Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Communications Security Salary Trend in the North West

Communications Security
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Manchester -8 2 - -
Communications Security
England

Communications Security
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) Physics
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Database Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Physics
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) VMware