The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 101 65 83
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +18
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 47 73 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.07% 3.15% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.22% 10.44% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 17 42 43
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £31,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £74,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Network Security
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
651 699 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.63% 30.21% 35.99%
Number of salaries quoted 365 450 623
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,875 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Security
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Reading

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 71 (67.62%) Firewall
2 65 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (53.33%) Cisco
4 48 (45.71%) CCNP
5 32 (30.48%) WAN
5 32 (30.48%) VPN
6 31 (29.52%) CheckPoint
7 30 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 29 (27.62%) Telecoms
8 29 (27.62%) F5
9 28 (26.67%) Project Management
10 27 (25.71%) DNS
11 24 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (20.95%) Linux
13 21 (20.00%) MPLS
13 21 (20.00%) CCNA
13 21 (20.00%) Juniper
14 20 (19.05%) IPsec
15 19 (18.10%) CISSP
15 19 (18.10%) DHCP
15 19 (18.10%) LAN
16 18 (17.14%) Internet
17 17 (16.19%) BGP
17 17 (16.19%) Network Design
17 17 (16.19%) Intrusion Detection
17 17 (16.19%) SIEM
17 17 (16.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 16 (15.24%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (15.24%) BIG-IP
18 16 (15.24%) Windows

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.95%) WordPress
2 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Office
2 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) SaaS
1 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (67.62%) Firewall
2 32 (30.48%) WAN
2 32 (30.48%) VPN
3 30 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 27 (25.71%) DNS
5 24 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (20.00%) MPLS
7 20 (19.05%) IPsec
8 19 (18.10%) DHCP
8 19 (18.10%) LAN
9 18 (17.14%) Internet
10 17 (16.19%) BGP
10 17 (16.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (16.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (15.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (15.24%) BIG-IP
12 14 (13.33%) Broadband
13 13 (12.38%) VLAN
14 11 (10.48%) Wireless
15 10 (9.52%) VoIP
General
1 29 (27.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.67%) Legal
3 6 (5.71%) Finance
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (35.24%) Security Engineer
2 29 (27.62%) Network Engineer
3 22 (20.95%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (17.14%) Consultant
5 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Architect
6 10 (9.52%) Network Manager
6 10 (9.52%) Security Specialist
6 10 (9.52%) Network Architect
7 9 (8.57%) Monitoring Specialist
7 9 (8.57%) Security Manager
7 9 (8.57%) Network Security Manager
7 9 (8.57%) Network Consultant
8 8 (7.62%) Analyst
8 8 (7.62%) IT Security Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 7 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (6.67%) Service Manager
9 7 (6.67%) Security Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.43%) Open Source
3 7 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.76%) User Experience
5 3 (2.86%) PKI
5 3 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.90%) Replication
6 2 (1.90%) FMCG
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Statistics
7 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Linux
2 16 (15.24%) Windows
3 4 (3.81%) UNIX
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Project Management
2 17 (16.19%) Network Design
2 17 (16.19%) SIEM
3 15 (14.29%) Change Management
3 15 (14.29%) Information Security
4 13 (12.38%) Cyber Security
5 12 (11.43%) ITIL
6 11 (10.48%) Service Delivery
7 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.67%) Service Management
9 6 (5.71%) Database Security
9 6 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (5.71%) Network Management
9 6 (5.71%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.81%) Security Architecture
10 4 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.81%) Software Deployment
11 3 (2.86%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) Perl
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
1 2 (1.90%) Python
2 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.95%) PHP
2 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (45.71%) CCNP
3 21 (20.00%) CCNA
4 19 (18.10%) CISSP
5 14 (13.33%) CCIE
6 13 (12.38%) CCSA
6 13 (12.38%) CCSE
7 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.71%) GIAC
8 6 (5.71%) CEH
9 5 (4.76%) Degree
9 5 (4.76%) CCDP
10 4 (3.81%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (3.81%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (3.81%) SSCP
10 4 (3.81%) CCSP
10 4 (3.81%) CCDA
10 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.90%) CISM
11 2 (1.90%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) COBIT
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Snort
2 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.90%) Nagios
2 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 56 (53.33%) Cisco
2 31 (29.52%) CheckPoint
3 29 (27.62%) F5
4 21 (20.00%) Juniper
5 10 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 9 (8.57%) Citrix
7 8 (7.62%) Nokia
8 7 (6.67%) HP
9 5 (4.76%) Sourcefire
9 5 (4.76%) Huawei
9 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.81%) McAfee
10 4 (3.81%) IBM
10 4 (3.81%) Intel
11 3 (2.86%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.86%) Websense
12 2 (1.90%) Symantec
12 2 (1.90%) Aruba
12 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.90%) Mitel