The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Reading region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 62 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 77 57 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.21% 2.48% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.08% 8.02% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 58
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
764 711 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.87% 30.98% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 406 538 419
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Network Security
Berkshire

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 31 July 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Reading

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 66 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 65 (45.45%) Firewall
2 65 (45.45%) Cisco
3 49 (34.27%) F5
4 47 (32.87%) CheckPoint
5 32 (22.38%) Juniper
6 31 (21.68%) Internet
6 31 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
7 30 (20.98%) VPN
8 27 (18.88%) IPv6
8 27 (18.88%) OSPF
9 26 (18.18%) IPsec
10 25 (17.48%) Windows
10 25 (17.48%) CCSA
11 24 (16.78%) CCSE
11 24 (16.78%) CCNP
12 23 (16.08%) Blue Coat
12 23 (16.08%) Marketing
13 22 (15.38%) Network Design
13 22 (15.38%) Broadband
14 21 (14.69%) Linux
14 21 (14.69%) Smartphone
15 20 (13.99%) Degree
15 20 (13.99%) VoIP
15 20 (13.99%) BGP
16 18 (12.59%) LAN
17 17 (11.89%) CISSP
17 17 (11.89%) SNMP
18 16 (11.19%) Cisco ASA

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (5.59%) IIS
2 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Office
1 7 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) SaaS
2 3 (2.10%) IaaS
3 2 (1.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (45.45%) Firewall
2 31 (21.68%) Internet
2 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
3 30 (20.98%) VPN
4 27 (18.88%) IPv6
4 27 (18.88%) OSPF
5 26 (18.18%) IPsec
6 22 (15.38%) Broadband
7 20 (13.99%) VoIP
7 20 (13.99%) BGP
8 18 (12.59%) LAN
9 17 (11.89%) SNMP
10 16 (11.19%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (10.49%) MPLS
12 14 (9.79%) DNS
12 14 (9.79%) WLAN
12 14 (9.79%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (8.39%) DHCP
14 11 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.40%) Big Data
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
General
1 66 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 23 (16.08%) Marketing
3 8 (5.59%) Billing
4 7 (4.90%) Retail
5 5 (3.50%) Finance
5 5 (3.50%) Banking
6 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.10%) Legal
7 3 (2.10%) German Language
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (28.67%) Consultant
2 34 (23.78%) Security Engineer
3 31 (21.68%) Network Engineer
4 23 (16.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (9.79%) Network Consultant
6 12 (8.39%) Architect
6 12 (8.39%) Security Consultant
7 11 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) Cloud Consultant
8 10 (6.99%) Security Architect
8 10 (6.99%) Network Security Consultant
9 9 (6.29%) IP Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Senior Security Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Network Architect
9 9 (6.29%) Design Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Senior Design Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) .NET
2 2 (1.40%) Qt
2 2 (1.40%) JSON
2 2 (1.40%) JSP
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Smartphone
2 11 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.99%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.59%) Economics
5 4 (2.80%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.40%) SCADA
7 2 (1.40%) SecurID
7 2 (1.40%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) DTV
8 1 (0.70%) GIS
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Windows
2 21 (14.69%) Linux
3 8 (5.59%) UNIX
4 2 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) VMS
5 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.38%) Network Design
2 11 (7.69%) Project Management
2 11 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (5.59%) Network Management
3 8 (5.59%) Network Architecture
3 8 (5.59%) Business Development
3 8 (5.59%) SWOT Analysis
3 8 (5.59%) Validation
4 7 (4.90%) Risk Management
5 6 (4.20%) Migration
5 6 (4.20%) Change Management
5 6 (4.20%) Cyber Security
6 5 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.50%) Business Continuity
6 5 (3.50%) Information Security
6 5 (3.50%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.50%) Performance Management
7 4 (2.80%) Market Research
7 4 (2.80%) Brand Management
7 4 (2.80%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.80%) Ruby
2 4 (2.80%) Python
3 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.70%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.70%) SQL
4 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (17.48%) CCSA
3 24 (16.78%) CCSE
3 24 (16.78%) CCNP
4 20 (13.99%) Degree
5 17 (11.89%) CISSP
6 9 (6.29%) CCIE
7 8 (5.59%) CCNA
8 7 (4.90%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.40%) CITP
10 2 (1.40%) MBA
10 2 (1.40%) CISA
10 2 (1.40%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.40%) CCDP
10 2 (1.40%) CCSP
11 1 (0.70%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.40%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.80%) Snort
2 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) ISA Server
2 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.80%) SCCM
2 4 (2.80%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.40%) Cacti
3 2 (1.40%) Nagios
3 2 (1.40%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 65 (45.45%) Cisco
2 49 (34.27%) F5
3 47 (32.87%) CheckPoint
4 32 (22.38%) Juniper
5 23 (16.08%) Blue Coat
6 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
6 12 (8.39%) Nokia
7 11 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 10 (6.99%) Riverbed
9 9 (6.29%) Huawei
10 8 (5.59%) Websense
11 7 (4.90%) McAfee
11 7 (4.90%) HP
11 7 (4.90%) EMC
12 6 (4.20%) Avaya
13 4 (2.80%) NetScout
13 4 (2.80%) VMware
13 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
14 2 (1.40%) Tufin
14 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
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