The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 157 180 173
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 74 37 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 0.72% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.51% 4.45% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 55 29 39
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,400 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +1.76%
Network Security
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
985 831 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.25% 16.25% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 849 646 996
Average salary £35,000 £35,657 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Security
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Network Security Salary Trend in the South West

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in the South West

Network Security
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Wiltshire +21 33 £50,000 - 2
Gloucestershire 0 18 £40,000 +42.85% 5
Bristol +3 14 £37,000 -3.89% 3
Dorset -5 6 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Somerset -12 1 £36,500 +19.67%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 60 (47.24%) Cisco
2 56 (44.09%) Windows
2 56 (44.09%) Firewall
3 39 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (29.13%) VPN
5 32 (25.20%) Juniper
6 31 (24.41%) Degree
7 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
8 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
8 29 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (21.26%) VMware
10 26 (20.47%) Finance
11 25 (19.69%) IPsec
11 25 (19.69%) Linux
12 24 (18.90%) CheckPoint
13 22 (17.32%) CCNP
14 21 (16.54%) VoIP
15 20 (15.75%) WAN
15 20 (15.75%) CCNA
15 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
16 19 (14.96%) ITIL
16 19 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (14.17%) DNS
17 18 (14.17%) SAN
17 18 (14.17%) BGP
18 17 (13.39%) OSPF
18 17 (13.39%) H.323
18 17 (13.39%) LAN
18 17 (13.39%) HTTP
18 17 (13.39%) SQL Server

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.30%) IIS
3 6 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.15%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.57%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.57%) CMS
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.57%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.79%) nginx
6 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.79%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (44.09%) Firewall
2 37 (29.13%) VPN
3 25 (19.69%) IPsec
4 21 (16.54%) VoIP
5 20 (15.75%) WAN
6 18 (14.17%) DNS
6 18 (14.17%) SAN
6 18 (14.17%) BGP
7 17 (13.39%) OSPF
7 17 (13.39%) H.323
7 17 (13.39%) LAN
7 17 (13.39%) HTTP
8 13 (10.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (8.66%) SMTP
10 10 (7.87%) MPLS
11 9 (7.09%) VLAN
12 8 (6.30%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (6.30%) DHCP
12 8 (6.30%) SSL
12 8 (6.30%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) MySQL
3 7 (5.51%) Big Data
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.51%) Back Office
3 4 (3.15%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.15%) Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (22.05%) Analyst
2 19 (14.96%) Security Analyst
3 14 (11.02%) Network Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) Consultant
5 10 (7.87%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) IT Security Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Network Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Administrator
6 9 (7.09%) Designer
6 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.51%) Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.51%) Network Specialist
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) Web Services
1 7 (5.51%) XML
1 7 (5.51%) HTML
2 6 (4.72%) J2EE
3 4 (3.15%) Android SDK
3 4 (3.15%) RESTful
3 4 (3.15%) Qt
3 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.15%) Spring
3 4 (3.15%) EJB
4 1 (0.79%) STL
4 1 (0.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.51%) Blackberry
5 7 (5.51%) Cryptography
6 6 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.94%) PKI
8 4 (3.15%) User Experience
8 4 (3.15%) EqualLogic
8 4 (3.15%) CESG
8 4 (3.15%) iPhone
8 4 (3.15%) Smartcard
9 3 (2.36%) SCADA
9 3 (2.36%) Clustering
10 2 (1.57%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.57%) IVR
11 1 (0.79%) SecurID
11 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.09%) Windows
2 29 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (19.69%) Linux
4 15 (11.81%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.02%) UNIX
6 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.30%) Android
7 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.79%) CentOS
9 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.96%) ITIL
2 17 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (11.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 15 (11.81%) Information Security
4 13 (10.24%) Network Management
4 13 (10.24%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (8.66%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.09%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (7.09%) Network Design
7 8 (6.30%) Load Balancing
7 8 (6.30%) Information Assurance
7 8 (6.30%) Cyber Security
7 8 (6.30%) Android Development
8 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.51%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.51%) High Availability
8 7 (5.51%) DNA
8 7 (5.51%) OO
8 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.45%) SQL
2 9 (7.09%) C
3 7 (5.51%) C++
3 7 (5.51%) Java
4 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.15%) VB
6 3 (2.36%) Perl
7 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.57%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.57%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) Tcl
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (24.41%) Degree
3 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
4 22 (17.32%) CCNP
5 20 (15.75%) CCNA
6 16 (12.60%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (7.87%) JNCIS
9 7 (5.51%) CCIE
9 7 (5.51%) CCDP
10 4 (3.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.15%) MCSE
11 3 (2.36%) HND
11 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.57%) CCDA
13 1 (0.79%) MCSA
13 1 (0.79%) MCP
13 1 (0.79%) CCSP
13 1 (0.79%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.15%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.66%) VMware ESX
4 9 (7.09%) Snort
5 8 (6.30%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.15%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.36%) Samba
7 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.79%) Postfix
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.79%) vCloud
8 1 (0.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) Backup Exec
2 7 (5.51%) logstash
2 7 (5.51%) Nagios
3 5 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.15%) Netcool
4 4 (3.15%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (47.24%) Cisco
2 32 (25.20%) Juniper
3 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
4 27 (21.26%) VMware
5 24 (18.90%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.09%) Citrix
6 9 (7.09%) Blue Coat
7 8 (6.30%) F5
7 8 (6.30%) Splunk
7 8 (6.30%) LogLogic
8 7 (5.51%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.51%) Dell
8 7 (5.51%) Symantec
9 6 (4.72%) Brocade
10 5 (3.94%) HP
10 5 (3.94%) McAfee
10 5 (3.94%) Tandberg
10 5 (3.94%) BT
11 4 (3.15%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (3.15%) Foundry
Wareham, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Networking People
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: From £25,500 to £46,000 per annum + bonuses depending upon experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago