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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 154 180 183
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 82 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.30% 0.65% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 4.15% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63 28 34
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1007 819 1188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.01% 15.54% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 854 641 985
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £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 21 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 21 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
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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 +23 30 £50,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 27 £40,500 +37.28% 5
Bristol +9 17 £28,250 -25.65% 1
Dorset -10 7 £42,500 - 1
Somerset -13 1 £36,500 +19.67%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 69 (52.67%) Cisco
2 63 (48.09%) Firewall
3 61 (46.56%) Windows
4 44 (33.59%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (30.53%) VPN
6 36 (27.48%) Juniper
7 33 (25.19%) Degree
8 31 (23.66%) VMware
8 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
9 30 (22.90%) CheckPoint
9 30 (22.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (22.14%) Linux
11 28 (21.37%) Security Cleared
12 27 (20.61%) Finance
13 26 (19.85%) WAN
14 25 (19.08%) CCNP
15 23 (17.56%) LAN
15 23 (17.56%) IPsec
16 22 (16.79%) CCNA
16 22 (16.79%) DNS
17 21 (16.03%) ITIL
17 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (15.27%) Information Security
18 20 (15.27%) Active Directory
18 20 (15.27%) BGP
19 19 (14.50%) VoIP
19 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
20 18 (13.74%) Penetration Testing
20 18 (13.74%) SAN
21 17 (12.98%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 14 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.82%) IIS
5 3 (2.29%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.53%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) nginx
7 1 (0.76%) Confluence
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.76%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.76%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (48.09%) Firewall
2 40 (30.53%) VPN
3 26 (19.85%) WAN
4 23 (17.56%) LAN
4 23 (17.56%) IPsec
5 22 (16.79%) DNS
6 20 (15.27%) BGP
7 19 (14.50%) VoIP
8 18 (13.74%) SAN
9 17 (12.98%) OSPF
10 15 (11.45%) DHCP
11 14 (10.69%) H.323
12 13 (9.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (9.92%) TCP/IP
13 12 (9.16%) HTTP
13 12 (9.16%) SMTP
13 12 (9.16%) SSL
13 12 (9.16%) MPLS
14 11 (8.40%) LDAP
15 9 (6.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.58%) MySQL
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.05%) Big Data
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Subversion
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (20.61%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Back Office
3 4 (3.05%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (22.14%) Analyst
2 20 (15.27%) Security Analyst
3 19 (14.50%) Network Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.40%) Consultant
6 10 (7.63%) Designer
6 10 (7.63%) IT Security Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Network Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Administrator
8 8 (6.11%) Network Security Analyst
8 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.58%) Architect
10 6 (4.58%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.05%) Security Manager
11 4 (3.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.05%) Windows Administrator
11 4 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.05%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) HTML
1 4 (3.05%) Web Services
1 4 (3.05%) XML
2 3 (2.29%) J2EE
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) LAMP
3 1 (0.76%) RESTful
3 1 (0.76%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.87%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.34%) Cryptography
4 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.05%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.05%) PKI
6 4 (3.05%) CESG
6 4 (3.05%) Smartcard
7 3 (2.29%) Clustering
7 3 (2.29%) SCADA
8 2 (1.53%) Statistics
8 2 (1.53%) IVR
8 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.53%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.76%) Wiki
9 1 (0.76%) SecurID
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (46.56%) Windows
2 30 (22.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (22.14%) Linux
4 16 (12.21%) UNIX
5 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.40%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) Debian
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) CentOS
9 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.03%) ITIL
2 20 (15.27%) Information Security
3 18 (13.74%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (12.98%) Network Management
5 16 (12.21%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (10.69%) Configuration Management
6 14 (10.69%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (8.40%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (7.63%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.87%) Network Design
9 9 (6.87%) Network Architecture
10 8 (6.11%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.34%) Cyber Security
11 7 (5.34%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.58%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.58%) Change Management
12 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (3.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (3.82%) Project Planning
13 5 (3.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.16%) SQL
2 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.58%) C
3 5 (3.82%) Perl
4 4 (3.05%) VB
4 4 (3.05%) Java
4 4 (3.05%) Python
5 3 (2.29%) C++
6 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.53%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.76%) Tcl
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (33.59%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (25.19%) Degree
3 28 (21.37%) Security Cleared
4 25 (19.08%) CCNP
5 22 (16.79%) CCNA
6 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
7 11 (8.40%) JNCIS
8 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (6.11%) CCIE
9 7 (5.34%) CCDP
10 4 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.05%) HND
10 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.29%) CCSP
11 3 (2.29%) MCSE
12 2 (1.53%) CCIP
12 2 (1.53%) CCDA
13 1 (0.76%) MCSA
13 1 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.58%) SLA
3 4 (3.05%) QA
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (15.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.63%) Snort
4 8 (6.11%) ProxySG
4 8 (6.11%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.05%) Samba
5 4 (3.05%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.76%) Postfix
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
8 1 (0.76%) vSphere
8 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.05%) logstash
3 4 (3.05%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.05%) Netcool
3 4 (3.05%) Nagios
4 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (52.67%) Cisco
2 36 (27.48%) Juniper
3 31 (23.66%) VMware
3 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
4 30 (22.90%) CheckPoint
5 10 (7.63%) F5
5 10 (7.63%) Blue Coat
5 10 (7.63%) McAfee
5 10 (7.63%) Symantec
5 10 (7.63%) Citrix
6 9 (6.87%) Dell
7 8 (6.11%) Splunk
7 8 (6.11%) LogLogic
8 7 (5.34%) HP
9 6 (4.58%) Brocade
10 5 (3.82%) Tandberg
11 4 (3.05%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (3.05%) Infoblox
11 4 (3.05%) Foundry
11 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
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