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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 160 136 154
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +18
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 82 89 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 1.67% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.34% 9.74% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 73 73 48
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,650 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £49,900 £80,000
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
983 914 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.41% 17.12% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 847 734 885
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £39,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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
Bristol +12 39 £40,000 +5.96% 6
Wiltshire +9 19 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Gloucestershire -31 16 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Devon +4 4 £30,000 - 1
Dorset -28 3 £95,000 +123.52%
Somerset +4 1 £34,000 - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 83 (55.70%) Firewall
2 71 (47.65%) Cisco
3 67 (44.97%) Windows
4 55 (36.91%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (30.87%) Microsoft
6 44 (29.53%) WAN
7 42 (28.19%) Linux
8 39 (26.17%) LAN
8 39 (26.17%) CCNP
8 39 (26.17%) Security Cleared
9 37 (24.83%) DNS
10 35 (23.49%) VPN
11 34 (22.82%) TCP/IP
12 33 (22.15%) SQL
13 30 (20.13%) CheckPoint
14 29 (19.46%) Active Directory
15 28 (18.79%) ITIL
15 28 (18.79%) Degree
16 27 (18.12%) VMware
16 27 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (17.45%) CCNA
18 25 (16.78%) Juniper
19 24 (16.11%) Information Security
20 22 (14.77%) SC Cleared
21 21 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 21 (14.09%) Cyber Security
22 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
22 20 (13.42%) HTTP
23 18 (12.08%) LDAP
23 18 (12.08%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 16 (10.74%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.70%) Apache
2 7 (4.70%) nginx
2 7 (4.70%) Confluence
2 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (4.70%) MediaWiki
3 4 (2.68%) IIS
4 3 (2.01%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.67%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (55.70%) Firewall
2 44 (29.53%) WAN
3 39 (26.17%) LAN
4 37 (24.83%) DNS
5 35 (23.49%) VPN
6 34 (22.82%) TCP/IP
7 27 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (13.42%) HTTP
9 18 (12.08%) LDAP
9 18 (12.08%) SAN
10 17 (11.41%) DHCP
11 16 (10.74%) OSPF
11 16 (10.74%) IPsec
12 15 (10.07%) EIGRP
12 15 (10.07%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (8.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (8.72%) Wireshark
13 13 (8.72%) Wireless
13 13 (8.72%) VoIP
13 13 (8.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) MySQL
2 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Subversion
1 7 (4.70%) JIRA
1 7 (4.70%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.70%) Hudson
1 7 (4.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.34%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (9.40%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.34%) Legal
3 2 (1.34%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (22.15%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.11%) Administrator
3 16 (10.74%) Consultant
4 14 (9.40%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) Security Engineer
5 13 (8.72%) Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Network Administrator
7 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Architect
8 6 (4.03%) Management Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) Designer
9 5 (3.36%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Network Specialist
10 4 (2.68%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (2.68%) Penetration Tester
10 4 (2.68%) Security Specialist
10 4 (2.68%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) Middleware
2 6 (4.03%) LAMP
3 4 (2.68%) HTML
4 3 (2.01%) J2EE
5 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.67%) STL
5 1 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.67%) POSIX
5 1 (0.67%) WCF
5 1 (0.67%) Pthreads
5 1 (0.67%) HTML5
5 1 (0.67%) AppFabric
5 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.37%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.70%) Wiki
4 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.03%) Xbox
5 5 (3.36%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.36%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.68%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.34%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.34%) Statistics
8 2 (1.34%) SCADA
9 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) CESG
9 1 (0.67%) Open Source
9 1 (0.67%) PMI
9 1 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 67 (44.97%) Windows
2 42 (28.19%) Linux
3 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.70%) CentOS
6 7 (4.70%) Debian
6 7 (4.70%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.36%) UNIX
8 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.34%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) ITIL
2 24 (16.11%) Information Security
3 21 (14.09%) Cyber Security
4 18 (12.08%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (8.05%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.38%) Service Delivery
6 11 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.38%) ITIL V3
7 10 (6.71%) DevOps
7 10 (6.71%) Service Management
8 9 (6.04%) Business Continuity
8 9 (6.04%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (6.04%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.04%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (5.37%) Change Management
10 7 (4.70%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.70%) Software Engineering
10 7 (4.70%) Information Assurance
10 7 (4.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.15%) SQL
2 16 (10.74%) Perl
3 15 (10.07%) Java
4 11 (7.38%) Ruby
5 10 (6.71%) Python
6 9 (6.04%) PHP
6 9 (6.04%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.36%) C
9 2 (1.34%) C++
10 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 55 (36.91%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (26.17%) CCNP
2 39 (26.17%) Security Cleared
3 28 (18.79%) Degree
4 26 (17.45%) CCNA
5 22 (14.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.70%) JNCIS
7 6 (4.03%) CISSP
8 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.36%) CCIE
8 5 (3.36%) Postgraduate
8 5 (3.36%) MCSE
8 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.01%) CCSA
9 3 (2.01%) MCSA
9 3 (2.01%) HND
10 2 (1.34%) CCSP
10 2 (1.34%) CCIP
10 2 (1.34%) CISM
10 2 (1.34%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.68%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) SLA
3 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (19.46%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) Samba
4 7 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.70%) Postfix
4 7 (4.70%) XenServer
4 7 (4.70%) Snort
4 7 (4.70%) iptables
5 2 (1.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) SCCM
1 10 (6.71%) SCOM
1 10 (6.71%) SCVMM
2 7 (4.70%) ZABBIX
2 7 (4.70%) Puppet
3 6 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.03%) Salt
4 3 (2.01%) CFEngine
4 3 (2.01%) Nmap
5 2 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.67%) Nessus
6 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 71 (47.65%) Cisco
2 46 (30.87%) Microsoft
3 30 (20.13%) CheckPoint
4 27 (18.12%) VMware
5 25 (16.78%) Juniper
6 15 (10.07%) McAfee
7 12 (8.05%) Citrix
8 10 (6.71%) Sourcefire
9 9 (6.04%) F5
10 8 (5.37%) HP
11 7 (4.70%) Dell
11 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.03%) Facebook
12 6 (4.03%) Google
13 5 (3.36%) Symantec
14 3 (2.01%) Apple
14 3 (2.01%) Blue Coat
14 3 (2.01%) NetApp
14 3 (2.01%) Nokia
14 3 (2.01%) Brocade
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