The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 135 159 170
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +11
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 96 69 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 1.26% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 6.48% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 79 48 49
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £80,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.06%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1015 1064 988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.27% 19.44% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 799 901 826
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,127 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Network Security
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +44 49 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Bristol +2 24 £39,750 -6.47% 2
Wiltshire -26 9 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Dorset 0 7 £42,500 +13.33%
Somerset -7 4 £37,500 +33.92% 3
Devon - 2 £38,750 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 81 (47.37%) Firewall
2 58 (33.92%) Security Cleared
3 48 (28.07%) Web Development
4 45 (26.32%) SQL
5 44 (25.73%) Computer Science
6 43 (25.15%) Cisco
7 42 (24.56%) TCP/IP
7 42 (24.56%) Windows
8 40 (23.39%) Cyber Security
9 38 (22.22%) C
9 38 (22.22%) HTTP
10 37 (21.64%) C++
10 37 (21.64%) Software Engineering
11 36 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 35 (20.47%) Java
13 34 (19.88%) Information Assurance
14 32 (18.71%) Mobile App
14 32 (18.71%) J2EE
14 32 (18.71%) WAN
15 30 (17.54%) LAN
15 30 (17.54%) Android
15 30 (17.54%) Android Development
16 29 (16.96%) Information Security
16 29 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (16.37%) Hibernate
17 28 (16.37%) BT
17 28 (16.37%) iPhone
17 28 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (16.37%) Spring
17 28 (16.37%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (16.37%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.34%) IIS
4 4 (2.34%) Apache
4 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.17%) nginx
6 1 (0.58%) Lync
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (47.37%) Firewall
2 42 (24.56%) TCP/IP
3 38 (22.22%) HTTP
4 32 (18.71%) WAN
5 30 (17.54%) LAN
6 26 (15.20%) VPN
7 15 (8.77%) Ethernet
8 14 (8.19%) VoIP
8 14 (8.19%) IPsec
9 12 (7.02%) SSL
10 11 (6.43%) LDAP
10 11 (6.43%) Internet
11 10 (5.85%) DNS
11 10 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (5.26%) 4G
12 9 (5.26%) SAN
13 8 (4.68%) MPLS
13 8 (4.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (4.68%) Wireshark
13 8 (4.68%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.51%) MySQL
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.75%) Big Data
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.17%) Subversion
2 2 (1.17%) Selenium
General
1 18 (10.53%) Finance
2 16 (9.36%) Advertising
3 11 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.92%) Back Office
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.17%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (15.79%) Consultant
2 17 (9.94%) Developer
2 17 (9.94%) Administrator
3 16 (9.36%) Analyst
4 14 (8.19%) Security Consultant
4 14 (8.19%) Development Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (7.60%) Network Engineer
6 11 (6.43%) Architect
7 9 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
8 8 (4.68%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.68%) Network Architect
8 8 (4.68%) Network Consultant
9 7 (4.09%) Systems Support
9 7 (4.09%) Senior Development Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Network Specialist
9 7 (4.09%) Technical Design Authority
10 6 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.51%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.71%) J2EE
2 28 (16.37%) EJB
2 28 (16.37%) Hibernate
2 28 (16.37%) Spring
2 28 (16.37%) Qt
3 6 (3.51%) STL
4 4 (2.34%) XML
4 4 (2.34%) HTML
5 2 (1.17%) Web Services
5 2 (1.17%) RESTful
5 2 (1.17%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.58%) Middleware
6 1 (0.58%) .NET
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.73%) Computer Science
2 32 (18.71%) Mobile App
3 28 (16.37%) iPhone
4 15 (8.77%) Cryptography
5 10 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.68%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.09%) SCADA
8 6 (3.51%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.51%) Device Driver
8 6 (3.51%) PKI
9 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.17%) Statistics
11 1 (0.58%) MPEG
11 1 (0.58%) CCTV
11 1 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.56%) Windows
2 30 (17.54%) Android
3 20 (11.70%) Linux
4 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.36%) UNIX
6 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.85%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.07%) Web Development
2 40 (23.39%) Cyber Security
3 37 (21.64%) Software Engineering
4 34 (19.88%) Information Assurance
5 30 (17.54%) Android Development
6 29 (16.96%) Information Security
6 29 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (16.37%) iOS Development
7 28 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (13.45%) ITIL
9 15 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (7.60%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.43%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (4.68%) Project Planning
12 8 (4.68%) Unit Testing
12 8 (4.68%) OO
13 7 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (4.09%) Network Design
14 6 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (3.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.32%) SQL
2 38 (22.22%) C
3 37 (21.64%) C++
4 35 (20.47%) Java
5 7 (4.09%) Assembly Language
6 4 (2.34%) Python
6 4 (2.34%) Perl
7 3 (1.75%) VBA
8 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.17%) PHP
8 2 (1.17%) C#
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (33.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (14.04%) Degree
4 19 (11.11%) CISSP
4 19 (11.11%) CCNP
5 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (6.43%) CCNA
7 9 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.68%) CCIE
9 6 (3.51%) GCIA
9 6 (3.51%) GCIH
9 6 (3.51%) GCFA
9 6 (3.51%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.92%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.92%) MCITP
11 4 (2.34%) CISM
11 4 (2.34%) HND
12 2 (1.17%) CCDP
13 1 (0.58%) ISSAP
13 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) SLA
1 9 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.92%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.17%) QA
4 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.09%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.92%) vSphere
5 4 (2.34%) Samba
5 4 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.17%) Snort
7 2 (1.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (4.09%) Backup Exec
1 7 (4.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.92%) Nagios
3 2 (1.17%) Zenoss
3 2 (1.17%) Puppet
3 2 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.17%) Netcool
4 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (25.15%) Cisco
2 36 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.37%) BT
4 26 (15.20%) VMware
5 14 (8.19%) Juniper
6 11 (6.43%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.51%) McAfee
7 6 (3.51%) NetApp
7 6 (3.51%) Oracle
7 6 (3.51%) IronPort
7 6 (3.51%) F5
7 6 (3.51%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.92%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.92%) Nokia
9 4 (2.34%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.34%) HP
9 4 (2.34%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.75%) IBM
10 3 (1.75%) Sophos
11 2 (1.17%) TOWER Software
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