The table below looks at the statistics for Communications Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 859 855 798
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -57
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 22 37 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.035% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.043% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 11
Average salary £72,500 £92,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.62% +131.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £40,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £127,150 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £42,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+88.23% +28.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Communications Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Communications Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Communications Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Communications Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Communications Security within the UK.

Communications Security Salary Trend in the UK

Communications Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Communications Security over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Communications Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Security
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
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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
England -21 22 £72,500 -21.62% 4
London +12 14 £42,500 -59.52% 2
Hampshire -9 5 £80,000 -
South East -22 5 £80,000 +93.93%
Manchester -3 3 - -
North West -10 3 - -
Cheadle +4 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £82,500 -
Stockport - 1 - -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Communications 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 Communications Security.

1 23 (40.35%) Degree
2 18 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 18 (31.58%) Aerospace
3 17 (29.82%) Security Cleared
4 16 (28.07%) Information Management
4 16 (28.07%) Electronics
4 16 (28.07%) Military
5 15 (26.32%) Windows
6 14 (24.56%) Management Information System
6 14 (24.56%) Finance
7 12 (21.05%) WAN
8 11 (19.30%) Data Management
8 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
9 10 (17.54%) Project Management
9 10 (17.54%) CRM
10 9 (15.79%) ITIL
11 8 (14.04%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) MS Office
11 8 (14.04%) VPN
11 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
11 8 (14.04%) LAN
11 8 (14.04%) Unified Communications
12 7 (12.28%) Coaching
12 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
12 7 (12.28%) MPLS
12 7 (12.28%) SLA
12 7 (12.28%) Cryptography
12 7 (12.28%) Legal
13 6 (10.53%) Internet
13 6 (10.53%) PMI

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Communications 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 Communications Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.77%) MS Project
4 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.51%) Windchill
5 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.75%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) WAN
2 8 (14.04%) VPN
2 8 (14.04%) LAN
2 8 (14.04%) Unified Communications
3 7 (12.28%) MPLS
4 6 (10.53%) VoIP
4 6 (10.53%) ADSL
4 6 (10.53%) ATM
4 6 (10.53%) ISDN
4 6 (10.53%) Internet
5 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.02%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.51%) 3G
7 2 (3.51%) SNMP
8 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) JIRA
1 6 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.51%) Subversion
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) PVCS
3 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (31.58%) Telecoms
1 18 (31.58%) Aerospace
2 16 (28.07%) Electronics
2 16 (28.07%) Military
3 14 (24.56%) Finance
4 7 (12.28%) Legal
5 6 (10.53%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (10.53%) French Language
5 6 (10.53%) German Language
5 6 (10.53%) Italian Language
5 6 (10.53%) Japanese Language
5 6 (10.53%) Spanish Language
6 5 (8.77%) Banking
7 2 (3.51%) Marketing
7 2 (3.51%) Avionics
8 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) Programme Manager
2 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 3 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (5.26%) Test Development Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Systems Support
4 3 (5.26%) Data Architect
4 3 (5.26%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Development Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Information Security Auditor
5 2 (3.51%) Principal Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) JSP
1 2 (3.51%) Qt
1 2 (3.51%) Motif
2 1 (1.75%) jQuery
2 1 (1.75%) RESTful
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
2 1 (1.75%) CSS3
2 1 (1.75%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Cryptography
3 6 (10.53%) PMI
4 5 (8.77%) Contract for Difference
5 3 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (5.26%) CCTV
5 3 (5.26%) CESG
5 3 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (3.51%) VHDL
6 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.75%) SCADA
7 1 (1.75%) Cybernetics
7 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.75%) Physics
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) RMADS
7 1 (1.75%) Statistics
7 1 (1.75%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
3 5 (8.77%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Information Management
2 11 (19.30%) Data Management
3 10 (17.54%) CRM
3 10 (17.54%) Project Management
4 9 (15.79%) ITIL
5 7 (12.28%) Coaching
6 6 (10.53%) Matrix Management
6 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.77%) ETL
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.77%) Data Security
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
7 5 (8.77%) Business Continuity
7 5 (8.77%) Information Assurance
7 5 (8.77%) Security Architecture
7 5 (8.77%) Cyber Security
8 4 (7.02%) Information Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Wealth Management
8 4 (7.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) C
1 4 (7.02%) C++
2 2 (3.51%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) Python
2 2 (3.51%) Ada
3 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Degree
2 17 (29.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) PMP
4 6 (10.53%) PMI Certification
5 4 (7.02%) HND
5 4 (7.02%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) HNC
6 3 (5.26%) CISSP
6 3 (5.26%) CISA
6 3 (5.26%) CISM
7 1 (1.75%) ISSEP
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) PhD
7 1 (1.75%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.51%) DO-254
3 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
1 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) Cadence
3 2 (3.51%) PTC
3 2 (3.51%) Xilinx
3 2 (3.51%) Altera
3 2 (3.51%) Siemens
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco
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