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 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
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 868 875 794
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -81
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 22 30 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.027% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.032% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 8
Average salary £72,500 £100,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +214.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £36,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £105,000 £56,950
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £37,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+113.33% +18.11%

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
89980 92954 86606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.18% 82.35% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 72926 74482 71399
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 30 March 2015 within the UK.

Communications Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Security
Top 10 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 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
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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 +6 22 £72,500 -27.50%
London +6 14 £46,250 -55.95%
North West +7 4 - -
Manchester +4 4 - -
Hampshire -3 4 £80,000 -
South East -4 4 £80,000 +146.15%
Cheadle +8 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £82,500 -
Stockport - 2 - -
City of London +3 1 £50,000 -51.21%

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 19 (38.78%) Degree
2 17 (34.69%) Windows
3 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
3 13 (26.53%) Aerospace
3 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
4 12 (24.49%) Finance
5 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
5 11 (22.45%) Electronics
5 11 (22.45%) Military
5 11 (22.45%) Data Management
5 11 (22.45%) Information Management
6 10 (20.41%) Linux
7 9 (18.37%) CRM
7 9 (18.37%) ITIL
7 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
7 9 (18.37%) Coaching
8 8 (16.33%) WAN
8 8 (16.33%) LAN
8 8 (16.33%) Migration
9 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.29%) MS Office
9 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 7 (14.29%) SLA
9 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (12.24%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (12.24%) JIRA
10 6 (12.24%) Wireshark
10 6 (12.24%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (12.24%) Internet

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (10.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Office
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.08%) Windchill
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) LAN
1 8 (16.33%) WAN
2 6 (12.24%) Internet
2 6 (12.24%) Wireshark
3 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) VPN
4 4 (8.16%) Unified Communications
5 3 (6.12%) MPLS
6 2 (4.08%) 3G
6 2 (4.08%) SNMP
6 2 (4.08%) VoIP
6 2 (4.08%) ADSL
6 2 (4.08%) ATM
6 2 (4.08%) ISDN
7 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) JIRA
1 6 (12.24%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.08%) PVCS
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
General
1 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
1 13 (26.53%) Aerospace
2 12 (24.49%) Finance
3 11 (22.45%) Electronics
3 11 (22.45%) Military
4 5 (10.20%) Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Legal
6 2 (4.08%) Marketing
6 2 (4.08%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (4.08%) French Language
6 2 (4.08%) German Language
6 2 (4.08%) Italian Language
6 2 (4.08%) Japanese Language
6 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
6 2 (4.08%) Avionics
7 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Data Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Support
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Database Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Principal Security Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Development Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Configuration Controller
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) JSP
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) Motif
1 2 (4.08%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Cryptography
2 5 (10.20%) Contract for Difference
3 3 (6.12%) CCTV
4 2 (4.08%) PMI
4 2 (4.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.08%) VHDL
4 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
3 5 (10.20%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Data Management
1 11 (22.45%) Information Management
2 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) CRM
2 9 (18.37%) Coaching
3 8 (16.33%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) ETL
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.16%) Data Security
5 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.16%) Wealth Management
5 4 (8.16%) Information Architecture
5 4 (8.16%) Cyber Security
6 3 (6.12%) Data Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
1 3 (6.12%) C++
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Ada
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) Degree
2 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) HND
5 2 (4.08%) PMP
5 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.08%) DO-254
3 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (2.04%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCOM
1 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) Cadence
3 2 (4.08%) PTC
3 2 (4.08%) Xilinx
3 2 (4.08%) Altera
3 2 (4.08%) Siemens
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco