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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 944 960 953
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 12 19 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.020% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 1
Average salary £50,000 £80,000 £105,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% -23.80%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £82,500 -
% change year-on-year
-39.39% -

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
90545 95411 102003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.61% 85.93% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75257 77107 82195
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Communications Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Security
Top 17 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 29 April 2016. 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 -4 10 £50,000 -37.50%
South East +35 3 £52,000 -36.96%
South West - 3 £50,000 -
Hampshire +17 1 £80,000 -3.03%
North West +10 1 £62,500 -
Southampton +3 1 £80,000 -3.03%
Manchester +3 1 £62,500 -
London -3 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £36,000 -
Scotland - 1 £36,000 -
Reading - 1 £52,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £52,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £45,000 -
Swindon - 1 £50,000 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £50,000 -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (38.46%) ITIL
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco
1 10 (38.46%) CCNP
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) Juniper
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (30.77%) VoIP
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Dell
4 7 (26.92%) EMC
4 7 (26.92%) SNMP
4 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 7 (26.92%) C
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
4 7 (26.92%) MPLS
4 7 (26.92%) OSPF
4 7 (26.92%) BGP
4 7 (26.92%) H.323
4 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
4 7 (26.92%) ICMP
4 7 (26.92%) IPsec
4 7 (26.92%) IGMP

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) LAN
2 8 (30.77%) VoIP
2 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 7 (26.92%) BGP
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
3 7 (26.92%) H.323
3 7 (26.92%) ICMP
3 7 (26.92%) IGMP
3 7 (26.92%) IPsec
3 7 (26.92%) Junos
3 7 (26.92%) MPLS
3 7 (26.92%) Multicast
3 7 (26.92%) OSPF
3 7 (26.92%) SNMP
3 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) Unified Communications
4 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 5 (19.23%) Firewall
6 3 (11.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Design Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Implementation Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) IT Engineer
1 7 (26.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) IT Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Operations Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Presales Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) CGI
1 2 (7.69%) OAuth
1 2 (7.69%) REST
1 2 (7.69%) SAML
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Network Management
3 5 (19.23%) Information Security
3 5 (19.23%) Presales
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Internal Audit
5 2 (7.69%) Logistics
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Product Management
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) CCNP
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (7.69%) CISA
6 2 (7.69%) CISM
6 2 (7.69%) CISSP
6 2 (7.69%) IISP
6 2 (7.69%) MBCS
6 2 (7.69%) QiCA
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) JSP 440
2 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.69%) QA
4 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Juniper
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Dell
4 7 (26.92%) EMC
4 7 (26.92%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Meraki
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam