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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 866 868 787
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -81
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 27 39 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.034% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.041% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 13
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,300 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -27.27%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Communications Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Security
Top 16 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 28 August 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 -10 25 £50,000 +25.00% 2
London +19 13 £50,000 - 2
South West -23 4 £37,500 -
Bristol - 4 £37,500 -
South East +13 3 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire +12 3 £57,500 +43.75%
Hampshire +7 3 £55,000 -
East of England -2 3 £57,500 +43.75%
Aldershot - 3 £55,000 -
Cambridge +16 2 £57,500 -
West Midlands -5 2 £43,750 -16.66%
Birmingham - 2 £43,750 -
Huntingdon - 1 £60,000 -
Feltham - 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £32,500 -
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (51.35%) WAN
2 18 (48.65%) VoIP
3 17 (45.95%) MPLS
4 16 (43.24%) VMware
5 14 (37.84%) VPN
5 14 (37.84%) Unified Communications
6 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
6 13 (35.14%) ITIL
7 12 (32.43%) LAN
7 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
9 9 (24.32%) Juniper
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (24.32%) CCNP
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco
9 9 (24.32%) Windows
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (21.62%) Network Architecture
10 8 (21.62%) Network Management
11 7 (18.92%) Junos
11 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
11 7 (18.92%) Multicast
11 7 (18.92%) IPsec
11 7 (18.92%) IGMP
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (18.92%) JSP 440
11 7 (18.92%) OSPF
11 7 (18.92%) BGP
11 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
11 7 (18.92%) ICMP

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (10.81%) Lync
1 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) WAN
2 18 (48.65%) VoIP
3 17 (45.95%) MPLS
4 14 (37.84%) VPN
4 14 (37.84%) Unified Communications
5 12 (32.43%) LAN
6 7 (18.92%) SNMP
6 7 (18.92%) OSPF
6 7 (18.92%) BGP
6 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
6 7 (18.92%) ICMP
6 7 (18.92%) H.323
6 7 (18.92%) IPsec
6 7 (18.92%) IGMP
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (18.92%) Multicast
6 7 (18.92%) Junos
7 6 (16.22%) ADSL
7 6 (16.22%) ATM
7 6 (16.22%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Legal
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (8.11%) French Language
2 3 (8.11%) German Language
2 3 (8.11%) Italian Language
2 3 (8.11%) Japanese Language
2 3 (8.11%) Spanish Language
3 2 (5.41%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Programme Manager
3 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Designer
4 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Database Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) COM
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PMI
2 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Physics
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Network Architecture
2 8 (21.62%) Network Management
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
4 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.22%) Matrix Management
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Information Security
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
6 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
6 4 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
7 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance
7 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
7 3 (8.11%) Security Management
8 2 (5.41%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) Data Security
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) C
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) CCNP
3 8 (21.62%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) PMP
5 6 (16.22%) PMI Certification
6 3 (8.11%) CISSP
6 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.41%) ISEB
8 1 (2.70%) MCSE
8 1 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) JSP 440
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) VMware
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Juniper
3 5 (13.51%) Avaya
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Polycom
6 1 (2.70%) WorldPay
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55k + discretionary bonus
Posted: 5 days ago