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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Rank 854 791 813
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +22
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 39 86 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.081% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.10% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 51
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £45,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £62,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +46.66%

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
92648 84518 90975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.58% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73866 69082 77128
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 2014 within the UK.

Communications Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Security
Top 29 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 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
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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 -68 39 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Manchester -11 12 - - 1
North West -27 12 - - 1
Cheadle -1 9 - -
London -3 6 - -
South West -17 5 - -
South East -68 5 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £40,000 -
East of England -15 4 £40,000 -
Somerset - 4 - -
Templecombe - 4 - -
Doncaster -11 3 - -
South Yorkshire -26 3 - -
Yorkshire -39 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 £40,000 -
Basingstoke -4 2 - -
Crawley -16 2 - -
Hampshire -21 2 - -
West Sussex -34 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £27,250 -
West Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £27,250 -
Northampton - 2 £27,250 -
Berkshire -8 1 - -
Reading -8 1 - -
Cambridge -10 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 57 (59.38%) Telecoms
1 57 (59.38%) Military
1 57 (59.38%) Information Management
2 56 (58.33%) Aerospace
3 43 (44.79%) Electronics
4 40 (41.67%) Degree
5 30 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 30 (31.25%) Management Information System
6 25 (26.04%) Windows
6 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
7 19 (19.79%) MS Office
8 18 (18.75%) Finance
8 18 (18.75%) Project Management
8 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
9 17 (17.71%) Chip and PIN
9 17 (17.71%) Oracle
9 17 (17.71%) Linux
9 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
10 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (13.54%) C
12 13 (13.54%) C++
12 13 (13.54%) Requirements Management
13 12 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
13 12 (12.50%) C#
13 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 12 (12.50%) Web Services
13 12 (12.50%) Change Control
14 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
14 11 (11.46%) Validation

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 19 (19.79%) MS Office
2 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.17%) MS Project
4 4 (4.17%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.04%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) LAN
2 7 (7.29%) WAN
3 3 (3.13%) snoop
3 3 (3.13%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.13%) ZigBee
3 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
3 3 (3.13%) GPRS
3 3 (3.13%) VPN
4 2 (2.08%) 3G
4 2 (2.08%) 802.11
4 2 (2.08%) MPLS
4 2 (2.08%) Internet
4 2 (2.08%) Firewall
4 2 (2.08%) TETRA
4 2 (2.08%) Broadband
4 2 (2.08%) GSM
4 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.08%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) MySQL
3 4 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.08%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (10.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.25%) NUnit
3 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (4.17%) JUnit
5 4 (4.17%) Selenium
5 4 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.08%) Toad
6 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.08%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.08%) Moq
6 2 (2.08%) FxCop
6 2 (2.08%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 57 (59.38%) Telecoms
1 57 (59.38%) Military
2 56 (58.33%) Aerospace
3 43 (44.79%) Electronics
4 18 (18.75%) Finance
5 10 (10.42%) Avionics
6 6 (6.25%) Marketing
7 4 (4.17%) French Language
7 4 (4.17%) German Language
7 4 (4.17%) Italian Language
7 4 (4.17%) Spanish Language
8 2 (2.08%) Back Office
8 2 (2.08%) Legal
9 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Analyst
3 11 (11.46%) Software Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Architect
5 8 (8.33%) Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.17%) DBA
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle Team Leader
9 4 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.17%) Change Manager
9 4 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Technical Manager
9 4 (4.17%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Change Project Manager
9 4 (4.17%) UI Programmer
9 4 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) Web Services
2 9 (9.38%) JSF
3 6 (6.25%) CSS
3 6 (6.25%) HTML
3 6 (6.25%) WCF
3 6 (6.25%) LINQ
3 6 (6.25%) Ninject
4 5 (5.21%) Middleware
5 4 (4.17%) jQuery
5 4 (4.17%) RESTful
5 4 (4.17%) HTML5
5 4 (4.17%) Backbone.js
5 4 (4.17%) CSS3
6 2 (2.08%) .NET
6 2 (2.08%) XML
7 1 (1.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 17 (17.71%) Chip and PIN
3 9 (9.38%) Device Driver
4 5 (5.21%) Human Factors
4 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.17%) Replication
5 4 (4.17%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.08%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.08%) CCTV
6 2 (2.08%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.08%) SCADA
6 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.08%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.04%) Cybernetics
7 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Physics
7 1 (1.04%) CESG
7 1 (1.04%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.04%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Linux
3 9 (9.38%) VxWorks
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.17%) UNIX
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (59.38%) Information Management
2 18 (18.75%) Project Management
2 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 15 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.54%) Requirements Management
5 12 (12.50%) Change Control
6 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
6 11 (11.46%) Validation
7 10 (10.42%) UML
8 9 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Integration Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Change Management
9 8 (8.33%) CRM
9 8 (8.33%) ITIL
10 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
11 6 (6.25%) Scrum
11 6 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (5.21%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (5.21%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) C
1 13 (13.54%) C++
2 12 (12.50%) C#
3 10 (10.42%) SQL
4 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.25%) Ruby
5 5 (5.21%) Ada
6 4 (4.17%) Python
7 3 (3.13%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.08%) VBScript
8 2 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (41.67%) Degree
2 30 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) Chartered Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.17%) CCNP
7 3 (3.13%) PMP
8 2 (2.08%) CCNA
8 2 (2.08%) HND
8 2 (2.08%) MCITP
8 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.04%) HNC
9 1 (1.04%) PhD
9 1 (1.04%) CISSP
9 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.04%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Oracle
2 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.33%) VMware
4 6 (6.25%) Primavera
4 6 (6.25%) Cisco
4 6 (6.25%) Wonderware
5 4 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.13%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) Cognos
7 2 (2.08%) NetApp
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.08%) Northgate
8 1 (1.04%) HP
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