The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 12 28
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 6 28 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 4.44% 14.97% 7.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 41.79% 35.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6 27 17
Median salary £56,250 £58,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +9.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £49,200 £43,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 21 67 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 15.56% 35.83% 21.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15 66 51
Median salary £47,500 £67,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.10% +45.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £42,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Network Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Bedford

Network Security
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in Bedford.

Salary trend for Network Security in Bedford

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Bedford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
1 21 (91.30%) CCNP
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (91.30%) CheckPoint
1 21 (91.30%) CCSA
1 21 (91.30%) CCSE
2 20 (86.96%) Spanning Tree
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 20 (86.96%) OSPF
2 20 (86.96%) BGP
2 20 (86.96%) LAN
2 20 (86.96%) WAN
3 19 (82.61%) Data Centre
4 17 (73.91%) Firewall
5 14 (60.87%) TCP/IP
5 14 (60.87%) CCDP
5 14 (60.87%) tcpdump
5 14 (60.87%) Wireshark
6 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (39.13%) Network Management
8 8 (34.78%) Presales
8 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
8 8 (34.78%) MS Visio
8 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
9 6 (26.09%) Driving Licence
9 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (21.74%) F5
10 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
10 5 (21.74%) CA

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Visio
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) BGP
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco Nexus
1 20 (86.96%) LAN
1 20 (86.96%) OSPF
1 20 (86.96%) Spanning Tree
1 20 (86.96%) WAN
2 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) TCP/IP
3 14 (60.87%) tcpdump
3 14 (60.87%) Wireshark
4 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
5 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Consultant
1 14 (60.87%) Network Consultant
2 13 (56.52%) Network Security Consultant
2 13 (56.52%) Security Consultant
3 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Check Point Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (82.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (39.13%) Network Management
3 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
3 8 (34.78%) Presales
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) CCNP
1 21 (91.30%) CCSA
1 21 (91.30%) CCSE
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (60.87%) CCDP
3 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) CheckPoint
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) CA
3 5 (21.74%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
4 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) VMware