The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Communications Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Communications Security over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Communications Security (COMSEC)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 909 924
Rank change year-on-year +67 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 2 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.010% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Median salary £85,000 £56,250 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.11% -22.41%  
UK excluding London median salary - £50,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - -37.50%  

Communications Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 71495 86758 87192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.14% 88.63% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59324 72606 71305
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Communications Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Communications Security in England

Communications Security
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Communications Security in England

Communications Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +65 2 £85,000 +32.81%
Communications Security
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Communications 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 England region with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 8 (47.06%) LAN
1 8 (47.06%) VoIP
1 8 (47.06%) WAN
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Wireless
2 7 (41.18%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) MPLS
3 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (35.29%) Unified Communications
4 5 (29.41%) SIEM
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (29.41%) Analytics
4 5 (29.41%) Database Security
4 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (29.41%) Anomaly Detection
4 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (29.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
4 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 5 (29.41%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Dell
5 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) CCNP

Communications Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) LAN
1 8 (47.06%) VoIP
1 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 7 (41.18%) VPN
2 7 (41.18%) Wireless
3 6 (35.29%) MPLS
3 6 (35.29%) Unified Communications
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
5 4 (23.53%) H.323
5 4 (23.53%) ICMP
5 4 (23.53%) IGMP
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) Junos
5 4 (23.53%) Multicast
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Design Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Analytics
2 5 (29.41%) Anomaly Detection
2 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (29.41%) Database Security
2 5 (29.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (29.41%) Email Filtering
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (29.41%) SIEM
2 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Network Management
4 3 (17.65%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (17.65%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
2 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) MCSE
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) GCIH
5 1 (5.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Dell
3 4 (23.53%) EMC
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) NetApp
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Avaya