The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications Security (COMSEC)
England / North West
Rank - 237 256
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.018% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.020% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £62,500 -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5552 4995 5843
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.38% 87.86% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4608 4156 4703
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Communications Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Communications Security
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Communications Security in the North West