Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 102 154
Rank change year-on-year -61 +52 +62
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 63 119 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.11% 2.29% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 16.55% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48 80 58
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.34% +5.63%
10th Percentile £38,150 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £60,500
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.98% +1.00% +9.89%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 709 719 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.51% 13.81% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 470 464 451
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £29,975 £25,075 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,375 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -55 28 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Glasgow -35 15 £47,500 +11.76%
Falkirk +2 3 £45,000 -14.29%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £42,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £50,000 -
Fife - 1 £33,750 -
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 44 (69.84%) Cisco
2 38 (60.32%) Firewall
3 35 (55.56%) LAN
4 31 (49.21%) WAN
4 31 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (46.03%) CheckPoint
6 22 (34.92%) CCIE
7 20 (31.75%) Network Design
7 20 (31.75%) Data Centre
8 19 (30.16%) F5
8 19 (30.16%) Wireless
8 19 (30.16%) MPLS
9 18 (28.57%) BGP
9 18 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (26.98%) VPN
10 17 (26.98%) ITIL
11 15 (23.81%) CCNP
12 14 (22.22%) PowerShell
13 13 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (20.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (20.63%) Translating Business Requirements
13 13 (20.63%) Network Segmentation
13 13 (20.63%) CISSP
13 13 (20.63%) OSPF
13 13 (20.63%) Scrum
13 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (20.63%) TOGAF
14 12 (19.05%) IP Telephony
14 12 (19.05%) Zachman Framework
14 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) JBoss
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (60.32%) Firewall
2 35 (55.56%) LAN
3 31 (49.21%) WAN
4 19 (30.16%) MPLS
4 19 (30.16%) Wireless
5 18 (28.57%) BGP
5 18 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (26.98%) VPN
7 13 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (20.63%) OSPF
8 12 (19.05%) Cisco IPT
8 12 (19.05%) IP Telephony
9 10 (15.87%) EIGRP
10 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.11%) VoIP
12 6 (9.52%) WLAN
13 5 (7.94%) Internet
14 3 (4.76%) IPsec
14 3 (4.76%) SSL
14 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Architect
2 18 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 17 (26.98%) Network Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 6 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Lead Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Design Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Network Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Technical Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) CGI
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.05%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.17%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.17%) PKI
5 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
1 12 (19.05%) Ubuntu
2 4 (6.35%) Unix
3 3 (4.76%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Network Design
2 17 (26.98%) ITIL
3 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Network Segmentation
3 13 (20.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (20.63%) Scrum
3 13 (20.63%) TOGAF
3 13 (20.63%) Translating Business Requirements
4 12 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (19.05%) Zachman Framework
5 11 (17.46%) Asset Management
5 11 (17.46%) Information Security
6 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.52%) Cryptography
7 6 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (9.52%) Time Management
8 5 (7.94%) Network Management
9 4 (6.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (34.92%) CCIE
3 15 (23.81%) CCNP
4 13 (20.63%) CISSP
5 3 (4.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (3.17%) CCSA
6 2 (3.17%) CCSE
6 2 (3.17%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) CCDE
7 1 (1.59%) CCDP
7 1 (1.59%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (1.59%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSA
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Firmware
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Ansible
1 12 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (19.05%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 44 (69.84%) Cisco
2 29 (46.03%) CheckPoint
3 19 (30.16%) F5
4 12 (19.05%) CyberArk
4 12 (19.05%) Red Hat
4 12 (19.05%) Varonis
5 11 (17.46%) Charles River
5 11 (17.46%) Fortinet
6 10 (15.87%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.35%) jetNEXUS
9 3 (4.76%) Juniper
9 3 (4.76%) VMware
10 2 (3.17%) Oracle
10 2 (3.17%) Remedy
11 1 (1.59%) Citrix
11 1 (1.59%) Dell
11 1 (1.59%) HP
11 1 (1.59%) Lotus
11 1 (1.59%) McAfee