The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Communications Security (COMSEC)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 248 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 -  
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.019% 0.035% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.039% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £51,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -12.74% -36.25%  

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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4663 5090 5422
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.44% 88.28% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3829 4195 4429
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Communications Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Communications Security
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Communications Security in the South West

Communications Security
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Bristol - 1 £51,500 -
Communications Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 South West region with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure

Communications Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Support
2 2 (40.00%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) HP