The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications Security (COMSEC)
UK
Rank 862 937 928
Rank change year-on-year +75 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Communications Security 2 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.012% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.013% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Communications Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Communications Security
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Communications Security in the UK

Communications Security
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +81 2 £85,000 +51.11%
London +75 2 £85,000 +32.81%
City of London - 1 £85,000 -

Communications Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Communications Security.

1 9 (50.00%) LAN
1 9 (50.00%) VoIP
1 9 (50.00%) WAN
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
3 7 (38.89%) MPLS
4 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 5 (27.78%) Network Management
5 5 (27.78%) Junos
5 5 (27.78%) SIEM
5 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (27.78%) JSP 440
5 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Analytics
5 5 (27.78%) Database Security
5 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (27.78%) Multicast
5 5 (27.78%) Anomaly Detection
5 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (27.78%) Deep Packet Inspection

Communications Security
Top Related IT Skills 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) LAN
1 9 (50.00%) VoIP
1 9 (50.00%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
3 7 (38.89%) MPLS
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) H.323
5 5 (27.78%) ICMP
5 5 (27.78%) IGMP
5 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (27.78%) IPsec
5 5 (27.78%) Junos
5 5 (27.78%) Multicast
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Support
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Analytics
2 5 (27.78%) Anomaly Detection
2 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (27.78%) Database Security
2 5 (27.78%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (27.78%) Email Filtering
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (27.78%) Network Management
2 5 (27.78%) SIEM
2 5 (27.78%) Web Filtering
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
2 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CISSP
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) GCIH
5 1 (5.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Dell
3 5 (27.78%) EMC
3 5 (27.78%) Juniper
3 5 (27.78%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Avaya