The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 97 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 23 31 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 1.97% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.24% 9.84% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 23
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,499 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
Network Security
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
279 315 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.27% 20.05% 22.10%
Number of salaries quoted 258 271 294
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,800 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Security
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Network Security Salary Trend in Birmingham

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 69 (78.41%) Cisco
2 67 (76.14%) Firewall
3 58 (65.91%) CheckPoint
4 40 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (44.32%) Juniper
6 34 (38.64%) Blue Coat
7 31 (35.23%) CCSA
8 30 (34.09%) OSPF
9 28 (31.82%) BGP
10 25 (28.41%) VPN
11 24 (27.27%) CCNP
12 23 (26.14%) Load Balancing
12 23 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (22.73%) Clustering
14 19 (21.59%) WAN
14 19 (21.59%) MS Visio
14 19 (21.59%) LAN
15 18 (20.45%) CCSE
16 16 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (18.18%) Finance
16 16 (18.18%) Solaris
16 16 (18.18%) Linux
16 16 (18.18%) UNIX
16 16 (18.18%) CCNA
17 15 (17.05%) Windows
17 15 (17.05%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (17.05%) Fortinet
18 14 (15.91%) Junos
18 14 (15.91%) Perl
18 14 (15.91%) Microsoft

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (21.59%) MS Visio
2 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (76.14%) Firewall
2 30 (34.09%) OSPF
3 28 (31.82%) BGP
4 25 (28.41%) VPN
5 23 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (21.59%) LAN
6 19 (21.59%) WAN
7 15 (17.05%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (15.91%) Junos
9 11 (12.50%) EIGRP
10 10 (11.36%) MPLS
11 9 (10.23%) Internet
11 9 (10.23%) Extranet
12 8 (9.09%) SAN
13 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
13 7 (7.95%) IPsec
13 7 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (6.82%) NAS
14 6 (6.82%) DNS
15 5 (5.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Legal
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 25 (28.41%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) Security Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 8 (9.09%) Consultant
4 8 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Clustering
2 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) UNIX
1 16 (18.18%) Solaris
1 16 (18.18%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) Windows
3 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Load Balancing
2 16 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (12.50%) Network Management
4 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.23%) Low Latency
5 9 (10.23%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 8 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
6 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (4.55%) SOA
8 3 (3.41%) Change Management
8 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.41%) SIEM
8 3 (3.41%) Product Management
9 2 (2.27%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.27%) Coaching
9 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) Perl
1 14 (15.91%) Tcl
2 2 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (35.23%) CCSA
3 24 (27.27%) CCNP
4 18 (20.45%) CCSE
5 16 (18.18%) CCNA
6 14 (15.91%) Check Point Certification
7 12 (13.64%) JNCIA
7 12 (13.64%) JNCIS
8 4 (4.55%) MCP
8 4 (4.55%) MCSE
8 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.27%) CCIE
11 1 (1.14%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.09%) XenApp
3 8 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (78.41%) Cisco
2 58 (65.91%) CheckPoint
3 39 (44.32%) Juniper
4 34 (38.64%) Blue Coat
5 15 (17.05%) Fortinet
6 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.36%) VMware
8 8 (9.09%) Citrix
9 6 (6.82%) Dell
9 6 (6.82%) EMC
9 6 (6.82%) Websense
9 6 (6.82%) Sourcefire
10 5 (5.68%) McAfee
11 4 (4.55%) F5
11 4 (4.55%) Splunk
12 1 (1.14%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.14%) Kaseya
12 1 (1.14%) Nortel
12 1 (1.14%) Sun