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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 75 74 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 65 54 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.72% 2.60% 3.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.37% 15.74% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 52 50 54
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,148 £37,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
423 343 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.71% 16.54% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 339 312 271
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £55,000
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 20 October 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 75 (80.65%) Cisco
2 72 (77.42%) Firewall
3 64 (68.82%) CheckPoint
4 41 (44.09%) Juniper
5 39 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (34.41%) CCSA
7 31 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 31 (33.33%) CCNP
8 30 (32.26%) OSPF
9 28 (30.11%) BGP
10 26 (27.96%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (24.73%) Load Balancing
12 20 (21.51%) Network Management
13 19 (20.43%) Clustering
13 19 (20.43%) Finance
14 18 (19.35%) VPN
14 18 (19.35%) LAN
14 18 (19.35%) MS Visio
14 18 (19.35%) CCSE
15 17 (18.28%) WAN
16 16 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (16.13%) MPLS
17 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
17 15 (16.13%) UNIX
17 15 (16.13%) Solaris
17 15 (16.13%) Linux
17 15 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
18 14 (15.05%) Perl
18 14 (15.05%) ITIL
18 14 (15.05%) Windows

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (19.35%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (77.42%) Firewall
2 30 (32.26%) OSPF
3 28 (30.11%) BGP
4 26 (27.96%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (19.35%) LAN
5 18 (19.35%) VPN
6 17 (18.28%) WAN
7 16 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (16.13%) MPLS
9 14 (15.05%) Junos
10 13 (13.98%) EIGRP
10 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
11 11 (11.83%) IPsec
11 11 (11.83%) VPLS
12 10 (10.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (9.68%) Internet
13 9 (9.68%) Extranet
14 3 (3.23%) SAN
14 3 (3.23%) NAS
15 2 (2.15%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) RequisitePro
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Legal
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 24 (25.81%) Firewall Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Security Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) Analyst
5 14 (15.05%) Network Analyst
5 14 (15.05%) Security Analyst
5 14 (15.05%) Network Security Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Consultant
7 9 (9.68%) Administrator
8 8 (8.60%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.53%) Network Consultant
9 7 (7.53%) IT Administrator
10 6 (6.45%) Architect
10 6 (6.45%) Network Architect
11 5 (5.38%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (5.38%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (5.38%) Security Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Clustering
2 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) UNIX
1 15 (16.13%) Solaris
1 15 (16.13%) Linux
2 14 (15.05%) Windows
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Load Balancing
2 20 (21.51%) Network Management
3 15 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (15.05%) ITIL
5 10 (10.75%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (9.68%) Low Latency
6 9 (9.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.38%) SOA
7 5 (5.38%) Information Security
7 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.30%) Change Management
8 4 (4.30%) SIEM
8 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.30%) Coaching
9 3 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.23%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.23%) Network Design
10 2 (2.15%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.05%) Perl
1 14 (15.05%) Tcl
2 2 (2.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (34.41%) CCSA
3 31 (33.33%) CCNP
4 18 (19.35%) CCSE
5 14 (15.05%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (11.83%) CCNA
7 8 (8.60%) MCP
7 8 (8.60%) MCSE
7 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (7.53%) JNCIA
8 7 (7.53%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.23%) CCIE
10 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) XenApp
3 3 (3.23%) vSphere
4 2 (2.15%) Snort
4 2 (2.15%) Squid
5 1 (1.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (80.65%) Cisco
2 64 (68.82%) CheckPoint
3 41 (44.09%) Juniper
4 31 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 12 (12.90%) Websense
7 8 (8.60%) Sourcefire
7 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
7 8 (8.60%) McAfee
8 5 (5.38%) F5
8 5 (5.38%) Splunk
9 4 (4.30%) VMware
10 3 (3.23%) Citrix
10 3 (3.23%) Dell
10 3 (3.23%) EMC
11 1 (1.08%) Nortel
11 1 (1.08%) Sun
11 1 (1.08%) HP
11 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.08%) SonicWALL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago