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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 83 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 49 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.42% 1.41% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.75% 9.68% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 46 25 24
Average salary £65,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £71,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -7.22%
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
417 279 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.60% 14.57% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 371 241 272
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 June 2015.

Network Security Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 49 (76.56%) Cisco
2 41 (64.06%) CheckPoint
3 38 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (54.69%) Firewall
5 34 (53.13%) Juniper
6 32 (50.00%) CCNP
7 26 (40.63%) CCIE
8 20 (31.25%) OSPF
8 20 (31.25%) BGP
9 19 (29.69%) McAfee
9 19 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (23.44%) GAP Analysis
11 13 (20.31%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (18.75%) F5
12 12 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
12 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
13 10 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (12.50%) HP
15 7 (10.94%) LAN
15 7 (10.94%) Linux
15 7 (10.94%) Finance
16 6 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
16 6 (9.38%) CCSE
16 6 (9.38%) Windows
16 6 (9.38%) WAN
16 6 (9.38%) CCNA
16 6 (9.38%) Data Integration
17 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
17 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
17 5 (7.81%) Sourcefire

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (54.69%) Firewall
2 20 (31.25%) OSPF
2 20 (31.25%) BGP
3 19 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (20.31%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.94%) LAN
8 6 (9.38%) WAN
9 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (6.25%) DHCP
10 4 (6.25%) DNS
10 4 (6.25%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.25%) Wireless
11 3 (4.69%) IPsec
11 3 (4.69%) BIG-IP
11 3 (4.69%) VPN
11 3 (4.69%) FWSM
12 2 (3.13%) MPLS
12 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Architect
3 7 (10.94%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Network Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Technical Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Team Leader
4 6 (9.38%) Technical Team Leader
4 6 (9.38%) Network Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Security Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Technical Design Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Technical Design Leader
4 6 (9.38%) Network Security Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.13%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) UNIX
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.69%) ITIL
5 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.69%) Network Management
5 3 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.13%) Line Management
6 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.13%) Migration
6 2 (3.13%) CRM
6 2 (3.13%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.13%) Network Design
7 1 (1.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) Tcl
3 1 (1.56%) C
3 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (50.00%) CCNP
3 26 (40.63%) CCIE
4 6 (9.38%) CCSE
4 6 (9.38%) CCNA
5 4 (6.25%) CCSA
6 2 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CEH
7 1 (1.56%) SSCP
7 1 (1.56%) GIAC
7 1 (1.56%) GCFA
7 1 (1.56%) CISSP
7 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) Snort
1 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.13%) vSphere
1 2 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SELinux
2 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (76.56%) Cisco
2 41 (64.06%) CheckPoint
3 34 (53.13%) Juniper
4 19 (29.69%) McAfee
5 12 (18.75%) F5
6 8 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (7.81%) Sourcefire
8 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.25%) VMware
9 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.13%) Sun
10 2 (3.13%) Dell
10 2 (3.13%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.13%) NetApp
11 1 (1.56%) Oracle
11 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat