The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 18 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 2 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.77% 0.40% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 2.70% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Average salary £50,000 £70,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Network Security
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 37 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.85% 14.74% 23.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9 24 46
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Network Security
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Network Security Salary Trend in the Midlands

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) IronPort
2 1 (25.00%) TippingPoint
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) PCI QSA
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) HSRP
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (25.00%) IPv6
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) PCI QSA
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Websense
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (25.00%) IronPort
2 1 (25.00%) TippingPoint
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks