The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 193 185 188
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 14 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.37% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 2
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,700 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -5.00%
Network Architecture
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4110 3510 3576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.86% 79.57% 75.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3551 2845 3096
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architecture Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Network Architecture Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 4 £53,750 +22.85% 1
West Bromwich +8 3 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £25,000 -
Coventry -7 2 £36,750 +19.51%
Warwickshire - 1 £22,500 -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture.

1 16 (37.21%) Cisco
2 13 (30.23%) Information Security
3 12 (27.91%) LAN
3 12 (27.91%) WAN
3 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (27.91%) Data Protection
3 12 (27.91%) PCI DSS
4 11 (25.58%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (25.58%) Security Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Windows
5 9 (20.93%) SQL
5 9 (20.93%) BGP
5 9 (20.93%) Network Security
6 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (18.60%) CCNP
7 7 (16.28%) Internet
7 7 (16.28%) Wireshark
8 6 (13.95%) Degree
8 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
8 6 (13.95%) Cyber Security
8 6 (13.95%) Regular Expression
8 6 (13.95%) Linux
8 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.63%) OSPF
10 4 (9.30%) Firewall
10 4 (9.30%) Security Management
10 4 (9.30%) IPsec
10 4 (9.30%) VPN
10 4 (9.30%) MPLS

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) LAN
1 12 (27.91%) WAN
2 9 (20.93%) BGP
2 9 (20.93%) Network Security
3 7 (16.28%) Internet
3 7 (16.28%) Wireshark
4 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.63%) OSPF
6 4 (9.30%) IPsec
6 4 (9.30%) Firewall
6 4 (9.30%) VPN
6 4 (9.30%) MPLS
7 3 (6.98%) DNS
7 3 (6.98%) DHCP
7 3 (6.98%) RIP
7 3 (6.98%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.98%) IGRP
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (6.98%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 19 (44.19%) Security Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Information Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Junior Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Junior Information Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Junior
5 6 (13.95%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (13.95%) Network Support
6 4 (9.30%) Security Specialist
6 4 (9.30%) Network Specialist
6 4 (9.30%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Information Security
2 12 (27.91%) Data Protection
3 11 (25.58%) Security Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Cyber Security
5 4 (9.30%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.30%) Security Management
6 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) Project Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Security
7 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.65%) Network Design
7 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.60%) CCNP
3 6 (13.95%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) CCIP
4 4 (9.30%) CCIE
4 4 (9.30%) CCSP
5 2 (4.65%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (27.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
2 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.33%) VMware