The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 184 194 184
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 17 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 7
Average salary £51,750 £47,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.94% -26.92%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £52,500 £47,584
% change year-on-year
-3.80% +10.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3900 3894 3371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.66% 76.46% 72.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3244 3270 2857
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Network Architecture
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 11 £51,000 -
Staffordshire -2 3 £56,500 +41.25%
Shropshire +3 1 - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (55.17%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (44.83%) Juniper
4 9 (31.03%) CCNP
5 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.69%) CCIE
7 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) OSPF
7 6 (20.69%) BGP
7 6 (20.69%) Firewall
8 5 (17.24%) MPLS
8 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
8 5 (17.24%) Internet
8 5 (17.24%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 5 (17.24%) CCIP
8 5 (17.24%) F5
8 5 (17.24%) Network Design
9 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
9 4 (13.79%) JNCIE
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
9 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
9 4 (13.79%) Redback
9 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
9 4 (13.79%) Network Security
9 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
9 4 (13.79%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (6.90%) WinCC
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) OSPF
1 6 (20.69%) BGP
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) MPLS
2 5 (17.24%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (13.79%) DTS
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) QlikView
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.90%) Local Government
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
1 2 (6.90%) Games
1 2 (6.90%) French Language
1 2 (6.90%) German Language
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.79%) SQL DBA
3 4 (13.79%) DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) PLC Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) SCADA
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
1 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
1 5 (17.24%) Network Design
2 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
2 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
2 4 (13.79%) ETL
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Data Security
3 3 (10.34%) Security Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (6.90%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) ERP
4 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) VBScript
2 4 (13.79%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) CCIE
6 5 (17.24%) CCIP
7 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
7 4 (13.79%) JNCIE
8 3 (10.34%) CCSP
9 2 (6.90%) Degree
9 2 (6.90%) HND
10 1 (3.45%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) Juniper
3 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.24%) F5
4 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
4 4 (13.79%) Redback
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Allen-Bradley
5 2 (6.90%) Siemens
5 2 (6.90%) Sage
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) OPNET
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) Nokia
6 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire