The first table below looks at the demand for Network Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 127 144 112
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 87 62 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.11% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.90% 6.75% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 74 58 59
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 918 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.30% 16.49% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 725 772 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Network Security
England

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Security Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Network Security Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Security
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 Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(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 +3 41 £47,500 - 8
Warwickshire +15 11 £22,500 -41.55% 1
Worcestershire - 6 £30,750 - 1
Coventry +8 5 £41,405 +18.29% 1
Staffordshire -10 5 £56,500 +25.55%
Solihull - 5 - -
Shropshire 0 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 73 (60.33%) Cisco
2 66 (54.55%) Firewall
3 56 (46.28%) CheckPoint
4 34 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (26.45%) Juniper
6 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
7 25 (20.66%) VPN
8 23 (19.01%) WAN
8 23 (19.01%) TCP/IP
9 22 (18.18%) MPLS
10 20 (16.53%) Windows
10 20 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (15.70%) Load Balancing
11 19 (15.70%) LAN
12 18 (14.88%) CCNP
13 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (13.22%) Finance
15 14 (11.57%) BGP
15 14 (11.57%) Legal
15 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
15 14 (11.57%) Fortinet
16 13 (10.74%) Network Management
16 13 (10.74%) Junos
16 13 (10.74%) ITIL
16 13 (10.74%) Internet
17 12 (9.92%) OSPF
17 12 (9.92%) Change Management
17 12 (9.92%) Linux
17 12 (9.92%) SIEM
17 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.79%) Apache
2 5 (4.13%) nginx
2 5 (4.13%) Apache Solr
2 5 (4.13%) IIS
2 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.83%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) MS Excel
1 10 (8.26%) MS Office
2 8 (6.61%) MS Project
3 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) assyst
1 1 (0.83%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (54.55%) Firewall
2 25 (20.66%) VPN
3 23 (19.01%) WAN
3 23 (19.01%) TCP/IP
4 22 (18.18%) MPLS
5 20 (16.53%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (15.70%) LAN
7 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (11.57%) BGP
9 13 (10.74%) Junos
9 13 (10.74%) Internet
10 12 (9.92%) OSPF
11 11 (9.09%) DNS
11 11 (9.09%) SSL
12 9 (7.44%) IPsec
13 8 (6.61%) Wireless
13 8 (6.61%) EIGRP
14 7 (5.79%) VPLS
15 6 (4.96%) SAN
16 5 (4.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) MySQL
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) RequisitePro
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Legal
3 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.79%) Retail
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) Network Engineer
2 31 (25.62%) Security Engineer
3 29 (23.97%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (17.36%) Administrator
5 15 (12.40%) Architect
6 13 (10.74%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (10.74%) Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) IT Administrator
8 9 (7.44%) Security Specialist
8 9 (7.44%) Security Analyst
8 9 (7.44%) Consultant
9 8 (6.61%) IT Security Specialist
9 8 (6.61%) Network Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Security Architect
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Project Officer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Project Coordinator
10 7 (5.79%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) LAMP
2 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) SecurID
2 6 (4.96%) Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) Replication
4 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
5 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) SCADA
6 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.53%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) Linux
3 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.61%) UNIX
5 5 (4.13%) Debian
5 5 (4.13%) CentOS
5 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.13%) SELinux
6 3 (2.48%) Solaris
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) Load Balancing
2 13 (10.74%) Network Management
2 13 (10.74%) ITIL
3 12 (9.92%) Change Management
3 12 (9.92%) SIEM
4 10 (8.26%) Project Management
4 10 (8.26%) Network Architecture
4 10 (8.26%) Cyber Security
5 9 (7.44%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (7.44%) E-Commerce
5 9 (7.44%) Security Management
6 7 (5.79%) Document Management
6 7 (5.79%) Network Design
6 7 (5.79%) Scrum
6 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.13%) Information Security
7 5 (4.13%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.48%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.61%) Perl
2 7 (5.79%) SQL
3 5 (4.13%) Java
3 5 (4.13%) PHP
3 5 (4.13%) Python
4 3 (2.48%) Tcl
5 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (14.88%) CCNP
3 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.09%) CCSP
5 10 (8.26%) CCSA
6 9 (7.44%) CCSE
6 9 (7.44%) CCIE
7 8 (6.61%) MCP
8 7 (5.79%) Degree
8 7 (5.79%) CCNA
9 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.96%) MCSE
10 4 (3.31%) CISSP
11 3 (2.48%) CEH
11 3 (2.48%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.83%) GIAC
13 1 (0.83%) CCENT
13 1 (0.83%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
1 6 (4.96%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) GPG13
2 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.79%) Postfix
4 5 (4.13%) Sendmail
4 5 (4.13%) Varnish
5 3 (2.48%) Snort
6 2 (1.65%) Squid
7 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.13%) Nagios
3 1 (0.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.83%) Netcool
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 73 (60.33%) Cisco
2 56 (46.28%) CheckPoint
3 32 (26.45%) Juniper
4 27 (22.31%) Microsoft
5 14 (11.57%) Fortinet
6 12 (9.92%) VMware
7 11 (9.09%) Websense
8 10 (8.26%) McAfee
9 9 (7.44%) Sourcefire
10 8 (6.61%) Citrix
10 8 (6.61%) Blue Coat
11 7 (5.79%) Fujitsu
12 6 (4.96%) Sun
13 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.13%) Splunk
14 2 (1.65%) Symantec
14 2 (1.65%) F5
15 1 (0.83%) Aruba
15 1 (0.83%) NetApp
15 1 (0.83%) HP
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Aximis West
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 26 days ago