The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 162 145 131
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 48 41 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.99% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 5.87% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 47
Average salary £43,507 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £32,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £52,200 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
787 698 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.75% 16.84% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 690 549 656
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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 -23 16 £65,000 +44.44%
Coventry -17 10 £36,750 +6.52% 3
Staffordshire +4 9 £52,500 +1.94%
Warwickshire -9 5 £33,045 +20.16% 3
Worcestershire -9 3 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Shropshire -13 3 £32,500 - 2
Solihull -2 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 80 (62.99%) Cisco
2 75 (59.06%) Firewall
3 58 (45.67%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (39.37%) CheckPoint
5 48 (37.80%) WAN
6 45 (35.43%) LAN
7 37 (29.13%) CCNP
8 34 (26.77%) BGP
9 33 (25.98%) OSPF
9 33 (25.98%) VPN
10 30 (23.62%) Juniper
11 29 (22.83%) CCNA
12 23 (18.11%) Fortinet
13 21 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (16.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (14.96%) ITIL
14 19 (14.96%) Load Balancing
14 19 (14.96%) Blue Coat
15 17 (13.39%) CCSA
15 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
15 17 (13.39%) EIGRP
16 16 (12.60%) Windows
17 15 (11.81%) Active Directory
17 15 (11.81%) Business Continuity
17 15 (11.81%) CCSE
17 15 (11.81%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (11.02%) Information Security
18 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (11.02%) Citrix
18 14 (11.02%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 11 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.57%) Lync
4 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (59.06%) Firewall
2 48 (37.80%) WAN
3 45 (35.43%) LAN
4 34 (26.77%) BGP
5 33 (25.98%) OSPF
5 33 (25.98%) VPN
6 21 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
7 17 (13.39%) EIGRP
8 15 (11.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (11.02%) DNS
10 13 (10.24%) MPLS
10 13 (10.24%) DHCP
11 12 (9.45%) SAN
12 10 (7.87%) RIP
12 10 (7.87%) Internet
13 9 (7.09%) Wireless
13 9 (7.09%) Junos
14 8 (6.30%) VoIP
14 8 (6.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
1 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Law
3 2 (1.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (37.01%) Network Engineer
2 26 (20.47%) Analyst
3 16 (12.60%) Consultant
4 15 (11.81%) Security Analyst
5 14 (11.02%) Network Consultant
6 12 (9.45%) Security Engineer
6 12 (9.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (9.45%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) Network Security Consultant
7 10 (7.87%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.09%) Firewall Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) Network Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Information Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) Security Manager
10 7 (5.51%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (4.72%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.57%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) Swing
3 1 (0.79%) REST
3 1 (0.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Clustering
2 10 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.79%) SCADA
5 1 (0.79%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Windows
2 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.51%) Linux
4 6 (4.72%) Solaris
4 6 (4.72%) UNIX
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (14.96%) ITIL
2 19 (14.96%) Load Balancing
3 15 (11.81%) Business Continuity
4 14 (11.02%) Information Security
5 13 (10.24%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (9.45%) Network Architecture
7 11 (8.66%) Network Design
8 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.87%) Security Management
8 10 (7.87%) Change Management
9 9 (7.09%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.30%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.72%) Network Management
12 6 (4.72%) SIEM
12 6 (4.72%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.72%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.15%) Perl
1 4 (3.15%) Tcl
2 1 (0.79%) SQL
2 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 58 (45.67%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (29.13%) CCNP
3 29 (22.83%) CCNA
4 17 (13.39%) CCSA
5 15 (11.81%) CCSE
6 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
7 10 (7.87%) JNCIA
7 10 (7.87%) JNCIS
8 8 (6.30%) Degree
9 6 (4.72%) CCIE
10 5 (3.94%) CISA
10 5 (3.94%) CISM
10 5 (3.94%) CISSP
10 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.94%) VCP4
11 4 (3.15%) CCIP
11 4 (3.15%) CCSP
11 4 (3.15%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (2.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.15%) BS25999
3 4 (3.15%) COBIT
4 3 (2.36%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (11.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.09%) XenApp
3 9 (7.09%) vSphere
4 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.57%) Snort
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 80 (62.99%) Cisco
2 50 (39.37%) CheckPoint
3 30 (23.62%) Juniper
4 23 (18.11%) Fortinet
5 19 (14.96%) Blue Coat
6 14 (11.02%) Citrix
7 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.66%) VMware
8 11 (8.66%) F5
9 9 (7.09%) Dell
10 6 (4.72%) EMC
11 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.36%) Avaya
12 3 (2.36%) Nortel
12 3 (2.36%) Symantec
12 3 (2.36%) Remedy
12 3 (2.36%) McAfee
12 3 (2.36%) Aruba
12 3 (2.36%) Sourcefire
13 2 (1.57%) Mitel
Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Easy Web Recruitment - Square Box Systems
Posted: 21 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harris Global
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £200000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £26-£32k per year depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: 6 days ago