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 18 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 Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 159 122 137
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +15
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 38 82 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 1.64% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 9.77% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31 54 26
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -4.02%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
751 839 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.19% 16.75% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 647 707 558
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 18 April 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 18 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 -14 21 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Solihull - 4 £41,500 -
Coventry +8 3 £31,500 +16.66%
Staffordshire -15 3 £56,500 +41.25% 1
Worcestershire +4 2 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Warwickshire +1 1 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Shropshire -2 1 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (66.67%) Cisco
2 55 (61.11%) Firewall
3 40 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (25.56%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (24.44%) CISSP
7 21 (23.33%) WAN
8 20 (22.22%) LAN
9 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 18 (20.00%) VPN
9 18 (20.00%) Advertising
9 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (18.89%) SIEM
11 16 (17.78%) Juniper
12 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
13 13 (14.44%) Ethical Hacking
13 13 (14.44%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (14.44%) CCIE
13 13 (14.44%) CCSP
13 13 (14.44%) Ethernet
13 13 (14.44%) Risk Management
13 13 (14.44%) VMware
13 13 (14.44%) McAfee
14 12 (13.33%) Linux
15 11 (12.22%) CEH
15 11 (12.22%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (12.22%) Information Security
16 10 (11.11%) Service Delivery
16 10 (11.11%) Sourcefire
16 10 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (6.67%) Apache
2 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.44%) nginx
2 4 (4.44%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (61.11%) Firewall
2 23 (25.56%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (23.33%) WAN
4 20 (22.22%) LAN
5 18 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 18 (20.00%) VPN
6 13 (14.44%) Ethernet
7 11 (12.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (10.00%) Internet
9 7 (7.78%) DNS
10 6 (6.67%) SAN
10 6 (6.67%) MPLS
10 6 (6.67%) BGP
11 5 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (5.56%) BIG-IP
11 5 (5.56%) SSL
12 4 (4.44%) Wireless
12 4 (4.44%) Junos
13 3 (3.33%) Unified Communications
13 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) OLAP
2 4 (4.44%) MySQL
2 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 18 (20.00%) Advertising
2 7 (7.78%) Finance
3 5 (5.56%) Local Government
4 4 (4.44%) Back Office
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Security Engineer
2 21 (23.33%) Architect
3 20 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 16 (17.78%) Security Specialist
5 14 (15.56%) IT Security Specialist
6 13 (14.44%) Network Architect
6 13 (14.44%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (13.33%) Consultant
7 12 (13.33%) Security Architect
8 9 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
8 9 (10.00%) Network Consultant
9 8 (8.89%) Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Administrator
10 6 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
11 5 (5.56%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) LAMP
2 1 (1.11%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.11%) Ajax
2 1 (1.11%) JSON
2 1 (1.11%) COM
2 1 (1.11%) SOAP
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) PKI
2 4 (4.44%) Replication
2 4 (4.44%) CESG
2 4 (4.44%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (4.44%) SecurID
2 4 (4.44%) RMADS
3 2 (2.22%) NHS
3 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Linux
2 8 (8.89%) Windows
3 5 (5.56%) UNIX
4 4 (4.44%) Debian
4 4 (4.44%) SELinux
4 4 (4.44%) CentOS
4 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) SIEM
2 13 (14.44%) Ethical Hacking
2 13 (14.44%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (14.44%) Risk Management
3 11 (12.22%) Information Security
4 10 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
6 8 (8.89%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.89%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (8.89%) Security Architecture
7 7 (7.78%) Change Management
7 7 (7.78%) ITIL
8 6 (6.67%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.56%) Web Development
9 5 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.56%) Network Design
10 4 (4.44%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) Perl
2 6 (6.67%) Python
3 4 (4.44%) PHP
3 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.44%) Java
3 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.22%) Ruby
4 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (24.44%) CISSP
3 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.44%) CCIE
4 13 (14.44%) CCSP
5 11 (12.22%) CEH
6 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.00%) CCSE
7 8 (8.89%) CCNP
8 5 (5.56%) GSEC
8 5 (5.56%) CISM
8 5 (5.56%) CCNA
9 4 (4.44%) CISA
10 3 (3.33%) MCP
11 2 (2.22%) MCSE
11 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.11%) Degree
12 1 (1.11%) CCSA
12 1 (1.11%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.67%) Postfix
3 5 (5.56%) ISA Server
3 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.44%) Varnish
4 4 (4.44%) Sendmail
5 3 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.56%) Nessus
3 4 (4.44%) Nagios
3 4 (4.44%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 60 (66.67%) Cisco
2 40 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 16 (17.78%) Juniper
4 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.44%) VMware
5 13 (14.44%) McAfee
6 10 (11.11%) Sourcefire
7 9 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 9 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 8 (8.89%) F5
9 6 (6.67%) Symantec
9 6 (6.67%) TippingPoint
10 5 (5.56%) ArcSight
10 5 (5.56%) Lumension
10 5 (5.56%) IBM
11 4 (4.44%) Oracle
11 4 (4.44%) Sun
11 4 (4.44%) CA
11 4 (4.44%) Nokia
11 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Burntwood, Staffordshire
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago