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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 140 140 123
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 74 67 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.21% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.61% 7.23% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 63 57 59
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
859 927 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.99% 16.68% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 710 779 740
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £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 25 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 25 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 -13 30 £47,500 - 9
Warwickshire +14 11 £22,500 -41.55%
Solihull - 6 - -
Coventry 0 5 £41,405 +18.29% 1
Staffordshire -12 5 £56,500 +25.55%
Worcestershire - 4 £47,500 - 1
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 65 (59.63%) Cisco
2 57 (52.29%) Firewall
3 48 (44.04%) CheckPoint
4 32 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (24.77%) Juniper
6 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
7 23 (21.10%) VPN
7 23 (21.10%) WAN
8 22 (20.18%) MPLS
9 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
9 21 (19.27%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (17.43%) LAN
11 16 (14.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (13.76%) CCNP
12 15 (13.76%) Windows
13 14 (12.84%) Legal
13 14 (12.84%) Fortinet
14 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
14 13 (11.93%) Finance
15 12 (11.01%) Change Management
15 12 (11.01%) ITIL
15 12 (11.01%) CCSP
15 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
15 12 (11.01%) SIEM
15 12 (11.01%) Network Management
16 11 (10.09%) VMware
16 11 (10.09%) SSL
16 11 (10.09%) Internet
17 10 (9.17%) BGP
17 10 (9.17%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.50%) Apache
3 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.59%) nginx
3 5 (4.59%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.92%) Site Server
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Office
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (52.29%) Firewall
2 23 (21.10%) WAN
2 23 (21.10%) VPN
3 22 (20.18%) MPLS
4 21 (19.27%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
5 19 (17.43%) LAN
6 16 (14.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (10.09%) SSL
7 11 (10.09%) Internet
8 10 (9.17%) Junos
8 10 (9.17%) BGP
9 9 (8.26%) IPsec
9 9 (8.26%) DNS
10 8 (7.34%) EIGRP
10 8 (7.34%) OSPF
11 7 (6.42%) VPLS
12 6 (5.50%) Wireless
12 6 (5.50%) SAN
13 4 (3.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) MySQL
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) RequisitePro
General
1 14 (12.84%) Legal
2 13 (11.93%) Finance
3 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.42%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Network Engineer
2 32 (29.36%) Security Engineer
3 29 (26.61%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (14.68%) Administrator
5 15 (13.76%) Architect
6 13 (11.93%) Analyst
7 10 (9.17%) Security Specialist
8 9 (8.26%) IT Security Specialist
8 9 (8.26%) Consultant
8 9 (8.26%) Security Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Network Analyst
9 8 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (6.42%) Network Consultant
10 7 (6.42%) Project Coordinator
10 7 (6.42%) Project Support Officer
10 7 (6.42%) Network Security Analyst
10 7 (6.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (6.42%) Security Architect
10 7 (6.42%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) LAMP
2 1 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) SecurID
2 5 (4.59%) Replication
3 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) SCADA
5 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Windows
2 10 (9.17%) Linux
3 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.59%) CentOS
4 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Debian
4 5 (4.59%) UNIX
4 5 (4.59%) SELinux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
2 12 (11.01%) Network Management
2 12 (11.01%) ITIL
2 12 (11.01%) Change Management
2 12 (11.01%) SIEM
3 10 (9.17%) Cyber Security
3 10 (9.17%) Project Management
3 10 (9.17%) Network Architecture
3 10 (9.17%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (8.26%) Security Management
5 7 (6.42%) Scrum
5 7 (6.42%) Document Management
5 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.50%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.59%) Information Security
8 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.67%) Network Design
9 3 (2.75%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.75%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) Python
2 5 (4.59%) Java
2 5 (4.59%) Perl
2 5 (4.59%) PHP
3 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (13.76%) CCNP
3 12 (11.01%) CCSP
3 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.17%) CCSE
5 9 (8.26%) CCIE
6 7 (6.42%) CCNA
6 7 (6.42%) Degree
6 7 (6.42%) CCSA
7 6 (5.50%) MCP
8 5 (4.59%) CISSP
9 4 (3.67%) CEH
9 4 (3.67%) MCSE
9 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.92%) CCENT
11 1 (0.92%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.92%) CISM
11 1 (0.92%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.67%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.83%) GPG13
4 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) Postfix
4 5 (4.59%) Sendmail
4 5 (4.59%) Varnish
5 3 (2.75%) Snort
6 2 (1.83%) Squid
7 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.59%) Nagios
3 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 65 (59.63%) Cisco
2 48 (44.04%) CheckPoint
3 27 (24.77%) Juniper
4 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.84%) Fortinet
6 11 (10.09%) VMware
7 9 (8.26%) McAfee
8 8 (7.34%) Websense
8 8 (7.34%) Sourcefire
9 7 (6.42%) Fujitsu
10 6 (5.50%) Sun
10 6 (5.50%) Citrix
11 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.67%) Splunk
13 3 (2.75%) F5
13 3 (2.75%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.75%) Symantec
14 1 (0.92%) Remedy
14 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.92%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Aximis West
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 21 days ago