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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 148 118 146
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 72 103 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.88% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.23% 11.23% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 68 85 61
Average salary £60,750 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £56,500 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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
875 917 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.39% 16.75% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 789 745 790
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +5 56 £65,000 +36.84% 7
Warwickshire -11 6 £35,000 +55.55% 2
Staffordshire 0 5 £48,750 +14.70%
Worcestershire -7 2 £65,000 +111.38% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £48,750 -
Coventry -11 1 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 85 (72.65%) Cisco
2 66 (56.41%) Firewall
3 63 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 52 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (39.32%) Juniper
6 37 (31.62%) McAfee
7 36 (30.77%) CCNP
8 32 (27.35%) WAN
9 31 (26.50%) LAN
9 31 (26.50%) Windows
10 30 (25.64%) CCIE
11 25 (21.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (20.51%) Data Centre
13 23 (19.66%) Linux
14 22 (18.80%) HP
14 22 (18.80%) OSPF
15 21 (17.95%) BGP
16 20 (17.09%) Wireless
16 20 (17.09%) UNIX
17 19 (16.24%) GAP Analysis
17 19 (16.24%) F5
18 16 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (13.68%) Cisco IOS
18 16 (13.68%) Spanning Tree
19 15 (12.82%) SIEM
20 14 (11.97%) VMware
20 14 (11.97%) TCP/IP
20 14 (11.97%) Wireless Security
21 12 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
22 11 (9.40%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (6.84%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.85%) WordPress
3 1 (0.85%) GroupWise
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.71%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 66 (56.41%) Firewall
2 32 (27.35%) WAN
3 31 (26.50%) LAN
4 25 (21.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (18.80%) OSPF
6 21 (17.95%) BGP
7 20 (17.09%) Wireless
8 16 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (13.68%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (13.68%) Spanning Tree
9 14 (11.97%) Wireless Security
9 14 (11.97%) TCP/IP
10 9 (7.69%) BIG-IP
11 8 (6.84%) Internet
12 7 (5.98%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (3.42%) VoIP
13 4 (3.42%) Wireshark
14 3 (2.56%) VPN
14 3 (2.56%) VLAN
15 2 (1.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Banking
2 4 (3.42%) Marketing
3 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) Network Engineer
2 26 (22.22%) Architect
3 18 (15.38%) Consultant
4 16 (13.68%) Analyst
5 15 (12.82%) Security Consultant
6 14 (11.97%) Network Consultant
6 14 (11.97%) Network Security Consultant
7 13 (11.11%) Network Architect
8 12 (10.26%) Security Architect
8 12 (10.26%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 12 (10.26%) Sales Consultant
8 12 (10.26%) Network Security Architect
9 10 (8.55%) Security Engineer
10 8 (6.84%) Team Leader
11 7 (5.98%) Cisco Architect
11 7 (5.98%) Security Analyst
12 6 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
12 6 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) HTML5
2 1 (0.85%) REST
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) XML
2 1 (0.85%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.13%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.42%) Replication
5 3 (2.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.71%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) SecurID
7 1 (0.85%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Windows
2 23 (19.66%) Linux
3 20 (17.09%) UNIX
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.42%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.56%) Solaris
8 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.85%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.24%) GAP Analysis
2 15 (12.82%) SIEM
3 12 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (5.98%) Information Security
5 5 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (4.27%) Network Management
5 5 (4.27%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (3.42%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (3.42%) Computer Security
6 4 (3.42%) ERP
6 4 (3.42%) ITIL
6 4 (3.42%) Line Management
7 3 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.56%) Patch Management
7 3 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.56%) Network Design
7 3 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.27%) C
1 5 (4.27%) SQL
2 4 (3.42%) Perl
3 3 (2.56%) C++
3 3 (2.56%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) PHP
4 2 (1.71%) Python
4 2 (1.71%) Ruby
5 1 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (30.77%) CCNP
3 30 (25.64%) CCIE
4 11 (9.40%) HP ASE
5 7 (5.98%) CISSP
6 5 (4.27%) CCNA
6 5 (4.27%) Degree
7 4 (3.42%) CCSE
7 4 (3.42%) CISM
8 3 (2.56%) CEH
9 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.71%) CISA
9 2 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.71%) CCSA
9 2 (1.71%) GCIA
9 2 (1.71%) GCIH
10 1 (0.85%) GCFA
10 1 (0.85%) SSCP
10 1 (0.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.85%) Snort
5 1 (0.85%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) SELinux
2 3 (2.56%) WSUS
2 3 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.71%) Nessus
3 2 (1.71%) Nmap
4 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 85 (72.65%) Cisco
2 63 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 46 (39.32%) Juniper
4 37 (31.62%) McAfee
5 22 (18.80%) HP
6 19 (16.24%) F5
7 14 (11.97%) VMware
8 11 (9.40%) Huawei
9 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
10 6 (5.13%) Citrix
10 6 (5.13%) Splunk
11 3 (2.56%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.71%) Veeam
12 2 (1.71%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.71%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.71%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.71%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.71%) Trustwave
12 2 (1.71%) LogRhythm
12 2 (1.71%) Sun
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 80,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90 - 120k+ & excellent, comprehensive package
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
University of Warwick
Salary: £28,695 - £37,394 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Law Society
Salary: From £35,373 to £41,616 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago