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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 171 172 119
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -53
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 46 41 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.79% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.99% 5.04% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 38 33 58
Average salary £41,250 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.15% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £40,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £69,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
768 814 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.34% 15.62% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 659 706 730
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -4 21 £49,250 +3.68% 1
Warwickshire 0 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Coventry -8 7 £45,000 +8.68% 1
Worcestershire -2 4 £65,000 +19.81%
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £40,000 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 54 (60.00%) Cisco
2 52 (57.78%) Firewall
3 34 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (35.56%) WAN
5 30 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 28 (31.11%) LAN
7 24 (26.67%) Windows
7 24 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 21 (23.33%) CCNP
9 20 (22.22%) OSPF
10 18 (20.00%) BGP
11 17 (18.89%) ITIL
12 16 (17.78%) Wireless
12 16 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (16.67%) UNIX
14 13 (14.44%) Juniper
15 12 (13.33%) Linux
15 12 (13.33%) Information Security
16 11 (12.22%) CCNA
16 11 (12.22%) Fortinet
16 11 (12.22%) Degree
17 10 (11.11%) Active Directory
17 10 (11.11%) SIEM
18 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 9 (10.00%) VPN
18 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
18 9 (10.00%) Network Architecture
18 9 (10.00%) CCSE
18 9 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.22%) WordPress
2 2 (2.22%) Lync
2 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (57.78%) Firewall
2 32 (35.56%) WAN
3 28 (31.11%) LAN
4 20 (22.22%) OSPF
5 18 (20.00%) BGP
6 16 (17.78%) Wireless
6 16 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (10.00%) VPN
8 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
9 7 (7.78%) DHCP
9 7 (7.78%) DNS
9 7 (7.78%) EIGRP
10 6 (6.67%) Internet
10 6 (6.67%) VoIP
11 5 (5.56%) FWSM
12 4 (4.44%) RIP
12 4 (4.44%) IGRP
13 3 (3.33%) VLAN
13 3 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.44%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Consultant
3 11 (12.22%) Network Consultant
4 10 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.78%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Architect
10 4 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) IT Security Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Network Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) HTML5
2 2 (2.22%) REST
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
2 2 (2.22%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.67%) Clustering
4 4 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.33%) Replication
6 2 (2.22%) SecurID
6 2 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) SCADA
7 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.11%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.67%) Windows
2 15 (16.67%) UNIX
3 12 (13.33%) Linux
4 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.44%) Solaris
7 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) ITIL
2 12 (13.33%) Information Security
3 10 (11.11%) SIEM
4 9 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.89%) Network Design
5 8 (8.89%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.78%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.78%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.44%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.44%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) Java
2 4 (4.44%) Perl
3 3 (3.33%) C
3 3 (3.33%) C++
4 2 (2.22%) PHP
4 2 (2.22%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 34 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (23.33%) CCNP
3 11 (12.22%) CCNA
3 11 (12.22%) Degree
4 9 (10.00%) CCSE
5 6 (6.67%) CCSA
5 6 (6.67%) CCIE
5 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.33%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.33%) CISSP
8 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.22%) CCVP
8 2 (2.22%) CISM
8 2 (2.22%) CEH
8 2 (2.22%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.22%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.11%) GIAC
9 1 (1.11%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 6 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.44%) BS25999
4 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) Snort
4 2 (2.22%) vSphere
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) WSUS
2 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.22%) Nessus
2 2 (2.22%) Nmap
2 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (60.00%) Cisco
2 30 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 13 (14.44%) Juniper
4 11 (12.22%) Fortinet
5 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.89%) Citrix
7 7 (7.78%) F5
8 6 (6.67%) McAfee
8 6 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.67%) Sourcefire
9 4 (4.44%) VMware
9 4 (4.44%) Remedy
9 4 (4.44%) HP
9 4 (4.44%) Aruba
10 3 (3.33%) Dell
10 3 (3.33%) Sun
10 3 (3.33%) Avaya
11 2 (2.22%) BMC
11 2 (2.22%) NetApp
11 2 (2.22%) Mitel
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