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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 169 170
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +1
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 139 60 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.94% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.34% 6.94% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 108 51 39
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,507
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,000 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
758 864 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.06% 14.64% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 634 713 699
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +46 55 £42,500 +10.38% 6
Herefordshire - 20 £45,000 - 4
Warwickshire +40 19 £50,000 +50.37%
Worcestershire +6 19 £37,500 -36.17%
Coventry +12 9 £34,000 -42.37% 1
Staffordshire +8 7 £35,000 +19.65%
Solihull - 5 £31,500 -
Shropshire -8 1 £42,500 -10.52%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 171 (69.80%) Firewall
2 153 (62.45%) Cisco
3 122 (49.80%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (42.45%) CCNA
5 84 (34.29%) CCNP
6 78 (31.84%) WAN
7 66 (26.94%) Active Directory
8 65 (26.53%) Microsoft
8 65 (26.53%) Data Centre
9 64 (26.12%) LAN
10 58 (23.67%) Cisco ASA
11 56 (22.86%) Windows
12 54 (22.04%) SIEM
13 53 (21.63%) OSPF
14 51 (20.82%) ITIL
15 50 (20.41%) MS Excel
16 49 (20.00%) VMware
17 46 (18.78%) DNS
18 43 (17.55%) DHCP
18 43 (17.55%) CheckPoint
19 41 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
20 36 (14.69%) Citrix
20 36 (14.69%) Hyper-V
21 35 (14.29%) VPN
21 35 (14.29%) Linux
22 34 (13.88%) CISSP
22 34 (13.88%) BGP
23 33 (13.47%) TCP/IP
24 32 (13.06%) Cloud Computing
24 32 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.63%) IIS
3 3 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.06%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.45%) Office 365
4 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.63%) IaaS
6 3 (1.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 171 (69.80%) Firewall
2 78 (31.84%) WAN
3 64 (26.12%) LAN
4 58 (23.67%) Cisco ASA
5 53 (21.63%) OSPF
6 46 (18.78%) DNS
7 43 (17.55%) DHCP
8 35 (14.29%) VPN
9 34 (13.88%) BGP
10 33 (13.47%) TCP/IP
11 32 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (12.65%) MPLS
13 28 (11.43%) HTTP
14 25 (10.20%) DMVPN
15 23 (9.39%) IPv6
16 21 (8.57%) EIGRP
17 20 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (7.76%) SNMP
18 19 (7.76%) Wireless
19 18 (7.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) MySQL
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (6.94%) Finance
2 11 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.22%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.82%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (32.24%) Network Engineer
2 42 (17.14%) Security Engineer
3 37 (15.10%) Analyst
4 35 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 33 (13.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 32 (13.06%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (8.57%) Security Analyst
8 20 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (7.76%) Support Engineer
10 18 (7.35%) Delivery Manager
10 18 (7.35%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 18 (7.35%) Technical Manager
11 17 (6.94%) Security Specialist
12 15 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (5.31%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 12 (4.90%) Network Support
14 12 (4.90%) Network Support Engineer
14 12 (4.90%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.53%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.39%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (4.08%) Cyber Attack
5 10 (4.08%) PKI
6 9 (3.67%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.04%) iPad
9 4 (1.63%) SCADA
10 3 (1.22%) AS400
10 3 (1.22%) Clustering
10 3 (1.22%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.22%) FMCG
10 3 (1.22%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.41%) User Experience
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.86%) Windows
2 35 (14.29%) Linux
3 24 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.76%) Unix
5 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.04%) SIEM
2 51 (20.82%) ITIL
3 31 (12.65%) Information Security
4 27 (11.02%) Network Design
5 24 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (9.39%) Load Balancing
6 23 (9.39%) Service Delivery
7 22 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (8.98%) Security Operations
8 18 (7.35%) Change Control
8 18 (7.35%) Process Improvement
8 18 (7.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 16 (6.53%) Risk Management
10 15 (6.12%) PRINCE2
11 14 (5.71%) Network Architecture
11 14 (5.71%) Presales
11 14 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.31%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (4.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.41%) C
1 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 122 (49.80%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (42.45%) CCNA
3 84 (34.29%) CCNP
4 34 (13.88%) CISSP
5 22 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 21 (8.57%) SC Cleared
7 20 (8.16%) CEH
8 18 (7.35%) SANS
9 17 (6.94%) CCSA
10 14 (5.71%) GCIA
10 14 (5.71%) GCIH
10 14 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (5.31%) MCSE
12 12 (4.90%) CCSE
13 11 (4.49%) CCIE
14 10 (4.08%) CISM
14 10 (4.08%) GIAC
15 9 (3.67%) CCSP
16 8 (3.27%) Network+ Certification
16 8 (3.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.20%) PCI DSS
2 18 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 66 (26.94%) Active Directory
2 41 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (14.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.45%) Firmware
5 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (4.49%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (3.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (3.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (3.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.22%) QRadar
4 3 (1.22%) SCCM
4 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.41%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 153 (62.45%) Cisco
2 65 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 49 (20.00%) VMware
4 43 (17.55%) CheckPoint
5 36 (14.69%) Citrix
6 29 (11.84%) Palo Alto
7 27 (11.02%) Juniper
8 18 (7.35%) F5
9 16 (6.53%) Cyberoam
10 12 (4.90%) Avaya
10 12 (4.90%) Intel Security
11 11 (4.49%) LogRhythm
11 11 (4.49%) Qualys
12 9 (3.67%) SonicWALL
13 8 (3.27%) Meraki
13 8 (3.27%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.27%) Sourcefire
14 6 (2.45%) Aruba
14 6 (2.45%) Extreme Networks
14 6 (2.45%) Splunk
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 27 days ago