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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 147 149 150
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 75 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.45% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.38% 8.78% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 73 65 57
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
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
895 888 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.31% 16.48% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 811 725 794
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +19 58 £65,000 +40.54% 4
Warwickshire -17 8 £35,000 +55.55%
Staffordshire +5 4 £47,500 -15.92% 1
Coventry -15 2 £47,500 +14.72% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 88 (72.13%) Cisco
2 67 (54.92%) Firewall
3 61 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 52 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (31.97%) Juniper
6 38 (31.15%) CCNP
7 34 (27.87%) WAN
8 32 (26.23%) LAN
9 30 (24.59%) Windows
10 27 (22.13%) McAfee
11 26 (21.31%) CCIE
12 24 (19.67%) Data Centre
13 23 (18.85%) OSPF
14 21 (17.21%) BGP
15 20 (16.39%) Wireless
15 20 (16.39%) Linux
15 20 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (15.57%) UNIX
16 19 (15.57%) HP
17 17 (13.93%) F5
18 16 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (12.30%) SIEM
19 15 (12.30%) GAP Analysis
20 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
21 13 (10.66%) Degree
21 13 (10.66%) Cisco IOS
21 13 (10.66%) Spanning Tree
22 12 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 12 (9.84%) VMware
22 12 (9.84%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.64%) WordPress
2 2 (1.64%) Lync
3 1 (0.82%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.64%) MS Office
4 1 (0.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.82%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 67 (54.92%) Firewall
2 34 (27.87%) WAN
3 32 (26.23%) LAN
4 23 (18.85%) OSPF
5 21 (17.21%) BGP
6 20 (16.39%) Wireless
6 20 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
9 13 (10.66%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (10.66%) Spanning Tree
10 10 (8.20%) Wireless Security
11 7 (5.74%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (5.74%) BIG-IP
11 7 (5.74%) VoIP
11 7 (5.74%) Internet
12 4 (3.28%) SAN
12 4 (3.28%) VLAN
13 3 (2.46%) IPsec
13 3 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (5.74%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Front Office
5 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.21%) Architect
3 18 (14.75%) Consultant
4 17 (13.93%) Analyst
5 14 (11.48%) Network Consultant
5 14 (11.48%) Security Consultant
6 13 (10.66%) Network Security Consultant
7 12 (9.84%) Network Architect
8 11 (9.02%) Security Architect
8 11 (9.02%) Network Security Architect
9 10 (8.20%) Security Engineer
10 9 (7.38%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 9 (7.38%) Security Analyst
10 9 (7.38%) Sales Consultant
11 8 (6.56%) Team Leader
12 7 (5.74%) Cisco Engineer
13 6 (4.92%) Technical Team Leader
13 6 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 6 (4.92%) Cisco Architect
13 6 (4.92%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Middleware
2 2 (1.64%) HTML5
2 2 (1.64%) REST
2 2 (1.64%) HTML
2 2 (1.64%) XML
2 2 (1.64%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.92%) Data Integration
4 5 (4.10%) Clustering
5 4 (3.28%) Replication
5 4 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.64%) SecurID
6 2 (1.64%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.64%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) CCTV
7 1 (0.82%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.59%) Windows
2 20 (16.39%) Linux
3 19 (15.57%) UNIX
4 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.46%) Solaris
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.82%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.30%) GAP Analysis
1 15 (12.30%) SIEM
2 12 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (9.02%) Information Security
3 11 (9.02%) ITIL
4 7 (5.74%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.92%) Business Continuity
6 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.10%) Network Management
6 5 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.10%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.28%) Line Management
7 4 (3.28%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.28%) ERP
7 4 (3.28%) Network Design
7 4 (3.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (3.28%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.28%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.10%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) Java
2 4 (3.28%) Perl
3 3 (2.46%) C
3 3 (2.46%) C++
4 2 (1.64%) PHP
4 2 (1.64%) Python
4 2 (1.64%) Ruby
5 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (31.15%) CCNP
3 26 (21.31%) CCIE
4 13 (10.66%) Degree
5 8 (6.56%) CCNA
5 8 (6.56%) HP ASE
6 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.10%) CCSE
7 4 (3.28%) CCSA
8 3 (2.46%) CISSP
9 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.64%) CCVP
9 2 (1.64%) CISM
9 2 (1.64%) CEH
10 1 (0.82%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.82%) GIAC
10 1 (0.82%) GCFA
10 1 (0.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.74%) SLA
3 4 (3.28%) BS25999
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.46%) vSphere
3 3 (2.46%) Snort
4 2 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.82%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) SELinux
2 3 (2.46%) WSUS
3 2 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.64%) Nessus
3 2 (1.64%) Nmap
Vendors
1 88 (72.13%) Cisco
2 61 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 39 (31.97%) Juniper
4 27 (22.13%) McAfee
5 19 (15.57%) HP
6 17 (13.93%) F5
7 12 (9.84%) VMware
8 9 (7.38%) Citrix
9 8 (6.56%) Huawei
10 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
11 4 (3.28%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.28%) Sourcefire
11 4 (3.28%) Aruba
12 3 (2.46%) Remedy
12 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
13 2 (1.64%) Mitel
13 2 (1.64%) Avaya
13 2 (1.64%) Sun
13 2 (1.64%) Dell
13 2 (1.64%) BMC
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive Salary + fully flexible benefits scheme + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £80k Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £54000 per annum + pension
Posted: 7 days ago