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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 115 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 112 75 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.40% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.03% 8.61% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 94 66 68
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £31,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,427 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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
931 871 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.73% 16.25% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 756 739 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +18 68 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Staffordshire +1 13 £55,000 +54.92% 1
Warwickshire +15 12 £27,850 -19.27%
Worcestershire 0 5 £30,000 -26.82%
Coventry -6 5 £70,000 +86.66%
Shropshire -6 2 - -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 107 (66.05%) Cisco
2 105 (64.81%) Firewall
3 81 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 56 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (29.63%) Juniper
6 42 (25.93%) VPN
7 41 (25.31%) CCNP
8 37 (22.84%) Load Balancing
9 35 (21.60%) WAN
10 34 (20.99%) TCP/IP
11 33 (20.37%) BGP
12 31 (19.14%) OSPF
13 30 (18.52%) MPLS
13 30 (18.52%) LAN
14 29 (17.90%) Internet
15 28 (17.28%) CCSA
16 27 (16.67%) Blue Coat
16 27 (16.67%) Finance
16 27 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 26 (16.05%) Windows
18 24 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
19 23 (14.20%) Linux
20 21 (12.96%) UNIX
20 21 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
21 20 (12.35%) Clustering
21 20 (12.35%) Junos
22 19 (11.73%) Network Management
22 19 (11.73%) ITIL
22 19 (11.73%) Perl
22 19 (11.73%) MS Visio

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.32%) Apache
3 6 (3.70%) IIS
4 5 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.09%) nginx
4 5 (3.09%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (11.73%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.79%) MS Excel
3 10 (6.17%) MS Office
4 9 (5.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.62%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (64.81%) Firewall
2 42 (25.93%) VPN
3 35 (21.60%) WAN
4 34 (20.99%) TCP/IP
5 33 (20.37%) BGP
6 31 (19.14%) OSPF
7 30 (18.52%) MPLS
7 30 (18.52%) LAN
8 29 (17.90%) Internet
9 24 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (12.35%) Junos
12 16 (9.88%) IPsec
13 13 (8.02%) DNS
13 13 (8.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (7.41%) EIGRP
15 10 (6.17%) VPLS
16 9 (5.56%) Extranet
16 9 (5.56%) WLAN
17 8 (4.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.70%) MySQL
1 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) RequisitePro
General
1 27 (16.67%) Finance
2 17 (10.49%) Legal
3 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.70%) Retail
5 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 32 (19.75%) Network Security Engineer
2 32 (19.75%) Security Engineer
3 27 (16.67%) Administrator
4 23 (14.20%) Firewall Engineer
5 20 (12.35%) Analyst
6 19 (11.73%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (11.11%) Architect
8 17 (10.49%) Security Analyst
9 16 (9.88%) IT Administrator
10 15 (9.26%) Network Analyst
11 14 (8.64%) Network Security Analyst
12 11 (6.79%) Network Architect
13 10 (6.17%) Security Architect
13 10 (6.17%) Consultant
14 9 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (5.56%) Network Administrator
15 8 (4.94%) Network Security Architect
15 8 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.09%) LAMP
2 2 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.35%) Clustering
2 6 (3.70%) SecurID
2 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.09%) Replication
4 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.62%) SCADA
6 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.05%) Windows
2 23 (14.20%) Linux
3 21 (12.96%) UNIX
4 15 (9.26%) Solaris
5 13 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.09%) SELinux
6 5 (3.09%) Debian
6 5 (3.09%) CentOS
6 5 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.84%) Load Balancing
2 19 (11.73%) Network Management
2 19 (11.73%) ITIL
3 15 (9.26%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce
5 12 (7.41%) Network Design
5 12 (7.41%) Project Management
6 11 (6.79%) Network Architecture
7 10 (6.17%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.17%) Security Management
7 10 (6.17%) Cyber Security
8 9 (5.56%) Low Latency
8 9 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 9 (5.56%) Change Management
8 9 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (5.56%) SIEM
9 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.32%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.73%) Perl
2 14 (8.64%) Tcl
3 8 (4.94%) SQL
4 5 (3.09%) Java
4 5 (3.09%) PHP
4 5 (3.09%) Python
5 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (25.31%) CCNP
3 28 (17.28%) CCSA
4 17 (10.49%) CCNA
5 14 (8.64%) CCSE
5 14 (8.64%) Check Point Certification
6 13 (8.02%) CCIE
7 11 (6.79%) CCSP
8 10 (6.17%) Degree
9 9 (5.56%) MCSE
9 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (4.94%) MCP
11 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.47%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.47%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.47%) CISSP
13 3 (1.85%) CCIP
14 1 (0.62%) MCT
14 1 (0.62%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) SLA
2 6 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.23%) GPG13
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.32%) Postfix
4 5 (3.09%) Sendmail
4 5 (3.09%) Varnish
5 3 (1.85%) Snort
6 2 (1.23%) Squid
7 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.09%) Nagios
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (66.05%) Cisco
2 81 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 48 (29.63%) Juniper
4 27 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 27 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (9.88%) Fortinet
6 14 (8.64%) VMware
6 14 (8.64%) Citrix
6 14 (8.64%) McAfee
7 13 (8.02%) Sourcefire
8 11 (6.79%) Websense
9 8 (4.94%) Splunk
10 6 (3.70%) Fujitsu
10 6 (3.70%) Sun
11 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.47%) F5
13 2 (1.23%) SAP
14 1 (0.62%) Meru Networks
14 1 (0.62%) HP
14 1 (0.62%) Nortel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago