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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 164 161 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -36
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 50 38 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.78% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 5.07% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 40 31 53
Average salary £43,507 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.31% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £56,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
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
789 750 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.01% 15.31% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 667 644 729
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -7 13 £49,250 +6.48% 3
Coventry -9 10 £36,750 +16.66%
Staffordshire +5 8 £48,003 -15.03%
Warwickshire -1 7 £33,045 +20.16%
Worcestershire +5 5 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Shropshire -6 4 £36,250 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (57.41%) Cisco
2 59 (54.63%) Firewall
3 45 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (40.74%) WAN
5 40 (37.04%) LAN
6 35 (32.41%) CheckPoint
7 27 (25.00%) CCNP
7 27 (25.00%) OSPF
8 25 (23.15%) BGP
8 25 (23.15%) Windows
9 22 (20.37%) CCNA
10 19 (17.59%) VPN
10 19 (17.59%) Fortinet
11 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (16.67%) Juniper
11 18 (16.67%) ITIL
12 17 (15.74%) Active Directory
13 16 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (12.96%) EIGRP
14 14 (12.96%) Wireless
14 14 (12.96%) Information Security
14 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
14 14 (12.96%) DNS
14 14 (12.96%) Citrix
14 14 (12.96%) DHCP
14 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
15 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
15 13 (12.04%) Business Continuity
15 13 (12.04%) Network Design
16 12 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.85%) WordPress
4 2 (1.85%) Lync
4 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (54.63%) Firewall
2 44 (40.74%) WAN
3 40 (37.04%) LAN
4 27 (25.00%) OSPF
5 25 (23.15%) BGP
6 19 (17.59%) VPN
7 16 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (12.96%) DNS
8 14 (12.96%) DHCP
8 14 (12.96%) EIGRP
8 14 (12.96%) Wireless
9 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
10 10 (9.26%) RIP
10 10 (9.26%) VoIP
10 10 (9.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (7.41%) SAN
12 7 (6.48%) VLAN
13 6 (5.56%) IGRP
13 6 (5.56%) TACACS
13 6 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 26 (24.07%) Analyst
3 19 (17.59%) Consultant
4 16 (14.81%) Network Consultant
5 13 (12.04%) Security Consultant
5 13 (12.04%) Security Analyst
6 12 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 12 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
7 8 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Security Manager
8 7 (6.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Information Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.85%) HTML5
2 2 (1.85%) REST
2 2 (1.85%) HTML
2 2 (1.85%) XML
2 2 (1.85%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.63%) Clustering
3 4 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.85%) SecurID
4 2 (1.85%) Replication
4 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.15%) Windows
2 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.41%) UNIX
4 7 (6.48%) Linux
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.78%) Solaris
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) ITIL
1 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (12.96%) Information Security
3 13 (12.04%) Network Design
3 13 (12.04%) Business Continuity
4 9 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 9 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 9 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.41%) Change Management
6 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.56%) Security Management
8 5 (4.63%) Migration
8 5 (4.63%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.63%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.63%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (1.85%) Perl
3 2 (1.85%) PHP
3 2 (1.85%) C
3 2 (1.85%) C++
3 2 (1.85%) Python
3 2 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (25.00%) CCNP
3 22 (20.37%) CCNA
4 11 (10.19%) CCSE
4 11 (10.19%) Degree
5 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
6 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 8 (7.41%) CCSA
8 5 (4.63%) CISA
8 5 (4.63%) CISM
8 5 (4.63%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.63%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.63%) CISSP
9 4 (3.70%) CCIE
9 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.78%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.85%) CCVP
11 2 (1.85%) CCDP
11 2 (1.85%) MCP
11 2 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.63%) SLA
4 4 (3.70%) BS25999
5 3 (2.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.48%) XenApp
3 7 (6.48%) vSphere
4 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.78%) Snort
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.85%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.85%) Nessus
2 2 (1.85%) Nmap
2 2 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 62 (57.41%) Cisco
2 35 (32.41%) CheckPoint
3 19 (17.59%) Fortinet
4 18 (16.67%) Juniper
5 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.96%) Citrix
6 10 (9.26%) VMware
6 10 (9.26%) F5
7 9 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.48%) Dell
9 5 (4.63%) Sourcefire
10 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.70%) Aruba
10 4 (3.70%) EMC
10 4 (3.70%) Remedy
10 4 (3.70%) McAfee
11 3 (2.78%) Symantec
11 3 (2.78%) Avaya
11 3 (2.78%) Sun
12 2 (1.85%) HP
West Midlands
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Salary: £200000 per annum
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