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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 143 143 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 65 64 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.29% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 7.37% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57 46 70
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £29,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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
891 868 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.27% 17.43% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 784 690 719
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,400
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 December 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 December 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 -26 30 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Solihull - 9 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +1 7 £35,000 +16.66%
Staffordshire +8 6 £52,500 +3.44%
Coventry -6 6 £38,500 -5.52% 3
Shropshire -1 3 - - 1
Worcestershire +13 1 £26,000 -10.34%
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 123 (69.49%) Firewall
2 118 (66.67%) Cisco
3 87 (49.15%) CheckPoint
4 75 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (29.94%) Juniper
5 53 (29.94%) CCNP
6 51 (28.81%) WAN
7 50 (28.25%) VPN
8 47 (26.55%) LAN
9 44 (24.86%) BGP
10 42 (23.73%) OSPF
11 40 (22.60%) Load Balancing
12 37 (20.90%) Blue Coat
12 37 (20.90%) CCNA
13 35 (19.77%) TCP/IP
13 35 (19.77%) CCSA
14 30 (16.95%) Windows
15 29 (16.38%) MPLS
16 28 (15.82%) Microsoft
16 28 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (15.25%) Internet
18 25 (14.12%) Active Directory
19 23 (12.99%) CCSE
20 22 (12.43%) Clustering
20 22 (12.43%) Fortinet
20 22 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (12.43%) Finance
20 22 (12.43%) Citrix
20 22 (12.43%) MS Visio
21 21 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (6.21%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.39%) IIS
5 2 (1.13%) Apache
5 2 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (12.43%) MS Visio
2 16 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.95%) MS Project
3 7 (3.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (69.49%) Firewall
2 51 (28.81%) WAN
3 50 (28.25%) VPN
4 47 (26.55%) LAN
5 44 (24.86%) BGP
6 42 (23.73%) OSPF
7 35 (19.77%) TCP/IP
8 29 (16.38%) MPLS
9 28 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (15.25%) Internet
11 21 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (11.30%) EIGRP
13 19 (10.73%) Junos
14 16 (9.04%) IPsec
15 15 (8.47%) DNS
16 13 (7.34%) VLAN
17 11 (6.21%) DHCP
17 11 (6.21%) SAN
18 9 (5.08%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) RequisitePro
General
1 22 (12.43%) Finance
2 13 (7.34%) Legal
3 8 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.26%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.13%) Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (33.90%) Network Engineer
2 35 (19.77%) Analyst
3 25 (14.12%) Firewall Engineer
4 24 (13.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (13.56%) Security Engineer
5 23 (12.99%) Security Analyst
6 20 (11.30%) Administrator
7 17 (9.60%) Network Analyst
7 17 (9.60%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (8.47%) IT Administrator
9 14 (7.91%) Network Security Analyst
10 12 (6.78%) Consultant
10 12 (6.78%) Architect
11 11 (6.21%) Network Consultant
12 10 (5.65%) Security Consultant
12 10 (5.65%) Senior Network Engineer
12 10 (5.65%) Cisco Engineer
12 10 (5.65%) Network Security Consultant
13 9 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 9 (5.08%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.43%) Clustering
2 10 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.56%) SCADA
5 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.95%) Windows
2 22 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (10.17%) Linux
4 17 (9.60%) UNIX
5 16 (9.04%) Solaris
6 6 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.60%) Load Balancing
2 21 (11.86%) Network Management
3 20 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (10.73%) ITIL
5 18 (10.17%) Network Design
5 18 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
6 16 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (7.91%) Information Security
7 14 (7.91%) E-Commerce
7 14 (7.91%) Security Management
8 11 (6.21%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (5.65%) Change Management
10 9 (5.08%) Business Continuity
10 9 (5.08%) Low Latency
10 9 (5.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 8 (4.52%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.52%) Project Management
11 8 (4.52%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.95%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (3.95%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.91%) Perl
1 14 (7.91%) Tcl
2 3 (1.69%) SQL
3 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 75 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (29.94%) CCNP
3 37 (20.90%) CCNA
4 35 (19.77%) CCSA
5 23 (12.99%) CCSE
6 14 (7.91%) Check Point Certification
7 12 (6.78%) JNCIA
7 12 (6.78%) JNCIS
8 11 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (6.21%) CCIE
9 10 (5.65%) MCSE
10 8 (4.52%) CCSP
10 8 (4.52%) Degree
10 8 (4.52%) MCP
10 8 (4.52%) SC Cleared
10 8 (4.52%) Security Cleared
11 7 (3.95%) CISSP
12 5 (2.82%) CISA
12 5 (2.82%) CISM
13 4 (2.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 10 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.39%) SLA
4 5 (2.82%) COBIT
5 4 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.52%) XenApp
3 8 (4.52%) vSphere
4 3 (1.69%) Snort
5 2 (1.13%) Squid
5 2 (1.13%) Postfix
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.13%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.56%) WSUS
3 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 118 (66.67%) Cisco
2 87 (49.15%) CheckPoint
3 53 (29.94%) Juniper
4 37 (20.90%) Blue Coat
5 28 (15.82%) Microsoft
6 22 (12.43%) Citrix
6 22 (12.43%) Fortinet
7 17 (9.60%) VMware
8 12 (6.78%) F5
9 10 (5.65%) Sourcefire
9 10 (5.65%) Websense
10 7 (3.95%) McAfee
10 7 (3.95%) Dell
11 6 (3.39%) EMC
12 5 (2.82%) Splunk
13 3 (1.69%) Nortel
13 3 (1.69%) SAP
14 2 (1.13%) HP
14 2 (1.13%) Symantec
14 2 (1.13%) Nokia
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus £10,000 annual bonus budget
Posted: 7 days ago