Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 6 months to 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 126 136
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 77 67 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.03% 1.78% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 12.41% 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29 44 66
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £37,550 £27,725 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,325 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% -3.41% -8.33%

Network Security is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 637 540 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.82% 14.33% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 389 408 539
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £23,700 £26,250 £25,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Birmingham

Network Security
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Network Security in Birmingham

Network Security
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 55 (71.43%) Presales
2 52 (67.53%) Cisco
3 49 (63.64%) Load Balancing
4 48 (62.34%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (61.04%) Juniper
5 47 (61.04%) CheckPoint
6 46 (59.74%) CCNP
7 45 (58.44%) Data Centre
8 44 (57.14%) SIEM
8 44 (57.14%) WAN
8 44 (57.14%) Fortinet
9 43 (55.84%) CCDP
10 37 (48.05%) ITIL
11 35 (45.45%) ITIL V3
12 32 (41.56%) VPN
13 30 (38.96%) LAN
14 27 (35.06%) WLAN
14 27 (35.06%) Forcepoint
14 27 (35.06%) Incident Management
14 27 (35.06%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (35.06%) Tufin
14 27 (35.06%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (35.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 27 (35.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 27 (35.06%) Software Optimisation
14 27 (35.06%) Cyberthreat
15 25 (32.47%) TCP/IP
16 24 (31.17%) DHCP
16 24 (31.17%) DNS
16 24 (31.17%) Network Design

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 19 (24.68%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.08%) Office 365
2 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.90%) IaaS
5 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (57.14%) WAN
2 32 (41.56%) VPN
3 30 (38.96%) LAN
4 27 (35.06%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (35.06%) WLAN
5 25 (32.47%) TCP/IP
6 24 (31.17%) DHCP
6 24 (31.17%) DNS
7 23 (29.87%) Cisco Firepower
8 21 (27.27%) BGP
8 21 (27.27%) MPLS
9 19 (24.68%) Ethernet
9 19 (24.68%) FWSM
9 19 (24.68%) OSPF
9 19 (24.68%) SNMP
9 19 (24.68%) SSL
9 19 (24.68%) VLAN
9 19 (24.68%) Wireshark
10 18 (23.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (23.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Chocolatey
General
1 2 (2.60%) Retail
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (75.32%) Architect
2 46 (59.74%) Solutions Architect
3 43 (55.84%) Security Architect
3 43 (55.84%) Security Solutions Architect
4 17 (22.08%) Network Architect
5 16 (20.78%) Network Security Architect
5 16 (20.78%) Presales Solution Architect
6 12 (15.58%) Technical Architect
7 8 (10.39%) Information Architect
7 8 (10.39%) Information Security Architect
7 8 (10.39%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Network Design Specialist
9 5 (6.49%) Network Specialist
10 4 (5.19%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Juniper Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
11 2 (2.60%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 2 (2.60%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 45 (58.44%) Data Centre
2 27 (35.06%) Cyberthreat
2 27 (35.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (20.78%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Unix
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Presales
2 49 (63.64%) Load Balancing
3 44 (57.14%) SIEM
4 37 (48.05%) ITIL
5 35 (45.45%) ITIL V3
6 27 (35.06%) Incident Management
6 27 (35.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 27 (35.06%) Software Optimisation
6 27 (35.06%) Vulnerability Management
7 24 (31.17%) Network Design
8 19 (24.68%) E-Commerce
9 16 (20.78%) Application Performance Management
9 16 (20.78%) Converged Infrastructure
9 16 (20.78%) DNA
9 16 (20.78%) Migration
9 16 (20.78%) Performance Management
9 16 (20.78%) Security Management
9 16 (20.78%) Value Proposition
10 13 (16.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (15.58%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (62.34%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (59.74%) CCNP
3 43 (55.84%) CCDP
4 20 (25.97%) CISSP
5 19 (24.68%) CCSE
5 19 (24.68%) IISP
5 19 (24.68%) ISSAP
5 19 (24.68%) JNCIP
6 16 (20.78%) CCIE
7 14 (18.18%) MCSE
7 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
9 12 (15.58%) MCP
10 2 (2.60%) CCSP
10 2 (2.60%) MCSA
11 1 (1.30%) CEH
11 1 (1.30%) Degree
11 1 (1.30%) OSCP
11 1 (1.30%) SANS
11 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (5.19%) GDPR
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (20.78%) VMware NSX
2 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.19%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) QRadar
2 16 (20.78%) CASB
2 16 (20.78%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Cisco
2 47 (61.04%) CheckPoint
2 47 (61.04%) Juniper
3 44 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 27 (35.06%) Forcepoint
4 27 (35.06%) Tufin
5 22 (28.57%) F5
6 20 (25.97%) McAfee
7 19 (24.68%) IBM
7 19 (24.68%) LogRhythm
7 19 (24.68%) Splunk
8 17 (22.08%) Aruba
8 17 (22.08%) HP
8 17 (22.08%) Infoblox
8 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
9 16 (20.78%) Palo Alto
9 16 (20.78%) Riverbed
9 16 (20.78%) SolarWinds
9 16 (20.78%) Sophos
9 16 (20.78%) VMware