Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 129 157
Rank change year-on-year +25 +28 -57
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 87 72 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.34% 1.88% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.33% 12.77% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 51 46 55
Birmingham median annual salary £77,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.16% +11.76% -34.62%
10th Percentile £38,000 £33,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £62,625 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% - -24.78%

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 607 564 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.34% 14.72% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 419 436 510
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +2.56%

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 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 63 (72.41%) Presales
2 45 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 44 (50.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (44.83%) MCSE
4 39 (44.83%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 37 (42.53%) Office 365
5 37 (42.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 36 (41.38%) Active Directory
6 36 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
7 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
8 34 (39.08%) Cisco
8 34 (39.08%) Project Management
9 32 (36.78%) Load Balancing
10 31 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (33.33%) CheckPoint
11 29 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 28 (32.18%) CCNP
12 28 (32.18%) WAN
13 27 (31.03%) Juniper
14 26 (29.89%) SIEM
15 25 (28.74%) CCDP
15 25 (28.74%) Fortinet
16 24 (27.59%) MCP
17 23 (26.44%) Windows
17 23 (26.44%) SQL Server
17 23 (26.44%) VPN
17 23 (26.44%) Windows Server
18 22 (25.29%) ITIL
18 22 (25.29%) Citrix

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 9 (10.34%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (50.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (42.53%) Office 365
3 36 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (17.24%) Amazon EMR
4 15 (17.24%) Amazon Kinesis
4 15 (17.24%) Amazon S3
4 15 (17.24%) Amazon SQS
4 15 (17.24%) AWS Lambda
4 15 (17.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (17.24%) Serverless
5 2 (2.30%) IaaS
5 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.18%) WAN
2 23 (26.44%) VPN
3 20 (22.99%) LAN
4 18 (20.69%) DNS
5 17 (19.54%) Firewall
5 17 (19.54%) WLAN
6 15 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (14.94%) DHCP
7 13 (14.94%) TCP/IP
8 11 (12.64%) Cisco Firepower
9 10 (11.49%) BGP
9 10 (11.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.49%) FWSM
9 10 (11.49%) MPLS
9 10 (11.49%) OSPF
9 10 (11.49%) VLAN
10 9 (10.34%) Ethernet
10 9 (10.34%) SNMP
10 9 (10.34%) SSL
10 9 (10.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.24%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (17.24%) Amazon Redshift
2 15 (17.24%) Cosmos DB
2 15 (17.24%) RDBMS
2 15 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.30%) Big Data
General
1 1 (1.15%) Banking
1 1 (1.15%) Billing
1 1 (1.15%) Finance
1 1 (1.15%) Retail
1 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (74.71%) Architect
2 40 (45.98%) Solutions Architect
3 25 (28.74%) Security Architect
3 25 (28.74%) Security Solutions Architect
4 24 (27.59%) Technical Architect
5 16 (18.39%) Lead Architect
6 15 (17.24%) Cloud Architect
7 14 (16.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 11 (12.64%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 11 (12.64%) Network Architect
9 10 (11.49%) Network Security Architect
10 8 (9.20%) Information Architect
10 8 (9.20%) Information Security Architect
10 8 (9.20%) Presales Solution Architect
11 6 (6.90%) Security Manager
12 5 (5.75%) IT Manager
12 5 (5.75%) IT Security Manager
12 5 (5.75%) Network Specialist
13 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
13 4 (4.60%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Web Services
2 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
2 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (19.54%) Cyberthreat
2 17 (19.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (9.20%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Windows
1 23 (26.44%) Windows Server
2 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (72.41%) Presales
2 39 (44.83%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 37 (42.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 34 (39.08%) Project Management
5 32 (36.78%) Load Balancing
6 26 (29.89%) SIEM
7 22 (25.29%) ITIL
8 20 (22.99%) Customer Requirements
8 20 (22.99%) Programme Management
8 20 (22.99%) Server Virtualisation
9 19 (21.84%) Data Protection
9 19 (21.84%) Incident Management
10 17 (19.54%) ITIL V3
10 17 (19.54%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 17 (19.54%) Software Optimisation
10 17 (19.54%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (17.24%) Identity Access Management
11 15 (17.24%) Information Security
12 14 (16.09%) Network Design
13 9 (10.34%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) Java
1 10 (11.49%) PL/SQL
1 10 (11.49%) Python
1 10 (11.49%) Scala
1 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
1 10 (11.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (44.83%) MCSE
1 39 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
3 31 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (32.18%) CCNP
5 25 (28.74%) CCDP
6 24 (27.59%) MCP
7 15 (17.24%) MCSA
8 14 (16.09%) CISSP
9 9 (10.34%) CCSE
9 9 (10.34%) IISP
9 9 (10.34%) ISSAP
9 9 (10.34%) JNCIP
10 8 (9.20%) CCIE
11 4 (4.60%) CISM
11 4 (4.60%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.30%) CCNA
12 2 (2.30%) CCSP
12 2 (2.30%) Degree
12 2 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.39%) GDPR
2 8 (9.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.30%) SLA
5 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 36 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) QRadar
2 8 (9.20%) CASB
2 8 (9.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 45 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (39.08%) Cisco
3 29 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 27 (31.03%) Juniper
5 25 (28.74%) Fortinet
6 22 (25.29%) Citrix
7 17 (19.54%) Tufin
8 15 (17.24%) Forcepoint
9 13 (14.94%) F5
10 11 (12.64%) HP
10 11 (12.64%) McAfee
10 11 (12.64%) Palo Alto
10 11 (12.64%) VMware
11 9 (10.34%) IBM
11 9 (10.34%) LogRhythm
11 9 (10.34%) Splunk
12 8 (9.20%) Aruba
12 8 (9.20%) Meraki
12 8 (9.20%) Riverbed
12 8 (9.20%) Sophos