Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 147 86
Rank change year-on-year +22 -61 +18
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 74 68 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.91% 1.43% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 8.55% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 40 51 112
Birmingham median annual salary £51,500 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.75% -30.43% +35.29%
10th Percentile £32,375 £31,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,000 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +18.75%

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 596 795 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.39% 16.70% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 462 530 674
Birmingham median annual salary £40,125 £40,000 £40,178
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.31% -0.44% +0.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,975 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Network Security in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 46 (62.16%) Cisco
2 44 (59.46%) Firewall
3 40 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (47.30%) CCNP
5 28 (37.84%) CheckPoint
5 28 (37.84%) Project Management
5 28 (37.84%) Time Management
6 27 (36.49%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (36.49%) Presales
7 26 (35.14%) BGP
7 26 (35.14%) TCP/IP
7 26 (35.14%) ITIL
7 26 (35.14%) Wireless
8 23 (31.08%) WAN
9 21 (28.38%) Load Balancing
10 20 (27.03%) OSPF
11 19 (25.68%) CCNA
11 19 (25.68%) VLAN
11 19 (25.68%) SolarWinds
11 19 (25.68%) F5
11 19 (25.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (24.32%) SIEM
13 17 (22.97%) Data Centre
13 17 (22.97%) IPsec
13 17 (22.97%) VPN
14 16 (21.62%) MPLS
14 16 (21.62%) Network Design
15 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (20.27%) LAN
16 14 (18.92%) Microsoft

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 6 (8.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (17.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (59.46%) Firewall
2 27 (36.49%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (35.14%) BGP
3 26 (35.14%) TCP/IP
3 26 (35.14%) Wireless
4 23 (31.08%) WAN
5 20 (27.03%) OSPF
6 19 (25.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (25.68%) VLAN
7 17 (22.97%) IPsec
7 17 (22.97%) VPN
8 16 (21.62%) MPLS
9 15 (20.27%) LAN
10 13 (17.57%) Cisco ISE
10 13 (17.57%) Ethernet
10 13 (17.57%) SNMP
10 13 (17.57%) SSL
11 7 (9.46%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (8.11%) EIGRP
12 6 (8.11%) Unified Communications
General
1 13 (17.57%) Billing
2 10 (13.51%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Architect
2 12 (16.22%) Lead Architect
2 12 (16.22%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Network Specialist
5 6 (8.11%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Designer
7 4 (5.41%) Security Designer
7 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.05%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.57%) FlexPod
3 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.05%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (4.05%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) iPad
6 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Unix
3 6 (8.11%) Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.70%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Project Management
1 28 (37.84%) Time Management
2 27 (36.49%) Presales
3 26 (35.14%) ITIL
4 21 (28.38%) Load Balancing
5 18 (24.32%) SIEM
6 16 (21.62%) Network Design
7 15 (20.27%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (18.92%) Line Management
9 13 (17.57%) Application Performance Management
9 13 (17.57%) Converged Infrastructure
9 13 (17.57%) ITIL V3
9 13 (17.57%) Mentoring
9 13 (17.57%) Migration
9 13 (17.57%) Performance Management
9 13 (17.57%) Security Management
9 13 (17.57%) Service Delivery
10 12 (16.22%) Customer Engagement
10 12 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (14.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) C
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) C#
3 2 (2.70%) C++
3 2 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (47.30%) CCNP
3 19 (25.68%) CCNA
4 13 (17.57%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (17.57%) MCP
4 13 (17.57%) MCSE
4 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) CISSP
6 4 (5.41%) CISM
7 3 (4.05%) CCDP
7 3 (4.05%) GCIA
7 3 (4.05%) GCIH
7 3 (4.05%) GIAC
7 3 (4.05%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.05%) SANS
8 2 (2.70%) CEH
8 2 (2.70%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
2 7 (9.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.05%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.70%) COBIT
4 2 (2.70%) GPG13
4 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.35%) GDPR
5 1 (1.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) ProxySG
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.70%) Nessus
5 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 46 (62.16%) Cisco
2 28 (37.84%) CheckPoint
3 19 (25.68%) F5
3 19 (25.68%) SolarWinds
4 14 (18.92%) Fortinet
4 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.57%) Aruba
5 13 (17.57%) Brocade
5 13 (17.57%) HP
5 13 (17.57%) Meraki
5 13 (17.57%) Sourcefire
6 11 (14.86%) Palo Alto
7 7 (9.46%) VMware
8 6 (8.11%) Juniper
9 5 (6.76%) Blue Coat
9 5 (6.76%) McAfee
10 2 (2.70%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.70%) Remedy
10 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.35%) CyberArk