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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 266 227 188
Rank change year-on-year -39 -39 +11
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 103 87 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.83% 0.93% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.83% 6.51% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 77 75 50
10th Percentile £39,400 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +18.18% +15.79%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £64,688
90th Percentile £76,750 £92,500 £87,725
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - - +9.09%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,766 1,337 1,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.28% 14.34% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,088 838
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,223 £44,250 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.46% +0.57% +3.53%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £63,575
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network Security in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network Security in the Midlands over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the Midlands

Network Security
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 3 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
West Midlands -39 84 £65,000 +1.96% 10
East Midlands -35 19 £50,000 -28.95% 9
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 45 (43.69%) Cisco
2 44 (42.72%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (41.75%) CCNA
4 41 (39.81%) WAN
5 35 (33.98%) Azure
6 31 (30.10%) Windows
6 31 (30.10%) Firewall
7 27 (26.21%) Information Security
8 24 (23.30%) CCNP
9 23 (22.33%) Identity Access Management
9 23 (22.33%) SD-WAN
9 23 (22.33%) Social Skills
10 22 (21.36%) Linux
11 21 (20.39%) Microsoft
11 21 (20.39%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (20.39%) Microsoft 365
11 21 (20.39%) AWS
11 21 (20.39%) Zscaler
12 20 (19.42%) Fortinet
12 20 (19.42%) LAN
13 19 (18.45%) Presales
13 19 (18.45%) Okta
14 18 (17.48%) Palo Alto
14 18 (17.48%) Service Delivery
14 18 (17.48%) VMware
15 17 (16.50%) Active Directory
15 17 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (15.53%) Cybersecurity
17 15 (14.56%) Project Management
18 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (33.98%) Azure
2 21 (20.39%) AWS
2 21 (20.39%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (6.80%) IaaS
3 7 (6.80%) PaaS
3 7 (6.80%) SaaS
4 5 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.91%) GCP
6 2 (1.94%) Azure Sentinel
6 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.94%) Cloudflare
6 2 (1.94%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.97%) Azure Monitor
7 1 (0.97%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.97%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (39.81%) WAN
2 31 (30.10%) Firewall
3 23 (22.33%) SD-WAN
4 21 (20.39%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (19.42%) LAN
6 14 (13.59%) Internet
7 10 (9.71%) DNS
8 8 (7.77%) BGP
8 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
9 7 (6.80%) VLAN
10 6 (5.83%) HTTP
10 6 (5.83%) tcpdump
10 6 (5.83%) VPN
10 6 (5.83%) Wireshark
11 5 (4.85%) MPLS
12 3 (2.91%) DHCP
12 3 (2.91%) LTE
12 3 (2.91%) VoIP
12 3 (2.91%) Wireless
12 3 (2.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
General
1 23 (22.33%) Social Skills
2 13 (12.62%) Multimedia
3 11 (10.68%) Law
4 9 (8.74%) Finance
5 8 (7.77%) Automotive
6 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.97%) Games
8 1 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Consultant
2 21 (20.39%) IT Manager
3 19 (18.45%) Network Consultant
3 19 (18.45%) Network Engineer
3 19 (18.45%) Presales Consultant
4 17 (16.50%) Security Engineer
5 14 (13.59%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (12.62%) Business Manager
6 13 (12.62%) Business Systems Manager
6 13 (12.62%) Systems Manager
7 11 (10.68%) Architect
7 11 (10.68%) Network Architect
7 11 (10.68%) Network Security Architect
7 11 (10.68%) Security Architect
8 9 (8.74%) Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Cloud Platform Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Lead Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) COM
2 1 (0.97%) RESTful
2 1 (0.97%) SOAP
2 1 (0.97%) Web Services
2 1 (0.97%) WML
2 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Cyberthreat
1 13 (12.62%) EPoS
1 13 (12.62%) iPad
2 10 (9.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.88%) CCTV
4 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.88%) Media Streaming
4 4 (3.88%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (2.91%) IoT
5 3 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.97%) Life Science
7 1 (0.97%) Online Games
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.10%) Windows
2 22 (21.36%) Linux
3 5 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.21%) Information Security
2 23 (22.33%) Identity Access Management
3 19 (18.45%) Presales
4 18 (17.48%) Service Delivery
5 16 (15.53%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (14.56%) Project Management
7 14 (13.59%) IT Strategy
8 12 (11.65%) Agile
8 12 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Security Operations
10 10 (9.71%) SIEM
11 9 (8.74%) Security Architecture
12 8 (7.77%) Security Management
13 7 (6.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 7 (6.80%) Ethical Hacking
13 7 (6.80%) Incident Management
13 7 (6.80%) Server Hardening
14 6 (5.83%) Employee Productivity
14 6 (5.83%) Fintech
14 6 (5.83%) Platform Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.80%) Bash
1 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
1 7 (6.80%) Python
2 6 (5.83%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (42.72%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (41.75%) CCNA
3 24 (23.30%) CCNP
4 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (12.62%) CISSP
5 13 (12.62%) Degree
5 13 (12.62%) MCP
5 13 (12.62%) MCSE
6 8 (7.77%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (6.80%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (5.83%) SSCP
9 5 (4.85%) CISM
10 3 (2.91%) CISA
10 3 (2.91%) ISEB
10 3 (2.91%) SANS
11 2 (1.94%) CEH
11 2 (1.94%) GSEC
12 1 (0.97%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.97%) ISSEP
12 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) NIST
2 7 (6.80%) GDPR
2 7 (6.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.91%) GRC
4 3 (2.91%) NCSC
5 2 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.50%) Active Directory
1 17 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.62%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.83%) iptables
3 6 (5.83%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Terraform
2 5 (4.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.97%) Nessus
3 1 (0.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (43.69%) Cisco
2 21 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.39%) Zscaler
3 20 (19.42%) Fortinet
4 19 (18.45%) Okta
5 18 (17.48%) Palo Alto
5 18 (17.48%) VMware
6 14 (13.59%) Meraki
7 13 (12.62%) Sage
8 8 (7.77%) FireEye
9 6 (5.83%) Dell
10 4 (3.88%) HP
10 4 (3.88%) Splunk
11 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.94%) F5
13 1 (0.97%) Aruba
13 1 (0.97%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.97%) Rapid7
13 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.97%) WatchGuard