Period
to 23 September 2021

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 23 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 141 182
Rank change year-on-year -82 +41 +30
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 103 62 179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.00% 1.58% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.93% 9.01% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 77 51 126
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,750 £33,125
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £52,500 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +11.70% -6.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £60,875 £57,500
90th Percentile £89,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +1.82%

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 1,486 688 2,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.40% 17.50% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 530 1,641
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,740 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,556 £43,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,625 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 23 September 2021.

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 23 September 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -72 84 £60,000 +14.29% 18
East Midlands -63 17 £75,750 +68.33% 5
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, 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 32 (31.07%) Information Security
2 31 (30.10%) Firewall
3 30 (29.13%) Windows
4 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
5 25 (24.27%) Azure
6 23 (22.33%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (22.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 22 (21.36%) DevOps
7 22 (21.36%) Linux
8 21 (20.39%) Terraform
9 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
10 18 (17.48%) AWS
11 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (16.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (16.50%) DNS
11 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
11 17 (16.50%) Security Management
12 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.53%) Security Cleared
13 15 (14.56%) CISSP
14 14 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (13.59%) DHCP
14 14 (13.59%) Windows Server
14 14 (13.59%) Docker
15 13 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (12.62%) WAN
15 13 (12.62%) Load Balancing
15 13 (12.62%) SIEM
16 12 (11.65%) PowerShell
16 12 (11.65%) LAN

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 2 (1.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.27%) Azure
2 18 (17.48%) AWS
3 12 (11.65%) Amazon EKS
3 12 (11.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (10.68%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (8.74%) Amazon ECS
6 7 (6.80%) IaaS
7 6 (5.83%) SaaS
8 5 (4.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (4.85%) Cloudflare
8 5 (4.85%) OpenDNS
8 5 (4.85%) PaaS
8 5 (4.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.94%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.94%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.94%) Azure Key Vault
10 2 (1.94%) Serverless
11 1 (0.97%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (30.10%) Firewall
2 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
3 17 (16.50%) DNS
4 14 (13.59%) DHCP
5 13 (12.62%) WAN
6 12 (11.65%) LAN
7 10 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (8.74%) VoIP
9 8 (7.77%) SD-WAN
10 5 (4.85%) BGP
10 5 (4.85%) OSPF
10 5 (4.85%) VLAN
11 4 (3.88%) DMZ
11 4 (3.88%) HSRP
11 4 (3.88%) Spanning Tree
12 2 (1.94%) Cisco Firepower
12 2 (1.94%) Internet
12 2 (1.94%) MPLS
12 2 (1.94%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.88%) MySQL
3 3 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.91%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (11.65%) Law
1 12 (11.65%) Public Sector
1 12 (11.65%) Social Skills
2 10 (9.71%) Retail
3 9 (8.74%) Manufacturing
4 8 (7.77%) Legal
5 6 (5.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (3.88%) Finance
7 2 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.97%) Local Government
8 1 (0.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Analyst
2 15 (14.56%) Security Engineer
3 10 (9.71%) Architect
3 10 (9.71%) IT Manager
3 10 (9.71%) Security Manager
4 9 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) Network Manager
5 8 (7.77%) Security Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) Security Architect
6 7 (6.80%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Network Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Network Security Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) IT Security Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (6.80%) ARM Templates
3 5 (4.85%) ISPF
4 3 (2.91%) COM
4 3 (2.91%) Node.js
5 2 (1.94%) REST
6 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.97%) OAuth
6 1 (0.97%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.83%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (4.85%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.88%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.88%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.94%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.94%) Social Media
6 1 (0.97%) CESG
6 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.97%) iPad
6 1 (0.97%) Media Streaming
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.13%) Windows
2 22 (21.36%) Linux
3 14 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (6.80%) Unix
5 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (5.83%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.91%) CentOS
8 3 (2.91%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.07%) Information Security
2 23 (22.33%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (22.33%) Infrastructure as Code
3 22 (21.36%) DevOps
4 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.50%) Security Management
5 13 (12.62%) Load Balancing
5 13 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (12.62%) SIEM
6 12 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (10.68%) Incident Management
7 11 (10.68%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (9.71%) ISMS
9 9 (8.74%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (7.77%) DevSecOps
10 8 (7.77%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.77%) Security Operations
10 8 (7.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (6.80%) Information Security Management
11 7 (6.80%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.91%) Java
2 3 (2.91%) Python
3 2 (1.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
1 16 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.56%) CISSP
3 14 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (10.68%) CCNP
5 10 (9.71%) CISM
6 8 (7.77%) CCNA
7 5 (4.85%) CISA
7 5 (4.85%) Degree
8 3 (2.91%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.91%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (2.91%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.94%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.94%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) MCSE
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.94%) OSCP
10 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.97%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.71%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.83%) NIST
4 5 (4.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (4.85%) GDPR
4 5 (4.85%) PMO
5 4 (3.88%) SLA
6 1 (0.97%) GRC
6 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.97%) NCSC
6 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.59%) Docker
3 9 (8.74%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.97%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) Terraform
2 12 (11.65%) Kubernetes
3 10 (9.71%) Ansible
4 7 (6.80%) Consul
4 7 (6.80%) Grafana
4 7 (6.80%) Graphite
4 7 (6.80%) Opsview
4 7 (6.80%) Packer
4 7 (6.80%) Prometheus
5 5 (4.85%) SCCM
6 3 (2.91%) CASB
6 3 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.91%) Puppet
6 3 (2.91%) WSUS
7 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.94%) Opsgenie
8 1 (0.97%) QRadar
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.68%) Cisco
2 11 (10.68%) VMware
3 10 (9.71%) Palo Alto
4 6 (5.83%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.83%) HP
4 6 (5.83%) Meraki
4 6 (5.83%) Splunk
5 5 (4.85%) Aruba
5 5 (4.85%) Dell
5 5 (4.85%) New Relic
5 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.88%) Qualys
6 4 (3.88%) Rapid7
7 3 (2.91%) Google
7 3 (2.91%) McAfee
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle
8 2 (1.94%) Juniper
8 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.94%) Sony