Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 221 155 170
Rank change year-on-year -66 +15 +22
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 111 86 167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.07% 1.56% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 9.65% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 76 67 121
10th Percentile £31,259 £29,360 £33,750
25th Percentile £39,625 £36,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £74,375 £73,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +11.11%

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 1,597 891 1,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.37% 16.19% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 708 1,461
10th Percentile £25,375 £26,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -33 84 £50,750 -3.33% 19
East Midlands -63 25 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 53 (47.75%) Firewall
2 35 (31.53%) VPN
2 35 (31.53%) Cisco
3 32 (28.83%) Information Security
4 31 (27.93%) Windows
5 29 (26.13%) WAN
5 29 (26.13%) Azure
6 27 (24.32%) LAN
7 26 (23.42%) Active Directory
8 25 (22.52%) VMware
9 23 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (20.72%) DNS
10 22 (19.82%) Linux
10 22 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
12 20 (18.02%) Microsoft 365
12 20 (18.02%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (18.02%) Manufacturing
12 20 (18.02%) HP
12 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (16.22%) SQL
13 18 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (15.32%) Management Information System
14 17 (15.32%) BGP
14 17 (15.32%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (15.32%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (14.41%) CCNA
16 15 (13.51%) SCCM
16 15 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (13.51%) Windows 10

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 11 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.13%) Azure
2 20 (18.02%) Azure Active Directory
2 20 (18.02%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (10.81%) AWS
4 11 (9.91%) OneDrive
5 9 (8.11%) Azure Monitor
6 6 (5.41%) Cloudflare
6 6 (5.41%) OpenDNS
7 5 (4.50%) Azure Key Vault
7 5 (4.50%) IaaS
7 5 (4.50%) SaaS
8 3 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.80%) PaaS
10 1 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.90%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.90%) Serverless
10 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (47.75%) Firewall
2 35 (31.53%) VPN
3 29 (26.13%) WAN
4 27 (24.32%) LAN
5 23 (20.72%) DNS
6 18 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (15.32%) BGP
8 12 (10.81%) TCP/IP
9 11 (9.91%) DHCP
9 11 (9.91%) MPLS
10 10 (9.01%) OSPF
10 10 (9.01%) Wireless
11 9 (8.11%) VoIP
12 8 (7.21%) HTTP
12 8 (7.21%) tcpdump
12 8 (7.21%) Wireshark
13 7 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (5.41%) SD-WAN
15 5 (4.50%) IPsec
15 5 (4.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.70%) MySQL
3 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
General
1 20 (18.02%) Manufacturing
2 14 (12.61%) Social Skills
3 13 (11.71%) Finance
4 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.21%) Public Sector
6 7 (6.31%) German Language
6 7 (6.31%) Law
7 6 (5.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 4 (3.60%) Retail
9 2 (1.80%) Legal
10 1 (0.90%) Automotive
10 1 (0.90%) Marketing
10 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Analyst
2 21 (18.92%) Network Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Security Analyst
4 13 (11.71%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.91%) Architect
6 10 (9.01%) IT Analyst
6 10 (9.01%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Platform Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) Network Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) Security Architect
9 7 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) ARM Templates
2 3 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.90%) ISPF
3 1 (0.90%) OAuth
3 1 (0.90%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.90%) RESTful
3 1 (0.90%) SAML
3 1 (0.90%) SOAP
3 1 (0.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Social Media
7 1 (0.90%) CCTV
7 1 (0.90%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.90%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) PKI
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.93%) Windows
2 22 (19.82%) Linux
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.51%) Windows 10
5 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (3.60%) Unix
6 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) CentOS
8 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.83%) Information Security
2 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.32%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (12.61%) DevOps
6 13 (11.71%) Service Delivery
7 12 (10.81%) Fintech
7 12 (10.81%) ITIL
7 12 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (9.91%) Preventative Maintenance
8 11 (9.91%) Storage Management
8 11 (9.91%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (9.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (9.01%) Security Operations
10 9 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (8.11%) Incident Management
10 9 (8.11%) SIEM
11 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (7.21%) Network Segmentation
11 8 (7.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.22%) SQL
2 8 (7.21%) Python
2 8 (7.21%) Shell Script
3 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (20.72%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (15.32%) CompTIA Security+
3 16 (14.41%) CCNA
4 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
4 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.91%) CCNP
5 11 (9.91%) CISSP
5 11 (9.91%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (8.11%) Degree
6 9 (8.11%) SSCP
7 7 (6.31%) CEH
8 4 (3.60%) CISM
9 3 (2.70%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.70%) MCSA
9 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.80%) CCSP
10 2 (1.80%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.80%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) GDPR
3 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.80%) NIST
5 1 (0.90%) GRC
5 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.90%) PMO
5 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (23.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.21%) iptables
3 8 (7.21%) Snort
3 8 (7.21%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (6.31%) Docker
5 5 (4.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (13.51%) SCCM
2 13 (11.71%) WSUS
3 12 (10.81%) Terraform
4 6 (5.41%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.60%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.70%) Ansible
6 3 (2.70%) Consul
6 3 (2.70%) Grafana
6 3 (2.70%) Graphite
6 3 (2.70%) Opsgenie
6 3 (2.70%) Opsview
6 3 (2.70%) Packer
6 3 (2.70%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 35 (31.53%) Cisco
2 25 (22.52%) VMware
3 20 (18.02%) HP
4 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.61%) Palo Alto
5 12 (10.81%) WatchGuard
6 11 (9.91%) ProCurve
7 8 (7.21%) McAfee
8 7 (6.31%) Dell
9 6 (5.41%) Juniper
9 6 (5.41%) Meraki
9 6 (5.41%) Splunk
10 5 (4.50%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.60%) Avaya
12 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.70%) Mitel
12 3 (2.70%) New Relic
12 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.70%) Symantec
12 3 (2.70%) Veeam