Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Network Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Architecture over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Architecture
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 289 306
Rank change year-on-year +35 +17 -16
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 28 31 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 32 27
West Midlands median annual salary £48,750 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.36% +10.00% +163.16%
10th Percentile £26,750 £36,750 £39,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £69,875 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -12.50%

Network Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,347 9,120 10,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.24% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5,562 7,331 7,988
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Network Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architecture in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Architecture in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Network Architecture in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Architecture in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Birmingham -3 8 £62,500 +13.64% 3
Coventry +14 6 - -
Staffordshire - 5 £28,500 -
Shropshire +4 2 - -
Worcestershire +3 2 - - 2
Network Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing Network Architecture 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 16 (57.14%) LAN
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (35.71%) MPLS
4 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
5 9 (32.14%) Information Security
6 8 (28.57%) CCNP
6 8 (28.57%) HP
6 8 (28.57%) VPN
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) Presales
7 7 (25.00%) GDPR
7 7 (25.00%) Retail
7 7 (25.00%) SLA
7 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (25.00%) CISSP
7 7 (25.00%) Project Management
7 7 (25.00%) Wireless
8 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
8 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
9 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (17.86%) VoIP
9 5 (17.86%) CISM

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (7.14%) Exstream Dialogue
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
1 16 (57.14%) LAN
2 14 (50.00%) WAN
3 10 (35.71%) MPLS
4 8 (28.57%) VPN
5 7 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (17.86%) VoIP
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (14.29%) OSPF
7 4 (14.29%) VLAN
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (10.71%) TACACS
8 3 (10.71%) WLAN
9 2 (7.14%) BGP
9 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
9 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Information Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Support Technician
5 4 (14.29%) IT Support
5 4 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (14.29%) IT Technician
5 4 (14.29%) Network Technician
6 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
6 3 (10.71%) Compliance Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Network Support
6 3 (10.71%) Network Support Technician
6 3 (10.71%) Security Compliance Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Server Support
6 3 (10.71%) Server Support Technician
6 3 (10.71%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) Presales
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
5 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.71%) Network Design
6 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.71%) Task Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Business Development
7 2 (7.14%) Communications Security
7 2 (7.14%) Computer Security
7 2 (7.14%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (7.14%) Innovative Thinking
7 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCNP
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
3 7 (25.00%) CISSP
4 5 (17.86%) CISM
5 3 (10.71%) MCP
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) CCNA
6 2 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (25.00%) GDPR
2 7 (25.00%) SLA
3 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (3.57%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) QRadar
2 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) HP
3 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) Meraki
6 3 (10.71%) F5
6 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Tripwire