Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 271 269
Rank change year-on-year +31 -2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 57 61 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 40 66 71
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,250 £34,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

Network Design 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 7,876 9,083 10,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.27% 91.30% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,027 7,470 8,462
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,025
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the West Midlands

Network Design
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Network Design in the West Midlands

Network Design
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Design in the West Midlands

Network Design
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 Design within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 September 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 -1 30 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Shropshire +22 20 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Worcestershire +12 2 £65,000 -16.13%
Staffordshire +17 1 - - 2
Coventry +7 1 £65,500 +24.76%
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing Network Design 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 Design.

1 45 (78.95%) Firewall
2 36 (63.16%) Cisco
3 33 (57.89%) CCNP
3 33 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (52.63%) LAN
4 30 (52.63%) WAN
5 29 (50.88%) CheckPoint
6 27 (47.37%) CCDP
7 25 (43.86%) SSL
8 24 (42.11%) ITIL
9 22 (38.60%) F5
10 20 (35.09%) Nokia
11 19 (33.33%) MS Visio
11 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (33.33%) Virtual Team
12 18 (31.58%) Windows
12 18 (31.58%) VPN
13 17 (29.82%) Network Security
14 16 (28.07%) IPsec
14 16 (28.07%) Windows Server
15 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
15 15 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (26.32%) SAN
15 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
15 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
15 15 (26.32%) VoIP
15 15 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 15 (26.32%) VMware

Network Design
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 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (78.95%) Firewall
2 30 (52.63%) LAN
2 30 (52.63%) WAN
3 25 (43.86%) SSL
4 18 (31.58%) VPN
5 17 (29.82%) Network Security
6 16 (28.07%) IPsec
7 15 (26.32%) SAN
7 15 (26.32%) VoIP
8 14 (24.56%) OSPF
8 14 (24.56%) VLAN
9 13 (22.81%) DHCP
9 13 (22.81%) DNS
10 12 (21.05%) Cisco Firepower
10 12 (21.05%) Ethernet
10 12 (21.05%) MPLS
10 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
10 12 (21.05%) WLAN
11 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (15.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) CANoe
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Advertising
2 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.75%) Automotive
2 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Architect
3 14 (24.56%) Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) Support Analyst
4 11 (19.30%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (15.79%) Security Architect
5 9 (15.79%) Security Solutions Architect
6 8 (14.04%) Network Architect
7 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) Network Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) Network Support
7 7 (12.28%) Network Support Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design Specialist
8 4 (7.02%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 9 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 16 (28.07%) Windows Server
3 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) ITIL
2 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (26.32%) Load Balancing
4 14 (24.56%) Business Continuity
4 14 (24.56%) IT Strategy
4 14 (24.56%) PRINCE2
4 14 (24.56%) Project Management
4 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (24.56%) Translating Business Requirements
5 12 (21.05%) Presales
6 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 9 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 9 (15.79%) ITIL V3
6 9 (15.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 9 (15.79%) SIEM
6 9 (15.79%) Software Optimisation
6 9 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C
1 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
1 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) CCNP
1 33 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (47.37%) CCDP
3 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.79%) CCSE
4 9 (15.79%) CISSP
4 9 (15.79%) IISP
4 9 (15.79%) ISSAP
4 9 (15.79%) JNCIP
5 3 (5.26%) CCNA
6 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (24.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.75%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
1 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (24.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 36 (63.16%) Cisco
2 29 (50.88%) CheckPoint
3 22 (38.60%) F5
4 20 (35.09%) Nokia
5 15 (26.32%) VMware
6 11 (19.30%) Fortinet
7 9 (15.79%) IBM
7 9 (15.79%) LogRhythm
7 9 (15.79%) Splunk
7 9 (15.79%) Tufin
8 7 (12.28%) Forcepoint
8 7 (12.28%) Juniper
9 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.51%) Aruba
10 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.75%) Citrix
11 1 (1.75%) Oracle
11 1 (1.75%) Red Hat