Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Design
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 249 274
Rank change year-on-year +2 +25 -18
Permanent jobs citing Network Design 49 66 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.72% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 36 57 48
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,900 £39,375
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,850 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.87% +4.55% +4.76%

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 7,460 9,196 10,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.01% 91.32% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 7,431 7,949
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
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 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 11 December 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 11 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
Shropshire +7 14 £55,000 - 1
Worcestershire +4 12 £43,250 -44.19% 2
Birmingham -20 12 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Staffordshire - 6 - -
Coventry +12 1 £55,000 -20.86%
Solihull - 1 £40,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £37,500 - 2
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 35 (71.43%) CCNP
2 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (63.27%) WAN
4 30 (61.22%) LAN
5 29 (59.18%) Firewall
6 20 (40.82%) VLAN
7 18 (36.73%) Windows
8 16 (32.65%) CheckPoint
8 16 (32.65%) CCNA
8 16 (32.65%) VMware
9 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
9 15 (30.61%) Network Security
9 15 (30.61%) Linux
10 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 14 (28.57%) CCDP
10 14 (28.57%) F5
10 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 13 (26.53%) MS Exchange
11 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
11 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
12 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
12 12 (24.49%) MS Visio
12 12 (24.49%) IIS
12 12 (24.49%) Citrix
12 12 (24.49%) Nokia
12 12 (24.49%) Virtual Team
13 11 (22.45%) WLAN
14 10 (20.41%) VoIP

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 13 (26.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (24.49%) IIS
3 9 (18.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) IaaS
3 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (63.27%) WAN
2 30 (61.22%) LAN
3 29 (59.18%) Firewall
4 20 (40.82%) VLAN
5 15 (30.61%) Network Security
6 11 (22.45%) WLAN
7 10 (20.41%) VoIP
8 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.33%) Internet
9 8 (16.33%) OSPF
9 8 (16.33%) SSL
9 8 (16.33%) VPN
9 8 (16.33%) Wireless
10 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.24%) ADSL
11 6 (12.24%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (12.24%) MPLS
11 6 (12.24%) SAN
12 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) MySQL
3 3 (6.12%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Architect
2 10 (20.41%) Infrastructure Support
3 9 (18.37%) Network Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Security Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Virtual Team
2 10 (20.41%) Clustering
2 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Linux
3 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
2 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) ITIL
4 8 (16.33%) Change Management
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (16.33%) High Availability
5 7 (14.29%) Presales
6 6 (12.24%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (12.24%) Data Privacy
6 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (12.24%) Network Management
6 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.16%) IT Strategy
8 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) CCNP
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (32.65%) CCNA
3 14 (28.57%) CCDP
4 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
5 9 (18.37%) CCA
5 9 (18.37%) CCAA
5 9 (18.37%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (18.37%) VCAP
5 9 (18.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.12%) CCIE
6 3 (6.12%) CCSE
6 3 (6.12%) CISSP
6 3 (6.12%) IISP
6 3 (6.12%) ISSAP
6 3 (6.12%) JNCIP
6 3 (6.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.16%) GDPR
3 3 (6.12%) COBIT
4 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Linux-HA
2 3 (6.12%) QRadar
3 2 (4.08%) EnCase
3 2 (4.08%) FTK
4 1 (2.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 16 (32.65%) CheckPoint
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 14 (28.57%) F5
4 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
5 12 (24.49%) Citrix
5 12 (24.49%) Nokia
6 10 (20.41%) HP
7 5 (10.20%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.16%) Juniper
8 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
9 3 (6.12%) IBM
9 3 (6.12%) LogRhythm
9 3 (6.12%) Splunk
9 3 (6.12%) Tufin
10 2 (4.08%) Aruba
10 2 (4.08%) Nuix
10 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.04%) Meraki