The median annual salary for a Network Security Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 240 217
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 4 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.077% 0.048% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.050% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 14
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Network Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Network Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Network Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Security Engineer
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 Security Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 4 £35,000 -
Network Security Engineer
England

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Network Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Security Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (95.83%) Firewall
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 21 (87.50%) Network Security
3 16 (66.67%) LAN
3 16 (66.67%) WAN
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (54.17%) CheckPoint
5 12 (50.00%) CCNP
5 12 (50.00%) CCNA
5 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (33.33%) Palo Alto
6 8 (33.33%) MPLS
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
7 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (25.00%) Unix
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Middleware
7 6 (25.00%) SIEM
7 6 (25.00%) iPad
8 5 (20.83%) HSRP
8 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (20.83%) DMVPN
8 5 (20.83%) Cyberoam
8 5 (20.83%) F5
8 5 (20.83%) 802.1X
8 5 (20.83%) IPv6
8 5 (20.83%) OSPF

Network Security Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) Firewall
2 21 (87.50%) Network Security
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (66.67%) LAN
3 16 (66.67%) WAN
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) MPLS
5 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) ADSL
6 5 (20.83%) BGP-4
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (20.83%) DHCP
6 5 (20.83%) HSRP
6 5 (20.83%) IPv6
6 5 (20.83%) ISDN
6 5 (20.83%) OSPF
6 5 (20.83%) PSTN
6 5 (20.83%) VPN
6 5 (20.83%) X.25
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 5 (20.83%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (25.00%) SIEM
2 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
3 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.17%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) CCNA
1 12 (50.00%) CCNP
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) CCSA
4 3 (12.50%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) CheckPoint
3 8 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 5 (20.83%) Cyberoam
4 5 (20.83%) F5
4 5 (20.83%) McAfee
5 3 (12.50%) Juniper
5 3 (12.50%) Meraki
5 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 2 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (4.17%) VMware