Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 177 146
Rank change year-on-year +44 -31 +50
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 164 145 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.44% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 9.51% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115 106 188
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £66,750 £54,811
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,820
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.31% -1.30%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,512 1,525 1,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.61% 15.19% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,241 1,370
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in the West Midlands

Network Security
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Network Security in the West Midlands

Network Security
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Network Security in the West Midlands

Network Security
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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 +28 91 £73,750 +51.28% 9
Coventry +16 23 £36,500 -8.75% 1
Warwickshire +26 18 £70,000 +81.82% 1
Staffordshire +33 13 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Worcestershire -11 9 £46,000 +31.43%
Shropshire - 4 £33,250 - 1
Solihull +2 2 £65,000 +75.68%
Sutton Coldfield -16 1 £30,000 -29.41%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 96 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 79 (48.17%) Active Directory
3 71 (43.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (42.07%) Presales
5 64 (39.02%) Firewall
5 64 (39.02%) Security Cleared
6 62 (37.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 61 (37.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (36.59%) Project Management
8 60 (36.59%) Office 365
9 59 (35.98%) Windows
9 59 (35.98%) MCSE
10 58 (35.37%) Amazon AWS
10 58 (35.37%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 52 (31.71%) Windows Server
12 46 (28.05%) SQL Server
13 44 (26.83%) GDPR
14 39 (23.78%) Thought Leadership
15 38 (23.17%) Cisco
15 38 (23.17%) Data Protection
16 37 (22.56%) SQL
17 32 (19.51%) RDBMS
17 32 (19.51%) Relational Database
18 31 (18.90%) Amazon RDS
18 31 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (18.90%) Cisco Certification
18 31 (18.90%) MCSA
19 30 (18.29%) Web Services
19 30 (18.29%) VPN
19 30 (18.29%) Amazon EC2

Network Security
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 17 (10.37%) IIS
2 15 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 71 (43.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (36.59%) Office 365
3 58 (35.37%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (18.29%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (18.29%) Amazon EMR
4 30 (18.29%) Amazon Kinesis
4 30 (18.29%) Amazon S3
4 30 (18.29%) Amazon SQS
4 30 (18.29%) AWS Lambda
4 30 (18.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (18.29%) Serverless
5 4 (2.44%) IaaS
6 3 (1.83%) SaaS
7 2 (1.22%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (39.02%) Firewall
2 30 (18.29%) VPN
3 28 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 28 (17.07%) WAN
4 27 (16.46%) LAN
5 23 (14.02%) Internet
6 21 (12.80%) DNS
7 18 (10.98%) Wireless
8 16 (9.76%) VLAN
8 16 (9.76%) WLAN
9 15 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (9.15%) DHCP
10 13 (7.93%) BGP
10 13 (7.93%) OSPF
11 12 (7.32%) MPLS
12 11 (6.71%) VoIP
13 10 (6.10%) Ethernet
13 10 (6.10%) FTP
13 10 (6.10%) HTTP
13 10 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.51%) RDBMS
2 32 (19.51%) Relational Database
3 31 (18.90%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (18.29%) Amazon Redshift
4 30 (18.29%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.83%) Big Data
6 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Ant
1 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.61%) Gatling
1 1 (0.61%) GitLab
1 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.61%) Maven
1 1 (0.61%) NeoLoad
1 1 (0.61%) Selenium
1 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (7.32%) Finance
2 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.44%) Billing
4 3 (1.83%) Back Office
4 3 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (42.68%) Architect
2 35 (21.34%) Solutions Architect
3 31 (18.90%) Cloud Architect
4 30 (18.29%) Lead Architect
5 29 (17.68%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 28 (17.07%) Technical Architect
7 25 (15.24%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 19 (11.59%) Analyst
9 18 (10.98%) Network Engineer
10 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (7.32%) Security Engineer
12 10 (6.10%) Security Manager
12 10 (6.10%) Support Analyst
12 10 (6.10%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (6.10%) Technical Support
12 10 (6.10%) Technical Support Analyst
13 9 (5.49%) Senior Network Engineer
14 7 (4.27%) Wintel Engineer
14 7 (4.27%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (3.66%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.29%) Web Services
2 23 (14.02%) .NET
2 23 (14.02%) ASP.NET
2 23 (14.02%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.61%) COM
3 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.05%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.83%) PKI
6 3 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.22%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.61%) CESG
8 1 (0.61%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.98%) Windows
2 52 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 31 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (11.59%) Linux
6 7 (4.27%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.07%) Presales
2 62 (37.80%) Enterprise Architecture
3 60 (36.59%) Project Management
4 58 (35.37%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 39 (23.78%) Thought Leadership
6 38 (23.17%) Data Protection
7 30 (18.29%) Identity Access Management
8 25 (15.24%) Customer Requirements
9 24 (14.63%) ITIL
10 22 (13.41%) Programme Management
10 22 (13.41%) Server Virtualisation
11 21 (12.80%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (10.98%) Information Security
14 17 (10.37%) ITIL V3
15 16 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (9.15%) Network Design
17 14 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
17 14 (8.54%) Mentoring
17 14 (8.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.56%) SQL
2 25 (15.24%) Python
3 23 (14.02%) Java
3 23 (14.02%) PL/SQL
3 23 (14.02%) Scala
3 23 (14.02%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.49%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 61 (37.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (35.98%) MCSE
4 31 (18.90%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (18.90%) MCSA
5 28 (17.07%) MCP
6 26 (15.85%) CCNP
7 17 (10.37%) CCNA
8 15 (9.15%) Degree
9 11 (6.71%) CISSP
10 8 (4.88%) CCDP
11 6 (3.66%) CISM
11 6 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (3.05%) JNCIA
12 5 (3.05%) JNCIS
13 4 (2.44%) ISSAP
13 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
14 3 (1.83%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.83%) OSCP
14 3 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (26.83%) GDPR
2 20 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (4.27%) QA
4 3 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 79 (48.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.80%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.10%) XenServer
5 7 (4.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.22%) Firmware
6 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.61%) Docker
7 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 7 (4.27%) SCCM
2 3 (1.83%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.83%) QRadar
3 2 (1.22%) EnCase
3 2 (1.22%) FTK
3 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.61%) Consul
4 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.61%) Grafana
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.61%) logstash
4 1 (0.61%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.61%) Rancher
4 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 38 (23.17%) Cisco
3 27 (16.46%) Citrix
4 16 (9.76%) CheckPoint
5 14 (8.54%) VMware
6 13 (7.93%) Fortinet
7 11 (6.71%) Blue Coat
7 11 (6.71%) Juniper
7 11 (6.71%) McAfee
8 10 (6.10%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.05%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (3.05%) HP
9 5 (3.05%) Nokia
10 4 (2.44%) Dell
10 4 (2.44%) F5
10 4 (2.44%) IBM
10 4 (2.44%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.83%) Splunk
11 3 (1.83%) Tufin
11 3 (1.83%) Veeam