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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 158 166
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 76 89 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.43% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 9.69% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 61 65 60
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £55,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 781 918 864
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.17% 14.71% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 606 731 768
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,198 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Network Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +1 31 £46,250 +2.77% 6
Worcestershire - 14 £42,500 - 3
Warwickshire +12 13 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Coventry -7 11 £43,750 -7.89% 4
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Staffordshire +15 1 £31,000 -52.30%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 115 (62.50%) Firewall
2 110 (59.78%) Cisco
3 82 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (35.87%) CCNA
5 65 (35.33%) CCNP
6 59 (32.07%) WAN
7 46 (25.00%) LAN
8 45 (24.46%) ITIL
9 44 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (20.11%) Palo Alto
10 37 (20.11%) Windows
10 37 (20.11%) OSPF
11 36 (19.57%) Juniper
11 36 (19.57%) DNS
12 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
13 33 (17.93%) Data Centre
14 32 (17.39%) Active Directory
14 32 (17.39%) CheckPoint
15 31 (16.85%) VPN
15 31 (16.85%) Management Information System
15 31 (16.85%) SIEM
16 30 (16.30%) Information Security
17 29 (15.76%) Linux
17 29 (15.76%) MPLS
18 28 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
19 27 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
20 26 (14.13%) VLAN
21 25 (13.59%) TCP/IP
21 25 (13.59%) Windows Server
22 24 (13.04%) PCI DSS

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 6 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.63%) Apache
3 3 (1.63%) IIS
3 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (62.50%) Firewall
2 59 (32.07%) WAN
3 46 (25.00%) LAN
4 44 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (20.11%) OSPF
6 36 (19.57%) DNS
7 31 (16.85%) VPN
8 29 (15.76%) MPLS
9 28 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
10 26 (14.13%) VLAN
11 25 (13.59%) TCP/IP
12 24 (13.04%) BGP
13 22 (11.96%) DHCP
14 21 (11.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (10.33%) SSL
16 17 (9.24%) DMVPN
17 16 (8.70%) HTTP
17 16 (8.70%) SAN
18 15 (8.15%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (8.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) DTS
2 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.63%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.63%) Looker
3 3 (1.63%) MySQL
3 3 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (7.61%) Finance
2 8 (4.35%) Back Office
3 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.63%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Billing
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (32.07%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.59%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (13.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 25 (13.59%) Security Engineer
3 24 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (9.78%) Support Engineer
6 17 (9.24%) Administrator
6 17 (9.24%) Analyst
7 15 (8.15%) Network Administrator
7 15 (8.15%) Network Support
7 15 (8.15%) Network Support Engineer
8 14 (7.61%) Security Specialist
9 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Cisco Support
9 11 (5.98%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) MFC
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 31 (16.85%) Management Information System
3 18 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.07%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.35%) SCADA
6 6 (3.26%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.26%) iPad
6 6 (3.26%) PKI
7 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.09%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.09%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.11%) Windows
2 29 (15.76%) Linux
3 25 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.61%) Unix
5 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.17%) AIX
7 3 (1.63%) CentOS
7 3 (1.63%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.09%) VyOS
9 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.46%) ITIL
2 31 (16.85%) SIEM
3 30 (16.30%) Information Security
4 27 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (12.50%) Network Design
6 21 (11.41%) Incident Management
6 21 (11.41%) Service Delivery
7 20 (10.87%) Change Control
7 20 (10.87%) Load Balancing
7 20 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (9.78%) Security Operations
9 15 (8.15%) High Availability
9 15 (8.15%) Project Management
10 13 (7.07%) Mentoring
10 13 (7.07%) Problem Management
11 12 (6.52%) Change Management
11 12 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.52%) Network Management
12 11 (5.98%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.98%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.80%) SQL
2 5 (2.72%) Python
3 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.63%) Perl
4 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 82 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (35.87%) CCNA
3 65 (35.33%) CCNP
4 22 (11.96%) CISSP
5 19 (10.33%) Degree
6 16 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 13 (7.07%) CEH
8 12 (6.52%) SC Cleared
9 11 (5.98%) CCDP
9 11 (5.98%) GIAC
10 10 (5.43%) CCIE
11 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.26%) CCSA
12 6 (3.26%) CCSE
12 6 (3.26%) CCSP
12 6 (3.26%) CISM
12 6 (3.26%) MCSE
12 6 (3.26%) SANS
13 4 (2.17%) GCIA
13 4 (2.17%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.63%) NIST 800
3 3 (1.63%) SLA
4 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.09%) QA
5 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 20 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.35%) Firmware
4 8 (4.35%) Snort
5 3 (1.63%) iptables
5 3 (1.63%) Postfix
5 3 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) vSphere
6 2 (1.09%) XenServer
7 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (4.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.17%) SELinux
5 3 (1.63%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.63%) Nagios
5 3 (1.63%) Nessus
5 3 (1.63%) Puppet
5 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.09%) QRadar
6 2 (1.09%) SCCM
7 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 110 (59.78%) Cisco
2 37 (20.11%) Palo Alto
3 36 (19.57%) Juniper
4 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
5 32 (17.39%) CheckPoint
6 22 (11.96%) VMware
7 19 (10.33%) F5
8 15 (8.15%) HP
9 13 (7.07%) Avaya
10 12 (6.52%) Citrix
11 11 (5.98%) Cyberoam
12 10 (5.43%) Riverbed
13 9 (4.89%) ProCurve
13 9 (4.89%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.80%) McAfee
14 7 (3.80%) Sourcefire
15 6 (3.26%) Fortinet
16 5 (2.72%) Meraki
17 4 (2.17%) Extreme Networks
17 4 (2.17%) LogRhythm
Worcester, Worcestershire
Direct Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 90000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £39000 - £48500 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £39000 - £48500 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 21 days ago