Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 148 188
Rank change year-on-year -40 +40 -27
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 151 213 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.91% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.82% 11.98% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 112 186 141
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £65,900 £54,865 £73,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +10.53%

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 1537 1778 1629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.22% 15.97% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1387 1427
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 14 December 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 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 +16 70 £48,750 +20.37%
Warwickshire +6 28 £38,500 +2.67%
Worcestershire +1 23 £35,000 -27.08%
Coventry -2 20 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Staffordshire -24 3 £30,000 -14.29%
Solihull - 3 £37,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £42,500 - 1
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 83 (54.97%) Cisco
2 75 (49.67%) Firewall
3 57 (37.75%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (33.11%) WAN
5 46 (30.46%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (29.80%) CCNP
7 44 (29.14%) LAN
8 43 (28.48%) CheckPoint
9 39 (25.83%) TCP/IP
10 35 (23.18%) SIEM
11 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
12 31 (20.53%) VPN
12 31 (20.53%) ITIL
12 31 (20.53%) Project Management
13 29 (19.21%) Time Management
14 28 (18.54%) BGP
14 28 (18.54%) Windows
14 28 (18.54%) Presales
15 27 (17.88%) Network Design
16 26 (17.22%) CCNA
16 26 (17.22%) OSPF
16 26 (17.22%) Data Centre
16 26 (17.22%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (15.89%) Wireless
17 24 (15.89%) Incident Management
18 23 (15.23%) Penetration Testing
18 23 (15.23%) MPLS
19 22 (14.57%) SSL
19 22 (14.57%) Juniper
19 22 (14.57%) Information Security

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 (3.97%) CMS
2 4 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.99%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.26%) Office 365
3 4 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (49.67%) Firewall
2 50 (33.11%) WAN
3 46 (30.46%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (29.14%) LAN
5 39 (25.83%) TCP/IP
6 31 (20.53%) VPN
7 28 (18.54%) BGP
8 26 (17.22%) OSPF
9 24 (15.89%) Wireless
10 23 (15.23%) MPLS
11 22 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (14.57%) SSL
12 21 (13.91%) IPsec
12 21 (13.91%) VLAN
13 15 (9.93%) Ethernet
13 15 (9.93%) SNMP
14 12 (7.95%) Cisco ISE
15 10 (6.62%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (5.96%) DNS
17 8 (5.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (9.27%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Retail
3 12 (7.95%) Billing
4 5 (3.31%) French Language
4 5 (3.31%) German Language
5 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (25.17%) Network Engineer
2 25 (16.56%) Architect
3 23 (15.23%) Security Engineer
4 20 (13.25%) Analyst
5 15 (9.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) Lead Architect
7 11 (7.28%) Security Analyst
8 10 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.96%) Security Specialist
10 8 (5.30%) Network Operations Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Network Specialist
10 8 (5.30%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Security Architect
10 8 (5.30%) Security Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.64%) Network Analyst
11 7 (4.64%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.64%) Technical Specialist
12 6 (3.97%) Network Support
12 6 (3.97%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (3.97%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.30%) Middleware
2 3 (1.99%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) MFC
3 1 (0.66%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 20 (13.25%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.95%) FlexPod
4 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.30%) iPad
6 6 (3.97%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (3.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (3.97%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.31%) SCADA
8 3 (1.99%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.99%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.66%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.54%) Windows
2 16 (10.60%) Unix
3 12 (7.95%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.64%) Linux
5 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.32%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.18%) SIEM
2 31 (20.53%) ITIL
2 31 (20.53%) Project Management
3 29 (19.21%) Time Management
4 28 (18.54%) Presales
5 27 (17.88%) Network Design
6 26 (17.22%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (15.89%) Incident Management
8 23 (15.23%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (14.57%) Information Security
9 22 (14.57%) Load Balancing
10 18 (11.92%) Service Delivery
11 17 (11.26%) ITIL V3
12 15 (9.93%) Mentoring
13 14 (9.27%) Line Management
13 14 (9.27%) Risk Management
14 13 (8.61%) Customer Engagement
14 13 (8.61%) Migration
14 13 (8.61%) Security Management
15 12 (7.95%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.96%) C
2 4 (2.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.99%) C#
3 3 (1.99%) C++
3 3 (1.99%) Python
3 3 (1.99%) SQL
4 2 (1.32%) Java
4 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.32%) PHP
4 2 (1.32%) VBScript
5 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 57 (37.75%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (29.80%) CCNP
3 26 (17.22%) CCNA
4 22 (14.57%) Security Cleared
5 17 (11.26%) Degree
6 15 (9.93%) MCSE
6 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (9.27%) CISSP
8 13 (8.61%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (8.61%) MCP
9 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
10 8 (5.30%) JNCIA
10 8 (5.30%) JNCIS
11 7 (4.64%) CISM
11 7 (4.64%) GIAC
12 6 (3.97%) CEH
13 5 (3.31%) CCDP
13 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
14 4 (2.65%) PhD
15 3 (1.99%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) QA
2 6 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.97%) NIST 800
3 5 (3.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.65%) COBIT
5 3 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.99%) GDPR
6 2 (1.32%) GPG13
6 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.32%) PMO
6 2 (1.32%) SLA
7 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.97%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.31%) Snort
4 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (7.95%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.64%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (3.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.97%) QRadar
4 5 (3.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.32%) Nessus
5 2 (1.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.66%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.66%) SELinux
Vendors
1 83 (54.97%) Cisco
2 43 (28.48%) CheckPoint
3 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.57%) Juniper
5 21 (13.91%) HP
6 18 (11.92%) Fortinet
7 17 (11.26%) SolarWinds
8 16 (10.60%) F5
9 13 (8.61%) Meraki
10 12 (7.95%) Aruba
10 12 (7.95%) Brocade
10 12 (7.95%) Sourcefire
10 12 (7.95%) VMware
11 10 (6.62%) Palo Alto
12 8 (5.30%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.97%) McAfee
14 4 (2.65%) LogRhythm
14 4 (2.65%) Splunk
15 3 (1.99%) LANDesk
15 3 (1.99%) Tufin