Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 151 208
Rank change year-on-year -34 +57 +4
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 127 191 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.95% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.41% 12.90% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 49 149 117
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -3.41% -8.33%
10th Percentile £37,550 £27,350 £31,309
90th Percentile £83,250 £56,500 £73,450
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 1,510 1,481 1,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.01% 15.14% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 1,182 1,449
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,008 £24,950
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +4 77 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Warwickshire +4 20 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Worcestershire +8 12 £82,500 +120.00% 2
Coventry -17 9 £45,500 +13.75% 3
Herefordshire +3 2 £45,000 -
Solihull 0 2 £47,500 +50.79%
Staffordshire +1 1 £35,000 +19.66%
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £42,500 -31.45%
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £82,500 - 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 58 (45.67%) Cisco
2 55 (43.31%) ITIL
2 55 (43.31%) Presales
3 52 (40.94%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (39.37%) CheckPoint
5 49 (38.58%) CCNP
5 49 (38.58%) WAN
5 49 (38.58%) Load Balancing
5 49 (38.58%) Data Centre
6 47 (37.01%) Juniper
6 47 (37.01%) SIEM
7 44 (34.65%) Fortinet
7 44 (34.65%) CCDP
8 39 (30.71%) VPN
8 39 (30.71%) ITIL V3
9 34 (26.77%) Windows
10 32 (25.20%) LAN
11 30 (23.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 29 (22.83%) Forcepoint
12 29 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (22.05%) Firewall
14 27 (21.26%) DNS
14 27 (21.26%) WLAN
14 27 (21.26%) TCP/IP
14 27 (21.26%) Tufin
14 27 (21.26%) Incident Management
14 27 (21.26%) Network Design
14 27 (21.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 27 (21.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 27 (21.26%) Cyberthreat

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 19 (14.96%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Apache
2 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (14.17%) Office 365
3 17 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.94%) IaaS
4 5 (3.94%) SaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (38.58%) WAN
2 39 (30.71%) VPN
3 32 (25.20%) LAN
4 29 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (22.05%) Firewall
6 27 (21.26%) DNS
6 27 (21.26%) TCP/IP
6 27 (21.26%) WLAN
7 26 (20.47%) DHCP
8 23 (18.11%) Cisco Firepower
8 23 (18.11%) VLAN
9 22 (17.32%) MPLS
10 21 (16.54%) BGP
11 20 (15.75%) SNMP
11 20 (15.75%) Wireless
12 19 (14.96%) Ethernet
12 19 (14.96%) FWSM
12 19 (14.96%) OSPF
12 19 (14.96%) SSL
12 19 (14.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) MySQL
2 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Chocolatey
1 2 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Ant
2 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.79%) Gatling
2 1 (0.79%) GitLab
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
2 1 (0.79%) NeoLoad
2 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 4 (3.15%) Legal
2 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.57%) Electronics
3 2 (1.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
4 1 (0.79%) Finance
4 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (49.61%) Architect
2 48 (37.80%) Solutions Architect
3 47 (37.01%) Security Architect
4 45 (35.43%) Security Solutions Architect
5 23 (18.11%) Security Engineer
6 17 (13.39%) Network Architect
7 16 (12.60%) Network Security Architect
7 16 (12.60%) Presales Solution Architect
8 12 (9.45%) Technical Architect
9 10 (7.87%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 10 (7.87%) Network Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Analyst
10 8 (6.30%) Information Architect
10 8 (6.30%) Information Security Architect
11 7 (5.51%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) Security Analyst
12 6 (4.72%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) IT Analyst
12 6 (4.72%) IT Security Analyst
13 5 (3.94%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) MFC
2 1 (0.79%) COM
2 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 49 (38.58%) Data Centre
2 27 (21.26%) Cyberthreat
2 27 (21.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.60%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.57%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.57%) EMV
6 2 (1.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.57%) Fintech
6 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.57%) VHDL
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.77%) Windows
2 20 (15.75%) Linux
3 19 (14.96%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.94%) Unix
6 2 (1.57%) CentOS
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (43.31%) ITIL
1 55 (43.31%) Presales
2 49 (38.58%) Load Balancing
3 47 (37.01%) SIEM
4 39 (30.71%) ITIL V3
5 30 (23.62%) Vulnerability Management
6 27 (21.26%) Incident Management
6 27 (21.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 27 (21.26%) Network Design
6 27 (21.26%) Software Optimisation
7 26 (20.47%) Information Security
8 24 (18.90%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (15.75%) Security Management
10 19 (14.96%) E-Commerce
11 17 (13.39%) DNA
11 17 (13.39%) Performance Management
12 16 (12.60%) Application Performance Management
12 16 (12.60%) Converged Infrastructure
12 16 (12.60%) Migration
12 16 (12.60%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.72%) C
2 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.36%) Python
3 3 (2.36%) SQL
4 2 (1.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (1.57%) C#
4 2 (1.57%) C++
4 2 (1.57%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (40.94%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (38.58%) CCNP
3 44 (34.65%) CCDP
4 26 (20.47%) Degree
5 25 (19.69%) CISSP
6 24 (18.90%) Security Cleared
7 20 (15.75%) ISSAP
8 19 (14.96%) CCSE
8 19 (14.96%) IISP
8 19 (14.96%) JNCIP
9 16 (12.60%) CCIE
9 16 (12.60%) MCSE
9 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (10.24%) MCP
11 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.94%) SANS
13 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
14 3 (2.36%) CCNA
14 3 (2.36%) CCSP
14 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 11 (8.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.30%) GDPR
4 6 (4.72%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.57%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.79%) QA
7 1 (0.79%) RMADS
7 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.60%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.15%) Firmware
4 4 (3.15%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.57%) iptables
6 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.57%) Postfix
6 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (15.75%) QRadar
2 16 (12.60%) CASB
2 16 (12.60%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (7.87%) Stealthwatch
4 5 (3.94%) Puppet
5 4 (3.15%) SELinux
6 2 (1.57%) Nagios
6 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.57%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.57%) SCCM
6 2 (1.57%) Terraform
7 1 (0.79%) Ansible
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.79%) Consul
7 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.79%) Grafana
7 1 (0.79%) Rancher
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (45.67%) Cisco
2 50 (39.37%) CheckPoint
3 47 (37.01%) Juniper
4 44 (34.65%) Fortinet
5 29 (22.83%) Forcepoint
6 27 (21.26%) Tufin
7 22 (17.32%) F5
7 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
8 21 (16.54%) IBM
9 20 (15.75%) McAfee
10 19 (14.96%) LogRhythm
10 19 (14.96%) Splunk
11 18 (14.17%) VMware
12 17 (13.39%) Aruba
12 17 (13.39%) HP
12 17 (13.39%) Infoblox
12 17 (13.39%) Meraki
12 17 (13.39%) Palo Alto
12 17 (13.39%) Riverbed
13 16 (12.60%) Sophos