Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 174 172
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 +25
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 116 143 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.63% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 9.57% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 78 89 127
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £30,300
90th Percentile £67,500 £86,250 £60,250
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -1.96%

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 1,516 1,495 1,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.24% 17.01% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,116 1,090 1,264
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.23% -2.52%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,506
90th Percentile £66,125 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -10 32 £52,000 -32.90% 5
Solihull - 26 £51,000 - 2
Worcestershire +11 25 £29,500 -54.62% 3
Coventry -4 10 £38,750 +6.16%
Warwickshire -18 9 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Shropshire +9 6 - -
Staffordshire +4 4 - - 1
Halesowen - 1 - -
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 63 (54.31%) Firewall
2 51 (43.97%) Cisco
3 43 (37.07%) WAN
4 40 (34.48%) LAN
4 40 (34.48%) Windows
4 40 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (28.45%) CCNP
6 32 (27.59%) CCNA
6 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 31 (26.72%) CheckPoint
8 29 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (23.28%) VPN
10 26 (22.41%) Information Security
10 26 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (19.83%) Juniper
11 23 (19.83%) ITIL
12 22 (18.97%) CCDA
12 22 (18.97%) Network Design
12 22 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (18.10%) Linux
14 19 (16.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (16.38%) Network Architecture
15 18 (15.52%) VLAN
15 18 (15.52%) Wireless
15 18 (15.52%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (14.66%) Internet
17 16 (13.79%) OSPF
17 16 (13.79%) Avaya
17 16 (13.79%) Mitel
17 16 (13.79%) SCCM

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 8 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.17%) Apache
3 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.86%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.93%) Office 365
2 12 (10.34%) AWS
2 12 (10.34%) Azure
3 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.86%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.86%) GCP
5 1 (0.86%) IaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (54.31%) Firewall
2 43 (37.07%) WAN
3 40 (34.48%) LAN
4 27 (23.28%) VPN
5 26 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (16.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (15.52%) VLAN
7 18 (15.52%) Wireless
8 17 (14.66%) Internet
9 16 (13.79%) OSPF
10 15 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
12 13 (11.21%) BGP
13 12 (10.34%) VoIP
14 10 (8.62%) RIP
15 9 (7.76%) IPsec
15 9 (7.76%) MPLS
16 8 (6.90%) SAN
16 8 (6.90%) Skype
17 7 (6.03%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) Data Mining
1 6 (5.17%) MySQL
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (12.07%) Aerospace
2 12 (10.34%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.76%) Finance
4 5 (4.31%) Military
5 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.59%) Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 24 (20.69%) Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Security Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Consultant
5 11 (9.48%) Team Leader
6 10 (8.62%) Firewall Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Network Team Leader
7 9 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Principal Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Security Specialist
8 8 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Lead Network Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Network Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Support Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 7 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) FreeSWITCH
1 6 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (7.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.03%) Smartphone
5 5 (4.31%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.45%) PMI
6 4 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.72%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.86%) EPoS
9 1 (0.86%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.48%) Windows
2 21 (18.10%) Linux
3 9 (7.76%) Unix
4 8 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.17%) CentOS
5 6 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.17%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.86%) Solaris
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (22.41%) Information Security
3 23 (19.83%) ITIL
4 22 (18.97%) Network Design
4 22 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (16.38%) Network Architecture
6 18 (15.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (13.79%) Technical Leadership
8 15 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (12.07%) Capacity Management
9 14 (12.07%) SIEM
10 13 (11.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 13 (11.21%) Security Operations
11 12 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.48%) Change Management
12 11 (9.48%) Project Delivery
13 9 (7.76%) Ethical Hacking
14 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
14 8 (6.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.76%) Python
3 6 (5.17%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.17%) Perl
4 3 (2.59%) Java
4 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (28.45%) CCNP
3 32 (27.59%) CCNA
4 22 (18.97%) CCDA
5 15 (12.93%) CCDP
5 15 (12.93%) Degree
6 11 (9.48%) CREST Certified
7 7 (6.03%) CEH
7 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.17%) MCSE
8 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.31%) GIAC
9 5 (4.31%) MCP
10 4 (3.45%) JNCIA
10 4 (3.45%) MCDST
10 4 (3.45%) PhD
10 4 (3.45%) PMI Certification
10 4 (3.45%) SANS
11 3 (2.59%) CISSP
11 3 (2.59%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) GDPR
2 6 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.45%) SLA
4 2 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.86%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (12.93%) Hyper-V
2 13 (11.21%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.62%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.03%) XenApp
4 7 (6.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.86%) Docker
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.86%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) SCCM
2 6 (5.17%) HAProxy
3 4 (3.45%) Puppet
3 4 (3.45%) Stealthwatch
4 3 (2.59%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.59%) EnCase
4 3 (2.59%) FTK
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.59%) Terraform
5 2 (1.72%) Cacti
5 2 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.72%) Icinga
5 2 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.86%) Ansible
6 1 (0.86%) CASB
6 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.86%) SCOM
6 1 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (43.97%) Cisco
2 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 31 (26.72%) CheckPoint
4 23 (19.83%) Juniper
5 16 (13.79%) Avaya
5 16 (13.79%) Mitel
6 11 (9.48%) Citrix
7 10 (8.62%) Huawei
7 10 (8.62%) VMware
8 9 (7.76%) Fortinet
9 8 (6.90%) Aruba
9 8 (6.90%) Forcepoint
9 8 (6.90%) HP
10 7 (6.03%) NetApp
11 6 (5.17%) Imperva
11 6 (5.17%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (5.17%) Palo Alto
11 6 (5.17%) Veeam
12 5 (4.31%) Meraki
13 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds