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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
England / West Midlands
Rank 105 167 166
Rank change year-on-year +62 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 110 70 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.33% 1.14% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.19% 7.49% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 83 53 39
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £67,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  

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 724 934 782
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 15.24% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 746 666
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +18 32 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Warwickshire +33 22 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Herefordshire - 20 £45,000 - 2
Coventry +18 12 £37,500 -43.39% 4
Worcestershire +1 12 £37,500 -36.17% 2
Staffordshire +14 5 £27,500 -46.85% 3
Solihull - 5 £31,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
Network Security
England

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 176 (68.75%) Firewall
2 162 (63.28%) Cisco
3 132 (51.56%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (44.14%) CCNA
5 95 (37.11%) CCNP
6 77 (30.08%) WAN
7 71 (27.73%) Microsoft
8 69 (26.95%) Data Centre
9 65 (25.39%) Active Directory
10 62 (24.22%) LAN
11 60 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
12 59 (23.05%) SIEM
13 56 (21.88%) ITIL
14 55 (21.48%) Windows
15 54 (21.09%) DNS
16 51 (19.92%) MS Excel
17 50 (19.53%) OSPF
18 48 (18.75%) VMware
19 47 (18.36%) DHCP
20 45 (17.58%) CheckPoint
21 44 (17.19%) Hyper-V
22 41 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 38 (14.84%) VPN
24 37 (14.45%) Cisco Nexus
25 35 (13.67%) Citrix
25 35 (13.67%) CISSP
26 34 (13.28%) Linux
27 33 (12.89%) Network Design
27 33 (12.89%) Information Security
27 33 (12.89%) Palo Alto

Network Security
Top Related 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 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.17%) IIS
3 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 51 (19.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.73%) Office 365
4 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.17%) IaaS
6 2 (0.78%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 176 (68.75%) Firewall
2 77 (30.08%) WAN
3 62 (24.22%) LAN
4 60 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (21.09%) DNS
6 50 (19.53%) OSPF
7 47 (18.36%) DHCP
8 38 (14.84%) VPN
9 37 (14.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (12.11%) DMVPN
10 31 (12.11%) MPLS
11 30 (11.72%) TCP/IP
12 29 (11.33%) BGP
13 28 (10.94%) IPv6
14 26 (10.16%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (9.77%) HTTP
16 22 (8.59%) SNMP
17 21 (8.20%) BGP-4
17 21 (8.20%) EIGRP
17 21 (8.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.39%) DTS
3 1 (0.39%) MySQL
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (5.86%) Finance
2 13 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.56%) Back Office
3 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.17%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 45 (17.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 43 (16.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 40 (15.63%) Analyst
5 39 (15.23%) Security Engineer
6 32 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 23 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (8.59%) Support Engineer
9 20 (7.81%) Security Analyst
10 18 (7.03%) Delivery Manager
10 18 (7.03%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 18 (7.03%) Technical Manager
11 17 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (6.64%) Cisco Support
11 17 (6.64%) Network Support
11 17 (6.64%) Network Support Engineer
12 15 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (5.86%) Security Specialist
13 14 (5.47%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.20%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (26.95%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (7.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (3.91%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.91%) Cyber Attack
5 10 (3.91%) PKI
6 8 (3.13%) SCADA
7 6 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.95%) iPad
9 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.17%) FMCG
11 2 (0.78%) AS400
11 2 (0.78%) Clustering
11 2 (0.78%) NHS
12 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.39%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.39%) Life Science
12 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.48%) Windows
2 34 (13.28%) Linux
3 27 (10.55%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.03%) Unix
5 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.78%) VyOS
9 1 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.05%) SIEM
2 56 (21.88%) ITIL
3 33 (12.89%) Information Security
3 33 (12.89%) Network Design
4 29 (11.33%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (10.94%) Security Operations
6 26 (10.16%) Load Balancing
7 24 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 20 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.42%) Change Control
10 18 (7.03%) Process Improvement
10 18 (7.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 17 (6.64%) Risk Management
12 16 (6.25%) High Availability
12 16 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (5.86%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.86%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.47%) Presales
14 14 (5.47%) Vulnerability Management
15 12 (4.69%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.17%) SQL
2 1 (0.39%) Python
2 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (51.56%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (44.14%) CCNA
3 95 (37.11%) CCNP
4 35 (13.67%) CISSP
5 24 (9.38%) CEH
5 24 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 22 (8.59%) SC Cleared
7 18 (7.03%) SANS
8 16 (6.25%) CCSA
9 15 (5.86%) CCIE
9 15 (5.86%) GIAC
9 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (5.47%) Degree
10 14 (5.47%) GCIA
10 14 (5.47%) GCIH
10 14 (5.47%) MCSE
11 11 (4.30%) CCSE
11 11 (4.30%) CISM
12 10 (3.91%) CCSP
13 8 (3.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.55%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (25.39%) Active Directory
2 44 (17.19%) Hyper-V
3 41 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.34%) Snort
5 5 (1.95%) Firmware
6 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.78%) XenServer
7 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (5.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 12 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.17%) QRadar
6 3 (1.17%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 162 (63.28%) Cisco
2 71 (27.73%) Microsoft
3 48 (18.75%) VMware
4 45 (17.58%) CheckPoint
5 35 (13.67%) Citrix
6 33 (12.89%) Palo Alto
7 28 (10.94%) Juniper
8 21 (8.20%) Cyberoam
8 21 (8.20%) F5
9 16 (6.25%) Avaya
10 14 (5.47%) Intel Security
11 10 (3.91%) LogRhythm
11 10 (3.91%) Qualys
12 9 (3.52%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
13 8 (3.13%) Meraki
13 8 (3.13%) Sourcefire
14 7 (2.73%) Splunk
15 6 (2.34%) Aruba
15 6 (2.34%) Fortinet
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car All + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
The SmartList
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Dependant on experience
Posted: 24 days ago