Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 146 211
Rank change year-on-year -13 +65 -92
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 95 166 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 2.10% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 10.44% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 64 104 58
West Midlands median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.73% +15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £39,875 £35,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £89,375 £87,500 £77,275
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.92% +3.81%

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 1,268 1,590 1,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 20.07% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1,136 1,097
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,875 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -22 27 £50,000 -19.19% 7
Warwickshire +1 24 £75,000 +7.14%
Worcestershire +3 17 £60,000 +30.43% 1
Solihull +18 16 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Coventry -5 6 £50,000 +36.99% 2
Staffordshire -3 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 46 (48.42%) Firewall
2 31 (32.63%) Cisco
3 28 (29.47%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (26.32%) LAN
4 25 (26.32%) WAN
5 21 (22.11%) Information Security
6 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (21.05%) CCNP
7 18 (18.95%) CheckPoint
7 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
7 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
8 17 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (17.89%) SIEM
9 16 (16.84%) VPN
10 15 (15.79%) ITIL
10 15 (15.79%) Degree
11 14 (14.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 14 (14.74%) Mentoring
11 14 (14.74%) CCNA
11 14 (14.74%) Juniper
11 14 (14.74%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (13.68%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (13.68%) Military
12 13 (13.68%) BGP
12 13 (13.68%) CCDA
12 13 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (13.68%) PCI DSS
13 12 (12.63%) Network Design

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) Azure
2 3 (3.16%) AWS
2 3 (3.16%) IaaS
2 3 (3.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Office 365
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (48.42%) Firewall
2 25 (26.32%) LAN
2 25 (26.32%) WAN
3 17 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (16.84%) VPN
5 14 (14.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (13.68%) BGP
7 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
7 11 (11.58%) Wireless
8 10 (10.53%) OSPF
9 9 (9.47%) VLAN
10 8 (8.42%) Internet
11 7 (7.37%) RIP
11 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (6.32%) DNS
12 6 (6.32%) HSRP
12 6 (6.32%) HTTP
12 6 (6.32%) MPLS
13 5 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (4.21%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) MySQL
1 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (13.68%) Military
2 7 (7.37%) Aerospace
2 7 (7.37%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Finance
3 5 (5.26%) Law
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 21 (22.11%) Consultant
3 18 (18.95%) Security Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Lead Network Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Network Manager
7 7 (7.37%) Network Security Manager
7 7 (7.37%) Network Team Leader
7 7 (7.37%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Security Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.32%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) Architect
9 5 (5.26%) DevOps Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Engineering Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) Laravel
1 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.37%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (6.32%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (5.26%) Internet of Things
5 4 (4.21%) PKI
6 3 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.11%) BYOD
7 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.05%) Unix
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (22.11%) Information Security
3 17 (17.89%) SIEM
4 15 (15.79%) ITIL
5 14 (14.74%) Mentoring
5 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.68%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (12.63%) Network Design
8 10 (10.53%) Security Operations
8 10 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (9.47%) Capacity Management
9 9 (9.47%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (9.47%) Network Architecture
9 9 (9.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (8.42%) DevOps
10 8 (8.42%) Thought Leadership
11 6 (6.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 6 (6.32%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.05%) Lingo
1 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) CCNP
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.79%) Degree
4 14 (14.74%) CCNA
5 13 (13.68%) CCDA
6 11 (11.58%) CCDP
7 8 (8.42%) CISSP
8 5 (5.26%) CISM
9 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.11%) CEH
11 2 (2.11%) CREST Certified
11 2 (2.11%) GIAC
12 1 (1.05%) CCIE
12 1 (1.05%) CCSE
12 1 (1.05%) CISMP
12 1 (1.05%) ISEB
12 1 (1.05%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.68%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.32%) GDPR
4 4 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 2 (2.11%) SLA
6 1 (1.05%) COBIT
6 1 (1.05%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (3.16%) XenApp
3 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.05%) QRadar
2 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) Cisco
2 18 (18.95%) CheckPoint
3 14 (14.74%) Juniper
4 10 (10.53%) Fortinet
5 9 (9.47%) Avaya
5 9 (9.47%) Mitel
6 7 (7.37%) Huawei
7 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.21%) Citrix
9 4 (4.21%) Forcepoint
9 4 (4.21%) VMware
10 3 (3.16%) Meraki
10 3 (3.16%) NetApp
10 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.11%) Aruba
11 2 (2.11%) HP
11 2 (2.11%) Oracle
11 2 (2.11%) SAP
11 2 (2.11%) Sun