Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 189 194
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -24
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 158 172 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.11% 9.39% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 119 153 147
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.00% +19.18%
10th Percentile £29,950 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +11.11%

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 1563 1832 1698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.67% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1261 1435 1507
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,096
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.37% +1.59%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £64,700
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +28 73 £47,500 +17.28% 1
Worcestershire +15 28 £35,000 -27.08%
Coventry +21 26 £40,000 -21.57% 1
Warwickshire +14 26 £38,500 -0.65% 3
Staffordshire -15 1 £30,000 -17.24%
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 86 (54.43%) Cisco
2 84 (53.16%) Firewall
3 60 (37.97%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (36.08%) WAN
5 48 (30.38%) LAN
5 48 (30.38%) CCNP
6 43 (27.22%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (24.05%) CheckPoint
8 35 (22.15%) VPN
9 33 (20.89%) Time Management
10 30 (18.99%) TCP/IP
10 30 (18.99%) CCNA
11 29 (18.35%) OSPF
11 29 (18.35%) BGP
12 27 (17.09%) Project Management
12 27 (17.09%) Microsoft
12 27 (17.09%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (16.46%) ITIL
13 26 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
14 25 (15.82%) Information Security
14 25 (15.82%) VLAN
15 24 (15.19%) Management Information System
15 24 (15.19%) SIEM
16 23 (14.56%) Presales
16 23 (14.56%) Wireless
16 23 (14.56%) MPLS
16 23 (14.56%) Incident Management
17 22 (13.92%) Network Design
17 22 (13.92%) HP
17 22 (13.92%) Palo Alto

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 (3.80%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.23%) Office 365
3 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (53.16%) Firewall
2 57 (36.08%) WAN
3 48 (30.38%) LAN
4 43 (27.22%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (22.15%) VPN
6 30 (18.99%) TCP/IP
7 29 (18.35%) BGP
7 29 (18.35%) OSPF
8 25 (15.82%) VLAN
9 23 (14.56%) MPLS
9 23 (14.56%) Wireless
10 19 (12.03%) IPsec
11 18 (11.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (10.13%) DMZ
13 15 (9.49%) SSL
14 12 (7.59%) Ethernet
15 11 (6.96%) Cisco ISE
16 10 (6.33%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (6.33%) SNMP
16 10 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
1 3 (1.90%) Looker
2 2 (1.27%) DTS
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.13%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Retail
3 9 (5.70%) Billing
4 5 (3.16%) French Language
4 5 (3.16%) German Language
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (24.68%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.46%) Architect
3 22 (13.92%) Security Engineer
4 20 (12.66%) Analyst
5 15 (9.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (7.59%) Lead Architect
7 10 (6.33%) Network Operations Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Operations Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Security Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) Security Specialist
8 9 (5.70%) Network Manager
8 9 (5.70%) Network Specialist
9 8 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) IT Security Specialist
10 7 (4.43%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.43%) Network Support
10 7 (4.43%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Operations Support Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) Middleware
2 2 (1.27%) MFC
3 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.19%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.49%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.70%) FlexPod
3 9 (5.70%) iPad
4 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.16%) SCADA
6 5 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.90%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) VHDL
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.29%) Windows
2 14 (8.86%) Unix
3 11 (6.96%) Linux
3 11 (6.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.90%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.27%) AIX
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.89%) Time Management
2 27 (17.09%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (17.09%) Project Management
3 26 (16.46%) ITIL
3 26 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (15.82%) Information Security
5 24 (15.19%) SIEM
6 23 (14.56%) Incident Management
6 23 (14.56%) Presales
7 22 (13.92%) Network Design
8 17 (10.76%) Load Balancing
9 15 (9.49%) Service Delivery
10 14 (8.86%) Mentoring
11 13 (8.23%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (7.59%) Customer Engagement
12 12 (7.59%) Information Assurance
12 12 (7.59%) ITIL V3
12 12 (7.59%) Line Management
12 12 (7.59%) Risk Management
12 12 (7.59%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.06%) C
2 6 (3.80%) Python
3 3 (1.90%) Perl
3 3 (1.90%) SQL
4 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
4 2 (1.27%) C#
4 2 (1.27%) C++
4 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (37.97%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (30.38%) CCNP
3 30 (18.99%) CCNA
4 21 (13.29%) Security Cleared
5 20 (12.66%) Degree
6 16 (10.13%) MCSE
6 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (8.23%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (8.23%) MCP
8 10 (6.33%) CISSP
9 9 (5.70%) CCDP
10 8 (5.06%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.43%) JNCIA
11 7 (4.43%) JNCIS
12 6 (3.80%) CEH
13 5 (3.16%) GIAC
14 4 (2.53%) PhD
14 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
15 3 (1.90%) CCSA
15 3 (1.90%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.70%) QA
3 7 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.43%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.63%) GDPR
6 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.80%) Snort
3 4 (2.53%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.63%) iptables
6 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.63%) Postfix
6 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.16%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.90%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.90%) Nessus
5 3 (1.90%) SELinux
6 2 (1.27%) QRadar
7 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.63%) Nagios
7 1 (0.63%) Puppet
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.63%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 86 (54.43%) Cisco
2 38 (24.05%) CheckPoint
3 27 (17.09%) Microsoft
4 22 (13.92%) HP
4 22 (13.92%) Palo Alto
5 20 (12.66%) Juniper
6 16 (10.13%) F5
7 15 (9.49%) SolarWinds
8 13 (8.23%) Fortinet
9 10 (6.33%) Sourcefire
10 9 (5.70%) Aruba
10 9 (5.70%) Brocade
10 9 (5.70%) Meraki
10 9 (5.70%) VMware
11 7 (4.43%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.80%) McAfee
13 4 (2.53%) NetApp
14 3 (1.90%) Riverbed
14 3 (1.90%) Veracode
15 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow