Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Security
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 171 189
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +23
Permanent jobs citing Network Security 144 166 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.66% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 10.55% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 87 128 134
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% - -26.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,350 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £60,250 £69,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +2.00%

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 1,493 1,573 1,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.95% 15.77% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 1,265 1,393
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,508 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +11 89 £77,500 +63.16% 9
Warwickshire +25 20 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Coventry +5 18 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Staffordshire +20 5 £33,750 +8.87% 2
Herefordshire +11 3 £45,000 - 1
Worcestershire -18 3 £65,000 +67.74%
Shropshire - 3 £82,500 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 - 2
Network Security
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 67 (46.53%) Presales
2 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.11%) Cisco
4 51 (35.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (32.64%) Active Directory
6 45 (31.25%) Firewall
7 43 (29.86%) WAN
7 43 (29.86%) VPN
7 43 (29.86%) Security Cleared
8 42 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
9 41 (28.47%) Enterprise Architecture
9 41 (28.47%) Windows
9 41 (28.47%) MCSE
9 41 (28.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (28.47%) Office 365
10 40 (27.78%) Project Management
10 40 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (27.08%) CheckPoint
11 39 (27.08%) Data Centre
11 39 (27.08%) Vendor Relationship Management
12 37 (25.69%) ITIL
13 36 (25.00%) CCNP
13 36 (25.00%) Load Balancing
14 35 (24.31%) Juniper
15 33 (22.92%) Windows Server
16 32 (22.22%) SQL Server
17 31 (21.53%) LAN
18 30 (20.83%) Fortinet
19 29 (20.14%) DNS
19 29 (20.14%) CCDP

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 15 (10.42%) IIS
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 51 (35.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (28.47%) Office 365
4 15 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (10.42%) Amazon EMR
4 15 (10.42%) Amazon Kinesis
4 15 (10.42%) Amazon S3
4 15 (10.42%) Amazon SQS
4 15 (10.42%) AWS Lambda
4 15 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (10.42%) Serverless
5 7 (4.86%) SaaS
6 5 (3.47%) IaaS
7 3 (2.08%) PaaS
8 2 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (31.25%) Firewall
2 43 (29.86%) VPN
2 43 (29.86%) WAN
3 31 (21.53%) LAN
4 29 (20.14%) DNS
5 26 (18.06%) TCP/IP
6 23 (15.97%) WLAN
7 22 (15.28%) DHCP
8 21 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (13.19%) Wireless
10 18 (12.50%) Internet
11 17 (11.81%) VLAN
12 15 (10.42%) BGP
12 15 (10.42%) MPLS
12 15 (10.42%) OSPF
13 14 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (9.72%) Ethernet
14 11 (7.64%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (7.64%) SSL
15 10 (6.94%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 18 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.81%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (10.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (10.42%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.39%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.39%) MySQL
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Ant
1 2 (1.39%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.39%) Gatling
1 2 (1.39%) GitLab
1 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.39%) Maven
1 2 (1.39%) NeoLoad
1 2 (1.39%) Selenium
2 1 (0.69%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (6.25%) Finance
1 9 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.17%) Legal
3 5 (3.47%) Billing
4 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (48.61%) Architect
2 41 (28.47%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (18.06%) Security Architect
3 26 (18.06%) Security Solutions Architect
4 24 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 17 (11.81%) Cloud Architect
6 16 (11.11%) Analyst
6 16 (11.11%) Lead Architect
7 14 (9.72%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 14 (9.72%) Security Engineer
8 13 (9.03%) Network Architect
9 12 (8.33%) Security Manager
10 11 (7.64%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 10 (6.94%) Network Engineer
11 10 (6.94%) Network Security Architect
12 9 (6.25%) Presales Solution Architect
13 8 (5.56%) Information Architect
13 8 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
14 6 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.42%) Web Services
2 10 (6.94%) .NET
2 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
2 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.39%) COM
3 2 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 39 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.81%) Cyberthreat
2 17 (11.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 11 (7.64%) FlexPod
6 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.39%) EMV
7 2 (1.39%) Fintech
7 2 (1.39%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.69%) EPoS
8 1 (0.69%) iPad
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.47%) Windows
2 33 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.53%) Presales
2 41 (28.47%) Enterprise Architecture
3 40 (27.78%) Project Management
4 39 (27.08%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 37 (25.69%) ITIL
6 36 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 29 (20.14%) SIEM
8 26 (18.06%) ITIL V3
9 25 (17.36%) Data Protection
9 25 (17.36%) Information Security
10 21 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (13.89%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (13.89%) Programme Management
11 20 (13.89%) Server Virtualisation
12 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
13 17 (11.81%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 17 (11.81%) Network Design
13 17 (11.81%) Software Optimisation
14 15 (10.42%) Identity Access Management
15 13 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) SQL
2 10 (6.94%) Java
2 10 (6.94%) PL/SQL
2 10 (6.94%) Python
2 10 (6.94%) Scala
2 10 (6.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (29.86%) Security Cleared
2 41 (28.47%) MCSE
2 41 (28.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (25.00%) CCNP
5 29 (20.14%) CCDP
6 25 (17.36%) MCP
7 17 (11.81%) CISSP
8 16 (11.11%) MCSA
9 13 (9.03%) Degree
10 9 (6.25%) CCIE
10 9 (6.25%) CCSE
10 9 (6.25%) IISP
10 9 (6.25%) ISSAP
10 9 (6.25%) JNCIP
10 9 (6.25%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.47%) CCNA
12 4 (2.78%) CISM
12 4 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (2.08%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.97%) GDPR
2 22 (15.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (10.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (4.86%) PCI DSS
5 6 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (3.47%) QA
7 2 (1.39%) SLA
8 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 47 (32.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.25%) VMware NSX
4 6 (4.17%) Firmware
5 5 (3.47%) XenServer
6 4 (2.78%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.39%) Docker
7 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) CASB
1 9 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 9 (6.25%) QRadar
2 5 (3.47%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (1.39%) Ansible
3 2 (1.39%) Consul
3 2 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.39%) Grafana
3 2 (1.39%) Kibana
3 2 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.39%) logstash
3 2 (1.39%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) Rancher
3 2 (1.39%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.39%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 52 (36.11%) Cisco
3 39 (27.08%) CheckPoint
4 35 (24.31%) Juniper
5 30 (20.83%) Fortinet
6 25 (17.36%) Citrix
7 19 (13.19%) VMware
8 18 (12.50%) Forcepoint
9 17 (11.81%) F5
9 17 (11.81%) Tufin
10 13 (9.03%) McAfee
10 13 (9.03%) SolarWinds
11 12 (8.33%) HP
11 12 (8.33%) IBM
12 11 (7.64%) Aruba
12 11 (7.64%) Palo Alto
12 11 (7.64%) Riverbed
13 10 (6.94%) Meraki
14 9 (6.25%) LogRhythm
14 9 (6.25%) Splunk