The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 103 127 70
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 34 4 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.46% 0.19% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.20% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 41
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £35,950 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
Firewall Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2203 2011 1551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.39% 94.64% 93.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1961 1830 1293
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Firewall Engineer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Firewall Engineer in their job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Firewall
2 43 (95.56%) CheckPoint
3 41 (91.11%) Cisco
4 34 (75.56%) OSPF
5 33 (73.33%) BGP
5 33 (73.33%) CCNP
5 33 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (66.67%) UNIX
6 30 (66.67%) Solaris
6 30 (66.67%) Linux
7 29 (64.44%) Perl
7 29 (64.44%) Tcl
8 28 (62.22%) Juniper
9 24 (53.33%) Network Security
10 23 (51.11%) Blue Coat
11 20 (44.44%) Clustering
11 20 (44.44%) Load Balancing
12 18 (40.00%) MS Visio
13 15 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
13 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
14 14 (31.11%) Junos
14 14 (31.11%) CCSA
14 14 (31.11%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (24.44%) Finance
16 10 (22.22%) Internet
16 10 (22.22%) Extranet
16 10 (22.22%) VPN
16 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
16 10 (22.22%) Low Latency

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Firewall Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 18 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 45 (100.00%) Firewall
2 34 (75.56%) OSPF
3 33 (73.33%) BGP
4 24 (53.33%) Network Security
5 14 (31.11%) Junos
6 10 (22.22%) Internet
6 10 (22.22%) Extranet
6 10 (22.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) DNS
7 1 (2.22%) LAN
7 1 (2.22%) WAN
7 1 (2.22%) MPLS
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) UNIX
1 30 (66.67%) Solaris
1 30 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 15 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 10 (22.22%) Low Latency
3 10 (22.22%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.22%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) Perl
1 29 (64.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (73.33%) CCNP
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) Check Point Certification
3 14 (31.11%) CCSA
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) CheckPoint
2 41 (91.11%) Cisco
3 28 (62.22%) Juniper
4 23 (51.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Nortel