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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Engineer
Rank 115 - 102
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 5 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% - 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £47,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.48%
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
1734 1425 1592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.85% 94.06% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1242 1360
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 30 January 2015, 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 39 (100.00%) Firewall
2 38 (97.44%) Cisco
3 37 (94.87%) CheckPoint
4 32 (82.05%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (79.49%) CCNP
6 30 (76.92%) OSPF
6 30 (76.92%) BGP
7 27 (69.23%) UNIX
7 27 (69.23%) Solaris
7 27 (69.23%) Linux
8 25 (64.10%) Perl
8 25 (64.10%) Tcl
9 24 (61.54%) Juniper
10 22 (56.41%) Blue Coat
11 20 (51.28%) Network Security
12 17 (43.59%) Clustering
12 17 (43.59%) MS Visio
12 17 (43.59%) Load Balancing
13 14 (35.90%) Finance
13 14 (35.90%) Risk Assessment
14 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
14 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
15 12 (30.77%) Junos
15 12 (30.77%) CCSA
15 12 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (20.51%) Internet
16 8 (20.51%) Extranet
16 8 (20.51%) VPN
16 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
16 8 (20.51%) Low Latency

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (43.59%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) Firewall
2 30 (76.92%) OSPF
2 30 (76.92%) BGP
3 20 (51.28%) Network Security
4 12 (30.77%) Junos
5 8 (20.51%) Internet
5 8 (20.51%) Extranet
5 8 (20.51%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) UNIX
1 27 (69.23%) Solaris
1 27 (69.23%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Load Balancing
2 14 (35.90%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
3 8 (20.51%) Low Latency
3 8 (20.51%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) Perl
1 25 (64.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 32 (82.05%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (79.49%) CCNP
3 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 12 (30.77%) CCSA
4 12 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Vendors
1 38 (97.44%) Cisco
2 37 (94.87%) CheckPoint
3 24 (61.54%) Juniper
4 22 (56.41%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.56%) Sun
5 1 (2.56%) Nortel