The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 23 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 187 111 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.05% 5.24% 6.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.74% 31.90% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 162 105 111
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Firewall
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
418 348 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.99% 16.42% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 331 320 264
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Firewall
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Birmingham

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Firewall also 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 that cited Firewall.

1 196 (71.53%) Cisco
2 139 (50.73%) CheckPoint
3 109 (39.78%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (31.02%) Windows
5 78 (28.47%) CCNP
5 78 (28.47%) Juniper
6 74 (27.01%) Network Security
7 67 (24.45%) VMware
8 65 (23.72%) CCNA
9 64 (23.36%) WAN
10 62 (22.63%) Linux
11 61 (22.26%) OSPF
12 56 (20.44%) LAN
12 56 (20.44%) TCP/IP
13 51 (18.61%) VPN
14 50 (18.25%) Security Cleared
15 49 (17.88%) SC Cleared
15 49 (17.88%) Finance
16 48 (17.52%) MPLS
17 46 (16.79%) BGP
18 43 (15.69%) HP
19 40 (14.60%) ITIL
19 40 (14.60%) Network Management
20 39 (14.23%) Active Directory
21 38 (13.87%) Microsoft
22 35 (12.77%) UNIX
23 34 (12.41%) MS Exchange
24 31 (11.31%) Blue Coat
24 31 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
24 31 (11.31%) Performance Monitoring

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Firewall also 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 that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.55%) IIS
5 7 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.46%) Apache
7 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (6.57%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.01%) MS Office
3 8 (2.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.73%) Office 365
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (27.01%) Network Security
2 64 (23.36%) WAN
3 61 (22.26%) OSPF
4 56 (20.44%) LAN
4 56 (20.44%) TCP/IP
5 51 (18.61%) VPN
6 48 (17.52%) MPLS
7 46 (16.79%) BGP
8 30 (10.95%) SAN
9 29 (10.58%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (10.22%) Internet
11 23 (8.39%) IPsec
11 23 (8.39%) Wireless
12 20 (7.30%) HTTP
12 20 (7.30%) DNS
13 18 (6.57%) SSL
14 17 (6.20%) LDAP
14 17 (6.20%) EIGRP
15 15 (5.47%) VoIP
16 14 (5.11%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.20%) JIRA
1 17 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (17.88%) Finance
2 14 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.74%) Legal
4 6 (2.19%) Banking
5 4 (1.46%) Back Office
6 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (34.67%) Network Engineer
2 38 (13.87%) Firewall Engineer
3 30 (10.95%) Architect
4 27 (9.85%) Analyst
5 25 (9.12%) Network Architect
6 20 (7.30%) Security Engineer
7 18 (6.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (6.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 17 (6.20%) Consultant
9 16 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (5.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (5.84%) Network Analyst
10 14 (5.11%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.11%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.74%) Network Security Analyst
12 10 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Senior Architect
12 10 (3.65%) Senior Network Architect
12 10 (3.65%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.65%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.73%) .NET
2 1 (0.36%) HTML
2 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.49%) Clustering
2 17 (6.20%) Open Source
3 9 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.82%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.46%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.46%) Replication
6 4 (1.46%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.09%) CESG
7 3 (1.09%) Life Science
8 2 (0.73%) User Experience
8 2 (0.73%) iPhone
8 2 (0.73%) Handset
8 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) Statistics
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 85 (31.02%) Windows
2 62 (22.63%) Linux
3 35 (12.77%) UNIX
4 29 (10.58%) Solaris
5 28 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.55%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.09%) Android
12 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.73%) Debian
12 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) HPUX
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.60%) ITIL
1 40 (14.60%) Network Management
2 31 (11.31%) Performance Monitoring
3 29 (10.58%) Load Balancing
4 21 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.20%) Scrum
6 17 (6.20%) Waterfall
6 17 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (6.20%) DevOps
7 16 (5.84%) Network Design
8 15 (5.47%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (4.38%) SIEM
9 12 (4.38%) Project Management
10 11 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.65%) Low Latency
11 10 (3.65%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 10 (3.65%) E-Commerce
12 9 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (2.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.49%) Perl
2 24 (8.76%) Tcl
3 20 (7.30%) Java
3 20 (7.30%) SQL
4 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.73%) C
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (39.78%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (28.47%) CCNP
3 65 (23.72%) CCNA
4 50 (18.25%) Security Cleared
5 49 (17.88%) SC Cleared
6 30 (10.95%) CCSA
7 17 (6.20%) CCSE
8 15 (5.47%) Check Point Certification
9 11 (4.01%) Degree
10 10 (3.65%) CCIE
11 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.28%) CISSP
11 9 (3.28%) MCSE
12 8 (2.92%) CCIP
13 6 (2.19%) JNCIA
13 6 (2.19%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.82%) MCITP
15 3 (1.09%) ACSA
15 3 (1.09%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.93%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) GPG13
4 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.11%) XenDesktop
5 12 (4.38%) XenApp
6 10 (3.65%) vSphere
7 8 (2.92%) XenServer
8 7 (2.55%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.19%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.46%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.09%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.73%) Squid
12 2 (0.73%) Snort
13 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.20%) Puppet
1 17 (6.20%) Vagrant
1 17 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.55%) WSUS
3 3 (1.09%) Netcool
3 3 (1.09%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.09%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 196 (71.53%) Cisco
2 139 (50.73%) CheckPoint
3 78 (28.47%) Juniper
4 67 (24.45%) VMware
5 43 (15.69%) HP
6 38 (13.87%) Microsoft
7 31 (11.31%) Blue Coat
8 28 (10.22%) F5
9 22 (8.03%) Citrix
10 20 (7.30%) NetApp
10 20 (7.30%) McAfee
10 20 (7.30%) SonicWALL
11 14 (5.11%) Sourcefire
12 10 (3.65%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.28%) Splunk
14 8 (2.92%) Kaseya
15 6 (2.19%) Dell
16 5 (1.82%) Websense
17 4 (1.46%) Avaya
18 3 (1.09%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago