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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 35 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 185 119 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.95% 5.57% 7.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.69% 33.24% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 158 113 129
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -1.26%
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
414 358 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.79% 16.75% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 326 329 280
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
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 22 September 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 187 (71.10%) Cisco
2 128 (48.67%) CheckPoint
3 102 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (33.46%) Windows
5 75 (28.52%) CCNP
6 74 (28.14%) Juniper
7 69 (26.24%) Network Security
8 68 (25.86%) VMware
9 64 (24.33%) WAN
10 61 (23.19%) CCNA
11 58 (22.05%) OSPF
11 58 (22.05%) TCP/IP
11 58 (22.05%) Linux
12 56 (21.29%) LAN
13 50 (19.01%) Finance
14 49 (18.63%) VPN
15 48 (18.25%) Security Cleared
16 47 (17.87%) SC Cleared
17 46 (17.49%) MPLS
18 43 (16.35%) BGP
18 43 (16.35%) HP
19 41 (15.59%) Active Directory
20 40 (15.21%) Network Management
21 38 (14.45%) ITIL
22 36 (13.69%) Microsoft
23 35 (13.31%) MS Exchange
24 32 (12.17%) UNIX
24 32 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 31 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
25 31 (11.79%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 35 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.66%) IIS
6 4 (1.52%) Apache
7 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (6.84%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.18%) MS Office
3 8 (3.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (26.24%) Network Security
2 64 (24.33%) WAN
3 58 (22.05%) OSPF
3 58 (22.05%) TCP/IP
4 56 (21.29%) LAN
5 49 (18.63%) VPN
6 46 (17.49%) MPLS
7 43 (16.35%) BGP
8 31 (11.79%) SAN
9 25 (9.51%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (9.13%) Internet
10 24 (9.13%) DNS
11 23 (8.75%) Wireless
11 23 (8.75%) IPsec
12 20 (7.60%) HTTP
13 18 (6.84%) SSL
14 17 (6.46%) LDAP
14 17 (6.46%) EIGRP
15 14 (5.32%) Junos
15 14 (5.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.46%) JIRA
1 17 (6.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (19.01%) Finance
2 15 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.32%) Legal
4 8 (3.04%) Banking
5 4 (1.52%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Retail
6 2 (0.76%) Law
6 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (34.60%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 30 (11.41%) Architect
4 25 (9.51%) Analyst
4 25 (9.51%) Network Architect
5 20 (7.60%) Security Engineer
6 17 (6.46%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (6.46%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (6.08%) Consultant
7 16 (6.08%) Network Security Engineer
8 15 (5.70%) Network Analyst
8 15 (5.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (4.94%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.94%) Security Analyst
10 12 (4.56%) Network Security Analyst
11 10 (3.80%) Senior Architect
11 10 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.80%) Developer
11 10 (3.80%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.38%) Middleware
2 1 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.13%) Clustering
2 17 (6.46%) Open Source
3 8 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.90%) Replication
6 5 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.52%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.76%) iPhone
8 2 (0.76%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.76%) Life Science
8 2 (0.76%) CESG
8 2 (0.76%) Handset
9 1 (0.38%) Statistics
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 88 (33.46%) Windows
2 58 (22.05%) Linux
3 32 (12.17%) UNIX
4 31 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (9.89%) Solaris
6 25 (9.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.28%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.28%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.14%) Android
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.76%) Debian
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.38%) HPUX
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.21%) Network Management
2 38 (14.45%) ITIL
3 29 (11.03%) Performance Monitoring
4 27 (10.27%) Load Balancing
5 25 (9.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (6.84%) Network Design
6 18 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (6.46%) Scrum
7 17 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (6.46%) Waterfall
7 17 (6.46%) DevOps
8 15 (5.70%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (4.56%) SIEM
10 10 (3.80%) Low Latency
10 10 (3.80%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 10 (3.80%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.80%) Project Management
10 10 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.04%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.04%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.51%) Perl
2 23 (8.75%) Tcl
3 20 (7.60%) Java
3 20 (7.60%) SQL
4 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 102 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (28.52%) CCNP
3 61 (23.19%) CCNA
4 48 (18.25%) Security Cleared
5 47 (17.87%) SC Cleared
6 28 (10.65%) CCSA
7 15 (5.70%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (5.70%) CCSE
8 10 (3.80%) Degree
9 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.42%) MCSE
9 9 (3.42%) CCIE
10 8 (3.04%) CCIP
10 8 (3.04%) CISSP
11 5 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.90%) MCITP
12 4 (1.52%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.52%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.14%) CISA
13 3 (1.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.70%) SLA
2 6 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) GPG13
4 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (15.59%) Active Directory
2 32 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.70%) XenDesktop
5 13 (4.94%) XenApp
6 11 (4.18%) vSphere
7 9 (3.42%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.04%) XenServer
9 6 (2.28%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.52%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.14%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.76%) Squid
12 2 (0.76%) Snort
13 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (6.46%) Puppet
1 17 (6.46%) Vagrant
1 17 (6.46%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.28%) WSUS
3 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.14%) Netcool
4 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 187 (71.10%) Cisco
2 128 (48.67%) CheckPoint
3 74 (28.14%) Juniper
4 68 (25.86%) VMware
5 43 (16.35%) HP
6 36 (13.69%) Microsoft
7 28 (10.65%) Blue Coat
8 23 (8.75%) F5
9 22 (8.37%) Citrix
10 20 (7.60%) NetApp
10 20 (7.60%) McAfee
11 19 (7.22%) SonicWALL
12 13 (4.94%) Sourcefire
13 9 (3.42%) Splunk
14 7 (2.66%) Fortinet
14 7 (2.66%) Kaseya
15 6 (2.28%) Dell
16 4 (1.52%) Kaspersky
16 4 (1.52%) Symantec
16 4 (1.52%) Avaya
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago