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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 179 107 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.53% 5.04% 7.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.92% 29.32% 35.31%
Number of salaries quoted 156 97 113
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £54,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
427 365 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.96% 17.20% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 343 332 276
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £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 24 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 211 (71.53%) Cisco
2 145 (49.15%) CheckPoint
3 124 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (30.85%) Windows
5 89 (30.17%) CCNP
6 81 (27.46%) Juniper
7 75 (25.42%) WAN
7 75 (25.42%) VMware
8 74 (25.08%) CCNA
9 72 (24.41%) Network Security
10 70 (23.73%) OSPF
11 68 (23.05%) Linux
12 66 (22.37%) LAN
13 62 (21.02%) Security Cleared
14 61 (20.68%) SC Cleared
15 60 (20.34%) VPN
16 56 (18.98%) MPLS
17 55 (18.64%) TCP/IP
18 54 (18.31%) BGP
19 49 (16.61%) HP
19 49 (16.61%) Finance
20 45 (15.25%) Microsoft
21 44 (14.92%) Active Directory
21 44 (14.92%) Network Management
22 43 (14.58%) ITIL
23 39 (13.22%) Performance Monitoring
24 38 (12.88%) Cisco ASA
24 38 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
24 38 (12.88%) UNIX
25 37 (12.54%) MS Exchange

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 37 (12.54%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.37%) IIS
7 4 (1.36%) Apache
8 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (6.10%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (25.42%) WAN
2 72 (24.41%) Network Security
3 70 (23.73%) OSPF
4 66 (22.37%) LAN
5 60 (20.34%) VPN
6 56 (18.98%) MPLS
7 55 (18.64%) TCP/IP
8 54 (18.31%) BGP
9 38 (12.88%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (12.20%) SAN
11 29 (9.83%) Internet
12 27 (9.15%) Wireless
13 23 (7.80%) IPsec
14 22 (7.46%) DNS
15 20 (6.78%) HTTP
16 18 (6.10%) SSL
16 18 (6.10%) EIGRP
17 17 (5.76%) LDAP
18 16 (5.42%) VoIP
19 15 (5.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (5.76%) JIRA
1 17 (5.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (16.61%) Finance
2 14 (4.75%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.07%) Legal
4 4 (1.36%) Banking
4 4 (1.36%) Back Office
5 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (35.25%) Network Engineer
2 43 (14.58%) Firewall Engineer
3 30 (10.17%) Analyst
4 26 (8.81%) Architect
5 23 (7.80%) Network Architect
6 21 (7.12%) Security Engineer
6 21 (7.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (6.78%) Consultant
8 18 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (5.76%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (5.76%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.76%) Network Analyst
10 15 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (4.75%) Security Analyst
12 13 (4.41%) Network Security Analyst
12 13 (4.41%) Senior Network Architect
12 13 (4.41%) Senior Architect
13 10 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
2 1 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.83%) Clustering
2 17 (5.76%) Open Source
3 9 (3.05%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.69%) CESG
6 5 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.36%) Replication
7 4 (1.36%) Life Science
7 4 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.68%) Handset
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
9 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.34%) User Experience
9 1 (0.34%) Statistics
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 91 (30.85%) Windows
2 68 (23.05%) Linux
3 38 (12.88%) UNIX
4 33 (11.19%) Solaris
5 31 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.73%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.05%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.69%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.36%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.02%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.02%) Android
13 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.68%) Debian
13 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.34%) HPUX
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.92%) Network Management
2 43 (14.58%) ITIL
3 39 (13.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 30 (10.17%) Load Balancing
5 20 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (6.44%) Network Design
7 18 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.76%) Waterfall
8 17 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (5.76%) Scrum
8 17 (5.76%) DevOps
9 15 (5.08%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (4.41%) Project Management
11 12 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (4.07%) SIEM
11 12 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (3.39%) Low Latency
12 10 (3.39%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 10 (3.39%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.17%) Perl
2 28 (9.49%) Tcl
3 26 (8.81%) SQL
4 20 (6.78%) Java
5 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 124 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (30.17%) CCNP
3 74 (25.08%) CCNA
4 62 (21.02%) Security Cleared
5 61 (20.68%) SC Cleared
6 31 (10.51%) CCSA
7 18 (6.10%) CCSE
8 15 (5.08%) Check Point Certification
9 11 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.73%) MCSE
9 11 (3.73%) CCIE
9 11 (3.73%) Degree
10 9 (3.05%) CISSP
11 8 (2.71%) CCIP
12 7 (2.37%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.37%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.37%) MCITP
13 5 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.02%) ACSA
14 3 (1.02%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.80%) SLA
2 8 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) GPG13
4 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (14.92%) Active Directory
2 38 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.81%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.75%) XenDesktop
5 12 (4.07%) vSphere
5 12 (4.07%) XenApp
6 8 (2.71%) XenServer
7 6 (2.03%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.36%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.02%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.68%) Snort
10 2 (0.68%) Squid
10 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (5.76%) Puppet
1 17 (5.76%) Vagrant
1 17 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.71%) WSUS
3 6 (2.03%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.02%) Netcool
5 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 211 (71.53%) Cisco
2 145 (49.15%) CheckPoint
3 81 (27.46%) Juniper
4 75 (25.42%) VMware
5 49 (16.61%) HP
6 45 (15.25%) Microsoft
7 33 (11.19%) Blue Coat
8 32 (10.85%) F5
9 23 (7.80%) Citrix
10 22 (7.46%) NetApp
11 20 (6.78%) SonicWALL
12 14 (4.75%) Fortinet
12 14 (4.75%) McAfee
13 11 (3.73%) Sourcefire
14 8 (2.71%) Kaseya
15 6 (2.03%) Websense
15 6 (2.03%) Dell
16 5 (1.69%) Splunk
17 4 (1.36%) Avaya
17 4 (1.36%) Altiris
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £42000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago