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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 183 105 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.66% 5.06% 7.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.26% 30.61% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 158 95 112
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 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £54,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
423 343 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.71% 16.54% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 339 312 271
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 £26,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £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 20 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 208 (71.48%) Cisco
2 142 (48.80%) CheckPoint
3 122 (41.92%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (30.58%) Windows
5 88 (30.24%) CCNP
6 81 (27.84%) Juniper
7 73 (25.09%) CCNA
7 73 (25.09%) WAN
8 72 (24.74%) VMware
8 72 (24.74%) Network Security
9 68 (23.37%) OSPF
10 67 (23.02%) Linux
11 64 (21.99%) LAN
12 60 (20.62%) VPN
13 59 (20.27%) Security Cleared
14 58 (19.93%) SC Cleared
15 57 (19.59%) TCP/IP
16 55 (18.90%) MPLS
17 53 (18.21%) BGP
18 48 (16.49%) HP
18 48 (16.49%) Finance
19 44 (15.12%) Microsoft
20 43 (14.78%) Network Management
21 42 (14.43%) ITIL
21 42 (14.43%) Active Directory
22 38 (13.06%) UNIX
22 38 (13.06%) Performance Monitoring
23 37 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
24 35 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
24 35 (12.03%) MS Exchange

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 35 (12.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.41%) IIS
6 4 (1.37%) Apache
7 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.12%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (25.09%) WAN
2 72 (24.74%) Network Security
3 68 (23.37%) OSPF
4 64 (21.99%) LAN
5 60 (20.62%) VPN
6 57 (19.59%) TCP/IP
7 55 (18.90%) MPLS
8 53 (18.21%) BGP
9 37 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (11.68%) SAN
11 29 (9.97%) Internet
12 26 (8.93%) Wireless
13 23 (7.90%) IPsec
14 21 (7.22%) DNS
15 20 (6.87%) HTTP
16 18 (6.19%) SSL
16 18 (6.19%) EIGRP
17 17 (5.84%) LDAP
18 16 (5.50%) VoIP
19 15 (5.15%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) JIRA
1 17 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (16.49%) Finance
2 15 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.47%) Legal
4 4 (1.37%) Banking
4 4 (1.37%) Back Office
5 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 103 (35.40%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.43%) Firewall Engineer
3 31 (10.65%) Analyst
4 25 (8.59%) Architect
5 22 (7.56%) Network Architect
6 21 (7.22%) Security Engineer
6 21 (7.22%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (6.87%) Consultant
8 18 (6.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (5.84%) Network Analyst
10 16 (5.50%) Support Engineer
11 15 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
12 14 (4.81%) Security Analyst
13 13 (4.47%) Network Security Analyst
14 12 (4.12%) Senior Network Architect
14 12 (4.12%) Senior Architect
15 10 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (3.44%) Project Manager
15 10 (3.44%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
2 1 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.97%) Clustering
2 17 (5.84%) Open Source
3 9 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.72%) CESG
6 5 (1.72%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.37%) Replication
7 4 (1.37%) Life Science
7 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.69%) Handset
8 2 (0.69%) 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 89 (30.58%) Windows
2 67 (23.02%) Linux
3 38 (13.06%) UNIX
4 32 (11.00%) Solaris
5 29 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.44%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.75%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.72%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.03%) Android
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.69%) Debian
13 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.34%) HPUX
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.78%) Network Management
2 42 (14.43%) ITIL
3 38 (13.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 30 (10.31%) Load Balancing
5 20 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.19%) Network Design
7 17 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (5.84%) Waterfall
7 17 (5.84%) Scrum
7 17 (5.84%) DevOps
8 15 (5.15%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (4.47%) Project Management
10 12 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (4.12%) SIEM
11 11 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (3.44%) Low Latency
12 10 (3.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 10 (3.44%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.97%) Perl
2 27 (9.28%) Tcl
3 24 (8.25%) SQL
4 20 (6.87%) Java
5 5 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (41.92%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (30.24%) CCNP
3 73 (25.09%) CCNA
4 59 (20.27%) Security Cleared
5 58 (19.93%) SC Cleared
6 31 (10.65%) CCSA
7 18 (6.19%) CCSE
8 15 (5.15%) Check Point Certification
9 12 (4.12%) CCIE
10 11 (3.78%) MCSE
10 11 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.78%) Degree
11 10 (3.44%) CISSP
12 8 (2.75%) CCIP
13 7 (2.41%) JNCIA
13 7 (2.41%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.41%) MCITP
14 5 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.03%) ACSA
15 3 (1.03%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.90%) SLA
2 9 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.69%) GPG13
4 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 35 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.81%) XenDesktop
5 12 (4.12%) XenApp
6 11 (3.78%) vSphere
7 8 (2.75%) XenServer
8 6 (2.06%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.69%) Snort
11 2 (0.69%) Squid
11 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (5.84%) Puppet
1 17 (5.84%) Vagrant
1 17 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.75%) WSUS
3 6 (2.06%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.03%) Netcool
5 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 208 (71.48%) Cisco
2 142 (48.80%) CheckPoint
3 81 (27.84%) Juniper
4 72 (24.74%) VMware
5 48 (16.49%) HP
6 44 (15.12%) Microsoft
7 33 (11.34%) Blue Coat
8 31 (10.65%) F5
9 23 (7.90%) Citrix
10 21 (7.22%) NetApp
11 20 (6.87%) SonicWALL
12 14 (4.81%) Fortinet
12 14 (4.81%) McAfee
13 11 (3.78%) Sourcefire
14 8 (2.75%) Kaseya
15 6 (2.06%) Websense
15 6 (2.06%) Dell
16 5 (1.72%) Splunk
17 4 (1.37%) Avaya
17 4 (1.37%) Altiris
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
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