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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 137 84 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.84% 4.61% 6.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.05% 24.14% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 129 69 84
Average salary £40,000 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.52% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £32,875
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £55,000 £56,400
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
311 348 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.53% 19.11% 22.56%
Number of salaries quoted 282 305 305
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £25,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 29 December 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 222 (69.16%) Cisco
2 141 (43.93%) CheckPoint
3 127 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (33.64%) Windows
5 95 (29.60%) VMware
6 88 (27.41%) Juniper
7 83 (25.86%) Linux
8 80 (24.92%) CCNP
9 76 (23.68%) Network Security
10 74 (23.05%) WAN
11 73 (22.74%) Security Cleared
12 72 (22.43%) CCNA
13 71 (22.12%) SC Cleared
14 68 (21.18%) VPN
15 65 (20.25%) LAN
16 63 (19.63%) Microsoft
16 63 (19.63%) OSPF
17 58 (18.07%) Active Directory
18 56 (17.45%) BGP
19 53 (16.51%) MS Exchange
20 52 (16.20%) Finance
21 51 (15.89%) MPLS
21 51 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 51 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
22 48 (14.95%) TCP/IP
23 44 (13.71%) Hyper-V
24 42 (13.08%) F5
24 42 (13.08%) ITIL
25 41 (12.77%) SQL
25 41 (12.77%) Blue Coat

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 53 (16.51%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.74%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.18%) IIS
7 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.93%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (6.23%) MS Excel
1 20 (6.23%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (23.68%) Network Security
2 74 (23.05%) WAN
3 68 (21.18%) VPN
4 65 (20.25%) LAN
5 63 (19.63%) OSPF
6 56 (17.45%) BGP
7 51 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
7 51 (15.89%) MPLS
8 48 (14.95%) TCP/IP
9 35 (10.90%) Internet
10 34 (10.59%) Wireless
11 30 (9.35%) SAN
12 23 (7.17%) SSL
12 23 (7.17%) VoIP
13 22 (6.85%) DNS
14 21 (6.54%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (5.30%) IPsec
15 17 (5.30%) EIGRP
16 16 (4.98%) LDAP
16 16 (4.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.98%) JIRA
1 16 (4.98%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (16.20%) Finance
2 20 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.18%) Legal
4 4 (1.25%) Banking
4 4 (1.25%) Retail
5 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 97 (30.22%) Network Engineer
2 48 (14.95%) Firewall Engineer
3 40 (12.46%) Analyst
4 25 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.48%) Architect
5 24 (7.48%) Network Architect
6 21 (6.54%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.23%) Consultant
8 18 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (5.61%) Network Analyst
9 17 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
10 16 (4.98%) Senior Network Architect
10 16 (4.98%) Senior Architect
11 15 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (4.67%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (4.36%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.43%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.43%) Security Consultant
13 11 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (3.12%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.31%) HTML
1 1 (0.31%) .NET
1 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.90%) Clustering
2 16 (4.98%) Open Source
3 13 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.56%) Life Science
6 5 (1.56%) CESG
6 5 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.93%) Handset
9 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.31%) NHS
9 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.64%) Windows
2 83 (25.86%) Linux
3 40 (12.46%) UNIX
4 36 (11.21%) Solaris
5 35 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (4.67%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.74%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.49%) CentOS
11 7 (2.18%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.25%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.62%) Android
15 2 (0.62%) Debian
15 2 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.08%) ITIL
2 32 (9.97%) Load Balancing
3 31 (9.66%) Network Management
4 30 (9.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 23 (7.17%) Network Design
6 17 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.98%) Scrum
7 16 (4.98%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (4.98%) DevOps
7 16 (4.98%) Waterfall
8 15 (4.67%) Project Management
9 13 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.05%) SIEM
10 11 (3.43%) Change Control
10 11 (3.43%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.12%) Low Latency
11 10 (3.12%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.77%) SQL
2 34 (10.59%) Perl
3 29 (9.03%) Tcl
4 17 (5.30%) Java
5 8 (2.49%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.62%) PHP
8 2 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 127 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (24.92%) CCNP
3 73 (22.74%) Security Cleared
4 72 (22.43%) CCNA
5 71 (22.12%) SC Cleared
6 33 (10.28%) CCSA
7 21 (6.54%) CCSE
8 15 (4.67%) Check Point Certification
9 13 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.74%) Degree
10 12 (3.74%) JNCIA
10 12 (3.74%) JNCIS
11 11 (3.43%) MCSE
12 9 (2.80%) CCIE
13 8 (2.49%) CISSP
14 7 (2.18%) MCITP
15 6 (1.87%) MCSA
15 6 (1.87%) CCIP
16 4 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.93%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.90%) SLA
2 8 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) GPG13
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 51 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.23%) vSphere
5 11 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.49%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.18%) XenApp
8 6 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.62%) Snort
10 2 (0.62%) Squid
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.31%) XenServer
11 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (4.98%) Puppet
1 16 (4.98%) Vagrant
1 16 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.18%) WSUS
3 6 (1.87%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.56%) Nagios
5 2 (0.62%) Netcool
5 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.31%) Cacti
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.31%) Foglight
6 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 222 (69.16%) Cisco
2 141 (43.93%) CheckPoint
3 95 (29.60%) VMware
4 88 (27.41%) Juniper
5 63 (19.63%) Microsoft
6 42 (13.08%) F5
7 41 (12.77%) Blue Coat
8 31 (9.66%) HP
9 24 (7.48%) NetApp
10 20 (6.23%) Fortinet
11 19 (5.92%) Citrix
12 17 (5.30%) SonicWALL
13 12 (3.74%) Sourcefire
14 9 (2.80%) Websense
14 9 (2.80%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.49%) Kaseya
16 6 (1.87%) Riverbed
16 6 (1.87%) McAfee
16 6 (1.87%) Altiris
16 6 (1.87%) WatchGuard
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
West Midlands Police
Salary: From £38,286 to £44,970 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TCNS
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago