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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 113 85 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.25% 5.61% 6.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.65% 27.51% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 107 67 69
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,300 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
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
278 309 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.37% 20.40% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 254 266 282
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,612
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £60,400
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 30 January 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 197 (70.61%) Cisco
2 117 (41.94%) CheckPoint
3 116 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (37.63%) Windows
5 94 (33.69%) VMware
6 78 (27.96%) Juniper
7 73 (26.16%) Microsoft
8 70 (25.09%) Linux
9 67 (24.01%) CCNA
10 66 (23.66%) CCNP
10 66 (23.66%) VPN
10 66 (23.66%) WAN
11 64 (22.94%) Security Cleared
12 63 (22.58%) Active Directory
13 61 (21.86%) SC Cleared
14 60 (21.51%) Network Security
14 60 (21.51%) LAN
15 57 (20.43%) MS Exchange
16 55 (19.71%) OSPF
16 55 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 49 (17.56%) BGP
18 48 (17.20%) Finance
19 47 (16.85%) Hyper-V
20 46 (16.49%) Cisco ASA
20 46 (16.49%) SQL Server
21 42 (15.05%) SQL
22 41 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
23 40 (14.34%) MPLS
24 38 (13.62%) ITIL
25 36 (12.90%) Blue Coat

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 57 (20.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.79%) IIS
8 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.72%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (23.66%) VPN
1 66 (23.66%) WAN
2 60 (21.51%) Network Security
2 60 (21.51%) LAN
3 55 (19.71%) OSPF
4 49 (17.56%) BGP
5 46 (16.49%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (14.34%) MPLS
7 34 (12.19%) TCP/IP
8 33 (11.83%) SAN
9 31 (11.11%) Wireless
10 28 (10.04%) Internet
11 24 (8.60%) DNS
12 22 (7.89%) VoIP
13 20 (7.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (6.45%) SSL
15 14 (5.02%) IPsec
16 13 (4.66%) EIGRP
16 13 (4.66%) VLAN
17 12 (4.30%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.94%) JIRA
1 11 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.08%) RequisitePro
General
1 48 (17.20%) Finance
2 17 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (29.75%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.98%) Firewall Engineer
3 35 (12.54%) Analyst
4 25 (8.96%) Architect
5 22 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.81%) Network Architect
6 19 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (6.09%) Consultant
8 15 (5.38%) Senior Network Architect
8 15 (5.38%) Senior Architect
9 14 (5.02%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.02%) Network Analyst
9 14 (5.02%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.94%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.58%) Security Consultant
11 10 (3.58%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.19%) Clustering
2 15 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.94%) Open Source
4 10 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.79%) CESG
5 5 (1.79%) Life Science
5 5 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.08%) Handset
7 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 105 (37.63%) Windows
2 70 (25.09%) Linux
3 41 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (11.47%) UNIX
6 30 (10.75%) Solaris
7 28 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.66%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.94%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.23%) CentOS
11 7 (2.51%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.08%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.72%) Android
14 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.36%) Debian
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.62%) ITIL
2 26 (9.32%) Load Balancing
3 22 (7.89%) Network Management
3 22 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
4 21 (7.53%) Network Design
5 14 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (5.02%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (5.02%) Scrum
6 13 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (3.94%) Project Management
7 11 (3.94%) Waterfall
7 11 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (3.94%) DevOps
8 10 (3.58%) High Availability
8 10 (3.58%) Change Control
8 10 (3.58%) E-Commerce
9 9 (3.23%) SIEM
9 9 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.05%) SQL
2 29 (10.39%) Perl
3 25 (8.96%) Tcl
4 11 (3.94%) Java
5 8 (2.87%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) C
7 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (24.01%) CCNA
3 66 (23.66%) CCNP
4 64 (22.94%) Security Cleared
5 61 (21.86%) SC Cleared
6 27 (9.68%) CCSA
7 18 (6.45%) CCSE
8 16 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (5.38%) JNCIA
10 14 (5.02%) MCSE
11 13 (4.66%) Check Point Certification
12 12 (4.30%) Degree
12 12 (4.30%) JNCIS
13 9 (3.23%) MCSA
13 9 (3.23%) CCIE
14 7 (2.51%) CISSP
15 6 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (2.15%) MCITP
16 5 (1.79%) CCIP
17 4 (1.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.19%) SLA
2 9 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 55 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (16.85%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.24%) vSphere
5 15 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.51%) XenApp
8 5 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.94%) Puppet
1 11 (3.94%) Vagrant
1 11 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.15%) Nagios
2 6 (2.15%) WSUS
3 5 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) Foglight
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 197 (70.61%) Cisco
2 117 (41.94%) CheckPoint
3 94 (33.69%) VMware
4 78 (27.96%) Juniper
5 73 (26.16%) Microsoft
6 36 (12.90%) Blue Coat
7 35 (12.54%) F5
8 27 (9.68%) HP
9 24 (8.60%) NetApp
10 21 (7.53%) Citrix
11 19 (6.81%) Fortinet
12 15 (5.38%) SonicWALL
13 10 (3.58%) Red Hat
14 9 (3.23%) Sourcefire
15 7 (2.51%) Kaseya
16 6 (2.15%) Riverbed
16 6 (2.15%) WatchGuard
16 6 (2.15%) Websense
16 6 (2.15%) Altiris
17 5 (1.79%) McAfee
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Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive, benefits and much more
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Canon
Salary: £27945 - £36180 per annum + £4372 to £5348 OTE + co car/car allowance
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago