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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 22 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 159 108 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.36% 5.12% 8.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.21% 32.34% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 136 102 126
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £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
368 334 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.04% 15.82% 20.50%
Number of salaries quoted 292 307 270
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 21 August 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 162 (67.50%) Cisco
2 102 (42.50%) CheckPoint
3 88 (36.67%) Windows
4 84 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (27.08%) VMware
6 64 (26.67%) WAN
7 60 (25.00%) CCNP
8 59 (24.58%) Juniper
9 56 (23.33%) LAN
9 56 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 55 (22.92%) CCNA
11 52 (21.67%) Network Security
12 51 (21.25%) MPLS
12 51 (21.25%) Finance
13 47 (19.58%) Linux
13 47 (19.58%) HP
14 44 (18.33%) Active Directory
14 44 (18.33%) OSPF
15 43 (17.92%) VPN
16 41 (17.08%) Microsoft
17 40 (16.67%) Security Cleared
18 39 (16.25%) Network Management
19 38 (15.83%) ITIL
20 36 (15.00%) MS Exchange
20 36 (15.00%) SC Cleared
20 36 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (14.17%) SAN
21 34 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
22 30 (12.50%) BGP
23 28 (11.67%) Performance Monitoring

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 36 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.92%) IIS
6 7 (2.92%) Apache
6 7 (2.92%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.42%) Lync
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.83%) MS Office
2 11 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.08%) Office 365
3 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (26.67%) WAN
2 56 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 56 (23.33%) LAN
3 52 (21.67%) Network Security
4 51 (21.25%) MPLS
5 44 (18.33%) OSPF
6 43 (17.92%) VPN
7 34 (14.17%) SAN
8 30 (12.50%) BGP
9 27 (11.25%) DNS
10 23 (9.58%) IPsec
11 21 (8.75%) Wireless
12 19 (7.92%) Internet
13 18 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (7.08%) HTTP
15 16 (6.67%) SSL
16 14 (5.83%) DHCP
16 14 (5.83%) Ethernet
17 13 (5.42%) LDAP
18 12 (5.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (5.42%) JIRA
1 13 (5.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (21.25%) Finance
2 17 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.42%) Legal
4 8 (3.33%) Banking
5 4 (1.67%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.83%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (29.58%) Network Engineer
2 30 (12.50%) Architect
3 23 (9.58%) Analyst
4 22 (9.17%) Network Architect
4 22 (9.17%) Firewall Engineer
5 21 (8.75%) Consultant
6 18 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 18 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.83%) Network Analyst
10 13 (5.42%) Security Engineer
11 10 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (4.17%) Security Analyst
12 9 (3.75%) Operations Manager
12 9 (3.75%) Developer
12 9 (3.75%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.83%) .NET
1 2 (0.83%) CSS
2 1 (0.42%) Middleware
2 1 (0.42%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.67%) Clustering
2 13 (5.42%) Open Source
3 8 (3.33%) Replication
4 7 (2.92%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.25%) iPhone
6 3 (1.25%) NHS
7 2 (0.83%) Handset
7 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.42%) iPad
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.42%) CESG
8 1 (0.42%) Statistics
8 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 88 (36.67%) Windows
2 47 (19.58%) Linux
3 34 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (10.42%) UNIX
5 23 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.67%) Solaris
7 14 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.17%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.67%) Android
12 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.42%) HPUX
13 1 (0.42%) Debian
13 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.25%) Network Management
2 38 (15.83%) ITIL
3 28 (11.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 25 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (8.33%) Network Design
6 19 (7.92%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (5.42%) Scrum
7 13 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.42%) Waterfall
7 13 (5.42%) DevOps
8 12 (5.00%) Project Management
9 11 (4.58%) Information Security
10 9 (3.75%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (3.33%) Time Management
11 8 (3.33%) SIEM
12 7 (2.92%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (2.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.67%) Java
2 15 (6.25%) Perl
2 15 (6.25%) SQL
3 13 (5.42%) Tcl
4 8 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (25.00%) CCNP
3 55 (22.92%) CCNA
4 40 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 36 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.50%) CCSA
7 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (5.42%) MCSE
9 11 (4.58%) CCIE
9 11 (4.58%) CISSP
10 10 (4.17%) CCSE
11 9 (3.75%) MCITP
12 8 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (2.92%) CISM
14 6 (2.50%) CCIP
14 6 (2.50%) Degree
14 6 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.67%) MCP
15 4 (1.67%) MCSA
16 3 (1.25%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.33%) SLA
2 6 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) GPG13
4 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (18.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 12 (5.00%) XenApp
6 11 (4.58%) vSphere
7 9 (3.75%) XenServer
7 9 (3.75%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.25%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.83%) Snort
10 2 (0.83%) Squid
11 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (5.42%) Puppet
1 13 (5.42%) Vagrant
1 13 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.75%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.08%) WSUS
5 4 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.67%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.25%) Netcool
7 1 (0.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 162 (67.50%) Cisco
2 102 (42.50%) CheckPoint
3 65 (27.08%) VMware
4 59 (24.58%) Juniper
5 47 (19.58%) HP
6 41 (17.08%) Microsoft
7 20 (8.33%) Citrix
7 20 (8.33%) McAfee
8 19 (7.92%) NetApp
8 19 (7.92%) F5
9 17 (7.08%) Blue Coat
10 15 (6.25%) SonicWALL
11 13 (5.42%) Sourcefire
12 9 (3.75%) Splunk
13 8 (3.33%) Symantec
14 6 (2.50%) Kaspersky
15 5 (2.08%) Kaseya
15 5 (2.08%) Dell
16 4 (1.67%) WatchGuard
16 4 (1.67%) Cyber-Ark
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + life insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 27 days ago