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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 37 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 97 80 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.45% 5.35% 5.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.66% 27.78% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 93 64 59
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,400 £47,500
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
272 288 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.27% 19.28% 19.45%
Number of salaries quoted 242 245 257
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,150 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 4 March 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 171 (69.51%) Cisco
2 98 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
3 95 (38.62%) Windows
4 93 (37.80%) CheckPoint
5 87 (35.37%) VMware
6 77 (31.30%) Microsoft
7 64 (26.02%) Juniper
7 64 (26.02%) Active Directory
8 63 (25.61%) CCNA
9 58 (23.58%) VPN
10 57 (23.17%) WAN
10 57 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 54 (21.95%) MS Exchange
12 52 (21.14%) Linux
13 51 (20.73%) CCNP
14 50 (20.33%) LAN
15 48 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (19.11%) SQL Server
17 46 (18.70%) Security Cleared
18 45 (18.29%) OSPF
19 44 (17.89%) SQL
19 44 (17.89%) SC Cleared
19 44 (17.89%) Hyper-V
20 41 (16.67%) Finance
21 40 (16.26%) Network Security
22 38 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
22 38 (15.45%) BGP
23 35 (14.23%) F5
24 34 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
24 34 (13.82%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 54 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.07%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.25%) Apache
7 7 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.03%) IIS
9 4 (1.63%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.85%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.44%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.58%) VPN
2 57 (23.17%) WAN
3 50 (20.33%) LAN
4 48 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
5 45 (18.29%) OSPF
6 40 (16.26%) Network Security
7 38 (15.45%) BGP
8 34 (13.82%) MPLS
9 31 (12.60%) SAN
10 25 (10.16%) Wireless
11 23 (9.35%) DNS
12 21 (8.54%) TCP/IP
13 19 (7.72%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (7.32%) Internet
14 18 (7.32%) VoIP
15 14 (5.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (4.88%) VLAN
18 11 (4.47%) NAS
19 10 (4.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.03%) RequisitePro
2 2 (0.81%) JIRA
2 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (16.67%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.03%) Retail
4 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (29.67%) Network Engineer
2 33 (13.41%) Analyst
3 25 (10.16%) Architect
4 24 (9.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 20 (8.13%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (7.72%) Consultant
7 16 (6.50%) Network Architect
8 13 (5.28%) Network Consultant
9 12 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Senior Architect
9 12 (4.88%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.88%) Network Analyst
9 12 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Senior Network Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.07%) Support Technician
11 10 (4.07%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.07%) Field Engineer
11 10 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.44%) CSS
2 5 (2.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.38%) Clustering
2 16 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.03%) Life Science
5 4 (1.63%) CESG
5 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.22%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.22%) Handset
6 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.81%) Open Source
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.41%) iPad
8 1 (0.41%) iPhone
8 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (38.62%) Windows
2 52 (21.14%) Linux
3 38 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (9.35%) UNIX
6 22 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (7.32%) Solaris
8 13 (5.28%) CentOS
9 12 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.07%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.44%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.41%) Debian
14 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.41%) Android
14 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.60%) ITIL
2 21 (8.54%) Load Balancing
3 19 (7.72%) Performance Monitoring
4 18 (7.32%) Network Design
5 15 (6.10%) Network Management
6 13 (5.28%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (4.88%) Project Management
8 11 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.47%) Change Control
9 10 (4.07%) High Availability
10 9 (3.66%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.85%) Scrum
12 7 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (2.85%) SIEM
12 7 (2.85%) Time Management
13 6 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (2.44%) Migration
13 6 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.89%) SQL
2 23 (9.35%) Perl
3 13 (5.28%) Tcl
4 8 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.85%) PHP
6 6 (2.44%) Java
7 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (39.84%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (25.61%) CCNA
3 51 (20.73%) CCNP
4 46 (18.70%) Security Cleared
5 44 (17.89%) SC Cleared
6 17 (6.91%) CCSA
6 17 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (6.10%) CCSE
7 15 (6.10%) JNCIA
7 15 (6.10%) MCSE
8 11 (4.47%) JNCIS
9 8 (3.25%) Degree
9 8 (3.25%) CISSP
9 8 (3.25%) MCSA
10 7 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.44%) CCIE
12 5 (2.03%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (2.03%) CCDP
13 4 (1.63%) MCITP
14 3 (1.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.79%) SLA
2 10 (4.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (26.02%) Active Directory
2 57 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 24 (9.76%) vSphere
5 16 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.25%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.25%) Terminal Services
7 5 (2.03%) XenApp
8 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) Nagios
2 7 (2.85%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.44%) WSUS
4 2 (0.81%) Puppet
4 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.81%) Opsview
5 1 (0.41%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.41%) Foglight
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 171 (69.51%) Cisco
2 93 (37.80%) CheckPoint
3 87 (35.37%) VMware
4 77 (31.30%) Microsoft
5 64 (26.02%) Juniper
6 35 (14.23%) F5
7 24 (9.76%) HP
8 23 (9.35%) Blue Coat
9 22 (8.94%) Citrix
10 19 (7.72%) NetApp
10 19 (7.72%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.07%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.25%) SonicWALL
13 6 (2.44%) WatchGuard
13 6 (2.44%) Riverbed
13 6 (2.44%) Sourcefire
13 6 (2.44%) Altiris
13 6 (2.44%) Websense
14 5 (2.03%) SolarWinds
15 3 (1.22%) Dell
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