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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 36 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 117 85 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.43% 4.56% 5.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 32.69% 29.47%
Number of salaries quoted 96 83 68
Average salary £39,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £69,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
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
312 260 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.15% 13.96% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 263 238 257
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 148 (67.58%) Cisco
2 99 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
3 84 (38.36%) Windows
4 78 (35.62%) VMware
5 73 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 68 (31.05%) CCNA
7 66 (30.14%) Microsoft
8 54 (24.66%) CCNP
8 54 (24.66%) WAN
9 53 (24.20%) Active Directory
10 52 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 48 (21.92%) MS Exchange
12 46 (21.00%) LAN
13 44 (20.09%) VPN
14 43 (19.63%) Juniper
14 43 (19.63%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (18.72%) Data Centre
15 41 (18.72%) Linux
15 41 (18.72%) Finance
16 39 (17.81%) OSPF
16 39 (17.81%) Hyper-V
16 39 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 37 (16.89%) BGP
18 36 (16.44%) SAN
18 36 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (14.61%) ITIL
19 32 (14.61%) SQL Server
19 32 (14.61%) TCP/IP
20 31 (14.16%) SQL
21 30 (13.70%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 48 (21.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.94%) Tomcat
5 12 (5.48%) Apache
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.83%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.37%) IIS
8 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.65%) MS Office
3 5 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (24.66%) WAN
2 46 (21.00%) LAN
3 44 (20.09%) VPN
4 43 (19.63%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (17.81%) OSPF
6 37 (16.89%) BGP
7 36 (16.44%) SAN
8 32 (14.61%) TCP/IP
9 29 (13.24%) DNS
10 27 (12.33%) VLAN
11 26 (11.87%) IPsec
12 24 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (10.50%) Network Security
14 20 (9.13%) MPLS
15 18 (8.22%) Wireless
15 18 (8.22%) VoIP
16 17 (7.76%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (6.85%) FWSM
18 14 (6.39%) Spanning Tree
18 14 (6.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) RequisitePro
2 3 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (18.72%) Finance
2 27 (12.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.65%) Banking
4 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.37%) Automotive
5 3 (1.37%) Electronics
5 3 (1.37%) Retail
6 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 2 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 57 (26.03%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.98%) Analyst
3 22 (10.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (9.13%) Architect
4 20 (9.13%) Consultant
4 20 (9.13%) Network Analyst
5 18 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (7.76%) Network Consultant
7 14 (6.39%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Network Architect
9 10 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.57%) Support Technician
9 10 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Security Specialist
12 7 (3.20%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.20%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.20%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (2.74%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.48%) CSS
2 5 (2.28%) Web Services
3 1 (0.46%) jQuery
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.72%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.02%) Clustering
4 6 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.28%) Handset
5 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.46%) CCTV
9 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) DTV
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 84 (38.36%) Windows
2 41 (18.72%) Linux
3 39 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (11.87%) UNIX
6 17 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.94%) CentOS
8 12 (5.48%) Solaris
9 8 (3.65%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.91%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.61%) ITIL
2 21 (9.59%) Network Design
3 19 (8.68%) Load Balancing
3 19 (8.68%) Change Control
4 16 (7.31%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.02%) Configuration Management
5 11 (5.02%) Information Security
6 10 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.57%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.11%) SIEM
7 9 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.65%) Project Management
8 8 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.74%) Scrum
9 6 (2.74%) High Availability
10 5 (2.28%) Project Planning
10 5 (2.28%) Database Mirroring
10 5 (2.28%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.28%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.16%) SQL
2 21 (9.59%) Perl
3 11 (5.02%) PHP
4 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.28%) Tcl
6 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.83%) Java
7 3 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (31.05%) CCNA
3 54 (24.66%) CCNP
4 19 (8.68%) Security Cleared
5 18 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (7.76%) SC Cleared
7 16 (7.31%) MCSE
8 12 (5.48%) MCSA
8 12 (5.48%) CCSE
9 11 (5.02%) CISSP
10 10 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (4.11%) CCSA
11 9 (4.11%) CCIE
12 8 (3.65%) SSCP
12 8 (3.65%) CEH
13 7 (3.20%) GCFA
13 7 (3.20%) GIAC
14 6 (2.74%) JNCIA
14 6 (2.74%) Degree
14 6 (2.74%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) SLA
2 18 (8.22%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (24.20%) Active Directory
2 52 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 27 (12.33%) vSphere
5 16 (7.31%) XenApp
6 15 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (5.48%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.11%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (3.65%) Terminal Services
10 7 (3.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.91%) Snort
12 1 (0.46%) Samba
12 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (2.74%) Nagios
2 6 (2.74%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.91%) Opsview
4 1 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.46%) Foglight
4 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.46%) Cacti
Vendors
1 148 (67.58%) Cisco
2 78 (35.62%) VMware
3 73 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 66 (30.14%) Microsoft
5 43 (19.63%) Juniper
6 30 (13.70%) F5
7 28 (12.79%) Citrix
8 25 (11.42%) HP
9 20 (9.13%) NetApp
9 20 (9.13%) SonicWALL
10 13 (5.94%) Dell
11 11 (5.02%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.11%) Symantec
13 8 (3.65%) Kaspersky
13 8 (3.65%) Sophos
13 8 (3.65%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.65%) AVG
14 6 (2.74%) Sourcefire
14 6 (2.74%) Mitel
14 6 (2.74%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Nortech Management Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £80k Package + Excellent company benefits.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to £10,000 bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago