The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 28 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 172 163 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.29% 7.95% 5.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.50% 40.45% 35.76%
Number of salaries quoted 127 153 103
Median salary £42,500 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
378 403 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.01% 19.65% 16.52%
Number of salaries quoted 297 369 264
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 137 (47.40%) Cisco
2 113 (39.10%) Windows
3 107 (37.02%) WAN
4 102 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (32.53%) LAN
6 92 (31.83%) Microsoft
7 80 (27.68%) Active Directory
8 79 (27.34%) VMware
9 71 (24.57%) CCNA
10 68 (23.53%) CCNP
10 68 (23.53%) Network Security
10 68 (23.53%) Windows Server
11 61 (21.11%) ITIL
11 61 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 59 (20.42%) VPN
13 58 (20.07%) Data Centre
14 56 (19.38%) Juniper
15 49 (16.96%) Citrix
16 48 (16.61%) Wireless
17 45 (15.57%) MS Exchange
18 44 (15.22%) CheckPoint
19 40 (13.84%) MPLS
20 38 (13.15%) Finance
20 38 (13.15%) Degree
21 37 (12.80%) Hyper-V
21 37 (12.80%) HP
22 36 (12.46%) Linux
22 36 (12.46%) VLAN
23 35 (12.11%) Security Cleared
23 35 (12.11%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (6.23%) IIS
5 13 (4.50%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.04%) SAS
10 2 (0.69%) Apache
10 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.54%) MS Office
3 10 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.77%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.35%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.11%) Office 365
4 4 (1.38%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.38%) PaaS
5 3 (1.04%) IaaS
5 3 (1.04%) SaaS
6 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 107 (37.02%) WAN
2 94 (32.53%) LAN
3 68 (23.53%) Network Security
4 59 (20.42%) VPN
5 48 (16.61%) Wireless
6 40 (13.84%) MPLS
7 36 (12.46%) VLAN
8 35 (12.11%) OSPF
9 33 (11.42%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (10.73%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (10.03%) BGP
12 28 (9.69%) SSL
13 27 (9.34%) SAN
14 26 (9.00%) DHCP
14 26 (9.00%) DNS
15 24 (8.30%) TCP/IP
16 22 (7.61%) VoIP
17 21 (7.27%) EIGRP
18 20 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 17 (5.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.69%) Selenium
1 2 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (13.15%) Finance
2 25 (8.65%) Retail
3 14 (4.84%) Publishing
4 12 (4.15%) Law
5 10 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.11%) Banking
6 9 (3.11%) German Language
7 8 (2.77%) French Language
8 7 (2.42%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.08%) Legal
10 3 (1.04%) Games
10 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.04%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Automotive
11 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (22.84%) Network Engineer
2 57 (19.72%) Analyst
3 33 (11.42%) Network Analyst
4 29 (10.03%) Network Support
5 24 (8.30%) IT Support
6 22 (7.61%) IT Manager
7 20 (6.92%) Network Support Analyst
7 20 (6.92%) Support Analyst
7 20 (6.92%) Technical Specialist
8 19 (6.57%) Security Manager
9 18 (6.23%) Cisco Analyst
9 18 (6.23%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 18 (6.23%) IT Security Manager
9 18 (6.23%) Support Engineer
10 17 (5.88%) Architect
10 17 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 17 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (4.84%) Service Desk Engineer
12 13 (4.50%) Security Officer
12 13 (4.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.73%) WAP
2 4 (1.38%) .NET
3 2 (0.69%) LAMP
3 2 (0.69%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.69%) RESTful
3 2 (0.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) JSON
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) SOAP
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.35%) XML
4 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (20.07%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.23%) Mobile Computing
4 17 (5.88%) Blackberry
5 16 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.54%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.84%) CMDB
7 9 (3.11%) PKI
8 7 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.38%) Clustering
10 3 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.04%) Handset
10 3 (1.04%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.04%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.04%) Replication
11 2 (0.69%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (39.10%) Windows
2 68 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 36 (12.46%) Linux
4 30 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (8.65%) Windows 8
6 21 (7.27%) Android
6 21 (7.27%) Apple iOS
6 21 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 18 (6.23%) Windows Mobile
8 18 (6.23%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.54%) Unix
10 15 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (3.81%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.04%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.69%) CentOS
14 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.35%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.11%) ITIL
2 34 (11.76%) Information Security
3 30 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (10.38%) SIEM
4 28 (9.69%) Presales
5 25 (8.65%) Project Management
6 22 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (6.92%) Service Delivery
8 19 (6.57%) Risk Management
9 18 (6.23%) Security Operations
10 15 (5.19%) Change Management
10 15 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (5.19%) Service Management
11 14 (4.84%) Business Continuity
11 14 (4.84%) IT Audit
11 14 (4.84%) Line Management
11 14 (4.84%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.73%) SQL
2 10 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.38%) Python
3 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.04%) Perl
5 2 (0.69%) C
5 2 (0.69%) VB
6 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 102 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (24.57%) CCNA
3 68 (23.53%) CCNP
4 38 (13.15%) Degree
5 35 (12.11%) Security Cleared
6 27 (9.34%) CISSP
7 25 (8.65%) SC Cleared
8 17 (5.88%) CISM
9 16 (5.54%) MCSE
9 16 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (4.15%) CCIE
11 9 (3.11%) MCITP
11 9 (3.11%) MCSA
11 9 (3.11%) PMP
11 9 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.77%) LPIC
13 7 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (2.08%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
16 3 (1.04%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (9.34%) SLA
3 17 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 12 (4.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.77%) COBIT
6 7 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (27.68%) Active Directory
2 61 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.80%) Hyper-V
4 24 (8.30%) XenApp
5 23 (7.96%) vSphere
6 18 (6.23%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.77%) Firmware
7 8 (2.77%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.38%) XenServer
10 3 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.04%) Snort
10 3 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.69%) KVM
11 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.69%) Xen
12 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (7.27%) SCCM
2 15 (5.19%) Backup Exec
2 15 (5.19%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.77%) SCOM
5 7 (2.42%) Nessus
6 4 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.69%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.69%) Proventia
7 2 (0.69%) QRadar
8 1 (0.35%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.35%) Cacti
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.35%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.35%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 137 (47.40%) Cisco
2 92 (31.83%) Microsoft
3 79 (27.34%) VMware
4 56 (19.38%) Juniper
5 49 (16.96%) Citrix
6 44 (15.22%) CheckPoint
7 37 (12.80%) HP
8 25 (8.65%) SonicWALL
9 23 (7.96%) F5
10 19 (6.57%) Intel Security
11 17 (5.88%) Palo Alto
12 16 (5.54%) SolarWinds
13 14 (4.84%) Extreme Networks
13 14 (4.84%) Symantec
14 13 (4.50%) NetApp
15 12 (4.15%) Riverbed
16 10 (3.46%) Red Hat
17 9 (3.11%) IBM
18 8 (2.77%) Aerohive Networks
18 8 (2.77%) Ruckus Wireless
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