The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 31 53 26
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -27
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 123 76 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.25% 3.77% 6.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.20% 25.17% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 110 69 106
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
322 302 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.35% 14.97% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 265 275 299
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
West Midlands

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 28 July 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 129 (65.15%) Cisco
2 78 (39.39%) Windows
3 72 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 58 (29.29%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (28.28%) VMware
6 51 (25.76%) WAN
7 49 (24.75%) Finance
8 46 (23.23%) LAN
8 46 (23.23%) Active Directory
9 45 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 45 (22.73%) MPLS
10 44 (22.22%) Juniper
11 40 (20.20%) Microsoft
11 40 (20.20%) CCNA
11 40 (20.20%) CCNP
12 39 (19.70%) HP
13 36 (18.18%) VPN
13 36 (18.18%) Linux
14 35 (17.68%) MS Exchange
14 35 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (17.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (16.67%) ITIL
15 33 (16.67%) SAN
15 33 (16.67%) Network Security
16 31 (15.66%) Network Management
17 30 (15.15%) Security Cleared
17 30 (15.15%) OSPF
18 26 (13.13%) DNS
19 24 (12.12%) SC Cleared
19 24 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (17.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.04%) Apache
6 7 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.53%) IIS
8 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (8.08%) MS Office
2 13 (6.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) Office 365
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (25.76%) WAN
2 46 (23.23%) LAN
3 45 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 45 (22.73%) MPLS
4 36 (18.18%) VPN
5 33 (16.67%) SAN
5 33 (16.67%) Network Security
6 30 (15.15%) OSPF
7 26 (13.13%) DNS
8 20 (10.10%) IPsec
9 18 (9.09%) Wireless
10 17 (8.59%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (8.59%) BGP
11 14 (7.07%) DHCP
11 14 (7.07%) Ethernet
12 12 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (5.56%) HTTP
13 11 (5.56%) Internet
14 10 (5.05%) IP Telephony
14 10 (5.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 49 (24.75%) Finance
2 16 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.56%) Legal
4 6 (3.03%) Banking
5 4 (2.02%) Back Office
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (1.01%) Law
7 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (28.28%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.14%) Architect
3 21 (10.61%) Analyst
4 20 (10.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (9.60%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (9.60%) Network Architect
5 19 (9.60%) Consultant
6 17 (8.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (7.07%) Security Engineer
9 13 (6.57%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.57%) Security Specialist
10 12 (6.06%) Network Analyst
11 9 (4.55%) Operations Manager
11 9 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (4.04%) Information Specialist
12 8 (4.04%) Security Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) Information Security Specialist
12 8 (4.04%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.02%) CSS
2 3 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.55%) Replication
2 8 (4.04%) Clustering
3 7 (3.54%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.54%) Open Source
4 3 (1.52%) NHS
4 3 (1.52%) iPhone
5 2 (1.01%) Handset
5 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.51%) SecurID
6 1 (0.51%) Statistics
6 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 78 (39.39%) Windows
2 36 (18.18%) Linux
3 35 (17.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.10%) UNIX
6 14 (7.07%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.05%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.03%) Solaris
11 3 (1.52%) Android
12 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.01%) AIX
12 2 (1.01%) HPUX
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.51%) Debian
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.67%) ITIL
2 31 (15.66%) Network Management
3 24 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 22 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (11.11%) Network Design
5 15 (7.58%) Information Security
6 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.06%) Project Management
7 10 (5.05%) Business Continuity
7 10 (5.05%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.55%) SIEM
9 8 (4.04%) Time Management
10 7 (3.54%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.03%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.03%) DevOps
11 6 (3.03%) Scrum
11 6 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.03%) Risk Management
12 5 (2.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.56%) SQL
2 9 (4.55%) Java
2 9 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 7 (3.54%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.02%) Perl
6 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.01%) Tcl
7 2 (1.01%) C
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (29.29%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (20.20%) CCNA
2 40 (20.20%) CCNP
3 30 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 24 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.09%) CISSP
6 14 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.06%) MCSE
8 11 (5.56%) CISM
9 10 (5.05%) CCSE
10 9 (4.55%) CCIE
10 9 (4.55%) MCITP
11 8 (4.04%) CCSA
12 6 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.53%) MCP
14 4 (2.02%) CCIP
15 3 (1.52%) CCSP
15 3 (1.52%) CISA
15 3 (1.52%) ACSA
15 3 (1.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) GPG13
3 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.07%) XenDesktop
5 11 (5.56%) vSphere
6 10 (5.05%) XenApp
6 10 (5.05%) XenServer
7 9 (4.55%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.52%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.01%) PowerHA
11 2 (1.01%) Snort
11 2 (1.01%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 9 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.03%) Puppet
3 6 (3.03%) Vagrant
3 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.53%) WSUS
5 4 (2.02%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.52%) Netcool
7 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.01%) SCSM
7 2 (1.01%) SCCM
7 2 (1.01%) SCOM
7 2 (1.01%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 129 (65.15%) Cisco
2 72 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 56 (28.28%) VMware
4 44 (22.22%) Juniper
5 40 (20.20%) Microsoft
6 39 (19.70%) HP
7 18 (9.09%) Citrix
7 18 (9.09%) F5
8 16 (8.08%) McAfee
9 15 (7.58%) NetApp
10 11 (5.56%) Symantec
11 9 (4.55%) SonicWALL
11 9 (4.55%) Sourcefire
12 8 (4.04%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (3.03%) Splunk
14 4 (2.02%) Kaspersky
14 4 (2.02%) WatchGuard
15 3 (1.52%) Dell
15 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
15 3 (1.52%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £53000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum - Overall package circa £50
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago