The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 15 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.73% - 4.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% - 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 9
Average salary £55,000 - £56,000
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,900
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +9.25%
Firewall
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.46% 9.52% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 14
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £22,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Firewall
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region.

Firewall Salary Trend in the Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (11.11%) CISM
6 1 (11.11%) BT
6 1 (11.11%) CCDA
6 1 (11.11%) CISSP
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Information Security
6 1 (11.11%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) ADSL
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) IPv6
4 1 (11.11%) ISDN
4 1 (11.11%) Junos
4 1 (11.11%) RSVP
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Life Science
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CCDA
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Aruba
3 1 (11.11%) BT