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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 21 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.78% 2.16% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 13.79% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
11 29 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.19% 15.68% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 30
Average salary £62,500 £70,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +21.73%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenServer
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) IPsec
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) HSRP
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Support Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
1 2 (40.00%) XenServer
1 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) IronPort
3 1 (20.00%) TippingPoint
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Websense
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper