The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.43% 2.46% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 17.95% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 3
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 39 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.14% 13.68% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 74
Average salary £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
England

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 23 July 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) Citrix
1 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (50.00%) McAfee
3 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Websense
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) SSL
3 6 (50.00%) Cognos Impromptu
3 6 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 6 (50.00%) IronPort
3 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 6 (50.00%) IPsec
3 6 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 6 (50.00%) F5
3 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
3 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) WSUS
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (25.00%) Lync
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 6 (50.00%) IPsec
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (50.00%) SSL
3 6 (50.00%) Network Security
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Security Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) GCIH
1 2 (16.67%) CEH
1 2 (16.67%) GWAPT
1 2 (16.67%) GPEN
1 2 (16.67%) OSCP
1 2 (16.67%) OSCE
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
1 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (25.00%) IAG
1 3 (25.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) Cacti
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) Citrix
1 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (50.00%) Juniper
2 6 (50.00%) McAfee
2 6 (50.00%) Websense
2 6 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 6 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 6 (50.00%) IronPort
2 6 (50.00%) TippingPoint
2 6 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) EMC