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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank - 29 34
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 0 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 2.77% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 17.07% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £45,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -1.26%
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
10 41 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.33% 16.21% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 49
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £70,000 £70,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Cacti
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (60.00%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (60.00%) IAG
2 3 (60.00%) UAG
2 3 (60.00%) Lync
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (60.00%) Lync
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (60.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (60.00%) IAG
1 3 (60.00%) UAG
1 3 (60.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cacti
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Websense
3 1 (20.00%) TippingPoint
3 1 (20.00%) IronPort
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) F5