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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.94% 2.07% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 14.29% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.43% 14.52% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 44
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +15.78%
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 1 October 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 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) TippingPoint
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) IronPort
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) TippingPoint
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) IronPort
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Websense