The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 12 2 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 27 35 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 14.59% 28.93% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.94% 81.40% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 3
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,900 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £46,500 £38,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 43 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 28.65% 35.54% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 48 9 23
Average salary £30,500 £45,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.22% +27.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,300 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Shropshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Shropshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -9 18 £30,750 -23.12%
Firewall
West Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 26 (70.27%) VMware
2 24 (64.86%) Windows
3 23 (62.16%) Cisco
3 23 (62.16%) Citrix
4 21 (56.76%) VPN
5 20 (54.05%) TCP/IP
6 19 (51.35%) DNS
6 19 (51.35%) Linux
6 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
9 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (32.43%) MS Exchange
10 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
11 11 (29.73%) HP
11 11 (29.73%) DDNS
12 10 (27.03%) SAN
12 10 (27.03%) Brocade
13 9 (24.32%) IP Telephony
13 9 (24.32%) Network Design
13 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
13 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
13 9 (24.32%) CCNA
13 9 (24.32%) MCSE
14 8 (21.62%) MCSA
14 8 (21.62%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (21.62%) Nagios

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 12 (32.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Apache
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) VPN
2 20 (54.05%) TCP/IP
3 19 (51.35%) DNS
4 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (29.73%) DDNS
6 10 (27.03%) SAN
7 9 (24.32%) IP Telephony
8 7 (18.92%) NAS
8 7 (18.92%) VLAN
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (18.92%) IPv4
8 7 (18.92%) IPv6
8 7 (18.92%) DHCP
9 6 (16.22%) WAN
10 5 (13.51%) LAN
11 4 (10.81%) Network Security
12 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (8.11%) SNMP
13 2 (5.41%) BGP
13 2 (5.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2000
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Network Engineer
2 13 (35.14%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (16.22%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Support
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Operations Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Security Operations Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Security Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Operations Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Network Design
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Network Management
3 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (24.32%) CCNA
3 9 (24.32%) MCSE
4 8 (21.62%) MCSA
4 8 (21.62%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (18.92%) CCA
6 5 (13.51%) CCNP
7 2 (5.41%) CCDP
8 1 (2.70%) MCTS
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Nagios
2 2 (5.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) VMware
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco
2 23 (62.16%) Citrix
3 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) HP
5 10 (27.03%) Brocade
6 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
7 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
8 7 (18.92%) SonicWALL
9 3 (8.11%) Mitel
9 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
9 3 (8.11%) Avaya
9 3 (8.11%) Juniper
9 3 (8.11%) McAfee
10 2 (5.41%) Nokia
10 2 (5.41%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.70%) Remedy