The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 57 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 21 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.94% 3.69% 3.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.60% 25.77% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 15
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £48,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 97 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.46% 14.31% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 79 87 71
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +12 10 £24,750 -26.66%
Cannock 0 4 £40,000 +40.35%
Burton-upon-Trent -7 3 £32,500 +10.16%
Firewall
West Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 18 (64.29%) VPN
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (53.57%) Load Balancing
4 12 (42.86%) WAN
5 11 (39.29%) LAN
6 10 (35.71%) ITIL
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) Internet
6 10 (35.71%) Network Security
7 9 (32.14%) VLAN
7 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
7 9 (32.14%) Juniper
8 8 (28.57%) CCSP
8 8 (28.57%) CCNP
8 8 (28.57%) CCNA
8 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 7 (25.00%) Fortinet
9 7 (25.00%) Network Architecture
9 7 (25.00%) Security Management
9 7 (25.00%) VMware
9 7 (25.00%) SAN
9 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
10 6 (21.43%) WLAN
10 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (17.86%) HP
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (14.29%) B2B

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) VPN
2 12 (42.86%) WAN
3 11 (39.29%) LAN
4 10 (35.71%) Internet
4 10 (35.71%) Network Security
5 9 (32.14%) VLAN
6 7 (25.00%) SAN
7 6 (21.43%) WLAN
8 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.71%) VoIP
10 2 (7.14%) DHCP
10 2 (7.14%) DMZ
10 2 (7.14%) DNS
11 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
11 1 (3.57%) Wireless
11 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Network Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Technician
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Junior Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Load Balancing
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.00%) Security Management
3 7 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) B2B
5 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
5 3 (10.71%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
7 1 (3.57%) Data Security
7 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.57%) SIEM
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCSP
2 8 (28.57%) CCNP
2 8 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) CCIE
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) GIAC
4 1 (3.57%) GCIA
4 1 (3.57%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) Juniper
3 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 5 (17.86%) HP
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) Citrix
8 2 (7.14%) Avaya
8 2 (7.14%) WatchGuard
8 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
8 2 (7.14%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.57%) Acronis
9 1 (3.57%) Symantec
9 1 (3.57%) Apple
9 1 (3.57%) Sage