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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 30 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.48% 2.38% 4.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 19.18% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 21
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £48,000 £50,000
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
120 73 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.94% 12.39% 18.44%
Number of salaries quoted 96 64 84
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £41,600 £53,000
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 27 January 2015.

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 27 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
Stoke-on-Trent +10 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Stafford - 5 £35,000 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent +11 4 £36,250 -24.47% 1
Cannock - 2 £26,750 - 1
Lichfield -9 1 £20,500 -18.00%
Firewall
West Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 30 (56.60%) WAN
2 26 (49.06%) LAN
2 26 (49.06%) Windows
3 25 (47.17%) Cisco
4 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
5 22 (41.51%) VMware
6 21 (39.62%) VPN
7 18 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (32.08%) CCNP
9 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
9 16 (30.19%) ITIL
10 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
10 15 (28.30%) SAN
10 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
11 14 (26.42%) CCNA
12 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (24.53%) VLAN
13 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (20.75%) Network Security
15 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
16 9 (16.98%) Hyper-V
17 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
17 8 (15.09%) VoIP
17 8 (15.09%) WLAN
17 8 (15.09%) Citrix
17 8 (15.09%) vSphere
18 7 (13.21%) BGP
18 7 (13.21%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.89%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (56.60%) WAN
2 26 (49.06%) LAN
3 21 (39.62%) VPN
4 15 (28.30%) SAN
5 13 (24.53%) VLAN
6 11 (20.75%) Network Security
7 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
8 8 (15.09%) VoIP
8 8 (15.09%) WLAN
9 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (13.21%) BGP
10 6 (11.32%) Internet
11 4 (7.55%) MPLS
11 4 (7.55%) IPsec
12 3 (5.66%) OSPF
12 3 (5.66%) EIGRP
13 2 (3.77%) DHCP
13 2 (3.77%) DMZ
13 2 (3.77%) DNS
14 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Network Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Network Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) Network Specialist
4 4 (7.55%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.55%) Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) Security Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) Network Security Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Security Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Replication
1 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.43%) ERP
3 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.55%) Security Management
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Network Design
4 4 (7.55%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (5.66%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) B2B
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.77%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.77%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.77%) Change Management
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.77%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (32.08%) CCNP
3 14 (26.42%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) CCSP
5 4 (7.55%) CCIP
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.55%) Degree
6 2 (3.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) COBIT
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) Hyper-V
4 8 (15.09%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) Plesk
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
4 7 (13.21%) HP
5 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.32%) Juniper
6 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) McAfee
7 2 (3.77%) CA
7 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) Sun
7 2 (3.77%) Nortel
8 1 (1.89%) Veeam
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cyber Media Solutions Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum , plus pension benefit
Posted: 14 days ago