The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 196 195 168
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 22 16 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.29% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.30% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 27
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
Firewall Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firewall Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +10 22 £52,500 +10.52%
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title 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 with Firewall Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (95.45%) CheckPoint
3 19 (86.36%) Cisco
4 16 (72.73%) Juniper
5 14 (63.64%) OSPF
5 14 (63.64%) CCNP
5 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (63.64%) Network Security
6 13 (59.09%) Perl
6 13 (59.09%) UNIX
6 13 (59.09%) Solaris
6 13 (59.09%) Linux
6 13 (59.09%) BGP
6 13 (59.09%) Tcl
6 13 (59.09%) Blue Coat
7 11 (50.00%) MS Visio
8 10 (45.45%) Load Balancing
8 10 (45.45%) Clustering
9 8 (36.36%) CCSA
9 8 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (36.36%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (36.36%) Junos
10 6 (27.27%) Low Latency
10 6 (27.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 6 (27.27%) Internet
10 6 (27.27%) Extranet
10 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
10 6 (27.27%) Finance
10 6 (27.27%) VPN
11 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title 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 with Firewall Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) OSPF
2 14 (63.64%) Network Security
3 13 (59.09%) BGP
4 8 (36.36%) Junos
5 6 (27.27%) Internet
5 6 (27.27%) Extranet
5 6 (27.27%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) UNIX
1 13 (59.09%) Solaris
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Load Balancing
2 8 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (27.27%) Low Latency
3 6 (27.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Network Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Perl
1 13 (59.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) CCNP
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CCSA
2 8 (36.36%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) CheckPoint
2 19 (86.36%) Cisco
3 16 (72.73%) Juniper
4 13 (59.09%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.55%) HP