The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 294 200 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.18% 3.80% 4.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.69% 24.04% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 255 158 200
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
958 832 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.87% 15.81% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 799 681 652
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firewall Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Firewall
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 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 +14 177 £43,750 -2.77% 12
Warwickshire -8 24 £32,000 -20.00% 5
Staffordshire +5 23 £29,250 -13.33% 1
Coventry +3 20 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Worcestershire -6 12 £29,500 -15.71% 1
Shropshire -2 9 £30,500 +48.78% 2
Solihull -5 9 £38,000 -4.40% 5
Walsall - 6 £26,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £18,250 -
Halesowen -1 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Dudley - 1 £29,462 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £42,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West 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.

1 327 (66.46%) Cisco
2 213 (43.29%) Cisco Certification
3 206 (41.87%) Windows
4 194 (39.43%) CheckPoint
5 166 (33.74%) WAN
6 155 (31.50%) VMware
7 153 (31.10%) LAN
8 148 (30.08%) VPN
9 144 (29.27%) CCNA
10 131 (26.63%) CCNP
11 124 (25.20%) TCP/IP
12 122 (24.80%) Active Directory
13 117 (23.78%) Juniper
14 113 (22.97%) Network Security
15 106 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 106 (21.54%) Microsoft
16 95 (19.31%) ITIL
17 92 (18.70%) MS Exchange
18 90 (18.29%) Citrix
19 88 (17.89%) HP
20 87 (17.68%) Finance
21 86 (17.48%) MPLS
22 83 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
23 82 (16.67%) Linux
24 79 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
24 79 (16.06%) OSPF
25 72 (14.63%) Security Cleared
26 71 (14.43%) BGP
27 70 (14.23%) SAN
28 64 (13.01%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 92 (18.70%) MS Exchange
2 34 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.85%) IIS
8 11 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.42%) Apache
10 5 (1.02%) Lync
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.72%) MS Office
3 20 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Line 500
2 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.24%) Office 365
2 10 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 166 (33.74%) WAN
2 153 (31.10%) LAN
3 148 (30.08%) VPN
4 124 (25.20%) TCP/IP
5 113 (22.97%) Network Security
6 86 (17.48%) MPLS
7 79 (16.06%) OSPF
8 71 (14.43%) BGP
9 70 (14.23%) SAN
10 64 (13.01%) Internet
11 63 (12.80%) Cisco ASA
12 59 (11.99%) DNS
13 45 (9.15%) Wireless
13 45 (9.15%) DHCP
14 40 (8.13%) VoIP
15 37 (7.52%) IPsec
16 28 (5.69%) VLAN
17 27 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (4.88%) SSL
18 24 (4.88%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.42%) MySQL
4 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) Informix
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Jenkins
1 17 (3.46%) JIRA
2 4 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 87 (17.68%) Finance
2 46 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.85%) Legal
4 6 (1.22%) Banking
4 6 (1.22%) Retail
5 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.81%) Back Office
7 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 163 (33.13%) Network Engineer
2 60 (12.20%) Analyst
3 42 (8.54%) Firewall Engineer
3 42 (8.54%) Support Engineer
4 37 (7.52%) Security Engineer
5 34 (6.91%) Network Analyst
6 32 (6.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 27 (5.49%) Administrator
7 27 (5.49%) Architect
8 25 (5.08%) Consultant
9 24 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 23 (4.67%) Network Architect
11 22 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (4.27%) IT Support
12 21 (4.27%) Cisco Engineer
13 20 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 17 (3.46%) Security Analyst
16 15 (3.05%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.64%) CSS
2 3 (0.61%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.20%) Sphinx
4 1 (0.20%) Middleware
4 1 (0.20%) COM
4 1 (0.20%) HTML
4 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.91%) Clustering
2 17 (3.46%) Open Source
3 13 (2.64%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.42%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.42%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.42%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.42%) Replication
6 6 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.22%) EqualLogic
6 6 (1.22%) SecurID
7 5 (1.02%) CESG
7 5 (1.02%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.81%) iPhone
8 4 (0.81%) Life Science
8 4 (0.81%) Statistics
9 3 (0.61%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.41%) Handset
10 2 (0.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 206 (41.87%) Windows
2 106 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (16.67%) Linux
4 79 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (8.13%) UNIX
7 33 (6.71%) Solaris
8 28 (5.69%) Windows 7
9 22 (4.47%) Windows XP
10 17 (3.46%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.02%) VMS
11 5 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.81%) Android
12 4 (0.81%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.41%) SUSE
14 2 (0.41%) Debian
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.31%) ITIL
2 58 (11.79%) Load Balancing
3 44 (8.94%) Network Management
4 43 (8.74%) Network Monitoring
5 38 (7.72%) Performance Monitoring
6 36 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (5.89%) Network Design
8 25 (5.08%) Project Management
9 22 (4.47%) Incident Management
9 22 (4.47%) Change Control
10 18 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.66%) DevOps
11 17 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (3.46%) Waterfall
11 17 (3.46%) Scrum
11 17 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.05%) E-Commerce
12 15 (3.05%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (2.85%) SIEM
14 13 (2.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.33%) SQL
2 30 (6.10%) Perl
3 27 (5.49%) Tcl
4 20 (4.07%) Java
5 9 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.02%) R
6 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 213 (43.29%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (29.27%) CCNA
3 131 (26.63%) CCNP
4 72 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 64 (13.01%) SC Cleared
6 48 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (8.94%) MCSE
8 31 (6.30%) CCSA
9 23 (4.67%) CCIE
10 19 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (3.66%) CCSE
12 17 (3.46%) Degree
13 16 (3.25%) CCDP
13 16 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (3.05%) CCA
14 15 (3.05%) Check Point Certification
15 14 (2.85%) CCIP
16 12 (2.44%) CCSP
17 11 (2.24%) CISSP
18 10 (2.03%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.10%) SLA
2 10 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.61%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (24.80%) Active Directory
2 83 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.15%) vSphere
4 43 (8.74%) Hyper-V
5 35 (7.11%) XenApp
6 27 (5.49%) XenDesktop
7 24 (4.88%) VMware ESX
8 17 (3.46%) XenServer
9 14 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.02%) vCloud
13 4 (0.81%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.61%) Snort
14 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.61%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.41%) Postfix
15 2 (0.41%) Squid
16 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.86%) Backup Exec
2 17 (3.46%) Vagrant
2 17 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (3.46%) Puppet
3 15 (3.05%) FortiGate
4 14 (2.85%) SCCM
5 9 (1.83%) WSUS
6 8 (1.63%) Netcool
7 5 (1.02%) SCOM
8 4 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.20%) Cacti
10 1 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.20%) Nagios
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 327 (66.46%) Cisco
2 194 (39.43%) CheckPoint
3 155 (31.50%) VMware
4 117 (23.78%) Juniper
5 106 (21.54%) Microsoft
6 90 (18.29%) Citrix
7 88 (17.89%) HP
8 52 (10.57%) F5
9 43 (8.74%) NetApp
10 33 (6.71%) Blue Coat
11 31 (6.30%) SonicWALL
12 27 (5.49%) Fortinet
13 16 (3.25%) McAfee
13 16 (3.25%) Dell
14 15 (3.05%) WatchGuard
14 15 (3.05%) EMC
14 15 (3.05%) Symantec
15 14 (2.85%) Remedy
15 14 (2.85%) IBM
16 13 (2.64%) Nokia
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum £28k - £35k plus Pension + bonus + h
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £250000.00 - £350000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £39000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £30,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 + Car/Car allowance, on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiabe upon application
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago