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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 42 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 283 240 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.05% 4.41% 4.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.53% 26.88% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 243 203 222
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
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
927 893 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.55% 16.41% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 750 756 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 186 £45,000 - 9
Staffordshire -4 27 £32,500 - 4
Coventry +9 26 £38,500 +2.66%
Warwickshire -23 17 £32,000 -24.70% 4
Worcestershire -5 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Shropshire 0 7 £28,000 +31.76% 1
Walsall - 2 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £35,000 -
Dudley - 1 £29,462 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 296 (63.66%) Cisco
2 220 (47.31%) Windows
3 186 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (37.63%) CheckPoint
5 163 (35.05%) VMware
6 149 (32.04%) WAN
7 139 (29.89%) LAN
8 134 (28.82%) Active Directory
9 125 (26.88%) CCNA
10 120 (25.81%) TCP/IP
11 117 (25.16%) VPN
12 115 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 107 (23.01%) MS Exchange
13 107 (23.01%) CCNP
13 107 (23.01%) Microsoft
14 105 (22.58%) Network Security
15 99 (21.29%) Juniper
15 99 (21.29%) Citrix
16 93 (20.00%) Finance
17 87 (18.71%) ITIL
18 86 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 84 (18.06%) HP
20 81 (17.42%) SAN
21 77 (16.56%) Linux
22 73 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
23 72 (15.48%) DNS
24 67 (14.41%) MPLS
25 64 (13.76%) OSPF
26 59 (12.69%) Security Cleared
27 57 (12.26%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 107 (23.01%) MS Exchange
2 44 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.73%) IIS
6 20 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.94%) Lync
9 8 (1.72%) Apache
10 6 (1.29%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (8.17%) MS Office
2 34 (7.31%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.80%) Office 365
2 9 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (32.04%) WAN
2 139 (29.89%) LAN
3 120 (25.81%) TCP/IP
4 117 (25.16%) VPN
5 105 (22.58%) Network Security
6 81 (17.42%) SAN
7 72 (15.48%) DNS
8 67 (14.41%) MPLS
9 64 (13.76%) OSPF
10 57 (12.26%) Internet
11 54 (11.61%) BGP
11 54 (11.61%) DHCP
12 47 (10.11%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (9.68%) VoIP
14 38 (8.17%) Wireless
15 32 (6.88%) IPsec
16 26 (5.59%) VLAN
17 24 (5.16%) SSL
18 23 (4.95%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (4.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.51%) MySQL
3 6 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.22%) Informix
6 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.66%) JIRA
1 17 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 93 (20.00%) Finance
2 40 (8.60%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.44%) Legal
4 13 (2.80%) Banking
5 8 (1.72%) Retail
6 4 (0.86%) Marketing
6 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.86%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.43%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 132 (28.39%) Network Engineer
2 57 (12.26%) Analyst
3 48 (10.32%) Support Engineer
4 36 (7.74%) Firewall Engineer
5 35 (7.53%) Network Analyst
6 34 (7.31%) Security Engineer
7 31 (6.67%) Architect
8 29 (6.24%) Network Security Engineer
9 28 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (5.59%) Administrator
10 26 (5.59%) Network Architect
11 24 (5.16%) IT Support
11 24 (5.16%) Senior Network Engineer
12 23 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (4.95%) Consultant
12 23 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (3.87%) IT Administrator
15 17 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
15 17 (3.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.94%) CSS
2 6 (1.29%) COM
3 3 (0.65%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.43%) .NET
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
5 1 (0.22%) Web Services
5 1 (0.22%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.10%) Clustering
2 17 (3.66%) Open Source
3 16 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.72%) Replication
7 7 (1.51%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.51%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.29%) SecurID
9 5 (1.08%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.86%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.86%) iPhone
11 3 (0.65%) Statistics
11 3 (0.65%) User Experience
12 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.43%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 220 (47.31%) Windows
2 115 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (16.56%) Linux
4 73 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (7.31%) UNIX
7 27 (5.81%) Solaris
8 26 (5.59%) Windows 7
9 22 (4.73%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.15%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.08%) SUSE
13 3 (0.65%) VMS
13 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.65%) Android
14 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.43%) Debian
14 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.71%) ITIL
2 52 (11.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 51 (10.97%) Load Balancing
4 43 (9.25%) Network Management
5 36 (7.74%) Network Monitoring
6 31 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 27 (5.81%) Network Design
8 19 (4.09%) Project Management
9 18 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (3.87%) DevOps
10 17 (3.66%) Waterfall
10 17 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (3.66%) Scrum
10 17 (3.66%) Incident Management
11 16 (3.44%) E-Commerce
11 16 (3.44%) Change Control
12 15 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (3.23%) Business Continuity
12 15 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.96%) SQL
2 26 (5.59%) Perl
3 23 (4.95%) Tcl
4 20 (4.30%) Java
5 9 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.65%) R
8 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.43%) C
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 186 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (26.88%) CCNA
3 107 (23.01%) CCNP
4 59 (12.69%) Security Cleared
5 50 (10.75%) SC Cleared
6 48 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (9.89%) MCSE
8 28 (6.02%) CCSA
9 21 (4.52%) CCIE
10 18 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (3.66%) Degree
11 17 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
12 15 (3.23%) CCSE
13 14 (3.01%) CCIP
14 13 (2.80%) MCSA
14 13 (2.80%) CCA
15 12 (2.58%) CCSP
16 10 (2.15%) CISSP
17 9 (1.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.73%) SLA
2 8 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.65%) GPG13
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 134 (28.82%) Active Directory
2 86 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 43 (9.25%) XenApp
4 43 (9.25%) vSphere
5 35 (7.53%) XenDesktop
6 34 (7.31%) VMware ESX
7 19 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (3.87%) XenServer
9 13 (2.80%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (1.72%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.51%) UAG
12 6 (1.29%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.29%) IAG
13 4 (0.86%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.65%) vCloud
15 2 (0.43%) Postfix
15 2 (0.43%) Snort
15 2 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (4.95%) SCCM
2 21 (4.52%) Backup Exec
3 17 (3.66%) Vagrant
3 17 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.66%) Puppet
4 12 (2.58%) WSUS
5 9 (1.94%) SCOM
6 8 (1.72%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.29%) Cacti
8 5 (1.08%) Netcool
8 5 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.65%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.22%) OPNET
10 1 (0.22%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 296 (63.66%) Cisco
2 175 (37.63%) CheckPoint
3 163 (35.05%) VMware
4 107 (23.01%) Microsoft
5 99 (21.29%) Citrix
5 99 (21.29%) Juniper
6 84 (18.06%) HP
7 48 (10.32%) NetApp
8 34 (7.31%) F5
9 30 (6.45%) SonicWALL
10 29 (6.24%) Blue Coat
11 22 (4.73%) EMC
12 21 (4.52%) McAfee
13 20 (4.30%) Fortinet
14 18 (3.87%) Symantec
15 17 (3.66%) Dell
15 17 (3.66%) WatchGuard
16 16 (3.44%) IBM
17 13 (2.80%) Sourcefire
18 11 (2.37%) Remedy
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £43000 - £480000 per annum + car, pen
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum - Grade 7
Posted: 10 days ago
Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago