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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 47 40 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 244 205 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.77% 4.99% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.81% 28.91% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 232 137 135
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
792 709 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.50% 17.24% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 696 552 694
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Birmingham -2 102 £37,500 -16.66% 16
Staffordshire +16 42 £52,500 +61.53% 5
Shropshire -7 33 £32,500 -25.71% 3
Warwickshire +7 24 £42,000 +40.00% 2
Coventry -10 19 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Wolverhampton +8 14 £32,500 -22.81% 1
Walsall +3 5 £27,000 -50.90%
Solihull -15 5 £40,000 -3.61%
West Bromwich - 4 £58,500 -
Worcestershire -14 3 £31,500 -21.25% 4
Dudley - 2 £29,250 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 328 (64.31%) Cisco
2 215 (42.16%) Windows
3 211 (41.37%) Cisco Certification
4 176 (34.51%) VMware
5 169 (33.14%) VPN
5 169 (33.14%) WAN
6 152 (29.80%) CheckPoint
7 144 (28.24%) CCNA
8 143 (28.04%) LAN
9 142 (27.84%) Active Directory
10 131 (25.69%) Microsoft
11 120 (23.53%) CCNP
12 112 (21.96%) MS Exchange
13 105 (20.59%) Juniper
14 104 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 89 (17.45%) SQL Server
16 86 (16.86%) TCP/IP
17 85 (16.67%) Linux
18 84 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 84 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
19 83 (16.27%) DNS
20 82 (16.08%) MPLS
21 78 (15.29%) ITIL
22 76 (14.90%) Windows Server 2003
22 76 (14.90%) Citrix
22 76 (14.90%) Network Security
23 75 (14.71%) OSPF
23 75 (14.71%) BGP
24 74 (14.51%) SAN
25 73 (14.31%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 112 (21.96%) MS Exchange
2 46 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (3.14%) Apache
6 12 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.76%) IIS
8 7 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.59%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.39%) Lync
10 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 60 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.90%) MS Office
3 10 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.18%) Office 365
2 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 169 (33.14%) WAN
1 169 (33.14%) VPN
2 143 (28.04%) LAN
3 86 (16.86%) TCP/IP
4 84 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
5 83 (16.27%) DNS
6 82 (16.08%) MPLS
7 76 (14.90%) Network Security
8 75 (14.71%) OSPF
8 75 (14.71%) BGP
9 74 (14.51%) SAN
10 49 (9.61%) Wireless
11 48 (9.41%) VoIP
12 43 (8.43%) DHCP
13 42 (8.24%) VLAN
14 36 (7.06%) Internet
15 31 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (5.10%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (5.10%) EIGRP
17 24 (4.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.98%) MySQL
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.98%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.59%) JIRA
2 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (12.55%) Finance
2 40 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.98%) Retail
5 3 (0.59%) Law
6 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.20%) Back Office
7 1 (0.20%) Electronics
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Advertising
7 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 171 (33.53%) Network Engineer
2 64 (12.55%) Analyst
3 62 (12.16%) Support Engineer
4 34 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 28 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (5.29%) Architect
8 26 (5.10%) Firewall Engineer
9 25 (4.90%) Senior Network Engineer
10 24 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 22 (4.31%) Network Analyst
12 21 (4.12%) Support Analyst
12 21 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
13 20 (3.92%) Consultant
14 19 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (3.53%) Network Manager
16 17 (3.33%) Network Architect
17 16 (3.14%) Security Engineer
18 15 (2.94%) Network Support
19 14 (2.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.53%) CSS
2 5 (0.98%) Web Services
3 4 (0.78%) WAP
4 2 (0.39%) COM
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) .NET
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.86%) Clustering
2 20 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.37%) EqualLogic
6 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.98%) Life Science
7 4 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.78%) CESG
7 4 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.59%) Handset
8 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.59%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.59%) Open Source
9 2 (0.39%) CCTV
9 2 (0.39%) Statistics
9 2 (0.39%) EPoS
10 1 (0.20%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.20%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 215 (42.16%) Windows
2 104 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (16.67%) Linux
4 76 (14.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (14.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (5.49%) UNIX
7 24 (4.71%) Solaris
8 23 (4.51%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.73%) Windows 7
10 14 (2.75%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.55%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.35%) CentOS
13 11 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.37%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.18%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.98%) VMS
18 4 (0.78%) Android
19 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
20 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.29%) ITIL
2 42 (8.24%) Load Balancing
3 37 (7.25%) Network Design
4 36 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
5 32 (6.27%) Project Management
6 30 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (5.88%) Network Management
7 28 (5.49%) Change Control
7 28 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (5.10%) Incident Management
9 25 (4.90%) Service Delivery
10 22 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (4.12%) Waterfall
12 19 (3.73%) Performance Monitoring
13 17 (3.33%) Configuration Management
13 17 (3.33%) Service Management
14 16 (3.14%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (3.14%) Information Security
14 16 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.55%) SQL
2 24 (4.71%) Perl
3 15 (2.94%) Tcl
4 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.18%) PHP
5 6 (1.18%) Java
6 5 (0.98%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.78%) R
8 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 211 (41.37%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (28.24%) CCNA
3 120 (23.53%) CCNP
4 62 (12.16%) Security Cleared
5 57 (11.18%) SC Cleared
6 55 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (8.04%) MCSE
8 25 (4.90%) CCSA
8 25 (4.90%) Degree
9 22 (4.31%) CCSE
10 19 (3.73%) CCDP
11 16 (3.14%) MCSA
12 15 (2.94%) JNCIA
13 14 (2.75%) CCA
13 14 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (2.55%) CCIE
15 11 (2.16%) JNCIS
16 10 (1.96%) MCITP
16 10 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (1.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.25%) SLA
2 17 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 84 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.41%) vSphere
5 16 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.94%) XenApp
7 11 (2.16%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.96%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.98%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.98%) vCloud
11 3 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.39%) XenServer
13 1 (0.20%) IAG
13 1 (0.20%) UAG
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.20%) Snort
13 1 (0.20%) Xen
13 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.31%) Nagios
2 12 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 9 (1.76%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.37%) WSUS
5 5 (0.98%) SCCM
6 4 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.59%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.59%) Netcool
7 3 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.59%) Puppet
8 2 (0.39%) Opsview
8 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.39%) Cacti
9 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.20%) Plesk
9 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.20%) WMI
9 1 (0.20%) Foglight
Vendors
1 328 (64.31%) Cisco
2 176 (34.51%) VMware
3 152 (29.80%) CheckPoint
4 131 (25.69%) Microsoft
5 105 (20.59%) Juniper
6 76 (14.90%) Citrix
7 61 (11.96%) HP
7 61 (11.96%) F5
8 31 (6.08%) Fortinet
9 30 (5.88%) NetApp
10 29 (5.69%) Blue Coat
11 24 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 23 (4.51%) SonicWALL
13 20 (3.92%) Nokia
14 18 (3.53%) Brocade
14 18 (3.53%) Remedy
14 18 (3.53%) Riverbed
15 16 (3.14%) Symantec
16 14 (2.75%) Websense
16 14 (2.75%) WatchGuard
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harris Global
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £200000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £26-£32k per year depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens & PDP
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
CPI Selection
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, B8 1AU
Mobile Fun
Salary: £50,000 + bonus.
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to £10,000 bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT MOB
Salary: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum Pension, Death in Service Benefit, P
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cannock
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car
Posted: 16 days ago
Dudley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 18 days ago