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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / West Midlands
Rank 35 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 301 234 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.17% 4.58% 4.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.66% 31.71% 29.74%
Number of salaries quoted 236 216 221
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £27,485
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%

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
821 738 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.83% 14.46% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 660 640 712
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 111 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Coventry +8 37 £47,000 +27.02% 6
Worcestershire +15 33 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Warwickshire +27 27 £48,500 +2.10% 2
Staffordshire +13 27 £35,000 +33.33% 2
Herefordshire -6 24 £45,000 +66.66% 7
Solihull -6 14 £42,500 +1.19% 3
Shropshire -15 12 £42,500 - 3
West Bromwich +18 11 £34,750 +44.79%
Dudley +8 4 £28,500 +12.87%
Wolverhampton +1 1 £42,500 -7.60%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 375 (60.10%) Cisco
2 274 (43.91%) Cisco Certification
3 222 (35.58%) CCNA
4 212 (33.97%) WAN
5 193 (30.93%) Windows
6 179 (28.69%) Network Security
7 177 (28.37%) LAN
8 167 (26.76%) CCNP
9 158 (25.32%) Active Directory
10 149 (23.88%) DNS
11 137 (21.96%) Data Centre
12 136 (21.79%) Microsoft
13 127 (20.35%) VPN
13 127 (20.35%) VMware
14 126 (20.19%) CheckPoint
15 113 (18.11%) SIEM
16 112 (17.95%) Windows Server
17 108 (17.31%) ITIL
18 103 (16.51%) VLAN
19 96 (15.38%) Linux
19 96 (15.38%) DHCP
20 93 (14.90%) OSPF
21 92 (14.74%) Presales
22 91 (14.58%) TCP/IP
23 90 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
24 89 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
25 87 (13.94%) HP
26 84 (13.46%) MS Excel
27 79 (12.66%) VoIP
28 76 (12.18%) Service Delivery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.25%) IIS
3 16 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.60%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.44%) Apache
8 8 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.80%) Site Server
10 3 (0.48%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.65%) MS Office
3 8 (1.28%) MS Project
3 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.85%) Office 365
4 9 (1.44%) IaaS
5 8 (1.28%) SaaS
6 7 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.80%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.80%) PaaS
8 4 (0.64%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 212 (33.97%) WAN
2 179 (28.69%) Network Security
3 177 (28.37%) LAN
4 149 (23.88%) DNS
5 127 (20.35%) VPN
6 103 (16.51%) VLAN
7 96 (15.38%) DHCP
8 93 (14.90%) OSPF
9 91 (14.58%) TCP/IP
10 89 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (12.66%) VoIP
12 73 (11.70%) Wireless
13 69 (11.06%) MPLS
14 57 (9.13%) BGP
14 57 (9.13%) SSL
15 55 (8.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 55 (8.81%) SAN
16 35 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (5.61%) EIGRP
17 30 (4.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.32%) GIS
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.32%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.16%) MySQL
8 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.16%) Redis
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Burp Suite
1 6 (0.96%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.16%) GDB
2 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.16%) GitLab
2 1 (0.16%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (12.02%) Finance
2 34 (5.45%) Publishing
2 34 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.01%) Retail
4 13 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.12%) Banking
6 6 (0.96%) Law
7 3 (0.48%) Automotive
7 3 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.32%) French Language
8 2 (0.32%) German Language
8 2 (0.32%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 107 (17.15%) Analyst
3 52 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 50 (8.01%) Consultant
5 44 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.89%) Security Engineer
7 42 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 42 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 41 (6.57%) Security Analyst
8 41 (6.57%) Technical Specialist
9 39 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 36 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 33 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 32 (5.13%) Network Analyst
13 29 (4.65%) SIEM Consultant
14 28 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 26 (4.17%) Architect
15 26 (4.17%) IT Support
16 25 (4.01%) IT Engineer
17 23 (3.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.24%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.96%) Web Services
3 4 (0.64%) WAP
4 3 (0.48%) .NET
4 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 2 (0.32%) Middleware
5 2 (0.32%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) COM
6 1 (0.16%) CSS
6 1 (0.16%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.16%) OpenID
6 1 (0.16%) Qt
6 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.16%) SAML
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (21.96%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 34 (5.45%) CMDB
4 25 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.72%) Driving Licence
6 17 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.76%) PKI
9 9 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.12%) Clustering
10 7 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.96%) Fintech
12 5 (0.80%) AS400
12 5 (0.80%) iPad
12 5 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
13 4 (0.64%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 193 (30.93%) Windows
2 112 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 96 (15.38%) Linux
4 61 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (6.25%) Unix
7 29 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.60%) Windows 10
11 9 (1.44%) Solaris
12 6 (0.96%) Android
12 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (18.11%) SIEM
2 108 (17.31%) ITIL
3 92 (14.74%) Presales
4 76 (12.18%) Service Delivery
5 66 (10.58%) Project Management
6 65 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 62 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
8 48 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
9 47 (7.53%) Line Management
10 46 (7.37%) Mentoring
11 44 (7.05%) Penetration Testing
12 42 (6.73%) Information Security
13 40 (6.41%) PRINCE2
14 39 (6.25%) Security Operations
15 37 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
16 36 (5.77%) Load Balancing
16 36 (5.77%) Malware Detection/Protection
17 35 (5.61%) Network Design
18 34 (5.45%) Malware Analysis
19 32 (5.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 51 (8.17%) SQL
2 8 (1.28%) C
3 6 (0.96%) Java
3 6 (0.96%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.80%) Perl
4 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.64%) PHP
6 3 (0.48%) C#
6 3 (0.48%) Python
6 3 (0.48%) VB
7 2 (0.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.16%) C++
8 1 (0.16%) Go
8 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (43.91%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (35.58%) CCNA
3 167 (26.76%) CCNP
4 64 (10.26%) CISSP
5 57 (9.13%) Security Cleared
6 51 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (8.01%) CCIE
7 50 (8.01%) Degree
7 50 (8.01%) MCSE
8 35 (5.61%) CEH
9 33 (5.29%) CISM
10 30 (4.81%) SC Cleared
11 28 (4.49%) CCSA
12 23 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (3.69%) LPIC
13 22 (3.53%) MCSA
14 20 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (2.88%) SSCP
16 17 (2.72%) GIAC
17 14 (2.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.53%) PCI DSS
2 35 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (4.81%) GPG13
4 26 (4.17%) SLA
5 23 (3.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO27002
System Software
1 158 (25.32%) Active Directory
2 90 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.45%) Firmware
5 26 (4.17%) vSphere
6 19 (3.04%) XenApp
7 16 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.24%) Terminal Services
9 11 (1.76%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.48%) Snort
13 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.16%) Ceph
14 1 (0.16%) KVM
14 1 (0.16%) Varnish
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (5.45%) QRadar
2 31 (4.97%) SCCM
3 28 (4.49%) Backup Exec
4 25 (4.01%) SCOM
5 23 (3.69%) NetBackup
6 18 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (1.60%) Nagios
8 10 (1.60%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.80%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.64%) WSUS
13 2 (0.32%) Nessus
13 2 (0.32%) Opsview
13 2 (0.32%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 375 (60.10%) Cisco
2 136 (21.79%) Microsoft
3 127 (20.35%) VMware
4 126 (20.19%) CheckPoint
5 87 (13.94%) HP
6 71 (11.38%) Juniper
7 70 (11.22%) F5
8 69 (11.06%) IBM
9 62 (9.94%) Citrix
10 58 (9.29%) Fortinet
11 48 (7.69%) Palo Alto
12 44 (7.05%) SonicWALL
13 34 (5.45%) Brocade
14 33 (5.29%) Red Hat
15 30 (4.81%) Dell
15 30 (4.81%) NetApp
16 22 (3.53%) Huawei
17 21 (3.37%) Symantec
18 20 (3.21%) Intel Security
19 19 (3.04%) SolarWinds
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Standard Corporate Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent pension + holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £58,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28500 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Salary: Up to £30 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £38k - £40k + Company Car + Be
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Recital Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago