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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 51 56 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 289 240 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.63% 4.50% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.58% 30.65% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 229 205 157
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £70,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,900
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +9.25%
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
977 783 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.64% 14.68% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 753 660 664
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +5 123 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Coventry +8 40 £39,500 -21.00% 9
Worcestershire +24 32 £42,500 +31.78% 4
Warwickshire -7 17 £37,500 -18.91% 4
Walsall +2 13 £39,643 +21.97% 2
Staffordshire -22 13 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Solihull +26 12 £40,000 - 5
Wolverhampton +1 5 £36,000 +5.10% 3
Shropshire -44 3 £28,000 -9.67% 1
West Bromwich - 3 £40,000 -
Dudley +3 2 £29,500 +1.72%
Herefordshire +2 1 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 310 (59.39%) Cisco
2 233 (44.64%) LAN
3 231 (44.25%) WAN
4 212 (40.61%) Windows
5 208 (39.85%) Cisco Certification
6 162 (31.03%) CCNP
7 153 (29.31%) CCNA
8 141 (27.01%) Windows Server
9 137 (26.25%) VMware
10 132 (25.29%) Active Directory
11 130 (24.90%) VPN
12 113 (21.65%) Microsoft
12 113 (21.65%) Linux
13 109 (20.88%) Network Security
14 108 (20.69%) TCP/IP
15 104 (19.92%) Juniper
16 103 (19.73%) Cisco ASA
17 91 (17.43%) MPLS
18 87 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 86 (16.48%) CheckPoint
20 82 (15.71%) HP
20 82 (15.71%) MS Exchange
21 80 (15.33%) Data Centre
22 77 (14.75%) VoIP
23 76 (14.56%) OSPF
23 76 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
24 72 (13.79%) BGP
25 71 (13.60%) Wireless
26 69 (13.22%) DNS
27 68 (13.03%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 82 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 35 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (6.51%) Tomcat
4 29 (5.56%) Apache
5 24 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.87%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.30%) IIS
7 12 (2.30%) nginx
8 10 (1.92%) JBoss
9 8 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.96%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.19%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 36 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.92%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.75%) Office 365
3 22 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.68%) IaaS
5 12 (2.30%) SaaS
6 9 (1.72%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.77%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.77%) PaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 233 (44.64%) LAN
2 231 (44.25%) WAN
3 130 (24.90%) VPN
4 109 (20.88%) Network Security
5 108 (20.69%) TCP/IP
6 103 (19.73%) Cisco ASA
7 91 (17.43%) MPLS
8 77 (14.75%) VoIP
9 76 (14.56%) OSPF
10 72 (13.79%) BGP
11 71 (13.60%) Wireless
12 69 (13.22%) DNS
13 67 (12.84%) SAN
14 61 (11.69%) VLAN
15 51 (9.77%) DHCP
16 50 (9.58%) Wi-Fi
17 41 (7.85%) EIGRP
18 39 (7.47%) Cisco Nexus
19 36 (6.90%) IPsec
20 34 (6.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.56%) MySQL
1 29 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.38%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.53%) Travis CI
3 6 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.96%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.57%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (5.75%) Finance
2 13 (2.49%) Manufacturing
3 12 (2.30%) Retail
4 10 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.72%) Legal
6 7 (1.34%) Law
6 7 (1.34%) Marketing
7 4 (0.77%) Games
8 3 (0.57%) Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 162 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 71 (13.60%) Analyst
3 42 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 40 (7.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 39 (7.47%) Administrator
6 37 (7.09%) Consultant
6 37 (7.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 35 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (6.32%) Security Engineer
9 31 (5.94%) Architect
10 30 (5.75%) Network Analyst
11 25 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (4.60%) Designer
12 24 (4.60%) Network Consultant
12 24 (4.60%) Network Support
12 24 (4.60%) Support Engineer
13 22 (4.21%) IT Manager
14 21 (4.02%) Support Analyst
14 21 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.11%) HTML
1 11 (2.11%) LAMP
1 11 (2.11%) Web Services
2 8 (1.53%) Middleware
3 5 (0.96%) .NET
3 5 (0.96%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (0.96%) XML
4 3 (0.57%) COM
5 2 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.38%) CSS
5 2 (0.38%) jQuery
5 2 (0.38%) JSON
5 2 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.38%) REST
5 2 (0.38%) SOAP
5 2 (0.38%) Symfony
6 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (0.19%) HTML5
6 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 80 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.47%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.30%) HP StoreVirtual
5 10 (1.92%) Clustering
6 7 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.34%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.15%) Economics
7 6 (1.15%) EqualLogic
7 6 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.96%) Cryptography
8 5 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.96%) NHS
8 5 (0.96%) Statistics
8 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 212 (40.61%) Windows
2 141 (27.01%) Windows Server
3 113 (21.65%) Linux
4 76 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (7.09%) Unix
7 36 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (6.70%) Windows 8
9 21 (4.02%) Windows 7
10 20 (3.83%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 16 (3.07%) Windows 10
13 15 (2.87%) CentOS
13 15 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.34%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.34%) MVS
15 5 (0.96%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.57%) Solaris
16 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (13.03%) ITIL
2 67 (12.84%) Load Balancing
3 53 (10.15%) Information Security
4 52 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (7.47%) Presales
6 34 (6.51%) Network Management
7 29 (5.56%) SIEM
8 25 (4.79%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (4.60%) Network Design
9 24 (4.60%) Project Management
10 23 (4.41%) Change Control
11 21 (4.02%) Incident Management
12 20 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (3.64%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.45%) Data Protection
14 18 (3.45%) Risk Management
15 17 (3.26%) High Availability
16 16 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
16 16 (3.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.43%) SQL
2 26 (4.98%) Java
3 22 (4.21%) Python
4 17 (3.26%) Perl
5 16 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 15 (2.87%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.11%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.92%) C
10 8 (1.53%) Tcl
11 5 (0.96%) PHP
12 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.38%) C#
13 2 (0.38%) VB
14 1 (0.19%) C++
14 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 208 (39.85%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (31.03%) CCNP
3 153 (29.31%) CCNA
4 56 (10.73%) Security Cleared
5 45 (8.62%) Degree
6 44 (8.43%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.70%) CISSP
7 35 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (5.56%) CCIE
9 22 (4.21%) CISM
10 20 (3.83%) MCSE
11 19 (3.64%) MCSA
12 17 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (2.68%) MCITP
15 12 (2.30%) CEH
16 11 (2.11%) CISA
16 11 (2.11%) SSCP
17 9 (1.72%) CCDP
17 9 (1.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.85%) SLA
2 34 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.87%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.53%) COBIT
6 5 (0.96%) QA
7 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 132 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 87 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 43 (8.24%) vSphere
5 35 (6.70%) XenApp
6 21 (4.02%) XenDesktop
7 19 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.07%) VMware ESX
9 15 (2.87%) Xen
10 11 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (2.11%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.92%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.77%) XenServer
13 3 (0.57%) Firmware
13 3 (0.57%) iptables
13 3 (0.57%) KVM
13 3 (0.57%) Snort
14 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.02%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.26%) SCCM
3 16 (3.07%) Puppet
4 15 (2.87%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.92%) Ansible
6 9 (1.72%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.34%) Nagios
7 7 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.34%) SCOM
8 6 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.96%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.77%) QRadar
11 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.57%) Nessus
11 3 (0.57%) Proventia
12 2 (0.38%) Cacti
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.38%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 310 (59.39%) Cisco
2 137 (26.25%) VMware
3 113 (21.65%) Microsoft
4 104 (19.92%) Juniper
5 86 (16.48%) CheckPoint
6 82 (15.71%) HP
7 66 (12.64%) Citrix
8 38 (7.28%) F5
9 32 (6.13%) NetApp
10 30 (5.75%) SonicWALL
11 23 (4.41%) Intel Security
12 20 (3.83%) Symantec
13 16 (3.07%) Dell
13 16 (3.07%) Extreme Networks
14 14 (2.68%) Sophos
15 13 (2.49%) Aruba
15 13 (2.49%) Blue Coat
16 12 (2.30%) EMC
17 11 (2.11%) Avaya
17 11 (2.11%) Oracle
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Expenses, Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £23K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Pension, Holidays, Life Assurance, Training Fund
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Walsall Housing Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Car + Phone + Laptop
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £51000.00 per annum + Pension & Bupa Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, 5% ma
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago