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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 52 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 250 187 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.72% 3.79% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.33% 24.44% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 215 157 146
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,650 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £56,850 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
798 765 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.07% 15.50% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 672 658 724
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +5 103 £37,500 -16.66% 21
Staffordshire +32 45 £55,000 +69.23%
Shropshire +5 44 £35,500 -4.05% 2
Coventry -1 36 £50,000 +31.53% 1
Warwickshire -5 15 £39,750 +11.97% 2
Dudley - 9 £29,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 8 £34,250 - 2
Solihull -6 6 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Walsall +5 5 £30,750 +53.75%
Worcestershire -12 1 £29,000 -31.76% 6
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 285 (57.69%) Cisco
2 212 (42.91%) Windows
3 176 (35.63%) VMware
4 169 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (27.94%) Active Directory
6 137 (27.73%) WAN
7 133 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 126 (25.51%) CCNA
9 125 (25.30%) VPN
10 122 (24.70%) MS Exchange
11 113 (22.87%) CheckPoint
12 112 (22.67%) LAN
13 98 (19.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 88 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (17.81%) SQL Server
14 88 (17.81%) CCNP
15 86 (17.41%) Citrix
16 84 (17.00%) DNS
17 83 (16.80%) Linux
18 82 (16.60%) TCP/IP
19 80 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
20 77 (15.59%) SAN
21 74 (14.98%) Cisco ASA
21 74 (14.98%) Hyper-V
22 72 (14.57%) Juniper
23 69 (13.97%) ITIL
24 65 (13.16%) MPLS
24 65 (13.16%) VLAN
25 63 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
26 59 (11.94%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 122 (24.70%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (3.85%) Apache
5 13 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.23%) IIS
6 11 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.81%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.40%) WordPress
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) Lync
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 54 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.67%) MS Office
3 7 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.02%) Office 365
2 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (27.73%) WAN
2 125 (25.30%) VPN
3 112 (22.67%) LAN
4 84 (17.00%) DNS
5 82 (16.60%) TCP/IP
6 77 (15.59%) SAN
7 74 (14.98%) Cisco ASA
8 65 (13.16%) VLAN
8 65 (13.16%) MPLS
9 58 (11.74%) BGP
9 58 (11.74%) Network Security
10 56 (11.34%) OSPF
11 55 (11.13%) VoIP
12 49 (9.92%) Wireless
13 37 (7.49%) DHCP
14 33 (6.68%) Cisco IOS
15 29 (5.87%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (5.47%) IPsec
17 26 (5.26%) IP Telephony
17 26 (5.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.40%) MySQL
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.01%) RequisitePro
General
1 56 (11.34%) Finance
2 42 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.01%) Retail
5 4 (0.81%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Banking
6 3 (0.61%) Advertising
6 3 (0.61%) Law
7 2 (0.40%) Electronics
7 2 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (28.74%) Network Engineer
2 65 (13.16%) Support Engineer
2 65 (13.16%) Analyst
3 53 (10.73%) Project Manager
4 38 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (5.87%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 26 (5.26%) Consultant
8 25 (5.06%) Network Manager
8 25 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (4.86%) Architect
10 20 (4.05%) Network Consultant
10 20 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
10 20 (4.05%) Network Support
11 17 (3.44%) Support Analyst
11 17 (3.44%) Network Support Engineer
12 16 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (3.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 16 (3.24%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.02%) CSS
2 5 (1.01%) Web Services
3 4 (0.81%) WAP
4 3 (0.61%) HTML
5 2 (0.40%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) Swing
5 2 (0.40%) HTML5
5 2 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.20%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.45%) Clustering
2 21 (4.25%) Management Information System
2 21 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.01%) Handset
3 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
4 4 (0.81%) EqualLogic
4 4 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
5 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
5 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.40%) DTV
6 2 (0.40%) SecurID
6 2 (0.40%) CCTV
6 2 (0.40%) Replication
7 1 (0.20%) Statistics
7 1 (0.20%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 212 (42.91%) Windows
2 98 (19.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (16.80%) Linux
4 80 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (6.07%) UNIX
7 20 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 14 (2.83%) Ubuntu
9 13 (2.63%) CentOS
10 12 (2.43%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.43%) Solaris
11 8 (1.62%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.62%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.01%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.81%) Android
14 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (13.97%) ITIL
2 42 (8.50%) Network Design
3 36 (7.29%) Service Delivery
4 29 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (5.47%) Load Balancing
6 25 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (4.86%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.66%) Project Management
8 23 (4.66%) Change Control
9 21 (4.25%) Network Management
10 19 (3.85%) Information Security
11 18 (3.64%) Waterfall
11 18 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (3.24%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (2.83%) SIEM
15 13 (2.63%) High Availability
15 13 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
16 12 (2.43%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.34%) SQL
2 18 (3.64%) Perl
3 10 (2.02%) PHP
4 8 (1.62%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.21%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.21%) Java
6 4 (0.81%) Tcl
7 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.20%) C
9 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 169 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (25.51%) CCNA
3 88 (17.81%) CCNP
4 52 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (8.91%) Security Cleared
6 40 (8.10%) MCSE
7 39 (7.89%) SC Cleared
8 24 (4.86%) MCSA
9 22 (4.45%) Degree
10 21 (4.25%) CCSE
11 17 (3.44%) CCSA
12 13 (2.63%) CISSP
12 13 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.23%) MCITP
14 10 (2.02%) CCA
14 10 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (1.82%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.62%) JNCIP
17 7 (1.42%) CCDP
18 5 (1.01%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.89%) SLA
2 19 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.61%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 138 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 88 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (14.98%) Hyper-V
4 40 (8.10%) vSphere
5 20 (4.05%) XenApp
6 18 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.43%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.02%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.62%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.01%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.40%) Snort
12 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (4.25%) Nagios
2 9 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (1.82%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.81%) WSUS
3 4 (0.81%) SCCM
4 2 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.40%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.40%) Opsview
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.20%) WMI
5 1 (0.20%) Cacti
5 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.20%) Plesk
5 1 (0.20%) Foglight
5 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 285 (57.69%) Cisco
2 176 (35.63%) VMware
3 133 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 113 (22.87%) CheckPoint
5 86 (17.41%) Citrix
6 72 (14.57%) Juniper
7 59 (11.94%) HP
8 44 (8.91%) F5
9 31 (6.28%) NetApp
10 25 (5.06%) SonicWALL
11 23 (4.66%) Fortinet
12 18 (3.64%) Brocade
13 17 (3.44%) Blue Coat
14 15 (3.04%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.83%) Dell
16 13 (2.63%) Symantec
17 12 (2.43%) Red Hat
17 12 (2.43%) Mitel
17 12 (2.43%) WatchGuard
17 12 (2.43%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to £10,000 bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-£35K
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Training + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwickshire
Rugby Borough Council
Posted: 13 days ago