The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 65 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 187 228 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.49% 4.13% 4.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.08% 24.28% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 164 168 199
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
847 939 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.82% 17.01% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 710 783 727
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 £25,000 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +19 102 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Coventry -5 22 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Solihull -6 19 £42,500 +41.66%
Staffordshire -24 8 £32,500 +10.16% 3
Warwickshire -10 7 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Shropshire -13 7 £30,000 -4.76% 6
Worcestershire 0 4 £35,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield -3 3 £35,000 +29.62%
Wolverhampton -9 3 £35,000 - 2
Walsall - 2 £24,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 231 (61.60%) Cisco
2 183 (48.80%) Windows
3 120 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
3 120 (32.00%) VMware
4 113 (30.13%) Active Directory
4 113 (30.13%) WAN
5 102 (27.20%) CheckPoint
6 98 (26.13%) LAN
7 92 (24.53%) Microsoft
7 92 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (23.47%) MS Exchange
9 80 (21.33%) TCP/IP
9 80 (21.33%) VPN
10 78 (20.80%) CCNA
10 78 (20.80%) Finance
11 71 (18.93%) SAN
12 67 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 65 (17.33%) HP
13 65 (17.33%) DNS
14 63 (16.80%) Citrix
15 62 (16.53%) MPLS
16 60 (16.00%) Linux
17 58 (15.47%) ITIL
17 58 (15.47%) Security Cleared
18 56 (14.93%) Juniper
19 53 (14.13%) Network Security
20 52 (13.87%) CCNP
21 51 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
22 48 (12.80%) Disaster Recovery
23 47 (12.53%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 88 (23.47%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (5.33%) IIS
5 17 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.00%) Apache
6 15 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 13 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.67%) Lync
9 7 (1.87%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (9.87%) MS Office
2 31 (8.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.53%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.27%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.27%) Office 365
2 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 113 (30.13%) WAN
2 98 (26.13%) LAN
3 80 (21.33%) TCP/IP
3 80 (21.33%) VPN
4 71 (18.93%) SAN
5 65 (17.33%) DNS
6 62 (16.53%) MPLS
7 53 (14.13%) Network Security
8 47 (12.53%) DHCP
9 44 (11.73%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (11.47%) VoIP
11 42 (11.20%) OSPF
12 31 (8.27%) BGP
12 31 (8.27%) Wireless
13 30 (8.00%) Internet
14 25 (6.67%) IPsec
15 23 (6.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (5.33%) Ethernet
17 19 (5.07%) NAS
18 16 (4.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.80%) MySQL
6 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) MSI
2 2 (0.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (20.80%) Finance
2 37 (9.87%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.20%) Advertising
4 11 (2.93%) Banking
5 10 (2.67%) Retail
6 9 (2.40%) Legal
7 4 (1.07%) Marketing
7 4 (1.07%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.80%) Analyst
3 46 (12.27%) Support Engineer
4 37 (9.87%) Architect
5 31 (8.27%) Security Engineer
6 30 (8.00%) Consultant
7 29 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (7.47%) Network Analyst
8 28 (7.47%) Senior Network Engineer
9 24 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (6.13%) Network Security Engineer
11 20 (5.33%) Network Architect
12 19 (5.07%) Cisco Engineer
13 18 (4.80%) IT Support
14 17 (4.53%) Security Specialist
14 17 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 15 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 14 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
17 13 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.13%) .NET
2 6 (1.60%) COM
2 6 (1.60%) CSS
3 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.80%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.53%) Middleware
6 1 (0.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.27%) Sphinx
6 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.13%) Clustering
2 10 (2.67%) SecurID
2 10 (2.67%) Replication
3 9 (2.40%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.40%) Open Source
4 8 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.60%) RMADS
7 5 (1.33%) Statistics
7 5 (1.33%) iPhone
7 5 (1.33%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.80%) PKI
8 3 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.53%) Handset
9 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.53%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.27%) iPad
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 183 (48.80%) Windows
2 92 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (16.00%) Linux
4 51 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.13%) Windows XP
7 23 (6.13%) UNIX
8 12 (3.20%) Solaris
9 11 (2.93%) AIX
10 7 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.87%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.33%) SUSE
12 3 (0.80%) Android
12 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.53%) HPUX
13 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.27%) Debian
14 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.47%) ITIL
2 48 (12.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (10.40%) Network Management
4 37 (9.87%) Load Balancing
5 27 (7.20%) Network Design
6 24 (6.40%) Business Continuity
7 23 (6.13%) Incident Management
7 23 (6.13%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (5.87%) Performance Monitoring
8 22 (5.87%) Project Management
9 19 (5.07%) Change Management
10 17 (4.53%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.00%) Migration
11 15 (4.00%) Time Management
12 14 (3.73%) Information Security
12 14 (3.73%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.47%) Security Management
13 13 (3.47%) TOGAF
13 13 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.47%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.73%) SQL
2 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.40%) Shell Script
4 8 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.33%) Java
6 4 (1.07%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.80%) Perl
8 2 (0.53%) C
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.27%) VBScript
9 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 120 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (20.80%) CCNA
3 58 (15.47%) Security Cleared
4 52 (13.87%) CCNP
5 46 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (11.20%) MCSE
7 33 (8.80%) SC Cleared
8 24 (6.40%) CISSP
9 16 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (4.00%) CCIE
11 13 (3.47%) CCSP
11 13 (3.47%) MCP
11 13 (3.47%) CISM
11 13 (3.47%) Degree
12 12 (3.20%) MCSA
13 11 (2.93%) MCITP
14 10 (2.67%) CCSE
14 10 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (2.40%) CCIP
16 8 (2.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.20%) SLA
2 11 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.07%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) GPG13
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 113 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 67 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.33%) vSphere
4 31 (8.27%) VMware ESX
4 31 (8.27%) Hyper-V
5 30 (8.00%) XenApp
6 28 (7.47%) XenDesktop
7 20 (5.33%) XenServer
8 18 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.93%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (2.67%) PowerHA
11 7 (1.87%) UAG
12 6 (1.60%) IAG
12 6 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.33%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.07%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (6.67%) SCCM
2 17 (4.53%) Backup Exec
3 16 (4.27%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.93%) WSUS
4 11 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.67%) SCOM
6 9 (2.40%) Netcool
7 6 (1.60%) Cacti
7 6 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.07%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.53%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.53%) Puppet
10 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.53%) SCSM
11 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 231 (61.60%) Cisco
2 120 (32.00%) VMware
3 102 (27.20%) CheckPoint
4 92 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 65 (17.33%) HP
6 63 (16.80%) Citrix
7 56 (14.93%) Juniper
8 34 (9.07%) NetApp
9 30 (8.00%) F5
10 25 (6.67%) Fortinet
10 25 (6.67%) Symantec
10 25 (6.67%) McAfee
11 19 (5.07%) SonicWALL
12 18 (4.80%) WatchGuard
13 17 (4.53%) Dell
13 17 (4.53%) EMC
14 13 (3.47%) IBM
15 12 (3.20%) Blue Coat
16 10 (2.67%) Cyber-Ark
17 9 (2.40%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 15% of salary cash/benefits package in additio
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum £50K Basic + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, commutable from Birmingham
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Vertical IT
Salary: £22000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Network ITR
Salary: £27,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on call payments
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago