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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 46 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 258 240 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.73% 4.40% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.45% 27.30% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 221 209 224
Average salary £38,500 £41,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.09% +6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+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
907 879 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.11% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 737 758 669
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +16 161 £47,500 +5.55% 11
Coventry +14 25 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Staffordshire -15 22 £29,750 -8.46% 1
Worcestershire -9 10 £30,000 -23.07% 3
Warwickshire -23 10 £27,850 -34.47% 3
Shropshire -1 9 £32,500 +21.49% 4
Solihull -7 7 £42,500 +60.37%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
Walsall - 2 £34,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £35,000 - 1
Dudley - 1 £29,462 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 268 (61.47%) Cisco
2 215 (49.31%) Windows
3 162 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
4 152 (34.86%) VMware
5 148 (33.94%) CheckPoint
6 130 (29.82%) WAN
7 123 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 120 (27.52%) LAN
9 112 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 111 (25.46%) TCP/IP
10 111 (25.46%) Microsoft
11 108 (24.77%) CCNA
12 102 (23.39%) MS Exchange
13 96 (22.02%) VPN
14 91 (20.87%) CCNP
15 90 (20.64%) Finance
16 89 (20.41%) Citrix
17 88 (20.18%) Network Security
18 84 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 81 (18.58%) ITIL
20 80 (18.35%) Juniper
21 79 (18.12%) SAN
21 79 (18.12%) HP
22 73 (16.74%) Linux
23 70 (16.06%) DNS
24 69 (15.83%) MPLS
25 68 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
26 55 (12.61%) OSPF
27 54 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery
27 54 (12.39%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 102 (23.39%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (5.73%) IIS
4 25 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.28%) SharePoint
6 22 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.75%) Apache
9 10 (2.29%) Lync
10 8 (1.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 39 (8.94%) MS Office
2 34 (7.80%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.46%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.23%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.90%) Office 365
2 8 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (29.82%) WAN
2 120 (27.52%) LAN
3 111 (25.46%) TCP/IP
4 96 (22.02%) VPN
5 88 (20.18%) Network Security
6 79 (18.12%) SAN
7 70 (16.06%) DNS
8 69 (15.83%) MPLS
9 55 (12.61%) OSPF
10 51 (11.70%) DHCP
11 47 (10.78%) Internet
12 44 (10.09%) BGP
13 40 (9.17%) VoIP
14 37 (8.49%) Wireless
15 36 (8.26%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (6.65%) IPsec
17 25 (5.73%) VLAN
18 24 (5.50%) SSL
19 22 (5.05%) NAS
20 20 (4.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.15%) MySQL
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) Informix
7 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (3.44%) JIRA
1 15 (3.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.69%) MSI
3 2 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (20.64%) Finance
2 40 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.67%) Legal
4 13 (2.98%) Banking
5 8 (1.83%) Retail
6 4 (0.92%) Marketing
6 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Law
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 112 (25.69%) Network Engineer
2 53 (12.16%) Analyst
3 48 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 34 (7.80%) Network Analyst
5 32 (7.34%) Architect
6 31 (7.11%) Security Engineer
7 29 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (5.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 26 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 25 (5.73%) Consultant
9 25 (5.73%) Firewall Engineer
10 24 (5.50%) IT Support
11 23 (5.28%) Network Architect
12 22 (5.05%) Administrator
13 19 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
14 17 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
14 17 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.38%) COM
2 5 (1.15%) CSS
3 4 (0.92%) .NET
4 3 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.46%) Middleware
5 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) Web Services
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.88%) Clustering
2 17 (3.90%) Open Source
3 10 (2.29%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.06%) Replication
5 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.38%) SecurID
8 5 (1.15%) iPhone
8 5 (1.15%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.69%) Statistics
9 3 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.46%) Handset
10 2 (0.46%) RMADS
10 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.23%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 215 (49.31%) Windows
2 112 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (16.74%) Linux
4 68 (15.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (6.88%) UNIX
7 27 (6.19%) Windows 7
8 22 (5.05%) Solaris
9 21 (4.82%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.06%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.15%) SUSE
13 4 (0.92%) Android
14 3 (0.69%) AIX
15 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.23%) HPUX
16 1 (0.23%) Debian
16 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.58%) ITIL
2 54 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 45 (10.32%) Load Balancing
4 43 (9.86%) Network Management
5 31 (7.11%) Network Monitoring
6 30 (6.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 29 (6.65%) Network Design
8 21 (4.82%) Project Management
9 19 (4.36%) Business Continuity
10 16 (3.67%) DevOps
11 15 (3.44%) Scrum
11 15 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (3.44%) E-Commerce
11 15 (3.44%) Waterfall
11 15 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (3.21%) Time Management
13 13 (2.98%) Security Management
14 12 (2.75%) Change Management
14 12 (2.75%) Information Security
14 12 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.80%) SQL
2 19 (4.36%) Perl
3 18 (4.13%) Java
4 16 (3.67%) Tcl
5 11 (2.52%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.46%) R
9 2 (0.46%) C
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 162 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (24.77%) CCNA
3 91 (20.87%) CCNP
4 54 (12.39%) Security Cleared
5 49 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (10.32%) MCSE
7 40 (9.17%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.82%) CCSA
9 20 (4.59%) CCIE
10 19 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (3.67%) Degree
12 15 (3.44%) MCSA
13 14 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (3.21%) CISSP
14 12 (2.75%) CCIP
15 11 (2.52%) MCITP
15 11 (2.52%) CCSE
16 10 (2.29%) CCSP
16 10 (2.29%) MCP
16 10 (2.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.67%) SLA
2 10 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.69%) GPG13
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 123 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 84 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.40%) Hyper-V
3 41 (9.40%) vSphere
4 39 (8.94%) XenApp
5 33 (7.57%) XenDesktop
5 33 (7.57%) VMware ESX
6 22 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (4.13%) XenServer
8 12 (2.75%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (1.61%) UAG
10 6 (1.38%) IAG
10 6 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.15%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.69%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.46%) Postfix
14 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 24 (5.50%) SCCM
2 20 (4.59%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.44%) Puppet
3 15 (3.44%) Vagrant
3 15 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.29%) WSUS
4 10 (2.29%) SCOM
5 9 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.06%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.61%) Netcool
7 6 (1.38%) Cacti
7 6 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.92%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.23%) SCSM
9 1 (0.23%) OPNET
9 1 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 268 (61.47%) Cisco
2 152 (34.86%) VMware
3 148 (33.94%) CheckPoint
4 111 (25.46%) Microsoft
5 89 (20.41%) Citrix
6 80 (18.35%) Juniper
7 79 (18.12%) HP
8 43 (9.86%) NetApp
9 25 (5.73%) F5
10 23 (5.28%) SonicWALL
11 22 (5.05%) EMC
12 21 (4.82%) Blue Coat
12 21 (4.82%) McAfee
13 19 (4.36%) Symantec
14 18 (4.13%) Fortinet
15 16 (3.67%) IBM
16 15 (3.44%) Dell
17 14 (3.21%) WatchGuard
18 13 (2.98%) Sourcefire
19 10 (2.29%) Mitel
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