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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 57 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 223 219 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.14% 3.93% 4.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.37% 24.23% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 197 181 213
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 904 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.34% 16.24% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 723 763 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 1 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 1 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 +26 136 £40,000 - 13
Coventry +8 26 £35,500 +1.42% 5
Solihull -7 13 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Staffordshire -18 13 £29,750 -7.75% 1
Worcestershire -1 8 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Shropshire -8 8 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Warwickshire -21 5 £27,850 -34.47% 7
Wolverhampton +3 3 £35,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £35,000 +29.62%
Walsall - 2 £34,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 244 (60.40%) Cisco
2 204 (50.50%) Windows
3 139 (34.41%) VMware
4 131 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (30.20%) CheckPoint
6 121 (29.95%) Active Directory
7 113 (27.97%) WAN
8 104 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 103 (25.50%) LAN
9 103 (25.50%) Microsoft
10 97 (24.01%) TCP/IP
11 93 (23.02%) MS Exchange
12 87 (21.53%) CCNA
13 86 (21.29%) Finance
14 82 (20.30%) VPN
15 80 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 75 (18.56%) Citrix
17 74 (18.32%) HP
18 73 (18.07%) SAN
19 69 (17.08%) Juniper
20 68 (16.83%) DNS
21 67 (16.58%) Network Security
22 66 (16.34%) CCNP
23 65 (16.09%) MPLS
23 65 (16.09%) Linux
23 65 (16.09%) ITIL
24 61 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
25 56 (13.86%) Security Cleared
26 51 (12.62%) DHCP
27 49 (12.13%) Disaster Recovery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 93 (23.02%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.44%) IIS
3 26 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.21%) Apache
7 13 (3.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.48%) Lync
9 7 (1.73%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (9.41%) MS Office
2 33 (8.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.50%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.25%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.46%) Office 365
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (27.97%) WAN
2 103 (25.50%) LAN
3 97 (24.01%) TCP/IP
4 82 (20.30%) VPN
5 73 (18.07%) SAN
6 68 (16.83%) DNS
7 67 (16.58%) Network Security
8 65 (16.09%) MPLS
9 51 (12.62%) DHCP
10 44 (10.89%) OSPF
11 38 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (9.16%) Internet
13 35 (8.66%) VoIP
14 33 (8.17%) BGP
14 33 (8.17%) Wireless
15 27 (6.68%) IPsec
16 22 (5.45%) SSL
17 21 (5.20%) NAS
18 18 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
19 17 (4.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.99%) MySQL
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Jenkins
1 8 (1.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.74%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (21.29%) Finance
2 41 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.22%) Banking
4 12 (2.97%) Legal
5 9 (2.23%) Retail
6 4 (0.99%) Back Office
6 4 (0.99%) Marketing
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 101 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 48 (11.88%) Analyst
3 46 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.91%) Architect
5 33 (8.17%) Security Engineer
6 32 (7.92%) Network Analyst
7 29 (7.18%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (6.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 27 (6.68%) Consultant
9 27 (6.68%) Network Security Engineer
10 20 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
10 20 (4.95%) IT Support
11 19 (4.70%) Network Architect
12 18 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (4.21%) Administrator
14 16 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 15 (3.71%) Infrastructure Manager
16 14 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 14 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.73%) .NET
2 6 (1.49%) COM
3 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.99%) CSS
5 3 (0.74%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.50%) Middleware
7 1 (0.25%) Sphinx
7 1 (0.25%) Web Services
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.68%) Clustering
2 15 (3.71%) Open Source
3 11 (2.72%) Replication
4 10 (2.48%) SecurID
5 9 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.73%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.24%) RMADS
8 5 (1.24%) iPhone
8 5 (1.24%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.74%) Statistics
9 3 (0.74%) NHS
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.50%) Handset
10 2 (0.50%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.50%) PKI
10 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 204 (50.50%) Windows
2 104 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (16.09%) Linux
4 61 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (7.43%) Windows 7
7 23 (5.69%) UNIX
7 23 (5.69%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.21%) Solaris
9 10 (2.48%) AIX
10 8 (1.98%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.24%) SUSE
13 3 (0.74%) Android
14 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.09%) ITIL
2 49 (12.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (9.65%) Network Management
4 38 (9.41%) Load Balancing
5 30 (7.43%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (6.93%) Performance Monitoring
7 26 (6.44%) Network Design
8 23 (5.69%) Project Management
8 23 (5.69%) Business Continuity
9 18 (4.46%) Change Management
10 16 (3.96%) Security Management
11 15 (3.71%) Migration
12 14 (3.47%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.47%) Information Security
12 14 (3.47%) Time Management
13 13 (3.22%) TOGAF
14 11 (2.72%) Network Architecture
14 11 (2.72%) E-Commerce
15 10 (2.48%) Risk Management
15 10 (2.48%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.42%) SQL
2 11 (2.72%) Java
3 10 (2.48%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.98%) Perl
5 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.24%) Tcl
7 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.25%) R
9 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 131 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (21.53%) CCNA
3 66 (16.34%) CCNP
4 56 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 46 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (10.40%) MCSE
7 30 (7.43%) SC Cleared
8 18 (4.46%) CISSP
8 18 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.47%) CCIE
9 14 (3.47%) Degree
10 13 (3.22%) MCP
11 12 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (2.97%) MCSA
12 11 (2.72%) MCITP
12 11 (2.72%) CCSA
12 11 (2.72%) CCSP
13 10 (2.48%) CISM
13 10 (2.48%) CCSE
14 9 (2.23%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.48%) SLA
2 9 (2.23%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.99%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.74%) GPG13
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (29.95%) Active Directory
2 80 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.65%) vSphere
4 37 (9.16%) Hyper-V
5 33 (8.17%) VMware ESX
6 32 (7.92%) XenApp
7 31 (7.67%) XenDesktop
8 20 (4.95%) XenServer
8 20 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.72%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (2.48%) PowerHA
11 7 (1.73%) UAG
12 6 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.49%) IAG
13 5 (1.24%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.99%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.50%) Postfix
16 2 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (6.44%) SCCM
2 19 (4.70%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.22%) FortiGate
4 12 (2.97%) WSUS
5 11 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.48%) SCOM
7 8 (1.98%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.98%) Netcool
7 8 (1.98%) Puppet
8 6 (1.49%) Cacti
8 6 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.99%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.50%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.50%) SCSM
11 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.25%) OPNET
Vendors
1 244 (60.40%) Cisco
2 139 (34.41%) VMware
3 122 (30.20%) CheckPoint
4 103 (25.50%) Microsoft
5 75 (18.56%) Citrix
6 74 (18.32%) HP
7 69 (17.08%) Juniper
8 37 (9.16%) NetApp
9 22 (5.45%) F5
10 21 (5.20%) Symantec
11 19 (4.70%) Fortinet
11 19 (4.70%) SonicWALL
11 19 (4.70%) McAfee
11 19 (4.70%) EMC
12 17 (4.21%) WatchGuard
12 17 (4.21%) Dell
13 15 (3.71%) IBM
14 11 (2.72%) Blue Coat
15 9 (2.23%) Sourcefire
15 9 (2.23%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £400000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum UPTO £50,000 BASIC + 30 days on call
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum UPTO £26,000 BASIC + 30 days on call
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23240.00 - £25526.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ANG2 Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 15 days ago