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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 41 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 327 230 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.63% 4.32% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.71% 29.19% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 242 203 241
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
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
942 788 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 14.81% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 728 686 763
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 162 £40,500 -2.40% 12
Coventry +12 43 £43,500 +8.75% 5
Staffordshire +15 31 £36,250 +12.40% 5
Warwickshire +1 22 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Worcestershire +28 21 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Shropshire -11 15 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Solihull +11 7 £25,000 -40.47% 10
Dudley - 4 £40,000 - 1
Walsall +3 3 £22,500 +4.65%
Halesowen - 3 £36,000 -
Stourbridge - 3 £40,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £20,000 -
Herefordshire -5 2 £33,500 -29.47%
West Bromwich +3 1 £42,500 +39.34%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 354 (56.28%) Cisco
2 247 (39.27%) Cisco Certification
3 224 (35.61%) Windows
4 223 (35.45%) WAN
5 181 (28.78%) LAN
6 179 (28.46%) VPN
7 177 (28.14%) Active Directory
7 177 (28.14%) CCNA
8 162 (25.76%) CCNP
9 157 (24.96%) Microsoft
10 146 (23.21%) VMware
11 139 (22.10%) DNS
12 134 (21.30%) Network Security
13 133 (21.14%) Windows Server
14 128 (20.35%) Data Centre
15 119 (18.92%) CheckPoint
16 115 (18.28%) ITIL
17 113 (17.97%) Juniper
18 111 (17.65%) Linux
19 109 (17.33%) DHCP
20 108 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
21 103 (16.38%) TCP/IP
22 101 (16.06%) VoIP
23 97 (15.42%) VLAN
24 95 (15.10%) Wireless
25 89 (14.15%) MPLS
26 88 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
27 85 (13.51%) Finance
27 85 (13.51%) Citrix
28 82 (13.04%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 82 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.52%) IIS
3 29 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (3.18%) Apache
4 20 (3.18%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.43%) nginx
8 7 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.64%) SAS
10 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.16%) CMS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 73 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.29%) MS Office
3 20 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.23%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.34%) Office 365
4 15 (2.38%) IaaS
5 12 (1.91%) SaaS
6 10 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.27%) PaaS
8 4 (0.64%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 223 (35.45%) WAN
2 181 (28.78%) LAN
3 179 (28.46%) VPN
4 139 (22.10%) DNS
5 134 (21.30%) Network Security
6 109 (17.33%) DHCP
7 103 (16.38%) TCP/IP
8 101 (16.06%) VoIP
9 97 (15.42%) VLAN
10 95 (15.10%) Wireless
11 89 (14.15%) MPLS
12 88 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
13 80 (12.72%) OSPF
14 77 (12.24%) BGP
15 74 (11.76%) SAN
16 57 (9.06%) EIGRP
16 57 (9.06%) SSL
17 49 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 43 (6.84%) Cisco IOS
19 42 (6.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.91%) MySQL
3 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.16%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 85 (13.51%) Finance
2 39 (6.20%) Retail
3 38 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.09%) Publishing
5 14 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.91%) Banking
6 12 (1.91%) Law
7 10 (1.59%) French Language
7 10 (1.59%) German Language
8 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.79%) Legal
9 5 (0.79%) Swedish Language
10 4 (0.64%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 161 (25.60%) Network Engineer
2 110 (17.49%) Analyst
3 51 (8.11%) Consultant
4 47 (7.47%) Support Analyst
5 46 (7.31%) Senior Network Engineer
6 42 (6.68%) Network Analyst
6 42 (6.68%) Support Engineer
7 41 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (6.20%) Technical Specialist
9 38 (6.04%) Network Support
10 36 (5.72%) IT Support
11 34 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (4.45%) Cisco Engineer
13 27 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 27 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 25 (3.97%) Architect
14 25 (3.97%) Network Support Analyst
14 25 (3.97%) Security Analyst
14 25 (3.97%) Security Manager
15 23 (3.66%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.75%) WAP
2 5 (0.79%) LAMP
2 5 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (0.79%) Web Services
3 4 (0.64%) XML
4 3 (0.48%) .NET
4 3 (0.48%) HTML
5 2 (0.32%) COM
5 2 (0.32%) Middleware
5 2 (0.32%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.32%) RESTful
6 1 (0.16%) CSS
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.16%) JSON
6 1 (0.16%) Memcached
6 1 (0.16%) SOAP
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (20.35%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.09%) CMDB
4 26 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.02%) Mobile Computing
6 18 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.38%) PKI
8 11 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.59%) iPad
10 8 (1.27%) Clustering
10 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.95%) Replication
13 5 (0.79%) AS400
14 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 224 (35.61%) Windows
2 133 (21.14%) Windows Server
3 111 (17.65%) Linux
4 66 (10.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (6.84%) Unix
7 35 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 33 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.50%) Android
9 22 (3.50%) Apple iOS
10 20 (3.18%) Windows 7
11 19 (3.02%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (2.54%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.75%) Windows 10
15 10 (1.59%) Solaris
16 8 (1.27%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.95%) CentOS
18 4 (0.64%) VyOS
19 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (18.28%) ITIL
2 73 (11.61%) Presales
3 61 (9.70%) Project Management
3 61 (9.70%) SIEM
4 53 (8.43%) Service Delivery
5 48 (7.63%) Information Security
6 45 (7.15%) Line Management
7 42 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 37 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 36 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (5.56%) PRINCE2
11 32 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (4.77%) Network Monitoring
13 29 (4.61%) Security Operations
14 28 (4.45%) Service Management
15 27 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (3.82%) Incident Management
16 24 (3.82%) Network Design
17 23 (3.66%) Risk Management
18 21 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (11.29%) SQL
2 17 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 14 (2.23%) Perl
5 8 (1.27%) Java
6 6 (0.95%) C
7 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.32%) Python
7 2 (0.32%) Tcl
8 1 (0.16%) Korn
8 1 (0.16%) PHP
8 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 247 (39.27%) Cisco Certification
2 177 (28.14%) CCNA
3 162 (25.76%) CCNP
4 71 (11.29%) Degree
5 50 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 48 (7.63%) CCIE
7 43 (6.84%) CISSP
8 39 (6.20%) MCSE
8 39 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (4.77%) SC Cleared
10 27 (4.29%) MCSA
11 23 (3.66%) CCSA
12 20 (3.18%) CISM
13 18 (2.86%) PMP
14 17 (2.70%) LPIC
15 16 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (2.54%) CEH
16 15 (2.38%) PMI Certification
16 15 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (1.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (4.93%) SLA
3 25 (3.97%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.75%) GPG13
6 10 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.64%) COBIT
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 177 (28.14%) Active Directory
2 108 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (12.40%) Hyper-V
4 45 (7.15%) vSphere
5 33 (5.25%) XenApp
6 31 (4.93%) Firmware
7 19 (3.02%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.54%) VMware ESX
9 13 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.79%) iptables
11 5 (0.79%) Snort
12 4 (0.64%) XenServer
13 3 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.48%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.32%) pfSense
14 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.32%) Xen
15 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (4.45%) SCCM
2 23 (3.66%) Backup Exec
3 20 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (3.02%) SCOM
5 18 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 16 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (1.91%) FortiGate
7 12 (1.91%) Nagios
7 12 (1.91%) QRadar
8 10 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (1.59%) Puppet
9 9 (1.43%) Tivoli
10 8 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.79%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.79%) Nessus
13 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.48%) RSA enVision
15 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
15 2 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 354 (56.28%) Cisco
2 157 (24.96%) Microsoft
3 146 (23.21%) VMware
4 119 (18.92%) CheckPoint
5 113 (17.97%) Juniper
6 85 (13.51%) Citrix
7 82 (13.04%) HP
8 68 (10.81%) F5
9 54 (8.59%) Palo Alto
10 49 (7.79%) SonicWALL
11 40 (6.36%) IBM
12 36 (5.72%) Brocade
13 35 (5.56%) Fortinet
14 30 (4.77%) NetApp
14 30 (4.77%) Red Hat
14 30 (4.77%) SolarWinds
15 24 (3.82%) Intel Security
16 23 (3.66%) Dell
17 22 (3.50%) Veeam
18 19 (3.02%) EMC
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + 46 days hols + exc pension + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 30k per year + Company Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: £65k - £80k per annum + Car & 20% Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham
TDA Group
Salary: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent bonus/ benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23500 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago