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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 38 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 293 231 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.26% 4.30% 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.97% 26.67% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 255 191 207
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,700 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,300 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
946 866 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.99% 16.13% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 772 714 648
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 1 October 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 October 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 +13 187 £45,000 - 8
Staffordshire +6 28 £32,500 - 5
Coventry +10 24 £38,500 -3.75%
Warwickshire -20 20 £32,000 -24.70% 5
Worcestershire -8 9 £30,000 -14.89% 2
Shropshire -5 6 £28,000 +36.58% 1
Solihull -8 2 £38,000 -8.43% 1
Walsall - 2 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £38,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £18,500 - 1
Dudley - 1 £29,462 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 304 (64.41%) Cisco
2 210 (44.49%) Windows
3 196 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (38.98%) CheckPoint
5 160 (33.90%) VMware
6 154 (32.63%) WAN
7 141 (29.87%) LAN
8 132 (27.97%) CCNA
9 127 (26.91%) VPN
10 126 (26.69%) Active Directory
11 115 (24.36%) CCNP
11 115 (24.36%) TCP/IP
12 110 (23.31%) Network Security
13 107 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 103 (21.82%) Microsoft
14 103 (21.82%) Juniper
15 101 (21.40%) MS Exchange
16 95 (20.13%) Citrix
17 90 (19.07%) ITIL
18 87 (18.43%) Finance
19 84 (17.80%) HP
20 82 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
21 79 (16.74%) Linux
22 78 (16.53%) SAN
23 75 (15.89%) MPLS
24 70 (14.83%) Windows Server 2003
25 68 (14.41%) OSPF
26 64 (13.56%) DNS
27 62 (13.14%) Internet
28 60 (12.71%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 101 (21.40%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (4.87%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.03%) IIS
7 17 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.48%) Lync
10 6 (1.27%) Apache
11 5 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (7.63%) MS Office
1 36 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.42%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.33%) Office 365
2 10 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (32.63%) WAN
2 141 (29.87%) LAN
3 127 (26.91%) VPN
4 115 (24.36%) TCP/IP
5 110 (23.31%) Network Security
6 78 (16.53%) SAN
7 75 (15.89%) MPLS
8 68 (14.41%) OSPF
9 64 (13.56%) DNS
10 62 (13.14%) Internet
11 59 (12.50%) BGP
12 53 (11.23%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (10.59%) DHCP
14 43 (9.11%) VoIP
15 40 (8.47%) Wireless
16 34 (7.20%) IPsec
17 28 (5.93%) VLAN
18 25 (5.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 24 (5.08%) SSL
20 22 (4.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.48%) MySQL
3 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.21%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (3.60%) Jenkins
1 17 (3.60%) JIRA
2 4 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 87 (18.43%) Finance
2 40 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.18%) Legal
4 11 (2.33%) Banking
5 7 (1.48%) Retail
6 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 140 (29.66%) Network Engineer
2 56 (11.86%) Analyst
3 44 (9.32%) Support Engineer
4 38 (8.05%) Firewall Engineer
5 36 (7.63%) Network Analyst
6 33 (6.99%) Security Engineer
7 31 (6.57%) Architect
8 28 (5.93%) Administrator
8 28 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (5.30%) Network Architect
10 24 (5.08%) IT Support
10 24 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 24 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
10 24 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
11 23 (4.87%) Consultant
12 21 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.03%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
14 18 (3.81%) IT Administrator
15 17 (3.60%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.33%) CSS
2 4 (0.85%) COM
3 3 (0.64%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.42%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) Sphinx
5 1 (0.21%) Web Services
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.20%) Clustering
2 17 (3.60%) Open Source
3 14 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.48%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.48%) Replication
5 7 (1.48%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.27%) SecurID
6 6 (1.27%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.06%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.06%) FlexPod
8 4 (0.85%) iPhone
9 3 (0.64%) CESG
9 3 (0.64%) Life Science
9 3 (0.64%) Statistics
9 3 (0.64%) User Experience
10 2 (0.42%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 210 (44.49%) Windows
2 107 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (16.74%) Linux
4 70 (14.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (7.84%) UNIX
7 30 (6.36%) Solaris
8 22 (4.66%) Windows 7
9 20 (4.24%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.06%) VMS
13 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.85%) SUSE
14 3 (0.64%) Android
15 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.42%) Debian
15 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (19.07%) ITIL
2 54 (11.44%) Load Balancing
3 45 (9.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (8.90%) Network Management
5 37 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
6 33 (6.99%) Performance Monitoring
7 25 (5.30%) Network Design
8 23 (4.87%) Project Management
9 20 (4.24%) Change Control
9 20 (4.24%) Incident Management
10 18 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.81%) DevOps
11 17 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (3.60%) Waterfall
11 17 (3.60%) Scrum
12 16 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (3.18%) E-Commerce
13 15 (3.18%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (2.97%) Change Management
15 13 (2.75%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.84%) SQL
2 27 (5.72%) Perl
3 24 (5.08%) Tcl
4 20 (4.24%) Java
5 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.85%) R
7 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.42%) C
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 196 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (27.97%) CCNA
3 115 (24.36%) CCNP
4 60 (12.71%) Security Cleared
5 51 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 49 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (9.96%) MCSE
8 30 (6.36%) CCSA
9 23 (4.87%) CCIE
10 18 (3.81%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (3.60%) CCSE
11 17 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (3.60%) Degree
12 15 (3.18%) CCIP
12 15 (3.18%) Check Point Certification
13 14 (2.97%) CCA
14 12 (2.54%) CCSP
14 12 (2.54%) MCSA
15 11 (2.33%) CISSP
16 10 (2.12%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.51%) SLA
2 9 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.64%) GPG13
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 126 (26.69%) Active Directory
2 82 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.53%) vSphere
4 42 (8.90%) Hyper-V
5 39 (8.26%) XenApp
6 31 (6.57%) VMware ESX
7 30 (6.36%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.39%) XenServer
8 16 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.12%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (1.27%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.06%) vCloud
12 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.85%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.85%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.85%) IAG
12 4 (0.85%) UAG
13 3 (0.64%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.42%) Squid
14 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.03%) SCCM
1 19 (4.03%) Backup Exec
2 17 (3.60%) Vagrant
2 17 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (3.60%) Puppet
3 11 (2.33%) WSUS
4 9 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.91%) SCOM
5 6 (1.27%) Netcool
6 4 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.85%) Cacti
7 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.21%) OPNET
8 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 304 (64.41%) Cisco
2 184 (38.98%) CheckPoint
3 160 (33.90%) VMware
4 103 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 103 (21.82%) Juniper
5 95 (20.13%) Citrix
6 84 (17.80%) HP
7 46 (9.75%) NetApp
8 42 (8.90%) F5
9 32 (6.78%) Blue Coat
10 31 (6.57%) SonicWALL
11 22 (4.66%) McAfee
11 22 (4.66%) Fortinet
12 20 (4.24%) EMC
13 18 (3.81%) Dell
13 18 (3.81%) WatchGuard
14 16 (3.39%) IBM
15 15 (3.18%) Symantec
16 14 (2.97%) Sourcefire
17 11 (2.33%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Overtime + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + training
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + training
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
TheSmartList
Salary: £25-35k dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £43000 - £480000 per annum + car, pen
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 20 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum - Grade 7
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £36,479 plus shift location allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago