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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 61 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 204 231 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.79% 4.17% 4.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.75% 25.03% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 178 181 212
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
859 923 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.95% 16.67% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 709 773 740
Average salary £36,479 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £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 24 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 24 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 +18 116 £40,000 - 17
Coventry +1 23 £35,500 +1.42% 3
Solihull -8 16 £42,500 +41.66%
Staffordshire -17 14 £29,750 -0.83% 3
Shropshire -13 7 £30,000 -2.43% 8
Worcestershire -4 6 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire -18 5 £27,850 -34.47% 4
Sutton Coldfield -2 3 £35,000 +29.62%
Wolverhampton -3 3 £35,000 - 2
Walsall - 2 £34,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 233 (60.52%) Cisco
2 194 (50.39%) Windows
3 132 (34.29%) VMware
4 126 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (30.65%) Active Directory
6 109 (28.31%) WAN
7 107 (27.79%) CheckPoint
8 100 (25.97%) Microsoft
8 100 (25.97%) LAN
8 100 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 93 (24.16%) MS Exchange
10 87 (22.60%) TCP/IP
11 86 (22.34%) CCNA
12 83 (21.56%) VPN
13 80 (20.78%) Finance
14 76 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 74 (19.22%) SAN
16 72 (18.70%) HP
17 70 (18.18%) Citrix
18 66 (17.14%) DNS
19 63 (16.36%) ITIL
20 62 (16.10%) Juniper
20 62 (16.10%) MPLS
21 61 (15.84%) Linux
22 59 (15.32%) CCNP
23 58 (15.06%) Windows Server 2003
24 57 (14.81%) Network Security
25 53 (13.77%) Security Cleared
26 50 (12.99%) DHCP
27 48 (12.47%) Disaster Recovery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 93 (24.16%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (5.71%) IIS
6 20 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.16%) SharePoint
7 16 (4.16%) Apache
8 13 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.60%) Tomcat
9 10 (2.60%) Lync
10 7 (1.82%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.78%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (9.35%) MS Office
2 33 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.52%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.26%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.68%) Office 365
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (28.31%) WAN
2 100 (25.97%) LAN
3 87 (22.60%) TCP/IP
4 83 (21.56%) VPN
5 74 (19.22%) SAN
6 66 (17.14%) DNS
7 62 (16.10%) MPLS
8 57 (14.81%) Network Security
9 50 (12.99%) DHCP
10 39 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (10.13%) OSPF
11 37 (9.61%) VoIP
12 33 (8.57%) Wireless
12 33 (8.57%) Internet
13 28 (7.27%) BGP
14 26 (6.75%) IPsec
15 21 (5.45%) NAS
16 19 (4.94%) SSL
17 18 (4.68%) Fibre Channel
18 17 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.04%) MySQL
4 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.30%) JIRA
2 3 (0.78%) MSI
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (20.78%) Finance
2 36 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.86%) Banking
4 10 (2.60%) Legal
5 9 (2.34%) Retail
6 4 (1.04%) Back Office
6 4 (1.04%) Marketing
7 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.52%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 93 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.47%) Analyst
3 46 (11.95%) Support Engineer
4 35 (9.09%) Architect
5 33 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 30 (7.79%) Network Analyst
7 29 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (7.53%) Consultant
8 25 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 20 (5.19%) IT Support
9 20 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (4.68%) Network Architect
11 17 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 15 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
13 15 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 14 (3.64%) Administrator
14 14 (3.64%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.08%) .NET
2 6 (1.56%) COM
3 5 (1.30%) CSS
3 5 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.78%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.52%) Middleware
6 1 (0.26%) Sphinx
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.71%) Clustering
2 12 (3.12%) Open Source
3 11 (2.86%) Replication
4 10 (2.60%) SecurID
5 9 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.56%) RMADS
8 5 (1.30%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.30%) iPhone
9 4 (1.04%) Statistics
10 3 (0.78%) PKI
10 3 (0.78%) NHS
11 2 (0.52%) Handset
11 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.52%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 194 (50.39%) Windows
2 100 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (15.84%) Linux
4 58 (15.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (7.27%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.23%) Windows XP
8 21 (5.45%) UNIX
9 12 (3.12%) Solaris
10 10 (2.60%) AIX
11 8 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.30%) SUSE
14 3 (0.78%) Android
14 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.52%) HPUX
15 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.36%) ITIL
2 48 (12.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (9.61%) Network Management
4 35 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 26 (6.75%) Network Monitoring
6 25 (6.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (6.23%) Network Design
8 22 (5.71%) Business Continuity
9 21 (5.45%) Project Management
10 18 (4.68%) Change Management
11 16 (4.16%) Security Management
11 16 (4.16%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.90%) Information Security
12 15 (3.90%) Migration
13 14 (3.64%) Time Management
13 14 (3.64%) Incident Management
14 13 (3.38%) TOGAF
14 13 (3.38%) Risk Management
15 11 (2.86%) Security Architecture
15 11 (2.86%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.31%) SQL
2 10 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.34%) Shell Script
4 8 (2.08%) Java
4 8 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.78%) Perl
7 2 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.26%) R
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (22.34%) CCNA
3 59 (15.32%) CCNP
4 53 (13.77%) Security Cleared
5 45 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (10.65%) MCSE
7 28 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 22 (5.71%) CISSP
9 18 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.64%) CCIE
11 13 (3.38%) Degree
11 13 (3.38%) CCSP
11 13 (3.38%) MCP
12 12 (3.12%) MCSA
12 12 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (3.12%) CISM
13 11 (2.86%) MCITP
14 10 (2.60%) CCSE
15 9 (2.34%) CCA
15 9 (2.34%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.60%) SLA
2 10 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.78%) GPG13
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.26%) BS7799
System Software
1 118 (30.65%) Active Directory
2 76 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.13%) vSphere
4 34 (8.83%) Hyper-V
5 33 (8.57%) VMware ESX
6 32 (8.31%) XenApp
7 30 (7.79%) XenDesktop
8 20 (5.19%) XenServer
8 20 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (2.60%) PowerHA
11 7 (1.82%) UAG
12 6 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.56%) IAG
13 5 (1.30%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.04%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.52%) Snort
16 2 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (5.97%) SCCM
2 19 (4.94%) Backup Exec
3 16 (4.16%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.86%) WSUS
4 11 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.60%) SCOM
6 9 (2.34%) Netcool
7 6 (1.56%) Cacti
7 6 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (1.30%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.30%) Puppet
9 4 (1.04%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.52%) SCSM
12 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 233 (60.52%) Cisco
2 132 (34.29%) VMware
3 107 (27.79%) CheckPoint
4 100 (25.97%) Microsoft
5 72 (18.70%) HP
6 70 (18.18%) Citrix
7 62 (16.10%) Juniper
8 37 (9.61%) NetApp
9 23 (5.97%) F5
9 23 (5.97%) Symantec
10 20 (5.19%) Fortinet
11 19 (4.94%) EMC
11 19 (4.94%) McAfee
11 19 (4.94%) SonicWALL
12 18 (4.68%) WatchGuard
13 17 (4.42%) Dell
14 15 (3.90%) IBM
15 9 (2.34%) SolarWinds
16 8 (2.08%) Siemens
16 8 (2.08%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £53000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum - Overall package circa £50
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: Negotiable
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: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
Telford
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago