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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 48 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 263 193 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.91% 3.98% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.37% 23.28% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 242 139 171
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,100 £54,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
866 829 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 17.09% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 762 660 724
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 24 December 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 December 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 +11 138 £40,000 -17.52% 8
Staffordshire +17 26 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Warwickshire +2 22 £32,000 -20.00% 2
Shropshire -8 22 £31,000 -22.50%
Solihull -5 19 £39,250 +3.28% 3
Worcestershire +9 10 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Coventry -5 9 £29,500 -34.44% 1
Walsall - 7 £29,000 -
Wolverhampton - 6 £26,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 3 £18,500 -
Dudley - 1 £27,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 352 (64.71%) Cisco
2 231 (42.46%) Windows
3 226 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
4 195 (35.85%) CheckPoint
5 181 (33.27%) VMware
6 179 (32.90%) VPN
7 178 (32.72%) WAN
8 161 (29.60%) LAN
9 152 (27.94%) CCNA
10 144 (26.47%) Active Directory
11 138 (25.37%) CCNP
12 129 (23.71%) Microsoft
13 125 (22.98%) TCP/IP
14 124 (22.79%) Juniper
15 120 (22.06%) Network Security
16 112 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 107 (19.67%) Linux
17 107 (19.67%) MS Exchange
18 100 (18.38%) ITIL
19 97 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 91 (16.73%) Windows Server 2003
21 89 (16.36%) MPLS
22 87 (15.99%) Citrix
23 83 (15.26%) OSPF
24 82 (15.07%) BGP
24 82 (15.07%) Security Cleared
24 82 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
25 79 (14.52%) Finance
26 77 (14.15%) SC Cleared
27 76 (13.97%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 107 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 45 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.57%) IIS
7 12 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.02%) Apache
9 8 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.37%) Lync
12 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.70%) MS Office
3 23 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.39%) Office 365
2 12 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (32.90%) VPN
2 178 (32.72%) WAN
3 161 (29.60%) LAN
4 125 (22.98%) TCP/IP
5 120 (22.06%) Network Security
6 89 (16.36%) MPLS
7 83 (15.26%) OSPF
8 82 (15.07%) BGP
8 82 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
9 75 (13.79%) DNS
10 65 (11.95%) Internet
11 64 (11.76%) SAN
12 54 (9.93%) Wireless
13 48 (8.82%) VLAN
13 48 (8.82%) VoIP
14 47 (8.64%) DHCP
15 31 (5.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (5.51%) IPsec
17 29 (5.33%) EIGRP
18 27 (4.96%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.10%) MySQL
5 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 16 (2.94%) JIRA
1 16 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (14.52%) Finance
2 47 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.65%) Legal
4 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.74%) Banking
5 4 (0.74%) Retail
6 3 (0.55%) Law
6 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Automotive
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 181 (33.27%) Network Engineer
2 68 (12.50%) Analyst
3 56 (10.29%) Support Engineer
4 48 (8.82%) Firewall Engineer
5 31 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (5.33%) Network Analyst
7 28 (5.15%) Security Engineer
8 27 (4.96%) Architect
9 26 (4.78%) Administrator
9 26 (4.78%) Network Architect
10 22 (4.04%) Consultant
10 22 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (4.04%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
13 18 (3.31%) Cisco Engineer
13 18 (3.31%) IT Support
14 17 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.76%) CSS
2 4 (0.74%) WAP
3 2 (0.37%) HTML
3 2 (0.37%) .NET
3 2 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.62%) Clustering
2 16 (2.94%) Open Source
3 15 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.29%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.29%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.10%) EqualLogic
8 5 (0.92%) Life Science
8 5 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.92%) CESG
9 4 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.55%) Handset
10 3 (0.55%) Replication
11 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.37%) EPoS
11 2 (0.37%) Statistics
11 2 (0.37%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.18%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 231 (42.46%) Windows
2 112 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (19.67%) Linux
4 91 (16.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (7.90%) UNIX
7 38 (6.99%) Solaris
8 29 (5.33%) Windows 7
9 25 (4.60%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.49%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.84%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.47%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.47%) CentOS
13 7 (1.29%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.92%) VMS
14 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.92%) Android
15 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.38%) ITIL
2 57 (10.48%) Load Balancing
3 50 (9.19%) Network Monitoring
4 43 (7.90%) Network Design
5 38 (6.99%) Network Management
6 30 (5.51%) Project Management
6 30 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (5.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 27 (4.96%) Change Control
8 24 (4.41%) Incident Management
8 24 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.31%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (3.31%) Service Management
11 16 (2.94%) Scrum
11 16 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (2.94%) Waterfall
11 16 (2.94%) DevOps
12 15 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 60 (11.03%) SQL
2 34 (6.25%) Perl
3 29 (5.33%) Tcl
4 17 (3.13%) Java
5 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.10%) R
7 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.37%) C
8 2 (0.37%) C++
8 2 (0.37%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 226 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (27.94%) CCNA
3 138 (25.37%) CCNP
4 82 (15.07%) Security Cleared
5 77 (14.15%) SC Cleared
6 52 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (7.72%) MCSE
8 35 (6.43%) CCSA
9 24 (4.41%) Degree
10 23 (4.23%) CCSE
11 21 (3.86%) CCIE
12 18 (3.31%) CCDP
12 18 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (3.13%) CCA
14 15 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
15 13 (2.39%) MCSA
16 12 (2.21%) JNCIA
16 12 (2.21%) JNCIS
17 11 (2.02%) CCDA
17 11 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.17%) SLA
2 11 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.55%) QA
6 2 (0.37%) GPG13
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 144 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 97 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 56 (10.29%) vSphere
5 27 (4.96%) XenApp
6 19 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.02%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.92%) vCloud
11 4 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.55%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.55%) Snort
12 3 (0.55%) XenServer
13 2 (0.37%) Squid
13 2 (0.37%) Postfix
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.18%) IAG
14 1 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (3.49%) Backup Exec
2 16 (2.94%) Puppet
2 16 (2.94%) Vagrant
2 16 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.39%) Nagios
4 11 (2.02%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.84%) SCCM
6 8 (1.47%) WSUS
7 6 (1.10%) Netcool
8 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.37%) Cacti
9 2 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.18%) Plesk
10 1 (0.18%) SCOM
10 1 (0.18%) Foglight
10 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 352 (64.71%) Cisco
2 195 (35.85%) CheckPoint
3 181 (33.27%) VMware
4 129 (23.71%) Microsoft
5 124 (22.79%) Juniper
6 87 (15.99%) Citrix
7 76 (13.97%) HP
8 68 (12.50%) F5
9 44 (8.09%) Blue Coat
10 41 (7.54%) NetApp
11 31 (5.70%) Fortinet
12 28 (5.15%) SonicWALL
13 20 (3.68%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.13%) Riverbed
14 17 (3.13%) Nokia
14 17 (3.13%) Websense
15 15 (2.76%) Symantec
16 14 (2.57%) Remedy
16 14 (2.57%) WatchGuard
17 13 (2.39%) Mitel
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
West Midlands Police
Salary: From £38,286 to £44,970 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £40k plus 5k car allowance, pe
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits & much more
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TCNS
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Rugby
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago