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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 46 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 280 183 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.84% 3.41% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.07% 21.61% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 257 157 163
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,900 £52,900
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -2.59%
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
873 847 949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.09% 15.80% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 783 710 788
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +13 159 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Coventry -2 31 £50,000 +66.66% 5
Shropshire +7 28 £31,250 +4.16% 4
Staffordshire +26 21 £60,000 +47.23% 2
Solihull +3 12 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Warwickshire -20 11 £35,000 - 2
Dudley - 6 £29,000 -
Wolverhampton +8 4 £26,000 -25.71% 1
Walsall +4 4 £29,500 +47.50%
Worcestershire -14 2 £39,000 +11.42% 3
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £35,500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 313 (59.06%) Cisco
2 198 (37.36%) Windows
3 197 (37.17%) Cisco Certification
4 144 (27.17%) CheckPoint
5 141 (26.60%) VMware
6 129 (24.34%) CCNA
7 125 (23.58%) Active Directory
7 125 (23.58%) WAN
8 124 (23.40%) CCNP
9 120 (22.64%) Data Centre
10 107 (20.19%) VPN
11 104 (19.62%) LAN
12 103 (19.43%) Microsoft
13 101 (19.06%) MS Exchange
14 95 (17.92%) TCP/IP
15 90 (16.98%) Citrix
16 86 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 84 (15.85%) BGP
18 81 (15.28%) OSPF
19 79 (14.91%) DNS
19 79 (14.91%) Linux
20 77 (14.53%) SAN
21 74 (13.96%) Juniper
22 72 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
23 70 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
24 68 (12.83%) HP
24 68 (12.83%) Finance
25 67 (12.64%) ITIL
26 66 (12.45%) Network Security
27 65 (12.26%) Hyper-V

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (19.06%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 31 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.02%) Apache
6 12 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.89%) IIS
8 8 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.38%) WordPress
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.53%) MS Office
3 5 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.89%) Office 365
2 4 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (23.58%) WAN
2 107 (20.19%) VPN
3 104 (19.62%) LAN
4 95 (17.92%) TCP/IP
5 84 (15.85%) BGP
6 81 (15.28%) OSPF
7 79 (14.91%) DNS
8 77 (14.53%) SAN
9 70 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
10 66 (12.45%) Network Security
11 61 (11.51%) VoIP
12 58 (10.94%) MPLS
12 58 (10.94%) VLAN
13 42 (7.92%) Wireless
14 40 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
15 38 (7.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (6.23%) IPsec
17 32 (6.04%) DHCP
17 32 (6.04%) Spanning Tree
18 30 (5.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (0.75%) MySQL
6 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.94%) RequisitePro
2 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) Hudson
3 1 (0.19%) JUnit
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (12.83%) Finance
2 42 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.26%) Banking
5 9 (1.70%) Marketing
6 6 (1.13%) Swedish Language
7 5 (0.94%) Legal
8 4 (0.75%) Electronics
8 4 (0.75%) Automotive
9 3 (0.57%) Norwegian Language
9 3 (0.57%) Finnish Language
9 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 2 (0.38%) Retail
10 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 150 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 68 (12.83%) Project Manager
3 62 (11.70%) Analyst
4 55 (10.38%) Support Engineer
5 44 (8.30%) Senior Network Engineer
6 37 (6.98%) Consultant
7 31 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (5.47%) Network Analyst
9 26 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (4.91%) Infrastructure Manager
10 25 (4.72%) Network Consultant
10 25 (4.72%) Architect
10 25 (4.72%) Administrator
11 23 (4.34%) Network Manager
12 21 (3.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 21 (3.96%) Network Support
13 19 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
14 18 (3.40%) Security Engineer
15 17 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (3.02%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.64%) CSS
2 8 (1.51%) Middleware
3 6 (1.13%) Web Services
4 3 (0.57%) XML
4 3 (0.57%) OLE
4 3 (0.57%) HTML
4 3 (0.57%) MSMQ
5 2 (0.38%) Swing
5 2 (0.38%) jQuery
5 2 (0.38%) HTML5
5 2 (0.38%) Memcached
5 2 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.19%) VXML
6 1 (0.19%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.19%) Spring
6 1 (0.19%) JSON
6 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 120 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.83%) Clustering
5 13 (2.45%) HP StoreVirtual
6 10 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.51%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.51%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.51%) Mobile Computing
9 7 (1.32%) Replication
9 7 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.94%) CCTV
10 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.75%) iPhone
12 3 (0.57%) SecurID
12 3 (0.57%) Handset
12 3 (0.57%) EqualLogic
13 2 (0.38%) PKI
13 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 198 (37.36%) Windows
2 86 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 79 (14.91%) Linux
4 72 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (10.75%) UNIX
6 54 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (3.77%) Solaris
7 20 (3.77%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.70%) Windows 2000
9 9 (1.70%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (1.51%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.51%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.51%) Android
11 7 (1.32%) CentOS
12 6 (1.13%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (12.64%) ITIL
2 37 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (6.79%) SIEM
4 35 (6.60%) Load Balancing
5 31 (5.85%) Project Management
5 31 (5.85%) Change Control
6 30 (5.66%) Network Design
7 29 (5.47%) Service Delivery
8 26 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.72%) Information Security
10 21 (3.96%) Configuration Management
10 21 (3.96%) Incident Management
11 20 (3.77%) PRINCE2
11 20 (3.77%) Network Management
12 16 (3.02%) Change Management
13 15 (2.83%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (2.64%) Waterfall
14 14 (2.64%) Mentoring
15 13 (2.45%) Software Delivery
16 11 (2.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.11%) SQL
2 20 (3.77%) Perl
3 11 (2.08%) PHP
4 7 (1.32%) Java
4 7 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.94%) Tcl
6 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.75%) C
7 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) Groovy
8 1 (0.19%) VB
8 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (37.17%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (24.34%) CCNA
3 124 (23.40%) CCNP
4 42 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (6.79%) CCIE
6 35 (6.60%) MCSE
7 28 (5.28%) Degree
8 23 (4.34%) CISSP
9 22 (4.15%) MCSA
10 20 (3.77%) Security Cleared
11 18 (3.40%) SC Cleared
12 16 (3.02%) CCSA
13 15 (2.83%) CCSE
14 14 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (2.08%) MCITP
15 11 (2.08%) CISM
16 8 (1.51%) SSCP
16 8 (1.51%) CEH
17 7 (1.32%) JNCIP
18 6 (1.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.17%) SLA
2 22 (4.15%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 125 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 65 (12.26%) Hyper-V
3 64 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.28%) XenApp
5 27 (5.09%) vSphere
6 14 (2.64%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.26%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.08%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.94%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.38%) XenServer
12 2 (0.38%) Snort
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.38%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.19%) Samba
13 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (2.26%) Nagios
1 12 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (1.51%) Backup Exec
2 8 (1.51%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.75%) SCCM
5 3 (0.57%) SCOM
5 3 (0.57%) Cacti
5 3 (0.57%) WSUS
5 3 (0.57%) SELinux
6 2 (0.38%) logstash
6 2 (0.38%) Opsview
6 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.19%) WMI
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 313 (59.06%) Cisco
2 144 (27.17%) CheckPoint
3 141 (26.60%) VMware
4 103 (19.43%) Microsoft
5 90 (16.98%) Citrix
6 74 (13.96%) Juniper
7 68 (12.83%) HP
8 50 (9.43%) F5
9 34 (6.42%) SonicWALL
10 33 (6.23%) McAfee
11 29 (5.47%) NetApp
12 25 (4.72%) Dell
13 18 (3.40%) Symantec
14 15 (2.83%) Brocade
14 15 (2.83%) Fortinet
15 14 (2.64%) Avaya
16 10 (1.89%) Remedy
17 9 (1.70%) Nokia
17 9 (1.70%) Sophos
17 9 (1.70%) Mitel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus approx 20%
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Skilliantech Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
IDS-INDATA.CO.UK
Salary: Unspecified Commensurate with experience + project based bonus scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £350000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 28k to 35k per year GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago