The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG 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 Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 223 210 183
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Permanent jobs citing Forefront TMG 4 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.072% 0.040% 0.094%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.32% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 1
Average salary £43,250 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.36% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Forefront TMG
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
585 629 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.47% 12.73% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 466 563 348
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -19.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Forefront TMG across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Forefront TMG
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Forefront TMG across the West Midlands region.

Forefront TMG Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Forefront TMG
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Forefront TMG across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Forefront TMG Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Forefront TMG
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 Forefront TMG within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -6 4 £43,250 -21.36%
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Forefront TMG 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 Forefront TMG.

1 17 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 17 (100.00%) HP
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) Hyper-V
3 13 (76.47%) Firewall
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
4 12 (70.59%) HP StoreVirtual
4 12 (70.59%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (70.59%) SAN
4 12 (70.59%) NetApp
4 12 (70.59%) Terminal Services
4 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
4 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (70.59%) SonicWALL
5 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (64.71%) VMware
5 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (58.82%) Dell
7 7 (41.18%) SQL
7 7 (41.18%) IPsec
7 7 (41.18%) vSphere
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) Presales
8 6 (35.29%) ProCurve
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (35.29%) XenApp

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Forefront TMG 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 Forefront TMG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Remote Desktop
2 12 (70.59%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) IPsec
4 6 (35.29%) IPv4
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) SNMP
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
7 1 (5.88%) DMZ
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
1 6 (35.29%) Installations Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) IT Consultant
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Solutions Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Presales Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) HP StoreVirtual
2 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
2 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
1 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Presales
2 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
3 4 (23.53%) BCP
3 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Wealth Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Privacy
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CISMP
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (94.12%) Hyper-V
3 12 (70.59%) Terminal Services
4 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) vSphere
6 6 (35.29%) XenApp
6 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) WMI
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) HP
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
3 12 (70.59%) NetApp
3 12 (70.59%) SonicWALL
4 11 (64.71%) VMware
5 10 (58.82%) Dell
6 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) ProCurve
7 4 (23.53%) IronPort
8 1 (5.88%) Intel
8 1 (5.88%) McAfee
8 1 (5.88%) Sophos