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 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
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 216 182 196
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Permanent jobs citing Forefront TMG 4 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.072% 0.39% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 0.66% 3.59% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 7
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -27.17%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
605 585 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.87% 10.89% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 505 529 409
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,330 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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
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 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 -20 3 £35,000 +4.47%
Coventry -7 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Forefront TMG
England

Forefront TMG
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 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (100.00%) SAN
1 19 (100.00%) NetApp
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) HP
4 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
5 11 (57.89%) DNS
6 10 (52.63%) Dell
6 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
6 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
6 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
6 10 (52.63%) Firewall
6 10 (52.63%) VMware
6 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (52.63%) WSUS
7 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
7 9 (47.37%) Citrix
7 9 (47.37%) IIS
8 8 (42.11%) vSphere
9 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
9 7 (36.84%) Open Source
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (36.84%) XenApp
9 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
9 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing

Forefront TMG
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 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 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 9 (47.37%) IIS
3 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) Moodle
5 5 (26.32%) WordPress
5 5 (26.32%) Apache
6 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (21.05%) Lync
6 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Visio
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) SAN
2 11 (57.89%) DNS
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 7 (36.84%) VLAN
4 7 (36.84%) HTTP
4 7 (36.84%) SSL
5 6 (31.58%) IPsec
5 6 (31.58%) SSH
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.79%) IPv4
8 2 (10.53%) Intranet
8 2 (10.53%) Internet
9 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (31.58%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Installations Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Sales Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Principle Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) COM
1 6 (31.58%) LAMP
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Open Source
2 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
2 6 (31.58%) Change Control
3 5 (26.32%) Content Management
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (15.79%) Time Management
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
3 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
3 7 (36.84%) Perl
4 5 (26.32%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (42.11%) vSphere
5 7 (36.84%) XenApp
5 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
6 4 (21.05%) ISA Server
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (21.05%) Shibboleth
6 4 (21.05%) IAG
6 4 (21.05%) UAG
7 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
8 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
8 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) WSUS
2 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
3 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 4 (21.05%) Cacti
3 4 (21.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) NetApp
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) HP
5 10 (52.63%) Dell
5 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
5 10 (52.63%) VMware
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix
7 7 (36.84%) Altiris
8 6 (31.58%) EMC
8 6 (31.58%) SonicWALL
9 4 (21.05%) Symantec
9 4 (21.05%) SolarWinds
10 2 (10.53%) Oracle
10 2 (10.53%) Clearswift