The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire 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 30 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 10 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 4.72% 4.55% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 18.33% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 12
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Worcestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 60 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 22.64% 24.79% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 41 41 45
Average salary £30,000 £30,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -20.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Worcestershire region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Worcestershire

Firewall
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Worcestershire 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
Redditch +7 5 £29,000 -18.88%
Worcester -3 3 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Kidderminster - 2 £31,500 -
Firewall
West Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) VPN
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) Citrix
6 6 (33.33%) IIS
6 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (33.33%) MPLS
7 5 (27.78%) ATM
7 5 (27.78%) ISDN
7 5 (27.78%) WLAN
7 5 (27.78%) PPP
7 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
7 5 (27.78%) OSPF
7 5 (27.78%) BGP
7 5 (27.78%) DSL
7 5 (27.78%) X.21
7 5 (27.78%) Wireless
7 5 (27.78%) IPsec
7 5 (27.78%) Network Design
7 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (27.78%) VLAN
7 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 6 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (22.22%) Apache
3 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) VPN
2 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) MPLS
4 5 (27.78%) OSPF
4 5 (27.78%) BGP
4 5 (27.78%) PPP
4 5 (27.78%) ATM
4 5 (27.78%) ISDN
4 5 (27.78%) WLAN
4 5 (27.78%) DSL
4 5 (27.78%) X.21
4 5 (27.78%) Wireless
4 5 (27.78%) IPsec
4 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (27.78%) VLAN
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (27.78%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Informix
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IT Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Support
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Graduate
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 2 (11.11%) Android
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Design
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
1 5 (27.78%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 2 (11.11%) System Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Postfix
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Netcool
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Mitel
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle