Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 46 37
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 303 212 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.65% 5.52% 5.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 47.20% 37.66% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 207 209 227
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,300 £30,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £66,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.99% -12.11%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 642 563 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.20% 14.66% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 407 445 571
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,600 £24,349
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £61,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 191 (63.04%) Cisco
2 168 (55.45%) ITIL
3 156 (51.49%) CheckPoint
4 155 (51.16%) Data Centre
5 119 (39.27%) VMware
6 117 (38.61%) Fortinet
7 114 (37.62%) Service Delivery
7 114 (37.62%) HP
8 111 (36.63%) WAN
9 108 (35.64%) Self-Motivation
10 103 (33.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 99 (32.67%) Active Directory
12 97 (32.01%) Windows
13 96 (31.68%) Cisco Certification
14 93 (30.69%) LAN
15 89 (29.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 82 (27.06%) F5
17 77 (25.41%) OSPF
18 76 (25.08%) Project Management
18 76 (25.08%) CCNP
19 74 (24.42%) PRINCE2
19 74 (24.42%) Windows Server
20 72 (23.76%) Juniper
21 70 (23.10%) ITIL Certification
21 70 (23.10%) IPsec
22 69 (22.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 66 (21.78%) VPN
24 62 (20.46%) Degree
24 62 (20.46%) Presales
25 61 (20.13%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (18.15%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.99%) IIS
5 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.66%) Apache
6 2 (0.66%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.98%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (8.58%) Office 365
4 22 (7.26%) IaaS
5 18 (5.94%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (36.63%) WAN
2 93 (30.69%) LAN
3 77 (25.41%) OSPF
4 70 (23.10%) IPsec
5 66 (21.78%) VPN
6 54 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (17.16%) SAN
8 41 (13.53%) Wireless
9 37 (12.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 36 (11.88%) BGP
10 36 (11.88%) DNS
11 35 (11.55%) TCP/IP
12 34 (11.22%) FWSM
13 33 (10.89%) VoIP
14 32 (10.56%) SSL
15 30 (9.90%) Software-Defined Networking
15 30 (9.90%) VLAN
16 28 (9.24%) DHCP
17 26 (8.58%) MPLS
18 25 (8.25%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (11.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.66%) Chocolatey
General
1 32 (10.56%) Finance
2 18 (5.94%) Publishing
2 18 (5.94%) Retail
3 6 (1.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.33%) Advertising
4 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.33%) Banking
4 1 (0.33%) Billing
4 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.33%) Law
4 1 (0.33%) Local Government
4 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (16.83%) Network Engineer
2 43 (14.19%) Analyst
3 38 (12.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (9.90%) Architect
5 29 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (9.57%) Support Analyst
6 24 (7.92%) Consultant
7 23 (7.59%) Technical Support
8 21 (6.93%) Technical Leader
9 20 (6.60%) Network Specialist
9 20 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (6.27%) Network Team Leader
10 19 (6.27%) Team Leader
11 18 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (5.94%) Cisco Consultant
11 18 (5.94%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 18 (5.94%) Network Analyst
11 18 (5.94%) Network Consultant
11 18 (5.94%) Network Support
11 18 (5.94%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.95%) LDAP
2 5 (1.65%) COM
3 1 (0.33%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 155 (51.16%) Data Centre
2 108 (35.64%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (14.19%) Computer Science
4 37 (12.21%) PKI
5 20 (6.60%) Driving Licence
6 19 (6.27%) Management Information System
7 18 (5.94%) CMDB
8 6 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.98%) Clustering
8 6 (1.98%) EPoS
9 5 (1.65%) HP StoreVirtual
10 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.99%) CCTV
12 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 97 (32.01%) Windows
2 74 (24.42%) Windows Server
3 38 (12.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (10.56%) Linux
5 30 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.66%) CentOS
10 2 (0.66%) Unix
11 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (55.45%) ITIL
2 114 (37.62%) Service Delivery
3 89 (29.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 76 (25.08%) Project Management
5 74 (24.42%) PRINCE2
6 62 (20.46%) Presales
7 61 (20.13%) Load Balancing
8 58 (19.14%) Line Management
9 53 (17.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 49 (16.17%) ITIL V3
11 44 (14.52%) IT Strategy
11 44 (14.52%) Network Management
12 43 (14.19%) Due Diligence
12 43 (14.19%) Service Management
12 43 (14.19%) Software Engineering
13 37 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (11.55%) Information Security
15 33 (10.89%) Network Design
15 33 (10.89%) Requirements Analysis
16 27 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.26%) SQL
2 11 (3.63%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.31%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) C#
4 1 (0.33%) Java
4 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (31.68%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (25.08%) CCNP
3 70 (23.10%) ITIL Certification
4 62 (20.46%) Degree
5 43 (14.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (10.89%) PMI Certification
6 33 (10.89%) PMP
7 32 (10.56%) CCNA
8 21 (6.93%) CISSP
9 19 (6.27%) CEH
10 18 (5.94%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (5.94%) ISEB
11 8 (2.64%) CCSP
11 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.31%) MCSE
13 6 (1.98%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.98%) Security Cleared
14 5 (1.65%) MCITP
14 5 (1.65%) SC Cleared
15 4 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (22.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (8.91%) SLA
3 26 (8.58%) COBIT
4 18 (5.94%) GPG13
5 11 (3.63%) GDPR
6 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.33%) COSO
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (33.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (32.67%) Active Directory
3 47 (15.51%) Hyper-V
4 34 (11.22%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (4.95%) Firmware
6 7 (2.31%) vSphere
6 7 (2.31%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.32%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.32%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.66%) Squid
10 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.66%) XenApp
11 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (6.60%) QRadar
2 18 (5.94%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (3.30%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.99%) Nessus
6 2 (0.66%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) SELinux
6 2 (0.66%) Terraform
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 191 (63.04%) Cisco
2 156 (51.49%) CheckPoint
3 119 (39.27%) VMware
4 117 (38.61%) Fortinet
5 114 (37.62%) HP
6 82 (27.06%) F5
7 72 (23.76%) Juniper
8 59 (19.47%) Microsoft
9 43 (14.19%) Citrix
10 31 (10.23%) NetApp
11 22 (7.26%) SolarWinds
12 21 (6.93%) Meraki
13 19 (6.27%) Brocade
14 18 (5.94%) EMC
14 18 (5.94%) Tripwire
15 15 (4.95%) CA
16 14 (4.62%) Dell
17 11 (3.63%) SonicWALL
18 10 (3.30%) BMC
19 8 (2.64%) Red Hat