Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 35 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 204 253 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.59% 6.13% 4.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.27% 40.29% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 159 162 193
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £27,400 £31,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,500 £55,000 £59,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 533 628 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.61% 15.23% 16.70%
Number of salaries quoted 357 400 587
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,800 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,150
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 109 (53.43%) Cisco
2 95 (46.57%) VMware
3 90 (44.12%) WAN
4 89 (43.63%) Windows
5 87 (42.65%) LAN
6 85 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (38.24%) ITIL
8 74 (36.27%) Active Directory
9 73 (35.78%) CheckPoint
10 70 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 69 (33.82%) Juniper
12 61 (29.90%) Data Centre
13 59 (28.92%) Microsoft
14 56 (27.45%) CCNA
15 53 (25.98%) Windows Server
16 52 (25.49%) CCNP
17 51 (25.00%) MS Exchange
17 51 (25.00%) Fortinet
18 50 (24.51%) F5
19 48 (23.53%) HP
20 47 (23.04%) Service Delivery
21 43 (21.08%) Project Management
22 42 (20.59%) PRINCE2
23 41 (20.10%) VPN
23 41 (20.10%) Hyper-V
24 35 (17.16%) Microsoft Azure
24 35 (17.16%) IPsec
24 35 (17.16%) SAN
25 34 (16.67%) Linux
25 34 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 51 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.43%) Apache
4 7 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (0.98%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.76%) Office 365
3 22 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.90%) IaaS
5 9 (4.41%) PaaS
6 6 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.45%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.96%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.47%) SaaS
10 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.49%) Serverless
11 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (44.12%) WAN
2 87 (42.65%) LAN
3 41 (20.10%) VPN
4 35 (17.16%) IPsec
4 35 (17.16%) SAN
5 32 (15.69%) DNS
5 32 (15.69%) MPLS
6 31 (15.20%) VoIP
7 30 (14.71%) OSPF
7 30 (14.71%) Wireless
8 25 (12.25%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (12.25%) TCP/IP
9 24 (11.76%) DHCP
10 23 (11.27%) WLAN
11 22 (10.78%) Cisco Wireless
12 21 (10.29%) SSL
13 20 (9.80%) VLAN
14 19 (9.31%) BGP
15 16 (7.84%) SNMP
16 15 (7.35%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.45%) Hudson
2 5 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.49%) Chocolatey
General
1 28 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (2.45%) Publishing
3 3 (1.47%) Back Office
3 3 (1.47%) Legal
4 2 (0.98%) Law
4 2 (0.98%) Marketing
4 2 (0.98%) Retail
4 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 42 (20.59%) Analyst
3 23 (11.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (8.82%) Architect
4 18 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.35%) Consultant
8 13 (6.37%) Network Analyst
8 13 (6.37%) Network Support
9 12 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
9 12 (5.88%) Technical Support
10 11 (5.39%) Network Support Analyst
11 10 (4.90%) Network Architect
12 9 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 9 (4.41%) Senior Network Specialist
13 8 (3.92%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.41%) LDAP
2 7 (3.43%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.96%) Middleware
4 2 (0.98%) JSON
4 2 (0.98%) VXML
5 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (29.90%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.31%) PKI
3 18 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.35%) Management Information System
5 14 (6.86%) Driving Licence
6 11 (5.39%) Clustering
7 10 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.43%) Handset
9 6 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (2.45%) CMDB
10 5 (2.45%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.96%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.96%) Replication
12 3 (1.47%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.98%) Tandem
13 2 (0.98%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (43.63%) Windows
2 53 (25.98%) Windows Server
3 34 (16.67%) Linux
4 23 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.92%) CentOS
8 6 (2.94%) Unix
9 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.98%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.98%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (38.24%) ITIL
2 47 (23.04%) Service Delivery
3 43 (21.08%) Project Management
4 42 (20.59%) PRINCE2
5 32 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (15.69%) Line Management
5 32 (15.69%) Load Balancing
6 30 (14.71%) Presales
7 29 (14.22%) Business Continuity
8 28 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (11.27%) Service Management
10 22 (10.78%) IT Strategy
10 22 (10.78%) Network Design
11 21 (10.29%) ITIL V3
12 20 (9.80%) Information Security
12 20 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (8.82%) Network Management
13 18 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
14 17 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.92%) Java
2 7 (3.43%) Bash Shell
2 7 (3.43%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.94%) C
3 6 (2.94%) SQL
4 5 (2.45%) Python
4 5 (2.45%) Ruby
5 3 (1.47%) C#
5 3 (1.47%) C++
5 3 (1.47%) PHP
5 3 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (27.45%) CCNA
3 52 (25.49%) CCNP
4 29 (14.22%) Degree
5 17 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (6.86%) PMI Certification
7 14 (6.86%) PMP
8 12 (5.88%) CISSP
8 12 (5.88%) MCSE
9 8 (3.92%) CCIE
10 7 (3.43%) CEH
10 7 (3.43%) DBS Check
11 6 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (2.94%) MCSA
11 6 (2.94%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.45%) ISEB
13 4 (1.96%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (9.80%) COBIT
3 11 (5.39%) SLA
4 10 (4.90%) GPG13
5 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 70 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (20.10%) Hyper-V
4 29 (14.22%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.41%) vSphere
6 6 (2.94%) Docker
7 4 (1.96%) Firmware
7 4 (1.96%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (3.92%) Puppet
2 7 (3.43%) SCVMM
2 7 (3.43%) vCenter Server
3 6 (2.94%) Ansible
3 6 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.94%) Packer
3 6 (2.94%) Terraform
4 5 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (2.45%) QRadar
5 4 (1.96%) SCOM
5 4 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.47%) Nessus
7 2 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.98%) Netcool
Vendors
1 109 (53.43%) Cisco
2 95 (46.57%) VMware
3 73 (35.78%) CheckPoint
4 69 (33.82%) Juniper
5 59 (28.92%) Microsoft
6 51 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 50 (24.51%) F5
8 48 (23.53%) HP
9 24 (11.76%) Brocade
10 20 (9.80%) Citrix
11 17 (8.33%) SolarWinds
12 13 (6.37%) Sophos
13 12 (5.88%) NetApp
14 11 (5.39%) CA
14 11 (5.39%) Red Hat
15 10 (4.90%) Dell
15 10 (4.90%) Huawei
16 9 (4.41%) EMC
17 8 (3.92%) AVG
18 7 (3.43%) BMC