Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 45 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 218 203 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.13% 5.33% 6.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.39% 35.61% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 149 174 176
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,150 £24,625
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -3.61%

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 599 570 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.85% 14.96% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 407 433 479
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,900 £25,750 £23,400
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 150 (68.81%) Cisco
2 103 (47.25%) CheckPoint
3 101 (46.33%) Data Centre
4 90 (41.28%) VMware
5 87 (39.91%) ITIL
6 84 (38.53%) WAN
6 84 (38.53%) HP
7 83 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 76 (34.86%) Windows
9 70 (32.11%) Microsoft
10 68 (31.19%) LAN
11 67 (30.73%) Self-Motivation
12 66 (30.28%) Fortinet
13 63 (28.90%) Service Delivery
13 63 (28.90%) Cisco Certification
14 60 (27.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 59 (27.06%) Hyper-V
16 57 (26.15%) OSPF
17 55 (25.23%) Windows Server
18 54 (24.77%) Active Directory
19 52 (23.85%) NetApp
20 50 (22.94%) VPN
21 49 (22.48%) CCNP
22 48 (22.02%) Citrix
23 45 (20.64%) Presales
24 44 (20.18%) Degree
24 44 (20.18%) Computer Science
25 43 (19.72%) Project Management
26 42 (19.27%) SAN
26 42 (19.27%) Software Engineering

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 38 (17.43%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.39%) Office 365
3 19 (8.72%) IaaS
4 17 (7.80%) PaaS
5 6 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.38%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.92%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.92%) SaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Serverless
8 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 84 (38.53%) WAN
2 68 (31.19%) LAN
3 57 (26.15%) OSPF
4 50 (22.94%) VPN
5 42 (19.27%) SAN
6 40 (18.35%) Wireless
7 38 (17.43%) Cisco ASA
8 36 (16.51%) IPsec
9 34 (15.60%) VLAN
10 29 (13.30%) BGP
11 23 (10.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (8.72%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (8.26%) MPLS
14 16 (7.34%) FWSM
15 14 (6.42%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (6.42%) Network Security
15 14 (6.42%) VoIP
16 11 (5.05%) RIP
17 9 (4.13%) Spanning Tree
17 9 (4.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (6.88%) Publishing
2 11 (5.05%) Finance
3 10 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.13%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Billing
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (29.82%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.68%) Architect
3 21 (9.63%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (9.17%) Analyst
4 20 (9.17%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (8.72%) Consultant
6 16 (7.34%) Implementation Engineer
6 16 (7.34%) Senior Implementation Engineer
6 16 (7.34%) Technical Support
7 13 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (5.05%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.59%) Presales Consultant
11 9 (4.13%) Network Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Technical Presales Consultant
12 8 (3.67%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.67%) VMware Engineer
13 7 (3.21%) Senior Server Engineer
13 7 (3.21%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.38%) Web Services
2 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.46%) CGI
2 1 (0.46%) COM
2 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (46.33%) Data Centre
2 67 (30.73%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (10.55%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.80%) HP StoreVirtual
5 16 (7.34%) CMDB
5 16 (7.34%) PKI
6 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.67%) Fat Client
7 8 (3.67%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.75%) Handset
9 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.83%) Replication
10 3 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.38%) EPoS
10 3 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.92%) Clustering
11 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (34.86%) Windows
2 55 (25.23%) Windows Server
3 21 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (7.80%) Linux
6 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (39.91%) ITIL
2 63 (28.90%) Service Delivery
3 60 (27.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 45 (20.64%) Presales
5 44 (20.18%) Computer Science
6 43 (19.72%) Project Management
7 42 (19.27%) Software Engineering
8 39 (17.89%) Data Protection
9 32 (14.68%) Information Security
9 32 (14.68%) Network Management
10 28 (12.84%) Line Management
11 27 (12.39%) PRINCE2
12 26 (11.93%) Mentoring
12 26 (11.93%) Root Cause Analysis
12 26 (11.93%) Service Management
13 25 (11.47%) Due Diligence
13 25 (11.47%) ITIL V3
13 25 (11.47%) SIEM
14 24 (11.01%) IT Strategy
15 23 (10.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.84%) SQL
2 14 (6.42%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.92%) C#
4 2 (0.92%) Python
5 1 (0.46%) C
5 1 (0.46%) C++
5 1 (0.46%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) Perl
5 1 (0.46%) PHP
5 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (28.90%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (22.48%) CCNP
3 44 (20.18%) Degree
4 42 (19.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (16.51%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (12.39%) CCNA
7 19 (8.72%) CISSP
8 17 (7.80%) CCIE
9 16 (7.34%) CEH
10 15 (6.88%) CompTIA Security+
10 15 (6.88%) ISEB
10 15 (6.88%) PMI Certification
10 15 (6.88%) PMP
11 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (4.59%) MCSE
13 9 (4.13%) Security Cleared
14 8 (3.67%) SC Cleared
15 3 (1.38%) CISM
15 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.92%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (19.27%) GDPR
2 30 (13.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (12.84%) SLA
4 15 (6.88%) GPG13
5 7 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.38%) COBIT
6 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.46%) COSO
8 1 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 83 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (27.06%) Hyper-V
3 54 (24.77%) Active Directory
4 21 (9.63%) XenDesktop
5 18 (8.26%) XenApp
6 17 (7.80%) Forefront TMG
7 16 (7.34%) Firmware
7 16 (7.34%) Terminal Services
8 15 (6.88%) vSphere
9 8 (3.67%) VMware NSX
10 6 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.46%) KVM
11 1 (0.46%) pfSense
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) SCVMM
2 5 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.83%) Nagios
3 4 (1.83%) QRadar
3 4 (1.83%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (1.83%) vMotion
4 3 (1.38%) Nessus
5 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.46%) Ansible
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize
6 1 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 150 (68.81%) Cisco
2 103 (47.25%) CheckPoint
3 90 (41.28%) VMware
4 84 (38.53%) HP
5 70 (32.11%) Microsoft
6 66 (30.28%) Fortinet
7 52 (23.85%) NetApp
8 48 (22.02%) Citrix
9 36 (16.51%) Juniper
10 33 (15.14%) F5
11 24 (11.01%) SonicWALL
12 22 (10.09%) Dell
13 17 (7.80%) EMC
14 15 (6.88%) Meraki
15 10 (4.59%) BMC
15 10 (4.59%) Brocade
16 9 (4.13%) Polycom
17 8 (3.67%) Dell Compellent
17 8 (3.67%) SolarWinds
18 7 (3.21%) EqualLogic