Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 18 34
Rank change year-on-year -35 +16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 42 247 247
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.31% 9.26% 6.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.17% 50.10% 41.51%
Number of salaries quoted 61 256 197
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £39,500 £28,500 £27,900
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,250 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +10.39%

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 113 493 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.59% 18.49% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 99 398 417
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £33,300 £26,250 £27,650
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £43,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +2.30% +4.82% +7.79%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 25 (59.52%) WAN
1 25 (59.52%) Cisco
2 22 (52.38%) DNS
3 18 (42.86%) Network Security
4 17 (40.48%) LAN
5 15 (35.71%) VPN
5 15 (35.71%) Internet
6 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (28.57%) VLAN
8 11 (26.19%) VMware
8 11 (26.19%) Windows
8 11 (26.19%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (23.81%) SolarWinds
9 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (23.81%) Juniper
10 9 (21.43%) CCNA
10 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (21.43%) SIEM
10 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
11 8 (19.05%) VoIP
11 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
11 8 (19.05%) Project Management
12 7 (16.67%) CCNP
12 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.67%) Fortinet
12 7 (16.67%) Avaya
12 7 (16.67%) Wireless
12 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
12 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM

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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) AWS
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) WAN
2 22 (52.38%) DNS
3 18 (42.86%) Network Security
4 17 (40.48%) LAN
5 15 (35.71%) Internet
5 15 (35.71%) VPN
6 12 (28.57%) VLAN
7 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (19.05%) VoIP
9 7 (16.67%) Wireless
10 5 (11.90%) BGP
10 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (11.90%) DHCP
10 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.90%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 4 (9.52%) DMVPN
11 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
11 4 (9.52%) MPLS
11 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 14 (33.33%) IT Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 5 (11.90%) Security Specialist
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Security Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Exchange Support
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.76%) Internet of Things
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (26.19%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (21.43%) SIEM
4 8 (19.05%) Project Management
5 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (14.29%) Project Delivery
7 5 (11.90%) Architectural Design
7 5 (11.90%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (11.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (11.90%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (11.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL
9 3 (7.14%) Network Design
9 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (4.76%) Change Management
10 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
10 2 (4.76%) Information Security
10 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.43%) CCNA
3 7 (16.67%) CCNP
4 5 (11.90%) CCDA
5 3 (7.14%) CCIE
6 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) CCDP
7 1 (2.38%) CISM
7 1 (2.38%) CISSP
7 1 (2.38%) MCSE
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.76%) SLA
4 1 (2.38%) GDPR
4 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (9.52%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 10 (23.81%) Juniper
3 10 (23.81%) SolarWinds
4 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 7 (16.67%) Avaya
5 7 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 5 (11.90%) Extreme Networks
6 5 (11.90%) Meraki
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.14%) HP
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) Aruba
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (4.76%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.76%) Huawei
8 2 (4.76%) Mitel
8 2 (4.76%) Splunk