Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 26
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 208 304 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.35% 6.44% 7.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.90% 38.63% 36.92%
Number of salaries quoted 174 187 273
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,150 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,125 £65,000 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% -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 596 787 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.34% 16.67% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 463 526 675
Birmingham median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 125 (60.10%) Cisco
2 100 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (47.60%) WAN
4 85 (40.87%) LAN
5 80 (38.46%) Windows
6 74 (35.58%) VMware
7 68 (32.69%) CCNA
8 66 (31.73%) CheckPoint
9 64 (30.77%) Juniper
9 64 (30.77%) CCNP
10 61 (29.33%) Active Directory
11 56 (26.92%) Microsoft
11 56 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 55 (26.44%) ITIL
13 52 (25.00%) Data Centre
14 44 (21.15%) Network Security
15 42 (20.19%) VPN
16 41 (19.71%) Windows Server
17 40 (19.23%) Linux
18 38 (18.27%) HP
18 38 (18.27%) F5
19 36 (17.31%) DNS
19 36 (17.31%) Service Delivery
20 35 (16.83%) TCP/IP
20 35 (16.83%) Finance
20 35 (16.83%) Fortinet
20 35 (16.83%) Cisco ASA
20 35 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (16.35%) OSPF
22 31 (14.90%) MPLS

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 28 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.25%) Apache
3 8 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.88%) CMS
5 6 (2.88%) nginx
5 6 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.65%) Office 365
4 9 (4.33%) IaaS
4 9 (4.33%) PaaS
5 5 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.40%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.92%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (47.60%) WAN
2 85 (40.87%) LAN
3 44 (21.15%) Network Security
4 42 (20.19%) VPN
5 36 (17.31%) DNS
6 35 (16.83%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (16.83%) TCP/IP
7 34 (16.35%) OSPF
8 31 (14.90%) MPLS
9 30 (14.42%) BGP
10 28 (13.46%) SAN
10 28 (13.46%) Wireless
11 24 (11.54%) IPsec
12 23 (11.06%) DHCP
12 23 (11.06%) VLAN
13 21 (10.10%) VoIP
14 17 (8.17%) Cisco Wireless
15 14 (6.73%) SSL
16 13 (6.25%) TACACS
16 13 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.88%) MariaDB
4 6 (2.88%) MySQL
5 2 (0.96%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.88%) Vagrant
2 5 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.40%) Hudson
3 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (16.83%) Finance
2 11 (5.29%) Retail
3 9 (4.33%) Banking
3 9 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.85%) Publishing
5 6 (2.88%) Games
5 6 (2.88%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (27.88%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.15%) Analyst
3 27 (12.98%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (8.65%) Architect
6 15 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (6.73%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.25%) Consultant
9 12 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
10 10 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (4.81%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.81%) Technical Specialist
11 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.33%) Network Analyst
11 9 (4.33%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.33%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.85%) Service Analyst
13 7 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.88%) LAMP
2 6 (2.88%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (1.44%) .NET
4 2 (0.96%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 52 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.13%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.81%) PKI
5 8 (3.85%) CMDB
5 8 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.37%) Clustering
6 7 (3.37%) Handset
7 6 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.88%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.40%) iPad
9 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (1.44%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.44%) Replication
11 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.96%) iPhone
11 2 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 80 (38.46%) Windows
2 41 (19.71%) Windows Server
3 40 (19.23%) Linux
4 13 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (5.29%) Unix
6 8 (3.85%) CentOS
7 6 (2.88%) Debian
7 6 (2.88%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.40%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.44%) Android
9 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.44%) ITIL
2 36 (17.31%) Service Delivery
3 29 (13.94%) Project Management
4 27 (12.98%) Line Management
4 27 (12.98%) Network Management
4 27 (12.98%) PRINCE2
5 25 (12.02%) Information Security
6 24 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 23 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (11.06%) Presales
8 22 (10.58%) Business Continuity
8 22 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (10.58%) Service Management
9 19 (9.13%) Network Design
9 19 (9.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (8.65%) Software Engineering
11 17 (8.17%) IT Strategy
12 16 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
13 15 (7.21%) SIEM
14 14 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 11 (5.29%) C
3 10 (4.81%) Java
3 10 (4.81%) SQL
4 9 (4.33%) Python
5 8 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.85%) PHP
5 8 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.40%) Ruby
7 3 (1.44%) C++
7 3 (1.44%) VB
8 2 (0.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 100 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (32.69%) CCNA
3 64 (30.77%) CCNP
4 21 (10.10%) Degree
5 19 (9.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (6.73%) CCIE
7 14 (6.73%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (5.77%) CISSP
9 11 (5.29%) MCSE
10 9 (4.33%) CEH
11 8 (3.85%) Security Cleared
12 7 (3.37%) PMI Certification
12 7 (3.37%) PMP
13 6 (2.88%) CCIP
13 6 (2.88%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (2.88%) ISEB
13 6 (2.88%) JNCIE
13 6 (2.88%) JNCIP
13 6 (2.88%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.29%) COBIT
3 9 (4.33%) GPG13
4 7 (3.37%) SLA
5 6 (2.88%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.96%) GDPR
8 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.48%) GCP
9 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
System Software
1 61 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 56 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.13%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.77%) Docker
6 11 (5.29%) vSphere
7 7 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.88%) KVM
8 6 (2.88%) pfSense
8 6 (2.88%) ProxySG
8 6 (2.88%) Samba
8 6 (2.88%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.92%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.92%) XenApp
10 3 (1.44%) Firmware
10 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (5.77%) Puppet
2 11 (5.29%) Ansible
3 7 (3.37%) vCenter Server
4 6 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.88%) QRadar
4 6 (2.88%) Salt
4 6 (2.88%) SCCM
4 6 (2.88%) SCOM
4 6 (2.88%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.88%) Terraform
5 5 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.40%) Packer
6 4 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (1.92%) WSUS
7 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 125 (60.10%) Cisco
2 74 (35.58%) VMware
3 66 (31.73%) CheckPoint
4 64 (30.77%) Juniper
5 56 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 38 (18.27%) F5
6 38 (18.27%) HP
7 35 (16.83%) Fortinet
8 24 (11.54%) Citrix
9 20 (9.62%) Brocade
10 15 (7.21%) Palo Alto
11 13 (6.25%) SolarWinds
12 12 (5.77%) Dell
12 12 (5.77%) NetApp
13 10 (4.81%) EMC
13 10 (4.81%) EqualLogic
13 10 (4.81%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.33%) McAfee
14 9 (4.33%) Veeam
15 8 (3.85%) Sophos