Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 50 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 262 186 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.99% 4.89% 6.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.74% 33.21% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 188 171 198
Birmingham median annual salary £49,500 £48,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.06% +14.12% -
10th Percentile £27,350 £30,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £67,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -5.88%

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 613 560 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.36% 14.74% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 419 435 506
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -4.71%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +2.56%

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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 179 (68.32%) Cisco
2 136 (51.91%) CheckPoint
3 133 (50.76%) Data Centre
4 123 (46.95%) ITIL
5 104 (39.69%) VMware
6 101 (38.55%) HP
7 93 (35.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 91 (34.73%) Fortinet
9 87 (33.21%) WAN
10 86 (32.82%) Self-Motivation
11 85 (32.44%) Service Delivery
12 84 (32.06%) Windows
13 80 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
14 76 (29.01%) Active Directory
14 76 (29.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 71 (27.10%) LAN
16 69 (26.34%) Windows Server
17 67 (25.57%) OSPF
18 66 (25.19%) CCNP
18 66 (25.19%) VPN
19 64 (24.43%) IPsec
20 63 (24.05%) Microsoft
21 62 (23.66%) Project Management
22 60 (22.90%) F5
23 57 (21.76%) Cisco ASA
23 57 (21.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 55 (20.99%) Juniper
24 55 (20.99%) Presales
25 53 (20.23%) ITIL Certification
25 53 (20.23%) MS Exchange

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 53 (20.23%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.76%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (11.83%) Office 365
3 27 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (7.63%) IaaS
5 18 (6.87%) PaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.76%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (33.21%) WAN
2 71 (27.10%) LAN
3 67 (25.57%) OSPF
4 66 (25.19%) VPN
5 64 (24.43%) IPsec
6 57 (21.76%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (19.85%) SAN
8 40 (15.27%) Wireless
9 36 (13.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (12.98%) BGP
11 31 (11.83%) FWSM
12 28 (10.69%) VLAN
13 22 (8.40%) Remote Desktop
14 21 (8.02%) DNS
14 21 (8.02%) TCP/IP
15 20 (7.63%) MPLS
16 19 (7.25%) VoIP
17 18 (6.87%) Cisco Wireless
17 18 (6.87%) DHCP
17 18 (6.87%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (11.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (7.63%) Finance
2 18 (6.87%) Publishing
3 14 (5.34%) Retail
4 5 (1.91%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Billing
5 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (21.76%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (12.60%) Analyst
4 30 (11.45%) Architect
5 25 (9.54%) Consultant
6 22 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (7.25%) Implementation Engineer
7 19 (7.25%) Network Team Leader
7 19 (7.25%) Team Leader
7 19 (7.25%) Technical Support
8 16 (6.11%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.73%) Network Specialist
10 14 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.34%) Presales Consultant
10 14 (5.34%) Senior Implementation Engineer
11 13 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (4.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 11 (4.20%) Cisco Consultant
12 11 (4.20%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 11 (4.20%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.05%) LDAP
2 4 (1.53%) COM
3 3 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 133 (50.76%) Data Centre
2 86 (32.82%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (15.65%) Computer Science
4 32 (12.21%) PKI
5 21 (8.02%) Management Information System
6 18 (6.87%) CMDB
7 17 (6.49%) HP StoreVirtual
8 11 (4.20%) Driving Licence
9 9 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (3.05%) Fat Client
10 8 (3.05%) Thin Client
11 6 (2.29%) EPoS
12 4 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (1.15%) CCTV
13 3 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
15 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 84 (32.06%) Windows
2 69 (26.34%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (7.25%) Linux
6 9 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (46.95%) ITIL
2 85 (32.44%) Service Delivery
3 76 (29.01%) Continuous Improvement
4 62 (23.66%) Project Management
5 55 (20.99%) Presales
6 50 (19.08%) PRINCE2
7 42 (16.03%) Line Management
8 41 (15.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 40 (15.27%) Information Security
9 40 (15.27%) ITIL V3
9 40 (15.27%) Software Engineering
10 39 (14.89%) Load Balancing
11 37 (14.12%) Network Management
12 36 (13.74%) IT Strategy
13 34 (12.98%) Due Diligence
13 34 (12.98%) Service Management
14 27 (10.31%) SIEM
15 26 (9.92%) Requirements Analysis
16 25 (9.54%) Data Protection
17 22 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.60%) SQL
2 17 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.34%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.76%) C
5 1 (0.38%) C++
5 1 (0.38%) Java
5 1 (0.38%) Perl
5 1 (0.38%) PHP
5 1 (0.38%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (25.19%) CCNP
3 53 (20.23%) ITIL Certification
4 50 (19.08%) Degree
5 40 (15.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (9.92%) PMI Certification
6 26 (9.92%) PMP
7 24 (9.16%) CCNA
8 22 (8.40%) CISSP
9 20 (7.63%) CEH
10 18 (6.87%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (6.87%) ISEB
11 7 (2.67%) CCIE
11 7 (2.67%) CCSP
11 7 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.29%) JNCIS
12 6 (2.29%) MCSE
12 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.29%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (21.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (11.07%) SLA
3 26 (9.92%) GDPR
4 18 (6.87%) GPG13
5 14 (5.34%) COBIT
6 3 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (35.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (29.01%) Active Directory
3 49 (18.70%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.49%) Forefront TMG
4 17 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (6.49%) XenDesktop
5 16 (6.11%) Terminal Services
6 14 (5.34%) vSphere
7 11 (4.20%) Firmware
7 11 (4.20%) XenApp
8 8 (3.05%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (4.96%) QRadar
2 11 (4.20%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (3.05%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.53%) Nagios
4 4 (1.53%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.15%) SCCM
6 2 (0.76%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.76%) Nessus
7 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.38%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 179 (68.32%) Cisco
2 136 (51.91%) CheckPoint
3 104 (39.69%) VMware
4 101 (38.55%) HP
5 91 (34.73%) Fortinet
6 63 (24.05%) Microsoft
7 60 (22.90%) F5
8 55 (20.99%) Juniper
9 47 (17.94%) Citrix
9 47 (17.94%) NetApp
10 24 (9.16%) SonicWALL
11 20 (7.63%) Meraki
12 19 (7.25%) Dell
13 18 (6.87%) EMC
14 15 (5.73%) SolarWinds
15 11 (4.20%) Tripwire
16 9 (3.44%) Brocade
16 9 (3.44%) Dell Compellent
17 8 (3.05%) BMC
17 8 (3.05%) CA