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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 30 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 115 111 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.38% 4.72% 4.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.40% 30.49% 30.22%
Number of salaries quoted 84 92 71
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 259 364 268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.36% 15.46% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 201 290 227
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 150 (61.73%) Cisco
2 93 (38.27%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (36.21%) WAN
4 81 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 78 (32.10%) LAN
6 73 (30.04%) Data Centre
7 71 (29.22%) ITIL
8 62 (25.51%) CCNP
9 61 (25.10%) Windows
10 60 (24.69%) CCNA
11 58 (23.87%) Active Directory
12 57 (23.46%) HP
13 51 (20.99%) Network Security
13 51 (20.99%) SIEM
14 50 (20.58%) Service Delivery
15 46 (18.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (18.52%) VMware
17 43 (17.70%) OSPF
18 40 (16.46%) Microsoft
19 39 (16.05%) Root Cause Analysis
19 39 (16.05%) Presales
20 38 (15.64%) IBM
20 38 (15.64%) Fortinet
21 35 (14.40%) VPN
21 35 (14.40%) Windows Server
22 34 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (13.99%) MPLS
22 34 (13.99%) Degree
23 32 (13.17%) Linux
24 31 (12.76%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related 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 22 (9.05%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (6.17%) IIS
4 6 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (1.23%) Workfront
3 2 (0.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.12%) Office 365
2 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (36.21%) WAN
2 78 (32.10%) LAN
3 51 (20.99%) Network Security
4 43 (17.70%) OSPF
5 35 (14.40%) VPN
6 34 (13.99%) MPLS
7 31 (12.76%) DNS
8 27 (11.11%) SSL
9 26 (10.70%) SAN
10 24 (9.88%) VoIP
11 23 (9.47%) VLAN
12 22 (9.05%) Wireless
13 20 (8.23%) BGP
14 19 (7.82%) IPsec
15 18 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (7.00%) IPv4
16 17 (7.00%) TCP/IP
17 14 (5.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) ZAP BI
3 1 (0.41%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.41%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Burp Suite
1 4 (1.65%) Fiddler
General
1 28 (11.52%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.29%) Finance
3 16 (6.58%) Publishing
4 7 (2.88%) Retail
5 3 (1.23%) Local Government
5 3 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (0.82%) Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.82%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 96 (39.51%) Network Engineer
2 38 (15.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (9.88%) Consultant
4 21 (8.64%) Analyst
5 20 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (7.41%) SIEM Consultant
6 18 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
7 17 (7.00%) Architect
7 17 (7.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 14 (5.76%) Design Engineer
8 14 (5.76%) IP Design Engineer
8 14 (5.76%) IP Engineer
8 14 (5.76%) Network Architect
8 14 (5.76%) Security Engineer
9 13 (5.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 12 (4.94%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) Support Engineer
12 10 (4.12%) IP Architect
12 10 (4.12%) IP Network Engineer
13 9 (3.70%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.47%) Middleware
2 1 (0.41%) CSS
2 1 (0.41%) HTML
2 1 (0.41%) OAuth
2 1 (0.41%) OpenID
2 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (30.04%) Data Centre
2 29 (11.93%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.58%) CMDB
4 15 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.12%) HP StoreVirtual
6 8 (3.29%) Handset
7 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.47%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.65%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.23%) EPoS
10 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.23%) Fintech
10 3 (1.23%) FMCG
10 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.82%) NHS
12 1 (0.41%) CESG
12 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.10%) Windows
2 35 (14.40%) Windows Server
3 32 (13.17%) Linux
4 30 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (9.47%) Unix
7 22 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.23%) Android
8 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.23%) Solaris
8 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (29.22%) ITIL
2 51 (20.99%) SIEM
3 50 (20.58%) Service Delivery
4 46 (18.93%) Continuous Improvement
5 39 (16.05%) Presales
5 39 (16.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 31 (12.76%) Mentoring
6 31 (12.76%) Network Management
7 29 (11.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 28 (11.52%) Software Engineering
9 25 (10.29%) Reverse Engineering
10 23 (9.47%) Change Control
10 23 (9.47%) Network Design
11 21 (8.64%) Line Management
11 21 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (7.82%) Customer Requirements
12 19 (7.82%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (7.41%) Malware Analysis
13 18 (7.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 18 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.29%) SQL
2 6 (2.47%) Java
2 6 (2.47%) Perl
3 5 (2.06%) Korn
3 5 (2.06%) Python
4 3 (1.23%) Ruby
4 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.82%) C
6 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (38.27%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (25.51%) CCNP
3 60 (24.69%) CCNA
4 34 (13.99%) Degree
5 28 (11.52%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (9.05%) CISSP
7 20 (8.23%) Security Cleared
8 18 (7.41%) CEH
9 15 (6.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (6.17%) CCIE
9 15 (6.17%) LPIC
10 14 (5.76%) CCIP
10 14 (5.76%) GIAC
10 14 (5.76%) JNCIE
10 14 (5.76%) JNCIP
11 12 (4.94%) CISM
12 11 (4.53%) MCSE
12 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (3.29%) GCIA
13 8 (3.29%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.82%) GPG13
2 17 (7.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (6.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.47%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.47%) SLA
6 5 (2.06%) PMO
7 1 (0.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 58 (23.87%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.05%) Hyper-V
4 18 (7.41%) Forefront TMG
5 16 (6.58%) vSphere
6 15 (6.17%) Firmware
7 9 (3.70%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.06%) XenApp
10 3 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (8.64%) QRadar
2 20 (8.23%) SCOM
3 18 (7.41%) Backup Exec
4 16 (6.58%) SCCM
5 15 (6.17%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.88%) Tivoli
7 5 (2.06%) Nagios
7 5 (2.06%) Netcool
7 5 (2.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (1.23%) Nessus
8 3 (1.23%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.41%) Control-M
10 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 150 (61.73%) Cisco
2 81 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 57 (23.46%) HP
4 45 (18.52%) VMware
5 40 (16.46%) Microsoft
6 38 (15.64%) Fortinet
6 38 (15.64%) IBM
7 29 (11.93%) Juniper
8 28 (11.52%) Citrix
9 21 (8.64%) Red Hat
9 21 (8.64%) SonicWALL
10 19 (7.82%) Dell
11 18 (7.41%) NetApp
12 17 (7.00%) Avaya
12 17 (7.00%) Mitel
13 15 (6.17%) SolarWinds
14 14 (5.76%) Palo Alto
15 12 (4.94%) F5
16 10 (4.12%) LogRhythm
17 9 (3.70%) ServiceNow
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