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

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 282 211 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.53% 5.69% 4.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.71% 42.37% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 199 190 185
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,550 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,250 £55,350 £61,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -9.60%

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 617 498 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.47% 13.42% 14.18%
Number of salaries quoted 375 364 516
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,850 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,250 £57,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 168 (59.57%) Cisco
2 156 (55.32%) ITIL
3 139 (49.29%) CheckPoint
4 132 (46.81%) Data Centre
5 107 (37.94%) VMware
6 106 (37.59%) Fortinet
6 106 (37.59%) WAN
7 98 (34.75%) Service Delivery
8 97 (34.40%) Self-Motivation
9 94 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 93 (32.98%) LAN
11 90 (31.91%) HP
11 90 (31.91%) Windows
12 88 (31.21%) Active Directory
13 87 (30.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 80 (28.37%) F5
15 78 (27.66%) Juniper
16 74 (26.24%) Continuous Improvement
17 72 (25.53%) CCNP
18 70 (24.82%) PRINCE2
19 68 (24.11%) Project Management
20 67 (23.76%) OSPF
21 66 (23.40%) Windows Server
22 64 (22.70%) IPsec
23 62 (21.99%) VPN
24 57 (20.21%) ITIL Certification
25 56 (19.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 56 (19.86%) Degree
26 55 (19.50%) Load Balancing
26 55 (19.50%) Line Management

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 52 (18.44%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.42%) IIS
6 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.71%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (7.45%) Office 365
4 17 (6.03%) IaaS
5 13 (4.61%) PaaS
6 3 (1.06%) SaaS
7 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (37.59%) WAN
2 93 (32.98%) LAN
3 67 (23.76%) OSPF
4 64 (22.70%) IPsec
5 62 (21.99%) VPN
6 53 (18.79%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (15.96%) SAN
8 41 (14.54%) Wireless
9 40 (14.18%) DNS
10 39 (13.83%) BGP
11 38 (13.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (13.12%) TCP/IP
13 34 (12.06%) FWSM
13 34 (12.06%) VoIP
14 32 (11.35%) Software-Defined Networking
15 31 (10.99%) DHCP
15 31 (10.99%) MPLS
15 31 (10.99%) SSL
16 28 (9.93%) Cisco Wireless
16 28 (9.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.35%) MySQL
4 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (12.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.71%) Chocolatey
General
1 34 (12.06%) Finance
2 12 (4.26%) Publishing
2 12 (4.26%) Retail
3 7 (2.48%) Legal
4 2 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.35%) Advertising
5 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.35%) Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Local Government
5 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (18.09%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.83%) Analyst
3 32 (11.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (9.22%) Support Analyst
6 24 (8.51%) Network Specialist
7 23 (8.16%) Architect
8 21 (7.45%) Technical Support
9 20 (7.09%) Consultant
9 20 (7.09%) Network Analyst
9 20 (7.09%) Network Support
9 20 (7.09%) Network Support Analyst
10 19 (6.74%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 19 (6.74%) Senior Network Specialist
11 17 (6.03%) Technical Leader
12 16 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (5.32%) Network Team Leader
13 15 (5.32%) Team Leader
14 13 (4.61%) Cisco Consultant
14 13 (4.61%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.74%) LDAP
2 3 (1.06%) COM
2 3 (1.06%) Middleware
3 2 (0.71%) JSON
3 2 (0.71%) VXML
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 132 (46.81%) Data Centre
2 97 (34.40%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (13.83%) PKI
4 33 (11.70%) Computer Science
5 21 (7.45%) Driving Licence
6 16 (5.67%) Management Information System
7 12 (4.26%) CMDB
8 10 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.13%) Clustering
10 5 (1.77%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.42%) EPoS
12 2 (0.71%) CCTV
12 2 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.35%) Cyberattack
13 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 90 (31.91%) Windows
2 66 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 34 (12.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (11.35%) Linux
5 26 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.42%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.06%) Unix
9 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.71%) CentOS
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (55.32%) ITIL
2 98 (34.75%) Service Delivery
3 74 (26.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 70 (24.82%) PRINCE2
5 68 (24.11%) Project Management
6 55 (19.50%) Line Management
6 55 (19.50%) Load Balancing
7 53 (18.79%) Presales
8 44 (15.60%) ITIL V3
9 41 (14.54%) Root Cause Analysis
10 39 (13.83%) Due Diligence
10 39 (13.83%) Service Management
11 36 (12.77%) IT Strategy
12 34 (12.06%) Network Design
12 34 (12.06%) Network Management
12 34 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (11.35%) Software Engineering
14 31 (10.99%) Requirements Analysis
15 30 (10.64%) Information Security
16 29 (10.28%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.32%) SQL
2 8 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.71%) C#
4 2 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) C++
5 1 (0.35%) PHP
5 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (25.53%) CCNP
3 57 (20.21%) ITIL Certification
4 56 (19.86%) Degree
5 38 (13.48%) CCNA
6 32 (11.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (10.99%) PMI Certification
7 31 (10.99%) PMP
8 15 (5.32%) CISSP
9 13 (4.61%) CEH
9 13 (4.61%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (4.26%) ISEB
11 8 (2.84%) MCSE
11 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.48%) CCSP
13 6 (2.13%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.77%) DBS Check
14 5 (1.77%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.77%) MCITP
14 5 (1.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (19.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (9.22%) COBIT
3 21 (7.45%) SLA
4 14 (4.96%) GPG13
5 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.71%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) COSO
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (31.21%) Active Directory
2 87 (30.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 34 (12.06%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (4.61%) Firmware
6 4 (1.42%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.42%) vSphere
7 3 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.71%) Squid
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.96%) QRadar
2 13 (4.61%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (2.84%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.42%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.42%) Puppet
5 3 (1.06%) Nessus
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.71%) SELinux
6 2 (0.71%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) Ansible
7 1 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.35%) Nagios
7 1 (0.35%) Packer
7 1 (0.35%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 168 (59.57%) Cisco
2 139 (49.29%) CheckPoint
3 107 (37.94%) VMware
4 106 (37.59%) Fortinet
5 90 (31.91%) HP
6 80 (28.37%) F5
7 78 (27.66%) Juniper
8 52 (18.44%) Microsoft
9 30 (10.64%) Citrix
10 24 (8.51%) SolarWinds
11 19 (6.74%) Brocade
11 19 (6.74%) CA
11 19 (6.74%) NetApp
12 16 (5.67%) Meraki
13 13 (4.61%) Tripwire
14 12 (4.26%) EMC
15 9 (3.19%) Huawei
16 8 (2.84%) BMC
16 8 (2.84%) Dell
16 8 (2.84%) Red Hat