Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 44 62
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 679 1010 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.40% 5.57% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.65% 35.00% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 574 766 736
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,063
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2370 2886 2737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.35% 15.91% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1920 2204 2348
Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.64% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -13 463 £37,500 -6.25% 29
East Midlands -19 201 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 375 (55.23%) Cisco
2 301 (44.33%) Windows
3 256 (37.70%) WAN
4 247 (36.38%) Cisco Certification
5 239 (35.20%) VMware
6 230 (33.87%) LAN
7 207 (30.49%) Active Directory
8 206 (30.34%) Microsoft
9 169 (24.89%) CCNP
10 167 (24.59%) CCNA
11 165 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 162 (23.86%) Windows Server
13 157 (23.12%) ITIL
14 135 (19.88%) VPN
15 132 (19.44%) Hyper-V
16 124 (18.26%) TCP/IP
17 123 (18.11%) Juniper
18 122 (17.97%) Network Security
19 117 (17.23%) CheckPoint
20 115 (16.94%) DNS
20 115 (16.94%) Linux
21 112 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
22 103 (15.17%) Data Centre
22 103 (15.17%) SAN
23 100 (14.73%) HP
24 99 (14.58%) MS Exchange
25 98 (14.43%) Wireless
26 97 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
27 96 (14.14%) Citrix
28 94 (13.84%) DHCP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 99 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (3.09%) Apache
4 19 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (2.80%) IIS
5 18 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.33%) CMS
8 8 (1.18%) nginx
8 8 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.59%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.59%) JBoss
11 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.44%) WordPress
13 2 (0.29%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 49 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Workfront
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 112 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (13.70%) Office 365
3 65 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (3.24%) IaaS
5 17 (2.50%) PaaS
6 14 (2.06%) SaaS
7 10 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.33%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.03%) G Suite
10 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.59%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.29%) Linode
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 256 (37.70%) WAN
2 230 (33.87%) LAN
3 135 (19.88%) VPN
4 124 (18.26%) TCP/IP
5 122 (17.97%) Network Security
6 115 (16.94%) DNS
7 103 (15.17%) SAN
8 98 (14.43%) Wireless
9 97 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 94 (13.84%) DHCP
11 79 (11.63%) MPLS
12 74 (10.90%) OSPF
13 70 (10.31%) BGP
14 61 (8.98%) VoIP
15 57 (8.39%) VLAN
16 41 (6.04%) NAS
17 39 (5.74%) Internet
17 39 (5.74%) WLAN
18 36 (5.30%) IPsec
19 32 (4.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.21%) MySQL
4 10 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.88%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.74%) Looker
6 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.29%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.29%) MS Access
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.03%) Hudson
3 7 (1.03%) JIRA
4 6 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.74%) CMake
5 5 (0.74%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.59%) Subversion
6 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.29%) PEAR
8 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.15%) GDB
8 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.15%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (9.43%) Finance
2 38 (5.60%) Retail
3 31 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.50%) Back Office
4 17 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.62%) Banking
6 8 (1.18%) Law
6 8 (1.18%) Legal
6 8 (1.18%) Publishing
7 7 (1.03%) Marketing
8 6 (0.88%) French Language
8 6 (0.88%) Games
9 5 (0.74%) German Language
10 4 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.44%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 176 (25.92%) Network Engineer
2 120 (17.67%) Analyst
3 62 (9.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 60 (8.84%) Support Engineer
5 59 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (7.95%) Architect
7 51 (7.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 48 (7.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 39 (5.74%) Support Analyst
10 37 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 35 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 33 (4.86%) Infrastructure Support
13 32 (4.71%) Administrator
14 30 (4.42%) Security Analyst
15 29 (4.27%) Firewall Engineer
16 28 (4.12%) Network Specialist
17 27 (3.98%) Consultant
17 27 (3.98%) Security Engineer
18 25 (3.68%) Server Support
19 24 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.36%) LAMP
2 12 (1.77%) .NET
3 10 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.47%) Middleware
4 8 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (1.03%) JSON
5 7 (1.03%) XML
6 6 (0.88%) Qt
6 6 (0.88%) WAP
7 5 (0.74%) STL
8 4 (0.59%) Web Services
9 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.44%) SOAP
10 2 (0.29%) CSS
10 2 (0.29%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.29%) HTML
10 2 (0.29%) REST
10 2 (0.29%) Velocity
10 2 (0.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.17%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.36%) Management Information System
3 49 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
5 24 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.95%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.36%) iPad
7 16 (2.36%) PKI
8 13 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (1.33%) Clustering
11 8 (1.18%) CMDB
11 8 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.18%) User Experience
12 7 (1.03%) CLARiiON
12 7 (1.03%) Handset
12 7 (1.03%) Replication
13 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 301 (44.33%) Windows
2 162 (23.86%) Windows Server
3 115 (16.94%) Linux
4 55 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (6.04%) Unix
7 37 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (4.57%) Windows 7
9 28 (4.12%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.36%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.06%) CentOS
12 12 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.18%) Debian
14 8 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.88%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.74%) Android
17 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.44%) Windows Vista
19 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (23.12%) ITIL
2 61 (8.98%) SIEM
3 57 (8.39%) Project Management
4 56 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 56 (8.25%) Information Security
4 56 (8.25%) Network Management
5 47 (6.92%) Presales
6 46 (6.77%) Service Delivery
7 45 (6.63%) Network Design
8 43 (6.33%) Line Management
9 41 (6.04%) Load Balancing
9 41 (6.04%) PRINCE2
10 39 (5.74%) Incident Management
11 38 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (5.30%) Service Management
13 35 (5.15%) DevOps
14 34 (5.01%) Mentoring
15 33 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (4.86%) Network Architecture
16 31 (4.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (6.33%) SQL
2 39 (5.74%) Python
3 27 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 24 (3.53%) Bash Shell
5 21 (3.09%) Ruby
6 19 (2.80%) Java
6 19 (2.80%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.65%) PHP
8 16 (2.36%) Perl
9 13 (1.91%) C
10 9 (1.33%) C++
11 7 (1.03%) C#
12 6 (0.88%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.59%) Tcl
14 3 (0.44%) VB
15 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.29%) VBScript
16 1 (0.15%) Groovy
16 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 247 (36.38%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (24.89%) CCNP
3 167 (24.59%) CCNA
4 59 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (7.22%) MCSE
6 43 (6.33%) Degree
7 41 (6.04%) CISSP
8 33 (4.86%) CCIE
8 33 (4.86%) Security Cleared
9 24 (3.53%) MCSA
10 22 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.80%) CEH
12 18 (2.65%) SC Cleared
13 16 (2.36%) CCDP
13 16 (2.36%) GCIH
14 13 (1.91%) CCSA
15 11 (1.62%) CASP
15 11 (1.62%) JNCIS
15 11 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (5.30%) SLA
3 22 (3.24%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.62%) COBIT
5 9 (1.33%) GPG13
6 8 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.88%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.59%) BS25999
9 4 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.59%) GDPR
10 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.29%) PMO
12 1 (0.15%) GCP
12 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 207 (30.49%) Active Directory
2 165 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.27%) vSphere
6 21 (3.09%) XenApp
7 19 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (2.36%) Docker
9 11 (1.62%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (1.33%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.18%) Snort
12 6 (0.88%) Firmware
12 6 (0.88%) KVM
12 6 (0.88%) pfSense
12 6 (0.88%) Samba
12 6 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.88%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.88%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (4.86%) SCCM
2 22 (3.24%) Puppet
3 21 (3.09%) Ansible
4 20 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.50%) FortiGate
6 14 (2.06%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.77%) Terraform
8 10 (1.47%) SCOM
8 10 (1.47%) WSUS
9 9 (1.33%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (1.18%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.03%) Nessus
11 7 (1.03%) Packer
11 7 (1.03%) QRadar
11 7 (1.03%) Salt
11 7 (1.03%) SmoothWall
12 6 (0.88%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.74%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 375 (55.23%) Cisco
2 239 (35.20%) VMware
3 206 (30.34%) Microsoft
4 123 (18.11%) Juniper
5 117 (17.23%) CheckPoint
6 100 (14.73%) HP
7 96 (14.14%) Citrix
8 67 (9.87%) F5
9 62 (9.13%) NetApp
10 61 (8.98%) Fortinet
11 49 (7.22%) Dell
12 41 (6.04%) Palo Alto
13 37 (5.45%) EqualLogic
14 35 (5.15%) Veeam
15 26 (3.83%) Brocade
16 23 (3.39%) EMC
16 23 (3.39%) McAfee
16 23 (3.39%) Sophos
17 21 (3.09%) Motorola
17 21 (3.09%) Red Hat