Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 37 31
Rank change year-on-year -32 -6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 436 238 775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.07% 5.82% 6.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.84% 35.47% 36.68%
Number of salaries quoted 351 196 662
10th Percentile £26,750 £31,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,625 £36,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £54,125
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £49,250 £50,000 £46,809
% change year-on-year -1.50% +6.82% -1.45%

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 1,461 671 2,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.64% 16.40% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 524 1,564
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,188 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,806 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -41 248 £45,000 -5.26% 83
East Midlands +2 186 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 188 (43.12%) Windows
2 186 (42.66%) Cisco
3 152 (34.86%) Azure
4 151 (34.63%) Active Directory
5 148 (33.94%) Microsoft
6 142 (32.57%) Microsoft 365
7 136 (31.19%) Windows Server
8 128 (29.36%) LAN
9 127 (29.13%) VMware
10 121 (27.75%) WAN
11 114 (26.15%) VPN
12 108 (24.77%) Cisco Certification
13 102 (23.39%) Social Skills
14 90 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 88 (20.18%) DNS
16 80 (18.35%) CCNP
17 75 (17.20%) ITIL
18 74 (16.97%) MS Exchange
19 73 (16.74%) Data Centre
20 72 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 68 (15.60%) CCNA
22 67 (15.37%) Hyper-V
23 64 (14.68%) AWS
24 61 (13.99%) Cybersecurity
24 61 (13.99%) Linux
25 60 (13.76%) DHCP
26 59 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
27 58 (13.30%) Information Security
28 57 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
29 52 (11.93%) Windows Server 2019

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 74 (16.97%) MS Exchange
2 45 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.82%) IIS
4 10 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.83%) JBoss
6 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.38%) Apache
8 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.92%) SAS
10 3 (0.69%) nginx
10 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.46%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 152 (34.86%) Azure
2 142 (32.57%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (14.68%) AWS
4 28 (6.42%) IaaS
5 24 (5.50%) OneDrive
5 24 (5.50%) PaaS
6 20 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (4.36%) SaaS
8 16 (3.67%) Amazon EKS
9 13 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (2.06%) AWS CodePipeline
11 9 (2.06%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.83%) GCP
13 7 (1.61%) AWS CodeCommit
13 7 (1.61%) Azure Pipelines
13 7 (1.61%) GitHub
14 6 (1.38%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (1.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 128 (29.36%) LAN
2 121 (27.75%) WAN
3 114 (26.15%) VPN
4 88 (20.18%) DNS
5 60 (13.76%) DHCP
6 51 (11.70%) Wireless
7 50 (11.47%) TCP/IP
8 46 (10.55%) VLAN
9 39 (8.94%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (8.49%) VoIP
11 36 (8.26%) BGP
12 35 (8.03%) Network Security
13 30 (6.88%) Internet
14 26 (5.96%) OSPF
14 26 (5.96%) Remote Desktop
15 25 (5.73%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (5.50%) SAN
17 23 (5.28%) MPLS
18 18 (4.13%) EIGRP
19 16 (3.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.13%) MySQL
3 16 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.15%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.46%) Power BI
10 1 (0.23%) Big Data
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.83%) GitLab
4 7 (1.61%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.69%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) ProC
General
1 102 (23.39%) Social Skills
2 39 (8.94%) Manufacturing
3 35 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.36%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.21%) Law
6 12 (2.75%) Finance
6 12 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (2.52%) Retail
8 8 (1.83%) Digital Economy
8 8 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (1.61%) Automotive
10 6 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 4 (0.92%) Back Office
11 4 (0.92%) Legal
12 3 (0.69%) Banking
12 3 (0.69%) Marketing
13 2 (0.46%) German Language
14 1 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (19.27%) Network Engineer
2 82 (18.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 78 (17.89%) Analyst
4 38 (8.72%) Support Engineer
5 34 (7.80%) IT Engineer
6 29 (6.65%) Security Analyst
7 25 (5.73%) IT Support
8 24 (5.50%) Cisco Engineer
8 24 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (5.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 22 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (4.82%) IT Analyst
12 18 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
12 18 (4.13%) Network Analyst
12 18 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (4.13%) Support Analyst
13 17 (3.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.44%) IT Manager
15 14 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.29%) Node.js
2 8 (1.83%) AngularJS
2 8 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (1.61%) .NET
3 7 (1.61%) .NET Core
3 7 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.61%) Django
3 7 (1.61%) Express
3 7 (1.61%) MEAN Stack
4 6 (1.38%) Kafka
4 6 (1.38%) REST
5 5 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.92%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.92%) YAML
7 3 (0.69%) ISPF
7 3 (0.69%) JSON
7 3 (0.69%) OAuth
7 3 (0.69%) OpenID
7 3 (0.69%) SAML
7 3 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.19%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (4.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 13 (2.98%) Fibre Optics
5 11 (2.52%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.52%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.06%) PKI
7 9 (2.06%) Smartphone
8 8 (1.83%) iPhone
9 6 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.38%) NHS
10 5 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.69%) Clustering
11 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 188 (43.12%) Windows
2 136 (31.19%) Windows Server
3 61 (13.99%) Linux
4 59 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (11.93%) Windows Server 2019
6 50 (11.47%) Windows 10
7 41 (9.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (5.28%) Windows 7
10 16 (3.67%) Unix
11 15 (3.44%) CentOS
12 12 (2.75%) Android
12 12 (2.75%) Ubuntu
13 9 (2.06%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.23%) Debian
15 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.23%) SUSE
15 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 75 (17.20%) ITIL
3 61 (13.99%) Cybersecurity
4 58 (13.30%) Information Security
5 57 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (11.01%) Project Delivery
7 46 (10.55%) DevOps
7 46 (10.55%) SIEM
8 33 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (7.11%) Mentoring
10 29 (6.65%) Incident Management
11 28 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (6.42%) Service Management
12 27 (6.19%) Problem Management
13 24 (5.50%) Load Balancing
13 24 (5.50%) Security Operations
14 23 (5.28%) Vulnerability Management
15 21 (4.82%) Network Design
16 20 (4.59%) Security Patching
17 19 (4.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.78%) PowerShell
2 45 (10.32%) SQL
3 23 (5.28%) Bash Shell
3 23 (5.28%) Python
4 19 (4.36%) C#
5 16 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.21%) Java
7 12 (2.75%) C
8 11 (2.52%) Perl
9 10 (2.29%) Ruby
10 9 (2.06%) C++
10 9 (2.06%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.83%) PHP
12 7 (1.61%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.61%) VB
12 7 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.46%) C-shell
13 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.46%) R
14 1 (0.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 108 (24.77%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (18.35%) CCNP
3 68 (15.60%) CCNA
4 36 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (7.34%) CISSP
6 25 (5.73%) MCSA
7 23 (5.28%) CISM
8 21 (4.82%) MCSE
9 20 (4.59%) Degree
10 17 (3.90%) CCDP
11 16 (3.67%) CCIE
11 16 (3.67%) Security Cleared
12 13 (2.98%) JNCIA
12 13 (2.98%) SC Cleared
13 12 (2.75%) CEH
14 9 (2.06%) CCIE Security
15 8 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.05%) SLA
3 19 (4.36%) GDPR
3 19 (4.36%) PCI DSS
4 18 (4.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (2.29%) NIST
6 4 (0.92%) PMO
7 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.69%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.46%) QA
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) GPG13
9 1 (0.23%) GRC
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 151 (34.63%) Active Directory
2 72 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (15.37%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.96%) Docker
5 23 (5.28%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (2.98%) Firmware
9 11 (2.52%) vSphere
10 8 (1.83%) Terminal Server
10 8 (1.83%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.38%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.38%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.38%) XenApp
11 6 (1.38%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.92%) NFS
13 1 (0.23%) iptables
13 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (5.73%) Terraform
2 24 (5.50%) SCCM
3 23 (5.28%) Ansible
4 22 (5.05%) Kubernetes
5 19 (4.36%) Puppet
6 18 (4.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (4.13%) WSUS
7 14 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.75%) Backup Exec
8 12 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (2.29%) FortiGate
9 10 (2.29%) Nagios
10 9 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (2.06%) SCOM
10 9 (2.06%) vCenter Server
10 9 (2.06%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (1.61%) Grafana
13 6 (1.38%) Opsgenie
13 6 (1.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 186 (42.66%) Cisco
2 148 (33.94%) Microsoft
3 127 (29.13%) VMware
4 47 (10.78%) Palo Alto
5 40 (9.17%) Juniper
6 39 (8.94%) SolarWinds
7 37 (8.49%) CheckPoint
8 35 (8.03%) HP
9 33 (7.57%) Citrix
10 30 (6.88%) Meraki
11 29 (6.65%) Oracle
12 28 (6.42%) Dell
13 24 (5.50%) Fortinet
14 23 (5.28%) Sophos
15 18 (4.13%) Veeam
16 16 (3.67%) F5
17 13 (2.98%) Red Hat
17 13 (2.98%) SonicWALL
17 13 (2.98%) WatchGuard
18 12 (2.75%) Google