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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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 42 38
Rank change year-on-year -28 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 450 439 402
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.08% 5.38% 5.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.10% 35.40% 31.24%
Number of salaries quoted 348 371 312
10th Percentile £28,350 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £63,450
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1,724 1,240 1,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.63% 15.20% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 1,006 1,009
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,125 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -15 329 £45,500 -9.00% 58
East Midlands -58 108 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 229 (50.89%) Cisco
2 221 (49.11%) Azure
3 190 (42.22%) Windows
4 164 (36.44%) Microsoft
4 164 (36.44%) Active Directory
5 149 (33.11%) Cisco Certification
6 144 (32.00%) WAN
7 133 (29.56%) Microsoft 365
8 127 (28.22%) Windows Server
9 114 (25.33%) AWS
9 114 (25.33%) TCP/IP
10 113 (25.11%) VMware
11 112 (24.89%) DNS
12 111 (24.67%) LAN
13 109 (24.22%) Social Skills
14 97 (21.56%) VPN
15 96 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
16 95 (21.11%) ITIL
17 91 (20.22%) DHCP
18 84 (18.67%) CCNA
19 79 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
19 79 (17.56%) Data Centre
20 77 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
21 74 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
22 73 (16.22%) Palo Alto
23 72 (16.00%) CCNP
24 65 (14.44%) SolarWinds
25 64 (14.22%) PowerShell
25 64 (14.22%) Azure Active Directory
26 62 (13.78%) Agile

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 54 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 48 (10.67%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.33%) IIS
4 10 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.89%) JBoss
7 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 47 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) assyst
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 221 (49.11%) Azure
2 133 (29.56%) Microsoft 365
3 114 (25.33%) AWS
4 64 (14.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (7.33%) IaaS
5 33 (7.33%) OneDrive
6 29 (6.44%) PaaS
7 25 (5.56%) GCP
8 23 (5.11%) Power Platform
9 19 (4.22%) PowerApps
9 19 (4.22%) Smartsheet
10 11 (2.44%) SaaS
11 10 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (2.22%) Azure Monitor
11 10 (2.22%) Serverless
12 9 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.00%) Azure Key Vault
13 7 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.56%) Mimecast
14 6 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (32.00%) WAN
2 114 (25.33%) TCP/IP
3 112 (24.89%) DNS
4 111 (24.67%) LAN
5 97 (21.56%) VPN
6 91 (20.22%) DHCP
7 74 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (12.00%) SD-WAN
9 47 (10.44%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (8.67%) VLAN
11 33 (7.33%) MPLS
12 31 (6.89%) Network Security
13 29 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (6.00%) SSL
14 27 (6.00%) Wireless
15 26 (5.78%) BGP
15 26 (5.78%) IPsec
15 26 (5.78%) SAN
16 25 (5.56%) OSPF
17 20 (4.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.78%) MySQL
4 7 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.44%) Big Data
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 14 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.33%) GitLab
5 4 (0.89%) Subversion
6 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.22%) Ant
7 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 109 (24.22%) Social Skills
2 77 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (11.33%) Finance
4 31 (6.89%) Manufacturing
5 25 (5.56%) Public Sector
6 22 (4.89%) Law
7 19 (4.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 18 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
8 18 (4.00%) Marketing
9 17 (3.78%) Retail
10 13 (2.89%) Documentation Skills
11 10 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
12 7 (1.56%) Legal
13 3 (0.67%) Automotive
13 3 (0.67%) Banking
13 3 (0.67%) German Language
14 2 (0.44%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 99 (22.00%) Network Engineer
2 68 (15.11%) Analyst
3 65 (14.44%) Architect
4 39 (8.67%) IT Engineer
4 39 (8.67%) Network Architect
5 31 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (5.78%) IT Support
7 25 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 23 (5.11%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 20 (4.44%) Administrator
11 20 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
11 20 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 19 (4.22%) Incident Manager
12 19 (4.22%) Major Incident Manager
12 19 (4.22%) Security Analyst
13 18 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.78%) ARM Templates
2 7 (1.56%) .NET
3 5 (1.11%) Middleware
4 4 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.44%) CSS
5 2 (0.44%) LDAP
5 2 (0.44%) SAML
6 1 (0.22%) COM
6 1 (0.22%) EDI
6 1 (0.22%) Kafka
6 1 (0.22%) RESTful
6 1 (0.22%) Sensu
6 1 (0.22%) SOAP
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
6 1 (0.22%) WML
6 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.56%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.22%) Public Cloud
3 31 (6.89%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.78%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.89%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.44%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.33%) Clustering
11 5 (1.11%) IVR
11 5 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.89%) Fibre Optics
12 4 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.89%) Life Science
13 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.67%) FlexPod
14 2 (0.44%) FMCG
14 2 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 190 (42.22%) Windows
2 127 (28.22%) Windows Server
3 38 (8.44%) Windows Server 2019
4 37 (8.22%) Windows 10
4 37 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (8.00%) Linux
6 13 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (2.44%) Unix
8 8 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.56%) Android
10 6 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.11%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.11%) Solaris
11 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.44%) VMS
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
2 95 (21.11%) ITIL
3 62 (13.78%) Agile
4 53 (11.78%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (10.67%) Analytics
5 48 (10.67%) Information Security
5 48 (10.67%) Systems Engineering
6 43 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 41 (9.11%) Migration
8 38 (8.44%) CI/CD
9 37 (8.22%) ITSM
9 37 (8.22%) SIEM
10 36 (8.00%) Change Management
10 36 (8.00%) Service Management
11 35 (7.78%) DevOps
11 35 (7.78%) Project Delivery
11 35 (7.78%) Service Delivery
12 31 (6.89%) Business Continuity
12 31 (6.89%) Load Balancing
13 28 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 64 (14.22%) PowerShell
2 48 (10.67%) SQL
3 23 (5.11%) Bash
4 11 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.56%) C#
5 7 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.56%) Python
6 6 (1.33%) Java
6 6 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.11%) Go
8 1 (0.22%) C
8 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 149 (33.11%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (18.67%) CCNA
3 72 (16.00%) CCNP
4 52 (11.56%) Security Cleared
5 46 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (8.89%) DV Cleared
7 26 (5.78%) MCSE
8 25 (5.56%) Degree
9 16 (3.56%) CCIE
10 14 (3.11%) CISSP
11 12 (2.67%) SC Cleared
12 10 (2.22%) MCITP
13 9 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 8 (1.78%) CWNA
15 6 (1.33%) CEH
15 6 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.33%) MCP
16 5 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (1.11%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.89%) JSP 440
2 31 (6.89%) SLA
3 25 (5.56%) GDPR
3 25 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (5.33%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.78%) NIST
7 6 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.67%) GxP
8 3 (0.67%) NCSC
9 1 (0.22%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 164 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 79 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (4.89%) Docker
6 11 (2.44%) vSphere
6 11 (2.44%) XenApp
7 8 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.67%) Firmware
10 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.67%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (6.44%) Terraform
2 26 (5.78%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 15 (3.33%) SCCM
4 14 (3.11%) Ansible
5 13 (2.89%) Nessus
6 12 (2.67%) CASB
7 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (2.22%) WSUS
8 7 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (1.33%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.11%) Istio
10 5 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.11%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (1.11%) Puppet
10 5 (1.11%) Rancher
10 5 (1.11%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 229 (50.89%) Cisco
2 164 (36.44%) Microsoft
3 113 (25.11%) VMware
4 73 (16.22%) Palo Alto
5 65 (14.44%) SolarWinds
6 43 (9.56%) Citrix
7 42 (9.33%) Juniper
8 39 (8.67%) CheckPoint
9 31 (6.89%) F5
10 30 (6.67%) Fortinet
10 30 (6.67%) Meraki
11 28 (6.22%) Google
12 27 (6.00%) HP
13 17 (3.78%) Veeam
14 13 (2.89%) Sophos
15 12 (2.67%) Avaya
16 10 (2.22%) Aruba
16 10 (2.22%) ServiceNow
17 9 (2.00%) Forcepoint
18 8 (1.78%) LogicMonitor