Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 27 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 +18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 283 816 683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.87% 7.20% 5.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.90% 38.06% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 326 773 547
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,300 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%

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 811 2,144 2,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.83% 18.92% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 648 1,566 1,660
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020. 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 -12 188 £50,000 +5.26% 62
East Midlands -2 94 £42,500 - 40
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 124 (43.82%) Cisco
2 106 (37.46%) Azure
3 101 (35.69%) Windows
4 94 (33.22%) Microsoft
5 93 (32.86%) WAN
6 92 (32.51%) Active Directory
7 85 (30.04%) VMware
8 78 (27.56%) Office 365
9 76 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
10 73 (25.80%) LAN
11 68 (24.03%) Network Security
11 68 (24.03%) Windows Server
12 67 (23.67%) DNS
13 58 (20.49%) VPN
14 56 (19.79%) AWS
15 54 (19.08%) CCNA
16 53 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (18.02%) VLAN
18 50 (17.67%) ITIL
19 45 (15.90%) Linux
19 45 (15.90%) Hyper-V
19 45 (15.90%) Problem-Solving
20 43 (15.19%) Cybersecurity
21 41 (14.49%) TCP/IP
21 41 (14.49%) Juniper
22 40 (14.13%) CheckPoint
22 40 (14.13%) VoIP
23 39 (13.78%) CCNP
23 39 (13.78%) Information Security
24 38 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 18 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.53%) Confluence
3 10 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (3.53%) IIS
4 3 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 106 (37.46%) Azure
2 78 (27.56%) Office 365
3 56 (19.79%) AWS
4 17 (6.01%) SaaS
5 16 (5.65%) PaaS
6 12 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.24%) IaaS
7 11 (3.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.12%) Serverless
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.77%) GitHub
13 4 (1.41%) Cloudflare
13 4 (1.41%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (32.86%) WAN
2 73 (25.80%) LAN
3 68 (24.03%) Network Security
4 67 (23.67%) DNS
5 58 (20.49%) VPN
6 51 (18.02%) VLAN
7 41 (14.49%) TCP/IP
8 40 (14.13%) VoIP
9 34 (12.01%) Wireless
10 31 (10.95%) Internet
11 29 (10.25%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (10.25%) DHCP
12 27 (9.54%) SAN
13 26 (9.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (7.77%) OSPF
15 21 (7.42%) BGP
16 20 (7.07%) MPLS
17 19 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (4.24%) Cisco IOS
19 11 (3.89%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.41%) Power BI
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.71%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (3.53%) JIRA
2 6 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.35%) GoCD
General
1 17 (6.01%) Public Sector
2 12 (4.24%) Finance
3 7 (2.47%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.77%) Back Office
4 5 (1.77%) Law
5 4 (1.41%) Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Legal
5 4 (1.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Police
6 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
7 2 (0.71%) French Language
7 2 (0.71%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (32.16%) Network Engineer
2 38 (13.43%) IT Engineer
3 31 (10.95%) Security Engineer
4 27 (9.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.42%) Analyst
6 20 (7.07%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (6.01%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (5.65%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (5.30%) Architect
10 13 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (4.24%) Server Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (3.53%) Network Specialist
12 10 (3.53%) Operations Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) Security Specialist
13 9 (3.18%) Network Support
13 9 (3.18%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (3.18%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.83%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (2.12%) XMPP
3 5 (1.77%) Node.js
4 4 (1.41%) Web Services
4 4 (1.41%) YAML
5 2 (0.71%) Kafka
6 1 (0.35%) Ajax
6 1 (0.35%) COM
6 1 (0.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) HTML
6 1 (0.35%) JSON
6 1 (0.35%) LDAP
6 1 (0.35%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.83%) Analytical Mindset
4 8 (2.83%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.83%) Replication
5 7 (2.47%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.41%) Clustering
8 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.41%) PKI
9 3 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.06%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.71%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 101 (35.69%) Windows
2 68 (24.03%) Windows Server
3 45 (15.90%) Linux
4 25 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (7.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (4.95%) Unix
7 12 (4.24%) Windows 10
8 9 (3.18%) CentOS
8 9 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.18%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.77%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (1.77%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.71%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) VMS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.67%) ITIL
2 45 (15.90%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (15.19%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (13.78%) Information Security
5 38 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 34 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (9.54%) Identity Access Management
8 25 (8.83%) SIEM
9 24 (8.48%) Change Management
10 23 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (7.77%) Project Delivery
12 20 (7.07%) Project Management
13 19 (6.71%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.71%) Migration
14 17 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (6.01%) Server Management
15 16 (5.65%) DevOps
16 15 (5.30%) Analytics
16 15 (5.30%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.83%) Python
2 24 (8.48%) PowerShell
3 20 (7.07%) SQL
4 17 (6.01%) Java
5 10 (3.53%) C++
5 10 (3.53%) Perl
6 8 (2.83%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.77%) Ruby
8 4 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (0.35%) Go
9 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (19.08%) CCNA
3 39 (13.78%) CCNP
4 24 (8.48%) Degree
5 17 (6.01%) CISSP
5 17 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.59%) MCSE
7 11 (3.89%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.18%) CCSA
8 9 (3.18%) Check Point Certification
8 9 (3.18%) MCITP
8 9 (3.18%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.83%) AWS Certification
9 8 (2.83%) MCP
9 8 (2.83%) MCTS
10 7 (2.47%) CCDA
10 7 (2.47%) CCIE
11 6 (2.12%) CSPO
11 6 (2.12%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.06%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.01%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.89%) SLA
4 7 (2.47%) GDPR
5 5 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.71%) BS25999
7 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.71%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.35%) NIST
System Software
1 92 (32.51%) Active Directory
2 53 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (15.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.30%) BitLocker
4 15 (5.30%) XenApp
5 12 (4.24%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.53%) Firmware
7 8 (2.83%) Docker
7 8 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.77%) NFS
10 4 (1.41%) LXC
10 4 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.41%) vSphere
11 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.35%) vCloud
13 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (6.71%) Ansible
2 15 (5.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (5.30%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.59%) SCCM
4 11 (3.89%) Terraform
5 10 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (3.53%) Puppet
5 10 (3.53%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.12%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.12%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.12%) Packer
7 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.77%) Nagios
8 4 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.71%) Nessus
9 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 124 (43.82%) Cisco
2 94 (33.22%) Microsoft
3 85 (30.04%) VMware
4 41 (14.49%) Juniper
5 40 (14.13%) CheckPoint
6 32 (11.31%) Palo Alto
6 32 (11.31%) SolarWinds
7 29 (10.25%) Citrix
8 27 (9.54%) Fortinet
9 24 (8.48%) HP
10 21 (7.42%) Meraki
11 18 (6.36%) Dell
12 16 (5.65%) Veeam
13 15 (5.30%) McAfee
14 14 (4.95%) F5
14 14 (4.95%) NetApp
15 13 (4.59%) FireEye
16 12 (4.24%) Oracle
17 11 (3.89%) Mitel
17 11 (3.89%) Symantec