Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 39 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 451 359 684
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.00% 5.52% 5.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.93% 31.94% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 375 274 522
10th Percentile £27,350 £27,500 £26,025
25th Percentile £34,125 £35,000 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £56,875 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1,291 1,124 2,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.31% 17.27% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 884 1,607
10th Percentile £26,625 £26,250 £24,530
25th Percentile £33,287 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,887 £54,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,675 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -15 278 £50,000 +5.26% 62
East Midlands +5 176 £39,810 -9.52% 47
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 199 (44.12%) Windows
2 195 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 175 (38.80%) Azure
4 167 (37.03%) Active Directory
5 158 (35.03%) Cisco
6 146 (32.37%) VMware
7 138 (30.60%) Microsoft 365
8 130 (28.82%) WAN
9 127 (28.16%) LAN
10 115 (25.50%) Windows Server
11 104 (23.06%) Social Skills
12 100 (22.17%) VPN
13 94 (20.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 85 (18.85%) Linux
15 84 (18.63%) Hyper-V
16 80 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
17 76 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 73 (16.19%) MS Exchange
19 71 (15.74%) DNS
20 68 (15.08%) Citrix
21 66 (14.63%) Data Centre
22 65 (14.41%) ITIL
23 64 (14.19%) Information Security
24 63 (13.97%) Windows 10
25 62 (13.75%) CCNP
25 62 (13.75%) PowerShell
26 61 (13.53%) AWS
27 59 (13.08%) Cybersecurity
27 59 (13.08%) TCP/IP
28 55 (12.20%) Problem-Solving

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 73 (16.19%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.22%) Apache
4 10 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.22%) nginx
5 9 (2.00%) IIS
6 8 (1.77%) JBoss
6 8 (1.77%) SAS
6 8 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.89%) CMS
10 3 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.44%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 175 (38.80%) Azure
2 138 (30.60%) Microsoft 365
3 61 (13.53%) AWS
4 26 (5.76%) IaaS
5 25 (5.54%) OneDrive
6 23 (5.10%) PaaS
7 22 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (3.55%) SaaS
9 15 (3.33%) Amazon EKS
10 8 (1.77%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.55%) AWS CodeCommit
11 7 (1.55%) AWS CodePipeline
11 7 (1.55%) GCP
11 7 (1.55%) GitHub
11 7 (1.55%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (28.82%) WAN
2 127 (28.16%) LAN
3 100 (22.17%) VPN
4 71 (15.74%) DNS
5 59 (13.08%) TCP/IP
6 43 (9.53%) Wireless
7 42 (9.31%) VoIP
8 40 (8.87%) VLAN
9 38 (8.43%) Network Security
10 36 (7.98%) DHCP
11 30 (6.65%) BGP
12 29 (6.43%) WLAN
13 27 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (5.99%) OSPF
14 25 (5.54%) Internet
14 25 (5.54%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (5.32%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (4.66%) SD-WAN
17 19 (4.21%) MPLS
18 18 (3.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.66%) MySQL
4 11 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.44%) Redis
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.22%) Power BI
8 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.55%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.55%) GitLab
3 7 (1.55%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.67%) JIRA
6 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 104 (23.06%) Social Skills
2 28 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.43%) Digital Economy
5 18 (3.99%) Public Sector
6 17 (3.77%) Finance
7 14 (3.10%) Law
7 14 (3.10%) Presentation Skills
8 11 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (2.22%) Back Office
10 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.33%) Banking
12 6 (1.33%) Games
12 6 (1.33%) Legal
12 6 (1.33%) Publishing
12 6 (1.33%) Retail
13 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.44%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (18.63%) Analyst
1 84 (18.63%) Network Engineer
2 76 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (11.53%) Support Engineer
4 49 (10.86%) IT Engineer
5 42 (9.31%) Architect
6 35 (7.76%) IT Support
7 28 (6.21%) Support Analyst
8 26 (5.76%) Infrastructure Support
9 23 (5.10%) Security Engineer
10 22 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (4.66%) Security Analyst
12 20 (4.43%) IT Analyst
13 19 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (4.21%) Project Support Engineer
14 18 (3.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 18 (3.99%) Security Architect
14 18 (3.99%) Server Engineer
15 17 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.33%) .NET
2 13 (2.88%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.66%) AngularJS
3 12 (2.66%) Node.js
3 12 (2.66%) YAML
4 10 (2.22%) Web Services
5 9 (2.00%) .NET Core
6 8 (1.77%) Azure Blueprints
6 8 (1.77%) REST
7 7 (1.55%) Django
7 7 (1.55%) Express
7 7 (1.55%) MEAN Stack
7 7 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (1.33%) JSON
9 5 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.89%) ISPF
10 4 (0.89%) LDAP
10 4 (0.89%) RESTful
11 3 (0.67%) CSS
11 3 (0.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (5.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.10%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.10%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.00%) PKI
8 8 (1.77%) AS400
9 7 (1.55%) iPhone
9 7 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.55%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.11%) Fibre Optics
10 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 199 (44.12%) Windows
2 115 (25.50%) Windows Server
3 85 (18.85%) Linux
4 63 (13.97%) Windows 10
5 44 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (7.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 30 (6.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.66%) Unix
10 18 (3.99%) CentOS
11 15 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 15 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (2.88%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.22%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.33%) Android
16 2 (0.44%) Fedora
16 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.44%) SUSE
17 1 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (14.41%) ITIL
3 64 (14.19%) Information Security
4 59 (13.08%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (11.97%) DevOps
7 47 (10.42%) SIEM
8 39 (8.65%) Project Delivery
9 36 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (7.32%) Load Balancing
11 31 (6.87%) Security Operations
12 29 (6.43%) Migration
13 26 (5.76%) Mentoring
13 26 (5.76%) Network Design
14 25 (5.54%) Penetration Testing
14 25 (5.54%) Project Management
15 24 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (5.10%) Change Management
16 23 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 62 (13.75%) PowerShell
2 45 (9.98%) SQL
3 36 (7.98%) Python
4 29 (6.43%) Bash Shell
5 21 (4.66%) C#
6 15 (3.33%) PHP
6 15 (3.33%) Ruby
7 13 (2.88%) Java
8 10 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.00%) C++
9 9 (2.00%) Perl
10 7 (1.55%) C
10 7 (1.55%) VB
11 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (13.75%) CCNP
3 46 (10.20%) CCNA
4 20 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.21%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.99%) CISSP
7 17 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 16 (3.55%) Degree
9 11 (2.44%) MCSA
9 11 (2.44%) MCSE
10 10 (2.22%) CCDP
11 9 (2.00%) CISM
12 8 (1.77%) CCIE
13 7 (1.55%) MCITP
14 6 (1.33%) CCDA
14 6 (1.33%) CISA
15 5 (1.11%) AWS Certification
15 5 (1.11%) CCENT
15 5 (1.11%) ISSAP
16 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.65%) SLA
2 28 (6.21%) GDPR
3 25 (5.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (2.88%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.00%) NIST
6 4 (0.89%) PMO
7 3 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.44%) COBIT
8 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.22%) GRC
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 167 (37.03%) Active Directory
2 84 (18.63%) Hyper-V
3 76 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (6.43%) XenApp
5 20 (4.43%) Docker
5 20 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.10%) BitLocker
8 12 (2.66%) NFS
9 11 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.44%) vSphere
10 5 (1.11%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.67%) Firmware
11 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.44%) Postfix
12 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (6.87%) Ansible
2 25 (5.54%) Terraform
3 20 (4.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (4.21%) Puppet
5 18 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.77%) Kubernetes
6 17 (3.77%) SCCM
7 11 (2.44%) Backup Exec
7 11 (2.44%) CASB
8 8 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (1.77%) HAProxy
8 8 (1.77%) Rundeck
9 7 (1.55%) Nagios
10 6 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.33%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.33%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 5 (1.11%) SCOM
12 4 (0.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 195 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 158 (35.03%) Cisco
3 146 (32.37%) VMware
4 68 (15.08%) Citrix
5 42 (9.31%) CheckPoint
6 37 (8.20%) Juniper
7 33 (7.32%) Meraki
8 31 (6.87%) Oracle
9 29 (6.43%) Fortinet
10 28 (6.21%) SolarWinds
11 24 (5.32%) HP
11 24 (5.32%) Veeam
12 23 (5.10%) F5
12 23 (5.10%) Sun
13 22 (4.88%) Dell
13 22 (4.88%) Palo Alto
13 22 (4.88%) Sophos
14 18 (3.99%) SonicWALL
15 17 (3.77%) Red Hat
16 14 (3.10%) Aruba