Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 56 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 42 59 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.53% 4.73% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.82% 31.38% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 29 60 35
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £23,514 £27,750 £28,050
90th Percentile £37,500 £49,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year -3.75% -5.33% +9.74%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 132 188 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.09% 15.06% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 109 157 171
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89% +26.67%
10th Percentile £21,125 £22,900 £22,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Staffordshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Staffordshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Staffordshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Stoke-on-Trent +18 12 £32,500 -7.14%
Tamworth 0 12 - -
Burton-upon-Trent +5 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Cannock +3 5 £32,500 -13.33%
Lichfield -8 2 £26,250 -25.00%
Stafford -4 1 £25,000 -41.18%
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 26 (61.90%) LAN
3 22 (52.38%) WAN
4 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (45.24%) Windows
6 18 (42.86%) CCNA
7 15 (35.71%) HP
8 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 13 (30.95%) CCNP
8 13 (30.95%) Fortinet
9 12 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
9 12 (28.57%) Juniper
9 12 (28.57%) Motorola
9 12 (28.57%) MPLS
9 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
10 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 8 (19.05%) ITIL
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (16.67%) VMware
13 6 (14.29%) Wireless
13 6 (14.29%) WLAN
13 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
13 6 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
14 5 (11.90%) Skype
14 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
14 5 (11.90%) XenApp
14 5 (11.90%) Citrix
14 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
15 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) LAN
2 22 (52.38%) WAN
3 12 (28.57%) MPLS
3 12 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
4 6 (14.29%) Wireless
4 6 (14.29%) WLAN
5 5 (11.90%) Skype
6 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.14%) VLAN
7 3 (7.14%) VoIP
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.76%) VPN
9 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.38%) Network Security
9 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Administrator
2 12 (28.57%) Network Administrator
3 10 (23.81%) Network Specialist
4 8 (19.05%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) IT Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) IT Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Network Field Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
9 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (4.76%) Customer Acquisition
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) ERP
6 1 (2.38%) High Availability
6 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Server Hardening
6 1 (2.38%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (42.86%) CCNA
3 13 (30.95%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (2.38%) CCSA
6 1 (2.38%) MCSE
6 1 (2.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) Docker
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.38%) Snort
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (2.38%) Kibana
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Packer
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) HP
3 13 (30.95%) Fortinet
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 12 (28.57%) Juniper
4 12 (28.57%) Motorola
5 7 (16.67%) VMware
6 5 (11.90%) Citrix
7 2 (4.76%) Apple
7 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.76%) Mitel
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) Virgin Media
8 1 (2.38%) AppSense
8 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.38%) Dell
8 1 (2.38%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam