The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 211 239 212
Rank change year-on-year +28 -27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.049% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.051% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 4
Median salary £43,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £50,000 £34,550
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £48,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4575 5918 4877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.87% 96.37% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4813 4169
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) CCSE
4 2 (40.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) CCSA
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (20.00%) VPLS
5 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Aruba
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Multicast
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPLS
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCSA
3 2 (40.00%) CCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (20.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Meraki
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (20.00%) VMware