Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Firewall Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 329 323
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 15 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.095% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.099% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 7
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £35,250 £37,250 £21,800
90th Percentile £65,600 £53,000 £55,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% -5.43% -6.60%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +33 12 £55,000 +5.77%
Shropshire -2 1 £26,500 -37.65%
Warwickshire - 1 £53,500 -
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Juniper
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (40.00%) ProxySG
6 6 (40.00%) Matrix Management
6 6 (40.00%) Network Security
6 6 (40.00%) McAfee
7 5 (33.33%) CCNA
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) Banking
7 5 (33.33%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) Network Management
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) BGP
8 4 (26.67%) OSPF
9 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
9 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
9 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
10 1 (6.67%) Cyber Intelligence
10 1 (6.67%) Threat Intelligence
10 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) Network Security
5 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.67%) IOS XR
7 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Matrix Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (6.67%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNA
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCSA
3 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
2 11 (73.33%) Juniper
3 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (40.00%) McAfee
4 5 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL