Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 468 476 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.93% 4.75% 4.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.95% 31.19% 32.74%
Number of salaries quoted 337 435 506
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.78% -12.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,600 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,650 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,512 1,526 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.94% 15.21% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 1,236 1,482
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,250 £24,259
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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 +12 299 £40,000 -20.00% 17
Shropshire +35 44 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Coventry -5 33 £40,000 - 6
Solihull +2 17 £28,000 -25.33% 8
Worcestershire -10 13 £30,591 -32.02% 7
Warwickshire -38 13 £32,500 -10.96% 5
Dudley - 13 £26,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -9 12 £36,250 +16.94% 2
Staffordshire -9 9 £28,500 -1.72% 7
Herefordshire +16 3 £45,000 -
Walsall +1 1 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 272 (58.12%) Cisco
2 186 (39.74%) ITIL
3 184 (39.32%) CheckPoint
4 180 (38.46%) Windows
5 178 (38.03%) VMware
6 174 (37.18%) Data Centre
7 161 (34.40%) WAN
8 159 (33.97%) Active Directory
9 141 (30.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 135 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
10 135 (28.85%) LAN
11 132 (28.21%) HP
12 124 (26.50%) Windows Server
13 122 (26.07%) Self-Motivation
14 121 (25.85%) Microsoft
14 121 (25.85%) Service Delivery
14 121 (25.85%) Fortinet
15 113 (24.15%) CCNP
15 113 (24.15%) VPN
16 103 (22.01%) F5
17 90 (19.23%) OSPF
18 88 (18.80%) Project Management
18 88 (18.80%) Continuous Improvement
19 85 (18.16%) MS Exchange
20 82 (17.52%) Linux
21 80 (17.09%) Juniper
21 80 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
22 75 (16.03%) Load Balancing
23 74 (15.81%) Citrix
24 73 (15.60%) PRINCE2

Firewall
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:

Application Platforms
1 85 (18.16%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (4.70%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.14%) IIS
6 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
9 2 (0.43%) JBoss
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (12.61%) Office 365
3 58 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (6.20%) IaaS
5 25 (5.34%) PaaS
6 12 (2.56%) SaaS
7 5 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.85%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 161 (34.40%) WAN
2 135 (28.85%) LAN
3 113 (24.15%) VPN
4 90 (19.23%) OSPF
5 73 (15.60%) DNS
6 71 (15.17%) IPsec
7 63 (13.46%) SAN
8 62 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
8 62 (13.25%) TCP/IP
9 59 (12.61%) DHCP
10 53 (11.32%) Wireless
11 52 (11.11%) VoIP
12 48 (10.26%) BGP
13 44 (9.40%) VLAN
14 43 (9.19%) MPLS
15 37 (7.91%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (7.26%) FWSM
16 34 (7.26%) SSL
17 33 (7.05%) Network Security
18 30 (6.41%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.07%) MySQL
5 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (7.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.71%) Hudson
4 7 (1.50%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.43%) Chocolatey
6 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.21%) GDB
7 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.21%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (8.55%) Finance
2 23 (4.91%) Retail
3 17 (3.63%) Publishing
4 13 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.28%) Legal
6 5 (1.07%) Advertising
7 4 (0.85%) Billing
7 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (19.66%) Network Engineer
2 70 (14.96%) Analyst
3 45 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 44 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (8.12%) Architect
6 36 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 34 (7.26%) Support Analyst
8 28 (5.98%) Network Support
9 25 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (5.34%) Consultant
10 24 (5.13%) Technical Support
11 21 (4.49%) Network Specialist
11 21 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (4.49%) Technical Leader
12 20 (4.27%) Network Analyst
12 20 (4.27%) Team Leader
13 19 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 19 (4.06%) IT Support
13 19 (4.06%) Network Consultant
13 19 (4.06%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.42%) LDAP
2 6 (1.28%) .NET
3 5 (1.07%) COM
3 5 (1.07%) HTML
3 5 (1.07%) Middleware
4 4 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.85%) CSS
4 4 (0.85%) jQuery
4 4 (0.85%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.21%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 174 (37.18%) Data Centre
2 122 (26.07%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (9.40%) Computer Science
4 37 (7.91%) PKI
5 23 (4.91%) Driving Licence
6 22 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (4.27%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.63%) CMDB
9 12 (2.56%) Virtual Team
10 11 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.92%) Clustering
12 7 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.28%) EPoS
13 6 (1.28%) Fintech
14 5 (1.07%) HP StoreVirtual
15 4 (0.85%) Graphic Design
15 4 (0.85%) User Experience
16 3 (0.64%) CCTV
16 3 (0.64%) Fat Client
16 3 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 180 (38.46%) Windows
2 124 (26.50%) Windows Server
3 82 (17.52%) Linux
4 61 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.99%) Windows 10
10 13 (2.78%) Windows 7
10 13 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.92%) Unix
12 5 (1.07%) CentOS
13 4 (0.85%) AIX
13 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.85%) Solaris
14 3 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.43%) Android
16 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (39.74%) ITIL
2 121 (25.85%) Service Delivery
3 88 (18.80%) Continuous Improvement
3 88 (18.80%) Project Management
4 75 (16.03%) Load Balancing
5 73 (15.60%) PRINCE2
6 69 (14.74%) Presales
7 62 (13.25%) Line Management
8 54 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 51 (10.90%) Service Management
10 49 (10.47%) ITIL V3
11 48 (10.26%) IT Strategy
12 47 (10.04%) Network Management
13 46 (9.83%) Network Design
14 45 (9.62%) Information Security
14 45 (9.62%) Software Engineering
15 41 (8.76%) Due Diligence
16 39 (8.33%) SIEM
17 38 (8.12%) Disaster Recovery
18 37 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.12%) SQL
2 23 (4.91%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.49%) Python
4 17 (3.63%) Java
5 16 (3.42%) Ruby
6 10 (2.14%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.14%) Go
7 5 (1.07%) VB
7 5 (1.07%) VBScript
8 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.85%) PHP
9 2 (0.43%) C#
10 1 (0.21%) C
10 1 (0.21%) Delphi
10 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (24.15%) CCNP
3 72 (15.38%) Degree
4 69 (14.74%) ITIL Certification
5 51 (10.90%) CCNA
6 42 (8.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (6.84%) PMI Certification
7 32 (6.84%) PMP
8 29 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (5.98%) CISSP
9 28 (5.98%) Security Cleared
10 26 (5.56%) SC Cleared
11 23 (4.91%) MCSA
11 23 (4.91%) MCSE
12 20 (4.27%) CompTIA Security+
13 19 (4.06%) CEH
14 17 (3.63%) ISEB
15 12 (2.56%) MCP
16 11 (2.35%) CCDP
17 9 (1.92%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (6.84%) SLA
3 26 (5.56%) COBIT
4 17 (3.63%) GPG13
5 14 (2.99%) PCI DSS
6 10 (2.14%) GDPR
7 3 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) COSO
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (33.97%) Active Directory
2 141 (30.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 42 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (4.91%) vSphere
6 14 (2.99%) Firmware
7 12 (2.56%) Docker
8 7 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.28%) XenApp
10 5 (1.07%) Squid
11 4 (0.85%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.85%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.21%) Snort
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (4.27%) QRadar
2 18 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
3 12 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.35%) Puppet
4 11 (2.35%) Terraform
5 9 (1.92%) Ansible
5 9 (1.92%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.71%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (1.71%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.71%) Nagios
6 8 (1.71%) Packer
7 7 (1.50%) Consul
7 7 (1.50%) Grafana
7 7 (1.50%) Graphite
7 7 (1.50%) Opsview
7 7 (1.50%) Salt
7 7 (1.50%) SCCM
7 7 (1.50%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 272 (58.12%) Cisco
2 184 (39.32%) CheckPoint
3 178 (38.03%) VMware
4 132 (28.21%) HP
5 121 (25.85%) Fortinet
5 121 (25.85%) Microsoft
6 103 (22.01%) F5
7 80 (17.09%) Juniper
8 74 (15.81%) Citrix
9 41 (8.76%) NetApp
10 28 (5.98%) Red Hat
11 25 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.70%) Meraki
13 20 (4.27%) Tripwire
14 19 (4.06%) Brocade
15 17 (3.63%) EMC
16 15 (3.21%) CA
16 15 (3.21%) Nokia
17 14 (2.99%) Dell
17 14 (2.99%) IBM