Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 459 651 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.51% 5.63% 4.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.78% 35.13% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 384 511 519
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -3.61% +7.79%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,950
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1595 1853 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.68% 16.02% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1297 1436 1539
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +4.61% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,500 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17 November 2017.

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 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 -13 205 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Warwickshire +3 48 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire -6 42 £32,500 -7.14%
Worcestershire -8 41 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Coventry -14 41 £37,000 -16.85% 5
Solihull +16 33 £29,500 +13.46% 3
Shropshire -8 27 £55,000 +37.50%
Wolverhampton +3 4 £33,000 -22.35%
Wednesbury - 3 £36,000 -
Herefordshire -6 2 £40,000 -11.11%
West Bromwich -8 2 £22,250 -41.45%
Sutton Coldfield +9 1 £42,500 +112.50%
Walsall +3 1 £18,000 -18.18%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 249 (54.25%) Cisco
2 202 (44.01%) WAN
3 195 (42.48%) Windows
4 172 (37.47%) LAN
5 164 (35.73%) Cisco Certification
6 156 (33.99%) VMware
7 137 (29.85%) Microsoft
8 136 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 115 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 111 (24.18%) CCNP
11 109 (23.75%) CCNA
12 102 (22.22%) ITIL
13 98 (21.35%) Windows Server
14 94 (20.48%) Juniper
15 93 (20.26%) CheckPoint
16 87 (18.95%) VPN
17 84 (18.30%) MS Exchange
18 83 (18.08%) TCP/IP
19 81 (17.65%) Network Security
20 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
21 78 (16.99%) Citrix
21 78 (16.99%) Data Centre
22 77 (16.78%) Hyper-V
23 76 (16.56%) HP
24 67 (14.60%) Linux
24 67 (14.60%) Cisco ASA
25 64 (13.94%) Office 365
26 62 (13.51%) DNS
27 60 (13.07%) OSPF
28 57 (12.42%) MPLS

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 84 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (3.27%) Apache
3 15 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.96%) IIS
6 8 (1.74%) CMS
6 8 (1.74%) nginx
7 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.65%) WordPress
11 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.44%) Drupal
11 2 (0.44%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.44%) Sonic ESB
12 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Workfront
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (13.94%) Office 365
3 45 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.49%) IaaS
4 16 (3.49%) PaaS
5 7 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.53%) SaaS
6 5 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.87%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.65%) G Suite
8 3 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.44%) Linode
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 202 (44.01%) WAN
2 172 (37.47%) LAN
3 87 (18.95%) VPN
4 83 (18.08%) TCP/IP
5 81 (17.65%) Network Security
6 67 (14.60%) Cisco ASA
7 62 (13.51%) DNS
8 60 (13.07%) OSPF
9 57 (12.42%) MPLS
10 56 (12.20%) SAN
11 53 (11.55%) BGP
12 49 (10.68%) Wireless
13 48 (10.46%) DHCP
14 40 (8.71%) VoIP
15 36 (7.84%) VLAN
16 30 (6.54%) IPsec
17 26 (5.66%) SSL
18 21 (4.58%) WLAN
19 20 (4.36%) Internet
20 18 (3.92%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.74%) MySQL
5 6 (1.31%) MariaDB
6 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.09%) Looker
7 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Jenkins
1 6 (1.31%) JIRA
1 6 (1.31%) Vagrant
2 5 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.09%) CMake
2 5 (1.09%) Fiddler
2 5 (1.09%) Hudson
3 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) PEAR
5 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.22%) GDB
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (9.59%) Finance
2 25 (5.45%) Retail
3 20 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.18%) Banking
5 9 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.74%) Legal
6 8 (1.74%) Publishing
7 6 (1.31%) Games
7 6 (1.31%) Marketing
8 5 (1.09%) Back Office
8 5 (1.09%) French Language
8 5 (1.09%) German Language
9 4 (0.87%) Advertising
10 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.65%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 112 (24.40%) Network Engineer
2 90 (19.61%) Analyst
3 45 (9.80%) Architect
4 37 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 34 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (7.19%) Support Analyst
7 30 (6.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 30 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (5.45%) Administrator
9 24 (5.23%) Network Specialist
10 22 (4.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 22 (4.79%) Security Analyst
10 22 (4.79%) Security Engineer
11 20 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 20 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support
12 19 (4.14%) Technical Support
13 18 (3.92%) IT Manager
13 18 (3.92%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.96%) Middleware
2 8 (1.74%) LAMP
2 8 (1.74%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (1.53%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.31%) .NET
4 6 (1.31%) JSON
4 6 (1.31%) Qt
4 6 (1.31%) WAP
5 5 (1.09%) STL
6 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.44%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.44%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.44%) REST
7 2 (0.44%) SOAP
7 2 (0.44%) WCF
8 1 (0.22%) COM
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.99%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 31 (6.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 20 (4.36%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.27%) PKI
7 14 (3.05%) iPad
8 13 (2.83%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.74%) Clustering
10 8 (1.74%) CMDB
11 7 (1.53%) Handset
12 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.09%) Replication
13 5 (1.09%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.87%) CCTV
14 4 (0.87%) EPoS
14 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.65%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 195 (42.48%) Windows
2 98 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 67 (14.60%) Linux
4 24 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.58%) Unix
6 21 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.27%) Windows 10
8 12 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.74%) CentOS
9 8 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.31%) Debian
10 6 (1.31%) Kali Linux
10 6 (1.31%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.87%) Android
13 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.65%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (22.22%) ITIL
2 51 (11.11%) SIEM
3 48 (10.46%) Project Management
4 43 (9.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (9.15%) Line Management
5 42 (9.15%) Service Delivery
6 39 (8.50%) Network Design
6 39 (8.50%) Presales
7 38 (8.28%) Information Security
8 33 (7.19%) Load Balancing
9 32 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (6.97%) PRINCE2
10 29 (6.32%) Business Continuity
10 29 (6.32%) Network Architecture
11 28 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (6.10%) Service Management
12 27 (5.88%) Incident Management
12 27 (5.88%) Network Management
12 27 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
13 25 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.14%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.70%) Python
2 17 (3.70%) SQL
3 16 (3.49%) Java
4 15 (3.27%) Shell Script
5 12 (2.61%) C
5 12 (2.61%) PHP
6 11 (2.40%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.96%) C++
8 7 (1.53%) Ruby
9 6 (1.31%) Perl
10 5 (1.09%) C#
11 3 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 164 (35.73%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (24.18%) CCNP
3 109 (23.75%) CCNA
4 33 (7.19%) Degree
4 33 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (5.66%) CISSP
6 25 (5.45%) MCSE
7 22 (4.79%) Security Cleared
8 19 (4.14%) CCIE
9 18 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (3.27%) SC Cleared
11 14 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (2.83%) MCSA
13 12 (2.61%) CCDP
13 12 (2.61%) GCIH
14 11 (2.40%) CEH
15 9 (1.96%) GCIA
16 8 (1.74%) CCDA
16 8 (1.74%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.74%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (5.23%) SLA
3 17 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.40%) COBIT
5 9 (1.96%) GPG13
6 7 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (1.31%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.87%) BS25999
8 4 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.44%) GDPR
10 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.22%) GCP
11 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 115 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (16.78%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.75%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (4.58%) vSphere
6 17 (3.70%) XenApp
7 13 (2.83%) Docker
8 10 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.96%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.74%) ProxySG
11 6 (1.31%) KVM
11 6 (1.31%) pfSense
11 6 (1.31%) Samba
11 6 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.31%) VirtualBox
11 6 (1.31%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.09%) Firmware
12 5 (1.09%) Snort
13 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.27%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.61%) Backup Exec
2 12 (2.61%) Puppet
2 12 (2.61%) SCCM
3 11 (2.40%) Ansible
4 10 (2.18%) WSUS
5 9 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.53%) Nessus
7 7 (1.53%) QRadar
7 7 (1.53%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.31%) Salt
8 6 (1.31%) SCOM
8 6 (1.31%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.31%) Terraform
9 5 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.09%) HP Fortify
9 5 (1.09%) Packer
10 4 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 249 (54.25%) Cisco
2 156 (33.99%) VMware
3 137 (29.85%) Microsoft
4 94 (20.48%) Juniper
5 93 (20.26%) CheckPoint
6 78 (16.99%) Citrix
7 76 (16.56%) HP
8 57 (12.42%) Fortinet
9 49 (10.68%) NetApp
10 45 (9.80%) Dell
11 43 (9.37%) F5
12 35 (7.63%) EqualLogic
13 23 (5.01%) Veeam
14 21 (4.58%) Palo Alto
15 20 (4.36%) Brocade
15 20 (4.36%) McAfee
16 18 (3.92%) Motorola
17 14 (3.05%) EMC
17 14 (3.05%) SolarWinds
18 12 (2.61%) Sophos