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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 45 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 231 303 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.47% 4.87% 5.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.35% 33.26% 34.41%
Number of salaries quoted 176 245 270
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.12% -8.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.40% -2.35%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 787 911 866
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.21% 14.64% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 614 726 772
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,198 £24,475
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 98 £48,500 +14.11% 10
Warwickshire +19 31 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Coventry -15 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Staffordshire +26 20 £30,000 - 5
Worcestershire -7 19 £44,454 +7.11% 4
Shropshire +7 16 £55,000 +69.23% 4
Solihull -14 7 £25,500 -21.53% 2
Wolverhampton +9 4 £35,500 -1.38% 1
Herefordshire -8 2 £45,000 +20.00%
West Bromwich +5 1 - - 1
Walsall +1 1 £40,000 +19.40%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 325 (66.33%) Cisco
2 221 (45.10%) Cisco Certification
3 173 (35.31%) Windows
4 166 (33.88%) WAN
5 164 (33.47%) CCNA
6 159 (32.45%) CCNP
7 123 (25.10%) LAN
8 118 (24.08%) Network Security
9 112 (22.86%) VPN
10 108 (22.04%) Active Directory
11 107 (21.84%) DNS
12 106 (21.63%) ITIL
12 106 (21.63%) Data Centre
13 105 (21.43%) CheckPoint
14 99 (20.20%) VMware
15 98 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 91 (18.57%) Linux
17 90 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
18 89 (18.16%) Windows Server
19 82 (16.73%) MPLS
20 81 (16.53%) TCP/IP
21 80 (16.33%) OSPF
22 76 (15.51%) Juniper
23 70 (14.29%) SIEM
24 65 (13.27%) DHCP
25 64 (13.06%) HP
26 62 (12.65%) BGP
27 61 (12.45%) Hyper-V
28 57 (11.63%) Degree
29 56 (11.43%) VLAN

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 46 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 34 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.90%) IIS
4 14 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.22%) Apache
6 6 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.02%) nginx
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.41%) JBoss
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.20%) Site Server
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Northgate Housing
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Workfront
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.96%) Office 365
3 29 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (3.06%) IaaS
4 15 (3.06%) PaaS
5 6 (1.22%) SaaS
6 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.82%) G Suite
8 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 166 (33.88%) WAN
2 123 (25.10%) LAN
3 118 (24.08%) Network Security
4 112 (22.86%) VPN
5 107 (21.84%) DNS
6 90 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
7 82 (16.73%) MPLS
8 81 (16.53%) TCP/IP
9 80 (16.33%) OSPF
10 65 (13.27%) DHCP
11 62 (12.65%) BGP
12 56 (11.43%) VLAN
13 52 (10.61%) Cisco IOS
14 51 (10.41%) Wireless
15 46 (9.39%) SAN
16 38 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (7.76%) SSL
17 36 (7.35%) VoIP
18 27 (5.51%) IPv4
19 26 (5.31%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.22%) Big Data
3 5 (1.02%) MariaDB
3 5 (1.02%) MySQL
4 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.82%) Looker
4 4 (0.82%) ZAP BI
5 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.20%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 13 (2.65%) Fiddler
2 9 (1.84%) Burp Suite
3 5 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
General
1 32 (6.53%) Finance
2 31 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.65%) Publishing
4 9 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.84%) Retail
5 8 (1.63%) Back Office
6 6 (1.22%) Banking
6 6 (1.22%) Games
6 6 (1.22%) Marketing
7 3 (0.61%) Automotive
7 3 (0.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.41%) French Language
8 2 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 205 (41.84%) Network Engineer
2 61 (12.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 55 (11.22%) Analyst
4 54 (11.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 53 (10.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 42 (8.57%) Support Engineer
7 36 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (6.94%) Architect
9 33 (6.73%) Administrator
10 32 (6.53%) Security Engineer
11 28 (5.71%) Network Support
12 27 (5.51%) Network Support Engineer
13 23 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (4.49%) Consultant
15 21 (4.29%) Design Engineer
15 21 (4.29%) Network Administrator
16 20 (4.08%) IT Support
17 18 (3.67%) Security Analyst
17 18 (3.67%) SOC Analyst
18 17 (3.47%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.86%) Middleware
2 11 (2.24%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.22%) .NET
3 6 (1.22%) JSON
3 6 (1.22%) WAP
4 5 (1.02%) LAMP
4 5 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.41%) J2EE
7 1 (0.20%) CSS
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) Qt
7 1 (0.20%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (21.63%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 25 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.88%) iPad
6 15 (3.06%) PKI
7 13 (2.65%) CMDB
7 13 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.45%) HP StoreVirtual
9 10 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (1.84%) Handset
11 8 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (1.22%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (1.02%) Life Science
15 4 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.61%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 173 (35.31%) Windows
2 91 (18.57%) Linux
3 89 (18.16%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.57%) Unix
5 40 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.65%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.45%) VyOS
9 12 (2.45%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.02%) Debian
10 5 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.82%) Android
11 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.82%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.63%) ITIL
2 70 (14.29%) SIEM
3 55 (11.22%) Network Design
4 49 (10.00%) Project Management
5 46 (9.39%) Load Balancing
5 46 (9.39%) Mentoring
5 46 (9.39%) Service Delivery
6 41 (8.37%) Network Management
7 40 (8.16%) Presales
8 39 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 38 (7.76%) Cybersecurity
9 38 (7.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 34 (6.94%) Network Monitoring
11 31 (6.33%) Information Security
12 29 (5.92%) Change Control
12 29 (5.92%) Software Engineering
12 29 (5.92%) Vulnerability Management
13 27 (5.51%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (4.69%) High Availability
14 23 (4.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.10%) SQL
2 13 (2.65%) Java
2 13 (2.65%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.04%) Python
4 7 (1.43%) Perl
5 6 (1.22%) PHP
5 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.02%) Korn
7 2 (0.41%) C
7 2 (0.41%) Ruby
7 2 (0.41%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) C#
8 1 (0.20%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 221 (45.10%) Cisco Certification
2 164 (33.47%) CCNA
3 159 (32.45%) CCNP
4 57 (11.63%) Degree
5 46 (9.39%) CCIE
6 43 (8.78%) Security Cleared
7 31 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
8 29 (5.92%) CISSP
8 29 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (5.71%) SC Cleared
10 26 (5.31%) MCSE
11 25 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 19 (3.88%) GIAC
13 16 (3.27%) CCDP
13 16 (3.27%) CCIP
13 16 (3.27%) JNCIE
13 16 (3.27%) JNCIP
14 15 (3.06%) GCIH
14 15 (3.06%) MCP
15 14 (2.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.22%) PCI DSS
2 27 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.47%) SLA
4 13 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.22%) BS25999
7 5 (1.02%) PMO
8 4 (0.82%) GPG13
8 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.82%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) GDPR
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 108 (22.04%) Active Directory
2 61 (12.45%) Hyper-V
3 56 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.49%) Firmware
5 21 (4.29%) vSphere
6 14 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.45%) Snort
9 8 (1.63%) pfSense
9 8 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.43%) Docker
11 6 (1.22%) XenApp
12 5 (1.02%) KVM
12 5 (1.02%) Samba
12 5 (1.02%) VirtualBox
12 5 (1.02%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.61%) XenServer
15 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (5.10%) SCOM
2 21 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 19 (3.88%) SCCM
4 15 (3.06%) Nagios
5 13 (2.65%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.63%) Nessus
6 8 (1.63%) QRadar
7 7 (1.43%) Ansible
7 7 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.22%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.22%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.02%) Netcool
9 5 (1.02%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 5 (1.02%) Puppet
9 5 (1.02%) Salt
10 4 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.82%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.82%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 325 (66.33%) Cisco
2 105 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 99 (20.20%) VMware
4 98 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 76 (15.51%) Juniper
6 64 (13.06%) HP
7 52 (10.61%) Palo Alto
8 48 (9.80%) Fortinet
9 44 (8.98%) Citrix
10 41 (8.37%) F5
11 32 (6.53%) SolarWinds
12 29 (5.92%) NetApp
13 28 (5.71%) Avaya
14 23 (4.69%) SonicWALL
15 21 (4.29%) Dell
15 21 (4.29%) ProCurve
16 20 (4.08%) IBM
17 18 (3.67%) LogRhythm
17 18 (3.67%) Mitel
18 16 (3.27%) Red Hat
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + shift allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Direct Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: £23,164 - £26,829 + 32 days annual leave + generous pension schemes +
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Mobile Fun
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