Firewall Jobs in the West Midlands

Firewall
England > West Midlands

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 24 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 30 74 76
Rank change year-on-year +44 +2 -30
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 335 294 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.19% 4.02% 3.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.33% 29.52% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 303 207 223
10th Percentile £26,550 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
75th Percentile £56,250 £63,750 £56,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £80,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 922 996 1,061
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.02% 13.62% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 802 583 738
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,425
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -9.33%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £55,188
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £49,500 £51,918 £51,000
% change year-on-year -4.66% +1.80% +2.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 February 2024.

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 24 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +24 122 £47,500 -20.83% 25
Staffordshire +22 58 £39,000 +7.59% 21
Warwickshire +68 35 £52,500 +8.81% 9
Worcestershire +4 34 £46,250 +10.12% 5
Coventry +43 26 £47,000 +11.90% 5
Solihull +2 8 £27,000 -26.03% 8
Shropshire -1 8 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wolverhampton +18 5 £21,500 -67.30% 1
Tipton - 4 £24,000 -
Dudley - 4 £26,000 - 2
Halesowen - 3 £40,000 -
Walsall - 3 - - 3
Herefordshire +1 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Wednesbury - 1 £50,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (14.03%) Microsoft Exchange
2 32 (9.55%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.37%) IIS
4 10 (2.99%) nginx
5 6 (1.79%) Confluence
5 6 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 172 (51.34%) Azure
2 136 (40.60%) Microsoft 365
3 81 (24.18%) Entra ID
4 27 (8.06%) AWS
5 12 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.28%) Azure Logic Apps
7 7 (2.09%) Azure Sentinel
8 6 (1.79%) IaaS
9 5 (1.49%) GCP
9 5 (1.49%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.49%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.49%) SaaS
10 4 (1.19%) Google Workspace
10 4 (1.19%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.90%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.60%) Azure DevOps
12 2 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.60%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (30.15%) WAN
2 76 (22.69%) LAN
3 63 (18.81%) DNS
4 59 (17.61%) DHCP
5 54 (16.12%) VPN
6 46 (13.73%) Wireless
7 43 (12.84%) Network Security
8 38 (11.34%) TCP/IP
9 33 (9.85%) SD-WAN
10 32 (9.55%) SAN
11 30 (8.96%) MPLS
12 29 (8.66%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (8.06%) VLAN
14 26 (7.76%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (5.97%) OSPF
16 16 (4.78%) PBX
16 16 (4.78%) WLAN
17 14 (4.18%) BGP
17 14 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.99%) MySQL
4 7 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.19%) Power BI
6 2 (0.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.28%) Git
2 10 (2.99%) GNU Toolchain
2 10 (2.99%) JIRA
2 10 (2.99%) Subversion
3 8 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (21.49%) Social Skills
2 46 (13.73%) Finance
3 21 (6.27%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.78%) Retail
6 13 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.28%) Local Government
7 11 (3.28%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (2.99%) Law
9 9 (2.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.79%) Legal
11 5 (1.49%) Games
12 4 (1.19%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.90%) Marketing
13 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.30%) Advertising
14 1 (0.30%) Automotive
14 1 (0.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (20.30%) Network Engineer
2 62 (18.51%) Senior
3 51 (15.22%) IT Engineer
4 48 (14.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (12.54%) Support Engineer
6 37 (11.04%) Analyst
7 31 (9.25%) IT Support
8 23 (6.87%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (6.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 20 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
10 20 (5.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 19 (5.67%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (5.07%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.48%) Security Analyst
13 15 (4.48%) Security Engineer
14 14 (4.18%) Architect
15 13 (3.88%) IT Technician
15 13 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
16 12 (3.58%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.37%) REST
1 18 (5.37%) WebRTC
2 10 (2.99%) Node.js
2 10 (2.99%) POSIX
3 2 (0.60%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.60%) EDI
3 2 (0.60%) LAMP
3 2 (0.60%) V-Ray
4 1 (0.30%) .NET
4 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.06%) Clustering
1 27 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.97%) Replication
3 19 (5.67%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (4.18%) Wiki
6 11 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (2.69%) CCTV
8 9 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.49%) IoT
10 5 (1.49%) Operational Technology
10 5 (1.49%) Security Posture
11 4 (1.19%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.19%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (48.66%) Windows
2 104 (31.04%) Windows Server
3 48 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (14.03%) Linux
5 40 (11.94%) Windows 10
6 34 (10.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (9.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (4.78%) Unix
9 9 (2.69%) Mac OS
10 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.19%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.90%) SUSE
13 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
2 72 (21.49%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 39 (11.64%) ITIL
5 33 (9.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (7.46%) Validation
7 22 (6.57%) Load Balancing
7 22 (6.57%) Project Delivery
8 21 (6.27%) High Availability
9 20 (5.97%) Information Security
9 20 (5.97%) Security Operations
10 19 (5.67%) Customer Service
10 19 (5.67%) Risk Management
11 15 (4.48%) Network Design
11 15 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (4.18%) Change Control
12 14 (4.18%) Cloud Security
12 14 (4.18%) Network Virtualisation
12 14 (4.18%) Service Delivery
12 14 (4.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.36%) SQL
2 22 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.58%) C
4 11 (3.28%) C++
5 10 (2.99%) Bash
6 9 (2.69%) Perl
6 9 (2.69%) Python
7 4 (1.19%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 43 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (10.75%) SC Cleared
4 29 (8.66%) CCNA
5 23 (6.87%) CCNP
6 21 (6.27%) Degree
7 14 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.39%) MCSE
9 6 (1.79%) CISSP
9 6 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.49%) Azure Certification
10 5 (1.49%) CISM
10 5 (1.49%) CREST Certified
10 5 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (1.49%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.19%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.19%) MCP
12 3 (0.90%) CCIE
12 3 (0.90%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.87%) Cyber Essentials
2 22 (6.57%) GDPR
3 17 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (3.88%) NIST
5 11 (3.28%) SLA
6 8 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (1.49%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 121 (36.12%) Active Directory
2 84 (25.07%) Hyper-V
2 84 (25.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.09%) XenApp
5 7 (2.09%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.60%) Docker
8 2 (0.60%) Firmware
8 2 (0.60%) NFS
8 2 (0.60%) pfSense
9 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (14.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 23 (6.87%) SCCM
3 18 (5.37%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.69%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (2.39%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (1.49%) EdgeSight
7 4 (1.19%) Autotask
7 4 (1.19%) Terraform
7 4 (1.19%) WSUS
8 3 (0.90%) Ansible
8 3 (0.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.60%) Cacti
9 2 (0.60%) Icinga
9 2 (0.60%) Nagios
9 2 (0.60%) Nessus
10 1 (0.30%) CASB
10 1 (0.30%) SCOM
10 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 153 (45.67%) Microsoft
2 123 (36.72%) Cisco
3 114 (34.03%) VMware
4 50 (14.93%) CheckPoint
5 36 (10.75%) Palo Alto
6 34 (10.15%) Fortinet
7 33 (9.85%) Juniper
8 30 (8.96%) Veeam
9 29 (8.66%) Meraki
10 25 (7.46%) Aruba
11 18 (5.37%) Citrix
12 16 (4.78%) HP
13 14 (4.18%) Sophos
14 11 (3.28%) Dell
15 9 (2.69%) Apple
16 7 (2.09%) Draytek
16 7 (2.09%) EqualLogic
16 7 (2.09%) NetApp
16 7 (2.09%) SolarWinds
17 6 (1.79%) SonicWALL