Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 34 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 567 529 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.74% 6.24% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.68% 34.92% 28.90%
Number of salaries quoted 497 394 381
West Midlands median annual salary £46,000 £41,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.52% +7.14% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 1,466 1,515 1,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.02% 17.86% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,038 1,121 1,287
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +7.79% -1.28%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,000 £60,700
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +20 237 £47,500 - 29
Coventry +18 64 £49,362 +35.24% 9
Warwickshire +13 56 £37,500 -34.78% 8
Solihull +1 51 £52,000 +45.45% 9
Shropshire -1 31 £29,000 -10.77% 2
Staffordshire -1 31 £36,500 -2.67% 11
Dudley 0 29 £25,000 -3.85% 1
Worcestershire -17 27 £39,000 -15.22% 3
Herefordshire +1 8 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Wolverhampton +4 2 £30,500 -18.67% 2
Walsall -9 2 £38,250 +56.12% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £24,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £45,000 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 309 (54.50%) Cisco
2 222 (39.15%) Windows
3 187 (32.98%) Microsoft
4 185 (32.63%) WAN
5 182 (32.10%) LAN
6 153 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
7 152 (26.81%) VMware
8 133 (23.46%) Azure
9 129 (22.75%) VPN
10 126 (22.22%) ITIL
11 125 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 124 (21.87%) Windows Server
13 120 (21.16%) Active Directory
14 114 (20.11%) CheckPoint
15 108 (19.05%) Linux
16 101 (17.81%) OSPF
16 101 (17.81%) Hyper-V
17 97 (17.11%) CCNP
18 96 (16.93%) Information Security
19 92 (16.23%) Office 365
20 85 (14.99%) Data Centre
21 83 (14.64%) DNS
22 80 (14.11%) Wireless
23 79 (13.93%) Cybersecurity
24 77 (13.58%) CCNA
25 73 (12.87%) Citrix
26 72 (12.70%) SIEM
27 71 (12.52%) Palo Alto
28 70 (12.35%) HP
28 70 (12.35%) Cisco ASA

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 63 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.17%) IIS
4 14 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.35%) Apache
8 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
9 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 133 (23.46%) Azure
2 92 (16.23%) Office 365
3 58 (10.23%) AWS
4 44 (7.76%) IaaS
5 43 (7.58%) PaaS
6 16 (2.82%) SaaS
6 16 (2.82%) Serverless
7 12 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.23%) Azure Functions
11 6 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.06%) G Suite
12 4 (0.71%) GitHub
13 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.53%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 185 (32.63%) WAN
2 182 (32.10%) LAN
3 129 (22.75%) VPN
4 101 (17.81%) OSPF
5 83 (14.64%) DNS
6 80 (14.11%) Wireless
7 70 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (10.76%) Network Security
9 54 (9.52%) DHCP
9 54 (9.52%) TCP/IP
10 52 (9.17%) BGP
11 51 (8.99%) VLAN
12 41 (7.23%) VoIP
13 38 (6.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 36 (6.35%) MPLS
15 33 (5.82%) Internet
16 32 (5.64%) SAN
17 26 (4.59%) WLAN
18 23 (4.06%) IPsec
18 23 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.35%) Power BI
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 9 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.71%) JIRA
5 2 (0.35%) Ant
5 2 (0.35%) CMake
5 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.18%) Ranorex
General
1 34 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 32 (5.64%) Finance
3 27 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.53%) Retail
5 12 (2.12%) Automotive
6 7 (1.23%) Marketing
7 5 (0.88%) Law
7 5 (0.88%) Legal
8 4 (0.71%) Back Office
8 4 (0.71%) Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (23.28%) Network Engineer
2 95 (16.75%) Analyst
3 47 (8.29%) Architect
4 46 (8.11%) IT Engineer
4 46 (8.11%) IT Support
5 42 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 41 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (6.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 37 (6.53%) Security Analyst
9 36 (6.35%) Technical Specialist
10 34 (6.00%) Network Specialist
11 29 (5.11%) IT Support Engineer
12 24 (4.23%) Consultant
13 23 (4.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 23 (4.06%) Security Architect
14 22 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
14 22 (3.88%) Support Analyst
15 21 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
16 18 (3.17%) Security Engineer
17 16 (2.82%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.76%) Web Services
2 5 (0.88%) Middleware
3 4 (0.71%) LDAP
3 4 (0.71%) SAML
4 2 (0.35%) XML
5 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.18%) COM
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.18%) LAMP
5 1 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.18%) Qt
5 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.18%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.99%) Data Centre
2 50 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.70%) CCTV
4 21 (3.70%) User Experience
5 17 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 17 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 14 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.29%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.94%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.59%) PMI
13 8 (1.41%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.88%) Replication
15 4 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 3 (0.53%) Handset
16 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 222 (39.15%) Windows
2 124 (21.87%) Windows Server
3 108 (19.05%) Linux
4 47 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (4.59%) Windows 10
5 26 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.82%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.65%) Solaris
9 13 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.12%) HPUX
11 10 (1.76%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.59%) CentOS
13 7 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (1.06%) Unix
15 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.53%) AIX
16 3 (0.53%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (22.22%) ITIL
2 96 (16.93%) Information Security
3 79 (13.93%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (12.70%) SIEM
5 67 (11.82%) Mentoring
6 51 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (8.47%) Security Operations
8 43 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (6.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 37 (6.53%) Migration
11 36 (6.35%) Service Delivery
12 34 (6.00%) Incident Management
13 33 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 33 (5.82%) Project Management
14 32 (5.64%) Network Design
15 31 (5.47%) Change Management
15 31 (5.47%) Network Management
16 28 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
17 27 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.05%) PowerShell
2 32 (5.64%) SQL
3 15 (2.65%) Python
4 7 (1.23%) C#
5 5 (0.88%) Java
6 4 (0.71%) C
7 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.53%) C++
8 2 (0.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 153 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (17.11%) CCNP
3 77 (13.58%) CCNA
4 39 (6.88%) CCIE
4 39 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (6.00%) CCDP
6 31 (5.47%) MCSE
7 28 (4.94%) CISSP
7 28 (4.94%) Degree
8 27 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (4.41%) MCSA
10 24 (4.23%) CISM
11 23 (4.06%) CCDA
12 17 (3.00%) JNCIA
12 17 (3.00%) MCP
12 17 (3.00%) Security Cleared
13 11 (1.94%) HND
13 11 (1.94%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.76%) CEH
14 10 (1.76%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.05%) SLA
2 48 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.53%) ISO 9001
4 15 (2.65%) GDPR
4 15 (2.65%) PCI DSS
5 12 (2.12%) COBIT
6 7 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.23%) NIST
7 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (1.06%) QA
8 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.35%) NCSC
8 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) BS25999
System Software
1 125 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (21.16%) Active Directory
3 101 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 32 (5.64%) XenApp
5 24 (4.23%) XenDesktop
6 18 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.47%) vSphere
9 13 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.23%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.71%) Docker
12 4 (0.71%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.53%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.35%) NFS
14 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 22 (3.88%) FortiGate
2 20 (3.53%) SCCM
3 17 (3.00%) Backup Exec
3 17 (3.00%) QRadar
4 14 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (1.76%) SCOM
6 9 (1.59%) Ansible
6 9 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.59%) WSUS
7 7 (1.23%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.88%) Cacti
9 5 (0.88%) Terraform
10 4 (0.71%) Icinga
10 4 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.71%) Packer
10 4 (0.71%) Puppet
11 3 (0.53%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 309 (54.50%) Cisco
2 187 (32.98%) Microsoft
3 152 (26.81%) VMware
4 114 (20.11%) CheckPoint
5 73 (12.87%) Citrix
6 71 (12.52%) Palo Alto
7 70 (12.35%) HP
8 68 (11.99%) Juniper
9 66 (11.64%) Fortinet
10 57 (10.05%) NetApp
11 48 (8.47%) Red Hat
12 29 (5.11%) F5
13 26 (4.59%) Dell
14 23 (4.06%) Veeam
15 22 (3.88%) Symantec
16 21 (3.70%) SolarWinds
16 21 (3.70%) SonicWALL
16 21 (3.70%) Splunk
17 20 (3.53%) LogRhythm
18 19 (3.35%) Huawei