Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 29 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 213 538 497
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.42% 6.93% 5.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.30% 35.00% 33.05%
Number of salaries quoted 167 514 390
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% -8.89%
10th Percentile £28,550 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 621 1,537 1,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.70% 19.79% 16.39%
Number of salaries quoted 478 1,144 1,047
Median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,650 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -28 55 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Solihull +5 45 £46,500 -11.43%
Staffordshire +41 44 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Warwickshire +23 31 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Coventry +16 14 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Worcestershire +12 7 £44,500 +14.10% 3
Sutton Coldfield +12 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Herefordshire +22 2 £41,250 -1.79%
Shropshire +11 2 £27,500 -3.51% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 100 (46.95%) Windows
2 98 (46.01%) Cisco
3 81 (38.03%) VMware
4 79 (37.09%) Azure
5 78 (36.62%) Microsoft
6 76 (35.68%) WAN
7 71 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 68 (31.92%) LAN
8 68 (31.92%) Problem-Solving
9 64 (30.05%) Office 365
10 62 (29.11%) VPN
11 59 (27.70%) Windows Server
12 57 (26.76%) Hyper-V
13 50 (23.47%) Active Directory
14 48 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (20.19%) Citrix
16 41 (19.25%) Wireless
16 41 (19.25%) Enterprise Storage
16 41 (19.25%) Line Management
17 40 (18.78%) Process Improvement
17 40 (18.78%) Change Management
17 40 (18.78%) DNS
18 37 (17.37%) OSPF
18 37 (17.37%) PowerShell
19 36 (16.90%) Palo Alto
19 36 (16.90%) CCNA
20 35 (16.43%) CheckPoint
20 35 (16.43%) MPLS
20 35 (16.43%) VLAN
20 35 (16.43%) Data Centre

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 30 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (3.76%) IIS
4 7 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.94%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 79 (37.09%) Azure
2 64 (30.05%) Office 365
3 24 (11.27%) IaaS
4 19 (8.92%) AWS
5 17 (7.98%) PaaS
6 9 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (4.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 9 (4.23%) Amazon S3
6 9 (4.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (4.23%) CloudFront
6 9 (4.23%) Firebase
6 9 (4.23%) Route 53
6 9 (4.23%) SaaS
6 9 (4.23%) Serverless
7 4 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 76 (35.68%) WAN
2 68 (31.92%) LAN
3 62 (29.11%) VPN
4 41 (19.25%) Wireless
5 40 (18.78%) DNS
6 37 (17.37%) OSPF
7 35 (16.43%) MPLS
7 35 (16.43%) VLAN
8 33 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
9 29 (13.62%) TCP/IP
10 28 (13.15%) BGP
10 28 (13.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (12.21%) Network Security
12 24 (11.27%) EIGRP
12 24 (11.27%) Internet
12 24 (11.27%) SAN
13 23 (10.80%) iSCSI
14 21 (9.86%) DHCP
15 15 (7.04%) Spanning Tree
16 13 (6.10%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.47%) Power BI
General
1 9 (4.23%) Games
2 8 (3.76%) Finance
2 8 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.29%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.82%) Law
4 6 (2.82%) Retail
5 4 (1.88%) Legal
6 3 (1.41%) Police
7 2 (0.94%) Back Office
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (30.52%) Network Engineer
2 35 (16.43%) Analyst
3 26 (12.21%) Infrastructure Support
4 19 (8.92%) Support Analyst
5 18 (8.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 18 (8.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 17 (7.98%) IT Engineer
7 16 (7.51%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) Architect
11 9 (4.23%) Network Support
11 9 (4.23%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) NOC Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.76%) Security Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) Security Analyst
14 6 (2.82%) IT Support Engineer
14 6 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
14 6 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.76%) LDAP
2 6 (2.82%) XMPP
3 3 (1.41%) SAML
4 1 (0.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 35 (16.43%) Data Centre
3 27 (12.68%) Management Information System
4 16 (7.51%) Driving Licence
5 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.76%) PKI
7 7 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.35%) Clustering
9 4 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.41%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.41%) Replication
10 3 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.94%) Handset
12 1 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.47%) BYOD
12 1 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 100 (46.95%) Windows
2 59 (27.70%) Windows Server
3 14 (6.57%) Linux
4 9 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.82%) Unix
6 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.92%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (19.25%) Line Management
3 40 (18.78%) Change Management
3 40 (18.78%) Process Improvement
4 35 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 33 (15.49%) Information Security
5 33 (15.49%) ITIL
6 30 (14.08%) Problem Management
7 29 (13.62%) SIEM
8 27 (12.68%) Server Management
9 25 (11.74%) Decision-Making
10 23 (10.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (10.33%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (9.39%) Security Management
14 18 (8.45%) Data Protection
14 18 (8.45%) Network Design
15 17 (7.98%) Commercial Awareness
16 16 (7.51%) Strategic Planning
17 15 (7.04%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.29%) SQL
3 5 (2.35%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.35%) Python
3 5 (2.35%) VBScript
4 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (16.90%) CCNA
3 29 (13.62%) CCNP
4 15 (7.04%) Degree
5 12 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.23%) CISSP
8 8 (3.76%) CCIE
9 7 (3.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 7 (3.29%) SANS
10 6 (2.82%) MCSE
11 5 (2.35%) MCSA
12 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.41%) GCFA
12 3 (1.41%) GCIA
12 3 (1.41%) GCIH
12 3 (1.41%) GREM
13 2 (0.94%) CISM
13 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (10.33%) BS25999
2 22 (10.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 20 (9.39%) SLA
4 9 (4.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.88%) GDPR
6 3 (1.41%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.94%) RMADS
8 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 71 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (26.76%) Hyper-V
3 50 (23.47%) Active Directory
4 25 (11.74%) XenApp
4 25 (11.74%) XenDesktop
5 23 (10.80%) NFS
6 22 (10.33%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.88%) Docker
9 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.94%) vSphere
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (11.74%) Backup Exec
2 22 (10.33%) FortiGate
3 14 (6.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (6.57%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (4.23%) SCOM
5 8 (3.76%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.82%) QRadar
7 5 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.88%) CASB
8 4 (1.88%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.41%) CSIRT
9 3 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.41%) SCCM
10 2 (0.94%) Nagios
10 2 (0.94%) Terraform
11 1 (0.47%) Nessus
11 1 (0.47%) OPNET
11 1 (0.47%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 98 (46.01%) Cisco
2 81 (38.03%) VMware
3 78 (36.62%) Microsoft
4 43 (20.19%) Citrix
5 36 (16.90%) Palo Alto
6 35 (16.43%) CheckPoint
7 33 (15.49%) Juniper
8 30 (14.08%) Veeam
9 27 (12.68%) Fortinet
10 23 (10.80%) Sophos
11 21 (9.86%) SolarWinds
12 19 (8.92%) NetApp
13 18 (8.45%) Dell
14 17 (7.98%) Meraki
15 15 (7.04%) EqualLogic
16 14 (6.57%) HP
17 13 (6.10%) McAfee
18 12 (5.63%) F5
19 9 (4.23%) Dynatrace
19 9 (4.23%) Oracle