Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 36 51
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 431 621 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.40% 5.93% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.30% 36.15% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 350 492 446
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.61% +7.79%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,638 £25,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £58,750
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 1,471 1,718 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.01% 16.39% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,165 1,331 1,345
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -5 190 £40,000 - 17
Coventry -24 50 £41,000 -6.82% 9
Solihull +5 39 £29,500 -15.71% 5
Worcestershire -9 39 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Warwickshire -18 37 £47,500 +25.00% 4
Staffordshire -9 36 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Wolverhampton +3 13 £30,500 -28.24% 2
Shropshire -11 13 £25,000 -41.18% 8
Walsall +6 7 £30,500 +35.56% 1
Sutton Coldfield -5 3 £42,500 +112.50%
Wednesbury - 3 £36,000 -
Herefordshire -12 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Dudley -4 1 £30,000 -6.25%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 200 (46.40%) Windows
2 199 (46.17%) Cisco
3 177 (41.07%) VMware
4 174 (40.37%) WAN
5 169 (39.21%) LAN
6 150 (34.80%) Active Directory
7 145 (33.64%) Microsoft
8 132 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 128 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
10 114 (26.45%) Windows Server
11 107 (24.83%) ITIL
12 99 (22.97%) Juniper
12 99 (22.97%) Hyper-V
13 88 (20.42%) VPN
14 85 (19.72%) MS Exchange
15 84 (19.49%) CCNP
16 83 (19.26%) CCNA
16 83 (19.26%) CheckPoint
17 79 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
18 77 (17.87%) Data Centre
19 75 (17.40%) Citrix
19 75 (17.40%) Linux
20 71 (16.47%) HP
20 71 (16.47%) Office 365
21 59 (13.69%) TCP/IP
22 57 (13.23%) Fortinet
23 55 (12.76%) SIEM
24 54 (12.53%) SAN
25 52 (12.06%) Disaster Recovery
26 50 (11.60%) Network Security

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 85 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.25%) Apache
4 13 (3.02%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.32%) IIS
7 7 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.70%) WordPress
11 2 (0.46%) CMS
11 2 (0.46%) Drupal
11 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (0.46%) nginx
12 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.23%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 35 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Workfront
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (16.47%) Office 365
3 34 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.64%) IaaS
5 16 (3.71%) PaaS
6 8 (1.86%) SaaS
7 7 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.93%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.46%) Linode
12 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 174 (40.37%) WAN
2 169 (39.21%) LAN
3 88 (20.42%) VPN
4 59 (13.69%) TCP/IP
5 54 (12.53%) SAN
6 50 (11.60%) Network Security
7 49 (11.37%) DNS
8 47 (10.90%) OSPF
9 45 (10.44%) MPLS
9 45 (10.44%) VoIP
10 42 (9.74%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (8.12%) BGP
11 35 (8.12%) DHCP
11 35 (8.12%) Wireless
12 33 (7.66%) VLAN
13 32 (7.42%) Internet
14 30 (6.96%) IPsec
15 26 (6.03%) WLAN
16 25 (5.80%) SSL
17 16 (3.71%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.78%) MySQL
3 11 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.86%) CMake
1 8 (1.86%) JIRA
1 8 (1.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (1.39%) Hudson
2 6 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.46%) PEAR
4 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.23%) GDB
4 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.23%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (9.28%) Finance
2 18 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.55%) Retail
4 8 (1.86%) Marketing
5 6 (1.39%) Publishing
6 5 (1.16%) Legal
7 4 (0.93%) Advertising
7 4 (0.93%) Back Office
7 4 (0.93%) Banking
7 4 (0.93%) French Language
7 4 (0.93%) German Language
8 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Law
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 95 (22.04%) Network Engineer
2 84 (19.49%) Analyst
3 36 (8.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (8.12%) Architect
5 33 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
6 31 (7.19%) Support Engineer
7 28 (6.50%) Support Analyst
8 26 (6.03%) IT Manager
9 24 (5.57%) Security Engineer
10 23 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (5.10%) Security Analyst
12 20 (4.64%) Consultant
13 19 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
13 19 (4.41%) Network Specialist
14 18 (4.18%) Administrator
15 17 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 17 (3.94%) Active Directory Support
15 17 (3.94%) Exchange Support
15 17 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 17 (3.94%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.86%) .NET
1 8 (1.86%) 802.1X
1 8 (1.86%) Qt
1 8 (1.86%) STL
2 7 (1.62%) LAMP
3 6 (1.39%) JSON
3 6 (1.39%) Middleware
4 5 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.16%) CSS
4 5 (1.16%) HTML
5 4 (0.93%) jQuery
6 2 (0.46%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.46%) VXML
6 2 (0.46%) Web Services
7 1 (0.23%) SOAP
7 1 (0.23%) WSH
7 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 45 (10.44%) Management Information System
3 43 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 20 (4.64%) Driving Licence
6 18 (4.18%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.94%) PKI
8 12 (2.78%) Clustering
9 9 (2.09%) iPad
10 7 (1.62%) Handset
10 7 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.39%) CMDB
11 6 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.16%) Replication
12 5 (1.16%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.93%) CCTV
13 4 (0.93%) Cyberattack
13 4 (0.93%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 200 (46.40%) Windows
2 114 (26.45%) Windows Server
3 75 (17.40%) Linux
4 38 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.87%) Windows 10
6 21 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.48%) CentOS
7 15 (3.48%) Unix
8 10 (2.32%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.09%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.39%) Android
10 6 (1.39%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.16%) Debian
12 4 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.70%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (24.83%) ITIL
2 55 (12.76%) SIEM
3 52 (12.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (11.14%) Line Management
4 48 (11.14%) Service Delivery
5 47 (10.90%) Presales
6 44 (10.21%) Project Management
7 38 (8.82%) Information Security
8 36 (8.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (7.42%) Business Continuity
9 32 (7.42%) PRINCE2
10 31 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (7.19%) Service Management
11 30 (6.96%) Network Monitoring
12 27 (6.26%) Change Management
12 27 (6.26%) Root Cause Analysis
13 26 (6.03%) Load Balancing
13 26 (6.03%) Problem Management
14 25 (5.80%) Software Engineering
15 24 (5.57%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.87%) Python
2 19 (4.41%) Java
3 17 (3.94%) SQL
4 15 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.78%) Ruby
7 11 (2.55%) C++
7 11 (2.55%) PHP
8 9 (2.09%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.62%) C
10 6 (1.39%) Perl
11 5 (1.16%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.93%) C#
13 3 (0.70%) VB
14 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (19.49%) CCNP
3 83 (19.26%) CCNA
4 32 (7.42%) Degree
5 30 (6.96%) CISSP
6 27 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (4.64%) MCSE
8 17 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (3.71%) Security Cleared
10 14 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (3.02%) SSCP
12 12 (2.78%) GCIH
12 12 (2.78%) MCSA
12 12 (2.78%) PMI Certification
12 12 (2.78%) PMP
13 11 (2.55%) CEH
13 11 (2.55%) CISM
13 11 (2.55%) SC Cleared
14 10 (2.32%) CCIE
15 9 (2.09%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.03%) SLA
3 16 (3.71%) COBIT
4 11 (2.55%) GPG13
5 9 (2.09%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.70%) GDPR
6 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.70%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 150 (34.80%) Active Directory
2 132 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (22.97%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.96%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (4.64%) vSphere
6 12 (2.78%) XenApp
7 8 (1.86%) Docker
7 8 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.62%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.39%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.16%) iptables
10 5 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.93%) Snort
12 3 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.46%) Gluster
13 2 (0.46%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.32%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.86%) FortiGate
3 8 (1.86%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.86%) Puppet
4 7 (1.62%) Ansible
4 7 (1.62%) Packer
4 7 (1.62%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (1.39%) SCCM
5 6 (1.39%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.39%) Terraform
5 6 (1.39%) WSUS
6 5 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.93%) QRadar
7 4 (0.93%) SCOM
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.70%) Nagios
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 199 (46.17%) Cisco
2 177 (41.07%) VMware
3 145 (33.64%) Microsoft
4 99 (22.97%) Juniper
5 83 (19.26%) CheckPoint
6 75 (17.40%) Citrix
7 71 (16.47%) HP
8 57 (13.23%) Fortinet
9 46 (10.67%) F5
10 40 (9.28%) Dell
11 38 (8.82%) NetApp
12 28 (6.50%) EqualLogic
13 24 (5.57%) Brocade
14 16 (3.71%) Red Hat
14 16 (3.71%) Sophos
15 15 (3.48%) McAfee
15 15 (3.48%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.48%) Veeam
16 14 (3.25%) EMC
17 13 (3.02%) Motorola