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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 51 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 255 289 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.40% 4.70% 4.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.47% 30.84% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 215 243 201
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,000 £65,600
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 719 937 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.23% 15.23% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 590 749 676
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +12 115 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Warwickshire +37 32 £40,000 -0.62%
Solihull +6 23 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Worcestershire -12 23 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Herefordshire -1 20 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Coventry -1 17 £37,500 -14.77% 2
Shropshire +8 13 £32,750 -31.05% 2
Staffordshire -6 8 £23,000 -38.66% 2
Wolverhampton +6 2 £27,250 -24.30% 1
Dudley +6 1 £25,000 +19.04%
West Bromwich -1 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 372 (65.84%) Cisco
2 259 (45.84%) Cisco Certification
3 200 (35.40%) CCNA
4 192 (33.98%) WAN
5 181 (32.04%) CCNP
6 174 (30.80%) Network Security
7 168 (29.73%) LAN
8 166 (29.38%) Windows
9 120 (21.24%) CheckPoint
10 117 (20.71%) DNS
10 117 (20.71%) Active Directory
11 116 (20.53%) Data Centre
12 115 (20.35%) SIEM
13 107 (18.94%) ITIL
14 104 (18.41%) VMware
14 104 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
15 102 (18.05%) OSPF
16 101 (17.88%) Microsoft
16 101 (17.88%) VPN
17 94 (16.64%) Windows Server
18 85 (15.04%) Linux
19 82 (14.51%) MPLS
20 74 (13.10%) HP
21 72 (12.74%) TCP/IP
22 71 (12.57%) VLAN
23 66 (11.68%) Presales
24 65 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
25 64 (11.33%) VoIP
26 63 (11.15%) DHCP
26 63 (11.15%) Hyper-V

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 45 (7.96%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.78%) IIS
3 21 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.88%) Site Server
6 5 (0.88%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.35%) CMS
9 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS Project
3 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Northgate Housing
1 5 (0.88%) Workfront
2 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.66%) Office 365
2 12 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.53%) SaaS
7 2 (0.35%) G Suite
7 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (33.98%) WAN
2 174 (30.80%) Network Security
3 168 (29.73%) LAN
4 117 (20.71%) DNS
5 104 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
6 102 (18.05%) OSPF
7 101 (17.88%) VPN
8 82 (14.51%) MPLS
9 72 (12.74%) TCP/IP
10 71 (12.57%) VLAN
11 64 (11.33%) VoIP
12 63 (11.15%) DHCP
13 62 (10.97%) Wireless
14 60 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 56 (9.91%) BGP
16 46 (8.14%) SAN
16 46 (8.14%) SSL
17 41 (7.26%) Cisco IOS
18 33 (5.84%) IPv6
19 32 (5.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.88%) ZAP BI
3 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.35%) Big Data
4 2 (0.35%) GIS
4 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.18%) Redis
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.77%) Burp Suite
1 10 (1.77%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.18%) GDB
2 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.18%) GitLab
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
General
1 41 (7.26%) Finance
1 41 (7.26%) Telecoms
2 15 (2.65%) Publishing
3 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.24%) Retail
5 5 (0.88%) Law
5 5 (0.88%) Marketing
6 4 (0.71%) Back Office
7 3 (0.53%) Local Government
8 2 (0.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.35%) Banking
8 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 235 (41.59%) Network Engineer
2 74 (13.10%) Analyst
3 62 (10.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 59 (10.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 54 (9.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 47 (8.32%) Security Engineer
7 45 (7.96%) Support Engineer
8 40 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (6.90%) Security Analyst
10 35 (6.19%) Consultant
11 32 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
12 28 (4.96%) Architect
13 26 (4.60%) Administrator
13 26 (4.60%) Network Support
13 26 (4.60%) Network Support Engineer
14 22 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 21 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
15 21 (3.72%) Technical Specialist
16 20 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 19 (3.36%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.72%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.59%) Middleware
3 3 (0.53%) .NET
3 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 2 (0.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.18%) LAMP
5 1 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.18%) OAuth
5 1 (0.18%) OpenID
5 1 (0.18%) Qt
5 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (20.53%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 19 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (2.65%) CMDB
8 13 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 12 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
9 12 (2.12%) iPad
9 12 (2.12%) PKI
10 10 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.77%) HP StoreVirtual
11 9 (1.59%) Handset
12 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.53%) Clustering
14 3 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 166 (29.38%) Windows
2 94 (16.64%) Windows Server
3 85 (15.04%) Linux
4 54 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (8.50%) Unix
6 41 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.30%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.12%) VyOS
10 8 (1.42%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.71%) Android
12 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.71%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.53%) Solaris
13 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.35%) SIEM
2 107 (18.94%) ITIL
3 66 (11.68%) Presales
4 61 (10.80%) Project Management
4 61 (10.80%) Service Delivery
5 60 (10.62%) Mentoring
6 53 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
7 52 (9.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 51 (9.03%) Load Balancing
8 51 (9.03%) Network Design
9 49 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 45 (7.96%) Vulnerability Management
11 40 (7.08%) Change Control
11 40 (7.08%) Information Security
12 37 (6.55%) Network Management
13 36 (6.37%) Penetration Testing
13 36 (6.37%) Security Operations
14 33 (5.84%) Software Engineering
15 27 (4.78%) PRINCE2
15 27 (4.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.84%) SQL
2 12 (2.12%) Java
3 6 (1.06%) Perl
4 5 (0.88%) Korn
4 5 (0.88%) Python
5 4 (0.71%) PHP
5 4 (0.71%) Ruby
6 3 (0.53%) C
6 3 (0.53%) C#
6 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.18%) Go
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 259 (45.84%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (35.40%) CCNA
3 181 (32.04%) CCNP
4 56 (9.91%) CISSP
5 55 (9.73%) CCIE
6 53 (9.38%) Degree
7 48 (8.50%) Security Cleared
8 35 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (6.02%) MCSE
10 33 (5.84%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (5.49%) SC Cleared
12 30 (5.31%) CISM
13 29 (5.13%) CEH
14 24 (4.25%) GIAC
15 20 (3.54%) GCIH
16 17 (3.01%) CCSA
17 15 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (2.65%) GCIA
17 15 (2.65%) LPIC
18 14 (2.48%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (10.80%) PCI DSS
2 30 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.72%) SLA
4 19 (3.36%) GPG13
5 17 (3.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (1.24%) PMO
8 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.35%) BS25999
10 1 (0.18%) ISO27002
System Software
1 117 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 65 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (11.15%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.89%) vSphere
5 20 (3.54%) Firmware
6 19 (3.36%) Forefront TMG
7 14 (2.48%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.59%) XenApp
10 8 (1.42%) Snort
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.53%) pfSense
12 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.35%) XenServer
14 1 (0.18%) Ceph
14 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.18%) KVM
14 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (3.89%) Backup Exec
1 22 (3.89%) QRadar
1 22 (3.89%) SCCM
2 20 (3.54%) SCOM
3 17 (3.01%) Nagios
4 15 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.24%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.88%) Nessus
8 5 (0.88%) Netcool
8 5 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.88%) RSA enVision
9 4 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.53%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 372 (65.84%) Cisco
2 120 (21.24%) CheckPoint
3 104 (18.41%) VMware
4 101 (17.88%) Microsoft
5 74 (13.10%) HP
6 58 (10.27%) F5
7 53 (9.38%) Juniper
8 51 (9.03%) Fortinet
9 49 (8.67%) Palo Alto
10 43 (7.61%) Citrix
11 40 (7.08%) IBM
12 38 (6.73%) SonicWALL
13 34 (6.02%) Avaya
14 33 (5.84%) SolarWinds
15 30 (5.31%) Dell
16 28 (4.96%) NetApp
17 26 (4.60%) Cyberoam
18 21 (3.72%) Intel Security
19 20 (3.54%) Mitel
19 20 (3.54%) Red Hat
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
The SmartList
Posted: 27 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Dependant on experience
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24495.00 - £26625.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago