Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 54 38
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 +17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 522 449 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.37% 4.46% 5.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.66% 28.97% 35.50%
Number of salaries quoted 390 381 498
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,925
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 1,506 1,550 1,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.37% 15.39% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,111 1,264 1,372
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +7 218 £45,000 +2.86% 27
Shropshire +29 50 £32,500 +16.07% 7
Coventry +13 48 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Solihull +10 43 £33,500 +13.56% 4
Staffordshire +30 39 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Worcestershire -8 36 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Dudley +7 29 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Warwickshire +14 20 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Wolverhampton +12 15 £37,500 +20.97%
Herefordshire -1 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Brierley Hill - 3 £28,500 -
Walsall -3 1 £24,500 -19.67%
Halesowen - 1 £26,000 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 321 (61.49%) Cisco
2 200 (38.31%) Windows
3 193 (36.97%) WAN
4 165 (31.61%) VMware
5 158 (30.27%) LAN
6 150 (28.74%) CheckPoint
7 147 (28.16%) Microsoft
7 147 (28.16%) Data Centre
8 141 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
9 134 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 133 (25.48%) Windows Server
11 131 (25.10%) VPN
12 116 (22.22%) Active Directory
13 115 (22.03%) CCNP
14 113 (21.65%) ITIL
15 106 (20.31%) OSPF
16 105 (20.11%) HP
17 98 (18.77%) Linux
18 96 (18.39%) Service Delivery
18 96 (18.39%) Hyper-V
19 89 (17.05%) Citrix
20 86 (16.48%) NetApp
21 85 (16.28%) Self-Motivation
22 81 (15.52%) Juniper
23 80 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
24 79 (15.13%) Fortinet
25 77 (14.75%) BGP
26 76 (14.56%) Continuous Improvement
27 72 (13.79%) F5
28 71 (13.60%) Wireless

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 64 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.87%) IIS
6 13 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (3.26%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (9.39%) Office 365
4 29 (5.56%) IaaS
5 27 (5.17%) PaaS
6 9 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.53%) SaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.15%) Serverless
9 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) Datadog
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) Route 53
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (36.97%) WAN
2 158 (30.27%) LAN
3 131 (25.10%) VPN
4 106 (20.31%) OSPF
5 77 (14.75%) BGP
6 71 (13.60%) Wireless
7 69 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
8 66 (12.64%) Network Security
9 60 (11.49%) TCP/IP
10 58 (11.11%) VLAN
11 55 (10.54%) MPLS
12 50 (9.58%) VoIP
13 49 (9.39%) DNS
13 49 (9.39%) SAN
14 44 (8.43%) DHCP
15 39 (7.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 39 (7.47%) IPsec
16 35 (6.70%) Internet
17 32 (6.13%) Intrusion Detection
18 26 (4.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.15%) Big Data
3 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.19%) HBase
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.19%) Redis
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (2.30%) Hudson
4 12 (2.30%) Vagrant
5 8 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (1.53%) Subversion
5 8 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.19%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (9.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (4.79%) Finance
3 15 (2.87%) Publishing
4 13 (2.49%) Retail
5 8 (1.53%) Billing
6 6 (1.15%) Marketing
7 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Back Office
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 143 (27.39%) Network Engineer
2 86 (16.48%) Analyst
3 56 (10.73%) Architect
4 42 (8.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 37 (7.09%) Consultant
6 35 (6.70%) Support Analyst
7 31 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (5.56%) Technical Support
9 26 (4.98%) IT Support
10 24 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (4.41%) NOC Engineer
11 23 (4.41%) Support Engineer
12 22 (4.21%) IT Analyst
13 21 (4.02%) Presales Consultant
14 17 (3.26%) IT Support Analyst
15 16 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
15 16 (3.07%) Implementation Engineer
15 16 (3.07%) Senior Implementation Engineer
15 16 (3.07%) Technical Architect
15 16 (3.07%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.77%) Middleware
2 3 (0.57%) Web Services
3 2 (0.38%) LDAP
4 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.19%) CGI
4 1 (0.19%) COM
4 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.19%) Memcached
4 1 (0.19%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 147 (28.16%) Data Centre
2 85 (16.28%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (6.32%) Management Information System
5 24 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (3.83%) Virtual Team
7 17 (3.26%) HP StoreVirtual
7 17 (3.26%) PKI
8 16 (3.07%) CMDB
9 13 (2.49%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.53%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.53%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.34%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.15%) Handset
14 5 (0.96%) Replication
15 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 200 (38.31%) Windows
2 133 (25.48%) Windows Server
3 98 (18.77%) Linux
4 43 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.26%) Unix
9 14 (2.68%) Windows 10
10 12 (2.30%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.77%) AIX
13 4 (0.77%) Solaris
14 3 (0.57%) CentOS
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (21.65%) ITIL
2 96 (18.39%) Service Delivery
3 76 (14.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 71 (13.60%) Presales
5 62 (11.88%) Network Management
6 61 (11.69%) Project Management
6 61 (11.69%) SIEM
7 53 (10.15%) Load Balancing
8 52 (9.96%) Capacity Planning
9 51 (9.77%) Mentoring
10 49 (9.39%) Information Security
10 49 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (9.20%) Software Engineering
12 47 (9.00%) Computer Science
13 46 (8.81%) IT Strategy
14 45 (8.62%) Service Management
15 42 (8.05%) Data Protection
16 41 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 40 (7.66%) ITIL V3
18 35 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.58%) SQL
2 34 (6.51%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.98%) Python
4 21 (4.02%) Java
5 18 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.07%) Go
6 16 (3.07%) Ruby
7 6 (1.15%) C#
8 2 (0.38%) C
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) Delphi
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) R
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (22.03%) CCNP
3 63 (12.07%) Degree
4 58 (11.11%) CCNA
5 43 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (8.24%) Security Cleared
6 41 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (6.32%) SC Cleared
9 31 (5.94%) MCSE
10 26 (4.98%) CISSP
11 25 (4.79%) MCSA
12 23 (4.41%) MCP
13 17 (3.26%) CCDP
13 17 (3.26%) CCIE
14 16 (3.07%) CEH
15 15 (2.87%) CompTIA Security+
15 15 (2.87%) ISEB
15 15 (2.87%) PMI Certification
15 15 (2.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.39%) GDPR
2 42 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (7.85%) SLA
4 17 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (2.87%) GPG13
6 14 (2.68%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.77%) COBIT
9 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.19%) COSO
10 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.19%) IASME
10 1 (0.19%) PMO
10 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 134 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 96 (18.39%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.56%) vSphere
5 27 (5.17%) XenApp
6 25 (4.79%) Firmware
7 23 (4.41%) XenDesktop
8 18 (3.45%) Terminal Services
9 17 (3.26%) Forefront TMG
10 16 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.49%) Docker
12 10 (1.92%) XenServer
13 8 (1.53%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.96%) Snort
16 4 (0.77%) PowerHA
17 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
18 1 (0.19%) pfSense
18 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (3.07%) Nagios
2 15 (2.87%) Ansible
3 14 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.49%) Puppet
4 13 (2.49%) Terraform
5 12 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (2.30%) Consul
5 12 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (2.30%) Grafana
5 12 (2.30%) Graphite
5 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.30%) Opsview
5 12 (2.30%) Packer
5 12 (2.30%) Salt
5 12 (2.30%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.92%) SCVMM
7 9 (1.72%) SCCM
8 7 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 321 (61.49%) Cisco
2 165 (31.61%) VMware
3 150 (28.74%) CheckPoint
4 147 (28.16%) Microsoft
5 105 (20.11%) HP
6 89 (17.05%) Citrix
7 86 (16.48%) NetApp
8 81 (15.52%) Juniper
9 79 (15.13%) Fortinet
10 72 (13.79%) F5
11 31 (5.94%) Dell
12 29 (5.56%) Red Hat
13 27 (5.17%) SonicWALL
14 25 (4.79%) Nokia
15 19 (3.64%) SolarWinds
16 18 (3.45%) Meraki
17 17 (3.26%) EMC
18 16 (3.07%) McAfee
19 13 (2.49%) EqualLogic
19 13 (2.49%) Mitel