Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 61 44
Rank change year-on-year +26 -17 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 498 433 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.71% 4.40% 5.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.69% 27.83% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 372 370 489
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,900
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,478 1,556 1,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.96% 15.83% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 1,254 1,394
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +18 262 £49,500 +2.06% 27
Shropshire +39 56 £52,500 -4.55% 7
Coventry +10 40 £37,000 -7.50% 10
Solihull +4 28 £28,500 +9.62% 10
Dudley - 27 £26,000 - 2
Staffordshire -5 20 £41,500 +32.80% 10
Wolverhampton +15 16 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Worcestershire -11 16 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Warwickshire -11 14 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Herefordshire +14 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Walsall 0 1 £24,500 -38.75%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 313 (62.85%) Cisco
2 188 (37.75%) Windows
3 186 (37.35%) CheckPoint
4 180 (36.14%) VMware
5 177 (35.54%) WAN
6 163 (32.73%) Data Centre
7 141 (28.31%) Cisco Certification
8 140 (28.11%) LAN
8 140 (28.11%) ITIL
9 139 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 133 (26.71%) Active Directory
11 131 (26.31%) VPN
12 127 (25.50%) Microsoft
13 125 (25.10%) HP
14 124 (24.90%) CCNP
15 123 (24.70%) Windows Server
16 103 (20.68%) Self-Motivation
17 100 (20.08%) Service Delivery
18 97 (19.48%) Fortinet
19 96 (19.28%) F5
20 95 (19.08%) OSPF
21 92 (18.47%) Linux
22 90 (18.07%) Citrix
23 84 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
24 82 (16.47%) MS Exchange
25 80 (16.06%) Juniper
26 77 (15.46%) Project Management
27 76 (15.26%) Cisco ASA
28 73 (14.66%) NetApp
29 72 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure

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 82 (16.47%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.81%) IIS
7 7 (1.41%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (11.45%) Office 365
3 56 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (5.62%) IaaS
5 26 (5.22%) PaaS
6 14 (2.81%) SaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) Datadog
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.20%) Route 53
8 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (35.54%) WAN
2 140 (28.11%) LAN
3 131 (26.31%) VPN
4 95 (19.08%) OSPF
5 76 (15.26%) Cisco ASA
6 67 (13.45%) IPsec
7 65 (13.05%) DNS
8 63 (12.65%) TCP/IP
9 59 (11.85%) BGP
9 59 (11.85%) DHCP
10 58 (11.65%) SAN
11 57 (11.45%) Wireless
12 46 (9.24%) VLAN
13 45 (9.04%) Network Security
14 43 (8.63%) VoIP
15 41 (8.23%) Cisco Nexus
15 41 (8.23%) MPLS
16 32 (6.43%) Internet
17 31 (6.22%) FWSM
18 25 (5.02%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.80%) Big Data
3 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) HBase
4 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.20%) Redis
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (6.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (3.01%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (2.61%) Hudson
3 13 (2.61%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.00%) Subversion
5 5 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.20%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.20%) GDB
6 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.20%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (6.43%) Finance
2 23 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.61%) Publishing
3 18 (3.61%) Retail
4 8 (1.61%) Billing
4 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.00%) Legal
6 3 (0.60%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (22.69%) Network Engineer
2 88 (17.67%) Analyst
3 46 (9.24%) Architect
3 46 (9.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 38 (7.63%) Support Analyst
5 30 (6.02%) Technical Support
6 28 (5.62%) Consultant
6 28 (5.62%) IT Support
6 28 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 27 (5.42%) Team Leader
8 26 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.22%) Network Team Leader
9 25 (5.02%) IT Analyst
9 25 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 20 (4.02%) Network Support
12 19 (3.82%) Implementation Engineer
13 18 (3.61%) Network Specialist
14 17 (3.41%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.01%) LDAP
2 4 (0.80%) COM
2 4 (0.80%) Middleware
3 3 (0.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.20%) .NET
4 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.20%) Memcached
4 1 (0.20%) OAuth
4 1 (0.20%) RESTful
4 1 (0.20%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 163 (32.73%) Data Centre
2 103 (20.68%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (8.63%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.43%) PKI
5 30 (6.02%) Management Information System
6 28 (5.62%) Virtual Team
7 19 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (3.61%) CMDB
8 18 (3.61%) Driving Licence
9 17 (3.41%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (1.61%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.61%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (1.20%) EPoS
13 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.60%) CCTV
14 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.60%) Fintech
14 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 188 (37.75%) Windows
2 123 (24.70%) Windows Server
3 92 (18.47%) Linux
4 63 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (4.22%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.81%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.21%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.81%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.61%) Unix
13 4 (0.80%) AIX
13 4 (0.80%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) Android
14 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (28.11%) ITIL
2 100 (20.08%) Service Delivery
3 84 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 77 (15.46%) Project Management
5 67 (13.45%) Presales
6 66 (13.25%) Load Balancing
7 57 (11.45%) Information Security
8 52 (10.44%) SIEM
9 51 (10.24%) PRINCE2
10 49 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 47 (9.44%) IT Strategy
11 47 (9.44%) Line Management
11 47 (9.44%) Network Management
11 47 (9.44%) Service Management
12 45 (9.04%) Network Design
13 44 (8.84%) Root Cause Analysis
14 41 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (8.03%) ITIL V3
16 38 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
16 38 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.44%) SQL
2 27 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 25 (5.02%) Python
4 22 (4.42%) Java
5 19 (3.82%) Bash Shell
6 17 (3.41%) Go
6 17 (3.41%) Ruby
7 2 (0.40%) C
7 2 (0.40%) VB
7 2 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.20%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) Delphi
8 1 (0.20%) Perl
8 1 (0.20%) PHP
8 1 (0.20%) R
8 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (28.31%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (24.90%) CCNP
3 63 (12.65%) Degree
4 54 (10.84%) ITIL Certification
5 45 (9.04%) CCNA
6 41 (8.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (8.23%) Security Cleared
7 38 (7.63%) SC Cleared
8 36 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (6.22%) CISSP
10 29 (5.82%) MCSA
10 29 (5.82%) MCSE
11 26 (5.22%) PMI Certification
11 26 (5.22%) PMP
12 25 (5.02%) MCP
13 22 (4.42%) CCDP
14 21 (4.22%) CEH
15 18 (3.61%) CompTIA Security+
15 18 (3.61%) ISEB
16 10 (2.01%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (8.43%) SLA
3 31 (6.22%) GDPR
4 18 (3.61%) GPG13
4 18 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 14 (2.81%) COBIT
6 12 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.20%) IASME
System Software
1 139 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (26.71%) Active Directory
3 67 (13.45%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.42%) vSphere
5 25 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.61%) XenApp
7 17 (3.41%) Forefront TMG
7 17 (3.41%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.21%) Terminal Services
9 15 (3.01%) Docker
10 11 (2.21%) Firmware
11 8 (1.61%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.20%) XenServer
13 4 (0.80%) PowerHA
13 4 (0.80%) Snort
14 3 (0.60%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.20%) Squid
15 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (3.41%) Nagios
2 14 (2.81%) Ansible
2 14 (2.81%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (2.81%) Puppet
2 14 (2.81%) Terraform
3 13 (2.61%) Consul
3 13 (2.61%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (2.61%) Grafana
3 13 (2.61%) Graphite
3 13 (2.61%) Opsview
3 13 (2.61%) Packer
3 13 (2.61%) QRadar
3 13 (2.61%) Salt
3 13 (2.61%) ZABBIX
4 11 (2.21%) WhatsUp Gold
5 8 (1.61%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.41%) SCCM
7 5 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 313 (62.85%) Cisco
2 186 (37.35%) CheckPoint
3 180 (36.14%) VMware
4 127 (25.50%) Microsoft
5 125 (25.10%) HP
6 97 (19.48%) Fortinet
7 96 (19.28%) F5
8 90 (18.07%) Citrix
9 80 (16.06%) Juniper
10 73 (14.66%) NetApp
11 37 (7.43%) Red Hat
12 26 (5.22%) Nokia
13 24 (4.82%) SonicWALL
14 21 (4.22%) Dell
14 21 (4.22%) Meraki
14 21 (4.22%) SolarWinds
15 18 (3.61%) EMC
16 13 (2.61%) Tripwire
17 12 (2.41%) WatchGuard
18 11 (2.21%) Mitel