Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 25 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 34 59 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 7.17% 9.72% 6.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 37.11% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 25 60 32
Worcestershire median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% - +46.55%
10th Percentile £24,800 £32,500 £28,100
90th Percentile £51,500 £56,500 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 85 159 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 17.93% 26.19% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 61 154 106
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £54,250 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Worcestershire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for Firewall in Worcestershire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Worcestershire

Firewall
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Worcester +1 18 £31,250 -34.21% 3
Malvern -12 6 - -
Kidderminster 0 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (38.24%) Linux
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 11 (32.35%) LAN
5 11 (32.35%) Cisco
5 11 (32.35%) SIEM
6 10 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (29.41%) WAN
6 10 (29.41%) Presales
7 9 (26.47%) SAN
7 9 (26.47%) Office 365
8 8 (23.53%) BDD
8 8 (23.53%) CMake
8 8 (23.53%) Veeam
8 8 (23.53%) Qt
8 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
8 8 (23.53%) JIRA
8 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
8 8 (23.53%) STL
8 8 (23.53%) OOP
8 8 (23.53%) OO
8 8 (23.53%) C++
8 8 (23.53%) Backup Exec
8 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (23.53%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) Intrusion Detection

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 4 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Office 365
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) LAN
2 10 (29.41%) WAN
3 9 (26.47%) SAN
4 7 (20.59%) BGP
4 7 (20.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (20.59%) OSPF
5 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 5 (14.71%) DHCP
6 5 (14.71%) DNS
6 5 (14.71%) Internet
7 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
7 4 (11.76%) MPLS
7 4 (11.76%) NAS
8 3 (8.82%) RIP
8 3 (8.82%) Skype
8 3 (8.82%) VLAN
8 3 (8.82%) Wireless
9 1 (2.94%) IPsec
9 1 (2.94%) SSL
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) CMake
1 8 (23.53%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.88%) Law
1 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) IT Manager
3 4 (11.76%) IT Technical Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Security Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Security Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Network Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Qt
1 8 (23.53%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
2 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) SIEM
2 10 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (29.41%) Presales
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) BDD
3 8 (23.53%) OO
3 8 (23.53%) OOP
3 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (17.65%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (14.71%) Protective Monitoring
5 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (11.76%) Line Management
6 4 (11.76%) OSINT
6 4 (11.76%) Pattern Matching
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) PHP
2 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCSE
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) MCITP
2 4 (11.76%) MCSA
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
2 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.76%) vSphere
5 3 (8.82%) XenApp
5 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Cisco
4 8 (23.53%) Veeam
5 7 (20.59%) Citrix
5 7 (20.59%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 4 (11.76%) Intel
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
7 3 (8.82%) NetApp
7 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.82%) Polycom
8 2 (5.88%) ArcSight
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) LogRhythm
8 2 (5.88%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint