Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 18 64
Rank change year-on-year -11 +46 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 39 46 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 7.80% 10.00% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.51% 48.42% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 27 48 7
Worcestershire median annual salary £30,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% - +44.07%
10th Percentile £24,000 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year -3.75% -5.33% +9.74%

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 113 95 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 22.60% 20.65% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 97 90 88
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,400 £27,025 £22,350
90th Percentile £61,100 £51,250 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 22 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Malvern -6 9 - - 1
Kidderminster -11 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
2 14 (35.90%) Presales
3 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (30.77%) Cisco
4 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
5 11 (28.21%) VPN
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
5 11 (28.21%) LAN
6 10 (25.64%) WAN
6 10 (25.64%) SIEM
7 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (20.51%) Protective Monitoring
8 8 (20.51%) Office 365
8 8 (20.51%) Veeam
8 8 (20.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (20.51%) SAN
8 8 (20.51%) OSPF
8 8 (20.51%) BGP
9 7 (17.95%) Backup Exec
9 7 (17.95%) Linux
9 7 (17.95%) Citrix
9 7 (17.95%) Time Management
9 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
10 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
10 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) LAN
1 11 (28.21%) VPN
2 10 (25.64%) WAN
3 8 (20.51%) BGP
3 8 (20.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (20.51%) OSPF
3 8 (20.51%) SAN
4 6 (15.38%) DHCP
4 6 (15.38%) DNS
4 6 (15.38%) IPsec
4 6 (15.38%) SSL
4 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.82%) DMZ
5 5 (12.82%) MPLS
5 5 (12.82%) Network Security
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.69%) Internet
6 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 3 (7.69%) NAS
6 3 (7.69%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) CMake
General
1 5 (12.82%) French Language
1 5 (12.82%) German Language
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Security Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Security Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Support Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Support Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.69%) IT Technical Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Principal Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Qt
2 5 (12.82%) STL
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Presales
2 10 (25.64%) SIEM
3 9 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (20.51%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (17.95%) Time Management
6 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) BDD
6 6 (15.38%) OO
6 6 (15.38%) OOP
6 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.38%) TDD
6 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (12.82%) Data Encryption
7 5 (12.82%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (12.82%) Information Assurance
7 5 (12.82%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (12.82%) Pattern Matching
7 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) MCSE
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCITP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSA
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CCIE
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.26%) vSphere
5 3 (7.69%) Snort
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.77%) Cisco
4 8 (20.51%) Veeam
5 7 (17.95%) Citrix
6 6 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) ArcSight
7 4 (10.26%) LogRhythm
7 4 (10.26%) Symantec
8 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 3 (7.69%) NetApp
8 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 3 (7.69%) Polycom
9 2 (5.13%) Juniper
9 2 (5.13%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint