The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 68 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 13.57% 5.30% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 63.55% 23.33% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 65 14 4
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -26.21%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
107 60 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 21.36% 22.73% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 103 59 47
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Bedfordshire

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Firewall
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Bedford

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Bedford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 78 (78.79%) Windows
2 73 (73.74%) VMware
3 68 (68.69%) DNS
4 56 (56.57%) VPN
4 56 (56.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (50.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
6 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (46.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (42.42%) MCSE
9 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
10 39 (39.39%) Cisco
11 38 (38.38%) SharePoint
12 37 (37.37%) IIS
13 36 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (33.33%) Citrix
14 33 (33.33%) MS Exchange
14 33 (33.33%) Windows 7
15 32 (32.32%) CCNP
16 30 (30.30%) LAN
16 30 (30.30%) MS Excel
16 30 (30.30%) WAN
17 29 (29.29%) TCP/IP
17 29 (29.29%) SAN
17 29 (29.29%) Exchange Server 2010
17 29 (29.29%) Exchange Server 2007
18 28 (28.28%) SharePoint Server
18 28 (28.28%) SSL
18 28 (28.28%) CCNA
18 28 (28.28%) MS Office

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (38.38%) SharePoint
2 37 (37.37%) IIS
3 33 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 29 (29.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (29.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (28.28%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (17.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (17.17%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 28 (28.28%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.02%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (2.02%) RoboHelp
5 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (68.69%) DNS
2 56 (56.57%) VPN
3 30 (30.30%) LAN
3 30 (30.30%) WAN
4 29 (29.29%) TCP/IP
4 29 (29.29%) SAN
5 28 (28.28%) SSL
6 27 (27.27%) DHCP
6 27 (27.27%) Network Security
7 23 (23.23%) HTTP
7 23 (23.23%) Internet
8 22 (22.22%) VLAN
9 19 (19.19%) HTTPS
10 17 (17.17%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (11.11%) VRRP
12 6 (6.06%) NetScaler
13 4 (4.04%) DMZ
13 4 (4.04%) Wireless
13 4 (4.04%) IPsec
13 4 (4.04%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Network Engineer
2 28 (28.28%) Analyst
3 27 (27.27%) PC Support
4 26 (26.26%) Support Analyst
5 21 (21.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (19.19%) Support Engineer
7 18 (18.18%) Network Support
8 17 (17.17%) PC Engineer
9 14 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (12.12%) Network Support Engineer
11 11 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
11 11 (11.11%) PC Support Engineer
11 11 (11.11%) Technical Support
12 10 (10.10%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (10.10%) PC Support Analyst
13 8 (8.08%) Server Engineer
14 7 (7.07%) Network Analyst
14 7 (7.07%) Network Support Analyst
14 7 (7.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) HTML
2 3 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) SecurID
1 17 (17.17%) Blackberry
2 12 (12.12%) Replication
3 9 (9.09%) Firmware
4 6 (6.06%) Fat Client
4 6 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 6 (6.06%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.04%) PKI
6 3 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 78 (78.79%) Windows
2 50 (50.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 24 (24.24%) Windows XP
6 23 (23.23%) Windows Vista
7 17 (17.17%) Android
7 17 (17.17%) Windows Phone 8
7 17 (17.17%) Windows Phone
7 17 (17.17%) VMS
8 2 (2.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) ITIL
2 18 (18.18%) Change Control
3 13 (13.13%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (4.04%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.03%) Security Management
5 3 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (2.02%) Time Management
6 2 (2.02%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.02%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.01%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.01%) Data Management
7 1 (1.01%) Service Management
7 1 (1.01%) Process Improvement
7 1 (1.01%) Network Management
7 1 (1.01%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) VB.NET
2 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.03%) Python
3 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (56.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (42.42%) MCSE
3 36 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (32.32%) CCNP
5 28 (28.28%) CCNA
5 28 (28.28%) MCP
6 21 (21.21%) CCIP
6 21 (21.21%) CCSP
7 16 (16.16%) MCSA
8 10 (10.10%) MCITP
9 7 (7.07%) CCDP
10 6 (6.06%) CCIA
10 6 (6.06%) CCA
10 6 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.01%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.01%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (46.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 18 (18.18%) vSphere
4 17 (17.17%) Forefront TMG
4 17 (17.17%) UAG
4 17 (17.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 17 (17.17%) ISA Server
5 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
6 14 (14.14%) XenApp
7 6 (6.06%) XenServer
7 6 (6.06%) XenDesktop
8 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
9 4 (4.04%) Hyper-V
9 4 (4.04%) NFS
10 2 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) McAfee ePO
1 17 (17.17%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.04%) HP SIM
2 4 (4.04%) MOM
3 1 (1.01%) Nessus
Vendors
1 73 (73.74%) VMware
2 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
3 39 (39.39%) Cisco
4 33 (33.33%) Citrix
5 17 (17.17%) Clearswift
5 17 (17.17%) Symantec
5 17 (17.17%) McAfee
5 17 (17.17%) Lotus
6 8 (8.08%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.06%) Wyse
8 4 (4.04%) HP
8 4 (4.04%) Dell
8 4 (4.04%) CA
8 4 (4.04%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle
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