The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 13 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.78% 10.51% 5.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.71% 45.83% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 16
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £25,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,550
% change year-on-year
- +3.76%
Firewall
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 72 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 15.07% 22.93% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 64 55
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -22.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Bedford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 27 (96.43%) Cisco
1 27 (96.43%) CheckPoint
2 26 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (92.86%) CCNP
2 26 (92.86%) CCDP
2 26 (92.86%) LAN
2 26 (92.86%) WAN
3 25 (89.29%) Network Security
4 24 (85.71%) CCSE
5 23 (82.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (82.14%) OSPF
5 23 (82.14%) BGP
5 23 (82.14%) Spanning Tree
6 21 (75.00%) Data Centre
6 21 (75.00%) CCSA
6 21 (75.00%) Load Balancing
7 15 (53.57%) Wireshark
7 15 (53.57%) tcpdump
7 15 (53.57%) Network Management
7 15 (53.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
9 13 (46.43%) MS Visio
10 11 (39.29%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (17.86%) F5
11 5 (17.86%) CCDA
11 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
12 4 (14.29%) MS Office
12 4 (14.29%) CCNA
13 3 (10.71%) People Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) LAN
1 26 (92.86%) WAN
2 25 (89.29%) Network Security
3 23 (82.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (82.14%) Spanning Tree
3 23 (82.14%) OSPF
3 23 (82.14%) BGP
4 15 (53.57%) Wireshark
4 15 (53.57%) tcpdump
5 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Consultant
2 17 (60.71%) Network Consultant
3 13 (46.43%) Security Consultant
3 13 (46.43%) Network Security Consultant
4 6 (21.43%) Security Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Network Design Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Network Implementation Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 15 (53.57%) Network Management
2 15 (53.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) People Management
4 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 26 (92.86%) CCNP
1 26 (92.86%) CCDP
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (85.71%) CCSE
3 21 (75.00%) CCSA
4 11 (39.29%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (17.86%) CCDA
6 4 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco
1 27 (96.43%) CheckPoint
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) VMware