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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 11 30 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.65% 8.09% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.73% 51.72% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 10 27 10
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,100 £37,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £39,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
37 58 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 12.29% 15.63% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 51 48
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26 January 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Bedford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 20 (76.92%) LAN
1 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) Network Security
3 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 13 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 12 (46.15%) CCSE
5 12 (46.15%) Network Management
5 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 12 (46.15%) CCNP
6 11 (42.31%) VPN
6 11 (42.31%) CCDP
6 11 (42.31%) CCSA
7 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (38.46%) BGP
7 10 (38.46%) OSPF
7 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (38.46%) MS Visio
8 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
8 9 (34.62%) Windows
8 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
8 9 (34.62%) VMware
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (30.77%) DNS
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (26.92%) MCSE
10 7 (26.92%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Visio
2 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) LAN
1 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 16 (61.54%) Network Security
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 10 (38.46%) OSPF
4 10 (38.46%) BGP
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
6 8 (30.77%) DNS
7 7 (26.92%) SAN
8 6 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (23.08%) DHCP
9 4 (15.38%) Wireshark
9 4 (15.38%) tcpdump
10 2 (7.69%) HTTP
10 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
10 2 (7.69%) SSL
11 1 (3.85%) Internet
11 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Consultant
2 8 (30.77%) Network Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Network Support
3 7 (26.92%) Security Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Network Security Consultant
4 6 (23.08%) Network Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Network Support Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
1 6 (23.08%) SecurID
2 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) VMS
3 6 (23.08%) Android
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Phone 8
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Phone
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Debian
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (46.15%) Network Management
3 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) CCNP
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (46.15%) CCSE
2 11 (42.31%) CCDP
2 11 (42.31%) CCSA
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (26.92%) MCSE
5 4 (15.38%) CCNA
6 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) CCSP
7 1 (3.85%) CCIP
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 6 (23.08%) vSphere
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
2 3 (11.54%) Snort
2 3 (11.54%) Xen
3 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.69%) ISA Server
3 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (7.69%) UAG
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
1 6 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (11.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (34.62%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 6 (23.08%) Lotus
5 6 (23.08%) Symantec
5 6 (23.08%) McAfee
5 6 (23.08%) Clearswift
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) F5