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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 25 21 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 17 70 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.12% 14.40% 5.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.82% 66.04% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 14 66 14
Average salary £51,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.71% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £34,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +3.94%
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
57 106 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 20.50% 21.81% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 48 100 60
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Bedford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (82.76%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (72.41%) WAN
3 20 (68.97%) MS Visio
4 19 (65.52%) LAN
4 19 (65.52%) CCSA
4 19 (65.52%) CCDP
4 19 (65.52%) CheckPoint
4 19 (65.52%) Cisco
4 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
4 19 (65.52%) CCNP
4 19 (65.52%) Network Security
5 18 (62.07%) Load Balancing
5 18 (62.07%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (62.07%) Spanning Tree
5 18 (62.07%) CCSE
5 18 (62.07%) OSPF
5 18 (62.07%) BGP
6 16 (55.17%) Network Management
7 15 (51.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
9 12 (41.38%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (34.48%) CCNA
10 10 (34.48%) Linux
10 10 (34.48%) tcpdump
10 10 (34.48%) Wireshark
11 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
11 7 (24.14%) Windows
12 5 (17.24%) SAP
12 5 (17.24%) VB
12 5 (17.24%) ERP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (68.97%) MS Visio
2 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) WAN
2 19 (65.52%) Network Security
2 19 (65.52%) LAN
3 18 (62.07%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (62.07%) Spanning Tree
3 18 (62.07%) OSPF
3 18 (62.07%) BGP
4 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
5 10 (34.48%) tcpdump
5 10 (34.48%) Wireshark
6 3 (10.34%) VPN
7 2 (6.90%) SAN
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) MPLS
7 2 (6.90%) VLAN
7 2 (6.90%) SMTP
7 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Consultant
2 14 (48.28%) Network Consultant
3 10 (34.48%) Security Consultant
3 10 (34.48%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) AWS Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) LAMP
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) J2EE
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Debian
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Load Balancing
2 16 (55.17%) Network Management
3 15 (51.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (17.24%) ERP
5 3 (10.34%) Web Development
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) VB
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (65.52%) CCSA
2 19 (65.52%) CCNP
2 19 (65.52%) CCDP
3 18 (62.07%) CCSE
4 12 (41.38%) Check Point Certification
5 10 (34.48%) CCNA
6 5 (17.24%) MCSE
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) CCDA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Snort
1 3 (10.34%) Xen
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Cisco
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
1 19 (65.52%) CheckPoint
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) FalconStor
4 1 (3.45%) F5
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) CommVault
4 1 (3.45%) IBM