The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 40 49 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 63 41 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.83% 4.40% 7.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.25% 22.40% 30.71%
Number of salaries quoted 57 41 73
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,331 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Firewall
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
223 183 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.65% 19.66% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 203 180 231
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,200 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -8 15 £33,500 -8.21% 1
Dunstable +3 11 £50,000 +29.03%
Luton -6 5 £40,000 +25.00%
Shefford - 5 £30,000 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 85 (64.89%) Cisco
2 74 (56.49%) TCP/IP
3 71 (54.20%) VMware
4 69 (52.67%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (50.38%) Windows
6 64 (48.85%) WAN
7 62 (47.33%) VPN
8 59 (45.04%) LAN
9 57 (43.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (40.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 53 (40.46%) SAN
11 44 (33.59%) CCNP
11 44 (33.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (29.77%) MCSE
13 38 (29.01%) MS Office
13 38 (29.01%) CCNA
13 38 (29.01%) DNS
13 38 (29.01%) MPLS
14 36 (27.48%) Network Management
15 35 (26.72%) F5
15 35 (26.72%) CheckPoint
16 33 (25.19%) Windows 7
17 32 (24.43%) Service Delivery
18 31 (23.66%) SSL
18 31 (23.66%) Citrix
19 30 (22.90%) HP
19 30 (22.90%) OSPF
19 30 (22.90%) BGP
20 29 (22.14%) Disaster Recovery
20 29 (22.14%) Active Directory

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 26 (19.85%) Lotus Domino
2 24 (18.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (15.27%) IIS
4 14 (10.69%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (7.63%) MS Exchange
6 9 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (5.34%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.53%) Lync
9 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (29.01%) MS Office
2 23 (17.56%) MS Visio
3 21 (16.03%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) SaaS
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (56.49%) TCP/IP
2 64 (48.85%) WAN
3 62 (47.33%) VPN
4 59 (45.04%) LAN
5 53 (40.46%) SAN
6 38 (29.01%) DNS
6 38 (29.01%) MPLS
7 31 (23.66%) SSL
8 30 (22.90%) OSPF
8 30 (22.90%) BGP
9 29 (22.14%) DHCP
10 26 (19.85%) EIGRP
10 26 (19.85%) Wireless
10 26 (19.85%) Network Security
11 24 (18.32%) HSRP
11 24 (18.32%) RIP
11 24 (18.32%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (18.32%) DWDM
12 18 (13.74%) Internet
13 10 (7.63%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.53%) JIRA
1 2 (1.53%) Subversion
General
1 20 (15.27%) Finance
2 16 (12.21%) Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (51.91%) Network Engineer
2 42 (32.06%) Network Support
3 34 (25.95%) Support Engineer
4 25 (19.08%) Network Support Engineer
5 22 (16.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (14.50%) Analyst
7 18 (13.74%) PC Support
8 17 (12.98%) Network Specialist
8 17 (12.98%) Support Analyst
9 15 (11.45%) Network Analyst
10 14 (10.69%) PC Engineer
11 13 (9.92%) Network Support Analyst
12 9 (6.87%) Consultant
13 8 (6.11%) PC Support Engineer
14 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 7 (5.34%) Network Security Consultant
14 7 (5.34%) Network Consultant
14 7 (5.34%) Security Consultant
15 6 (4.58%) Account Manager
15 6 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.85%) SecurID
2 24 (18.32%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.11%) Statistics
4 2 (1.53%) Replication
4 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 66 (50.38%) Windows
2 57 (43.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (33.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (25.19%) Windows 7
5 24 (18.32%) Android
5 24 (18.32%) Windows Phone
5 24 (18.32%) Windows Phone 8
5 24 (18.32%) VMS
6 12 (9.16%) Linux
7 10 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (6.87%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.82%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.53%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.48%) Network Management
2 32 (24.43%) Service Delivery
3 29 (22.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (20.61%) ITIL
5 24 (18.32%) PRINCE2
6 19 (14.50%) Change Management
7 17 (12.98%) Process Improvement
8 16 (12.21%) PRINCE
9 15 (11.45%) Incident Management
10 13 (9.92%) Mentoring
10 13 (9.92%) Project Management
11 10 (7.63%) Load Balancing
12 9 (6.87%) Network Design
13 8 (6.11%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (3.05%) Change Control
15 3 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
16 2 (1.53%) Migration
16 2 (1.53%) UML
16 2 (1.53%) E-Commerce
16 2 (1.53%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.40%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) MATLAB
2 2 (1.53%) C
2 2 (1.53%) C++
2 2 (1.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (52.67%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (40.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (33.59%) CCNP
4 39 (29.77%) MCSE
5 38 (29.01%) CCNA
6 21 (16.03%) Degree
7 12 (9.16%) MCITP
8 8 (6.11%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (6.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (6.11%) CCSE
9 6 (4.58%) MCP
10 5 (3.82%) CCSA
10 5 (3.82%) CCSP
10 5 (3.82%) CCIP
11 4 (3.05%) CCDP
11 4 (3.05%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.29%) MCSA
13 2 (1.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) GPG13
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 24 (18.32%) vSphere
3 23 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.45%) XenApp
5 12 (9.16%) VMware ESX
6 9 (6.87%) Terminal Services
6 9 (6.87%) ISA Server
7 7 (5.34%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (5.34%) UAG
8 2 (1.53%) Firmware
8 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.53%) XenServer
8 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.76%) Squid
9 1 (0.76%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (18.32%) Backup Exec
1 24 (18.32%) HP NNM
1 24 (18.32%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.53%) WSUS
2 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 85 (64.89%) Cisco
2 71 (54.20%) VMware
3 35 (26.72%) F5
3 35 (26.72%) CheckPoint
4 31 (23.66%) Citrix
5 30 (22.90%) HP
6 28 (21.37%) Juniper
7 27 (20.61%) Symantec
8 26 (19.85%) Lotus
9 24 (18.32%) McAfee
9 24 (18.32%) Clearswift
10 18 (13.74%) Microsoft
11 10 (7.63%) Oracle
12 4 (3.05%) Dell
13 3 (2.29%) Websense
14 2 (1.53%) 3Com
14 2 (1.53%) ESRI
14 2 (1.53%) BT
14 2 (1.53%) SAP
14 2 (1.53%) Avaya
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