The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 48 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 62 41 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.27% 2.33% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.46% 10.90% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 62 39 40
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £53,272 £56,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -2.59%
Firewall
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
276 376 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.00% 21.41% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 241 288 234
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Firewall
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Cambridge

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 64 (45.39%) Linux
2 48 (34.04%) WAN
3 46 (32.62%) Active Directory
4 45 (31.91%) VMware
5 43 (30.50%) Windows
6 39 (27.66%) CISSP
6 39 (27.66%) DNS
7 37 (26.24%) Cisco
7 37 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (24.82%) Perl
9 32 (22.70%) Python
10 31 (21.99%) BGP
10 31 (21.99%) ITIL
10 31 (21.99%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (21.99%) Apache
11 30 (21.28%) Degree
12 29 (20.57%) LAN
13 28 (19.86%) VPN
13 28 (19.86%) Network Security
14 27 (19.15%) Marketing
14 27 (19.15%) SQL
15 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
15 26 (18.44%) TCP/IP
15 26 (18.44%) CISM
15 26 (18.44%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (17.02%) SSL
16 24 (17.02%) Data Centre
17 23 (16.31%) MPLS
17 23 (16.31%) Red Hat
18 20 (14.18%) SSCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 31 (21.99%) Apache
2 17 (12.06%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.38%) Zope
5 8 (5.67%) Plone
5 8 (5.67%) nginx
5 8 (5.67%) CMS
6 7 (4.96%) IIS
7 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (34.04%) WAN
2 39 (27.66%) DNS
3 31 (21.99%) BGP
4 29 (20.57%) LAN
5 28 (19.86%) VPN
5 28 (19.86%) Network Security
6 26 (18.44%) TCP/IP
7 24 (17.02%) SSL
8 23 (16.31%) MPLS
9 16 (11.35%) OSPF
9 16 (11.35%) Wireless
9 16 (11.35%) EIGRP
10 15 (10.64%) SAN
10 15 (10.64%) DMVPN
11 14 (9.93%) DHCP
12 12 (8.51%) HSRP
13 11 (7.80%) WLAN
13 11 (7.80%) VRRP
14 8 (5.67%) NAS
14 8 (5.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.06%) MySQL
2 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.38%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Subversion
2 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) TestLink
3 1 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 27 (19.15%) Marketing
2 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.80%) Publishing
4 4 (2.84%) Finance
5 2 (1.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (22.70%) Administrator
2 26 (18.44%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (12.77%) Linux Administrator
3 18 (12.77%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) Network Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) Consultant
5 14 (9.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 13 (9.22%) Security Consultant
7 12 (8.51%) IT Consultant
8 10 (7.09%) IT Security Consultant
8 10 (7.09%) Security Specialist
9 9 (6.38%) Network Specialist
9 9 (6.38%) Network Security Specialist
10 8 (5.67%) Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Network Manager
11 7 (4.96%) UNIX Administrator
11 7 (4.96%) Security Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) IT Security Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Security Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) HTML
1 8 (5.67%) CSS
2 6 (4.26%) Web Services
3 4 (2.84%) XML
3 4 (2.84%) WCF
3 4 (2.84%) jQuery
3 4 (2.84%) SOAP
3 4 (2.84%) .NET
3 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 16 (11.35%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.51%) Thin Client
3 12 (8.51%) Fat Client
4 11 (7.80%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.71%) Physics
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (45.39%) Linux
2 43 (30.50%) Windows
3 19 (13.48%) CentOS
4 16 (11.35%) UNIX
5 15 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.67%) Debian
9 3 (2.13%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.99%) ITIL
2 26 (18.44%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (12.06%) SIEM
3 17 (12.06%) Information Security
3 17 (12.06%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (11.35%) DDoS Mitigation
4 16 (11.35%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (9.93%) Security Architecture
6 10 (7.09%) Network Design
6 10 (7.09%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.26%) Information Security Management
9 6 (4.26%) Security Management
9 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.26%) Cyber Security
9 6 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.82%) Perl
2 32 (22.70%) Python
3 27 (19.15%) SQL
4 15 (10.64%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.51%) Java
6 9 (6.38%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.96%) PHP
8 5 (3.55%) C
9 4 (2.84%) C#
9 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.42%) C++
11 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (27.66%) CISSP
2 31 (21.99%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (21.28%) Degree
4 26 (18.44%) CISM
5 20 (14.18%) SSCP
5 20 (14.18%) CCNP
6 16 (11.35%) CCNA
7 4 (2.84%) CISA
7 4 (2.84%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.71%) MCP
8 1 (0.71%) MCSE
8 1 (0.71%) MCSA
8 1 (0.71%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.93%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.96%) COBIT
4 6 (4.26%) QA
5 2 (1.42%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (32.62%) Active Directory
2 37 (26.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.80%) Varnish
4 10 (7.09%) vSphere
4 10 (7.09%) qmail
4 10 (7.09%) Postfix
5 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.13%) Squid
7 2 (1.42%) Firmware
8 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.71%) XenApp
8 1 (0.71%) XenServer
8 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.67%) HAProxy
1 8 (5.67%) systemd
2 5 (3.55%) Nagios
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (2.13%) Puppet
5 2 (1.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (31.91%) VMware
2 37 (26.24%) Cisco
3 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.31%) Red Hat
5 20 (14.18%) Citrix
6 17 (12.06%) Oracle
7 15 (10.64%) CheckPoint
8 14 (9.93%) HP
8 14 (9.93%) Juniper
9 10 (7.09%) Fortinet
10 9 (6.38%) F5
11 6 (4.26%) SonicWALL
12 5 (3.55%) Imperva
12 5 (3.55%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.55%) WatchGuard
12 5 (3.55%) NetApp
12 5 (3.55%) Splunk
13 4 (2.84%) Rackspace
13 4 (2.84%) Dell
14 3 (2.13%) EMC
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