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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 54 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 64 69 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.03% 4.65% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.71% 18.85% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 47 55 58
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +8.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
383 366 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.12% 24.68% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 278 304 303
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,955
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 March 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 51 (42.86%) Windows
2 47 (39.50%) Active Directory
3 44 (36.97%) Linux
4 40 (33.61%) VMware
5 38 (31.93%) Cisco
6 37 (31.09%) Network Security
7 34 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (27.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (27.73%) Degree
9 30 (25.21%) WAN
9 30 (25.21%) ITIL
10 29 (24.37%) MPLS
11 28 (23.53%) BGP
11 28 (23.53%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.01%) CCNP
12 25 (21.01%) DNS
13 24 (20.17%) CISSP
14 19 (15.97%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (15.97%) Citrix
15 18 (15.13%) VPN
16 17 (14.29%) PCI DSS
17 16 (13.45%) SIEM
17 16 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
17 16 (13.45%) EIGRP
17 16 (13.45%) CCNA
17 16 (13.45%) Python
18 15 (12.61%) HP
18 15 (12.61%) DHCP
18 15 (12.61%) SharePoint
18 15 (12.61%) DMVPN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 15 (12.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.72%) IIS
3 7 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.04%) Lync
4 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.36%) Apache
6 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Office 365
2 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (31.09%) Network Security
2 30 (25.21%) WAN
3 29 (24.37%) MPLS
4 28 (23.53%) BGP
5 25 (21.01%) DNS
6 18 (15.13%) VPN
7 16 (13.45%) EIGRP
8 15 (12.61%) DHCP
8 15 (12.61%) DMVPN
9 13 (10.92%) OSPF
10 12 (10.08%) Wireless
10 12 (10.08%) Ethernet
11 11 (9.24%) LAN
11 11 (9.24%) HTTP
11 11 (9.24%) SSL
12 10 (8.40%) SAN
12 10 (8.40%) VLAN
13 9 (7.56%) VoIP
14 8 (6.72%) NAS
15 7 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) Big Data
3 5 (4.20%) Text Mining
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 6 (5.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (4.20%) Back Office
3 4 (3.36%) Finance
4 2 (1.68%) Automotive
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (27.73%) Administrator
2 24 (20.17%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Security Specialist
6 9 (7.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (7.56%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (7.56%) Network Specialist
6 9 (7.56%) Network Security Specialist
6 9 (7.56%) Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Network Administrator
7 8 (6.72%) IT Support
8 7 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Security Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Consultant
9 6 (5.04%) Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) Web Services
2 3 (2.52%) XML
2 3 (2.52%) WCF
2 3 (2.52%) jQuery
2 3 (2.52%) .NET
2 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.52%) SOAP
3 2 (1.68%) HTML
3 2 (1.68%) CSS
3 2 (1.68%) RESTful
3 2 (1.68%) HTML5
3 2 (1.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.08%) Thin Client
2 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.08%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.72%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.72%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.36%) Physics
4 4 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.36%) Kindle
5 3 (2.52%) Open Source
6 2 (1.68%) Life Science
6 2 (1.68%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 51 (42.86%) Windows
2 44 (36.97%) Linux
3 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.40%) UNIX
5 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.52%) Android
7 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) ITIL
2 19 (15.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (13.45%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (13.45%) SIEM
4 14 (11.76%) Security Architecture
5 11 (9.24%) Network Design
6 10 (8.40%) Asset Management
6 10 (8.40%) Network Management
6 10 (8.40%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (7.56%) Information Security
8 8 (6.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.88%) DevOps
10 6 (5.04%) Information Security Management
10 6 (5.04%) Security Management
10 6 (5.04%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.04%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (4.20%) Project Management
11 5 (4.20%) Coaching
12 4 (3.36%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) Python
2 10 (8.40%) Perl
3 8 (6.72%) C#
4 7 (5.88%) SQL
5 6 (5.04%) C
5 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.52%) C++
7 3 (2.52%) Java
7 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (27.73%) Degree
3 25 (21.01%) CCNP
4 24 (20.17%) CISSP
5 16 (13.45%) CCNA
6 11 (9.24%) MCP
6 11 (9.24%) CISM
7 9 (7.56%) SSCP
8 6 (5.04%) JNCIE
8 6 (5.04%) CCIE
9 4 (3.36%) Postgraduate
9 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.36%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.52%) VCP4
11 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.68%) CCIP
11 2 (1.68%) CCDP
12 1 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 14 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.72%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.36%) COBIT
5 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (39.50%) Active Directory
2 33 (27.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.52%) vSphere
3 3 (2.52%) Varnish
3 3 (2.52%) Squid
4 2 (1.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Puppet
1 4 (3.36%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.36%) Ansible
2 2 (1.68%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.84%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 40 (33.61%) VMware
2 38 (31.93%) Cisco
3 28 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.97%) Citrix
5 15 (12.61%) HP
6 14 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 12 (10.08%) Juniper
8 11 (9.24%) Mitel
9 6 (5.04%) WatchGuard
9 6 (5.04%) Imperva
10 5 (4.20%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.20%) F5
10 5 (4.20%) LogRhythm
10 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.36%) Sourcefire
11 4 (3.36%) Aruba
11 4 (3.36%) Polycom
12 3 (2.52%) Rackspace
12 3 (2.52%) NetApp
12 3 (2.52%) Dell
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