The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 43 69 51
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 121 65 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.28% 3.23% 4.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 14.29% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 95 53 115
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
484 455 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.11% 22.64% 23.32%
Number of salaries quoted 387 314 485
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Watford +21 45 £48,750 +39.28% 3
Hemel Hempstead +2 19 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Stevenage +6 16 £41,500 +33.87% 1
Letchworth +10 13 £42,500 +41.66%
Baldock - 3 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford +9 2 £48,750 +69.56% 1
Rickmansworth +3 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Welwyn Garden City +1 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Hitchin -12 1 £32,500 -7.14%
St Albans -15 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

1 159 (66.81%) Cisco
2 107 (44.96%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (42.86%) LAN
3 102 (42.86%) WAN
4 93 (39.08%) VMware
5 90 (37.82%) Windows
6 81 (34.03%) Active Directory
7 79 (33.19%) VPN
8 76 (31.93%) Microsoft
9 65 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 62 (26.05%) CCNP
11 58 (24.37%) ITIL
12 56 (23.53%) CCNA
13 55 (23.11%) HP
14 54 (22.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 53 (22.27%) CheckPoint
16 52 (21.85%) MPLS
17 45 (18.91%) VoIP
17 45 (18.91%) MS Exchange
18 42 (17.65%) MS Excel
18 42 (17.65%) Linux
19 41 (17.23%) TCP/IP
20 40 (16.81%) Juniper
20 40 (16.81%) Hyper-V
21 38 (15.97%) Retail
22 36 (15.13%) Finance
23 34 (14.29%) DNS
23 34 (14.29%) Network Security
24 33 (13.87%) Lync
25 31 (13.03%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 45 (18.91%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.87%) Lync
3 19 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.52%) IIS
7 6 (2.52%) Apache
8 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.10%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.68%) SAS
9 4 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 42 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.34%) PaaS
2 17 (7.14%) IaaS
3 12 (5.04%) Office 365
3 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.10%) SaaS
4 5 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.10%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 102 (42.86%) LAN
1 102 (42.86%) WAN
2 79 (33.19%) VPN
3 52 (21.85%) MPLS
4 45 (18.91%) VoIP
5 41 (17.23%) TCP/IP
6 34 (14.29%) DNS
6 34 (14.29%) Network Security
7 31 (13.03%) SAN
8 29 (12.18%) OSPF
8 29 (12.18%) BGP
9 25 (10.50%) Wireless
9 25 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (9.66%) DHCP
11 22 (9.24%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (7.98%) VLAN
13 17 (7.14%) VPLS
14 15 (6.30%) IP Telephony
15 12 (5.04%) SSL
16 11 (4.62%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 38 (15.97%) Retail
2 36 (15.13%) Finance
3 9 (3.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.10%) Law
6 2 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 84 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 46 (19.33%) Support Engineer
3 33 (13.87%) Architect
4 24 (10.08%) Consultant
5 21 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (7.98%) Analyst
7 18 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.14%) IT Architect
9 14 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) Operations Support Engineer
11 12 (5.04%) Network Support
12 11 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
12 11 (4.62%) Network Analyst
13 10 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
13 10 (4.20%) Security Engineer
14 9 (3.78%) Administrator
14 9 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (3.36%) IT Support
15 8 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.52%) .NET
1 6 (2.52%) LAMP
2 5 (2.10%) RESTful
2 5 (2.10%) Web Services
3 4 (1.68%) J2EE
4 3 (1.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.42%) COM
5 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.56%) Visualisation
4 13 (5.46%) Clustering
5 11 (4.62%) Handset
6 9 (3.78%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.52%) SecurID
8 5 (2.10%) CMDB
9 4 (1.68%) Open Source
9 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.26%) Physics
10 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.26%) Statistics
10 3 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.84%) PKI
11 2 (0.84%) Online Games
11 2 (0.84%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 90 (37.82%) Windows
2 54 (22.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (17.65%) Linux
4 24 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.56%) UNIX
7 11 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.78%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.10%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.26%) HPUX
12 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.84%) CentOS
12 2 (0.84%) Debian
12 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.84%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.42%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) Solaris
13 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.37%) ITIL
2 27 (11.34%) Change Management
3 26 (10.92%) PRINCE2
4 25 (10.50%) Mentoring
5 22 (9.24%) Network Design
6 19 (7.98%) E-Commerce
6 19 (7.98%) Migration
7 18 (7.56%) Project Management
8 17 (7.14%) Information Security
8 17 (7.14%) Coaching
9 15 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.04%) Time Management
11 9 (3.78%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.36%) UML
12 8 (3.36%) Change Control
12 8 (3.36%) Network Management
13 7 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (2.94%) Business Continuity
13 7 (2.94%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.04%) Java
2 9 (3.78%) SQL
3 8 (3.36%) C
3 8 (3.36%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.52%) Python
5 4 (1.68%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.68%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.26%) Ada
6 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.26%) C++
7 2 (0.84%) Perl
7 2 (0.84%) VBScript
8 1 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 107 (44.96%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (26.05%) CCNP
3 56 (23.53%) CCNA
4 30 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (11.76%) Degree
6 24 (10.08%) MCITP
7 21 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 17 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (6.72%) MCP
10 14 (5.88%) MCSE
10 14 (5.88%) CCIE
11 13 (5.46%) SC Cleared
12 10 (4.20%) VCP4
12 10 (4.20%) VCP5
13 7 (2.94%) MBCS
14 6 (2.52%) VCAP
14 6 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.10%) RHCE
15 5 (2.10%) NCDA
16 4 (1.68%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 81 (34.03%) Active Directory
2 65 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (16.81%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.50%) vSphere
5 16 (6.72%) VMware ESX
6 14 (5.88%) XenApp
7 13 (5.46%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.36%) XenServer
9 7 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.52%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.84%) vCloud
11 2 (0.84%) pfSense
12 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.42%) Snort
12 1 (0.42%) Squid
12 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.30%) SCCM
2 11 (4.62%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.36%) SCOM
4 7 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (2.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (2.52%) Puppet
6 5 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.10%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.26%) Cacti
8 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.84%) Nagios
9 1 (0.42%) WSUS
9 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.42%) Opsview
Vendors
1 159 (66.81%) Cisco
2 93 (39.08%) VMware
3 76 (31.93%) Microsoft
4 55 (23.11%) HP
5 53 (22.27%) CheckPoint
6 40 (16.81%) Juniper
7 26 (10.92%) Red Hat
7 26 (10.92%) Dell
8 23 (9.66%) Fortinet
8 23 (9.66%) SolarWinds
9 19 (7.98%) IBM
9 19 (7.98%) Citrix
10 18 (7.56%) Aruba
11 17 (7.14%) Mitel
12 16 (6.72%) Blue Coat
12 16 (6.72%) ProCurve
13 14 (5.88%) F5
14 13 (5.46%) Meru Networks
15 11 (4.62%) WatchGuard
15 11 (4.62%) EMC
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