The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 47 27 47
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.75% 8.07% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 46.00% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 9
Average salary £44,500 £46,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.26% +95.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £34,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £77,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Suffolk

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

Communications & Networking Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 50 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.13% 17.54% 17.80%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 46
Average salary £23,750 £43,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.76% +50.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £40,000 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Firewall
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Ipswich

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) SAN
3 18 (60.00%) WAN
4 17 (56.67%) VPN
5 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 15 (50.00%) LAN
6 15 (50.00%) VMware
7 14 (46.67%) Linux
8 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
9 12 (40.00%) DNS
9 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
10 11 (36.67%) SQL
10 11 (36.67%) Citrix
11 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 10 (33.33%) IIS
11 10 (33.33%) XML
11 10 (33.33%) UNIX
11 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 10 (33.33%) NAS
11 10 (33.33%) Finance
11 10 (33.33%) JSON
12 9 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (30.00%) Replication
12 9 (30.00%) Asset Management
12 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (30.00%) Clustering
12 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
12 9 (30.00%) SIEM
12 9 (30.00%) Web Services

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 10 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) SAN
2 18 (60.00%) WAN
3 17 (56.67%) VPN
4 15 (50.00%) LAN
5 12 (40.00%) DNS
6 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
7 10 (33.33%) NAS
8 6 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (16.67%) Network Security
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (10.00%) VoIP
11 2 (6.67%) SSL
11 2 (6.67%) DHCP
11 2 (6.67%) MPLS
11 2 (6.67%) OSPF
11 2 (6.67%) BGP
11 2 (6.67%) Wireless
11 2 (6.67%) IPsec
11 2 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) MS Access
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Security Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support
5 1 (3.33%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XML
1 10 (33.33%) JSON
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
2 9 (30.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Replication
1 9 (30.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Linux
3 10 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Benchmarking
1 9 (30.00%) Identity Management
1 9 (30.00%) Asset Management
1 9 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (30.00%) SIEM
1 9 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (20.00%) CCNP
2 5 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) vCloud
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Puppet
1 7 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Citrix
4 7 (23.33%) Juniper
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) Sourcefire
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Siemens
7 1 (3.33%) HP