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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 28 32 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 25 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.74% 7.46% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.72% 34.72% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 8
Average salary £50,000 £77,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.48% +158.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,100 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £77,500 £35,000
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
72 72 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.17% 21.49% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 51 62 59
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £77,500
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 17 December 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 47 (88.68%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) WAN
3 33 (62.26%) SAN
4 32 (60.38%) LAN
4 32 (60.38%) VPN
5 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
6 26 (49.06%) TCP/IP
7 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
8 21 (39.62%) VMware
9 20 (37.74%) Finance
10 19 (35.85%) IIS
10 19 (35.85%) DNS
10 19 (35.85%) Citrix
10 19 (35.85%) Load Balancing
10 19 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (33.96%) NAS
12 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
12 17 (32.08%) Middleware
12 17 (32.08%) Benchmarking
12 17 (32.08%) Identity Management
12 17 (32.08%) Clustering
12 17 (32.08%) Asset Management
12 17 (32.08%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (32.08%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (32.08%) SIEM
13 16 (30.19%) Linux
14 15 (28.30%) UNIX
14 15 (28.30%) Network Security
14 15 (28.30%) PowerShell
15 14 (26.42%) Web Services

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 19 (35.85%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.55%) SaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (66.04%) WAN
2 33 (62.26%) SAN
3 32 (60.38%) VPN
3 32 (60.38%) LAN
4 26 (49.06%) TCP/IP
5 19 (35.85%) DNS
6 18 (33.96%) NAS
7 15 (28.30%) Network Security
8 12 (22.64%) SSL
8 12 (22.64%) Wireless
8 12 (22.64%) IPsec
9 11 (20.75%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (18.87%) SSH
11 4 (7.55%) DHCP
12 3 (5.66%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
13 2 (3.77%) Wireshark
13 2 (3.77%) VLAN
13 2 (3.77%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.77%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.89%) MS Access
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Architect
2 17 (32.08%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (28.30%) Security Architect
4 14 (26.42%) Network Engineer
5 11 (20.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (20.75%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Designer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Designer
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Network Support
7 1 (1.89%) Support Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) Middleware
2 14 (26.42%) Web Services
3 12 (22.64%) XML
3 12 (22.64%) JSON
4 5 (9.43%) WSH
5 1 (1.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Clustering
2 12 (22.64%) Replication
3 10 (18.87%) PKI
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) User Experience
4 3 (5.66%) Open Source
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 47 (88.68%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Linux
3 15 (28.30%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Load Balancing
2 17 (32.08%) SIEM
2 17 (32.08%) Benchmarking
2 17 (32.08%) Asset Management
2 17 (32.08%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (32.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (32.08%) Identity Management
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Service Management
4 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.55%) DevOps
7 4 (7.55%) ERP
8 3 (5.66%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.66%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.77%) Change Control
9 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 13 (24.53%) Shell Script
2 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 8 (15.09%) Java
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) CCSE
1 10 (18.87%) CCSA
1 10 (18.87%) CCNP
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) Sun Certification
3 7 (13.21%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) MCSE
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) CCIE
5 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCSA
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.89%) MCTS
6 1 (1.89%) MCITP
System Software
1 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 19 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) vCloud
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Puppet
1 10 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Citrix
4 12 (22.64%) Sourcefire
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
6 7 (13.21%) Juniper
7 2 (3.77%) NetApp
7 2 (3.77%) McAfee
8 1 (1.89%) Siemens
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.89%) F5
8 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.89%) NETGEAR