The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5 9 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.44% 2.59% 8.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 9.18% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 33
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,331 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Firewall
Bedfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 98 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.29% 28.16% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 51 96 100
Average salary £57,000 £37,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.00% -12.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Firewall
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Luton

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Luton region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Luton

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 16 (80.00%) WAN
1 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 14 (70.00%) MPLS
3 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (60.00%) LAN
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (60.00%) IIS
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (60.00%) F5
5 11 (55.00%) Incident Management
6 10 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 10 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco
6 10 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (50.00%) VMware
6 10 (50.00%) Linux
6 10 (50.00%) SQL
6 10 (50.00%) Oracle
7 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (40.00%) MCSE
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (40.00%) Statistics
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 12 (60.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) WAN
2 14 (70.00%) MPLS
3 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (60.00%) LAN
5 10 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 2 (10.00%) OSPF
8 2 (10.00%) BGP
8 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (10.00%) Wireless
8 2 (10.00%) Frame Relay
8 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
8 2 (10.00%) PBX
8 2 (10.00%) VoIP
8 2 (10.00%) ATM
8 2 (10.00%) ISDN
8 2 (10.00%) SMTP
8 2 (10.00%) DHCP
8 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Account Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Account Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Junior
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Mitel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Statistics
2 2 (10.00%) SecurID
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) MCSE
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (60.00%) F5
3 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Websense
6 2 (10.00%) BT
6 2 (10.00%) 3Com
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (10.00%) Mitel
6 2 (10.00%) Brocade
6 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Avaya
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
6 2 (10.00%) Lotus