The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank - 7 1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 0 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor - 14.63% 43.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 50.00% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 21
Average salary - £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Communications & Networking Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2 12 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 25.00% 29.27% 54.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 24
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% -10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Firewall
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the M4 Corridor region.

Firewall Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 8 (80.00%) Apache
3 8 (80.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) Nmap
4 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 4 (40.00%) CCNP
5 4 (40.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) LDAP
5 4 (40.00%) Perl
5 4 (40.00%) PHP
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) IIS
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) CISSP
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (40.00%) OSPF
5 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) SUSE
5 4 (40.00%) Samba

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 8 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (40.00%) IIS
2 4 (40.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) LDAP
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (30.00%) German Language
3 1 (10.00%) French Language
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Account Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) SUSE
3 4 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (40.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) PHP
1 4 (40.00%) Ruby
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (40.00%) CEH
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Nmap
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Samba
2 4 (40.00%) Postfix
2 4 (40.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) F5