The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 239 228 262
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +34
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 12 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.11% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.23% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 2
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £34,150
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £39,100 £39,350
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +4.16%
WatchGuard
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3017 2981 3546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.00% 45.00% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2516 2419 2925
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WatchGuard across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

WatchGuard Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WatchGuard
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WatchGuard Salary Trend in the North West

WatchGuard
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WatchGuard across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

WatchGuard Salary Histogram in the North West

WatchGuard
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
Manchester +13 11 £32,500 -17.72%
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
WatchGuard
England

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard.

1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 26 (89.66%) Firewall
3 25 (86.21%) Windows
4 21 (72.41%) MS Exchange
4 21 (72.41%) Cisco
5 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
6 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
7 15 (51.72%) SQL
8 14 (48.28%) LAN
8 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (44.83%) WAN
9 13 (44.83%) DNS
10 12 (41.38%) DHCP
10 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
10 12 (41.38%) vSphere
10 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
10 12 (41.38%) WMI
11 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
11 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
11 11 (37.93%) Sophos
12 10 (34.48%) Office 365
13 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (27.59%) Citrix
13 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (27.59%) ADSL
14 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
14 7 (24.14%) HP
14 7 (24.14%) EMC
14 7 (24.14%) MPLS

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (72.41%) MS Exchange
2 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
4 6 (20.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) Firewall
2 14 (48.28%) LAN
3 13 (44.83%) DNS
3 13 (44.83%) WAN
4 12 (41.38%) DHCP
5 8 (27.59%) ADSL
6 7 (24.14%) MPLS
6 7 (24.14%) IP Telephony
7 6 (20.69%) VLAN
7 6 (20.69%) Wireless
8 1 (3.45%) NAS
8 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Field Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Network Support
4 1 (3.45%) Support Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Business Development Executive
4 1 (3.45%) NOC Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
1 6 (20.69%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (20.69%) Validation
1 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (17.24%) Line Management
2 5 (17.24%) ERP
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Change Management
3 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.45%) Business Development
3 1 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
2 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (20.69%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (41.38%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) WMI
2 5 (17.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Cisco
3 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 11 (37.93%) Sophos
5 8 (27.59%) Citrix
6 7 (24.14%) HP
6 7 (24.14%) EMC
7 6 (20.69%) Avaya
8 2 (6.90%) Dell
9 1 (3.45%) IBM
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) Nortel
9 1 (3.45%) NetSuite
9 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL