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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 245 244 235
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 10 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.054% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.12% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 3
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £28,750 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
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
2917 3280 3017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.38% 44.51% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2334 2557 2558
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +10 10 £33,000 +21.10%
WatchGuard
England

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (86.67%) MS Exchange
1 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (60.00%) ITIL
6 8 (53.33%) HP
7 7 (46.67%) Citrix
7 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (46.67%) vSphere
7 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (40.00%) Linux
8 6 (40.00%) SQL
9 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (33.33%) SAN
9 5 (33.33%) NetApp
10 4 (26.67%) Dell
10 4 (26.67%) VPN
10 4 (26.67%) IIS
10 4 (26.67%) Internet
10 4 (26.67%) ARCserve

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (86.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (26.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (26.67%) IIS
4 2 (13.33%) Apache
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) SSL
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) Debian
6 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Solaris
7 2 (13.33%) UNIX
8 1 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) CCA
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
2 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) vSphere
4 4 (26.67%) pfSense
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) XenApp
7 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCVMM
1 4 (26.67%) ZABBIX
1 4 (26.67%) ARCserve
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SnapMirror
3 1 (6.67%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 5 (33.33%) NetApp
6 4 (26.67%) Dell
7 2 (13.33%) EMC
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 2 (13.33%) Juniper
7 2 (13.33%) Mitel
8 1 (6.67%) F5
8 1 (6.67%) Sophos