The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 69 56 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 12 36 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.58% 3.63% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.44% 29.03% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12 35 18
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £25,400 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Oxfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 124 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 9.63% 12.51% 17.45%
Number of salaries quoted 69 110 166
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £32,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Firewall
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Oxford

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Oxford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) CCNP
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (37.50%) CCDP
5 9 (37.50%) DNS
5 9 (37.50%) CCIE
5 9 (37.50%) Ethernet
6 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (29.17%) OSPF
7 7 (29.17%) BGP
8 6 (25.00%) MPLS
8 6 (25.00%) Juniper
8 6 (25.00%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) VPN
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (25.00%) CCIP
8 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (25.00%) IIS
8 6 (25.00%) MS Office
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) VPLS
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (25.00%) Redback
8 6 (25.00%) Network Design
8 6 (25.00%) JNCIE
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.83%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (25.00%) IIS
1 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Ethernet
1 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) OSPF
3 7 (29.17%) BGP
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (25.00%) MPLS
4 6 (25.00%) VPLS
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (20.83%) Wireless
5 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 5 (20.83%) LAN
6 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (12.50%) WLAN
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (8.33%) IPsec
7 2 (8.33%) GPRS
7 2 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 4 (16.67%) German Language
2 3 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 6 (25.00%) IP Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Sales Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) FreeSWITCH
1 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) CCNP
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (37.50%) CCDP
2 9 (37.50%) CCIE
3 6 (25.00%) JNCIE
3 6 (25.00%) CCIP
4 4 (16.67%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (4.17%) MCP
7 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Dovecot
4 1 (4.17%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Redback
3 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 3 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix