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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 54 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 15 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.74% 7.21% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 36.07% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 13
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £28,450 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Hampshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 61 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 9.98% 20.00% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 30 53 44
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Firewall
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

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

Firewall Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (44.00%) VPN
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco
4 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (36.00%) Windows 8
6 8 (32.00%) VoIP
6 8 (32.00%) WAN
6 8 (32.00%) Citrix
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (32.00%) VMware
7 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (24.00%) MCSE
8 6 (24.00%) HP
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (20.00%) DHCP
9 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (20.00%) Change Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) VPN
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) VoIP
3 8 (32.00%) WAN
4 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (16.00%) LAN
6 4 (16.00%) SSL
6 4 (16.00%) VLAN
7 3 (12.00%) Internet
7 3 (12.00%) IPsec
7 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.00%) Wireless
8 2 (8.00%) SAN
9 1 (4.00%) Ethereal
9 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Technician
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (8.00%) UNIX
8 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 5 (20.00%) Change Management
1 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Change Control
3 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) MCSE
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) CCIE
4 4 (16.00%) CCNP
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) CISSP
6 2 (8.00%) CEH
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.00%) MCITP
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.00%) MCDBA
7 1 (4.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 8 (32.00%) Citrix
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) HP
5 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Mitel
6 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.00%) Aruba
6 1 (4.00%) F5
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