The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 28 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 156 125 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 6.20% 5.55% 5.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.66% 18.52% 22.51%
Number of salaries quoted 109 102 109
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
Firewall
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
755 675 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.01% 29.99% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 428 499 401
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Firewall
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Reading

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 231 (65.25%) Cisco
2 141 (39.83%) Juniper
3 140 (39.55%) OSPF
4 132 (37.29%) BGP
5 119 (33.62%) F5
6 115 (32.49%) MPLS
7 110 (31.07%) Telecoms
8 99 (27.97%) SNMP
9 98 (27.68%) DNS
9 98 (27.68%) CheckPoint
10 97 (27.40%) Internet
10 97 (27.40%) TCP/IP
11 96 (27.12%) Windows
11 96 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
12 90 (25.42%) Network Management
13 86 (24.29%) VoIP
14 78 (22.03%) Network Security
15 72 (20.34%) VPN
16 71 (20.06%) Microsoft
17 70 (19.77%) CCNP
18 69 (19.49%) WAN
19 62 (17.51%) Network Design
19 62 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
20 56 (15.82%) Broadband
20 56 (15.82%) Linux
20 56 (15.82%) Smartphone
21 53 (14.97%) Finance
22 52 (14.69%) LAN
23 51 (14.41%) Load Balancing
24 49 (13.84%) Billing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 32 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.08%) IIS
4 17 (4.80%) WebSphere
5 15 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.39%) Lync
8 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.13%) GroupWise
10 3 (0.85%) WordPress
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.56%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.54%) Office 365
2 5 (1.41%) SaaS
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (39.55%) OSPF
2 132 (37.29%) BGP
3 115 (32.49%) MPLS
4 99 (27.97%) SNMP
5 98 (27.68%) DNS
6 97 (27.40%) TCP/IP
6 97 (27.40%) Internet
7 86 (24.29%) VoIP
8 78 (22.03%) Network Security
9 72 (20.34%) VPN
10 69 (19.49%) WAN
11 62 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (15.82%) Broadband
13 52 (14.69%) LAN
14 47 (13.28%) IPsec
15 45 (12.71%) SSL
16 37 (10.45%) SMTP
17 36 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (9.89%) VLAN
18 35 (9.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 110 (31.07%) Telecoms
2 53 (14.97%) Finance
3 49 (13.84%) Billing
4 44 (12.43%) Retail
5 14 (3.95%) German Language
6 9 (2.54%) Marketing
7 8 (2.26%) French Language
8 6 (1.69%) Back Office
9 4 (1.13%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Electronics
10 3 (0.85%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (24.01%) Network Engineer
2 59 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 46 (12.99%) Design Engineer
4 45 (12.71%) IP Engineer
5 43 (12.15%) Senior Design Engineer
6 42 (11.86%) Consultant
7 34 (9.60%) Senior IP Engineer
8 25 (7.06%) Senior Security Engineer
9 24 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
10 23 (6.50%) Support Engineer
10 23 (6.50%) Network Consultant
10 23 (6.50%) Technical Design Authority
11 22 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (5.93%) Team Leader
12 21 (5.93%) Security Consultant
13 18 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
14 17 (4.80%) Architect
15 16 (4.52%) Network Architect
16 15 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 14 (3.95%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.80%) SOAP
2 9 (2.54%) .NET
3 4 (1.13%) ODBC
4 2 (0.56%) J2EE
4 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.82%) Smartphone
2 16 (4.52%) Replication
3 10 (2.82%) Celerra
4 9 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.26%) Clustering
6 6 (1.69%) Firmware
6 6 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.13%) iPhone
7 4 (1.13%) PKI
8 3 (0.85%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (0.85%) DTV
8 3 (0.85%) CMDB
9 2 (0.56%) SecurID
9 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 96 (27.12%) Windows
2 56 (15.82%) Linux
3 48 (13.56%) UNIX
4 42 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.11%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.26%) Solaris
11 7 (1.98%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.13%) Android
12 4 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.13%) VMS
12 4 (1.13%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.56%) AIX
14 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.42%) Network Management
2 62 (17.51%) Network Design
3 51 (14.41%) Load Balancing
4 41 (11.58%) ITIL
5 32 (9.04%) Capacity Management
6 22 (6.21%) Validation
7 15 (4.24%) Change Management
8 13 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.11%) Time Management
11 10 (2.82%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (2.82%) Information Management
11 10 (2.82%) Demand Forecasting
12 9 (2.54%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 9 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (2.54%) Project Management
13 8 (2.26%) Data Security
13 8 (2.26%) Information Security
13 8 (2.26%) Resource Management
14 7 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.21%) SQL
2 13 (3.67%) Perl
2 13 (3.67%) Shell Script
3 10 (2.82%) Python
4 8 (2.26%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.98%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.13%) Ruby
7 2 (0.56%) VBScript
7 2 (0.56%) C#
7 2 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (19.77%) CCNP
3 45 (12.71%) CCNA
4 40 (11.30%) Degree
5 32 (9.04%) Security Cleared
6 27 (7.63%) SC Cleared
7 26 (7.34%) CCSA
7 26 (7.34%) CCSE
8 24 (6.78%) CCIE
9 21 (5.93%) CISSP
10 16 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (4.52%) JNCIA
11 14 (3.95%) MCITP
12 13 (3.67%) MCSE
13 8 (2.26%) CCSP
14 7 (1.98%) MCSA
15 6 (1.69%) CCIP
15 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
16 4 (1.13%) MCP
17 2 (0.56%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.50%) SLA
2 14 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.65%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.65%) ProxySG
4 14 (3.95%) Xen
5 5 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.13%) vSphere
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.56%) qmail
8 2 (0.56%) Postfix
8 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.56%) XenApp
8 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.56%) Nmap
8 2 (0.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (4.80%) CiscoWorks
1 17 (4.80%) HP NNM
2 14 (3.95%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.11%) ARCserve
4 10 (2.82%) Legato
5 7 (1.98%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.13%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.56%) Cacti
7 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.56%) SmokePing
7 2 (0.56%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.56%) SCCM
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.28%) Netcool
Vendors
1 231 (65.25%) Cisco
2 141 (39.83%) Juniper
3 119 (33.62%) F5
4 98 (27.68%) CheckPoint
5 71 (20.06%) Microsoft
6 44 (12.43%) HP
7 43 (12.15%) VMware
8 42 (11.86%) Blue Coat
9 33 (9.32%) Huawei
10 27 (7.63%) Nokia
11 19 (5.37%) Citrix
12 18 (5.08%) Oracle
12 18 (5.08%) Fortinet
13 15 (4.24%) EMC
14 13 (3.67%) NetApp
14 13 (3.67%) Sourcefire
15 12 (3.39%) Veritas
16 9 (2.54%) McAfee
16 9 (2.54%) Websense
17 7 (1.98%) Riverbed
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Superb base with bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago