The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 31 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 151 129 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 6.30% 5.62% 6.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.76% 18.14% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 100 102 125
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £67,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
764 711 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.87% 30.98% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 406 538 419
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Berkshire

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 31 July 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 227 (61.19%) Cisco
2 139 (37.47%) OSPF
3 134 (36.12%) BGP
4 131 (35.31%) Juniper
5 122 (32.88%) F5
6 121 (32.61%) Telecoms
7 118 (31.81%) MPLS
8 111 (29.92%) Windows
9 104 (28.03%) Internet
9 104 (28.03%) DNS
10 99 (26.68%) SNMP
11 98 (26.42%) CheckPoint
12 96 (25.88%) Network Management
13 94 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
14 88 (23.72%) TCP/IP
14 88 (23.72%) VoIP
15 80 (21.56%) Microsoft
16 72 (19.41%) WAN
17 70 (18.87%) CCNP
18 66 (17.79%) VPN
18 66 (17.79%) Linux
18 66 (17.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 66 (17.79%) Network Design
19 65 (17.52%) Network Security
20 64 (17.25%) Smartphone
20 64 (17.25%) Broadband
21 58 (15.63%) Load Balancing
22 57 (15.36%) Billing
22 57 (15.36%) LAN
23 56 (15.09%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.47%) IIS
3 22 (5.93%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.39%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.23%) Lync
8 10 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.08%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.08%) Apache
10 4 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.81%) WordPress
12 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.89%) Office 365
2 6 (1.62%) SaaS
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (37.47%) OSPF
2 134 (36.12%) BGP
3 118 (31.81%) MPLS
4 104 (28.03%) Internet
4 104 (28.03%) DNS
5 99 (26.68%) SNMP
6 88 (23.72%) TCP/IP
6 88 (23.72%) VoIP
7 72 (19.41%) WAN
8 66 (17.79%) VPN
8 66 (17.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 65 (17.52%) Network Security
10 64 (17.25%) Broadband
11 57 (15.36%) LAN
12 45 (12.13%) SSL
13 41 (11.05%) IPsec
14 40 (10.78%) SMTP
15 37 (9.97%) VLAN
16 34 (9.16%) EIGRP
17 33 (8.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.54%) Informix
4 2 (0.54%) MySQL
4 2 (0.54%) DB2
4 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.54%) MaxDB
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (4.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 57 (15.36%) Billing
3 56 (15.09%) Finance
4 52 (14.02%) Retail
5 9 (2.43%) Marketing
5 9 (2.43%) German Language
6 6 (1.62%) Back Office
6 6 (1.62%) French Language
7 5 (1.35%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.81%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.81%) Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 86 (23.18%) Network Engineer
2 62 (16.71%) Security Engineer
3 55 (14.82%) IP Engineer
4 54 (14.56%) Design Engineer
5 51 (13.75%) Senior Design Engineer
6 46 (12.40%) Consultant
7 42 (11.32%) Senior IP Engineer
8 32 (8.63%) Senior Security Engineer
9 30 (8.09%) Support Engineer
10 23 (6.20%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
12 20 (5.39%) Security Consultant
12 20 (5.39%) Architect
13 19 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
13 19 (5.12%) Technical Design Authority
14 16 (4.31%) Network Architect
14 16 (4.31%) Network Consultant
14 16 (4.31%) Technical Support
15 15 (4.04%) Support Consultant
15 15 (4.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.39%) SOAP
2 11 (2.96%) .NET
3 4 (1.08%) ODBC
4 2 (0.54%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) J2EE
5 1 (0.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.25%) Smartphone
2 24 (6.47%) Replication
3 16 (4.31%) Celerra
4 9 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.16%) Clustering
6 7 (1.89%) PKI
7 6 (1.62%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.62%) Firmware
8 4 (1.08%) iPhone
9 3 (0.81%) CMDB
9 3 (0.81%) FMCG
9 3 (0.81%) HP StorageWorks
9 3 (0.81%) DTV
10 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.54%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 111 (29.92%) Windows
2 66 (17.79%) Linux
3 52 (14.02%) UNIX
4 50 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (5.12%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.96%) Solaris
9 10 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.89%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.08%) SUSE
11 4 (1.08%) AIX
11 4 (1.08%) HPUX
11 4 (1.08%) VMS
11 4 (1.08%) Android
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (25.88%) Network Management
2 66 (17.79%) Network Design
3 58 (15.63%) Load Balancing
4 38 (10.24%) ITIL
5 35 (9.43%) Capacity Management
6 23 (6.20%) Validation
7 18 (4.85%) Time Management
8 14 (3.77%) Information Management
8 14 (3.77%) Data Security
8 14 (3.77%) Change Management
9 11 (2.96%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (2.70%) Demand Forecasting
11 9 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (2.43%) Project Management
11 9 (2.43%) Information Security
12 8 (2.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.16%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (2.16%) Resource Management
13 7 (1.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.09%) SQL
2 18 (4.85%) Perl
3 13 (3.50%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.23%) Python
5 8 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.08%) Java
7 4 (1.08%) Ruby
8 2 (0.54%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) R
9 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (18.87%) CCNP
3 52 (14.02%) Degree
4 50 (13.48%) CCNA
5 35 (9.43%) Security Cleared
6 29 (7.82%) SC Cleared
7 26 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (6.47%) CCIE
9 19 (5.12%) CCSE
9 19 (5.12%) CCSA
9 19 (5.12%) CISSP
9 19 (5.12%) MCSE
10 17 (4.58%) MCITP
11 15 (4.04%) MCSA
12 12 (3.23%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.16%) MCP
14 7 (1.89%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.62%) CCSP
15 6 (1.62%) MCTS
16 4 (1.08%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.47%) SLA
2 9 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.39%) ProxySG
5 19 (5.12%) Xen
6 5 (1.35%) vSphere
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.81%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.54%) XenApp
9 2 (0.54%) qmail
9 2 (0.54%) Postfix
9 2 (0.54%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.54%) Nmap
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (6.20%) ARCserve
2 20 (5.39%) HP NNM
2 20 (5.39%) CiscoWorks
3 19 (5.12%) Legato
4 12 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.96%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.08%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.81%) SCCM
7 3 (0.81%) SCOM
7 3 (0.81%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.54%) Nagios
8 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.54%) SmokePing
8 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.54%) Cacti
8 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 227 (61.19%) Cisco
2 131 (35.31%) Juniper
3 122 (32.88%) F5
4 98 (26.42%) CheckPoint
5 80 (21.56%) Microsoft
6 50 (13.48%) VMware
7 46 (12.40%) HP
8 35 (9.43%) Blue Coat
9 31 (8.36%) Huawei
10 30 (8.09%) Nokia
11 27 (7.28%) Oracle
12 25 (6.74%) Veritas
13 24 (6.47%) EMC
14 22 (5.93%) NetApp
15 20 (5.39%) Fortinet
16 18 (4.85%) Citrix
17 16 (4.31%) Sourcefire
18 14 (3.77%) Websense
19 10 (2.70%) Sun
20 8 (2.16%) Symantec
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Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + + 20% shift allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits + training
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Corporate Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Superb base with bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + 10K bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago