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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 143 125 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 6.19% 5.51% 6.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.14% 17.71% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 93 100 128
Average salary £48,500 £45,250 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.18% -0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,400 £68,050 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,900 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
710 706 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.72% 31.10% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 386 547 424
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £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 22 July 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 225 (59.84%) Cisco
2 134 (35.64%) OSPF
3 130 (34.57%) BGP
4 124 (32.98%) Telecoms
5 121 (32.18%) Juniper
6 120 (31.91%) Windows
7 119 (31.65%) MPLS
8 113 (30.05%) F5
9 105 (27.93%) DNS
10 100 (26.60%) Internet
11 99 (26.33%) SNMP
12 95 (25.27%) Network Management
13 92 (24.47%) CheckPoint
14 91 (24.20%) Cisco Certification
14 91 (24.20%) VoIP
15 85 (22.61%) Microsoft
16 76 (20.21%) TCP/IP
17 72 (19.15%) CCNP
18 70 (18.62%) Linux
19 69 (18.35%) WAN
20 67 (17.82%) Cisco Nexus
21 66 (17.55%) Smartphone
21 66 (17.55%) Broadband
22 65 (17.29%) VPN
23 62 (16.49%) Network Design
24 60 (15.96%) Network Security
25 59 (15.69%) Billing
25 59 (15.69%) VMware
26 57 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
27 56 (14.89%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 43 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.91%) IIS
3 25 (6.65%) SharePoint
4 21 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.79%) WebSphere
6 16 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (3.99%) Lync
8 10 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.86%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (1.06%) GroupWise
11 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.80%) WordPress
12 3 (0.80%) Apache
13 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.79%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.86%) SaaS
1 7 (1.86%) Office 365
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (35.64%) OSPF
2 130 (34.57%) BGP
3 119 (31.65%) MPLS
4 105 (27.93%) DNS
5 100 (26.60%) Internet
6 99 (26.33%) SNMP
7 91 (24.20%) VoIP
8 76 (20.21%) TCP/IP
9 69 (18.35%) WAN
10 67 (17.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 66 (17.55%) Broadband
12 65 (17.29%) VPN
13 60 (15.96%) Network Security
14 55 (14.63%) LAN
15 41 (10.90%) SSL
16 39 (10.37%) IPsec
17 38 (10.11%) SMTP
18 36 (9.57%) VLAN
19 33 (8.78%) Cisco ASA
19 33 (8.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.06%) DB2
3 4 (1.06%) MySQL
3 4 (1.06%) Informix
3 4 (1.06%) MaxDB
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (4.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 124 (32.98%) Telecoms
2 59 (15.69%) Billing
3 54 (14.36%) Retail
3 54 (14.36%) Finance
4 9 (2.39%) Marketing
5 5 (1.33%) German Language
5 5 (1.33%) Back Office
5 5 (1.33%) Legal
6 4 (1.06%) French Language
7 3 (0.80%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.80%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.80%) Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (21.01%) Network Engineer
2 62 (16.49%) Security Engineer
3 57 (15.16%) IP Engineer
4 56 (14.89%) Design Engineer
5 53 (14.10%) Senior Design Engineer
6 49 (13.03%) Consultant
7 44 (11.70%) Senior IP Engineer
8 34 (9.04%) Senior Security Engineer
9 32 (8.51%) Support Engineer
10 23 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
11 20 (5.32%) Architect
11 20 (5.32%) Security Consultant
11 20 (5.32%) Firewall Engineer
12 19 (5.05%) Technical Design Authority
12 19 (5.05%) Technical Support
13 18 (4.79%) Support Consultant
14 17 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
15 16 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (3.99%) Network Consultant
16 15 (3.99%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.79%) SOAP
2 12 (3.19%) .NET
3 4 (1.06%) ODBC
4 3 (0.80%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.27%) OLE
6 1 (0.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.55%) Smartphone
2 31 (8.24%) Replication
3 20 (5.32%) Celerra
4 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.86%) PKI
6 6 (1.60%) Clustering
6 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.33%) Firmware
8 4 (1.06%) iPhone
9 3 (0.80%) CMDB
9 3 (0.80%) FMCG
9 3 (0.80%) DTV
10 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.53%) SecurID
11 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.27%) HP StorageWorks
11 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 120 (31.91%) Windows
2 70 (18.62%) Linux
3 57 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (13.30%) UNIX
5 35 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (6.65%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.46%) Solaris
9 11 (2.93%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.86%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.86%) SUSE
11 7 (1.86%) AIX
11 7 (1.86%) HPUX
12 5 (1.33%) VMS
13 4 (1.06%) Android
13 4 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (25.27%) Network Management
2 62 (16.49%) Network Design
3 56 (14.89%) Load Balancing
4 33 (8.78%) Capacity Management
5 32 (8.51%) ITIL
6 23 (6.12%) Validation
7 21 (5.59%) Time Management
8 16 (4.26%) Information Management
8 16 (4.26%) Data Security
9 14 (3.72%) Change Management
10 10 (2.66%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (2.66%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.66%) Demand Forecasting
11 9 (2.39%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.39%) Project Management
12 8 (2.13%) Information Security
12 8 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (2.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.78%) SQL
2 21 (5.59%) Perl
3 14 (3.72%) Shell Script
4 13 (3.46%) Python
5 6 (1.60%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.33%) Java
7 4 (1.06%) Ruby
8 2 (0.53%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) R
9 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (24.20%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (19.15%) CCNP
3 56 (14.89%) Degree
4 48 (12.77%) CCNA
5 42 (11.17%) Security Cleared
6 33 (8.78%) SC Cleared
7 29 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (6.38%) CCIE
9 22 (5.85%) MCSE
10 19 (5.05%) MCSA
11 18 (4.79%) MCITP
12 15 (3.99%) CCSE
12 15 (3.99%) CCSA
12 15 (3.99%) CISSP
13 9 (2.39%) MCP
14 8 (2.13%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.86%) MCTS
15 7 (1.86%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.60%) CCSP
16 6 (1.60%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.12%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.04%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.85%) Xen
5 20 (5.32%) ProxySG
6 9 (2.39%) vSphere
7 7 (1.86%) DFS Replication
7 7 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.53%) qmail
10 2 (0.53%) Postfix
10 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.53%) XenApp
10 2 (0.53%) Squid
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 30 (7.98%) ARCserve
2 24 (6.38%) Legato
3 18 (4.79%) CiscoWorks
3 18 (4.79%) HP NNM
4 12 (3.19%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.19%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.86%) SCCM
5 7 (1.86%) SCOM
5 7 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.86%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.80%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.53%) Nagios
7 2 (0.53%) SmokePing
7 2 (0.53%) Cacti
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
8 1 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 225 (59.84%) Cisco
2 121 (32.18%) Juniper
3 113 (30.05%) F5
4 92 (24.47%) CheckPoint
5 85 (22.61%) Microsoft
6 59 (15.69%) VMware
7 47 (12.50%) HP
8 32 (8.51%) Veritas
8 32 (8.51%) Nokia
8 32 (8.51%) Huawei
9 31 (8.24%) Oracle
10 28 (7.45%) Blue Coat
10 28 (7.45%) EMC
11 26 (6.91%) NetApp
12 20 (5.32%) Fortinet
13 19 (5.05%) Citrix
14 16 (4.26%) Sourcefire
14 16 (4.26%) Websense
15 12 (3.19%) Sun
16 11 (2.93%) McAfee
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + 2,500 standby allowance
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Salary: £70000.00 - £79000.00 per annum
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £24,000 - £28,000
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