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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 17 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +33
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 216 235 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 8.32% 9.23% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.71% 29.16% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 152 175 77
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
911 806 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.09% 31.65% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 463 548 492
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
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 19 December 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 228 (60.80%) Cisco
2 152 (40.53%) Juniper
3 131 (34.93%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (33.33%) F5
5 120 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 114 (30.40%) VPN
7 111 (29.60%) Network Security
7 111 (29.60%) Windows
8 97 (25.87%) CCNP
9 96 (25.60%) DNS
10 88 (23.47%) OSPF
11 85 (22.67%) BGP
12 79 (21.07%) CheckPoint
13 77 (20.53%) MPLS
14 75 (20.00%) Linux
15 74 (19.73%) Telecoms
16 73 (19.47%) WAN
17 67 (17.87%) LAN
17 67 (17.87%) ITIL
18 59 (15.73%) Network Design
19 57 (15.20%) HP
19 57 (15.20%) Microsoft
20 55 (14.67%) SSL
20 55 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
21 52 (13.87%) VMware
21 52 (13.87%) UNIX
22 49 (13.07%) VoIP
23 46 (12.27%) CCNA
23 46 (12.27%) IPsec
23 46 (12.27%) Analytical Skills

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (3.20%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.13%) Lync
4 8 (2.13%) Apache
5 7 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.33%) IIS
7 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.80%) JBoss
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.07%) MS Office
3 10 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.07%) SaaS
2 2 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 114 (30.40%) VPN
3 111 (29.60%) Network Security
4 96 (25.60%) DNS
5 88 (23.47%) OSPF
6 85 (22.67%) BGP
7 77 (20.53%) MPLS
8 73 (19.47%) WAN
9 67 (17.87%) LAN
10 55 (14.67%) SSL
10 55 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
11 49 (13.07%) VoIP
12 46 (12.27%) IPsec
13 42 (11.20%) EIGRP
14 41 (10.93%) Wireless
15 37 (9.87%) SNMP
15 37 (9.87%) SAN
16 32 (8.53%) Internet
17 30 (8.00%) VLAN
18 28 (7.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.40%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.33%) MySQL
3 5 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.53%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (19.73%) Telecoms
2 28 (7.47%) Finance
3 11 (2.93%) German Language
4 9 (2.40%) Marketing
5 6 (1.60%) French Language
6 5 (1.33%) Back Office
7 4 (1.07%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.80%) Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (26.13%) Network Engineer
2 66 (17.60%) Security Engineer
3 51 (13.60%) Support Engineer
4 35 (9.33%) Consultant
5 33 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 31 (8.27%) Architect
6 31 (8.27%) Network Architect
7 27 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
9 24 (6.40%) Technical Support
10 23 (6.13%) Technical Support Engineer
11 20 (5.33%) Team Leader
11 20 (5.33%) Security Consultant
12 19 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (5.07%) Senior Network Architect
12 19 (5.07%) Senior Architect
13 18 (4.80%) Technical Design Authority
13 18 (4.80%) Network Consultant
14 14 (3.73%) Network Team Leader
15 13 (3.47%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.87%) HTML
2 4 (1.07%) .NET
3 3 (0.80%) XMPP
4 2 (0.53%) J2EE
4 2 (0.53%) SOAP
4 2 (0.53%) CGI
5 1 (0.27%) LAMP
5 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.93%) Open Source
3 8 (2.13%) PKI
3 8 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 7 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.87%) Celerra
4 7 (1.87%) Clustering
5 6 (1.60%) Economics
6 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.07%) Replication
7 4 (1.07%) CESG
8 3 (0.80%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (0.80%) Kindle
8 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.53%) iPhone
9 2 (0.53%) SecurID
10 1 (0.27%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 111 (29.60%) Windows
2 75 (20.00%) Linux
3 52 (13.87%) UNIX
4 30 (8.00%) Solaris
5 29 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (7.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (4.27%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.93%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.40%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.07%) CentOS
11 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.80%) VMS
11 3 (0.80%) AIX
11 3 (0.80%) Android
12 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.53%) Debian
12 2 (0.53%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (17.87%) ITIL
2 59 (15.73%) Network Design
3 30 (8.00%) Network Management
4 26 (6.93%) Problem Management
5 25 (6.67%) Information Security
6 24 (6.40%) Load Balancing
6 24 (6.40%) Mentoring
7 21 (5.60%) SIEM
8 20 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (4.53%) Project Management
10 16 (4.27%) Change Management
11 15 (4.00%) Coaching
12 13 (3.47%) Cyber Security
12 13 (3.47%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.93%) Capacity Management
14 10 (2.67%) Network Architecture
14 10 (2.67%) Line Management
15 9 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (2.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.40%) SQL
2 12 (3.20%) Java
3 10 (2.67%) Perl
3 10 (2.67%) PHP
4 9 (2.40%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.13%) C
6 6 (1.60%) C#
6 6 (1.60%) C++
7 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.33%) Python
7 5 (1.33%) Tcl
7 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.53%) VBScript
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (34.93%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (25.87%) CCNP
3 46 (12.27%) CCNA
4 41 (10.93%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.60%) SC Cleared
6 32 (8.53%) Degree
7 31 (8.27%) CISSP
8 29 (7.73%) CCIE
9 23 (6.13%) CCSA
10 19 (5.07%) CCSE
11 14 (3.73%) CCDP
12 12 (3.20%) Sun Certification
13 10 (2.67%) CCIP
13 10 (2.67%) SCSA
13 10 (2.67%) JNCIA
14 8 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.87%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.60%) JNCIE
16 6 (1.60%) CCSP
17 5 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.60%) SLA
2 18 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.13%) COBIT
5 7 (1.87%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (6.40%) XenApp
4 18 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.53%) vSphere
5 17 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.67%) ProxySG
7 9 (2.40%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.33%) Firmware
10 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.53%) Nmap
10 2 (0.53%) pfSense
10 2 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (4.53%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.87%) Legato
2 7 (1.87%) ARCserve
3 4 (1.07%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.07%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.80%) Puppet
4 3 (0.80%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.53%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 228 (60.80%) Cisco
2 152 (40.53%) Juniper
3 125 (33.33%) F5
4 79 (21.07%) CheckPoint
5 57 (15.20%) Microsoft
5 57 (15.20%) HP
6 52 (13.87%) VMware
7 37 (9.87%) Huawei
8 36 (9.60%) Blue Coat
8 36 (9.60%) Citrix
9 35 (9.33%) Oracle
10 19 (5.07%) Sourcefire
11 17 (4.53%) Veritas
12 16 (4.27%) Sun
13 14 (3.73%) Nokia
14 12 (3.20%) IBM
14 12 (3.20%) Red Hat
14 12 (3.20%) McAfee
14 12 (3.20%) Fortinet
15 11 (2.93%) Crossbeam
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: 35000 - 60000
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £27000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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