The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Forcepoint over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Forcepoint, LLC (formerly Websense).

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forcepoint
Rank 94 138 132
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -6
Permanent jobs citing Forcepoint 45 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.14% 0.29% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 3.94% 0.57% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 34 7 12
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £44,000 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,750 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
Forcepoint
Berkshire

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

Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1142 1235 1286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 54.33% 51.37% 56.55%
Number of salaries quoted 906 849 924
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Forcepoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Forcepoint Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Forcepoint
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Forcepoint Salary Trend in Reading

Forcepoint
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Forcepoint across the Reading region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Forcepoint Salary Histogram in Reading

Forcepoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Forcepoint 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 Forcepoint.

1 35 (46.05%) Firewall
2 34 (44.74%) CheckPoint
3 30 (39.47%) Linux
4 28 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 26 (34.21%) F5
6 22 (28.95%) Red Hat
6 22 (28.95%) SSL
7 21 (27.63%) Python
7 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
8 20 (26.32%) Unix
9 19 (25.00%) Perl
9 19 (25.00%) Juniper
10 18 (23.68%) Cisco
11 17 (22.37%) Degree
12 15 (19.74%) Blue Coat
12 15 (19.74%) Nokia
12 15 (19.74%) Internet
13 14 (18.42%) OSPF
13 14 (18.42%) BGP
13 14 (18.42%) CentOS
13 14 (18.42%) Puppet
14 13 (17.11%) Network Security
14 13 (17.11%) Computer Science
15 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
15 12 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (15.79%) VPN
15 12 (15.79%) Windows
15 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
16 11 (14.47%) Presales
16 11 (14.47%) Sourcefire

Forcepoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Forcepoint 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 Forcepoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.16%) OpenStack
2 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.95%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.05%) Firewall
2 28 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 22 (28.95%) SSL
4 15 (19.74%) Internet
5 14 (18.42%) BGP
5 14 (18.42%) OSPF
6 13 (17.11%) Network Security
7 12 (15.79%) VPN
8 10 (13.16%) HTTP
8 10 (13.16%) LAN
8 10 (13.16%) WAN
9 8 (10.53%) IPsec
9 8 (10.53%) MPLS
9 8 (10.53%) VXLAN
10 7 (9.21%) DNS
10 7 (9.21%) SMTP
11 5 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.26%) MySQL
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Consultant
2 17 (22.37%) Associate Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (14.47%) Support Consultant
4 11 (14.47%) Support Engineer
5 10 (13.16%) Check Point Consultant
6 9 (11.84%) Check Point Support
6 9 (11.84%) Support Specialist
7 8 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) Security Consultant
8 7 (9.21%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (9.21%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) Technical Support
8 7 (9.21%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Check Point Specialist
9 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.89%) Replication
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.63%) Physics
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Linux
2 20 (26.32%) Unix
3 14 (18.42%) CentOS
4 12 (15.79%) Windows
5 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.26%) Windows NT
7 3 (3.95%) Solaris
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 11 (14.47%) Presales
3 8 (10.53%) Migration
4 6 (7.89%) Open Source
4 6 (7.89%) SIEM
5 5 (6.58%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.26%) Case Management
6 4 (5.26%) Information Security
6 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.26%) Product Management
6 4 (5.26%) Server Building
6 4 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.26%) Software Optimisation
7 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.95%) Data Security
8 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.63%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) Python
2 19 (25.00%) Perl
3 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.53%) SQL
5 7 (9.21%) C
6 6 (7.89%) C++
6 6 (7.89%) Java
7 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Degree
2 12 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (11.84%) CCIE
4 8 (10.53%) JNCIP
5 6 (7.89%) CISSP
6 4 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (3.95%) CCNA
8 1 (1.32%) CCSA
8 1 (1.32%) CCSE
8 1 (1.32%) CEH
8 1 (1.32%) CISA
8 1 (1.32%) CISM
8 1 (1.32%) CRISC
8 1 (1.32%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.53%) iptables
3 4 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 4 (5.26%) NDS
3 4 (5.26%) Novell eDirectory
3 4 (5.26%) Squid
4 3 (3.95%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) Puppet
2 8 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.63%) CFEngine
3 2 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (1.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (44.74%) CheckPoint
2 26 (34.21%) F5
3 22 (28.95%) Red Hat
4 19 (25.00%) Juniper
5 18 (23.68%) Cisco
6 15 (19.74%) Blue Coat
6 15 (19.74%) Nokia
7 11 (14.47%) Sourcefire
8 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
9 7 (9.21%) Novell
10 6 (7.89%) ArcSight
10 6 (7.89%) Fortinet
10 6 (7.89%) Palo Alto
11 4 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (3.95%) Lotus
12 3 (3.95%) Oracle
13 2 (2.63%) Tripwire
14 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
14 1 (1.32%) Sophos
14 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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