The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 64 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 104 71 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.43% 2.08% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.05% 17.62% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 56 49 40
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £25,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,349 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
358 403 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.82% 11.81% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 209 299 267
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Firewall
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Scotland

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Scotland

Firewall
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 46 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Glasgow +25 37 £41,250 +3.12% 8
Aberdeen +22 15 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Dundee +7 8 - -
Fife +9 6 £37,500 +15.38%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £33,500 -
West Lothian -3 1 - -
Stirling -10 1 - -
Firewall
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 94 (54.02%) Windows
2 79 (45.40%) Cisco
3 55 (31.61%) Finance
4 51 (29.31%) Microsoft
5 46 (26.44%) MS Excel
6 45 (25.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 43 (24.71%) WAN
8 42 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (22.41%) SIEM
10 39 (22.41%) Degree
11 35 (20.11%) Active Directory
11 35 (20.11%) MPLS
11 35 (20.11%) LAN
11 35 (20.11%) Linux
12 34 (19.54%) CCNA
12 34 (19.54%) VMware
13 33 (18.97%) ITIL
13 33 (18.97%) MS Exchange
14 31 (17.82%) VoIP
14 31 (17.82%) HP
14 31 (17.82%) Wireless
15 30 (17.24%) Service Delivery
15 30 (17.24%) Citrix
16 27 (15.52%) CISSP
17 26 (14.94%) CCNP
17 26 (14.94%) UNIX
18 25 (14.37%) VPN
18 25 (14.37%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 33 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.05%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.90%) JBoss
5 10 (5.75%) IIS
6 8 (4.60%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.02%) Lync
8 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.72%) Apache
10 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.15%) nginx
11 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (26.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.57%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.87%) Office 365
2 3 (1.72%) SaaS
2 3 (1.72%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 43 (24.71%) WAN
3 35 (20.11%) MPLS
3 35 (20.11%) LAN
4 31 (17.82%) VoIP
4 31 (17.82%) Wireless
5 25 (14.37%) VPN
5 25 (14.37%) SAN
6 23 (13.22%) DNS
7 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
8 17 (9.77%) Network Security
9 16 (9.20%) DMZ
9 16 (9.20%) VLAN
10 13 (7.47%) BGP
11 12 (6.90%) DHCP
12 9 (5.17%) OSPF
12 9 (5.17%) SSL
12 9 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (4.60%) tcpdump
13 8 (4.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.30%) Big Data
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Maven
1 3 (1.72%) Gradle
1 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (31.61%) Finance
2 12 (6.90%) Law
3 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.02%) Retail
5 6 (3.45%) Banking
5 6 (3.45%) Advertising
6 3 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (33.91%) Analyst
2 30 (17.24%) Security Analyst
3 18 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.20%) Network Engineer
5 14 (8.05%) Network Specialist
6 13 (7.47%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (6.32%) Security Operations Analyst
8 10 (5.75%) Architect
8 10 (5.75%) Senior Network Specialist
9 9 (5.17%) Network Analyst
9 9 (5.17%) Consultant
9 9 (5.17%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.60%) Network Security Analyst
10 8 (4.60%) Security Specialist
11 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.02%) Senior Security Specialist
12 6 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
12 6 (3.45%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) XML
1 14 (8.05%) JSP
2 12 (6.90%) JAX-RS
2 12 (6.90%) REST
2 12 (6.90%) Regular Expression
2 12 (6.90%) RichFaces
2 12 (6.90%) jQuery
2 12 (6.90%) JBoss Seam
2 12 (6.90%) Java EE 5
2 12 (6.90%) SOAP
2 12 (6.90%) Struts
2 12 (6.90%) JSF
2 12 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.87%) Middleware
4 4 (2.30%) Web Services
5 3 (1.72%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.72%) COM
6 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (1.15%) .NET
6 2 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.20%) Open Source
2 12 (6.90%) Visualisation
3 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.60%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.45%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.87%) Replication
7 5 (2.87%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.30%) CMDB
8 4 (2.30%) Clustering
9 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.72%) DataPower
9 3 (1.72%) Kindle
10 2 (1.15%) Statistics
11 1 (0.57%) CESG
11 1 (0.57%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 94 (54.02%) Windows
2 42 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (20.11%) Linux
5 26 (14.94%) UNIX
6 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.60%) CentOS
8 6 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.45%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.72%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.57%) Fedora
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.41%) SIEM
2 33 (18.97%) ITIL
3 30 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 23 (13.22%) Mentoring
5 18 (10.34%) Network Design
5 18 (10.34%) Network Management
6 17 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (7.47%) Analytics
8 11 (6.32%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (5.17%) Information Security
9 9 (5.17%) CRM
9 9 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (5.17%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.60%) Security Testing
10 8 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (4.60%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.60%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.02%) ERP
11 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.92%) Java
2 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 12 (6.90%) VB
2 12 (6.90%) VBA
3 11 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.17%) Python
5 6 (3.45%) SQL
6 5 (2.87%) Perl
7 3 (1.72%) Ruby
7 3 (1.72%) PHP
7 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (22.41%) Degree
3 34 (19.54%) CCNA
4 27 (15.52%) CISSP
5 26 (14.94%) CCNP
6 25 (14.37%) CEH
7 23 (13.22%) GIAC
8 17 (9.77%) SSCP
9 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (6.32%) MCSE
11 8 (4.60%) GCIA
11 8 (4.60%) CISA
12 6 (3.45%) SC Cleared
12 6 (3.45%) Security Cleared
13 5 (2.87%) VCP4
14 4 (2.30%) MCSA
14 4 (2.30%) CCDP
15 3 (1.72%) MCITP
15 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.49%) SLA
2 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 35 (20.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.92%) vSphere
4 18 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.60%) XenApp
6 5 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.30%) NFS
8 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.72%) LXC
9 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.60%) Puppet
2 6 (3.45%) SCCM
2 6 (3.45%) SCOM
3 5 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.30%) Nagios
5 3 (1.72%) Capistrano
5 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.72%) Ansible
6 2 (1.15%) Cacti
6 2 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.57%) OPNET
7 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 79 (45.40%) Cisco
2 51 (29.31%) Microsoft
3 34 (19.54%) VMware
4 31 (17.82%) HP
5 30 (17.24%) Citrix
6 23 (13.22%) Red Hat
7 20 (11.49%) Juniper
7 20 (11.49%) SonicWALL
8 19 (10.92%) Dell
9 16 (9.20%) Oracle
10 14 (8.05%) CheckPoint
11 12 (6.90%) SolarWinds
11 12 (6.90%) Sybase
11 12 (6.90%) Cognos
12 8 (4.60%) Fortinet
13 7 (4.02%) F5
14 5 (2.87%) Sourcefire
14 5 (2.87%) LogRhythm
15 4 (2.30%) Rackspace
15 4 (2.30%) Symantec
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