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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 79 85 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 81 83 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.63% 2.51% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.88% 21.73% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 49 53 57
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £26,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
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
354 382 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.49% 11.57% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 217 271 304
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,902 £27,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +8 34 £45,000 +21.96% 4
Glasgow +6 33 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Aberdeen +15 12 £37,500 -17.58% 2
Dundee +12 3 - -
Fife - 2 £37,500 - 2
South Lanarkshire 0 1 £27,500 -45.00%
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 105 (63.25%) Windows
2 81 (48.80%) Cisco
3 61 (36.75%) Microsoft
4 51 (30.72%) Finance
5 48 (28.92%) VMware
6 46 (27.71%) Degree
7 44 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (25.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (25.90%) Active Directory
8 43 (25.90%) MS Excel
8 43 (25.90%) MS Exchange
9 40 (24.10%) WAN
10 39 (23.49%) ITIL
10 39 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (22.29%) Linux
12 36 (21.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 34 (20.48%) HP
14 33 (19.88%) LAN
15 32 (19.28%) SQL Server
15 32 (19.28%) SAN
15 32 (19.28%) MPLS
16 31 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
16 31 (18.67%) VPN
17 30 (18.07%) Citrix
18 29 (17.47%) Hyper-V
19 28 (16.87%) DNS
19 28 (16.87%) VoIP
19 28 (16.87%) UNIX
19 28 (16.87%) Service Delivery
20 27 (16.27%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 43 (25.90%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.84%) IIS
4 15 (9.04%) WebLogic
5 12 (7.23%) JBoss
6 11 (6.63%) SharePoint
6 11 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (6.63%) Lync
7 8 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.81%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.20%) Apache
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (25.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.60%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Office 365
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.81%) IaaS
4 3 (1.81%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (24.10%) WAN
2 36 (21.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 33 (19.88%) LAN
4 32 (19.28%) SAN
4 32 (19.28%) MPLS
5 31 (18.67%) VPN
6 28 (16.87%) DNS
6 28 (16.87%) VoIP
7 27 (16.27%) Wireless
8 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
9 22 (13.25%) DMZ
10 17 (10.24%) Network Security
10 17 (10.24%) VLAN
11 14 (8.43%) DHCP
12 12 (7.23%) IP Telephony
13 9 (5.42%) BGP
13 9 (5.42%) Ethernet
14 8 (4.82%) SSL
14 8 (4.82%) Internet
15 7 (4.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.23%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Maven
2 1 (0.60%) Gradle
2 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 17 (10.24%) Law
3 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.01%) Legal
4 5 (3.01%) Advertising
5 3 (1.81%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (33.73%) Analyst
2 28 (16.87%) Security Analyst
3 18 (10.84%) Support Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.23%) Network Specialist
6 11 (6.63%) Security Specialist
6 11 (6.63%) Operations Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Architect
7 10 (6.02%) Administrator
8 8 (4.82%) Security Operations Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Senior Network Specialist
9 7 (4.22%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Security Specialist
10 6 (3.61%) IT Support
10 6 (3.61%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.61%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (3.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.04%) JSP
2 13 (7.83%) Regular Expression
3 12 (7.23%) REST
3 12 (7.23%) RichFaces
3 12 (7.23%) jQuery
3 12 (7.23%) JBoss Seam
3 12 (7.23%) Java EE 5
3 12 (7.23%) JAX-RS
3 12 (7.23%) SOAP
3 12 (7.23%) Struts
3 12 (7.23%) Hibernate
3 12 (7.23%) JSF
4 11 (6.63%) XML
5 6 (3.61%) MSMQ
6 5 (3.01%) Web Services
7 3 (1.81%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.81%) COM
7 3 (1.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.20%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.04%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.23%) Open Source
3 12 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.02%) Visualisation
4 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.82%) Replication
6 7 (4.22%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.41%) DataPower
7 4 (2.41%) CMDB
7 4 (2.41%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.41%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.41%) Clustering
8 3 (1.81%) Kindle
9 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.60%) CESG
10 1 (0.60%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 105 (63.25%) Windows
2 44 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (25.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (22.29%) Linux
5 28 (16.87%) UNIX
6 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.02%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.42%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.82%) Ubuntu
10 7 (4.22%) HPUX
10 7 (4.22%) Windows Phone
11 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (3.61%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.41%) CentOS
13 2 (1.20%) Solaris
13 2 (1.20%) OS/2
14 1 (0.60%) Fedora
14 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.49%) ITIL
2 28 (16.87%) Service Delivery
3 26 (15.66%) SIEM
4 18 (10.84%) Mentoring
5 17 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (9.64%) Information Security
7 15 (9.04%) Network Design
7 15 (9.04%) Network Management
8 11 (6.63%) Project Management
8 11 (6.63%) Analytics
9 9 (5.42%) Workflow
10 8 (4.82%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.82%) CRM
10 8 (4.82%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.82%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (4.22%) ERP
11 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (3.61%) Line Management
12 6 (3.61%) ISMS
12 6 (3.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.45%) Java
2 17 (10.24%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.83%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.83%) SQL
4 12 (7.23%) VB
4 12 (7.23%) VBA
5 7 (4.22%) Perl
6 6 (3.61%) Python
7 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.41%) Ruby
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) C#
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (27.71%) Degree
2 31 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (16.27%) CCNA
4 21 (12.65%) CCNP
4 21 (12.65%) CISSP
4 21 (12.65%) CEH
5 20 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (9.04%) GIAC
7 14 (8.43%) MCSE
7 14 (8.43%) SSCP
8 11 (6.63%) MCSA
9 6 (3.61%) APMP
9 6 (3.61%) GCIA
10 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.41%) MCITP
11 4 (2.41%) CCDP
12 3 (1.81%) GSEC
12 3 (1.81%) GCIH
12 3 (1.81%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.05%) SLA
2 9 (5.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.81%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (17.47%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.04%) vSphere
5 9 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.22%) XenApp
6 7 (4.22%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.81%) NFS
8 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.60%) LXC
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) SCCM
2 7 (4.22%) Puppet
3 6 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.61%) Nagios
4 5 (3.01%) SCOM
5 3 (1.81%) Salt
5 3 (1.81%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.81%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.20%) Cacti
6 2 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.60%) OpenView
7 1 (0.60%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.60%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 81 (48.80%) Cisco
2 61 (36.75%) Microsoft
3 48 (28.92%) VMware
4 34 (20.48%) HP
5 30 (18.07%) Citrix
6 24 (14.46%) Oracle
7 22 (13.25%) Juniper
8 21 (12.65%) Red Hat
9 16 (9.64%) Dell
10 15 (9.04%) SonicWALL
11 13 (7.83%) CheckPoint
12 12 (7.23%) Sybase
12 12 (7.23%) Cognos
13 10 (6.02%) IBM
14 8 (4.82%) SolarWinds
15 7 (4.22%) Avaya
15 7 (4.22%) F5
16 6 (3.61%) Fujitsu
16 6 (3.61%) Brocade
16 6 (3.61%) Nortel
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