The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 41 39 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 7.52% 6.41% 5.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.83% 26.90% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 27
Average salary £37,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
- +1.91%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 145 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.40% 23.85% 24.31%
Number of salaries quoted 89 117 107
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Firewall
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Slough

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 61 (70.11%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (63.22%) CCNA
3 53 (60.92%) Cisco
4 41 (47.13%) Linux
5 37 (42.53%) VPN
6 31 (35.63%) OSPF
7 29 (33.33%) BGP
7 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 28 (32.18%) SSL
9 27 (31.03%) Windows
9 27 (31.03%) IPsec
10 25 (28.74%) VMware
10 25 (28.74%) Degree
11 24 (27.59%) Network Management
11 24 (27.59%) MPLS
12 23 (26.44%) DNS
12 23 (26.44%) LAN
13 22 (25.29%) Video Conferencing
14 21 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 21 (24.14%) Security Cleared
14 21 (24.14%) SLA
14 21 (24.14%) CCNP
14 21 (24.14%) Juniper
15 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
15 20 (22.99%) CheckPoint
15 20 (22.99%) vSphere
16 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (21.84%) VMware ESXi
16 19 (21.84%) Multicast
17 18 (20.69%) Zenoss

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 15 (17.24%) Lync
2 5 (5.75%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (42.53%) VPN
2 31 (35.63%) OSPF
3 29 (33.33%) BGP
4 28 (32.18%) SSL
5 27 (31.03%) IPsec
6 24 (27.59%) MPLS
7 23 (26.44%) DNS
7 23 (26.44%) LAN
8 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
9 19 (21.84%) Multicast
10 16 (18.39%) Network Security
11 15 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (17.24%) WAN
12 11 (12.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (11.49%) tcpdump
14 8 (9.20%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (9.20%) Wireless
14 8 (9.20%) VoIP
15 7 (8.05%) HTTP
15 7 (8.05%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Analyst
2 15 (17.24%) NOC Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Security Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.90%) Network Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Graduate
7 5 (5.75%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Graduate Network Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.30%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) HTML
3 1 (1.15%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.13%) Linux
2 27 (31.03%) Windows
3 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.75%) UNIX
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.60%) CentOS
6 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.30%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.59%) Network Management
2 17 (19.54%) SIEM
3 15 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (9.20%) Change Control
4 8 (9.20%) Change Management
4 8 (9.20%) Data Security
5 6 (6.90%) Information Security
5 6 (6.90%) Project Management
6 5 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.75%) OpenUP
7 3 (3.45%) Network Design
8 2 (2.30%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.30%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.30%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.30%) Migration
8 2 (2.30%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (2.30%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) Perl
2 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.90%) Ruby
3 6 (6.90%) PHP
3 6 (6.90%) Python
4 2 (2.30%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) C
4 2 (2.30%) C#
5 1 (1.15%) C++
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (70.11%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (63.22%) CCNA
3 25 (28.74%) Degree
4 21 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 21 (24.14%) CCNP
5 7 (8.05%) CCSP
5 7 (8.05%) JNCIA
6 6 (6.90%) CEH
6 6 (6.90%) CISSP
7 5 (5.75%) MCSE
7 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.60%) OSCP
8 4 (4.60%) OSCE
9 3 (3.45%) MCSA
9 3 (3.45%) MCITP
10 2 (2.30%) CCSE
10 2 (2.30%) CCSA
11 1 (1.15%) CCDA
11 1 (1.15%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (24.14%) SLA
2 18 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 12 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (6.90%) HIPAA
5 4 (4.60%) GPG13
System Software
1 20 (22.99%) vSphere
2 19 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (21.84%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 14 (16.09%) Snort
5 12 (13.79%) Nmap
6 5 (5.75%) vCloud
7 4 (4.60%) Squid
8 2 (2.30%) Samba
9 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
9 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) Zenoss
2 12 (13.79%) Nessus
3 3 (3.45%) Nagios
3 3 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (60.92%) Cisco
2 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 25 (28.74%) VMware
4 21 (24.14%) Juniper
5 20 (22.99%) CheckPoint
6 14 (16.09%) Polycom
7 10 (11.49%) Imperva
7 10 (11.49%) Sophos
8 8 (9.20%) ServiceNow
8 8 (9.20%) SolarWinds
8 8 (9.20%) Avaya
9 6 (6.90%) Splunk
10 5 (5.75%) ArcSight
11 4 (4.60%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.60%) Sourcefire
11 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.60%) Websense
12 3 (3.45%) NetApp
12 3 (3.45%) Nokia
13 2 (2.30%) Novell
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