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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 39 38 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 7.91% 6.24% 6.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.77% 25.68% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 33 15 34
Average salary £37,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.95% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,300 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
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
119 148 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.14% 24.30% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 103 113 128
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
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
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Slough region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Slough

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (63.10%) CCNA
3 50 (59.52%) Cisco
4 43 (51.19%) Linux
5 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
6 32 (38.10%) Windows
7 30 (35.71%) VPN
8 23 (27.38%) OSPF
8 23 (27.38%) Degree
9 22 (26.19%) BGP
9 22 (26.19%) VMware
9 22 (26.19%) CCNP
10 21 (25.00%) DNS
10 21 (25.00%) MPLS
11 19 (22.62%) IPsec
11 19 (22.62%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (22.62%) Network Management
12 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
12 18 (21.43%) Zenoss
12 18 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 18 (21.43%) CheckPoint
12 18 (21.43%) SSL
12 18 (21.43%) SLA
13 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
13 17 (20.24%) Juniper
13 17 (20.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 16 (19.05%) Snort
14 16 (19.05%) vSphere
14 16 (19.05%) Lync
14 16 (19.05%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (19.05%) Lync
2 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.76%) IIS
2 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.71%) VPN
2 23 (27.38%) OSPF
3 22 (26.19%) BGP
4 21 (25.00%) MPLS
4 21 (25.00%) DNS
5 19 (22.62%) IPsec
6 18 (21.43%) SSL
7 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
8 16 (19.05%) LAN
9 15 (17.86%) Multicast
10 13 (15.48%) Network Security
10 13 (15.48%) WAN
11 12 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (13.10%) tcpdump
13 7 (8.33%) HTTP
14 6 (7.14%) Internet
14 6 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
15 5 (5.95%) SAN
15 5 (5.95%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.38%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Analyst
2 12 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Security Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Network Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.14%) Graduate
7 5 (5.95%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior NOC Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Graduate Network Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.38%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
3 1 (1.19%) CSS
3 1 (1.19%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
4 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.19%) Linux
2 32 (38.10%) Windows
3 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.14%) UNIX
7 5 (5.95%) Ubuntu
7 5 (5.95%) CentOS
8 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.38%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.19%) Solaris
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Network Management
2 17 (20.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 13 (15.48%) SIEM
4 7 (8.33%) Information Security
5 4 (4.76%) Network Design
5 4 (4.76%) ITIL
5 4 (4.76%) Change Control
6 3 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.57%) Change Management
6 3 (3.57%) Data Security
7 2 (2.38%) Migration
7 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.38%) Project Management
7 2 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.38%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) Perl
2 10 (11.90%) Bash Shell
3 9 (10.71%) SQL
4 7 (8.33%) Python
4 7 (8.33%) Ruby
4 7 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (2.38%) C
5 2 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (63.10%) CCNA
3 23 (27.38%) Degree
4 22 (26.19%) CCNP
5 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (9.52%) CEH
7 8 (9.52%) MCSE
8 7 (8.33%) CISSP
8 7 (8.33%) MCITP
9 6 (7.14%) MCSA
9 6 (7.14%) OSCE
10 5 (5.95%) OSCP
11 3 (3.57%) CCSP
11 3 (3.57%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.38%) CCSA
12 2 (2.38%) CCSE
13 1 (1.19%) RHCE
13 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.19%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (21.43%) SLA
2 15 (17.86%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (8.33%) HIPAA
5 5 (5.95%) GPG13
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Snort
1 16 (19.05%) vSphere
2 15 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.48%) Nmap
4 5 (5.95%) Squid
4 5 (5.95%) vCloud
5 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.38%) Samba
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Zenoss
2 13 (15.48%) Nessus
3 3 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (59.52%) Cisco
2 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.19%) VMware
4 18 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 17 (20.24%) Juniper
6 11 (13.10%) Sophos
6 11 (13.10%) Imperva
7 10 (11.90%) Polycom
8 6 (7.14%) Splunk
9 5 (5.95%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.95%) Sourcefire
9 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.95%) Websense
10 3 (3.57%) NetApp
10 3 (3.57%) Nokia
10 3 (3.57%) Avaya
10 3 (3.57%) HP
10 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.38%) F5
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