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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 43 36 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 8.35% 5.75% 8.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.09% 25.53% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36 18 42
Average salary £36,250 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.61% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £56,500 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
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
134 141 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 26.02% 22.52% 29.27%
Number of salaries quoted 119 108 137
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 29 August 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Slough

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (69.77%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (60.47%) CCNA
3 51 (59.30%) Cisco
4 44 (51.16%) Linux
5 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
6 37 (43.02%) Windows
7 27 (31.40%) VPN
7 27 (31.40%) VMware
8 24 (27.91%) DNS
8 24 (27.91%) Degree
9 21 (24.42%) TCP/IP
9 21 (24.42%) MPLS
10 20 (23.26%) OSPF
11 19 (22.09%) BGP
11 19 (22.09%) CCNP
11 19 (22.09%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
12 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 18 (20.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (20.93%) Zenoss
12 18 (20.93%) SLA
13 17 (19.77%) vSphere
13 17 (19.77%) Snort
14 16 (18.60%) Network Management
14 16 (18.60%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (18.60%) Lync
14 16 (18.60%) CheckPoint
14 16 (18.60%) IPsec
15 15 (17.44%) SSL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (18.60%) Lync
2 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.81%) IIS
4 4 (4.65%) Apache
5 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.16%) Confluence
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Office
2 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.40%) VPN
2 24 (27.91%) DNS
3 21 (24.42%) MPLS
3 21 (24.42%) TCP/IP
4 20 (23.26%) OSPF
5 19 (22.09%) BGP
6 16 (18.60%) IPsec
7 15 (17.44%) SSL
7 15 (17.44%) Multicast
8 13 (15.12%) LAN
9 12 (13.95%) tcpdump
10 11 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (11.63%) Network Security
11 10 (11.63%) WAN
12 7 (8.14%) SAN
12 7 (8.14%) Internet
13 6 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
13 6 (6.98%) HTTP
14 5 (5.81%) NetScreen
15 4 (4.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.16%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.16%) Subversion
3 1 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) Selenium
3 1 (1.16%) Hudson
3 1 (1.16%) Gradle
3 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.16%) Ant
General
1 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) German Language
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Analyst
2 12 (13.95%) NOC Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Security Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Network Consultant
5 7 (8.14%) Consultant
5 7 (8.14%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.98%) Graduate
6 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior NOC Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Graduate Network Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Web Services
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.16%) CSS
3 1 (1.16%) CPAN
3 1 (1.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
5 1 (1.16%) Clustering
5 1 (1.16%) Wiki
5 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Linux
2 37 (43.02%) Windows
3 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.14%) CentOS
6 6 (6.98%) Ubuntu
6 6 (6.98%) UNIX
7 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.33%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.16%) AIX
9 1 (1.16%) Solaris
9 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 16 (18.60%) Network Management
3 14 (16.28%) SIEM
4 7 (8.14%) Information Security
5 4 (4.65%) ITIL
5 4 (4.65%) Network Design
6 2 (2.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.33%) Migration
6 2 (2.33%) Change Control
6 2 (2.33%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.16%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.16%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.16%) SOA
7 1 (1.16%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.16%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) Perl
1 12 (13.95%) Bash Shell
2 10 (11.63%) SQL
3 9 (10.47%) PHP
3 9 (10.47%) Ruby
4 8 (9.30%) Python
5 3 (3.49%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) C
6 2 (2.33%) C#
7 1 (1.16%) Korn
7 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.16%) C-shell
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (69.77%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (60.47%) CCNA
3 24 (27.91%) Degree
4 19 (22.09%) CCNP
5 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
6 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (11.63%) MCSE
8 9 (10.47%) CEH
8 9 (10.47%) MCITP
9 8 (9.30%) CISSP
10 7 (8.14%) OSCE
11 6 (6.98%) MCSA
11 6 (6.98%) OSCP
12 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.49%) VCP5
13 2 (2.33%) RHCE
13 2 (2.33%) CCSA
13 2 (2.33%) CCSE
14 1 (1.16%) CCDA
14 1 (1.16%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (20.93%) SLA
2 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.30%) HIPAA
4 5 (5.81%) GPG13
4 5 (5.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (19.77%) vSphere
2 17 (19.77%) Snort
3 16 (18.60%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 14 (16.28%) Nmap
6 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
7 5 (5.81%) Squid
7 5 (5.81%) vCloud
8 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.33%) Samba
9 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.16%) NFS
10 1 (1.16%) Xen
10 1 (1.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) Zenoss
2 14 (16.28%) Nessus
3 4 (4.65%) Nagios
4 3 (3.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.49%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.16%) Plesk
5 1 (1.16%) YUM
5 1 (1.16%) Puppet
5 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (59.30%) Cisco
2 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 27 (31.40%) VMware
4 16 (18.60%) CheckPoint
5 14 (16.28%) Juniper
6 12 (13.95%) Sophos
6 12 (13.95%) Imperva
7 10 (11.63%) Polycom
8 7 (8.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.98%) Splunk
9 6 (6.98%) HP
10 5 (5.81%) Dell
10 5 (5.81%) Websense
10 5 (5.81%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.81%) Sourcefire
11 3 (3.49%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (3.49%) CA
11 3 (3.49%) NetApp
11 3 (3.49%) Nokia
11 3 (3.49%) Oracle
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