The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 40 43 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.80% 5.08% 7.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.26% 22.75% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 37 41 67
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £42,500 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%
Firewall
Hampshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
219 189 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 31.74% 22.31% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 177 164 200
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Firewall
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Southampton

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Southampton

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 56 (49.56%) Cisco
2 51 (45.13%) WAN
3 48 (42.48%) Windows
4 45 (39.82%) LAN
5 36 (31.86%) MS Excel
6 34 (30.09%) Microsoft
7 30 (26.55%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (25.66%) VMware
9 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
10 25 (22.12%) VoIP
10 25 (22.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (22.12%) CheckPoint
10 25 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (20.35%) MCSE
12 23 (20.35%) Wireless
13 22 (19.47%) CCNA
14 20 (17.70%) Citrix
14 20 (17.70%) SC Cleared
14 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
15 18 (15.93%) Hyper-V
16 16 (14.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (14.16%) MS Exchange
17 15 (13.27%) ITIL
17 15 (13.27%) CCA
17 15 (13.27%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (13.27%) SLA
17 15 (13.27%) Thin Client
17 15 (13.27%) MCITP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.65%) Lync
6 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) IIS
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (31.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (45.13%) WAN
2 45 (39.82%) LAN
3 30 (26.55%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
5 25 (22.12%) VoIP
6 23 (20.35%) Wireless
7 15 (13.27%) Network Security
8 14 (12.39%) SAN
9 11 (9.73%) VPN
9 11 (9.73%) VLAN
10 7 (6.19%) BGP
10 7 (6.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (5.31%) MPLS
11 6 (5.31%) OSPF
12 5 (4.42%) Ethernet
12 5 (4.42%) IPsec
13 4 (3.54%) IP Telephony
13 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.54%) SSL
14 3 (2.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.54%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (38.05%) Network Engineer
2 22 (19.47%) Team Leader
3 20 (17.70%) Consultant
3 20 (17.70%) Network Team Leader
4 13 (11.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (9.73%) IT Consultant
5 11 (9.73%) Support Consultant
5 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) IT Support
6 10 (8.85%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Architect
8 5 (4.42%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (3.54%) Designer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Security Architect
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Thin Client
1 15 (13.27%) Fat Client
2 11 (9.73%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.08%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.77%) SecurID
5 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) CESG
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (42.48%) Windows
2 30 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (13.27%) Windows Vista
4 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.65%) Linux
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Debian
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.27%) ITIL
2 9 (7.96%) Technical Architecture
2 9 (7.96%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
4 5 (4.42%) Time Management
4 5 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.42%) Information Security
5 4 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.54%) Network Design
5 4 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.54%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (3.54%) Fault Management
5 4 (3.54%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (3.54%) Analytics
5 4 (3.54%) Test Management
6 3 (2.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.65%) People Management
6 3 (2.65%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.31%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
3 1 (0.88%) C++
3 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (22.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (20.35%) MCSE
4 22 (19.47%) CCNA
5 20 (17.70%) SC Cleared
5 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
6 16 (14.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (13.27%) MCITP
7 15 (13.27%) CCA
7 15 (13.27%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (9.73%) Degree
9 7 (6.19%) CCNP
10 2 (1.77%) MCSA
10 2 (1.77%) CCIE
11 1 (0.88%) GIAC
11 1 (0.88%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (15.93%) Hyper-V
3 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.96%) vSphere
5 8 (7.08%) vCloud
6 2 (1.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) vMotion
2 1 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (49.56%) Cisco
2 34 (30.09%) Microsoft
3 29 (25.66%) VMware
4 25 (22.12%) CheckPoint
5 20 (17.70%) Citrix
6 12 (10.62%) HP
7 10 (8.85%) F5
8 9 (7.96%) Juniper
9 8 (7.08%) NetApp
10 4 (3.54%) Websense
11 3 (2.65%) IronPort
12 2 (1.77%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (1.77%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.77%) Avaya
12 2 (1.77%) McAfee
12 2 (1.77%) Nokia
12 2 (1.77%) Intel
13 1 (0.88%) Lotus
13 1 (0.88%) Mitel
13 1 (0.88%) Riverbed