The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 9 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 18 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 12.16% 4.23% 5.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.15% 14.75% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 10
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.30%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Stevenage
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 61 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 26.35% 28.64% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 30 49 34
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Firewall
Salary Trend in Stevenage

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Stevenage

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Stevenage 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 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (45.71%) CCNP
4 14 (40.00%) VPN
4 14 (40.00%) MPLS
4 14 (40.00%) VPLS
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
6 11 (31.43%) Network Security
7 10 (28.57%) Law
7 10 (28.57%) Retail
8 9 (25.71%) Windows
8 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
8 9 (25.71%) Juniper
8 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
8 9 (25.71%) Fortinet
8 9 (25.71%) FirePass
8 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
8 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.71%) Junos
8 9 (25.71%) F5
8 9 (25.71%) FortiGate
9 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (17.14%) ITIL
10 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
10 6 (17.14%) VMware
10 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (14.29%) LAN
11 5 (14.29%) WAN
11 5 (14.29%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Stevenage 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Lync
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) MPLS
1 14 (40.00%) VPN
1 14 (40.00%) VPLS
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (31.43%) Network Security
4 9 (25.71%) Junos
4 9 (25.71%) FirePass
5 5 (14.29%) DNS
5 5 (14.29%) LAN
5 5 (14.29%) WAN
6 4 (11.43%) VoIP
6 4 (11.43%) OSPF
6 4 (11.43%) BGP
6 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) WLAN
8 2 (5.71%) HTTP
8 2 (5.71%) VLAN
8 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (28.57%) Law
1 10 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Security Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Design Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
1 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (11.43%) Document Management
2 4 (11.43%) Change Control
3 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (45.71%) CCNP
3 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) VCP4
4 4 (11.43%) VCP5
4 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (11.43%) MBCS
4 4 (11.43%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) FortiGate
2 4 (11.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 9 (25.71%) Fortinet
2 9 (25.71%) Juniper
2 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
2 9 (25.71%) F5
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
5 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix