The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 63 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4693 4533 4122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.87% 4.08% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.93% 20.48% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3912 3634 3534
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20469 22138 22344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 19.94% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16208 17824 18652
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK.

Firewall Salary Trend in the UK

Firewall
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Firewall Salary Histogram in the UK

Firewall
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -1 4425 £42,500 +2.40% 460
London -8 1647 £47,500 -5.00% 180
South East +1 1197 £40,000 - 113
East of England +18 448 £40,000 - 34
Berkshire +10 437 £45,000 +18.42% 37
City of London -3 377 £52,500 +5.00% 48
Yorkshire -8 376 £35,000 +7.69% 30
West Yorkshire -10 249 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Reading +21 239 £47,500 +7.95% 18
Hampshire +1 231 £35,500 -11.25% 20
North West +20 229 £35,000 -1.40% 33
Surrey -12 206 £42,500 +6.25% 24
South West -23 200 £38,500 - 32
Leeds +4 198 £35,000 +7.69% 14
West Midlands -2 189 £40,000 +9.21% 21
Kent +14 137 £30,000 -29.41% 14
Hertfordshire +8 129 £40,000 - 7
East Midlands -18 120 £38,750 +19.23% 12
Manchester +5 119 £36,250 -9.37% 21
Wales +4 114 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Bedfordshire +6 108 £35,000 -35.77% 13
South Wales +7 102 £37,000 -15.42% 6
Essex +2 84 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Bristol +3 77 £39,250 -7.64% 8
Birmingham -11 77 £45,000 +15.38% 6
Cheshire +35 76 £42,500 +12.58% 9
North Yorkshire -26 76 £47,500 +28.37% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 74 £40,000 +6.66% 8
West Sussex +22 71 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Bedford +16 69 £35,000 -7.89% 5

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 4667 (52.22%) Cisco
2 4477 (50.10%) Windows
3 2857 (31.97%) VMware
4 2765 (30.94%) Microsoft
5 2702 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2589 (28.97%) Active Directory
7 2345 (26.24%) WAN
8 2325 (26.02%) VPN
9 2252 (25.20%) DNS
10 2207 (24.70%) Linux
11 2203 (24.65%) LAN
12 2177 (24.36%) TCP/IP
13 2164 (24.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 1930 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1857 (20.78%) MS Exchange
16 1849 (20.69%) CheckPoint
17 1676 (18.75%) CCNA
18 1568 (17.55%) CCNP
19 1509 (16.88%) Network Security
20 1505 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
21 1466 (16.40%) SAN
22 1442 (16.14%) Juniper
23 1412 (15.80%) ITIL
24 1344 (15.04%) Finance
25 1320 (14.77%) Citrix
26 1302 (14.57%) SQL
27 1301 (14.56%) SQL Server
28 1274 (14.26%) MS Excel
29 1241 (13.89%) DHCP
30 1236 (13.83%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1857 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 942 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 764 (8.55%) IIS
4 615 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 524 (5.86%) SharePoint
6 498 (5.57%) Apache
7 474 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 325 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 297 (3.32%) Lync
10 284 (3.18%) Tomcat
11 244 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 116 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 88 (0.98%) CMS
14 85 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 70 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
16 63 (0.70%) WebLogic
17 56 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
18 54 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
19 49 (0.55%) nginx
20 41 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1274 (14.26%) MS Excel
2 647 (7.24%) MS Office
3 84 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.23%) MS Project
6 16 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.090%) FastStats
7 8 (0.090%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.045%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.045%) PaintShop Pro
8 4 (0.045%) Maya
9 2 (0.022%) Windchill
9 2 (0.022%) SPSS
9 2 (0.022%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.011%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 60 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.25%) Oracle BRM
3 18 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.16%) Summit
5 14 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.15%) RMDS
6 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.11%) Magento
7 10 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.067%) Sage 200
8 6 (0.067%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.067%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.045%) MFGPRO
9 4 (0.045%) SunGard AvantGard
10 3 (0.034%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.022%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.022%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.022%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 230 (2.57%) Office 365
2 205 (2.29%) SaaS
3 159 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 78 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 68 (0.76%) IaaS
7 47 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (0.31%) Joyent
9 27 (0.30%) PaaS
10 22 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 16 (0.18%) Heroku
11 16 (0.18%) Engine Yard
12 13 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.10%) Route 53
15 5 (0.056%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.022%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2345 (26.24%) WAN
2 2325 (26.02%) VPN
3 2252 (25.20%) DNS
4 2203 (24.65%) LAN
5 2177 (24.36%) TCP/IP
6 1509 (16.88%) Network Security
7 1466 (16.40%) SAN
8 1241 (13.89%) DHCP
9 1236 (13.83%) Cisco ASA
10 1070 (11.97%) VoIP
11 981 (10.98%) Internet
12 941 (10.53%) MPLS
13 928 (10.38%) BGP
14 924 (10.34%) Wireless
15 832 (9.31%) OSPF
16 757 (8.47%) VLAN
17 698 (7.81%) SSL
18 574 (6.42%) IPsec
19 453 (5.07%) Cisco Nexus
20 430 (4.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1301 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 408 (4.57%) MySQL
3 378 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 195 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 135 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 130 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 117 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 81 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 68 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 55 (0.62%) NoSQL
12 44 (0.49%) MongoDB
13 42 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 37 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
15 34 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
17 23 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 21 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 120 (1.34%) Subversion
2 95 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 91 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 60 (0.67%) JIRA
5 56 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 44 (0.49%) Hudson
7 37 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.30%) Maven
9 25 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.27%) Selenium
11 23 (0.26%) InstallShield
11 23 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (0.26%) Metasploit
12 17 (0.19%) FishEye
13 10 (0.11%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.10%) JUnit
15 8 (0.090%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.090%) Ant
15 8 (0.090%) MSI
16 7 (0.078%) Eclipse
General
1 1344 (15.04%) Finance
2 648 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 270 (3.02%) Banking
4 231 (2.58%) Retail
5 180 (2.01%) Law
6 151 (1.69%) Legal
7 150 (1.68%) Advertising
8 131 (1.47%) Marketing
9 97 (1.09%) Billing
10 86 (0.96%) Games
11 81 (0.91%) Back Office
12 71 (0.79%) Publishing
13 58 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 56 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 48 (0.54%) Electronics
16 42 (0.47%) Manufacturing
17 36 (0.40%) French Language
18 31 (0.35%) German Language
19 24 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 22 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1815 (20.31%) Network Engineer
2 1130 (12.64%) Analyst
3 914 (10.23%) Support Engineer
4 736 (8.24%) Consultant
5 651 (7.28%) Administrator
6 617 (6.90%) Security Engineer
7 541 (6.05%) Architect
8 513 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 479 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
10 459 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 435 (4.87%) Support Analyst
12 378 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
13 308 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
14 302 (3.38%) Senior Network Engineer
15 299 (3.35%) Network Support
16 298 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
17 289 (3.23%) Security Analyst
18 287 (3.21%) Network Analyst
19 286 (3.20%) IT Support
20 249 (2.79%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (3.63%) .NET
2 254 (2.84%) Web Services
3 190 (2.13%) XML
4 149 (1.67%) HTML
5 128 (1.43%) CSS
6 111 (1.24%) SOAP
7 101 (1.13%) Middleware
8 75 (0.84%) LAMP
9 62 (0.69%) ASP.NET
10 58 (0.65%) J2EE
11 54 (0.60%) JSON
12 50 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
13 42 (0.47%) COM
14 39 (0.44%) Ajax
15 38 (0.43%) .NET Framework
16 34 (0.38%) Regular Expression
17 27 (0.30%) XSLT
18 26 (0.29%) jQuery
18 26 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
18 26 (0.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 419 (4.69%) Clustering
2 378 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 350 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 259 (2.90%) Replication
5 247 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 197 (2.20%) Open Source
7 139 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 122 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 116 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 114 (1.28%) PKI
11 113 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 103 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 103 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 97 (1.09%) Firmware
14 72 (0.81%) iPhone
15 71 (0.79%) iPad
16 68 (0.76%) Smartphone
17 67 (0.75%) SecurID
18 64 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 58 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4477 (50.10%) Windows
2 2207 (24.70%) Linux
3 2164 (24.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 1505 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 984 (11.01%) UNIX
6 860 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 713 (7.98%) Windows 7
8 405 (4.53%) Windows XP
9 355 (3.97%) Solaris
10 319 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 311 (3.48%) Windows 8
12 248 (2.77%) CentOS
13 236 (2.64%) Ubuntu
14 186 (2.08%) Windows Vista
15 152 (1.70%) Mac OS X
16 119 (1.33%) Android
17 115 (1.29%) Debian
18 96 (1.07%) Mac OS
19 92 (1.03%) AIX
20 68 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1412 (15.80%) ITIL
2 825 (9.23%) Load Balancing
3 626 (7.00%) Information Security
4 549 (6.14%) Project Management
5 503 (5.63%) Network Design
6 497 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 495 (5.54%) Network Management
8 409 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 399 (4.46%) SIEM
10 358 (4.01%) E-Commerce
11 342 (3.83%) Service Management
12 339 (3.79%) Change Management
13 326 (3.65%) Migration
14 300 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
15 287 (3.21%) Incident Management
16 264 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
17 256 (2.86%) Problem Management
18 251 (2.81%) Change Control
19 242 (2.71%) Penetration Testing
20 227 (2.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1302 (14.57%) SQL
2 457 (5.11%) Perl
3 453 (5.07%) Java
4 439 (4.91%) PowerShell
5 289 (3.23%) Python
6 287 (3.21%) Bash Shell
7 276 (3.09%) Shell Script
8 246 (2.75%) PHP
9 158 (1.77%) Ruby
10 155 (1.73%) JavaScript
10 155 (1.73%) C
11 84 (0.94%) C#
12 79 (0.88%) VB
13 76 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 61 (0.68%) C++
15 56 (0.63%) VBScript
16 53 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 37 (0.41%) Korn
18 24 (0.27%) AWK
19 19 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2702 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1676 (18.75%) CCNA
3 1568 (17.55%) CCNP
4 1178 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 897 (10.04%) Degree
6 813 (9.10%) MCSE
7 544 (6.09%) CISSP
8 538 (6.02%) Security Cleared
9 430 (4.81%) MCITP
10 408 (4.57%) CCIE
11 384 (4.30%) MCSA
12 362 (4.05%) SC Cleared
13 296 (3.31%) MCP
14 283 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 271 (3.03%) CCSA
16 251 (2.81%) CCSE
17 219 (2.45%) CCSP
18 162 (1.81%) CISM
19 160 (1.79%) CEH
20 150 (1.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (6.77%) SLA
2 347 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 308 (3.45%) PCI DSS
4 154 (1.72%) QA
5 66 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 46 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 32 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 29 (0.32%) GPG13
9 22 (0.25%) COBIT
10 14 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.16%) BS7799
11 13 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
12 8 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 7 (0.078%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.011%) GAMP
16 1 (0.011%) GxP
16 1 (0.011%) ISO 8583
16 1 (0.011%) DICOM
System Software
1 2589 (28.97%) Active Directory
2 1930 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 872 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 597 (6.68%) vSphere
5 510 (5.71%) XenApp
6 347 (3.88%) VMware ESX
7 295 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
8 235 (2.63%) Terminal Services
9 201 (2.25%) XenDesktop
10 188 (2.10%) XenServer
11 118 (1.32%) UAG
12 109 (1.22%) KVM
13 104 (1.16%) Xen
14 82 (0.92%) ISA Server
15 80 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
16 77 (0.86%) NFS
16 77 (0.86%) MetaFrame
17 73 (0.82%) ProxySG
18 62 (0.69%) Snort
19 45 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 388 (4.34%) Backup Exec
2 283 (3.17%) Puppet
3 266 (2.98%) Nagios
4 265 (2.97%) SCCM
5 217 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 193 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 186 (2.08%) SCOM
8 183 (2.05%) WSUS
9 145 (1.62%) CiscoWorks
10 141 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
11 124 (1.39%) NetBackup
12 113 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
13 77 (0.86%) Cacti
13 77 (0.86%) ARCserve
14 75 (0.84%) HP NNM
15 74 (0.83%) Nessus
16 70 (0.78%) OpenView
17 59 (0.66%) ZABBIX
18 55 (0.62%) FortiGate
18 55 (0.62%) Legato
Vendors
1 4667 (52.22%) Cisco
2 2857 (31.97%) VMware
3 2765 (30.94%) Microsoft
4 1849 (20.69%) CheckPoint
5 1442 (16.14%) Juniper
6 1320 (14.77%) Citrix
7 1143 (12.79%) HP
8 918 (10.27%) F5
9 601 (6.72%) Oracle
10 557 (6.23%) Red Hat
11 545 (6.10%) Symantec
12 446 (4.99%) NetApp
13 432 (4.83%) Blue Coat
14 383 (4.29%) McAfee
15 363 (4.06%) Dell
16 296 (3.31%) EMC
17 290 (3.24%) SolarWinds
18 251 (2.81%) Avaya
19 224 (2.51%) Fortinet
20 210 (2.35%) IBM
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Includes Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Esum
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
CGG Veritas
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Medical & Dental ins
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £47000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k - 70k per year + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £27k per year + £4K Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: Car Allowance + 20% bonus.
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Metropolitan Police Service
Salary: Circa £42,350 + £3,501 Location Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus and share options
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On-Call, Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday