The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 50 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5331 4433 4442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.93% 3.93% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.16% 23.28% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4355 3680 3549
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19628 19046 21730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 16.87% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15641 15088 17509
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,300 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015 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 30 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 5031 £45,000 +5.88% 633
London +27 2079 £50,000 +5.26% 202
South East +12 1292 £42,000 +2.43% 147
City of London +52 570 £55,000 +4.76% 63
Berkshire -1 415 £45,000 - 52
Yorkshire -4 375 £45,000 +28.57% 57
East of England -6 348 £43,250 +8.12% 38
South West +28 311 £37,500 -5.06% 75
West Yorkshire +4 283 £45,000 +28.57% 35
North West +28 275 £37,500 - 45
Surrey +30 267 £40,000 -5.88% 23
Hampshire +5 258 £35,500 -4.05% 23
Leeds +6 240 £45,000 +28.57% 26
West Midlands -2 227 £40,000 - 42
Reading -2 221 £45,000 -4.25% 18
Manchester +27 162 £37,500 - 31
East Midlands +32 135 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Hertfordshire -5 120 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Kent +3 108 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Scotland +57 107 £37,500 +22.95% 15
Wales -4 105 £40,000 +6.66% 17
South Wales -5 103 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Bristol +22 102 £45,000 +16.88% 24
Buckinghamshire +19 94 £42,500 +7.59% 20
Essex +6 91 £44,500 -1.11% 4
Birmingham -10 84 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Cambridgeshire +18 82 £41,250 +3.12% 10
Cheshire +8 79 £46,500 +9.41% 8
Southampton +18 75 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Cambridge +13 72 £41,750 +4.37% 8

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 5756 (55.03%) Cisco
2 5032 (48.11%) Windows
3 3677 (35.15%) VMware
4 3495 (33.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3297 (31.52%) Microsoft
6 2954 (28.24%) WAN
7 2874 (27.48%) Active Directory
8 2659 (25.42%) LAN
9 2609 (24.94%) VPN
10 2501 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2354 (22.50%) Linux
12 2266 (21.66%) TCP/IP
13 2200 (21.03%) CCNP
14 2127 (20.33%) DNS
15 2108 (20.15%) CCNA
16 2105 (20.12%) CheckPoint
17 2104 (20.11%) MS Exchange
18 1960 (18.74%) Juniper
19 1890 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
20 1867 (17.85%) ITIL
21 1716 (16.41%) Network Security
22 1707 (16.32%) Cisco ASA
23 1684 (16.10%) SAN
24 1640 (15.68%) Finance
25 1629 (15.57%) Citrix
26 1554 (14.86%) MS Excel
27 1454 (13.90%) SQL
28 1419 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
29 1401 (13.39%) MPLS
30 1399 (13.37%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 2104 (20.11%) MS Exchange
2 1001 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 680 (6.50%) IIS
4 562 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 547 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 534 (5.11%) SharePoint
7 483 (4.62%) Apache
8 423 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 421 (4.02%) Lync
10 287 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 255 (2.44%) Tomcat
12 105 (1.00%) nginx
13 72 (0.69%) JBoss
14 65 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 50 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 48 (0.46%) WebLogic
17 45 (0.43%) Apache Solr
18 43 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
18 43 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
19 41 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1554 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 939 (8.98%) MS Office
3 189 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.39%) MS Project
6 9 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.067%) Solid Edge
9 6 (0.057%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.048%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.029%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.029%) SmartSuite
11 3 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.019%) Revit
12 2 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.010%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.010%) InDesign
13 1 (0.010%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.010%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 69 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 10 (0.096%) Fredhopper
8 9 (0.086%) Oracle BRM
8 9 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.076%) SAP Business One
10 6 (0.057%) Sage 50
10 6 (0.057%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.057%) SalesLogix
11 5 (0.048%) RMDS
12 4 (0.038%) Magento
12 4 (0.038%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.038%) RiskWrite
13 3 (0.029%) Eikon
13 3 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
13 3 (0.029%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 427 (4.08%) Office 365
2 233 (2.23%) SaaS
3 207 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 176 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 169 (1.62%) IaaS
6 146 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 90 (0.86%) PaaS
8 64 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 36 (0.34%) Google Apps
11 30 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.12%) Terremark
14 13 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
15 12 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.11%) Datadog
17 10 (0.096%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2954 (28.24%) WAN
2 2659 (25.42%) LAN
3 2609 (24.94%) VPN
4 2266 (21.66%) TCP/IP
5 2127 (20.33%) DNS
6 1716 (16.41%) Network Security
7 1707 (16.32%) Cisco ASA
8 1684 (16.10%) SAN
9 1401 (13.39%) MPLS
10 1399 (13.37%) Wireless
11 1324 (12.66%) DHCP
12 1304 (12.47%) BGP
13 1112 (10.63%) OSPF
14 1091 (10.43%) VoIP
15 961 (9.19%) VLAN
16 834 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
17 776 (7.42%) Internet
18 770 (7.36%) SSL
19 655 (6.26%) EIGRP
20 541 (5.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1381 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 483 (4.62%) MySQL
3 309 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 176 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 146 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 100 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 96 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 95 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 79 (0.76%) NoSQL
9 79 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 73 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 41 (0.39%) Big Data
12 37 (0.35%) DB2
13 36 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 36 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
14 33 (0.32%) Redis
15 24 (0.23%) Data Mining
16 21 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
18 19 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 111 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 99 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 79 (0.76%) Subversion
4 63 (0.60%) JIRA
5 45 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (0.38%) Hudson
7 38 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 35 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 29 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 19 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
11 16 (0.15%) RequisitePro
12 15 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.13%) MSI
14 13 (0.12%) Metasploit
15 12 (0.11%) Selenium
15 12 (0.11%) NUnit
16 11 (0.11%) CaliberRM
16 11 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
16 11 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (0.086%) MSBuild
General
1 1640 (15.68%) Finance
2 706 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 315 (3.01%) Banking
4 217 (2.07%) Retail
5 208 (1.99%) Law
6 149 (1.42%) Legal
7 140 (1.34%) Marketing
8 134 (1.28%) Advertising
9 108 (1.03%) Back Office
10 100 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 80 (0.76%) Games
12 74 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 68 (0.65%) Electronics
14 56 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 40 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 29 (0.28%) French Language
17 27 (0.26%) Local Government
18 24 (0.23%) Publishing
19 22 (0.21%) Billing
20 20 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2562 (24.49%) Network Engineer
2 1252 (11.97%) Support Engineer
3 1231 (11.77%) Analyst
4 850 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 750 (7.17%) Consultant
6 649 (6.20%) Security Engineer
7 622 (5.95%) Architect
8 595 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 589 (5.63%) Administrator
10 462 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
11 401 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 391 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
13 386 (3.69%) Support Analyst
14 384 (3.67%) Security Analyst
15 380 (3.63%) Network Security Engineer
16 350 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
17 346 (3.31%) IT Support
18 314 (3.00%) Technical Support
19 247 (2.36%) Technical Engineer
20 240 (2.29%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (2.49%) Web Services
2 209 (2.00%) .NET
3 146 (1.40%) LAMP
4 116 (1.11%) CSS
5 110 (1.05%) HTML
6 95 (0.91%) XML
7 91 (0.87%) Middleware
8 50 (0.48%) Regular Expression
9 49 (0.47%) SOAP
10 44 (0.42%) REST
11 36 (0.34%) RESTful
12 35 (0.33%) jQuery
13 30 (0.29%) J2EE
14 29 (0.28%) MAPI
15 28 (0.27%) JSP
16 26 (0.25%) COM
17 25 (0.24%) ASP.NET
17 25 (0.24%) .NET Framework
17 25 (0.24%) JSON
18 24 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 633 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 516 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 454 (4.34%) Blackberry
4 389 (3.72%) Clustering
5 333 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 242 (2.31%) Open Source
7 220 (2.10%) Replication
8 160 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 160 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 144 (1.38%) Hedge funds
10 119 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 118 (1.13%) PKI
12 94 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 85 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 81 (0.77%) iPhone
15 73 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
16 69 (0.66%) Private Cloud
17 66 (0.63%) Statistics
18 65 (0.62%) CESG
18 65 (0.62%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5032 (48.11%) Windows
2 2354 (22.50%) Linux
3 1890 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 1419 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1224 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 925 (8.84%) UNIX
7 690 (6.60%) Windows 7
8 626 (5.98%) Windows 8
9 475 (4.54%) Windows XP
10 317 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 300 (2.87%) CentOS
12 278 (2.66%) Solaris
13 258 (2.47%) Windows Vista
14 206 (1.97%) Ubuntu
15 192 (1.84%) Mac OS X
16 112 (1.07%) Android
17 110 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
18 96 (0.92%) Debian
19 91 (0.87%) Windows 2000
20 87 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1867 (17.85%) ITIL
2 969 (9.26%) Load Balancing
3 826 (7.90%) Information Security
4 664 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 649 (6.20%) Network Design
6 642 (6.14%) Project Management
7 492 (4.70%) Service Delivery
8 462 (4.42%) SIEM
9 445 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
10 440 (4.21%) Change Management
11 438 (4.19%) Migration
12 407 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
13 394 (3.77%) Mentoring
14 368 (3.52%) Incident Management
15 365 (3.49%) Network Management
16 364 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
17 363 (3.47%) E-Commerce
18 327 (3.13%) Service Management
19 303 (2.90%) Configuration Management
20 297 (2.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1454 (13.90%) SQL
2 457 (4.37%) Perl
2 457 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 391 (3.74%) Python
4 338 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 307 (2.93%) Java
6 263 (2.51%) PHP
7 212 (2.03%) Shell Script
8 171 (1.63%) C
9 165 (1.58%) Ruby
10 139 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 84 (0.80%) C#
12 83 (0.79%) VBScript
13 54 (0.52%) VB
14 52 (0.50%) C++
15 49 (0.47%) T-SQL
16 28 (0.27%) VBA
17 19 (0.18%) Korn
18 17 (0.16%) Tcl
19 12 (0.11%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3495 (33.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2200 (21.03%) CCNP
3 2108 (20.15%) CCNA
4 1066 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1010 (9.66%) Degree
6 914 (8.74%) Security Cleared
7 791 (7.56%) MCSE
8 692 (6.62%) SC Cleared
9 625 (5.98%) CISSP
10 532 (5.09%) CCIE
11 379 (3.62%) CCSA
12 378 (3.61%) CCSE
13 326 (3.12%) MCSA
14 315 (3.01%) MCITP
15 302 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 270 (2.58%) MCP
17 216 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
18 215 (2.06%) CISM
19 178 (1.70%) CCDP
20 164 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 786 (7.51%) SLA
2 483 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 437 (4.18%) PCI DSS
4 116 (1.11%) QA
5 95 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 79 (0.76%) COBIT
7 62 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 42 (0.40%) GPG13
9 8 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.057%) HL7
10 6 (0.057%) DICOM
10 6 (0.057%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.057%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.038%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.029%) FISMA
13 1 (0.010%) BS25999
13 1 (0.010%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.010%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.010%) BS7799
13 1 (0.010%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2874 (27.48%) Active Directory
2 2501 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1120 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 668 (6.39%) vSphere
5 552 (5.28%) XenApp
6 360 (3.44%) VMware ESX
7 306 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
8 233 (2.23%) Terminal Services
9 210 (2.01%) XenServer
10 189 (1.81%) XenDesktop
11 89 (0.85%) Xen
12 86 (0.82%) vCloud
13 74 (0.71%) NFS
14 64 (0.61%) Firmware
14 64 (0.61%) Terminal Server
15 58 (0.55%) KVM
16 56 (0.54%) Squid
17 55 (0.53%) Samba
18 54 (0.52%) Snort
19 51 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 380 (3.63%) Backup Exec
2 297 (2.84%) Puppet
3 291 (2.78%) Nagios
4 284 (2.72%) SCCM
5 203 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 195 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
7 194 (1.85%) SCOM
8 153 (1.46%) WSUS
9 132 (1.26%) FortiGate
10 127 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
11 119 (1.14%) Cacti
12 118 (1.13%) NetBackup
13 111 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
14 81 (0.77%) OpenView
15 72 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
16 70 (0.67%) ZABBIX
17 61 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
18 60 (0.57%) Ansible
19 53 (0.51%) SCVMM
19 53 (0.51%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5756 (55.03%) Cisco
2 3677 (35.15%) VMware
3 3297 (31.52%) Microsoft
4 2105 (20.12%) CheckPoint
5 1960 (18.74%) Juniper
6 1629 (15.57%) Citrix
7 1320 (12.62%) HP
8 1221 (11.67%) F5
9 557 (5.33%) Red Hat
10 535 (5.11%) Symantec
11 466 (4.46%) Oracle
12 441 (4.22%) Dell
13 438 (4.19%) NetApp
14 410 (3.92%) SolarWinds
15 365 (3.49%) Blue Coat
16 346 (3.31%) Avaya
17 310 (2.96%) Fortinet
18 277 (2.65%) Apple
19 258 (2.47%) McAfee
20 224 (2.14%) EMC
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Posted: 29 minutes ago
Buckinghamshire
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EasyWebRecruitment.com
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + £250 car allowance, bonus, training
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