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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 50 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5223 4432 4452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.70% 4.07% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.41% 23.58% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4453 3635 3768
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,550 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
19780 18793 22687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.24% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16008 14717 18918
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 £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £62,500 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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
(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 +12 4972 £42,500 - 490
London +22 1936 £45,000 -5.26% 178
South East +5 1355 £40,000 -5.88% 116
City of London +35 504 £47,500 -5.00% 68
Berkshire -4 463 £42,000 -11.57% 23
East of England 0 347 £41,000 +2.50% 27
Yorkshire +3 330 £42,500 +13.33% 47
South West +24 322 £40,000 +6.66% 47
Hampshire -2 267 £40,000 +5.26% 32
West Midlands +10 263 £35,000 -12.50% 29
North West +17 250 £35,000 -13.04% 28
Surrey +3 250 £40,000 - 25
West Yorkshire -1 219 £41,500 +15.27% 30
Reading -4 212 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Manchester +27 180 £35,000 -9.09% 21
Leeds +6 175 £42,750 +12.50% 20
Birmingham +15 138 £40,000 -14.43% 11
Hertfordshire +11 123 £42,000 +5.00% 9
East Midlands +7 113 £32,500 -18.75% 9
Kent +21 108 £45,000 +8.43% 11
Buckinghamshire +27 102 £37,500 -10.71% 9
Wiltshire +22 100 £38,000 +8.57% 14
Wales +19 99 £37,500 - 14
Essex +5 93 £45,000 - 7
Gloucestershire +19 86 £50,000 +42.85% 5
South Wales +13 81 £37,500 - 14
Southampton +7 74 £37,500 - 15
Scotland -4 74 £37,500 - 10
Bristol -14 64 £50,000 +33.33% 15
Bracknell +3 61 £36,500 +7.35% 1

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5611 (54.40%) Cisco
2 5132 (49.75%) Windows
3 3480 (33.74%) VMware
4 3317 (32.16%) Cisco Certification
5 3057 (29.64%) Microsoft
6 2881 (27.93%) Active Directory
7 2790 (27.05%) WAN
8 2707 (26.24%) VPN
9 2477 (24.01%) LAN
10 2435 (23.61%) TCP/IP
11 2377 (23.04%) Linux
12 2316 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2198 (21.31%) DNS
14 2176 (21.10%) Juniper
15 2158 (20.92%) CheckPoint
16 2083 (20.19%) CCNP
17 1990 (19.29%) MS Exchange
18 1979 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
19 1918 (18.59%) ITIL
20 1876 (18.19%) CCNA
21 1741 (16.88%) Network Security
22 1737 (16.84%) SAN
23 1656 (16.05%) Finance
24 1617 (15.68%) Cisco ASA
25 1541 (14.94%) Citrix
26 1478 (14.33%) MS Excel
27 1428 (13.84%) MPLS
28 1351 (13.10%) SQL Server
29 1344 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
30 1333 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1990 (19.29%) MS Exchange
2 934 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 698 (6.77%) IIS
4 567 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 543 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 542 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 510 (4.94%) Apache
8 435 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 387 (3.75%) Lync
10 265 (2.57%) Tomcat
11 257 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 84 (0.81%) nginx
13 75 (0.73%) JBoss
14 69 (0.67%) WebLogic
15 67 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 43 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
17 42 (0.41%) IBM Notes
18 41 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
19 39 (0.38%) CMS
20 38 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1478 (14.33%) MS Excel
2 926 (8.98%) MS Office
3 197 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 66 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.40%) MS Project
6 11 (0.11%) PowerPivot
7 10 (0.097%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.048%) SmartSuite
9 5 (0.048%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.048%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.039%) FastStats
11 3 (0.029%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.019%) Maya
12 2 (0.019%) Revit
13 1 (0.010%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.010%) InDesign
13 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 70 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.12%) assyst
6 10 (0.097%) Fredhopper
7 7 (0.068%) RiskWrite
7 7 (0.068%) Oracle BRM
7 7 (0.068%) SalesLogix
8 6 (0.058%) SAP Business One
9 5 (0.048%) Eikon
9 5 (0.048%) Front Arena
9 5 (0.048%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.039%) Advent Moxy
10 4 (0.039%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 358 (3.47%) Office 365
2 245 (2.38%) SaaS
3 171 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 144 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 136 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 124 (1.20%) IaaS
7 71 (0.69%) PaaS
8 47 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (0.32%) Google Apps
10 13 (0.13%) Joyent
11 9 (0.087%) Rackspace Cloud
11 9 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.068%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.068%) Terremark
13 5 (0.048%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.048%) GitHub
14 4 (0.039%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.019%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.010%) Heroku
16 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2790 (27.05%) WAN
2 2707 (26.24%) VPN
3 2477 (24.01%) LAN
4 2435 (23.61%) TCP/IP
5 2198 (21.31%) DNS
6 1741 (16.88%) Network Security
7 1737 (16.84%) SAN
8 1617 (15.68%) Cisco ASA
9 1428 (13.84%) MPLS
10 1294 (12.54%) DHCP
11 1265 (12.26%) BGP
11 1265 (12.26%) Wireless
12 1076 (10.43%) OSPF
13 1065 (10.32%) VoIP
14 916 (8.88%) Internet
15 876 (8.49%) VLAN
16 750 (7.27%) SSL
17 697 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 530 (5.14%) EIGRP
19 516 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1351 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 458 (4.44%) MySQL
3 279 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 154 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 122 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 87 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 77 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 75 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
9 72 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
10 64 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 60 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 41 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 35 (0.34%) Big Data
14 31 (0.30%) Redis
15 30 (0.29%) RDBMS
16 26 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 25 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (0.20%) DB2
19 20 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 122 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 114 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 101 (0.98%) JIRA
4 82 (0.79%) Subversion
5 44 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 42 (0.41%) Hudson
7 38 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 26 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 22 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.13%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.13%) Bugzilla
12 12 (0.12%) Ant
13 11 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.11%) Maven
14 9 (0.087%) MSI
14 9 (0.087%) Firebug
14 9 (0.087%) Rational DOORS
15 8 (0.078%) CaliberRM
15 8 (0.078%) JMeter
General
1 1656 (16.05%) Finance
2 772 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 317 (3.07%) Banking
4 236 (2.29%) Law
5 208 (2.02%) Retail
6 163 (1.58%) Legal
7 114 (1.11%) Advertising
8 106 (1.03%) Marketing
9 92 (0.89%) Back Office
10 85 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 76 (0.74%) Games
12 62 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 58 (0.56%) Publishing
14 57 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 49 (0.48%) Electronics
17 31 (0.30%) German Language
18 30 (0.29%) Billing
18 30 (0.29%) Front Office
19 23 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2580 (25.01%) Network Engineer
2 1356 (13.15%) Analyst
3 1304 (12.64%) Support Engineer
4 710 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 709 (6.87%) Consultant
6 649 (6.29%) Security Engineer
7 620 (6.01%) Administrator
8 599 (5.81%) Architect
9 569 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
10 492 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
11 462 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
12 458 (4.44%) Security Analyst
13 407 (3.95%) Support Analyst
14 387 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
15 364 (3.53%) IT Support
16 338 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
17 307 (2.98%) Technical Support
18 287 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 277 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
19 277 (2.69%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (2.33%) Web Services
2 204 (1.98%) .NET
3 140 (1.36%) CSS
4 122 (1.18%) XML
5 121 (1.17%) HTML
6 116 (1.12%) LAMP
7 85 (0.82%) Middleware
8 53 (0.51%) Regular Expression
9 52 (0.50%) SOAP
10 49 (0.48%) JSON
11 47 (0.46%) Ajax
12 41 (0.40%) jQuery
13 35 (0.34%) J2EE
14 32 (0.31%) REST
15 25 (0.24%) COM
16 24 (0.23%) JSP
16 24 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
17 23 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
18 22 (0.21%) ASP.NET
18 22 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 591 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 457 (4.43%) Management Information System
3 454 (4.40%) Blackberry
4 353 (3.42%) Clustering
5 294 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 250 (2.42%) Replication
7 230 (2.23%) Open Source
8 146 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 146 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 135 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 130 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 128 (1.24%) PKI
12 75 (0.73%) iPhone
13 70 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 62 (0.60%) CMDB
15 61 (0.59%) CESG
15 61 (0.59%) EqualLogic
16 59 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
17 58 (0.56%) Statistics
18 48 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5132 (49.75%) Windows
2 2377 (23.04%) Linux
3 1979 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1344 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1333 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1012 (9.81%) UNIX
7 753 (7.30%) Windows 7
8 587 (5.69%) Windows 8
9 475 (4.60%) Windows XP
10 336 (3.26%) Solaris
11 286 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 241 (2.34%) Windows Vista
13 230 (2.23%) CentOS
14 209 (2.03%) Mac OS X
15 196 (1.90%) Ubuntu
16 128 (1.24%) AIX
17 120 (1.16%) Android
18 96 (0.93%) Debian
19 95 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
20 90 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1918 (18.59%) ITIL
2 917 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 859 (8.33%) Information Security
4 628 (6.09%) Project Management
5 595 (5.77%) Network Design
6 575 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 478 (4.63%) Change Management
8 433 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
9 410 (3.97%) Network Management
9 410 (3.97%) Service Delivery
10 401 (3.89%) E-Commerce
11 399 (3.87%) Migration
12 377 (3.65%) SIEM
13 372 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
14 353 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
15 350 (3.39%) Mentoring
16 345 (3.34%) Service Management
17 342 (3.32%) Incident Management
18 291 (2.82%) Penetration Testing
19 283 (2.74%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1259 (12.21%) SQL
2 466 (4.52%) Perl
3 399 (3.87%) PowerShell
4 366 (3.55%) Java
5 305 (2.96%) Python
6 302 (2.93%) PHP
7 269 (2.61%) Shell Script
8 263 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 167 (1.62%) C
10 154 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 144 (1.40%) Ruby
12 109 (1.06%) C#
13 96 (0.93%) C++
14 62 (0.60%) VBScript
14 62 (0.60%) VB
15 52 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 36 (0.35%) Tcl
17 32 (0.31%) Lisp
18 26 (0.25%) VBA
19 21 (0.20%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3317 (32.16%) Cisco Certification
2 2083 (20.19%) CCNP
3 1876 (18.19%) CCNA
4 1033 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 948 (9.19%) Degree
6 913 (8.85%) Security Cleared
7 748 (7.25%) MCSE
8 719 (6.97%) SC Cleared
9 600 (5.82%) CISSP
10 541 (5.24%) CCIE
11 351 (3.40%) MCITP
12 342 (3.32%) MCSA
13 330 (3.20%) CCSE
14 319 (3.09%) CCSA
15 292 (2.83%) MCP
16 288 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 199 (1.93%) CCSP
18 194 (1.88%) CISM
19 190 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
20 177 (1.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 742 (7.19%) SLA
2 477 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 390 (3.78%) PCI DSS
4 110 (1.07%) QA
5 82 (0.79%) COBIT
6 74 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 58 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.19%) GPG13
9 10 (0.097%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 6 (0.058%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (0.048%) BS7799
12 5 (0.048%) COSO
12 5 (0.048%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.029%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.019%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.019%) HL7
14 2 (0.019%) DICOM
15 1 (0.010%) BS25999
15 1 (0.010%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2881 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 2316 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 982 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 640 (6.20%) vSphere
5 543 (5.26%) XenApp
6 342 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
7 321 (3.11%) VMware ESX
8 231 (2.24%) Terminal Services
9 191 (1.85%) XenServer
10 180 (1.75%) XenDesktop
11 101 (0.98%) NFS
12 88 (0.85%) Firmware
13 77 (0.75%) vCloud
14 76 (0.74%) Xen
15 69 (0.67%) ISA Server
16 65 (0.63%) MetaFrame
17 55 (0.53%) Samba
18 53 (0.51%) Terminal Server
19 51 (0.49%) KVM
20 47 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 397 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 279 (2.70%) Puppet
3 258 (2.50%) SCCM
4 252 (2.44%) Nagios
5 242 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 199 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 181 (1.75%) SCOM
8 163 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
9 140 (1.36%) FortiGate
10 126 (1.22%) WSUS
11 116 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
12 111 (1.08%) NetBackup
13 96 (0.93%) Cacti
14 74 (0.72%) OpenView
15 52 (0.50%) ZABBIX
16 45 (0.44%) Nessus
17 40 (0.39%) SCVMM
17 40 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
18 39 (0.38%) Zenoss
18 39 (0.38%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5611 (54.40%) Cisco
2 3480 (33.74%) VMware
3 3057 (29.64%) Microsoft
4 2176 (21.10%) Juniper
5 2158 (20.92%) CheckPoint
6 1541 (14.94%) Citrix
7 1237 (11.99%) F5
8 1173 (11.37%) HP
9 560 (5.43%) Symantec
10 496 (4.81%) Red Hat
11 489 (4.74%) Oracle
12 413 (4.00%) Dell
13 408 (3.96%) Blue Coat
14 386 (3.74%) NetApp
15 380 (3.68%) SolarWinds
16 350 (3.39%) Avaya
17 270 (2.62%) Apple
18 265 (2.57%) Fortinet
19 246 (2.38%) EMC
20 245 (2.38%) McAfee
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Bens+Stock Options
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private Medical Cover
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus, pension, shares option +++
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000 plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20000 - 25000 with excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25000 - 30000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 60000 with excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 44000 - 48000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago