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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5100 4303 4567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.47% 3.98% 3.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.08% 23.13% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4315 3632 3926
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
20333 18606 22372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.83% 17.20% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16116 15032 18240
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +10 4823 £45,000 +5.88% 570
London +20 1894 £50,000 +5.26% 199
South East +2 1250 £41,750 +4.37% 141
City of London +14 445 £51,500 +8.42% 68
Yorkshire +25 414 £40,000 +5.26% 45
East of England +7 385 £42,500 +13.33% 41
Berkshire -5 378 £42,000 -6.66% 36
West Yorkshire +29 322 £40,000 +6.66% 31
West Midlands +12 297 £38,000 -7.31% 34
Surrey +1 285 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Leeds +29 269 £40,000 - 25
Hampshire -6 259 £40,000 +6.66% 35
South West +2 247 £35,000 -1.84% 44
North West -15 200 £38,500 +0.65% 47
Birmingham +14 183 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Reading -4 181 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Manchester +7 149 £35,000 -7.28% 31
Hertfordshire +25 132 £42,500 +21.42% 13
Kent +30 114 £46,750 +24.66% 7
Wales +14 110 £37,500 +7.14% 16
South Wales +12 98 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Scotland +30 95 £40,000 +23.07% 11
East Midlands -19 90 £37,500 -2.84% 16
Cambridgeshire -20 85 £41,000 +12.32% 16
Essex +1 79 £40,500 -14.73% 8
Bristol 0 70 £39,500 -1.25% 6
Buckinghamshire -17 68 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Wiltshire -9 65 £32,750 -6.42% 11
Bedfordshire +7 64 £38,000 +4.10% 3
Cambridge -21 64 £40,000 +6.66% 11

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5177 (52.85%) Cisco
2 4858 (49.60%) Windows
3 3141 (32.07%) VMware
4 3100 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2724 (27.81%) Microsoft
6 2633 (26.88%) Active Directory
7 2544 (25.97%) WAN
8 2433 (24.84%) VPN
9 2311 (23.59%) Linux
10 2298 (23.46%) TCP/IP
11 2272 (23.20%) LAN
12 2119 (21.63%) DNS
13 2041 (20.84%) CheckPoint
14 2037 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1992 (20.34%) Juniper
16 1955 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
17 1930 (19.70%) CCNP
18 1883 (19.22%) MS Exchange
19 1812 (18.50%) ITIL
20 1755 (17.92%) CCNA
21 1637 (16.71%) SAN
22 1611 (16.45%) Network Security
23 1578 (16.11%) Finance
24 1449 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
25 1375 (14.04%) Citrix
26 1302 (13.29%) Windows Server 2003
27 1288 (13.15%) MS Excel
28 1275 (13.02%) MPLS
29 1256 (12.82%) SQL Server
30 1183 (12.08%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1883 (19.22%) MS Exchange
2 949 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 690 (7.04%) IIS
4 541 (5.52%) SharePoint
5 528 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 494 (5.04%) Apache
7 455 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 405 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 362 (3.70%) Lync
10 252 (2.57%) Tomcat
11 239 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 88 (0.90%) WebSphere
13 81 (0.83%) nginx
14 75 (0.77%) JBoss
15 63 (0.64%) WebLogic
16 55 (0.56%) CMS
17 54 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
18 44 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
19 42 (0.43%) IBM Notes
20 41 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1288 (13.15%) MS Excel
2 817 (8.34%) MS Office
3 160 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.36%) MS Project
6 9 (0.092%) FastStats
6 9 (0.092%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.071%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.051%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.041%) S-PLUS
9 4 (0.041%) SmartSuite
10 3 (0.031%) Maya
10 3 (0.031%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.010%) Revit
Business Applications
1 53 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.12%) assyst
7 7 (0.071%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.061%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.061%) Fredhopper
9 5 (0.051%) RiskWrite
9 5 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.051%) Magento
9 5 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.041%) AWD
10 4 (0.041%) SalesLogix
10 4 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 294 (3.00%) Office 365
2 215 (2.19%) SaaS
3 179 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (1.32%) IaaS
5 124 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 112 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 77 (0.79%) PaaS
8 59 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (0.35%) Joyent
10 33 (0.34%) Google Apps
11 17 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
12 8 (0.082%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.051%) GitHub
14 3 (0.031%) Route 53
14 3 (0.031%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.010%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2544 (25.97%) WAN
2 2433 (24.84%) VPN
3 2298 (23.46%) TCP/IP
4 2272 (23.20%) LAN
5 2119 (21.63%) DNS
6 1637 (16.71%) SAN
7 1611 (16.45%) Network Security
8 1449 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
9 1275 (13.02%) MPLS
10 1142 (11.66%) DHCP
11 1131 (11.55%) BGP
12 1009 (10.30%) Wireless
13 974 (9.94%) VoIP
14 963 (9.83%) OSPF
15 920 (9.39%) Internet
16 699 (7.14%) VLAN
17 694 (7.09%) SSL
18 574 (5.86%) Cisco Nexus
19 528 (5.39%) IPsec
20 454 (4.64%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1256 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 442 (4.51%) MySQL
3 224 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 121 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 94 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 89 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 77 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 66 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 50 (0.51%) NoSQL
11 47 (0.48%) Redis
12 43 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
13 42 (0.43%) MongoDB
14 38 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (0.29%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.27%) Big Data
18 20 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 18 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
20 16 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 124 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 109 (1.11%) Jenkins
3 94 (0.96%) JIRA
4 73 (0.75%) Subversion
5 41 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 36 (0.37%) Hudson
7 32 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 25 (0.26%) Firebug
10 18 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (0.18%) Metasploit
11 15 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.15%) Maven
12 14 (0.14%) JMeter
13 12 (0.12%) Bugzilla
13 12 (0.12%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.11%) MSBuild
15 9 (0.092%) WebLOAD
15 9 (0.092%) Ant
16 7 (0.071%) CruiseControl
General
1 1578 (16.11%) Finance
2 769 (7.85%) Telecoms
3 303 (3.09%) Banking
4 250 (2.55%) Retail
5 195 (1.99%) Law
6 167 (1.70%) Legal
7 103 (1.05%) Marketing
8 102 (1.04%) Advertising
9 86 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 70 (0.71%) Publishing
11 65 (0.66%) Back Office
12 63 (0.64%) Games
13 61 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 54 (0.55%) Electronics
15 43 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.43%) German Language
17 36 (0.37%) Billing
17 36 (0.37%) Front Office
18 31 (0.32%) Aerospace
19 28 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2334 (23.83%) Network Engineer
2 1379 (14.08%) Analyst
3 1205 (12.30%) Support Engineer
4 707 (7.22%) Consultant
5 633 (6.46%) Security Engineer
6 627 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 617 (6.30%) Administrator
8 544 (5.55%) Architect
9 509 (5.20%) Senior Network Engineer
10 488 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
11 469 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 466 (4.76%) Support Analyst
13 452 (4.61%) Security Analyst
14 352 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
15 346 (3.53%) IT Support
16 311 (3.18%) Network Analyst
17 282 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
18 270 (2.76%) Technical Support
19 263 (2.69%) Network Support
20 260 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (2.48%) Web Services
2 232 (2.37%) .NET
3 145 (1.48%) CSS
4 137 (1.40%) HTML
5 134 (1.37%) XML
6 90 (0.92%) Middleware
6 90 (0.92%) LAMP
7 60 (0.61%) Ajax
8 51 (0.52%) JSON
8 51 (0.52%) SOAP
9 40 (0.41%) J2EE
10 32 (0.33%) Regular Expression
11 31 (0.32%) jQuery
12 30 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
13 28 (0.29%) COM
13 28 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
14 26 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
15 18 (0.18%) JSF
16 17 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 537 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 407 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 404 (4.12%) Blackberry
4 338 (3.45%) Clustering
5 257 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 241 (2.46%) Replication
7 170 (1.74%) Open Source
8 132 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 132 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 124 (1.27%) PKI
10 112 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 110 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 89 (0.91%) SecurID
13 76 (0.78%) iPhone
14 67 (0.68%) Statistics
15 64 (0.65%) EqualLogic
16 60 (0.61%) Client/Server
17 55 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
18 52 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
19 50 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4858 (49.60%) Windows
2 2311 (23.59%) Linux
3 1955 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1302 (13.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1162 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1024 (10.45%) UNIX
7 681 (6.95%) Windows 7
8 461 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 426 (4.35%) Windows XP
10 342 (3.49%) Solaris
11 313 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 203 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 189 (1.93%) Windows Vista
14 176 (1.80%) CentOS
15 175 (1.79%) Ubuntu
16 132 (1.35%) AIX
17 96 (0.98%) Android
18 93 (0.95%) Debian
19 85 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
20 83 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1812 (18.50%) ITIL
2 935 (9.55%) Load Balancing
3 793 (8.10%) Information Security
4 597 (6.09%) Project Management
5 558 (5.70%) Network Design
6 484 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 441 (4.50%) Change Management
8 413 (4.22%) E-Commerce
9 376 (3.84%) Network Management
10 361 (3.69%) Incident Management
11 360 (3.68%) Service Delivery
12 349 (3.56%) Kalman Filter
13 345 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
14 332 (3.39%) SIEM
15 322 (3.29%) Migration
16 300 (3.06%) Mentoring
17 299 (3.05%) Network Monitoring
18 290 (2.96%) Service Management
19 286 (2.92%) PRINCE2
20 274 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1183 (12.08%) SQL
2 424 (4.33%) Perl
3 380 (3.88%) Java
4 358 (3.65%) PowerShell
5 300 (3.06%) PHP
6 262 (2.67%) Bash Shell
7 247 (2.52%) Python
8 243 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 169 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 169 (1.73%) C
10 166 (1.69%) Ruby
11 116 (1.18%) C#
12 92 (0.94%) C++
13 61 (0.62%) VB
14 53 (0.54%) Lisp
15 40 (0.41%) VBScript
16 39 (0.40%) T-SQL
17 34 (0.35%) Tcl
18 22 (0.22%) PHP5
19 19 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3100 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 1930 (19.70%) CCNP
3 1755 (17.92%) CCNA
4 1068 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 916 (9.35%) Degree
6 760 (7.76%) MCSE
7 751 (7.67%) Security Cleared
8 571 (5.83%) SC Cleared
9 532 (5.43%) CISSP
10 483 (4.93%) CCIE
11 381 (3.89%) MCITP
12 356 (3.63%) MCSA
13 319 (3.26%) CCSE
14 294 (3.00%) CCSA
15 275 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 245 (2.50%) MCP
17 216 (2.21%) CCSP
18 168 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
19 155 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
20 154 (1.57%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 634 (6.47%) SLA
2 418 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 364 (3.72%) PCI DSS
4 116 (1.18%) QA
5 68 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 59 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 56 (0.57%) COBIT
8 22 (0.22%) GPG13
9 11 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
9 11 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.071%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.051%) COSO
11 5 (0.051%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.051%) BS7799
12 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.041%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.020%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.010%) HL7
14 1 (0.010%) DICOM
System Software
1 2633 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 2037 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 878 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 582 (5.94%) vSphere
5 444 (4.53%) XenApp
6 324 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 275 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 183 (1.87%) Terminal Services
9 182 (1.86%) XenDesktop
10 180 (1.84%) XenServer
11 99 (1.01%) NFS
12 93 (0.95%) Xen
13 81 (0.83%) Firmware
14 76 (0.78%) UAG
15 72 (0.74%) ProxySG
16 69 (0.70%) Snort
16 69 (0.70%) ISA Server
17 55 (0.56%) MetaFrame
18 52 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
18 52 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 399 (4.07%) Backup Exec
2 271 (2.77%) Puppet
3 234 (2.39%) SCCM
4 222 (2.27%) Nagios
5 219 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 161 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 153 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 143 (1.46%) SCOM
9 129 (1.32%) WSUS
10 121 (1.24%) FortiGate
11 107 (1.09%) NetBackup
12 94 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
13 83 (0.85%) Cacti
14 73 (0.75%) OpenView
15 61 (0.62%) Nessus
16 49 (0.50%) ZABBIX
17 47 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
18 45 (0.46%) HP NNM
19 38 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
20 37 (0.38%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5177 (52.85%) Cisco
2 3141 (32.07%) VMware
3 2724 (27.81%) Microsoft
4 2041 (20.84%) CheckPoint
5 1992 (20.34%) Juniper
6 1375 (14.04%) Citrix
7 1155 (11.79%) F5
8 1083 (11.06%) HP
9 557 (5.69%) Oracle
10 529 (5.40%) Symantec
11 483 (4.93%) Red Hat
12 408 (4.17%) Blue Coat
13 395 (4.03%) Dell
14 369 (3.77%) NetApp
15 313 (3.20%) Avaya
16 293 (2.99%) SolarWinds
17 250 (2.55%) McAfee
18 240 (2.45%) Fortinet
19 226 (2.31%) SonicWALL
20 225 (2.30%) IBM
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Up to 40K plus Bonus plus benefits
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