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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 57 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4847 4399 4348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.14% 4.05% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.62% 22.31% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4076 3685 3797
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20525 19722 21117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.55% 18.16% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16450 15832 17411
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 4545 £42,500 +1.19% 528
London 0 1744 £50,000 - 187
South East +1 1284 £40,000 +2.56% 126
City of London +26 466 £52,500 - 64
Yorkshire +9 394 £40,000 +6.66% 50
Surrey +5 369 £40,000 +2.56% 32
East of England +13 351 £40,000 +6.66% 42
Berkshire -1 348 £40,000 -5.88% 24
West Yorkshire +9 324 £37,500 +1.35% 33
Leeds +10 272 £37,500 - 27
Hampshire +10 261 £42,500 +8.97% 31
West Midlands -5 227 £38,500 +2.66% 34
South West -11 227 £35,000 -6.66% 53
North West -28 182 £32,500 -14.47% 20
Reading +6 151 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Birmingham +23 138 £40,000 - 13
Kent +16 133 £37,500 -10.71% 10
Wales +6 121 £37,500 -11.76% 15
South Wales +4 119 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Manchester -28 114 £34,000 -11.68% 10
Hertfordshire +15 108 £42,500 +18.88% 18
East Midlands -12 100 £38,000 -8.43% 15
Scotland +15 83 £38,500 -6.66% 16
Cardiff +11 83 £34,000 -2.85% 9
Essex +7 74 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Bristol -6 70 £37,500 -6.25% 9
West Sussex +33 65 £29,000 -15.94% 9
Bedfordshire +24 64 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Cambridgeshire -26 61 £45,000 +28.57% 14
Buckinghamshire -39 59 £40,000 +9.58% 9

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4876 (51.91%) Cisco
2 4698 (50.02%) Windows
3 2991 (31.84%) VMware
4 2870 (30.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2777 (29.56%) Microsoft
6 2595 (27.63%) Active Directory
7 2386 (25.40%) WAN
8 2328 (24.78%) Linux
9 2299 (24.48%) DNS
10 2217 (23.60%) VPN
11 2210 (23.53%) TCP/IP
12 2195 (23.37%) LAN
13 2053 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 1983 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1965 (20.92%) MS Exchange
16 1883 (20.05%) CheckPoint
17 1764 (18.78%) CCNA
18 1730 (18.42%) Juniper
19 1666 (17.74%) CCNP
20 1625 (17.30%) ITIL
21 1595 (16.98%) SAN
22 1567 (16.68%) Finance
23 1472 (15.67%) Network Security
24 1352 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
25 1333 (14.19%) Citrix
26 1297 (13.81%) MS Excel
27 1264 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
28 1250 (13.31%) DHCP
29 1240 (13.20%) SQL Server
30 1199 (12.76%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1965 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 1037 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 697 (7.42%) IIS
4 569 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 543 (5.78%) Apache
6 524 (5.58%) SharePoint
7 420 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 397 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 363 (3.86%) Lync
10 337 (3.59%) Tomcat
11 246 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 117 (1.25%) WebSphere
13 95 (1.01%) CMS
14 68 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
14 68 (0.72%) nginx
15 64 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 58 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 58 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
17 55 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
18 53 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1297 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 739 (7.87%) MS Office
3 90 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 66 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.28%) MS Project
6 10 (0.11%) FastStats
7 6 (0.064%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.043%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.043%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.021%) Maya
9 2 (0.021%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.021%) SPSS
10 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.011%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 43 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 12 (0.13%) Magento
7 12 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 11 (0.12%) RMDS
9 9 (0.096%) Sage 200
10 8 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.075%) assyst
12 6 (0.064%) Summit
12 6 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.053%) Sentinel
13 5 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.043%) AWD
14 4 (0.043%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 298 (3.17%) Office 365
2 190 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 187 (1.99%) SaaS
4 108 (1.15%) IaaS
5 102 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 92 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 61 (0.65%) PaaS
9 49 (0.52%) Joyent
10 29 (0.31%) Google Apps
11 15 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 14 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
12 14 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.12%) Route 53
14 5 (0.053%) GitHub
15 1 (0.011%) Heroku
15 1 (0.011%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2386 (25.40%) WAN
2 2299 (24.48%) DNS
3 2217 (23.60%) VPN
4 2210 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 2195 (23.37%) LAN
6 1595 (16.98%) SAN
7 1472 (15.67%) Network Security
8 1264 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
9 1250 (13.31%) DHCP
10 1024 (10.90%) MPLS
11 1017 (10.83%) Internet
12 964 (10.26%) BGP
13 941 (10.02%) VoIP
14 859 (9.15%) Wireless
15 808 (8.60%) OSPF
16 699 (7.44%) SSL
17 662 (7.05%) VLAN
18 530 (5.64%) IPsec
19 466 (4.96%) NAS
20 450 (4.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1240 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 475 (5.06%) MySQL
3 256 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 112 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 106 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 104 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 93 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 81 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 51 (0.54%) Redis
10 44 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 41 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 31 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
16 30 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
16 30 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
18 28 (0.30%) Big Data
19 27 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 111 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 102 (1.09%) Subversion
3 91 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 81 (0.86%) JIRA
5 33 (0.35%) Hudson
6 32 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 27 (0.29%) Metasploit
8 25 (0.27%) Firebug
8 25 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 20 (0.21%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (0.19%) Maven
12 14 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.15%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.12%) JMeter
14 10 (0.11%) Selenium
14 10 (0.11%) NUnit
15 9 (0.096%) JUnit
16 6 (0.064%) Bugzilla
General
1 1567 (16.68%) Finance
2 732 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 318 (3.39%) Banking
4 276 (2.94%) Retail
5 150 (1.60%) Law
6 142 (1.51%) Legal
7 128 (1.36%) Marketing
8 104 (1.11%) Advertising
9 84 (0.89%) Publishing
10 83 (0.88%) Billing
11 76 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 68 (0.72%) Games
13 63 (0.67%) Electronics
14 62 (0.66%) Back Office
15 53 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 50 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 43 (0.46%) German Language
18 31 (0.33%) French Language
19 21 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2065 (21.98%) Network Engineer
2 1331 (14.17%) Analyst
3 1073 (11.42%) Support Engineer
4 732 (7.79%) Consultant
5 668 (7.11%) Security Engineer
6 651 (6.93%) Administrator
7 592 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 490 (5.22%) Support Analyst
9 487 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
10 484 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
11 465 (4.95%) Architect
12 424 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
13 411 (4.38%) Security Analyst
14 335 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
15 323 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
16 313 (3.33%) Network Analyst
17 309 (3.29%) IT Support
18 301 (3.20%) Network Support
19 289 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
20 252 (2.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (3.01%) .NET
2 256 (2.73%) Web Services
3 170 (1.81%) XML
4 165 (1.76%) CSS
5 161 (1.71%) HTML
6 111 (1.18%) Middleware
7 93 (0.99%) LAMP
8 84 (0.89%) SOAP
9 80 (0.85%) Ajax
10 61 (0.65%) JSON
11 50 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
12 41 (0.44%) COM
13 39 (0.42%) J2EE
14 34 (0.36%) jQuery
15 33 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
16 32 (0.34%) ASP.NET
17 29 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
17 29 (0.31%) WebCenter
18 26 (0.28%) .NET Framework
19 22 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 397 (4.23%) Blackberry
2 396 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 349 (3.72%) Clustering
4 276 (2.94%) Replication
5 248 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 168 (1.79%) Open Source
7 121 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 120 (1.28%) SecurID
9 110 (1.17%) PKI
10 107 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 107 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 106 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 92 (0.98%) Firmware
13 86 (0.92%) iPhone
13 86 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
14 74 (0.79%) Smartphone
15 73 (0.78%) EqualLogic
16 71 (0.76%) Statistics
17 66 (0.70%) Digital Media
17 66 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4698 (50.02%) Windows
2 2328 (24.78%) Linux
3 2053 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1352 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1071 (11.40%) UNIX
6 1024 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 699 (7.44%) Windows 7
8 415 (4.42%) Windows XP
9 363 (3.86%) Windows 8
10 349 (3.72%) Solaris
11 299 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 201 (2.14%) CentOS
13 184 (1.96%) Ubuntu
14 183 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 168 (1.79%) Windows Vista
16 127 (1.35%) Debian
17 107 (1.14%) AIX
18 104 (1.11%) Android
19 96 (1.02%) Mac OS
20 80 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1625 (17.30%) ITIL
2 928 (9.88%) Load Balancing
3 684 (7.28%) Information Security
4 564 (6.00%) Network Design
5 542 (5.77%) Project Management
6 503 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 500 (5.32%) Network Management
8 424 (4.51%) Change Management
9 391 (4.16%) E-Commerce
10 385 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 369 (3.93%) SIEM
12 355 (3.78%) Incident Management
13 314 (3.34%) Migration
14 287 (3.06%) Business Continuity
15 269 (2.86%) Service Management
16 264 (2.81%) Network Monitoring
17 260 (2.77%) PRINCE2
18 256 (2.73%) Penetration Testing
19 250 (2.66%) Change Control
20 249 (2.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1199 (12.76%) SQL
2 500 (5.32%) Java
3 475 (5.06%) Perl
4 419 (4.46%) PowerShell
5 309 (3.29%) Bash Shell
6 300 (3.19%) PHP
7 277 (2.95%) Shell Script
8 264 (2.81%) Python
9 197 (2.10%) JavaScript
10 180 (1.92%) C
11 159 (1.69%) Ruby
12 94 (1.00%) C#
13 72 (0.77%) VB
14 71 (0.76%) C++
15 55 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 47 (0.50%) Lisp
17 40 (0.43%) VBScript
18 38 (0.40%) VB.NET
19 28 (0.30%) AWK
20 25 (0.27%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2870 (30.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1764 (18.78%) CCNA
3 1666 (17.74%) CCNP
4 1197 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 909 (9.68%) Degree
6 862 (9.18%) MCSE
7 640 (6.81%) Security Cleared
8 501 (5.33%) CISSP
9 458 (4.88%) SC Cleared
10 434 (4.62%) MCSA
11 421 (4.48%) MCITP
12 366 (3.90%) CCIE
13 344 (3.66%) CCSE
14 293 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 290 (3.09%) CCSA
16 264 (2.81%) MCP
17 176 (1.87%) CCSP
18 150 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
19 140 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
20 125 (1.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 530 (5.64%) SLA
2 386 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 302 (3.22%) PCI DSS
4 127 (1.35%) QA
5 51 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 44 (0.47%) COBIT
7 40 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.23%) GPG13
9 14 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 13 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
11 12 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.075%) BS7799
13 5 (0.053%) COSO
14 4 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.043%) ISO 8583
14 4 (0.043%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 3 (0.032%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.011%) GxP
16 1 (0.011%) GAMP
System Software
1 2595 (27.63%) Active Directory
2 1983 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 924 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 608 (6.47%) vSphere
5 434 (4.62%) XenApp
6 339 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 272 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
8 215 (2.29%) XenDesktop
9 171 (1.82%) XenServer
10 167 (1.78%) Terminal Services
11 122 (1.30%) Xen
12 118 (1.26%) UAG
13 99 (1.05%) NFS
14 92 (0.98%) ISA Server
15 88 (0.94%) KVM
16 82 (0.87%) Snort
17 80 (0.85%) ProxySG
18 77 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
19 50 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
20 48 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 421 (4.48%) Backup Exec
2 284 (3.02%) Puppet
3 249 (2.65%) Nagios
4 223 (2.37%) SCCM
5 203 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 160 (1.70%) WSUS
7 157 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
8 133 (1.42%) SCOM
9 119 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
10 113 (1.20%) NetBackup
11 109 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
12 94 (1.00%) Cacti
13 84 (0.89%) FortiGate
14 77 (0.82%) Nessus
15 73 (0.78%) HP NNM
16 70 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
17 63 (0.67%) OpenView
18 59 (0.63%) ZABBIX
19 51 (0.54%) ARCserve
20 47 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 4876 (51.91%) Cisco
2 2991 (31.84%) VMware
3 2777 (29.56%) Microsoft
4 1883 (20.05%) CheckPoint
5 1730 (18.42%) Juniper
6 1333 (14.19%) Citrix
7 1135 (12.08%) HP
8 1025 (10.91%) F5
9 650 (6.92%) Oracle
10 550 (5.86%) Symantec
11 520 (5.54%) Red Hat
12 398 (4.24%) NetApp
13 389 (4.14%) Dell
14 381 (4.06%) Blue Coat
15 305 (3.25%) McAfee
16 260 (2.77%) SolarWinds
17 257 (2.74%) Avaya
18 235 (2.50%) IBM
19 226 (2.41%) EMC
20 206 (2.19%) Fortinet
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Salary: £36000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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