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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 49 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5124 4222 4425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.84% 4.12% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.08% 24.04% 20.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4354 3478 3650
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 30 January 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 January 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 +12 4879 £42,500 - 610
London +27 2013 £46,000 -3.15% 243
South East +7 1255 £40,000 -5.88% 140
City of London +48 508 £52,500 +5.00% 73
Berkshire -5 411 £45,000 -4.25% 41
South West +27 328 £38,000 +1.33% 60
Yorkshire -5 324 £42,500 +21.42% 47
East of England -6 308 £40,000 - 38
North West +33 256 £37,500 -2.59% 35
Hampshire 0 249 £36,000 -10.00% 34
Surrey +12 246 £40,000 - 33
West Midlands -5 238 £37,500 -6.25% 30
West Yorkshire -6 221 £41,500 +18.57% 34
Reading -4 185 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Leeds -6 178 £41,500 +9.93% 23
Manchester +35 169 £35,000 -6.66% 27
Birmingham +1 113 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Wiltshire +18 111 £38,000 -5.00% 8
Hertfordshire +2 110 £45,000 +18.42% 16
East Midlands +17 109 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Kent +8 105 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Wales +1 91 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Buckinghamshire +25 87 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Scotland +5 81 £37,500 -6.25% 16
South Wales -2 78 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Essex -7 78 £38,750 -18.42% 8
Gloucestershire +23 77 £44,375 +18.33% 9
Bristol -7 75 £45,750 +22.00% 30
Southampton +8 74 £32,500 -12.16% 9
Newbury +22 69 £38,000 -15.55% 4

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5657 (55.37%) Cisco
2 5091 (49.83%) Windows
3 3575 (34.99%) VMware
4 3350 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3146 (30.79%) Microsoft
6 2881 (28.20%) Active Directory
7 2849 (27.89%) WAN
8 2676 (26.19%) VPN
9 2544 (24.90%) LAN
10 2410 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2362 (23.12%) TCP/IP
12 2305 (22.56%) Linux
13 2158 (21.12%) CheckPoint
14 2134 (20.89%) CCNP
14 2134 (20.89%) Juniper
15 2115 (20.70%) DNS
16 2084 (20.40%) MS Exchange
17 1925 (18.84%) CCNA
18 1922 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 1860 (18.21%) ITIL
20 1728 (16.91%) Network Security
21 1727 (16.90%) SAN
22 1630 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
23 1596 (15.62%) Finance
24 1591 (15.57%) Citrix
25 1494 (14.62%) MS Excel
26 1420 (13.90%) MPLS
27 1368 (13.39%) SQL Server
28 1362 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
29 1325 (12.97%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2084 (20.40%) MS Exchange
2 957 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 700 (6.85%) IIS
4 588 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 556 (5.44%) SharePoint
6 554 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 458 (4.48%) Apache
8 437 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 418 (4.09%) Lync
10 277 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 238 (2.33%) Tomcat
12 82 (0.80%) nginx
13 72 (0.70%) JBoss
14 60 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 58 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 48 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
17 43 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 43 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
18 40 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
19 38 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1494 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 915 (8.96%) MS Office
3 190 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.41%) MS Project
6 10 (0.098%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.069%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.059%) SmartSuite
9 5 (0.049%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.039%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.039%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.020%) Solid Edge
11 2 (0.020%) Revit
11 2 (0.020%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.010%) Maya
12 1 (0.010%) InDesign
12 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 80 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.098%) Fredhopper
7 9 (0.088%) Oracle BRM
8 8 (0.078%) RiskWrite
8 8 (0.078%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.069%) SalesLogix
10 6 (0.059%) SAP Business One
11 5 (0.049%) assyst
11 5 (0.049%) RMDS
12 4 (0.039%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.039%) Advent Moxy
12 4 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
13 3 (0.029%) Front Arena
13 3 (0.029%) Sage 50
13 3 (0.029%) Eikon
14 1 (0.010%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 389 (3.81%) Office 365
2 225 (2.20%) SaaS
3 177 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
4 159 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 146 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 146 (1.43%) IaaS
6 78 (0.76%) PaaS
7 55 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (0.36%) Google Apps
9 21 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
12 13 (0.13%) Terremark
13 10 (0.098%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.059%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.059%) GitHub
15 5 (0.049%) Joyent
16 4 (0.039%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.039%) Heroku
16 4 (0.039%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 2849 (27.89%) WAN
2 2676 (26.19%) VPN
3 2544 (24.90%) LAN
4 2362 (23.12%) TCP/IP
5 2115 (20.70%) DNS
6 1728 (16.91%) Network Security
7 1727 (16.90%) SAN
8 1630 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
9 1420 (13.90%) MPLS
10 1325 (12.97%) Wireless
11 1293 (12.66%) DHCP
12 1244 (12.18%) BGP
13 1081 (10.58%) OSPF
14 1071 (10.48%) VoIP
15 873 (8.55%) VLAN
16 839 (8.21%) Internet
17 772 (7.56%) SSL
18 734 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
19 559 (5.47%) EIGRP
20 506 (4.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1368 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 451 (4.41%) MySQL
3 316 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 175 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 144 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 83 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 82 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 80 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 79 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
10 75 (0.73%) MongoDB
11 73 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 40 (0.39%) Big Data
13 37 (0.36%) RDBMS
14 29 (0.28%) Redis
15 24 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 125 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 113 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 88 (0.86%) JIRA
4 77 (0.75%) Subversion
5 47 (0.46%) Hudson
6 42 (0.41%) Visual Studio
7 41 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 36 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (0.14%) RequisitePro
12 11 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.11%) CaliberRM
12 11 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (0.098%) Metasploit
13 10 (0.098%) Maven
13 10 (0.098%) Ant
14 9 (0.088%) Bugzilla
14 9 (0.088%) MSI
General
1 1596 (15.62%) Finance
2 724 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 301 (2.95%) Banking
4 238 (2.33%) Law
5 205 (2.01%) Retail
6 156 (1.53%) Legal
7 114 (1.12%) Advertising
7 114 (1.12%) Marketing
8 95 (0.93%) Back Office
9 83 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 78 (0.76%) Games
11 68 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 61 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 56 (0.55%) Electronics
14 50 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 36 (0.35%) Front Office
16 30 (0.29%) Publishing
17 26 (0.25%) Billing
18 22 (0.22%) German Language
19 21 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2528 (24.75%) Network Engineer
2 1277 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1277 (12.50%) Analyst
3 763 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 730 (7.15%) Consultant
5 642 (6.28%) Security Engineer
6 618 (6.05%) Architect
7 601 (5.88%) Administrator
8 547 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 470 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
10 453 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 418 (4.09%) Security Analyst
12 396 (3.88%) Support Analyst
13 384 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
14 360 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
15 334 (3.27%) IT Support
16 318 (3.11%) Technical Support
17 292 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
18 279 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 256 (2.51%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (2.34%) Web Services
2 215 (2.10%) .NET
3 132 (1.29%) LAMP
4 117 (1.15%) CSS
5 106 (1.04%) HTML
6 105 (1.03%) XML
7 78 (0.76%) Middleware
8 52 (0.51%) Regular Expression
9 48 (0.47%) SOAP
10 40 (0.39%) JSON
11 38 (0.37%) REST
12 37 (0.36%) jQuery
13 31 (0.30%) J2EE
14 28 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
15 27 (0.26%) Ajax
16 26 (0.25%) JSP
16 26 (0.25%) MAPI
17 25 (0.24%) ASP.NET
18 23 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
18 23 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 601 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 465 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 457 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 391 (3.83%) Clustering
5 302 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 235 (2.30%) Open Source
7 222 (2.17%) Replication
8 159 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 159 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 138 (1.35%) Hedge funds
9 138 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 119 (1.16%) PKI
11 79 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 78 (0.76%) iPhone
13 65 (0.64%) CESG
14 63 (0.62%) EqualLogic
15 62 (0.61%) CMDB
16 58 (0.57%) Statistics
17 56 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
18 51 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5091 (49.83%) Windows
2 2305 (22.56%) Linux
3 1922 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 1362 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1275 (12.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 947 (9.27%) UNIX
7 733 (7.18%) Windows 7
8 622 (6.09%) Windows 8
9 477 (4.67%) Windows XP
10 301 (2.95%) Solaris
11 273 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 247 (2.42%) Windows Vista
13 242 (2.37%) CentOS
14 210 (2.06%) Mac OS X
15 204 (2.00%) Ubuntu
16 121 (1.18%) Android
17 110 (1.08%) AIX
18 106 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
19 93 (0.91%) Apple iOS
19 93 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1860 (18.21%) ITIL
2 903 (8.84%) Load Balancing
3 828 (8.10%) Information Security
4 627 (6.14%) Project Management
5 604 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 602 (5.89%) Network Design
7 458 (4.48%) Change Management
8 446 (4.37%) Service Delivery
9 429 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
10 418 (4.09%) SIEM
11 417 (4.08%) Migration
12 414 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
13 383 (3.75%) Network Management
14 376 (3.68%) E-Commerce
15 369 (3.61%) Service Management
16 367 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
16 367 (3.59%) Incident Management
17 358 (3.50%) Mentoring
18 294 (2.88%) Configuration Management
19 265 (2.59%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1304 (12.76%) SQL
2 443 (4.34%) PowerShell
3 435 (4.26%) Perl
4 329 (3.22%) Java
5 317 (3.10%) Python
6 275 (2.69%) Bash Shell
7 260 (2.55%) PHP
8 252 (2.47%) Shell Script
9 158 (1.55%) C
10 147 (1.44%) Ruby
11 138 (1.35%) JavaScript
12 97 (0.95%) C#
13 84 (0.82%) C++
14 73 (0.71%) VBScript
15 52 (0.51%) VB
15 52 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 32 (0.31%) Tcl
17 23 (0.23%) VBA
18 20 (0.20%) Lisp
19 17 (0.17%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3350 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2134 (20.89%) CCNP
3 1925 (18.84%) CCNA
4 1016 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 952 (9.32%) Degree
6 914 (8.95%) Security Cleared
7 735 (7.19%) MCSE
8 705 (6.90%) SC Cleared
9 588 (5.76%) CISSP
10 531 (5.20%) CCIE
11 342 (3.35%) CCSE
12 325 (3.18%) MCITP
13 324 (3.17%) CCSA
14 309 (3.02%) MCSA
15 301 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 291 (2.85%) MCP
17 212 (2.08%) CISM
18 188 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
19 186 (1.82%) CCDP
20 165 (1.62%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 750 (7.34%) SLA
2 433 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 399 (3.91%) PCI DSS
4 121 (1.18%) QA
5 84 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 77 (0.75%) COBIT
7 54 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 25 (0.24%) GPG13
9 9 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 8 (0.078%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.039%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.039%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.039%) BS7799
12 3 (0.029%) HL7
12 3 (0.029%) DICOM
12 3 (0.029%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.010%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.010%) BS25999
System Software
1 2881 (28.20%) Active Directory
2 2410 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1051 (10.29%) Hyper-V
4 644 (6.30%) vSphere
5 562 (5.50%) XenApp
6 334 (3.27%) VMware ESX
7 330 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 241 (2.36%) Terminal Services
9 217 (2.12%) XenServer
10 190 (1.86%) XenDesktop
11 91 (0.89%) NFS
12 83 (0.81%) Firmware
13 81 (0.79%) vCloud
14 77 (0.75%) Xen
15 61 (0.60%) Terminal Server
16 53 (0.52%) MetaFrame
17 52 (0.51%) VMware Server
18 51 (0.50%) Samba
19 50 (0.49%) KVM
20 49 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 369 (3.61%) Backup Exec
2 289 (2.83%) Puppet
3 284 (2.78%) Nagios
4 271 (2.65%) SCCM
5 245 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 201 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 198 (1.94%) SCOM
8 154 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
9 128 (1.25%) WSUS
10 124 (1.21%) FortiGate
10 124 (1.21%) CiscoWorks
11 120 (1.17%) NetBackup
12 113 (1.11%) Cacti
13 81 (0.79%) OpenView
14 58 (0.57%) ZABBIX
15 57 (0.56%) SCVMM
16 54 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
17 51 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
18 44 (0.43%) Tivoli
18 44 (0.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5657 (55.37%) Cisco
2 3575 (34.99%) VMware
3 3146 (30.79%) Microsoft
4 2158 (21.12%) CheckPoint
5 2134 (20.89%) Juniper
6 1591 (15.57%) Citrix
7 1197 (11.72%) HP
7 1197 (11.72%) F5
8 567 (5.55%) Symantec
9 502 (4.91%) Red Hat
10 441 (4.32%) Oracle
11 424 (4.15%) Dell
12 418 (4.09%) Blue Coat
13 417 (4.08%) NetApp
14 402 (3.94%) SolarWinds
15 362 (3.54%) Avaya
16 288 (2.82%) Fortinet
17 271 (2.65%) Apple
18 255 (2.50%) McAfee
19 253 (2.48%) EMC
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum depending experience + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive + flexible benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Salary: DEPENDANT ON EXPERIENCE
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Technology Recruiting Solutions,Inc.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Commission
Posted: Yesterday