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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 56 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4900 4317 4595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.25% 3.96% 3.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.83% 22.39% 21.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4100 3650 4009
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
20561 19283 21737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.67% 18.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16341 15568 17860
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
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 August 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 August 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 +6 4569 £43,000 +1.17% 494
London +9 1746 £50,000 - 175
South East 0 1266 £40,000 - 115
City of London +21 456 £52,500 +5.00% 57
Yorkshire +23 424 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Surrey +3 359 £40,000 - 25
East of England +9 350 £42,500 +13.33% 47
Berkshire -3 348 £40,000 -11.11% 32
West Yorkshire +21 346 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Leeds +23 289 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Hampshire +7 249 £42,500 +8.97% 22
West Midlands +5 249 £38,500 -3.75% 33
South West -11 219 £30,750 -20.07% 50
North West -31 186 £35,000 -6.66% 32
Reading +9 158 £45,000 - 14
Birmingham +15 152 £47,500 +5.55% 11
Kent +24 128 £37,500 - 6
Wales +5 124 £37,500 +7.14% 20
South Wales +3 120 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Manchester -20 120 £39,500 +3.94% 22
Scotland +31 101 £40,000 +24.03% 15
Hertfordshire +19 95 £42,500 +21.42% 16
East Midlands -20 84 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Cardiff +8 79 £34,500 -1.42% 13
Essex +3 75 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Wiltshire 0 71 £26,500 -11.66% 9
Bedfordshire +26 69 £36,500 -2.66% 7
Cambridgeshire -29 67 £46,000 +31.42% 21
Buckinghamshire -32 57 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Bristol -19 56 £37,500 -8.53% 10

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4912 (51.67%) Cisco
2 4772 (50.19%) Windows
3 3054 (32.12%) VMware
4 2904 (30.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2786 (29.30%) Microsoft
6 2617 (27.53%) Active Directory
7 2389 (25.13%) WAN
8 2315 (24.35%) Linux
9 2256 (23.73%) DNS
10 2231 (23.47%) TCP/IP
11 2202 (23.16%) VPN
12 2179 (22.92%) LAN
13 2067 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 2014 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1988 (20.91%) MS Exchange
16 1895 (19.93%) CheckPoint
17 1772 (18.64%) CCNA
18 1769 (18.61%) Juniper
19 1698 (17.86%) CCNP
20 1697 (17.85%) ITIL
21 1606 (16.89%) SAN
22 1570 (16.51%) Finance
23 1536 (16.16%) Network Security
24 1360 (14.31%) Citrix
25 1332 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
26 1321 (13.90%) MS Excel
27 1303 (13.71%) Cisco ASA
28 1277 (13.43%) SQL Server
29 1243 (13.07%) DHCP
30 1202 (12.64%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1988 (20.91%) MS Exchange
2 1056 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 699 (7.35%) IIS
4 580 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 535 (5.63%) Apache
6 529 (5.56%) SharePoint
7 425 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 414 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 383 (4.03%) Lync
10 324 (3.41%) Tomcat
11 246 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 97 (1.02%) WebSphere
13 85 (0.89%) CMS
14 78 (0.82%) nginx
15 69 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
16 66 (0.69%) WebLogic
17 58 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
18 55 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
19 52 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
20 45 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1321 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 776 (8.16%) MS Office
3 109 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 59 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.33%) MS Project
6 11 (0.12%) FastStats
7 6 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.063%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.032%) Maya
9 3 (0.032%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.021%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.021%) SPSS
11 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.011%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 39 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 17 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 13 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 11 (0.12%) assyst
7 11 (0.12%) Magento
8 9 (0.095%) Sage 200
8 9 (0.095%) RMDS
9 7 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.063%) Summit
10 6 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.042%) SunGard AvantGard
12 4 (0.042%) AWD
12 4 (0.042%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 311 (3.27%) Office 365
2 197 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 187 (1.97%) SaaS
4 111 (1.17%) IaaS
5 110 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 95 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 66 (0.69%) PaaS
8 44 (0.46%) Joyent
9 33 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 17 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
12 13 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.095%) Route 53
14 5 (0.053%) GitHub
15 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.011%) Heroku
15 1 (0.011%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2389 (25.13%) WAN
2 2256 (23.73%) DNS
3 2231 (23.47%) TCP/IP
4 2202 (23.16%) VPN
5 2179 (22.92%) LAN
6 1606 (16.89%) SAN
7 1536 (16.16%) Network Security
8 1303 (13.71%) Cisco ASA
9 1243 (13.07%) DHCP
10 1060 (11.15%) MPLS
11 991 (10.42%) Internet
12 947 (9.96%) VoIP
13 939 (9.88%) BGP
14 870 (9.15%) Wireless
15 792 (8.33%) OSPF
16 684 (7.19%) SSL
17 651 (6.85%) VLAN
18 515 (5.42%) IPsec
19 462 (4.86%) Cisco Nexus
20 452 (4.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1277 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 477 (5.02%) MySQL
3 243 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 112 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 106 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 100 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 97 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 77 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
10 47 (0.49%) Redis
11 41 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (0.39%) NoSQL
14 36 (0.38%) MongoDB
14 36 (0.38%) RDBMS
15 33 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (0.32%) Big Data
17 28 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
18 24 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 23 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 120 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 98 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 95 (1.00%) Subversion
4 88 (0.93%) JIRA
5 36 (0.38%) Hudson
6 33 (0.35%) TeamCity
7 25 (0.26%) Firebug
7 25 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 24 (0.25%) Metasploit
8 24 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 20 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.20%) Maven
12 14 (0.15%) JMeter
12 14 (0.15%) MSBuild
13 12 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.095%) JUnit
15 8 (0.084%) Ant
15 8 (0.084%) Bugzilla
16 7 (0.074%) NUnit
General
1 1570 (16.51%) Finance
2 734 (7.72%) Telecoms
3 315 (3.31%) Banking
4 278 (2.92%) Retail
5 174 (1.83%) Law
6 159 (1.67%) Legal
7 129 (1.36%) Marketing
8 93 (0.98%) Advertising
9 84 (0.88%) Publishing
10 82 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 81 (0.85%) Billing
12 62 (0.65%) Games
13 61 (0.64%) Electronics
14 60 (0.63%) Back Office
15 56 (0.59%) Manufacturing
16 45 (0.47%) German Language
17 42 (0.44%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.34%) French Language
19 24 (0.25%) Front Office
20 21 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2059 (21.66%) Network Engineer
2 1359 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1100 (11.57%) Support Engineer
4 729 (7.67%) Consultant
5 676 (7.11%) Security Engineer
6 645 (6.78%) Administrator
7 601 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 494 (5.20%) Support Analyst
9 488 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 487 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
11 486 (5.11%) Architect
12 449 (4.72%) Security Analyst
13 445 (4.68%) Senior Network Engineer
14 338 (3.56%) Network Security Engineer
15 334 (3.51%) IT Support
16 317 (3.33%) Network Analyst
17 296 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
18 285 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
19 283 (2.98%) Network Support
20 260 (2.73%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (2.85%) .NET
2 258 (2.71%) Web Services
3 167 (1.76%) XML
4 162 (1.70%) HTML
5 155 (1.63%) CSS
6 107 (1.13%) Middleware
7 97 (1.02%) LAMP
8 79 (0.83%) Ajax
9 61 (0.64%) SOAP
10 53 (0.56%) JSON
11 38 (0.40%) COM
11 38 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
12 37 (0.39%) J2EE
13 34 (0.36%) jQuery
14 31 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
15 29 (0.31%) ASP.NET
15 29 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
16 26 (0.27%) Regular Expression
17 23 (0.24%) XSLT
17 23 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 419 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 409 (4.30%) Blackberry
3 332 (3.49%) Clustering
4 262 (2.76%) Replication
5 258 (2.71%) Computer Science
6 160 (1.68%) Open Source
7 127 (1.34%) PKI
8 116 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 112 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 111 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 111 (1.17%) SecurID
10 111 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 92 (0.97%) iPhone
12 88 (0.93%) Firmware
13 77 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
14 73 (0.77%) Smartphone
15 72 (0.76%) EqualLogic
16 67 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 66 (0.69%) Statistics
18 59 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4772 (50.19%) Windows
2 2315 (24.35%) Linux
3 2067 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1332 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 1088 (11.44%) UNIX
6 1087 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 701 (7.37%) Windows 7
8 425 (4.47%) Windows XP
9 374 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 340 (3.58%) Solaris
11 306 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 193 (2.03%) CentOS
13 192 (2.02%) Mac OS X
14 189 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 172 (1.81%) Windows Vista
16 125 (1.31%) Debian
17 106 (1.11%) Android
17 106 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 104 (1.09%) AIX
19 79 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1697 (17.85%) ITIL
2 893 (9.39%) Load Balancing
3 728 (7.66%) Information Security
4 574 (6.04%) Project Management
5 556 (5.85%) Network Design
6 507 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 467 (4.91%) Network Management
8 430 (4.52%) Change Management
9 397 (4.18%) E-Commerce
10 383 (4.03%) Service Delivery
11 372 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
12 364 (3.83%) Incident Management
13 361 (3.80%) SIEM
14 313 (3.29%) Migration
15 281 (2.96%) Business Continuity
16 273 (2.87%) PRINCE2
17 260 (2.73%) Service Management
17 260 (2.73%) Change Control
18 248 (2.61%) Network Monitoring
18 248 (2.61%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1202 (12.64%) SQL
2 481 (5.06%) Java
3 477 (5.02%) Perl
4 415 (4.37%) PowerShell
5 308 (3.24%) PHP
6 296 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 262 (2.76%) Shell Script
8 259 (2.72%) Python
9 188 (1.98%) JavaScript
10 180 (1.89%) C
11 165 (1.74%) Ruby
12 102 (1.07%) C#
13 81 (0.85%) C++
14 70 (0.74%) VB
15 51 (0.54%) T-SQL
15 51 (0.54%) Lisp
16 39 (0.41%) VBScript
17 35 (0.37%) VB.NET
18 28 (0.29%) AWK
19 25 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2904 (30.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1772 (18.64%) CCNA
3 1698 (17.86%) CCNP
4 1198 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 909 (9.56%) Degree
6 858 (9.02%) MCSE
7 675 (7.10%) Security Cleared
8 533 (5.61%) CISSP
9 510 (5.36%) SC Cleared
10 430 (4.52%) MCSA
11 425 (4.47%) MCITP
12 382 (4.02%) CCIE
13 350 (3.68%) CCSE
14 300 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 299 (3.15%) CCSA
16 256 (2.69%) MCP
17 189 (1.99%) CCSP
18 156 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
19 151 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
20 128 (1.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 560 (5.89%) SLA
2 412 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 311 (3.27%) PCI DSS
4 124 (1.30%) QA
5 57 (0.60%) COBIT
5 57 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 43 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.23%) GPG13
8 14 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
9 11 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.074%) BS7799
11 5 (0.053%) COSO
12 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.042%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.032%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.032%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.011%) GAMP
14 1 (0.011%) GxP
System Software
1 2617 (27.53%) Active Directory
2 2014 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 940 (9.89%) Hyper-V
4 607 (6.38%) vSphere
5 445 (4.68%) XenApp
6 342 (3.60%) VMware ESX
7 283 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
8 224 (2.36%) XenDesktop
9 173 (1.82%) XenServer
9 173 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 116 (1.22%) Xen
10 116 (1.22%) UAG
11 99 (1.04%) NFS
12 93 (0.98%) ISA Server
13 77 (0.81%) KVM
14 76 (0.80%) ProxySG
14 76 (0.80%) Snort
15 72 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
16 55 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 52 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 435 (4.58%) Backup Exec
2 279 (2.93%) Puppet
3 237 (2.49%) Nagios
4 233 (2.45%) SCCM
5 227 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 158 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
7 155 (1.63%) WSUS
8 132 (1.39%) SCOM
9 125 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 108 (1.14%) NetBackup
11 91 (0.96%) Cacti
12 86 (0.90%) FortiGate
13 79 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
14 70 (0.74%) Nessus
15 64 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
16 57 (0.60%) ZABBIX
17 55 (0.58%) OpenView
18 54 (0.57%) HP NNM
19 41 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
20 38 (0.40%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 4912 (51.67%) Cisco
2 3054 (32.12%) VMware
3 2786 (29.30%) Microsoft
4 1895 (19.93%) CheckPoint
5 1769 (18.61%) Juniper
6 1360 (14.31%) Citrix
7 1126 (11.84%) HP
8 1021 (10.74%) F5
9 618 (6.50%) Oracle
10 564 (5.93%) Symantec
11 511 (5.37%) Red Hat
12 393 (4.13%) NetApp
12 393 (4.13%) Blue Coat
13 389 (4.09%) Dell
14 314 (3.30%) McAfee
15 262 (2.76%) SolarWinds
16 259 (2.72%) Avaya
17 240 (2.52%) IBM
18 225 (2.37%) EMC
19 204 (2.15%) Veeam
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £19,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40-50k + 10% Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £34000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago