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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 51 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5000 4172 4337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.83% 4.00% 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.88% 23.69% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4140 3436 3488
Average salary £43,900 £42,105 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.26% +0.25%
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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +11 4740 £45,000 +5.88% 623
London +31 1995 £50,000 +5.26% 212
South East +10 1197 £41,500 - 133
City of London +42 514 £55,000 +10.00% 65
Berkshire -3 381 £45,000 - 33
Yorkshire -12 330 £42,500 +21.42% 53
East of England -13 313 £42,500 +6.25% 29
South West +25 300 £37,500 -5.06% 81
North West +23 255 £37,500 -1.96% 57
Surrey +29 254 £40,000 -1.23% 34
West Yorkshire -9 244 £42,500 +21.42% 42
Hampshire +5 238 £34,000 -12.82% 21
West Midlands -6 226 £40,000 - 33
Leeds -1 204 £42,500 +21.42% 34
Reading 0 185 £47,500 +1.06% 15
Manchester +30 155 £37,500 - 35
East Midlands +30 115 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Kent +2 106 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Hertfordshire -9 105 £43,250 +8.12% 16
Scotland +32 101 £37,500 +17.18% 16
Bristol +8 98 £45,000 +20.00% 21
Essex +6 89 £44,500 -1.11% 3
Wales -10 88 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Birmingham -5 87 £37,500 -16.66% 14
South Wales -12 83 £37,950 -5.12% 15
Buckinghamshire +24 78 £39,000 -1.88% 15
Southampton +13 74 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Wiltshire +13 68 £38,000 -5.00% 16
Cambridgeshire -8 67 £40,000 - 5
Cheshire -7 66 £45,000 - 13

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5707 (55.29%) Cisco
2 5065 (49.07%) Windows
3 3655 (35.41%) VMware
4 3418 (33.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3249 (31.48%) Microsoft
6 2914 (28.23%) WAN
7 2863 (27.74%) Active Directory
8 2677 (25.93%) VPN
9 2575 (24.95%) LAN
10 2457 (23.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2341 (22.68%) Linux
12 2273 (22.02%) TCP/IP
13 2165 (20.97%) CCNP
14 2119 (20.53%) MS Exchange
15 2079 (20.14%) DNS
16 2062 (19.98%) CheckPoint
17 2025 (19.62%) CCNA
18 2019 (19.56%) Juniper
19 1876 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
20 1834 (17.77%) ITIL
21 1732 (16.78%) SAN
22 1692 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
23 1680 (16.28%) Network Security
24 1636 (15.85%) Citrix
25 1564 (15.15%) Finance
26 1529 (14.81%) MS Excel
27 1437 (13.92%) MPLS
28 1400 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
29 1378 (13.35%) SQL
30 1374 (13.31%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2119 (20.53%) MS Exchange
2 970 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 689 (6.68%) IIS
4 577 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 544 (5.27%) SharePoint
6 540 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 474 (4.59%) Apache
8 421 (4.08%) Lync
9 420 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 298 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 245 (2.37%) Tomcat
12 95 (0.92%) nginx
13 72 (0.70%) JBoss
14 61 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 57 (0.55%) WebSphere
16 50 (0.48%) WebLogic
17 47 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
18 44 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
19 40 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
19 40 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1529 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 907 (8.79%) MS Office
3 179 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.40%) MS Project
6 9 (0.087%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.058%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.039%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.039%) SmartSuite
10 4 (0.039%) Solid Edge
11 3 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.029%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.019%) Revit
12 2 (0.019%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.010%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.010%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.010%) InDesign
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 84 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.097%) SAP Business One
6 10 (0.097%) Fredhopper
7 9 (0.087%) Oracle BRM
8 8 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
9 7 (0.068%) SalesLogix
10 6 (0.058%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.058%) RiskWrite
11 5 (0.048%) RMDS
12 4 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.039%) Advent Moxy
12 4 (0.039%) GoldMine
13 3 (0.029%) Sage 50
13 3 (0.029%) Eikon
13 3 (0.029%) Front Arena
14 2 (0.019%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 401 (3.88%) Office 365
2 231 (2.24%) SaaS
3 187 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 161 (1.56%) IaaS
6 141 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 90 (0.87%) PaaS
8 60 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 33 (0.32%) Google Apps
11 16 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
11 16 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (0.13%) Terremark
13 11 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.097%) Heroku
14 10 (0.097%) Engine Yard
15 8 (0.078%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.068%) CloudFront
16 7 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.048%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2914 (28.23%) WAN
2 2677 (25.93%) VPN
3 2575 (24.95%) LAN
4 2273 (22.02%) TCP/IP
5 2079 (20.14%) DNS
6 1732 (16.78%) SAN
7 1692 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1680 (16.28%) Network Security
9 1437 (13.92%) MPLS
10 1374 (13.31%) Wireless
11 1303 (12.62%) BGP
12 1295 (12.55%) DHCP
13 1091 (10.57%) OSPF
14 1058 (10.25%) VoIP
15 938 (9.09%) VLAN
16 839 (8.13%) Internet
17 823 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
18 770 (7.46%) SSL
19 631 (6.11%) EIGRP
20 526 (5.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1368 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 469 (4.54%) MySQL
3 311 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 174 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 149 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 93 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 91 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 87 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 76 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 74 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
10 74 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 39 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 37 (0.36%) Big Data
13 33 (0.32%) Redis
14 32 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (0.29%) DB2
16 21 (0.20%) Data Mining
17 19 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
18 18 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (0.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 125 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 103 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 81 (0.78%) Subversion
4 74 (0.72%) JIRA
5 47 (0.46%) Hudson
6 40 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 35 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 32 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 16 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
10 16 (0.16%) RequisitePro
11 15 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (0.11%) CaliberRM
12 11 (0.11%) Metasploit
12 11 (0.11%) MSI
12 11 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (0.097%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.087%) Ant
14 9 (0.087%) Selenium
15 8 (0.078%) NUnit
General
1 1564 (15.15%) Finance
2 696 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 308 (2.98%) Banking
4 223 (2.16%) Law
5 203 (1.97%) Retail
6 145 (1.40%) Legal
7 134 (1.30%) Advertising
8 131 (1.27%) Marketing
9 104 (1.01%) Back Office
10 86 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 82 (0.79%) Games
12 72 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 66 (0.64%) Electronics
14 65 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 45 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.27%) Billing
17 26 (0.25%) Local Government
18 23 (0.22%) French Language
19 22 (0.21%) Front Office
20 21 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2554 (24.74%) Network Engineer
2 1265 (12.26%) Support Engineer
3 1241 (12.02%) Analyst
4 808 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 732 (7.09%) Consultant
6 631 (6.11%) Security Engineer
7 615 (5.96%) Architect
8 593 (5.75%) Administrator
9 570 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
10 467 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
11 436 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 401 (3.88%) Support Analyst
13 389 (3.77%) Security Analyst
14 387 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
15 360 (3.49%) Network Security Engineer
16 339 (3.28%) IT Support
17 320 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
18 319 (3.09%) Technical Support
19 261 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 240 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (2.37%) Web Services
2 219 (2.12%) .NET
3 140 (1.36%) LAMP
4 120 (1.16%) CSS
5 109 (1.06%) HTML
6 101 (0.98%) XML
7 90 (0.87%) Middleware
8 51 (0.49%) SOAP
9 47 (0.46%) Regular Expression
10 43 (0.42%) REST
11 36 (0.35%) JSON
12 35 (0.34%) jQuery
13 32 (0.31%) MAPI
14 30 (0.29%) J2EE
14 30 (0.29%) RESTful
15 28 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
15 28 (0.27%) JSP
16 24 (0.23%) .NET Framework
17 23 (0.22%) Ajax
17 23 (0.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 588 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 494 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 470 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 412 (3.99%) Clustering
5 306 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 247 (2.39%) Open Source
7 214 (2.07%) Replication
8 160 (1.55%) Thin Client
8 160 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 124 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 119 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 107 (1.04%) PKI
12 82 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 80 (0.78%) iPhone
14 68 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 67 (0.65%) EqualLogic
15 67 (0.65%) CESG
16 65 (0.63%) CMDB
17 62 (0.60%) Statistics
18 54 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5065 (49.07%) Windows
2 2341 (22.68%) Linux
3 1876 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1400 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1254 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 915 (8.86%) UNIX
7 702 (6.80%) Windows 7
8 646 (6.26%) Windows 8
9 488 (4.73%) Windows XP
10 319 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 303 (2.94%) CentOS
12 286 (2.77%) Solaris
13 262 (2.54%) Windows Vista
14 208 (2.02%) Ubuntu
15 201 (1.95%) Mac OS X
16 116 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 110 (1.07%) Android
18 103 (1.00%) AIX
19 97 (0.94%) Windows 2000
20 93 (0.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1834 (17.77%) ITIL
2 949 (9.19%) Load Balancing
3 823 (7.97%) Information Security
4 646 (6.26%) Project Management
5 643 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 631 (6.11%) Network Design
7 488 (4.73%) Service Delivery
8 463 (4.49%) SIEM
9 451 (4.37%) Change Management
10 445 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
11 430 (4.17%) Migration
12 406 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
13 372 (3.60%) Mentoring
14 370 (3.58%) E-Commerce
15 363 (3.52%) Incident Management
16 361 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
16 361 (3.50%) Network Management
17 338 (3.27%) Service Management
18 310 (3.00%) Configuration Management
19 293 (2.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1378 (13.35%) SQL
2 449 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 433 (4.19%) Perl
4 367 (3.56%) Python
5 312 (3.02%) Bash Shell
6 308 (2.98%) Java
7 269 (2.61%) PHP
8 222 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 161 (1.56%) C
10 151 (1.46%) Ruby
11 147 (1.42%) JavaScript
12 88 (0.85%) C#
13 81 (0.78%) VBScript
14 66 (0.64%) C++
15 51 (0.49%) VB
16 48 (0.47%) T-SQL
17 24 (0.23%) VBA
18 21 (0.20%) Tcl
19 19 (0.18%) Korn
20 14 (0.14%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3418 (33.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2165 (20.97%) CCNP
3 2025 (19.62%) CCNA
4 1035 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 976 (9.46%) Degree
6 879 (8.52%) Security Cleared
7 768 (7.44%) MCSE
8 656 (6.36%) SC Cleared
9 602 (5.83%) CISSP
10 531 (5.14%) CCIE
11 347 (3.36%) CCSE
12 330 (3.20%) CCSA
13 313 (3.03%) MCSA
14 312 (3.02%) MCITP
15 305 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 293 (2.84%) VCP4
17 272 (2.64%) MCP
18 222 (2.15%) CISM
19 202 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
20 186 (1.80%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 774 (7.50%) SLA
2 441 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 434 (4.20%) PCI DSS
4 121 (1.17%) QA
5 98 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 76 (0.74%) COBIT
7 54 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 37 (0.36%) GPG13
9 6 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.058%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.048%) HL7
10 5 (0.048%) DICOM
11 4 (0.039%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.039%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.019%) BS7799
13 1 (0.010%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.010%) BS25999
13 1 (0.010%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 2863 (27.74%) Active Directory
2 2457 (23.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1076 (10.42%) Hyper-V
4 672 (6.51%) vSphere
5 566 (5.48%) XenApp
6 350 (3.39%) VMware ESX
7 316 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 230 (2.23%) Terminal Services
9 218 (2.11%) XenServer
10 194 (1.88%) XenDesktop
11 86 (0.83%) NFS
11 86 (0.83%) vCloud
12 85 (0.82%) Xen
13 72 (0.70%) Firmware
14 62 (0.60%) Terminal Server
15 57 (0.55%) KVM
16 56 (0.54%) Samba
17 52 (0.50%) Snort
18 51 (0.49%) Squid
19 50 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 370 (3.58%) Backup Exec
2 309 (2.99%) Puppet
3 296 (2.87%) Nagios
4 288 (2.79%) SCCM
5 219 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 204 (1.98%) SCOM
6 204 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 149 (1.44%) WSUS
8 137 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 130 (1.26%) FortiGate
9 130 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
10 124 (1.20%) NetBackup
11 121 (1.17%) Cacti
12 84 (0.81%) OpenView
13 70 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
14 64 (0.62%) ZABBIX
15 59 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
16 57 (0.55%) SCVMM
17 56 (0.54%) Ansible
18 53 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5707 (55.29%) Cisco
2 3655 (35.41%) VMware
3 3249 (31.48%) Microsoft
4 2062 (19.98%) CheckPoint
5 2019 (19.56%) Juniper
6 1636 (15.85%) Citrix
7 1281 (12.41%) HP
8 1193 (11.56%) F5
9 552 (5.35%) Symantec
10 551 (5.34%) Red Hat
11 448 (4.34%) Dell
11 448 (4.34%) Oracle
12 427 (4.14%) NetApp
13 426 (4.13%) SolarWinds
14 369 (3.57%) Blue Coat
15 368 (3.57%) Avaya
16 292 (2.83%) Fortinet
17 287 (2.78%) Apple
18 252 (2.44%) EMC
19 235 (2.28%) McAfee
Dagenham, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Car/Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,500 per annum +benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £47k - £65k plus package
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £47k - £65k plus package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £51,000 per annum + Benefits + Training + OT
Posted: 12 hours ago
UK
KPMG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 12 hours ago