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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 52 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5187 4650 4448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.80% 3.84% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.05% 22.48% 21.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4182 3928 3612
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%

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
19175 20688 21017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.06% 19.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15395 16552 16993
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +16 4873 £45,000 +5.88% 528
London +23 1853 £50,000 +2.56% 165
South East +13 1399 £42,500 +6.25% 150
City of London +40 474 £52,500 - 51
Berkshire +4 419 £47,500 +5.55% 37
East of England +9 387 £42,500 +11.84% 41
Yorkshire +2 348 £45,000 +20.00% 30
Surrey +20 328 £42,500 - 34
South West +22 287 £35,000 -2.77% 50
West Yorkshire +2 251 £45,000 +28.57% 17
West Midlands +23 249 £40,000 - 39
Hampshire -1 249 £40,000 +11.11% 24
North West +12 229 £42,500 +30.76% 39
Reading +4 225 £47,500 -1.55% 15
Leeds +5 219 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Hertfordshire +19 181 £42,500 +6.25% 19
East Midlands +11 141 £41,500 +21.16% 8
Manchester +14 119 £42,500 +30.76% 20
Birmingham +10 119 £40,000 - 21
Buckinghamshire +20 116 £45,000 - 26
Scotland +63 115 £42,500 +25.00% 13
West Sussex +25 107 £42,500 +41.66% 10
Wales -2 104 £40,000 +6.66% 6
South Wales -2 103 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cambridgeshire +30 85 £41,250 +3.12% 9
Bristol -2 81 £43,250 +8.12% 10
Wiltshire +22 80 £39,750 +3.24% 21
Cheshire +37 77 £43,750 +40.00% 12
Kent -9 75 £35,000 -4.10% 4
Cambridge +30 69 £42,500 +6.25% 8

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 5667 (54.55%) Cisco
2 4861 (46.79%) Windows
3 3502 (33.71%) VMware
4 3434 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
5 3184 (30.65%) Microsoft
6 2977 (28.66%) WAN
7 2817 (27.12%) LAN
8 2687 (25.87%) Active Directory
9 2437 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2354 (22.66%) VPN
11 2305 (22.19%) Linux
12 2228 (21.45%) TCP/IP
13 2215 (21.32%) CheckPoint
14 2102 (20.23%) CCNP
15 2101 (20.23%) CCNA
16 2088 (20.10%) DNS
17 2075 (19.97%) MS Exchange
18 1927 (18.55%) ITIL
19 1913 (18.42%) Juniper
20 1831 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 1773 (17.07%) Data Centre
22 1738 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
23 1686 (16.23%) Network Security
24 1541 (14.83%) Finance
25 1527 (14.70%) Citrix
26 1509 (14.53%) SAN
27 1470 (14.15%) MS Excel
28 1447 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
29 1423 (13.70%) SQL
30 1317 (12.68%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2075 (19.97%) MS Exchange
2 1017 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 710 (6.83%) IIS
4 590 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 542 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 508 (4.89%) SharePoint
7 506 (4.87%) Apache
8 462 (4.45%) Lync
9 396 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 273 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 257 (2.47%) Tomcat
12 130 (1.25%) nginx
13 85 (0.82%) OpenStack
14 66 (0.64%) JBoss
15 51 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 48 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
17 46 (0.44%) CMS
18 44 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
19 41 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
20 38 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1470 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 842 (8.11%) MS Office
3 170 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.31%) MS Project
6 9 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
7 8 (0.077%) Solid Edge
8 7 (0.067%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.029%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.019%) SmartSuite
13 2 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.010%) InDesign
14 1 (0.010%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 55 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 28 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.058%) Oracle BRM
7 6 (0.058%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.058%) Magento
7 6 (0.058%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.048%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.039%) MIS ActiveH
10 3 (0.029%) RMDS
11 2 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.019%) MFGPRO
11 2 (0.019%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.019%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.019%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 445 (4.28%) Office 365
2 413 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 246 (2.37%) SaaS
4 186 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 178 (1.71%) IaaS
6 162 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 109 (1.05%) PaaS
8 65 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 52 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 40 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 38 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 31 (0.30%) Google Apps
13 22 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
15 18 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (0.14%) Terremark
17 14 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
18 13 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
19 12 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2977 (28.66%) WAN
2 2817 (27.12%) LAN
3 2354 (22.66%) VPN
4 2228 (21.45%) TCP/IP
5 2088 (20.10%) DNS
6 1738 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
7 1686 (16.23%) Network Security
8 1509 (14.53%) SAN
9 1310 (12.61%) Wireless
10 1275 (12.27%) DHCP
11 1231 (11.85%) MPLS
12 1198 (11.53%) BGP
13 1074 (10.34%) VoIP
14 1043 (10.04%) OSPF
15 905 (8.71%) VLAN
16 870 (8.38%) Cisco Nexus
17 712 (6.85%) SSL
18 690 (6.64%) Internet
19 639 (6.15%) EIGRP
20 512 (4.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1287 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 446 (4.29%) MySQL
3 275 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 131 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 128 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 119 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 100 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 89 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 83 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 69 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 63 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
12 57 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 46 (0.44%) DB2
14 37 (0.36%) Redis
15 36 (0.35%) Big Data
16 33 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 28 (0.27%) RDBMS
18 24 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
18 24 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 115 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 105 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 84 (0.81%) Subversion
4 57 (0.55%) JIRA
5 44 (0.42%) Hudson
5 44 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 39 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (0.34%) Visual Studio
8 32 (0.31%) TeamCity
9 25 (0.24%) Selenium
10 19 (0.18%) Metasploit
11 18 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
12 15 (0.14%) NUnit
13 12 (0.12%) Ant
13 12 (0.12%) MSI
14 11 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.11%) RequisitePro
15 10 (0.096%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.096%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.077%) ClearQuest
General
1 1541 (14.83%) Finance
2 662 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 350 (3.37%) Banking
4 233 (2.24%) Retail
5 200 (1.93%) Law
6 152 (1.46%) Marketing
7 135 (1.30%) Legal
8 114 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 112 (1.08%) Advertising
10 95 (0.91%) Back Office
11 82 (0.79%) Games
12 75 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 66 (0.64%) Electronics
14 46 (0.44%) Investment Banking
15 34 (0.33%) French Language
16 31 (0.30%) Local Government
17 26 (0.25%) Publishing
18 24 (0.23%) German Language
19 23 (0.22%) Automotive
20 21 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2403 (23.13%) Network Engineer
2 1235 (11.89%) Support Engineer
3 1153 (11.10%) Analyst
4 819 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 779 (7.50%) Consultant
6 626 (6.03%) Security Engineer
7 623 (6.00%) Architect
8 594 (5.72%) Administrator
9 576 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
10 450 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
11 420 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
12 384 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 369 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
14 368 (3.54%) Security Analyst
15 358 (3.45%) Support Analyst
16 350 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
17 319 (3.07%) IT Support
18 300 (2.89%) Technical Support
19 288 (2.77%) Network Support
20 272 (2.62%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (3.19%) Web Services
2 213 (2.05%) .NET
3 154 (1.48%) LAMP
4 123 (1.18%) CSS
5 121 (1.16%) HTML
6 103 (0.99%) Middleware
7 89 (0.86%) XML
8 49 (0.47%) RESTful
9 44 (0.42%) SOAP
10 34 (0.33%) Regular Expression
11 33 (0.32%) MAPI
12 32 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
13 29 (0.28%) REST
13 29 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
14 27 (0.26%) ISPF
14 27 (0.26%) COM
15 25 (0.24%) jQuery
16 24 (0.23%) ASP.NET
17 21 (0.20%) .NET Framework
18 20 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1773 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 645 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 530 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 432 (4.16%) Blackberry
5 340 (3.27%) Clustering
6 338 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 202 (1.94%) Replication
8 184 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 169 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 169 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 130 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
11 128 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 117 (1.13%) PKI
13 96 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 90 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 88 (0.85%) EqualLogic
15 88 (0.85%) Statistics
16 86 (0.83%) iPhone
17 70 (0.67%) CESG
18 68 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4861 (46.79%) Windows
2 2305 (22.19%) Linux
3 1831 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1447 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 1116 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 896 (8.63%) UNIX
7 580 (5.58%) Windows 7
8 519 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 407 (3.92%) Windows XP
10 335 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 315 (3.03%) CentOS
12 251 (2.42%) Solaris
13 226 (2.18%) Ubuntu
14 210 (2.02%) Windows Vista
15 183 (1.76%) Mac OS X
16 128 (1.23%) Android
17 115 (1.11%) Debian
18 87 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
19 85 (0.82%) Windows 2000
20 77 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1927 (18.55%) ITIL
2 988 (9.51%) Load Balancing
3 835 (8.04%) Information Security
4 660 (6.35%) Project Management
4 660 (6.35%) Network Design
5 593 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 509 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 480 (4.62%) SIEM
8 446 (4.29%) Incident Management
9 439 (4.23%) Migration
10 430 (4.14%) Change Management
11 408 (3.93%) Mentoring
12 398 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
13 386 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
14 385 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
15 337 (3.24%) Network Management
16 335 (3.22%) E-Commerce
17 307 (2.96%) Penetration Testing
18 298 (2.87%) Configuration Management
19 288 (2.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1423 (13.70%) SQL
2 448 (4.31%) Perl
3 445 (4.28%) PowerShell
4 379 (3.65%) Python
5 347 (3.34%) Bash Shell
6 305 (2.94%) Java
7 247 (2.38%) PHP
8 178 (1.71%) Ruby
9 172 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 171 (1.65%) C
11 142 (1.37%) JavaScript
12 77 (0.74%) VBScript
12 77 (0.74%) C#
13 49 (0.47%) C++
13 49 (0.47%) VB
14 27 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 24 (0.23%) VBA
16 21 (0.20%) Tcl
17 20 (0.19%) Korn
18 15 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3434 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2102 (20.23%) CCNP
3 2101 (20.23%) CCNA
4 1037 (9.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 982 (9.45%) Degree
6 819 (7.88%) Security Cleared
7 762 (7.34%) MCSE
8 607 (5.84%) CISSP
9 590 (5.68%) SC Cleared
10 573 (5.52%) CCIE
11 472 (4.54%) CCSA
12 444 (4.27%) CCSE
13 308 (2.96%) MCITP
14 304 (2.93%) MCSA
15 298 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 263 (2.53%) MCP
17 224 (2.16%) CISM
18 218 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
19 174 (1.68%) CCDP
20 137 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 813 (7.83%) SLA
2 516 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 424 (4.08%) PCI DSS
4 123 (1.18%) QA
5 79 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 77 (0.74%) COBIT
7 74 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 38 (0.37%) GPG13
9 16 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 8 (0.077%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.039%) HL7
12 4 (0.039%) DICOM
13 3 (0.029%) FISMA
14 2 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.019%) BS7799
14 2 (0.019%) HMG Infosec
15 1 (0.010%) PMBOK
15 1 (0.010%) JTAG
15 1 (0.010%) BS25999
System Software
1 2687 (25.87%) Active Directory
2 2437 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1157 (11.14%) Hyper-V
4 613 (5.90%) vSphere
5 475 (4.57%) XenApp
6 376 (3.62%) VMware ESX
7 277 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
8 215 (2.07%) Terminal Services
9 198 (1.91%) XenServer
10 176 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 81 (0.78%) vCloud
12 75 (0.72%) KVM
13 73 (0.70%) Xen
14 69 (0.66%) Terminal Server
15 60 (0.58%) ISA Server
16 56 (0.54%) iptables
17 55 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
18 51 (0.49%) Squid
19 49 (0.47%) Snort
20 44 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 350 (3.37%) Backup Exec
2 326 (3.14%) SCCM
3 321 (3.09%) Puppet
4 256 (2.46%) Nagios
5 217 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 194 (1.87%) SCOM
7 170 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 159 (1.53%) WSUS
9 132 (1.27%) FortiGate
10 107 (1.03%) NetBackup
11 103 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
12 91 (0.88%) Cacti
13 85 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
14 68 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
14 68 (0.65%) ZABBIX
15 64 (0.62%) Ansible
16 62 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
17 54 (0.52%) OpenView
18 53 (0.51%) SCVMM
19 52 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5667 (54.55%) Cisco
2 3502 (33.71%) VMware
3 3184 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 2215 (21.32%) CheckPoint
5 1913 (18.42%) Juniper
6 1527 (14.70%) Citrix
7 1317 (12.68%) F5
8 1269 (12.22%) HP
9 531 (5.11%) Red Hat
10 492 (4.74%) Symantec
11 464 (4.47%) Oracle
12 431 (4.15%) NetApp
13 414 (3.99%) Dell
14 378 (3.64%) Fortinet
15 373 (3.59%) SolarWinds
16 369 (3.55%) Blue Coat
17 349 (3.36%) Avaya
18 266 (2.56%) McAfee
19 263 (2.53%) Apple
20 232 (2.23%) SonicWALL
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 37 minutes ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 38 minutes ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Redhill, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redhill, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £37000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manningtree, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Highly Competitive + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: Shift Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Pension, PMI + More
Posted: 10 hours ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: Car Allowance + Shift Allowance + Bonus, Excellent Pension, PMI + More
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Contracts IT Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
NTech Consultants Limited
Salary: On call + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
CDI Anderselite Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cumbria
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Posted: 10 hours ago