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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5078 4928 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.64% 4.29% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.81% 23.69% 22.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4331 4140 3544
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 August 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 August 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 +4 4867 £45,000 +2.27% 507
London +4 1918 £50,000 - 176
South East +9 1407 £42,500 +6.25% 111
City of London +5 396 £50,000 -4.76% 39
Surrey +9 390 £41,500 +3.75% 28
Berkshire +10 374 £42,500 - 24
Yorkshire -8 343 £39,966 -0.08% 34
South West +22 314 £36,000 +22.03% 44
East of England -16 274 £41,750 -1.76% 42
West Midlands +7 273 £41,500 +7.79% 35
West Yorkshire -18 240 £40,000 - 21
North West +26 223 £38,500 +10.00% 40
Hampshire -7 208 £42,500 - 21
Leeds -15 201 £40,000 - 16
Reading +5 192 £45,000 - 18
Birmingham +4 164 £42,500 -10.52% 10
West Sussex +33 126 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Manchester +9 126 £40,000 +1.26% 26
Hertfordshire +9 126 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East Midlands +22 116 £37,500 - 21
Wiltshire +16 109 £39,000 +56.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +24 107 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Kent -12 90 £38,500 -1.91% 10
Oxfordshire +35 76 £39,000 +4.00% 11
Scotland -16 75 £45,000 +16.88% 21
Cheshire +45 74 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Crawley +37 72 £49,750 +32.66%
Wales -19 71 £32,500 -13.33% 10
Milton Keynes +17 67 £45,000 -3.22% 6
Farnborough +11 65 £38,000 -15.55% 6

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5450 (53.49%) Cisco
2 4520 (44.36%) Windows
3 3324 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3237 (31.77%) VMware
5 2927 (28.73%) LAN
6 2883 (28.30%) WAN
7 2852 (27.99%) Microsoft
8 2450 (24.05%) Active Directory
9 2372 (23.28%) VPN
10 2369 (23.25%) Linux
11 2304 (22.61%) TCP/IP
12 2271 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2180 (21.40%) DNS
14 2171 (21.31%) CheckPoint
15 2014 (19.77%) CCNP
16 2010 (19.73%) CCNA
17 1885 (18.50%) MS Exchange
18 1823 (17.89%) Juniper
19 1818 (17.84%) ITIL
20 1737 (17.05%) Data Centre
21 1727 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
22 1711 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
23 1685 (16.54%) Network Security
24 1593 (15.63%) Finance
25 1539 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
26 1277 (12.53%) SAN
27 1268 (12.44%) F5
28 1253 (12.30%) Citrix
29 1251 (12.28%) MS Excel
30 1245 (12.22%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1885 (18.50%) MS Exchange
2 1028 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 599 (5.88%) IIS
4 596 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 507 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 506 (4.97%) Apache
7 464 (4.55%) SharePoint
8 424 (4.16%) Lync
9 310 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 236 (2.32%) Tomcat
11 188 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 146 (1.43%) nginx
13 92 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 76 (0.75%) WebSphere
15 70 (0.69%) JBoss
16 61 (0.60%) WebLogic
17 48 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
17 48 (0.47%) Confluence
17 48 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
18 47 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1251 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 764 (7.50%) MS Office
3 151 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 60 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.26%) MS Project
6 7 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.039%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.039%) Solid Edge
8 4 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.020%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.010%) InDesign
10 1 (0.010%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 43 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.11%) Magento
7 9 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.069%) Summit
8 7 (0.069%) Infor CRM
9 6 (0.059%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.039%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.029%) MFGPRO
11 3 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.020%) Cognos Controller
12 2 (0.020%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.020%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 532 (5.22%) Office 365
2 453 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
3 220 (2.16%) SaaS
4 209 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 144 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 125 (1.23%) IaaS
7 117 (1.15%) PaaS
8 62 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 40 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 30 (0.29%) Google Apps
12 27 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 27 (0.26%) Route 53
13 26 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 20 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.13%) Responsys
17 13 (0.13%) Taleo
18 9 (0.088%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2927 (28.73%) LAN
2 2883 (28.30%) WAN
3 2372 (23.28%) VPN
4 2304 (22.61%) TCP/IP
5 2180 (21.40%) DNS
6 1711 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
7 1685 (16.54%) Network Security
8 1277 (12.53%) SAN
9 1245 (12.22%) DHCP
10 1189 (11.67%) Wireless
11 1142 (11.21%) BGP
12 1077 (10.57%) VoIP
13 1044 (10.25%) MPLS
14 1039 (10.20%) OSPF
15 850 (8.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 830 (8.15%) VLAN
17 706 (6.93%) Internet
18 672 (6.60%) SSL
19 598 (5.87%) IPsec
20 535 (5.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1119 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 468 (4.59%) MySQL
3 212 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 136 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 131 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 103 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 101 (0.99%) MongoDB
8 88 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 70 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
10 68 (0.67%) Big Data
11 60 (0.59%) NoSQL
12 54 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 53 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
14 43 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
15 41 (0.40%) Redis
15 41 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
16 40 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
17 35 (0.34%) DB2
18 33 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
19 32 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 163 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 120 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 109 (1.07%) Subversion
4 84 (0.82%) JIRA
5 59 (0.58%) Hudson
6 44 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 38 (0.37%) Metasploit
9 33 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 31 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 22 (0.22%) Selenium
12 19 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
13 17 (0.17%) Maven
14 16 (0.16%) MSBuild
15 15 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 15 (0.15%) NUnit
15 15 (0.15%) JUnit
16 12 (0.12%) Ant
16 12 (0.12%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.079%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1593 (15.63%) Finance
2 715 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 435 (4.27%) Banking
4 238 (2.34%) Retail
5 170 (1.67%) Marketing
6 127 (1.25%) Legal
7 114 (1.12%) Advertising
7 114 (1.12%) Law
8 106 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 92 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 90 (0.88%) Games
11 80 (0.79%) Back Office
12 79 (0.78%) Electronics
13 45 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 42 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 40 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 30 (0.29%) Publishing
16 30 (0.29%) French Language
16 30 (0.29%) German Language
17 20 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2431 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 1163 (11.41%) Analyst
3 1103 (10.83%) Support Engineer
4 721 (7.08%) Consultant
5 705 (6.92%) Administrator
6 681 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 643 (6.31%) Security Engineer
8 633 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 579 (5.68%) Architect
10 516 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
11 430 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
12 407 (3.99%) Security Analyst
13 349 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
14 348 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
14 348 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
15 303 (2.97%) Support Analyst
16 291 (2.86%) IT Support
17 286 (2.81%) Network Support
18 280 (2.75%) Network Analyst
19 257 (2.52%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (3.27%) Web Services
2 180 (1.77%) .NET
3 147 (1.44%) 802.1X
4 135 (1.32%) CSS
5 134 (1.32%) LAMP
6 125 (1.23%) HTML
7 113 (1.11%) Middleware
8 92 (0.90%) XML
9 51 (0.50%) SOAP
10 45 (0.44%) RESTful
11 40 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
12 34 (0.33%) Java EE
12 34 (0.33%) Ajax
12 34 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
13 32 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
14 31 (0.30%) COM
15 30 (0.29%) J2EE
16 29 (0.28%) REST
17 25 (0.25%) ASP.NET
18 22 (0.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1737 (17.05%) Data Centre
2 764 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 524 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 342 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 316 (3.10%) Blackberry
6 254 (2.49%) Clustering
7 206 (2.02%) Replication
8 176 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 153 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 143 (1.40%) PKI
11 141 (1.38%) Fat Client
11 141 (1.38%) Thin Client
12 105 (1.03%) EqualLogic
13 93 (0.91%) Statistics
14 88 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 85 (0.83%) Online Banking
16 83 (0.81%) CESG
17 82 (0.80%) Public Cloud
18 64 (0.63%) iPhone
18 64 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4520 (44.36%) Windows
2 2369 (23.25%) Linux
3 1727 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1539 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 992 (9.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 888 (8.72%) UNIX
7 609 (5.98%) Windows 7
8 493 (4.84%) Windows 8
9 337 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 335 (3.29%) Windows XP
11 282 (2.77%) CentOS
12 277 (2.72%) Solaris
13 208 (2.04%) Ubuntu
14 191 (1.87%) Mac OS X
15 151 (1.48%) Debian
16 137 (1.34%) Windows Vista
17 136 (1.33%) Android
18 95 (0.93%) Windows 2000
19 94 (0.92%) AIX
20 92 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1818 (17.84%) ITIL
2 959 (9.41%) Information Security
3 933 (9.16%) Load Balancing
4 684 (6.71%) Project Management
5 602 (5.91%) Network Design
6 580 (5.69%) SIEM
7 579 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 494 (4.85%) Incident Management
9 490 (4.81%) Change Management
10 481 (4.72%) Migration
11 445 (4.37%) Mentoring
12 416 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
13 407 (3.99%) Service Delivery
14 406 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
15 393 (3.86%) Penetration Testing
16 347 (3.41%) Network Management
17 341 (3.35%) Network Monitoring
18 330 (3.24%) DevOps
19 302 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
20 300 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1184 (11.62%) SQL
2 500 (4.91%) Perl
3 421 (4.13%) Python
4 417 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 375 (3.68%) Java
6 336 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 263 (2.58%) PHP
8 212 (2.08%) C
9 185 (1.82%) Ruby
10 167 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 155 (1.52%) JavaScript
12 100 (0.98%) C#
13 75 (0.74%) C++
14 50 (0.49%) VB
15 41 (0.40%) VBScript
16 25 (0.25%) VBA
17 23 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 23 (0.23%) Tcl
18 22 (0.22%) Objective-C
19 21 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3324 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
2 2014 (19.77%) CCNP
3 2010 (19.73%) CCNA
4 956 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 916 (8.99%) Degree
6 734 (7.20%) Security Cleared
7 688 (6.75%) MCSE
8 601 (5.90%) CCIE
9 571 (5.60%) CISSP
10 499 (4.90%) SC Cleared
11 452 (4.44%) CCSA
12 438 (4.30%) CCSE
13 320 (3.14%) MCSA
14 308 (3.02%) MCITP
15 294 (2.89%) MCP
16 268 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 215 (2.11%) CISM
18 199 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
19 181 (1.78%) CCDP
20 124 (1.22%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (7.51%) SLA
2 513 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 380 (3.73%) PCI DSS
4 138 (1.35%) QA
5 68 (0.67%) COBIT
6 61 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 58 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 14 (0.14%) FISMA
10 12 (0.12%) GPG13
11 7 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.049%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 3 (0.029%) COSO
15 2 (0.020%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.020%) BS7799
15 2 (0.020%) HMG Infosec
16 1 (0.010%) JTAG
16 1 (0.010%) HL7
16 1 (0.010%) DICOM
System Software
1 2450 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 2271 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1157 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 616 (6.05%) vSphere
5 400 (3.93%) XenApp
6 361 (3.54%) VMware ESX
7 248 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
8 183 (1.80%) Terminal Services
9 144 (1.41%) XenServer
10 134 (1.32%) KVM
11 105 (1.03%) XenDesktop
12 92 (0.90%) vCloud
13 89 (0.87%) Xen
14 75 (0.74%) ISA Server
15 66 (0.65%) iptables
16 60 (0.59%) Firmware
17 57 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
18 53 (0.52%) Snort
18 53 (0.52%) Postfix
19 51 (0.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 374 (3.67%) Puppet
2 367 (3.60%) SCCM
3 326 (3.20%) Backup Exec
4 216 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
5 209 (2.05%) Nagios
6 192 (1.88%) SCOM
7 164 (1.61%) FortiGate
8 150 (1.47%) WSUS
9 132 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 127 (1.25%) Nessus
11 122 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 106 (1.04%) NetBackup
13 102 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
14 96 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
14 96 (0.94%) Ansible
15 73 (0.72%) ZABBIX
16 72 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
17 61 (0.60%) Cacti
18 59 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 52 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5450 (53.49%) Cisco
2 3237 (31.77%) VMware
3 2852 (27.99%) Microsoft
4 2171 (21.31%) CheckPoint
5 1823 (17.89%) Juniper
6 1268 (12.44%) F5
7 1253 (12.30%) Citrix
8 1082 (10.62%) HP
9 518 (5.08%) Red Hat
10 462 (4.53%) Oracle
11 440 (4.32%) Fortinet
12 411 (4.03%) Symantec
13 368 (3.61%) NetApp
14 361 (3.54%) Dell
15 346 (3.40%) Blue Coat
16 340 (3.34%) Avaya
17 306 (3.00%) McAfee
18 291 (2.86%) SolarWinds
19 285 (2.80%) SonicWALL
20 229 (2.25%) Apple
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Parallel Consulting
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NetTalent
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: £45K - £55K + Car Allowance + Shift Allowance (£15k) + Bonus, Excellen
Posted: 5 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14000.00 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Manifestly Important
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Life + Pen
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens package
Posted: 2 days ago