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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5084 4198 4701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.44% 3.93% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.68% 22.60% 21.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 3607 4094
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +9 4782 £44,500 +5.95% 543
London +22 1907 £50,000 +5.26% 215
South East -1 1249 £40,000 - 128
City of London +23 466 £51,500 +3.00% 69
Yorkshire +28 415 £40,000 +6.66% 29
East of England +15 379 £42,500 +13.33% 40
Berkshire -4 343 £42,000 -6.66% 29
Surrey +3 335 £40,000 -3.61% 26
West Yorkshire +19 332 £40,000 +6.66% 17
West Midlands +2 283 £38,500 -9.41% 24
Leeds +21 275 £40,000 - 13
Hampshire -4 248 £42,500 +8.97% 31
South West -5 241 £30,000 -20.00% 52
North West -32 192 £39,500 +12.85% 31
Birmingham +10 186 £45,000 - 9
Reading -1 159 £47,500 +3.26% 12
Manchester -10 132 £40,000 +12.67% 20
Hertfordshire +26 121 £42,500 +21.42% 11
Kent +26 121 £42,500 +13.33% 15
Wales +5 120 £37,500 +7.14% 13
South Wales +5 111 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Scotland +24 98 £40,000 +25.98% 17
Wiltshire +4 82 £25,750 -18.89% 8
Cambridgeshire -14 79 £45,500 +30.00% 13
East Midlands -18 78 £38,250 +0.65% 15
Bedfordshire +16 72 £39,250 +7.53% 8
Cardiff +6 70 £33,250 -2.20% 7
Essex +3 70 £39,000 -17.89% 6
Bristol -19 64 £40,000 - 15
Buckinghamshire -23 57 £40,000 +14.28% 11

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5129 (52.25%) Cisco
2 4878 (49.69%) Windows
3 3153 (32.12%) VMware
4 3068 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 2778 (28.30%) Microsoft
6 2682 (27.32%) Active Directory
7 2517 (25.64%) WAN
8 2318 (23.61%) Linux
9 2315 (23.58%) VPN
10 2301 (23.44%) TCP/IP
11 2284 (23.27%) LAN
12 2219 (22.60%) DNS
13 2055 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 2051 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 2010 (20.47%) CheckPoint
16 2003 (20.40%) MS Exchange
17 1942 (19.78%) Juniper
18 1870 (19.05%) CCNP
19 1810 (18.44%) ITIL
20 1785 (18.18%) CCNA
21 1625 (16.55%) Finance
22 1615 (16.45%) SAN
23 1573 (16.02%) Network Security
24 1407 (14.33%) Citrix
25 1389 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
26 1335 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
27 1323 (13.48%) MS Excel
28 1277 (13.01%) SQL Server
29 1233 (12.56%) DHCP
30 1195 (12.17%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2003 (20.40%) MS Exchange
2 1027 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 717 (7.30%) IIS
4 570 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 540 (5.50%) SharePoint
6 521 (5.31%) Apache
7 465 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 431 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 392 (3.99%) Lync
10 287 (2.92%) Tomcat
11 262 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 91 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 84 (0.86%) nginx
14 70 (0.71%) CMS
15 61 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 59 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
16 59 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
17 52 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
18 49 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
19 42 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1323 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 828 (8.43%) MS Office
3 147 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 48 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.30%) MS Project
6 10 (0.10%) FastStats
7 9 (0.092%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.071%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.051%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.041%) SmartSuite
10 4 (0.041%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.031%) Maya
11 3 (0.031%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.020%) SPSS
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.010%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 43 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.21%) Google Analytics
4 19 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.12%) assyst
6 12 (0.12%) WebTrends
7 10 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
8 9 (0.092%) Magento
9 8 (0.081%) Sage 200
10 6 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.041%) RiskWrite
12 4 (0.041%) AWD
12 4 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.041%) Compiere
Cloud Services
1 308 (3.14%) Office 365
2 199 (2.03%) SaaS
3 172 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 119 (1.21%) IaaS
6 99 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 74 (0.75%) PaaS
8 54 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
9 40 (0.41%) Joyent
10 34 (0.35%) Google Apps
11 19 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
12 13 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.092%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.071%) GitHub
15 5 (0.051%) Route 53
16 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.010%) Heroku
16 1 (0.010%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2517 (25.64%) WAN
2 2315 (23.58%) VPN
3 2301 (23.44%) TCP/IP
4 2284 (23.27%) LAN
5 2219 (22.60%) DNS
6 1615 (16.45%) SAN
7 1573 (16.02%) Network Security
8 1389 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
9 1233 (12.56%) DHCP
10 1169 (11.91%) MPLS
11 1047 (10.67%) BGP
12 969 (9.87%) VoIP
13 963 (9.81%) Wireless
14 962 (9.80%) Internet
15 899 (9.16%) OSPF
16 696 (7.09%) SSL
17 677 (6.90%) VLAN
18 529 (5.39%) Cisco Nexus
19 516 (5.26%) IPsec
20 433 (4.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1277 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 473 (4.82%) MySQL
3 231 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 113 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 101 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 96 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 88 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 76 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
10 46 (0.47%) Redis
11 43 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
12 41 (0.42%) MongoDB
13 39 (0.40%) NoSQL
14 36 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 31 (0.32%) RDBMS
17 30 (0.31%) Big Data
18 23 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
19 22 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
20 21 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 129 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 101 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 90 (0.92%) JIRA
4 82 (0.84%) Subversion
5 41 (0.42%) Hudson
5 41 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 29 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.25%) Firebug
9 21 (0.21%) Metasploit
10 19 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 17 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (0.17%) Maven
12 14 (0.14%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.14%) JMeter
13 11 (0.11%) Bugzilla
13 11 (0.11%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.092%) WebLOAD
15 7 (0.071%) Ant
15 7 (0.071%) JUnit
General
1 1625 (16.55%) Finance
2 768 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 334 (3.40%) Banking
4 285 (2.90%) Retail
5 198 (2.02%) Law
6 170 (1.73%) Legal
7 127 (1.29%) Marketing
8 99 (1.01%) Advertising
9 97 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 84 (0.86%) Publishing
11 75 (0.76%) Billing
12 65 (0.66%) Games
13 61 (0.62%) Back Office
14 59 (0.60%) Electronics
15 57 (0.58%) Manufacturing
16 48 (0.49%) German Language
17 46 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 34 (0.35%) Front Office
19 30 (0.31%) French Language
20 23 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2222 (22.63%) Network Engineer
2 1414 (14.40%) Analyst
3 1148 (11.69%) Support Engineer
4 744 (7.58%) Consultant
5 648 (6.60%) Security Engineer
6 630 (6.42%) Administrator
7 609 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 526 (5.36%) Architect
9 499 (5.08%) Support Analyst
10 490 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 481 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
12 474 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
13 462 (4.71%) Security Analyst
14 349 (3.56%) IT Support
15 334 (3.40%) Network Security Engineer
16 321 (3.27%) Network Analyst
17 285 (2.90%) Network Support
18 280 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support
19 272 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
20 252 (2.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (2.70%) .NET
2 239 (2.43%) Web Services
3 160 (1.63%) HTML
4 159 (1.62%) XML
5 154 (1.57%) CSS
6 106 (1.08%) Middleware
7 104 (1.06%) LAMP
8 73 (0.74%) Ajax
9 52 (0.53%) SOAP
10 51 (0.52%) JSON
11 37 (0.38%) J2EE
12 36 (0.37%) COM
13 32 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
14 31 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
15 29 (0.30%) jQuery
16 28 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
17 26 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
17 26 (0.26%) Regular Expression
18 21 (0.21%) XHTML
19 20 (0.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 530 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 425 (4.33%) Blackberry
3 422 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 330 (3.36%) Clustering
5 264 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 238 (2.42%) Replication
7 158 (1.61%) Open Source
8 128 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 128 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 126 (1.28%) PKI
10 124 (1.26%) Hedge funds
11 113 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
12 98 (1.00%) SecurID
13 97 (0.99%) iPhone
14 82 (0.84%) Firmware
15 71 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 69 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 66 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
18 65 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
18 65 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4878 (49.69%) Windows
2 2318 (23.61%) Linux
3 2051 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1335 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 1153 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1040 (10.59%) UNIX
7 693 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 431 (4.39%) Windows XP
9 415 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 358 (3.65%) Solaris
11 317 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 200 (2.04%) Mac OS X
13 187 (1.90%) CentOS
14 184 (1.87%) Ubuntu
15 180 (1.83%) Windows Vista
16 110 (1.12%) Debian
16 110 (1.12%) AIX
17 105 (1.07%) Android
18 99 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 83 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1810 (18.44%) ITIL
2 918 (9.35%) Load Balancing
3 777 (7.91%) Information Security
4 607 (6.18%) Project Management
5 572 (5.83%) Network Design
6 509 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 427 (4.35%) Change Management
8 424 (4.32%) Network Management
9 399 (4.06%) E-Commerce
10 381 (3.88%) Incident Management
11 364 (3.71%) Service Delivery
11 364 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
12 353 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
13 341 (3.47%) SIEM
14 331 (3.37%) Migration
15 287 (2.92%) PRINCE2
16 281 (2.86%) Mentoring
17 271 (2.76%) Business Continuity
18 268 (2.73%) Change Control
19 265 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1195 (12.17%) SQL
2 481 (4.90%) Perl
3 444 (4.52%) Java
4 398 (4.05%) PowerShell
5 313 (3.19%) PHP
6 281 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 254 (2.59%) Shell Script
8 246 (2.51%) Python
9 177 (1.80%) Ruby
10 176 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 173 (1.76%) C
12 115 (1.17%) C#
13 89 (0.91%) C++
14 68 (0.69%) VB
15 54 (0.55%) Lisp
16 44 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 39 (0.40%) VBScript
18 28 (0.29%) Tcl
19 25 (0.25%) AWK
20 22 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3068 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1870 (19.05%) CCNP
3 1785 (18.18%) CCNA
4 1158 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 942 (9.60%) Degree
6 826 (8.41%) MCSE
7 727 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 563 (5.73%) SC Cleared
9 525 (5.35%) CISSP
10 435 (4.43%) CCIE
11 424 (4.32%) MCITP
12 404 (4.12%) MCSA
13 347 (3.53%) CCSE
14 310 (3.16%) CCSA
15 305 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 255 (2.60%) MCP
17 203 (2.07%) CCSP
18 160 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
19 157 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
20 139 (1.42%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 622 (6.34%) SLA
2 416 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 342 (3.48%) PCI DSS
4 123 (1.25%) QA
5 60 (0.61%) COBIT
5 60 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 49 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.23%) GPG13
8 14 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
9 12 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 9 (0.092%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.071%) BS7799
12 5 (0.051%) COSO
13 4 (0.041%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 3 (0.031%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.010%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2682 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 2055 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 936 (9.53%) Hyper-V
4 585 (5.96%) vSphere
5 456 (4.65%) XenApp
6 342 (3.48%) VMware ESX
7 271 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
8 221 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 191 (1.95%) Terminal Services
10 187 (1.90%) XenServer
11 107 (1.09%) UAG
12 102 (1.04%) Xen
13 95 (0.97%) NFS
14 80 (0.81%) ISA Server
14 80 (0.81%) ProxySG
15 73 (0.74%) Snort
16 66 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
17 59 (0.60%) KVM
17 59 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
18 54 (0.55%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 428 (4.36%) Backup Exec
2 281 (2.86%) Puppet
3 242 (2.47%) Nagios
4 237 (2.41%) SCCM
5 220 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 173 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
7 146 (1.49%) WSUS
8 143 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 134 (1.36%) SCOM
10 111 (1.13%) NetBackup
11 98 (1.00%) FortiGate
12 95 (0.97%) Cacti
13 83 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
14 64 (0.65%) Nessus
15 58 (0.59%) OpenView
16 55 (0.56%) ZABBIX
17 52 (0.53%) HP NNM
18 50 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
19 47 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
20 41 (0.42%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5129 (52.25%) Cisco
2 3153 (32.12%) VMware
3 2778 (28.30%) Microsoft
4 2010 (20.47%) CheckPoint
5 1942 (19.78%) Juniper
6 1407 (14.33%) Citrix
7 1138 (11.59%) F5
8 1121 (11.42%) HP
9 601 (6.12%) Oracle
10 566 (5.77%) Symantec
11 500 (5.09%) Red Hat
12 419 (4.27%) Blue Coat
13 395 (4.02%) Dell
14 370 (3.77%) NetApp
15 288 (2.93%) Avaya
16 287 (2.92%) SolarWinds
17 284 (2.89%) McAfee
18 240 (2.44%) IBM
19 234 (2.38%) EMC
20 232 (2.36%) Fortinet
London
Roc Search
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lumesse
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Comm. + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus, pension, shares option +++
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Prof Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + pension, bonus, medical, etc
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£40K depending on skills and experience) plus £2K bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Coalville, Leicestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £32,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday