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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5167 4711 4406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.73% 4.00% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.76% 23.12% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4250 3936 3638
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,550 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%

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
18612 20378 20337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15172 16298 16504
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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 +8 4913 £45,000 +5.88% 542
London +19 1823 £50,000 - 197
South East +8 1519 £42,500 +6.25% 146
Surrey +12 420 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Berkshire +4 414 £45,000 - 33
City of London +17 404 £55,000 +4.76% 56
East of England +12 378 £42,500 +8.28% 31
South West +13 303 £36,000 +2.85% 35
Yorkshire -9 300 £40,000 - 38
West Midlands +33 283 £43,500 +16.00% 36
Hampshire -3 239 £40,000 - 26
North West +18 217 £42,500 +30.76% 41
Reading +5 217 £45,000 -10.00% 19
West Yorkshire -21 199 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Hertfordshire +29 192 £45,000 +9.75% 16
Leeds -17 171 £45,000 +23.28% 25
Birmingham +21 159 £45,000 +12.50% 16
West Sussex +20 125 £45,000 +52.54% 6
Buckinghamshire +36 119 £45,000 - 18
Wiltshire +13 109 £39,000 +11.42% 14
Manchester +9 107 £40,000 +25.00% 17
East Midlands -8 106 £40,000 +19.40% 12
Scotland +37 99 £45,000 +21.96% 13
Guildford +29 77 £53,750 +58.08% 5
Kent -12 77 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Cheshire +27 74 £42,500 +21.42% 21
Cambridgeshire +23 74 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Crawley +21 64 £42,500 +46.55% 3
Wales -21 64 £34,000 -9.33% 12
Bristol -26 64 £37,500 -6.25% 9

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5853 (54.29%) Cisco
2 4880 (45.26%) Windows
3 3544 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
4 3517 (32.62%) VMware
5 3148 (29.20%) Microsoft
6 3110 (28.85%) WAN
7 3037 (28.17%) LAN
8 2680 (24.86%) Active Directory
9 2454 (22.76%) Linux
10 2440 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2401 (22.27%) VPN
12 2385 (22.12%) TCP/IP
13 2320 (21.52%) CheckPoint
14 2191 (20.32%) DNS
15 2160 (20.04%) CCNA
16 2139 (19.84%) CCNP
17 2061 (19.12%) MS Exchange
18 1947 (18.06%) Juniper
19 1920 (17.81%) ITIL
20 1852 (17.18%) Cisco ASA
21 1851 (17.17%) Data Centre
22 1809 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
23 1788 (16.58%) Network Security
24 1572 (14.58%) Finance
25 1522 (14.12%) Citrix
26 1503 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
27 1478 (13.71%) SAN
28 1419 (13.16%) MS Excel
29 1379 (12.79%) SQL
30 1366 (12.67%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2061 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 1060 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 698 (6.47%) IIS
4 598 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 561 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 542 (5.03%) Apache
7 481 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 455 (4.22%) Lync
9 361 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 264 (2.45%) Tomcat
11 260 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 153 (1.42%) nginx
13 105 (0.97%) OpenStack
14 78 (0.72%) JBoss
15 64 (0.59%) WebSphere
16 48 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
17 47 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
18 46 (0.43%) CMS
19 45 (0.42%) WebLogic
20 42 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 1419 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 819 (7.60%) MS Office
3 165 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.28%) MS Project
6 9 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
7 8 (0.074%) Solid Edge
8 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.046%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.019%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.009%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 46 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (0.074%) Magento
8 7 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.056%) Infor CRM
9 6 (0.056%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.056%) Sage 50
10 5 (0.046%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.019%) MFGPRO
12 2 (0.019%) Summit
12 2 (0.019%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.019%) RMDS
12 2 (0.019%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.019%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 480 (4.45%) Office 365
2 453 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 245 (2.27%) SaaS
4 192 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 168 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 156 (1.45%) IaaS
7 133 (1.23%) PaaS
8 73 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 56 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 35 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (0.27%) Google Apps
13 27 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
14 24 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (0.21%) Route 53
16 22 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.11%) Terremark
18 12 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
18 12 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3110 (28.85%) WAN
2 3037 (28.17%) LAN
3 2401 (22.27%) VPN
4 2385 (22.12%) TCP/IP
5 2191 (20.32%) DNS
6 1852 (17.18%) Cisco ASA
7 1788 (16.58%) Network Security
8 1478 (13.71%) SAN
9 1308 (12.13%) Wireless
10 1299 (12.05%) DHCP
11 1269 (11.77%) BGP
12 1205 (11.18%) MPLS
13 1105 (10.25%) OSPF
14 1104 (10.24%) VoIP
15 933 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
16 905 (8.39%) VLAN
17 708 (6.57%) SSL
18 705 (6.54%) Internet
19 658 (6.10%) EIGRP
20 568 (5.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1260 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 488 (4.53%) MySQL
3 240 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 137 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 117 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 113 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 109 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 106 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 79 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 74 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
11 66 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
12 53 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
13 47 (0.44%) Redis
14 46 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
15 44 (0.41%) Big Data
16 43 (0.40%) DB2
17 41 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
18 37 (0.34%) Hadoop
19 36 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
20 32 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 153 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 131 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 104 (0.96%) Subversion
4 64 (0.59%) JIRA
5 51 (0.47%) Hudson
6 37 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 32 (0.30%) Metasploit
8 32 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 25 (0.23%) Selenium
9 25 (0.23%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 16 (0.15%) NUnit
12 14 (0.13%) Maven
13 13 (0.12%) MSBuild
14 12 (0.11%) Ant
15 11 (0.10%) JUnit
16 10 (0.093%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.083%) Cucumber
18 8 (0.074%) HP UFT
General
1 1572 (14.58%) Finance
2 709 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 395 (3.66%) Banking
4 258 (2.39%) Retail
5 187 (1.73%) Law
6 186 (1.73%) Marketing
7 145 (1.34%) Legal
8 128 (1.19%) Advertising
9 122 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 93 (0.86%) Back Office
11 86 (0.80%) Games
12 81 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 80 (0.74%) Electronics
14 46 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 36 (0.33%) French Language
16 33 (0.31%) Publishing
17 29 (0.27%) Aerospace
18 28 (0.26%) Local Government
19 27 (0.25%) German Language
20 26 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2546 (23.62%) Network Engineer
2 1211 (11.23%) Support Engineer
3 1166 (10.82%) Analyst
4 817 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 797 (7.39%) Consultant
6 672 (6.23%) Security Engineer
7 670 (6.21%) Architect
8 652 (6.05%) Administrator
9 630 (5.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 486 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
11 429 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
12 402 (3.73%) Security Analyst
13 388 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
14 371 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
15 365 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
16 336 (3.12%) Support Analyst
17 329 (3.05%) IT Support
18 317 (2.94%) Network Support
19 297 (2.75%) Security Consultant
20 267 (2.48%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (3.44%) Web Services
2 206 (1.91%) .NET
3 157 (1.46%) LAMP
4 145 (1.34%) CSS
5 135 (1.25%) HTML
6 130 (1.21%) Middleware
7 93 (0.86%) XML
8 48 (0.45%) RESTful
9 46 (0.43%) SOAP
10 33 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
10 33 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
11 30 (0.28%) REST
11 30 (0.28%) Regular Expression
12 29 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
12 29 (0.27%) XMPP
13 28 (0.26%) COM
14 27 (0.25%) ISPF
15 26 (0.24%) J2EE
16 25 (0.23%) ASP.NET
16 25 (0.23%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1851 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 707 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 559 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 396 (3.67%) Blackberry
5 375 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 332 (3.08%) Clustering
7 206 (1.91%) Replication
8 198 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 172 (1.60%) Thin Client
9 172 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 153 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
11 139 (1.29%) PKI
12 114 (1.06%) EqualLogic
13 106 (0.98%) Hedge funds
14 99 (0.92%) Statistics
15 96 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 82 (0.76%) iPhone
17 81 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
18 76 (0.70%) Client/Server
19 75 (0.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4880 (45.26%) Windows
2 2454 (22.76%) Linux
3 1809 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1503 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1094 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 954 (8.85%) UNIX
7 567 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 521 (4.83%) Windows 8
9 408 (3.78%) Windows XP
10 385 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 340 (3.15%) CentOS
12 272 (2.52%) Solaris
13 237 (2.20%) Ubuntu
14 203 (1.88%) Mac OS X
15 195 (1.81%) Windows Vista
16 125 (1.16%) Debian
17 121 (1.12%) Android
18 92 (0.85%) AIX
19 90 (0.83%) Windows 2000
20 84 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1920 (17.81%) ITIL
2 1025 (9.51%) Load Balancing
3 923 (8.56%) Information Security
4 684 (6.34%) Project Management
5 672 (6.23%) Network Design
6 612 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 541 (5.02%) SIEM
8 498 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 497 (4.61%) Service Delivery
10 462 (4.29%) Migration
11 451 (4.18%) Change Management
12 429 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
13 426 (3.95%) Mentoring
14 390 (3.62%) Kalman Filter
15 373 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
16 339 (3.14%) E-Commerce
17 336 (3.12%) Network Management
18 324 (3.01%) DevOps
19 323 (3.00%) Penetration Testing
20 312 (2.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1379 (12.79%) SQL
2 473 (4.39%) Perl
3 446 (4.14%) Python
4 426 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 362 (3.36%) Bash Shell
6 343 (3.18%) Java
7 289 (2.68%) PHP
8 200 (1.86%) Ruby
9 194 (1.80%) C
10 190 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 157 (1.46%) JavaScript
12 72 (0.67%) C#
13 55 (0.51%) VBScript
14 49 (0.45%) VB
15 44 (0.41%) C++
16 29 (0.27%) Korn
17 24 (0.22%) Tcl
17 24 (0.22%) T-SQL
18 20 (0.19%) PL/SQL
18 20 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3544 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
2 2160 (20.04%) CCNA
3 2139 (19.84%) CCNP
4 1027 (9.53%) Degree
5 1008 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 798 (7.40%) Security Cleared
7 730 (6.77%) MCSE
8 638 (5.92%) CCIE
9 602 (5.58%) CISSP
10 563 (5.22%) SC Cleared
11 494 (4.58%) CCSA
12 451 (4.18%) CCSE
13 307 (2.85%) MCITP
14 304 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 299 (2.77%) MCSA
16 241 (2.24%) MCP
17 228 (2.11%) CISM
18 207 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
19 194 (1.80%) CCDP
20 130 (1.21%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 828 (7.68%) SLA
2 529 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 432 (4.01%) PCI DSS
4 140 (1.30%) QA
5 78 (0.72%) COBIT
6 77 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 66 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 34 (0.32%) GPG13
9 25 (0.23%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.083%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.056%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.037%) HL7
13 4 (0.037%) DICOM
13 4 (0.037%) FISMA
14 2 (0.019%) HMG Infosec
14 2 (0.019%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.019%) BS7799
15 1 (0.009%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.009%) JTAG
System Software
1 2680 (24.86%) Active Directory
2 2440 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1196 (11.09%) Hyper-V
4 650 (6.03%) vSphere
5 474 (4.40%) XenApp
6 394 (3.65%) VMware ESX
7 270 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 222 (2.06%) Terminal Services
9 190 (1.76%) XenServer
10 160 (1.48%) XenDesktop
11 103 (0.96%) KVM
12 89 (0.83%) vCloud
13 71 (0.66%) Xen
14 65 (0.60%) ISA Server
15 57 (0.53%) Terminal Server
16 54 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
16 54 (0.50%) Varnish
17 52 (0.48%) Snort
17 52 (0.48%) NFS
17 52 (0.48%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 373 (3.46%) Puppet
2 360 (3.34%) Backup Exec
3 351 (3.26%) SCCM
4 243 (2.25%) Nagios
5 231 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 200 (1.86%) SCOM
7 162 (1.50%) WSUS
8 149 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 139 (1.29%) FortiGate
10 120 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
11 111 (1.03%) NetBackup
12 99 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
13 85 (0.79%) Ansible
14 80 (0.74%) Cacti
15 78 (0.72%) Nessus
16 73 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
17 61 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
18 59 (0.55%) ZABBIX
19 58 (0.54%) SCVMM
19 58 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5853 (54.29%) Cisco
2 3517 (32.62%) VMware
3 3148 (29.20%) Microsoft
4 2320 (21.52%) CheckPoint
5 1947 (18.06%) Juniper
6 1522 (14.12%) Citrix
7 1366 (12.67%) F5
8 1301 (12.07%) HP
9 576 (5.34%) Red Hat
10 509 (4.72%) Oracle
11 473 (4.39%) Symantec
12 428 (3.97%) NetApp
13 417 (3.87%) Fortinet
14 416 (3.86%) Dell
15 375 (3.48%) Blue Coat
16 364 (3.38%) Avaya
17 338 (3.14%) SolarWinds
18 292 (2.71%) McAfee
19 252 (2.34%) SonicWALL
20 242 (2.24%) Apple
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