The table below looks at the statistics for Forefront TMG skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 836 820 762
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -58
Permanent jobs citing Forefront TMG 54 113 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.92% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 39 97 97
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13081 12241 11030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.82% 10.19% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10706 10257 9218
Average salary £41,500 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Forefront TMG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Forefront TMG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Forefront TMG
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK.

Forefront TMG Salary Trend in the UK

Forefront TMG
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Forefront TMG over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Forefront TMG Salary Histogram in the UK

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Forefront TMG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
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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 -42 51 £42,500 -3.40% 7
South East +2 27 £46,250 -11.90% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £40,000 -8.04% 1
Milton Keynes -17 9 £40,000 -8.04% 1
London +27 8 £58,500 +17.00% 1
West Midlands -51 8 £36,250 -3.33% 4
City of London +34 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Birmingham -12 6 £36,250 -23.68% 3
High Wycombe - 6 - -
Surrey 0 5 £67,500 +3.84%
Scotland +20 3 £47,500 +47.28%
Bedfordshire +18 3 £35,000 +1.44%
Edinburgh +16 3 £47,500 +47.28%
East Midlands +14 3 £35,000 -26.31%
East of England +10 3 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £42,500 -
Crawley - 3 £42,500 -
Nottingham -6 2 £32,500 -31.57%
Berkshire -8 2 £66,250 +26.19%
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £32,500 -31.57%
Wolverhampton - 2 £35,000 -
Merseyside +13 1 - -
Derbyshire +12 1 £39,000 -22.00%
North West +10 1 - -
Liverpool +9 1 - -
Yorkshire -6 1 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Reading -7 1 £70,000 +33.33%
Chesterfield - 1 £39,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
York - 1 £45,000 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Forefront TMG 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 Forefront TMG.

1 100 (91.74%) Windows
2 91 (83.49%) Active Directory
3 80 (73.39%) Microsoft
4 76 (69.72%) MS Exchange
5 75 (68.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (62.39%) Hyper-V
7 62 (56.88%) VMware
8 59 (54.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 52 (47.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 50 (45.87%) Office 365
11 49 (44.95%) ISA Server
11 49 (44.95%) MS Excel
12 46 (42.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 45 (41.28%) SCOM
14 43 (39.45%) Cisco
15 42 (38.53%) Exchange Server 2013
16 39 (35.78%) SCCM
17 37 (33.94%) Lync
17 37 (33.94%) IIS
18 36 (33.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 34 (31.19%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (30.28%) Firewall
21 32 (29.36%) UAG
21 32 (29.36%) Microsoft Azure
22 30 (27.52%) SC Cleared
22 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
23 29 (26.61%) SQL
24 26 (23.85%) ITIL
24 26 (23.85%) SharePoint
24 26 (23.85%) SAN

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Forefront TMG 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 Forefront TMG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (69.72%) MS Exchange
2 52 (47.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (38.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (33.94%) Lync
4 37 (33.94%) IIS
5 26 (23.85%) SharePoint
6 20 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (6.42%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (5.50%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.92%) WorkSite
Applications
1 49 (44.95%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.35%) MS Office
3 7 (6.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (45.87%) Office 365
2 32 (29.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.26%) IaaS
4 8 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.92%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.28%) Firewall
2 26 (23.85%) SAN
3 22 (20.18%) WAN
4 18 (16.51%) DNS
5 15 (13.76%) DHCP
6 14 (12.84%) TCP/IP
7 9 (8.26%) LAN
8 8 (7.34%) Wireless
8 8 (7.34%) VLAN
9 6 (5.50%) IPsec
9 6 (5.50%) IPv4
10 4 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (3.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.67%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.75%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.75%) NAS
11 3 (2.75%) IPv6
11 3 (2.75%) VoIP
11 3 (2.75%) IPX
12 2 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.83%) Informix
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (8.26%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.67%) Electronics
3 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (20.18%) Analyst
3 21 (19.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 10 (9.17%) Consultant
5 9 (8.26%) Network Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Architect
5 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.42%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Messaging Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Administrator
11 3 (2.75%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Support Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) .NET
1 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
1 5 (4.59%) SAML
2 4 (3.67%) Web Services
2 4 (3.67%) XML
3 3 (2.75%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.92%) WAP
4 1 (0.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (13.76%) Clustering
3 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.42%) Replication
5 5 (4.59%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.67%) DTV
6 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.67%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.92%) BYOD
9 1 (0.92%) SystemC
9 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 100 (91.74%) Windows
2 75 (68.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (54.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (31.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.83%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.92%) UNIX
7 1 (0.92%) Linux
7 1 (0.92%) NetWare
7 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ITIL
2 15 (13.76%) Migration
3 10 (9.17%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.26%) Data Protection
4 9 (8.26%) CRM
5 8 (7.34%) MOF
6 7 (6.42%) Business Development
6 7 (6.42%) Coaching
7 6 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.59%) Project Management
8 5 (4.59%) Change Management
8 5 (4.59%) Programme Management
8 5 (4.59%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.67%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.61%) SQL
2 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.67%) C
4 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (33.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (27.52%) SC Cleared
2 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
3 21 (19.27%) MCSE
4 13 (11.93%) MCTS
5 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (10.09%) MCITP
6 11 (10.09%) MCSA
7 9 (8.26%) MCP
7 9 (8.26%) CCNA
7 9 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (7.34%) CCNP
9 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.67%) Degree
10 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.83%) CCIE
11 2 (1.83%) CCSP
12 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.92%) EMC Certification
12 1 (0.92%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.83%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 91 (83.49%) Active Directory
2 68 (62.39%) Hyper-V
3 49 (44.95%) ISA Server
4 46 (42.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (29.36%) UAG
6 12 (11.01%) vSphere
7 9 (8.26%) XenApp
7 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (7.34%) Terminal Services
8 8 (7.34%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.75%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (41.28%) SCOM
2 39 (35.78%) SCCM
3 20 (18.35%) SCDPM
4 19 (17.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 19 (17.43%) SCVMM
5 6 (5.50%) WSUS
6 5 (4.59%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.59%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.75%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.92%) MOM
8 1 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 80 (73.39%) Microsoft
2 62 (56.88%) VMware
3 43 (39.45%) Cisco
4 25 (22.94%) HP
5 23 (21.10%) Citrix
6 15 (13.76%) Websense
7 13 (11.93%) Symantec
8 10 (9.17%) Dell
9 8 (7.34%) Juniper
10 7 (6.42%) NetApp
11 6 (5.50%) CheckPoint
11 6 (5.50%) SonicWALL
12 5 (4.59%) Veeam
12 5 (4.59%) McAfee
13 4 (3.67%) Riverbed
13 4 (3.67%) SAP
14 3 (2.75%) 3Com
14 3 (2.75%) Aruba
14 3 (2.75%) Sonus
15 2 (1.83%) MobileIron
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