The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 825 738 804
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +66
Permanent jobs citing Forefront TMG 76 149 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 1.38% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 66 111 71
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +15.38%
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12417 10776 11331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.62% 9.91% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10295 9171 9704
Average salary £40,163 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

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 30 July 2014 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 30 July 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
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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 -96 74 £50,000 +33.33% 6
South East -32 45 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Surrey +10 18 £65,000 +109.67%
Buckinghamshire -10 10 £41,250 +4.43%
East of England -8 9 £38,000 -15.55% 2
London -74 9 £57,500 -17.85%
Berkshire -22 8 £47,500 +58.33%
Hampshire -22 7 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Reading +6 6 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire -4 6 £35,250 -25.78% 2
South West -15 6 £30,000 +9.09%
Farnborough - 6 £50,000 - 1
High Wycombe - 6 - -
Bedford -12 5 £37,000 -22.10% 2
Bristol -7 3 £30,000 +8.10%
West Midlands -14 3 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £40,500 -1.21%
North West +3 2 £21,500 -
Newbury -7 2 £27,000 -10.00%
Birmingham -9 2 £35,000 +4.47%
Milton Keynes -16 2 £41,250 +10.00%
Swindon - 2 £27,250 -
Thames Valley - 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £27,250 -
Cambridge +4 1 £41,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Scotland -9 1 £32,000 -14.66% 1
Shropshire - 1 £37,500 -
Dorset - 1 £55,000 -
Croydon - 1 £55,000 -

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 158 (83.16%) Windows
2 140 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 131 (68.95%) Active Directory
4 109 (57.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (48.95%) MS Exchange
6 90 (47.37%) DNS
7 88 (46.32%) UAG
8 87 (45.79%) VMware
9 86 (45.26%) MS Excel
10 85 (44.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 80 (42.11%) Cisco
12 78 (41.05%) Firewall
13 75 (39.47%) Hyper-V
14 73 (38.42%) IIS
15 70 (36.84%) ISA Server
15 70 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
16 69 (36.32%) SharePoint
17 66 (34.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (34.21%) SAN
19 61 (32.11%) ITIL
20 60 (31.58%) SQL
20 60 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
21 58 (30.53%) SQL Server
22 57 (30.00%) MCSE
23 50 (26.32%) DHCP
23 50 (26.32%) Load Balancing
24 49 (25.79%) Exchange Server 2007
24 49 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
25 48 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2013
25 48 (25.26%) Lync

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 93 (48.95%) MS Exchange
2 73 (38.42%) IIS
3 70 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (36.32%) SharePoint
5 49 (25.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (25.26%) Lync
7 26 (13.68%) SharePoint Server
8 25 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (9.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (7.37%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (6.32%) Apache
11 12 (6.32%) Moodle
12 10 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (2.63%) WordPress
15 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (1.58%) WorkSite
17 2 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
17 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 86 (45.26%) MS Excel
2 42 (22.11%) MS Office
3 14 (7.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.11%) MS Project
5 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.16%) Office 365
2 15 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.68%) IaaS
5 3 (1.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (47.37%) DNS
2 78 (41.05%) Firewall
3 65 (34.21%) SAN
4 50 (26.32%) DHCP
5 47 (24.74%) HTTP
6 41 (21.58%) WAN
7 36 (18.95%) TCP/IP
8 35 (18.42%) SSL
8 35 (18.42%) VLAN
9 28 (14.74%) Internet
9 28 (14.74%) HTTPS
9 28 (14.74%) LAN
10 27 (14.21%) VPN
11 21 (11.05%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (10.53%) IPv6
13 19 (10.00%) Network Security
14 15 (7.89%) VoIP
14 15 (7.89%) SSH
15 14 (7.37%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (7.37%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.32%) MySQL
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) MSI
General
1 23 (12.11%) Publishing
2 10 (5.26%) Finance
3 4 (2.11%) Electronics
4 3 (1.58%) Marketing
4 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.05%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (16.84%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.79%) Consultant
4 28 (14.74%) Architect
5 21 (11.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (11.05%) Microsoft Consultant
6 18 (9.47%) Analyst
7 14 (7.37%) Technical Architect
7 14 (7.37%) Network Engineer
8 13 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 10 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Designer
10 9 (4.74%) Technical Consultant
10 9 (4.74%) Security Designer
11 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
11 8 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.68%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.84%) COM
1 13 (6.84%) LAMP
2 8 (4.21%) SAML
3 4 (2.11%) XML
4 3 (1.58%) XMPP
5 2 (1.05%) Web Services
5 2 (1.05%) .NET
6 1 (0.53%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Open Source
2 9 (4.74%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.74%) Clustering
3 8 (4.21%) PKI
4 7 (3.68%) VLE
4 7 (3.68%) Replication
5 6 (3.16%) Firmware
6 5 (2.63%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.58%) DTV
7 3 (1.58%) Wiki
7 3 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) Statistics
9 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 158 (83.16%) Windows
2 109 (57.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (17.89%) Linux
6 26 (13.68%) Windows 7
7 20 (10.53%) Windows Vista
7 20 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 12 (6.32%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.26%) Solaris
10 9 (4.74%) UNIX
11 3 (1.58%) CentOS
11 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.11%) ITIL
2 50 (26.32%) Load Balancing
3 24 (12.63%) Change Control
4 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
4 21 (11.05%) Data Protection
5 17 (8.95%) Migration
6 16 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (5.79%) Time Management
8 10 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (5.26%) MOF
8 10 (5.26%) CRM
8 10 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (4.74%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.68%) Validation
11 6 (3.16%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (2.63%) Content Management
12 5 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
12 5 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.58%) SQL
2 36 (18.95%) PowerShell
3 19 (10.00%) Perl
3 19 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 12 (6.32%) PHP
5 4 (2.11%) VBScript
6 3 (1.58%) VB
6 3 (1.58%) C
7 2 (1.05%) Korn
7 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (44.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (30.00%) MCSE
3 42 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (18.42%) CCNP
5 32 (16.84%) MCTS
6 27 (14.21%) MCITP
7 24 (12.63%) Degree
8 23 (12.11%) CCNA
8 23 (12.11%) MCSA
9 22 (11.58%) CCSP
10 21 (11.05%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (11.05%) Security Cleared
10 21 (11.05%) SC Cleared
11 20 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (8.95%) MCP
13 15 (7.89%) CCIE
14 13 (6.84%) CCIP
15 12 (6.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared
16 11 (5.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 131 (68.95%) Active Directory
2 88 (46.32%) UAG
3 75 (39.47%) Hyper-V
4 70 (36.84%) ISA Server
5 66 (34.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (12.63%) vSphere
7 23 (12.11%) XenDesktop
7 23 (12.11%) Terminal Services
8 21 (11.05%) XenApp
9 14 (7.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (5.26%) IAG
12 8 (4.21%) Snort
12 8 (4.21%) Shibboleth
13 3 (1.58%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
14 2 (1.05%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.53%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (23.16%) SCCM
2 42 (22.11%) SCOM
3 31 (16.32%) WSUS
4 23 (12.11%) Backup Exec
5 15 (7.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 10 (5.26%) Cacti
7 9 (4.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (3.68%) MOM
9 5 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.58%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.58%) SCDPM
11 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.05%) MIMEsweeper
12 1 (0.53%) Nagios
12 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.53%) Opsview
12 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 140 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 87 (45.79%) VMware
3 80 (42.11%) Cisco
4 45 (23.68%) HP
5 33 (17.37%) Citrix
6 27 (14.21%) Dell
7 25 (13.16%) Symantec
7 25 (13.16%) NetApp
8 24 (12.63%) Juniper
8 24 (12.63%) SolarWinds
9 21 (11.05%) CheckPoint
10 18 (9.47%) Altiris
11 16 (8.42%) Websense
12 14 (7.37%) McAfee
13 13 (6.84%) EMC
14 9 (4.74%) F5
14 9 (4.74%) Remedy
15 8 (4.21%) Sourcefire
15 8 (4.21%) SonicWALL
16 6 (3.16%) SAP
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