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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG)
Rank 808 784 743
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -41
Permanent jobs citing Forefront TMG 88 97 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.86% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 57 79 132
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%

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
12861 11277 11976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.28% 10.37% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10803 9490 10274
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 October 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 24 October 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 -7 80 £48,750 +21.87% 11
South East +25 56 £75,000 +87.50% 5
Surrey +36 42 £75,000 +130.76% 1
Scotland -9 8 £46,000 +15.00%
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Edinburgh - 7 £46,000 -
East of England -18 6 £36,250 +11.53% 1
London -1 5 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Glasgow -9 5 - -
Hampshire -9 5 £50,000 +33.33%
South West -21 5 £27,500 -
Dorset - 5 £27,500 -
Poole - 5 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire -14 4 - -
West Midlands -30 4 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hitchin - 4 - -
Birmingham -19 3 £35,000 +6.06%
Woking - 3 £38,500 -
Farnborough - 3 £50,000 -
High Wycombe -7 2 - -
Bedfordshire -8 2 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Bedford -9 2 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Berkshire -11 2 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Maidenhead -13 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire -42 2 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds - 2 £47,500 -
Chesterfield +6 1 £25,500 -37.80%

Forefront TMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 149 (87.13%) Windows
2 117 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 109 (63.74%) Microsoft
4 101 (59.06%) Hyper-V
5 96 (56.14%) VMware
6 87 (50.88%) UAG
7 85 (49.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (45.61%) MS Exchange
8 78 (45.61%) SAN
9 76 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 76 (44.44%) MS Excel
10 69 (40.35%) SQL Server
10 69 (40.35%) ISA Server
11 68 (39.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 64 (37.43%) SCCM
12 64 (37.43%) MCSE
13 60 (35.09%) SQL
14 59 (34.50%) SCOM
15 56 (32.75%) Exchange Server 2010
16 52 (30.41%) Firewall
17 51 (29.82%) Lync
18 50 (29.24%) Cisco
19 48 (28.07%) Load Balancing
20 47 (27.49%) DNS
21 43 (25.15%) ITIL
22 41 (23.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 41 (23.98%) Exchange Server 2007
23 40 (23.39%) Performance Tuning
24 39 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2013
25 38 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

Forefront TMG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 78 (45.61%) MS Exchange
2 56 (32.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (29.82%) Lync
4 41 (23.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 31 (18.13%) IIS
8 25 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (8.77%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (5.85%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (4.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.58%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.58%) Moodle
15 1 (0.58%) Apache
15 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 76 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.54%) MS Office
3 4 (2.34%) MS Project
4 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.20%) Office 365
2 10 (5.85%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.51%) IaaS
5 4 (2.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (45.61%) SAN
2 52 (30.41%) Firewall
3 47 (27.49%) DNS
4 34 (19.88%) DHCP
5 27 (15.79%) WAN
6 23 (13.45%) HTTP
7 22 (12.87%) TCP/IP
7 22 (12.87%) Internet
8 21 (12.28%) VPN
8 21 (12.28%) HTTPS
9 19 (11.11%) LAN
10 15 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (7.02%) IP Telephony
12 11 (6.43%) Network Security
13 10 (5.85%) IPv6
14 9 (5.26%) VLAN
14 9 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (4.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (4.68%) IPX
15 8 (4.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (40.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (2.92%) Finance
1 5 (2.92%) Law
2 3 (1.75%) Publishing
3 2 (1.17%) Banking
3 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Military
4 1 (0.58%) Back Office
4 1 (0.58%) Electronics
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (27.49%) Architect
2 29 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (16.37%) Technical Architect
4 17 (9.94%) Network Engineer
5 16 (9.36%) Analyst
6 14 (8.19%) Consultant
6 14 (8.19%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (7.02%) Designer
8 11 (6.43%) Security Designer
9 9 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.68%) Web Designer
10 8 (4.68%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.68%) Web Architect
11 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Consultant
11 7 (4.09%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Server Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.51%) SAML
2 3 (1.75%) XML
3 2 (1.17%) .NET
3 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.17%) COM
3 2 (1.17%) Web Services
4 1 (0.58%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.43%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.68%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.34%) EqualLogic
4 4 (2.34%) PKI
4 4 (2.34%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.17%) DataPower
6 2 (1.17%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 149 (87.13%) Windows
2 85 (49.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (10.53%) Linux
6 16 (9.36%) Windows 7
7 14 (8.19%) Windows XP
7 14 (8.19%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.85%) Solaris
9 9 (5.26%) Windows Vista
9 9 (5.26%) UNIX
10 5 (2.92%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.75%) CentOS
11 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.17%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.58%) Android
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.07%) Load Balancing
2 43 (25.15%) ITIL
3 40 (23.39%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (8.77%) Migration
5 13 (7.60%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (7.02%) Coaching
7 11 (6.43%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.85%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.26%) Validation
9 9 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.68%) Data Protection
10 8 (4.68%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.68%) Change Control
11 7 (4.09%) TOGAF
12 6 (3.51%) Configuration Management
13 5 (2.92%) MOF
13 5 (2.92%) CRM
13 5 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (2.92%) Time Management
14 4 (2.34%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.09%) SQL
2 17 (9.94%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.34%) VB
4 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.17%) VBScript
4 2 (1.17%) Perl
5 1 (0.58%) PHP
5 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (37.43%) MCSE
3 27 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (13.45%) SC Cleared
4 23 (13.45%) Security Cleared
5 22 (12.87%) CCNP
6 20 (11.70%) MCTS
7 19 (11.11%) MCITP
8 17 (9.94%) Degree
9 15 (8.77%) MCSA
9 15 (8.77%) CCSP
10 14 (8.19%) MCP
11 13 (7.60%) DV Cleared
12 12 (7.02%) CCNA
13 9 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (4.68%) CISSP
14 8 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (4.68%) CCIE
15 7 (4.09%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.53%) SLA
2 6 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 117 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 101 (59.06%) Hyper-V
3 87 (50.88%) UAG
4 69 (40.35%) ISA Server
5 68 (39.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (12.28%) XenDesktop
7 20 (11.70%) XenApp
8 12 (7.02%) vSphere
9 10 (5.85%) Terminal Services
9 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (4.09%) Snort
12 4 (2.34%) XenServer
13 2 (1.17%) Firmware
14 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.58%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.58%) IAG
Systems Management
1 64 (37.43%) SCCM
2 59 (34.50%) SCOM
3 9 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.92%) SCSM
5 4 (2.34%) WSUS
6 3 (1.75%) Nagios
6 3 (1.75%) Opsview
7 2 (1.17%) MOM
7 2 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.17%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.17%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.58%) Cacti
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 109 (63.74%) Microsoft
2 96 (56.14%) VMware
3 50 (29.24%) Cisco
4 35 (20.47%) F5
5 34 (19.88%) Citrix
6 20 (11.70%) HP
7 18 (10.53%) Dell
8 17 (9.94%) SolarWinds
9 14 (8.19%) McAfee
9 14 (8.19%) Juniper
10 11 (6.43%) CheckPoint
11 10 (5.85%) Symantec
12 9 (5.26%) NetApp
13 7 (4.09%) Sourcefire
13 7 (4.09%) SonicWALL
14 6 (3.51%) Websense
14 6 (3.51%) CommVault
15 4 (2.34%) Remedy
15 4 (2.34%) Veeam
16 3 (1.75%) Huawei
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