The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 37 29 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 43 43 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.47% 8.16% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.05% 25.90% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 9
Average salary £53,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £38,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £90,400 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Firewall
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 166 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.69% 31.50% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86 104 54
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,300 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Firewall
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Watford

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 40 (54.79%) Windows
1 40 (54.79%) Cisco
2 36 (49.32%) ITIL
2 36 (49.32%) VMware
3 35 (47.95%) CheckPoint
3 35 (47.95%) Linux
3 35 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (39.73%) Information Security
5 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
6 24 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (32.88%) Data Centre
7 21 (28.77%) LAN
8 19 (26.03%) Office 365
9 18 (24.66%) PaaS
9 18 (24.66%) WAN
10 17 (23.29%) HP
10 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
10 17 (23.29%) Juniper
11 16 (21.92%) CCNA
12 15 (20.55%) DNS
12 15 (20.55%) PRINCE2
13 14 (19.18%) Change Management
13 14 (19.18%) Security Management
13 14 (19.18%) Management Information System
13 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
13 14 (19.18%) DHCP
14 13 (17.81%) vSphere
14 13 (17.81%) Coaching
14 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (16.44%) QA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.59%) Lync
3 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.85%) Apache
3 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.37%) Drupal
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.37%) Magento
2 1 (1.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Office 365
2 18 (24.66%) PaaS
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.85%) IaaS
5 4 (5.48%) SaaS
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) LAN
2 18 (24.66%) WAN
3 15 (20.55%) DNS
4 14 (19.18%) DHCP
5 12 (16.44%) MPLS
6 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (15.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (13.70%) VPN
8 9 (12.33%) Wireless
8 9 (12.33%) VLAN
9 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
9 7 (9.59%) VoIP
10 6 (8.22%) VRRP
10 6 (8.22%) HSRP
10 6 (8.22%) Network Security
11 5 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (6.85%) BIG-IP
11 5 (6.85%) ISDN
11 5 (6.85%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) DB2
3 1 (1.37%) OLAP
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Ant
1 1 (1.37%) Subversion
1 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (13.70%) Retail
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Architect
2 15 (20.55%) Network Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Security Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) IT Security Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Information Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Operations Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) IT Operations Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Information Security Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Linux Support
8 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.48%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Data Centre
2 14 (19.18%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.85%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.11%) Blog
5 3 (4.11%) FMCG
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.79%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.22%) UNIX
8 5 (6.85%) AIX
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) ITIL
2 29 (39.73%) Information Security
3 15 (20.55%) PRINCE2
4 14 (19.18%) Security Management
4 14 (19.18%) Change Management
5 13 (17.81%) Coaching
6 11 (15.07%) Patch Management
6 11 (15.07%) Security Patching
6 11 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (15.07%) Security Architecture
6 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
7 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.22%) Network Design
9 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.85%) SIEM
10 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
11 4 (5.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) C
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) Jython
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (21.92%) CCNA
3 11 (15.07%) CCNP
4 8 (10.96%) CISSP
5 5 (6.85%) MCP
5 5 (6.85%) MCSE
5 5 (6.85%) MCSA
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.85%) CISM
6 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.74%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.37%) CCENT
7 1 (1.37%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.37%) RHCE
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCIE
7 1 (1.37%) CCSP
7 1 (1.37%) CCDA
7 1 (1.37%) CCA
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.81%) vSphere
3 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
4 11 (15.07%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (10.96%) VirtualBox
6 5 (6.85%) Terminal Services
6 5 (6.85%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.37%) XenApp
8 1 (1.37%) XenServer
8 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Nagios
1 11 (15.07%) Nessus
2 5 (6.85%) SCCM
3 3 (4.11%) Cacti
4 2 (2.74%) HP NNM
4 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.37%) Puppet
5 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (54.79%) Cisco
2 36 (49.32%) VMware
3 35 (47.95%) CheckPoint
4 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
5 17 (23.29%) HP
5 17 (23.29%) Juniper
5 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
6 11 (15.07%) Sophos
6 11 (15.07%) Websense
7 9 (12.33%) F5
8 8 (10.96%) ProCurve
9 5 (6.85%) Oracle
10 4 (5.48%) SAP
11 3 (4.11%) Dell
11 3 (4.11%) Symantec
11 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.11%) Crossbeam
11 3 (4.11%) Citrix
12 2 (2.74%) IronPort
12 2 (2.74%) Trend Micro
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