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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 51 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 21 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.02% 5.65% 4.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 19.33% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 10
Average salary £41,250 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £26,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £75,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
141 119 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 26.96% 29.24% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 107 74 89
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 34 (57.63%) Active Directory
3 32 (54.24%) Cisco
4 28 (47.46%) WAN
5 26 (44.07%) VPN
5 26 (44.07%) LAN
6 23 (38.98%) VMware
7 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
8 20 (33.90%) MPLS
9 17 (28.81%) VoIP
9 17 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
11 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
11 15 (25.42%) Java
12 14 (23.73%) ITIL
12 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (22.03%) DNS
14 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (20.34%) Linux
15 11 (18.64%) Juniper
15 11 (18.64%) CCNP
16 10 (16.95%) JBoss
16 10 (16.95%) Apache
16 10 (16.95%) Tomcat
16 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (16.95%) Network Security
17 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
17 9 (15.25%) SaaS
17 9 (15.25%) MS Excel

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.95%) JBoss
2 10 (16.95%) Apache
2 10 (16.95%) Tomcat
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.47%) OpenStack
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.08%) WorkSite
6 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.39%) Lync
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) SaaS
2 7 (11.86%) PaaS
3 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (8.47%) Terremark
3 5 (8.47%) IaaS
3 5 (8.47%) Google Apps
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (47.46%) WAN
2 26 (44.07%) VPN
2 26 (44.07%) LAN
3 20 (33.90%) MPLS
4 17 (28.81%) VoIP
5 13 (22.03%) DNS
6 10 (16.95%) Network Security
7 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
7 9 (15.25%) OSPF
7 9 (15.25%) BGP
8 8 (13.56%) DHCP
9 6 (10.17%) Wireless
9 6 (10.17%) BIG-IP
10 5 (8.47%) VLAN
10 5 (8.47%) SAN
10 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (6.78%) EIGRP
11 4 (6.78%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (5.08%) NAS
12 3 (5.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (13.56%) RDBMS
1 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) Big Data
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
1 4 (6.78%) Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Support Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Implementation Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.78%) Lead Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support
7 3 (5.08%) Designer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) J2EE
2 5 (8.47%) RESTful
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) LAMP
3 3 (5.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.47%) Fat Client
3 5 (8.47%) CMDB
3 5 (8.47%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.78%) Handset
5 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.39%) FMCG
6 2 (3.39%) Blog
6 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.34%) Linux
4 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.08%) UNIX
8 1 (1.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Project Management
3 8 (13.56%) Service Management
3 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
3 8 (13.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (11.86%) Network Design
5 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.47%) Use Case
6 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) UML
6 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.47%) SOA
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.08%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.08%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) Java
2 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
2 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.39%) C
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) VBScript
3 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.64%) CCNP
3 8 (13.56%) CCNA
4 7 (11.86%) CCIE
5 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.39%) MCSE
7 2 (3.39%) MCSA
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CCDP
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.69%) MCTS
8 1 (1.69%) MCITP
8 1 (1.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (57.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (13.56%) vSphere
5 5 (8.47%) XenServer
6 3 (5.08%) Xen
6 3 (5.08%) NLBS
6 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.39%) XenApp
7 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.47%) Puppet
2 3 (5.08%) Cacti
2 3 (5.08%) WSUS
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Cisco
2 23 (38.98%) VMware
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
5 11 (18.64%) Juniper
6 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
7 8 (13.56%) Oracle
7 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds
7 8 (13.56%) EnterpriseDB
8 6 (10.17%) HP
8 6 (10.17%) Mitel
9 5 (8.47%) Google
9 5 (8.47%) Fortinet
9 5 (8.47%) Meru Networks
9 5 (8.47%) Rackspace
9 5 (8.47%) F5
9 5 (8.47%) Aruba
9 5 (8.47%) Citrix
10 4 (6.78%) McAfee
10 4 (6.78%) IBM
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