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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 26 47 25
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 46 13 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 8.36% 3.39% 11.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.49% 15.29% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31 12 32
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -18.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
156 85 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.36% 22.14% 35.79%
Number of salaries quoted 104 55 69
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 23 September 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 64 (63.37%) Cisco
2 59 (58.42%) LAN
3 57 (56.44%) Microsoft
4 56 (55.45%) VMware
5 55 (54.46%) WAN
6 43 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (40.59%) ITIL
9 40 (39.60%) HP
10 37 (36.63%) Active Directory
10 37 (36.63%) Windows
11 36 (35.64%) VPN
12 34 (33.66%) CheckPoint
13 32 (31.68%) Lync
14 31 (30.69%) MS Excel
15 28 (27.72%) MS Exchange
15 28 (27.72%) CCNA
15 28 (27.72%) Hyper-V
16 27 (26.73%) PaaS
16 27 (26.73%) VoIP
16 27 (26.73%) Linux
16 27 (26.73%) Finance
17 26 (25.74%) Retail
18 25 (24.75%) MPLS
19 24 (23.76%) Red Hat
19 24 (23.76%) Mentoring
19 24 (23.76%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (21.78%) DNS
21 21 (20.79%) Network Security
22 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 32 (31.68%) Lync
2 28 (27.72%) MS Exchange
3 14 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.95%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.95%) Apache
6 5 (4.95%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (2.97%) SAS
9 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.98%) IIS
10 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (30.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.73%) PaaS
2 17 (16.83%) IaaS
3 10 (9.90%) Office 365
4 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.95%) SaaS
5 5 (4.95%) Google Apps
5 5 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (58.42%) LAN
2 55 (54.46%) WAN
3 36 (35.64%) VPN
4 27 (26.73%) VoIP
5 25 (24.75%) MPLS
6 22 (21.78%) DNS
7 21 (20.79%) Network Security
8 13 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (11.88%) SAN
9 12 (11.88%) DHCP
10 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
10 11 (10.89%) Wireless
10 11 (10.89%) OSPF
10 11 (10.89%) BGP
11 8 (7.92%) IP Telephony
11 8 (7.92%) iSCSI
11 8 (7.92%) VLAN
12 6 (5.94%) PBX
12 6 (5.94%) ISDN
13 5 (4.95%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 27 (26.73%) Finance
2 26 (25.74%) Retail
3 9 (8.91%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Architect
2 23 (22.77%) Network Engineer
3 16 (15.84%) Consultant
3 16 (15.84%) IT Architect
4 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.89%) Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Technical Support
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Project Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.94%) Server Support
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) IT Support
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 5 (4.95%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) .NET
2 5 (4.95%) Web Services
2 5 (4.95%) LAMP
2 5 (4.95%) RESTful
3 4 (3.96%) J2EE
4 2 (1.98%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.99%) COM
5 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.76%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (17.82%) Visualisation
3 16 (15.84%) Management Information System
4 11 (10.89%) Handset
5 7 (6.93%) Clustering
6 6 (5.94%) Mathematics
7 5 (4.95%) CMDB
8 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.98%) Online Games
11 1 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.63%) Windows
2 27 (26.73%) Linux
3 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.97%) HPUX
9 3 (2.97%) UNIX
10 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.59%) ITIL
2 24 (23.76%) Mentoring
3 20 (19.80%) Change Management
4 17 (16.83%) Coaching
5 16 (15.84%) Migration
5 16 (15.84%) Information Security
6 14 (13.86%) PRINCE2
6 14 (13.86%) Network Design
7 13 (12.87%) Project Management
7 13 (12.87%) E-Commerce
8 10 (9.90%) Time Management
9 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.95%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.95%) Data Modelling
11 5 (4.95%) SOA
11 5 (4.95%) UML
11 5 (4.95%) Use Case
11 5 (4.95%) BCP
11 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.91%) Java
2 6 (5.94%) C
3 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (27.72%) CCNA
3 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (16.83%) CCNP
4 15 (14.85%) MCITP
5 14 (13.86%) Degree
6 8 (7.92%) MCSE
6 8 (7.92%) CCIE
7 6 (5.94%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.96%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.96%) MCP
8 4 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.96%) NCDA
9 3 (2.97%) NCIE
9 3 (2.97%) VCAP
9 3 (2.97%) MCSA
10 2 (1.98%) CCDP
10 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.98%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 43 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (36.63%) Active Directory
3 28 (27.72%) Hyper-V
4 18 (17.82%) vSphere
5 12 (11.88%) XenDesktop
5 12 (11.88%) XenApp
6 9 (8.91%) VMware ESX
7 8 (7.92%) XenServer
8 6 (5.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (5.94%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.99%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) SCCM
2 6 (5.94%) SCOM
3 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (4.95%) Puppet
3 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.98%) Cacti
Vendors
1 64 (63.37%) Cisco
2 57 (56.44%) Microsoft
3 56 (55.45%) VMware
4 40 (39.60%) HP
5 34 (33.66%) CheckPoint
6 24 (23.76%) Red Hat
7 20 (19.80%) Dell
8 18 (17.82%) Juniper
8 18 (17.82%) Fortinet
9 17 (16.83%) Mitel
10 16 (15.84%) IBM
10 16 (15.84%) ProCurve
11 14 (13.86%) SolarWinds
11 14 (13.86%) Aruba
12 13 (12.87%) Meru Networks
13 9 (8.91%) Rackspace
13 9 (8.91%) WatchGuard
13 9 (8.91%) EMC
14 8 (7.92%) Citrix
15 6 (5.94%) F5
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