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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 24 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 35 33 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.43% 8.78% 5.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.13% 37.93% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 31 20 12
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 £29,000 £26,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
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
183 87 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.42% 23.14% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 131 60 75
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 28 November 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 46 (58.97%) Cisco
2 43 (55.13%) WAN
3 40 (51.28%) LAN
4 37 (47.44%) Active Directory
5 36 (46.15%) Windows
5 36 (46.15%) VMware
6 33 (42.31%) VPN
7 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
8 29 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (33.33%) VoIP
10 26 (33.33%) ITIL
11 24 (30.77%) CheckPoint
11 24 (30.77%) MPLS
12 21 (26.92%) HP
12 21 (26.92%) Linux
13 19 (24.36%) DNS
14 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
15 17 (21.79%) PaaS
16 16 (20.51%) Juniper
16 16 (20.51%) Red Hat
16 16 (20.51%) MS Exchange
16 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
17 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (19.23%) Network Security
18 14 (17.95%) Java
18 14 (17.95%) CCNP
18 14 (17.95%) CCNA
18 14 (17.95%) DHCP
18 14 (17.95%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.38%) Lync
3 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (11.54%) JBoss
4 9 (11.54%) Apache
4 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.41%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.85%) WorkSite
7 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) PaaS
2 11 (14.10%) IaaS
3 8 (10.26%) SaaS
4 5 (6.41%) Terremark
4 5 (6.41%) Google Apps
4 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (55.13%) WAN
2 40 (51.28%) LAN
3 33 (42.31%) VPN
4 26 (33.33%) VoIP
5 24 (30.77%) MPLS
6 19 (24.36%) DNS
7 15 (19.23%) Network Security
8 14 (17.95%) DHCP
9 11 (14.10%) OSPF
9 11 (14.10%) BGP
10 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
10 9 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (11.54%) Wireless
10 9 (11.54%) VLAN
11 6 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (7.69%) PBX
11 6 (7.69%) ISDN
11 6 (7.69%) EIGRP
12 5 (6.41%) SAN
13 4 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.97%) RDBMS
1 7 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.85%) Big Data
3 2 (2.56%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Retail
3 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Analyst
3 13 (16.67%) Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Technical Support
7 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (7.69%) Network Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Server Support
8 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
8 6 (7.69%) IT Architect
8 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 5 (6.41%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (6.41%) Security Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) J2EE
2 5 (6.41%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) LAMP
2 5 (6.41%) RESTful
2 5 (6.41%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Clustering
2 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.97%) Handset
4 6 (7.69%) Visualisation
4 6 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.41%) CMDB
6 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.56%) Online Games
8 1 (1.28%) FMCG
8 1 (1.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Windows
2 21 (26.92%) Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.41%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.85%) HPUX
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) ITIL
2 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
3 11 (14.10%) Network Design
4 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 9 (11.54%) Project Management
4 9 (11.54%) Coaching
5 8 (10.26%) Migration
5 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.97%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (7.69%) Information Security
7 6 (7.69%) Change Management
8 5 (6.41%) Service Management
8 5 (6.41%) UML
8 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.41%) SOA
8 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (6.41%) Use Case
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) Java
2 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
2 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.69%) C
4 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.56%) SQL
4 2 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (17.95%) CCNP
2 14 (17.95%) CCNA
3 10 (12.82%) CCIE
4 8 (10.26%) Degree
5 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.85%) MCSE
6 3 (3.85%) MCSA
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.56%) CCDP
7 2 (2.56%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.28%) MCTS
8 1 (1.28%) MCITP
8 1 (1.28%) CCSA
8 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (47.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.10%) vSphere
5 9 (11.54%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.69%) XenServer
6 6 (7.69%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.85%) XenApp
7 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Puppet
1 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.85%) Cacti
3 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) Cisco
2 36 (46.15%) VMware
3 31 (39.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 21 (26.92%) HP
6 16 (20.51%) Juniper
6 16 (20.51%) Red Hat
7 12 (15.38%) Mitel
7 12 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 11 (14.10%) SolarWinds
9 9 (11.54%) Aruba
9 9 (11.54%) Meru Networks
9 9 (11.54%) Dell
9 9 (11.54%) IBM
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle
10 7 (8.97%) F5
10 7 (8.97%) EnterpriseDB
11 6 (7.69%) ProCurve
11 6 (7.69%) Crossbeam
12 5 (6.41%) Google
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