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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 30 41 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.76% 6.94% 5.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.59% 29.29% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 15
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £24,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
122 140 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 23.42% 23.69% 31.36%
Number of salaries quoted 82 105 84
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 26 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 26 (50.00%) Windows
3 22 (42.31%) WAN
4 20 (38.46%) LAN
4 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (34.62%) VPN
6 17 (32.69%) Active Directory
6 17 (32.69%) MPLS
6 17 (32.69%) VMware
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (25.00%) Juniper
10 12 (23.08%) CCNA
10 12 (23.08%) ITIL
11 11 (21.15%) MS Office
12 10 (19.23%) Linux
12 10 (19.23%) Citrix
12 10 (19.23%) CCIE
12 10 (19.23%) OSPF
12 10 (19.23%) BGP
12 10 (19.23%) Service Management
12 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
12 10 (19.23%) Network Security
13 9 (17.31%) BIG-IP
13 9 (17.31%) F5
13 9 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (15.38%) DNS
14 8 (15.38%) HP
14 8 (15.38%) CCNP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.62%) JBoss
3 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (5.77%) WorkSite
5 2 (3.85%) Lync
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Drupal
6 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Office
2 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) RiskWrite
2 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) IaaS
2 4 (7.69%) SaaS
2 4 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (42.31%) WAN
2 20 (38.46%) LAN
3 18 (34.62%) VPN
4 17 (32.69%) MPLS
5 10 (19.23%) OSPF
5 10 (19.23%) BGP
5 10 (19.23%) Network Security
6 9 (17.31%) BIG-IP
7 8 (15.38%) DNS
8 7 (13.46%) DHCP
8 7 (13.46%) VLAN
8 7 (13.46%) EIGRP
9 6 (11.54%) DSL
9 6 (11.54%) VoIP
9 6 (11.54%) SAN
9 6 (11.54%) Wireless
9 6 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.77%) Big Data
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Ant
1 1 (1.92%) Subversion
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 16 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Implementation Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Director
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
1 4 (7.69%) WCF
2 3 (5.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Thin Client
1 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
1 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
1 6 (11.54%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
4 2 (3.85%) Blog
4 2 (3.85%) FMCG
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Service Management
3 9 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (13.46%) ITSM
4 7 (13.46%) Business Continuity
4 7 (13.46%) BCP
4 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
4 7 (13.46%) Performance Management
4 7 (13.46%) Business Continuity Planning
5 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.62%) Change Management
7 4 (7.69%) Time Management
7 4 (7.69%) Coaching
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Information Security
8 3 (5.77%) Process Management
8 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.77%) Network Management
8 3 (5.77%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.85%) VBScript
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Jython
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.08%) CCNA
3 10 (19.23%) CCIE
4 8 (15.38%) CCNP
5 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.85%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CCSP
8 1 (1.92%) MCP
8 1 (1.92%) MCSE
8 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.54%) Xen
4 6 (11.54%) NLBS
5 3 (5.77%) XenServer
5 3 (5.77%) vSphere
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) WSUS
2 3 (5.77%) Cacti
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 26 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (32.69%) VMware
4 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 13 (25.00%) Juniper
6 10 (19.23%) Citrix
7 9 (17.31%) F5
8 8 (15.38%) HP
9 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
10 5 (9.62%) Crossbeam
11 4 (7.69%) Sourcefire
11 4 (7.69%) ProCurve
11 4 (7.69%) McAfee
11 4 (7.69%) Oracle
12 3 (5.77%) CA
12 3 (5.77%) NetApp
12 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
12 3 (5.77%) EnterpriseDB
13 2 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
13 2 (3.85%) SAP
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