The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WatchGuard
Rank 214 178 -
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 5 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.094% 0.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 0
Average salary £28,550 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +33.92%
WatchGuard
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2496 2331 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.95% 47.46% 50.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2067 1906 2123
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WatchGuard across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

WatchGuard Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WatchGuard
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

WatchGuard Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WatchGuard
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -4 3 £28,550 -12.15%
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
WatchGuard
England

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard.

1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) VLAN
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (50.00%) WAN
5 6 (50.00%) DNS
5 6 (50.00%) HP
5 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Retail
6 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
6 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
6 5 (41.67%) Time Management
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Terminal Services
6 5 (41.67%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) Nagios
6 5 (41.67%) MPLS
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) CCNP
6 5 (41.67%) CCNA
6 5 (41.67%) IIS

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (41.67%) IIS
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) VLAN
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
4 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (41.67%) Internet
4 5 (41.67%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) SSL
8 1 (8.33%) WLAN
8 1 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (8.33%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (41.67%) Network Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Network Administrator
3 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
1 5 (41.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) VCP5
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (41.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Dell