The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 213 - 191
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 8 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% - 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% - 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 5
Average salary £30,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2657 2806 2479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.31% 50.63% 50.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2193 2331 2085
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,376 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WatchGuard
England

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 28 July 2014. 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
Birmingham - 3 £30,000 - 1
Coventry - 2 £30,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £35,000 -
WatchGuard
England

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 18 (81.82%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) HP
3 15 (68.18%) Cisco
4 14 (63.64%) SonicWALL
5 11 (50.00%) MCSE
5 11 (50.00%) CCNA
5 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (50.00%) SAN
6 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
7 8 (36.36%) NetApp
7 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (31.82%) VoIP
8 7 (31.82%) MCSA
8 7 (31.82%) Windows
9 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
10 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (22.73%) Acronis
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
10 5 (22.73%) ProCurve
10 5 (22.73%) SUSE
10 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
10 5 (22.73%) Dell
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix
10 5 (22.73%) CCNP

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) SAN
3 7 (31.82%) VoIP
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
6 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.55%) NAS
7 1 (4.55%) SMTP
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) Broadband
7 1 (4.55%) PBX
7 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (22.73%) Administrator
3 5 (22.73%) IT Administrator
4 4 (18.18%) IT Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Sales Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) IT Sales Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Manager
7 1 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (22.73%) SUSE
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
2 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (50.00%) MCSE
2 11 (50.00%) CCNA
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (31.82%) MCSA
4 5 (22.73%) CCNP
5 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (18.18%) MCITP
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 4 (18.18%) VMware Server
4 4 (18.18%) XenApp
4 4 (18.18%) XenServer
4 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (68.18%) HP
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco
3 14 (63.64%) SonicWALL
4 8 (36.36%) NetApp
5 5 (22.73%) Acronis
5 5 (22.73%) ProCurve
5 5 (22.73%) Dell
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Veeam
7 1 (4.55%) Panasonic
7 1 (4.55%) Draytek
7 1 (4.55%) NETGEAR
7 1 (4.55%) Sage