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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WatchGuard
Rank 216 209 200
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 6 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.037% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.072% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
Average salary £25,000 £33,750 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.92% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
2885 2788 2460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.51% 51.24% 50.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2390 2370 2029
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 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
Coventry - 2 £30,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £30,000 -
WatchGuard
England

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (88.24%) VMware
3 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (82.35%) SAN
3 14 (82.35%) MCSE
3 14 (82.35%) CCNA
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
5 11 (64.71%) Windows
5 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
6 10 (58.82%) HP
7 9 (52.94%) Citrix
8 8 (47.06%) SonicWALL
8 8 (47.06%) Dell
8 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
8 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (41.18%) VoIP
9 7 (41.18%) MCSA
9 7 (41.18%) NetApp
10 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (35.29%) SQL
10 6 (35.29%) VPN
10 6 (35.29%) Cisco
10 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
11 5 (29.41%) XenApp
11 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
11 5 (29.41%) Acronis
11 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (29.41%) IBM
11 5 (29.41%) MS Excel

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (82.35%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) VoIP
4 6 (35.29%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) DHCP
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
6 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
6 2 (11.76%) SMTP
7 1 (5.88%) PBX
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (5.88%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Support Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 6 (35.29%) IT Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
1 4 (23.53%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) SUSE
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) VMS
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) MCSE
1 14 (82.35%) CCNA
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (41.18%) MCSA
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (23.53%) MCITP
4 3 (17.65%) CCA
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Server
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) XenServer
4 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
5 3 (17.65%) vSphere
5 3 (17.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) HP
4 9 (52.94%) Citrix
5 8 (47.06%) Dell
5 8 (47.06%) SonicWALL
6 7 (41.18%) NetApp
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
8 5 (29.41%) IBM
8 5 (29.41%) Acronis
9 3 (17.65%) Symantec
9 3 (17.65%) Veeam
10 1 (5.88%) Sage
10 1 (5.88%) Draytek
10 1 (5.88%) NETGEAR
10 1 (5.88%) Panasonic