The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 36 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 13 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 10.66% 3.29% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.83% 17.95% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 6
Median salary £38,500 £52,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.96% -2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,200 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 39 62
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 23.77% 18.31% 22.71%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 47
Median salary £47,500 £52,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.65% +15.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Bedford

Firewall
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Bedford.

Salary trend for Firewall in Bedford

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bedford over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 15 (71.43%) LAN
1 15 (71.43%) WAN
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco
3 13 (61.90%) CCSA
4 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 12 (57.14%) Network Security
5 9 (42.86%) Wireshark
5 9 (42.86%) tcpdump
5 9 (42.86%) Network Management
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
5 9 (42.86%) Driving Licence
5 9 (42.86%) OSPF
5 9 (42.86%) BGP
5 9 (42.86%) CCSE
6 8 (38.10%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (33.33%) CCNP
7 7 (33.33%) CCNA
7 7 (33.33%) CCDP
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
8 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
9 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
10 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (19.05%) Linux

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) LAN
1 15 (71.43%) WAN
2 12 (57.14%) Network Security
2 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 9 (42.86%) BGP
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (42.86%) OSPF
3 9 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
3 9 (42.86%) tcpdump
3 9 (42.86%) Wireshark
4 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
4 2 (9.52%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Network Support
3 7 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Support
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) IT Manager
5 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Junior
6 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Driving Licence
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Network Management
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Presales
4 2 (9.52%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (61.90%) CCSA
3 9 (42.86%) CCSE
4 8 (38.10%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (33.33%) CCDP
5 7 (33.33%) CCNA
5 7 (33.33%) CCNP
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.76%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam
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