Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 53 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 74 72 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.83% 4.48% 4.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.56% 31.72% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 63 67 81
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +42.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £35,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £61,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 197 227 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.17% 14.13% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 165 195 293
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +28.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £28,000 £25,364
90th Percentile £66,150 £67,000 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Bedfordshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +22 32 £38,500 -21.43%
Luton +25 21 £50,000 +5.26%
Dunstable -18 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £33,000 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 54 (72.97%) Cisco
2 41 (55.41%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (47.30%) CheckPoint
3 35 (47.30%) WAN
4 30 (40.54%) LAN
5 29 (39.19%) Windows
5 29 (39.19%) Network Security
6 27 (36.49%) TCP/IP
7 25 (33.78%) Microsoft
7 25 (33.78%) VMware
8 22 (29.73%) CCNA
9 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (25.68%) Network Management
10 19 (25.68%) CCNP
11 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
11 18 (24.32%) CCSA
11 18 (24.32%) Windows Server
12 16 (21.62%) Linux
12 16 (21.62%) OSPF
12 16 (21.62%) BGP
13 14 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (18.92%) ITIL
13 14 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (17.57%) F5
14 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
15 12 (16.22%) Driving Licence
16 11 (14.86%) Information Security
16 11 (14.86%) Finance
16 11 (14.86%) CCDP
16 11 (14.86%) Citrix

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) SaaS
3 3 (4.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (47.30%) WAN
2 30 (40.54%) LAN
3 29 (39.19%) Network Security
4 27 (36.49%) TCP/IP
5 16 (21.62%) BGP
5 16 (21.62%) OSPF
6 14 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (14.86%) Spanning Tree
7 11 (14.86%) tcpdump
7 11 (14.86%) Wireshark
8 10 (13.51%) MPLS
9 9 (12.16%) VPN
10 7 (9.46%) SAN
11 6 (8.11%) DWDM
11 6 (8.11%) EIGRP
11 6 (8.11%) HSRP
11 6 (8.11%) SSL
12 5 (6.76%) DNS
12 5 (6.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.41%) MySQL
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Dutch Language
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.27%) Security Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) IT Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Consultant
6 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Architect
7 8 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Network Consultant
8 7 (9.46%) Network Specialist
8 7 (9.46%) Network Support
8 7 (9.46%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) SIEM Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Cisco Support
9 6 (8.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Junior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Flash
1 3 (4.05%) JSON
1 3 (4.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.22%) Driving Licence
3 7 (9.46%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (4.05%) Fintech
6 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.70%) iSeries
6 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Windows
2 18 (24.32%) Windows Server
3 16 (21.62%) Linux
4 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.51%) Unix
6 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
7 7 (9.46%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.41%) Solaris
9 2 (2.70%) Android
9 2 (2.70%) CentOS
9 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Network Management
2 14 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (18.92%) ITIL
3 11 (14.86%) Information Security
3 11 (14.86%) SIEM
4 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.51%) Project Management
5 9 (12.16%) Data Loss Prevention
5 9 (12.16%) Data Security
5 9 (12.16%) Security Operations
5 9 (12.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (10.81%) Presales
6 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 7 (9.46%) Data Protection
7 7 (9.46%) DRM
7 7 (9.46%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (9.46%) Security Architecture
7 7 (9.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.05%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) Ruby
3 2 (2.70%) PHP
3 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (55.41%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (29.73%) CCNA
3 19 (25.68%) CCNP
4 18 (24.32%) CCSA
5 11 (14.86%) CCDP
6 10 (13.51%) CCSE
6 10 (13.51%) Degree
7 9 (12.16%) CISM
7 9 (12.16%) CISSP
8 7 (9.46%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (6.76%) MCITP
9 5 (6.76%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (4.05%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.70%) CISMP
11 2 (2.70%) MCP
11 2 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.70%) GDPR
4 2 (2.70%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.81%) vSphere
4 5 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.35%) Firmware
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Ansible
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (72.97%) Cisco
2 35 (47.30%) CheckPoint
3 25 (33.78%) Microsoft
3 25 (33.78%) VMware
4 13 (17.57%) F5
5 11 (14.86%) Citrix
6 9 (12.16%) Forcepoint
6 9 (12.16%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Apple
7 7 (9.46%) Juniper
7 7 (9.46%) Oracle
7 7 (9.46%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.76%) Remedy
9 3 (4.05%) EMC
9 3 (4.05%) FalconStor
9 3 (4.05%) Nokia
10 2 (2.70%) CA
10 2 (2.70%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.70%) CommVault
10 2 (2.70%) McAfee