Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 24 21
Rank change year-on-year -36 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 282 484 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.44% 7.89% 8.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.97% 36.67% 34.95%
Number of salaries quoted 219 392 628
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,325 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £68,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,086 1,320 2,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.11% 21.52% 25.05%
Number of salaries quoted 830 1,004 1,581
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,075 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
Reading -38 105 £41,500 -20.95% 16
Maidenhead -23 63 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Slough -13 30 £45,000 - 8
Bracknell -44 22 £49,500 +16.47% 3
Wokingham -5 9 £47,500 +11.76%
Newbury -5 7 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Windsor -10 6 £33,250 -16.88% 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 144 (51.06%) Cisco
2 129 (45.74%) Windows
3 111 (39.36%) Microsoft
4 88 (31.21%) WAN
5 87 (30.85%) LAN
6 84 (29.79%) VMware
7 75 (26.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 74 (26.24%) CheckPoint
9 71 (25.18%) Windows Server
10 68 (24.11%) VPN
10 68 (24.11%) Linux
11 67 (23.76%) Active Directory
12 66 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
13 63 (22.34%) DNS
14 62 (21.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 57 (20.21%) Network Security
16 55 (19.50%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (18.79%) SQL Server
18 50 (17.73%) TCP/IP
19 49 (17.38%) CCNP
19 49 (17.38%) Office 365
20 47 (16.67%) Hyper-V
21 43 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 40 (14.18%) Juniper
23 39 (13.83%) CCNA
24 38 (13.48%) DHCP
25 35 (12.41%) Logistics
26 33 (11.70%) Wireless
26 33 (11.70%) Palo Alto
27 32 (11.35%) SQL

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 24 (8.51%) IIS
2 17 (6.03%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.84%) nginx
5 7 (2.48%) NServiceBus
6 6 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.77%) Apache
7 5 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.35%) Confluence
10 1 (0.35%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (6.03%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 75 (26.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (17.38%) Office 365
3 28 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.26%) SaaS
5 9 (3.19%) IaaS
6 7 (2.48%) PaaS
7 6 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.77%) Akamai
8 5 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.42%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.42%) GitHub
9 4 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.42%) Route 53
9 4 (1.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 88 (31.21%) WAN
2 87 (30.85%) LAN
3 68 (24.11%) VPN
4 63 (22.34%) DNS
5 57 (20.21%) Network Security
6 55 (19.50%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (17.73%) TCP/IP
8 38 (13.48%) DHCP
9 33 (11.70%) Wireless
10 29 (10.28%) OSPF
11 28 (9.93%) BGP
12 24 (8.51%) WLAN
13 23 (8.16%) Internet
14 22 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (7.45%) MPLS
16 20 (7.09%) IPsec
17 19 (6.74%) SNMP
18 18 (6.38%) NetScaler
19 15 (5.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) Big Data
3 4 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.42%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.42%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.13%) Subversion
6 5 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.77%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.06%) JIRA
9 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 23 (8.16%) Finance
2 22 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.90%) Retail
4 8 (2.84%) Publishing
5 4 (1.42%) Electronics
6 3 (1.06%) Advertising
6 3 (1.06%) Back Office
6 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 83 (29.43%) Network Engineer
2 46 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (14.54%) Support Engineer
4 36 (12.77%) Analyst
5 28 (9.93%) Security Engineer
6 27 (9.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 19 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 19 (6.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (5.67%) IT Engineer
9 16 (5.67%) Monitoring Analyst
10 14 (4.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.61%) Architect
11 13 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.61%) IT Support
12 12 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
14 10 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.57%) Middleware
2 6 (2.13%) .NET
2 6 (2.13%) XML
3 5 (1.77%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.77%) CSS
3 5 (1.77%) JSON
4 4 (1.42%) J2EE
4 4 (1.42%) LAMP
4 4 (1.42%) LDAP
4 4 (1.42%) Node.js
5 3 (1.06%) COM
6 2 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.35%) HTML
7 1 (0.35%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.35%) Servlets
7 1 (0.35%) WAP
7 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.32%) Private Cloud
4 14 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (2.84%) PKI
8 6 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.06%) EPoS
12 2 (0.71%) Clustering
12 2 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 129 (45.74%) Windows
2 71 (25.18%) Windows Server
3 68 (24.11%) Linux
4 24 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.90%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.55%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.48%) CentOS
8 7 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.48%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.42%) Solaris
9 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.42%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.71%) Debian
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) Unix
11 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (12.41%) Logistics
3 31 (10.99%) Load Balancing
4 28 (9.93%) Incident Management
5 23 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (7.80%) DevOps
7 19 (6.74%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.38%) Problem Management
8 18 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (5.67%) ITIL
9 16 (5.67%) Presales
9 16 (5.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (5.67%) SIEM
10 15 (5.32%) High Availability
10 15 (5.32%) Network Design
10 15 (5.32%) Scrum
10 15 (5.32%) Security Operations
10 15 (5.32%) Tech Ops
11 14 (4.96%) Migration
11 14 (4.96%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.35%) SQL
2 31 (10.99%) PowerShell
3 22 (7.80%) Java
4 14 (4.96%) Python
5 11 (3.90%) C#
5 11 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.55%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.77%) Ruby
8 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.71%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) Go
10 1 (0.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (17.38%) CCNP
3 39 (13.83%) CCNA
4 27 (9.57%) Degree
5 16 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.67%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.32%) MCSE
7 12 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.90%) CCIE
9 10 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (3.19%) CCSP
10 9 (3.19%) MCSD
11 8 (2.84%) CCVP
12 7 (2.48%) CEH
13 6 (2.13%) CISSP
14 5 (1.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.77%) CCIE Security
14 5 (1.77%) CCSA
14 5 (1.77%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (5.32%) SLA
2 9 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.77%) GDPR
5 4 (1.42%) FISMA
6 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.35%) ECSS
8 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 67 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 62 (21.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.61%) vSphere
5 12 (4.26%) Docker
6 10 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (3.55%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.84%) iptables
8 7 (2.48%) XenApp
9 6 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.77%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.42%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.06%) Snort
12 3 (1.06%) UAG
13 2 (0.71%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.71%) Varnish
13 2 (0.71%) Xen
14 1 (0.35%) KVM
14 1 (0.35%) Postfix
14 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (5.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 16 (5.67%) SCOM
2 13 (4.61%) Ansible
3 12 (4.26%) Puppet
4 10 (3.55%) Terraform
5 9 (3.19%) SCCM
6 7 (2.48%) Nagios
6 7 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco CME
8 5 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.77%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.42%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.42%) Mesos
9 4 (1.42%) Rancher
9 4 (1.42%) Salt
9 4 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.42%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.06%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 144 (51.06%) Cisco
2 111 (39.36%) Microsoft
3 84 (29.79%) VMware
4 74 (26.24%) CheckPoint
5 40 (14.18%) Juniper
6 33 (11.70%) Palo Alto
7 31 (10.99%) Oracle
7 31 (10.99%) SolarWinds
8 30 (10.64%) F5
9 24 (8.51%) Citrix
10 18 (6.38%) Fortinet
10 18 (6.38%) HP
11 16 (5.67%) Riverbed
11 16 (5.67%) ServiceNow
11 16 (5.67%) Zscaler
12 15 (5.32%) Aruba
13 14 (4.96%) Meraki
14 13 (4.61%) Symantec
15 11 (3.90%) Blue Coat
16 7 (2.48%) Google