Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 19 21
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 336 567 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.14% 8.91% 9.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.90% 38.39% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 244 474 718
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,300 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £68,750
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 1,249 1,477 2,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.12% 23.21% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1,139 1,797
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.38%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £70,000 £70,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,625
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.58% +2.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -35 104 £40,000 -20.00% 26
Maidenhead -10 101 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Slough +2 36 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Bracknell -35 28 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Wokingham -23 7 £52,500 +38.16%
Windsor -7 6 £33,250 -31.44%
Newbury -34 6 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 169 (50.30%) Cisco
2 145 (43.15%) Windows
3 136 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 120 (35.71%) LAN
5 115 (34.23%) WAN
6 108 (32.14%) VMware
7 107 (31.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 95 (28.27%) CheckPoint
9 80 (23.81%) Active Directory
9 80 (23.81%) Windows Server
10 78 (23.21%) DNS
11 76 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 75 (22.32%) Cisco ASA
12 75 (22.32%) Linux
13 74 (22.02%) VPN
14 68 (20.24%) Cisco Certification
15 66 (19.64%) Hyper-V
16 65 (19.35%) Network Security
17 63 (18.75%) SQL Server
18 59 (17.56%) TCP/IP
18 59 (17.56%) DHCP
19 58 (17.26%) Office 365
20 57 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 53 (15.77%) Data Centre
21 53 (15.77%) Oracle
22 51 (15.18%) PowerShell
23 49 (14.58%) CCNP
24 45 (13.39%) Middleware
24 45 (13.39%) Palo Alto
25 44 (13.10%) Juniper

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 29 (8.63%) IIS
2 24 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.17%) NServiceBus
3 14 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 14 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.08%) Apache
6 5 (1.49%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.19%) JBoss
7 4 (1.19%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (7.44%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 107 (31.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (17.26%) Office 365
3 34 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.65%) IBM Cloud
5 15 (4.46%) SaaS
6 11 (3.27%) IaaS
6 11 (3.27%) PaaS
7 10 (2.98%) Akamai
8 6 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.89%) G Suite
9 3 (0.89%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.30%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 120 (35.71%) LAN
2 115 (34.23%) WAN
3 78 (23.21%) DNS
4 75 (22.32%) Cisco ASA
5 74 (22.02%) VPN
6 65 (19.35%) Network Security
7 59 (17.56%) DHCP
7 59 (17.56%) TCP/IP
8 35 (10.42%) Wireless
8 35 (10.42%) WLAN
9 29 (8.63%) OSPF
10 28 (8.33%) BGP
10 28 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
11 26 (7.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (7.74%) NetScaler
12 25 (7.44%) MPLS
13 20 (5.95%) SAN
14 19 (5.65%) Internet
15 18 (5.36%) VLAN
16 15 (4.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.68%) Big Data
3 4 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.19%) MySQL
3 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (8.33%) Finance
2 20 (5.95%) Retail
3 15 (4.46%) Publishing
4 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.49%) Back Office
6 3 (0.89%) Advertising
6 3 (0.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (26.49%) Network Engineer
2 50 (14.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (12.80%) Analyst
4 41 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 33 (9.82%) Architect
6 32 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (6.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (6.85%) Security Engineer
8 21 (6.25%) IT Support
9 18 (5.36%) Cloud Architect
9 18 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 15 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.46%) IT Engineer
11 14 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (4.17%) Consultant
12 13 (3.87%) LAN Engineer
13 12 (3.57%) Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.39%) Middleware
2 11 (3.27%) JSON
3 10 (2.98%) CSS
4 8 (2.38%) .NET
4 8 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (1.79%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.79%) LAMP
6 5 (1.49%) LDAP
7 3 (0.89%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) COM
8 1 (0.30%) HTML
8 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.30%) Servlets
8 1 (0.30%) WAP
8 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 15 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.68%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.19%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.19%) PKI
10 4 (1.19%) SCADA
11 3 (0.89%) Clustering
11 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.60%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 145 (43.15%) Windows
2 80 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 75 (22.32%) Linux
4 27 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.27%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.98%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.68%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.19%) CentOS
10 4 (1.19%) DC/OS
10 4 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.19%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.89%) Debian
12 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (10.71%) Logistics
3 33 (9.82%) Load Balancing
4 31 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (7.74%) Scrum
6 24 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
7 23 (6.85%) Test Automation
8 22 (6.55%) SIEM
9 21 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (6.25%) Network Design
10 20 (5.95%) High Availability
11 19 (5.65%) DevOps
11 19 (5.65%) Presales
12 18 (5.36%) Incident Management
13 17 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (5.06%) Open Source
14 16 (4.76%) Configuration Management
14 16 (4.76%) Migration
14 16 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (4.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.18%) PowerShell
2 44 (13.10%) SQL
3 22 (6.55%) Java
4 14 (4.17%) C#
4 14 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.57%) Python
6 7 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.89%) Google Apps Script
7 3 (0.89%) Perl
7 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (20.24%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (14.58%) CCNP
3 32 (9.52%) CCNA
4 25 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (7.14%) MCSE
6 20 (5.95%) Degree
6 20 (5.95%) Security Cleared
7 18 (5.36%) CCIE
8 16 (4.76%) MCSD
9 15 (4.46%) SC Cleared
10 12 (3.57%) CISSP
11 10 (2.98%) CCIE Security
12 9 (2.68%) CCSP
12 9 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (2.38%) CCVP
14 6 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (1.79%) CCSE
14 6 (1.79%) CEH
14 6 (1.79%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.68%) SLA
3 8 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.49%) GDPR
5 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.60%) PMO
5 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) ECSS
6 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 80 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 76 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (19.64%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.36%) Docker
4 18 (5.36%) VMware NSX
5 16 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (4.17%) vSphere
8 11 (3.27%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.68%) NFS
10 8 (2.38%) XenApp
11 5 (1.49%) iptables
12 3 (0.89%) Firmware
12 3 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.89%) UAG
13 2 (0.60%) Snort
14 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (5.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 20 (5.95%) SCOM
2 14 (4.17%) vCenter Server
3 11 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (3.27%) Puppet
4 10 (2.98%) Ansible
4 10 (2.98%) Cisco CME
5 9 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.19%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.19%) SCCM
7 4 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.19%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.89%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.89%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.60%) CASB
9 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.60%) QRadar
9 2 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 169 (50.30%) Cisco
2 136 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 108 (32.14%) VMware
4 95 (28.27%) CheckPoint
5 53 (15.77%) Oracle
6 45 (13.39%) Palo Alto
7 44 (13.10%) Juniper
8 40 (11.90%) SolarWinds
9 33 (9.82%) Citrix
10 28 (8.33%) F5
11 27 (8.04%) Zscaler
12 24 (7.14%) HP
13 21 (6.25%) Riverbed
14 20 (5.95%) ServiceNow
15 18 (5.36%) Aruba
16 14 (4.17%) Blue Coat
17 12 (3.57%) Fortinet
18 11 (3.27%) Symantec
19 10 (2.98%) Prolexic
19 10 (2.98%) Veeam