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

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 394 614 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.85% 9.26% 9.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.41% 38.62% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 277 503 807
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £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 1,387 1,590 2,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.58% 23.97% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 1,226 1,936
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,125
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -

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 June 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 June 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
Maidenhead +8 131 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Reading -37 108 £37,500 -25.00% 19
Bracknell -18 37 £52,500 +4.48% 8
Slough -13 36 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Newbury -47 11 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Windsor +1 4 £32,500 -32.99%
Wokingham -19 3 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 206 (52.28%) Cisco
2 146 (37.06%) WAN
3 143 (36.29%) LAN
4 138 (35.03%) Windows
5 134 (34.01%) Microsoft
6 125 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 123 (31.22%) VMware
8 120 (30.46%) CheckPoint
9 103 (26.14%) DNS
10 96 (24.37%) VPN
11 90 (22.84%) Linux
12 89 (22.59%) Cisco ASA
13 87 (22.08%) Active Directory
14 85 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 81 (20.56%) Data Centre
16 77 (19.54%) DHCP
17 76 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
18 75 (19.04%) Hyper-V
19 74 (18.78%) Windows Server
20 72 (18.27%) Oracle
21 70 (17.77%) TCP/IP
22 69 (17.51%) Network Security
23 67 (17.01%) SQL Server
24 63 (15.99%) Palo Alto
25 62 (15.74%) Juniper
26 59 (14.97%) PowerShell
27 57 (14.47%) Middleware
28 50 (12.69%) CCNP
29 46 (11.68%) Office 365
30 45 (11.42%) Amazon AWS

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 23 (5.84%) IIS
1 23 (5.84%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 18 (4.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (3.81%) Apache
4 15 (3.81%) NServiceBus
4 15 (3.81%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.78%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.52%) JBoss
8 6 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (6.85%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 125 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (11.68%) Office 365
3 45 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (8.12%) IBM Cloud
5 19 (4.82%) SaaS
6 16 (4.06%) Akamai
7 9 (2.28%) IaaS
7 9 (2.28%) PaaS
8 5 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.27%) Amazon Glacier
8 5 (1.27%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.02%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.76%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.25%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.25%) Route 53
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (37.06%) WAN
2 143 (36.29%) LAN
3 103 (26.14%) DNS
4 96 (24.37%) VPN
5 89 (22.59%) Cisco ASA
6 77 (19.54%) DHCP
7 70 (17.77%) TCP/IP
8 69 (17.51%) Network Security
9 44 (11.17%) Cisco IOS
9 44 (11.17%) Internet
10 42 (10.66%) MPLS
10 42 (10.66%) Wireless
11 39 (9.90%) WLAN
12 36 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (9.14%) SAN
13 32 (8.12%) OSPF
14 29 (7.36%) BGP
15 26 (6.60%) NetScaler
16 19 (4.82%) IPsec
17 17 (4.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.08%) Big Data
3 12 (3.05%) MySQL
4 8 (2.03%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.78%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) Firebird
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 22 (5.58%) Git (software)
1 22 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.81%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.76%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
5 2 (0.51%) Maven
5 2 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 33 (8.38%) Retail
2 26 (6.60%) Finance
3 20 (5.08%) Publishing
4 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.27%) Back Office
6 3 (0.76%) Games
6 3 (0.76%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 122 (30.96%) Network Engineer
2 60 (15.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 57 (14.47%) Architect
4 44 (11.17%) Support Engineer
5 41 (10.41%) Analyst
6 37 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (7.11%) Security Engineer
8 23 (5.84%) IT Support
9 22 (5.58%) Network Security Engineer
10 21 (5.33%) Cloud Architect
10 21 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (5.08%) Lead Network Engineer
12 19 (4.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.57%) Data Centre Architect
13 18 (4.57%) LAN Engineer
13 18 (4.57%) Virtualisation Architect
14 17 (4.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 16 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (4.06%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.47%) Middleware
2 16 (4.06%) CSS
3 15 (3.81%) JSON
4 10 (2.54%) .NET
5 9 (2.28%) LAMP
6 8 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.52%) 802.1X
7 6 (1.52%) LDAP
8 3 (0.76%) XML
9 2 (0.51%) DHTML
9 2 (0.51%) HTML
9 2 (0.51%) J2EE
9 2 (0.51%) jQuery
9 2 (0.51%) Node.js
9 2 (0.51%) POSIX
9 2 (0.51%) SOAP
9 2 (0.51%) Spring
9 2 (0.51%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.51%) Struts
9 2 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.56%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (5.33%) Public Cloud
4 18 (4.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 18 (4.57%) Mainframe
5 16 (4.06%) Private Cloud
6 14 (3.55%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.27%) SCADA
12 4 (1.02%) Clustering
12 4 (1.02%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 138 (35.03%) Windows
2 90 (22.84%) Linux
3 74 (18.78%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.03%) Unix
6 8 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.03%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.52%) CentOS
8 5 (1.27%) DC/OS
8 5 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.27%) Solaris
8 5 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.76%) Debian
11 2 (0.51%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (10.15%) Strategic Thinking
2 39 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (9.90%) ITIL
3 36 (9.14%) Logistics
4 33 (8.38%) SIEM
4 33 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (8.38%) Test Automation
5 32 (8.12%) Scrum
6 28 (7.11%) Load Balancing
7 27 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (6.85%) Open Source
8 26 (6.60%) High Availability
8 26 (6.60%) Network Design
9 25 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (6.09%) Analytics
11 20 (5.08%) Big Data Analytics
11 20 (5.08%) Configuration Management
11 20 (5.08%) Data Analytics
11 20 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (5.08%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.97%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.66%) SQL
3 23 (5.84%) Java
4 17 (4.31%) C#
4 17 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.06%) Python
6 12 (3.05%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.03%) Perl
8 3 (0.76%) Google Apps Script
9 2 (0.51%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (12.69%) CCNP
3 38 (9.64%) CCNA
4 29 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.85%) MCSE
6 25 (6.35%) Degree
7 23 (5.84%) Security Cleared
8 21 (5.33%) CCIE
9 20 (5.08%) MCSD
10 18 (4.57%) SC Cleared
11 16 (4.06%) CISSP
12 14 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (3.05%) CCIE Security
14 10 (2.54%) CEH
15 8 (2.03%) CCDP
15 8 (2.03%) CCSP
15 8 (2.03%) CCVP
16 7 (1.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 6 (1.52%) MCSA
17 6 (1.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.78%) SLA
3 5 (1.27%) PMO
4 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) ECSS
5 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.25%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (22.08%) Active Directory
2 85 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (19.04%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.38%) VMware NSX
5 28 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (6.35%) Docker
7 24 (6.09%) NFS
8 16 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.79%) vSphere
10 8 (2.03%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.27%) XenApp
13 4 (1.02%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (1.02%) iptables
14 3 (0.76%) Firmware
14 3 (0.76%) UAG
15 2 (0.51%) Snort
15 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (5.33%) Puppet
1 21 (5.33%) vCenter Server
2 18 (4.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 14 (3.55%) Ansible
3 14 (3.55%) Cisco CME
3 14 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (2.79%) SCOM
5 10 (2.54%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.03%) CASB
7 5 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.02%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.76%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.76%) Terraform
10 2 (0.51%) QRadar
10 2 (0.51%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.51%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 206 (52.28%) Cisco
2 134 (34.01%) Microsoft
3 123 (31.22%) VMware
4 120 (30.46%) CheckPoint
5 72 (18.27%) Oracle
6 63 (15.99%) Palo Alto
7 62 (15.74%) Juniper
8 38 (9.64%) F5
9 37 (9.39%) HP
10 34 (8.63%) SolarWinds
11 33 (8.38%) Zscaler
12 30 (7.61%) Citrix
13 24 (6.09%) Aruba
13 24 (6.09%) IBM
14 19 (4.82%) Blue Coat
14 19 (4.82%) Veeam
15 18 (4.57%) CommVault
15 18 (4.57%) Intel
16 15 (3.81%) CyberArk
16 15 (3.81%) Fortinet