Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 27 20
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 269 481 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.44% 7.47% 8.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 37.29% 34.84%
Number of salaries quoted 191 355 603
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +1.15%

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 1,022 1,290 2,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.88% 20.02% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 748 952 1,524
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £75,438
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.95%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -32 105 £46,000 -3.16% 30
Maidenhead -21 66 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Slough -27 25 £55,000 +46.67% 5
Bracknell -52 17 £42,500 - 5
Wokingham +10 10 £46,250 +2.78% 1
Newbury +10 6 £37,500 -31.82% 3
Windsor 0 2 £55,750 -28.06% 2
Crowthorne - 2 £45,000 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 135 (50.19%) Windows
2 106 (39.41%) Cisco
3 104 (38.66%) Microsoft
4 88 (32.71%) Linux
5 78 (29.00%) WAN
6 77 (28.62%) Windows Server
7 76 (28.25%) Active Directory
8 75 (27.88%) TCP/IP
9 71 (26.39%) VMware
10 70 (26.02%) LAN
11 69 (25.65%) Office 365
12 60 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
13 59 (21.93%) Hyper-V
14 58 (21.56%) SQL Server
15 52 (19.33%) DNS
15 52 (19.33%) Network Security
16 50 (18.59%) SQL
17 49 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 48 (17.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 47 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
20 46 (17.10%) CheckPoint
21 45 (16.73%) Logistics
21 45 (16.73%) Incident Management
22 43 (15.99%) Degree
22 43 (15.99%) VPN
23 42 (15.61%) Management Information System
23 42 (15.61%) Information Security
24 39 (14.50%) IIS
24 39 (14.50%) ITIL
25 35 (13.01%) Oracle

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 39 (14.50%) IIS
2 14 (5.20%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.83%) Apache
3 13 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.72%) nginx
5 9 (3.35%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.60%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.74%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.37%) Confluence
10 1 (0.37%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.23%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (25.65%) Office 365
2 60 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (7.81%) IaaS
5 13 (4.83%) PaaS
6 11 (4.09%) SaaS
7 7 (2.60%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.86%) Serverless
9 5 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.49%) CloudFront
10 4 (1.49%) GitHub
10 4 (1.49%) Route 53
11 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (29.00%) WAN
2 75 (27.88%) TCP/IP
3 70 (26.02%) LAN
4 52 (19.33%) DNS
4 52 (19.33%) Network Security
5 43 (15.99%) VPN
6 30 (11.15%) Wireless
7 27 (10.04%) SNMP
8 24 (8.92%) DHCP
9 21 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (7.43%) Internet
11 19 (7.06%) IPsec
12 17 (6.32%) NetScaler
13 16 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (5.58%) SSL
15 14 (5.20%) BGP
15 14 (5.20%) OSPF
16 13 (4.83%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (4.83%) MPLS
17 12 (4.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (21.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.86%) Big Data
2 5 (1.86%) Data Lake
2 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.37%) DB2
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.23%) Subversion
4 5 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.86%) JIRA
4 5 (1.86%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.74%) Redmine
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 22 (8.18%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.32%) Finance
3 14 (5.20%) Marketing
4 11 (4.09%) Legal
5 9 (3.35%) Electronics
5 9 (3.35%) Retail
6 7 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.12%) Advertising
7 3 (1.12%) Banking
7 3 (1.12%) Military
8 2 (0.74%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (19.33%) Network Engineer
2 48 (17.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (15.24%) Analyst
4 29 (10.78%) Support Engineer
5 27 (10.04%) Security Engineer
6 19 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (5.95%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (5.95%) Security Analyst
7 16 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (5.58%) Architect
8 15 (5.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 14 (5.20%) Consultant
10 13 (4.83%) Administrator
10 13 (4.83%) Monitoring Analyst
10 13 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.46%) IT Engineer
11 12 (4.46%) Technical Engineer
11 12 (4.46%) Technical Support
12 11 (4.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.09%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.92%) Middleware
2 9 (3.35%) .NET
3 6 (2.23%) LDAP
3 6 (2.23%) XML
4 4 (1.49%) J2EE
4 4 (1.49%) LAMP
4 4 (1.49%) Node.js
4 4 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (1.12%) COM
6 2 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.37%) CSS
7 1 (0.37%) HTML
7 1 (0.37%) JSON
7 1 (0.37%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.37%) OAuth
7 1 (0.37%) OpenID
7 1 (0.37%) SAML
7 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.61%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 24 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.06%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (4.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 11 (4.09%) Driving Licence
8 10 (3.72%) Private Cloud
9 9 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (3.35%) PKI
10 8 (2.97%) EPoS
11 7 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (2.23%) e-Health
13 5 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.12%) Clustering
15 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
16 1 (0.37%) EMC VNX
16 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
16 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (50.19%) Windows
2 88 (32.71%) Linux
3 77 (28.62%) Windows Server
4 22 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.81%) Windows 10
6 17 (6.32%) CentOS
7 16 (5.95%) Windows 7
8 12 (4.46%) Unix
8 12 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.23%) Solaris
11 5 (1.86%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.12%) VMS
13 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (16.73%) Incident Management
2 45 (16.73%) Logistics
3 42 (15.61%) Information Security
4 39 (14.50%) ITIL
5 34 (12.64%) Security Operations
6 31 (11.52%) SIEM
7 30 (11.15%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (10.41%) DevOps
8 28 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (10.41%) Vulnerability Management
9 24 (8.92%) Service Management
10 23 (8.55%) Load Balancing
11 22 (8.18%) Problem Management
11 22 (8.18%) Service Delivery
12 20 (7.43%) Presales
12 20 (7.43%) Project Management
13 19 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (7.06%) Computer Science
14 18 (6.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (18.59%) SQL
2 32 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.06%) Python
4 15 (5.58%) Bash Shell
4 15 (5.58%) Java
5 10 (3.72%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.97%) PHP
6 8 (2.97%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.60%) C#
7 7 (2.60%) Ruby
8 6 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.12%) Go
10 2 (0.74%) C
11 1 (0.37%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.37%) Korn
11 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (15.99%) Degree
3 30 (11.15%) CCNA
3 30 (11.15%) CCNP
4 25 (9.29%) CISSP
5 17 (6.32%) CISM
6 15 (5.58%) CEH
6 15 (5.58%) CISA
6 15 (5.58%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (4.83%) CRISC
7 13 (4.83%) SANS
8 12 (4.46%) OSCP
9 10 (3.72%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.97%) CREST Certified
11 6 (2.23%) CCSA
11 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.86%) CCSP
12 5 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.81%) SLA
2 12 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.35%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.23%) PMO
6 5 (1.86%) GDPR
7 4 (1.49%) FISMA
8 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.74%) QA
10 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (28.25%) Active Directory
2 59 (21.93%) Hyper-V
3 49 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.72%) XenApp
5 9 (3.35%) Docker
5 9 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.35%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.60%) vSphere
7 6 (2.23%) iptables
7 6 (2.23%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.49%) Snort
8 4 (1.49%) Xen
9 3 (1.12%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.12%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.12%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.74%) Samba
10 2 (0.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (8.18%) SCOM
2 21 (7.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (7.06%) SCCM
4 17 (6.32%) Terraform
5 12 (4.46%) Nagios
6 11 (4.09%) Ansible
7 10 (3.72%) CSIRT
8 7 (2.60%) Data Guard
9 6 (2.23%) Kibana
9 6 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (2.23%) Puppet
10 5 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.49%) Graphite
11 4 (1.49%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.49%) Mesos
11 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.49%) QRadar
11 4 (1.49%) Rancher
11 4 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 106 (39.41%) Cisco
2 104 (38.66%) Microsoft
3 71 (26.39%) VMware
4 46 (17.10%) CheckPoint
5 35 (13.01%) Oracle
6 32 (11.90%) F5
7 31 (11.52%) Palo Alto
8 28 (10.41%) Citrix
9 23 (8.55%) Juniper
10 22 (8.18%) Symantec
11 21 (7.81%) Riverbed
11 21 (7.81%) ServiceNow
11 21 (7.81%) SolarWinds
12 18 (6.69%) Fortinet
13 12 (4.46%) HP
14 11 (4.09%) Meraki
15 10 (3.72%) Blue Coat
16 9 (3.35%) Red Hat
17 8 (2.97%) Dell
17 8 (2.97%) Salesforce.com