Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 463 670 986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.85% 8.78% 8.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.75% 35.77% 36.64%
Number of salaries quoted 321 542 876
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.60% +9.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +8.43%

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 1,372 1,873 2,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.31% 24.54% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 991 1,338 2,173
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,925 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -6 176 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Maidenhead +14 95 £56,250 +2.27% 4
Bracknell -10 49 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Slough -14 35 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Wokingham +4 15 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Newbury -25 15 £52,500 - 2
Thatcham -1 5 £42,500 +41.67%
Ascot - 2 £50,000 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 238 (51.40%) Cisco
2 149 (32.18%) Linux
3 140 (30.24%) Juniper
4 135 (29.16%) WAN
5 132 (28.51%) TCP/IP
5 132 (28.51%) Windows
6 106 (22.89%) LAN
7 104 (22.46%) VMware
8 103 (22.25%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (21.81%) CheckPoint
10 95 (20.52%) VPN
10 95 (20.52%) Microsoft
11 90 (19.44%) ITIL
12 84 (18.14%) F5
13 81 (17.49%) Cisco ASA
14 80 (17.28%) DNS
15 79 (17.06%) Active Directory
15 79 (17.06%) MPLS
15 79 (17.06%) Data Centre
16 76 (16.41%) Internet
16 76 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
17 74 (15.98%) Hyper-V
18 73 (15.77%) Palo Alto
19 71 (15.33%) Information Security
19 71 (15.33%) Degree
20 69 (14.90%) Windows Server
21 68 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
22 67 (14.47%) Wireless
23 66 (14.25%) SQL Server
24 65 (14.04%) CCNP

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 34 (7.34%) Apache
2 25 (5.40%) IIS
3 21 (4.54%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.02%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.81%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.38%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.65%) JBoss
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.43%) Confluence
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.22%) Moodle
13 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 28 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (9.07%) Office 365
4 22 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (4.75%) Amazon S3
5 19 (4.10%) IBM Cloud
6 18 (3.89%) Bluemix
7 17 (3.67%) Route 53
8 15 (3.24%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (2.59%) SaaS
10 10 (2.16%) PaaS
11 7 (1.51%) Amazon Glacier
12 6 (1.30%) Akamai
12 6 (1.30%) IaaS
13 5 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.86%) GitHub
15 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.65%) G Suite
16 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 135 (29.16%) WAN
2 132 (28.51%) TCP/IP
3 106 (22.89%) LAN
4 95 (20.52%) VPN
5 81 (17.49%) Cisco ASA
6 80 (17.28%) DNS
7 79 (17.06%) MPLS
8 76 (16.41%) Internet
9 67 (14.47%) Wireless
10 64 (13.82%) Network Security
11 50 (10.80%) Intrusion Detection
12 47 (10.15%) OSPF
13 40 (8.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (8.64%) SAN
14 39 (8.42%) BGP
14 39 (8.42%) DHCP
15 34 (7.34%) IPsec
16 32 (6.91%) HTTP
17 28 (6.05%) SNMP
18 27 (5.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.91%) MySQL
3 19 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (3.02%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.59%) DB2
6 11 (2.38%) Big Data
6 11 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.43%) Power BI
12 1 (0.22%) Firebird
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (7.34%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.54%) Ant
2 21 (4.54%) Maven
3 18 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (2.59%) Toad
6 11 (2.38%) Subversion
7 5 (1.08%) SonarQube
7 5 (1.08%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.86%) GitLab
9 2 (0.43%) JIRA
10 1 (0.22%) Selenium
10 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (5.18%) Marketing
1 24 (5.18%) Telecoms
2 23 (4.97%) Finance
3 18 (3.89%) French Language
3 18 (3.89%) German Language
3 18 (3.89%) Retail
4 14 (3.02%) Publishing
5 8 (1.73%) Digital Economy
5 8 (1.73%) Legal
5 8 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.51%) Electronics
7 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.08%) Advertising
9 4 (0.86%) Games
10 3 (0.65%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.43%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.22%) Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 142 (30.67%) Network Engineer
2 74 (15.98%) Analyst
3 58 (12.53%) Security Analyst
4 56 (12.10%) Architect
4 56 (12.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 53 (11.45%) Support Engineer
6 47 (10.15%) Security Engineer
7 27 (5.83%) Administrator
8 25 (5.40%) IT Engineer
8 25 (5.40%) IT Support
9 23 (4.97%) Network Support
9 23 (4.97%) Operations Engineer
10 21 (4.54%) Field Engineer
10 21 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.54%) IT Support Engineer
10 21 (4.54%) Lead Network Engineer
10 21 (4.54%) Network Field Engineer
11 19 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (4.10%) Firewall Analyst
11 19 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.64%) Middleware
2 22 (4.75%) LAMP
3 21 (4.54%) CSS
4 19 (4.10%) Web Services
5 17 (3.67%) HTML
6 13 (2.81%) JSON
7 9 (1.94%) POSIX
8 6 (1.30%) SOAP
8 6 (1.30%) XML
9 5 (1.08%) DHTML
9 5 (1.08%) J2EE
9 5 (1.08%) jQuery
9 5 (1.08%) REST
9 5 (1.08%) Spring
9 5 (1.08%) Spring MVC
9 5 (1.08%) Struts
10 4 (0.86%) HTML5
11 3 (0.65%) .NET
11 3 (0.65%) LDAP
11 3 (0.65%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 54 (11.66%) Computer Science
3 52 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (8.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 24 (5.18%) Management Information System
6 21 (4.54%) Public Cloud
7 16 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (1.94%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.73%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.73%) Clustering
12 8 (1.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 6 (1.30%) iSeries
14 5 (1.08%) Cyberattack
14 5 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (32.18%) Linux
2 132 (28.51%) Windows
3 69 (14.90%) Windows Server
4 52 (11.23%) Unix
5 37 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (6.48%) Solaris
7 27 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (4.10%) Windows 10
11 18 (3.89%) Windows 7
12 17 (3.67%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.73%) FreeBSD
14 6 (1.30%) CentOS
15 5 (1.08%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.43%) SUSE
18 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (19.44%) ITIL
2 71 (15.33%) Information Security
3 59 (12.74%) Security Operations
4 56 (12.10%) Open Source
5 41 (8.86%) SIEM
6 35 (7.56%) Security Monitoring
7 34 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (6.48%) Project Management
9 28 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (6.05%) Network Packet Capture
9 28 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
10 27 (5.83%) Load Balancing
10 27 (5.83%) Strategic Thinking
11 25 (5.40%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (5.40%) Migration
11 25 (5.40%) Network Design
11 25 (5.40%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (4.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.58%) PowerShell
2 37 (7.99%) Python
2 37 (7.99%) SQL
3 34 (7.34%) Bash Shell
4 28 (6.05%) Java
5 22 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.32%) Ruby
7 16 (3.46%) Perl
8 13 (2.81%) PHP
9 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.86%) Scala
11 3 (0.65%) C#
12 2 (0.43%) C
12 2 (0.43%) Google Apps Script
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (22.25%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (15.33%) Degree
3 65 (14.04%) CCNP
4 58 (12.53%) CCNA
5 48 (10.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (8.64%) CISSP
7 34 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (6.70%) CCIE
9 26 (5.62%) MCSE
10 22 (4.75%) CEH
11 21 (4.54%) CISM
12 15 (3.24%) SC Cleared
12 15 (3.24%) Security Cleared
13 14 (3.02%) GIAC
13 14 (3.02%) MCSD
14 13 (2.81%) MCSA
15 12 (2.59%) CCSA
15 12 (2.59%) CISA
15 12 (2.59%) JNCIA
15 12 (2.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.38%) QA
4 9 (1.94%) SLA
5 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.65%) COBIT
6 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.65%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.65%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 79 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 74 (15.98%) Hyper-V
3 68 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (5.40%) NFS
5 23 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.24%) Docker
6 15 (3.24%) VMware NSX
7 10 (2.16%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.30%) vSphere
9 4 (0.86%) KVM
9 4 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (7.78%) Puppet
2 22 (4.75%) Ansible
3 20 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.59%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.16%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.94%) Terraform
6 9 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (1.73%) Juniper STRM
7 8 (1.73%) QRadar
7 8 (1.73%) RSA enVision
7 8 (1.73%) RSA Security Analytics
8 6 (1.30%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.08%) Nagios
9 5 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.86%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.86%) Nessus
10 4 (0.86%) Nmap
10 4 (0.86%) Salt
11 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 238 (51.40%) Cisco
2 140 (30.24%) Juniper
3 104 (22.46%) VMware
4 101 (21.81%) CheckPoint
5 95 (20.52%) Microsoft
6 84 (18.14%) F5
7 73 (15.77%) Palo Alto
8 64 (13.82%) Oracle
9 56 (12.10%) HP
10 33 (7.13%) Brocade
11 31 (6.70%) Blue Coat
12 26 (5.62%) IBM
13 24 (5.18%) Crossbeam
14 21 (4.54%) Sourcefire
15 19 (4.10%) Citrix
16 18 (3.89%) Dell
17 17 (3.67%) Fortinet
18 16 (3.46%) Apple
18 16 (3.46%) LogRhythm
19 14 (3.02%) Red Hat