Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 49 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 237 295 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.71% 5.17% 7.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.87% 29.41% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 192 199 340
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 821 1,003 1,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.31% 17.58% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 549 723 967
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.24% +8.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £28,100 £27,600 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £73,500 £69,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -13 86 £47,500 +3.26% 30
Bracknell +44 42 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Slough +25 32 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Maidenhead -10 14 £80,000 +77.78% 4
Newbury +27 10 £57,500 +27.78% 5
Ascot - 6 £35,500 - 1
Windsor +8 1 £32,500 -41.70% 1
Wokingham -1 1 £62,500 +35.14% 3
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 123 (51.90%) Cisco
2 80 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (29.54%) Windows
4 66 (27.85%) VPN
5 62 (26.16%) Linux
6 52 (21.94%) VMware
7 50 (21.10%) Network Security
8 49 (20.68%) ITIL
9 48 (20.25%) WAN
10 46 (19.41%) DNS
11 45 (18.99%) LAN
11 45 (18.99%) Azure
12 44 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
12 44 (18.57%) CCNP
13 43 (18.14%) Juniper
14 42 (17.72%) Information Security
15 39 (16.46%) Microsoft
16 37 (15.61%) Windows Server
17 36 (15.19%) TCP/IP
18 35 (14.77%) Management Information System
19 34 (14.35%) DHCP
20 33 (13.92%) Python
20 33 (13.92%) CCNA
21 32 (13.50%) CISSP
21 32 (13.50%) Security Cleared
22 29 (12.24%) DevOps
22 29 (12.24%) Palo Alto
23 28 (11.81%) Office 365
23 28 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 27 (11.39%) CheckPoint

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 16 (6.75%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.91%) IIS
3 6 (2.53%) Apache
3 6 (2.53%) GlassFish
4 5 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.27%) Confluence
6 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.42%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Exchequer
1 5 (2.11%) Line 50
1 5 (2.11%) Pegasus Opera
1 5 (2.11%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.99%) Azure
2 28 (11.81%) Office 365
3 24 (10.13%) SaaS
4 20 (8.44%) AWS
5 8 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.95%) IaaS
7 6 (2.53%) G Suite
7 6 (2.53%) PaaS
8 1 (0.42%) AtomSphere
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.42%) Boomi
8 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (27.85%) VPN
2 50 (21.10%) Network Security
3 48 (20.25%) WAN
4 46 (19.41%) DNS
5 45 (18.99%) LAN
6 44 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (15.19%) TCP/IP
8 34 (14.35%) DHCP
9 26 (10.97%) VoIP
10 24 (10.13%) Wireless
11 22 (9.28%) BGP
11 22 (9.28%) OSPF
12 21 (8.86%) SSL
13 19 (8.02%) WLAN
14 16 (6.75%) MPLS
14 16 (6.75%) VLAN
15 14 (5.91%) SNMP
16 10 (4.22%) DAB
16 10 (4.22%) SSH
17 9 (3.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.80%) MySQL
3 5 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.69%) Big Data
4 4 (1.69%) Cognos Impromptu
4 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.22%) Selenium
4 9 (3.80%) JIRA
5 6 (2.53%) Bugzilla
5 6 (2.53%) CruiseControl
6 4 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.69%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.42%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.42%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (7.17%) Finance
2 12 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.64%) Retail
4 6 (2.53%) Legal
4 6 (2.53%) Marketing
5 5 (2.11%) German Language
6 4 (1.69%) Military
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
7 3 (1.27%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.84%) French Language
8 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (24.47%) Network Engineer
2 33 (13.92%) Security Engineer
3 29 (12.24%) Architect
4 26 (10.97%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (8.02%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.59%) Analyst
7 16 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.75%) Network Architect
8 15 (6.33%) Technical Support
9 12 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (5.06%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (5.06%) Technical Support Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Security Architect
11 10 (4.22%) Cisco Engineer
11 10 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.22%) IT Architect
11 10 (4.22%) IT Security Architect
11 10 (4.22%) Security Analyst
12 9 (3.80%) Administrator
12 9 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.49%) LDAP
2 9 (3.80%) OAuth
3 7 (2.95%) OAuth2
3 7 (2.95%) OpenID
3 7 (2.95%) XACML
4 6 (2.53%) LAMP
5 4 (1.69%) .NET
5 4 (1.69%) Middleware
5 4 (1.69%) SAML
6 3 (1.27%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.84%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.84%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.84%) Keycloak
7 2 (0.84%) ModSecurity
7 2 (0.84%) Spring
7 2 (0.84%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.42%) JSON
8 1 (0.42%) REST
8 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.77%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.02%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (4.64%) PKI
4 10 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.84%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.84%) NHS
10 2 (0.84%) Replication
11 1 (0.42%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.54%) Windows
2 62 (26.16%) Linux
3 37 (15.61%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.80%) CentOS
6 9 (3.80%) Unix
7 8 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.95%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.11%) Debian
9 5 (2.11%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.42%) VMS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.68%) ITIL
2 42 (17.72%) Information Security
3 29 (12.24%) DevOps
4 25 (10.55%) Change Management
5 24 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (9.28%) SIEM
7 21 (8.86%) Security Operations
8 20 (8.44%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (8.44%) Validation
8 20 (8.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (8.02%) Service Delivery
10 18 (7.59%) Software Audit
11 16 (6.75%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (6.33%) Test Automation
13 13 (5.49%) Project Management
13 13 (5.49%) Security Architecture
14 12 (5.06%) Load Balancing
14 12 (5.06%) Network Management
15 11 (4.64%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.92%) Python
2 20 (8.44%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.33%) Bash Shell
4 14 (5.91%) Java
4 14 (5.91%) SQL
5 8 (3.38%) Perl
6 6 (2.53%) Google Apps Script
6 6 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.69%) C++
9 3 (1.27%) C#
10 2 (0.84%) Ruby
11 1 (0.42%) C
11 1 (0.42%) Groovy
11 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (18.57%) CCNP
3 33 (13.92%) CCNA
4 32 (13.50%) CISSP
4 32 (13.50%) Security Cleared
5 20 (8.44%) Degree
6 18 (7.59%) CCSP
7 16 (6.75%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.64%) CCDP
9 10 (4.22%) JNCIS
10 9 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.95%) SANS
11 7 (2.95%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (2.53%) CCIE
12 6 (2.53%) CISM
13 5 (2.11%) CEH
13 5 (2.11%) GSEC
13 5 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.69%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.75%) GDPR
3 15 (6.33%) NIST
4 12 (5.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (3.38%) COBIT
5 8 (3.38%) PCI DSS
6 6 (2.53%) SLA
7 5 (2.11%) QA
8 3 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.84%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.28%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.33%) vSphere
5 11 (4.64%) Docker
6 10 (4.22%) VMware NSX
7 9 (3.80%) vCloud
8 8 (3.38%) NFS
9 7 (2.95%) KVM
10 6 (2.53%) iptables
10 6 (2.53%) QEMU
10 6 (2.53%) Xen
11 5 (2.11%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.84%) NLBS
15 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.42%) Postfix
15 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.64%) Ansible
1 11 (4.64%) Puppet
2 10 (4.22%) SELinux
3 6 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.53%) Terraform
4 5 (2.11%) Nessus
4 5 (2.11%) Nmap
5 4 (1.69%) Ambari
5 4 (1.69%) Graylog
5 4 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.27%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.27%) Grafana
6 3 (1.27%) SCCM
7 2 (0.84%) Icinga
7 2 (0.84%) vRealize
8 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.42%) MOM
8 1 (0.42%) QRadar
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 123 (51.90%) Cisco
2 52 (21.94%) VMware
3 43 (18.14%) Juniper
4 39 (16.46%) Microsoft
5 29 (12.24%) Palo Alto
6 27 (11.39%) CheckPoint
7 16 (6.75%) Oracle
8 13 (5.49%) Brocade
9 11 (4.64%) F5
9 11 (4.64%) Meraki
10 10 (4.22%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.38%) Huawei
12 6 (2.53%) Google
12 6 (2.53%) HP
12 6 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (2.53%) SaltStack
12 6 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.11%) Pegasus
13 5 (2.11%) Qualys
13 5 (2.11%) Sage