Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 476 751 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.56% 8.74% 7.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.14% 34.88% 29.93%
Number of salaries quoted 377 607 713
Berkshire median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,300 £31,250 £27,300
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%

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 1317 2153 2690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.91% 25.06% 24.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1551 2006
Berkshire median annual salary £45,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -3 218 £50,000 -9.09% 10
Bracknell -7 62 £42,500 -19.05% 6
Maidenhead -8 48 £45,000 -5.26%
Slough -9 45 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Newbury -15 14 £55,000 +29.41%
Wokingham +18 13 £43,750 +9.38% 2
Thatcham +3 10 £42,500 +37.10%
Windsor -5 4 £77,500 +3.33% 2
Ascot - 2 £50,000 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 249 (52.31%) Cisco
2 173 (36.34%) Linux
3 172 (36.13%) Windows
4 164 (34.45%) Juniper
5 162 (34.03%) TCP/IP
6 142 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
7 125 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
8 115 (24.16%) F5
9 114 (23.95%) ITIL
10 107 (22.48%) VMware
11 96 (20.17%) CCNP
12 95 (19.96%) CheckPoint
13 94 (19.75%) MPLS
13 94 (19.75%) WAN
14 92 (19.33%) VPN
15 90 (18.91%) Microsoft
16 78 (16.39%) Degree
17 74 (15.55%) Active Directory
18 72 (15.13%) DNS
18 72 (15.13%) Palo Alto
19 71 (14.92%) Windows Server
19 71 (14.92%) SQL Server
20 70 (14.71%) Unix
21 67 (14.08%) BGP
22 66 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
23 65 (13.66%) Network Security
24 64 (13.45%) Hyper-V
24 64 (13.45%) Data Centre
25 63 (13.24%) LAN
26 60 (12.61%) OSPF

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 31 (6.51%) Apache
2 30 (6.30%) MS Exchange
3 25 (5.25%) IIS
4 22 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.78%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.47%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.84%) Confluence
9 4 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.21%) Drupal
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.21%) Moodle
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (6.51%) Office 365
4 17 (3.57%) SaaS
5 16 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.36%) Route 53
6 15 (3.15%) Amazon S3
7 14 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (2.31%) PaaS
9 9 (1.89%) IaaS
10 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.84%) G Suite
10 4 (0.84%) GitHub
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.21%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 162 (34.03%) TCP/IP
2 125 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
3 94 (19.75%) MPLS
3 94 (19.75%) WAN
4 92 (19.33%) VPN
5 72 (15.13%) DNS
6 67 (14.08%) BGP
7 65 (13.66%) Network Security
8 63 (13.24%) LAN
9 60 (12.61%) OSPF
10 57 (11.97%) IPsec
11 47 (9.87%) VLAN
12 46 (9.66%) SSL
12 46 (9.66%) Wireless
13 41 (8.61%) Internet
14 32 (6.72%) SAN
15 31 (6.51%) Cisco PIX
15 31 (6.51%) Intrusion Detection
16 29 (6.09%) HTTP
17 28 (5.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.88%) MySQL
3 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (2.73%) DB2
6 10 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.26%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.99%) Ant
2 19 (3.99%) Maven
3 14 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (2.73%) Toad
5 7 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.47%) Subversion
6 5 (1.05%) JIRA
7 4 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.84%) GitLab
7 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.21%) Redmine
General
1 58 (12.18%) Telecoms
2 55 (11.55%) Finance
3 40 (8.40%) Digital Economy
4 33 (6.93%) German Language
5 29 (6.09%) Marketing
6 24 (5.04%) French Language
7 23 (4.83%) Legal
8 18 (3.78%) Electronics
8 18 (3.78%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.10%) Back Office
10 9 (1.89%) Games
11 8 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.47%) Advertising
12 7 (1.47%) Retail
13 2 (0.42%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 117 (24.58%) Network Engineer
2 78 (16.39%) Analyst
2 78 (16.39%) Security Engineer
3 60 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 51 (10.71%) Security Analyst
5 38 (7.98%) Administrator
6 37 (7.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 36 (7.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 35 (7.35%) Consultant
9 29 (6.09%) Network Support
10 28 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 28 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
11 27 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 27 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (5.46%) IT Support
13 25 (5.25%) IT Engineer
14 23 (4.83%) Architect
14 23 (4.83%) Firewall Analyst
14 23 (4.83%) Security Consultant
15 22 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.57%) Web Services
2 16 (3.36%) CSS
2 16 (3.36%) HTML
3 14 (2.94%) LAMP
4 13 (2.73%) Middleware
5 10 (2.10%) JSON
5 10 (2.10%) REST
5 10 (2.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (1.47%) Django
7 6 (1.26%) .NET
7 6 (1.26%) POSIX
8 5 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.05%) HTML5
8 5 (1.05%) Node.js
9 4 (0.84%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.84%) SOAP
10 3 (0.63%) Java SE
10 3 (0.63%) ModSecurity
11 2 (0.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.98%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 26 (5.46%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.36%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.73%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.68%) Clustering
9 8 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.68%) iSeries
9 8 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.47%) Machine to Machine
11 6 (1.26%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.26%) DataPower
11 6 (1.26%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (0.84%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 173 (36.34%) Linux
2 172 (36.13%) Windows
3 71 (14.92%) Windows Server
4 70 (14.71%) Unix
5 59 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (8.40%) Solaris
7 40 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (6.09%) Windows 2000
10 15 (3.15%) Windows 10
11 13 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 11 (2.31%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.89%) CentOS
14 6 (1.26%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.42%) AIX
16 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.21%) Android
17 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (23.95%) ITIL
2 57 (11.97%) Information Security
3 49 (10.29%) Security Operations
4 47 (9.87%) Risk Management
5 46 (9.66%) Presales
6 42 (8.82%) SIEM
7 38 (7.98%) Kalman Filter
8 37 (7.77%) Project Management
9 34 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
10 29 (6.09%) DevOps
10 29 (6.09%) Open Source
11 28 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (5.67%) Migration
13 26 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (4.83%) Incident Management
16 23 (4.83%) Network Design
17 22 (4.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.34%) SQL
2 45 (9.45%) PowerShell
3 43 (9.03%) Java
4 42 (8.82%) Python
5 34 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 23 (4.83%) Ruby
7 19 (3.99%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.99%) PHP
8 9 (1.89%) Perl
9 7 (1.47%) Korn
9 7 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.84%) Scala
11 3 (0.63%) C
11 3 (0.63%) Google Apps Script
12 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.21%) C#
13 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 142 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (20.17%) CCNP
3 78 (16.39%) Degree
4 55 (11.55%) CCNA
5 46 (9.66%) CCIE
6 37 (7.77%) Security Cleared
7 33 (6.93%) CISSP
8 28 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 26 (5.46%) SC Cleared
10 23 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (4.41%) CEH
12 19 (3.99%) DV Cleared
13 18 (3.78%) JNCIS
14 15 (3.15%) JNCIA
15 14 (2.94%) CISM
15 14 (2.94%) MCSE
16 12 (2.52%) GIAC
16 12 (2.52%) JNCIP
17 11 (2.31%) JNCIE
18 10 (2.10%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (7.77%) SLA
3 20 (4.20%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.94%) QA
5 11 (2.31%) COBIT
5 11 (2.31%) ISO 9001
6 10 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.63%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.42%) GDPR
9 2 (0.42%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.21%) BS7799
10 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 74 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 66 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (13.45%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (2.31%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.31%) vSphere
7 10 (2.10%) KVM
7 10 (2.10%) XenApp
8 9 (1.89%) Docker
8 9 (1.89%) NFS
8 9 (1.89%) XenServer
9 5 (1.05%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.21%) Samba
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (5.88%) Puppet
2 25 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.36%) WSUS
4 14 (2.94%) FortiGate
5 12 (2.52%) Ansible
6 9 (1.89%) Nessus
6 9 (1.89%) Nmap
6 9 (1.89%) ZABBIX
7 8 (1.68%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.26%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.26%) Nagios
8 6 (1.26%) Terraform
9 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.84%) Salt
9 4 (0.84%) vMotion
10 3 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.63%) Opsview
10 3 (0.63%) WMI
11 2 (0.42%) SCCM
11 2 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 249 (52.31%) Cisco
2 164 (34.45%) Juniper
3 115 (24.16%) F5
4 107 (22.48%) VMware
5 95 (19.96%) CheckPoint
6 90 (18.91%) Microsoft
7 72 (15.13%) Palo Alto
8 40 (8.40%) Blue Coat
9 39 (8.19%) HP
10 37 (7.77%) Crossbeam
10 37 (7.77%) Oracle
11 32 (6.72%) Sourcefire
12 24 (5.04%) Citrix
13 21 (4.41%) Brocade
14 20 (4.20%) Red Hat
14 20 (4.20%) SAP
14 20 (4.20%) Splunk
15 18 (3.78%) LogRhythm
16 17 (3.57%) Dell
16 17 (3.57%) NetScout