The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 68 48
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 51 25 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.35% 2.47% 4.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.50% 18.94% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 34
Median salary £37,000 £29,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.58% -27.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 120 132 200
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 12.59% 13.04% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 112 103 113
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

Salary trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +13 16 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Chelmsford -13 4 £31,000 +10.71% 2
Harlow -4 3 £22,000 -24.13% 3
Brentwood - 3 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 53 (68.83%) Cisco
2 43 (55.84%) Windows
3 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
3 34 (44.16%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (42.86%) DNS
5 29 (37.66%) Windows Server
6 27 (35.06%) CheckPoint
6 27 (35.06%) VMware
7 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (32.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (32.47%) LAN
8 25 (32.47%) WAN
9 23 (29.87%) DHCP
10 22 (28.57%) CCNP
10 22 (28.57%) CCNA
11 20 (25.97%) Linux
11 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (24.68%) Office 365
13 18 (23.38%) Windows 10
14 17 (22.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
14 17 (22.08%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (22.08%) TCP/IP
15 16 (20.78%) ITIL
15 16 (20.78%) Finance
16 15 (19.48%) VoIP
16 15 (19.48%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (18.18%) Windows 8
17 14 (18.18%) Meraki
17 14 (18.18%) VPN

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Zimbra
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.68%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (42.86%) DNS
2 25 (32.47%) LAN
2 25 (32.47%) WAN
3 23 (29.87%) DHCP
4 17 (22.08%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (22.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (22.08%) TCP/IP
5 15 (19.48%) Cisco IOS
5 15 (19.48%) VoIP
6 14 (18.18%) SAN
6 14 (18.18%) VPN
7 13 (16.88%) NAS
8 11 (14.29%) BGP
8 11 (14.29%) Network Security
8 11 (14.29%) OSPF
8 11 (14.29%) SMTP
8 11 (14.29%) VLAN
9 10 (12.99%) FTP
9 10 (12.99%) IPsec
10 9 (11.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Network Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (12.99%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (12.99%) Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Linux Support
5 7 (9.09%) Network Support
5 7 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Wintel Support
6 6 (7.79%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support
6 6 (7.79%) LAN Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Junior
7 5 (6.49%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Server Support
7 5 (6.49%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) J2EE
1 1 (1.30%) SOAP
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.19%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.19%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (55.84%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Windows Server
3 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (32.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (25.97%) Linux
6 18 (23.38%) Windows 10
7 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
8 14 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 5 (6.49%) Windows Vista
10 4 (5.19%) Unix
10 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.60%) AIX
11 2 (2.60%) CentOS
11 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
2 9 (11.69%) Line Management
2 9 (11.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (11.69%) Project Management
3 8 (10.39%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (7.79%) Network Management
5 5 (6.49%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity
5 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (6.49%) IT Strategy
5 5 (6.49%) ITIL V2
5 5 (6.49%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.49%) Service Management
5 5 (6.49%) Software Licensing
6 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.19%) Time Management
7 3 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.90%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
1 2 (2.60%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) Java
2 1 (1.30%) Python
2 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (44.16%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (28.57%) CCNA
2 22 (28.57%) CCNP
3 10 (12.99%) Network+ Certification
4 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (9.09%) CCIE
6 5 (6.49%) Degree
7 4 (5.19%) CCSE
8 2 (2.60%) CCIE Service Provider
8 2 (2.60%) CCSP
8 2 (2.60%) MCSE
8 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.30%) MCITP
9 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Xen
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Cacti
2 7 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.49%) SmokePing
4 1 (1.30%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 53 (68.83%) Cisco
2 27 (35.06%) CheckPoint
2 27 (35.06%) VMware
3 14 (18.18%) Meraki
4 12 (15.58%) Veeam
5 11 (14.29%) F5
6 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
7 9 (11.69%) Citrix
7 9 (11.69%) Dell
8 8 (10.39%) HP
8 8 (10.39%) WatchGuard
9 6 (7.79%) Symantec
10 5 (6.49%) 3Com
10 5 (6.49%) D-Link
10 5 (6.49%) Draytek
10 5 (6.49%) Linksys
10 5 (6.49%) NETGEAR
10 5 (6.49%) Remedy
11 4 (5.19%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.19%) SonicWALL
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