Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 19 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 214 347 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.96% 9.96% 8.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.34% 32.40% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 137 253 392
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £33,125 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,625
Berkshire median annual salary £47,750 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.05% +16.67% +7.14%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 544 1071 1232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.78% 30.73% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 404 708 882
Reading median annual salary £49,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,125 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +6.67%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Reading

Firewall
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Reading

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Reading over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 139 (64.95%) Cisco
2 119 (55.61%) Juniper
3 95 (44.39%) TCP/IP
4 93 (43.46%) Linux
5 81 (37.85%) F5
6 80 (37.38%) Windows
7 78 (36.45%) CheckPoint
8 65 (30.37%) Cisco Certification
9 64 (29.91%) ITIL
10 58 (27.10%) MPLS
11 57 (26.64%) Unix
12 56 (26.17%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (23.83%) CCNP
14 48 (22.43%) Palo Alto
15 47 (21.96%) BGP
16 45 (21.03%) OSPF
17 44 (20.56%) Degree
18 43 (20.09%) WAN
19 40 (18.69%) Risk Management
19 40 (18.69%) Blue Coat
20 39 (18.22%) Digital Economy
21 38 (17.76%) VMware
22 37 (17.29%) Crossbeam
22 37 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
23 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
24 33 (15.42%) Sourcefire
24 33 (15.42%) German Language
25 31 (14.49%) Computer Science
25 31 (14.49%) Information Security
25 31 (14.49%) Solaris

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 12 (5.61%) IIS
2 8 (3.74%) Apache
2 8 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.34%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.87%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.40%) Confluence
5 3 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) Moodle
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.80%) IaaS
4 4 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.87%) GitHub
4 4 (1.87%) SaaS
5 3 (1.40%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 95 (44.39%) TCP/IP
2 58 (27.10%) MPLS
3 56 (26.17%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (21.96%) BGP
5 45 (21.03%) OSPF
6 43 (20.09%) WAN
7 30 (14.02%) DNS
8 28 (13.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 28 (13.08%) Network Security
9 27 (12.62%) VPN
10 24 (11.21%) IPsec
11 23 (10.75%) Internet
12 20 (9.35%) SAN
12 20 (9.35%) Wireshark
13 18 (8.41%) SSL
13 18 (8.41%) tcpdump
13 18 (8.41%) Wireless
14 16 (7.48%) EIGRP
15 15 (7.01%) Cisco PIX
15 15 (7.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.87%) MySQL
3 4 (1.87%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Ant
1 4 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (1.87%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.87%) GitLab
1 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.87%) JIRA
1 4 (1.87%) Maven
1 4 (1.87%) Subversion
1 4 (1.87%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.47%) Redmine
2 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (18.22%) Digital Economy
2 33 (15.42%) German Language
3 25 (11.68%) French Language
4 14 (6.54%) Finance
5 12 (5.61%) Telecoms
6 11 (5.14%) Legal
7 7 (3.27%) Advertising
7 7 (3.27%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 66 (30.84%) Network Engineer
2 43 (20.09%) Analyst
2 43 (20.09%) Security Analyst
3 36 (16.82%) Security Engineer
4 29 (13.55%) Support Engineer
5 25 (11.68%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (11.21%) Network Support
7 22 (10.28%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 22 (10.28%) Firewall Analyst
7 22 (10.28%) Network Support Engineer
8 21 (9.81%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (9.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (6.54%) Administrator
9 14 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (6.54%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.07%) Security Support Engineer
11 12 (5.61%) Consultant
12 11 (5.14%) Senior Consultant
12 11 (5.14%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.27%) Django
2 5 (2.34%) POSIX
3 4 (1.87%) JSON
3 4 (1.87%) REST
3 4 (1.87%) Web Services
4 3 (1.40%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (1.40%) Java SE
4 3 (1.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.49%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (11.68%) Data Centre
4 20 (9.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (4.67%) Virtual Team
6 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.80%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.87%) Clustering
9 4 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.87%) Replication
10 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.40%) PKI
10 3 (1.40%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (43.46%) Linux
2 80 (37.38%) Windows
3 57 (26.64%) Unix
4 37 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (14.49%) Solaris
7 30 (14.02%) Windows 2000
8 13 (6.07%) Windows Server
9 11 (5.14%) Ubuntu
10 9 (4.21%) CentOS
10 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.93%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.47%) Debian
15 1 (0.47%) Fedora
15 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.91%) ITIL
2 40 (18.69%) Risk Management
3 31 (14.49%) Information Security
4 30 (14.02%) Security Operations
5 29 (13.55%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (8.88%) Load Balancing
6 19 (8.88%) Open Source
7 18 (8.41%) Incident Management
8 17 (7.94%) Presales
9 16 (7.48%) Security Monitoring
10 15 (7.01%) Network Packet Capture
11 14 (6.54%) Project Management
12 13 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (6.07%) Malware Analysis
13 12 (5.61%) Service Delivery
13 12 (5.61%) SIEM
13 12 (5.61%) TDD
14 11 (5.14%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
15 10 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.48%) Python
2 15 (7.01%) SQL
3 13 (6.07%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.27%) Java
5 7 (3.27%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.34%) Perl
7 4 (1.87%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.87%) Scala
8 2 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 65 (30.37%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (23.83%) CCNP
3 44 (20.56%) Degree
4 22 (10.28%) CCNA
4 22 (10.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (9.81%) CCIE
6 15 (7.01%) CISSP
7 14 (6.54%) Security Cleared
8 13 (6.07%) JNCIA
9 11 (5.14%) SC Cleared
10 10 (4.67%) CISM
10 10 (4.67%) JNCIS
11 8 (3.74%) HND
12 7 (3.27%) JNCIP
13 6 (2.80%) JNCIE
13 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (2.34%) CCSA
15 4 (1.87%) CCSP
15 4 (1.87%) MCSE
16 3 (1.40%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (8.41%) SLA
2 13 (6.07%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.74%) COBIT
4 3 (1.40%) ISO 22301
4 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.74%) NFS
4 8 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.27%) vSphere
6 4 (1.87%) Docker
7 3 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.93%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.47%) Samba
9 1 (0.47%) vCloud
9 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.74%) Nessus
1 8 (3.74%) Nmap
2 6 (2.80%) Ansible
2 6 (2.80%) Puppet
3 5 (2.34%) Nagios
3 5 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.34%) WSUS
4 4 (1.87%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.87%) Salt
4 4 (1.87%) Terraform
4 4 (1.87%) vMotion
5 3 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.40%) Opsview
5 3 (1.40%) WMI
6 2 (0.93%) cPanel
6 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.93%) Juniper STRM
6 2 (0.93%) QRadar
6 2 (0.93%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.93%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 139 (64.95%) Cisco
2 119 (55.61%) Juniper
3 81 (37.85%) F5
4 78 (36.45%) CheckPoint
5 48 (22.43%) Palo Alto
6 40 (18.69%) Blue Coat
7 38 (17.76%) VMware
8 37 (17.29%) Crossbeam
9 33 (15.42%) Sourcefire
10 30 (14.02%) Microsoft
11 22 (10.28%) HP
12 17 (7.94%) NetScout
13 10 (4.67%) Citrix
13 10 (4.67%) Fortinet
14 8 (3.74%) Brocade
14 8 (3.74%) NetWitness
14 8 (3.74%) Qualys
14 8 (3.74%) Splunk
15 5 (2.34%) Extreme Networks
15 5 (2.34%) SolarWinds