Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 38 100
Rank change year-on-year -29 +62 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 199 294 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.56% 5.69% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.35% 40.83% 22.71%
Number of salaries quoted 141 158 101
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 702 720 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.56% 13.94% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 465 465 466
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,100 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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
Glasgow -18 84 £52,500 +22.09% 3
Edinburgh -52 67 £42,500 +7.52% 2
Dundee - 10 £35,000 -
Fife +10 7 £40,000 +26.98%
Aberdeen -6 5 £43,500 -
Falkirk 0 4 £45,000 -14.29%
North Lanarkshire -2 3 £67,500 +136.84%
South Lanarkshire -13 3 £42,500 +11.84%
Renfrewshire +3 2 £34,500 -1.43%
Lanarkshire -2 2 £32,750 -27.22%
West Lothian -11 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £37,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 111 (55.78%) Cisco
2 73 (36.68%) WAN
3 69 (34.67%) Windows
4 68 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (33.17%) LAN
6 64 (32.16%) Linux
7 56 (28.14%) VMware
8 49 (24.62%) VPN
8 49 (24.62%) Data Centre
9 47 (23.62%) Microsoft
10 45 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 44 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (21.11%) Windows Server
12 42 (21.11%) CCIE
12 42 (21.11%) CheckPoint
13 40 (20.10%) MPLS
14 37 (18.59%) Active Directory
14 37 (18.59%) ITIL
14 37 (18.59%) Finance
14 37 (18.59%) Network Security
15 35 (17.59%) CCNP
15 35 (17.59%) BGP
15 35 (17.59%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (17.09%) DNS
17 33 (16.58%) Load Balancing
18 29 (14.57%) DHCP
18 29 (14.57%) Hyper-V
19 28 (14.07%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (14.07%) Network Design
20 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 20 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.52%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 45 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.03%) Office 365
4 7 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.51%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.51%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.51%) SaaS
8 2 (1.01%) IaaS
8 2 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (36.68%) WAN
2 66 (33.17%) LAN
3 49 (24.62%) VPN
4 40 (20.10%) MPLS
5 37 (18.59%) Network Security
6 35 (17.59%) BGP
6 35 (17.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (17.09%) DNS
8 29 (14.57%) DHCP
9 28 (14.07%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (13.07%) Wireless
11 24 (12.06%) TCP/IP
12 23 (11.56%) VLAN
13 22 (11.06%) SAN
14 19 (9.55%) VoIP
15 16 (8.04%) EIGRP
15 16 (8.04%) OSPF
16 13 (6.53%) Internet
16 13 (6.53%) Intrusion Detection
17 12 (6.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.01%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Vagrant
2 12 (6.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.51%) Gradle
4 5 (2.51%) Maven
5 4 (2.01%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.51%) Hudson
7 2 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 37 (18.59%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.02%) Banking
4 4 (2.01%) Back Office
5 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (25.63%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.07%) Architect
3 24 (12.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.05%) Analyst
5 18 (9.05%) Network Architect
6 14 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (6.53%) Graduate
7 13 (6.53%) IT Graduate
8 12 (6.03%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (6.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.52%) Administrator
9 9 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (4.52%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.02%) Team Leader
11 7 (3.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) Web Services
2 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.50%) Java EE
2 1 (0.50%) jQuery
2 1 (0.50%) RESTful
2 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (24.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.03%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.02%) iPhone
4 6 (3.02%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.51%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.01%) Clustering
8 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.01%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.01%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.01%) PKI
8 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.50%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (34.67%) Windows
2 64 (32.16%) Linux
3 42 (21.11%) Windows Server
4 27 (13.57%) Ubuntu
4 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.54%) CentOS
6 15 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.04%) Unix
8 7 (3.52%) Solaris
9 6 (3.02%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.02%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.59%) ITIL
2 33 (16.58%) Load Balancing
3 28 (14.07%) Network Design
4 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (12.56%) DevOps
6 24 (12.06%) SIEM
7 19 (9.55%) Configuration Management
7 19 (9.55%) Information Security
8 17 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.04%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.53%) Asset Management
10 13 (6.53%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (6.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (6.53%) Systems Analysis
11 12 (6.03%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (6.03%) Scrum
11 12 (6.03%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (6.03%) TOGAF
11 12 (6.03%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.56%) SQL
2 24 (12.06%) PowerShell
3 19 (9.55%) Python
4 17 (8.54%) Ruby
5 11 (5.53%) C
6 5 (2.51%) Java
7 2 (1.01%) VBScript
8 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.50%) C#
8 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.11%) CCIE
3 35 (17.59%) CCNP
4 19 (9.55%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.54%) CISSP
6 10 (5.03%) CCNA
7 7 (3.52%) JNCIP
8 6 (3.02%) JNCIE
9 5 (2.51%) CCDE
9 5 (2.51%) CCDP
9 5 (2.51%) CCIP
10 4 (2.01%) Degree
10 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.51%) CCSA
11 3 (1.51%) CCSE
11 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.01%) MCSE
12 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (18.59%) Active Directory
3 29 (14.57%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.54%) Docker
5 9 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.52%) vSphere
7 6 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.51%) Xen
9 3 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.01%) XenApp
11 1 (0.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.50%) KVM
11 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (10.55%) Ansible
1 21 (10.55%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (10.55%) Puppet
2 17 (8.54%) Packer
3 15 (7.54%) SCCM
4 8 (4.02%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.02%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.02%) SCOM
5 7 (3.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (3.02%) Malwarebytes
6 6 (3.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.51%) Terraform
8 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.01%) Iperf
8 2 (1.01%) Nagios
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 111 (55.78%) Cisco
2 56 (28.14%) VMware
3 47 (23.62%) Microsoft
4 42 (21.11%) CheckPoint
5 21 (10.55%) F5
6 14 (7.04%) Dell
6 14 (7.04%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.53%) Citrix
7 13 (6.53%) CyberArk
8 12 (6.03%) Varonis
9 11 (5.53%) Charles River
10 10 (5.03%) Juniper
11 9 (4.52%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.02%) Symantec
13 7 (3.52%) Avaya
13 7 (3.52%) McAfee
13 7 (3.52%) Palo Alto
14 6 (3.02%) Apple
14 6 (3.02%) Sophos
15 5 (2.51%) Google