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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 56 63
Rank change year-on-year -19 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 69 124 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.00% 4.22% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.54% 34.25% 29.58%
Number of salaries quoted 41 70 54
Median salary £35,000 £43,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.60% +14.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,750 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 260 362 355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.31% 12.33% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 165 212 214
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Edinburgh +1 37 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Glasgow -23 21 £45,000 +4.65% 4
Highlands +2 5 £32,143 -
West Lothian -7 3 £34,716 +54.29% 1
Dundee - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £34,000 -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 122 (61.62%) Cisco
2 83 (41.92%) Windows
3 65 (32.83%) Finance
4 61 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 50 (25.25%) WAN
6 50 (25.25%) Windows Server
7 49 (24.75%) LAN
8 46 (23.23%) CCNP
9 44 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 43 (21.72%) Active Directory
11 42 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 42 (21.21%) Network Security
12 40 (20.20%) VMware
13 35 (17.68%) F5
14 32 (16.16%) PowerShell
15 30 (15.15%) Wireless
15 30 (15.15%) CCNA
15 30 (15.15%) DNS
16 28 (14.14%) Linux
17 27 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (13.13%) VPN
19 24 (12.12%) ITIL
19 24 (12.12%) Juniper
19 24 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (11.11%) Internet
20 22 (11.11%) MS Excel
21 21 (10.61%) MPLS
21 21 (10.61%) Network Design
21 21 (10.61%) Fortinet

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 16 (8.08%) IIS
1 16 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.04%) Apache
2 8 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (4.04%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) Confluence
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.25%) WAN
2 49 (24.75%) LAN
3 42 (21.21%) Network Security
4 30 (15.15%) DNS
4 30 (15.15%) Wireless
5 27 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (13.13%) VPN
7 22 (11.11%) Internet
8 21 (10.61%) MPLS
9 19 (9.60%) DHCP
9 19 (9.60%) TCP/IP
10 18 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (9.09%) OSPF
11 17 (8.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (8.59%) VoIP
12 16 (8.08%) BGP
12 16 (8.08%) SAN
13 13 (6.57%) IPsec
14 12 (6.06%) EIGRP
15 11 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.54%) MySQL
2 7 (3.54%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 65 (32.83%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Banking
3 10 (5.05%) Retail
4 9 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.54%) Games
6 4 (2.02%) Law
6 4 (2.02%) Publishing
7 3 (1.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (20.71%) Network Engineer
2 36 (18.18%) Analyst
3 21 (10.61%) Consultant
4 18 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.08%) Security Engineer
6 15 (7.58%) Security Analyst
7 14 (7.07%) Network Analyst
7 14 (7.07%) Network Consultant
8 13 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (5.05%) Security Consultant
11 9 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Graduate
11 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (4.55%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
11 9 (4.55%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.04%) Web Services
2 7 (3.54%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.54%) LAMP
3 5 (2.53%) SAML
4 3 (1.52%) HTML
5 2 (1.01%) Middleware
5 2 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.04%) PKI
3 8 (4.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.03%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.53%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (1.52%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.01%) Clustering
8 2 (1.01%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.51%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.51%) FMCG
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 83 (41.92%) Windows
2 50 (25.25%) Windows Server
3 28 (14.14%) Linux
4 20 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.58%) Unix
6 13 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.54%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.03%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.02%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.51%) AIX
14 1 (0.51%) CentOS
14 1 (0.51%) HPUX
14 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.12%) ITIL
2 21 (10.61%) Network Design
3 13 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (6.57%) DevOps
3 13 (6.57%) SIEM
4 12 (6.06%) Information Security
5 11 (5.56%) Security Operations
6 10 (5.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 10 (5.05%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.55%) Change Management
7 9 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.04%) Disruptive Innovation
8 8 (4.04%) Network Management
9 7 (3.54%) Open Source
9 7 (3.54%) Process Improvement
9 7 (3.54%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.16%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.08%) SQL
3 11 (5.56%) C#
4 10 (5.05%) Bash Shell
4 10 (5.05%) Python
5 9 (4.55%) VBScript
6 7 (3.54%) Perl
7 4 (2.02%) VB
8 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (23.23%) CCNP
3 30 (15.15%) CCNA
4 18 (9.09%) Degree
5 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.05%) CCSE
7 9 (4.55%) CCSA
7 9 (4.55%) CCSP
7 9 (4.55%) MCSE
8 8 (4.04%) CCIE
9 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.52%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.01%) CCDA
11 2 (1.01%) CCDP
11 2 (1.01%) CISSP
11 2 (1.01%) MCITP
11 2 (1.01%) MCP
11 2 (1.01%) MCSA
12 1 (0.51%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (21.72%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.05%) vSphere
5 4 (2.02%) ISA Server
5 4 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.01%) UAG
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.51%) NFS
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (6.57%) FortiGate
2 9 (4.55%) Nagios
3 8 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.04%) Puppet
4 7 (3.54%) Cacti
4 7 (3.54%) Check_MK
4 7 (3.54%) SCCM
5 6 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.01%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.01%) vRealize
8 1 (0.51%) Ansible
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Iperf
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) MOM
8 1 (0.51%) SCOM
8 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (61.62%) Cisco
2 55 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 42 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 40 (20.20%) VMware
5 35 (17.68%) F5
6 24 (12.12%) Juniper
7 21 (10.61%) Fortinet
8 20 (10.10%) Splunk
9 17 (8.59%) Citrix
10 16 (8.08%) Palo Alto
10 16 (8.08%) SolarWinds
11 10 (5.05%) EMC
11 10 (5.05%) Intel Security
12 9 (4.55%) Brocade
12 9 (4.55%) Sourcefire
13 8 (4.04%) Symantec
14 7 (3.54%) HP
14 7 (3.54%) Percona
14 7 (3.54%) Riverbed
15 6 (3.03%) WatchGuard
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