Period
to 26 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WatchGuard over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1094 960 1121
Rank change year-on-year -134 +161 +23
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 91 202 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.12% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 79 189 161
UK median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -
10th Percentile £26,650 £20,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -

WatchGuard is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 79,290 74,890 93,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.85% 44.06% 45.64%
Number of salaries quoted 62,500 60,358 76,374
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +5.00%

WatchGuard
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WatchGuard as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WatchGuard over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WatchGuard within the UK over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
England -121 85 £35,000 - 22
UK excluding London -82 50 £35,000 +16.67% 14
London -92 35 £42,500 +10.39% 8
North of England +10 16 £35,000 +12.00% 6
Midlands -11 13 £32,500 -3.70% 3
South East -22 12 £31,750 +5.83% 1
Yorkshire +18 9 £35,000 +52.17% 1
East of England -22 8 £31,500 -4.55% 1
West Midlands -1 7 £35,000 - 1
North West -14 7 £40,000 +3.23% 5
East Midlands -3 6 £32,500 +58.54% 2
South West -20 1 £42,500 +129.73% 3

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing WatchGuard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for WatchGuard.

1 87 (95.60%) Firewall
2 78 (85.71%) Windows
3 60 (65.93%) VMware
4 54 (59.34%) Microsoft
5 52 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 50 (54.95%) Windows Server
7 47 (51.65%) Office 365
8 45 (49.45%) HP
9 44 (48.35%) Hyper-V
10 40 (43.96%) Cisco
10 40 (43.96%) Microsoft Office
11 39 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (41.76%) MS Exchange
13 37 (40.66%) SAN
14 35 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (36.26%) LAN
16 32 (35.16%) DNS
17 29 (31.87%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (31.87%) Windows 8
18 27 (29.67%) WAN
19 25 (27.47%) DHCP
19 25 (27.47%) Windows 7
19 25 (27.47%) VMware ESXi
20 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (25.27%) Citrix
21 21 (23.08%) VPN
21 21 (23.08%) VoIP
21 21 (23.08%) ITIL
22 19 (20.88%) Meraki
22 19 (20.88%) McAfee

WatchGuard
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 38 (41.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.49%) IIS
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (43.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (51.65%) Office 365
2 29 (31.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (14.29%) Mimecast
4 7 (7.69%) OneDrive
5 4 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.40%) IaaS
6 1 (1.10%) G Suite
6 1 (1.10%) PaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (95.60%) Firewall
2 37 (40.66%) SAN
3 33 (36.26%) LAN
4 32 (35.16%) DNS
5 27 (29.67%) WAN
6 25 (27.47%) DHCP
7 21 (23.08%) VoIP
7 21 (23.08%) VPN
8 17 (18.68%) NetScaler
9 16 (17.58%) VLAN
10 14 (15.38%) Wireless
11 13 (14.29%) NAS
11 13 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 12 (13.19%) WLAN
13 11 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (12.09%) IPsec
14 8 (8.79%) Network Security
15 7 (7.69%) ADSL
15 7 (7.69%) Skype
15 7 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Chocolatey
General
1 16 (17.58%) Advertising
2 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Finance
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Support Engineer
2 21 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 19 (20.88%) IT Support
4 18 (19.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (18.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (18.68%) IT Engineer
6 15 (16.48%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (13.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (12.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (9.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 6 (6.59%) Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) Firewall Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) Security Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) SIEM Analyst
11 6 (6.59%) Technical Engineer
12 5 (5.49%) IT Security Analyst
12 5 (5.49%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) CSS
1 1 (1.10%) HTML
1 1 (1.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Driving Licence
1 6 (6.59%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (6.59%) PKI
2 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.20%) Blog
3 2 (2.20%) CCTV
3 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Podcast
3 2 (2.20%) Replication
3 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.10%) Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) iPad
4 1 (1.10%) iPhone
4 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (85.71%) Windows
2 50 (54.95%) Windows Server
3 39 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (31.87%) Windows 8
5 25 (27.47%) Windows 7
6 19 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 10 (10.99%) Linux
9 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (6.59%) CentOS
10 6 (6.59%) Debian
10 6 (6.59%) Kali Linux
10 6 (6.59%) Mac OS
10 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (6.59%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.30%) Android
11 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.10%) Solaris
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) ITIL
2 12 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (12.09%) Migration
4 10 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (9.89%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (8.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 8 (8.79%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.79%) SIEM
6 8 (8.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 7 (7.69%) Project Management
7 7 (7.69%) Web Filtering
8 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (5.49%) Service Management
9 5 (5.49%) Time Management
10 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity
10 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.30%) Business Development
11 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.30%) Information Security
11 3 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.99%) SQL
3 2 (2.20%) C
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (18.68%) MCSA
3 13 (14.29%) MCSE
4 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.69%) CISSP
4 7 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.59%) CCNA
5 6 (6.59%) CEH
5 6 (6.59%) CREST Certified
5 6 (6.59%) GIAC
5 6 (6.59%) Linux+ Certification
5 6 (6.59%) LPIC
5 6 (6.59%) RHCA
5 6 (6.59%) RHCE
5 6 (6.59%) RHCSA
5 6 (6.59%) SANS
5 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.30%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.69%) COBIT
2 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.30%) GDPR
4 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.20%) SLA
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 44 (48.35%) Hyper-V
3 35 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (27.47%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.59%) pfSense
5 6 (6.59%) Snort
6 4 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.30%) XenServer
8 2 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.20%) XenApp
9 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.10%) vSphere
9 1 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Backup Exec
1 8 (8.79%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.59%) Nessus
2 6 (6.59%) OpenVAS
2 6 (6.59%) OSSEC
3 3 (3.30%) SCCM
4 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.20%) Puppet
4 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.20%) Terraform
5 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (65.93%) VMware
2 54 (59.34%) Microsoft
3 45 (49.45%) HP
4 40 (43.96%) Cisco
5 23 (25.27%) Citrix
6 19 (20.88%) McAfee
6 19 (20.88%) Meraki
7 16 (17.58%) SonicWALL
8 12 (13.19%) CheckPoint
8 12 (13.19%) Veeam
9 10 (10.99%) Juniper
9 10 (10.99%) Okta
10 7 (7.69%) Avaya
10 7 (7.69%) Fortinet
10 7 (7.69%) Palo Alto
10 7 (7.69%) SAP
11 6 (6.59%) AlienVault
11 6 (6.59%) Extreme Networks
11 6 (6.59%) ForeScout
11 6 (6.59%) Red Hat