Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1080 1010 1129
Rank change year-on-year -70 +119 -4
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 83 170 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.096% 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 73 151 145
UK median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £30,050 £23,500 £21,850
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £33,000 £28,550
% change year-on-year +8.33% +15.59% -13.48%

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 77,339 77,386 94,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.67% 43.71% 45.48%
Number of salaries quoted 60,639 62,286 77,720
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -61 83 £38,000 +8.57% 28
UK excluding London -37 60 £35,750 +8.33% 21
London -28 23 £40,500 +1.25% 7
South East +21 22 £42,000 +33.33% 9
East of England +15 12 £33,000 - 2
North of England -11 12 £42,500 +18.06% 7
Midlands +16 10 £32,500 +1.56% 2
North West -20 8 £45,000 +21.62% 7
East Midlands +26 5 £32,500 +52.94% 1
West Midlands +13 5 £37,500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £42,500 +21.43%
South West -12 4 £28,750 +15.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing WatchGuard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WatchGuard.

1 80 (96.39%) Firewall
2 61 (73.49%) Windows
3 45 (54.22%) VMware
4 44 (53.01%) Windows Server
5 41 (49.40%) Microsoft
6 40 (48.19%) Cisco
6 40 (48.19%) Active Directory
7 38 (45.78%) HP
7 38 (45.78%) VPN
8 34 (40.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (32.53%) WAN
10 25 (30.12%) MS Exchange
10 25 (30.12%) DNS
10 25 (30.12%) Juniper
10 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (28.92%) LAN
12 23 (27.71%) Hyper-V
13 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
14 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (24.10%) SAN
15 19 (22.89%) Veeam
15 19 (22.89%) Office 365
16 18 (21.69%) SonicWALL
16 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
17 17 (20.48%) DHCP
17 17 (20.48%) Wireless
18 16 (19.28%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (19.28%) VoIP
18 16 (19.28%) Network Security
18 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA

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 25 (30.12%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.02%) IIS
5 5 (6.02%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) Office 365
2 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.02%) Mimecast
4 4 (4.82%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.20%) G Suite
5 1 (1.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (96.39%) Firewall
2 38 (45.78%) VPN
3 27 (32.53%) WAN
4 25 (30.12%) DNS
5 24 (28.92%) LAN
6 20 (24.10%) SAN
7 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
8 17 (20.48%) DHCP
8 17 (20.48%) Wireless
9 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (19.28%) Network Security
9 16 (19.28%) VoIP
10 15 (18.07%) IPsec
10 15 (18.07%) VLAN
11 12 (14.46%) SSL
12 11 (13.25%) Ethernet
12 11 (13.25%) MPLS
13 9 (10.84%) NAS
14 8 (9.64%) BGP
15 7 (8.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) Power BI
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Advertising
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Support Engineer
2 17 (20.48%) IT Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) IT Support
4 14 (16.87%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Network Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Firewall Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) IT Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) IT Technician
9 6 (7.23%) Security Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) SIEM Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.20%) CSS
1 1 (1.20%) HTML
1 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (7.23%) PKI
2 5 (6.02%) Clustering
2 5 (6.02%) Replication
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Blog
4 3 (3.61%) CCTV
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Podcast
5 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.41%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (73.49%) Windows
2 44 (53.01%) Windows Server
3 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.25%) Linux
5 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.84%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (7.23%) CentOS
9 6 (7.23%) Debian
9 6 (7.23%) Kali Linux
9 6 (7.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.41%) Android
11 1 (1.20%) Solaris
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.84%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (9.64%) Load Balancing
2 8 (9.64%) Migration
2 8 (9.64%) SIEM
3 7 (8.43%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (8.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (8.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (7.23%) ITIL
4 6 (7.23%) Server Building
4 6 (7.23%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (7.23%) Web Filtering
5 5 (6.02%) High Availability
5 5 (6.02%) Integration Testing
5 5 (6.02%) Presales
5 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.61%) BCP
7 3 (3.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.02%) C
2 5 (6.02%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) C#
3 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.20%) PHP
3 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (15.66%) CISSP
3 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (12.05%) CCNA
4 10 (12.05%) MCSE
5 9 (10.84%) CCNP
5 9 (10.84%) CCSE
6 8 (9.64%) CCIE
6 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
7 7 (8.43%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (8.43%) CISA
7 7 (8.43%) CISM
7 7 (8.43%) Degree
7 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.23%) CEH
8 6 (7.23%) GIAC
8 6 (7.23%) Linux+ Certification
8 6 (7.23%) RHCA
8 6 (7.23%) RHCE
8 6 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.23%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.82%) SLA
4 2 (2.41%) COBIT
4 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (48.19%) Active Directory
2 34 (40.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (27.71%) Hyper-V
4 16 (19.28%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.23%) pfSense
5 6 (7.23%) Snort
5 6 (7.23%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.61%) XenServer
7 2 (2.41%) vSphere
8 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.20%) Xen
8 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Backup Exec
2 7 (8.43%) FortiGate
3 6 (7.23%) Nessus
3 6 (7.23%) OpenVAS
3 6 (7.23%) OSSEC
3 6 (7.23%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.20%) QRadar
5 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) VMware
2 41 (49.40%) Microsoft
3 40 (48.19%) Cisco
4 38 (45.78%) HP
5 25 (30.12%) Juniper
6 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
7 19 (22.89%) Veeam
8 18 (21.69%) SonicWALL
9 14 (16.87%) Citrix
10 12 (14.46%) McAfee
11 11 (13.25%) Palo Alto
12 10 (12.05%) Kaspersky
13 9 (10.84%) Draytek
14 8 (9.64%) Dell
14 8 (9.64%) Fortinet
15 7 (8.43%) AlienVault
15 7 (8.43%) Avaya
15 7 (8.43%) ProCurve
15 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
16 6 (7.23%) Extreme Networks