Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1068 1011 1129
Rank change year-on-year -57 +118 +11
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 103 204 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 94 197 146
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -8.45%
10th Percentile £26,250 £18,650 £20,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £45,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.35% -17.86%

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 76,919 79,435 91,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.96% 44.46% 45.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59,944 62,603 74,347
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -79 96 £35,000 - 17
UK excluding London -40 57 £32,000 +6.67% 18
London -33 40 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Midlands +13 19 £30,000 +13.21% 1
South East -18 18 £37,500 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +37 13 £30,000 -7.69% 1
North of England +9 13 £35,000 +45.83% 3
Yorkshire +22 9 £35,000 +45.83% 1
East Midlands +10 6 £32,000 +56.10%
North West +3 4 £42,500 +40.50% 2
South West -20 4 £36,618 +97.94% 5
East of England -8 3 £28,500 -17.39% 2

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 90 (87.38%) Firewall
2 83 (80.58%) Windows
3 76 (73.79%) Office 365
4 74 (71.84%) Microsoft
5 69 (66.99%) VMware
6 62 (60.19%) Active Directory
7 54 (52.43%) Windows Server
8 51 (49.51%) Hyper-V
9 45 (43.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (39.81%) MS Exchange
11 38 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (35.92%) Cisco
13 35 (33.98%) DNS
14 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Office
15 33 (32.04%) HP
15 33 (32.04%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 30 (29.13%) Windows 8
18 29 (28.16%) SAN
19 27 (26.21%) SQL Server
19 27 (26.21%) DHCP
19 27 (26.21%) LAN
20 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
21 25 (24.27%) WAN
22 24 (23.30%) VPN
22 24 (23.30%) VoIP
23 23 (22.33%) ITIL
23 23 (22.33%) Microsoft Certification
24 21 (20.39%) Windows 7
25 20 (19.42%) VLAN

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 41 (39.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.62%) SharePoint
3 12 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (9.71%) Skype for Business
6 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.85%) IIS
7 5 (4.85%) Site Server
8 4 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.94%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 76 (73.79%) Office 365
2 33 (32.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (16.50%) Mimecast
4 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.85%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.88%) IaaS
7 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.97%) G Suite
7 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (87.38%) Firewall
2 35 (33.98%) DNS
3 29 (28.16%) SAN
4 27 (26.21%) DHCP
4 27 (26.21%) LAN
5 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
6 25 (24.27%) WAN
7 24 (23.30%) VoIP
7 24 (23.30%) VPN
8 20 (19.42%) VLAN
9 12 (11.65%) NetScaler
10 11 (10.68%) Wireless
10 11 (10.68%) WLAN
11 10 (9.71%) Skype
12 9 (8.74%) Network Security
12 9 (8.74%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (6.80%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (5.83%) NAS
15 5 (4.85%) iSCSI
15 5 (4.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Chocolatey
General
1 11 (10.68%) Advertising
2 5 (4.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Support Engineer
2 23 (22.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 22 (21.36%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (17.48%) IT Support
5 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (14.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 14 (13.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (13.59%) Technical Engineer
8 13 (12.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (11.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 12 (11.65%) IT Engineer
10 10 (9.71%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (8.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (8.74%) Consultant
12 7 (6.80%) Field Engineer
12 7 (6.80%) IT Manager
12 7 (6.80%) Technical Consultant
13 6 (5.83%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.97%) JSON
2 1 (0.97%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.83%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.97%) EPoS
7 1 (0.97%) FMCG
7 1 (0.97%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 83 (80.58%) Windows
2 54 (52.43%) Windows Server
3 45 (43.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (29.13%) Windows 8
6 21 (20.39%) Windows 7
7 15 (14.56%) Windows 10
8 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (9.71%) Mac OS
9 10 (9.71%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.85%) Linux
11 3 (2.91%) Android
11 3 (2.91%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.91%) Unix
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) ITIL
2 17 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (14.56%) Migration
4 12 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (11.65%) Service Delivery
5 11 (10.68%) Project Management
6 9 (8.74%) Time Management
7 6 (5.83%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.83%) PDM
7 6 (5.83%) Service Management
8 5 (4.85%) IT Strategy
8 5 (4.85%) Server Building
9 4 (3.88%) Change Management
9 4 (3.88%) Network Management
9 4 (3.88%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.91%) Logistics
10 3 (2.91%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.45%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (22.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (18.45%) MCSA
3 13 (12.62%) MCSE
4 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (10.68%) CCNA
6 6 (5.83%) CCNP
6 6 (5.83%) DBS Check
6 6 (5.83%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (5.83%) VTSP
7 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.88%) Degree
9 3 (2.91%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.91%) CCSA
9 3 (2.91%) CCSE
9 3 (2.91%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (2.91%) MCT
10 2 (1.94%) CCIE
10 2 (1.94%) MCP
10 2 (1.94%) SCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) SLA
2 7 (6.80%) GDPR
3 5 (4.85%) COBIT
4 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.97%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (60.19%) Active Directory
2 51 (49.51%) Hyper-V
3 38 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.65%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.77%) Terminal Services
6 6 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.91%) NFS
7 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.91%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.91%) vSphere
8 1 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Backup Exec
2 8 (7.77%) SCCM
3 5 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.94%) Puppet
5 2 (1.94%) Terraform
5 2 (1.94%) WSUS
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.97%) SCOM
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 74 (71.84%) Microsoft
2 69 (66.99%) VMware
3 37 (35.92%) Cisco
4 33 (32.04%) HP
5 20 (19.42%) Meraki
6 18 (17.48%) McAfee
7 15 (14.56%) Citrix
7 15 (14.56%) SolarWinds
8 11 (10.68%) Sophos
9 9 (8.74%) Symantec
9 9 (8.74%) Veeam
10 8 (7.77%) Kaspersky
10 8 (7.77%) SonicWALL
11 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
11 7 (6.80%) Mitel
12 5 (4.85%) Acronis
12 5 (4.85%) arcserve
12 5 (4.85%) Kaseya
12 5 (4.85%) Proofpoint
12 5 (4.85%) Webroot