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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WatchGuard
UK
Rank 742 853 881
Rank change year-on-year +111 +28  
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 118 103 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.100% 0.080%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 114 82 70
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.98%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £22,000 £28,495
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.98%  

WatchGuard is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 36809 47478 50257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.85% 45.93% 47.22%
Number of salaries quoted 29583 38744 40534
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

WatchGuard
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WatchGuard as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WatchGuard in the UK

WatchGuard
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England +135 114 £30,000 -7.69% 11
London +118 64 £35,000 - 4
City of London +68 26 £38,500 -
South East +67 23 £30,000 +11.11%
South West -2 10 £18,500 -43.07% 1
Kent +23 9 £30,000 -31.42%
Oxfordshire +6 9 £25,250 -6.48%
West Yorkshire +25 6 £23,000 -16.36% 3
Yorkshire +13 6 £23,000 -16.36% 3
Redruth +1 6 £17,750 -52.66% 1
Cornwall -16 6 £17,750 -45.38% 1
Oxford - 5 £25,250 -
Croydon +9 4 £43,000 +17.80%
Bristol +8 4 £42,500 +16.43%
Ossett - 4 £22,000 -
West Midlands +38 3 £35,000 -
East of England +24 3 £41,250 -
North West -13 3 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Banbury - 3 £37,500 -
Hampshire +33 2 £31,250 -16.66%
Scotland +18 2 £27,500 -36.78%
Wakefield +3 2 £24,000 -43.52%
Manchester -17 2 £38,750 +34.78% 2
Edinburgh - 2 £27,500 -
Chesterfield - 2 £20,500 -
Wigan - 2 £38,750 -
Woking - 2 £32,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £20,500 -
Essex - 2 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 £32,500 -

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 166 (86.91%) Firewall
2 138 (72.25%) Cisco
3 87 (45.55%) Windows
4 86 (45.03%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (44.50%) CheckPoint
6 83 (43.46%) Active Directory
7 80 (41.88%) SonicWALL
8 76 (39.79%) VMware
9 73 (38.22%) Cisco ASA
9 73 (38.22%) Wireless
10 68 (35.60%) Juniper
11 65 (34.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 59 (30.89%) Network Security
13 58 (30.37%) VPN
14 57 (29.84%) Fortinet
14 57 (29.84%) Aruba
14 57 (29.84%) F5
15 55 (28.80%) Windows Server
16 52 (27.23%) Microsoft
17 49 (25.65%) FortiGate
18 48 (25.13%) Cisco Wireless
18 48 (25.13%) MS Exchange
19 47 (24.61%) Windows Server 2012
20 45 (23.56%) Palo Alto
21 44 (23.04%) Extreme Networks
22 42 (21.99%) Hyper-V
23 40 (20.94%) VoIP
24 39 (20.42%) CCNA
25 38 (19.90%) VLAN
26 37 (19.37%) CCNP

WatchGuard
Top Related 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 48 (25.13%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (10.47%) SharePoint
4 18 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (8.38%) IIS
6 12 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.66%) Apache
7 7 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.66%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.62%) Site Server
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (19.37%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.75%) Office 365
2 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.19%) Mimecast
3 5 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (86.91%) Firewall
2 73 (38.22%) Cisco ASA
2 73 (38.22%) Wireless
3 59 (30.89%) Network Security
4 58 (30.37%) VPN
5 48 (25.13%) Cisco Wireless
6 40 (20.94%) VoIP
7 38 (19.90%) VLAN
8 35 (18.32%) TCP/IP
9 34 (17.80%) MPLS
10 32 (16.75%) WAN
11 31 (16.23%) LAN
12 30 (15.71%) SAN
13 26 (13.61%) DNS
14 24 (12.57%) BGP
14 24 (12.57%) OSPF
15 18 (9.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (8.38%) Internet
16 16 (8.38%) iSCSI
16 16 (8.38%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.28%) MySQL
3 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (6.28%) Finance
2 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.62%) Retail
4 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (28.80%) Network Engineer
1 55 (28.80%) Support Engineer
2 34 (17.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 34 (17.80%) Security Engineer
3 30 (15.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 27 (14.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 22 (11.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (11.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 21 (10.99%) Analyst
7 19 (9.95%) Exchange Support
8 18 (9.42%) IT Support
8 18 (9.42%) Server Support
8 18 (9.42%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (9.42%) Windows Server Support
9 17 (8.90%) Exchange Engineer
9 17 (8.90%) Windows Support Engineer
10 16 (8.38%) Server Engineer
11 15 (7.85%) Windows Server Engineer
12 14 (7.33%) IT Engineer
13 13 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.62%) EDI
2 5 (2.62%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (13.09%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.81%) Blackberry
3 13 (6.81%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.66%) PKI
5 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.09%) Clustering
6 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (45.55%) Windows
2 55 (28.80%) Windows Server
3 47 (24.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (14.66%) Linux
5 25 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (11.52%) Ubuntu
7 21 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (8.90%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.24%) Mac OS
9 10 (5.24%) Windows 7
10 8 (4.19%) Debian
11 7 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.66%) Windows Vista
12 6 (3.14%) Windows 10
13 5 (2.62%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.57%) CentOS
14 3 (1.57%) Unix
15 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.04%) Migration
2 19 (9.95%) Server Building
3 14 (7.33%) Network Design
4 13 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (6.28%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (6.28%) Incident Management
5 12 (6.28%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (5.24%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.24%) Presales
7 8 (4.19%) High Availability
7 8 (4.19%) ITIL
8 7 (3.66%) Business Development
8 7 (3.66%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.14%) Project Management
10 5 (2.62%) Information Security
10 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.85%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.76%) SQL
3 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.52%) C
3 1 (0.52%) Lua
Qualifications
1 86 (45.03%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (20.42%) CCNA
3 37 (19.37%) CCNP
4 22 (11.52%) JNCIS
5 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (6.28%) CISSP
6 12 (6.28%) JNCIA
6 12 (6.28%) MCSE
7 11 (5.76%) CISM
7 11 (5.76%) JNCIP
8 9 (4.71%) CCDA
9 8 (4.19%) MCSA
10 7 (3.66%) Degree
10 7 (3.66%) MCP
11 6 (3.14%) CCDP
11 6 (3.14%) CISA
11 6 (3.14%) MCITP
12 5 (2.62%) CCSE
13 4 (2.09%) RHCA
13 4 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.33%) SLA
2 5 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (43.46%) Active Directory
2 65 (34.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (21.99%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.38%) Terminal Services
4 16 (8.38%) vSphere
5 12 (6.28%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.66%) XenServer
8 3 (1.57%) NFS
8 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.05%) Xen
10 1 (0.52%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (25.65%) FortiGate
2 20 (10.47%) Backup Exec
3 16 (8.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (6.81%) SCCM
5 12 (6.28%) HAProxy
6 7 (3.66%) Nagios
7 5 (2.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (2.62%) Nessus
7 5 (2.62%) WSUS
8 4 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.09%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.52%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 138 (72.25%) Cisco
2 85 (44.50%) CheckPoint
3 80 (41.88%) SonicWALL
4 76 (39.79%) VMware
5 68 (35.60%) Juniper
6 57 (29.84%) Aruba
6 57 (29.84%) F5
6 57 (29.84%) Fortinet
7 52 (27.23%) Microsoft
8 45 (23.56%) Palo Alto
9 44 (23.04%) Extreme Networks
10 35 (18.32%) HP
11 25 (13.09%) Citrix
12 23 (12.04%) Intel Security
12 23 (12.04%) Veeam
13 22 (11.52%) Kaspersky
14 19 (9.95%) SolarWinds
14 19 (9.95%) Symantec
15 18 (9.42%) Sophos
16 14 (7.33%) Riverbed
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