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 22 June 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.

WatchGuard
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 892 889
Rank change year-on-year +121 -3  
Permanent jobs citing WatchGuard 103 55 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.056% 0.089%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 100 52 92
Median salary £35,000 £28,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -27.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,500 £27,815
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £31,250 £23,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +35.86% -37.83%  

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 39611 43680 52020
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.59% 44.29% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 31407 35554 41931
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +99 100 £37,500 +33.92% 8
London +68 45 £42,500 - 3
East of England +15 16 £35,000 +25.00%
South West -2 15 £18,500 -19.56% 1
South East +45 13 £32,500 -18.75% 3
City of London +33 12 £38,000 - 1
Hampshire +36 10 £28,500 +26.66% 1
Redruth 0 9 £18,500 -19.56% 1
Cornwall -22 9 £18,500 -19.56% 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £31,250 -
Essex +4 7 £35,000 +25.00%
Manchester -26 6 £23,000 -6.12%
North West -38 6 £23,000 -11.53%
Bristol - 4 £35,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £36,500 -
Wisbech - 4 £23,250 -
Farnborough - 4 £39,000 - 1
Surrey +44 3 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Petersfield +21 3 £28,500 +26.66%
Yorkshire +6 3 £32,500 -
Liss - 3 £26,000 -
West Yorkshire +17 2 £32,500 -
Woking - 2 £38,750 - 1
Wakefield - 2 £32,500 -
Salisbury - 2 £30,000 -
Colchester - 2 £32,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £30,000 -
West Midlands +17 1 £32,500 - 1
Torfaen - 1 £27,500 -
South Wales - 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 196 (88.69%) Firewall
2 155 (70.14%) Cisco
3 101 (45.70%) CheckPoint
4 95 (42.99%) Windows
5 91 (41.18%) SonicWALL
6 85 (38.46%) VMware
7 84 (38.01%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (36.20%) Wireless
9 78 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
10 74 (33.48%) Juniper
11 73 (33.03%) Active Directory
12 70 (31.67%) Microsoft
13 69 (31.22%) Network Security
14 66 (29.86%) VPN
15 65 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 65 (29.41%) Fortinet
15 65 (29.41%) F5
16 64 (28.96%) Aruba
17 62 (28.05%) Palo Alto
18 60 (27.15%) FortiGate
19 59 (26.70%) Windows Server
20 56 (25.34%) Cisco Wireless
20 56 (25.34%) Extreme Networks
21 46 (20.81%) MS Exchange
22 43 (19.46%) VoIP
22 43 (19.46%) CCNA
23 41 (18.55%) Windows Server 2012
23 41 (18.55%) Office 365
24 38 (17.19%) VLAN
25 37 (16.74%) Hyper-V

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 46 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 16 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (6.79%) IIS
7 14 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (4.52%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.45%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.55%) Office 365
2 25 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 196 (88.69%) Firewall
2 80 (36.20%) Wireless
3 78 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
4 69 (31.22%) Network Security
5 66 (29.86%) VPN
6 56 (25.34%) Cisco Wireless
7 43 (19.46%) VoIP
8 38 (17.19%) VLAN
9 32 (14.48%) TCP/IP
10 31 (14.03%) SSL
11 27 (12.22%) MPLS
12 26 (11.76%) SAN
13 25 (11.31%) DNS
14 20 (9.05%) WAN
15 19 (8.60%) BGP
15 19 (8.60%) HTTP
16 18 (8.14%) IPsec
16 18 (8.14%) Spanning Tree
17 16 (7.24%) Internet
17 16 (7.24%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (4.52%) Finance
2 5 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.36%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 71 (32.13%) Network Engineer
2 63 (28.51%) Support Engineer
3 43 (19.46%) Security Engineer
4 40 (18.10%) Firewall Engineer
5 35 (15.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 32 (14.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 31 (14.03%) Analyst
8 26 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
9 19 (8.60%) Exchange Engineer
9 19 (8.60%) Exchange Support
9 19 (8.60%) Server Engineer
9 19 (8.60%) Server Support
10 18 (8.14%) Windows Server Support
11 17 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (7.69%) IT Engineer
11 17 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
11 17 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
12 16 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (6.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.71%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.26%) XML
3 1 (0.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.31%) Driving Licence
3 21 (9.50%) Data Centre
4 16 (7.24%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.07%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.17%) PKI
7 5 (2.26%) Clustering
8 4 (1.81%) iPad
8 4 (1.81%) Replication
9 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) iPhone
11 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 95 (42.99%) Windows
2 59 (26.70%) Windows Server
3 41 (18.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.60%) Linux
7 17 (7.69%) Ubuntu
8 14 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.52%) CentOS
10 9 (4.07%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.62%) Debian
11 8 (3.62%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.26%) Kali Linux
12 5 (2.26%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (9.50%) Migration
2 15 (6.79%) Presales
2 15 (6.79%) Server Building
3 14 (6.33%) Incident Management
3 14 (6.33%) Project Management
4 13 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (5.43%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (5.43%) Mobile Device Management
5 12 (5.43%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (4.52%) Data Privacy
7 9 (4.07%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.07%) Network Design
7 9 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (4.07%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (3.62%) Business Development
8 8 (3.62%) ITIL
8 8 (3.62%) Market Making
8 8 (3.62%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.62%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (3.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.52%) SQL
3 7 (3.17%) Python
4 6 (2.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.26%) C-shell
5 5 (2.26%) Java
5 5 (2.26%) Korn
5 5 (2.26%) Ruby
6 4 (1.81%) C
Qualifications
1 84 (38.01%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (19.46%) CCNA
3 34 (15.38%) CCNP
4 18 (8.14%) JNCIS
5 17 (7.69%) MCP
6 16 (7.24%) CISSP
7 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.98%) A+ Certification
8 11 (4.98%) CISA
8 11 (4.98%) CISM
8 11 (4.98%) JNCIA
8 11 (4.98%) Linux+ Certification
8 11 (4.98%) LPIC
8 11 (4.98%) Network+ Certification
8 11 (4.98%) RHCA
8 11 (4.98%) RHCE
8 11 (4.98%) RHCSA
9 9 (4.07%) Degree
9 9 (4.07%) MCITP
10 8 (3.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.14%) SLA
2 15 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (33.03%) Active Directory
2 65 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.74%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.33%) vSphere
5 11 (4.98%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.17%) pfSense
6 7 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.81%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.90%) NFS
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.45%) XenApp
9 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (27.15%) FortiGate
2 23 (10.41%) Backup Exec
3 14 (6.33%) SCCM
4 11 (4.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.62%) HAProxy
6 5 (2.26%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.36%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.90%) Nessus
8 2 (0.90%) Puppet
8 2 (0.90%) WSUS
9 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (70.14%) Cisco
2 101 (45.70%) CheckPoint
3 91 (41.18%) SonicWALL
4 85 (38.46%) VMware
5 74 (33.48%) Juniper
6 70 (31.67%) Microsoft
7 65 (29.41%) F5
7 65 (29.41%) Fortinet
8 64 (28.96%) Aruba
9 62 (28.05%) Palo Alto
10 56 (25.34%) Extreme Networks
11 36 (16.29%) Veeam
12 31 (14.03%) HP
13 24 (10.86%) Dell
14 23 (10.41%) Kaspersky
15 22 (9.95%) Citrix
16 18 (8.14%) McAfee
17 17 (7.69%) Red Hat
18 15 (6.79%) Symantec
19 12 (5.43%) SolarWinds
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