The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 20 38 32
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 47 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.53% 3.85% 5.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.59% 15.83% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 35 13 22
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £44,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 113 139 117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 20.51% 24.30% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 80 113 79
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £38,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,700 £59,800 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Watford over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 43 (57.33%) Windows
1 43 (57.33%) Cisco
2 35 (46.67%) VPN
3 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (44.00%) ITIL
4 32 (42.67%) LAN
4 32 (42.67%) WAN
4 32 (42.67%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (41.33%) Windows Server
6 30 (40.00%) CCNP
6 30 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 28 (37.33%) Office 365
8 27 (36.00%) VMware
9 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (28.00%) Linux
11 20 (26.67%) Citrix
11 20 (26.67%) Wireless
12 19 (25.33%) DNS
12 19 (25.33%) CheckPoint
12 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
12 19 (25.33%) VLAN
12 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (24.00%) Degree
13 18 (24.00%) SQL
13 18 (24.00%) Data Centre
14 17 (22.67%) DHCP
14 17 (22.67%) MPLS
14 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (22.67%) Hyper-V

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (22.67%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.33%) IIS
4 4 (5.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS Office
3 5 (6.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Sage 200
2 2 (2.67%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (37.33%) Office 365
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.00%) PaaS
4 8 (10.67%) Mimecast
5 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (5.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.67%) VPN
2 32 (42.67%) LAN
2 32 (42.67%) WAN
3 20 (26.67%) Wireless
4 19 (25.33%) DNS
4 19 (25.33%) VLAN
5 17 (22.67%) DHCP
5 17 (22.67%) MPLS
6 11 (14.67%) Cisco ISE
7 10 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (13.33%) Network Security
7 10 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
8 9 (12.00%) BGP
8 9 (12.00%) Unified Communications
9 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (10.67%) ISDN
9 8 (10.67%) PBX
9 8 (10.67%) SAN
9 8 (10.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.67%) MS Access
4 2 (2.67%) Power BI
4 2 (2.67%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.67%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Automotive
4 1 (1.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 17 (22.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 17 (22.67%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Active Directory Support
5 8 (10.67%) Architect
5 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (10.67%) Network Support
5 8 (10.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Office 365 Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 7 (9.33%) Exchange Support
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco Support
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Client Services Manager
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) Middleware
3 2 (2.67%) MDX
3 2 (2.67%) REST
3 2 (2.67%) SOAP
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) CCTV
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (57.33%) Windows
2 31 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 21 (28.00%) Linux
4 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 8 (10.67%) Mac OS X
7 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Migration
3 9 (12.00%) Business Continuity
4 8 (10.67%) Coaching
4 8 (10.67%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.67%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (10.67%) Mathematics
4 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.67%) Web Filtering
5 7 (9.33%) Change Management
6 6 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.00%) CRM
7 5 (6.67%) Logistics
7 5 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (6.67%) Network Design
7 5 (6.67%) Release Management
7 5 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) C
3 7 (9.33%) C#
3 7 (9.33%) C++
3 7 (9.33%) VB
4 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (42.67%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (40.00%) CCNP
3 18 (24.00%) Degree
4 15 (20.00%) CCNA
5 9 (12.00%) CCIE
6 5 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.33%) MCSE
7 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.67%) MCP
9 1 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (22.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.67%) Terminal Services
4 8 (10.67%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.33%) vSphere
5 4 (5.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.00%) SCCM
3 5 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (57.33%) Cisco
2 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (36.00%) VMware
4 20 (26.67%) Citrix
5 19 (25.33%) CheckPoint
6 15 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 13 (17.33%) Dell
7 13 (17.33%) NetApp
8 9 (12.00%) Juniper
9 8 (10.67%) F5
9 8 (10.67%) HP
9 8 (10.67%) SolarWinds
9 8 (10.67%) Veeam
10 7 (9.33%) Huawei
10 7 (9.33%) Meraki
10 7 (9.33%) SAP
11 5 (6.67%) Riverbed
11 5 (6.67%) Sage
11 5 (6.67%) SonicWALL
11 5 (6.67%) Symantec
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