Period
to 17 December 2018

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 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 31 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 72 74 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.64% 8.03% 6.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.11% 35.75% 36.63%
Number of salaries quoted 50 60 44
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -14.29% -8.70%
10th Percentile £31,000 £23,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +17.65%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 194 207 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 20.57% 22.48% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 150 159 132
Watford median annual salary £43,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.95% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,950 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,250 £67,500 £60,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +0.56%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 48 (66.67%) VMware
2 40 (55.56%) VPN
3 39 (54.17%) Windows
4 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
5 35 (48.61%) Cisco
6 30 (41.67%) DNS
7 29 (40.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (36.11%) Network Security
8 26 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
10 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
11 22 (30.56%) Linux
11 22 (30.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (29.17%) LAN
12 21 (29.17%) WAN
12 21 (29.17%) Hyper-V
13 20 (27.78%) Replication
14 19 (26.39%) Migration
14 19 (26.39%) Windows 7
15 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
15 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 18 (25.00%) Web Services
16 17 (23.61%) Internet
17 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (22.22%) DHCP
17 16 (22.22%) SOA
17 16 (22.22%) CheckPoint
17 16 (22.22%) Wireless
17 16 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 16 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 12 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 10 (13.89%) GlassFish
3 10 (13.89%) JBoss
3 10 (13.89%) MQSeries
3 10 (13.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (13.89%) WebLogic
3 10 (13.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 29 (40.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (31.94%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (22.22%) IaaS
3 16 (22.22%) Office 365
4 14 (19.44%) PaaS
5 13 (18.06%) SaaS
6 10 (13.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (9.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (55.56%) VPN
2 30 (41.67%) DNS
3 26 (36.11%) Network Security
4 21 (29.17%) LAN
4 21 (29.17%) WAN
5 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 17 (23.61%) Internet
7 16 (22.22%) DHCP
7 16 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (22.22%) Wireless
8 15 (20.83%) SAN
9 13 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (11.11%) Unified Communications
10 8 (11.11%) VoIP
11 5 (6.94%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (6.94%) VLAN
11 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.56%) Skype
13 2 (2.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.78%) MS Access
3 2 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Power BI
3 2 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (12.50%) French Language
1 9 (12.50%) German Language
1 9 (12.50%) Swedish Language
2 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Security Engineer
3 16 (22.22%) Architect
3 16 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 9 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
6 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) IT Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Lead Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Field Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) Web Services
2 10 (13.89%) ActiveMQ
2 10 (13.89%) EJB
2 10 (13.89%) EJB 3.0
2 10 (13.89%) HornetQ
2 10 (13.89%) Java EE
2 10 (13.89%) Java SE
2 10 (13.89%) JMS
2 10 (13.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) MDX
3 2 (2.78%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.78%) Replication
2 16 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (20.83%) Data Centre
4 10 (13.89%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.56%) CCTV
7 4 (5.56%) iSeries
7 4 (5.56%) Smartphone
7 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.78%) BYOD
9 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (54.17%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Linux
3 19 (26.39%) Windows 7
4 18 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 10 (13.89%) Unix
9 2 (2.78%) Android
9 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (26.39%) Migration
3 16 (22.22%) SOA
4 12 (16.67%) Presales
5 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (15.28%) Load Balancing
6 10 (13.89%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 9 (12.50%) Information Security
7 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.11%) ITIL
9 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (9.72%) Process Improvement
9 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (6.94%) Data Privacy
10 5 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.94%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (5.56%) Decision-Making
11 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
11 4 (5.56%) Organisational Learning
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
2 10 (13.89%) Java
2 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
3 9 (12.50%) SQL
4 8 (11.11%) AWK
5 5 (6.94%) C
6 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.78%) VBA
7 1 (1.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (20.83%) CCNP
3 14 (19.44%) CCNA
4 13 (18.06%) Degree
5 12 (16.67%) AWS Certification
6 6 (8.33%) Master's Degree
7 5 (6.94%) MCSE
8 4 (5.56%) CCDA
8 4 (5.56%) CCDP
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (4.17%) CCIE
10 2 (2.78%) CISSP
10 2 (2.78%) MOS
10 2 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (1.39%) CCENT
11 1 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.39%) CCIE Security
11 1 (1.39%) MCP
11 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
3 21 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.33%) Firmware
6 5 (6.94%) ProxySG
7 4 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.78%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (13.89%) Puppet
2 8 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 6 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.78%) SCCM
6 1 (1.39%) Ansible
6 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (66.67%) VMware
2 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
3 35 (48.61%) Cisco
4 16 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 13 (18.06%) IBM
6 12 (16.67%) Citrix
6 12 (16.67%) Veeam
7 10 (13.89%) Oracle
8 8 (11.11%) Asigra
8 8 (11.11%) EMC
8 8 (11.11%) Juniper
9 7 (9.72%) F5
9 7 (9.72%) Palo Alto
10 5 (6.94%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.94%) Meraki
10 5 (6.94%) NetApp
11 4 (5.56%) Apple
11 4 (5.56%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.56%) SonicWALL
11 4 (5.56%) Zerto