Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 24 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 60 82 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.47% 7.64% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 36.44% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 47 55 28
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,350 £24,100 £36,250
90th Percentile £54,250 £61,000 £58,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +19.05% -6.67%

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 192 225 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 20.69% 20.97% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 153 166 197
Watford median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,375 £33,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% -5.56%

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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 24 (40.00%) Cisco
2 24 (40.00%) ITIL
3 22 (36.67%) Information Security
4 21 (35.00%) VPN
5 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (31.67%) Windows
7 16 (26.67%) Management Information System
7 16 (26.67%) Wireless
7 16 (26.67%) WAN
8 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (25.00%) CCNA
8 15 (25.00%) VMware
8 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 14 (23.33%) Windows Server
9 14 (23.33%) LAN
9 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (21.67%) PCI DSS
11 12 (20.00%) Information Management
11 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 11 (18.33%) CheckPoint
12 11 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (18.33%) Patch Management
13 10 (16.67%) Office 365
13 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (16.67%) Security Architecture
13 10 (16.67%) Sophos

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 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.67%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.67%) JBoss
5 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.00%) VPN
2 16 (26.67%) WAN
2 16 (26.67%) Wireless
3 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (23.33%) LAN
4 8 (13.33%) Network Security
5 6 (10.00%) DNS
5 6 (10.00%) Internet
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (6.67%) WLAN
8 3 (5.00%) IP Telephony
8 3 (5.00%) IPsec
8 3 (5.00%) SAN
8 3 (5.00%) Skype
8 3 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (5.00%) VLAN
8 3 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.00%) MS Access
2 3 (5.00%) Power BI
2 3 (5.00%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Billing
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) German Language
4 1 (1.67%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Security Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Team Leader
3 7 (11.67%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (11.67%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco Support
3 7 (11.67%) Support Team Leader
4 6 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) MDX
2 3 (5.00%) REST
2 3 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.67%) EJB
3 1 (1.67%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.67%) HornetQ
3 1 (1.67%) Java EE
3 1 (1.67%) Java SE
3 1 (1.67%) JMS
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
4 4 (6.67%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) CCTV
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.33%) iSeries
5 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) ITIL
2 22 (36.67%) Information Security
3 12 (20.00%) Information Management
4 11 (18.33%) Patch Management
5 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 9 (15.00%) Security Patching
7 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (11.67%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.00%) ISMS
9 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.33%) Migration
10 5 (8.33%) Project Management
10 5 (8.33%) Security Management
11 4 (6.67%) Economics
11 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
11 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 4 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) R
2 5 (8.33%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) VBA
5 1 (1.67%) AWK
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (25.00%) CCNA
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (11.67%) Degree
5 5 (8.33%) CCNP
5 5 (8.33%) Master's Degree
6 4 (6.67%) CISSP
6 4 (6.67%) CSSLP
6 4 (6.67%) ISSAP
6 4 (6.67%) ISSEP
7 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (3.33%) CCDA
8 2 (3.33%) CCDP
8 2 (3.33%) MCSA
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) PCI DSS
2 11 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.33%) GDPR
4 4 (6.67%) SLA
5 3 (5.00%) PMO
6 2 (3.33%) QA
6 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (11.67%) vSphere
4 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) vCenter Server
2 5 (8.33%) Nagios
2 5 (8.33%) Nessus
3 4 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.67%) Puppet
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Cisco
2 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.00%) VMware
4 11 (18.33%) CheckPoint
5 10 (16.67%) Sophos
6 5 (8.33%) Zscaler
7 4 (6.67%) IBM
8 3 (5.00%) SAP
9 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.33%) Cognos
9 2 (3.33%) EMC
9 2 (3.33%) F5
9 2 (3.33%) Juniper
9 2 (3.33%) NEC
9 2 (3.33%) NetApp
9 2 (3.33%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.33%) Polycom
9 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.33%) Sonus
10 1 (1.67%) FireEye