Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 33 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 84 74 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.04% 7.33% 6.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.92% 30.20% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 73 45 38
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -23.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £22,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £61,000 £58,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +2.78%

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 187 245 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 20.13% 24.28% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 151 184 162
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £57,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 45 (53.57%) Cisco
2 41 (48.81%) VPN
3 40 (47.62%) VMware
4 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 38 (45.24%) Windows
5 34 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (38.10%) CCNA
7 31 (36.90%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
9 28 (33.33%) DNS
10 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (29.76%) Data Centre
11 25 (29.76%) Wireless
12 24 (28.57%) Replication
12 24 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (27.38%) CCNP
14 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
14 22 (26.19%) Migration
14 22 (26.19%) Load Balancing
14 22 (26.19%) Windows Server
15 21 (25.00%) Web Services
16 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
16 20 (23.81%) Network Security
17 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (22.62%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (21.43%) Linux
18 18 (21.43%) WAN
18 18 (21.43%) SAN
18 18 (21.43%) Internet
19 17 (20.24%) SOA

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 17 (20.24%) OpenStack
2 10 (11.90%) GlassFish
2 10 (11.90%) JBoss
2 10 (11.90%) MQSeries
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (11.90%) WebLogic
2 10 (11.90%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (19.05%) IaaS
4 13 (15.48%) PaaS
5 12 (14.29%) SaaS
6 10 (11.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (11.90%) Office 365
7 4 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (48.81%) VPN
2 31 (36.90%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (33.33%) DNS
4 25 (29.76%) Wireless
5 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
6 20 (23.81%) Network Security
7 18 (21.43%) Internet
7 18 (21.43%) SAN
7 18 (21.43%) WAN
8 17 (20.24%) Reverse Proxy
9 14 (16.67%) LAN
10 13 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (13.10%) Cisco Wireless
12 9 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (9.52%) VLAN
13 8 (9.52%) VoIP
14 7 (8.33%) DHCP
14 7 (8.33%) Unified Communications
15 6 (7.14%) IP Telephony
16 4 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.76%) MS Access
3 4 (4.76%) Power BI
3 4 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (10.71%) French Language
1 9 (10.71%) German Language
1 9 (10.71%) Retail
1 9 (10.71%) Swedish Language
2 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) Architect
3 16 (19.05%) Infrastructure Architect
4 15 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (17.86%) Security Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Analyst
6 10 (11.90%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (11.90%) Lead Architect
7 9 (10.71%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Cisco Support
9 7 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Network Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
9 7 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) Web Services
2 10 (11.90%) ActiveMQ
2 10 (11.90%) EJB
2 10 (11.90%) EJB 3.0
2 10 (11.90%) HornetQ
2 10 (11.90%) Java EE
2 10 (11.90%) Java SE
2 10 (11.90%) JMS
2 10 (11.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 4 (4.76%) MDX
3 4 (4.76%) REST
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Data Centre
2 24 (28.57%) Replication
3 17 (20.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (17.86%) Management Information System
5 10 (11.90%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (8.33%) iSeries
8 4 (4.76%) CCTV
8 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.24%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.43%) Linux
4 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.90%) Unix
7 9 (10.71%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (5.95%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Load Balancing
1 22 (26.19%) Migration
2 19 (22.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (20.24%) SOA
4 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (13.10%) Presales
5 11 (13.10%) Service Delivery
6 10 (11.90%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (11.90%) ITIL
6 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (10.71%) Information Security
8 8 (9.52%) Data Privacy
9 7 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (5.95%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (4.76%) Database Tuning
11 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (4.76%) ETL Development
11 4 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.76%) Time Management
11 4 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.29%) SQL
3 10 (11.90%) Bash Shell
3 10 (11.90%) Java
3 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.71%) C
5 8 (9.52%) AWK
6 7 (8.33%) R
7 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.76%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (38.10%) CCNA
3 23 (27.38%) CCNP
4 12 (14.29%) AWS Certification
4 12 (14.29%) Degree
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.33%) CCDA
5 7 (8.33%) CCDP
6 6 (7.14%) Master's Degree
6 6 (7.14%) MCSE
7 4 (4.76%) MCSA
8 3 (3.57%) CCIE
8 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.38%) CCENT
9 2 (2.38%) CISSP
9 2 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (1.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.19%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.10%) ProxySG
4 11 (13.10%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (11.90%) Puppet
2 9 (10.71%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (5.95%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.57%) SCCM
5 3 (3.57%) SCOM
6 1 (1.19%) Ansible
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.19%) Nagios
6 1 (1.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (53.57%) Cisco
2 40 (47.62%) VMware
3 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.67%) IBM
5 13 (15.48%) F5
5 13 (15.48%) Juniper
5 13 (15.48%) Palo Alto
6 11 (13.10%) Blue Coat
6 11 (13.10%) EMC
7 10 (11.90%) CheckPoint
7 10 (11.90%) Oracle
8 9 (10.71%) NetApp
9 5 (5.95%) Asigra
9 5 (5.95%) Citrix
9 5 (5.95%) Veeam
10 4 (4.76%) SAP
11 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.38%) Meraki
12 2 (2.38%) Polycom
12 2 (2.38%) Sonus