Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 61 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 -16 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 129 99 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.72% 4.15% 5.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 22.40% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 96 87 253
10th Percentile £35,625 £32,500 £32,700
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +31.58% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £64,375 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £80,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 516 442 966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.89% 18.55% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 315 345 746
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,350 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,883 £35,525 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £77,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 31 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -21 51 £55,000 +15.79% 14
Bracknell -23 19 £75,000 +15.38%
Slough -4 18 £75,000 +66.67% 4
Wokingham +3 9 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Newbury +10 5 £62,500 +13.64% 5
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 50 (38.76%) Windows
2 49 (37.98%) Linux
3 48 (37.21%) Azure
4 46 (35.66%) Cisco
5 43 (33.33%) VPN
6 37 (28.68%) VMware
7 36 (27.91%) TCP/IP
8 35 (27.13%) DevOps
9 34 (26.36%) AWS
10 33 (25.58%) Social Skills
11 32 (24.81%) WAN
12 31 (24.03%) SIEM
13 29 (22.48%) ITIL
13 29 (22.48%) Microsoft
14 28 (21.71%) Data Centre
15 27 (20.93%) Network Security
16 26 (20.16%) Information Security
17 25 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (18.60%) Active Directory
19 23 (17.83%) LAN
19 23 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
19 23 (17.83%) Cybersecurity
20 21 (16.28%) Ansible
20 21 (16.28%) DHCP
20 21 (16.28%) DNS
21 20 (15.50%) Oracle
21 20 (15.50%) Internet
21 20 (15.50%) Degree
22 19 (14.73%) JIRA

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.43%) IIS
3 6 (4.65%) CMS
3 6 (4.65%) Confluence
3 6 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (4.65%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.65%) WordPress
4 5 (3.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.55%) Apache
5 2 (1.55%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 48 (37.21%) Azure
2 34 (26.36%) AWS
3 19 (14.73%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (13.95%) SaaS
5 15 (11.63%) PaaS
6 13 (10.08%) IaaS
7 9 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (6.20%) Mimecast
9 6 (4.65%) OneDrive
10 3 (2.33%) Azure App Service
10 3 (2.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 3 (2.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (2.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (2.33%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (1.55%) GCP
11 2 (1.55%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 43 (33.33%) VPN
2 36 (27.91%) TCP/IP
3 32 (24.81%) WAN
4 27 (20.93%) Network Security
5 23 (17.83%) LAN
6 21 (16.28%) DHCP
6 21 (16.28%) DNS
7 20 (15.50%) Internet
8 18 (13.95%) MPLS
8 18 (13.95%) OSPF
8 18 (13.95%) VLAN
9 17 (13.18%) SSL
10 14 (10.85%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (10.85%) IPsec
11 13 (10.08%) BGP
11 13 (10.08%) VoIP
12 11 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (8.53%) Wireless
13 10 (7.75%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (6.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.30%) MySQL
3 8 (6.20%) RDBMS
3 8 (6.20%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.78%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 19 (14.73%) JIRA
2 6 (4.65%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.78%) GitLab
General
1 33 (25.58%) Social Skills
2 16 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.85%) Presentation Skills
4 13 (10.08%) Telecoms
5 10 (7.75%) Public Sector
6 9 (6.98%) Finance
7 8 (6.20%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
7 8 (6.20%) Marketing
8 6 (4.65%) Electronics
8 6 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (3.88%) Automotive
10 4 (3.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (3.10%) Local Government
11 3 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (27.13%) Network Engineer
2 30 (23.26%) Architect
3 16 (12.40%) Security Architect
3 16 (12.40%) Security Engineer
4 15 (11.63%) Senior Architect
5 13 (10.08%) Network Architect
6 10 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) IT Manager
8 7 (5.43%) Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Network Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Security Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Network Security Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) QA Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior QA Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.65%) SOAP
3 4 (3.10%) JSON
4 2 (1.55%) REST
5 1 (0.78%) LDAP
5 1 (0.78%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.71%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.65%) CESG
3 6 (4.65%) CESG CLAS
3 6 (4.65%) Digital Media
3 6 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.65%) User Experience
4 5 (3.88%) Life Science
4 5 (3.88%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (3.10%) PKI
5 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.33%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.33%) Clustering
6 3 (2.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.55%) CCTV
7 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.76%) Windows
2 49 (37.98%) Linux
3 15 (11.63%) Windows Server
4 14 (10.85%) Debian
5 10 (7.75%) Unix
6 8 (6.20%) CentOS
6 8 (6.20%) Solaris
6 8 (6.20%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.43%) Android
7 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.78%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) DevOps
2 31 (24.03%) SIEM
3 29 (22.48%) ITIL
4 26 (20.16%) Information Security
5 23 (17.83%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (12.40%) Project Management
7 15 (11.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 14 (10.85%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (10.85%) TOGAF
9 13 (10.08%) Load Balancing
9 13 (10.08%) Security Testing
10 12 (9.30%) Risk Management
10 12 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (8.53%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (8.53%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (7.75%) Analytics
12 10 (7.75%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (7.75%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.73%) Python
3 11 (8.53%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.75%) SQL
5 6 (4.65%) C
6 4 (3.10%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.50%) Degree
3 16 (12.40%) CCNP
4 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.08%) CISSP
6 12 (9.30%) CISA
7 11 (8.53%) CCIE
7 11 (8.53%) CEH
8 8 (6.20%) CCNA
8 8 (6.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.65%) CGEIT
10 6 (4.65%) CLAS
10 6 (4.65%) CREST Certified
10 6 (4.65%) CRISC
10 6 (4.65%) GIAC
10 6 (4.65%) ISEB
10 6 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (4.65%) OSCE
10 6 (4.65%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.30%) SLA
3 9 (6.98%) QA
4 6 (4.65%) COBIT
4 6 (4.65%) GDPR
4 6 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (4.65%) NIST
4 6 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (3.88%) PCI DSS
6 3 (2.33%) GRC
7 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 24 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.30%) vSphere
4 9 (6.98%) Docker
5 8 (6.20%) Firmware
6 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.55%) iptables
7 2 (1.55%) LXC
7 2 (1.55%) NFS
7 2 (1.55%) Postfix
7 2 (1.55%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.55%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 21 (16.28%) Ansible
2 9 (6.98%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.43%) CASB
4 6 (4.65%) HP ALM
4 6 (4.65%) HP Fortify
4 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.65%) QRadar
4 6 (4.65%) Terraform
4 6 (4.65%) WebInspect
5 5 (3.88%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.88%) Puppet
6 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.78%) OPNET
9 1 (0.78%) SCCM
9 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (35.66%) Cisco
2 37 (28.68%) VMware
3 29 (22.48%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.50%) Oracle
5 17 (13.18%) Juniper
5 17 (13.18%) Palo Alto
6 15 (11.63%) Splunk
7 13 (10.08%) HP
8 12 (9.30%) Sophos
9 10 (7.75%) CheckPoint
9 10 (7.75%) F5
10 8 (6.20%) Qualys
11 7 (5.43%) Fortinet
11 7 (5.43%) Google
11 7 (5.43%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.65%) AlienVault
12 6 (4.65%) ArcSight
12 6 (4.65%) Black Duck
12 6 (4.65%) LogRhythm
12 6 (4.65%) Sonatype