Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 -13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 212 366 460
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.65% 6.55% 6.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.11% 35.60% 32.24%
Number of salaries quoted 185 273 306
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,200 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% -2.13% +6.82%

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 812 1,028 1,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.80% 18.39% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 558 778 999
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 -37 74 £51,000 +7.37% 10
Bracknell +16 28 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Slough +9 28 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Newbury +26 10 £57,500 +35.29% 7
Maidenhead -15 9 £65,000 +19.27% 1
Ascot -7 6 £35,500 -37.33%
Wokingham +8 4 £46,250 +14.20% 1
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 106 (50.00%) Cisco
2 73 (34.43%) Windows
3 71 (33.49%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (25.94%) Linux
5 53 (25.00%) VPN
6 52 (24.53%) Network Security
7 44 (20.75%) CCNP
8 43 (20.28%) WAN
9 41 (19.34%) DNS
10 39 (18.40%) Information Security
11 38 (17.92%) Wireless
12 36 (16.98%) LAN
12 36 (16.98%) Windows Server
13 35 (16.51%) Python
13 35 (16.51%) ITIL
13 35 (16.51%) Management Information System
13 35 (16.51%) VMware
13 35 (16.51%) Palo Alto
14 34 (16.04%) CISSP
14 34 (16.04%) Juniper
15 32 (15.09%) TCP/IP
15 32 (15.09%) Microsoft
16 29 (13.68%) DHCP
16 29 (13.68%) SIEM
17 28 (13.21%) Office 365
18 27 (12.74%) Azure
19 26 (12.26%) Security Cleared
19 26 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (12.26%) Active Directory
20 25 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (6.60%) IIS
2 13 (6.13%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.83%) Apache
3 6 (2.83%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.94%) Confluence
6 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.94%) JBoss
6 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.47%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Exchequer
1 5 (2.36%) Line 50
1 5 (2.36%) Pegasus Opera
1 5 (2.36%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.21%) Office 365
2 27 (12.74%) Azure
3 22 (10.38%) SaaS
4 21 (9.91%) AWS
5 6 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.89%) G Suite
7 3 (1.42%) IaaS
8 2 (0.94%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.94%) PaaS
8 2 (0.94%) Route 53
8 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.47%) Boomi
9 1 (0.47%) GCP
9 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.00%) VPN
2 52 (24.53%) Network Security
3 43 (20.28%) WAN
4 41 (19.34%) DNS
5 38 (17.92%) Wireless
6 36 (16.98%) LAN
7 32 (15.09%) TCP/IP
8 29 (13.68%) DHCP
9 26 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (8.49%) BGP
10 18 (8.49%) SSL
10 18 (8.49%) VoIP
11 17 (8.02%) OSPF
12 15 (7.08%) VLAN
13 14 (6.60%) MPLS
14 11 (5.19%) SNMP
14 11 (5.19%) WLAN
15 9 (4.25%) DAB
15 9 (4.25%) SSH
16 8 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.25%) MySQL
3 7 (3.30%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.89%) Big Data
5 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.47%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.25%) Selenium
3 8 (3.77%) JIRA
4 6 (2.83%) Bugzilla
4 6 (2.83%) CruiseControl
5 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.42%) IDA Disassembler
5 3 (1.42%) Robot Framework
5 3 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.47%) GoCD
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (8.02%) Finance
2 11 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.89%) Back Office
3 4 (1.89%) Retail
4 3 (1.42%) Legal
4 3 (1.42%) Military
5 2 (0.94%) French Language
5 2 (0.94%) German Language
5 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Marketing
5 2 (0.94%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (21.70%) Network Engineer
2 26 (12.26%) Security Engineer
3 25 (11.79%) Architect
4 19 (8.96%) Analyst
5 17 (8.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.60%) Network Architect
7 14 (6.60%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Technical Support
9 11 (5.19%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.72%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Technical Support Engineer
11 9 (4.25%) Consultant
12 8 (3.77%) Information Analyst
12 8 (3.77%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (3.77%) IT Architect
12 8 (3.77%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.72%) LDAP
2 6 (2.83%) LAMP
3 4 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.89%) ModSecurity
3 4 (1.89%) OAuth
3 4 (1.89%) SAML
4 3 (1.42%) .NET
4 3 (1.42%) Web Services
4 3 (1.42%) XML
5 2 (0.94%) .NET Core
5 2 (0.94%) HTML
5 2 (0.94%) Keycloak
5 2 (0.94%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.94%) OpenID
5 2 (0.94%) Spring
5 2 (0.94%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.94%) XACML
6 1 (0.47%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.47%) JSON
6 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.51%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.77%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.36%) PKI
5 5 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.42%) Clustering
7 3 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.94%) AS400
8 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.94%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.94%) iSeries
8 2 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (34.43%) Windows
2 55 (25.94%) Linux
3 36 (16.98%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.30%) Unix
8 5 (2.36%) CentOS
8 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.89%) Debian
9 4 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.42%) Android
10 3 (1.42%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.94%) Solaris
11 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) VMS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.40%) Information Security
2 35 (16.51%) ITIL
3 29 (13.68%) SIEM
4 21 (9.91%) Change Management
4 21 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (9.91%) DevOps
4 21 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (9.43%) Security Operations
5 20 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (7.55%) Validation
7 15 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (6.60%) Security Monitoring
8 14 (6.60%) Software Audit
9 13 (6.13%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.66%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.66%) Threat Intelligence
11 11 (5.19%) Network Management
11 11 (5.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.51%) Python
2 24 (11.32%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.08%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.19%) Java
4 11 (5.19%) SQL
5 8 (3.77%) Perl
6 5 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.36%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.89%) Google Apps Script
8 3 (1.42%) C++
8 3 (1.42%) Ruby
9 2 (0.94%) C#
9 2 (0.94%) Groovy
9 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) Go
10 1 (0.47%) Scala
10 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (33.49%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (20.75%) CCNP
3 34 (16.04%) CISSP
4 26 (12.26%) Security Cleared
5 21 (9.91%) CCNA
6 20 (9.43%) Degree
7 17 (8.02%) SC Cleared
8 14 (6.60%) CCSP
9 11 (5.19%) CCIE
10 10 (4.72%) CCDP
10 10 (4.72%) CEH
11 9 (4.25%) GSEC
11 9 (4.25%) JNCIS
12 8 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (3.30%) CISM
13 7 (3.30%) SANS
14 5 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.89%) MCSE
15 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.13%) GDPR
3 11 (5.19%) NIST
4 7 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.83%) PCI DSS
6 5 (2.36%) SLA
7 3 (1.42%) COBIT
7 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.94%) QA
9 1 (0.47%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.47%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.13%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.77%) NFS
5 7 (3.30%) KVM
5 7 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.83%) iptables
6 6 (2.83%) QEMU
6 6 (2.83%) Xen
7 5 (2.36%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.89%) Docker
8 4 (1.89%) vSphere
9 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.42%) XenApp
10 2 (0.94%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.94%) NLBS
10 2 (0.94%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.47%) Postfix
11 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.72%) Puppet
2 9 (4.25%) SELinux
3 8 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.83%) Ansible
5 5 (2.36%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.36%) Nessus
5 5 (2.36%) Nmap
6 4 (1.89%) SCCM
7 3 (1.42%) Ambari
7 3 (1.42%) Terraform
8 2 (0.94%) Icinga
8 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.47%) Graylog
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.47%) MOM
9 1 (0.47%) QRadar
9 1 (0.47%) SCOM
9 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 106 (50.00%) Cisco
2 35 (16.51%) Palo Alto
2 35 (16.51%) VMware
3 34 (16.04%) Juniper
4 32 (15.09%) Microsoft
5 23 (10.85%) CheckPoint
6 16 (7.55%) Meraki
7 14 (6.60%) F5
8 12 (5.66%) Brocade
8 12 (5.66%) HP
8 12 (5.66%) Oracle
9 8 (3.77%) Fortinet
9 8 (3.77%) SaltStack
10 7 (3.30%) Citrix
10 7 (3.30%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (2.83%) BT
11 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (2.36%) Dell
12 5 (2.36%) Pegasus
12 5 (2.36%) Sage