Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -22
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 133 331 372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.59% 5.63% 5.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.63% 33.07% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 116 272 271
Median annual salary £51,250 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,125 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

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 540 1,001 1,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.65% 17.04% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 367 765 1,003
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,800 £26,250 £27,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,000 £72,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -29 42 £53,750 +19.44% 6
Bracknell +21 21 £65,000 +62.50% 3
Slough +22 13 £45,000 +28.57%
Newbury +28 5 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Wokingham +23 4 £46,250 -
Maidenhead +7 4 £42,500 -35.85%
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 63 (47.37%) Cisco
2 57 (42.86%) Windows
3 40 (30.08%) Linux
4 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 28 (21.05%) ITIL
7 27 (20.30%) WAN
7 27 (20.30%) Office 365
8 26 (19.55%) Network Security
9 25 (18.80%) CCNP
9 25 (18.80%) Wireless
10 24 (18.05%) VMware
11 23 (17.29%) LAN
12 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
12 21 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 21 (15.79%) Information Security
13 20 (15.04%) Management Information System
13 20 (15.04%) Palo Alto
14 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (12.78%) Python
15 17 (12.78%) Azure
15 17 (12.78%) AWS
16 16 (12.03%) VPN
16 16 (12.03%) Juniper
16 16 (12.03%) Finance
17 15 (11.28%) PowerShell
17 15 (11.28%) DNS
17 15 (11.28%) SIEM
17 15 (11.28%) Cybersecurity

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 13 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.76%) IIS
3 4 (3.01%) CloudStack
3 4 (3.01%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.50%) Confluence
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.50%) JBoss
5 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.75%) Line 50
1 1 (0.75%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.30%) Office 365
2 17 (12.78%) AWS
2 17 (12.78%) Azure
3 6 (4.51%) SaaS
4 2 (1.50%) GCP
4 2 (1.50%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.50%) Route 53
4 2 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) G Suite
5 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.30%) WAN
2 26 (19.55%) Network Security
3 25 (18.80%) Wireless
4 23 (17.29%) LAN
5 21 (15.79%) TCP/IP
6 16 (12.03%) VPN
7 15 (11.28%) DNS
8 12 (9.02%) VoIP
9 11 (8.27%) MPLS
10 10 (7.52%) BGP
10 10 (7.52%) DHCP
11 9 (6.77%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (6.77%) OSPF
11 9 (6.77%) SAN
12 7 (5.26%) SSL
13 6 (4.51%) iSCSI
13 6 (4.51%) Wireshark
14 5 (3.76%) HTTP
14 5 (3.76%) Radio Access Network
14 5 (3.76%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.26%) Big Data
3 3 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.26%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) GoCD
3 2 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.75%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 16 (12.03%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Back Office
4 3 (2.26%) German Language
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Network Engineer
2 14 (10.53%) Analyst
3 13 (9.77%) Architect
4 12 (9.02%) Security Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.51%) Network Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Security Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) LAMP
2 2 (1.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.50%) HTML
2 2 (1.50%) LDAP
2 2 (1.50%) ModSecurity
2 2 (1.50%) SAML
2 2 (1.50%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) XML
3 1 (0.75%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.76%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.01%) Clustering
6 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.50%) AS400
7 2 (1.50%) iSeries
8 1 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.86%) Windows
2 40 (30.08%) Linux
3 35 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.51%) Unix
7 5 (3.76%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.50%) Android
10 2 (1.50%) CentOS
10 2 (1.50%) Debian
10 2 (1.50%) Solaris
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) VMS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.05%) ITIL
2 21 (15.79%) Information Security
3 15 (11.28%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (11.28%) SIEM
4 12 (9.02%) DevOps
5 11 (8.27%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (8.27%) Presales
5 11 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (7.52%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (7.52%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.52%) Risk Management
7 9 (6.77%) Change Management
7 9 (6.77%) Email Filtering
7 9 (6.77%) Security Monitoring
7 9 (6.77%) Web Filtering
8 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.02%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (6.02%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.78%) Python
2 15 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.26%) SQL
4 4 (3.01%) Java
5 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.50%) Go
6 2 (1.50%) Groovy
6 2 (1.50%) Ruby
6 2 (1.50%) Scala
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) Google Apps Script
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (18.80%) CCNP
3 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.77%) CISSP
6 9 (6.77%) CEH
6 9 (6.77%) Degree
7 7 (5.26%) CCIE
7 7 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (4.51%) CCNA
8 6 (4.51%) GSEC
9 5 (3.76%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.01%) CCDP
10 4 (3.01%) CCSP
10 4 (3.01%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.26%) GIAC
11 3 (2.26%) MCSA
11 3 (2.26%) MCSE
12 2 (1.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.77%) GDPR
3 6 (4.51%) NIST
4 4 (3.01%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.26%) QA
6 2 (1.50%) NIST 800
6 2 (1.50%) SLA
7 1 (0.75%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (3.01%) KVM
6 3 (2.26%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.50%) XenApp
8 1 (0.75%) Postfix
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (3.01%) SCCM
3 2 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.50%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.50%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.50%) Terraform
3 2 (1.50%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.75%) Ambari
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) CASB
4 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) SELinux
4 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (47.37%) Cisco
2 24 (18.05%) VMware
3 20 (15.04%) Palo Alto
4 16 (12.03%) Juniper
5 14 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.27%) HP
7 10 (7.52%) BT
7 10 (7.52%) Meraki
8 8 (6.02%) Citrix
8 8 (6.02%) F5
8 8 (6.02%) LogRhythm
9 7 (5.26%) Brocade
9 7 (5.26%) SaltStack
10 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.76%) Nimble Storage
11 5 (3.76%) Synology
11 5 (3.76%) Veeam
12 4 (3.01%) Dell
12 4 (3.01%) Fortinet