Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
London > Central London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 98 79 59
Rank change year-on-year -19 -20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 217 180 509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 3.00% 3.54% 4.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.06% 33.09% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 186 164 475
10th Percentile £30,250 £41,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £48,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +17.39% +4.55%
75th Percentile £74,688 £83,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £87,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £58,250
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.30% +5.91%

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 Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 802 544 1,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.08% 10.70% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 648 489 1,368
10th Percentile £31,250 £39,475 £30,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,305 £65,000 £56,820
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +14.40% +3.31%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £91,000
London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Central London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Central London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London -25 164 £60,000 -11.11% 71
West End of London +20 15 £50,000 +51.52%
City of Westminster +4 12 £47,500 +43.94%
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £55,000 -
Camden - 1 £38,500 -
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 120 (55.30%) Windows
2 95 (43.78%) Azure
3 94 (43.32%) Microsoft 365
4 85 (39.17%) Active Directory
4 85 (39.17%) Social Skills
5 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
6 71 (32.72%) VMware
7 66 (30.41%) AWS
8 65 (29.95%) Windows 10
8 65 (29.95%) WAN
9 64 (29.49%) Finance
10 63 (29.03%) Cisco
11 62 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
11 62 (28.57%) Windows Server
12 60 (27.65%) VPN
13 57 (26.27%) DNS
14 51 (23.50%) Windows Server 2016
15 47 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 47 (21.66%) Information Security
16 46 (21.20%) LAN
17 45 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
17 45 (20.74%) Degree
18 44 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 43 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
20 41 (18.89%) TCP/IP
21 39 (17.97%) Meraki
22 38 (17.51%) PowerShell
23 37 (17.05%) VLAN
23 37 (17.05%) Palo Alto
24 35 (16.13%) Data Centre

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 19 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.38%) IIS
3 3 (1.38%) nginx
4 2 (0.92%) Confluence
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.46%) Findur
2 1 (0.46%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 95 (43.78%) Azure
2 94 (43.32%) Microsoft 365
3 66 (30.41%) AWS
4 27 (12.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (7.83%) PaaS
6 16 (7.37%) SaaS
7 14 (6.45%) GCP
8 12 (5.53%) OneDrive
9 11 (5.07%) IaaS
10 9 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (4.15%) Power Platform
10 9 (4.15%) PowerApps
10 9 (4.15%) Smartsheet
11 7 (3.23%) Google Workspace
12 5 (2.30%) Mimecast
12 5 (2.30%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.38%) GitHub
14 2 (0.92%) Azure Monitor
14 2 (0.92%) Azure Sentinel
14 2 (0.92%) Cloud Run
Communications & Networking
1 65 (29.95%) WAN
2 60 (27.65%) VPN
3 57 (26.27%) DNS
4 46 (21.20%) LAN
5 41 (18.89%) TCP/IP
6 37 (17.05%) VLAN
7 34 (15.67%) Wi-Fi
8 28 (12.90%) DHCP
9 25 (11.52%) Wireless
10 21 (9.68%) Network Security
11 18 (8.29%) VoIP
12 12 (5.53%) BGP
12 12 (5.53%) OSPF
13 9 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (4.15%) WebEx
14 8 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (3.69%) MPLS
15 7 (3.23%) IP Telephony
16 6 (2.76%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (2.76%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (1.38%) ArangoDB
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.92%) Cloud Spanner
3 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.92%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.46%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.30%) JIRA
3 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.38%) GitLab
3 3 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.92%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.46%) GoCD
5 1 (0.46%) Gradle
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.46%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
General
1 85 (39.17%) Social Skills
2 64 (29.49%) Finance
3 23 (10.60%) Organisational Skills
4 21 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.99%) Banking
6 12 (5.53%) Law
7 9 (4.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 9 (4.15%) Influencing Skills
7 9 (4.15%) Marketing
8 5 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.38%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.92%) Back Office
10 2 (0.92%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.92%) Games
10 2 (0.92%) Retail
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.46%) Legal
11 1 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (19.35%) Security Engineer
2 38 (17.51%) Network Engineer
3 35 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (11.98%) IT Engineer
5 22 (10.14%) IT Support
5 22 (10.14%) Support Engineer
6 18 (8.29%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (7.83%) Architect
8 14 (6.45%) Analyst
9 12 (5.53%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Network Architect
10 11 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.15%) Incident Manager
11 9 (4.15%) Major Incident Manager
11 9 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.69%) IT Technician
12 8 (3.69%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.76%) Kafka
2 5 (2.30%) JSON
3 3 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.92%) ARM Templates
4 2 (0.92%) Middleware
4 2 (0.92%) REST
4 2 (0.92%) ServiceStack
4 2 (0.92%) SOAP
4 2 (0.92%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.46%) .NET
5 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.46%) LAMP
5 1 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.46%) RESTful
5 1 (0.46%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.76%) User Experience
3 17 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.83%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.07%) PKI
5 7 (3.23%) Clustering
5 7 (3.23%) Replication
5 7 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.30%) DataPower
7 4 (1.84%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.92%) BYOD
8 2 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.92%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 120 (55.30%) Windows
2 65 (29.95%) Windows 10
3 62 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 51 (23.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 43 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (14.75%) Linux
7 28 (12.90%) Mac OS X
8 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (3.69%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.46%) Unix
11 1 (0.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (21.66%) Information Security
2 47 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (16.13%) Time Management
4 34 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (13.82%) ITIL
5 30 (13.82%) Mentoring
5 30 (13.82%) Project Management
5 30 (13.82%) SIEM
6 24 (11.06%) Migration
7 22 (10.14%) Computer Science
8 21 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (9.22%) Data Loss Prevention
10 18 (8.29%) Incident Management
10 18 (8.29%) Security Operations
10 18 (8.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 17 (7.83%) Change Management
11 17 (7.83%) IT Governance
11 17 (7.83%) Network Architecture
12 16 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.51%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.22%) SQL
3 19 (8.76%) Python
4 7 (3.23%) Bash
4 7 (3.23%) Java
5 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.92%) R
6 2 (0.92%) VBA
7 1 (0.46%) C#
7 1 (0.46%) Go
7 1 (0.46%) Groovy
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
1 45 (20.74%) Degree
2 35 (16.13%) CCNP
3 27 (12.44%) CCNA
4 19 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (7.37%) CISSP
6 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.53%) CCIE
8 10 (4.61%) SANS
9 9 (4.15%) MCITP
10 7 (3.23%) CEH
10 7 (3.23%) MCP
11 6 (2.76%) CISA
11 6 (2.76%) MCTS
11 6 (2.76%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (2.30%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.84%) CISM
13 4 (1.84%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (1.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.07%) NIST
3 9 (4.15%) SLA
4 7 (3.23%) GDPR
5 6 (2.76%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.92%) GRC
6 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (39.17%) Active Directory
2 44 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.61%) Ceph
5 10 (4.61%) vSphere
6 5 (2.30%) Docker
6 5 (2.30%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.46%) KVM
10 1 (0.46%) oVirt
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.46%) XenApp
10 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (15.21%) Terraform
2 14 (6.45%) Ansible
3 12 (5.53%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.61%) SCCM
5 9 (4.15%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.30%) CASB
6 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.84%) Grafana
7 4 (1.84%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.84%) Puppet
8 3 (1.38%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.38%) SCOM
8 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.38%) WMI
8 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.92%) SCSM
10 1 (0.46%) Graphite
10 1 (0.46%) Kibana
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 71 (32.72%) VMware
3 63 (29.03%) Cisco
4 39 (17.97%) Meraki
5 37 (17.05%) Palo Alto
6 23 (10.60%) Citrix
7 21 (9.68%) CheckPoint
8 20 (9.22%) Splunk
9 19 (8.76%) Fortinet
10 18 (8.29%) Aruba
10 18 (8.29%) SolarWinds
11 15 (6.91%) Dell
12 14 (6.45%) F5
13 12 (5.53%) Google
13 12 (5.53%) Nimble Storage
14 11 (5.07%) Juniper
15 10 (4.61%) Arista
15 10 (4.61%) Veeam
16 9 (4.15%) Sophos
17 8 (3.69%) Tripwire