Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 33 31
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 270 121 506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.90% 6.68% 7.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.09% 35.17% 35.56%
Number of salaries quoted 208 103 404
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,350 £24,844
25th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £30,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,098 £45,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.45% +16.88% -9.41%
75th Percentile £53,750 £54,375 £53,750
90th Percentile £61,625 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -4.17%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 816 344 1,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.81% 19.00% 20.70%
Number of salaries quoted 512 269 1,087
10th Percentile £25,345 £26,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.78% - -
75th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +10.64% -1.05%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the East of England.

Salary trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Cambridgeshire -18 104 £45,000 -18.18% 24
Hertfordshire -33 67 £36,250 +3.57% 35
Bedfordshire +17 46 £41,500 -12.63% 10
Essex -6 37 £41,000 +13.89% 6
Suffolk -15 12 £50,000 - 1
Norfolk -19 6 £41,697 +2.95% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 113 (41.85%) Windows
2 104 (38.52%) Active Directory
3 102 (37.78%) LAN
4 101 (37.41%) Social Skills
5 96 (35.56%) WAN
6 95 (35.19%) Cisco
7 94 (34.81%) Microsoft
7 94 (34.81%) Microsoft 365
8 88 (32.59%) Azure
9 84 (31.11%) VMware
10 67 (24.81%) Windows Server
11 66 (24.44%) DNS
12 61 (22.59%) Hyper-V
12 61 (22.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 59 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 59 (21.85%) VPN
14 56 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
15 52 (19.26%) DHCP
16 50 (18.52%) Windows 10
17 42 (15.56%) CCNA
18 41 (15.19%) SQL
18 41 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
19 39 (14.44%) Network Security
19 39 (14.44%) TCP/IP
19 39 (14.44%) Internet
20 37 (13.70%) MPLS
20 37 (13.70%) Linux
20 37 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
20 37 (13.70%) Wireless
20 37 (13.70%) PowerShell

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 26 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.89%) IIS
3 12 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.85%) JBoss
4 5 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.37%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 94 (34.81%) Microsoft 365
2 88 (32.59%) Azure
3 35 (12.96%) AWS
4 15 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.81%) OneDrive
6 10 (3.70%) IaaS
7 7 (2.59%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.22%) PaaS
8 6 (2.22%) SaaS
8 6 (2.22%) Serverless
9 5 (1.85%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.48%) GCP
11 3 (1.11%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.37%) AWS CodeBuild
13 1 (0.37%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.37%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 102 (37.78%) LAN
2 96 (35.56%) WAN
3 66 (24.44%) DNS
4 59 (21.85%) VPN
5 52 (19.26%) DHCP
6 39 (14.44%) Internet
6 39 (14.44%) Network Security
6 39 (14.44%) TCP/IP
7 37 (13.70%) MPLS
7 37 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
7 37 (13.70%) Wireless
8 26 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (8.15%) IPsec
9 22 (8.15%) VLAN
10 20 (7.41%) VoIP
11 19 (7.04%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (6.30%) SD-WAN
13 14 (5.19%) Cisco ISE
13 14 (5.19%) SAN
14 13 (4.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2019
4 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.74%) Power BI
6 1 (0.37%) MS Access
6 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (2.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 101 (37.41%) Social Skills
2 23 (8.52%) Organisational Skills
3 16 (5.93%) Public Sector
4 14 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.96%) Retail
8 7 (2.59%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.85%) Finance
11 4 (1.48%) Back Office
12 3 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (1.11%) Publishing
13 2 (0.74%) Electronics
13 2 (0.74%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.74%) Law
13 2 (0.74%) Local Government
13 2 (0.74%) Marketing
14 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (21.11%) Network Engineer
2 51 (18.89%) Support Engineer
3 32 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (11.85%) IT Engineer
4 27 (10.00%) Consultant
4 27 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 26 (9.63%) Analyst
6 21 (7.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 20 (7.41%) IT Support
8 18 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
9 16 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (5.19%) IT Manager
12 13 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.22%) LDAP
2 5 (1.85%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.85%) Velocity
3 4 (1.48%) XMPP
4 2 (0.74%) SAML
4 2 (0.74%) ServiceStack
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) LAMP
5 1 (0.37%) MDX
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.63%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.22%) Replication
6 5 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.85%) PKI
7 4 (1.48%) Clustering
7 4 (1.48%) EPoS
8 3 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.11%) NHS
8 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) BYOD
10 1 (0.37%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (41.85%) Windows
2 67 (24.81%) Windows Server
3 50 (18.52%) Windows 10
4 41 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (13.70%) Linux
5 37 (13.70%) Windows Server 2019
6 32 (11.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.85%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.85%) Unix
12 4 (1.48%) VMS
12 4 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (12.59%) ITIL
3 32 (11.85%) Migration
4 30 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (9.63%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (7.41%) Time Management
7 19 (7.04%) Security Operations
8 18 (6.67%) Change Management
8 18 (6.67%) Information Security
9 16 (5.93%) Data Migration
9 16 (5.93%) Data Protection
9 16 (5.93%) DevOps
9 16 (5.93%) Presales
9 16 (5.93%) Project Management
10 14 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 13 (4.81%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.81%) Problem Management
12 12 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 11 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.19%) SQL
2 37 (13.70%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.07%) Python
4 8 (2.96%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.22%) R
6 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.85%) C-shell
6 5 (1.85%) Java
7 3 (1.11%) C
8 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (15.56%) CCNA
3 28 (10.37%) CCNP
4 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (7.78%) Degree
6 18 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 15 (5.56%) MCSA
7 15 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (4.81%) VCP6
9 12 (4.44%) MCSE
9 12 (4.44%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.59%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.59%) JNCIS
11 6 (2.22%) CCIE
11 6 (2.22%) CCSA
11 6 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.85%) CISSP
12 5 (1.85%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.11%) CSSLP
13 3 (1.11%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.44%) SLA
2 11 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (1.48%) GDPR
6 4 (1.48%) QA
7 3 (1.11%) GRC
7 3 (1.11%) NIST
7 3 (1.11%) PMO
8 2 (0.74%) NCSC
9 1 (0.37%) GxP
System Software
1 104 (38.52%) Active Directory
2 61 (22.59%) Hyper-V
3 59 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (5.19%) vSphere
5 13 (4.81%) XenApp
5 13 (4.81%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.48%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.74%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 7 (2.59%) CASB
1 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.22%) Nessus
2 6 (2.22%) SCCM
3 4 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.11%) Puppet
4 3 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.11%) Terraform
5 2 (0.74%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.37%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 95 (35.19%) Cisco
2 94 (34.81%) Microsoft
3 84 (31.11%) VMware
4 36 (13.33%) Veeam
5 25 (9.26%) CheckPoint
6 23 (8.52%) Palo Alto
7 21 (7.78%) Citrix
8 20 (7.41%) HP
9 18 (6.67%) Sophos
10 15 (5.56%) Aruba
11 14 (5.19%) F5
12 12 (4.44%) Meraki
13 10 (3.70%) Juniper
14 7 (2.59%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (2.59%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.22%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.22%) Oracle
15 6 (2.22%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.85%) Google
16 5 (1.85%) NetApp