Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 259 233 498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.47% 7.48% 6.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.64% 36.75% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 208 197 410
10th Percentile £30,350 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £30,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -11.11%
75th Percentile £56,563 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,875 £66,400 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 770 634 1,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.25% 20.35% 20.55%
Number of salaries quoted 492 497 1,160
10th Percentile £28,050 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £58,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 29 July 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 29 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
Cambridgeshire +9 113 £46,250 +8.82% 14
Hertfordshire -32 55 £42,500 +33.86% 32
Bedfordshire 0 45 £40,750 -20.10% 7
Essex -14 28 £42,500 +14.68% 11
Suffolk 0 14 £50,000 - 7
Norfolk -8 6 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 113 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 95 (36.68%) Active Directory
3 94 (36.29%) Azure
4 91 (35.14%) Cisco
5 90 (34.75%) Microsoft 365
6 87 (33.59%) LAN
7 86 (33.20%) Windows
8 79 (30.50%) WAN
9 71 (27.41%) Social Skills
10 62 (23.94%) VMware
11 58 (22.39%) VPN
12 55 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
13 54 (20.85%) Windows Server
14 48 (18.53%) DNS
15 47 (18.15%) Hyper-V
15 47 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 44 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (16.99%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (16.22%) MPLS
17 42 (16.22%) ITIL
18 41 (15.83%) Wi-Fi
19 38 (14.67%) Linux
20 37 (14.29%) DHCP
20 37 (14.29%) CCNA
20 37 (14.29%) Migration
20 37 (14.29%) Network Security
21 36 (13.90%) PowerShell
22 34 (13.13%) SQL
23 32 (12.36%) Information Security
24 31 (11.97%) IPsec

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 27 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.41%) IIS
3 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.16%) nginx
6 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.77%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.77%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 94 (36.29%) Azure
2 90 (34.75%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (10.81%) AWS
4 24 (9.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.79%) OneDrive
6 14 (5.41%) IaaS
7 12 (4.63%) SaaS
8 9 (3.47%) PaaS
9 7 (2.70%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.32%) GCP
11 4 (1.54%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.77%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.77%) Azure Service Bus
12 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.77%) Google Play
12 2 (0.77%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.77%) Serverless
13 1 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.39%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 87 (33.59%) LAN
2 79 (30.50%) WAN
3 58 (22.39%) VPN
4 48 (18.53%) DNS
5 42 (16.22%) MPLS
6 41 (15.83%) Wi-Fi
7 37 (14.29%) DHCP
7 37 (14.29%) Network Security
8 31 (11.97%) IPsec
9 26 (10.04%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (10.04%) Wireless
10 25 (9.65%) Internet
11 23 (8.88%) VLAN
12 21 (8.11%) SD-WAN
13 20 (7.72%) TCP/IP
14 18 (6.95%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (6.56%) BGP
16 16 (6.18%) OSPF
17 15 (5.79%) Cisco Firepower
17 15 (5.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2019
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.77%) Big Data
3 2 (0.77%) Impala
3 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (2.70%) JIRA
3 6 (2.32%) Burp Suite
3 6 (2.32%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.77%) git-flow
4 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (27.41%) Social Skills
2 13 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
3 12 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.47%) Retail
6 7 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.54%) Finance
7 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.16%) Back Office
8 3 (1.16%) Law
8 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.77%) Local Government
9 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 2 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (18.53%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.90%) Support Engineer
3 32 (12.36%) Security Engineer
4 31 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (10.42%) IT Engineer
6 26 (10.04%) Consultant
7 25 (9.65%) Analyst
8 21 (8.11%) Architect
9 19 (7.34%) Infrastructure Support
10 18 (6.95%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (5.41%) IT Manager
13 12 (4.63%) Cisco Engineer
13 12 (4.63%) Project Manager
14 11 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (4.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 11 (4.25%) IT Security Engineer
14 11 (4.25%) IT Support
15 10 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.32%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.93%) LDAP
3 3 (1.16%) SAML
4 2 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.77%) Kafka
4 2 (0.77%) REST
5 1 (0.39%) ADO
5 1 (0.39%) HTML
5 1 (0.39%) LAMP
5 1 (0.39%) Node.js
5 1 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.93%) PKI
10 4 (1.54%) Clustering
10 4 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.54%) EPoS
11 3 (1.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.77%) BYOD
12 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.77%) Replication
12 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (33.20%) Windows
2 54 (20.85%) Windows Server
3 38 (14.67%) Linux
4 29 (11.20%) Windows 10
5 24 (9.27%) Windows Server 2019
6 23 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.70%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.54%) VMS
12 3 (1.16%) Android
12 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.16%) Unix
13 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.77%) CentOS
13 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.39%) Debian
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (16.99%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (16.22%) ITIL
4 37 (14.29%) Migration
5 32 (12.36%) Information Security
6 30 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (11.20%) Security Operations
8 26 (10.04%) SIEM
9 18 (6.95%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (6.95%) Presales
9 18 (6.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 17 (6.56%) Project Delivery
11 16 (6.18%) Project Management
12 15 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (5.41%) Data Loss Prevention
13 14 (5.41%) Data Migration
14 13 (5.02%) Ticket Management
15 12 (4.63%) Change Management
15 12 (4.63%) Problem Management
15 12 (4.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.90%) PowerShell
2 34 (13.13%) SQL
3 10 (3.86%) Python
4 6 (2.32%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.54%) Perl
6 3 (1.16%) R
6 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.77%) C
7 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) C++
8 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (14.29%) CCNA
3 23 (8.88%) CCNP
4 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
5 20 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.79%) CISSP
7 15 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (5.41%) VCP6
9 13 (5.02%) Degree
10 11 (4.25%) CCSA
11 10 (3.86%) CEH
11 10 (3.86%) MCSA
11 10 (3.86%) MCSE
12 8 (3.09%) CCDP
12 8 (3.09%) JNCIA
12 8 (3.09%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.70%) ISSAP
14 6 (2.32%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.18%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.86%) SLA
3 7 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.70%) NIST
4 5 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.54%) GDPR
5 4 (1.54%) GRC
6 3 (1.16%) PMO
6 3 (1.16%) QA
7 2 (0.77%) NCSC
System Software
1 95 (36.68%) Active Directory
2 47 (18.15%) Hyper-V
3 44 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.09%) vSphere
6 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.93%) XenApp
6 5 (1.93%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.54%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.16%) Docker
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.77%) Xen
10 1 (0.39%) Firmware
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (5.02%) Nessus
3 12 (4.63%) CASB
4 7 (2.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (2.32%) Ansible
5 6 (2.32%) QRadar
6 5 (1.93%) SCCM
7 3 (1.16%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.16%) Nagios
7 3 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.77%) Grafana
8 2 (0.77%) Graylog
8 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.77%) Kibana
8 2 (0.77%) Oozie
8 2 (0.77%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.77%) WSUS
9 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 113 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 91 (35.14%) Cisco
3 62 (23.94%) VMware
4 31 (11.97%) Veeam
5 23 (8.88%) CheckPoint
6 18 (6.95%) Sophos
7 15 (5.79%) Palo Alto
8 13 (5.02%) Aruba
8 13 (5.02%) Juniper
9 12 (4.63%) Citrix
9 12 (4.63%) HP
10 10 (3.86%) Meraki
11 8 (3.09%) NetApp
11 8 (3.09%) Splunk
12 7 (2.70%) Google
12 7 (2.70%) Rapid7
13 6 (2.32%) F5
13 6 (2.32%) LogRhythm
13 6 (2.32%) Nimble Storage
13 6 (2.32%) Oracle