Period
to 4 July 2020

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

Firewall
England > East of England
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 31 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 267 490 620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 7.37% 6.45% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.68% 32.22% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 224 412 463
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +8.89%

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 728 1,521 2,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.09% 20.01% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 561 1,161 1,690
Median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 4 July 2020.

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 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
Hertfordshire +3 101 £30,750 -25.90% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 62 £42,500 +4.94% 3
Essex +12 46 £39,250 +26.61% 6
Bedfordshire +4 35 £53,000 +32.50% 1
Suffolk +3 12 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Norfolk +11 11 £37,500 +24.33% 1
Firewall
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 144 (53.93%) Windows
2 108 (40.45%) Cisco
2 108 (40.45%) Office 365
3 103 (38.58%) VMware
4 102 (38.20%) Active Directory
5 98 (36.70%) Windows Server
6 93 (34.83%) Microsoft
7 87 (32.58%) Azure
8 81 (30.34%) WAN
9 77 (28.84%) LAN
10 73 (27.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (25.47%) DNS
11 68 (25.47%) Cisco Certification
12 60 (22.47%) Hyper-V
13 59 (22.10%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (20.60%) VPN
15 54 (20.22%) DHCP
16 48 (17.98%) Wi-Fi
17 47 (17.60%) AWS
18 44 (16.48%) TCP/IP
19 43 (16.10%) Wireless
20 42 (15.73%) Linux
20 42 (15.73%) Juniper
21 37 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
22 35 (13.11%) ITIL
22 35 (13.11%) CCNP
23 34 (12.73%) SharePoint
23 34 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
24 33 (12.36%) CCNA
25 32 (11.99%) Sophos

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 34 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 31 (11.61%) MS Exchange
3 20 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.87%) IIS
6 4 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.75%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) Documentum
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.50%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Gephi
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 108 (40.45%) Office 365
2 87 (32.58%) Azure
3 47 (17.60%) AWS
4 22 (8.24%) OneDrive
5 13 (4.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.00%) Mimecast
7 6 (2.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (1.12%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.75%) GCP
9 2 (0.75%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.37%) Akamai
10 1 (0.37%) GitHub
10 1 (0.37%) IaaS
10 1 (0.37%) PaaS
10 1 (0.37%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 81 (30.34%) WAN
2 77 (28.84%) LAN
3 68 (25.47%) DNS
4 55 (20.60%) VPN
5 54 (20.22%) DHCP
6 48 (17.98%) Wi-Fi
7 44 (16.48%) TCP/IP
8 43 (16.10%) Wireless
9 31 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
9 31 (11.61%) Network Security
10 29 (10.86%) Internet
11 28 (10.49%) VoIP
12 24 (8.99%) MPLS
13 21 (7.87%) SAN
14 20 (7.49%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (5.24%) BGP
15 14 (5.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (3.75%) Junos
17 9 (3.37%) NX-OS
17 9 (3.37%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.50%) MySQL
4 3 (1.12%) Redis
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.75%) Power BI
5 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.37%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) Impala
6 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) JIRA
2 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.75%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.37%) git-flow
4 1 (0.37%) Log4j
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (6.74%) Finance
1 18 (6.74%) Retail
2 16 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.50%) Public Sector
4 2 (0.75%) Advertising
4 2 (0.75%) Legal
4 2 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.37%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (31.09%) Network Engineer
2 50 (18.73%) Support Engineer
3 39 (14.61%) IT Engineer
3 39 (14.61%) IT Support
4 35 (13.11%) Analyst
5 27 (10.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 26 (9.74%) Field Engineer
7 23 (8.61%) Network Support
8 22 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (8.24%) Security Engineer
9 21 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (7.49%) Server Support
11 19 (7.12%) Support Analyst
12 18 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
13 17 (6.37%) Network Field Engineer
14 15 (5.62%) Network Support Engineer
14 15 (5.62%) Service Desk Support
15 14 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 14 (5.24%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.49%) Web Services
2 4 (1.50%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.12%) .NET
3 3 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 2 (0.75%) OAuth
4 2 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.75%) REST
4 2 (0.75%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) DirectX
5 1 (0.37%) Kafka
5 1 (0.37%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.37%) Spring
5 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.11%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (6.74%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.87%) FMCG
6 8 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.00%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.12%) Digital Wallet
8 3 (1.12%) EPoS
8 3 (1.12%) iPad
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.75%) NHS
10 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.37%) Clustering
10 1 (0.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.37%) Handset
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 144 (53.93%) Windows
2 98 (36.70%) Windows Server
3 42 (15.73%) Linux
4 29 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (9.74%) Windows 10
6 21 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (5.99%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.37%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.50%) Unix
12 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.75%) Android
14 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.10%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (13.11%) ITIL
3 34 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (10.49%) Network Management
5 25 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (8.61%) Information Security
7 20 (7.49%) Incident Management
7 20 (7.49%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (7.49%) Web Filtering
8 17 (6.37%) SIEM
8 17 (6.37%) WAN Optimisation
9 16 (5.99%) Migration
10 15 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (5.24%) Security Management
11 14 (5.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (4.87%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (4.87%) SDLC
13 12 (4.49%) DevOps
13 12 (4.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.74%) SQL
2 18 (6.74%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.00%) Python
4 7 (2.62%) Perl
5 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.75%) C
6 2 (0.75%) Java
7 1 (0.37%) C#
7 1 (0.37%) C++
7 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (25.47%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (13.11%) CCNP
3 33 (12.36%) CCNA
4 17 (6.37%) Degree
5 16 (5.99%) JNCIA
6 15 (5.62%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.24%) CISSP
8 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.12%) CCDP
10 10 (3.75%) CCIE
10 10 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (3.75%) SC Cleared
11 9 (3.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (3.37%) CCSP
11 9 (3.37%) CSSLP
11 9 (3.37%) IISP
11 9 (3.37%) ISSAP
11 9 (3.37%) JNCIS
11 9 (3.37%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (2.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.74%) SLA
2 13 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 11 (4.12%) PCI DSS
4 10 (3.75%) COBIT
5 3 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 102 (38.20%) Active Directory
2 73 (27.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (22.47%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.61%) vSphere
5 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 13 (4.87%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (3.75%) Docker
7 8 (3.00%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (2.62%) VMware NSX
8 7 (2.62%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.62%) Xen
9 3 (1.12%) iptables
10 2 (0.75%) XenApp
10 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.37%) KVM
11 1 (0.37%) Snort
11 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (5.24%) WSUS
2 12 (4.49%) SCCM
2 12 (4.49%) Terraform
3 10 (3.75%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.87%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.50%) Puppet
6 2 (0.75%) Ansible
6 2 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.75%) Kibana
6 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.75%) vRealize
7 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Grafana
7 1 (0.37%) Graylog
7 1 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.37%) Oozie
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.37%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (40.45%) Cisco
2 103 (38.58%) VMware
3 93 (34.83%) Microsoft
4 42 (15.73%) Juniper
5 32 (11.99%) Sophos
6 30 (11.24%) HP
7 27 (10.11%) Palo Alto
8 18 (6.74%) Meraki
9 16 (5.99%) SonicWALL
10 12 (4.49%) Citrix
11 11 (4.12%) Aruba
12 10 (3.75%) NetApp
12 10 (3.75%) Veeam
13 9 (3.37%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.37%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.25%) F5
15 5 (1.87%) Barracuda Networks
16 4 (1.50%) Blue Coat
16 4 (1.50%) Oracle
16 4 (1.50%) ServiceNow