Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 29 34
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +30
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 184 359 569
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.16% 6.96% 6.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.25% 34.52% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 140 296 438
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,500 £26,100
25th Percentile £35,000 £27,938 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -13.98%
75th Percentile £62,500 £52,625 £50,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 629 1,040 1,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.63% 20.15% 19.72%
Number of salaries quoted 413 813 1,237
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £25,900
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £66,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -17 62 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Hertfordshire -7 55 £45,000 +40.63% 18
Essex +10 36 £50,000 +34.92% 3
Bedfordshire -10 14 £55,000 +7.84% 7
Norfolk +13 12 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Suffolk +12 5 £51,250 -6.82% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 91 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 85 (46.20%) Azure
3 78 (42.39%) Active Directory
4 75 (40.76%) Windows
5 58 (31.52%) Microsoft 365
6 57 (30.98%) Cisco
7 48 (26.09%) WAN
8 45 (24.46%) Windows Server
9 44 (23.91%) VMware
10 42 (22.83%) VPN
11 40 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (21.20%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (20.11%) Linux
14 36 (19.57%) LAN
15 34 (18.48%) ITIL
16 33 (17.93%) Hyper-V
17 32 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (17.39%) DNS
18 29 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 28 (15.22%) SIEM
19 28 (15.22%) Degree
20 26 (14.13%) CCNA
21 25 (13.59%) Information Security
21 25 (13.59%) Migration
22 23 (12.50%) Network Security
23 22 (11.96%) SLA
23 22 (11.96%) CISSP
23 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
23 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
24 21 (11.41%) MS Exchange

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 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.17%) Confluence
3 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.09%) nginx
5 1 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) assyst
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 85 (46.20%) Azure
2 58 (31.52%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (10.33%) SaaS
4 18 (9.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (7.07%) AWS
6 12 (6.52%) IaaS
6 12 (6.52%) PaaS
7 10 (5.43%) Azure Functions
7 10 (5.43%) Azure Service Bus
7 10 (5.43%) Serverless
8 8 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (3.80%) OneDrive
10 5 (2.72%) GCP
11 4 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.09%) Google Play
12 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.09%) Sumo Logic
13 1 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.54%) Azure Sentinel
13 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.09%) WAN
2 42 (22.83%) VPN
3 36 (19.57%) LAN
4 32 (17.39%) DNS
5 23 (12.50%) Network Security
6 21 (11.41%) DHCP
7 20 (10.87%) VLAN
8 19 (10.33%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (9.78%) BGP
9 18 (9.78%) MPLS
10 16 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (8.70%) SD-WAN
10 16 (8.70%) Wireless
11 15 (8.15%) OSPF
12 14 (7.61%) IPsec
13 13 (7.07%) TCP/IP
14 12 (6.52%) VoIP
15 10 (5.43%) Cisco Firepower
16 7 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 5 (2.72%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.09%) Big Data
3 2 (1.09%) Impala
3 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Burp Suite
1 6 (3.26%) JIRA
1 6 (3.26%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.09%) git-flow
3 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (4.89%) Law
2 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.72%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.17%) Legal
4 4 (2.17%) Retail
5 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.09%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Finance
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (15.76%) Analyst
2 28 (15.22%) Network Engineer
3 27 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (12.50%) Architect
5 19 (10.33%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.70%) Security Engineer
7 14 (7.61%) Team Leader
8 12 (6.52%) IT Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) IP Architect
10 10 (5.43%) Consultant
10 10 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
10 10 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Technical Architect
12 8 (4.35%) Security Consultant
13 7 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 7 (3.80%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.43%) REST
2 4 (2.17%) Web Services
3 3 (1.63%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.09%) Kafka
5 1 (0.54%) ADO
5 1 (0.54%) LAMP
5 1 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.72%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.09%) FMCG
8 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.54%) BYOD
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (40.76%) Windows
2 45 (24.46%) Windows Server
3 37 (20.11%) Linux
4 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.07%) Windows 10
5 13 (7.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (3.80%) Unix
8 6 (3.26%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.09%) Android
12 2 (1.09%) CentOS
13 1 (0.54%) Debian
13 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.48%) ITIL
2 32 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 28 (15.22%) SIEM
5 25 (13.59%) Information Security
5 25 (13.59%) Migration
6 20 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (10.33%) Security Operations
8 16 (8.70%) Change Management
9 15 (8.15%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (8.15%) Project Delivery
10 14 (7.61%) Project Management
10 14 (7.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (7.07%) Time Management
12 12 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 10 (5.43%) Presales
14 10 (5.43%) Software Licensing
14 10 (5.43%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.87%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.78%) SQL
3 14 (7.61%) Bash Shell
4 10 (5.43%) Python
5 4 (2.17%) Perl
6 3 (1.63%) C++
6 3 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.09%) C
7 2 (1.09%) R
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (21.20%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (15.22%) Degree
3 26 (14.13%) CCNA
4 22 (11.96%) CISSP
5 20 (10.87%) CCNP
6 18 (9.78%) Security Cleared
7 14 (7.61%) SC Cleared
8 13 (7.07%) CEH
9 11 (5.98%) CCSA
10 9 (4.89%) CCDP
10 9 (4.89%) ISSAP
10 9 (4.89%) OSCP
11 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (3.80%) ISSEP
13 6 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.26%) SSCP
14 5 (2.72%) EC-Council LPT
14 5 (2.72%) ECSA
15 4 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.96%) SLA
2 12 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.43%) NIST
4 6 (3.26%) GDPR
5 3 (1.63%) GRC
5 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 78 (42.39%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.93%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.43%) Xen
5 5 (2.72%) vSphere
6 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.63%) Docker
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.09%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) Ansible
2 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (5.98%) Nessus
4 6 (3.26%) QRadar
4 6 (3.26%) SCCM
5 5 (2.72%) CASB
6 4 (2.17%) Nagios
7 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.63%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.63%) Terraform
8 2 (1.09%) Grafana
8 2 (1.09%) Graylog
8 2 (1.09%) Kibana
8 2 (1.09%) Oozie
8 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.09%) PaperCut
8 2 (1.09%) Salt
8 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.09%) WSUS
9 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 91 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 57 (30.98%) Cisco
3 44 (23.91%) VMware
4 19 (10.33%) CheckPoint
5 13 (7.07%) Citrix
5 13 (7.07%) Juniper
6 9 (4.89%) Sophos
6 9 (4.89%) Splunk
7 8 (4.35%) HP
8 7 (3.80%) Veeam
9 6 (3.26%) LogRhythm
9 6 (3.26%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.26%) Rapid7
10 5 (2.72%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.72%) Google
10 5 (2.72%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.17%) Dell
11 4 (2.17%) F5
11 4 (2.17%) Meraki
12 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow