Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £57,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1016 1052 931
Rank change year-on-year +36 -121 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 72 124 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.076% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.079% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 61 112 214
England median annual salary £57,000 £54,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.59% +25.29% -13.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £36,375 £31,975
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +20.69% -13.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 135,078 156,592 161,625
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 109,113 128,186 135,580
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,296 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
London +46 39 £60,000 +11.63% 1
South East +6 15 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North of England +39 9 £56,000 +17.89% 1
North West +26 8 £56,000 +14.87%
East of England +31 7 £33,000 -54.48% 3
West Midlands +31 2 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Midlands +26 2 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
Firewall Engineer
UK

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Firewall
2 48 (66.67%) Cisco
3 42 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (47.22%) CCNP
5 33 (45.83%) CheckPoint
5 33 (45.83%) LAN
5 33 (45.83%) WAN
6 25 (34.72%) Palo Alto
7 23 (31.94%) TCP/IP
8 21 (29.17%) Windows
8 21 (29.17%) Network Security
8 21 (29.17%) F5
9 19 (26.39%) VPN
9 19 (26.39%) Finance
10 18 (25.00%) CCNA
11 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 16 (22.22%) Degree
12 15 (20.83%) MPLS
12 15 (20.83%) OSPF
13 14 (19.44%) BGP
14 12 (16.67%) Linux
14 12 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 12 (16.67%) Wireless
14 12 (16.67%) SIEM
14 12 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
15 11 (15.28%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (15.28%) Banking
15 11 (15.28%) DNS

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (100.00%) Firewall
2 33 (45.83%) LAN
2 33 (45.83%) WAN
3 23 (31.94%) TCP/IP
4 21 (29.17%) Network Security
5 19 (26.39%) VPN
6 15 (20.83%) MPLS
6 15 (20.83%) OSPF
7 14 (19.44%) BGP
8 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (16.67%) Wireless
9 11 (15.28%) DNS
10 10 (13.89%) BIG-IP
10 10 (13.89%) DHCP
11 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (11.11%) VoIP
12 8 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Big Data
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 11 (15.28%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.56%) XMPP
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Private Cloud
3 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 5 (6.94%) Fintech
5 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Linux
3 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Unix
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) SIEM
2 11 (15.28%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (13.89%) Network Management
4 9 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
5 7 (9.72%) Data Loss Prevention
5 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.72%) Quantitative Research
5 7 (9.72%) Security Operations
6 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.94%) Presales
7 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.56%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) Python
3 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (47.22%) CCNP
3 18 (25.00%) CCNA
4 16 (22.22%) Degree
5 7 (9.72%) CCSP
5 7 (9.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (8.33%) CCSA
7 3 (4.17%) CCSE
7 3 (4.17%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.78%) CCDP
8 2 (2.78%) CISA
8 2 (2.78%) CISM
8 2 (2.78%) CISSP
8 2 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.78%) GCIA
8 2 (2.78%) MCSA
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.78%) SANS
8 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) SEPA
4 1 (1.39%) GDPR
4 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) iptables
3 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Ansible
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.39%) Nessus
5 1 (1.39%) QRadar
5 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.39%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 48 (66.67%) Cisco
2 33 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 25 (34.72%) Palo Alto
4 21 (29.17%) F5
5 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.50%) Juniper
7 7 (9.72%) SolarWinds
7 7 (9.72%) VMware
8 6 (8.33%) Meraki
9 4 (5.56%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.56%) Dell
9 4 (5.56%) FireEye
9 4 (5.56%) HP
9 4 (5.56%) Symantec
10 3 (4.17%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.78%) Citrix
11 2 (2.78%) Nokia
11 2 (2.78%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.78%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.78%) Splunk