Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 987 987
Rank change year-on-year -74 0 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 72 167 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 62 146 198
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.94% -3.33%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,750 £31,775
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,625 £63,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.94% -3.33%

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 146,242 156,862 173,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 118,793 126,548 147,124
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 +13 39 £57,500 +12.20% 6
North of England +32 14 £54,500 +14.74% 2
South East -19 12 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West -3 11 £54,500 +14.74% 1
East of England +9 4 £33,000 -54.48%
Yorkshire +21 3 - - 1
South West +6 2 £34,000 -33.00% 5
West Midlands +18 1 £47,500 -13.64%
Midlands +2 1 £47,500 -13.64%
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 39 (54.17%) Cisco
3 36 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (40.28%) CCNP
5 27 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 27 (37.50%) LAN
6 26 (36.11%) WAN
6 26 (36.11%) Windows
7 22 (30.56%) Network Security
8 20 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 20 (27.78%) Palo Alto
9 18 (25.00%) VPN
9 18 (25.00%) F5
10 17 (23.61%) OSPF
10 17 (23.61%) Wireless
10 17 (23.61%) Finance
11 16 (22.22%) Linux
11 16 (22.22%) SIEM
12 15 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (20.83%) BGP
13 14 (19.44%) CCNA
13 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
14 13 (18.06%) Degree
15 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
16 11 (15.28%) VoIP
16 11 (15.28%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (13.89%) BIG-IP
17 10 (13.89%) Juniper
17 10 (13.89%) MPLS

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
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Akamai
4 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (100.00%) Firewall
2 27 (37.50%) LAN
3 26 (36.11%) WAN
4 22 (30.56%) Network Security
5 20 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 18 (25.00%) VPN
7 17 (23.61%) OSPF
7 17 (23.61%) Wireless
8 15 (20.83%) BGP
9 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (15.28%) VoIP
10 11 (15.28%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (13.89%) BIG-IP
11 10 (13.89%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (13.89%) MPLS
11 10 (13.89%) VLAN
12 9 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (12.50%) NetScaler
13 8 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (11.11%) DNS
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 3 (4.17%) Hudson
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (23.61%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.17%) XMPP
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.72%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.94%) Hedge funds
5 4 (5.56%) Fintech
6 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Windows
2 16 (22.22%) Linux
3 9 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) SIEM
2 15 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 9 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.11%) Network Management
6 7 (9.72%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (9.72%) Quantitative Research
6 7 (9.72%) Security Operations
7 6 (8.33%) Information Security
7 6 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Web Filtering
9 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.56%) Threat Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) Python
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (40.28%) CCNP
3 14 (19.44%) CCNA
4 13 (18.06%) Degree
5 9 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (9.72%) CCSP
6 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.94%) CCSA
7 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.56%) CCIE
8 4 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (4.17%) CCSE
9 3 (4.17%) CISSP
9 3 (4.17%) SSCP
10 2 (2.78%) CCDP
10 2 (2.78%) CISA
10 2 (2.78%) CISM
10 2 (2.78%) GCIA
10 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) GDPR
4 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) iptables
3 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) ProxySG
5 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Ansible
1 4 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.39%) Cacti
4 1 (1.39%) Nessus
4 1 (1.39%) QRadar
4 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) Cisco
2 27 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 20 (27.78%) Palo Alto
4 18 (25.00%) F5
5 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.89%) Juniper
7 8 (11.11%) VMware
8 7 (9.72%) Fortinet
9 6 (8.33%) HP
9 6 (8.33%) Meraki
9 6 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.94%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.94%) Citrix
10 5 (6.94%) Dell
10 5 (6.94%) Symantec
11 3 (4.17%) FireEye
12 2 (2.78%) Gemalto
12 2 (2.78%) Imperva
12 2 (2.78%) Splunk
12 2 (2.78%) WatchGuard