The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 786 725
Rank change year-on-year +29 -61  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 102 149 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 98 139 197
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +49 54 £38,500 -22.22% 1
South East +45 25 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West +3 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
East of England +30 3 £47,500 +4.39%
South West +30 1 £50,000 -15.25% 2
West Midlands +28 1 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £50,000 - 1
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 240 (100.00%) Firewall
2 191 (79.58%) Cisco
3 139 (57.92%) Palo Alto
4 134 (55.83%) Juniper
5 120 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (48.75%) CheckPoint
7 111 (46.25%) Network Security
8 97 (40.42%) Cisco ASA
9 93 (38.75%) CCNP
10 86 (35.83%) F5
11 74 (30.83%) WAN
12 68 (28.33%) LAN
13 67 (27.92%) TCP/IP
14 66 (27.50%) CCNA
15 64 (26.67%) Fortinet
16 59 (24.58%) Wireless
17 49 (20.42%) Load Balancing
18 48 (20.00%) FortiGate
19 46 (19.17%) DNS
20 45 (18.75%) MPLS
21 44 (18.33%) VPN
22 39 (16.25%) Extreme Networks
23 38 (15.83%) Data Centre
23 38 (15.83%) Aruba
24 36 (15.00%) SonicWALL
25 35 (14.58%) Cisco Wireless
26 31 (12.92%) WatchGuard
27 30 (12.50%) BGP
28 28 (11.67%) ITIL
28 28 (11.67%) Windows

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 5 (2.08%) Apache
1 5 (2.08%) IIS
1 5 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 5 (2.08%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) S-PLUS
2 3 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) IaaS
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) Office 365
3 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 240 (100.00%) Firewall
2 111 (46.25%) Network Security
3 97 (40.42%) Cisco ASA
4 74 (30.83%) WAN
5 68 (28.33%) LAN
6 67 (27.92%) TCP/IP
7 59 (24.58%) Wireless
8 46 (19.17%) DNS
9 45 (18.75%) MPLS
10 44 (18.33%) VPN
11 35 (14.58%) Cisco Wireless
12 30 (12.50%) BGP
13 26 (10.83%) OSPF
14 22 (9.17%) Cisco IOS
14 22 (9.17%) VLAN
15 21 (8.75%) Internet
16 20 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
17 14 (5.83%) ADSL
18 13 (5.42%) Spanning Tree
18 13 (5.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (10.83%) Finance
2 12 (5.00%) Retail
3 6 (2.50%) Banking
3 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.67%) Back Office
5 2 (0.83%) Front Office
5 2 (0.83%) Games
5 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.83%) Law
5 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.42%) CSS
1 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.83%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (4.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.67%) PKI
5 3 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.42%) iPad
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.67%) Windows
2 27 (11.25%) Linux
3 22 (9.17%) Unix
4 8 (3.33%) Ubuntu
4 8 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.67%) CentOS
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.42%) Load Balancing
2 28 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (11.67%) ITIL
2 28 (11.67%) SIEM
3 25 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (6.25%) Change Management
4 15 (6.25%) Network Design
4 15 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
5 14 (5.83%) Information Security
5 14 (5.83%) Service Delivery
6 13 (5.42%) Incident Management
7 11 (4.58%) Network Management
7 11 (4.58%) Security Operations
8 10 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (3.75%) Threat Detection
10 8 (3.33%) Analytics
10 8 (3.33%) Behavioural Analysis
10 8 (3.33%) Patch Management
10 8 (3.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.83%) SQL
3 1 (0.42%) Python
Qualifications
1 120 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (38.75%) CCNP
3 66 (27.50%) CCNA
4 25 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 21 (8.75%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.50%) Degree
7 13 (5.42%) JNCIS
8 10 (4.17%) JNCIA
9 9 (3.75%) CCSA
10 8 (3.33%) CCSE
11 7 (2.92%) CCIE
12 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.25%) CCDP
13 3 (1.25%) CCSP
13 3 (1.25%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (1.25%) CISSP
13 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.83%) HNC
14 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.08%) ISO27002
2 5 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.67%) SLA
4 3 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.83%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (4.58%) Firmware
2 9 (3.75%) ProxySG
3 6 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.50%) vSphere
4 4 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.25%) Snort
6 2 (0.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) vCloud
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.25%) Nessus
4 3 (1.25%) OSSEC
4 3 (1.25%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.83%) Cacti
5 2 (0.83%) Nagios
5 2 (0.83%) SCCM
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.42%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 191 (79.58%) Cisco
2 139 (57.92%) Palo Alto
3 134 (55.83%) Juniper
4 117 (48.75%) CheckPoint
5 86 (35.83%) F5
6 64 (26.67%) Fortinet
7 39 (16.25%) Extreme Networks
8 38 (15.83%) Aruba
9 36 (15.00%) SonicWALL
10 31 (12.92%) WatchGuard
11 21 (8.75%) VMware
12 18 (7.50%) Blue Coat
13 11 (4.58%) Microsoft
14 9 (3.75%) Brocade
14 9 (3.75%) FireEye
14 9 (3.75%) HP
14 9 (3.75%) Meraki
15 8 (3.33%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.33%) Splunk
16 7 (2.92%) SolarWinds
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