Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 987 960 903
Rank change year-on-year -27 -57 +166
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 164 252 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 144 220 334
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% -5.43% -6.60%
10th Percentile £31,750 £34,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42% +1.60%

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -21 54 £52,500 +5.00%
South East -9 35 £46,250 +8.82%
Midlands +28 29 £55,000 +29.41%
North of England +18 29 £47,500 +35.71%
North West +9 22 £47,500 +35.71%
West Midlands +20 15 £55,000 +29.41%
East Midlands +12 14 £60,000 +41.18%
East of England +8 13 £72,500 +42.16%
Yorkshire +31 7 £40,000 -11.11%
South West +9 4 £50,750 +6.84%
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Firewall
2 136 (82.93%) Cisco
3 88 (53.66%) CheckPoint
4 78 (47.56%) Network Security
5 73 (44.51%) Palo Alto
6 67 (40.85%) Cisco ASA
7 62 (37.80%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (36.59%) Juniper
9 48 (29.27%) TCP/IP
10 47 (28.66%) WAN
11 45 (27.44%) VPN
11 45 (27.44%) Data Centre
12 44 (26.83%) MPLS
13 43 (26.22%) LAN
14 41 (25.00%) CCNA
14 41 (25.00%) F5
15 38 (23.17%) Finance
16 36 (21.95%) BGP
16 36 (21.95%) CCNP
17 33 (20.12%) DNS
18 31 (18.90%) SIEM
19 30 (18.29%) ITIL
20 29 (17.68%) IPsec
20 29 (17.68%) Fortinet
21 27 (16.46%) Blue Coat
22 25 (15.24%) VMware
22 25 (15.24%) OSPF
23 24 (14.63%) Windows
24 23 (14.02%) Change Management
25 21 (12.80%) NetScaler

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 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (3.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.61%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.71%) Akamai
2 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 164 (100.00%) Firewall
2 78 (47.56%) Network Security
3 67 (40.85%) Cisco ASA
4 48 (29.27%) TCP/IP
5 47 (28.66%) WAN
6 45 (27.44%) VPN
7 44 (26.83%) MPLS
8 43 (26.22%) LAN
9 36 (21.95%) BGP
10 33 (20.12%) DNS
11 29 (17.68%) IPsec
12 25 (15.24%) OSPF
13 21 (12.80%) NetScaler
14 19 (11.59%) DHCP
14 19 (11.59%) Wireless
15 16 (9.76%) HTTP
15 16 (9.76%) VLAN
16 15 (9.15%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (8.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (8.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.44%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.83%) GIS
General
1 38 (23.17%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Legal
4 4 (2.44%) Digital Economy
4 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.44%) French Language
4 4 (2.44%) German Language
4 4 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Electronics
5 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.71%) HTML
2 5 (3.05%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.44%) XML
4 3 (1.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.44%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.66%) CLARiiON
3 5 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.05%) Online Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.83%) Equities
5 3 (1.83%) Fintech
5 3 (1.83%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.83%) PKI
5 3 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.22%) Clustering
6 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.22%) Replication
6 2 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.63%) Windows
2 19 (11.59%) Linux
3 16 (9.76%) Unix
4 11 (6.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) Debian
7 1 (0.61%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.61%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.90%) SIEM
2 30 (18.29%) ITIL
3 23 (14.02%) Change Management
4 15 (9.15%) Analytics
5 13 (7.93%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 12 (7.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 12 (7.32%) Network Design
6 12 (7.32%) Network Management
6 12 (7.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 9 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (4.27%) Information Security
8 7 (4.27%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.66%) Matrix Management
9 6 (3.66%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.66%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (3.66%) Presales
9 6 (3.66%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.66%) Service Management
10 5 (3.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.27%) Python
2 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.44%) SQL
3 4 (2.44%) Tcl
4 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.61%) C-shell
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) Korn
4 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (37.80%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (25.00%) CCNA
3 36 (21.95%) CCNP
4 14 (8.54%) CCIE
4 14 (8.54%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.93%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.71%) CCSA
7 9 (5.49%) CISSP
8 8 (4.88%) CCSE
8 8 (4.88%) CISM
9 7 (4.27%) CISA
10 5 (3.05%) CEH
11 4 (2.44%) CCDE
11 4 (2.44%) CCDP
11 4 (2.44%) Degree
11 4 (2.44%) HP APS
11 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.44%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.83%) MCSE
12 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.32%) SLA
2 9 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 14 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.71%) ProxySG
3 10 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.05%) vSphere
5 3 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.61%) pfSense
6 1 (0.61%) vCloud
6 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (8.54%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.05%) SmoothWall
3 3 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.61%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.61%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 136 (82.93%) Cisco
2 88 (53.66%) CheckPoint
3 73 (44.51%) Palo Alto
4 60 (36.59%) Juniper
5 41 (25.00%) F5
6 29 (17.68%) Fortinet
7 27 (16.46%) Blue Coat
8 25 (15.24%) VMware
9 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
10 12 (7.32%) Citrix
11 10 (6.10%) NetApp
12 7 (4.27%) McAfee
13 6 (3.66%) EMC
14 5 (3.05%) Aruba
14 5 (3.05%) LogRhythm
15 4 (2.44%) Arista
15 4 (2.44%) HP
15 4 (2.44%) ProCurve
15 4 (2.44%) SonicWALL
15 4 (2.44%) Sourcefire