Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 71 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6,646 6,892 7,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.92% 4.22% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.08% 27.66% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5,278 5,545 6,575
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 21,383 24,918 26,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.83% 15.24% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16,160 19,850 21,822
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,024 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.18% +3.33% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Firewall in England

Firewall
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -7 2,219 £55,000 - 329
North of England +40 1,387 £40,000 -3.61% 257
South East +11 1,305 £46,000 +2.22% 260
Yorkshire +48 926 £37,500 -11.76% 104
Midlands +15 705 £42,500 +6.25% 179
West Midlands +11 539 £42,500 +6.25% 119
South West +19 506 £42,500 - 107
East of England +16 497 £40,250 -10.56% 123
North West +6 398 £42,500 +10.39% 134
East Midlands 0 165 £40,000 +2.14% 60
North East +32 62 £47,500 +46.15% 19
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3,367 (50.66%) Cisco
2 2,741 (41.24%) Windows
3 2,335 (35.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2,248 (33.82%) WAN
5 2,006 (30.18%) Active Directory
6 1,920 (28.89%) Microsoft
7 1,816 (27.32%) VMware
8 1,792 (26.96%) Linux
9 1,763 (26.53%) VPN
10 1,640 (24.68%) DNS
11 1,637 (24.63%) CCNP
12 1,606 (24.16%) LAN
13 1,585 (23.85%) Windows Server
14 1,512 (22.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,476 (22.21%) CCNA
16 1,464 (22.03%) Network Security
17 1,341 (20.18%) Office 365
18 1,199 (18.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1,193 (17.95%) TCP/IP
20 1,168 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
21 1,162 (17.48%) ITIL
22 1,080 (16.25%) MPLS
23 1,038 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
24 1,012 (15.23%) Wireless
25 1,005 (15.12%) Data Centre
26 979 (14.73%) BGP
27 978 (14.72%) OSPF
28 925 (13.92%) DHCP
29 875 (13.17%) Palo Alto
30 867 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering

Firewall
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
1 697 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 323 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 256 (3.85%) IIS
4 217 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 200 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 178 (2.68%) Skype for Business
7 146 (2.20%) Apache
8 129 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 77 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 67 (1.01%) JBoss
11 65 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 64 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 44 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
14 43 (0.65%) Confluence
14 43 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 37 (0.56%) nginx
16 33 (0.50%) Apache Spark
17 20 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
18 16 (0.24%) Jetty
19 12 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 491 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 67 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
6 6 (0.090%) Maya
6 6 (0.090%) MODO
6 6 (0.090%) NUKE
7 5 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.060%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.015%) Revit
10 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.21%) NetSuite
3 14 (0.21%) Sage X3
4 10 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
5 7 (0.11%) Sage CRM
5 7 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.090%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.060%) Cisco SocialMiner
8 3 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.045%) Magento
8 3 (0.045%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.030%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.015%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.015%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.015%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,512 (22.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,341 (20.18%) Office 365
3 1,038 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
4 249 (3.75%) IaaS
5 210 (3.16%) SaaS
6 202 (3.04%) PaaS
7 181 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 128 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 86 (1.29%) OpenShift
10 71 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 62 (0.93%) G Suite
12 54 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 52 (0.78%) Mimecast
14 50 (0.75%) OneDrive
15 48 (0.72%) Amazon S3
16 47 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
17 44 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 43 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
19 38 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
20 26 (0.39%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 2,248 (33.82%) WAN
2 1,763 (26.53%) VPN
3 1,640 (24.68%) DNS
4 1,606 (24.16%) LAN
5 1,464 (22.03%) Network Security
6 1,193 (17.95%) TCP/IP
7 1,168 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
8 1,080 (16.25%) MPLS
9 1,012 (15.23%) Wireless
10 979 (14.73%) BGP
11 978 (14.72%) OSPF
12 925 (13.92%) DHCP
13 780 (11.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 716 (10.77%) VoIP
15 646 (9.72%) VLAN
16 628 (9.45%) IPsec
17 541 (8.14%) SAN
18 492 (7.40%) Broadband
19 487 (7.33%) ADSL
20 486 (7.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 170 (2.56%) MySQL
3 105 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 99 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 65 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 61 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 53 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 48 (0.72%) Big Data
9 46 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
10 43 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 42 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
12 41 (0.62%) NoSQL
13 38 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 38 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 29 (0.44%) Redis
15 19 (0.29%) Blockchain
16 18 (0.27%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.27%) Oracle Database
17 16 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (0.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 189 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 172 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 129 (1.94%) JIRA
4 49 (0.74%) Bitbucket
5 45 (0.68%) GitLab
6 44 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 38 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 35 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 34 (0.51%) Maven
10 31 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (0.45%) git-flow
12 27 (0.41%) Subversion
13 24 (0.36%) Vagrant
14 23 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 21 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (0.30%) Gradle
17 19 (0.29%) Eclipse
17 19 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (0.27%) Hudson
19 15 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 776 (11.68%) Finance
2 344 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 242 (3.64%) Retail
4 206 (3.10%) Banking
5 122 (1.84%) Legal
6 106 (1.59%) Law
7 91 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 76 (1.14%) Marketing
9 50 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 41 (0.62%) Games
11 28 (0.42%) Electronics
12 24 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 23 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.33%) Billing
15 20 (0.30%) Advertising
16 18 (0.27%) Back Office
16 18 (0.27%) Military
17 16 (0.24%) Publishing
18 13 (0.20%) Local Government
19 11 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,687 (25.38%) Network Engineer
2 952 (14.32%) Analyst
3 726 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 631 (9.49%) Security Engineer
5 502 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 446 (6.71%) Consultant
7 440 (6.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 433 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
9 402 (6.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 400 (6.02%) Architect
11 338 (5.09%) IT Engineer
12 320 (4.81%) Support Analyst
13 304 (4.57%) Security Analyst
14 292 (4.39%) IT Support
15 273 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
16 244 (3.67%) Administrator
17 230 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
18 227 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 216 (3.25%) IT Analyst
20 207 (3.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (1.94%) Web Services
2 112 (1.69%) .NET
3 91 (1.37%) LDAP
4 61 (0.92%) Node.js
5 57 (0.86%) 802.1X
6 56 (0.84%) REST
7 53 (0.80%) LAMP
8 49 (0.74%) Kafka
9 41 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
10 38 (0.57%) AngularJS
10 38 (0.57%) Spring
11 37 (0.56%) JSON
12 36 (0.54%) React
13 35 (0.53%) ASP.NET
14 33 (0.50%) Middleware
15 30 (0.45%) GraphQL
15 30 (0.45%) HTML
15 30 (0.45%) Spring MVC
15 30 (0.45%) Vue.js
16 26 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1,005 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 779 (11.72%) Management Information System
3 392 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 323 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
5 190 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 188 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 166 (2.50%) Driving Licence
8 151 (2.27%) PKI
9 136 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 100 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 100 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 90 (1.35%) Replication
12 79 (1.19%) Clustering
13 75 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 71 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 71 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 64 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
16 63 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
17 51 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
18 50 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,741 (41.24%) Windows
2 1,792 (26.96%) Linux
3 1,585 (23.85%) Windows Server
4 751 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 635 (9.55%) Unix
6 567 (8.53%) Windows 10
7 540 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 391 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 179 (2.69%) CentOS
10 163 (2.45%) Windows 8
11 144 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 135 (2.03%) Ubuntu
13 123 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 94 (1.41%) Android
15 71 (1.07%) Apple iOS
16 64 (0.96%) Mac OS
17 58 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 58 (0.87%) Windows XP
18 53 (0.80%) Debian
19 49 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,162 (17.48%) ITIL
2 867 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 841 (12.65%) Cybersecurity
4 769 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
5 751 (11.30%) Information Security
6 674 (10.14%) Network Design
7 661 (9.95%) Service Delivery
8 655 (9.86%) SIEM
9 549 (8.26%) Network Management
10 533 (8.02%) DevOps
11 514 (7.73%) Change Control
12 447 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
13 409 (6.15%) Load Balancing
14 393 (5.91%) Product Management
15 374 (5.63%) Migration
16 364 (5.48%) Presales
17 347 (5.22%) Mentoring
18 342 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
19 328 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
20 324 (4.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 797 (11.99%) Python
2 664 (9.99%) PowerShell
3 612 (9.21%) Bash Shell
3 612 (9.21%) SQL
4 482 (7.25%) Perl
5 210 (3.16%) Java
6 158 (2.38%) Ruby
7 143 (2.15%) C
8 75 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 74 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 69 (1.04%) C#
11 60 (0.90%) PHP
12 46 (0.69%) C++
12 46 (0.69%) Go
13 27 (0.41%) R
14 17 (0.26%) VBScript
15 14 (0.21%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.18%) VBA
17 11 (0.17%) Groovy
17 11 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,335 (35.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1,637 (24.63%) CCNP
3 1,476 (22.21%) CCNA
4 705 (10.61%) Degree
5 562 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 485 (7.30%) Security Cleared
7 403 (6.06%) CISSP
8 366 (5.51%) MCSE
9 348 (5.24%) CCIE
10 293 (4.41%) SC Cleared
11 228 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 196 (2.95%) MCSA
13 176 (2.65%) CISM
14 155 (2.33%) MCITP
15 149 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
16 144 (2.17%) CCDP
17 126 (1.90%) CEH
18 115 (1.73%) GIAC
19 114 (1.72%) JNCIA
19 114 (1.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 827 (12.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 466 (7.01%) ISO 9001
3 404 (6.08%) SLA
4 221 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 170 (2.56%) GDPR
6 97 (1.46%) NIST
7 78 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 66 (0.99%) QA
9 54 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 52 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 48 (0.72%) COBIT
11 48 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 41 (0.62%) ISO 22301
13 14 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 13 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.18%) GPG13
16 10 (0.15%) PMO
17 9 (0.14%) HIPAA
17 9 (0.14%) MiFID
18 8 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,006 (30.18%) Active Directory
2 1,199 (18.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 831 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 285 (4.29%) Docker
5 243 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 212 (3.19%) vSphere
7 158 (2.38%) XenApp
8 122 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
9 98 (1.47%) XenDesktop
10 81 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
11 65 (0.98%) VMware NSX
12 53 (0.80%) Firmware
13 41 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
14 33 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 29 (0.44%) vCloud
16 28 (0.42%) Terminal Server
16 28 (0.42%) Terminal Services
17 27 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 25 (0.38%) BitLocker
19 24 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 484 (7.28%) FortiGate
2 461 (6.94%) Nagios
3 319 (4.80%) Ansible
4 283 (4.26%) Puppet
5 280 (4.21%) SCCM
6 227 (3.42%) Kubernetes
7 183 (2.75%) Terraform
8 171 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
9 165 (2.48%) WSUS
10 122 (1.84%) SCOM
11 105 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
12 98 (1.47%) Backup Exec
13 85 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 80 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
15 74 (1.11%) ZABBIX
16 67 (1.01%) vCenter Server
17 58 (0.87%) Nessus
18 41 (0.62%) RANCID
19 40 (0.60%) SCVMM
20 39 (0.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3,367 (50.66%) Cisco
2 1,920 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 1,816 (27.32%) VMware
4 875 (13.17%) Palo Alto
5 838 (12.61%) CheckPoint
6 790 (11.89%) Juniper
7 702 (10.56%) Fortinet
8 674 (10.14%) Citrix
9 540 (8.13%) Meraki
10 453 (6.82%) F5
11 408 (6.14%) HP
12 317 (4.77%) SolarWinds
13 285 (4.29%) Dell
14 248 (3.73%) Aruba
14 248 (3.73%) NetApp
15 224 (3.37%) Veeam
16 215 (3.24%) Red Hat
17 190 (2.86%) Oracle
18 172 (2.59%) Google
19 145 (2.18%) EMC