Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 95 59 51
Rank change year-on-year -36 -8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,669 2,509 5,617
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.37% 4.54% 4.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.10% 31.45% 31.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,024 2,076 4,635
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 14,620 7,979 17,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 14.43% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,650 6,428 14,273
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in England.

Salary trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -74 1,284 £60,000 -7.69% 244
South East -3 750 £50,000 - 136
North of England -11 674 £44,557 +3.62% 191
Midlands -43 365 £45,000 +4.05% 111
North West -24 338 £42,500 -5.56% 89
South West -3 327 £45,000 +5.88% 67
Yorkshire -6 278 £45,000 +5.88% 83
East of England -17 253 £42,500 -5.56% 65
West Midlands -36 241 £45,000 -9.09% 63
East Midlands -39 116 £47,500 +18.75% 48
North East +8 76 £37,500 +7.91% 19
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,524 (41.54%) Windows
2 1,434 (39.08%) Azure
3 1,333 (36.33%) Microsoft
4 1,261 (34.37%) Microsoft 365
5 1,201 (32.73%) Cisco
6 1,146 (31.23%) Active Directory
7 975 (26.57%) Social Skills
8 965 (26.30%) VPN
9 919 (25.05%) Windows Server
10 916 (24.97%) VMware
11 864 (23.55%) WAN
12 854 (23.28%) DNS
13 808 (22.02%) LAN
14 696 (18.97%) Linux
15 671 (18.29%) AWS
16 637 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
17 614 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 602 (16.41%) TCP/IP
19 587 (16.00%) Network Security
20 568 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 567 (15.45%) ITIL
22 552 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
23 551 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
23 551 (15.02%) DHCP
24 489 (13.33%) PowerShell
25 479 (13.06%) Information Security
26 473 (12.89%) Finance
27 461 (12.56%) Palo Alto
28 460 (12.54%) Data Centre
29 444 (12.10%) Hyper-V

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
1 304 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 288 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 154 (4.20%) IIS
4 54 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 51 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (1.36%) Apache
7 43 (1.17%) Confluence
8 38 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 38 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (0.71%) JBoss
9 26 (0.71%) nginx
9 26 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.44%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.44%) WordPress
12 12 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 272 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.082%) Campfire
8 2 (0.055%) Weka
9 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 17 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.19%) R3 Corda
5 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.055%) Magento
7 2 (0.055%) Relativity
7 2 (0.055%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.055%) Shopify
8 1 (0.027%) Alphatax
8 1 (0.027%) Findur
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,434 (39.08%) Azure
2 1,261 (34.37%) Microsoft 365
3 671 (18.29%) AWS
4 280 (7.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 205 (5.59%) SaaS
6 200 (5.45%) IaaS
7 189 (5.15%) PaaS
8 169 (4.61%) GCP
9 108 (2.94%) OneDrive
10 90 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
11 79 (2.15%) Serverless
12 74 (2.02%) Mimecast
13 60 (1.64%) Power Platform
13 60 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 58 (1.58%) GitHub
15 53 (1.44%) Azure Sentinel
16 49 (1.34%) Azure Monitor
17 42 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 41 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
19 39 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 965 (26.30%) VPN
2 864 (23.55%) WAN
3 854 (23.28%) DNS
4 808 (22.02%) LAN
5 602 (16.41%) TCP/IP
6 587 (16.00%) Network Security
7 551 (15.02%) DHCP
8 400 (10.90%) Wireless
9 367 (10.00%) VLAN
10 343 (9.35%) VoIP
11 340 (9.27%) Wi-Fi
12 334 (9.10%) BGP
13 250 (6.81%) SAN
14 246 (6.70%) MPLS
15 244 (6.65%) OSPF
16 241 (6.57%) Cisco ASA
17 181 (4.93%) Internet
18 180 (4.91%) IPsec
19 160 (4.36%) SSL
20 135 (3.68%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.40%) MySQL
3 56 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 45 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 41 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 36 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
7 31 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (0.79%) Power BI
9 27 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 26 (0.71%) Redis
11 22 (0.60%) Big Data
12 21 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
13 18 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
14 16 (0.44%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.35%) MariaDB
17 13 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 128 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 119 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 90 (2.45%) JIRA
4 41 (1.12%) GitLab
5 32 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 21 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 20 (0.55%) Maven
8 15 (0.41%) Subversion
9 13 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.30%) CircleCI
11 11 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (0.27%) Metasploit
12 10 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.19%) Gradle
13 7 (0.19%) JMeter
13 7 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.16%) Jaeger
15 5 (0.14%) Cucumber
General
1 975 (26.57%) Social Skills
2 473 (12.89%) Finance
3 270 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 173 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 157 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 145 (3.95%) Public Sector
7 112 (3.05%) Organisational Skills
8 110 (3.00%) Retail
9 95 (2.59%) Banking
10 90 (2.45%) Documentation Skills
11 80 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
12 76 (2.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 62 (1.69%) Marketing
14 59 (1.61%) Law
14 59 (1.61%) Legal
15 51 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
16 47 (1.28%) Games
17 28 (0.76%) German Language
18 27 (0.74%) Back Office
19 24 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 678 (18.48%) Network Engineer
2 441 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 438 (11.94%) Analyst
4 374 (10.19%) Security Engineer
5 343 (9.35%) IT Engineer
6 329 (8.97%) Support Engineer
7 234 (6.38%) IT Support
8 226 (6.16%) Architect
9 190 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
10 146 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 145 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
12 142 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
13 141 (3.84%) Support Analyst
14 140 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
14 140 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
15 122 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
16 120 (3.27%) Security Analyst
17 116 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
18 107 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
19 104 (2.83%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (1.61%) JSON
2 48 (1.31%) Kafka
3 45 (1.23%) Middleware
4 41 (1.12%) .NET
5 38 (1.04%) Web Services
6 35 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
7 27 (0.74%) ARM Templates
8 26 (0.71%) HTML
8 26 (0.71%) XML
9 25 (0.68%) LAMP
10 22 (0.60%) React
11 20 (0.55%) Velocity
12 19 (0.52%) Node.js
13 17 (0.46%) 802.1X
13 17 (0.46%) RESTful
13 17 (0.46%) YAML
14 16 (0.44%) LDAP
14 16 (0.44%) SAML
14 16 (0.44%) Spring
15 15 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 460 (12.54%) Data Centre
2 287 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 201 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 148 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 103 (2.81%) PKI
6 72 (1.96%) Cloud Native
7 69 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
8 64 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 62 (1.69%) Replication
10 61 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
11 52 (1.42%) Clustering
11 52 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 48 (1.31%) User Experience
13 47 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 44 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 41 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 40 (1.09%) Cyberattack
17 35 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
18 33 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
19 32 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,524 (41.54%) Windows
2 919 (25.05%) Windows Server
3 696 (18.97%) Linux
4 428 (11.67%) Windows 10
5 281 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 255 (6.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 239 (6.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 152 (4.14%) Unix
9 150 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 93 (2.53%) Windows 7
11 73 (1.99%) Ubuntu
12 61 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 58 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (1.44%) CentOS
16 51 (1.39%) Android
17 39 (1.06%) Debian
17 39 (1.06%) Mac OS
18 33 (0.90%) Apple iOS
19 29 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 567 (15.45%) ITIL
3 552 (15.04%) Cybersecurity
4 551 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
5 479 (13.06%) Information Security
6 411 (11.20%) DevOps
7 396 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
8 343 (9.35%) SIEM
9 315 (8.59%) Migration
10 289 (7.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 243 (6.62%) Project Management
12 228 (6.21%) Mentoring
13 211 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 205 (5.59%) Risk Management
15 201 (5.48%) Change Management
16 198 (5.40%) Network Design
17 197 (5.37%) Load Balancing
18 192 (5.23%) Incident Management
19 190 (5.18%) Infrastructure as Code
19 190 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 489 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 352 (9.59%) Python
3 296 (8.07%) SQL
4 187 (5.10%) Bash
5 126 (3.43%) Java
6 67 (1.83%) Perl
7 54 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 51 (1.39%) C#
9 50 (1.36%) C
9 50 (1.36%) JavaScript
10 32 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 30 (0.82%) PHP
11 30 (0.82%) Ruby
12 26 (0.71%) R
13 23 (0.63%) C++
13 23 (0.63%) Go
14 21 (0.57%) VBScript
15 17 (0.46%) C-shell
16 14 (0.38%) Groovy
17 9 (0.25%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 637 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (10.52%) CCNP
3 357 (9.73%) CCNA
4 338 (9.21%) Degree
5 280 (7.63%) Security Cleared
6 206 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 205 (5.59%) CISSP
8 198 (5.40%) SC Cleared
9 108 (2.94%) CCIE
10 104 (2.83%) MCSE
11 88 (2.40%) CEH
12 82 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
13 80 (2.18%) CISM
13 80 (2.18%) MCSA
14 72 (1.96%) DV Cleared
15 45 (1.23%) CISA
15 45 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
16 42 (1.14%) SANS
17 40 (1.09%) GIAC
18 38 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (8.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 231 (6.30%) SLA
3 180 (4.91%) GDPR
4 149 (4.06%) NIST
5 140 (3.82%) PCI DSS
6 101 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 38 (1.04%) QA
8 31 (0.84%) NCSC
9 27 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.68%) GRC
11 23 (0.63%) COBIT
12 21 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 21 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 18 (0.49%) ISO 22301
14 17 (0.46%) NIST 800
15 14 (0.38%) SOC 2
16 13 (0.35%) HIPAA
17 9 (0.25%) GxP
17 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
18 8 (0.22%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,146 (31.23%) Active Directory
2 614 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 444 (12.10%) Hyper-V
4 196 (5.34%) Docker
5 142 (3.87%) vSphere
6 131 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
8 62 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
9 49 (1.34%) XenApp
10 39 (1.06%) Firmware
11 34 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 24 (0.65%) KVM
14 23 (0.63%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.55%) BitLocker
16 19 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.35%) iptables
17 13 (0.35%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.33%) Ceph
19 10 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 263 (7.17%) Terraform
2 216 (5.89%) Kubernetes
2 216 (5.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 214 (5.83%) Ansible
4 178 (4.85%) SCCM
5 115 (3.13%) FortiGate
6 109 (2.97%) Puppet
7 83 (2.26%) WSUS
8 60 (1.64%) Nagios
9 48 (1.31%) Grafana
10 46 (1.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 44 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
12 43 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
13 37 (1.01%) CASB
13 37 (1.01%) Icinga
14 36 (0.98%) ZABBIX
15 33 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
16 31 (0.84%) Prometheus
17 30 (0.82%) vCenter Server
18 29 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,333 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 1,201 (32.73%) Cisco
3 916 (24.97%) VMware
4 461 (12.56%) Palo Alto
5 310 (8.45%) CheckPoint
6 272 (7.41%) Juniper
7 247 (6.73%) Citrix
8 227 (6.19%) F5
9 225 (6.13%) Fortinet
10 215 (5.86%) Meraki
11 209 (5.70%) Veeam
12 204 (5.56%) HP
13 199 (5.42%) SolarWinds
14 144 (3.92%) Sophos
15 136 (3.71%) Google
16 128 (3.49%) Dell
17 116 (3.16%) Splunk
18 103 (2.81%) Aruba
19 96 (2.62%) Apple
20 95 (2.59%) Oracle