Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 70 61
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6,485 6,889 7,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.67% 4.16% 4.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.48% 27.43% 29.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,331 5,593 6,541
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 21,276 25,117 26,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.33% 15.16% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16,531 20,279 21,791
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +5 2,499 £55,000 - 96
South East 0 1,376 £45,000 - 72
North of England +35 897 £40,000 - 56
Midlands +18 670 £42,500 +8.97% 42
East of England +35 590 £37,500 -16.67% 20
West Midlands +26 525 £42,500 +13.33% 29
Yorkshire +27 449 £38,750 -8.82% 25
South West -10 417 £43,000 +4.88% 22
North West +37 388 £40,000 +6.67% 22
East Midlands -5 142 £38,500 -3.75% 13
North East +14 59 £62,500 +92.31% 9
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3,051 (47.05%) Cisco
2 2,919 (45.01%) Windows
3 2,127 (32.80%) Microsoft
4 2,097 (32.34%) Active Directory
5 1,902 (29.33%) WAN
6 1,891 (29.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1,851 (28.54%) VMware
8 1,619 (24.97%) Windows Server
9 1,612 (24.86%) LAN
10 1,519 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,474 (22.73%) Linux
12 1,449 (22.34%) VPN
13 1,293 (19.94%) Office 365
14 1,287 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,271 (19.60%) DNS
16 1,249 (19.26%) CCNP
17 1,248 (19.24%) TCP/IP
18 1,125 (17.35%) ITIL
19 1,114 (17.18%) Network Security
20 1,061 (16.36%) CheckPoint
21 1,044 (16.10%) CCNA
22 1,039 (16.02%) Data Centre
23 1,022 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
24 998 (15.39%) Wireless
25 975 (15.03%) Finance
26 959 (14.79%) Hyper-V
27 873 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
28 855 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 819 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
30 818 (12.61%) PowerShell

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
1 700 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 376 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 322 (4.97%) IIS
4 237 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 185 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 175 (2.70%) Apache
7 137 (2.11%) Skype for Business
8 111 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 63 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 54 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 52 (0.80%) Confluence
12 47 (0.72%) nginx
13 40 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 34 (0.52%) JBoss
14 34 (0.52%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
15 31 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 28 (0.43%) CMS
17 17 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.23%) Jetty
Applications
1 478 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.077%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.046%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.031%) Avid Media Composer
9 2 (0.031%) SPSS
10 1 (0.015%) Revit
Business Applications
1 35 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 13 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.14%) Sage X3
5 7 (0.11%) Magento
6 4 (0.062%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.046%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.031%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.015%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.015%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.015%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.015%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.015%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.015%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.015%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.015%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.015%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,519 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,293 (19.94%) Office 365
3 1,022 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
4 301 (4.64%) IaaS
5 244 (3.76%) PaaS
5 244 (3.76%) SaaS
6 160 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 129 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 90 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 83 (1.28%) Mimecast
10 67 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 59 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 51 (0.79%) GitHub
13 51 (0.79%) Serverless
14 45 (0.69%) Amazon S3
15 39 (0.60%) OneDrive
16 37 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 35 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
18 33 (0.51%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,902 (29.33%) WAN
2 1,612 (24.86%) LAN
3 1,449 (22.34%) VPN
4 1,271 (19.60%) DNS
5 1,248 (19.24%) TCP/IP
6 1,114 (17.18%) Network Security
7 998 (15.39%) Wireless
8 873 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
9 804 (12.40%) DHCP
10 767 (11.83%) VoIP
11 752 (11.60%) OSPF
12 743 (11.46%) BGP
13 719 (11.09%) MPLS
14 653 (10.07%) VLAN
15 549 (8.47%) SAN
16 495 (7.63%) Cisco Nexus
17 467 (7.20%) Internet
18 404 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
19 366 (5.64%) Intrusion Detection
20 331 (5.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 121 (1.87%) MySQL
3 70 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 68 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 62 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 58 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 57 (0.88%) Big Data
9 45 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 41 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 34 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 34 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (0.51%) MongoDB
13 31 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 29 (0.45%) Hadoop
14 29 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (0.37%) Power BI
17 22 (0.34%) Redis
18 19 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 263 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 185 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 135 (2.08%) JIRA
4 98 (1.51%) Maven
5 96 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
6 70 (1.08%) Gradle
7 64 (0.99%) Ant
7 64 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 54 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 51 (0.79%) Subversion
10 49 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 44 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 43 (0.66%) GitLab
13 34 (0.52%) Vagrant
14 30 (0.46%) Bitbucket
15 29 (0.45%) Visual Studio
16 28 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (0.40%) Hudson
18 24 (0.37%) Selenium
19 23 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 975 (15.03%) Finance
2 364 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 310 (4.78%) Retail
4 254 (3.92%) Banking
5 153 (2.36%) Legal
6 128 (1.97%) Marketing
7 116 (1.79%) Law
8 89 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 86 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 66 (1.02%) Advertising
11 46 (0.71%) Electronics
11 46 (0.71%) Games
12 40 (0.62%) Billing
13 39 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 38 (0.59%) Publishing
15 31 (0.48%) Back Office
15 31 (0.48%) Front Office
16 27 (0.42%) French Language
16 27 (0.42%) Military
17 23 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,459 (22.50%) Network Engineer
2 936 (14.43%) Analyst
3 709 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 629 (9.70%) Support Engineer
5 503 (7.76%) Security Engineer
6 398 (6.14%) Architect
7 376 (5.80%) IT Engineer
8 339 (5.23%) IT Support
9 335 (5.17%) Security Analyst
10 324 (5.00%) Consultant
11 315 (4.86%) Senior Network Engineer
12 294 (4.53%) Cisco Engineer
13 285 (4.39%) Administrator
14 280 (4.32%) Support Analyst
15 257 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 242 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 241 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
18 238 (3.67%) IT Analyst
19 228 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
20 220 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (2.42%) .NET
2 139 (2.14%) Web Services
3 117 (1.80%) LDAP
4 78 (1.20%) 802.1X
5 66 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
6 58 (0.89%) Middleware
7 54 (0.83%) LAMP
8 50 (0.77%) Kafka
9 46 (0.71%) HTML
10 45 (0.69%) Node.js
11 43 (0.66%) JSON
12 34 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 34 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
12 34 (0.52%) XMPP
13 31 (0.48%) REST
14 29 (0.45%) Apache NiFi
15 27 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
16 26 (0.40%) CSS
17 25 (0.39%) YAML
18 23 (0.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1,039 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 482 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
3 476 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 476 (7.34%) Management Information System
4 195 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
5 173 (2.67%) Public Cloud
6 154 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 152 (2.34%) Driving Licence
8 148 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 146 (2.25%) PKI
10 114 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 112 (1.73%) Clustering
12 104 (1.60%) Fintech
13 96 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
14 89 (1.37%) Replication
15 87 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
16 82 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
17 68 (1.05%) Private Cloud
18 63 (0.97%) CMDB
19 60 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,919 (45.01%) Windows
2 1,619 (24.97%) Windows Server
3 1,474 (22.73%) Linux
4 812 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 658 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 602 (9.28%) Windows 10
7 458 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 371 (5.72%) Unix
9 180 (2.78%) Windows 8
10 132 (2.04%) CentOS
11 123 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 110 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 100 (1.54%) Ubuntu
14 90 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 64 (0.99%) Android
16 63 (0.97%) Apple iOS
17 61 (0.94%) AIX
18 53 (0.82%) Debian
19 47 (0.72%) Mac OS
20 45 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,125 (17.35%) ITIL
2 855 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 819 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
4 800 (12.34%) Information Security
5 724 (11.16%) Cybersecurity
6 648 (9.99%) SIEM
7 615 (9.48%) DevOps
8 562 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
9 434 (6.69%) Load Balancing
10 406 (6.26%) Service Delivery
11 389 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
12 386 (5.95%) Mentoring
13 381 (5.88%) Presales
14 375 (5.78%) Project Management
15 369 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 362 (5.58%) Security Operations
17 347 (5.35%) Computer Science
18 320 (4.93%) Configuration Management
19 319 (4.92%) Migration
20 311 (4.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 818 (12.61%) PowerShell
2 720 (11.10%) SQL
3 597 (9.21%) Python
4 398 (6.14%) Bash Shell
5 226 (3.48%) Java
6 217 (3.35%) Perl
7 153 (2.36%) Ruby
8 135 (2.08%) C#
9 106 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 92 (1.42%) C
11 86 (1.33%) JavaScript
12 69 (1.06%) PHP
13 68 (1.05%) C++
14 60 (0.93%) VBScript
15 58 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 53 (0.82%) Go
17 33 (0.51%) VB
18 26 (0.40%) R
19 18 (0.28%) Tcl
20 17 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,891 (29.16%) Cisco Certification
2 1,249 (19.26%) CCNP
3 1,044 (16.10%) CCNA
4 687 (10.59%) Degree
5 544 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 461 (7.11%) CISSP
7 426 (6.57%) Security Cleared
8 380 (5.86%) CCIE
9 356 (5.49%) MCSE
10 287 (4.43%) SC Cleared
11 248 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 206 (3.18%) CISM
13 203 (3.13%) CEH
14 185 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 160 (2.47%) MCSA
16 119 (1.84%) MCP
16 119 (1.84%) SANS
17 116 (1.79%) CISA
18 114 (1.76%) GIAC
19 106 (1.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 362 (5.58%) SLA
3 235 (3.62%) GDPR
4 172 (2.65%) PCI DSS
5 118 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 70 (1.08%) ISO 9001
7 62 (0.96%) QA
8 50 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 44 (0.68%) COBIT
10 40 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 37 (0.57%) PMO
12 30 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 25 (0.39%) Data Quality
13 25 (0.39%) GPG13
14 15 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 15 (0.23%) RMADS
15 11 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.11%) NIST 800
17 5 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2,097 (32.34%) Active Directory
2 1,287 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 959 (14.79%) Hyper-V
4 285 (4.39%) Docker
5 262 (4.04%) vSphere
6 212 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
7 162 (2.50%) XenApp
8 116 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 100 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
10 97 (1.50%) XenDesktop
11 88 (1.36%) VMware NSX
12 80 (1.23%) Firmware
13 56 (0.86%) NFS
14 34 (0.52%) Terminal Services
15 31 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 31 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
15 31 (0.48%) XenServer
16 29 (0.45%) Snort
16 29 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
17 28 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 400 (6.17%) Ansible
2 318 (4.90%) Puppet
3 301 (4.64%) SCCM
4 218 (3.36%) Terraform
5 198 (3.05%) Kubernetes
6 182 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
7 171 (2.64%) Nagios
8 146 (2.25%) SCOM
9 143 (2.21%) Backup Exec
10 110 (1.70%) FortiGate
11 93 (1.43%) WSUS
12 90 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
13 85 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
14 83 (1.28%) Nessus
15 77 (1.19%) Salt
16 75 (1.16%) vCenter Server
17 67 (1.03%) Stealthwatch
17 67 (1.03%) ZABBIX
18 49 (0.76%) Packer
19 47 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3,051 (47.05%) Cisco
2 2,127 (32.80%) Microsoft
3 1,851 (28.54%) VMware
4 1,061 (16.36%) CheckPoint
5 766 (11.81%) Juniper
6 761 (11.73%) Palo Alto
7 674 (10.39%) Citrix
8 510 (7.86%) F5
9 501 (7.73%) HP
10 401 (6.18%) SolarWinds
11 377 (5.81%) Meraki
12 353 (5.44%) Fortinet
13 308 (4.75%) NetApp
14 264 (4.07%) Dell
15 234 (3.61%) Symantec
16 232 (3.58%) Veeam
17 216 (3.33%) Oracle
18 199 (3.07%) Splunk
19 194 (2.99%) Red Hat
20 181 (2.79%) EMC