Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 56 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,356 6,729 6,955
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.72% 4.94% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.92% 31.21% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,868 5,591 5,799
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

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 10,855 21,560 25,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.26% 15.83% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,567 16,351 20,018
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +6 1,332 £60,000 +9.09% 66
South East +8 696 £47,500 - 63
North of England -25 469 £42,500 +6.25% 70
Midlands +3 333 £46,500 +9.41% 32
East of England +3 262 £37,500 -6.25% 25
South West +3 255 £40,000 -5.88% 31
West Midlands -3 238 £47,500 +11.76% 25
North West +15 217 £42,500 - 38
Yorkshire -37 189 £45,000 +20.00% 20
East Midlands +21 93 £45,000 +15.38% 7
North East +22 64 £37,500 -40.00% 12
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 1,462 (43.56%) Cisco
2 1,387 (41.33%) Windows
3 1,016 (30.27%) Microsoft
4 987 (29.41%) Azure
5 983 (29.29%) WAN
6 902 (26.88%) Active Directory
7 876 (26.10%) Office 365
8 874 (26.04%) VMware
9 860 (25.63%) Cisco Certification
10 852 (25.39%) LAN
11 796 (23.72%) Windows Server
12 766 (22.82%) VPN
13 629 (18.74%) Linux
14 611 (18.21%) DNS
15 577 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 566 (16.87%) Network Security
17 555 (16.54%) TCP/IP
18 548 (16.33%) AWS
19 540 (16.09%) Finance
20 520 (15.49%) Wireless
21 514 (15.32%) CCNP
22 512 (15.26%) Cybersecurity
23 503 (14.99%) Information Security
24 499 (14.87%) Data Centre
25 485 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 450 (13.41%) PowerShell
27 447 (13.32%) CCNA
28 433 (12.90%) DHCP
29 423 (12.60%) ITIL
30 421 (12.54%) Palo Alto

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
1 244 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 138 (4.11%) IIS
3 137 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 100 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 57 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 31 (0.92%) Confluence
8 26 (0.77%) Apache
9 25 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (0.54%) CMS
10 18 (0.54%) nginx
11 13 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.18%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.18%) JBoss
15 5 (0.15%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.12%) CloudStack
17 3 (0.089%) WordPress
Applications
1 202 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.18%) SketchUp
5 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.089%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.060%) Gephi
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 14 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.12%) assyst
2 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.12%) Exchequer
2 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.12%) Sage CRM
2 4 (0.12%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.060%) Eikon
4 2 (0.060%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 2 (0.060%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.060%) Shopify
5 1 (0.030%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.030%) Line 50
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.030%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.030%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 987 (29.41%) Azure
2 876 (26.10%) Office 365
3 548 (16.33%) AWS
4 178 (5.30%) IaaS
5 152 (4.53%) PaaS
6 134 (3.99%) SaaS
7 122 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 90 (2.68%) GCP
9 51 (1.52%) Mimecast
10 45 (1.34%) Serverless
11 44 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 42 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
13 41 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
14 39 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 38 (1.13%) OneDrive
16 30 (0.89%) GitHub
17 28 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 28 (0.83%) G Suite
18 27 (0.80%) Amazon S3
19 25 (0.74%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 983 (29.29%) WAN
2 852 (25.39%) LAN
3 766 (22.82%) VPN
4 611 (18.21%) DNS
5 566 (16.87%) Network Security
6 555 (16.54%) TCP/IP
7 520 (15.49%) Wireless
8 433 (12.90%) DHCP
9 383 (11.41%) BGP
10 354 (10.55%) MPLS
10 354 (10.55%) VoIP
11 352 (10.49%) OSPF
12 341 (10.16%) Cisco ASA
13 299 (8.91%) Wi-Fi
14 297 (8.85%) VLAN
15 282 (8.40%) Internet
16 230 (6.85%) SAN
17 173 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 154 (4.59%) IPsec
19 145 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 54 (1.61%) MySQL
3 32 (0.95%) Big Data
4 31 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 21 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 19 (0.57%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.39%) Neo4j
14 9 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.24%) FileMaker
15 8 (0.24%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.18%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 72 (2.15%) Jenkins
2 60 (1.79%) JIRA
3 54 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 52 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 36 (1.07%) TeamCity
6 30 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 22 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 21 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.51%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.33%) GitLab
12 10 (0.30%) Hudson
13 8 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
14 7 (0.21%) Metasploit
14 7 (0.21%) WinDbg
15 6 (0.18%) CF BOSH
15 6 (0.18%) IDA Disassembler
15 6 (0.18%) Subversion
15 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio
16 5 (0.15%) GoCD
General
1 540 (16.09%) Finance
2 167 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 108 (3.22%) Public Sector
4 98 (2.92%) Retail
5 89 (2.65%) Banking
6 76 (2.26%) Legal
7 71 (2.12%) Law
8 42 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 32 (0.95%) Games
10 30 (0.89%) Marketing
11 29 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.57%) Electronics
14 15 (0.45%) Front Office
14 15 (0.45%) Local Government
15 13 (0.39%) Back Office
16 11 (0.33%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.27%) Advertising
17 9 (0.27%) Military
17 9 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 827 (24.64%) Network Engineer
2 387 (11.53%) Analyst
3 377 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 313 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 259 (7.72%) Security Engineer
6 242 (7.21%) IT Engineer
7 234 (6.97%) Senior Network Engineer
8 197 (5.87%) Architect
9 182 (5.42%) Security Analyst
10 180 (5.36%) IT Support
11 139 (4.14%) Consultant
12 133 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 114 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 113 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
15 112 (3.34%) Cisco Engineer
16 104 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
17 100 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
18 97 (2.89%) Administrator
18 97 (2.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 93 (2.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.32%) 802.1X
2 73 (2.18%) .NET
3 39 (1.16%) Web Services
4 33 (0.98%) WebSockets
5 30 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
6 29 (0.86%) LDAP
7 23 (0.69%) Kafka
8 20 (0.60%) HTML
9 19 (0.57%) REST
10 17 (0.51%) Middleware
11 16 (0.48%) SAML
12 15 (0.45%) CSS
12 15 (0.45%) Node.js
13 14 (0.42%) XMPP
14 13 (0.39%) XML
15 12 (0.36%) ASP.NET
15 12 (0.36%) RESTful
16 11 (0.33%) HTML5
16 11 (0.33%) JSON
16 11 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 499 (14.87%) Data Centre
2 246 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 166 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 116 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 104 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 76 (2.26%) PKI
8 74 (2.21%) Driving Licence
9 62 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 54 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 53 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
12 48 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
13 40 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 37 (1.10%) Clustering
15 34 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
16 33 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
17 31 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
18 28 (0.83%) User Experience
19 27 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
20 23 (0.69%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,387 (41.33%) Windows
2 796 (23.72%) Windows Server
3 629 (18.74%) Linux
4 288 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 255 (7.60%) Windows 10
6 246 (7.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 150 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 147 (4.38%) Windows 7
9 140 (4.17%) Unix
10 106 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
11 53 (1.58%) Ubuntu
12 52 (1.55%) Windows 8
13 50 (1.49%) CentOS
14 48 (1.43%) Android
14 48 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (1.37%) Apple iOS
16 41 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (0.98%) Mac OS X
18 32 (0.95%) Debian
19 27 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (15.26%) Cybersecurity
2 503 (14.99%) Information Security
3 485 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 423 (12.60%) ITIL
5 383 (11.41%) SIEM
6 357 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
7 288 (8.58%) DevOps
8 240 (7.15%) Security Operations
9 212 (6.32%) Change Management
10 210 (6.26%) Load Balancing
11 198 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
12 195 (5.81%) Vulnerability Management
13 187 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 173 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
15 168 (5.01%) Project Management
16 159 (4.74%) Project Delivery
17 158 (4.71%) Migration
18 156 (4.65%) Incident Management
19 152 (4.53%) Kalman Filter
20 151 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 450 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 318 (9.48%) Python
3 267 (7.96%) SQL
4 122 (3.64%) Java
5 117 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 85 (2.53%) C#
7 71 (2.12%) Perl
8 61 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 59 (1.76%) Ruby
10 50 (1.49%) PHP
11 48 (1.43%) C
12 42 (1.25%) VBScript
13 38 (1.13%) Go
14 30 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 23 (0.69%) C++
16 16 (0.48%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.33%) Scala
18 7 (0.21%) Groovy
19 5 (0.15%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 860 (25.63%) Cisco Certification
2 514 (15.32%) CCNP
3 447 (13.32%) CCNA
4 309 (9.21%) Degree
5 265 (7.90%) CISSP
6 230 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 220 (6.56%) Security Cleared
8 164 (4.89%) MCSE
9 155 (4.62%) CISM
10 142 (4.23%) SC Cleared
11 118 (3.52%) CCIE
12 96 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 80 (2.38%) MCSA
14 77 (2.29%) CISA
15 73 (2.18%) CCDP
16 67 (2.00%) CEH
16 67 (2.00%) SANS
17 57 (1.70%) JNCIA
17 57 (1.70%) JNCIS
18 54 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 203 (6.05%) SLA
3 174 (5.18%) PCI DSS
4 161 (4.80%) GDPR
5 79 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 76 (2.26%) NIST
7 33 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 31 (0.92%) QA
9 27 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 24 (0.72%) BS25999
11 23 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 20 (0.60%) COBIT
13 18 (0.54%) NCSC
14 14 (0.42%) ISO 9001
15 12 (0.36%) ISO 22301
16 11 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 8 (0.24%) ISO 31000
18 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 5 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 902 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 577 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 416 (12.40%) Hyper-V
4 136 (4.05%) Docker
5 116 (3.46%) XenApp
6 109 (3.25%) XenDesktop
7 97 (2.89%) vSphere
8 96 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
9 89 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (1.19%) Firmware
12 32 (0.95%) BitLocker
13 30 (0.89%) NFS
14 28 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
15 27 (0.80%) VMware NSX
16 22 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 19 (0.57%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.57%) Xen
18 15 (0.45%) KVM
19 12 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 173 (5.15%) Ansible
2 138 (4.11%) Terraform
3 136 (4.05%) Kubernetes
4 134 (3.99%) SCCM
5 114 (3.40%) FortiGate
6 113 (3.37%) Puppet
7 70 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
8 68 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 60 (1.79%) Backup Exec
10 51 (1.52%) WSUS
11 41 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
12 35 (1.04%) QRadar
12 35 (1.04%) SCOM
13 32 (0.95%) Nagios
14 30 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
15 29 (0.86%) vCenter Server
16 26 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
17 23 (0.69%) Opsview
17 23 (0.69%) ZABBIX
18 20 (0.60%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,462 (43.56%) Cisco
2 1,016 (30.27%) Microsoft
3 874 (26.04%) VMware
4 421 (12.54%) Palo Alto
5 370 (11.03%) Juniper
6 369 (11.00%) CheckPoint
7 321 (9.56%) Citrix
8 238 (7.09%) HP
9 227 (6.76%) Meraki
10 196 (5.84%) F5
11 179 (5.33%) Fortinet
12 158 (4.71%) Veeam
13 145 (4.32%) SolarWinds
14 132 (3.93%) Dell
15 112 (3.34%) Sophos
16 103 (3.07%) Splunk
17 102 (3.04%) Aruba
18 90 (2.68%) McAfee
19 73 (2.18%) Google
20 72 (2.15%) NetApp