Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 49 60
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,856 5,488 6,509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.29% 4.81% 4.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.05% 31.80% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,686 4,719 5,654
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 8,911 17,258 21,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 15.13% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7,022 13,998 16,967
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 -16 986 £62,500 +4.17% 156
South East -16 512 £50,000 +5.26% 118
North of England +6 504 £45,000 +7.14% 144
Midlands -7 372 £46,000 +2.22% 86
South West +2 290 £43,000 +1.18% 57
North West +14 261 £45,000 +20.00% 83
West Midlands -12 240 £50,000 +5.26% 54
Yorkshire -6 200 £42,500 -5.56% 46
East of England +6 173 £47,500 +25.00% 52
East Midlands +1 134 £42,500 - 32
North East +18 47 £50,000 +26.58% 15
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 1,179 (41.28%) Windows
2 1,039 (36.38%) Cisco
3 984 (34.45%) Azure
4 970 (33.96%) Microsoft
5 888 (31.09%) VMware
6 866 (30.32%) Active Directory
7 770 (26.96%) WAN
8 754 (26.40%) Microsoft 365
9 701 (24.54%) Cisco Certification
10 686 (24.02%) Windows Server
11 682 (23.88%) VPN
12 647 (22.65%) LAN
13 644 (22.55%) Linux
14 623 (21.81%) DNS
15 591 (20.69%) AWS
16 588 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 458 (16.04%) Network Security
18 444 (15.55%) TCP/IP
19 431 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 426 (14.92%) ITIL
21 404 (14.15%) CCNP
22 398 (13.94%) CCNA
23 397 (13.90%) DHCP
24 394 (13.80%) Hyper-V
25 393 (13.76%) DevOps
26 391 (13.69%) Cybersecurity
27 361 (12.64%) Information Security
28 346 (12.11%) VLAN
29 342 (11.97%) PowerShell
30 334 (11.69%) Finance

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
1 256 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 171 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 85 (2.98%) Confluence
4 73 (2.56%) IIS
5 59 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 43 (1.51%) Apache
8 28 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
8 28 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 27 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.56%) nginx
11 11 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.21%) ejabberd
13 6 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 131 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.21%) Gephi
5 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.070%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.070%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.070%) SPSS
6 2 (0.070%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.035%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (0.67%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.11%) Endur
3 2 (0.070%) Relativity
3 2 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 984 (34.45%) Azure
2 754 (26.40%) Microsoft 365
3 591 (20.69%) AWS
4 168 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 160 (5.60%) IaaS
5 160 (5.60%) SaaS
6 144 (5.04%) PaaS
7 110 (3.85%) GCP
8 58 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 49 (1.72%) OneDrive
10 48 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 43 (1.51%) Serverless
13 34 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (1.09%) Mimecast
15 23 (0.81%) Power Platform
16 21 (0.74%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 21 (0.74%) Route 53
17 20 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 18 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 770 (26.96%) WAN
2 682 (23.88%) VPN
3 647 (22.65%) LAN
4 623 (21.81%) DNS
5 458 (16.04%) Network Security
6 444 (15.55%) TCP/IP
7 397 (13.90%) DHCP
8 346 (12.11%) VLAN
9 288 (10.08%) VoIP
10 273 (9.56%) OSPF
11 271 (9.49%) BGP
11 271 (9.49%) Wireless
12 248 (8.68%) Cisco ASA
13 237 (8.30%) MPLS
14 227 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
15 216 (7.56%) SAN
16 190 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
17 153 (5.36%) Internet
18 121 (4.24%) Cisco Nexus
19 118 (4.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.68%) Big Data
3 46 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 46 (1.61%) MySQL
4 45 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 27 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
7 22 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.63%) Power BI
9 14 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (0.39%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.35%) Redis
13 9 (0.32%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.32%) Impala
14 8 (0.28%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 129 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 100 (3.50%) JIRA
3 89 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.47%) Subversion
5 41 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 35 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 26 (0.91%) Maven
8 24 (0.84%) Gradle
9 22 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.67%) GitLab
11 10 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (0.25%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.21%) git-flow
14 6 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.18%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.18%) Metasploit
16 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 4 (0.14%) Visual Studio
17 2 (0.070%) Vagrant
General
1 334 (11.69%) Finance
2 127 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 82 (2.87%) Banking
4 78 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 57 (2.00%) Retail
6 54 (1.89%) Legal
7 45 (1.58%) Law
8 40 (1.40%) Marketing
9 33 (1.16%) Games
10 32 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.95%) Digital Economy
12 23 (0.81%) Electronics
13 22 (0.77%) Aerospace
13 22 (0.77%) Billing
14 21 (0.74%) Automotive
15 14 (0.49%) Publishing
16 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.42%) Back Office
18 11 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
19 10 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 665 (23.28%) Network Engineer
2 362 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 312 (10.92%) Analyst
4 274 (9.59%) IT Engineer
5 244 (8.54%) Security Engineer
6 223 (7.81%) Support Engineer
7 214 (7.49%) Architect
8 191 (6.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 132 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 127 (4.45%) Consultant
11 122 (4.27%) Security Analyst
12 120 (4.20%) IT Support
13 116 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 99 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
15 98 (3.43%) Administrator
16 91 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
17 86 (3.01%) Network Security Engineer
18 85 (2.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 84 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
20 81 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (3.99%) Web Services
2 42 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
3 39 (1.37%) JSON
4 29 (1.02%) Kafka
5 28 (0.98%) Velocity
6 26 (0.91%) YAML
7 23 (0.81%) React
8 22 (0.77%) SAML
9 21 (0.74%) 802.1X
10 19 (0.67%) Middleware
10 19 (0.67%) Node.js
10 19 (0.67%) REST
11 18 (0.63%) XML
12 16 (0.56%) HTML
12 16 (0.56%) LDAP
12 16 (0.56%) OAuth
12 16 (0.56%) RESTful
13 13 (0.46%) .NET
14 12 (0.42%) Apache NiFi
15 11 (0.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 303 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 212 (7.42%) Management Information System
3 208 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 146 (5.11%) Public Cloud
5 103 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 97 (3.40%) Cyberthreat
7 54 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 54 (1.89%) PKI
8 48 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 47 (1.65%) Clustering
10 45 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.47%) Replication
12 41 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
13 35 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
14 31 (1.09%) Private Cloud
15 27 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 20 (0.70%) Cyberattack
17 20 (0.70%) Life Science
17 20 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,179 (41.28%) Windows
2 686 (24.02%) Windows Server
3 644 (22.55%) Linux
4 230 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 218 (7.63%) Windows 10
6 190 (6.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 129 (4.52%) Unix
7 129 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (4.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 97 (3.40%) Ubuntu
10 79 (2.77%) CentOS
11 74 (2.59%) Windows 7
12 46 (1.61%) Mac OS
13 36 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 33 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (1.09%) Android
16 26 (0.91%) Debian
17 22 (0.77%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.46%) Apple iOS
18 13 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 426 (14.92%) ITIL
3 393 (13.76%) DevOps
4 391 (13.69%) Cybersecurity
5 361 (12.64%) Information Security
6 331 (11.59%) SIEM
7 317 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
8 233 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
9 193 (6.76%) Configuration Management
10 190 (6.65%) Migration
11 186 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 181 (6.34%) Kalman Filter
13 170 (5.95%) Infrastructure as Code
14 152 (5.32%) Security Operations
15 146 (5.11%) Penetration Testing
16 145 (5.08%) Computer Science
17 143 (5.01%) Project Management
18 140 (4.90%) Load Balancing
19 133 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
19 133 (4.66%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 342 (11.97%) PowerShell
2 320 (11.20%) Python
3 258 (9.03%) SQL
4 137 (4.80%) Bash Shell
5 55 (1.93%) Java
6 54 (1.89%) C
7 43 (1.51%) Perl
8 37 (1.30%) C++
9 31 (1.09%) PHP
10 30 (1.05%) JavaScript
11 28 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 27 (0.95%) Ruby
13 26 (0.91%) C#
14 15 (0.53%) R
15 12 (0.42%) VBScript
16 11 (0.39%) Go
16 11 (0.39%) VB
17 10 (0.35%) Scala
17 10 (0.35%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 701 (24.54%) Cisco Certification
2 404 (14.15%) CCNP
3 398 (13.94%) CCNA
4 241 (8.44%) CISSP
5 239 (8.37%) Degree
6 170 (5.95%) Security Cleared
7 164 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 127 (4.45%) SC Cleared
9 121 (4.24%) CISM
10 102 (3.57%) MCSE
11 98 (3.43%) CCIE
12 66 (2.31%) MCSA
13 64 (2.24%) CEH
14 63 (2.21%) CISA
15 52 (1.82%) MCP
16 49 (1.72%) MCITP
17 45 (1.58%) CCSP
18 44 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
18 44 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
19 43 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 152 (5.32%) SLA
3 148 (5.18%) GDPR
4 105 (3.68%) PCI DSS
5 103 (3.61%) NIST
6 56 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 45 (1.58%) QA
8 30 (1.05%) COBIT
9 20 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 15 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.49%) HIPAA
12 11 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.32%) GAMP
14 9 (0.32%) NCSC
15 7 (0.25%) ISO 31000
15 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 7 (0.25%) PMO
16 6 (0.21%) NIST 800
17 4 (0.14%) Def Stans
System Software
1 866 (30.32%) Active Directory
2 588 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 394 (13.80%) Hyper-V
4 195 (6.83%) Docker
5 150 (5.25%) vSphere
6 118 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (3.61%) VMware NSX
8 68 (2.38%) XenApp
9 65 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 52 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
11 49 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (1.23%) vCloud
13 33 (1.16%) Firmware
14 26 (0.91%) KVM
15 25 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 24 (0.84%) BitLocker
17 22 (0.77%) Xen
18 20 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (0.67%) NFS
19 19 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 270 (9.45%) Ansible
2 186 (6.51%) Terraform
3 139 (4.87%) Kubernetes
3 139 (4.87%) Puppet
4 106 (3.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 94 (3.29%) SCCM
6 75 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (2.10%) FortiGate
8 52 (1.82%) Nessus
9 51 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 50 (1.75%) Nagios
11 45 (1.58%) vRealize
12 30 (1.05%) WSUS
13 28 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (0.95%) Backup Exec
15 22 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
16 21 (0.74%) Prometheus
17 20 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 19 (0.67%) Grafana
19 18 (0.63%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,039 (36.38%) Cisco
2 970 (33.96%) Microsoft
3 888 (31.09%) VMware
4 279 (9.77%) CheckPoint
5 244 (8.54%) Palo Alto
6 230 (8.05%) Juniper
7 220 (7.70%) Citrix
8 213 (7.46%) Fortinet
9 197 (6.90%) F5
10 186 (6.51%) Meraki
11 168 (5.88%) HP
12 145 (5.08%) Dell
13 132 (4.62%) SolarWinds
14 121 (4.24%) Veeam
15 104 (3.64%) Sophos
16 103 (3.61%) Google
17 98 (3.43%) EMC
18 95 (3.33%) SonicWALL
18 95 (3.33%) Splunk
19 93 (3.26%) Red Hat