Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,277 4,271 6,478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.08% 4.76% 4.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.49% 31.49% 30.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,605 3,507 5,286
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,750 £35,273 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £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 10,405 13,564 20,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.95% 15.12% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7,846 10,916 16,168
10th Percentile £28,813 £26,750 £26,246
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -32 1,023 £60,000 - 191
South East -12 631 £47,500 - 123
North of England +3 609 £45,000 +5.88% 154
Midlands -5 436 £45,000 - 113
South West +4 362 £42,500 +6.25% 57
West Midlands -6 281 £50,000 +5.26% 61
North West +16 280 £45,000 +12.50% 89
Yorkshire +4 280 £45,000 - 55
East of England -13 197 £45,000 +20.00% 48
East Midlands +3 157 £40,000 -5.88% 52
North East -12 54 £40,625 +16.07% 10
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,395 (42.57%) Windows
2 1,283 (39.15%) Microsoft
3 1,205 (36.77%) Cisco
4 1,193 (36.41%) Azure
5 1,073 (32.74%) Active Directory
6 943 (28.78%) VMware
7 882 (26.91%) Microsoft 365
8 828 (25.27%) Windows Server
9 824 (25.14%) Linux
10 797 (24.32%) WAN
11 764 (23.31%) VPN
12 733 (22.37%) Social Skills
13 723 (22.06%) LAN
14 680 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
14 680 (20.75%) AWS
15 670 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 645 (19.68%) DNS
17 604 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 556 (16.97%) ITIL
19 525 (16.02%) PowerShell
20 504 (15.38%) Network Security
21 469 (14.31%) TCP/IP
22 468 (14.28%) DevOps
23 457 (13.95%) Hyper-V
24 429 (13.09%) Cybersecurity
25 421 (12.85%) DHCP
26 406 (12.39%) Data Centre
27 402 (12.27%) CCNP
28 386 (11.78%) CCNA
29 381 (11.63%) VLAN

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
1 324 (9.89%) MS Exchange
2 204 (6.23%) SharePoint
3 112 (3.42%) Confluence
4 99 (3.02%) IIS
5 69 (2.11%) Apache
5 69 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 54 (1.65%) nginx
7 45 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 38 (1.16%) Apache Airflow
9 31 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.64%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 13 (0.40%) ejabberd
13 13 (0.40%) JBoss
14 10 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 195 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.18%) Gephi
7 1 (0.031%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (0.55%) Sentinel
2 12 (0.37%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.18%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.12%) Relativity
5 3 (0.092%) Endur
6 2 (0.061%) assyst
6 2 (0.061%) Line 50
6 2 (0.061%) Magento
6 2 (0.061%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (0.061%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) Maximo
7 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.031%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,193 (36.41%) Azure
2 882 (26.91%) Microsoft 365
3 680 (20.75%) AWS
4 204 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 184 (5.61%) SaaS
6 169 (5.16%) IaaS
7 168 (5.13%) PaaS
8 128 (3.91%) GCP
9 78 (2.38%) OneDrive
10 51 (1.56%) Serverless
11 50 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (1.34%) Mimecast
13 40 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 36 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 33 (1.01%) Azure Sentinel
16 31 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
17 28 (0.85%) AWS Direct Connect
18 27 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
19 26 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
20 24 (0.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 797 (24.32%) WAN
2 764 (23.31%) VPN
3 723 (22.06%) LAN
4 645 (19.68%) DNS
5 504 (15.38%) Network Security
6 469 (14.31%) TCP/IP
7 421 (12.85%) DHCP
8 381 (11.63%) VLAN
9 320 (9.77%) Wireless
10 295 (9.00%) OSPF
11 293 (8.94%) BGP
12 252 (7.69%) VoIP
13 243 (7.42%) Cisco ASA
14 238 (7.26%) MPLS
15 229 (6.99%) SAN
16 201 (6.13%) Internet
17 186 (5.68%) SD-WAN
18 181 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
19 163 (4.97%) Intrusion Detection
20 131 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.95%) MySQL
3 60 (1.83%) Big Data
4 52 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 39 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 24 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 19 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.43%) Power BI
10 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (0.37%) Redis
12 11 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.34%) MariaDB
13 10 (0.31%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.24%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.24%) Impala
14 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 175 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 136 (4.15%) JIRA
3 97 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 74 (2.26%) Subversion
5 49 (1.50%) Bitbucket
6 34 (1.04%) Maven
7 31 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
8 25 (0.76%) Gradle
9 24 (0.73%) GitLab
10 16 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.46%) Metasploit
12 14 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.31%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.27%) Bitbucket Server
14 9 (0.27%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.24%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 6 (0.18%) Ant
17 6 (0.18%) Burp Suite
General
1 733 (22.37%) Social Skills
2 364 (11.11%) Finance
3 230 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 170 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 107 (3.27%) Public Sector
6 85 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
7 71 (2.17%) Legal
8 61 (1.86%) Marketing
8 61 (1.86%) Retail
9 60 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 59 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
11 57 (1.74%) Banking
12 49 (1.50%) Games
12 49 (1.50%) Law
13 39 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
14 37 (1.13%) Electronics
15 35 (1.07%) Digital Economy
16 32 (0.98%) Billing
17 30 (0.92%) Aerospace
17 30 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 668 (20.38%) Network Engineer
2 477 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 348 (10.62%) Analyst
4 275 (8.39%) IT Engineer
5 250 (7.63%) Security Engineer
6 244 (7.45%) Architect
7 241 (7.35%) Support Engineer
8 164 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 154 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 154 (4.70%) IT Support
10 141 (4.30%) Consultant
11 130 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
12 127 (3.88%) Security Analyst
13 115 (3.51%) Administrator
14 106 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
15 99 (3.02%) Cisco Engineer
15 99 (3.02%) Support Analyst
16 94 (2.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 91 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
17 91 (2.78%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (4.97%) Web Services
2 43 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
3 41 (1.25%) Middleware
4 39 (1.19%) JSON
5 38 (1.16%) Velocity
6 35 (1.07%) 802.1X
6 35 (1.07%) REST
7 34 (1.04%) Node.js
8 31 (0.95%) .NET
9 26 (0.79%) SAML
10 23 (0.70%) LDAP
10 23 (0.70%) OAuth
10 23 (0.70%) YAML
11 21 (0.64%) Kafka
12 20 (0.61%) HTML
13 19 (0.58%) LAMP
14 18 (0.55%) RESTful
14 18 (0.55%) XMPP
15 16 (0.49%) CSS
16 15 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 406 (12.39%) Data Centre
2 200 (6.10%) Public Cloud
3 184 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 130 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 77 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
6 74 (2.26%) Clustering
7 68 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 62 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
8 62 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 56 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 51 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 48 (1.46%) PKI
12 45 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
13 40 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
14 39 (1.19%) Replication
15 25 (0.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 24 (0.73%) Life Science
17 23 (0.70%) Fat Client
17 23 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
17 23 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,395 (42.57%) Windows
2 828 (25.27%) Windows Server
3 824 (25.14%) Linux
4 294 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 291 (8.88%) Windows 10
6 245 (7.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 175 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 174 (5.31%) Windows Server 2019
9 136 (4.15%) Unix
10 125 (3.81%) CentOS
10 125 (3.81%) Ubuntu
11 104 (3.17%) Windows 7
12 53 (1.62%) Android
12 53 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 51 (1.56%) Debian
14 43 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 40 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (1.04%) Windows 8
17 24 (0.73%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 556 (16.97%) ITIL
3 468 (14.28%) DevOps
4 429 (13.09%) Cybersecurity
5 373 (11.38%) Information Security
6 335 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
7 307 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
8 300 (9.15%) SIEM
9 231 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 224 (6.84%) Infrastructure as Code
11 222 (6.77%) Configuration Management
12 219 (6.68%) Migration
13 204 (6.23%) Load Balancing
14 186 (5.68%) Project Management
15 178 (5.43%) Project Delivery
15 178 (5.43%) Service Management
16 175 (5.34%) Security Operations
17 172 (5.25%) Penetration Testing
18 169 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 164 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 525 (16.02%) PowerShell
2 366 (11.17%) Python
3 303 (9.25%) SQL
4 217 (6.62%) Bash Shell
5 84 (2.56%) C
6 72 (2.20%) Java
7 70 (2.14%) Perl
8 54 (1.65%) PHP
9 41 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 39 (1.19%) C#
10 39 (1.19%) C++
11 35 (1.07%) Ruby
12 34 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 26 (0.79%) VB
14 17 (0.52%) Go
15 14 (0.43%) VBA
16 12 (0.37%) Groovy
17 11 (0.34%) R
18 9 (0.27%) Scala
19 8 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 680 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
2 402 (12.27%) CCNP
3 386 (11.78%) CCNA
4 239 (7.29%) Degree
5 236 (7.20%) Security Cleared
6 184 (5.61%) CISSP
7 181 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 161 (4.91%) SC Cleared
9 112 (3.42%) CCIE
10 110 (3.36%) MCSE
11 82 (2.50%) CISM
12 72 (2.20%) GIAC
13 69 (2.11%) MCSA
14 59 (1.80%) CEH
15 56 (1.71%) DV Cleared
15 56 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
16 55 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
17 53 (1.62%) CISA
18 41 (1.25%) JNCIP
19 39 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 155 (4.73%) SLA
3 129 (3.94%) PCI DSS
4 98 (2.99%) GDPR
5 60 (1.83%) NIST
6 58 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 42 (1.28%) QA
8 28 (0.85%) COBIT
9 24 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 22 (0.67%) GRC
11 12 (0.37%) NCSC
12 11 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.24%) PMO
16 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 5 (0.15%) HIPAA
17 5 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 4 (0.12%) Def Stans
18 4 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,073 (32.74%) Active Directory
2 670 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 457 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 253 (7.72%) Docker
5 158 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
6 135 (4.12%) vSphere
7 81 (2.47%) VMware NSX
8 77 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
9 74 (2.26%) XenApp
10 68 (2.08%) XenDesktop
11 49 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
13 33 (1.01%) Terminal Server
14 31 (0.95%) KVM
15 29 (0.88%) BitLocker
16 28 (0.85%) Firmware
16 28 (0.85%) iptables
17 24 (0.73%) NFS
18 22 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
19 21 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 307 (9.37%) Ansible
2 222 (6.77%) Terraform
3 195 (5.95%) Kubernetes
4 177 (5.40%) Puppet
5 154 (4.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 148 (4.52%) SCCM
7 84 (2.56%) FortiGate
8 69 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (1.77%) Nessus
10 54 (1.65%) Nagios
11 48 (1.46%) WSUS
12 41 (1.25%) ZABBIX
13 35 (1.07%) HAProxy
14 32 (0.98%) Backup Exec
15 28 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
16 27 (0.82%) Grafana
17 25 (0.76%) CASB
17 25 (0.76%) QRadar
17 25 (0.76%) SCOM
17 25 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,283 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 1,205 (36.77%) Cisco
3 943 (28.78%) VMware
4 327 (9.98%) Palo Alto
5 305 (9.31%) CheckPoint
6 272 (8.30%) Citrix
6 272 (8.30%) Juniper
7 220 (6.71%) F5
8 213 (6.50%) Meraki
9 208 (6.35%) Fortinet
10 207 (6.32%) HP
11 134 (4.09%) Veeam
12 132 (4.03%) Google
13 126 (3.84%) Splunk
14 125 (3.81%) SonicWALL
15 120 (3.66%) Dell
16 115 (3.51%) Sophos
17 113 (3.45%) Oracle
18 112 (3.42%) SolarWinds
19 107 (3.27%) Red Hat