Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 51 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,340 6,169 6,673
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.53% 4.92% 4.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.92% 31.86% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,285 5,186 5,600
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
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 7,820 19,362 22,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 15.44% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6,310 15,301 17,919
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +1 924 £65,000 +13.04% 127
South East -16 415 £50,000 +11.11% 93
North of England -11 390 £45,000 +9.98% 132
Midlands -8 283 £45,000 - 97
North West +19 213 £45,000 +12.50% 76
South West -7 188 £42,500 - 40
West Midlands -12 188 £50,000 +5.26% 55
Yorkshire -24 152 £42,500 - 43
East of England -3 124 £45,000 +20.00% 43
East Midlands -2 94 £42,500 - 41
North East +17 31 £32,500 -7.14% 13
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 986 (42.14%) Cisco
2 900 (38.46%) Windows
3 800 (34.19%) Azure
4 783 (33.46%) Microsoft
5 685 (29.27%) Active Directory
6 679 (29.02%) WAN
7 668 (28.55%) VMware
8 651 (27.82%) Office 365
9 604 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
10 565 (24.15%) LAN
11 551 (23.55%) VPN
12 550 (23.50%) Windows Server
13 509 (21.75%) DNS
14 507 (21.67%) AWS
15 432 (18.46%) Linux
16 413 (17.65%) Network Security
17 396 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 380 (16.24%) Cybersecurity
19 361 (15.43%) CCNP
20 342 (14.62%) Information Security
21 334 (14.27%) CCNA
22 320 (13.68%) ITIL
23 319 (13.63%) DHCP
24 316 (13.50%) Finance
25 314 (13.42%) TCP/IP
26 309 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 293 (12.52%) Wireless
28 288 (12.31%) CheckPoint
29 286 (12.22%) SIEM
30 282 (12.05%) Problem-Solving

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
1 196 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 110 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 62 (2.65%) IIS
4 52 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 46 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.67%) Confluence
8 29 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (1.11%) Apache
10 19 (0.81%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.13%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.13%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.085%) nginx
16 2 (0.085%) WebSphere
Applications
1 145 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.085%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.085%) SPSS
6 2 (0.085%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.043%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (0.64%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 800 (34.19%) Azure
2 651 (27.82%) Office 365
3 507 (21.67%) AWS
4 137 (5.85%) IaaS
5 134 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 126 (5.38%) SaaS
7 84 (3.59%) PaaS
8 76 (3.25%) GCP
9 57 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 40 (1.71%) Route 53
11 38 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (1.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 35 (1.50%) OneDrive
14 34 (1.45%) Mimecast
15 32 (1.37%) Serverless
16 31 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
17 29 (1.24%) Slack
18 27 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
19 20 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
20 19 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 679 (29.02%) WAN
2 565 (24.15%) LAN
3 551 (23.55%) VPN
4 509 (21.75%) DNS
5 413 (17.65%) Network Security
6 319 (13.63%) DHCP
7 314 (13.42%) TCP/IP
8 293 (12.52%) Wireless
9 259 (11.07%) VoIP
10 251 (10.73%) BGP
11 239 (10.21%) Cisco ASA
12 230 (9.83%) VLAN
13 222 (9.49%) OSPF
14 210 (8.97%) MPLS
15 206 (8.80%) SAN
16 196 (8.38%) Intrusion Detection
17 184 (7.86%) Wi-Fi
18 158 (6.75%) Internet
19 126 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
20 85 (3.63%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.88%) MySQL
3 40 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (0.51%) Big Data
8 12 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.47%) Power BI
9 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 74 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.14%) JIRA
4 27 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 26 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 22 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (0.56%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.47%) GitLab
10 11 (0.47%) Maven
11 9 (0.38%) Gradle
12 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket Server
14 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 4 (0.17%) Hudson
16 4 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
16 4 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 316 (13.50%) Finance
2 106 (4.53%) Banking
3 100 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 73 (3.12%) Public Sector
5 56 (2.39%) Retail
6 41 (1.75%) Legal
7 39 (1.67%) Law
8 32 (1.37%) Marketing
9 31 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.94%) Electronics
12 20 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.77%) Games
14 14 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.51%) Digital Economy
15 12 (0.51%) Publishing
16 11 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.38%) Automotive
17 9 (0.38%) Back Office
18 8 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 618 (26.41%) Network Engineer
2 259 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 256 (10.94%) Security Engineer
4 241 (10.30%) Analyst
5 207 (8.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 198 (8.46%) Support Engineer
7 176 (7.52%) IT Engineer
8 136 (5.81%) Architect
9 117 (5.00%) Security Analyst
10 104 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
11 103 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 96 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
13 93 (3.97%) Network Security Engineer
14 92 (3.93%) Consultant
15 85 (3.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 82 (3.50%) IT Support
17 79 (3.38%) Cloud Engineer
18 78 (3.33%) Administrator
19 74 (3.16%) Azure Engineer
20 67 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (1.58%) Web Services
2 28 (1.20%) LDAP
3 27 (1.15%) Kafka
4 26 (1.11%) 802.1X
4 26 (1.11%) JSON
4 26 (1.11%) React
5 25 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
6 24 (1.03%) .NET
7 22 (0.94%) SAML
8 21 (0.90%) YAML
9 20 (0.85%) XML
10 15 (0.64%) Middleware
11 12 (0.51%) Apache NiFi
11 12 (0.51%) OAuth
11 12 (0.51%) RESTful
11 12 (0.51%) XMPP
12 11 (0.47%) WebRTC
13 10 (0.43%) REST
14 9 (0.38%) Node.js
15 8 (0.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 248 (10.60%) Data Centre
2 204 (8.72%) Management Information System
3 148 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (4.06%) Cyberthreat
5 74 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 67 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 58 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 44 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 37 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
10 36 (1.54%) Replication
11 35 (1.50%) PKI
12 32 (1.37%) Clustering
13 27 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 27 (1.15%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
16 20 (0.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 19 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
18 18 (0.77%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 900 (38.46%) Windows
2 550 (23.50%) Windows Server
3 432 (18.46%) Linux
4 191 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 159 (6.79%) Windows 10
6 143 (6.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 100 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (4.15%) Windows Server 2019
9 86 (3.68%) Unix
10 73 (3.12%) Windows 7
11 55 (2.35%) Ubuntu
12 43 (1.84%) Mac OS X
13 38 (1.62%) CentOS
14 25 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.07%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 21 (0.90%) Android
17 18 (0.77%) Debian
18 13 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (16.24%) Cybersecurity
2 342 (14.62%) Information Security
3 320 (13.68%) ITIL
4 309 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 286 (12.22%) SIEM
6 282 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
7 281 (12.01%) DevOps
8 168 (7.18%) Kalman Filter
9 159 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
10 143 (6.11%) Migration
11 139 (5.94%) Security Operations
12 123 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
12 123 (5.26%) Security Architecture
13 122 (5.21%) Load Balancing
14 120 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 117 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
16 110 (4.70%) Vulnerability Management
17 106 (4.53%) Computer Science
17 106 (4.53%) Configuration Management
17 106 (4.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (10.34%) Python
2 223 (9.53%) PowerShell
3 180 (7.69%) SQL
4 63 (2.69%) Bash Shell
5 60 (2.56%) Java
6 36 (1.54%) Perl
7 32 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 31 (1.32%) C
9 28 (1.20%) Ruby
10 18 (0.77%) C++
11 17 (0.73%) JavaScript
11 17 (0.73%) PHP
12 14 (0.60%) C#
12 14 (0.60%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.47%) Go
13 11 (0.47%) VBScript
14 5 (0.21%) Elixir
14 5 (0.21%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.17%) R
15 4 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 604 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 361 (15.43%) CCNP
3 334 (14.27%) CCNA
4 227 (9.70%) CISSP
5 176 (7.52%) Degree
6 154 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 152 (6.50%) Security Cleared
8 145 (6.20%) CISM
9 119 (5.09%) SC Cleared
10 100 (4.27%) MCSE
11 59 (2.52%) CCIE
12 56 (2.39%) MCSA
13 55 (2.35%) CEH
14 51 (2.18%) CISA
15 46 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 41 (1.75%) CCSP
16 41 (1.75%) JNCIS
17 39 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 36 (1.54%) MCP
19 33 (1.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (10.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (6.79%) GDPR
3 133 (5.68%) NIST
4 127 (5.43%) SLA
5 108 (4.62%) PCI DSS
6 65 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
7 38 (1.62%) COBIT
8 27 (1.15%) QA
9 23 (0.98%) ISO 31000
10 22 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.60%) NCSC
13 12 (0.51%) HIPAA
13 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.38%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.34%) GAMP
15 8 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 7 (0.30%) NIST 800
System Software
1 685 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 396 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (10.98%) Hyper-V
4 115 (4.91%) vSphere
5 105 (4.49%) Docker
6 64 (2.74%) VMware NSX
7 59 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (2.48%) XenApp
9 51 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
10 42 (1.79%) XenDesktop
11 36 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
12 32 (1.37%) VMware Server
13 30 (1.28%) Firmware
14 28 (1.20%) vCloud
15 24 (1.03%) KVM
16 20 (0.85%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 14 (0.60%) Terminal Services
18 14 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
19 13 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 175 (7.48%) Ansible
2 135 (5.77%) Terraform
3 114 (4.87%) Kubernetes
4 106 (4.53%) Puppet
5 99 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 87 (3.72%) SCCM
7 67 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
8 53 (2.26%) FortiGate
9 49 (2.09%) vCenter Server
10 47 (2.01%) Nagios
11 43 (1.84%) Nessus
12 33 (1.41%) vRealize
13 30 (1.28%) WSUS
14 28 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 27 (1.15%) Grafana
16 26 (1.11%) Backup Exec
17 23 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 23 (0.98%) Packer
17 23 (0.98%) QRadar
18 21 (0.90%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 986 (42.14%) Cisco
2 783 (33.46%) Microsoft
3 668 (28.55%) VMware
4 288 (12.31%) CheckPoint
5 267 (11.41%) Palo Alto
6 210 (8.97%) Juniper
7 179 (7.65%) Citrix
8 167 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 156 (6.67%) Meraki
10 154 (6.58%) F5
11 148 (6.32%) HP
12 125 (5.34%) SolarWinds
13 116 (4.96%) Dell
14 114 (4.87%) Veeam
15 107 (4.57%) Sophos
16 72 (3.08%) Splunk
17 66 (2.82%) EMC
17 66 (2.82%) NetApp
18 60 (2.56%) Aruba
19 57 (2.44%) Avaya