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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 120 89 57
Rank change year-on-year -31 -32 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4,419 3,714 2,698
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.14% 3.65% 4.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.24% 27.58% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,184 3,006 2,242
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 18,232 13,468 8,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.94% 13.23% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,671 9,385 7,199
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.73%
75th Percentile £70,375 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -32 1,764 £62,500 - 201
South East -7 872 £47,500 +5.56% 102
North of England -42 607 £43,150 -4.11% 119
Midlands -26 462 £50,000 +11.11% 99
South West +1 358 £45,000 - 82
West Midlands -4 348 £50,000 +5.26% 56
North West -31 336 £45,000 - 67
East of England -29 286 £50,000 +17.65% 59
Yorkshire -48 216 £45,000 - 48
East Midlands -65 99 £47,500 +18.75% 43
North East -26 53 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 1,865 (42.20%) Windows
2 1,809 (40.94%) Azure
3 1,621 (36.68%) Microsoft
4 1,549 (35.05%) Cisco
5 1,296 (29.33%) Active Directory
6 1,227 (27.77%) Microsoft 365
7 1,168 (26.43%) WAN
8 1,128 (25.53%) Social Skills
9 1,081 (24.46%) Windows Server
10 1,060 (23.99%) VMware
11 1,052 (23.81%) Linux
12 1,037 (23.47%) VPN
13 1,029 (23.29%) AWS
14 1,015 (22.97%) LAN
15 921 (20.84%) DNS
16 907 (20.53%) Cisco Certification
17 868 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 832 (18.83%) Finance
19 814 (18.42%) ITIL
20 790 (17.88%) Cybersecurity
21 753 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
22 728 (16.47%) Network Security
23 713 (16.13%) DevOps
24 613 (13.87%) DHCP
25 595 (13.46%) Data Centre
26 592 (13.40%) Agile
27 579 (13.10%) Wireless
28 575 (13.01%) Information Security
29 567 (12.83%) PowerShell
30 565 (12.79%) 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
1 390 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 307 (6.95%) SharePoint
3 260 (5.88%) IIS
4 160 (3.62%) Tomcat
5 103 (2.33%) Apache
6 101 (2.29%) JBoss
7 58 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 54 (1.22%) nginx
9 39 (0.88%) Confluence
9 39 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 28 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
16 10 (0.23%) Skype for Business
17 9 (0.20%) SAS
18 8 (0.18%) Jetty
18 8 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 319 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.18%) Campfire
6 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.045%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.023%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 56 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 24 (0.54%) R3 Corda
3 13 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.23%) Fidessa
5 7 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.16%) SystmOne
5 7 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.14%) SAP GTS
7 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.11%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.068%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.045%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.023%) assyst
10 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.023%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.023%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
10 1 (0.023%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1,809 (40.94%) Azure
2 1,227 (27.77%) Microsoft 365
3 1,029 (23.29%) AWS
4 388 (8.78%) GCP
5 265 (6.00%) SaaS
6 242 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 230 (5.20%) IaaS
8 194 (4.39%) PaaS
9 186 (4.21%) Serverless
10 165 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 163 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 145 (3.28%) Azure AKS
13 137 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
14 131 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 131 (2.96%) OpenShift
15 121 (2.74%) Azure DevOps
16 114 (2.58%) Mimecast
17 113 (2.56%) Google Kubernetes Engine
18 110 (2.49%) Azure Stack
19 108 (2.44%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 1,168 (26.43%) WAN
2 1,037 (23.47%) VPN
3 1,015 (22.97%) LAN
4 921 (20.84%) DNS
5 728 (16.47%) Network Security
6 613 (13.87%) DHCP
7 579 (13.10%) Wireless
8 525 (11.88%) TCP/IP
9 420 (9.50%) Internet
10 417 (9.44%) Wi-Fi
11 399 (9.03%) VLAN
12 372 (8.42%) MPLS
13 366 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
14 354 (8.01%) SD-WAN
15 337 (7.63%) BGP
16 319 (7.22%) SAN
17 283 (6.40%) OSPF
18 262 (5.93%) VoIP
19 230 (5.20%) SSL
20 229 (5.18%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 116 (2.63%) MySQL
3 99 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
4 81 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
4 81 (1.83%) BigQuery
5 74 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (1.36%) NoSQL
7 53 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 46 (1.04%) MongoDB
9 38 (0.86%) Big Data
10 32 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 22 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (0.50%) ArangoDB
14 21 (0.48%) Redis
15 19 (0.43%) Power BI
16 14 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
17 13 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 333 (7.54%) Jenkins
2 323 (7.31%) Git (software)
3 137 (3.10%) Maven
4 121 (2.74%) Subversion
5 113 (2.56%) JIRA
6 86 (1.95%) GitLab
7 49 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 45 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 33 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 32 (0.72%) CircleCI
11 30 (0.68%) Gradle
12 26 (0.59%) Travis CI
13 21 (0.48%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.27%) Metasploit
15 10 (0.23%) Burp Suite
16 9 (0.20%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.20%) JMeter
16 9 (0.20%) Visual Studio
17 8 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1,128 (25.53%) Social Skills
2 832 (18.83%) Finance
3 393 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 249 (5.63%) Retail
5 232 (5.25%) Banking
6 229 (5.18%) Telecoms
7 220 (4.98%) Manufacturing
8 199 (4.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 190 (4.30%) Legal
10 158 (3.58%) Public Sector
11 146 (3.30%) Organisational Skills
12 141 (3.19%) Law
13 126 (2.85%) Marketing
14 79 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
15 65 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
16 64 (1.45%) Games
17 53 (1.20%) Advertising
18 39 (0.88%) Electronics
19 33 (0.75%) Digital Economy
20 31 (0.70%) Police
Job Titles
1 855 (19.35%) Network Engineer
2 573 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 450 (10.18%) Analyst
4 382 (8.64%) IT Engineer
5 358 (8.10%) Support Engineer
6 315 (7.13%) Architect
6 315 (7.13%) Security Engineer
7 254 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 213 (4.82%) IT Support
9 194 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
10 175 (3.96%) Security Analyst
11 169 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
12 155 (3.51%) Senior DevOps
13 154 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 146 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
15 140 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 133 (3.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 130 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
18 123 (2.78%) Consultant
18 123 (2.78%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (3.55%) Kafka
2 104 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
3 65 (1.47%) SAML
4 56 (1.27%) .NET
5 54 (1.22%) LDAP
6 41 (0.93%) Middleware
7 39 (0.88%) ARM Templates
8 32 (0.72%) LAMP
9 29 (0.66%) Node.js
10 28 (0.63%) AngularJS
11 27 (0.61%) 802.1X
11 27 (0.61%) Web Services
12 26 (0.59%) React
13 25 (0.57%) YAML
14 24 (0.54%) LEMP Stack
15 21 (0.48%) Flask
15 21 (0.48%) JSON
16 19 (0.43%) Django
16 19 (0.43%) Ember.js
16 19 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 595 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 312 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 223 (5.05%) Public Cloud
4 174 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 165 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
6 145 (3.28%) Cloud Native
7 112 (2.53%) PKI
8 108 (2.44%) Driving Licence
9 107 (2.42%) Life Science
10 99 (2.24%) Private Cloud
11 91 (2.06%) Clustering
12 69 (1.56%) Cyberattack
13 68 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 67 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 65 (1.47%) Replication
16 63 (1.43%) NHS
17 61 (1.38%) User Experience
18 57 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
19 56 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
20 53 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1,865 (42.20%) Windows
2 1,081 (24.46%) Windows Server
3 1,052 (23.81%) Linux
4 283 (6.40%) Windows 10
5 277 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 232 (5.25%) Unix
7 190 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 185 (4.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 99 (2.24%) Android
10 96 (2.17%) CentOS
11 95 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 66 (1.49%) Ubuntu
13 64 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 63 (1.43%) Mac OS
15 50 (1.13%) Windows 7
16 44 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 39 (0.88%) Mac OS X
18 26 (0.59%) AIX
18 26 (0.59%) Windows XP
19 24 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 814 (18.42%) ITIL
3 790 (17.88%) Cybersecurity
4 713 (16.13%) DevOps
5 592 (13.40%) Agile
6 575 (13.01%) Information Security
7 565 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
8 476 (10.77%) SIEM
9 471 (10.66%) CI/CD
10 421 (9.53%) Service Delivery
11 405 (9.16%) Mentoring
12 380 (8.60%) Migration
13 349 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
14 302 (6.83%) Load Balancing
15 301 (6.81%) Project Management
16 298 (6.74%) Infrastructure as Code
17 277 (6.27%) Project Delivery
18 275 (6.22%) Configuration Management
19 271 (6.13%) Business Continuity
19 271 (6.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 567 (12.83%) PowerShell
2 546 (12.36%) Python
3 412 (9.32%) SQL
4 348 (7.88%) Bash
5 275 (6.22%) Java
6 122 (2.76%) Groovy
7 89 (2.01%) R
8 84 (1.90%) C#
9 55 (1.24%) Go
10 54 (1.22%) JavaScript
11 52 (1.18%) Perl
12 49 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 43 (0.97%) C
14 35 (0.79%) C++
15 32 (0.72%) Ruby
15 32 (0.72%) VB
16 31 (0.70%) T-SQL
17 25 (0.57%) PHP
17 25 (0.57%) VBScript
18 21 (0.48%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 907 (20.53%) Cisco Certification
2 545 (12.33%) CCNP
3 500 (11.31%) CCNA
4 418 (9.46%) Degree
5 366 (8.28%) Security Cleared
6 274 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 273 (6.18%) CISSP
8 214 (4.84%) SC Cleared
9 168 (3.80%) MCSE
10 153 (3.46%) CISM
11 152 (3.44%) CCIE
12 119 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 113 (2.56%) DV Cleared
14 82 (1.86%) MCP
15 77 (1.74%) CEH
16 71 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
17 62 (1.40%) CompTIA Security+
18 60 (1.36%) MCSA
19 55 (1.24%) CCDP
20 52 (1.18%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (7.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 307 (6.95%) SLA
3 192 (4.34%) GDPR
4 170 (3.85%) NIST
5 146 (3.30%) PCI DSS
6 119 (2.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 58 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 56 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 48 (1.09%) QA
10 43 (0.97%) JSP 440
11 39 (0.88%) GRC
12 36 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 25 (0.57%) NCSC
14 19 (0.43%) COBIT
15 18 (0.41%) GxP
16 15 (0.34%) NIST 800
17 14 (0.32%) HIPAA
18 12 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
18 12 (0.27%) RMADS
19 9 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,296 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 753 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 493 (11.16%) Docker
4 343 (7.76%) Hyper-V
5 292 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
6 137 (3.10%) vSphere
7 127 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
8 83 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
9 56 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 48 (1.09%) Firmware
11 46 (1.04%) XenApp
12 43 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 30 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 26 (0.59%) Terminal Server
14 26 (0.59%) VMware NSX
15 25 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 24 (0.54%) ProxySG
17 16 (0.36%) KVM
18 14 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 13 (0.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 563 (12.74%) Kubernetes
2 519 (11.74%) Ansible
3 511 (11.56%) Terraform
4 280 (6.34%) Puppet
5 254 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 238 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
7 177 (4.01%) SCCM
8 160 (3.62%) FortiGate
9 118 (2.67%) WSUS
10 89 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
11 77 (1.74%) vCenter Server
12 72 (1.63%) Nagios
13 68 (1.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 64 (1.45%) CASB
15 44 (1.00%) Nessus
16 41 (0.93%) Grafana
17 39 (0.88%) ZABBIX
18 36 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
19 35 (0.79%) Prometheus
20 31 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,621 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 1,549 (35.05%) Cisco
3 1,060 (23.99%) VMware
4 510 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 384 (8.69%) CheckPoint
6 323 (7.31%) Citrix
7 322 (7.29%) F5
8 278 (6.29%) SolarWinds
9 253 (5.73%) Fortinet
10 252 (5.70%) Juniper
11 239 (5.41%) Meraki
12 219 (4.96%) Splunk
13 199 (4.50%) HP
14 185 (4.19%) Veeam
15 141 (3.19%) Google
16 139 (3.15%) Oracle
17 127 (2.87%) Apple
17 127 (2.87%) Red Hat
18 121 (2.74%) Aruba
19 98 (2.22%) Sophos