Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 53 62
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7491 8998 9456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.44% 5.04% 4.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.23% 29.60% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6302 7559 8268
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 26531 30402 34594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.03% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21596 25068 28794
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in England.

Salary trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -12 3069 £55,000 +2.80% 148
South East -13 1666 £44,000 - 74
North of England -3 1047 £40,500 +1.25% 80
Midlands -12 681 £40,000 -5.88% 50
East of England +3 586 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Yorkshire +3 504 £40,000 - 30
North West -19 489 £42,500 +6.25% 42
West Midlands -12 464 £37,500 -6.25% 29
South West -21 458 £40,000 +11.11% 29
East Midlands -23 202 £40,000 -5.88% 21
North East +4 56 £39,000 +9.86% 8
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3498 (46.70%) Cisco
2 3373 (45.03%) Windows
3 2307 (30.80%) VMware
4 2281 (30.45%) Active Directory
5 2279 (30.42%) Microsoft
6 2124 (28.35%) Cisco Certification
7 2068 (27.61%) WAN
8 1953 (26.07%) Windows Server
9 1901 (25.38%) Linux
10 1865 (24.90%) LAN
11 1828 (24.40%) VPN
12 1740 (23.23%) DNS
13 1712 (22.85%) TCP/IP
14 1530 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1516 (20.24%) ITIL
16 1386 (18.50%) Network Security
17 1371 (18.30%) CCNP
18 1320 (17.62%) Finance
19 1268 (16.93%) CCNA
20 1159 (15.47%) MS Exchange
21 1142 (15.24%) DHCP
22 1107 (14.78%) CheckPoint
23 1100 (14.68%) Juniper
24 1055 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
25 1051 (14.03%) Office 365
26 1001 (13.36%) Hyper-V
27 981 (13.10%) Data Centre
28 977 (13.04%) MPLS
29 975 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
30 974 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 1159 (15.47%) MS Exchange
2 441 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 307 (4.10%) SharePoint
4 301 (4.02%) IIS
5 287 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 259 (3.46%) Apache
7 214 (2.86%) Skype for Business
8 161 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 141 (1.88%) Tomcat
10 106 (1.42%) nginx
11 89 (1.19%) CMS
12 86 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 67 (0.89%) OpenStack
14 61 (0.81%) Confluence
15 50 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 40 (0.53%) JBoss
17 38 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
17 38 (0.51%) WebLogic
18 27 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 24 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 528 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 67 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 27 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.067%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.067%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.053%) HipChat
9 3 (0.040%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.013%) InDesign
10 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.20%) RMDS
3 14 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.080%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.080%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.053%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.040%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.040%) Workfront
11 2 (0.027%) Magento
11 2 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.027%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.027%) Sentinel
12 1 (0.013%) Infor SunSystems
12 1 (0.013%) Markit EDM
12 1 (0.013%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1051 (14.03%) Office 365
2 975 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 788 (10.52%) Amazon AWS
4 220 (2.94%) IaaS
5 202 (2.70%) SaaS
6 181 (2.42%) PaaS
7 92 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 81 (1.08%) Mimecast
9 79 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (0.87%) Amazon S3
11 61 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 54 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 49 (0.65%) G Suite
14 46 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 43 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 42 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
17 24 (0.32%) Route 53
18 19 (0.25%) Akamai
19 18 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2068 (27.61%) WAN
2 1865 (24.90%) LAN
3 1828 (24.40%) VPN
4 1740 (23.23%) DNS
5 1712 (22.85%) TCP/IP
6 1386 (18.50%) Network Security
7 1142 (15.24%) DHCP
8 1055 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
9 977 (13.04%) MPLS
10 912 (12.17%) BGP
11 908 (12.12%) Wireless
12 871 (11.63%) SAN
13 854 (11.40%) OSPF
14 782 (10.44%) VLAN
15 764 (10.20%) VoIP
16 553 (7.38%) Internet
17 534 (7.13%) IPsec
18 493 (6.58%) Cisco Nexus
19 485 (6.47%) SSL
20 393 (5.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 313 (4.18%) MySQL
3 126 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 105 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 74 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
5 74 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 71 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 58 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
8 49 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 49 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 48 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 43 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 41 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 39 (0.52%) Redis
13 38 (0.51%) MS Access
14 36 (0.48%) Relational Database
15 32 (0.43%) Big Data
16 31 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 29 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 212 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 189 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 149 (1.99%) JIRA
4 101 (1.35%) Maven
5 90 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 81 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 72 (0.96%) Subversion
8 55 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
9 51 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
10 46 (0.61%) Metasploit
11 42 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 40 (0.53%) Visual Studio
13 28 (0.37%) Burp Suite
14 26 (0.35%) Hudson
14 26 (0.35%) Selenium
15 24 (0.32%) Vagrant
16 22 (0.29%) Ant
17 19 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 17 (0.23%) Cucumber
19 16 (0.21%) Liquibase
General
1 1320 (17.62%) Finance
2 404 (5.39%) Telecoms
3 376 (5.02%) Banking
4 148 (1.98%) Retail
5 145 (1.94%) Law
6 139 (1.86%) Legal
7 124 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 97 (1.29%) Marketing
9 93 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 75 (1.00%) Back Office
11 71 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 69 (0.92%) Games
13 67 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 61 (0.81%) Advertising
15 51 (0.68%) Front Office
16 48 (0.64%) Publishing
17 47 (0.63%) German Language
18 45 (0.60%) French Language
19 39 (0.52%) Digital Economy
20 37 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1668 (22.27%) Network Engineer
2 1176 (15.70%) Analyst
3 780 (10.41%) Support Engineer
4 690 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 645 (8.61%) Security Engineer
6 556 (7.42%) Security Analyst
7 513 (6.85%) IT Engineer
8 497 (6.63%) Cisco Engineer
9 478 (6.38%) Administrator
10 461 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
11 421 (5.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 398 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 373 (4.98%) Consultant
14 370 (4.94%) IT Support
15 367 (4.90%) Architect
16 313 (4.18%) Network Security Engineer
17 311 (4.15%) Support Analyst
18 308 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
19 294 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
20 258 (3.44%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (2.74%) Web Services
2 200 (2.67%) .NET
3 135 (1.80%) LAMP
4 122 (1.63%) HTML
5 115 (1.54%) 802.1X
6 66 (0.88%) Middleware
7 64 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
8 63 (0.84%) CSS
9 61 (0.81%) XML
10 55 (0.73%) XMPP
11 51 (0.68%) REST
12 48 (0.64%) SOAP
13 41 (0.55%) ASP.NET
14 39 (0.52%) Node.js
15 38 (0.51%) JSON
16 35 (0.47%) J2EE
17 30 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
18 28 (0.37%) Spring
19 25 (0.33%) Spring MVC
20 24 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 981 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 483 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 482 (6.43%) Management Information System
4 375 (5.01%) Computer Science
5 190 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 182 (2.43%) Clustering
7 165 (2.20%) Replication
8 131 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
9 127 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 121 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
10 121 (1.62%) PKI
11 116 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 112 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 98 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
14 94 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
15 86 (1.15%) Fintech
16 82 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
17 75 (1.00%) Client/Server
18 71 (0.95%) Private Cloud
19 63 (0.84%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3373 (45.03%) Windows
2 1953 (26.07%) Windows Server
3 1901 (25.38%) Linux
4 974 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 894 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 606 (8.09%) Windows 7
7 562 (7.50%) Unix
8 499 (6.66%) Windows 10
9 329 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 307 (4.10%) Windows 8
11 275 (3.67%) CentOS
12 242 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 183 (2.44%) Ubuntu
14 174 (2.32%) Mac OS X
15 142 (1.90%) Windows XP
16 107 (1.43%) Apple iOS
17 106 (1.42%) Solaris
18 72 (0.96%) Debian
19 69 (0.92%) Mac OS
20 67 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1516 (20.24%) ITIL
2 962 (12.84%) Information Security
3 830 (11.08%) SIEM
4 679 (9.06%) Cybersecurity
5 623 (8.32%) Load Balancing
6 581 (7.76%) DevOps
7 561 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
8 466 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 451 (6.02%) Penetration Testing
10 426 (5.69%) Network Design
11 395 (5.27%) Security Operations
12 375 (5.01%) Mentoring
13 367 (4.90%) Project Management
14 354 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
15 348 (4.65%) High Availability
16 333 (4.45%) Vulnerability Management
17 332 (4.43%) Change Management
18 331 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
19 316 (4.22%) Problem Management
20 314 (4.19%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 756 (10.09%) SQL
2 651 (8.69%) PowerShell
3 533 (7.12%) Python
4 392 (5.23%) Java
5 351 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 283 (3.78%) Perl
7 215 (2.87%) Ruby
8 177 (2.36%) C
9 156 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 144 (1.92%) PHP
11 128 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 103 (1.37%) VB
13 94 (1.25%) VBScript
14 91 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 86 (1.15%) C#
16 63 (0.84%) C++
17 27 (0.36%) Go
18 24 (0.32%) Korn
19 19 (0.25%) Tcl
20 15 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2124 (28.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1371 (18.30%) CCNP
3 1268 (16.93%) CCNA
4 821 (10.96%) Degree
5 727 (9.70%) CISSP
6 633 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 477 (6.37%) MCSE
8 440 (5.87%) CCIE
9 422 (5.63%) CISM
10 414 (5.53%) Security Cleared
11 271 (3.62%) SC Cleared
12 264 (3.52%) MCSA
13 234 (3.12%) MCP
14 209 (2.79%) CEH
15 200 (2.67%) CISA
16 191 (2.55%) GIAC
17 169 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
18 167 (2.23%) JNCIP
19 157 (2.10%) DV Cleared
20 156 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (8.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 444 (5.93%) SLA
3 284 (3.79%) PCI DSS
4 146 (1.95%) QA
5 124 (1.66%) GDPR
5 124 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 77 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 44 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 43 (0.57%) COBIT
9 39 (0.52%) PMO
10 37 (0.49%) ISO 9001
11 26 (0.35%) NIST 800
12 21 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 18 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 17 (0.23%) GCP
14 17 (0.23%) GPG13
15 15 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 15 (0.20%) HIPAA
16 13 (0.17%) RMADS
17 10 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2281 (30.45%) Active Directory
2 1530 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1001 (13.36%) Hyper-V
4 326 (4.35%) vSphere
5 300 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 246 (3.28%) Docker
7 192 (2.56%) XenApp
8 161 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
9 144 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
10 94 (1.25%) Terminal Services
11 88 (1.17%) KVM
12 82 (1.09%) XenDesktop
13 80 (1.07%) NFS
14 68 (0.91%) XenServer
15 66 (0.88%) Xen
16 56 (0.75%) VMware NSX
17 54 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
18 51 (0.68%) iptables
19 50 (0.67%) Snort
19 50 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 400 (5.34%) Puppet
2 320 (4.27%) SCCM
3 304 (4.06%) Ansible
4 281 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 187 (2.50%) FortiGate
5 187 (2.50%) Nagios
6 161 (2.15%) Backup Exec
7 134 (1.79%) WSUS
8 130 (1.74%) SCOM
9 116 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 112 (1.50%) Kubernetes
11 110 (1.47%) Nessus
12 108 (1.44%) vCenter Server
13 107 (1.43%) Terraform
14 100 (1.33%) Cacti
15 67 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
16 63 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
17 61 (0.81%) QRadar
17 61 (0.81%) ZABBIX
18 60 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 3498 (46.70%) Cisco
2 2307 (30.80%) VMware
3 2279 (30.42%) Microsoft
4 1107 (14.78%) CheckPoint
5 1100 (14.68%) Juniper
6 791 (10.56%) Citrix
7 761 (10.16%) Palo Alto
8 735 (9.81%) F5
9 590 (7.88%) HP
10 374 (4.99%) Dell
11 325 (4.34%) SolarWinds
12 298 (3.98%) Veeam
13 288 (3.84%) Fortinet
14 273 (3.64%) Oracle
15 260 (3.47%) Red Hat
16 237 (3.16%) NetApp
17 219 (2.92%) Blue Coat
18 201 (2.68%) Avaya
19 185 (2.47%) Brocade
20 174 (2.32%) Meraki