Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -31 +3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,684 3,096 6,563
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.67% 4.75% 4.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.18% 30.90% 31.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,978 2,538 5,203
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,188 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 13,073 10,021 21,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.04% 15.37% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9,192 8,091 16,159
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,875 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -60 1,163 £62,500 +4.17% 256
South East -19 756 £45,000 - 170
North of England 0 647 £45,000 +5.88% 207
Midlands -7 485 £44,000 -5.38% 148
South West -12 349 £45,000 +12.50% 78
Yorkshire -1 301 £45,000 - 65
West Midlands -23 301 £47,500 - 85
North West +2 299 £45,000 +2.27% 122
East of England -8 258 £45,000 +20.00% 73
East Midlands +16 188 £39,810 -11.53% 62
North East -23 53 £37,500 - 20
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1,569 (42.59%) Windows
2 1,524 (41.37%) Microsoft
3 1,480 (40.17%) Azure
4 1,304 (35.40%) Cisco
5 1,266 (34.36%) Active Directory
6 1,080 (29.32%) Microsoft 365
7 1,020 (27.69%) VMware
8 968 (26.28%) Windows Server
9 931 (25.27%) VPN
10 910 (24.70%) Linux
11 905 (24.57%) WAN
12 895 (24.29%) Social Skills
13 877 (23.81%) LAN
14 797 (21.63%) AWS
15 749 (20.33%) DNS
16 709 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 700 (19.00%) Cisco Certification
18 684 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
19 674 (18.30%) PowerShell
20 625 (16.97%) ITIL
21 551 (14.96%) DevOps
22 525 (14.25%) Network Security
23 521 (14.14%) Hyper-V
24 512 (13.90%) DHCP
25 503 (13.65%) TCP/IP
26 496 (13.46%) Data Centre
27 489 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
28 443 (12.02%) Information Security
29 419 (11.37%) CCNP
30 408 (11.07%) CCNA

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
1 362 (9.83%) MS Exchange
2 237 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 120 (3.26%) IIS
4 114 (3.09%) Confluence
5 93 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (1.93%) Apache
7 52 (1.41%) nginx
8 42 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 42 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
10 28 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
11 27 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 17 (0.46%) JBoss
14 12 (0.33%) ejabberd
14 12 (0.33%) WordPress
15 11 (0.30%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.24%) CMS
16 9 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 260 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 34 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.16%) Gephi
6 6 (0.16%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.16%) Revit
7 3 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (0.73%) Sentinel
2 14 (0.38%) SAP Business One
3 10 (0.27%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.16%) Relativity
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.081%) Endur
7 3 (0.081%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.081%) Magento
7 3 (0.081%) Sage 300 ERP
7 3 (0.081%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.054%) assyst
8 2 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.054%) Line 50
8 2 (0.054%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.027%) Maximo
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,480 (40.17%) Azure
2 1,080 (29.32%) Microsoft 365
3 797 (21.63%) AWS
4 246 (6.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 237 (6.43%) SaaS
6 236 (6.41%) IaaS
7 233 (6.32%) PaaS
8 155 (4.21%) GCP
9 96 (2.61%) OneDrive
10 91 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
11 80 (2.17%) Mimecast
12 61 (1.66%) GitHub
13 53 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 51 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
14 51 (1.38%) Serverless
15 49 (1.33%) Azure Storage
16 47 (1.28%) Azure Sentinel
17 40 (1.09%) Google Workspace
18 39 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
18 39 (1.06%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 931 (25.27%) VPN
2 905 (24.57%) WAN
3 877 (23.81%) LAN
4 749 (20.33%) DNS
5 525 (14.25%) Network Security
6 512 (13.90%) DHCP
7 503 (13.65%) TCP/IP
8 403 (10.94%) VLAN
9 388 (10.53%) Wireless
10 308 (8.36%) BGP
11 294 (7.98%) OSPF
12 291 (7.90%) MPLS
13 274 (7.44%) VoIP
14 271 (7.36%) SAN
15 246 (6.68%) Internet
16 245 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
17 233 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
18 196 (5.32%) SD-WAN
19 158 (4.29%) IPsec
20 157 (4.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.01%) MySQL
3 73 (1.98%) Big Data
4 55 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 41 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 39 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
8 38 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 21 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.35%) Redis
13 13 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 209 (5.67%) Git (software)
2 188 (5.10%) JIRA
3 151 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 75 (2.04%) Subversion
5 43 (1.17%) GitLab
6 41 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 29 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
8 28 (0.76%) Maven
9 22 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.52%) Gradle
11 19 (0.52%) Metasploit
12 17 (0.46%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.38%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.33%) Vagrant
14 12 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 895 (24.29%) Social Skills
2 361 (9.80%) Finance
3 272 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 192 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 125 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 123 (3.34%) Organisational Skills
7 100 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 88 (2.39%) Retail
9 82 (2.23%) Legal
10 71 (1.93%) Law
10 71 (1.93%) Marketing
11 68 (1.85%) Banking
12 67 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
13 62 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
14 46 (1.25%) Games
15 43 (1.17%) Electronics
16 42 (1.14%) Local Government
17 32 (0.87%) Billing
18 29 (0.79%) Aerospace
19 27 (0.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 690 (18.73%) Network Engineer
2 552 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 388 (10.53%) Analyst
4 295 (8.01%) Support Engineer
5 269 (7.30%) IT Engineer
6 261 (7.08%) Security Engineer
7 259 (7.03%) Architect
8 182 (4.94%) IT Support
9 171 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 156 (4.23%) Administrator
10 156 (4.23%) Consultant
11 149 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
12 148 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
13 130 (3.53%) Security Analyst
14 121 (3.28%) IT Manager
15 120 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
16 114 (3.09%) Support Analyst
17 113 (3.07%) Cisco Engineer
18 106 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
18 106 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (4.64%) Web Services
2 74 (2.01%) .NET
3 53 (1.44%) Node.js
4 51 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
5 47 (1.28%) Middleware
6 41 (1.11%) 802.1X
6 41 (1.11%) JSON
7 38 (1.03%) RESTful
7 38 (1.03%) SOAP
8 36 (0.98%) Kafka
9 33 (0.90%) .NET Core
10 30 (0.81%) SAML
11 29 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
12 28 (0.76%) REST
13 27 (0.73%) HTML
14 24 (0.65%) OAuth
15 22 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
15 22 (0.60%) AngularJS
15 22 (0.60%) CSS
15 22 (0.60%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 496 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 210 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 208 (5.65%) Public Cloud
4 157 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 96 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
7 80 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 70 (1.90%) Clustering
9 69 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 66 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 61 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
12 49 (1.33%) PKI
13 46 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
14 44 (1.19%) User Experience
15 37 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
16 31 (0.84%) Replication
17 29 (0.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 26 (0.71%) Cloud Native
19 25 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
19 25 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,569 (42.59%) Windows
2 968 (26.28%) Windows Server
3 910 (24.70%) Linux
4 359 (9.74%) Windows 10
5 349 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 301 (8.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 251 (6.81%) Windows Server 2019
8 191 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 156 (4.23%) Unix
10 124 (3.37%) CentOS
10 124 (3.37%) Ubuntu
11 113 (3.07%) Windows 7
12 75 (2.04%) Android
13 67 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 61 (1.66%) Debian
15 59 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 49 (1.33%) Mac OS
17 39 (1.06%) VMS
18 36 (0.98%) Windows 8
19 30 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 625 (16.97%) ITIL
3 551 (14.96%) DevOps
4 489 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
5 443 (12.02%) Information Security
6 381 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 363 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
8 328 (8.90%) SIEM
9 251 (6.81%) Migration
10 237 (6.43%) Load Balancing
11 234 (6.35%) Infrastructure as Code
11 234 (6.35%) Project Management
12 223 (6.05%) Configuration Management
12 223 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
13 217 (5.89%) Mentoring
14 210 (5.70%) Service Management
15 203 (5.51%) Security Operations
16 186 (5.05%) Project Delivery
17 182 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 182 (4.94%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 674 (18.30%) PowerShell
2 397 (10.78%) Python
3 376 (10.21%) SQL
4 273 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 100 (2.71%) C
6 88 (2.39%) Java
7 78 (2.12%) Perl
8 55 (1.49%) C#
8 55 (1.49%) PHP
9 52 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 44 (1.19%) C++
11 43 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 39 (1.06%) Go
13 32 (0.87%) Ruby
14 27 (0.73%) VB
15 13 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.35%) VBA
16 12 (0.33%) Groovy
17 9 (0.24%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 700 (19.00%) Cisco Certification
2 419 (11.37%) CCNP
3 408 (11.07%) CCNA
4 276 (7.49%) Degree
5 265 (7.19%) Security Cleared
6 226 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 190 (5.16%) CISSP
8 162 (4.40%) SC Cleared
9 121 (3.28%) MCSE
10 110 (2.99%) CCIE
11 97 (2.63%) MCSA
12 93 (2.52%) CISM
13 87 (2.36%) GIAC
14 78 (2.12%) CEH
15 76 (2.06%) DV Cleared
16 64 (1.74%) CISA
17 60 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
18 49 (1.33%) JNCIA
19 46 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
20 42 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 179 (4.86%) SLA
3 120 (3.26%) PCI DSS
4 100 (2.71%) GDPR
5 91 (2.47%) NIST
6 64 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (1.17%) QA
8 40 (1.09%) COBIT
9 28 (0.76%) GRC
10 21 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 19 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.46%) NCSC
13 15 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.22%) PMO
15 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.14%) GLBA
16 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (0.11%) NIST 800
18 3 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,266 (34.36%) Active Directory
2 684 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 521 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 321 (8.71%) Docker
5 177 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
6 119 (3.23%) vSphere
7 103 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 76 (2.06%) XenApp
9 60 (1.63%) VMware NSX
10 52 (1.41%) XenDesktop
11 46 (1.25%) KVM
11 46 (1.25%) Terminal Server
12 43 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 42 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
14 30 (0.81%) iptables
15 28 (0.76%) Terminal Services
16 26 (0.71%) Firmware
17 24 (0.65%) BitLocker
18 23 (0.62%) RHEV
19 18 (0.49%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 324 (8.79%) Ansible
2 257 (6.98%) Terraform
3 253 (6.87%) Kubernetes
4 207 (5.62%) Puppet
5 187 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 171 (4.64%) SCCM
7 91 (2.47%) FortiGate
8 72 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
9 70 (1.90%) Nagios
10 65 (1.76%) WSUS
11 58 (1.57%) Nessus
12 50 (1.36%) ZABBIX
13 45 (1.22%) Prometheus
14 42 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 42 (1.14%) Grafana
15 39 (1.06%) QRadar
16 36 (0.98%) Backup Exec
17 32 (0.87%) HAProxy
18 31 (0.84%) CASB
19 30 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,524 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 1,304 (35.40%) Cisco
3 1,020 (27.69%) VMware
4 395 (10.72%) Palo Alto
5 308 (8.36%) Citrix
6 300 (8.14%) CheckPoint
7 287 (7.79%) Juniper
8 246 (6.68%) Meraki
9 217 (5.89%) HP
10 193 (5.24%) F5
11 173 (4.70%) Fortinet
12 166 (4.51%) Google
13 164 (4.45%) Veeam
14 154 (4.18%) Oracle
15 148 (4.02%) Splunk
16 143 (3.88%) SolarWinds
17 125 (3.39%) SonicWALL
18 108 (2.93%) Dell
19 104 (2.82%) Red Hat
20 98 (2.66%) Sophos