Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 48 66
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,049 6,501 6,760
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.54% 4.98% 4.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.78% 31.47% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,890 5,284 5,667
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £81,275 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -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 7,120 20,659 23,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.76% 15.83% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5,657 15,751 18,777
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +4 849 £65,000 +18.18% 101
South East -4 394 £50,000 +5.26% 69
North of England -31 295 £45,000 +12.50% 78
Midlands -7 236 £47,500 +5.56% 76
West Midlands -9 176 £47,500 +5.56% 48
North West +5 166 £50,000 +19.05% 45
South West -16 135 £42,500 - 59
East of England -3 130 £38,500 -3.75% 32
Yorkshire -45 100 £45,000 +20.00% 27
East Midlands +2 60 £50,000 +22.70% 28
North East +17 33 £37,500 -7.41% 6
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 942 (45.97%) Cisco
2 745 (36.36%) Windows
3 681 (33.24%) Azure
4 654 (31.92%) Microsoft
5 605 (29.53%) WAN
6 565 (27.57%) Active Directory
7 550 (26.84%) VMware
8 539 (26.31%) Office 365
9 527 (25.72%) LAN
10 521 (25.43%) Cisco Certification
11 517 (25.23%) VPN
12 473 (23.08%) Windows Server
13 426 (20.79%) AWS
14 418 (20.40%) DNS
15 401 (19.57%) Network Security
16 382 (18.64%) Linux
17 354 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
18 342 (16.69%) Finance
19 324 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 320 (15.62%) CCNP
21 301 (14.69%) TCP/IP
21 301 (14.69%) Information Security
22 297 (14.49%) Wireless
23 293 (14.30%) CheckPoint
23 293 (14.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 289 (14.10%) CCNA
25 282 (13.76%) Data Centre
26 281 (13.71%) Palo Alto
27 270 (13.18%) DHCP
28 264 (12.88%) ITIL

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
1 152 (7.42%) MS Exchange
2 78 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 60 (2.93%) IIS
4 48 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 42 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (1.56%) Confluence
8 24 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.44%) Apache
10 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.24%) nginx
11 4 (0.20%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.15%) WildFly
13 2 (0.098%) CMS
14 1 (0.049%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 163 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.15%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 681 (33.24%) Azure
2 539 (26.31%) Office 365
3 426 (20.79%) AWS
4 129 (6.30%) IaaS
5 100 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 97 (4.73%) SaaS
7 73 (3.56%) GCP
8 66 (3.22%) PaaS
9 35 (1.71%) Mimecast
9 35 (1.71%) Route 53
10 29 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 27 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (1.32%) Serverless
11 27 (1.32%) Slack
12 26 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 22 (1.07%) OneDrive
15 18 (0.88%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.78%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 605 (29.53%) WAN
2 527 (25.72%) LAN
3 517 (25.23%) VPN
4 418 (20.40%) DNS
5 401 (19.57%) Network Security
6 301 (14.69%) TCP/IP
7 297 (14.49%) Wireless
8 270 (13.18%) DHCP
9 254 (12.40%) BGP
10 251 (12.25%) OSPF
11 235 (11.47%) VoIP
12 233 (11.37%) MPLS
13 199 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
14 194 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
15 192 (9.37%) VLAN
16 180 (8.78%) Internet
17 164 (8.00%) SAN
18 137 (6.69%) Intrusion Detection
19 122 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
20 109 (5.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.00%) MySQL
3 27 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.17%) Big Data
5 18 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 18 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.63%) Neo4j
8 11 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 48 (2.34%) JIRA
3 47 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 43 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (1.22%) TeamCity
7 20 (0.98%) Bitbucket
8 14 (0.68%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
10 7 (0.34%) GoCD
10 7 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.29%) Hudson
12 5 (0.24%) Subversion
12 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.20%) GitLab
13 4 (0.20%) Maven
13 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 342 (16.69%) Finance
2 97 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.86%) Banking
3 79 (3.86%) Public Sector
4 48 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.10%) Law
6 40 (1.95%) Legal
7 38 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 34 (1.66%) Marketing
8 34 (1.66%) Retail
9 28 (1.37%) Electronics
10 19 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.63%) Games
12 10 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.44%) Publishing
14 8 (0.39%) Military
15 7 (0.34%) Back Office
16 6 (0.29%) Local Government
16 6 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 613 (29.92%) Network Engineer
2 230 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 226 (11.03%) Security Engineer
4 207 (10.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 205 (10.00%) Analyst
6 143 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 120 (5.86%) Security Analyst
8 99 (4.83%) IT Engineer
9 97 (4.73%) Architect
10 95 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 87 (4.25%) Cisco Engineer
12 83 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 83 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
13 73 (3.56%) Consultant
14 67 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 66 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
16 65 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
16 65 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
17 55 (2.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 54 (2.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.39%) 802.1X
2 48 (2.34%) .NET
3 30 (1.46%) LDAP
4 23 (1.12%) Web Services
5 21 (1.02%) Kafka
6 19 (0.93%) Middleware
7 17 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (0.78%) YAML
9 14 (0.68%) SAML
10 13 (0.63%) XMPP
11 11 (0.54%) CSS
11 11 (0.54%) HTML
11 11 (0.54%) React
11 11 (0.54%) XML
12 10 (0.49%) JSON
12 10 (0.49%) REST
13 8 (0.39%) WebRTC
14 7 (0.34%) LAMP
14 7 (0.34%) Node.js
15 5 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 282 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 181 (8.83%) Management Information System
3 106 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 66 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 63 (3.07%) Cyberthreat
7 48 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
8 46 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (1.95%) PKI
10 38 (1.85%) Driving Licence
11 31 (1.51%) Clustering
12 28 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 28 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 22 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
16 20 (0.98%) Replication
17 19 (0.93%) Fat Client
17 19 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 745 (36.36%) Windows
2 473 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 382 (18.64%) Linux
4 147 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (6.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 116 (5.66%) Windows 10
7 97 (4.73%) Unix
8 84 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (3.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 67 (3.27%) Windows 7
11 38 (1.85%) Ubuntu
12 33 (1.61%) Mac OS X
13 29 (1.42%) CentOS
13 29 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (1.37%) Windows 8
15 25 (1.22%) Debian
16 20 (0.98%) Solaris
17 15 (0.73%) Android
17 15 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
2 301 (14.69%) Information Security
3 293 (14.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 264 (12.88%) ITIL
5 249 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
6 240 (11.71%) SIEM
7 226 (11.03%) DevOps
8 153 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
9 147 (7.17%) Security Operations
10 142 (6.93%) Kalman Filter
11 122 (5.95%) Network Monitoring
12 119 (5.81%) Change Management
13 116 (5.66%) Load Balancing
14 108 (5.27%) Migration
15 106 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
16 104 (5.08%) Incident Management
17 99 (4.83%) Vulnerability Management
18 98 (4.78%) Project Delivery
19 88 (4.29%) Project Management
19 88 (4.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 252 (12.30%) PowerShell
2 251 (12.25%) Python
3 149 (7.27%) SQL
4 66 (3.22%) Bash Shell
4 66 (3.22%) Java
5 40 (1.95%) Perl
6 34 (1.66%) Ruby
7 29 (1.42%) Go
7 29 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 29 (1.42%) PHP
8 26 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 25 (1.22%) C
10 24 (1.17%) C#
11 15 (0.73%) VBScript
12 14 (0.68%) C++
13 10 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.44%) Groovy
15 8 (0.39%) Scala
16 6 (0.29%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.24%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 521 (25.43%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (15.62%) CCNP
3 289 (14.10%) CCNA
4 166 (8.10%) Security Cleared
5 160 (7.81%) CISSP
6 149 (7.27%) Degree
7 128 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 121 (5.91%) SC Cleared
9 113 (5.51%) CISM
10 89 (4.34%) MCSE
11 62 (3.03%) CCIE
12 52 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 46 (2.24%) DV Cleared
14 45 (2.20%) CCDP
15 44 (2.15%) CISA
16 42 (2.05%) MCSA
17 40 (1.95%) SANS
18 37 (1.81%) JNCIS
19 36 (1.76%) CEH
20 34 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (5.76%) SLA
3 115 (5.61%) GDPR
4 108 (5.27%) NIST
5 103 (5.03%) PCI DSS
6 45 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (1.42%) COBIT
8 23 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (1.02%) ISO 31000
10 17 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 16 (0.78%) NCSC
12 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.54%) ISO 9001
13 11 (0.54%) QA
14 10 (0.49%) BS25999
15 9 (0.44%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.34%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 5 (0.24%) HIPAA
18 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 565 (27.57%) Active Directory
2 324 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (10.98%) Hyper-V
4 94 (4.59%) Docker
5 76 (3.71%) vSphere
6 54 (2.64%) XenApp
7 44 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
7 44 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 36 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.66%) VMware NSX
11 28 (1.37%) VMware Server
12 24 (1.17%) Firmware
13 19 (0.93%) BitLocker
14 16 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (0.68%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.68%) vCloud
17 13 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 127 (6.20%) Ansible
2 107 (5.22%) Terraform
3 105 (5.12%) Kubernetes
4 98 (4.78%) Puppet
5 75 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 74 (3.61%) SCCM
7 58 (2.83%) FortiGate
8 53 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
9 41 (2.00%) Nagios
10 37 (1.81%) Backup Exec
11 33 (1.61%) vCenter Server
12 32 (1.56%) QRadar
12 32 (1.56%) WSUS
13 29 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (0.93%) CSIRT
14 19 (0.93%) Opsview
15 18 (0.88%) Grafana
15 18 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.83%) Packer
16 17 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 942 (45.97%) Cisco
2 654 (31.92%) Microsoft
3 550 (26.84%) VMware
4 293 (14.30%) CheckPoint
5 281 (13.71%) Palo Alto
6 222 (10.83%) Juniper
7 195 (9.52%) Citrix
8 144 (7.03%) F5
9 132 (6.44%) Fortinet
10 131 (6.39%) Meraki
11 115 (5.61%) HP
12 104 (5.08%) SolarWinds
13 99 (4.83%) Sophos
14 89 (4.34%) Veeam
15 86 (4.20%) Splunk
16 81 (3.95%) Dell
17 52 (2.54%) NetApp
18 50 (2.44%) Aruba
19 47 (2.29%) LogRhythm
19 47 (2.29%) McAfee