Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 68 53
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6,673 7,352 8,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.48% 4.40% 5.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.64% 28.34% 29.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5,379 6,143 7,453
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 22,510 25,945 29,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.12% 15.52% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 17,775 21,141 24,325
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +8 2,752 £55,000 - 295
South East -13 1,271 £45,000 +2.27% 196
North of England -5 835 £40,000 -0.62% 201
East of England +32 739 £40,500 -10.00% 101
Midlands +21 696 £40,000 - 114
West Midlands +25 524 £40,000 +6.67% 73
North West +13 485 £40,000 -5.88% 113
South West -22 354 £45,000 +12.50% 109
Yorkshire -18 311 £40,200 +0.50% 71
East Midlands -8 171 £36,500 -8.75% 41
North East -26 38 £39,500 +12.86% 17
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 3,036 (45.50%) Windows
2 2,799 (41.95%) Cisco
3 2,200 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 2,066 (30.96%) Active Directory
5 1,976 (29.61%) VMware
6 1,787 (26.78%) WAN
7 1,775 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1,714 (25.69%) Windows Server
9 1,639 (24.56%) LAN
10 1,500 (22.48%) Linux
11 1,455 (21.80%) VPN
12 1,401 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,364 (20.44%) TCP/IP
14 1,349 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,271 (19.05%) Office 365
16 1,236 (18.52%) DNS
17 1,169 (17.52%) Network Security
18 1,142 (17.11%) CCNP
19 1,042 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
20 1,032 (15.47%) CheckPoint
21 1,028 (15.41%) ITIL
22 1,020 (15.29%) Data Centre
23 980 (14.69%) Finance
24 978 (14.66%) CCNA
25 958 (14.36%) Hyper-V
26 901 (13.50%) Information Security
27 897 (13.44%) Wireless
28 886 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
29 866 (12.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 841 (12.60%) PowerShell

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
1 780 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 338 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 266 (3.99%) IIS
4 210 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 197 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 190 (2.85%) Skype for Business
7 115 (1.72%) Apache
8 78 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 63 (0.94%) OpenStack
10 62 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 56 (0.84%) Confluence
12 55 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 55 (0.82%) nginx
13 45 (0.67%) JBoss
14 43 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
15 38 (0.57%) WebLogic
16 37 (0.55%) Apache Pig
17 30 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 30 (0.45%) WebSphere
18 29 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 489 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 52 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 40 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.075%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.030%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.030%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.015%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.015%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.10%) Magento
6 5 (0.075%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.060%) C-CURE
8 3 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.030%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.030%) PlanetPress Connect
9 2 (0.030%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.030%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.030%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.015%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.015%) Eikon
10 1 (0.015%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.015%) Lawson
10 1 (0.015%) Rolfe and Nolan
10 1 (0.015%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,401 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,271 (19.05%) Office 365
3 1,042 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
4 274 (4.11%) IaaS
5 242 (3.63%) SaaS
6 232 (3.48%) PaaS
7 130 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 103 (1.54%) Mimecast
9 100 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 90 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 72 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 69 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 55 (0.82%) G Suite
14 52 (0.78%) GitHub
14 52 (0.78%) Serverless
15 49 (0.73%) Amazon S3
15 49 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 35 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
17 30 (0.45%) OpenShift
18 28 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,787 (26.78%) WAN
2 1,639 (24.56%) LAN
3 1,455 (21.80%) VPN
4 1,364 (20.44%) TCP/IP
5 1,236 (18.52%) DNS
6 1,169 (17.52%) Network Security
7 897 (13.44%) Wireless
8 773 (11.58%) DHCP
9 731 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
10 639 (9.58%) BGP
11 633 (9.49%) OSPF
12 624 (9.35%) VoIP
13 590 (8.84%) SAN
14 587 (8.80%) MPLS
15 554 (8.30%) VLAN
16 512 (7.67%) Wi-Fi
17 505 (7.57%) Internet
18 480 (7.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 438 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
20 325 (4.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 130 (1.95%) MySQL
3 91 (1.36%) Big Data
4 66 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 65 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
6 50 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 50 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 41 (0.61%) Apache Hive
9 39 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 38 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (0.55%) Relational Database
12 35 (0.52%) NoSQL
13 30 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (0.37%) Oracle Database
14 25 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (0.33%) Power BI
17 20 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 263 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 198 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 180 (2.70%) JIRA
4 104 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 83 (1.24%) Maven
6 82 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 71 (1.06%) Subversion
8 67 (1.00%) Vagrant
9 65 (0.97%) Bitbucket
10 61 (0.91%) Ant
10 61 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 61 (0.91%) TeamCity
11 55 (0.82%) Gradle
12 54 (0.81%) Hudson
13 39 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
14 34 (0.51%) Selenium
14 34 (0.51%) Visual Studio
15 31 (0.46%) git-flow
16 30 (0.45%) CodeSonar
16 30 (0.45%) Robot Framework
General
1 980 (14.69%) Finance
2 435 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 351 (5.26%) Retail
4 272 (4.08%) Banking
5 174 (2.61%) Legal
6 123 (1.84%) Law
7 89 (1.33%) Marketing
8 87 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 78 (1.17%) Advertising
10 76 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 72 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 68 (1.02%) Games
13 46 (0.69%) Back Office
14 41 (0.61%) Electronics
15 39 (0.58%) Publishing
16 35 (0.52%) French Language
17 31 (0.46%) German Language
18 25 (0.37%) Military
19 24 (0.36%) Billing
19 24 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,366 (20.47%) Network Engineer
2 925 (13.86%) Analyst
3 695 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 615 (9.22%) Support Engineer
5 579 (8.68%) Security Engineer
6 415 (6.22%) Architect
7 406 (6.08%) Consultant
8 387 (5.80%) IT Support
9 386 (5.78%) IT Engineer
10 327 (4.90%) Security Analyst
11 288 (4.32%) Administrator
11 288 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
12 286 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
13 256 (3.84%) Network Security Engineer
14 254 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
15 247 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 246 (3.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 230 (3.45%) Support Analyst
18 223 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
19 217 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (3.13%) .NET
2 148 (2.22%) Web Services
3 92 (1.38%) LDAP
4 82 (1.23%) HTML
5 80 (1.20%) 802.1X
6 78 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
7 66 (0.99%) Middleware
7 66 (0.99%) REST
8 65 (0.97%) .NET Framework
9 64 (0.96%) LAMP
10 63 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
11 58 (0.87%) SOAP
12 56 (0.84%) ASP.NET
13 55 (0.82%) Node.js
14 43 (0.64%) CSS
14 43 (0.64%) Java EE
15 42 (0.63%) XML
16 37 (0.55%) XMPP
17 33 (0.49%) jQuery
18 32 (0.48%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,020 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 579 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 485 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
4 471 (7.06%) Management Information System
5 221 (3.31%) PKI
6 214 (3.21%) Security Operations Centre
7 201 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 146 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
9 141 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
10 129 (1.93%) Driving Licence
11 121 (1.81%) Replication
12 111 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
13 110 (1.65%) Clustering
14 104 (1.56%) Fintech
15 102 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
15 102 (1.53%) Public Cloud
16 100 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
17 80 (1.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 70 (1.05%) NHS
19 67 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3,036 (45.50%) Windows
2 1,714 (25.69%) Windows Server
3 1,500 (22.48%) Linux
4 805 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 650 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 587 (8.80%) Windows 10
7 492 (7.37%) Windows 7
8 367 (5.50%) Unix
9 210 (3.15%) Windows 8
10 179 (2.68%) Mac OS X
11 144 (2.16%) Apple iOS
12 134 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 132 (1.98%) CentOS
14 114 (1.71%) Ubuntu
15 113 (1.69%) Android
16 104 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 66 (0.99%) Debian
18 65 (0.97%) Solaris
19 54 (0.81%) Windows XP
20 48 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,028 (15.41%) ITIL
2 901 (13.50%) Information Security
3 886 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
4 866 (12.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 831 (12.45%) Cybersecurity
6 807 (12.09%) SIEM
7 646 (9.68%) DevOps
8 636 (9.53%) Agile Software Development
9 479 (7.18%) Load Balancing
10 402 (6.02%) Security Operations
11 393 (5.89%) Project Management
12 389 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
13 386 (5.78%) Computer Science
14 385 (5.77%) Mentoring
15 375 (5.62%) Vulnerability Management
16 369 (5.53%) Service Delivery
17 364 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
18 342 (5.13%) Configuration Management
19 331 (4.96%) Network Management
20 330 (4.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 841 (12.60%) PowerShell
2 759 (11.37%) SQL
3 651 (9.76%) Python
4 382 (5.72%) Bash Shell
5 282 (4.23%) Java
6 234 (3.51%) Perl
7 163 (2.44%) C
8 160 (2.40%) Ruby
9 143 (2.14%) C#
10 129 (1.93%) JavaScript
11 107 (1.60%) PHP
12 93 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 87 (1.30%) C++
14 81 (1.21%) Go
15 67 (1.00%) VBScript
16 59 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 33 (0.49%) VB
18 30 (0.45%) Objective-C
19 21 (0.31%) Korn
20 19 (0.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,775 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
2 1,142 (17.11%) CCNP
3 978 (14.66%) CCNA
4 712 (10.67%) Degree
5 589 (8.83%) CISSP
6 572 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 432 (6.47%) Security Cleared
8 411 (6.16%) MCSE
9 364 (5.45%) CCIE
10 282 (4.23%) SC Cleared
11 255 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 225 (3.37%) CEH
13 222 (3.33%) CISM
14 176 (2.64%) MCSA
15 174 (2.61%) SANS
16 170 (2.55%) GIAC
17 168 (2.52%) MCP
17 168 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 163 (2.44%) SSCP
19 142 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 479 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 313 (4.69%) SLA
3 277 (4.15%) GDPR
4 216 (3.24%) PCI DSS
5 133 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 71 (1.06%) QA
7 62 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 54 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.55%) PMO
10 31 (0.46%) COBIT
11 28 (0.42%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.34%) MiFID
13 20 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 19 (0.28%) GPG13
15 18 (0.27%) SAS 70
16 17 (0.25%) FISMA
17 16 (0.24%) Data Quality
18 14 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 14 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 8 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,066 (30.96%) Active Directory
2 1,349 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 958 (14.36%) Hyper-V
4 327 (4.90%) Docker
5 283 (4.24%) vSphere
6 234 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 174 (2.61%) XenApp
8 120 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 114 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
10 100 (1.50%) VMware NSX
11 95 (1.42%) XenDesktop
12 79 (1.18%) Firmware
13 67 (1.00%) Terminal Services
14 59 (0.88%) NFS
15 57 (0.85%) Snort
16 51 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
17 50 (0.75%) KVM
18 48 (0.72%) pfSense
19 40 (0.60%) ProxySG
20 37 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 384 (5.75%) Ansible
2 349 (5.23%) SCCM
3 332 (4.98%) Puppet
4 235 (3.52%) Nagios
5 234 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 197 (2.95%) Terraform
7 187 (2.80%) Kubernetes
8 185 (2.77%) SCOM
9 142 (2.13%) Salt
10 141 (2.11%) FortiGate
11 137 (2.05%) Backup Exec
12 110 (1.65%) ZABBIX
13 106 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
14 104 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
15 101 (1.51%) Packer
16 88 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
17 87 (1.30%) vCenter Server
18 83 (1.24%) Nessus
19 74 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
19 74 (1.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2,799 (41.95%) Cisco
2 2,200 (32.97%) Microsoft
3 1,976 (29.61%) VMware
4 1,032 (15.47%) CheckPoint
5 702 (10.52%) Juniper
6 685 (10.27%) Citrix
7 615 (9.22%) Palo Alto
8 576 (8.63%) F5
9 510 (7.64%) HP
10 412 (6.17%) SolarWinds
11 360 (5.39%) Fortinet
12 275 (4.12%) NetApp
13 270 (4.05%) Meraki
14 261 (3.91%) Symantec
15 259 (3.88%) Dell
16 258 (3.87%) Splunk
17 217 (3.25%) Veeam
18 208 (3.12%) Red Hat
19 207 (3.10%) Oracle
20 186 (2.79%) Google