Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6,335 6,649 7,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.00% 4.36% 4.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.96% 29.19% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,026 5,379 6,386
England median annual salary £46,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.12% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,625 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.21% +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 19,822 22,776 26,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.66% 14.94% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15,381 18,133 21,409
England median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.45% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.68% +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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -7 2,066 £55,000 - 333
South East +19 1,319 £45,000 - 296
North of England +35 1,167 £40,000 - 181
Midlands +12 777 £42,500 +6.25% 149
Yorkshire +47 722 £37,500 -11.76% 63
West Midlands +9 556 £45,000 +9.76% 83
East of England +6 507 £38,500 -12.50% 86
South West +34 461 £42,500 - 108
North West +9 413 £40,000 - 107
East Midlands +28 220 £40,750 +16.43% 66
North East +16 32 £40,915 +18.17% 11
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 3,003 (47.40%) Cisco
2 2,527 (39.89%) Windows
3 2,148 (33.91%) Cisco Certification
4 2,036 (32.14%) WAN
5 1,919 (30.29%) Microsoft
6 1,810 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 1,689 (26.66%) VMware
8 1,649 (26.03%) Azure
9 1,642 (25.92%) LAN
10 1,587 (25.05%) VPN
11 1,500 (23.68%) Linux
12 1,477 (23.31%) CCNP
13 1,473 (23.25%) DNS
14 1,447 (22.84%) Windows Server
15 1,427 (22.53%) Office 365
16 1,359 (21.45%) CCNA
17 1,322 (20.87%) Network Security
18 1,189 (18.77%) TCP/IP
19 1,101 (17.38%) ITIL
20 1,078 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
21 1,055 (16.65%) AWS
22 938 (14.81%) DHCP
23 934 (14.74%) Data Centre
24 920 (14.52%) MPLS
25 890 (14.05%) Cisco ASA
26 860 (13.58%) Wireless
27 824 (13.01%) OSPF
28 822 (12.98%) BGP
28 822 (12.98%) Palo Alto
29 799 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 641 (10.12%) MS Exchange
2 290 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 206 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 204 (3.22%) IIS
5 190 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 173 (2.73%) Skype for Business
7 98 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
8 90 (1.42%) Apache
9 89 (1.40%) OpenStack
10 72 (1.14%) nginx
11 67 (1.06%) Tomcat
12 47 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 46 (0.73%) Confluence
14 39 (0.62%) JBoss
15 37 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
16 27 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 18 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 18 (0.28%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
18 14 (0.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 413 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 132 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 67 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.095%) Maya
7 6 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.095%) MODO
7 6 (0.095%) NUKE
8 3 (0.047%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.047%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.016%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.016%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.016%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.11%) Sage CRM
4 7 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.079%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.063%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 4 (0.063%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.047%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.032%) Magento
8 2 (0.032%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.016%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.016%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.016%) Relativity
9 1 (0.016%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.016%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,649 (26.03%) Azure
2 1,427 (22.53%) Office 365
3 1,055 (16.65%) AWS
4 257 (4.06%) IaaS
5 233 (3.68%) SaaS
6 220 (3.47%) GCP
7 193 (3.05%) PaaS
8 150 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 112 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
10 89 (1.40%) G Suite
11 72 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 68 (1.07%) OpenShift
13 50 (0.79%) Mimecast
14 49 (0.77%) OneDrive
15 48 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 45 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 43 (0.68%) Serverless
18 35 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
19 30 (0.47%) Amazon S3
20 27 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2,036 (32.14%) WAN
2 1,642 (25.92%) LAN
3 1,587 (25.05%) VPN
4 1,473 (23.25%) DNS
5 1,322 (20.87%) Network Security
6 1,189 (18.77%) TCP/IP
7 938 (14.81%) DHCP
8 920 (14.52%) MPLS
9 890 (14.05%) Cisco ASA
10 860 (13.58%) Wireless
11 824 (13.01%) OSPF
12 822 (12.98%) BGP
13 620 (9.79%) VoIP
14 578 (9.12%) Internet
15 570 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 568 (8.97%) VLAN
17 535 (8.45%) IPsec
18 461 (7.28%) SAN
19 356 (5.62%) Broadband
19 356 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 110 (1.74%) MySQL
3 79 (1.25%) Big Data
4 60 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 40 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (0.47%) Redis
9 29 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 29 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 28 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
11 27 (0.43%) Blockchain
11 27 (0.43%) Hadoop
11 27 (0.43%) Relational Database
12 25 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 24 (0.38%) Oracle Database
14 23 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 15 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 195 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 190 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 134 (2.12%) JIRA
4 51 (0.81%) Bitbucket
5 47 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 46 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 44 (0.69%) GitLab
8 40 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 38 (0.60%) Vagrant
10 37 (0.58%) git-flow
11 34 (0.54%) TeamCity
12 28 (0.44%) Maven
12 28 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 28 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 25 (0.39%) Hudson
14 24 (0.38%) Artifactory
15 23 (0.36%) Subversion
16 18 (0.28%) Eclipse
17 16 (0.25%) Fiddler
18 15 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 701 (11.07%) Finance
2 408 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 259 (4.09%) Public Sector
4 234 (3.69%) Retail
5 170 (2.68%) Banking
6 120 (1.89%) Legal
7 113 (1.78%) Law
8 77 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 70 (1.10%) Games
9 70 (1.10%) Marketing
10 33 (0.52%) Billing
11 31 (0.49%) Automotive
12 30 (0.47%) Electronics
13 25 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.36%) Police
15 22 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 20 (0.32%) Back Office
17 18 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.25%) Advertising
19 15 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,632 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 758 (11.97%) Analyst
3 679 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 571 (9.01%) Security Engineer
5 503 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 455 (7.18%) Consultant
7 427 (6.74%) Network Security Engineer
8 402 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 387 (6.11%) Architect
10 368 (5.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 353 (5.57%) IT Engineer
12 346 (5.46%) IT Support
13 284 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
14 266 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 252 (3.98%) Support Analyst
16 226 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 214 (3.38%) Administrator
18 205 (3.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
19 197 (3.11%) Security Analyst
20 184 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (2.19%) .NET
2 94 (1.48%) Web Services
3 68 (1.07%) REST
4 65 (1.03%) Node.js
5 62 (0.98%) 802.1X
6 61 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
7 51 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 51 (0.81%) LDAP
8 44 (0.69%) React
9 43 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 42 (0.66%) Spring
11 38 (0.60%) Kafka
11 38 (0.60%) Vue.js
12 37 (0.58%) GraphQL
12 37 (0.58%) Spring MVC
13 32 (0.51%) Middleware
14 31 (0.49%) LAMP
15 30 (0.47%) HTML
16 29 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
17 26 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 934 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 660 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 395 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 303 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
5 197 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 182 (2.87%) Public Cloud
7 157 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 123 (1.94%) PKI
9 121 (1.91%) Replication
10 96 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 92 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 85 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 84 (1.33%) User Experience
14 79 (1.25%) Clustering
15 72 (1.14%) Private Cloud
16 66 (1.04%) CCTV
17 58 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
18 57 (0.90%) Virtual Team
19 49 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
20 46 (0.73%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 2,527 (39.89%) Windows
2 1,500 (23.68%) Linux
3 1,447 (22.84%) Windows Server
4 674 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 545 (8.60%) Windows 10
6 497 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 489 (7.72%) Unix
8 317 (5.00%) Windows 7
9 162 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 150 (2.37%) CentOS
11 140 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 129 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 122 (1.93%) Ubuntu
14 100 (1.58%) Android
15 86 (1.36%) Apple iOS
16 57 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 51 (0.81%) Mac OS
18 42 (0.66%) Debian
19 41 (0.65%) Windows XP
20 30 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,101 (17.38%) ITIL
2 799 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 753 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
4 751 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
5 739 (11.67%) Information Security
6 607 (9.58%) SIEM
7 554 (8.75%) Network Design
8 520 (8.21%) DevOps
9 505 (7.97%) Service Delivery
10 474 (7.48%) Network Management
11 447 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
12 431 (6.80%) Load Balancing
13 427 (6.74%) Migration
14 360 (5.68%) Change Control
15 342 (5.40%) Incident Management
16 332 (5.24%) Mentoring
17 327 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
18 315 (4.97%) Security Operations
19 298 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
20 295 (4.66%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 612 (9.66%) Python
2 542 (8.56%) PowerShell
3 528 (8.33%) SQL
4 440 (6.95%) Bash Shell
5 323 (5.10%) Perl
6 175 (2.76%) Java
7 151 (2.38%) C
8 148 (2.34%) Ruby
9 99 (1.56%) C#
10 88 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 86 (1.36%) PHP
12 58 (0.92%) Go
13 52 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 47 (0.74%) C++
15 16 (0.25%) VBScript
16 10 (0.16%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.13%) VB
18 7 (0.11%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.11%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 2,148 (33.91%) Cisco Certification
2 1,477 (23.31%) CCNP
3 1,359 (21.45%) CCNA
4 709 (11.19%) Degree
5 567 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 408 (6.44%) Security Cleared
7 377 (5.95%) MCSE
8 358 (5.65%) CISSP
9 268 (4.23%) CCIE
10 233 (3.68%) MCSA
10 233 (3.68%) SC Cleared
11 191 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 165 (2.60%) CISM
13 144 (2.27%) CCDP
14 139 (2.19%) CCSA
15 128 (2.02%) JNCIS
16 122 (1.93%) GIAC
17 118 (1.86%) JNCIA
18 112 (1.77%) MCITP
19 110 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 362 (5.71%) SLA
3 346 (5.46%) ISO 9001
4 226 (3.57%) PCI DSS
5 134 (2.12%) GDPR
6 112 (1.77%) NIST
7 70 (1.10%) QA
8 64 (1.01%) COBIT
9 54 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
9 54 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 53 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 37 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 33 (0.52%) ISO 22301
13 22 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 10 (0.16%) Data Quality
15 10 (0.16%) IFRS
15 10 (0.16%) NIST 800
15 10 (0.16%) PMO
16 9 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,810 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1,078 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 710 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 297 (4.69%) Docker
5 247 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
6 225 (3.55%) vSphere
7 164 (2.59%) XenApp
8 112 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 107 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 83 (1.31%) VMware NSX
11 67 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
12 60 (0.95%) Firmware
13 29 (0.46%) vCloud
14 28 (0.44%) Terminal Services
15 26 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 26 (0.41%) VMware Server
16 22 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 21 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
18 20 (0.32%) iptables
18 20 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 402 (6.35%) FortiGate
2 321 (5.07%) Nagios
3 309 (4.88%) Ansible
4 289 (4.56%) SCCM
5 259 (4.09%) Puppet
6 253 (3.99%) Kubernetes
7 198 (3.13%) Terraform
8 165 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
9 162 (2.56%) WSUS
10 102 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
11 98 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
12 93 (1.47%) SCOM
13 83 (1.31%) Backup Exec
14 80 (1.26%) Nessus
15 73 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
16 70 (1.10%) ZABBIX
17 58 (0.92%) vCenter Server
18 55 (0.87%) Salt
19 50 (0.79%) Grafana
20 47 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3,003 (47.40%) Cisco
2 1,919 (30.29%) Microsoft
3 1,689 (26.66%) VMware
4 822 (12.98%) Palo Alto
5 774 (12.22%) CheckPoint
6 679 (10.72%) Juniper
7 601 (9.49%) Citrix
8 593 (9.36%) Fortinet
9 468 (7.39%) Meraki
10 426 (6.72%) HP
11 388 (6.12%) F5
12 287 (4.53%) SolarWinds
13 258 (4.07%) Dell
14 253 (3.99%) Veeam
15 239 (3.77%) Google
16 238 (3.76%) Aruba
17 201 (3.17%) NetApp
18 179 (2.83%) Red Hat
19 142 (2.24%) Oracle
20 134 (2.12%) Splunk