Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 60 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5,215 6,450 6,833
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.81% 4.70% 4.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.77% 30.60% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,418 5,561 5,683
Median annual salary £49,482 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,145 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.46% - +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 16,417 21,076 24,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.35% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13,035 16,387 20,070
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 2,018 £60,000 +9.09% 175
South East +15 1,186 £47,500 +3.26% 153
North of England -6 653 £42,500 +3.77% 140
Midlands +7 573 £45,000 +5.88% 74
East of England 0 386 £40,000 - 72
South West +15 385 £40,000 -9.09% 80
West Midlands 0 379 £46,500 +9.41% 48
North West +15 311 £40,000 -3.72% 76
Yorkshire -13 280 £45,000 +15.38% 41
East Midlands +46 191 £42,500 +7.59% 25
North East +9 62 £35,000 -44.00% 23
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 2,294 (43.99%) Windows
2 2,121 (40.67%) Cisco
3 1,608 (30.83%) Microsoft
4 1,451 (27.82%) Active Directory
5 1,428 (27.38%) Azure
6 1,424 (27.31%) WAN
7 1,370 (26.27%) VMware
8 1,324 (25.39%) Cisco Certification
9 1,303 (24.99%) Office 365
10 1,296 (24.85%) LAN
11 1,245 (23.87%) Windows Server
12 1,121 (21.50%) VPN
13 1,031 (19.77%) DNS
14 1,015 (19.46%) Linux
15 1,004 (19.25%) TCP/IP
16 892 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 808 (15.49%) Network Security
18 793 (15.21%) CCNP
19 781 (14.98%) Information Security
20 772 (14.80%) Finance
21 753 (14.44%) Cybersecurity
22 750 (14.38%) ITIL
23 744 (14.27%) AWS
24 743 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 737 (14.13%) DHCP
26 717 (13.75%) Data Centre
27 677 (12.98%) CCNA
27 677 (12.98%) Wireless
28 657 (12.60%) Hyper-V
29 633 (12.14%) 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
1 416 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 249 (4.77%) IIS
3 204 (3.91%) SharePoint
4 152 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 144 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 85 (1.63%) Skype for Business
7 62 (1.19%) Apache
8 42 (0.81%) nginx
9 35 (0.67%) Confluence
10 31 (0.59%) CMS
11 27 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.25%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.23%) WordPress
17 11 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.21%) JBoss
17 11 (0.21%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 278 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 60 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 40 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.13%) SketchUp
8 3 (0.058%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.038%) Gephi
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.019%) Maya
10 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.019%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 18 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.15%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.096%) Line 50
3 5 (0.096%) Pegasus Opera
3 5 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.096%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.077%) assyst
4 4 (0.077%) Eikon
4 4 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.077%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.038%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.038%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.038%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.038%) Shopify
7 1 (0.019%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.019%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.019%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,428 (27.38%) Azure
2 1,303 (24.99%) Office 365
3 744 (14.27%) AWS
4 236 (4.53%) IaaS
5 208 (3.99%) PaaS
6 199 (3.82%) SaaS
7 149 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 133 (2.55%) GCP
9 67 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
10 63 (1.21%) G Suite
11 56 (1.07%) Serverless
12 55 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 53 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 48 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (0.92%) Mimecast
15 44 (0.84%) GitHub
16 41 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
17 39 (0.75%) OneDrive
18 28 (0.54%) Azure Functions
19 26 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,424 (27.31%) WAN
2 1,296 (24.85%) LAN
3 1,121 (21.50%) VPN
4 1,031 (19.77%) DNS
5 1,004 (19.25%) TCP/IP
6 808 (15.49%) Network Security
7 737 (14.13%) DHCP
8 677 (12.98%) Wireless
9 589 (11.29%) BGP
10 519 (9.95%) OSPF
11 503 (9.65%) VoIP
12 476 (9.13%) MPLS
13 475 (9.11%) VLAN
14 471 (9.03%) Cisco ASA
15 466 (8.94%) Internet
16 394 (7.56%) SAN
16 394 (7.56%) Wi-Fi
17 290 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 290 (5.56%) IPsec
18 235 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 82 (1.57%) MySQL
3 41 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (0.59%) Big Data
6 30 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 29 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (0.46%) Blockchain
10 23 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 22 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (0.35%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.31%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.19%) FileMaker
14 10 (0.19%) MariaDB
14 10 (0.19%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.17%) Cognos Impromptu
16 8 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 128 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 93 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 93 (1.78%) JIRA
3 48 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 46 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 45 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 27 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 26 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 24 (0.46%) GitLab
9 23 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (0.40%) Metasploit
11 18 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (0.31%) Vagrant
13 14 (0.27%) Maven
14 13 (0.25%) Hudson
14 13 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.21%) Artifactory
15 11 (0.21%) Burp Suite
15 11 (0.21%) Zephyr
16 10 (0.19%) TestRail
General
1 772 (14.80%) Finance
2 263 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 189 (3.62%) Retail
4 167 (3.20%) Public Sector
5 128 (2.45%) Legal
6 116 (2.22%) Law
7 86 (1.65%) Banking
8 51 (0.98%) Marketing
9 44 (0.84%) Advertising
10 43 (0.82%) Games
11 38 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.46%) Military
13 23 (0.44%) Automotive
13 23 (0.44%) Front Office
14 22 (0.42%) Billing
14 22 (0.42%) Electronics
15 20 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.36%) Police
17 16 (0.31%) Back Office
17 16 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,196 (22.93%) Network Engineer
2 645 (12.37%) Analyst
3 607 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 534 (10.24%) Support Engineer
5 440 (8.44%) IT Engineer
6 378 (7.25%) IT Support
7 358 (6.86%) Security Engineer
8 305 (5.85%) Architect
9 287 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
10 259 (4.97%) Security Analyst
11 241 (4.62%) Consultant
12 224 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
13 221 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 160 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
15 157 (3.01%) Administrator
16 152 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
17 151 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
18 149 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
18 149 (2.86%) Support Analyst
19 148 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (1.71%) .NET
2 78 (1.50%) 802.1X
3 61 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
4 59 (1.13%) LDAP
5 55 (1.05%) Web Services
6 45 (0.86%) WebSockets
7 38 (0.73%) LAMP
8 33 (0.63%) Node.js
9 32 (0.61%) HTML
10 29 (0.56%) REST
11 24 (0.46%) SAML
12 23 (0.44%) Middleware
13 22 (0.42%) CSS
14 19 (0.36%) OAuth
15 16 (0.31%) ASP.NET
16 14 (0.27%) RESTful
16 14 (0.27%) XMPP
17 13 (0.25%) Kafka
18 12 (0.23%) JSON
18 12 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 717 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 357 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 282 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 239 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 159 (3.05%) Public Cloud
6 120 (2.30%) PKI
7 116 (2.22%) Driving Licence
8 114 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 80 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 71 (1.36%) Clustering
11 68 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
12 66 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
13 57 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 56 (1.07%) User Experience
15 55 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
16 54 (1.04%) Replication
17 52 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 52 (1.00%) Private Cloud
18 50 (0.96%) Virtual Team
19 49 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2,294 (43.99%) Windows
2 1,245 (23.87%) Windows Server
3 1,015 (19.46%) Linux
4 490 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 462 (8.86%) Windows 10
6 373 (7.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 298 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 248 (4.76%) Windows 7
9 177 (3.39%) Unix
10 124 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 110 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 107 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 92 (1.76%) Apple iOS
14 81 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (1.53%) CentOS
16 72 (1.38%) Ubuntu
17 71 (1.36%) Android
18 55 (1.05%) Mac OS
19 52 (1.00%) Mac OS X
20 44 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (14.98%) Information Security
2 753 (14.44%) Cybersecurity
3 750 (14.38%) ITIL
4 743 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 596 (11.43%) SIEM
6 541 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
7 421 (8.07%) DevOps
8 364 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 341 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
10 330 (6.33%) Security Operations
11 313 (6.00%) Change Management
12 292 (5.60%) Penetration Testing
13 271 (5.20%) Migration
13 271 (5.20%) Vulnerability Management
14 246 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
15 245 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
16 238 (4.56%) Incident Management
17 237 (4.54%) Project Management
18 235 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
19 221 (4.24%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 633 (12.14%) PowerShell
2 411 (7.88%) SQL
3 401 (7.69%) Python
4 195 (3.74%) Bash Shell
5 183 (3.51%) Java
6 138 (2.65%) C#
7 102 (1.96%) Perl
8 90 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 80 (1.53%) Ruby
10 75 (1.44%) C
11 56 (1.07%) PHP
12 53 (1.02%) VBScript
13 39 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 34 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 30 (0.58%) Go
16 29 (0.56%) C++
17 11 (0.21%) KiXtart
17 11 (0.21%) VB
18 10 (0.19%) R
19 5 (0.096%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,324 (25.39%) Cisco Certification
2 793 (15.21%) CCNP
3 677 (12.98%) CCNA
4 518 (9.93%) Degree
5 396 (7.59%) CISSP
6 330 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 321 (6.16%) Security Cleared
8 238 (4.56%) CISM
9 215 (4.12%) MCSE
10 206 (3.95%) SC Cleared
11 167 (3.20%) CCIE
12 139 (2.67%) MCSA
13 128 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
14 109 (2.09%) JNCIA
15 105 (2.01%) CCDP
16 90 (1.73%) SANS
17 86 (1.65%) CEH
18 80 (1.53%) CISA
19 79 (1.51%) GIAC
19 79 (1.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 308 (5.91%) SLA
3 246 (4.72%) PCI DSS
4 244 (4.68%) GDPR
5 114 (2.19%) NIST
6 106 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 40 (0.77%) COBIT
8 39 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.71%) QA
10 34 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 29 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 22 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 21 (0.40%) ISO 9001
14 19 (0.36%) BS25999
15 16 (0.31%) Data Quality
16 15 (0.29%) NCSC
17 14 (0.27%) NIST 800
18 13 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 11 (0.21%) ISO 22301
20 10 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,451 (27.82%) Active Directory
2 892 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 657 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 215 (4.12%) vSphere
5 196 (3.76%) Docker
6 181 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 167 (3.20%) XenApp
8 123 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
8 123 (2.36%) XenDesktop
9 61 (1.17%) Firmware
9 61 (1.17%) VMware NSX
10 53 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (0.79%) NFS
12 32 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 30 (0.58%) BitLocker
13 30 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
14 25 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 20 (0.38%) Xen
16 19 (0.36%) KVM
17 18 (0.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 267 (5.12%) Ansible
2 255 (4.89%) SCCM
3 188 (3.60%) Puppet
4 170 (3.26%) Kubernetes
5 161 (3.09%) Terraform
6 154 (2.95%) FortiGate
7 127 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
8 97 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 77 (1.48%) WSUS
10 67 (1.28%) SCOM
11 65 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
12 64 (1.23%) Backup Exec
13 55 (1.05%) Nagios
14 53 (1.02%) vCenter Server
15 47 (0.90%) Nessus
16 46 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
17 45 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
18 37 (0.71%) QRadar
19 30 (0.58%) Grafana
19 30 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,121 (40.67%) Cisco
2 1,608 (30.83%) Microsoft
3 1,370 (26.27%) VMware
4 602 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 566 (10.85%) Juniper
6 432 (8.28%) CheckPoint
7 429 (8.23%) Citrix
8 373 (7.15%) HP
9 318 (6.10%) Meraki
10 262 (5.02%) F5
11 255 (4.89%) SolarWinds
12 250 (4.79%) Fortinet
13 205 (3.93%) Veeam
14 182 (3.49%) Dell
15 146 (2.80%) Google
16 142 (2.72%) McAfee
17 139 (2.67%) Splunk
18 131 (2.51%) Aruba
19 128 (2.45%) Red Hat
20 126 (2.42%) NetApp