Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 63 51
Rank change year-on-year -31 -12 +17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,792 1,952 6,352
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.46% 4.43% 5.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.45% 28.82% 31.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,106 1,651 5,034
10th Percentile £27,875 £31,250 £26,198
25th Percentile £36,750 £38,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -4.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +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 14,337 6,774 19,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.39% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,910 5,571 15,650
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
% change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -68 1,267 £65,000 - 291
South East -5 800 £45,000 - 188
North of England 0 692 £45,000 - 252
Midlands -24 446 £45,000 - 137
North West -8 338 £45,000 - 136
Yorkshire +7 305 £45,000 +11.80% 86
South West 0 298 £45,000 +7.14% 100
East of England -12 274 £42,500 - 76
West Midlands -43 252 £45,000 -5.26% 85
East Midlands +4 192 £43,000 +1.18% 52
North East +12 70 £37,500 - 30
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,560 (41.14%) Windows
2 1,498 (39.50%) Azure
3 1,451 (38.26%) Microsoft
4 1,275 (33.62%) Cisco
5 1,216 (32.07%) Active Directory
6 1,208 (31.86%) Microsoft 365
7 1,026 (27.06%) Social Skills
8 1,016 (26.79%) VPN
9 966 (25.47%) Windows Server
10 947 (24.97%) VMware
11 944 (24.89%) WAN
12 896 (23.63%) LAN
13 800 (21.10%) DNS
14 784 (20.68%) Linux
15 753 (19.86%) AWS
16 669 (17.64%) Cisco Certification
17 617 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
18 608 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 606 (15.98%) ITIL
20 602 (15.88%) PowerShell
21 596 (15.72%) TCP/IP
22 564 (14.87%) DHCP
23 543 (14.32%) Cybersecurity
24 527 (13.90%) Network Security
25 520 (13.71%) Hyper-V
26 519 (13.69%) DevOps
27 479 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
28 477 (12.58%) Information Security
29 467 (12.32%) Palo Alto
30 452 (11.92%) Data Centre

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
1 355 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 273 (7.20%) SharePoint
3 161 (4.25%) IIS
4 81 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (1.42%) Apache
5 54 (1.42%) Confluence
6 46 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 45 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (0.79%) nginx
9 28 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 28 (0.74%) JBoss
10 27 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 26 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.42%) Skype for Business
13 15 (0.40%) WordPress
14 11 (0.29%) CMS
14 11 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 279 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 31 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.16%) MicroStation
5 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.16%) Revit
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.026%) Weka
Business Applications
1 27 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 15 (0.40%) Sage 200
3 10 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.13%) Relativity
5 5 (0.13%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.079%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.079%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.053%) Magento
8 2 (0.053%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.053%) Sage 300 ERP
8 2 (0.053%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.026%) Maximo
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.026%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,498 (39.50%) Azure
2 1,208 (31.86%) Microsoft 365
3 753 (19.86%) AWS
4 251 (6.62%) IaaS
5 235 (6.20%) SaaS
6 232 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 228 (6.01%) PaaS
8 173 (4.56%) GCP
9 117 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
10 89 (2.35%) OneDrive
11 85 (2.24%) GitHub
11 85 (2.24%) Mimecast
12 64 (1.69%) Serverless
13 57 (1.50%) Azure Storage
14 55 (1.45%) Azure Sentinel
15 53 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 45 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
16 45 (1.19%) OpenShift
17 42 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 38 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,016 (26.79%) VPN
2 944 (24.89%) WAN
3 896 (23.63%) LAN
4 800 (21.10%) DNS
5 596 (15.72%) TCP/IP
6 564 (14.87%) DHCP
7 527 (13.90%) Network Security
8 411 (10.84%) VLAN
9 409 (10.79%) Wireless
10 343 (9.05%) Wi-Fi
11 322 (8.49%) VoIP
12 295 (7.78%) MPLS
13 288 (7.59%) BGP
14 263 (6.94%) SAN
15 242 (6.38%) OSPF
16 231 (6.09%) Internet
17 229 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
18 160 (4.22%) SD-WAN
19 151 (3.98%) IPsec
20 146 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.51%) MySQL
3 66 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 58 (1.53%) NoSQL
4 58 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (1.29%) Big Data
6 43 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 35 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 33 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
9 28 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 24 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (0.55%) Redis
12 19 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.34%) Power BI
16 13 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
17 12 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 158 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 151 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 147 (3.88%) JIRA
4 62 (1.64%) GitLab
5 27 (0.71%) Subversion
5 27 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 23 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 21 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 21 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 18 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.40%) Metasploit
12 10 (0.26%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.21%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.18%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.16%) JMeter
15 6 (0.16%) Maven
16 5 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,026 (27.06%) Social Skills
2 408 (10.76%) Finance
3 276 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 206 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 138 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 125 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 117 (3.09%) Organisational Skills
8 102 (2.69%) Banking
9 95 (2.51%) Retail
10 81 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
11 77 (2.03%) Law
12 70 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
13 69 (1.82%) Legal
14 58 (1.53%) Marketing
15 34 (0.90%) Electronics
16 32 (0.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 29 (0.76%) Games
17 29 (0.76%) Local Government
18 28 (0.74%) Aerospace
19 24 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 678 (17.88%) Network Engineer
2 470 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 426 (11.23%) Analyst
4 338 (8.91%) Security Engineer
5 329 (8.68%) Support Engineer
6 286 (7.54%) IT Engineer
7 239 (6.30%) Architect
8 197 (5.20%) IT Support
9 159 (4.19%) Cisco Engineer
10 158 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 149 (3.93%) Senior Network Engineer
12 143 (3.77%) IT Manager
13 142 (3.74%) Administrator
14 140 (3.69%) Support Analyst
15 139 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
16 136 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
17 131 (3.45%) Consultant
18 125 (3.30%) Security Analyst
19 114 (3.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
20 113 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (2.93%) Web Services
2 69 (1.82%) .NET
3 51 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
3 51 (1.34%) Kafka
4 49 (1.29%) Middleware
5 40 (1.05%) Node.js
6 39 (1.03%) RESTful
6 39 (1.03%) SOAP
7 32 (0.84%) .NET Core
7 32 (0.84%) ARM Templates
8 31 (0.82%) 802.1X
8 31 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
9 30 (0.79%) JSON
10 27 (0.71%) SAML
11 22 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (0.58%) HTML
11 22 (0.58%) REST
12 20 (0.53%) LAMP
12 20 (0.53%) LDAP
13 18 (0.47%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 452 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 279 (7.36%) Management Information System
3 193 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
4 148 (3.90%) Public Cloud
5 86 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 78 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 76 (2.00%) Private Cloud
8 71 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
9 64 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
10 62 (1.64%) PKI
11 61 (1.61%) Cloud Native
12 59 (1.56%) User Experience
13 50 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 45 (1.19%) Clustering
15 40 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
16 39 (1.03%) Replication
17 36 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
18 34 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
19 29 (0.76%) Cyberattack
19 29 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,560 (41.14%) Windows
2 966 (25.47%) Windows Server
3 784 (20.68%) Linux
4 398 (10.50%) Windows 10
5 365 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 295 (7.78%) Windows Server 2019
7 289 (7.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 166 (4.38%) Unix
9 161 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 105 (2.77%) Windows 7
11 84 (2.22%) Ubuntu
12 78 (2.06%) CentOS
13 76 (2.00%) Android
14 70 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (1.40%) Mac OS X
16 51 (1.34%) Debian
17 50 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 48 (1.27%) Mac OS
19 40 (1.05%) VMS
20 38 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 606 (15.98%) ITIL
3 543 (14.32%) Cybersecurity
4 519 (13.69%) DevOps
5 479 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
6 477 (12.58%) Information Security
7 370 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
8 336 (8.86%) SIEM
9 268 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 262 (6.91%) Project Management
11 261 (6.88%) Migration
12 233 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 230 (6.07%) Mentoring
14 223 (5.88%) Load Balancing
15 204 (5.38%) Service Delivery
16 194 (5.12%) Infrastructure as Code
17 188 (4.96%) Change Management
17 188 (4.96%) Security Operations
18 187 (4.93%) Network Design
19 174 (4.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 602 (15.88%) PowerShell
2 373 (9.84%) SQL
3 356 (9.39%) Python
4 249 (6.57%) Bash Shell
5 123 (3.24%) Java
6 74 (1.95%) C
7 69 (1.82%) Perl
8 55 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 54 (1.42%) C#
9 54 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 44 (1.16%) Go
11 43 (1.13%) PHP
12 34 (0.90%) C++
13 33 (0.87%) Ruby
14 20 (0.53%) R
14 20 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.47%) C-shell
16 17 (0.45%) VB
17 11 (0.29%) VBScript
18 10 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 669 (17.64%) Cisco Certification
2 412 (10.86%) CCNA
3 400 (10.55%) CCNP
4 293 (7.73%) Degree
5 263 (6.94%) Security Cleared
6 238 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 202 (5.33%) CISSP
8 160 (4.22%) SC Cleared
9 126 (3.32%) MCSE
10 119 (3.14%) MCSA
11 115 (3.03%) CCIE
12 108 (2.85%) CISM
13 99 (2.61%) CEH
14 69 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
15 59 (1.56%) CISA
15 59 (1.56%) JNCIA
16 57 (1.50%) DV Cleared
16 57 (1.50%) GIAC
17 44 (1.16%) CCDP
17 44 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (7.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 214 (5.64%) SLA
3 125 (3.30%) GDPR
4 124 (3.27%) PCI DSS
5 119 (3.14%) NIST
6 87 (2.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 45 (1.19%) QA
8 43 (1.13%) COBIT
9 33 (0.87%) NCSC
10 30 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 29 (0.76%) GRC
11 29 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.45%) ISO 22301
12 17 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (0.26%) SOC 2
14 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.21%) PMO
15 6 (0.16%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.13%) GLBA
System Software
1 1,216 (32.07%) Active Directory
2 617 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 520 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 259 (6.83%) Docker
5 144 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 116 (3.06%) vSphere
7 104 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 62 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
9 55 (1.45%) XenApp
10 47 (1.24%) KVM
11 38 (1.00%) VMware NSX
12 34 (0.90%) Firmware
13 33 (0.87%) XenDesktop
14 30 (0.79%) Terminal Server
14 30 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (0.66%) BitLocker
16 18 (0.47%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.34%) RHEV
18 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 262 (6.91%) Terraform
2 237 (6.25%) Ansible
3 235 (6.20%) Kubernetes
4 226 (5.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 179 (4.72%) SCCM
6 162 (4.27%) Puppet
7 88 (2.32%) WSUS
8 85 (2.24%) Nagios
9 73 (1.93%) FortiGate
10 65 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
11 49 (1.29%) Prometheus
12 47 (1.24%) Grafana
13 42 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
14 38 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
14 38 (1.00%) ZABBIX
15 37 (0.98%) QRadar
16 36 (0.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 35 (0.92%) Nessus
18 34 (0.90%) Backup Exec
19 29 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,451 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 1,275 (33.62%) Cisco
3 947 (24.97%) VMware
4 467 (12.32%) Palo Alto
5 325 (8.57%) CheckPoint
6 272 (7.17%) Meraki
7 268 (7.07%) Juniper
8 244 (6.43%) Citrix
9 210 (5.54%) F5
10 194 (5.12%) Veeam
11 181 (4.77%) HP
12 179 (4.72%) SolarWinds
13 177 (4.67%) Fortinet
14 156 (4.11%) Google
15 148 (3.90%) Oracle
16 135 (3.56%) Splunk
17 127 (3.35%) Aruba
18 118 (3.11%) Sophos
19 113 (2.98%) Dell
20 101 (2.66%) SonicWALL