Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 60 69
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5,581 6,516 6,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.80% 4.62% 4.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.72% 30.32% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4,584 5,319 5,777
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 17,595 21,489 24,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14,006 16,897 20,377
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
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 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -9 2,041 £57,500 +4.55% 276
South East +11 1,276 £47,500 +5.56% 260
Midlands +11 734 £42,500 - 128
North of England +2 680 £40,000 - 225
West Midlands +5 496 £45,500 +7.06% 79
South West +28 416 £40,500 -10.00% 100
East of England -6 407 £38,500 -1.07% 116
North West +10 341 £40,000 - 111
Yorkshire +3 311 £44,500 +18.67% 87
East Midlands +39 235 £42,500 +11.11% 49
North East +2 28 £39,000 -33.62% 27
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 2,350 (42.11%) Windows
2 2,286 (40.96%) Cisco
3 1,743 (31.23%) Microsoft
4 1,526 (27.34%) WAN
5 1,510 (27.06%) Active Directory
6 1,504 (26.95%) Cisco Certification
7 1,491 (26.72%) Azure
8 1,432 (25.66%) LAN
9 1,427 (25.57%) VMware
10 1,269 (22.74%) Office 365
10 1,269 (22.74%) Windows Server
11 1,247 (22.34%) VPN
12 1,171 (20.98%) DNS
13 1,134 (20.32%) TCP/IP
14 1,123 (20.12%) Linux
15 976 (17.49%) CCNP
16 915 (16.39%) ITIL
17 906 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 881 (15.79%) Network Security
19 845 (15.14%) AWS
20 841 (15.07%) DHCP
21 806 (14.44%) CCNA
22 763 (13.67%) Data Centre
23 754 (13.51%) Information Security
24 753 (13.49%) Finance
25 727 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 721 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
27 711 (12.74%) Wireless
28 647 (11.59%) Hyper-V
29 641 (11.49%) Palo Alto

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
1 502 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 253 (4.53%) IIS
3 224 (4.01%) SharePoint
4 173 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 103 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 81 (1.45%) Apache
8 66 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 65 (1.16%) nginx
10 50 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 41 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 39 (0.70%) Confluence
13 37 (0.66%) Tomcat
14 27 (0.48%) Apache Spark
15 21 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 19 (0.34%) CMS
17 17 (0.30%) JBoss
18 13 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
19 11 (0.20%) WordPress
20 9 (0.16%) Joomla!
Applications
1 310 (5.55%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 50 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.072%) SketchUp
9 3 (0.054%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.018%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.018%) Maya
11 1 (0.018%) NUKE
11 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.090%) Exchequer
2 5 (0.090%) Line 50
2 5 (0.090%) Pegasus Opera
2 5 (0.090%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.054%) Eikon
4 2 (0.036%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.036%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.018%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.018%) Eze OMS
5 1 (0.018%) Maximo
5 1 (0.018%) Relativity
5 1 (0.018%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.018%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.018%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,491 (26.72%) Azure
2 1,269 (22.74%) Office 365
3 845 (15.14%) AWS
4 254 (4.55%) IaaS
5 240 (4.30%) SaaS
6 204 (3.66%) PaaS
7 162 (2.90%) GCP
8 131 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 117 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 77 (1.38%) G Suite
11 62 (1.11%) Serverless
12 59 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 49 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 46 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 39 (0.70%) GitHub
15 39 (0.70%) Mimecast
16 37 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
17 35 (0.63%) OneDrive
18 33 (0.59%) Azure Functions
19 27 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,526 (27.34%) WAN
2 1,432 (25.66%) LAN
3 1,247 (22.34%) VPN
4 1,171 (20.98%) DNS
5 1,134 (20.32%) TCP/IP
6 881 (15.79%) Network Security
7 841 (15.07%) DHCP
8 711 (12.74%) Wireless
9 605 (10.84%) BGP
10 565 (10.12%) OSPF
11 543 (9.73%) MPLS
12 537 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
13 522 (9.35%) Internet
14 508 (9.10%) VLAN
15 479 (8.58%) VoIP
16 413 (7.40%) SAN
17 367 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
18 318 (5.70%) IPsec
19 306 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
20 277 (4.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 92 (1.65%) MySQL
3 60 (1.08%) Big Data
4 45 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 31 (0.56%) Blockchain
8 29 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 27 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 26 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (0.43%) Relational Database
13 20 (0.36%) NoSQL
14 19 (0.34%) Redis
15 16 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 14 (0.25%) Oracle Database
17 14 (0.25%) Power BI
18 12 (0.22%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 178 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 152 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 114 (2.04%) JIRA
4 44 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 42 (0.75%) TeamCity
5 42 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 39 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 37 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 31 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (0.52%) GitLab
10 28 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 26 (0.47%) Maven
12 25 (0.45%) Artifactory
13 20 (0.36%) Visual Studio
14 19 (0.34%) Hudson
14 19 (0.34%) Metasploit
15 18 (0.32%) Ant
15 18 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 753 (13.49%) Finance
2 319 (5.72%) Telecoms
3 232 (4.16%) Retail
4 197 (3.53%) Public Sector
5 124 (2.22%) Law
6 122 (2.19%) Legal
7 93 (1.67%) Banking
8 75 (1.34%) Marketing
9 60 (1.08%) Games
10 45 (0.81%) Advertising
11 41 (0.73%) Billing
12 39 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 37 (0.66%) Automotive
14 28 (0.50%) Electronics
15 26 (0.47%) Police
16 25 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 25 (0.45%) Military
17 20 (0.36%) French Language
18 17 (0.30%) Back Office
18 17 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,351 (24.21%) Network Engineer
2 629 (11.27%) Analyst
3 622 (11.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 538 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 422 (7.56%) IT Engineer
6 403 (7.22%) IT Support
7 374 (6.70%) Security Engineer
8 342 (6.13%) Architect
9 322 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
10 277 (4.96%) Consultant
11 229 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
12 217 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 211 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
14 208 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
14 208 (3.73%) Security Analyst
15 195 (3.49%) Network Security Engineer
16 176 (3.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 174 (3.12%) Administrator
18 172 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
19 157 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (2.02%) .NET
2 80 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
3 75 (1.34%) LDAP
4 72 (1.29%) 802.1X
5 62 (1.11%) Web Services
6 52 (0.93%) Node.js
7 45 (0.81%) LAMP
8 43 (0.77%) REST
9 33 (0.59%) Middleware
10 31 (0.56%) SAML
11 30 (0.54%) HTML
12 27 (0.48%) AngularJS
12 27 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (0.45%) CSS
14 22 (0.39%) ASP.NET
14 22 (0.39%) Spring
15 21 (0.38%) OAuth
16 19 (0.34%) JSON
17 18 (0.32%) Kafka
17 18 (0.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 763 (13.67%) Data Centre
2 360 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 342 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 299 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 166 (2.97%) Public Cloud
6 145 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 134 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 116 (2.08%) PKI
9 95 (1.70%) Replication
10 86 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 81 (1.45%) User Experience
12 80 (1.43%) Clustering
13 71 (1.27%) CCTV
14 70 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
15 63 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
16 61 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 59 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
18 58 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
19 54 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
20 50 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,350 (42.11%) Windows
2 1,269 (22.74%) Windows Server
3 1,123 (20.12%) Linux
4 551 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 476 (8.53%) Windows 10
6 419 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 245 (4.39%) Windows 7
8 201 (3.60%) Unix
9 146 (2.62%) Windows 8
10 134 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 119 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 103 (1.85%) CentOS
13 94 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 85 (1.52%) Ubuntu
15 75 (1.34%) Android
16 58 (1.04%) Mac OS X
17 50 (0.90%) Mac OS
18 46 (0.82%) Debian
19 32 (0.57%) Solaris
20 30 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 915 (16.39%) ITIL
2 754 (13.51%) Information Security
3 727 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 721 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
5 613 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
6 581 (10.41%) SIEM
7 503 (9.01%) DevOps
8 447 (8.01%) Load Balancing
9 429 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 383 (6.86%) Migration
11 312 (5.59%) Security Operations
12 290 (5.20%) Incident Management
13 285 (5.11%) Mentoring
14 280 (5.02%) Penetration Testing
15 270 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
16 267 (4.78%) Network Design
17 266 (4.77%) Change Management
18 264 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
19 259 (4.64%) Configuration Management
20 254 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 565 (10.12%) PowerShell
2 449 (8.05%) SQL
3 382 (6.84%) Python
4 213 (3.82%) Bash Shell
5 178 (3.19%) Java
6 139 (2.49%) C#
7 106 (1.90%) Ruby
8 96 (1.72%) Perl
9 90 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 87 (1.56%) C
11 70 (1.25%) PHP
12 49 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 42 (0.75%) Go
14 38 (0.68%) C++
15 32 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 32 (0.57%) VBScript
16 11 (0.20%) KiXtart
16 11 (0.20%) VB
17 7 (0.13%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.11%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 1,504 (26.95%) Cisco Certification
2 976 (17.49%) CCNP
3 806 (14.44%) CCNA
4 592 (10.61%) Degree
5 381 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 364 (6.52%) CISSP
6 364 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 234 (4.19%) MCSE
8 223 (4.00%) SC Cleared
9 218 (3.91%) CISM
10 193 (3.46%) CCIE
11 182 (3.26%) MCSA
12 122 (2.19%) CCDP
12 122 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
13 115 (2.06%) JNCIA
14 112 (2.01%) JNCIS
15 110 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 107 (1.92%) GIAC
17 84 (1.51%) SANS
18 83 (1.49%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (6.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 303 (5.43%) SLA
3 221 (3.96%) PCI DSS
4 170 (3.05%) GDPR
5 126 (2.26%) NIST
6 88 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 58 (1.04%) COBIT
8 53 (0.95%) QA
9 40 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 31 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 30 (0.54%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 21 (0.38%) Data Quality
14 20 (0.36%) NIST 800
15 19 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 18 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 13 (0.23%) NCSC
18 11 (0.20%) RMADS
19 10 (0.18%) HIPAA
19 10 (0.18%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,510 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 906 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 647 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 255 (4.57%) Docker
5 251 (4.50%) vSphere
6 203 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 155 (2.78%) XenApp
8 106 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
9 105 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 73 (1.31%) VMware NSX
11 62 (1.11%) Firmware
12 55 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 29 (0.52%) VMware Server
15 27 (0.48%) vCloud
16 26 (0.47%) NFS
17 22 (0.39%) ProxySG
17 22 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
18 21 (0.38%) iptables
19 19 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 303 (5.43%) Ansible
2 296 (5.30%) SCCM
3 239 (4.28%) Puppet
4 210 (3.76%) Kubernetes
5 182 (3.26%) Terraform
6 158 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
7 151 (2.71%) FortiGate
8 111 (1.99%) WSUS
9 86 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 80 (1.43%) SCOM
11 78 (1.40%) Nagios
12 71 (1.27%) Nessus
13 70 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
14 63 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
15 56 (1.00%) vCenter Server
16 53 (0.95%) Salt
16 53 (0.95%) ZABBIX
17 52 (0.93%) Backup Exec
17 52 (0.93%) Grafana
18 36 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2,286 (40.96%) Cisco
2 1,743 (31.23%) Microsoft
3 1,427 (25.57%) VMware
4 641 (11.49%) Palo Alto
5 620 (11.11%) Juniper
6 551 (9.87%) CheckPoint
7 433 (7.76%) Citrix
8 377 (6.76%) HP
9 336 (6.02%) Meraki
10 332 (5.95%) F5
11 282 (5.05%) SolarWinds
12 261 (4.68%) Fortinet
13 215 (3.85%) Veeam
14 209 (3.74%) Google
15 163 (2.92%) Red Hat
16 159 (2.85%) Dell
17 155 (2.78%) Splunk
18 139 (2.49%) NetApp
19 133 (2.38%) Aruba
20 118 (2.11%) McAfee