Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 77 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 -31
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 52 59 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.70% 2.75% 3.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.53% 22.61% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 46 37 81
Essex median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £24,875 £27,150 £21,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,800 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 196 261 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.94% 12.17% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 176 200 276
Essex median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.71% -6.56%
10th Percentile £21,625 £24,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £68,750 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

Salary trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Colchester - 34 £52,500 -
Harlow -8 5 £22,000 -24.14%
Chelmsford -8 3 £27,500 -8.33%
Brentwood +18 2 £42,500 -
Grays - 1 £22,500 - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 £35,000 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 38 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (71.15%) Cisco
2 37 (71.15%) CCNA
3 35 (67.31%) WAN
3 35 (67.31%) LAN
4 33 (63.46%) CheckPoint
5 31 (59.62%) DNS
6 28 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (51.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (51.92%) DHCP
8 26 (50.00%) CCNP
8 26 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
8 26 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
8 26 (50.00%) Cacti
8 26 (50.00%) Data Centre
9 25 (48.08%) FTP
10 22 (42.31%) VoIP
10 22 (42.31%) Meraki
11 15 (28.85%) Network Management
12 14 (26.92%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (25.00%) Windows
14 12 (23.08%) VMware
14 12 (23.08%) SmokePing
14 12 (23.08%) MRTG
15 11 (21.15%) Time Management
16 9 (17.31%) Statistics
16 9 (17.31%) ITIL
16 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
17 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) WordPress
3 1 (1.92%) Zimbra
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (67.31%) LAN
1 35 (67.31%) WAN
2 31 (59.62%) DNS
3 28 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (51.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 27 (51.92%) DHCP
5 26 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
6 25 (48.08%) FTP
7 22 (42.31%) VoIP
8 12 (23.08%) MRTG
9 7 (13.46%) VPN
10 4 (7.69%) Network Security
10 4 (7.69%) SAN
11 3 (5.77%) VLAN
11 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (3.85%) MPLS
12 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
13 1 (1.92%) BGP
13 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
13 1 (1.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (11.54%) Automotive
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Network Engineer
2 21 (40.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (40.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 20 (38.46%) WAN Engineer
4 16 (30.77%) LAN Engineer
4 16 (30.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Administrator
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) IT Support
6 4 (7.69%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (5.77%) IT Technician
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.92%) CentOS
7 1 (1.92%) Debian
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Network Management
2 14 (26.92%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (21.15%) Time Management
4 9 (17.31%) ITIL
4 9 (17.31%) Statistics
5 7 (13.46%) Change Control
6 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.85%) Data Security
6 2 (3.85%) DevOps
6 2 (3.85%) ERP
6 2 (3.85%) People Management
6 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.92%) BDD
7 1 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.92%) Information Security
7 1 (1.92%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.92%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (71.15%) CCNA
3 26 (50.00%) CCNP
3 26 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
4 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.62%) MCSE
6 2 (3.85%) CCIE
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.85%) MCITP
6 2 (3.85%) MCP
7 1 (1.92%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (1.92%) CCSP
7 1 (1.92%) CISSP
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) MCTS
7 1 (1.92%) SANS
7 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.92%) iptables
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.92%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (50.00%) Cacti
2 12 (23.08%) SmokePing
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Salt
4 1 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Cisco
2 33 (63.46%) CheckPoint
3 22 (42.31%) Meraki
4 12 (23.08%) VMware
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.46%) Polycom
7 4 (7.69%) HP
8 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.85%) Citrix
9 2 (3.85%) NetApp
10 1 (1.92%) Apple
10 1 (1.92%) Avaya
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
10 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.92%) IBM
10 1 (1.92%) Juniper
10 1 (1.92%) McAfee
10 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.92%) Symantec
10 1 (1.92%) Veeam