Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 52 68
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16 -18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 29 30 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Essex 6.46% 3.89% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.19% 32.97% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 25
Median annual salary £36,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -36.84%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £25,350
90th Percentile £51,750 £46,705 £58,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £38,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +23.38% -12.50% -2.22%

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 74 91 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.48% 11.79% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 44 73 123
Median annual salary £39,250 £34,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.95% +2.21% -20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,800 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,375 £59,750 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Essex

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

Salary trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Essex

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Essex over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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
Basildon +8 7 £41,250 +79.35%
Colchester +11 3 £32,000 +6.67%
Harlow +7 2 £21,000 -22.22%
Brentwood 0 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £27,500 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 21 (72.41%) Windows
1 21 (72.41%) Office 365
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server
3 14 (48.28%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (44.83%) Network Management
5 12 (41.38%) WSUS
5 12 (41.38%) Sophos
5 12 (41.38%) Patch Management
5 12 (41.38%) Infrastructure Management
6 11 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Cisco
8 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (24.14%) Network Security
9 7 (24.14%) Azure
10 6 (20.69%) VMware
11 5 (17.24%) VPN
11 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
11 5 (17.24%) Juniper
11 5 (17.24%) ITIL
11 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
12 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
12 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
13 3 (10.34%) LAN
13 3 (10.34%) Linux
13 3 (10.34%) Python
13 3 (10.34%) Migration
13 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL

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 2 (6.90%) Confluence
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (72.41%) Office 365
2 7 (24.14%) Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) G Suite
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Network Security
2 5 (17.24%) VPN
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.45%) BGP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.45%) IPsec
5 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.45%) OSPF
5 1 (3.45%) RFID
5 1 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) Redis
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
1 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Security Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Head of DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (44.83%) Network Management
3 12 (41.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 12 (41.38%) Patch Management
4 11 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (10.34%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 2 (6.90%) Security Operations
9 2 (6.90%) Server Management
9 2 (6.90%) Social Engineering
9 2 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.34%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) C
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) MCITP
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CCDA
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) CEH
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 3 (10.34%) iptables
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) WSUS
2 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.34%) Terraform
3 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.45%) Nexpose
4 1 (3.45%) QRadar
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Sophos
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) Juniper
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.34%) Meraki
6 3 (10.34%) New Relic
6 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL
6 3 (10.34%) WatchGuard
7 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (6.90%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Sage
7 2 (6.90%) SaltStack
8 1 (3.45%) Brocade
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) Google
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.45%) Veeam