Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 262 252 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.12% 6.06% 6.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.31% 34.24% 32.72%
Number of salaries quoted 208 203 239
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -4.71%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 811 736 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.95% 17.70% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 615 598 687
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Watford +3 80 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Stevenage +6 36 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Hatfield -1 29 £60,000 +9.09%
St Albans +11 21 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Welwyn Garden City -40 12 £42,500 +32.81%
Hemel Hempstead -21 11 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Borehamwood - 3 £36,000 - 3
Ware - 2 £30,000 - 1
Letchworth +26 1 £28,500 -16.18% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 £40,000 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 103 (39.31%) Cisco
2 86 (32.82%) Information Security
3 77 (29.39%) Microsoft
4 75 (28.63%) Windows
4 75 (28.63%) VMware
5 72 (27.48%) Network Security
6 70 (26.72%) SIEM
7 69 (26.34%) Active Directory
8 67 (25.57%) VPN
9 66 (25.19%) Management Information System
10 63 (24.05%) Degree
11 62 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
12 56 (21.37%) Cisco Certification
13 55 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 54 (20.61%) Cybersecurity
15 53 (20.23%) CheckPoint
16 52 (19.85%) CCNA
16 52 (19.85%) WAN
16 52 (19.85%) Data Centre
17 50 (19.08%) LAN
18 47 (17.94%) DNS
18 47 (17.94%) TCP/IP
19 44 (16.79%) PowerShell
19 44 (16.79%) Microsoft Azure
20 42 (16.03%) Security Operations
20 42 (16.03%) Citrix
21 41 (15.65%) Computer Science
22 39 (14.89%) Windows Server
22 39 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (14.12%) DevOps

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 27 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (4.58%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.44%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.29%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.53%) Apache
6 4 (1.53%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.53%) IIS
6 4 (1.53%) JBoss
6 4 (1.53%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (14.12%) Office 365
3 10 (3.82%) IaaS
4 9 (3.44%) GitHub
4 9 (3.44%) PaaS
5 7 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.91%) Akamai
7 4 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.53%) SaaS
8 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.48%) Network Security
2 67 (25.57%) VPN
3 62 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
4 52 (19.85%) WAN
5 50 (19.08%) LAN
6 47 (17.94%) DNS
6 47 (17.94%) TCP/IP
7 35 (13.36%) Wireless
8 31 (11.83%) Internet
9 29 (11.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (10.69%) DHCP
11 26 (9.92%) HTTP
12 25 (9.54%) OSPF
13 24 (9.16%) Cisco IOS
14 22 (8.40%) BGP
14 22 (8.40%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (8.02%) MPLS
15 21 (8.02%) NetScaler
16 18 (6.87%) VLAN
17 16 (6.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.53%) MS Access
3 4 (1.53%) Power BI
3 4 (1.53%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.38%) GIS
4 1 (0.38%) MySQL
4 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Jenkins
1 9 (3.44%) JIRA
2 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (9.54%) Retail
2 12 (4.58%) Advertising
3 11 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.53%) French Language
4 4 (1.53%) German Language
4 4 (1.53%) Swedish Language
5 2 (0.76%) Billing
5 2 (0.76%) Finance
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (24.05%) Network Engineer
2 49 (18.70%) Security Engineer
3 40 (15.27%) Team Leader
4 32 (12.21%) Analyst
5 30 (11.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (9.54%) Support Engineer
7 21 (8.02%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 18 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.11%) Consultant
10 15 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.73%) VMware Engineer
11 13 (4.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 13 (4.96%) Architect
11 13 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.58%) Information Security Engineer
13 11 (4.20%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (4.20%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.96%) HTML
2 11 (4.20%) Web Services
3 9 (3.44%) XML
4 4 (1.53%) .NET
4 4 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (1.53%) EJB
4 4 (1.53%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (1.53%) HornetQ
4 4 (1.53%) Java EE
4 4 (1.53%) Java SE
4 4 (1.53%) JMS
4 4 (1.53%) MDX
4 4 (1.53%) REST
4 4 (1.53%) SOAP
4 4 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.38%) Node.js
6 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (25.19%) Management Information System
2 52 (19.85%) Data Centre
3 41 (15.65%) Computer Science
4 39 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (13.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (6.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (4.20%) Replication
10 7 (2.67%) Driving Licence
10 7 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.91%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.91%) iSeries
12 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.53%) CCTV
12 4 (1.53%) iPhone
12 4 (1.53%) PKI
13 3 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (1.15%) e-Health
14 2 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 75 (28.63%) Windows
2 39 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.36%) Linux
4 25 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (8.40%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.49%) Windows 8
7 16 (6.11%) Mac OS X
8 11 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (3.82%) Unix
9 10 (3.82%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.53%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.15%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.82%) Information Security
2 70 (26.72%) SIEM
3 54 (20.61%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (16.03%) Security Operations
5 37 (14.12%) DevOps
6 35 (13.36%) E-Commerce
7 34 (12.98%) Technical Analysis
8 31 (11.83%) Load Balancing
9 29 (11.07%) ITIL
9 29 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (8.02%) Security Architecture
13 15 (5.73%) High Availability
13 15 (5.73%) Supplier Management
14 14 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (5.34%) Migration
14 14 (5.34%) Network Management
15 13 (4.96%) Project Management
15 13 (4.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.79%) PowerShell
2 22 (8.40%) SQL
3 18 (6.87%) Bash Shell
4 16 (6.11%) Java
5 15 (5.73%) Python
6 9 (3.44%) C
7 7 (2.67%) R
8 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.53%) VBA
9 2 (0.76%) AWK
10 1 (0.38%) C#
10 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 63 (24.05%) Degree
2 56 (21.37%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (19.85%) CCNA
4 37 (14.12%) CCNP
4 37 (14.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (8.40%) GSEC
5 22 (8.40%) SSCP
6 17 (6.49%) CISSP
7 13 (4.96%) CEH
8 12 (4.58%) GCIA
8 12 (4.58%) GCIH
8 12 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.82%) Security Cleared
11 8 (3.05%) Master's Degree
11 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.67%) MCSE
13 6 (2.29%) CCDP
13 6 (2.29%) CCENT
14 5 (1.91%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (12.98%) PCI DSS
3 29 (11.07%) GDPR
4 15 (5.73%) SLA
5 5 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.15%) BS7799
7 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (26.34%) Active Directory
2 55 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.25%) ProxySG
5 12 (4.58%) Docker
6 9 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.67%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.53%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.76%) vSphere
11 1 (0.38%) Samba
11 1 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (4.20%) Ansible
2 10 (3.82%) FortiGate
3 9 (3.44%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.29%) SCCM
6 5 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.91%) Puppet
7 4 (1.53%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.15%) AppManager
8 3 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.15%) Netcool
8 3 (1.15%) QRadar
8 3 (1.15%) SCOM
8 3 (1.15%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.76%) EnCase
9 2 (0.76%) Nagios
9 2 (0.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 103 (39.31%) Cisco
2 77 (29.39%) Microsoft
3 75 (28.63%) VMware
4 53 (20.23%) CheckPoint
5 42 (16.03%) Citrix
6 36 (13.74%) F5
7 35 (13.36%) Palo Alto
8 30 (11.45%) Juniper
9 24 (9.16%) Blue Coat
10 22 (8.40%) Splunk
11 15 (5.73%) Arista
12 13 (4.96%) Fortinet
13 10 (3.82%) ArcSight
13 10 (3.82%) IBM
13 10 (3.82%) LogRhythm
14 8 (3.05%) Remedy
15 7 (2.67%) NetApp
16 6 (2.29%) EMC
17 5 (1.91%) HP
17 5 (1.91%) SAP