Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 30 15
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 46 96 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.03% 7.31% 13.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.94% 36.36% 58.63%
Number of salaries quoted 35 88 209
Kent median annual salary £34,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.42% +18.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,400 £27,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - -

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 128 264 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.99% 20.09% 23.37%
Number of salaries quoted 104 207 345
Kent median annual salary £34,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.75% +6.67% -1.96%
10th Percentile £22,375 £21,250 £21,600
90th Percentile £51,250 £65,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.84%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Kent over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Kent region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Maidstone -13 11 £33,500 -16.25% 3
Chatham +12 10 £32,500 +54.76% 1
Dartford +20 8 - -
Sittingbourne +10 3 £37,500 - 1
Tonbridge - 3 £32,750 -
Tunbridge Wells +10 2 £58,250 -
Rochester - 2 £47,500 -
Sevenoaks - 2 £32,000 -
West Malling -19 1 £45,000 -8.16%
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Kent region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) WAN
3 17 (36.96%) Network Design
3 17 (36.96%) LAN
3 17 (36.96%) Windows
4 15 (32.61%) VPN
4 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.09%) VMware
6 11 (23.91%) Information Security
6 11 (23.91%) IP Telephony
6 11 (23.91%) VLAN
6 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (23.91%) SIEM
7 10 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
8 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
8 9 (19.57%) CCNA
8 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (19.57%) Wireless
9 8 (17.39%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
9 8 (17.39%) ITIL
9 8 (17.39%) HP
9 8 (17.39%) GDPR
9 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (15.22%) Office 365

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Acrobat
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.17%) Abaqus
3 1 (2.17%) Mathcad
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Office 365
3 3 (6.52%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.17%) IaaS
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (39.13%) WAN
2 17 (36.96%) LAN
3 15 (32.61%) VPN
4 11 (23.91%) IP Telephony
4 11 (23.91%) VLAN
5 9 (19.57%) Wireless
6 7 (15.22%) WLAN
7 6 (13.04%) DNS
7 6 (13.04%) Telepresence
7 6 (13.04%) VoIP
8 5 (10.87%) ADSL
8 5 (10.87%) Junos
9 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.52%) BGP
10 3 (6.52%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 3 (6.52%) OSPF
11 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.35%) IPv4
11 2 (4.35%) MPLS
11 2 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) IT Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) IT Support
8 2 (4.35%) Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Fintech
5 2 (4.35%) PDA
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) Online Gambling
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Debian
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Network Design
2 11 (23.91%) Information Security
2 11 (23.91%) SIEM
3 10 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (19.57%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.04%) Data Security
7 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) DevOps
8 4 (8.70%) Email Filtering
8 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.70%) Web Filtering
9 3 (6.52%) CRM
9 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (4.35%) Change Management
10 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
10 2 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CCNA
3 6 (13.04%) CCNP
4 4 (8.70%) MCSA
4 4 (8.70%) MCSE
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.52%) SSCP
6 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.17%) CEH
7 1 (2.17%) CISSP
7 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.17%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (2.17%) MCP
7 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.17%) RHCE
7 1 (2.17%) RHCSA
7 1 (2.17%) VCAP
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.39%) GDPR
3 6 (13.04%) SLA
4 2 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
1 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) CSIRT
1 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Consul
2 1 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (2.17%) Grafana
2 1 (2.17%) Graphite
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Opsview
2 1 (2.17%) Packer
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Salt
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Terraform
2 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.09%) VMware
4 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
5 8 (17.39%) HP
6 6 (13.04%) Aruba
6 6 (13.04%) Blue Coat
6 6 (13.04%) F5
6 6 (13.04%) Mitel
7 3 (6.52%) Sage
8 2 (4.35%) Aastra
8 2 (4.35%) Adobe
8 2 (4.35%) ProCurve
8 2 (4.35%) Sophos
8 2 (4.35%) Splunk
9 1 (2.17%) Citrix
9 1 (2.17%) Google
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) Veeam