Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 38 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 64 55 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.85% 5.62% 7.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.03% 38.46% 35.61%
Number of salaries quoted 59 42 83
Kent median annual salary £36,500 £33,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.15% -28.95% +21.02%
10th Percentile £27,900 £27,500 £27,800
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 156 143 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.70% 14.61% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 138 119 209
Kent median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £24,550 £21,650 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,075 £51,250 £65,000
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -5.56%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +4 16 £45,500 +40.00% 8
Sittingbourne -1 13 £34,088 +5.70% 6
Dartford -2 13 £28,000 -42.86%
West Malling +5 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Sevenoaks -9 2 £36,250 +13.28%
Whitstable - 2 £19,500 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 38 (59.38%) Windows
2 34 (53.13%) Cisco
3 32 (50.00%) VMware
4 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
4 31 (48.44%) Windows Server
5 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 26 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (35.94%) WAN
8 22 (34.38%) DNS
9 21 (32.81%) SQL
9 21 (32.81%) MS Exchange
10 20 (31.25%) Office 365
11 19 (29.69%) DHCP
11 19 (29.69%) VPN
11 19 (29.69%) Management Information System
12 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (26.56%) Hyper-V
13 17 (26.56%) IIS
13 17 (26.56%) ITIL
13 17 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 16 (25.00%) CCNP
15 15 (23.44%) MPLS
15 15 (23.44%) Juniper
16 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (20.31%) Internet
17 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
17 13 (20.31%) VoIP
18 12 (18.75%) LAN
18 12 (18.75%) MCSE

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 21 (32.81%) MS Exchange
2 17 (26.56%) IIS
3 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.56%) Site Server
6 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.25%) Office 365
2 12 (18.75%) Azure
3 2 (3.13%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.94%) WAN
2 22 (34.38%) DNS
3 19 (29.69%) DHCP
3 19 (29.69%) VPN
4 15 (23.44%) MPLS
5 13 (20.31%) Internet
5 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
5 13 (20.31%) VoIP
6 12 (18.75%) LAN
7 11 (17.19%) Junos
7 11 (17.19%) SAN
8 9 (14.06%) Ethernet
8 9 (14.06%) VLAN
9 8 (12.50%) BGP
9 8 (12.50%) BGP-4
9 8 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (12.50%) IOS XR
10 4 (6.25%) IP Telephony
10 4 (6.25%) WLAN
11 3 (4.69%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Support Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) IT Technician
5 8 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Operations Support Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) IT Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) IT Support
7 5 (7.81%) Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Robotics
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (59.38%) Windows
2 31 (48.44%) Windows Server
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.63%) Linux
5 10 (15.63%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.25%) Unix
7 3 (4.69%) Debian
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) ITIL
2 12 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (15.63%) Capacity Management
4 10 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (12.50%) B2B
5 8 (12.50%) Statistics
6 7 (10.94%) Availability Management
6 7 (10.94%) Service Management
7 6 (9.38%) Information Security
7 6 (9.38%) Network Design
8 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (4.69%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Workflow
9 2 (3.13%) Contract Negotiation
9 2 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.13%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (25.00%) CCNP
3 12 (18.75%) MCSE
3 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (17.19%) MCSA
5 9 (14.06%) JNCIS
6 8 (12.50%) CCNA
7 6 (9.38%) CCIE
8 3 (4.69%) Degree
8 3 (4.69%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (4.69%) RHCE
8 3 (4.69%) RHCSA
8 3 (4.69%) VCAP
8 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.13%) CCSE
9 2 (3.13%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.56%) CISM
10 1 (1.56%) CISSP
10 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) COBIT
2 2 (3.13%) NIST
3 1 (1.56%) GxP
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 26 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.56%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.69%) WSUS
3 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (53.13%) Cisco
2 32 (50.00%) VMware
3 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
4 15 (23.44%) Juniper
5 12 (18.75%) Fortinet
5 12 (18.75%) HP
6 11 (17.19%) Palo Alto
7 10 (15.63%) Citrix
8 8 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 8 (12.50%) NetApp
9 7 (10.94%) WatchGuard
10 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
11 5 (7.81%) F5
12 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
13 3 (4.69%) Dell
14 2 (3.13%) Meraki
14 2 (3.13%) Mitel
14 2 (3.13%) ProCurve
14 2 (3.13%) Symantec
15 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow