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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 35 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 50 56 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.49% 5.94% 7.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.06% 31.46% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 75
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £24,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.40% -2.35%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 128 178 208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.16% 18.88% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 111 143 198
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling +15 10 £47,500 -32.14% 2
Maidstone -8 10 £40,000 -5.88%
Dartford +4 4 £30,000 +1.69%
Sevenoaks - 4 £22,500 -
Sittingbourne - 3 £45,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -1 2 - -
Chatham - 1 £60,000 -
Rochester - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 68 (59.13%) Cisco
2 60 (52.17%) Windows
3 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
4 51 (44.35%) VPN
5 49 (42.61%) CheckPoint
6 46 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 40 (34.78%) WAN
8 37 (32.17%) LAN
9 35 (30.43%) VMware
9 35 (30.43%) Network Security
9 35 (30.43%) F5
10 30 (26.09%) Wireless
11 28 (24.35%) TCP/IP
11 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (23.48%) DHCP
12 27 (23.48%) DNS
12 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (22.61%) SLA
13 26 (22.61%) MS Exchange
14 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
14 25 (21.74%) VLAN
14 25 (21.74%) Palo Alto
15 24 (20.87%) Cisco Certification
16 22 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (18.26%) Data Centre
18 20 (17.39%) Internet
18 20 (17.39%) Blackberry
18 20 (17.39%) Citrix
19 19 (16.52%) VoIP
19 19 (16.52%) MPLS

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 26 (22.61%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (10.43%) Skype for Business
4 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.61%) IIS
7 2 (1.74%) Apache
7 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Office 365
2 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) IaaS
3 2 (1.74%) PaaS
3 2 (1.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (44.35%) VPN
2 40 (34.78%) WAN
3 37 (32.17%) LAN
4 35 (30.43%) Network Security
5 30 (26.09%) Wireless
6 28 (24.35%) TCP/IP
7 27 (23.48%) DHCP
7 27 (23.48%) DNS
8 25 (21.74%) VLAN
9 20 (17.39%) Internet
10 19 (16.52%) MPLS
10 19 (16.52%) VoIP
11 18 (15.65%) SAN
12 17 (14.78%) IPsec
13 15 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (13.04%) SSL
14 14 (12.17%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (8.70%) EIGRP
16 9 (7.83%) 802.11
16 9 (7.83%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) DB2
2 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.87%) Big Data
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (6.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.74%) Advertising
3 1 (0.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 23 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 23 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 22 (19.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (18.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (18.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (15.65%) Active Directory Engineer
5 18 (15.65%) Active Directory Support
5 18 (15.65%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 18 (15.65%) Exchange Engineer
5 18 (15.65%) Exchange Support
5 18 (15.65%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (15.65%) Windows Support Engineer
6 16 (13.91%) IT Engineer
6 16 (13.91%) Server Support
7 13 (11.30%) IT Security Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Network Support
8 11 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.83%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.48%) .NET
3 1 (0.87%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 20 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 19 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.74%) AS400
4 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.74%) iSeries
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.87%) CCTV
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.87%) iPhone
5 1 (0.87%) PDA
5 1 (0.87%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 60 (52.17%) Windows
2 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
3 27 (23.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (15.65%) Linux
5 18 (15.65%) Mac OS
6 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.57%) Windows 8
7 11 (9.57%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.61%) Unix
10 2 (1.74%) CentOS
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.87%) Android
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.65%) E-Commerce
1 18 (15.65%) ITIL
2 15 (13.04%) Presales
2 15 (13.04%) Project Management
3 13 (11.30%) High Availability
4 11 (9.57%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (8.70%) Change Management
5 10 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 10 (8.70%) Migration
6 9 (7.83%) Server Building
7 8 (6.96%) Network Design
7 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.96%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (6.09%) Network Architecture
8 7 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.35%) Security Patching
10 4 (3.48%) Information Security
10 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.61%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.09%) SQL
2 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (1.74%) RPG
3 2 (1.74%) RPG IV
3 2 (1.74%) RPG/400
3 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (20.87%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (14.78%) CCNA
3 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (13.04%) CCNP
4 15 (13.04%) MCSE
5 14 (12.17%) MCSA
6 13 (11.30%) CCIE
6 13 (11.30%) Degree
6 13 (11.30%) MCP
7 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.35%) HNC
9 5 (4.35%) HND
9 5 (4.35%) MCSD
10 4 (3.48%) CISM
10 4 (3.48%) CISSP
11 3 (2.61%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (2.61%) CCSP
11 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.61%) SLA
2 8 (6.96%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.74%) COBIT
4 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.83%) vSphere
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.74%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.87%) XenApp
6 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) Backup Exec
2 9 (7.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 68 (59.13%) Cisco
2 49 (42.61%) CheckPoint
3 35 (30.43%) F5
3 35 (30.43%) VMware
4 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 25 (21.74%) Palo Alto
5 20 (17.39%) Citrix
6 18 (15.65%) Fortinet
7 17 (14.78%) Blue Coat
8 14 (12.17%) Juniper
9 10 (8.70%) SonicWALL
10 9 (7.83%) Kaspersky
10 9 (7.83%) McAfee
10 9 (7.83%) Mitel
10 9 (7.83%) Symantec
10 9 (7.83%) Veeam
10 9 (7.83%) WatchGuard
11 5 (4.35%) Aruba
11 5 (4.35%) Avaya
11 5 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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