Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 53 23
Rank change year-on-year +25 -30 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 76 61 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.33% 5.28% 8.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.43% 27.48% 47.69%
Number of salaries quoted 64 67 107
Kent median annual salary £28,750 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.11% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £23,000 £27,200 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,375 £57,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -5.56%

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 188 222 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 20.61% 19.22% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 169 204 200
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £23,500 £20,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,250 £59,100 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -2.30%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Dartford +15 16 £27,500 -43.88% 1
Chatham - 16 £37,500 -
Sevenoaks -3 11 £24,000 -10.28%
Sittingbourne +2 10 £30,750 -25.45%
West Malling -1 4 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Tonbridge -3 4 £24,000 -26.15%
Maidstone -13 2 £36,500 +7.35%
Whitstable - 2 £32,750 -
Stansted 0 1 £42,500 +14.86%
Swanley - 1 £37,500 -
Edenbridge - 1 £43,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £20,000 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 47 (61.84%) Microsoft
2 44 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 30 (39.47%) Windows
4 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
4 28 (36.84%) VMware
5 26 (34.21%) VPN
5 26 (34.21%) Windows Server
6 25 (32.89%) DNS
7 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 24 (31.58%) ITIL
7 24 (31.58%) Hyper-V
8 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (28.95%) Cisco
10 20 (26.32%) DHCP
11 19 (25.00%) VoIP
11 19 (25.00%) Service Delivery
11 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (23.68%) SLA
12 18 (23.68%) SQL
13 17 (22.37%) Internet
14 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
14 16 (21.05%) SharePoint
15 15 (19.74%) WAN
16 14 (18.42%) Adobe
16 14 (18.42%) Java
16 14 (18.42%) Sage
16 14 (18.42%) Windows 8
17 13 (17.11%) Sage X3
17 13 (17.11%) Finance

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 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (13.16%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Office 365
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) VPN
2 25 (32.89%) DNS
3 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 20 (26.32%) DHCP
5 19 (25.00%) VoIP
6 17 (22.37%) Internet
7 15 (19.74%) WAN
8 11 (14.47%) SAN
9 10 (13.16%) LAN
10 9 (11.84%) VLAN
11 8 (10.53%) Wireless
12 6 (7.89%) IP Telephony
12 6 (7.89%) iSCSI
13 5 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (6.58%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (6.58%) NAS
13 5 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (5.26%) WLAN
15 3 (3.95%) MPLS
16 2 (2.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
3 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) IT Technician
2 9 (11.84%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) Service Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) IT Support
6 4 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.89%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.26%) Replication
4 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.63%) Fintech
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.32%) Clustering
7 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 26 (34.21%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (18.42%) Windows 8
6 8 (10.53%) Linux
6 8 (10.53%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.26%) Unix
9 3 (3.95%) Android
9 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) ITIL
2 19 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 12 (15.79%) Service Desk Management
4 11 (14.47%) Information Security
5 10 (13.16%) Data Security
5 10 (13.16%) Service Management
5 10 (13.16%) SIEM
6 8 (10.53%) Change Management
6 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 7 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (6.58%) BCP
8 5 (6.58%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (5.26%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 14 (18.42%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.16%) MCSA
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.84%) MCSE
4 8 (10.53%) CCNA
5 7 (9.21%) CCNP
6 6 (7.89%) CISSP
7 5 (6.58%) JNCIS
8 4 (5.26%) CCIE
9 3 (3.95%) CCSE
9 3 (3.95%) CEH
9 3 (3.95%) CISM
9 3 (3.95%) Degree
9 3 (3.95%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.63%) CISA
10 2 (2.63%) CRISC
11 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) SLA
2 9 (11.84%) COBIT
3 8 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (9.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (5.26%) GDPR
6 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 44 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 24 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.26%) DFS Replication
5 4 (5.26%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) VMware
3 22 (28.95%) Cisco
4 14 (18.42%) Adobe
4 14 (18.42%) Sage
5 9 (11.84%) HP
5 9 (11.84%) WatchGuard
6 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.58%) Citrix
7 5 (6.58%) F5
7 5 (6.58%) Juniper
7 5 (6.58%) Splunk
8 3 (3.95%) Apple
8 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.32%) Ubiquiti