Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 33 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 74 82 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.21% 6.42% 12.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.88% 34.31% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 63 76 192
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +18.42% +1.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,375 £21,275
90th Percentile £49,500 £58,125 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 181 239 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.62% 18.72% 23.27%
Number of salaries quoted 163 195 360
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £60,125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -4 21 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Dartford +14 15 £49,000 +63.33% 1
Chatham +5 6 £32,500 +54.76% 1
Sevenoaks +3 4 £31,000 +37.78%
Sittingbourne +11 3 £37,500 -16.67%
Tunbridge Wells +8 2 £58,250 -
West Malling -18 2 £41,250 -15.82%
Tonbridge - 2 £41,000 -
Rochester +4 1 £47,500 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 40 (54.05%) Cisco
2 29 (39.19%) LAN
2 29 (39.19%) WAN
3 27 (36.49%) VPN
3 27 (36.49%) Network Design
4 26 (35.14%) Windows
4 26 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (33.78%) CCNA
5 25 (33.78%) Wireless
6 23 (31.08%) VMware
7 22 (29.73%) CCNP
7 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
8 20 (27.03%) IP Telephony
8 20 (27.03%) VLAN
8 20 (27.03%) Windows Server
9 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (22.97%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (21.62%) Data Centre
11 16 (21.62%) WLAN
11 16 (21.62%) SQL
11 16 (21.62%) HP
12 15 (20.27%) Load Balancing
12 15 (20.27%) Aruba
12 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (17.57%) CheckPoint
14 13 (17.57%) Blue Coat
14 13 (17.57%) ProxySG
14 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (17.57%) F5

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 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.35%) Abaqus
3 1 (1.35%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.70%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) IaaS
4 1 (1.35%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) LAN
1 29 (39.19%) WAN
2 27 (36.49%) VPN
3 25 (33.78%) Wireless
4 20 (27.03%) IP Telephony
4 20 (27.03%) VLAN
5 16 (21.62%) WLAN
6 13 (17.57%) Telepresence
7 12 (16.22%) VoIP
8 11 (14.86%) BGP
8 11 (14.86%) OSPF
9 10 (13.51%) ADSL
9 10 (13.51%) DNS
9 10 (13.51%) Junos
9 10 (13.51%) MPLS
10 8 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (10.81%) Cisco Wireless
10 8 (10.81%) EIGRP
11 7 (9.46%) Network Security
12 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Electronics
2 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
3 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.35%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (35.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 26 (35.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Security Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Wireless Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) IT Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) COM
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.05%) Fintech
5 3 (4.05%) Replication
6 2 (2.70%) PDA
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.35%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.22%) Linux
6 3 (4.05%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.35%) Debian
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Network Design
2 17 (22.97%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (20.27%) Load Balancing
4 10 (13.51%) Data Security
4 10 (13.51%) Information Security
5 8 (10.81%) ITIL
5 8 (10.81%) SIEM
6 7 (9.46%) Data Protection
7 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.05%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.05%) DevOps
9 3 (4.05%) Email Filtering
9 3 (4.05%) ISMS
9 3 (4.05%) Project Management
9 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.05%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.62%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (33.78%) CCNA
3 22 (29.73%) CCNP
4 8 (10.81%) CCSP
4 8 (10.81%) CCVP
5 4 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (5.41%) MCSA
5 4 (5.41%) MCSE
5 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.05%) Degree
6 3 (4.05%) MCP
6 3 (4.05%) SSCP
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.35%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.35%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) VCAP
7 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) GDPR
2 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (9.46%) SLA
4 2 (2.70%) PMO
5 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) ProxySG
1 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.35%) Docker
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) CSIRT
1 2 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.35%) Ansible
2 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.35%) Consul
2 1 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.35%) Grafana
2 1 (1.35%) Graphite
2 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.35%) Nagios
2 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.35%) Opsview
2 1 (1.35%) Packer
2 1 (1.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) Salt
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
2 1 (1.35%) Terraform
2 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Cisco
2 23 (31.08%) VMware
3 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 16 (21.62%) HP
5 15 (20.27%) Aruba
6 13 (17.57%) Blue Coat
6 13 (17.57%) CheckPoint
6 13 (17.57%) F5
7 10 (13.51%) Mitel
8 8 (10.81%) Juniper
9 4 (5.41%) CommVault
9 4 (5.41%) Veeam
10 3 (4.05%) Sage
11 2 (2.70%) Aastra
11 2 (2.70%) Adobe
11 2 (2.70%) ProCurve
11 2 (2.70%) Sophos
12 1 (1.35%) Citrix
12 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.35%) Riverbed