Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 20 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 85 192 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.63% 11.72% 8.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.20% 52.46% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 85 169 169
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.11% -17.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,897
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.00% +9.50%

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 256 366 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.97% 22.34% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 204 304 360
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,009
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.14% -15.27%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,141
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.95% +8.99%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
West Malling +12 24 £49,000 -24.62% 2
Maidstone +39 23 £38,750 +40.91% 2
Sittingbourne +11 2 £37,500 +63.04% 4
Westerham -11 2 £18,500 -43.08% 3
Chatham +3 1 £21,000 -3.45% 1
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 -
Stansted - 1 £19,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 55 (64.71%) Cisco
2 46 (54.12%) WAN
3 44 (51.76%) CheckPoint
4 42 (49.41%) VPN
5 39 (45.88%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (40.00%) F5
7 32 (37.65%) CCNA
8 31 (36.47%) CCNP
9 30 (35.29%) ITIL
9 30 (35.29%) MPLS
10 29 (34.12%) VLAN
11 27 (31.76%) Windows
11 27 (31.76%) Network Monitoring
11 27 (31.76%) Palo Alto
12 25 (29.41%) Windows Server
12 25 (29.41%) Load Balancing
12 25 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (28.24%) CCIE
14 22 (25.88%) VMware
14 22 (25.88%) LAN
15 21 (24.71%) Change Management
15 21 (24.71%) SolarWinds
16 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
17 15 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
18 14 (16.47%) Juniper
19 13 (15.29%) VoIP
19 13 (15.29%) Network Security
19 13 (15.29%) Hyper-V
20 12 (14.12%) SQL
21 11 (12.94%) Linux

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 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (54.12%) WAN
2 42 (49.41%) VPN
3 30 (35.29%) MPLS
4 29 (34.12%) VLAN
5 25 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (25.88%) LAN
7 15 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
8 13 (15.29%) Network Security
8 13 (15.29%) VoIP
9 11 (12.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
11 9 (10.59%) Internet
12 7 (8.24%) ADSL
12 7 (8.24%) IP Telephony
12 7 (8.24%) Junos
12 7 (8.24%) OSPF
12 7 (8.24%) VPLS
13 6 (7.06%) BGP
13 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (7.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (12.94%) Advertising
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (45.88%) Network Engineer
2 23 (27.06%) Deployment Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 15 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (17.65%) WAN Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Firewall Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) IT Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) IT Support
8 5 (5.88%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) JSON
1 1 (1.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.35%) Fintech
4 1 (1.18%) Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 25 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.35%) Unix
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) ITIL
2 27 (31.76%) Network Monitoring
3 25 (29.41%) Load Balancing
4 21 (24.71%) Change Management
5 11 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (12.94%) Information Security
6 10 (11.76%) Network Architecture
7 7 (8.24%) Network Design
7 7 (8.24%) Project Management
8 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.88%) Change Control
9 5 (5.88%) Presales
9 5 (5.88%) PRINCE
9 5 (5.88%) Security Operations
9 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.71%) Security Architecture
11 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
11 3 (3.53%) High Availability
11 3 (3.53%) ITIL V3
11 3 (3.53%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.12%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.35%) Python
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (45.88%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (37.65%) CCNA
3 31 (36.47%) CCNP
4 24 (28.24%) CCIE
5 5 (5.88%) MCSA
5 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.71%) MCP
6 4 (4.71%) MCSE
6 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.53%) CCDA
7 3 (3.53%) CCDP
7 3 (3.53%) CCSA
7 3 (3.53%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.35%) CCSE
8 2 (2.35%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.35%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.35%) MCSD
8 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) HNC
9 1 (1.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) COBIT
1 2 (2.35%) QA
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
1 1 (1.18%) SCDPM
1 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 55 (64.71%) Cisco
2 44 (51.76%) CheckPoint
3 34 (40.00%) F5
4 27 (31.76%) Palo Alto
5 22 (25.88%) VMware
6 21 (24.71%) SolarWinds
7 14 (16.47%) Juniper
8 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
9 10 (11.76%) Fortinet
10 9 (10.59%) Citrix
11 7 (8.24%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.88%) Avaya
13 4 (4.71%) Aruba
14 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
14 2 (2.35%) WatchGuard
15 1 (1.18%) Capita
15 1 (1.18%) EMC