Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 22 20
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 81 124 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.88% 8.49% 9.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.06% 48.82% 44.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73 110 178
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +5.06% +2.60%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 231 254 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.63% 17.40% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 214 214 387
Kent median annual salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -2.74%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,100 £55,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +10 18 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Dartford +4 15 £49,000 +63.33% 2
West Malling -8 9 £50,000 +5.26%
Sevenoaks +3 5 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Tonbridge -2 4 £32,500 -53.57% 3
Sittingbourne +14 3 £37,500 -16.67%
Stansted - 2 £37,000 -
Westerham - 1 £28,500 -
Canterbury - 1 £32,500 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 50 (61.73%) Cisco
2 34 (41.98%) WAN
3 32 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (39.51%) CCNA
4 29 (35.80%) LAN
4 29 (35.80%) Windows
5 28 (34.57%) VPN
6 26 (32.10%) CCNP
6 26 (32.10%) Wireless
7 25 (30.86%) VMware
8 24 (29.63%) Windows Server
9 23 (28.40%) Network Design
10 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (25.93%) VLAN
12 20 (24.69%) IP Telephony
12 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
12 20 (24.69%) SQL
13 19 (23.46%) CheckPoint
14 18 (22.22%) WLAN
14 18 (22.22%) F5
14 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (20.99%) Data Centre
15 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (19.75%) Load Balancing
16 16 (19.75%) Network Monitoring
16 16 (19.75%) MPLS
16 16 (19.75%) HP
17 15 (18.52%) VoIP
17 15 (18.52%) Blue Coat
17 15 (18.52%) Aruba

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 9 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.70%) IIS
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.47%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) Abaqus
3 1 (1.23%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.47%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.23%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (41.98%) WAN
2 29 (35.80%) LAN
3 28 (34.57%) VPN
4 26 (32.10%) Wireless
5 21 (25.93%) VLAN
6 20 (24.69%) IP Telephony
7 18 (22.22%) WLAN
8 16 (19.75%) MPLS
9 15 (18.52%) VoIP
10 13 (16.05%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (14.81%) ADSL
11 12 (14.81%) BGP
11 12 (14.81%) OSPF
11 12 (14.81%) Telepresence
12 11 (13.58%) DNS
12 11 (13.58%) Network Security
12 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.35%) Cisco Wireless
13 10 (12.35%) Junos
14 8 (9.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) German Language
3 1 (1.23%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.23%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.23%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (46.91%) Network Engineer
2 24 (29.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (28.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (16.05%) Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Wireless Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (7.41%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Cisco Specialist
7 4 (4.94%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Senior IT Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Software Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.47%) COM
1 2 (2.47%) REST
1 2 (2.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.99%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Replication
5 2 (2.47%) PDA
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 2 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.47%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.80%) Windows
2 24 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (14.81%) Linux
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) Network Design
2 16 (19.75%) Load Balancing
2 16 (19.75%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (6.17%) Information Security
4 5 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (4.94%) Data Security
5 4 (4.94%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (4.94%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.70%) ISMS
7 2 (2.47%) Email Filtering
7 2 (2.47%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.47%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.47%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.47%) Security Patching
7 2 (2.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.47%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) CCNA
1 32 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (32.10%) CCNP
3 8 (9.88%) CCSP
3 8 (9.88%) CCVP
4 4 (4.94%) MCP
4 4 (4.94%) MCSE
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.70%) CCIE
5 3 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
5 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.47%) MCSA
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) GDPR
2 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.47%) PMO
3 2 (2.47%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) COBIT
4 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.81%) ProxySG
3 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (6.17%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.47%) MetaFrame
5 2 (2.47%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (61.73%) Cisco
2 25 (30.86%) VMware
3 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
4 19 (23.46%) CheckPoint
5 18 (22.22%) F5
6 16 (19.75%) HP
7 15 (18.52%) Aruba
7 15 (18.52%) Blue Coat
8 14 (17.28%) Juniper
9 8 (9.88%) Mitel
10 5 (6.17%) CommVault
10 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
11 4 (4.94%) Veeam
12 3 (3.70%) Adobe
12 3 (3.70%) Capita
12 3 (3.70%) Sage
12 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.47%) Citrix
13 2 (2.47%) Forcepoint
13 2 (2.47%) Sophos