Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 17 29
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 90 225 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.84% 13.18% 7.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.43% 54.48% 43.81%
Number of salaries quoted 79 201 168
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £38,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.38% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £21,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £64,000 £58,750 £54,125
South East median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%

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 254 413 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.32% 24.19% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 207 363 373
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -14.12%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +6.63%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +16 27 £49,000 -16.60%
Maidstone +28 19 £42,500 +6.92%
Sittingbourne +2 4 £45,000 +95.65%
Dartford -29 3 £31,250 -45.65%
Chatham -1 1 £21,000 -6.67%
Tunbridge Wells -8 1 - -
Stansted - 1 £19,000 - 1
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 53 (58.89%) WAN
2 50 (55.56%) Cisco
3 44 (48.89%) VPN
3 44 (48.89%) CheckPoint
4 37 (41.11%) F5
5 35 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (34.44%) Windows
6 31 (34.44%) ITIL
6 31 (34.44%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (33.33%) VLAN
7 30 (33.33%) CCNA
8 29 (32.22%) LAN
9 28 (31.11%) MPLS
9 28 (31.11%) Windows Server
10 27 (30.00%) CCNP
11 26 (28.89%) Load Balancing
12 25 (27.78%) CCIE
13 24 (26.67%) Change Management
14 23 (25.56%) SolarWinds
14 23 (25.56%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (25.56%) Palo Alto
15 22 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
15 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
16 21 (23.33%) VMware
17 20 (22.22%) Microsoft
18 16 (17.78%) Network Security
18 16 (17.78%) Hyper-V
19 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
21 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 8 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.00%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) IaaS
4 2 (2.22%) PaaS
4 2 (2.22%) SaaS
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (58.89%) WAN
2 44 (48.89%) VPN
3 31 (34.44%) Cisco ASA
4 30 (33.33%) VLAN
5 29 (32.22%) LAN
6 28 (31.11%) MPLS
7 22 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (17.78%) Network Security
9 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 10 (11.11%) Internet
10 10 (11.11%) SAN
10 10 (11.11%) Wireless
11 9 (10.00%) VoIP
12 8 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (7.78%) DHCP
13 7 (7.78%) DNS
13 7 (7.78%) IPsec
14 6 (6.67%) BGP
15 5 (5.56%) EIGRP
15 5 (5.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Advertising
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 23 (25.56%) Deployment Engineer
3 22 (24.44%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 20 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (21.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (18.89%) WAN Engineer
7 10 (11.11%) Analyst
7 10 (11.11%) Architect
8 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
9 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (7.78%) Security Architect
10 7 (7.78%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) IT Architect
11 6 (6.67%) IT Security Architect
12 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
12 5 (5.56%) SABSA Security Architect
12 5 (5.56%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) .NET
1 2 (2.22%) WSH
2 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) Clustering
4 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Windows
2 28 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.22%) Linux
7 2 (2.22%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.44%) ITIL
2 26 (28.89%) Load Balancing
3 24 (26.67%) Change Management
4 23 (25.56%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (13.33%) Information Security
6 11 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 8 (8.89%) Project Management
9 7 (7.78%) TOGAF
10 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.67%) Security Architecture
10 6 (6.67%) Security Operations
10 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.56%) Change Control
11 5 (5.56%) Data Security
11 5 (5.56%) High Availability
11 5 (5.56%) OWASP
11 5 (5.56%) Presales
11 5 (5.56%) PRINCE
11 5 (5.56%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.78%) SQL
3 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (33.33%) CCNA
3 27 (30.00%) CCNP
4 25 (27.78%) CCIE
5 9 (10.00%) MCSA
5 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (8.89%) MCSE
7 6 (6.67%) MCP
8 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.44%) MCSD
10 3 (3.33%) CCDA
10 3 (3.33%) CCSA
10 3 (3.33%) CISA
10 3 (3.33%) CISM
10 3 (3.33%) CISSP
10 3 (3.33%) Degree
10 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.22%) CCSE
11 2 (2.22%) Master's Degree
11 2 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) GDPR
2 2 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.78%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.11%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (55.56%) Cisco
2 44 (48.89%) CheckPoint
3 37 (41.11%) F5
4 23 (25.56%) Palo Alto
4 23 (25.56%) SolarWinds
5 21 (23.33%) VMware
6 20 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.89%) Blue Coat
8 8 (8.89%) Juniper
9 7 (7.78%) Avaya
10 5 (5.56%) Citrix
11 4 (4.44%) Aruba
11 4 (4.44%) Dell
11 4 (4.44%) SonicWALL
12 2 (2.22%) Forcepoint
12 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (1.11%) Apple
13 1 (1.11%) Capita
13 1 (1.11%) Mitel