Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East > Kent
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 29 30
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 31 80 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Kent 9.97% 8.49% 7.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.59% 42.55% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 26 65 73
Median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,125 £61,250 £53,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 68 188 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.86% 19.96% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 50 162 201
Median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,075 £23,575 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,750 £72,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Salary Trend in Kent

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Kent.

Salary trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Kent

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Kent over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +17 8 - -
Chatham +15 5 £31,750 +15.45%
Folkestone +11 4 £41,500 +107.50%
Maidstone +18 3 £27,500 -52.17% 1
Rochester - 2 £51,250 -
Tonbridge - 2 £40,000 -
Sittingbourne -1 1 £28,000 -17.04%
Dover - 1 £32,500 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 15 (48.39%) ITIL
1 15 (48.39%) Incident Management
1 15 (48.39%) SIEM
1 15 (48.39%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (38.71%) CISSP
3 12 (38.71%) CISM
4 10 (32.26%) Problem Management
4 10 (32.26%) LogRhythm
5 9 (29.03%) QRadar
5 9 (29.03%) Threat Detection
5 9 (29.03%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 9 (29.03%) Threat Intelligence
5 9 (29.03%) OWASP
5 9 (29.03%) Azure
5 9 (29.03%) Cisco
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
6 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) Information Security
6 8 (25.81%) Security Operations
6 8 (25.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (22.58%) Regular Expression
7 7 (22.58%) Ruby
7 7 (22.58%) CEH
7 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management

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 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) NAS
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) Skype
3 3 (9.68%) VoIP
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
4 2 (6.45%) WLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Local Government
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Public Sector
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 7 (22.58%) IT Support
1 7 (22.58%) Security Specialist
2 5 (16.13%) Security Officer
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Security Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) IT Security Officer
3 4 (12.90%) Network Support
4 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) SIEM Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Support
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) SOC Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Regular Expression
2 3 (9.68%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
1 8 (25.81%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
2 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Cybersecurity
1 15 (48.39%) Incident Management
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
1 15 (48.39%) SIEM
2 10 (32.26%) Problem Management
3 9 (29.03%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 9 (29.03%) OWASP
3 9 (29.03%) Threat Detection
3 9 (29.03%) Threat Intelligence
4 8 (25.81%) Information Security
4 8 (25.81%) Security Operations
5 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (22.58%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) Analytics
7 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
7 5 (16.13%) Data Security
7 5 (16.13%) Fintech
8 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C
1 7 (22.58%) C#
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) Perl
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
1 7 (22.58%) Python
1 7 (22.58%) Ruby
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) CISM
1 12 (38.71%) CISSP
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) CEH
4 5 (16.13%) CISA
4 5 (16.13%) CRISC
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (9.68%) LFCE
6 3 (9.68%) LFCS
6 3 (9.68%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (9.68%) MCSA
6 3 (9.68%) MCSE
6 3 (9.68%) RHCE
6 3 (9.68%) RHCSA
6 3 (9.68%) VCAP
7 2 (6.45%) CCNP
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) GDPR
1 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (16.13%) NIST
1 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
2 4 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) XenApp
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) QRadar
2 3 (9.68%) WSUS
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) LogRhythm
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Capita
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Mitel
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) ConnectWise
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Veeam