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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 70 117 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.75% 10.30% 11.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 57.38% 46.61% 45.96%
Number of salaries quoted 55 106 92
Median salary £41,500 £37,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.16% -17.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 122 251 235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.25% 22.10% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 94 221 207
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -10.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford +4 9 £32,500 +14.03%
West Malling -7 6 £45,000 -20.00% 1
Maidstone -15 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Sevenoaks -3 3 £25,000 -3.84%
Chatham -3 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £70,000 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 77 (51.68%) Cisco
2 70 (46.98%) Windows
3 68 (45.64%) Windows Server
4 65 (43.62%) VPN
5 63 (42.28%) CheckPoint
6 61 (40.94%) WAN
7 57 (38.26%) Active Directory
8 55 (36.91%) DHCP
8 55 (36.91%) DNS
8 55 (36.91%) VMware
9 53 (35.57%) LAN
9 53 (35.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (31.54%) Wireless
11 44 (29.53%) Microsoft
12 42 (28.19%) Network Security
12 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (25.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (22.15%) F5
14 33 (22.15%) VLAN
15 32 (21.48%) VoIP
16 31 (20.81%) Mitel
17 30 (20.13%) MS Exchange
18 28 (18.79%) Network Design
19 27 (18.12%) SNMP
19 27 (18.12%) IPsec
20 26 (17.45%) TCP/IP
20 26 (17.45%) IP Telephony
20 26 (17.45%) Hyper-V
21 25 (16.78%) Cisco Certification
21 25 (16.78%) MPLS

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 30 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (8.05%) IIS
5 11 (7.38%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.07%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.71%) Office 365
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (43.62%) VPN
2 61 (40.94%) WAN
3 55 (36.91%) DHCP
3 55 (36.91%) DNS
4 53 (35.57%) LAN
5 47 (31.54%) Wireless
6 42 (28.19%) Network Security
7 33 (22.15%) VLAN
8 32 (21.48%) VoIP
9 27 (18.12%) IPsec
9 27 (18.12%) SNMP
10 26 (17.45%) IP Telephony
10 26 (17.45%) TCP/IP
11 25 (16.78%) MPLS
12 23 (15.44%) Internet
12 23 (15.44%) SAN
13 21 (14.09%) WLAN
14 20 (13.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (13.42%) SSL
15 15 (10.07%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.34%) Big Data
3 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (8.05%) Finance
2 3 (2.01%) Banking
3 2 (1.34%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (32.89%) Network Engineer
2 27 (18.12%) Network Security Engineer
2 27 (18.12%) Security Engineer
3 26 (17.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (17.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 25 (16.78%) Support Engineer
5 23 (15.44%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (14.77%) Active Directory Engineer
6 22 (14.77%) Active Directory Support
6 22 (14.77%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 22 (14.77%) Windows Support Engineer
7 19 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (12.08%) Exchange Engineer
8 18 (12.08%) Exchange Support
9 17 (11.41%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 16 (10.74%) Network Support
11 15 (10.07%) Analyst
11 15 (10.07%) Cisco Design Engineer
12 13 (8.72%) Security Analyst
13 12 (8.05%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) 802.1X
2 11 (7.38%) .NET
3 4 (2.68%) REST
3 4 (2.68%) SOAP
3 4 (2.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.44%) Blackberry
2 22 (14.77%) Data Centre
3 20 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.03%) iPad
5 4 (2.68%) iPhone
6 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (46.98%) Windows
2 68 (45.64%) Windows Server
3 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (25.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.77%) Mac OS
6 21 (14.09%) Linux
7 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (11.41%) Windows 8
9 14 (9.40%) Windows XP
10 9 (6.04%) Windows 7
11 7 (4.70%) Android
12 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.01%) Unix
13 3 (2.01%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) Network Design
2 23 (15.44%) ITIL
3 20 (13.42%) E-Commerce
3 20 (13.42%) High Availability
4 15 (10.07%) Translating Business Requirements
5 14 (9.40%) Project Management
5 14 (9.40%) Service Delivery
6 11 (7.38%) Presales
7 10 (6.71%) GAP Analysis
7 10 (6.71%) Migration
7 10 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (6.04%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (6.04%) Server Building
9 8 (5.37%) Information Security
9 8 (5.37%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (4.03%) B2B
10 6 (4.03%) Network Architecture
11 5 (3.36%) Change Management
11 5 (3.36%) Service Management
11 5 (3.36%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.68%) SQL
2 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (16.78%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (14.77%) CCNA
3 18 (12.08%) CCNP
4 17 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (8.05%) MCSE
6 11 (7.38%) MCSA
7 10 (6.71%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (5.37%) CCIE
9 7 (4.70%) Degree
10 6 (4.03%) MCP
10 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.36%) CCSP
11 5 (3.36%) MCITP
12 4 (2.68%) MCTS
13 3 (2.01%) CISM
13 3 (2.01%) CISSP
13 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
14 2 (1.34%) CCDA
14 2 (1.34%) CCDP
14 2 (1.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.11%) SLA
2 17 (11.41%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.68%) COBIT
5 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (38.26%) Active Directory
2 53 (35.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (17.45%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 11 (7.38%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (6.04%) vSphere
6 1 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.67%) XenApp
6 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) Backup Exec
1 10 (6.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (51.68%) Cisco
2 63 (42.28%) CheckPoint
3 55 (36.91%) VMware
4 44 (29.53%) Microsoft
5 33 (22.15%) F5
6 31 (20.81%) Mitel
7 22 (14.77%) Citrix
8 21 (14.09%) Palo Alto
9 18 (12.08%) Blue Coat
9 18 (12.08%) HP
10 14 (9.40%) Riverbed
11 13 (8.72%) Fortinet
11 13 (8.72%) Juniper
12 11 (7.38%) Siemens
12 11 (7.38%) Symantec
12 11 (7.38%) WatchGuard
13 10 (6.71%) Brocade
13 10 (6.71%) Intel Security
14 9 (6.04%) Kaspersky
14 9 (6.04%) Veeam
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