Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > London
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 140 74 81
Rank change year-on-year -66 +7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,310 959 2,042
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.58% 4.02% 3.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.10% 35.82% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,052 819 1,652
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,100 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% +5.45%
75th Percentile £79,063 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,928 2,677 6,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 11.23% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,972 2,233 5,679
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in London over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Firewall in London

Firewall
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -16 217 £60,000 -11.11% 90
West London -26 106 £45,000 -5.26% 34
South London +2 36 £50,000 +14.29% 1
East London -31 20 £50,000 +5.26% 33
North London -12 10 £52,500 +2.94% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 588 (44.89%) Windows
2 537 (40.99%) Azure
3 452 (34.50%) Microsoft 365
4 435 (33.21%) Microsoft
5 389 (29.69%) Active Directory
6 380 (29.01%) Social Skills
7 366 (27.94%) Cisco
8 354 (27.02%) VPN
9 307 (23.44%) AWS
9 307 (23.44%) Windows Server
10 301 (22.98%) Finance
11 297 (22.67%) DNS
12 292 (22.29%) Linux
13 269 (20.53%) VMware
14 248 (18.93%) WAN
15 244 (18.63%) Cisco Certification
16 227 (17.33%) PowerShell
17 218 (16.64%) Cybersecurity
18 210 (16.03%) Python
19 209 (15.95%) TCP/IP
20 201 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
21 199 (15.19%) Information Security
21 199 (15.19%) DevOps
22 198 (15.11%) Network Security
23 197 (15.04%) LAN
24 185 (14.12%) Windows 10
25 175 (13.36%) Migration
26 167 (12.75%) Data Centre
27 164 (12.52%) Terraform
28 158 (12.06%) Agile Software Development

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 108 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 78 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 57 (4.35%) IIS
4 35 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.37%) Apache
6 29 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (1.45%) Confluence
8 17 (1.30%) nginx
8 17 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.92%) JBoss
10 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.53%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 93 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Weka
6 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.53%) R3 Corda
2 7 (0.53%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.38%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.15%) Relativity
4 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.15%) Shopify
5 1 (0.076%) Alphatax
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.076%) Findur
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 537 (40.99%) Azure
2 452 (34.50%) Microsoft 365
3 307 (23.44%) AWS
4 109 (8.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 104 (7.94%) SaaS
6 91 (6.95%) GCP
7 84 (6.41%) PaaS
8 76 (5.80%) IaaS
9 45 (3.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 42 (3.21%) Mimecast
11 40 (3.05%) OneDrive
12 35 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (2.67%) Serverless
13 34 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
13 34 (2.60%) Power Platform
14 33 (2.52%) GitHub
15 31 (2.37%) AWS Direct Connect
16 27 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
17 26 (1.98%) OpenShift
18 22 (1.68%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 354 (27.02%) VPN
2 297 (22.67%) DNS
3 248 (18.93%) WAN
4 209 (15.95%) TCP/IP
5 198 (15.11%) Network Security
6 197 (15.04%) LAN
7 158 (12.06%) DHCP
8 128 (9.77%) BGP
9 121 (9.24%) Wireless
10 118 (9.01%) VoIP
11 114 (8.70%) MPLS
12 111 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
13 106 (8.09%) VLAN
14 90 (6.87%) OSPF
15 78 (5.95%) IPsec
16 73 (5.57%) SAN
17 64 (4.89%) SSL
18 59 (4.50%) Internet
19 50 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
20 46 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.44%) MySQL
3 29 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 23 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (1.30%) Big Data
7 17 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 17 (1.30%) Redis
8 15 (1.15%) Power BI
9 14 (1.07%) MariaDB
10 13 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (0.84%) Amazon Aurora
13 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.69%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.61%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 84 (6.41%) Jenkins
2 73 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.13%) JIRA
4 36 (2.75%) GitLab
5 23 (1.76%) TeamCity
6 18 (1.37%) Maven
7 17 (1.30%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.07%) Jaeger
9 11 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.76%) CircleCI
11 7 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.38%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.38%) JMeter
13 4 (0.31%) Gradle
13 4 (0.31%) MSI
13 4 (0.31%) Selenium
13 4 (0.31%) Subversion
14 3 (0.23%) AppScan
14 3 (0.23%) Metasploit
14 3 (0.23%) Travis CI
General
1 380 (29.01%) Social Skills
2 301 (22.98%) Finance
3 93 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (5.80%) Banking
5 64 (4.89%) Telecoms
6 53 (4.05%) Documentation Skills
7 48 (3.66%) Presentation Skills
8 42 (3.21%) Organisational Skills
9 40 (3.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 33 (2.52%) Law
11 32 (2.44%) Public Sector
12 31 (2.37%) Manufacturing
13 26 (1.98%) Retail
14 23 (1.76%) Marketing
15 17 (1.30%) Advertising
16 15 (1.15%) Games
16 15 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
17 14 (1.07%) Legal
18 13 (0.99%) Back Office
18 13 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 190 (14.50%) Network Engineer
2 139 (10.61%) Security Engineer
3 132 (10.08%) Architect
4 126 (9.62%) Analyst
5 111 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 99 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 86 (6.56%) IT Engineer
8 72 (5.50%) IT Support
9 67 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 62 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 58 (4.43%) Support Analyst
12 53 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
13 46 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
14 41 (3.13%) Administrator
15 40 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
16 39 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
16 39 (2.98%) Consultant
16 39 (2.98%) Senior Security Engineer
16 39 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.36%) JSON
2 37 (2.82%) Kafka
3 33 (2.52%) Middleware
4 25 (1.91%) Web Services
5 23 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
5 23 (1.76%) XML
6 21 (1.60%) Spring Boot
7 17 (1.30%) .NET
8 16 (1.22%) Spring
9 15 (1.15%) LAMP
10 14 (1.07%) OpenTelemetry
11 13 (0.99%) YAML
12 11 (0.84%) HTML
12 11 (0.84%) Lambda Expressions
12 11 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (0.76%) Apache Camel
13 10 (0.76%) LDAP
13 10 (0.76%) ServiceStack
14 9 (0.69%) OAuth
14 9 (0.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 167 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 128 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 88 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (6.03%) Public Cloud
5 54 (4.12%) PKI
6 37 (2.82%) Cloud Native
7 33 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
8 31 (2.37%) User Experience
9 30 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 26 (1.98%) Clustering
12 24 (1.83%) Replication
13 20 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
14 19 (1.45%) e-Learning
15 16 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.99%) Cyberattack
16 13 (0.99%) Social Media
17 12 (0.92%) Driving Licence
17 12 (0.92%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 588 (44.89%) Windows
2 307 (23.44%) Windows Server
3 292 (22.29%) Linux
4 185 (14.12%) Windows 10
5 119 (9.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 88 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (6.41%) Unix
8 68 (5.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 53 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (3.97%) Mac OS X
11 39 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (2.60%) Ubuntu
13 30 (2.29%) CentOS
13 30 (2.29%) Windows 7
14 22 (1.68%) Android
15 20 (1.53%) Apple iOS
15 20 (1.53%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.30%) Debian
16 17 (1.30%) Solaris
17 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (16.64%) Cybersecurity
2 201 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
3 199 (15.19%) DevOps
3 199 (15.19%) Information Security
4 175 (13.36%) Migration
5 158 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
6 153 (11.68%) ITIL
7 147 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 140 (10.69%) SIEM
9 112 (8.55%) Project Management
10 108 (8.24%) Mentoring
11 88 (6.72%) Computer Science
12 87 (6.64%) Change Management
12 87 (6.64%) Infrastructure as Code
13 84 (6.41%) Load Balancing
14 81 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 80 (6.11%) Incident Management
15 80 (6.11%) Risk Management
16 79 (6.03%) CI/CD
16 79 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 227 (17.33%) PowerShell
2 210 (16.03%) Python
3 110 (8.40%) Bash
4 104 (7.94%) SQL
5 98 (7.48%) Java
6 33 (2.52%) Perl
7 20 (1.53%) Ruby
8 18 (1.37%) C#
8 18 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.30%) C
10 16 (1.22%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.07%) C++
12 13 (0.99%) Groovy
12 13 (0.99%) R
13 9 (0.69%) Go
13 9 (0.69%) PHP
13 9 (0.69%) VBScript
14 8 (0.61%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.61%) VB
15 7 (0.53%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 244 (18.63%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (11.98%) Degree
3 148 (11.30%) CCNP
4 99 (7.56%) CCNA
5 84 (6.41%) CISSP
6 79 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 75 (5.73%) CCIE
8 45 (3.44%) MCSE
9 39 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (2.67%) Security Cleared
11 29 (2.21%) MCITP
12 27 (2.06%) CEH
12 27 (2.06%) SC Cleared
13 26 (1.98%) CISA
14 24 (1.83%) CISM
14 24 (1.83%) MCSA
15 21 (1.60%) CompTIA Security+
15 21 (1.60%) GIAC
16 18 (1.37%) JNCIA
17 16 (1.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (10.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (5.27%) NIST
3 57 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 53 (4.05%) GDPR
4 53 (4.05%) SLA
5 32 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (1.37%) GRC
7 14 (1.07%) COBIT
8 10 (0.76%) NCSC
8 10 (0.76%) QA
9 7 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.38%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.38%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.31%) GLBA
12 4 (0.31%) IASME
12 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.23%) ITGC
14 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.076%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 389 (29.69%) Active Directory
2 158 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (6.56%) Docker
4 84 (6.41%) Hyper-V
5 60 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (3.59%) vSphere
8 27 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.92%) Ceph
9 12 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.84%) KVM
11 10 (0.76%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.69%) Firmware
12 9 (0.69%) iptables
13 7 (0.53%) XenApp
14 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.46%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.38%) NFS
15 5 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 164 (12.52%) Terraform
2 122 (9.31%) Ansible
3 117 (8.93%) Kubernetes
4 86 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 66 (5.04%) SCCM
6 65 (4.96%) Puppet
7 63 (4.81%) FortiGate
8 55 (4.20%) Nagios
9 30 (2.29%) CASB
10 29 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
12 22 (1.68%) ZABBIX
13 18 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (1.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 17 (1.30%) Grafana
15 16 (1.22%) Icinga
15 16 (1.22%) Istio
16 14 (1.07%) Kiali
16 14 (1.07%) Nmap
16 14 (1.07%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 435 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 366 (27.94%) Cisco
3 269 (20.53%) VMware
4 150 (11.45%) Palo Alto
5 88 (6.72%) Juniper
6 81 (6.18%) Citrix
7 80 (6.11%) CheckPoint
8 76 (5.80%) Splunk
9 74 (5.65%) Meraki
10 72 (5.50%) SolarWinds
11 70 (5.34%) F5
12 67 (5.11%) Fortinet
13 64 (4.89%) Red Hat
14 58 (4.43%) Apple
15 55 (4.20%) Google
15 55 (4.20%) Veeam
16 52 (3.97%) Dell
17 50 (3.82%) HP
18 48 (3.66%) Oracle
19 39 (2.98%) Aruba