Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North East
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 53 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 80 29 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 6.23% 3.61% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.88% 29.00% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 75 24 19
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £28,150
25th Percentile £31,500 £26,688 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -11.39%
75th Percentile £47,500 £55,081 £42,915
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £50,086
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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 191 100 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.88% 12.44% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 152 85 131
10th Percentile £22,075 £23,500 £22,000
25th Percentile £26,125 £28,500 £25,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £37,570
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.47% +0.19%
75th Percentile £52,813 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £57,500 £58,414
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the North East.

Salary trend for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the North East over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North East region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear +4 43 £45,000 +2.86% 18
Durham +9 32 £33,250 +14.66% 5
Northumberland - 5 £34,000 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 35 (43.75%) Windows
2 32 (40.00%) VPN
3 29 (36.25%) Cisco
3 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
4 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
5 24 (30.00%) CCNP
5 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (27.50%) WAN
6 22 (27.50%) VMware
6 22 (27.50%) Microsoft 365
7 21 (26.25%) Azure
7 21 (26.25%) LAN
7 21 (26.25%) BGP
7 21 (26.25%) Social Skills
8 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
9 18 (22.50%) CCNA
9 18 (22.50%) DNS
10 17 (21.25%) OSPF
10 17 (21.25%) Fortinet
11 16 (20.00%) VoIP
11 16 (20.00%) DHCP
12 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 15 (18.75%) SLA
12 15 (18.75%) Meraki
13 14 (17.50%) Palo Alto
13 14 (17.50%) Network Design
13 14 (17.50%) Internet
14 13 (16.25%) Juniper
14 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.75%) Confluence
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) JBoss
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.50%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (26.25%) Azure
3 12 (15.00%) AWS
4 6 (7.50%) IaaS
5 3 (3.75%) PaaS
5 3 (3.75%) SaaS
5 3 (3.75%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.50%) Serverless
7 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.25%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.00%) VPN
2 22 (27.50%) WAN
3 21 (26.25%) BGP
3 21 (26.25%) LAN
4 18 (22.50%) DNS
5 17 (21.25%) OSPF
6 16 (20.00%) DHCP
6 16 (20.00%) VoIP
7 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 14 (17.50%) Internet
9 13 (16.25%) VLAN
10 11 (13.75%) IPsec
10 11 (13.75%) IPv4
10 11 (13.75%) IPv6
10 11 (13.75%) MPLS
10 11 (13.75%) Wireless
10 11 (13.75%) WLAN
11 10 (12.50%) EIGRP
11 10 (12.50%) RIP
12 8 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) OLAP
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 21 (26.25%) Social Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) IT Support
5 11 (13.75%) Juniper Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) IP Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
7 9 (11.25%) Analyst
8 7 (8.75%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Network Systems Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) IT Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 3 (3.75%) Service Manager
12 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) LAMP
2 2 (2.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.25%) Replication
3 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.75%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.50%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.50%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.50%) Wiki
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (43.75%) Windows
2 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (15.00%) Linux
4 10 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.00%) Debian
7 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.75%) Unix
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Network Design
2 10 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 10 (12.50%) ITIL
3 9 (11.25%) Change Management
4 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 8 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.75%) SIEM
6 6 (7.50%) DevOps
6 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.50%) ITSM
6 6 (7.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.25%) Database Security
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (6.25%) Migration
7 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.50%) C-shell
4 2 (2.50%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) R
4 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) CCNP
1 24 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.50%) CCNA
3 10 (12.50%) JNCIA
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.75%) MCSA
6 2 (2.50%) CCIE
6 2 (2.50%) MCITP
6 2 (2.50%) MCSE
7 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.25%) CISSP
7 1 (1.25%) MCT
7 1 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.25%) SANS
7 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
3 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.75%) Firmware
5 4 (5.00%) Docker
6 2 (2.50%) vSphere
7 1 (1.25%) NFS
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) WSUS
2 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.75%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.50%) Nagios
5 1 (1.25%) Ansible
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.25%) Terraform
5 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Cisco
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.50%) VMware
3 17 (21.25%) Fortinet
4 15 (18.75%) Meraki
5 14 (17.50%) Palo Alto
6 13 (16.25%) Juniper
7 4 (5.00%) Citrix
7 4 (5.00%) Veeam
8 3 (3.75%) Aruba
8 3 (3.75%) HP
8 3 (3.75%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.75%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.75%) Sophos
8 3 (3.75%) Splunk
9 2 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.25%) F5
10 1 (1.25%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.25%) Zscaler