Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North East
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 54 96
Rank change year-on-year -7 +42 -42
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 69 54 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.93% 4.03% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.55% 26.47% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 70 50 17
North East median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.45% +15.00% +4.24%
10th Percentile £21,750 £25,450 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £45,000 £34,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 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 293 204 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.70% 15.21% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 263 185 106
North East median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -0.76% -7.04%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,375
90th Percentile £53,577 £45,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in the North East.

Salary trend for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the North East over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 55 £34,500 +14.52% 2
Durham -11 12 £40,048 -11.00% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
3 28 (40.58%) VMware
4 26 (37.68%) TCP/IP
5 25 (36.23%) Cisco
5 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
5 25 (36.23%) Windows Server
6 23 (33.33%) DNS
6 23 (33.33%) WAN
6 23 (33.33%) ITIL
7 22 (31.88%) Hyper-V
8 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (27.54%) Linux
8 19 (27.54%) VPN
9 18 (26.09%) DHCP
9 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
9 18 (26.09%) LAN
10 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (21.74%) Citrix
11 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (21.74%) SAN
11 15 (21.74%) Office 365
12 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (20.29%) VLAN
12 14 (20.29%) VoIP
12 14 (20.29%) CCNA
13 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
13 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.94%) NAS

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 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) Apache
3 5 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (7.25%) iPlanet
3 5 (7.25%) JBoss
3 5 (7.25%) MQSeries
3 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
3 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.25%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.45%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (21.74%) Office 365
3 9 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.80%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.35%) IaaS
6 3 (4.35%) PaaS
7 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) TCP/IP
2 23 (33.33%) DNS
2 23 (33.33%) WAN
3 19 (27.54%) VPN
4 18 (26.09%) DHCP
4 18 (26.09%) LAN
5 15 (21.74%) SAN
6 14 (20.29%) VLAN
6 14 (20.29%) VoIP
7 11 (15.94%) NAS
8 8 (11.59%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (10.14%) WLAN
10 6 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (8.70%) SMTP
10 6 (8.70%) Unified Communications
11 4 (5.80%) DMZ
12 3 (4.35%) Wireless
13 2 (2.90%) DAB
13 2 (2.90%) IPsec
13 2 (2.90%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) Redis
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.45%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (5.80%) Hudson
1 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
3 2 (2.90%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (10.14%) Team Leader
2 7 (10.14%) Technical Support
3 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Consultant
3 6 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (7.25%) IT Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Security Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Team Leader
5 4 (5.80%) Operations Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Security Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Security Operations Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Support Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) LDAP
1 6 (8.70%) WAP
2 5 (7.25%) J2EE
2 5 (7.25%) Software Packaging
3 4 (5.80%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
4 4 (5.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.90%) CESG
6 2 (2.90%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) PKI
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Windows Server
3 19 (27.54%) Linux
4 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.70%) Unix
7 5 (7.25%) AIX
7 5 (7.25%) CentOS
7 5 (7.25%) HPUX
7 5 (7.25%) Solaris
7 5 (7.25%) SUSE
8 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.45%) Android
11 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.59%) Patch Management
3 8 (11.59%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (11.59%) SIEM
4 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.14%) Information Security
5 6 (8.70%) Contract Management
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 6 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (8.70%) People Management
6 5 (7.25%) Change Control
6 5 (7.25%) DevOps
6 5 (7.25%) Email Filtering
6 5 (7.25%) High Availability
6 5 (7.25%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (7.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) Python
3 4 (5.80%) Java
3 4 (5.80%) Ruby
4 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.90%) C-shell
4 2 (2.90%) Korn
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.90%) SQL
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.29%) CCNA
3 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.49%) CISSP
4 10 (14.49%) Degree
5 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.70%) CCNP
6 6 (8.70%) CISM
6 6 (8.70%) MCSA
6 6 (8.70%) MCSE
7 4 (5.80%) CEH
7 4 (5.80%) CISA
7 4 (5.80%) CISMP
7 4 (5.80%) CRISC
7 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) GCIH
7 4 (5.80%) GSEC
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 6 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.45%) COBIT
4 1 (1.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (31.88%) Hyper-V
3 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.14%) XenApp
5 6 (8.70%) DFS Replication
6 5 (7.25%) KVM
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (7.25%) Terminal Services
6 5 (7.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Docker
8 2 (2.90%) Samba
9 1 (1.45%) Gluster
9 1 (1.45%) LXC
9 1 (1.45%) NFS
9 1 (1.45%) vSphere
9 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 7 (10.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (8.70%) WSUS
4 5 (7.25%) Ansible
4 5 (7.25%) OpenView
4 5 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (7.25%) Puppet
5 4 (5.80%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (5.80%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.80%) Packer
5 4 (5.80%) Terraform
6 1 (1.45%) Graphite
6 1 (1.45%) Graylog
6 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.45%) Icinga
6 1 (1.45%) logstash
6 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.45%) Salt
6 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
2 28 (40.58%) VMware
3 25 (36.23%) Cisco
4 15 (21.74%) Citrix
5 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 9 (13.04%) Sun
5 9 (13.04%) Veritas
6 5 (7.25%) Cognos
6 5 (7.25%) F5
6 5 (7.25%) HP
6 5 (7.25%) Opsware
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle
6 5 (7.25%) PlateSpin
6 5 (7.25%) Symantec
7 4 (5.80%) arcserve
7 4 (5.80%) CA
7 4 (5.80%) Sophos
7 4 (5.80%) Splunk
7 4 (5.80%) Veeam
8 3 (4.35%) Borland