Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North East
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 42 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 +29
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 73 33 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 6.06% 4.87% 4.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.62% 33.00% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68 33 30
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,375 £32,012
25th Percentile £26,438 £32,750 £34,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,280 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.59% -6.25% +18.52%
75th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £50,938
90th Percentile £60,750 £54,275 £53,305
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 189 100 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.68% 14.75% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 142 86 125
10th Percentile £23,775 £22,625 £22,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £29,558
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £56,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -2 46 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Durham +5 24 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Northumberland 0 3 £34,000 -2.86%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 31 (42.47%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) VPN
3 29 (39.73%) Microsoft
4 22 (30.14%) Cisco
4 22 (30.14%) DNS
4 22 (30.14%) VMware
4 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
5 19 (26.03%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (26.03%) TCP/IP
5 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
6 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
7 17 (23.29%) Azure
7 17 (23.29%) BGP
8 16 (21.92%) OSPF
8 16 (21.92%) Internet
8 16 (21.92%) SQL
9 15 (20.55%) Linux
10 14 (19.18%) DHCP
10 14 (19.18%) VoIP
11 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (17.81%) CCNP
11 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.81%) Network Design
11 13 (17.81%) Fortinet
11 13 (17.81%) Palo Alto
11 13 (17.81%) AWS
11 13 (17.81%) Social Skills
12 12 (16.44%) DevOps
12 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management

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 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) JBoss
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (23.29%) Azure
3 13 (17.81%) AWS
4 7 (9.59%) IaaS
5 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (5.48%) Sumo Logic
6 3 (4.11%) PaaS
6 3 (4.11%) SaaS
7 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.74%) Serverless
8 1 (1.37%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) VPN
2 22 (30.14%) DNS
3 19 (26.03%) TCP/IP
4 17 (23.29%) BGP
5 16 (21.92%) Internet
5 16 (21.92%) OSPF
6 14 (19.18%) DHCP
6 14 (19.18%) VoIP
7 11 (15.07%) WAN
8 10 (13.70%) EIGRP
8 10 (13.70%) IPsec
8 10 (13.70%) LAN
8 10 (13.70%) MPLS
8 10 (13.70%) RIP
8 10 (13.70%) VLAN
9 9 (12.33%) IPv4
9 9 (12.33%) IPv6
10 8 (10.96%) Wireless
11 6 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) OLAP
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (17.81%) Social Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.55%) IT Engineer
3 13 (17.81%) Support Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) IT Support
5 10 (13.70%) IP Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) IP Network Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Juniper Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
10 4 (5.48%) IT Services Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Service Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Technical Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) LAMP
1 2 (2.74%) Velocity
2 1 (1.37%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.48%) HP Storage
3 3 (4.11%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.74%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.74%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Wiki
5 1 (1.37%) Blog
5 1 (1.37%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Windows
2 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.55%) Linux
4 11 (15.07%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.85%) Debian
8 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.11%) CentOS
11 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.74%) Unix
11 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (17.81%) Network Design
2 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
2 12 (16.44%) DevOps
2 12 (16.44%) ITIL
3 8 (10.96%) Change Management
3 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (10.96%) Data Protection
3 8 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (9.59%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (9.59%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (9.59%) SIEM
5 6 (8.22%) DevSecOps
5 6 (8.22%) ITSM
6 5 (6.85%) Capacity Management
6 5 (6.85%) Database Security
6 5 (6.85%) Information Security
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.74%) C-shell
4 2 (2.74%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) R
4 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) CCNP
1 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.07%) CCNA
3 10 (13.70%) JNCIA
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.22%) Degree
6 3 (4.11%) MCITP
6 3 (4.11%) MCSA
6 3 (4.11%) MCSE
7 2 (2.74%) CCIE
7 2 (2.74%) CISSP
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.74%) SANS
8 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.37%) MCT
8 1 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (13.70%) Firmware
5 9 (12.33%) vSphere
6 6 (8.22%) Docker
7 5 (6.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.74%) NFS
9 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Ansible
1 6 (8.22%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.48%) Nagios
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.48%) Puppet
2 4 (5.48%) Terraform
2 4 (5.48%) WSUS
3 3 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.11%) Proxmox
3 3 (4.11%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 29 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (30.14%) Cisco
2 22 (30.14%) VMware
3 13 (17.81%) Fortinet
3 13 (17.81%) Palo Alto
4 11 (15.07%) Juniper
4 11 (15.07%) Meraki
5 10 (13.70%) Veeam
6 9 (12.33%) Citrix
7 4 (5.48%) HP
7 4 (5.48%) LogRhythm
7 4 (5.48%) Splunk
8 3 (4.11%) Aruba
8 3 (4.11%) Infoblox
8 3 (4.11%) SaltStack
8 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.74%) Asigra
9 2 (2.74%) Sophos