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

Firewall
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 30 51
Rank change year-on-year -33 +21 +33
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 39 63 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 3.30% 6.43% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.41% 44.06% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 34 63 51
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £32,236
25th Percentile £29,469 £32,750 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,375 £37,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.33% -25.00% +53.85%
75th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £69,375
90th Percentile £62,500 £50,000 £72,500
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 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 174 143 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.72% 14.59% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 113 123 187
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,800 £22,000
25th Percentile £28,250 £27,125 £29,558
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +16.92%
75th Percentile £51,250 £44,750 £51,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%

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 June 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 June 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 -7 32 £49,000 +30.67% 10
Durham -13 5 £30,500 -18.67% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) DNS
3 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 18 (46.15%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (41.03%) AWS
5 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (38.46%) VMware
6 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
7 13 (33.33%) SQL
8 12 (30.77%) Azure
9 11 (28.21%) Citrix
9 11 (28.21%) VPN
10 10 (25.64%) SSL
10 10 (25.64%) WAN
10 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
10 10 (25.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
11 9 (23.08%) LAN
11 9 (23.08%) Linux
11 9 (23.08%) Project Management
12 8 (20.51%) DHCP
12 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (20.51%) DevOps
13 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (17.95%) Veeam
13 7 (17.95%) vSphere
13 7 (17.95%) ITIL

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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (41.03%) AWS
3 12 (30.77%) Azure
4 6 (15.38%) OneDrive
5 4 (10.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (7.69%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (5.13%) IaaS
7 2 (5.13%) SaaS
8 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.56%) PaaS
8 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) VPN
3 10 (25.64%) SSL
3 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.64%) WAN
4 9 (23.08%) LAN
5 8 (20.51%) DHCP
6 6 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (15.38%) VLAN
6 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.26%) HTTP
7 4 (10.26%) Internet
7 4 (10.26%) SMTP
8 3 (7.69%) BGP
8 3 (7.69%) IPv4
8 3 (7.69%) IPv6
8 3 (7.69%) OSPF
8 3 (7.69%) Wireless
9 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.56%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) Social Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Consultant
1 6 (15.38%) IT Engineer
1 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
1 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Cloud Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Blog
2 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.13%) HP Storage
3 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) IVR
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.08%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Debian
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Android
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Project Management
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) DevOps
2 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.38%) Application Packaging
4 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (15.38%) Project Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) Resource Allocation
5 5 (12.82%) Information Security
5 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure as Code
5 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.82%) Time Management
6 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.26%) IT Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.13%) Groovy
3 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) CCNA
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.82%) MCSE
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.26%) CISSP
4 3 (7.69%) SANS
5 2 (5.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.56%) CCNP
6 1 (2.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (17.95%) vSphere
5 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.69%) Docker
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.56%) NFS
7 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.69%) Nagios
2 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Proxmox
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
2 3 (7.69%) Terraform
2 3 (7.69%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) VMware
3 11 (28.21%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) Veeam
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco
5 6 (15.38%) Zerto
6 3 (7.69%) LogRhythm
6 3 (7.69%) SaltStack
6 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Splunk
7 2 (5.13%) Asigra
7 2 (5.13%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) CloudEndure
8 1 (2.56%) Meraki
8 1 (2.56%) Sophos