Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North of England
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 61 55
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +31
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 521 665 871
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 4.77% 4.25% 4.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.83% 31.03% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 492 604 839
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £23,575 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,680 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.71% +2.48% -

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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,637 2,143 3,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 15.00% 13.70% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,258 1,760 2,618
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,992
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.21% +8.02%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the North of England

Firewall
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Firewall in the North of England

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the North of England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the North of England

Firewall
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North of England region over the 6 months to 7 March 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
North West +19 268 £45,000 +18.42% 66
Yorkshire -2 211 £42,500 -5.56% 46
North East +11 46 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 263 (50.48%) Cisco
2 234 (44.91%) Windows
3 197 (37.81%) WAN
4 181 (34.74%) Microsoft
5 171 (32.82%) Active Directory
6 167 (32.05%) LAN
6 167 (32.05%) Azure
7 163 (31.29%) VMware
8 152 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 149 (28.60%) Cisco Certification
10 144 (27.64%) Microsoft 365
11 130 (24.95%) VPN
12 120 (23.03%) DNS
13 107 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 99 (19.00%) CCNP
15 92 (17.66%) Linux
15 92 (17.66%) AWS
16 91 (17.47%) TCP/IP
17 86 (16.51%) Network Security
18 83 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 81 (15.55%) MPLS
20 77 (14.78%) CCNA
21 73 (14.01%) VLAN
22 71 (13.63%) ITIL
23 69 (13.24%) CheckPoint
23 69 (13.24%) Hyper-V
24 68 (13.05%) VoIP
25 67 (12.86%) DHCP
26 65 (12.48%) Wireless
27 63 (12.09%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 44 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.22%) IIS
3 20 (3.84%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.30%) Confluence
6 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.38%) CloudStack
7 2 (0.38%) nginx
7 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 167 (32.05%) Azure
2 144 (27.64%) Microsoft 365
3 92 (17.66%) AWS
4 19 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.88%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.54%) PaaS
7 7 (1.34%) SaaS
8 6 (1.15%) GCP
8 6 (1.15%) Serverless
9 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.77%) IaaS
9 4 (0.77%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.38%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.38%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 197 (37.81%) WAN
2 167 (32.05%) LAN
3 130 (24.95%) VPN
4 120 (23.03%) DNS
5 91 (17.47%) TCP/IP
6 86 (16.51%) Network Security
7 81 (15.55%) MPLS
8 73 (14.01%) VLAN
9 68 (13.05%) VoIP
10 67 (12.86%) DHCP
11 65 (12.48%) Wireless
12 63 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
13 62 (11.90%) SAN
14 59 (11.32%) OSPF
15 56 (10.75%) BGP
16 38 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (5.57%) Intrusion Detection
18 28 (5.37%) NAS
19 27 (5.18%) EIGRP
20 24 (4.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.88%) MySQL
3 11 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.38%) MS Access
7 2 (0.38%) Redis
8 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.30%) Git (software)
1 12 (2.30%) JIRA
1 12 (2.30%) Subversion
2 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.38%) GitLab
3 2 (0.38%) Gradle
3 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.38%) Maven
3 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (9.40%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.03%) Finance
3 17 (3.26%) Automotive
4 14 (2.69%) Law
5 11 (2.11%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.92%) Marketing
7 8 (1.54%) Electronics
8 7 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.15%) Banking
10 5 (0.96%) Retail
11 3 (0.58%) Legal
11 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 172 (33.01%) Network Engineer
2 67 (12.86%) IT Engineer
3 65 (12.48%) Senior Network Engineer
4 64 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 63 (12.09%) Analyst
6 58 (11.13%) Security Engineer
7 40 (7.68%) IT Support
8 37 (7.10%) Network Security Engineer
9 33 (6.33%) Support Engineer
10 32 (6.14%) Architect
11 28 (5.37%) Cisco Engineer
12 26 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (4.61%) Network Support
14 24 (4.61%) Support Analyst
15 23 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 23 (4.41%) Senior Security Engineer
16 21 (4.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 19 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
17 19 (3.65%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.18%) Web Services
2 4 (0.77%) JSON
2 4 (0.77%) Node.js
3 2 (0.38%) .NET
3 2 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.38%) React
3 2 (0.38%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.19%) CSS
4 1 (0.19%) HTML
4 1 (0.19%) Kafka
4 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.98%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (9.21%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.99%) Public Cloud
4 23 (4.41%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.45%) Life Science
7 17 (3.26%) Renewable Energy
8 14 (2.69%) Cyberattack
9 12 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.73%) Clustering
10 9 (1.73%) FMCG
10 9 (1.73%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.15%) Blog
11 6 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.96%) Replication
13 4 (0.77%) NHS
13 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 234 (44.91%) Windows
2 152 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 92 (17.66%) Linux
4 49 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (9.21%) Windows 10
6 42 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (6.91%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (4.99%) Unix
9 22 (4.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (3.07%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.92%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.77%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.38%) Android
15 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.19%) CentOS
16 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 71 (13.63%) ITIL
3 56 (10.75%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (9.40%) Information Security
5 49 (9.40%) SIEM
6 47 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (7.49%) Computer Science
8 34 (6.53%) Service Management
9 33 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (5.95%) Threat Intelligence
11 30 (5.76%) DevOps
12 29 (5.57%) Network Design
13 28 (5.37%) Configuration Management
14 27 (5.18%) Project Management
15 24 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (4.41%) Project Delivery
16 23 (4.41%) Web Filtering
17 22 (4.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 22 (4.22%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.71%) SQL
2 53 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.99%) Python
4 16 (3.07%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.50%) C
6 4 (0.77%) Tcl
7 3 (0.58%) Java
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
8 2 (0.38%) VBA
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 149 (28.60%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (19.00%) CCNP
3 77 (14.78%) CCNA
4 39 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (5.95%) Degree
6 30 (5.76%) Security Cleared
7 27 (5.18%) CCIE
8 24 (4.61%) JNCIP
8 24 (4.61%) MCSE
9 22 (4.22%) SC Cleared
10 18 (3.45%) CISSP
11 14 (2.69%) DBS Check
11 14 (2.69%) GIAC
11 14 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (2.50%) CCSA
13 12 (2.30%) CEH
13 12 (2.30%) CISM
13 12 (2.30%) RHCE
14 10 (1.92%) MCSA
15 9 (1.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.33%) PCI DSS
1 33 (6.33%) SLA
2 31 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.73%) GDPR
4 8 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (1.54%) QA
5 7 (1.34%) NIST
6 3 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.38%) NCSC
8 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 171 (32.82%) Active Directory
2 107 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (13.24%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (3.07%) Docker
6 14 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.50%) vSphere
8 11 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.54%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.15%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.77%) XenApp
13 3 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.38%) Firmware
14 2 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.38%) pfSense
14 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (7.49%) FortiGate
2 19 (3.65%) Ansible
3 18 (3.45%) WSUS
4 15 (2.88%) NetBackup
4 15 (2.88%) Puppet
5 11 (2.11%) SCCM
6 10 (1.92%) Nagios
6 10 (1.92%) Nessus
7 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.15%) Cacti
9 6 (1.15%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.15%) Nmap
9 6 (1.15%) Terraform
10 5 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.96%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 263 (50.48%) Cisco
2 181 (34.74%) Microsoft
3 163 (31.29%) VMware
4 69 (13.24%) CheckPoint
5 60 (11.52%) Fortinet
6 59 (11.32%) Juniper
7 57 (10.94%) HP
8 44 (8.45%) Palo Alto
9 38 (7.29%) Citrix
10 37 (7.10%) F5
11 36 (6.91%) Meraki
12 26 (4.99%) Veeam
13 25 (4.80%) SonicWALL
14 24 (4.61%) Avaya
14 24 (4.61%) Dell
15 22 (4.22%) NetApp
16 21 (4.03%) Red Hat
17 18 (3.45%) EMC
17 18 (3.45%) Sophos
18 16 (3.07%) SolarWinds