Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 71 62
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 988 830 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 5.53% 3.91% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.02% 24.42% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 701 691 941
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 2,821 3,399 3,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 15.79% 16.02% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,175 2,817 3,124
North of England median annual salary £41,000 £40,200 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.99% +7.20% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the North of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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
Yorkshire +46 545 £40,000 -5.88% 80
North West +12 414 £40,750 +4.49% 117
North East +16 29 £40,708 +16.31% 21
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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.

1 581 (58.81%) Cisco
2 419 (42.41%) Cisco Certification
3 394 (39.88%) Windows
4 391 (39.57%) Active Directory
5 390 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 362 (36.64%) WAN
7 356 (36.03%) DNS
8 328 (33.20%) VMware
9 325 (32.89%) VPN
10 313 (31.68%) CCNA
11 298 (30.16%) CCNP
12 278 (28.14%) Azure
13 265 (26.82%) Network Security
14 260 (26.32%) Linux
15 258 (26.11%) Windows Server
16 234 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 232 (23.48%) Office 365
18 228 (23.08%) MPLS
19 222 (22.47%) BGP
20 217 (21.96%) Cisco ASA
21 215 (21.76%) OSPF
22 206 (20.85%) LAN
23 202 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
24 195 (19.74%) Fortinet
24 195 (19.74%) ADSL
25 194 (19.64%) Broadband
26 193 (19.53%) Service Delivery
27 187 (18.93%) Unix
28 186 (18.83%) ISO 9001
29 185 (18.72%) Palo Alto

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 84 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 58 (5.87%) SharePoint
3 49 (4.96%) IIS
4 37 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.02%) Skype for Business
6 14 (1.42%) Apache
6 14 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.91%) SAS
8 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.20%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.20%) nginx
12 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.10%) Jetty
13 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 65 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.44%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 278 (28.14%) Azure
2 232 (23.48%) Office 365
3 126 (12.75%) AWS
4 48 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (2.53%) GCP
6 23 (2.33%) SaaS
7 20 (2.02%) IaaS
8 16 (1.62%) Heroku
9 15 (1.52%) PaaS
10 11 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.81%) G Suite
11 8 (0.81%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.40%) GitHub
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.10%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (0.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.10%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 362 (36.64%) WAN
2 356 (36.03%) DNS
3 325 (32.89%) VPN
4 265 (26.82%) Network Security
5 228 (23.08%) MPLS
6 222 (22.47%) BGP
7 217 (21.96%) Cisco ASA
8 215 (21.76%) OSPF
9 206 (20.85%) LAN
10 195 (19.74%) ADSL
11 194 (19.64%) Broadband
12 181 (18.32%) Wireless
13 169 (17.11%) IPsec
14 164 (16.60%) DHCP
14 164 (16.60%) SMTP
15 162 (16.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 162 (16.40%) NetScaler
16 152 (15.38%) TCP/IP
17 146 (14.78%) RIP
18 118 (11.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.42%) MySQL
3 9 (0.91%) MS Access
3 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.81%) MariaDB
5 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.20%) Redis
9 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.10%) Power BI
9 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 36 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.02%) GitLab
3 17 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.51%) Maven
6 4 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.30%) MSI
8 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.20%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.20%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.20%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.10%) Ant
9 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.10%) CMake
9 1 (0.10%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.10%) JIRA
9 1 (0.10%) RSpec
General
1 124 (12.55%) Telecoms
2 59 (5.97%) Finance
3 43 (4.35%) Retail
4 41 (4.15%) Public Sector
5 37 (3.74%) Banking
6 33 (3.34%) Legal
7 32 (3.24%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.72%) Police
9 11 (1.11%) Law
10 9 (0.91%) Fire and Rescue
11 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Marketing
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 304 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 158 (15.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 152 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 142 (14.37%) Network Security Engineer
5 131 (13.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 127 (12.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 100 (10.12%) Analyst
7 100 (10.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 85 (8.60%) Support Engineer
9 58 (5.87%) Support Analyst
10 56 (5.67%) IT Engineer
10 56 (5.67%) Technical Support
11 55 (5.57%) IT Support
12 54 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 47 (4.76%) Consultant
14 44 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
14 44 (4.45%) Technical Analyst
15 41 (4.15%) Technical Support Analyst
16 39 (3.95%) Architect
17 38 (3.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.23%) .NET
2 16 (1.62%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.62%) Django
2 16 (1.62%) Dropwizard
3 10 (1.01%) LDAP
4 9 (0.91%) Middleware
4 9 (0.91%) Web Services
5 8 (0.81%) LAMP
6 4 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.30%) XML
8 2 (0.20%) HTML
8 2 (0.20%) JSP
8 2 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.20%) OAuth
8 2 (0.20%) SAML
8 2 (0.20%) Servlets
8 2 (0.20%) SOAP
8 2 (0.20%) Spring
8 2 (0.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 178 (18.02%) Management Information System
2 142 (14.37%) Data Centre
3 62 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (3.54%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.63%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.62%) Clustering
8 15 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (1.52%) Replication
9 14 (1.42%) CCTV
10 11 (1.11%) PlayStation
10 11 (1.11%) Xbox
11 10 (1.01%) CMDB
12 9 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) User Experience
13 8 (0.81%) PKI
14 7 (0.71%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.61%) Private Cloud
16 5 (0.51%) EMC VNX
16 5 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 394 (39.88%) Windows
2 260 (26.32%) Linux
3 258 (26.11%) Windows Server
4 187 (18.93%) Unix
5 113 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (6.58%) Windows 10
8 42 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (3.04%) Windows 8
10 28 (2.83%) Windows 7
11 20 (2.02%) CentOS
12 13 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.11%) CatOS
14 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.61%) AIX
16 5 (0.51%) Android
16 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.51%) HPUX
17 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (19.53%) Service Delivery
2 177 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 175 (17.71%) ITIL
4 174 (17.61%) Change Control
5 172 (17.41%) Network Management
6 166 (16.80%) Network Design
7 154 (15.59%) Product Management
8 104 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (9.01%) Information Security
10 73 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (6.58%) Project Delivery
12 64 (6.48%) Mentoring
13 57 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
13 57 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
14 56 (5.67%) DevOps
14 56 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 53 (5.36%) Supplier Management
16 52 (5.26%) Migration
17 48 (4.86%) Change Management
18 46 (4.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (18.62%) Python
2 168 (17.00%) Bash Shell
3 156 (15.79%) Perl
4 74 (7.49%) SQL
5 47 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.32%) C
7 8 (0.81%) Ruby
8 7 (0.71%) Java
8 7 (0.71%) PHP
9 4 (0.40%) C#
9 4 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.20%) BeanShell
11 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.20%) VBScript
12 1 (0.10%) C++
12 1 (0.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 419 (42.41%) Cisco Certification
2 313 (31.68%) CCNA
3 298 (30.16%) CCNP
4 141 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (7.89%) MCSE
6 64 (6.48%) Degree
7 62 (6.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 60 (6.07%) MCSA
9 47 (4.76%) MCITP
10 41 (4.15%) CISSP
11 26 (2.63%) GIAC
12 24 (2.43%) CCIE
13 20 (2.02%) CCDP
14 18 (1.82%) DBS Check
15 16 (1.62%) CISM
16 15 (1.52%) CEH
17 14 (1.42%) CCSE
17 14 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 12 (1.21%) VCP6
19 11 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 186 (18.83%) ISO 9001
3 43 (4.35%) SLA
4 27 (2.73%) GDPR
5 21 (2.13%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.21%) NIST
7 11 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (0.71%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.51%) COBIT
12 5 (0.51%) QA
12 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.20%) PMO
14 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 391 (39.57%) Active Directory
2 202 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (12.15%) Hyper-V
4 56 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (5.26%) vSphere
6 22 (2.23%) XenApp
7 18 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.72%) Docker
8 17 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.91%) pfSense
10 9 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.81%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.71%) NFS
13 6 (0.61%) Samba
13 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.30%) Firmware
14 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 168 (17.00%) FortiGate
2 158 (15.99%) Nagios
3 59 (5.97%) SCCM
4 53 (5.36%) WSUS
5 35 (3.54%) Puppet
6 24 (2.43%) Ansible
6 24 (2.43%) Terraform
7 21 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (1.42%) Nessus
8 14 (1.42%) SCOM
9 12 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (1.11%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.01%) AirWatch
11 10 (1.01%) Kubernetes
11 10 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.01%) RANCID
12 9 (0.91%) Cacti
12 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.81%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 581 (58.81%) Cisco
2 390 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 328 (33.20%) VMware
4 195 (19.74%) Fortinet
5 185 (18.72%) Palo Alto
6 113 (11.44%) Citrix
7 106 (10.73%) Meraki
8 64 (6.48%) CheckPoint
9 61 (6.17%) Aruba
9 61 (6.17%) Veeam
10 59 (5.97%) Juniper
11 51 (5.16%) NetApp
12 49 (4.96%) Polycom
13 41 (4.15%) SolarWinds
14 40 (4.05%) HP
15 39 (3.95%) Dell
16 23 (2.33%) Huawei
17 21 (2.13%) Symantec
18 20 (2.02%) F5
19 17 (1.72%) Oracle