Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North of England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 31 73
Rank change year-on-year -25 +42 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 408 1,369 905
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 4.44% 7.06% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.84% 34.95% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 386 908 768
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £21,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 1,323 3,917 3,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 14.40% 20.20% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,050 2,529 2,771
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +10 199 £50,000 +17.65% 41
Yorkshire -41 160 £47,500 +26.67% 21
North East +18 53 £37,000 -22.11% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 178 (43.63%) WAN
1 178 (43.63%) Cisco
2 171 (41.91%) LAN
3 151 (37.01%) Microsoft
4 146 (35.78%) Windows
5 135 (33.09%) VPN
6 126 (30.88%) Office 365
7 125 (30.64%) VMware
8 120 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 120 (29.41%) Azure
9 111 (27.21%) Active Directory
10 98 (24.02%) Wireless
11 94 (23.04%) Windows Server
12 91 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 85 (20.83%) CCNA
14 82 (20.10%) Network Security
15 81 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 76 (18.63%) MPLS
17 70 (17.16%) CCNP
18 65 (15.93%) VLAN
19 64 (15.69%) VoIP
20 61 (14.95%) TCP/IP
21 60 (14.71%) DNS
22 59 (14.46%) ITIL
22 59 (14.46%) Data Centre
23 54 (13.24%) Linux
23 54 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 52 (12.75%) SQL Server
25 50 (12.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 47 (11.52%) 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 34 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.88%) IIS
3 10 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.47%) Confluence
6 4 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (30.88%) Office 365
2 120 (29.41%) Azure
3 41 (10.05%) AWS
4 28 (6.86%) PaaS
5 26 (6.37%) IaaS
6 18 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (4.17%) SaaS
8 14 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (2.94%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.47%) Route 53
13 5 (1.23%) Serverless
14 4 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.98%) GitHub
15 3 (0.74%) GCP
15 3 (0.74%) Slack
15 3 (0.74%) Trello
16 2 (0.49%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (43.63%) WAN
2 171 (41.91%) LAN
3 135 (33.09%) VPN
4 98 (24.02%) Wireless
5 82 (20.10%) Network Security
6 76 (18.63%) MPLS
7 65 (15.93%) VLAN
8 64 (15.69%) VoIP
9 61 (14.95%) TCP/IP
10 60 (14.71%) DNS
11 47 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (10.54%) BGP
12 43 (10.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 43 (10.54%) DHCP
12 43 (10.54%) SAN
13 41 (10.05%) OSPF
14 29 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (5.64%) EIGRP
15 23 (5.64%) Internet
16 22 (5.39%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.94%) MySQL
3 10 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) Informix
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.25%) Redis
7 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (2.21%) JIRA
3 7 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.49%) GoCD
6 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.49%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (5.15%) Finance
2 17 (4.17%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.92%) Retail
4 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.47%) Law
7 4 (0.98%) Games
7 4 (0.98%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Billing
8 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 109 (26.72%) Network Engineer
2 66 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (10.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 39 (9.56%) Analyst
5 35 (8.58%) Security Engineer
6 32 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 30 (7.35%) Architect
8 28 (6.86%) IT Engineer
9 26 (6.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (5.64%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
11 22 (5.39%) Security Analyst
12 21 (5.15%) Cisco Engineer
13 20 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (4.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 20 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (4.66%) IT Support
15 17 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
16 16 (3.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
17 15 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.70%) .NET
2 4 (0.98%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.74%) HTML
3 3 (0.74%) Web Services
3 3 (0.74%) WebRTC
3 3 (0.74%) XML
3 3 (0.74%) XML Schema
4 2 (0.49%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.49%) Kafka
4 2 (0.49%) Node.js
4 2 (0.49%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) COM
5 1 (0.25%) LAMP
5 1 (0.25%) SAML
5 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.21%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.96%) Replication
7 7 (1.72%) Life Science
7 7 (1.72%) PKI
7 7 (1.72%) Social Media
7 7 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.47%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.47%) NHS
8 6 (1.47%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 146 (35.78%) Windows
2 94 (23.04%) Windows Server
3 54 (13.24%) Linux
4 38 (9.31%) Windows Server 2016
5 32 (7.84%) Windows 10
6 31 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 21 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (3.92%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.43%) Unix
11 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.74%) Android
13 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.74%) CentOS
14 2 (0.49%) CatOS
14 2 (0.49%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.25%) Debian
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (14.46%) ITIL
3 46 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (8.82%) Information Security
5 34 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 33 (8.09%) SIEM
7 31 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (7.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (6.86%) DevOps
11 24 (5.88%) Security Operations
12 22 (5.39%) IT Strategy
12 22 (5.39%) Kalman Filter
13 21 (5.15%) Incident Management
14 20 (4.90%) Server Management
15 19 (4.66%) Change Management
16 18 (4.41%) Data Management
16 18 (4.41%) Network Design
17 17 (4.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.29%) PowerShell
2 25 (6.13%) SQL
3 22 (5.39%) Python
4 13 (3.19%) C#
5 10 (2.45%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.47%) Java
7 5 (1.23%) Ruby
7 5 (1.23%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.98%) PHP
9 3 (0.74%) Elixir
9 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.49%) C
10 2 (0.49%) Go
10 2 (0.49%) VBScript
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (20.83%) CCNA
3 70 (17.16%) CCNP
4 54 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (10.78%) MCSE
6 28 (6.86%) Degree
7 21 (5.15%) Security Cleared
8 20 (4.90%) MCSA
9 13 (3.19%) CISSP
10 11 (2.70%) CCIE
10 11 (2.70%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.45%) CCDP
11 10 (2.45%) CISM
12 9 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.21%) SANS
12 9 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.72%) CEH
14 6 (1.47%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.47%) GIAC
14 6 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (11.03%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.39%) SLA
4 13 (3.19%) GDPR
5 11 (2.70%) NIST
6 4 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.98%) NCSC
6 4 (0.98%) QA
7 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.49%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 111 (27.21%) Active Directory
2 81 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (10.54%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.19%) Docker
4 13 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.94%) vSphere
6 10 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.72%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.23%) KVM
9 5 (1.23%) Xen
10 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.98%) XenApp
11 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.25%) Firmware
13 1 (0.25%) NFS
13 1 (0.25%) Samba
13 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (5.88%) Puppet
2 23 (5.64%) Terraform
3 22 (5.39%) Ansible
4 21 (5.15%) SCCM
5 19 (4.66%) FortiGate
6 18 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (4.17%) Kubernetes
8 11 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.98%) Nessus
9 4 (0.98%) WSUS
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco CME
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.49%) Marathon
11 2 (0.49%) Mesos
11 2 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.49%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 178 (43.63%) Cisco
2 151 (37.01%) Microsoft
3 125 (30.64%) VMware
4 46 (11.27%) Fortinet
5 44 (10.78%) CheckPoint
6 42 (10.29%) Citrix
6 42 (10.29%) Palo Alto
7 31 (7.60%) Juniper
8 29 (7.11%) HP
9 22 (5.39%) F5
10 21 (5.15%) Aruba
10 21 (5.15%) Veeam
11 20 (4.90%) Meraki
12 14 (3.43%) Dell
12 14 (3.43%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.19%) Sophos
14 12 (2.94%) NETGEAR
15 10 (2.45%) Avaya
16 8 (1.96%) Ruckus Wireless
17 7 (1.72%) NetApp