Period
to 17 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 66 63 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 750 432 1,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.31% 4.44% 5.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.83% 24.08% 32.40%
Number of salaries quoted 666 319 1,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,900 £26,275
25th Percentile £36,000 £37,750 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,625 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,514 1,794 3,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.45% 18.43% 16.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,433 3,114
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South East.

Salary trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 January 2022. 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
Thames Valley +2 268 £45,000 -10.00% 63
Hampshire -40 159 £45,000 - 26
Surrey 0 155 £55,000 +15.79% 20
Buckinghamshire -9 111 £43,500 -17.14% 23
Kent -2 94 £50,000 +20.48% 15
Berkshire -12 92 £50,000 -13.04% 26
Oxfordshire +10 69 £49,000 +40.00% 14
West Sussex +11 32 £62,500 +4.17% 4
East Sussex -22 19 £60,000 -4.00% 4
Sussex - 7 £60,000 - 1
Middlesex -2 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Home Counties - 2 £80,000 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 294 (39.20%) Windows
2 276 (36.80%) Microsoft
3 274 (36.53%) Azure
4 257 (34.27%) Cisco
5 234 (31.20%) Microsoft 365
6 226 (30.13%) Active Directory
7 216 (28.80%) VPN
8 213 (28.40%) LAN
9 193 (25.73%) WAN
9 193 (25.73%) DNS
10 189 (25.20%) Social Skills
11 187 (24.93%) VMware
12 185 (24.67%) Windows Server
13 145 (19.33%) Palo Alto
14 139 (18.53%) Cybersecurity
15 137 (18.27%) TCP/IP
16 133 (17.73%) Linux
17 129 (17.20%) Network Security
18 122 (16.27%) DHCP
18 122 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
19 117 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 116 (15.47%) Data Centre
21 109 (14.53%) ITIL
22 101 (13.47%) Wi-Fi
23 95 (12.67%) VLAN
24 94 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 92 (12.27%) SIEM
26 91 (12.13%) Hyper-V
27 88 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
28 87 (11.60%) BGP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 76 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.80%) IIS
4 11 (1.47%) Confluence
5 8 (1.07%) Apache
6 7 (0.93%) WordPress
7 6 (0.80%) CMS
7 6 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.67%) JBoss
8 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) Jetty
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 65 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.40%) Campfire
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.80%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 274 (36.53%) Azure
2 234 (31.20%) Microsoft 365
3 80 (10.67%) AWS
4 55 (7.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (5.07%) IaaS
6 23 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (3.07%) OneDrive
6 23 (3.07%) PaaS
7 22 (2.93%) SaaS
8 17 (2.27%) Azure Sentinel
9 14 (1.87%) Mimecast
10 12 (1.60%) GCP
11 10 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.07%) Nutanix
12 8 (1.07%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.80%) Google Workspace
14 6 (0.80%) Power Automate
15 5 (0.67%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 216 (28.80%) VPN
2 213 (28.40%) LAN
3 193 (25.73%) DNS
3 193 (25.73%) WAN
4 137 (18.27%) TCP/IP
5 129 (17.20%) Network Security
6 122 (16.27%) DHCP
7 101 (13.47%) Wi-Fi
8 95 (12.67%) VLAN
9 87 (11.60%) BGP
10 77 (10.27%) Wireless
11 75 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 63 (8.40%) VoIP
13 52 (6.93%) IPsec
13 52 (6.93%) SAN
14 50 (6.67%) HTTP
15 48 (6.40%) Ethernet
15 48 (6.40%) OSPF
16 46 (6.13%) Internet
17 43 (5.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.73%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (1.33%) MySQL
4 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.07%) Power BI
7 7 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.67%) Couchbase
9 5 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) Redis
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (2.53%) JIRA
2 12 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.27%) Gradle
5 2 (0.27%) JMeter
5 2 (0.27%) Maven
5 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.13%) MSI
6 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 189 (25.20%) Social Skills
2 71 (9.47%) Finance
3 45 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.73%) Public Sector
4 43 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 41 (5.47%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.67%) Retail
7 19 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
8 14 (1.87%) Legal
9 12 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 12 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (1.47%) Publishing
11 10 (1.33%) French Language
11 10 (1.33%) German Language
11 10 (1.33%) Multimedia
12 9 (1.20%) Marketing
13 7 (0.93%) Back Office
14 6 (0.80%) Local Government
14 6 (0.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 200 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 109 (14.53%) Security Engineer
3 93 (12.40%) IT Engineer
4 92 (12.27%) Analyst
5 79 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 74 (9.87%) Senior Network Engineer
6 74 (9.87%) Support Engineer
7 50 (6.67%) Architect
8 49 (6.53%) IT Support
8 49 (6.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 45 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 40 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 35 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
12 34 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
13 32 (4.27%) Support Analyst
14 28 (3.73%) Security Analyst
15 27 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 26 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
16 26 (3.47%) Senior Security Engineer
17 25 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.33%) ARM Templates
2 8 (1.07%) .NET
2 8 (1.07%) XMPP
3 6 (0.80%) Middleware
4 5 (0.67%) Web Services
5 4 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.53%) SOAP
5 4 (0.53%) Velocity
6 2 (0.27%) HTML
6 2 (0.27%) JSON
6 2 (0.27%) RESTful
6 2 (0.27%) SAML
6 2 (0.27%) WebSockets
6 2 (0.27%) WSH
7 1 (0.13%) ADO
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.13%) LAMP
7 1 (0.13%) LDAP
7 1 (0.13%) REST
7 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (15.47%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.13%) Management Information System
3 39 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.20%) PKI
5 18 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.73%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.07%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.07%) User Experience
10 7 (0.93%) Clustering
10 7 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (0.80%) Blog
11 6 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.80%) DataPower
11 6 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.80%) iSeries
11 6 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 294 (39.20%) Windows
2 185 (24.67%) Windows Server
3 133 (17.73%) Linux
4 61 (8.13%) Windows 10
5 49 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
7 32 (4.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (3.20%) Unix
9 22 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.60%) Android
11 9 (1.20%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.07%) CentOS
12 8 (1.07%) Solaris
12 8 (1.07%) SUSE
12 8 (1.07%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.80%) VMS
15 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.53%) Cybersecurity
2 109 (14.53%) ITIL
3 94 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 92 (12.27%) SIEM
5 88 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
6 83 (11.07%) Information Security
7 65 (8.67%) Network Design
8 60 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 57 (7.60%) Vulnerability Management
10 56 (7.47%) IT Strategy
10 56 (7.47%) Kalman Filter
11 54 (7.20%) Penetration Testing
12 53 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 52 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 51 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 48 (6.40%) DevOps
15 48 (6.40%) Project Management
16 45 (6.00%) Risk Management
17 44 (5.87%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 81 (10.80%) PowerShell
2 40 (5.33%) Python
3 34 (4.53%) SQL
4 16 (2.13%) Bash
5 15 (2.00%) Perl
6 7 (0.93%) C
6 7 (0.93%) Java
6 7 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.67%) C#
8 4 (0.53%) C-shell
8 4 (0.53%) R
9 3 (0.40%) Go
9 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.40%) PHP
9 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.27%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.27%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.27%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
11 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (11.47%) CCNA
3 80 (10.67%) Security Cleared
4 63 (8.40%) CCNP
5 58 (7.73%) CISSP
5 58 (7.73%) SC Cleared
6 44 (5.87%) Degree
7 42 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.93%) CEH
9 21 (2.80%) CISM
10 20 (2.67%) MCSA
10 20 (2.67%) MCSE
11 17 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (2.27%) CRISC
11 17 (2.27%) MCP
12 12 (1.60%) GIAC
13 11 (1.47%) CISA
13 11 (1.47%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.33%) CCDP
15 8 (1.07%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (8.27%) GDPR
3 55 (7.33%) NIST
4 39 (5.20%) PCI DSS
5 27 (3.60%) SLA
6 24 (3.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (3.07%) QA
8 18 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (1.47%) HIPAA
11 9 (1.20%) SOC 2
12 8 (1.07%) GAMP
13 6 (0.80%) GRC
14 4 (0.53%) COBIT
15 3 (0.40%) GxP
16 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
17 1 (0.13%) HL7
17 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
17 1 (0.13%) NCSC
17 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 226 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 117 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (12.13%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.87%) vSphere
5 22 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.00%) Docker
8 13 (1.73%) Firmware
9 11 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.20%) XenApp
11 5 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.67%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.27%) Snort
15 1 (0.13%) iptables
15 1 (0.13%) pfSense
15 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (5.33%) SCCM
2 27 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (3.33%) Ansible
4 23 (3.07%) Terraform
5 17 (2.27%) WSUS
6 16 (2.13%) CSIRT
6 16 (2.13%) Kubernetes
7 15 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 13 (1.73%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (1.20%) SCOM
11 8 (1.07%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.93%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.93%) Pingdom
13 6 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.67%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 276 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 257 (34.27%) Cisco
3 187 (24.93%) VMware
4 145 (19.33%) Palo Alto
5 77 (10.27%) CheckPoint
6 64 (8.53%) Juniper
7 61 (8.13%) SolarWinds
8 59 (7.87%) F5
9 51 (6.80%) HP
10 44 (5.87%) Fortinet
11 43 (5.73%) Citrix
12 42 (5.60%) Meraki
13 38 (5.07%) Veeam
14 30 (4.00%) Aruba
14 30 (4.00%) Dell
14 30 (4.00%) McAfee
15 27 (3.60%) Sophos
16 24 (3.20%) Zscaler
17 18 (2.40%) Splunk
18 17 (2.27%) Oracle