Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 42 34
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,403 1,760 2,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.67% 6.02% 6.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.84% 31.01% 32.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,134 1,489 2,199
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,250 £25,750 £27,700
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 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 5,039 5,675 7,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.79% 19.40% 20.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,934 4,558 6,505
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in the South East.

Salary trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -13 611 £50,000 +5.26% 63
Berkshire -19 404 £52,500 +5.00% 34
Hampshire -11 307 £42,500 +8.97% 35
Surrey -16 295 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Buckinghamshire +48 133 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Kent -18 74 £41,250 +3.13% 16
Oxfordshire -52 74 £50,000 +25.00% 14
East Sussex -40 64 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Sussex -16 42 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Middlesex +16 5 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Sussex -21 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 654 (46.61%) Cisco
2 623 (44.40%) Windows
3 475 (33.86%) VMware
4 432 (30.79%) Active Directory
5 406 (28.94%) Windows Server
6 396 (28.23%) Microsoft
7 389 (27.73%) WAN
8 354 (25.23%) LAN
9 340 (24.23%) Cisco Certification
10 339 (24.16%) VPN
11 304 (21.67%) Linux
12 301 (21.45%) Microsoft Azure
13 297 (21.17%) DNS
14 271 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 262 (18.67%) Office 365
16 252 (17.96%) ITIL
17 237 (16.89%) TCP/IP
18 224 (15.97%) Hyper-V
19 216 (15.40%) CCNP
20 211 (15.04%) Data Centre
21 204 (14.54%) DHCP
22 203 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
23 202 (14.40%) CheckPoint
24 194 (13.83%) Network Security
25 189 (13.47%) CCNA
26 188 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
27 186 (13.26%) Juniper
27 186 (13.26%) Palo Alto
28 182 (12.97%) Wireless
29 166 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 149 (10.62%) MS Exchange
2 75 (5.35%) IIS
3 63 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 47 (3.35%) Apache
5 44 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 21 (1.50%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
11 18 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (1.00%) NServiceBus
14 12 (0.86%) JBoss
15 9 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.50%) CMS
17 6 (0.43%) Confluence
18 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 118 (8.41%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.57%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.071%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 301 (21.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 262 (18.67%) Office 365
3 161 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (3.71%) SaaS
5 38 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (2.35%) IBM Cloud
7 32 (2.28%) IaaS
8 29 (2.07%) Bluemix
9 24 (1.71%) PaaS
10 16 (1.14%) Akamai
11 15 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.86%) G Suite
13 11 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
13 11 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.64%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.50%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.43%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 389 (27.73%) WAN
2 354 (25.23%) LAN
3 339 (24.16%) VPN
4 297 (21.17%) DNS
5 237 (16.89%) TCP/IP
6 204 (14.54%) DHCP
7 203 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
8 194 (13.83%) Network Security
9 182 (12.97%) Wireless
10 126 (8.98%) SAN
10 126 (8.98%) VLAN
11 121 (8.62%) OSPF
12 119 (8.48%) MPLS
13 114 (8.13%) BGP
14 113 (8.05%) VoIP
15 92 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
16 82 (5.84%) IPsec
17 71 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
18 68 (4.85%) WLAN
19 61 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.71%) MySQL
3 28 (2.00%) Big Data
4 21 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.29%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.29%) DB2
13 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 51 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.71%) Subversion
6 9 (0.64%) Maven
7 8 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.36%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.36%) LINQPad
8 5 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.29%) Ant
9 4 (0.29%) JIRA
9 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.21%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.21%) Hudson
10 3 (0.21%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 126 (8.98%) Finance
2 47 (3.35%) Legal
3 46 (3.28%) Retail
4 40 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.07%) Law
6 21 (1.50%) Publishing
7 13 (0.93%) Marketing
8 6 (0.43%) Back Office
8 6 (0.43%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.36%) Advertising
9 5 (0.36%) Banking
10 4 (0.29%) Electronics
10 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.29%) Games
10 4 (0.29%) German Language
10 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.14%) Front Office
12 2 (0.14%) Local Government
12 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 324 (23.09%) Network Engineer
2 159 (11.33%) Analyst
3 149 (10.62%) Support Engineer
4 134 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 129 (9.19%) Architect
6 105 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 102 (7.27%) Security Engineer
8 96 (6.84%) IT Engineer
9 91 (6.49%) IT Support
10 73 (5.20%) Support Analyst
11 69 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 66 (4.70%) Consultant
13 61 (4.35%) Administrator
13 61 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
14 58 (4.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 54 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
16 51 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
17 49 (3.49%) Security Analyst
18 46 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
19 44 (3.14%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.78%) Middleware
2 30 (2.14%) Web Services
3 24 (1.71%) LDAP
4 23 (1.64%) .NET
5 18 (1.28%) CSS
5 18 (1.28%) LAMP
6 15 (1.07%) JSON
7 12 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (0.71%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.50%) SOAP
10 7 (0.50%) XML
11 5 (0.36%) HTML
11 5 (0.36%) LINQ
11 5 (0.36%) SAML
11 5 (0.36%) WAP
12 4 (0.29%) J2EE
12 4 (0.29%) Spring
12 4 (0.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 211 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 62 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
5 58 (4.13%) Public Cloud
6 54 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 50 (3.56%) Driving Licence
8 33 (2.35%) Private Cloud
9 32 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 29 (2.07%) PKI
11 28 (2.00%) NHS
12 25 (1.78%) Replication
13 23 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.57%) Clustering
15 21 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
16 19 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
17 18 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
17 18 (1.28%) Mainframe
18 17 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
19 14 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 623 (44.40%) Windows
2 406 (28.94%) Windows Server
3 304 (21.67%) Linux
4 188 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 166 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 122 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 79 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 61 (4.35%) Unix
9 31 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (2.21%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.00%) CentOS
12 12 (0.86%) Debian
12 12 (0.86%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.71%) FreeBSD
13 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.71%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.71%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.57%) Solaris
15 7 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (17.96%) ITIL
2 156 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
3 129 (9.19%) SIEM
4 119 (8.48%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (6.06%) Information Security
7 83 (5.92%) Load Balancing
8 79 (5.63%) Change Management
9 75 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 70 (4.99%) Incident Management
11 69 (4.92%) DevOps
12 68 (4.85%) Migration
13 65 (4.63%) Network Design
14 63 (4.49%) Network Management
15 58 (4.13%) Project Management
16 56 (3.99%) Network Monitoring
17 55 (3.92%) Strategic Thinking
18 53 (3.78%) Configuration Management
18 53 (3.78%) Security Operations
19 49 (3.49%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (10.12%) SQL
2 133 (9.48%) PowerShell
3 59 (4.21%) Python
4 46 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 35 (2.49%) Java
6 28 (2.00%) Perl
7 22 (1.57%) C#
8 19 (1.35%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.14%) C
10 9 (0.64%) R
11 7 (0.50%) Ruby
12 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.29%) PHP
13 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.21%) Google Apps Script
15 2 (0.14%) C++
16 1 (0.071%) C-shell
16 1 (0.071%) VB
Qualifications
1 340 (24.23%) Cisco Certification
2 216 (15.40%) CCNP
3 189 (13.47%) CCNA
4 138 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 129 (9.19%) CISSP
6 99 (7.06%) Degree
7 98 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 86 (6.13%) SC Cleared
9 82 (5.84%) CISM
10 76 (5.42%) MCSE
11 75 (5.35%) CCIE
12 64 (4.56%) CEH
13 43 (3.06%) CISA
14 39 (2.78%) DV Cleared
15 34 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (2.07%) CCDP
16 29 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (2.07%) MCSA
17 27 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (1.85%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (8.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (3.71%) SLA
3 49 (3.49%) GDPR
4 42 (2.99%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (1.21%) QA
7 12 (0.86%) COBIT
8 11 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
9 10 (0.71%) GPG13
10 8 (0.57%) PMO
11 6 (0.43%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.14%) ECSS
13 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 432 (30.79%) Active Directory
2 271 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (15.97%) Hyper-V
4 96 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (4.35%) vSphere
6 59 (4.21%) VMware NSX
7 53 (3.78%) XenApp
8 52 (3.71%) Docker
9 49 (3.49%) XenDesktop
10 31 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (2.14%) vCloud
12 24 (1.71%) NFS
13 21 (1.50%) ProxySG
14 17 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.57%) Firmware
17 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.43%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.43%) UAG
18 4 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 61 (4.35%) Puppet
2 49 (3.49%) Backup Exec
3 45 (3.21%) SCCM
4 39 (2.78%) FortiGate
5 38 (2.71%) Terraform
6 34 (2.42%) Ansible
6 34 (2.42%) SCOM
6 34 (2.42%) vCenter Server
7 28 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 18 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 17 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
9 17 (1.21%) Kibana
10 16 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (1.00%) Cisco CME
13 13 (0.93%) WSUS
14 12 (0.86%) logstash
14 12 (0.86%) Packer
15 11 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 654 (46.61%) Cisco
2 475 (33.86%) VMware
3 396 (28.23%) Microsoft
4 202 (14.40%) CheckPoint
5 186 (13.26%) Juniper
5 186 (13.26%) Palo Alto
6 144 (10.26%) HP
7 120 (8.55%) Citrix
7 120 (8.55%) Oracle
8 107 (7.63%) SolarWinds
9 100 (7.13%) F5
10 63 (4.49%) Aruba
11 61 (4.35%) Veeam
12 59 (4.21%) Google
13 52 (3.71%) Fortinet
14 37 (2.64%) Blue Coat
14 37 (2.64%) IBM
15 33 (2.35%) Zscaler
16 31 (2.21%) Dell
17 30 (2.14%) Meraki