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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 85 65 50
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 851 723 715
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.77% 4.62% 5.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.86% 33.13% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 637 559 585
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 3,566 2,182 2,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.81% 13.93% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,981 1,592 1,952
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,125 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -10 309 £49,750 -9.55% 57
Hampshire -11 188 £45,000 +5.88% 44
Surrey -43 160 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Buckinghamshire -15 146 £45,000 -18.18% 19
Berkshire -5 112 £50,000 -13.04% 23
Kent -34 94 £38,000 - 16
Oxfordshire -14 54 £50,000 - 15
West Sussex +16 48 £42,500 -19.05% 9
East Sussex +1 42 £42,500 -32.00% 7
Middlesex -24 3 £50,000 -
Home Counties - 3 £67,500 -
Sussex - 1 - - 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 401 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 368 (43.24%) Windows
3 297 (34.90%) Active Directory
4 289 (33.96%) Azure
5 288 (33.84%) Cisco
6 266 (31.26%) Microsoft 365
7 246 (28.91%) LAN
8 228 (26.79%) VMware
9 227 (26.67%) Windows Server
10 221 (25.97%) WAN
11 220 (25.85%) Social Skills
12 214 (25.15%) DNS
13 204 (23.97%) VPN
14 200 (23.50%) Cisco Certification
15 176 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 168 (19.74%) Linux
16 168 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
17 166 (19.51%) ITIL
18 151 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 125 (14.69%) Wireless
20 124 (14.57%) DHCP
21 120 (14.10%) Data Centre
22 118 (13.87%) AWS
23 107 (12.57%) Security Cleared
24 106 (12.46%) CCNA
25 104 (12.22%) CCNP
26 103 (12.10%) BGP
27 102 (11.99%) MS Exchange
27 102 (11.99%) Network Security
28 101 (11.87%) Service Delivery

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
1 102 (11.99%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.46%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.35%) IIS
4 18 (2.12%) Apache
5 16 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.53%) JBoss
6 13 (1.53%) Jetty
7 9 (1.06%) SAS
7 9 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.24%) nginx
9 2 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 66 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.18%) Campfire
3 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 289 (33.96%) Azure
2 266 (31.26%) Microsoft 365
3 118 (13.87%) AWS
4 57 (6.70%) IaaS
5 44 (5.17%) SaaS
6 38 (4.47%) GCP
6 38 (4.47%) PaaS
7 25 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (2.70%) Azure DevOps
9 19 (2.23%) Azure Sentinel
9 19 (2.23%) Serverless
10 17 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (1.53%) AWS CodePipeline
13 13 (1.53%) Azure Stack
13 13 (1.53%) Cloud Functions
13 13 (1.53%) OpenShift
14 11 (1.29%) Azure AKS
14 11 (1.29%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 246 (28.91%) LAN
2 221 (25.97%) WAN
3 214 (25.15%) DNS
4 204 (23.97%) VPN
5 125 (14.69%) Wireless
6 124 (14.57%) DHCP
7 103 (12.10%) BGP
8 102 (11.99%) Network Security
9 95 (11.16%) Wi-Fi
10 83 (9.75%) SAN
11 81 (9.52%) VLAN
12 77 (9.05%) MPLS
13 68 (7.99%) Internet
14 65 (7.64%) TCP/IP
15 64 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
15 64 (7.52%) OSPF
16 56 (6.58%) Ethernet
17 52 (6.11%) WLAN
18 51 (5.99%) SD-WAN
19 50 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.71%) MySQL
6 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.47%) Power BI
8 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.35%) DB2
8 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.24%) DynamoDB
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 18 (2.12%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.76%) Subversion
4 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.47%) JIRA
5 4 (0.47%) LINQPad
5 4 (0.47%) Postman
6 2 (0.24%) GitLab
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.12%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.12%) NUnit
7 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 220 (25.85%) Social Skills
2 91 (10.69%) Finance
3 87 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (6.35%) Organisational Skills
5 43 (5.05%) Legal
6 39 (4.58%) Public Sector
7 29 (3.41%) Retail
8 27 (3.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 26 (3.06%) Manufacturing
10 25 (2.94%) Telecoms
11 17 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
12 15 (1.76%) Games
12 15 (1.76%) Local Government
13 13 (1.53%) Digital Economy
14 12 (1.41%) Marketing
15 11 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
16 10 (1.18%) Banking
16 10 (1.18%) German Language
17 8 (0.94%) Fire and Rescue
18 7 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 191 (22.44%) Network Engineer
2 119 (13.98%) IT Engineer
3 113 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 92 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 90 (10.58%) Analyst
6 60 (7.05%) Architect
7 55 (6.46%) IT Support
8 51 (5.99%) Security Engineer
9 48 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
10 41 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (4.70%) IT Support Engineer
12 39 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 34 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
13 34 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 33 (3.88%) Support Analyst
15 32 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
15 32 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
16 28 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
17 25 (2.94%) Administrator
17 25 (2.94%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.70%) SAML
2 18 (2.12%) LDAP
3 16 (1.88%) COM
3 16 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (1.65%) ARM Templates
5 7 (0.82%) Middleware
6 5 (0.59%) OAuth
7 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.47%) REST
7 4 (0.47%) SOAP
7 4 (0.47%) Swagger
7 4 (0.47%) Web Services
8 2 (0.24%) .NET
8 2 (0.24%) DCOM
8 2 (0.24%) LAMP
8 2 (0.24%) Loki
8 2 (0.24%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.24%) WebSockets
8 2 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 120 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 49 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 44 (5.17%) PKI
4 42 (4.94%) Public Cloud
5 32 (3.76%) NHS
6 31 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
8 26 (3.06%) Driving Licence
9 24 (2.82%) Cyberattack
10 23 (2.70%) Private Cloud
11 22 (2.59%) Cyber Defence
11 22 (2.59%) Replication
12 15 (1.76%) Life Science
13 13 (1.53%) Cybercrime
14 12 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.41%) Insider Threat
14 12 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.06%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 368 (43.24%) Windows
2 227 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 168 (19.74%) Linux
4 59 (6.93%) Windows 10
5 56 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (5.99%) Windows Server 2019
7 39 (4.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 33 (3.88%) Android
9 30 (3.53%) Unix
10 16 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 12 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.06%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.94%) CentOS
13 8 (0.94%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.82%) VMS
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
2 166 (19.51%) ITIL
3 151 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 101 (11.87%) Service Delivery
5 97 (11.40%) Agile
6 93 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (10.22%) Project Delivery
8 73 (8.58%) DevOps
9 70 (8.23%) SIEM
10 68 (7.99%) Mentoring
11 58 (6.82%) Information Security
12 57 (6.70%) Project Management
13 55 (6.46%) Network Design
14 54 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 50 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (5.88%) Problem Management
16 47 (5.52%) Change Management
17 45 (5.29%) Business Continuity
18 42 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
19 41 (4.82%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 39 (4.58%) Python
2 39 (4.58%) SQL
3 19 (2.23%) Bash
4 14 (1.65%) C#
5 9 (1.06%) Perl
6 7 (0.82%) VB
7 6 (0.71%) Java
8 5 (0.59%) PHP
8 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.24%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.12%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.12%) C
11 1 (0.12%) Go
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 200 (23.50%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (12.57%) Security Cleared
3 106 (12.46%) CCNA
4 104 (12.22%) CCNP
5 95 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 81 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 72 (8.46%) Degree
8 51 (5.99%) CISSP
9 44 (5.17%) MCSE
10 37 (4.35%) DV Cleared
11 36 (4.23%) MCP
12 30 (3.53%) CCDP
13 27 (3.17%) CEH
14 25 (2.94%) CISM
15 22 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.76%) CCIE
17 13 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (1.29%) MCITP
19 10 (1.18%) CCSM
19 10 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (6.35%) SLA
3 49 (5.76%) GDPR
4 24 (2.82%) NIST
5 23 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (2.23%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.65%) NCSC
8 12 (1.41%) GRC
9 11 (1.29%) QA
10 9 (1.06%) HIPAA
10 9 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.94%) RMADS
12 7 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.59%) GAMP
14 4 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.24%) HL7
17 1 (0.12%) GxP
17 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 297 (34.90%) Active Directory
2 176 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.99%) Hyper-V
4 44 (5.17%) vSphere
5 37 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (4.23%) Docker
7 33 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (2.12%) XenApp
9 17 (2.00%) Terminal Server
10 9 (1.06%) Firmware
11 7 (0.82%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.35%) Snort
13 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.24%) NFS
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.24%) pfSense
15 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 47 (5.52%) Terraform
2 45 (5.29%) SCCM
3 37 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 34 (4.00%) Ansible
5 25 (2.94%) vCenter Server
6 20 (2.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 18 (2.12%) FortiGate
7 18 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.00%) Kibana
9 15 (1.76%) CASB
9 15 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (1.76%) SCOM
9 15 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.76%) WSUS
10 13 (1.53%) Puppet
11 12 (1.41%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 11 (1.29%) Nagios
13 8 (0.94%) Nexpose
14 7 (0.82%) Autotask
Vendors
1 401 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 288 (33.84%) Cisco
3 228 (26.79%) VMware
4 93 (10.93%) Palo Alto
5 71 (8.34%) CheckPoint
6 54 (6.35%) Splunk
7 53 (6.23%) Apple
8 51 (5.99%) Citrix
9 41 (4.82%) Sophos
10 38 (4.47%) SolarWinds
10 38 (4.47%) Veeam
11 36 (4.23%) HP
12 31 (3.64%) F5
12 31 (3.64%) Juniper
13 30 (3.53%) Google
14 29 (3.41%) Oracle
15 28 (3.29%) Aruba
15 28 (3.29%) Fortinet
16 25 (2.94%) Red Hat
17 23 (2.70%) Meraki