Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 33 39
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,612 2,117 2,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.26% 6.68% 6.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.70% 30.99% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,313 1,760 2,277
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,025 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 5,251 6,831 8,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.14% 21.55% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,123 5,418 6,683
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.95% +10.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -14 664 £45,500 -4.21% 71
Berkshire -6 482 £47,500 -9.52% 39
Surrey -10 398 £47,500 +18.75% 38
Hampshire -10 326 £37,500 -11.76% 41
Buckinghamshire +23 101 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Kent -14 84 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Oxfordshire -50 80 £50,000 +25.00% 12
West Sussex -14 63 £26,000 -42.22% 7
East Sussex -37 62 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Middlesex +8 4 £65,000 +30.00%
Home Counties +16 3 £61,250 -23.44%
M4 Corridor -7 1 £65,000 -31.58%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 749 (46.46%) Cisco
2 633 (39.27%) Windows
3 462 (28.66%) Active Directory
4 454 (28.16%) VMware
5 447 (27.73%) WAN
6 426 (26.43%) Microsoft
7 418 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
8 407 (25.25%) Linux
9 394 (24.44%) VPN
10 381 (23.64%) Windows Server
11 358 (22.21%) TCP/IP
12 333 (20.66%) LAN
12 333 (20.66%) ITIL
13 320 (19.85%) DNS
14 313 (19.42%) Juniper
15 299 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 294 (18.24%) CCNP
17 278 (17.25%) Network Security
18 254 (15.76%) Data Centre
19 253 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
20 242 (15.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 232 (14.39%) Hyper-V
22 228 (14.14%) Office 365
23 226 (14.02%) MS Exchange
24 222 (13.77%) CheckPoint
25 221 (13.71%) F5
26 217 (13.46%) Palo Alto
27 216 (13.40%) Wireless
28 215 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
29 212 (13.15%) CCNA

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
1 226 (14.02%) MS Exchange
2 72 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (4.34%) Apache
3 70 (4.34%) SharePoint
4 62 (3.85%) IIS
5 54 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 29 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.87%) nginx
11 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.37%) Confluence
13 6 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.31%) CMS
14 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 140 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.062%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.37%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.25%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.062%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 242 (15.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (14.14%) Office 365
3 151 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (4.28%) SaaS
5 37 (2.30%) IaaS
6 29 (1.80%) PaaS
7 26 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.05%) Route 53
9 16 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (0.74%) Bluemix
12 10 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.43%) Amazon Glacier
15 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 447 (27.73%) WAN
2 394 (24.44%) VPN
3 358 (22.21%) TCP/IP
4 333 (20.66%) LAN
5 320 (19.85%) DNS
6 278 (17.25%) Network Security
7 253 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
8 216 (13.40%) Wireless
9 205 (12.72%) DHCP
10 198 (12.28%) MPLS
11 182 (11.29%) VLAN
12 168 (10.42%) SAN
13 155 (9.62%) BGP
14 154 (9.55%) OSPF
15 141 (8.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 127 (7.88%) VoIP
17 123 (7.63%) IPsec
18 115 (7.13%) SSL
19 103 (6.39%) Internet
20 94 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.85%) MySQL
3 20 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.81%) DB2
6 9 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.50%) Big Data
7 8 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.25%) OLTP
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.19%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 41 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 24 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.30%) Ant
3 21 (1.30%) Maven
4 19 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.81%) Toad
6 12 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.68%) Subversion
8 10 (0.62%) Fiddler
8 10 (0.62%) LINQPad
9 8 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.43%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.25%) GitLab
11 4 (0.25%) JIRA
11 4 (0.25%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.19%) Hudson
12 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.12%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (9.12%) Finance
2 52 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 31 (1.92%) Marketing
4 30 (1.86%) German Language
5 24 (1.49%) French Language
6 23 (1.43%) Legal
7 22 (1.36%) Advertising
8 21 (1.30%) Digital Economy
9 16 (0.99%) Retail
10 14 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.81%) Law
11 13 (0.81%) Publishing
12 11 (0.68%) Games
13 10 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.56%) Banking
14 9 (0.56%) Electronics
15 8 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.37%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.25%) Automotive
17 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 401 (24.88%) Network Engineer
2 240 (14.89%) Analyst
3 190 (11.79%) Support Engineer
4 145 (9.00%) Security Engineer
5 143 (8.87%) Security Analyst
6 115 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 114 (7.07%) Administrator
8 113 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
9 104 (6.45%) IT Support
10 96 (5.96%) Architect
11 94 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 91 (5.65%) IT Engineer
13 90 (5.58%) Consultant
14 86 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
15 76 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 71 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
17 67 (4.16%) Network Security Engineer
18 62 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
19 61 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
20 59 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.61%) Web Services
2 36 (2.23%) Middleware
3 26 (1.61%) CSS
4 24 (1.49%) HTML
5 21 (1.30%) LAMP
6 18 (1.12%) LDAP
7 16 (0.99%) JSON
8 10 (0.62%) LINQ
9 7 (0.43%) HTML5
9 7 (0.43%) POSIX
9 7 (0.43%) REST
10 6 (0.37%) SOAP
10 6 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.31%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.25%) DHTML
12 4 (0.25%) J2EE
12 4 (0.25%) SAP CAF
12 4 (0.25%) Spring
12 4 (0.25%) Struts
12 4 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 254 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 129 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 128 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (6.89%) Computer Science
5 66 (4.09%) Clustering
6 47 (2.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 45 (2.79%) Driving Licence
8 34 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 31 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 30 (1.86%) PKI
11 29 (1.80%) Replication
12 24 (1.49%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
14 18 (1.12%) Private Cloud
15 17 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.87%) Fintech
17 13 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 13 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
17 13 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 633 (39.27%) Windows
2 407 (25.25%) Linux
3 381 (23.64%) Windows Server
4 215 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 199 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 126 (7.82%) Windows 7
7 123 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 118 (7.32%) Unix
9 68 (4.22%) Windows 8
9 68 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (2.73%) Solaris
12 33 (2.05%) CentOS
13 27 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.55%) Windows 2000
15 20 (1.24%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.74%) Windows Vista
17 11 (0.68%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.68%) VMS
18 9 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (20.66%) ITIL
2 191 (11.85%) Information Security
3 150 (9.31%) Load Balancing
4 131 (8.13%) Network Monitoring
5 119 (7.38%) Change Management
5 119 (7.38%) Penetration Testing
6 117 (7.26%) Security Operations
7 107 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 91 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
9 87 (5.40%) Problem Management
10 86 (5.33%) DevOps
11 85 (5.27%) SIEM
12 78 (4.84%) Project Management
13 73 (4.53%) Network Management
14 69 (4.28%) Process Improvement
15 68 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
15 68 (4.22%) High Availability
15 68 (4.22%) Open Source
16 66 (4.09%) Migration
17 62 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (10.92%) PowerShell
2 173 (10.73%) SQL
3 110 (6.82%) Python
4 86 (5.33%) Bash Shell
5 52 (3.23%) Perl
6 51 (3.16%) Ruby
7 41 (2.54%) Java
8 36 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 26 (1.61%) C
10 24 (1.49%) PHP
11 14 (0.87%) C#
12 11 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.50%) VB
14 7 (0.43%) C++
15 4 (0.25%) Scala
15 4 (0.25%) VBScript
16 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.062%) Google Apps Script
17 1 (0.062%) Groovy
17 1 (0.062%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 418 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (18.24%) CCNP
3 212 (13.15%) CCNA
4 144 (8.93%) Degree
5 141 (8.75%) CISSP
6 132 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 114 (7.07%) MCSE
8 104 (6.45%) Security Cleared
9 99 (6.14%) CISM
10 96 (5.96%) CCIE
11 89 (5.52%) SC Cleared
12 64 (3.97%) MCSA
13 60 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 56 (3.47%) GIAC
15 40 (2.48%) CRISC
16 36 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
17 34 (2.11%) CCDP
17 34 (2.11%) CEH
18 33 (2.05%) DV Cleared
19 32 (1.99%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (5.96%) SLA
3 55 (3.41%) PCI DSS
4 41 (2.54%) QA
5 19 (1.18%) HIPAA
6 15 (0.93%) GDPR
7 14 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.81%) COBIT
9 12 (0.74%) PMO
10 11 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.25%) FIPS 140-2
14 4 (0.25%) RMADS
15 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.19%) GPG13
16 2 (0.12%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 462 (28.66%) Active Directory
2 299 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (14.39%) Hyper-V
4 66 (4.09%) vSphere
5 65 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (1.92%) VMware NSX
7 26 (1.61%) Docker
8 24 (1.49%) NFS
9 17 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 16 (0.99%) XenApp
11 13 (0.81%) vCloud
11 13 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.81%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.74%) KVM
13 10 (0.62%) FreeRADIUS
13 10 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.50%) pfSense
14 8 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.37%) oVirt
15 6 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 76 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
2 68 (4.22%) Puppet
3 46 (2.85%) SCCM
4 42 (2.61%) Ansible
5 35 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 33 (2.05%) Nagios
7 32 (1.99%) Terraform
8 31 (1.92%) FortiGate
9 25 (1.55%) WSUS
10 23 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
11 20 (1.24%) Backup Exec
11 20 (1.24%) Kubernetes
12 15 (0.93%) SCOM
13 12 (0.74%) Kibana
14 11 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
16 9 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
16 9 (0.56%) QRadar
17 8 (0.50%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 749 (46.46%) Cisco
2 454 (28.16%) VMware
3 426 (26.43%) Microsoft
4 313 (19.42%) Juniper
5 222 (13.77%) CheckPoint
6 221 (13.71%) F5
7 217 (13.46%) Palo Alto
8 130 (8.06%) HP
9 115 (7.13%) Citrix
10 110 (6.82%) SolarWinds
11 98 (6.08%) Dell
12 81 (5.02%) Blue Coat
13 77 (4.78%) Oracle
14 59 (3.66%) Fortinet
15 50 (3.10%) NetApp
16 44 (2.73%) Meraki
17 41 (2.54%) Aruba
17 41 (2.54%) Red Hat
18 40 (2.48%) Brocade
18 40 (2.48%) Veeam