Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 46 37
Rank change year-on-year -23 -9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,281 1,681 2,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.30% 5.77% 6.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.51% 31.25% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,026 1,434 2,022
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 £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £49,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.44% - -

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 4,833 5,380 7,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.22% 18.47% 20.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,797 4,314 6,339
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -19 541 £45,000 - 68
Berkshire -24 339 £52,500 +5.00% 44
Hampshire -23 288 £43,500 +8.75% 29
Surrey -15 261 £45,000 +9.09% 34
Buckinghamshire +54 145 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Kent -7 78 £37,500 -11.76% 8
East Sussex -23 61 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Oxfordshire -44 60 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Sussex -11 44 £57,000 +48.05% 5
Middlesex +5 5 £55,000 +15.79%
Home Counties +1 1 £42,500 -43.33%
Sussex -14 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 607 (47.38%) Windows
2 572 (44.65%) Cisco
3 450 (35.13%) VMware
4 405 (31.62%) Microsoft
5 403 (31.46%) Windows Server
6 401 (31.30%) Active Directory
7 331 (25.84%) WAN
8 318 (24.82%) LAN
9 308 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
10 289 (22.56%) VPN
11 285 (22.25%) Office 365
12 284 (22.17%) Linux
13 281 (21.94%) DNS
14 268 (20.92%) Microsoft Azure
15 254 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 241 (18.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 211 (16.47%) ITIL
18 208 (16.24%) Hyper-V
19 207 (16.16%) TCP/IP
20 205 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
21 202 (15.77%) Network Security
22 197 (15.38%) DHCP
23 195 (15.22%) CCNP
24 187 (14.60%) Cisco ASA
25 177 (13.82%) CCNA
25 177 (13.82%) Juniper
26 176 (13.74%) Data Centre
27 174 (13.58%) CheckPoint
28 171 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
29 155 (12.10%) Palo Alto

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
1 143 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 72 (5.62%) IIS
3 58 (4.53%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (2.03%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.72%) OpenStack
6 22 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.56%) Apache
7 20 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.17%) NServiceBus
9 15 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.09%) JBoss
11 10 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (0.47%) Confluence
12 6 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.39%) nginx
14 4 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 122 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.078%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.078%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.078%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 285 (22.25%) Office 365
2 268 (20.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (3.20%) IaaS
5 35 (2.73%) PaaS
6 34 (2.65%) SaaS
7 32 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
9 12 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (0.78%) Akamai
11 10 (0.78%) G Suite
11 10 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
14 4 (0.31%) SoftLayer
15 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 331 (25.84%) WAN
2 318 (24.82%) LAN
3 289 (22.56%) VPN
4 281 (21.94%) DNS
5 207 (16.16%) TCP/IP
6 202 (15.77%) Network Security
7 197 (15.38%) DHCP
8 187 (14.60%) Cisco ASA
9 141 (11.01%) Wireless
10 136 (10.62%) VLAN
11 105 (8.20%) BGP
12 102 (7.96%) VoIP
13 100 (7.81%) MPLS
14 94 (7.34%) OSPF
15 87 (6.79%) SAN
16 73 (5.70%) Wi-Fi
17 71 (5.54%) WLAN
18 67 (5.23%) IPsec
19 65 (5.07%) Cisco Nexus
20 55 (4.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.72%) MySQL
3 19 (1.48%) Big Data
4 13 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.23%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.16%) DB2
10 2 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 31 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.78%) JIRA
6 6 (0.47%) Maven
7 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.23%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.23%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.16%) Subversion
9 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.16%) Trac
10 1 (0.078%) Ant
10 1 (0.078%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.078%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.078%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.078%) Selenium
General
1 151 (11.79%) Finance
2 42 (3.28%) Legal
3 41 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.81%) Retail
5 30 (2.34%) Law
6 15 (1.17%) Publishing
7 12 (0.94%) Marketing
8 11 (0.86%) Banking
9 8 (0.62%) Back Office
9 8 (0.62%) Electronics
10 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.23%) Advertising
13 3 (0.23%) German Language
14 2 (0.16%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) Military
14 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 278 (21.70%) Network Engineer
2 143 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 139 (10.85%) Analyst
4 129 (10.07%) Support Engineer
5 104 (8.12%) Architect
6 96 (7.49%) Security Engineer
7 84 (6.56%) IT Engineer
8 79 (6.17%) IT Support
9 69 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 69 (5.39%) Cisco Engineer
9 69 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
10 66 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 65 (5.07%) Consultant
11 65 (5.07%) Support Analyst
12 62 (4.84%) Administrator
13 45 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
14 43 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
15 41 (3.20%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 40 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
16 40 (3.12%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.14%) Middleware
2 25 (1.95%) .NET
3 23 (1.80%) LDAP
4 14 (1.09%) CSS
5 12 (0.94%) JSON
5 12 (0.94%) Web Services
6 10 (0.78%) LAMP
7 8 (0.62%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.62%) HTML
7 8 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (0.55%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.47%) MAPI
9 6 (0.47%) SOAP
10 5 (0.39%) XML
11 4 (0.31%) CGI
11 4 (0.31%) COM
11 4 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.31%) MSMQ
12 3 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 60 (4.68%) PKI
5 58 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.12%) Public Cloud
7 39 (3.04%) Computer Science
7 39 (3.04%) Driving Licence
8 33 (2.58%) Private Cloud
9 31 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 25 (1.95%) Replication
12 24 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.33%) NHS
15 16 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.94%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
17 10 (0.78%) Mainframe
18 9 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 607 (47.38%) Windows
2 403 (31.46%) Windows Server
3 284 (22.17%) Linux
4 205 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 171 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (10.30%) Windows 10
7 73 (5.70%) Windows 7
8 36 (2.81%) Unix
9 33 (2.58%) Windows 8
10 21 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.17%) Debian
12 13 (1.01%) CentOS
12 13 (1.01%) FreeBSD
13 12 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.78%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.78%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.78%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 211 (16.47%) ITIL
3 151 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (8.59%) SIEM
5 107 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (8.04%) Cybersecurity
7 99 (7.73%) Load Balancing
8 81 (6.32%) DevOps
8 81 (6.32%) Network Design
9 77 (6.01%) Information Security
10 67 (5.23%) Migration
11 62 (4.84%) Project Management
12 58 (4.53%) Change Management
12 58 (4.53%) Scrum
13 56 (4.37%) Incident Management
14 55 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
15 54 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
16 51 (3.98%) Logistics
17 47 (3.67%) Service Delivery
18 46 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 132 (10.30%) PowerShell
2 121 (9.45%) SQL
3 39 (3.04%) Python
4 33 (2.58%) Java
5 27 (2.11%) Bash Shell
6 23 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.48%) C#
8 18 (1.41%) Perl
9 15 (1.17%) C
10 7 (0.55%) R
10 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.39%) C-shell
12 5 (0.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.16%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.16%) C++
13 2 (0.16%) Google Apps Script
13 2 (0.16%) VB
14 1 (0.078%) Lisp
14 1 (0.078%) VBA
Qualifications
1 308 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
2 195 (15.22%) CCNP
3 177 (13.82%) CCNA
4 127 (9.91%) Security Cleared
5 97 (7.57%) CISSP
6 95 (7.42%) Degree
7 85 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 77 (6.01%) SC Cleared
9 72 (5.62%) CISM
10 71 (5.54%) CCIE
11 62 (4.84%) MCSE
12 42 (3.28%) CEH
13 40 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (2.97%) CISA
15 32 (2.50%) DV Cleared
15 32 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (2.11%) MCSA
17 24 (1.87%) CCDP
18 23 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
19 22 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (4.29%) SLA
3 45 (3.51%) GDPR
4 33 (2.58%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (0.94%) COBIT
7 12 (0.94%) QA
8 11 (0.86%) GPG13
9 10 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
10 9 (0.70%) PMO
11 6 (0.47%) FISMA
12 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.23%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.16%) ECSS
14 2 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.078%) NIST 800
System Software
1 401 (31.30%) Active Directory
2 241 (18.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (16.24%) Hyper-V
4 87 (6.79%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (4.29%) vSphere
6 52 (4.06%) XenApp
7 51 (3.98%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.97%) Docker
9 36 (2.81%) VMware NSX
10 29 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (2.19%) ProxySG
12 26 (2.03%) vCloud
13 16 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.78%) NFS
15 9 (0.70%) KVM
16 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.47%) Firmware
17 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.47%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 53 (4.14%) SCOM
2 52 (4.06%) SCCM
3 41 (3.20%) Backup Exec
4 35 (2.73%) Puppet
5 23 (1.80%) Ansible
6 22 (1.72%) vCenter Server
7 21 (1.64%) FortiGate
8 19 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
9 16 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.25%) Terraform
10 15 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (0.86%) Nagios
12 10 (0.78%) Cisco CME
12 10 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (0.70%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 572 (44.65%) Cisco
2 450 (35.13%) VMware
3 405 (31.62%) Microsoft
4 177 (13.82%) Juniper
5 174 (13.58%) CheckPoint
6 155 (12.10%) Palo Alto
7 121 (9.45%) HP
8 118 (9.21%) SolarWinds
9 111 (8.67%) Citrix
10 98 (7.65%) F5
11 89 (6.95%) Oracle
12 56 (4.37%) Fortinet
13 53 (4.14%) Aruba
14 50 (3.90%) Veeam
15 46 (3.59%) Google
16 37 (2.89%) Riverbed
17 35 (2.73%) Blue Coat
18 30 (2.34%) Dell
18 30 (2.34%) SonicWALL
19 28 (2.19%) Symantec