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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 31 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 908 1496 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.06% 7.63% 6.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.93% 34.16% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 742 1302 1032
Median salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2936 4380 4586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.59% 22.33% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2385 3702 3512
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 311 £48,000 -4.00% 30
Surrey -1 197 £40,000 -8.04% 18
Hampshire -8 148 £40,000 - 24
Kent -4 70 £41,500 +12.16% 2
East Sussex +21 69 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +6 66 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 29 £33,750 -20.58% 9
West Sussex -34 19 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Middlesex -2 2 £27,500 -45.00%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 1074 (54.94%) Cisco
2 780 (39.90%) Windows
3 720 (36.83%) Cisco Certification
4 560 (28.64%) VPN
5 522 (26.70%) WAN
6 509 (26.04%) LAN
7 504 (25.78%) Juniper
8 486 (24.86%) Linux
9 478 (24.45%) CCNP
10 465 (23.79%) VMware
11 456 (23.32%) Active Directory
12 451 (23.07%) Cisco ASA
13 440 (22.51%) TCP/IP
14 422 (21.59%) CheckPoint
15 419 (21.43%) Microsoft
16 415 (21.23%) CCNA
17 403 (20.61%) DNS
18 398 (20.36%) Network Security
19 377 (19.28%) Windows Server
20 337 (17.24%) Palo Alto
21 322 (16.47%) Data Centre
22 321 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
23 312 (15.96%) F5
24 305 (15.60%) ITIL
25 297 (15.19%) Wireless
26 273 (13.96%) MPLS
27 251 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
28 250 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
29 239 (12.23%) VoIP
30 236 (12.07%) Network Design

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
1 159 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 78 (3.99%) IIS
3 69 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 66 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (3.17%) Apache
5 62 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (2.97%) SharePoint
7 48 (2.46%) Skype for Business
8 41 (2.10%) JBoss
9 36 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 25 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.56%) nginx
16 10 (0.51%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.41%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.31%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 192 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 124 (6.34%) MS Office
3 36 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.20%) Infor CRM
3 3 (0.15%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 185 (9.46%) Office 365
2 112 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (3.02%) SaaS
5 37 (1.89%) PaaS
6 33 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.69%) IaaS
7 9 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.31%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.26%) G Suite
9 5 (0.26%) iPaaS
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle CX
10 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 560 (28.64%) VPN
2 522 (26.70%) WAN
3 509 (26.04%) LAN
4 451 (23.07%) Cisco ASA
5 440 (22.51%) TCP/IP
6 403 (20.61%) DNS
7 398 (20.36%) Network Security
8 297 (15.19%) Wireless
9 273 (13.96%) MPLS
10 239 (12.23%) VoIP
11 230 (11.76%) OSPF
12 227 (11.61%) BGP
12 227 (11.61%) DHCP
13 168 (8.59%) SAN
14 165 (8.44%) VLAN
15 140 (7.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 140 (7.16%) SSL
16 132 (6.75%) Internet
17 129 (6.60%) IPsec
18 98 (5.01%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.07%) MySQL
3 41 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (0.46%) Big Data
8 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.41%) InfluxDB
9 8 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.36%) DB2
11 6 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 27 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.61%) JIRA
4 11 (0.56%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.41%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.26%) MSI
7 5 (0.26%) Subversion
8 4 (0.20%) Bower
8 4 (0.20%) gulp
8 4 (0.20%) Trac
9 3 (0.15%) LINQPad
9 3 (0.15%) Maven
9 3 (0.15%) NUnit
9 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.051%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.051%) Selenium
General
1 198 (10.13%) Finance
2 114 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 47 (2.40%) Retail
4 44 (2.25%) Marketing
5 33 (1.69%) Legal
6 28 (1.43%) German Language
7 18 (0.92%) French Language
8 17 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.77%) Electronics
10 13 (0.66%) Banking
11 11 (0.56%) Back Office
12 10 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.46%) Automotive
14 8 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
15 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.36%) Games
15 7 (0.36%) Military
16 4 (0.20%) Law
17 3 (0.15%) Publishing
18 2 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 668 (34.17%) Network Engineer
2 313 (16.01%) Support Engineer
3 218 (11.15%) Analyst
4 217 (11.10%) Cisco Engineer
5 213 (10.90%) Security Engineer
6 168 (8.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 148 (7.57%) Juniper Engineer
8 142 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 134 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 131 (6.70%) Administrator
11 125 (6.39%) Network Support
12 113 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 105 (5.37%) IT Engineer
14 102 (5.22%) IT Support
15 99 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
16 96 (4.91%) Firewall Engineer
16 96 (4.91%) Network Security Engineer
17 92 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
18 86 (4.40%) Architect
19 85 (4.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.81%) Middleware
2 47 (2.40%) Web Services
3 33 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 32 (1.64%) .NET
5 29 (1.48%) HTML
6 21 (1.07%) LAMP
7 20 (1.02%) REST
8 16 (0.82%) CSS
9 12 (0.61%) Regular Expression
10 10 (0.51%) SOAP
11 8 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.41%) WebSockets
12 7 (0.36%) Ajax
12 7 (0.36%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.36%) J2EE
12 7 (0.36%) jQuery
12 7 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.31%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.31%) Kafka
13 6 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 322 (16.47%) Data Centre
2 89 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 84 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 75 (3.84%) Management Information System
6 65 (3.32%) PKI
7 52 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 41 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 35 (1.79%) Clustering
10 34 (1.74%) iPad
11 26 (1.33%) Replication
12 24 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 22 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
14 20 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.72%) User Experience
16 13 (0.66%) Public Cloud
16 13 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
17 10 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 780 (39.90%) Windows
2 486 (24.86%) Linux
3 377 (19.28%) Windows Server
4 251 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 250 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 185 (9.46%) Unix
7 98 (5.01%) Windows 7
7 98 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 91 (4.65%) Windows 10
9 64 (3.27%) Windows 8
10 56 (2.86%) Solaris
11 36 (1.84%) Mac OS
12 33 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 31 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 28 (1.43%) CentOS
16 19 (0.97%) Android
16 19 (0.97%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.87%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (15.60%) ITIL
2 236 (12.07%) Network Design
3 169 (8.64%) Load Balancing
4 157 (8.03%) Information Security
5 144 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
6 124 (6.34%) Risk Management
7 122 (6.24%) SIEM
8 119 (6.09%) Presales
9 110 (5.63%) High Availability
10 103 (5.27%) Project Management
11 101 (5.17%) Change Management
11 101 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
12 95 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 89 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
14 85 (4.35%) Security Operations
15 79 (4.04%) Migration
16 75 (3.84%) Network Management
17 73 (3.73%) Mentoring
18 69 (3.53%) DevOps
19 65 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 169 (8.64%) SQL
2 80 (4.09%) Python
3 72 (3.68%) Bash Shell
4 70 (3.58%) PowerShell
5 62 (3.17%) Java
6 61 (3.12%) Perl
7 36 (1.84%) Ruby
8 35 (1.79%) C
9 32 (1.64%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.28%) C++
11 21 (1.07%) PHP
12 15 (0.77%) C#
12 15 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.72%) VB
14 11 (0.56%) VBScript
15 9 (0.46%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.41%) Bourne shell
16 8 (0.41%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.10%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.051%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 720 (36.83%) Cisco Certification
2 478 (24.45%) CCNP
3 415 (21.23%) CCNA
4 174 (8.90%) Degree
5 164 (8.39%) Security Cleared
6 160 (8.18%) CCIE
7 132 (6.75%) SC Cleared
8 127 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 105 (5.37%) MCSE
10 81 (4.14%) CISSP
11 70 (3.58%) CCSP
12 62 (3.17%) CCSA
13 57 (2.92%) JNCIA
14 52 (2.66%) CCIP
14 52 (2.66%) CCSE
14 52 (2.66%) JNCIS
15 46 (2.35%) DV Cleared
15 46 (2.35%) MCSA
16 45 (2.30%) CEH
17 41 (2.10%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (7.67%) SLA
2 80 (4.09%) PCI DSS
3 70 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (0.41%) QA
5 7 (0.36%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.26%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.20%) COBIT
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) FISMA
8 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.10%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.10%) PMO
10 1 (0.051%) GPG13
10 1 (0.051%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.051%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.051%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 456 (23.32%) Active Directory
2 321 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (10.54%) Hyper-V
4 74 (3.79%) vSphere
5 47 (2.40%) VMware ESX
6 37 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
8 28 (1.43%) Firmware
8 28 (1.43%) ProxySG
9 27 (1.38%) ISA Server
10 26 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.18%) XenApp
12 19 (0.97%) Docker
13 16 (0.82%) KVM
14 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (0.66%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.56%) NFS
16 11 (0.56%) Xen
17 10 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (3.73%) Puppet
2 59 (3.02%) Nagios
3 45 (2.30%) FortiGate
4 38 (1.94%) SCCM
5 34 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 26 (1.33%) Backup Exec
8 24 (1.23%) SCOM
9 22 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
10 20 (1.02%) WSUS
11 19 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
11 19 (0.97%) Opsview
12 18 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (0.87%) vMotion
14 15 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
15 14 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
15 14 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
15 14 (0.72%) SELinux
16 13 (0.66%) Graphite
17 12 (0.61%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1074 (54.94%) Cisco
2 504 (25.78%) Juniper
3 465 (23.79%) VMware
4 422 (21.59%) CheckPoint
5 419 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 337 (17.24%) Palo Alto
7 312 (15.96%) F5
8 164 (8.39%) HP
9 114 (5.83%) Blue Coat
10 107 (5.47%) Citrix
10 107 (5.47%) Fortinet
11 91 (4.65%) Oracle
11 91 (4.65%) SolarWinds
12 67 (3.43%) Dell
13 64 (3.27%) Sourcefire
14 63 (3.22%) Red Hat
15 54 (2.76%) Riverbed
16 51 (2.61%) Intel Security
17 43 (2.20%) Imperva
18 42 (2.15%) Mitel
Camberley, Surrey
Dane Partnership
Salary: £32,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum + £10,000 shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus £4,000 shift allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 40k plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Thorn SDS
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swanley, Kent
Intotec
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21500 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £27000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexi- working,26 hols, pen
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + ben+on call allow
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + shift allowance+ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Extensive + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago