Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 67 49
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18 -15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,347 1,249 1,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.34% 4.37% 5.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.80% 28.00% 30.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,093 1,026 1,386
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 4,236 4,461 5,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.80% 15.62% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,275 3,510 4,246
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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
Hampshire +21 399 £40,000 -5.88% 67
Thames Valley +7 385 £50,000 +11.11% 115
Surrey +11 307 £50,000 +11.11% 42
Berkshire +6 251 £52,500 - 62
West Sussex +32 131 £47,500 -9.52% 23
Buckinghamshire +6 87 £47,000 +11.24% 28
Kent -4 68 £35,000 -4.11% 28
Oxfordshire +4 47 £40,000 +8.11% 25
East Sussex -20 38 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Middlesex -7 4 £60,000 -4.00%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 671 (49.81%) Cisco
2 571 (42.39%) Windows
3 456 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
4 390 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 381 (28.29%) WAN
6 355 (26.35%) CCNP
7 354 (26.28%) VMware
8 335 (24.87%) LAN
9 332 (24.65%) VPN
10 325 (24.13%) Windows Server
11 319 (23.68%) DNS
12 316 (23.46%) ITIL
13 314 (23.31%) TCP/IP
14 313 (23.24%) Azure
15 302 (22.42%) Linux
16 297 (22.05%) Active Directory
17 262 (19.45%) Data Centre
18 247 (18.34%) CCNA
19 246 (18.26%) Office 365
20 245 (18.19%) Network Security
20 245 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
21 238 (17.67%) Juniper
22 235 (17.45%) DHCP
23 197 (14.63%) BGP
24 180 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
25 173 (12.84%) OSPF
26 172 (12.77%) Hyper-V
27 169 (12.55%) CheckPoint
28 168 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
29 166 (12.32%) 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
1 166 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 57 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 56 (4.16%) IIS
4 47 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 37 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (1.86%) Apache
7 19 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.34%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.74%) JBoss
10 10 (0.74%) nginx
11 9 (0.67%) CMS
11 9 (0.67%) Joomla!
11 9 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.67%) WordPress
12 8 (0.59%) Confluence
13 6 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 54 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.30%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.074%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 313 (23.24%) Azure
2 246 (18.26%) Office 365
3 151 (11.21%) AWS
4 80 (5.94%) SaaS
5 52 (3.86%) IaaS
6 37 (2.75%) PaaS
7 19 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.97%) G Suite
9 12 (0.89%) Serverless
10 11 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.74%) Power Platform
12 9 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.45%) GitHub
15 5 (0.37%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.37%) vREST
16 4 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.30%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 381 (28.29%) WAN
2 335 (24.87%) LAN
3 332 (24.65%) VPN
4 319 (23.68%) DNS
5 314 (23.31%) TCP/IP
6 245 (18.19%) Network Security
7 235 (17.45%) DHCP
8 197 (14.63%) BGP
9 173 (12.84%) OSPF
10 157 (11.66%) Cisco ASA
11 154 (11.43%) Wireless
12 138 (10.24%) MPLS
13 136 (10.10%) VoIP
14 124 (9.21%) Internet
15 123 (9.13%) VLAN
16 101 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 91 (6.76%) SAN
18 90 (6.68%) IPsec
19 79 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
19 79 (5.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.75%) MySQL
3 21 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.74%) Power BI
8 9 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (0.59%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.37%) Big Data
11 5 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
12 4 (0.30%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.30%) Maltego
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 39 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.04%) JIRA
4 12 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (0.89%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.82%) LINQPad
6 10 (0.74%) Fiddler
7 9 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.45%) Selenium
9 5 (0.37%) Burp Suite
9 5 (0.37%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.30%) Maven
10 4 (0.30%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.30%) Subversion
10 4 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.15%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.15%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (7.57%) Finance
2 85 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 65 (4.83%) Public Sector
4 43 (3.19%) Retail
5 33 (2.45%) Legal
6 16 (1.19%) Marketing
7 13 (0.97%) Banking
7 13 (0.97%) Electronics
7 13 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.74%) Military
9 8 (0.59%) Games
10 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.37%) Advertising
12 4 (0.30%) Billing
12 4 (0.30%) Czech Language
12 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.30%) German Language
12 4 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.15%) Automotive
13 2 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 374 (27.77%) Network Engineer
2 146 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 127 (9.43%) Analyst
3 127 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 105 (7.80%) Security Engineer
5 101 (7.50%) Consultant
6 92 (6.83%) Architect
7 80 (5.94%) IT Engineer
8 71 (5.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 70 (5.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 69 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
11 66 (4.90%) Cisco Engineer
12 63 (4.68%) IT Support
13 58 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 53 (3.93%) Security Consultant
15 52 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
16 51 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
17 47 (3.49%) Administrator
18 45 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
19 43 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.86%) .NET
1 25 (1.86%) LDAP
2 17 (1.26%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.04%) Middleware
4 13 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (0.89%) CSS
5 12 (0.89%) HTML
6 11 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (0.82%) OAuth
7 10 (0.74%) OAuth2
7 10 (0.74%) OpenID
7 10 (0.74%) XACML
8 8 (0.59%) SAP Basis
9 7 (0.52%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.45%) LAMP
10 6 (0.45%) Web Services
11 5 (0.37%) Node.js
12 4 (0.30%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.30%) REST
12 4 (0.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 262 (19.45%) Data Centre
2 145 (10.76%) Management Information System
3 102 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
4 97 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (4.23%) PKI
6 49 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 49 (3.64%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 26 (1.93%) Clustering
9 26 (1.93%) Replication
10 25 (1.86%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
12 15 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
12 15 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 11 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (0.82%) PlayStation
13 11 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 571 (42.39%) Windows
2 325 (24.13%) Windows Server
3 302 (22.42%) Linux
4 168 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (7.87%) Windows 10
6 98 (7.28%) Unix
7 83 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (4.75%) Windows 7
9 35 (2.60%) CentOS
10 32 (2.38%) Ubuntu
11 24 (1.78%) Windows 8
12 23 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.34%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.74%) VMS
15 9 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.52%) Debian
17 5 (0.37%) Android
18 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (23.46%) ITIL
2 180 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
3 164 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 149 (11.06%) Information Security
5 128 (9.50%) Load Balancing
6 126 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
7 109 (8.09%) Incident Management
8 100 (7.42%) SIEM
9 90 (6.68%) Service Delivery
10 89 (6.61%) DevOps
11 78 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 74 (5.49%) Configuration Management
13 73 (5.42%) Mentoring
14 66 (4.90%) Network Design
15 65 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (4.83%) Presales
16 62 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
17 60 (4.45%) Enterprise Architecture
18 54 (4.01%) Time Management
19 53 (3.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 155 (11.51%) PowerShell
2 119 (8.83%) SQL
3 76 (5.64%) Python
4 54 (4.01%) Bash Shell
5 33 (2.45%) Java
6 25 (1.86%) C#
7 23 (1.71%) Perl
7 23 (1.71%) Ruby
8 21 (1.56%) C
8 21 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 19 (1.41%) PHP
10 13 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.45%) C++
11 6 (0.45%) VBScript
12 4 (0.30%) Google Apps Script
13 3 (0.22%) Go
13 3 (0.22%) VB
14 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.074%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.074%) VBA
Qualifications
1 456 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
2 355 (26.35%) CCNP
3 247 (18.34%) CCNA
4 143 (10.62%) Security Cleared
5 128 (9.50%) Degree
6 88 (6.53%) CISSP
7 84 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 76 (5.64%) JNCIS
9 68 (5.05%) CCIE
10 61 (4.53%) SC Cleared
11 59 (4.38%) MCSE
12 44 (3.27%) CCDP
13 40 (2.97%) JNCIA
14 34 (2.52%) JNCIP
15 33 (2.45%) MCSA
16 32 (2.38%) CISM
16 32 (2.38%) JNCIE
17 31 (2.30%) DV Cleared
18 30 (2.23%) CCSE
19 28 (2.08%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (9.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (8.54%) SLA
3 90 (6.68%) PCI DSS
4 34 (2.52%) GDPR
5 31 (2.30%) NIST
6 30 (2.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 22 (1.63%) COBIT
8 15 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.89%) ISO 22301
9 12 (0.89%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.82%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.52%) QA
12 4 (0.30%) NCSC
12 4 (0.30%) RMADS
13 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.15%) DICOM
15 1 (0.074%) BS7799
15 1 (0.074%) GxP
15 1 (0.074%) PSD2
System Software
1 297 (22.05%) Active Directory
2 245 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 59 (4.38%) Docker
5 41 (3.04%) VMware NSX
6 38 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.67%) vSphere
8 29 (2.15%) XenApp
8 29 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.78%) vCloud
10 23 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (1.34%) Firmware
12 17 (1.26%) VMware Server
13 13 (0.97%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.89%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.59%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.45%) iptables
17 6 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 68 (5.05%) Ansible
2 47 (3.49%) Puppet
3 45 (3.34%) SCCM
4 33 (2.45%) Terraform
5 31 (2.30%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 29 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (2.08%) FortiGate
9 26 (1.93%) WSUS
10 23 (1.71%) Nagios
11 22 (1.63%) vCenter Server
12 19 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
14 16 (1.19%) SCOM
15 14 (1.04%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
17 11 (0.82%) Nessus
18 10 (0.74%) Kibana
19 9 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
20 8 (0.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 671 (49.81%) Cisco
2 390 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 354 (26.28%) VMware
4 238 (17.67%) Juniper
5 169 (12.55%) CheckPoint
6 166 (12.32%) Palo Alto
7 129 (9.58%) Citrix
8 104 (7.72%) HP
9 103 (7.65%) F5
10 98 (7.28%) SolarWinds
11 86 (6.38%) Fortinet
12 80 (5.94%) Meraki
13 61 (4.53%) Aruba
14 51 (3.79%) Brocade
14 51 (3.79%) NetApp
15 50 (3.71%) Dell
16 40 (2.97%) Oracle
17 34 (2.52%) Nimble Storage
18 33 (2.45%) Blue Coat
18 33 (2.45%) Google