Period
to 17 May 2021

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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 44 54
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 629 946 1,313
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.72% 5.44% 5.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.66% 31.72% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 466 773 1,074
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £60,750
90th Percentile £70,625 £73,300 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1,926 2,982 4,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.46% 17.13% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,465 2,376 3,387
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,375 £35,000 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £72,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,362 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.29% +3.92% -

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 17 May 2021.

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 May 2021. 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 -5 211 £55,000 +4.76% 59
Hampshire -6 160 £42,500 - 27
Surrey -1 135 £45,000 -18.18% 22
Berkshire -28 98 £60,000 +9.09% 38
Buckinghamshire +20 80 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Kent +1 60 £38,000 -5.00% 17
Oxfordshire +13 39 £45,000 -12.65% 10
West Sussex -51 28 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East Sussex -17 18 £62,500 +8.70% 2
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 278 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 267 (42.45%) Windows
3 258 (41.02%) Active Directory
4 233 (37.04%) Cisco
5 228 (36.25%) Azure
6 215 (34.18%) VMware
7 205 (32.59%) Microsoft 365
8 195 (31.00%) VPN
9 183 (29.09%) Windows Server
10 174 (27.66%) Social Skills
11 164 (26.07%) WAN
12 157 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 153 (24.32%) Linux
13 153 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 140 (22.26%) DNS
15 137 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
16 136 (21.62%) LAN
17 131 (20.83%) ITIL
18 123 (19.55%) AWS
19 119 (18.92%) MS Exchange
20 115 (18.28%) Hyper-V
21 111 (17.65%) DHCP
22 104 (16.53%) TCP/IP
22 104 (16.53%) PowerShell
23 93 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
23 93 (14.79%) DevOps
23 93 (14.79%) Data Centre
24 90 (14.31%) Network Security
25 89 (14.15%) VLAN
25 89 (14.15%) 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
1 119 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (3.97%) Confluence
5 17 (2.70%) IIS
6 15 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.27%) Apache
7 8 (1.27%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.79%) JBoss
9 4 (0.64%) nginx
9 4 (0.64%) WordPress
10 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Jetty
11 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Maximo
1 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 228 (36.25%) Azure
2 205 (32.59%) Microsoft 365
3 123 (19.55%) AWS
4 56 (8.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (8.27%) SaaS
6 47 (7.47%) IaaS
7 44 (7.00%) PaaS
8 22 (3.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 17 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.75%) Mimecast
12 8 (1.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 7 (1.11%) Cloudflare
13 7 (1.11%) Google Workspace
13 7 (1.11%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.95%) AWS Direct Connect
14 6 (0.95%) Serverless
15 5 (0.79%) Azure App Service
15 5 (0.79%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 195 (31.00%) VPN
2 164 (26.07%) WAN
3 140 (22.26%) DNS
4 136 (21.62%) LAN
5 111 (17.65%) DHCP
6 104 (16.53%) TCP/IP
7 90 (14.31%) Network Security
8 89 (14.15%) VLAN
9 85 (13.51%) Wireless
10 62 (9.86%) SAN
11 49 (7.79%) BGP
12 45 (7.15%) OSPF
13 42 (6.68%) MPLS
14 41 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (6.52%) VoIP
14 41 (6.52%) WLAN
15 39 (6.20%) IPsec
16 36 (5.72%) Internet
17 35 (5.56%) NAS
18 30 (4.77%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.27%) MySQL
5 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.48%) Big Data
8 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.32%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 33 (5.25%) JIRA
2 28 (4.45%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.02%) Bitbucket
5 16 (2.54%) Maven
6 15 (2.38%) Gradle
7 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.48%) Subversion
8 2 (0.32%) GitLab
8 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.16%) Ant
9 1 (0.16%) JMeter
9 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.16%) Protractor
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 174 (27.66%) Social Skills
2 59 (9.38%) Finance
3 34 (5.41%) Organisational Skills
4 29 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.97%) Public Sector
6 23 (3.66%) Billing
7 14 (2.23%) Legal
8 13 (2.07%) Digital Economy
8 13 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.91%) Marketing
10 9 (1.43%) Local Government
11 8 (1.27%) Electronics
12 6 (0.95%) Automotive
12 6 (0.95%) Games
12 6 (0.95%) Law
12 6 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (22.26%) Network Engineer
2 130 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 64 (10.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 57 (9.06%) Analyst
5 54 (8.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (8.59%) IT Engineer
6 49 (7.79%) Support Engineer
7 38 (6.04%) Consultant
8 36 (5.72%) Architect
9 31 (4.93%) Administrator
9 31 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (4.45%) IT Support
11 28 (4.45%) Security Engineer
12 25 (3.97%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
14 23 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
16 21 (3.34%) Azure Engineer
16 21 (3.34%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.07%) Web Services
2 12 (1.91%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.59%) Middleware
4 7 (1.11%) Java EE
5 6 (0.95%) REST
6 5 (0.79%) HTML
7 3 (0.48%) .NET
7 3 (0.48%) JSON
7 3 (0.48%) LDAP
7 3 (0.48%) RESTful
7 3 (0.48%) SAML
7 3 (0.48%) SOAP
7 3 (0.48%) YAML
8 2 (0.32%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.32%) CGI
8 2 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.32%) PHP-FPM
8 2 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.79%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (4.93%) Public Cloud
4 25 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.66%) Driving Licence
6 22 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.75%) Clustering
8 11 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.11%) Cybercrime
11 6 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.95%) User Experience
12 4 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
12 4 (0.64%) Life Science
12 4 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 267 (42.45%) Windows
2 183 (29.09%) Windows Server
3 153 (24.32%) Linux
4 93 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 62 (9.86%) Windows 10
7 47 (7.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 28 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.18%) CentOS
10 17 (2.70%) Unix
11 15 (2.38%) Ubuntu
12 13 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.91%) Debian
14 9 (1.43%) Windows 7
15 8 (1.27%) VMS
16 7 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.95%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.79%) Android
18 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
19 2 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 131 (20.83%) ITIL
3 93 (14.79%) DevOps
4 72 (11.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 62 (9.86%) Mentoring
6 58 (9.22%) Network Management
7 56 (8.90%) Project Management
8 53 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (8.43%) Service Management
9 46 (7.31%) Cybersecurity
9 46 (7.31%) Information Security
10 45 (7.15%) Load Balancing
11 44 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 41 (6.52%) Migration
14 39 (6.20%) Configuration Management
14 39 (6.20%) Network Virtualisation
15 38 (6.04%) Incident Management
15 38 (6.04%) Proactive Monitoring
16 34 (5.41%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (16.53%) PowerShell
2 53 (8.43%) SQL
3 36 (5.72%) Python
4 29 (4.61%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.07%) Java
6 10 (1.59%) C
6 10 (1.59%) Perl
7 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.64%) PHP
7 4 (0.64%) Ruby
8 3 (0.48%) C#
9 2 (0.32%) C++
9 2 (0.32%) VB
10 1 (0.16%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (0.16%) Java 8
10 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (14.15%) CCNA
3 82 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 74 (11.76%) CCNP
5 61 (9.70%) SC Cleared
6 52 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (5.88%) Degree
8 21 (3.34%) CISSP
8 21 (3.34%) MCP
9 19 (3.02%) MCSE
10 18 (2.86%) CCIE
10 18 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.38%) MCSA
12 13 (2.07%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.59%) MCITP
14 9 (1.43%) DBS Check
14 9 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.27%) CISM
16 7 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.95%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.25%) SLA
2 26 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.66%) GDPR
4 18 (2.86%) QA
5 11 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.59%) NIST
7 9 (1.43%) NCSC
8 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.48%) GRC
9 3 (0.48%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.32%) GAMP
10 2 (0.32%) HL7
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.32%) PMO
11 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.16%) COBIT
11 1 (0.16%) ITGC
System Software
1 258 (41.02%) Active Directory
2 157 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (18.28%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.25%) Docker
5 32 (5.09%) VMware NSX
6 29 (4.61%) vSphere
7 28 (4.45%) Terminal Server
8 25 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (3.02%) RHEV
10 16 (2.54%) XenApp
11 15 (2.38%) Firmware
12 13 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (1.27%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.11%) iptables
16 5 (0.79%) NFS
17 4 (0.64%) pfSense
17 4 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
17 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (7.63%) Ansible
2 45 (7.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 39 (6.20%) Terraform
4 37 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 35 (5.56%) SCCM
6 13 (2.07%) Puppet
7 12 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (1.59%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.43%) WSUS
10 7 (1.11%) CASB
10 7 (1.11%) SCOM
10 7 (1.11%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.95%) Nagios
11 6 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.79%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.79%) Grafana
12 5 (0.79%) Icinga
12 5 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 278 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 233 (37.04%) Cisco
3 215 (34.18%) VMware
4 78 (12.40%) Palo Alto
5 75 (11.92%) Meraki
6 63 (10.02%) CheckPoint
7 52 (8.27%) F5
8 42 (6.68%) Citrix
9 36 (5.72%) Juniper
10 27 (4.29%) Sophos
11 26 (4.13%) HP
11 26 (4.13%) Veeam
12 23 (3.66%) SonicWALL
13 22 (3.50%) Aruba
13 22 (3.50%) Fortinet
14 20 (3.18%) McAfee
14 20 (3.18%) SolarWinds
14 20 (3.18%) Splunk
15 18 (2.86%) Dell
15 18 (2.86%) Oracle