Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,558 1,839 2,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.92% 6.18% 7.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.91% 30.93% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,228 1,558 2,441
South East median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 5,389 5,946 8,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.01% 19.99% 21.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,141 4,801 6,887
South East median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% -1.73% +2.98%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,470 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £66,250 £67,000
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -13 669 £50,000 +5.26% 95
Berkshire -16 456 £50,000 - 55
Surrey -10 355 £47,500 +18.75% 34
Hampshire -12 342 £40,000 - 41
Buckinghamshire +53 141 £45,000 +15.38% 15
Oxfordshire -52 71 £50,000 +25.00% 25
Kent -27 70 £47,500 +11.76% 15
East Sussex -43 66 £36,000 -10.00% 6
West Sussex -8 44 £29,500 -24.84% 5
Middlesex +6 4 £65,000 +30.00%
Home Counties - 2 £62,500 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 736 (47.24%) Cisco
2 648 (41.59%) Windows
3 445 (28.56%) Active Directory
4 439 (28.18%) VMware
5 424 (27.21%) WAN
6 401 (25.74%) Microsoft
7 398 (25.55%) Windows Server
8 385 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
9 363 (23.30%) VPN
10 360 (23.11%) Linux
11 344 (22.08%) LAN
12 323 (20.73%) DNS
13 304 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 297 (19.06%) TCP/IP
15 293 (18.81%) ITIL
16 266 (17.07%) Office 365
17 257 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 254 (16.30%) CCNP
19 249 (15.98%) Juniper
20 237 (15.21%) Network Security
21 234 (15.02%) Hyper-V
21 234 (15.02%) Data Centre
21 234 (15.02%) Palo Alto
22 233 (14.96%) Cisco ASA
23 228 (14.63%) CheckPoint
24 213 (13.67%) DHCP
25 212 (13.61%) Wireless
26 199 (12.77%) CCNA
27 198 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
28 187 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 170 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 72 (4.62%) IIS
3 70 (4.49%) Apache
4 69 (4.43%) SharePoint
5 50 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (2.18%) Skype for Business
7 32 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
10 18 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.83%) nginx
12 12 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.71%) JBoss
14 9 (0.58%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.45%) CMS
15 7 (0.45%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 139 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.064%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 304 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 266 (17.07%) Office 365
3 183 (11.75%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (5.01%) SaaS
5 34 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (2.12%) IBM Cloud
7 29 (1.86%) Bluemix
8 23 (1.48%) IaaS
9 17 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.09%) PaaS
10 15 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 15 (0.96%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.90%) G Suite
12 12 (0.77%) Akamai
13 11 (0.71%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
14 7 (0.45%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.45%) Route 53
15 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 424 (27.21%) WAN
2 363 (23.30%) VPN
3 344 (22.08%) LAN
4 323 (20.73%) DNS
5 297 (19.06%) TCP/IP
6 237 (15.21%) Network Security
7 233 (14.96%) Cisco ASA
8 213 (13.67%) DHCP
9 212 (13.61%) Wireless
10 152 (9.76%) MPLS
11 148 (9.50%) VLAN
12 143 (9.18%) SAN
13 132 (8.47%) OSPF
14 126 (8.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 125 (8.02%) VoIP
16 113 (7.25%) BGP
17 106 (6.80%) IPsec
18 92 (5.91%) Internet
19 91 (5.84%) Wi-Fi
20 75 (4.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.85%) MySQL
3 27 (1.73%) Big Data
4 21 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.39%) DB2
12 5 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.26%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.19%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 61 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 49 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.90%) Subversion
4 12 (0.77%) Maven
5 11 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.64%) Fiddler
6 10 (0.64%) LINQPad
7 9 (0.58%) Ant
7 9 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.32%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.26%) JIRA
11 3 (0.19%) Burp Suite
11 3 (0.19%) Hudson
11 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket
General
1 138 (8.86%) Finance
2 46 (2.95%) Telecoms
3 41 (2.63%) Legal
4 36 (2.31%) Retail
5 24 (1.54%) Law
6 22 (1.41%) Publishing
7 21 (1.35%) Marketing
8 20 (1.28%) German Language
9 15 (0.96%) French Language
10 11 (0.71%) Advertising
11 9 (0.58%) Italian Language
12 8 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.45%) Electronics
13 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.45%) Games
14 6 (0.39%) Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.19%) Automotive
17 2 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 368 (23.62%) Network Engineer
2 209 (13.41%) Analyst
3 143 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 140 (8.99%) Architect
5 121 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 114 (7.32%) Security Engineer
7 107 (6.87%) Senior Network Engineer
8 105 (6.74%) IT Support
9 100 (6.42%) Security Analyst
10 91 (5.84%) IT Engineer
11 85 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 84 (5.39%) Administrator
13 74 (4.75%) Cisco Engineer
14 71 (4.56%) Support Analyst
15 70 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 66 (4.24%) Consultant
17 60 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
18 52 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
19 50 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
19 50 (3.21%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.04%) Middleware
2 38 (2.44%) Web Services
3 27 (1.73%) LDAP
4 23 (1.48%) LAMP
5 19 (1.22%) CSS
6 18 (1.16%) .NET
7 16 (1.03%) JSON
8 11 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (0.64%) LINQ
10 9 (0.58%) HTML
10 9 (0.58%) POSIX
11 8 (0.51%) SOAP
11 8 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.45%) 802.1X
12 7 (0.45%) XML
13 6 (0.39%) J2EE
13 6 (0.39%) jQuery
13 6 (0.39%) SAML
13 6 (0.39%) Spring
13 6 (0.39%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 234 (15.02%) Data Centre
2 122 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 74 (4.75%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (3.27%) Driving Licence
7 47 (3.02%) Public Cloud
8 45 (2.89%) Clustering
9 37 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
10 33 (2.12%) Replication
11 32 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 29 (1.86%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.48%) NHS
13 23 (1.48%) PKI
14 21 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
15 20 (1.28%) Client/Server
15 20 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
16 18 (1.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 648 (41.59%) Windows
2 398 (25.55%) Windows Server
3 360 (23.11%) Linux
4 198 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (8.15%) Windows 10
7 118 (7.57%) Windows 7
8 92 (5.91%) Unix
9 50 (3.21%) Windows 8
10 37 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (1.48%) Solaris
13 22 (1.41%) CentOS
14 15 (0.96%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.90%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.83%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.71%) VMS
18 10 (0.64%) Debian
18 10 (0.64%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.51%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (18.81%) ITIL
2 166 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
3 144 (9.24%) Information Security
4 128 (8.22%) SIEM
5 124 (7.96%) Cybersecurity
6 122 (7.83%) Change Management
7 113 (7.25%) Load Balancing
8 100 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 91 (5.84%) Security Operations
11 86 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
12 82 (5.26%) DevOps
12 82 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
13 75 (4.81%) Network Management
14 74 (4.75%) Incident Management
15 70 (4.49%) Project Management
16 69 (4.43%) Open Source
17 63 (4.04%) Migration
17 63 (4.04%) Network Design
18 62 (3.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (9.76%) SQL
2 146 (9.37%) PowerShell
3 90 (5.78%) Python
4 78 (5.01%) Bash Shell
5 47 (3.02%) Perl
6 32 (2.05%) Java
7 31 (1.99%) Ruby
8 23 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 21 (1.35%) C
9 21 (1.35%) C#
10 13 (0.83%) PHP
11 6 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.32%) R
13 2 (0.13%) Google Apps Script
14 1 (0.064%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.064%) Scala
14 1 (0.064%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.064%) VB
Qualifications
1 385 (24.71%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (16.30%) CCNP
3 199 (12.77%) CCNA
4 149 (9.56%) CISSP
5 135 (8.66%) Security Cleared
6 119 (7.64%) Degree
7 98 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 95 (6.10%) SC Cleared
9 86 (5.52%) CISM
10 85 (5.46%) CCIE
11 81 (5.20%) MCSE
12 64 (4.11%) CEH
13 61 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 42 (2.70%) CISA
15 39 (2.50%) DV Cleared
16 35 (2.25%) MCSA
17 34 (2.18%) CCDP
18 30 (1.93%) GIAC
19 27 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
20 25 (1.60%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (4.30%) SLA
3 51 (3.27%) PCI DSS
4 36 (2.31%) GDPR
5 29 (1.86%) QA
6 17 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.83%) COBIT
7 13 (0.83%) HIPAA
8 9 (0.58%) GPG13
9 8 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
10 7 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.39%) PMO
12 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.26%) FIPS 140-2
13 4 (0.26%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.13%) PA-DSS
15 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 445 (28.56%) Active Directory
2 257 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (15.02%) Hyper-V
4 84 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (3.47%) vSphere
6 53 (3.40%) VMware NSX
7 50 (3.21%) Docker
8 39 (2.50%) NFS
9 37 (2.37%) XenApp
10 30 (1.93%) XenDesktop
11 25 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (1.03%) vCloud
13 11 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.71%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.64%) KVM
14 10 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.58%) Firmware
15 9 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
16 5 (0.32%) Samba
16 5 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (4.69%) Puppet
2 59 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (2.76%) Ansible
4 42 (2.70%) vCenter Server
5 41 (2.63%) Backup Exec
6 39 (2.50%) SCCM
7 38 (2.44%) Terraform
8 37 (2.37%) FortiGate
9 27 (1.73%) Kubernetes
10 22 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
11 21 (1.35%) Kibana
11 21 (1.35%) Nagios
11 21 (1.35%) WSUS
12 20 (1.28%) SCOM
13 18 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 15 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
14 15 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
15 12 (0.77%) Packer
16 11 (0.71%) logstash
16 11 (0.71%) QRadar
Vendors
1 736 (47.24%) Cisco
2 439 (28.18%) VMware
3 401 (25.74%) Microsoft
4 249 (15.98%) Juniper
5 234 (15.02%) Palo Alto
6 228 (14.63%) CheckPoint
7 169 (10.85%) F5
8 147 (9.44%) HP
9 116 (7.45%) Oracle
10 114 (7.32%) SolarWinds
11 106 (6.80%) Citrix
12 60 (3.85%) Google
13 59 (3.79%) Veeam
14 57 (3.66%) Aruba
15 54 (3.47%) Blue Coat
16 49 (3.15%) Fortinet
17 47 (3.02%) Dell
18 44 (2.82%) IBM
19 38 (2.44%) Meraki
20 35 (2.25%) Red Hat