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

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 48 38
Rank change year-on-year -19 -10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,232 1,587 2,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.23% 5.48% 6.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.21% 30.46% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,000 1,358 1,837
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 £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 4,528 5,210 7,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.55% 17.98% 20.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,551 4,182 5,922
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 £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,225 £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 October 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 October 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 -31 448 £45,000 -1.64% 69
Hampshire -12 318 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Berkshire -36 282 £52,500 +5.00% 37
Surrey -11 266 £45,000 - 45
Buckinghamshire +41 111 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Kent +4 73 £35,750 -20.56% 9
East Sussex -17 67 £58,500 +32.95% 12
Oxfordshire -30 60 £34,225 -8.73% 16
West Sussex -13 59 £50,000 +42.86% 19
Middlesex +5 4 £62,500 +31.58% 2
Home Counties 0 1 £42,500 -43.33%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 587 (47.65%) Windows
2 522 (42.37%) Cisco
3 416 (33.77%) VMware
4 412 (33.44%) Microsoft
5 399 (32.39%) Active Directory
6 388 (31.49%) Windows Server
7 328 (26.62%) WAN
8 306 (24.84%) LAN
9 299 (24.27%) DNS
9 299 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
10 288 (23.38%) Linux
11 286 (23.21%) Office 365
12 284 (23.05%) VPN
13 259 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
14 246 (19.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 210 (17.05%) TCP/IP
15 210 (17.05%) DHCP
16 201 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 198 (16.07%) Network Security
17 198 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
18 197 (15.99%) Hyper-V
19 187 (15.18%) CCNA
19 187 (15.18%) ITIL
20 183 (14.85%) CCNP
21 175 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
21 175 (14.20%) Data Centre
22 169 (13.72%) Juniper
23 166 (13.47%) Wireless
24 162 (13.15%) Cisco ASA
25 158 (12.82%) CheckPoint

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
1 152 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.60%) IIS
3 46 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 37 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.38%) Apache
8 17 (1.38%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.22%) nginx
10 10 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.57%) JBoss
11 7 (0.57%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.32%) Confluence
12 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 142 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.081%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.081%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 286 (23.21%) Office 365
2 259 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (3.98%) PaaS
5 43 (3.49%) IaaS
6 26 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
6 26 (2.11%) SaaS
7 14 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.97%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 7 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.57%) Serverless
12 5 (0.41%) Akamai
12 5 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 328 (26.62%) WAN
2 306 (24.84%) LAN
3 299 (24.27%) DNS
4 284 (23.05%) VPN
5 210 (17.05%) DHCP
5 210 (17.05%) TCP/IP
6 198 (16.07%) Network Security
7 166 (13.47%) Wireless
8 162 (13.15%) Cisco ASA
9 137 (11.12%) VLAN
10 117 (9.50%) MPLS
11 99 (8.04%) BGP
12 89 (7.22%) VoIP
13 79 (6.41%) OSPF
13 79 (6.41%) SAN
14 76 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
15 71 (5.76%) WLAN
16 70 (5.68%) IPsec
17 69 (5.60%) Internet
18 56 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.70%) MySQL
3 12 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (0.97%) Big Data
4 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
6 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.41%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.32%) OLTP
8 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.22%) JIRA
4 8 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.41%) Subversion
7 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.16%) Maven
9 2 (0.16%) Selenium
10 1 (0.081%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.081%) Introscope
10 1 (0.081%) Trac
10 1 (0.081%) Webistrano
General
1 155 (12.58%) Finance
2 67 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.03%) Retail
4 18 (1.46%) Legal
5 17 (1.38%) Banking
5 17 (1.38%) Law
6 16 (1.30%) Marketing
7 13 (1.06%) Electronics
8 12 (0.97%) Back Office
9 10 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.65%) Publishing
11 5 (0.41%) Advertising
12 4 (0.32%) French Language
13 3 (0.24%) German Language
13 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.081%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.081%) Games
15 1 (0.081%) Military
15 1 (0.081%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 264 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 137 (11.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 129 (10.47%) Support Engineer
4 125 (10.15%) Analyst
5 108 (8.77%) Security Engineer
6 84 (6.82%) Architect
7 82 (6.66%) IT Engineer
8 78 (6.33%) IT Support
9 75 (6.09%) Consultant
10 74 (6.01%) Cisco Engineer
11 63 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 62 (5.03%) Administrator
13 56 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
14 54 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
15 53 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 48 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
17 46 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
18 44 (3.57%) Security Consultant
18 44 (3.57%) Support Analyst
19 43 (3.49%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.68%) Middleware
2 23 (1.87%) LDAP
3 20 (1.62%) .NET
4 11 (0.89%) Node.js
5 10 (0.81%) CSS
5 10 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (0.73%) HTML
6 9 (0.73%) LAMP
7 8 (0.65%) XML
8 7 (0.57%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.57%) REST
9 6 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.49%) JSON
9 6 (0.49%) MAPI
9 6 (0.49%) Web Services
10 5 (0.41%) COM
10 5 (0.41%) J2EE
11 4 (0.32%) CGI
11 4 (0.32%) jQuery
11 4 (0.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 175 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 86 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 86 (6.98%) PKI
3 75 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
6 34 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 31 (2.52%) Computer Science
9 30 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 30 (2.44%) Driving Licence
10 23 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.46%) Replication
12 16 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
13 15 (1.22%) NHS
14 12 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.81%) CMDB
15 10 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 587 (47.65%) Windows
2 388 (31.49%) Windows Server
3 288 (23.38%) Linux
4 198 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 175 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 126 (10.23%) Windows 10
7 50 (4.06%) Windows 7
8 35 (2.84%) Unix
9 27 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.54%) Solaris
11 16 (1.30%) CentOS
11 16 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.06%) FreeBSD
13 11 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.73%) Debian
16 7 (0.57%) AIX
16 7 (0.57%) VMS
16 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 187 (15.18%) ITIL
3 150 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
4 131 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (9.66%) Load Balancing
6 111 (9.01%) DevOps
7 103 (8.36%) SIEM
8 97 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
9 96 (7.79%) Information Security
10 91 (7.39%) Network Design
11 67 (5.44%) Incident Management
12 66 (5.36%) Migration
13 65 (5.28%) Project Management
13 65 (5.28%) Scrum
14 62 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
15 55 (4.46%) Change Management
16 49 (3.98%) Service Delivery
17 48 (3.90%) Mentoring
18 47 (3.81%) Configuration Management
18 47 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 140 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 106 (8.60%) SQL
3 50 (4.06%) Python
4 35 (2.84%) Java
5 26 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 17 (1.38%) C#
7 14 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 12 (0.97%) Perl
9 11 (0.89%) C
10 9 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.65%) PHP
12 5 (0.41%) C-shell
12 5 (0.41%) R
13 4 (0.32%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.32%) Ruby
14 2 (0.16%) C++
14 2 (0.16%) Google Apps Script
14 2 (0.16%) VBScript
15 1 (0.081%) Go
Qualifications
1 299 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (15.18%) CCNA
3 183 (14.85%) CCNP
4 112 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 94 (7.63%) Degree
6 91 (7.39%) CISSP
6 91 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 71 (5.76%) SC Cleared
8 67 (5.44%) CISM
9 63 (5.11%) CCIE
10 61 (4.95%) MCSE
11 48 (3.90%) MCSA
12 42 (3.41%) CEH
13 38 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (2.44%) MCP
16 28 (2.27%) CCDP
16 28 (2.27%) CISA
17 25 (2.03%) JNCIS
18 23 (1.87%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (5.19%) SLA
3 39 (3.17%) GDPR
4 34 (2.76%) PCI DSS
5 28 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (0.89%) FISMA
8 10 (0.81%) QA
9 9 (0.73%) PMO
10 7 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
10 7 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.49%) GPG13
12 5 (0.41%) COBIT
13 4 (0.32%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.24%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.16%) ECSS
15 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 399 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 246 (19.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (15.99%) Hyper-V
4 69 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (3.57%) vSphere
6 37 (3.00%) Docker
7 34 (2.76%) XenApp
8 32 (2.60%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.95%) VMware NSX
10 21 (1.70%) ProxySG
10 21 (1.70%) vCloud
11 19 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.06%) KVM
13 12 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.89%) Firmware
15 9 (0.73%) pfSense
15 9 (0.73%) Xen
16 8 (0.65%) iptables
17 6 (0.49%) UAG
18 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (4.95%) SCOM
2 55 (4.46%) SCCM
3 41 (3.33%) Ansible
4 28 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (2.11%) Puppet
6 25 (2.03%) Backup Exec
6 25 (2.03%) Nagios
7 20 (1.62%) Terraform
8 18 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.30%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.22%) Kubernetes
11 14 (1.14%) Nessus
12 10 (0.81%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.73%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 522 (42.37%) Cisco
2 416 (33.77%) VMware
3 412 (33.44%) Microsoft
4 169 (13.72%) Juniper
5 158 (12.82%) CheckPoint
6 125 (10.15%) Palo Alto
7 103 (8.36%) HP
8 101 (8.20%) F5
9 95 (7.71%) SolarWinds
10 85 (6.90%) Citrix
11 59 (4.79%) Fortinet
12 58 (4.71%) Oracle
13 46 (3.73%) Aruba
14 44 (3.57%) Riverbed
15 43 (3.49%) Meraki
16 38 (3.08%) Blue Coat
17 30 (2.44%) SonicWALL
18 29 (2.35%) McAfee
18 29 (2.35%) Symantec
19 27 (2.19%) Sophos