Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 -18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 716 1,302 1,389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.14% 4.89% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.51% 30.01% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 598 1,101 1,151
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £69,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

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 2,426 4,338 5,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.40% 16.29% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,871 3,352 3,988
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 -13 213 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Hampshire +18 189 £41,500 +3.75% 29
Berkshire -10 133 £51,250 +7.89% 9
Surrey +6 130 £55,000 +15.79% 5
West Sussex +31 110 £44,000 -12.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -9 47 £46,250 -1.07% 5
Kent +8 36 £35,000 +11.11% 3
Oxfordshire +24 34 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East Sussex +25 33 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 323 (45.11%) Cisco
2 314 (43.85%) Windows
3 216 (30.17%) Active Directory
4 199 (27.79%) WAN
5 189 (26.40%) Windows Server
6 187 (26.12%) Azure
7 182 (25.42%) VMware
8 179 (25.00%) Office 365
9 175 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
10 166 (23.18%) Microsoft
11 147 (20.53%) LAN
12 133 (18.58%) Linux
13 131 (18.30%) TCP/IP
14 129 (18.02%) Cybersecurity
15 128 (17.88%) VPN
15 128 (17.88%) PowerShell
16 126 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 123 (17.18%) Data Centre
18 122 (17.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 122 (17.04%) DNS
19 115 (16.06%) CCNP
19 115 (16.06%) Network Security
20 110 (15.36%) ITIL
21 108 (15.08%) Finance
22 104 (14.53%) Hyper-V
23 103 (14.39%) Information Security
23 103 (14.39%) Juniper
24 94 (13.13%) Wireless
25 93 (12.99%) Security Cleared
26 92 (12.85%) 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 65 (9.08%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.45%) IIS
3 24 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 22 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.26%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.56%) Apache
7 4 (0.56%) CloudStack
7 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.42%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) assyst
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.14%) Line 50
3 1 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 187 (26.12%) Azure
2 179 (25.00%) Office 365
3 64 (8.94%) AWS
4 45 (6.28%) SaaS
5 27 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (3.35%) PaaS
7 19 (2.65%) IaaS
8 15 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.12%) vREST
10 5 (0.70%) GitHub
11 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.42%) G Suite
12 3 (0.42%) GCP
12 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.28%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.28%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 199 (27.79%) WAN
2 147 (20.53%) LAN
3 131 (18.30%) TCP/IP
4 128 (17.88%) VPN
5 122 (17.04%) DNS
6 115 (16.06%) Network Security
7 94 (13.13%) Wireless
8 79 (11.03%) Cisco ASA
8 79 (11.03%) DHCP
9 78 (10.89%) BGP
10 73 (10.20%) VoIP
11 71 (9.92%) OSPF
12 52 (7.26%) VLAN
13 51 (7.12%) SAN
14 48 (6.70%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (5.73%) MPLS
16 37 (5.17%) Internet
17 30 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
18 26 (3.63%) IPsec
18 26 (3.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
2 13 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (1.54%) MySQL
4 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.42%) Big Data
5 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.28%) GIS
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.14%) MS Access
7 1 (0.14%) Redis
7 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.70%) JIRA
5 4 (0.56%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.56%) LINQPad
5 4 (0.56%) Postman
5 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.42%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.42%) Subversion
6 3 (0.42%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.28%) GoCD
8 1 (0.14%) Ant
8 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.14%) Selenium
8 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 108 (15.08%) Finance
2 27 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.21%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.09%) Legal
5 10 (1.40%) Local Government
6 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.84%) Law
7 6 (0.84%) Military
7 6 (0.84%) Retail
8 5 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.70%) Back Office
9 4 (0.56%) Banking
9 4 (0.56%) Digital Economy
9 4 (0.56%) Korean Language
9 4 (0.56%) Police
10 3 (0.42%) Automotive
10 3 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 164 (22.91%) Network Engineer
2 91 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 64 (8.94%) Analyst
4 62 (8.66%) IT Engineer
5 59 (8.24%) Architect
6 56 (7.82%) Security Engineer
6 56 (7.82%) Support Engineer
7 50 (6.98%) IT Support
8 42 (5.87%) Consultant
9 37 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 34 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.61%) Network Architect
11 33 (4.61%) Senior Network Engineer
12 31 (4.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.33%) Security Analyst
12 31 (4.33%) Technical Engineer
13 28 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
15 25 (3.49%) Network Security Engineer
16 22 (3.07%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.33%) .NET
2 14 (1.96%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.54%) LDAP
3 11 (1.54%) Middleware
4 9 (1.26%) CSS
5 7 (0.98%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.84%) RESTful
7 5 (0.70%) SAML
8 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.56%) HTML
8 4 (0.56%) jQuery
8 4 (0.56%) LAMP
9 3 (0.42%) ModSecurity
10 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (0.28%) Web Services
10 2 (0.28%) XML
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.14%) Apache NiFi
11 1 (0.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 123 (17.18%) Data Centre
2 58 (8.10%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (3.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 21 (2.93%) Driving Licence
7 18 (2.51%) DataPower
7 18 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.96%) Clustering
9 14 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.82%) PKI
11 12 (1.68%) CMDB
12 10 (1.40%) Replication
12 10 (1.40%) Wiki
13 8 (1.12%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 314 (43.85%) Windows
2 189 (26.40%) Windows Server
3 133 (18.58%) Linux
4 76 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (9.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 60 (8.38%) Windows 10
7 31 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.91%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.93%) Unix
10 16 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (2.09%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.70%) CentOS
13 5 (0.70%) Debian
13 5 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.56%) Solaris
15 2 (0.28%) Android
15 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.02%) Cybersecurity
2 122 (17.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 110 (15.36%) ITIL
4 103 (14.39%) Information Security
5 69 (9.64%) SIEM
6 66 (9.22%) DevOps
7 62 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (7.82%) Security Operations
9 51 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (6.98%) Change Management
11 49 (6.84%) Load Balancing
12 43 (6.01%) Incident Management
13 42 (5.87%) Penetration Testing
13 42 (5.87%) Vulnerability Management
14 38 (5.31%) Project Management
15 34 (4.75%) Presales
16 33 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 31 (4.33%) Kalman Filter
17 31 (4.33%) Problem Management
18 30 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 128 (17.88%) PowerShell
2 69 (9.64%) SQL
3 68 (9.50%) Python
4 17 (2.37%) C#
4 17 (2.37%) Perl
5 15 (2.09%) VBScript
6 13 (1.82%) Java
7 10 (1.40%) C
7 10 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.40%) Ruby
8 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.26%) PHP
8 9 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.12%) C++
10 4 (0.56%) VB
11 3 (0.42%) Go
11 3 (0.42%) VBA
12 2 (0.28%) Groovy
12 2 (0.28%) Scala
12 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 175 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (16.06%) CCNP
3 93 (12.99%) Security Cleared
4 85 (11.87%) Degree
5 83 (11.59%) CCNA
6 70 (9.78%) CISSP
7 52 (7.26%) SC Cleared
8 48 (6.70%) CISM
9 43 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (4.61%) MCSE
11 32 (4.47%) DV Cleared
12 29 (4.05%) JNCIS
13 28 (3.91%) CCIE
13 28 (3.91%) CEH
14 25 (3.49%) CISA
15 15 (2.09%) CCDP
15 15 (2.09%) GIAC
15 15 (2.09%) JNCIA
16 13 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (5.03%) GDPR
3 28 (3.91%) SLA
4 27 (3.77%) PCI DSS
5 17 (2.37%) NIST
6 15 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (1.96%) QA
8 11 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.84%) NCSC
10 5 (0.70%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.70%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.28%) COBIT
12 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.28%) RMADS
13 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 216 (30.17%) Active Directory
2 126 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (14.53%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.93%) vSphere
6 19 (2.65%) XenApp
7 15 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
7 15 (2.09%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.26%) Docker
10 7 (0.98%) Firmware
11 5 (0.70%) KVM
11 5 (0.70%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.56%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.42%) NFS
13 3 (0.42%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (3.63%) Ansible
2 22 (3.07%) FortiGate
3 18 (2.51%) SCCM
4 17 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (1.96%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.82%) WSUS
7 11 (1.54%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.40%) Puppet
8 10 (1.40%) Terraform
9 9 (1.26%) QRadar
10 8 (1.12%) Nessus
11 6 (0.84%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
13 4 (0.56%) Icinga
13 4 (0.56%) Observium
13 4 (0.56%) SCOM
13 4 (0.56%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 323 (45.11%) Cisco
2 182 (25.42%) VMware
3 166 (23.18%) Microsoft
4 103 (14.39%) Juniper
5 92 (12.85%) Palo Alto
6 65 (9.08%) Meraki
7 64 (8.94%) CheckPoint
8 53 (7.40%) Citrix
9 51 (7.12%) HP
10 45 (6.28%) SolarWinds
11 41 (5.73%) F5
12 39 (5.45%) Dell
13 35 (4.89%) Veeam
14 31 (4.33%) Fortinet
15 27 (3.77%) McAfee
16 25 (3.49%) Aruba
16 25 (3.49%) Brocade
17 24 (3.35%) Symantec
18 21 (2.93%) IBM
18 21 (2.93%) LogRhythm