Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 57 51
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,276 1,289 1,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.51% 4.81% 5.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.25% 30.09% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,050 1,038 1,330
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £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 3,956 4,284 5,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.07% 15.99% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,049 3,338 4,199
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 391 £52,500 +10.53% 103
Hampshire +24 366 £42,500 +6.25% 53
Surrey +9 267 £50,000 +11.11% 47
Berkshire 0 241 £55,000 +4.76% 62
West Sussex -2 119 £46,250 -11.90% 17
Buckinghamshire +10 90 £50,000 +17.65% 24
Kent +18 63 £34,088 -9.10% 20
Oxfordshire +3 60 £42,500 +6.25% 17
East Sussex -13 47 £55,000 -5.98% 10
Middlesex -3 4 £60,000 +8.11%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 565 (44.28%) Cisco
2 548 (42.95%) Windows
3 366 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
4 349 (27.35%) Microsoft
5 338 (26.49%) WAN
6 333 (26.10%) VMware
7 325 (25.47%) DNS
7 325 (25.47%) Linux
8 318 (24.92%) Active Directory
9 317 (24.84%) VPN
10 305 (23.90%) LAN
11 301 (23.59%) TCP/IP
12 295 (23.12%) Azure
13 290 (22.73%) Windows Server
14 275 (21.55%) CCNP
15 252 (19.75%) ITIL
16 246 (19.28%) Office 365
17 228 (17.87%) Juniper
18 223 (17.48%) DHCP
19 220 (17.24%) Network Security
20 218 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
21 211 (16.54%) Data Centre
22 201 (15.75%) BGP
23 191 (14.97%) CCNA
24 183 (14.34%) PowerShell
25 179 (14.03%) OSPF
26 169 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
27 166 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 164 (12.85%) Information Security
29 160 (12.54%) Hyper-V

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
1 136 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 78 (6.11%) IIS
3 53 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 52 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 41 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (2.27%) Apache
7 15 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.71%) CMS
8 9 (0.71%) Joomla!
8 9 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.71%) WordPress
9 8 (0.63%) nginx
10 7 (0.55%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.47%) Confluence
12 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.16%) JBoss
15 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Exchequer
1 5 (0.39%) Line 50
1 5 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
1 5 (0.39%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 295 (23.12%) Azure
2 246 (19.28%) Office 365
3 128 (10.03%) AWS
4 90 (7.05%) SaaS
5 47 (3.68%) IaaS
6 38 (2.98%) PaaS
7 21 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.25%) G Suite
10 15 (1.18%) Power Platform
11 13 (1.02%) Serverless
11 13 (1.02%) vREST
12 7 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 7 (0.55%) GitHub
13 6 (0.47%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.39%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.39%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 338 (26.49%) WAN
2 325 (25.47%) DNS
3 317 (24.84%) VPN
4 305 (23.90%) LAN
5 301 (23.59%) TCP/IP
6 223 (17.48%) DHCP
7 220 (17.24%) Network Security
8 201 (15.75%) BGP
9 179 (14.03%) OSPF
10 144 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
11 137 (10.74%) Wireless
12 126 (9.87%) Internet
13 118 (9.25%) VLAN
14 114 (8.93%) VoIP
15 105 (8.23%) MPLS
16 96 (7.52%) SAN
17 91 (7.13%) IPsec
18 81 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
19 79 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
19 79 (6.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.29%) MySQL
3 25 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.78%) Power BI
6 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.39%) Big Data
8 5 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.39%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.31%) Cognos Impromptu
9 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.31%) Maltego
10 3 (0.24%) GIS
10 3 (0.24%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 35 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.25%) JIRA
4 11 (0.86%) LINQPad
5 10 (0.78%) Fiddler
5 10 (0.78%) Postman
5 10 (0.78%) Selenium
6 9 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.55%) Subversion
9 6 (0.47%) Bugzilla
9 6 (0.47%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.39%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.39%) Metasploit
11 4 (0.31%) Robot Framework
12 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.16%) Maven
13 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 123 (9.64%) Finance
2 74 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.31%) Public Sector
4 40 (3.13%) Retail
5 32 (2.51%) Legal
6 13 (1.02%) Marketing
6 13 (1.02%) Military
7 7 (0.55%) Electronics
7 7 (0.55%) German Language
8 6 (0.47%) Advertising
8 6 (0.47%) Billing
8 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.39%) Games
10 4 (0.31%) Czech Language
10 4 (0.31%) French Language
11 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 2 (0.16%) Law
12 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 320 (25.08%) Network Engineer
2 150 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 121 (9.48%) Analyst
4 117 (9.17%) Support Engineer
5 101 (7.92%) Architect
6 83 (6.50%) Security Engineer
7 82 (6.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 76 (5.96%) Consultant
8 76 (5.96%) IT Engineer
9 74 (5.80%) IT Support
10 60 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 57 (4.47%) Network Security Engineer
12 55 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
13 51 (4.00%) Administrator
13 51 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
13 51 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
14 43 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
15 42 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
16 40 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
16 40 (3.13%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.27%) LDAP
2 26 (2.04%) .NET
3 20 (1.57%) 802.1X
4 18 (1.41%) Middleware
5 13 (1.02%) CSS
6 12 (0.94%) HTML
6 12 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (0.71%) OAuth
8 8 (0.63%) LAMP
9 7 (0.55%) .NET Core
9 7 (0.55%) OAuth2
9 7 (0.55%) OpenID
9 7 (0.55%) Software Packaging
9 7 (0.55%) XACML
10 6 (0.47%) Node.js
11 5 (0.39%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.39%) RESTful
11 5 (0.39%) SAML
11 5 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 211 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 132 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 101 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (7.13%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (4.15%) PKI
6 43 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 35 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (2.51%) Public Cloud
9 30 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.96%) Clustering
10 25 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
12 20 (1.57%) Replication
13 17 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (1.33%) DataPower
14 11 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 10 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
15 10 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (0.47%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 548 (42.95%) Windows
2 325 (25.47%) Linux
3 290 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 151 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (8.54%) Windows 10
6 86 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (6.19%) Unix
8 62 (4.86%) Windows 7
9 34 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.88%) Ubuntu
12 20 (1.57%) CentOS
12 20 (1.57%) Mac OS
13 16 (1.25%) Debian
14 11 (0.86%) VMS
15 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.24%) Android
17 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (19.75%) ITIL
2 169 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
3 166 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 164 (12.85%) Information Security
5 145 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
6 113 (8.86%) Load Balancing
7 101 (7.92%) SIEM
8 93 (7.29%) DevOps
9 79 (6.19%) Incident Management
10 75 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 74 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
13 64 (5.02%) Mentoring
13 64 (5.02%) Security Operations
14 63 (4.94%) Service Delivery
15 59 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
16 58 (4.55%) Network Design
17 57 (4.47%) Computer Science
18 55 (4.31%) Change Management
19 54 (4.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 183 (14.34%) PowerShell
2 103 (8.07%) SQL
3 88 (6.90%) Python
4 54 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 30 (2.35%) Java
6 27 (2.12%) C#
7 26 (2.04%) Perl
8 25 (1.96%) JavaScript
9 21 (1.65%) PHP
10 18 (1.41%) Ruby
11 15 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.02%) VBScript
13 12 (0.94%) C
14 11 (0.86%) KiXtart
15 8 (0.63%) VB
16 6 (0.47%) Google Apps Script
17 5 (0.39%) C++
17 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.16%) Go
18 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 366 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
2 275 (21.55%) CCNP
3 191 (14.97%) CCNA
4 155 (12.15%) Security Cleared
5 137 (10.74%) Degree
6 104 (8.15%) CISSP
7 71 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 69 (5.41%) SC Cleared
9 66 (5.17%) JNCIS
10 56 (4.39%) MCSE
11 53 (4.15%) CISM
12 42 (3.29%) CCIE
13 41 (3.21%) JNCIA
14 38 (2.98%) CCDP
14 38 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 35 (2.74%) GIAC
16 29 (2.27%) CREST Certified
17 27 (2.12%) DV Cleared
17 27 (2.12%) MCSA
18 24 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (9.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (5.88%) SLA
3 63 (4.94%) PCI DSS
4 36 (2.82%) NIST
5 30 (2.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 28 (2.19%) GDPR
7 17 (1.33%) COBIT
8 13 (1.02%) NIST 800
8 13 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.63%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.39%) QA
12 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.31%) NCSC
12 4 (0.31%) RMADS
13 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.078%) BS7799
14 1 (0.078%) DICOM
System Software
1 318 (24.92%) Active Directory
2 218 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (12.54%) Hyper-V
4 57 (4.47%) Docker
5 37 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (2.90%) vSphere
6 28 (2.19%) VMware NSX
7 24 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (1.65%) XenApp
9 20 (1.57%) VMware Server
10 19 (1.49%) vCloud
11 18 (1.41%) XenDesktop
12 17 (1.33%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (1.18%) Firmware
14 13 (1.02%) iptables
14 13 (1.02%) NFS
15 11 (0.86%) KVM
16 8 (0.63%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 84 (6.58%) Ansible
2 49 (3.84%) SCCM
3 44 (3.45%) Puppet
4 37 (2.90%) Kubernetes
5 32 (2.51%) Terraform
6 26 (2.04%) SCOM
7 23 (1.80%) FortiGate
8 21 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.65%) WSUS
9 17 (1.33%) Nagios
10 16 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
12 14 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 14 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
12 14 (1.10%) Nessus
13 13 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
14 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
15 10 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 565 (44.28%) Cisco
2 349 (27.35%) Microsoft
3 333 (26.10%) VMware
4 228 (17.87%) Juniper
5 151 (11.83%) Palo Alto
6 134 (10.50%) CheckPoint
7 100 (7.84%) Citrix
8 95 (7.45%) SolarWinds
9 87 (6.82%) HP
10 86 (6.74%) F5
11 82 (6.43%) Meraki
12 62 (4.86%) Fortinet
13 49 (3.84%) Aruba
14 47 (3.68%) Brocade
15 40 (3.13%) Dell
15 40 (3.13%) NetApp
16 36 (2.82%) Oracle
17 34 (2.66%) Google
18 33 (2.59%) Red Hat
19 30 (2.35%) McAfee