Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 61 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,287 1,394 1,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.91% 4.63% 5.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.01% 27.65% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 1,130 1,493
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,607 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.88% +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 4,288 5,041 5,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.35% 16.76% 19.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,318 3,944 4,569
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +2 502 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Berkshire -6 327 £47,500 -9.52% 15
Hampshire -5 268 £40,000 -6.98% 21
Surrey +2 259 £46,500 +9.41% 2
West Sussex +55 121 £52,500 +28.05% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 121 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Kent +16 83 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Oxfordshire +18 49 £55,000 +15.79% 3
East Sussex -12 43 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Home Counties - 7 £52,500 -
Middlesex +4 1 £45,000 -30.77% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 619 (48.10%) Cisco
2 549 (42.66%) Windows
3 433 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
4 403 (31.31%) Microsoft
5 370 (28.75%) TCP/IP
6 367 (28.52%) VPN
7 366 (28.44%) Active Directory
8 357 (27.74%) VMware
9 352 (27.35%) WAN
10 338 (26.26%) Windows Server
11 308 (23.93%) LAN
12 305 (23.70%) CCNP
13 295 (22.92%) Linux
14 294 (22.84%) ITIL
15 272 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 271 (21.06%) DNS
17 243 (18.88%) Office 365
18 234 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 225 (17.48%) Network Security
20 221 (17.17%) DHCP
21 216 (16.78%) CCNA
21 216 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
22 206 (16.01%) Data Centre
23 191 (14.84%) Wireless
24 189 (14.69%) Hyper-V
25 181 (14.06%) Juniper
26 174 (13.52%) SQL
27 164 (12.74%) CheckPoint
27 164 (12.74%) Security Cleared
28 163 (12.67%) VLAN

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
1 115 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 66 (5.13%) IIS
4 46 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (2.87%) Skype for Business
6 30 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 28 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (2.10%) JBoss
9 24 (1.86%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.63%) Apache
11 8 (0.62%) nginx
11 8 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.23%) Confluence
16 2 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 79 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) Sage X3
2 9 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.078%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.078%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.078%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 272 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 243 (18.88%) Office 365
3 142 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (4.97%) IaaS
5 48 (3.73%) PaaS
5 48 (3.73%) SaaS
6 27 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (1.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 19 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (1.40%) OpenShift
10 12 (0.93%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.47%) GitHub
13 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.39%) Serverless
14 3 (0.23%) Azure Stack
15 2 (0.16%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 370 (28.75%) TCP/IP
2 367 (28.52%) VPN
3 352 (27.35%) WAN
4 308 (23.93%) LAN
5 271 (21.06%) DNS
6 225 (17.48%) Network Security
7 221 (17.17%) DHCP
8 216 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
9 191 (14.84%) Wireless
10 163 (12.67%) VLAN
11 158 (12.28%) BGP
12 150 (11.66%) OSPF
13 140 (10.88%) VoIP
14 132 (10.26%) MPLS
15 122 (9.48%) SAN
16 94 (7.30%) Internet
17 93 (7.23%) Cisco Nexus
18 79 (6.14%) IPsec
19 70 (5.44%) Intrusion Detection
20 62 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 41 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (3.11%) MySQL
4 22 (1.71%) RDBMS
4 22 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.62%) DB2
10 8 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.54%) Big Data
12 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.39%) Adabas
14 4 (0.31%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 21 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.01%) JIRA
4 11 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.47%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.47%) Selenium
8 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.31%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.23%) GitLab
9 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.16%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.16%) Redmine
10 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.078%) GoCD
General
1 126 (9.79%) Finance
2 36 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.33%) Marketing
4 23 (1.79%) Retail
5 19 (1.48%) Banking
5 19 (1.48%) Legal
6 16 (1.24%) Advertising
7 11 (0.85%) Games
8 9 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.54%) Military
10 6 (0.47%) Electronics
11 4 (0.31%) Billing
12 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.078%) Back Office
14 1 (0.078%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.078%) Greek Language
14 1 (0.078%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 313 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 146 (11.34%) Analyst
3 143 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 109 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 105 (8.16%) Security Engineer
6 95 (7.38%) Consultant
7 84 (6.53%) Cisco Engineer
8 77 (5.98%) Architect
8 77 (5.98%) IT Engineer
9 60 (4.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 59 (4.58%) Security Consultant
11 53 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
12 51 (3.96%) Support Analyst
13 47 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 44 (3.42%) NOC Engineer
15 43 (3.34%) Administrator
16 42 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
16 42 (3.26%) Security Analyst
17 41 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
18 40 (3.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.02%) LDAP
2 24 (1.86%) Web Services
3 21 (1.63%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.01%) .NET
4 13 (1.01%) Middleware
5 9 (0.70%) JSON
5 9 (0.70%) LAMP
6 7 (0.54%) OAuth
6 7 (0.54%) SAML
7 6 (0.47%) Apache NiFi
8 5 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.39%) Entity Framework
8 5 (0.39%) WCF
9 4 (0.31%) CGI
9 4 (0.31%) OLE
9 4 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.31%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.31%) Web Services Management
10 3 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 206 (16.01%) Data Centre
2 129 (10.02%) Management Information System
3 104 (8.08%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (4.20%) PKI
6 51 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 45 (3.50%) Driving Licence
8 38 (2.95%) Private Cloud
9 34 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 31 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
11 30 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
12 20 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
13 18 (1.40%) Replication
14 17 (1.32%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 16 (1.24%) CMDB
15 16 (1.24%) NHS
16 15 (1.17%) Clustering
17 14 (1.09%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 549 (42.66%) Windows
2 338 (26.26%) Windows Server
3 295 (22.92%) Linux
4 142 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (7.85%) Windows 10
7 73 (5.67%) Unix
8 47 (3.65%) Windows 7
9 39 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (2.33%) CentOS
11 21 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 13 (1.01%) VMS
14 9 (0.70%) Android
14 9 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.62%) Debian
15 8 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.62%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (22.84%) ITIL
2 157 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 153 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
4 139 (10.80%) Information Security
5 134 (10.41%) SIEM
6 132 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
7 115 (8.94%) Service Delivery
8 108 (8.39%) Load Balancing
9 98 (7.61%) DevOps
10 92 (7.15%) Presales
11 82 (6.37%) Mentoring
11 82 (6.37%) Service Management
12 80 (6.22%) Change Management
13 78 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (5.98%) Incident Management
15 71 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
16 66 (5.13%) Network Design
17 63 (4.90%) Customer Requirements
17 63 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
18 58 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 174 (13.52%) SQL
2 156 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 77 (5.98%) Python
4 61 (4.74%) Java
5 60 (4.66%) Bash Shell
6 30 (2.33%) Perl
6 30 (2.33%) Ruby
7 16 (1.24%) C
8 14 (1.09%) C++
8 14 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 10 (0.78%) C#
10 10 (0.78%) Go
11 6 (0.47%) PHP
11 6 (0.47%) R
12 4 (0.31%) VBScript
13 2 (0.16%) Google Apps Script
13 2 (0.16%) VBA
14 1 (0.078%) C-shell
14 1 (0.078%) Scala
Qualifications
1 433 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
2 305 (23.70%) CCNP
3 216 (16.78%) CCNA
4 164 (12.74%) Security Cleared
5 161 (12.51%) Degree
6 118 (9.17%) CISSP
7 105 (8.16%) SC Cleared
8 100 (7.77%) CCIE
9 86 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (4.97%) MCSE
11 55 (4.27%) CISM
12 47 (3.65%) MCSA
13 41 (3.19%) CEH
14 40 (3.11%) CCDP
15 38 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 36 (2.80%) CISA
17 35 (2.72%) JNCIS
18 30 (2.33%) DV Cleared
19 29 (2.25%) JNCIP
19 29 (2.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (9.63%) SLA
2 105 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (5.05%) PCI DSS
4 51 (3.96%) GDPR
5 34 (2.64%) ISO 9001
6 25 (1.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (1.63%) ISO 22301
7 21 (1.63%) NIST
8 15 (1.17%) COBIT
9 13 (1.01%) QA
10 11 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.62%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.39%) GPG13
13 4 (0.31%) PMO
14 3 (0.23%) COSO
14 3 (0.23%) GAMP
14 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 366 (28.44%) Active Directory
2 234 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (14.69%) Hyper-V
4 55 (4.27%) Docker
5 52 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (3.11%) vSphere
7 38 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (2.64%) VMware NSX
9 23 (1.79%) Terminal Server
10 22 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (1.55%) vCloud
12 17 (1.32%) Firmware
12 17 (1.32%) XenApp
13 13 (1.01%) DFS Replication
13 13 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.93%) iptables
14 12 (0.93%) VirtualBox
15 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.62%) Xen
16 7 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (4.20%) Puppet
2 48 (3.73%) Ansible
3 43 (3.34%) Kubernetes
4 34 (2.64%) SCCM
4 34 (2.64%) WSUS
5 29 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (2.10%) Nagios
7 24 (1.86%) vCenter Server
8 22 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
9 21 (1.63%) Terraform
10 18 (1.40%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.17%) SCOM
12 14 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
12 14 (1.09%) FortiGate
13 13 (1.01%) Perfmon
13 13 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (0.78%) Nessus
16 9 (0.70%) Kibana
16 9 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 619 (48.10%) Cisco
2 403 (31.31%) Microsoft
3 357 (27.74%) VMware
4 181 (14.06%) Juniper
5 164 (12.74%) CheckPoint
6 144 (11.19%) Palo Alto
7 110 (8.55%) Citrix
8 88 (6.84%) SolarWinds
9 75 (5.83%) F5
10 70 (5.44%) HP
11 64 (4.97%) Fortinet
11 64 (4.97%) Oracle
12 49 (3.81%) Meraki
13 47 (3.65%) NetApp
14 45 (3.50%) Aruba
15 41 (3.19%) Dell
16 37 (2.87%) Ruckus Wireless
17 35 (2.72%) Red Hat
18 32 (2.49%) Brocade
18 32 (2.49%) Huawei