Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 52 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 -20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 394 1,275 1,256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.81% 4.91% 4.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.53% 30.04% 26.73%
Number of salaries quoted 366 1,028 1,054
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,375 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £69,375 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 1,606 4,245 4,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.63% 16.33% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,245 3,233 3,714
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Hampshire +6 126 £41,500 +3.75% 30
Thames Valley +13 115 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Berkshire +1 72 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Surrey -16 58 £42,000 -16.00% 4
West Sussex +16 57 £51,250 +7.89% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 30 £42,500 -7.61% 6
Kent +22 26 £41,500 +13.70% 11
Oxfordshire +47 14 £33,750 -20.59% 5
East Sussex +34 11 £62,000 +3.33% 2
Middlesex +7 1 £55,000 -45.00%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 164 (41.62%) Cisco
2 140 (35.53%) Windows
3 111 (28.17%) Azure
4 92 (23.35%) WAN
4 92 (23.35%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (23.10%) Active Directory
6 85 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 84 (21.32%) Windows Server
8 76 (19.29%) Office 365
9 73 (18.53%) VPN
10 72 (18.27%) LAN
11 71 (18.02%) VMware
12 70 (17.77%) Security Cleared
13 68 (17.26%) Linux
14 65 (16.50%) TCP/IP
15 62 (15.74%) PowerShell
16 61 (15.48%) Cybersecurity
17 60 (15.23%) CCNP
18 58 (14.72%) DNS
19 57 (14.47%) ITIL
19 57 (14.47%) CCNA
19 57 (14.47%) Network Security
20 56 (14.21%) Juniper
21 55 (13.96%) Data Centre
22 54 (13.71%) VoIP
22 54 (13.71%) Finance
23 52 (13.20%) Palo Alto
24 51 (12.94%) OSPF
24 51 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
25 49 (12.44%) Information Security

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 25 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.05%) IIS
3 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.02%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.76%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 111 (28.17%) Azure
2 76 (19.29%) Office 365
3 48 (12.18%) AWS
4 26 (6.60%) SaaS
5 19 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.52%) GCP
7 6 (1.52%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.02%) GitHub
8 4 (1.02%) IaaS
8 4 (1.02%) PaaS
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 92 (23.35%) WAN
2 73 (18.53%) VPN
3 72 (18.27%) LAN
4 65 (16.50%) TCP/IP
5 58 (14.72%) DNS
6 57 (14.47%) Network Security
7 54 (13.71%) VoIP
8 51 (12.94%) OSPF
9 48 (12.18%) BGP
10 45 (11.42%) Wireless
11 37 (9.39%) DHCP
12 32 (8.12%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (7.36%) MPLS
13 29 (7.36%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (7.11%) VLAN
15 24 (6.09%) Internet
16 23 (5.84%) Skype
17 22 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (5.33%) SAN
19 17 (4.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.52%) MySQL
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.76%) Big Data
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.51%) GIS
5 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.25%) Power BI
6 1 (0.25%) Redis
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (6.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.76%) JIRA
5 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.51%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.51%) GoCD
6 2 (0.51%) LINQPad
6 2 (0.51%) Postman
6 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 54 (13.71%) Finance
2 19 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.79%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.78%) Military
5 5 (1.27%) Local Government
5 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.02%) Banking
6 4 (1.02%) Korean Language
7 3 (0.76%) German Language
7 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.51%) Law
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Police
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (28.17%) Network Engineer
2 34 (8.63%) Security Engineer
3 32 (8.12%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (7.11%) Analyst
7 24 (6.09%) IT Engineer
8 23 (5.84%) Architect
9 22 (5.58%) IT Support
10 20 (5.08%) Security Analyst
11 18 (4.57%) Consultant
12 17 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
13 15 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
14 14 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 14 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.55%) Technical Engineer
15 13 (3.30%) Break Fix Engineer
15 13 (3.30%) Windows Engineer
16 11 (2.79%) IT Support Engineer
17 10 (2.54%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.09%) .NET
2 10 (2.54%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.03%) Middleware
4 5 (1.27%) LDAP
5 4 (1.02%) CSS
5 4 (1.02%) LAMP
6 3 (0.76%) ModSecurity
6 3 (0.76%) PostGIS
6 3 (0.76%) SAML
7 2 (0.51%) Spine.js
8 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 29 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.57%) Driving Licence
5 17 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 13 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (2.54%) PKI
8 9 (2.28%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.52%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.52%) Replication
10 6 (1.52%) Wiki
11 5 (1.27%) Clustering
11 5 (1.27%) DataPower
12 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.02%) NHS
13 3 (0.76%) CMDB
13 3 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 140 (35.53%) Windows
2 84 (21.32%) Windows Server
3 68 (17.26%) Linux
4 31 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (7.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (6.09%) Windows 10
6 19 (4.82%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (4.57%) Unix
8 11 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.28%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.78%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.51%) Android
14 2 (0.51%) CentOS
15 1 (0.25%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.48%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (14.47%) ITIL
3 49 (12.44%) DevOps
3 49 (12.44%) Information Security
4 46 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 32 (8.12%) SIEM
8 25 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 25 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (6.09%) Load Balancing
10 23 (5.84%) Security Operations
11 21 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (5.33%) OO
12 19 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (4.57%) Data Protection
13 18 (4.57%) Migration
13 18 (4.57%) Network Design
13 18 (4.57%) Problem Management
14 17 (4.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.74%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.66%) Python
3 23 (5.84%) SQL
4 6 (1.52%) C
5 4 (1.02%) Java
5 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.76%) C#
6 3 (0.76%) Go
6 3 (0.76%) Ruby
6 3 (0.76%) VBScript
7 2 (0.51%) C++
7 2 (0.51%) Groovy
7 2 (0.51%) Perl
7 2 (0.51%) PHP
7 2 (0.51%) Scala
7 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (23.35%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (17.77%) Security Cleared
3 60 (15.23%) CCNP
4 57 (14.47%) CCNA
5 48 (12.18%) SC Cleared
6 29 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (7.11%) DV Cleared
8 24 (6.09%) CISSP
8 24 (6.09%) Degree
8 24 (6.09%) MCSE
9 17 (4.31%) JNCIS
10 14 (3.55%) CEH
10 14 (3.55%) CISM
11 12 (3.05%) CCIE
11 12 (3.05%) CISA
11 12 (3.05%) MCSA
12 10 (2.54%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.03%) CCDP
13 8 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (2.03%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.60%) GDPR
2 26 (6.60%) SLA
3 24 (6.09%) PCI DSS
4 19 (4.82%) NIST
5 6 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.52%) NCSC
5 6 (1.52%) QA
6 5 (1.27%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.76%) GAMP
7 3 (0.76%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.51%) RMADS
9 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 91 (23.10%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (11.17%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.33%) VMware NSX
5 12 (3.05%) vSphere
6 9 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.03%) Firmware
8 6 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.52%) XenApp
9 4 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (1.02%) Docker
9 4 (1.02%) KVM
9 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.76%) vCloud
10 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.54%) Terraform
2 9 (2.28%) Puppet
3 8 (2.03%) Ansible
4 5 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.27%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.02%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.02%) Nessus
5 4 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.02%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.76%) QRadar
6 3 (0.76%) SCCM
6 3 (0.76%) vRealize
6 3 (0.76%) WSUS
7 2 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 164 (41.62%) Cisco
2 85 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 71 (18.02%) VMware
4 56 (14.21%) Juniper
5 52 (13.20%) Palo Alto
6 33 (8.38%) CheckPoint
7 31 (7.87%) Citrix
8 30 (7.61%) Meraki
9 27 (6.85%) Fortinet
10 25 (6.35%) F5
11 24 (6.09%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.30%) Brocade
12 13 (3.30%) Dell
13 12 (3.05%) LogRhythm
13 12 (3.05%) McAfee
13 12 (3.05%) Splunk
14 9 (2.28%) Symantec
15 8 (2.03%) HP
15 8 (2.03%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.03%) Ruckus Wireless