Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 33 39
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1653 2277 2699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.44% 6.47% 6.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.89% 30.41% 31.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 1870 2415
South East median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,225 £25,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 5352 7487 8581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.61% 21.28% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 5993 6980
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +6.63%
10th Percentile £24,350 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -11 668 £45,000 -10.00% 36
Berkshire -2 478 £48,500 -7.62% 18
Surrey -4 402 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Hampshire -8 340 £39,500 -1.25% 18
Buckinghamshire +10 100 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Oxfordshire -5 90 £41,250 +17.86% 5
Kent -13 90 £47,500 +23.38% 2
East Sussex +4 66 £44,000 -2.22% 2
West Sussex -21 66 £32,000 -28.89% 1
Middlesex +9 8 £47,500 -5.00%
Home Counties +11 6 £75,000 -6.25%
Sussex -5 5 £50,000 -13.04%
M4 Corridor -7 1 £65,000 -31.58%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 757 (45.80%) Cisco
2 702 (42.47%) Windows
3 517 (31.28%) VMware
4 493 (29.82%) Active Directory
5 473 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
6 465 (28.13%) Microsoft
7 452 (27.34%) TCP/IP
8 449 (27.16%) Linux
9 442 (26.74%) WAN
10 392 (23.71%) ITIL
11 390 (23.59%) Windows Server
12 374 (22.63%) VPN
13 356 (21.54%) Juniper
14 350 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 329 (19.90%) LAN
16 324 (19.60%) DNS
17 312 (18.87%) CCNP
18 292 (17.66%) Cisco ASA
19 267 (16.15%) Network Security
20 258 (15.61%) Data Centre
21 245 (14.82%) MS Exchange
22 240 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
23 228 (13.79%) Hyper-V
24 227 (13.73%) F5
24 227 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
25 221 (13.37%) MPLS
26 220 (13.31%) CheckPoint
27 218 (13.19%) SQL Server
28 213 (12.89%) Palo Alto
29 212 (12.83%) 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
1 245 (14.82%) MS Exchange
2 82 (4.96%) IIS
3 77 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (4.54%) SharePoint
5 68 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (3.69%) Apache
7 37 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 36 (2.18%) Skype for Business
9 26 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.67%) nginx
13 10 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.24%) Confluence
17 3 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 108 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.060%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.060%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 210 (12.70%) Office 365
2 208 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (3.51%) SaaS
5 39 (2.36%) IaaS
6 29 (1.75%) PaaS
7 21 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.97%) Route 53
11 14 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.60%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.48%) G Suite
14 7 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.24%) Amazon Glacier
16 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 452 (27.34%) TCP/IP
2 442 (26.74%) WAN
3 374 (22.63%) VPN
4 329 (19.90%) LAN
5 324 (19.60%) DNS
6 292 (17.66%) Cisco ASA
7 267 (16.15%) Network Security
8 221 (13.37%) MPLS
9 206 (12.46%) DHCP
10 201 (12.16%) VLAN
11 197 (11.92%) BGP
12 189 (11.43%) Wireless
13 186 (11.25%) SAN
14 167 (10.10%) VoIP
15 166 (10.04%) OSPF
16 123 (7.44%) IPsec
17 122 (7.38%) Internet
18 115 (6.96%) SSL
19 103 (6.23%) Cisco Nexus
20 93 (5.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.09%) MySQL
3 34 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.79%) DB2
8 13 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.48%) Redis
11 8 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.24%) OLTP
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.18%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 28 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.21%) Ant
3 19 (1.15%) Maven
4 18 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (0.79%) Toad
7 9 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.48%) JIRA
9 7 (0.42%) Subversion
10 6 (0.36%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.24%) GitLab
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.12%) Burp Suite
14 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
14 2 (0.12%) Redmine
14 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
15 1 (0.060%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 208 (12.58%) Finance
2 87 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.42%) Digital Economy
4 33 (2.00%) German Language
5 31 (1.88%) Marketing
6 29 (1.75%) Legal
7 27 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.45%) French Language
9 19 (1.15%) Banking
9 19 (1.15%) Electronics
10 17 (1.03%) Retail
11 16 (0.97%) Advertising
12 15 (0.91%) Automotive
13 14 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.79%) Games
15 12 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.60%) Back Office
17 7 (0.42%) Law
18 3 (0.18%) Investment Banking
19 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 385 (23.29%) Network Engineer
2 256 (15.49%) Analyst
3 186 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 184 (11.13%) Security Engineer
5 136 (8.23%) Consultant
6 132 (7.99%) Security Analyst
7 116 (7.02%) Administrator
7 116 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 107 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
9 95 (5.75%) Support Analyst
10 94 (5.69%) IT Support
11 91 (5.51%) IT Engineer
12 89 (5.38%) Architect
13 86 (5.20%) Cisco Engineer
14 79 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 78 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
15 78 (4.72%) Network Security Engineer
16 75 (4.54%) Systems Administrator
17 74 (4.48%) Network Support
18 73 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.60%) Web Services
2 30 (1.81%) HTML
3 29 (1.75%) CSS
4 18 (1.09%) Middleware
5 15 (0.91%) LAMP
6 14 (0.85%) JSON
7 13 (0.79%) REST
8 11 (0.67%) .NET
9 10 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (0.54%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.42%) Django
11 7 (0.42%) HTML5
11 7 (0.42%) XML
12 6 (0.36%) Node.js
12 6 (0.36%) POSIX
12 6 (0.36%) SOAP
13 5 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.30%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.24%) WSDL
14 4 (0.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 258 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 132 (7.99%) Management Information System
3 115 (6.96%) Computer Science
4 104 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (3.51%) Clustering
6 52 (3.15%) Driving Licence
7 49 (2.96%) PKI
8 40 (2.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 32 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 29 (1.75%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
12 25 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 24 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 22 (1.33%) Replication
15 21 (1.27%) Public Cloud
16 20 (1.21%) Client/Server
17 19 (1.15%) Virtual Team
18 16 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
19 14 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
20 13 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 702 (42.47%) Windows
2 449 (27.16%) Linux
3 390 (23.59%) Windows Server
4 240 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 227 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (8.59%) Unix
7 128 (7.74%) Windows 10
8 124 (7.50%) Windows 7
9 94 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (3.93%) Windows 8
11 59 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (2.96%) CentOS
13 46 (2.78%) Solaris
14 42 (2.54%) Mac OS X
15 34 (2.06%) Ubuntu
16 28 (1.69%) Windows 2000
17 17 (1.03%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.67%) Android
19 10 (0.60%) AIX
20 7 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (23.71%) ITIL
2 212 (12.83%) Information Security
3 146 (8.83%) Load Balancing
4 127 (7.68%) SIEM
5 124 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
6 121 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
7 109 (6.59%) Security Operations
8 107 (6.47%) Penetration Testing
9 101 (6.11%) Presales
10 100 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 94 (5.69%) Change Management
12 85 (5.14%) Project Management
13 84 (5.08%) DevOps
13 84 (5.08%) Risk Management
14 83 (5.02%) Problem Management
15 81 (4.90%) High Availability
16 77 (4.66%) Service Delivery
17 75 (4.54%) Network Design
18 71 (4.30%) Change Control
18 71 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 193 (11.68%) SQL
2 164 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 100 (6.05%) Python
4 79 (4.78%) Bash Shell
5 62 (3.75%) Java
6 46 (2.78%) Ruby
7 43 (2.60%) Perl
8 41 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 28 (1.69%) C
10 26 (1.57%) PHP
11 15 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.67%) C++
13 8 (0.48%) Korn
13 8 (0.48%) VB
14 7 (0.42%) VBScript
15 5 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.24%) Scala
16 4 (0.24%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.18%) C#
17 3 (0.18%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 473 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
2 312 (18.87%) CCNP
3 199 (12.04%) CCNA
4 180 (10.89%) Degree
5 161 (9.74%) CISSP
6 154 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 137 (8.29%) Security Cleared
8 127 (7.68%) MCSE
9 125 (7.56%) CISM
10 116 (7.02%) CCIE
11 97 (5.87%) SC Cleared
12 76 (4.60%) MCSA
13 58 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
14 56 (3.39%) DV Cleared
15 50 (3.02%) CEH
15 50 (3.02%) GIAC
15 50 (3.02%) MCP
16 46 (2.78%) CRISC
17 41 (2.48%) CISA
18 34 (2.06%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (9.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (7.86%) SLA
3 76 (4.60%) PCI DSS
4 36 (2.18%) QA
5 22 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (1.15%) ISO 9001
7 18 (1.09%) PMO
8 16 (0.97%) GDPR
9 15 (0.91%) COBIT
10 13 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.73%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.30%) BS25999
13 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.24%) RMADS
15 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 493 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 350 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 87 (5.26%) vSphere
5 57 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (2.30%) Terminal Services
7 26 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (1.33%) Docker
9 19 (1.15%) KVM
9 19 (1.15%) VMware NSX
9 19 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (1.09%) XenApp
11 15 (0.91%) NFS
11 15 (0.91%) XenServer
12 11 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.54%) vCloud
14 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.48%) pfSense
14 8 (0.48%) Samba
14 8 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 60 (3.63%) SCCM
3 58 (3.51%) Puppet
4 41 (2.48%) vCenter Server
5 40 (2.42%) FortiGate
5 40 (2.42%) Nagios
6 36 (2.18%) Backup Exec
6 36 (2.18%) WSUS
7 28 (1.69%) Ansible
8 23 (1.39%) SCOM
9 20 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
10 18 (1.09%) Terraform
11 14 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (0.60%) Nessus
12 10 (0.60%) Opsview
13 9 (0.54%) CSIRT
13 9 (0.54%) Kubernetes
13 9 (0.54%) Nmap
13 9 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 757 (45.80%) Cisco
2 517 (31.28%) VMware
3 465 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 356 (21.54%) Juniper
5 227 (13.73%) F5
6 220 (13.31%) CheckPoint
7 213 (12.89%) Palo Alto
8 128 (7.74%) Citrix
9 125 (7.56%) HP
10 112 (6.78%) Dell
11 107 (6.47%) SolarWinds
12 84 (5.08%) Blue Coat
13 70 (4.23%) Oracle
14 53 (3.21%) Fortinet
14 53 (3.21%) NetApp
15 52 (3.15%) Red Hat
15 52 (3.15%) Veeam
16 44 (2.66%) Brocade
17 42 (2.54%) Extreme Networks
18 41 (2.48%) Apple