Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 46 57
Rank change year-on-year -19 +11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 756 628 1,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.61% 5.12% 4.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.87% 28.83% 30.36%
Number of salaries quoted 597 518 1,049
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £34,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 2,300 2,178 4,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.02% 17.77% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,675 1,777 3,376
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 0 266 £55,000 +15.79% 74
Surrey +4 175 £45,000 -18.18% 36
Hampshire -55 173 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Berkshire -27 125 £62,500 +31.58% 34
Buckinghamshire +21 107 £52,500 +16.67% 24
Kent 0 70 £38,000 +1.33% 18
Oxfordshire -4 36 £50,000 +11.11% 16
East Sussex -16 28 £62,500 +6.38% 1
West Sussex -54 26 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Middlesex - 2 £53,750 - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 339 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 321 (42.46%) Azure
3 316 (41.80%) Active Directory
4 311 (41.14%) Windows
5 287 (37.96%) VPN
6 268 (35.45%) VMware
7 266 (35.19%) Cisco
8 255 (33.73%) Microsoft 365
9 237 (31.35%) Social Skills
10 214 (28.31%) Windows Server
11 207 (27.38%) Linux
12 201 (26.59%) DNS
13 189 (25.00%) WAN
14 183 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 183 (24.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 166 (21.96%) AWS
16 162 (21.43%) LAN
17 151 (19.97%) ITIL
18 147 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
19 145 (19.18%) DHCP
19 145 (19.18%) Hyper-V
20 139 (18.39%) PowerShell
21 136 (17.99%) TCP/IP
22 124 (16.40%) MS Exchange
23 115 (15.21%) Data Centre
24 113 (14.95%) DevOps
24 113 (14.95%) VLAN
25 102 (13.49%) Windows Server 2012
26 100 (13.23%) CCNA
27 99 (13.10%) Wireless

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
1 124 (16.40%) MS Exchange
2 59 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (3.57%) Confluence
5 19 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (2.12%) IIS
7 11 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.06%) WordPress
9 6 (0.79%) Apache
9 6 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.66%) CMS
10 5 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.53%) nginx
12 3 (0.40%) JBoss
12 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.13%) Jetty
13 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.79%) MicroStation
2 6 (0.79%) Revit
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 321 (42.46%) Azure
2 255 (33.73%) Microsoft 365
3 166 (21.96%) AWS
4 78 (10.32%) IaaS
5 70 (9.26%) PaaS
6 68 (8.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 68 (8.99%) SaaS
7 44 (5.82%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (5.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 25 (3.31%) GitHub
10 24 (3.17%) Azure Storage
11 22 (2.91%) Azure App Service
12 21 (2.78%) Azure Service Bus
13 19 (2.51%) Mimecast
14 14 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (1.59%) Google Workspace
16 11 (1.46%) OneDrive
17 7 (0.93%) AWS Direct Connect
17 7 (0.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 7 (0.93%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 287 (37.96%) VPN
2 201 (26.59%) DNS
3 189 (25.00%) WAN
4 162 (21.43%) LAN
5 145 (19.18%) DHCP
6 136 (17.99%) TCP/IP
7 113 (14.95%) VLAN
8 99 (13.10%) Wireless
9 97 (12.83%) Network Security
10 87 (11.51%) SAN
11 62 (8.20%) BGP
12 55 (7.28%) Internet
13 54 (7.14%) MPLS
14 53 (7.01%) OSPF
15 50 (6.61%) WLAN
16 49 (6.48%) VoIP
17 48 (6.35%) IPsec
18 40 (5.29%) NAS
19 39 (5.16%) Wi-Fi
20 38 (5.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.65%) Big Data
3 18 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (2.12%) MySQL
5 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.40%) Redis
10 2 (0.26%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.26%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.13%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 60 (7.94%) JIRA
2 39 (5.16%) Jenkins
3 27 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (2.12%) Bitbucket
6 13 (1.72%) Maven
7 12 (1.59%) Gradle
8 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.40%) GitLab
9 3 (0.40%) JMeter
10 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.26%) Subversion
10 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.13%) Ant
11 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.13%) Protractor
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
11 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 237 (31.35%) Social Skills
2 65 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.07%) Finance
4 54 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
5 40 (5.29%) Public Sector
6 35 (4.63%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.70%) Legal
8 24 (3.17%) Manufacturing
9 23 (3.04%) Billing
10 22 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
11 18 (2.38%) Marketing
12 16 (2.12%) Local Government
13 12 (1.59%) Retail
14 11 (1.46%) Electronics
15 10 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (1.06%) Games
17 7 (0.93%) Automotive
18 6 (0.79%) Law
18 6 (0.79%) Military
19 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 163 (21.56%) Network Engineer
2 148 (19.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 68 (8.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 65 (8.60%) Analyst
5 60 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 55 (7.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 52 (6.88%) IT Engineer
8 44 (5.82%) Administrator
9 43 (5.69%) Architect
10 39 (5.16%) Security Engineer
11 38 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
12 35 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 35 (4.63%) Consultant
13 34 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (4.37%) IT Support
15 32 (4.23%) Support Analyst
16 30 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
17 26 (3.44%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
18 25 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
19 24 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.57%) SOAP
1 27 (3.57%) Web Services
2 22 (2.91%) .NET
2 22 (2.91%) RESTful
3 19 (2.51%) .NET Core
3 19 (2.51%) ActiveMQ
3 19 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (1.46%) 802.1X
5 10 (1.32%) Middleware
6 8 (1.06%) REST
7 7 (0.93%) Java EE
8 6 (0.79%) SAML
9 5 (0.66%) OAuth
9 5 (0.66%) Yocto
10 4 (0.53%) JSON
11 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.26%) PHP-FPM
11 2 (0.26%) WF
11 2 (0.26%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 115 (15.21%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (5.03%) Linux Command Line
4 30 (3.97%) Driving Licence
4 30 (3.97%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.31%) User Experience
6 22 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.25%) Clustering
8 16 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.59%) PKI
10 11 (1.46%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.93%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.93%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.79%) Cybercrime
12 6 (0.79%) SCADA
13 5 (0.66%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.66%) Life Science
13 5 (0.66%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 311 (41.14%) Windows
2 214 (28.31%) Windows Server
3 207 (27.38%) Linux
4 102 (13.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (9.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 71 (9.39%) Windows 10
7 57 (7.54%) Windows Server 2019
8 32 (4.23%) Ubuntu
9 30 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (3.57%) VMS
11 21 (2.78%) CentOS
11 21 (2.78%) Unix
12 19 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (1.98%) Debian
14 13 (1.72%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.59%) Android
16 9 (1.19%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.93%) Solaris
18 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (24.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 151 (19.97%) ITIL
3 113 (14.95%) DevOps
4 84 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 75 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (9.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 72 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (9.52%) Project Management
8 65 (8.60%) Information Security
9 63 (8.33%) Network Management
10 61 (8.07%) Load Balancing
11 59 (7.80%) Service Management
12 52 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
13 48 (6.35%) Computer Science
13 48 (6.35%) SIEM
14 47 (6.22%) Migration
14 47 (6.22%) Service Delivery
15 44 (5.82%) Incident Management
16 42 (5.56%) Scrum
17 40 (5.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (18.39%) PowerShell
2 87 (11.51%) SQL
3 46 (6.08%) Python
4 33 (4.37%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.12%) C
6 14 (1.85%) Java
7 13 (1.72%) Perl
8 6 (0.79%) C++
9 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.40%) PHP
10 3 (0.40%) Ruby
10 3 (0.40%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.40%) VBScript
11 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) C#
12 1 (0.13%) Java 8
12 1 (0.13%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 147 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (13.23%) CCNA
3 85 (11.24%) CCNP
4 78 (10.32%) Security Cleared
5 60 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (6.08%) Degree
7 39 (5.16%) SC Cleared
8 35 (4.63%) CISSP
9 18 (2.38%) CISM
9 18 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (2.25%) CEH
11 16 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (2.12%) MCSE
12 15 (1.98%) CCIE
12 15 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (1.85%) DBS Check
14 13 (1.72%) CISA
14 13 (1.72%) CRISC
14 13 (1.72%) MCP
15 12 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.22%) SLA
2 35 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.65%) NIST
4 17 (2.25%) QA
5 16 (2.12%) GDPR
6 15 (1.98%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.19%) COBIT
8 9 (1.19%) NCSC
9 6 (0.79%) GRC
9 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.26%) HL7
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 316 (41.80%) Active Directory
2 183 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (19.18%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.75%) Docker
5 33 (4.37%) Terminal Server
6 26 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (3.44%) vSphere
7 23 (3.04%) RHEV
8 17 (2.25%) XenApp
9 15 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.98%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.72%) Firmware
11 8 (1.06%) iptables
12 7 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.53%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.53%) NFS
13 4 (0.53%) pfSense
13 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (7.54%) Kubernetes
2 56 (7.41%) Ansible
3 49 (6.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 42 (5.56%) SCCM
5 38 (5.03%) Terraform
6 25 (3.31%) WSUS
7 18 (2.38%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.98%) Puppet
9 12 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (1.06%) Grafana
12 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.93%) CASB
12 7 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.93%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.66%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.66%) Icinga
13 5 (0.66%) QRadar
13 5 (0.66%) SCOM
13 5 (0.66%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 339 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 268 (35.45%) VMware
3 266 (35.19%) Cisco
4 98 (12.96%) Meraki
5 73 (9.66%) Palo Alto
6 60 (7.94%) CheckPoint
7 55 (7.28%) Citrix
8 50 (6.61%) Juniper
9 39 (5.16%) F5
10 34 (4.50%) HP
11 32 (4.23%) Oracle
12 31 (4.10%) Veeam
13 29 (3.84%) Sophos
14 24 (3.17%) Dell
14 24 (3.17%) Splunk
15 20 (2.65%) SolarWinds
16 19 (2.51%) Fortinet
16 19 (2.51%) Google
17 18 (2.38%) NetApp
18 17 (2.25%) SonicWALL