Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 48 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 -14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1,266 1,687 2,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.54% 5.41% 6.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.66% 31.32% 30.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 1,375 1,840
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +1.14% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 4,418 5,387 7,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.83% 17.28% 21.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,450 4,227 5,812
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £26,025
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 -25 443 £45,000 - 91
Surrey -2 290 £45,000 -5.26% 32
Berkshire -28 279 £52,500 +10.53% 49
Hampshire -11 275 £42,500 +13.33% 46
West Sussex +36 132 £52,500 +87.50% 14
Buckinghamshire +3 97 £42,000 +5.00% 23
East Sussex +11 78 £54,250 +35.63% 6
Oxfordshire +4 72 £37,000 -12.94% 19
Kent -12 44 £34,000 -28.42% 7
Middlesex -3 5 £55,500 -
Home Counties +3 2 £42,500 -30.61%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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.

1 633 (50.00%) Windows
2 521 (41.15%) Cisco
3 429 (33.89%) Active Directory
4 417 (32.94%) Microsoft
5 385 (30.41%) Windows Server
6 369 (29.15%) WAN
7 363 (28.67%) VMware
8 316 (24.96%) LAN
9 315 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
10 314 (24.80%) Linux
11 308 (24.33%) DNS
12 301 (23.78%) Office 365
13 274 (21.64%) VPN
14 273 (21.56%) TCP/IP
15 260 (20.54%) Microsoft Azure
16 245 (19.35%) ITIL
17 232 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 229 (18.09%) Hyper-V
19 214 (16.90%) DHCP
20 200 (15.80%) Wireless
21 193 (15.24%) Network Security
22 181 (14.30%) CCNP
23 178 (14.06%) SQL Server
24 177 (13.98%) Data Centre
24 177 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 171 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
26 170 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
27 166 (13.11%) CCNA
28 162 (12.80%) PowerShell
29 159 (12.56%) Amazon AWS

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
1 150 (11.85%) MS Exchange
2 86 (6.79%) IIS
3 69 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 39 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (1.90%) Apache
6 24 (1.90%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.66%) nginx
8 18 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.63%) JBoss
12 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.24%) Confluence
13 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 135 (10.66%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.079%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.079%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.079%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 301 (23.78%) Office 365
2 260 (20.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (4.11%) IaaS
5 51 (4.03%) PaaS
6 22 (1.74%) SaaS
7 21 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (1.42%) Mimecast
9 16 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.87%) Serverless
13 10 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.55%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.47%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 369 (29.15%) WAN
2 316 (24.96%) LAN
3 308 (24.33%) DNS
4 274 (21.64%) VPN
5 273 (21.56%) TCP/IP
6 214 (16.90%) DHCP
7 200 (15.80%) Wireless
8 193 (15.24%) Network Security
9 154 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
10 131 (10.35%) VoIP
11 130 (10.27%) VLAN
12 115 (9.08%) MPLS
13 94 (7.42%) Wi-Fi
14 91 (7.19%) BGP
15 87 (6.87%) SAN
16 86 (6.79%) Internet
17 80 (6.32%) IPsec
18 74 (5.85%) OSPF
19 58 (4.58%) Cisco Nexus
20 56 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.97%) MySQL
3 19 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.95%) Big Data
7 10 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.79%) OLTP
8 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.63%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.47%) DB2
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
12 5 (0.39%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (1.50%) JIRA
2 17 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.47%) Subversion
6 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.32%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.32%) Redmine
7 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.079%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.079%) Introscope
8 1 (0.079%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.079%) Selenium
8 1 (0.079%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.079%) Trac
8 1 (0.079%) Webistrano
General
1 145 (11.45%) Finance
2 92 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.61%) Marketing
4 24 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.74%) Electronics
6 20 (1.58%) Banking
6 20 (1.58%) Retail
7 16 (1.26%) Advertising
7 16 (1.26%) Legal
8 9 (0.71%) Back Office
9 6 (0.47%) Law
10 4 (0.32%) Military
11 3 (0.24%) French Language
11 3 (0.24%) German Language
11 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.16%) Billing
12 2 (0.16%) Games
12 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 247 (19.51%) Network Engineer
2 151 (11.93%) Analyst
3 150 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 115 (9.08%) Security Engineer
5 110 (8.69%) Support Engineer
6 96 (7.58%) IT Engineer
7 92 (7.27%) Administrator
8 79 (6.24%) IT Support
9 78 (6.16%) Architect
10 68 (5.37%) Consultant
11 67 (5.29%) Cisco Engineer
12 61 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
13 55 (4.34%) Support Analyst
14 52 (4.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 52 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
15 51 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
16 50 (3.95%) Security Analyst
17 47 (3.71%) Senior Network Engineer
18 43 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 42 (3.32%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.61%) .NET
2 30 (2.37%) Middleware
3 29 (2.29%) LDAP
4 15 (1.18%) WPF
5 14 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.03%) Entity Framework
6 13 (1.03%) Node.js
7 12 (0.95%) HTML
8 10 (0.79%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.63%) LAMP
10 7 (0.55%) J2EE
10 7 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (0.55%) REST
11 6 (0.47%) CSS
11 6 (0.47%) MAPI
11 6 (0.47%) XML
12 5 (0.39%) jQuery
12 5 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 177 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 123 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 83 (6.56%) PKI
4 77 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.16%) Driving Licence
6 40 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
7 36 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 34 (2.69%) Security Operations Centre
9 28 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
10 23 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.18%) Clustering
12 15 (1.18%) CMDB
12 15 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 14 (1.11%) Replication
14 13 (1.03%) NHS
15 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 633 (50.00%) Windows
2 385 (30.41%) Windows Server
3 314 (24.80%) Linux
4 171 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 152 (12.01%) Windows 10
7 84 (6.64%) Windows 7
8 68 (5.37%) Unix
9 31 (2.45%) Windows 8
10 28 (2.21%) CentOS
11 26 (2.05%) Solaris
12 22 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.26%) AIX
16 12 (0.95%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.87%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.71%) VMS
19 8 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (19.35%) ITIL
2 177 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 158 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (11.45%) Information Security
5 136 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (9.48%) Cybersecurity
7 118 (9.32%) DevOps
8 117 (9.24%) SIEM
9 113 (8.93%) Load Balancing
10 92 (7.27%) Incident Management
11 87 (6.87%) Change Management
12 83 (6.56%) Project Management
13 81 (6.40%) Mentoring
13 81 (6.40%) Network Design
14 75 (5.92%) Service Management
15 69 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
16 65 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
17 63 (4.98%) High Availability
18 61 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
19 59 (4.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 162 (12.80%) PowerShell
2 148 (11.69%) SQL
3 67 (5.29%) Python
4 43 (3.40%) Bash Shell
5 39 (3.08%) C#
6 30 (2.37%) Java
7 28 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 20 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 19 (1.50%) PHP
10 17 (1.34%) C
11 16 (1.26%) C++
11 16 (1.26%) VBScript
12 15 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.11%) Perl
14 8 (0.63%) Ruby
15 5 (0.39%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.32%) C-shell
17 3 (0.24%) Go
17 3 (0.24%) VB
18 2 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 315 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (14.30%) CCNP
3 166 (13.11%) CCNA
4 121 (9.56%) Degree
5 113 (8.93%) CISSP
6 112 (8.85%) Security Cleared
7 97 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 80 (6.32%) SC Cleared
9 71 (5.61%) CISM
10 67 (5.29%) MCSE
11 55 (4.34%) CCIE
12 50 (3.95%) CEH
13 47 (3.71%) MCSA
14 39 (3.08%) CISA
15 36 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (2.05%) CCDP
17 25 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
18 23 (1.82%) MCP
18 23 (1.82%) SANS
18 23 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (6.16%) SLA
3 62 (4.90%) GDPR
4 37 (2.92%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.26%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.18%) PMO
8 14 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.95%) QA
10 11 (0.87%) FISMA
11 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.32%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.16%) ISO 8583
15 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.079%) COBIT
16 1 (0.079%) GPG13
16 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 429 (33.89%) Active Directory
2 232 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (18.09%) Hyper-V
4 51 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (2.92%) vSphere
6 35 (2.76%) XenApp
7 30 (2.37%) Docker
8 21 (1.66%) VMware NSX
9 19 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.03%) pfSense
12 12 (0.95%) Firmware
12 12 (0.95%) KVM
12 12 (0.95%) VMware Server
13 11 (0.87%) Xen
14 10 (0.79%) ProxySG
15 9 (0.71%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.55%) GPFS
17 6 (0.47%) iptables
18 5 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (5.29%) SCCM
2 59 (4.66%) SCOM
3 39 (3.08%) Ansible
4 36 (2.84%) Nagios
5 25 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 21 (1.66%) Terraform
8 20 (1.58%) Nessus
9 19 (1.50%) Kubernetes
10 18 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (1.18%) CSIRT
12 14 (1.11%) Puppet
13 13 (1.03%) Backup Exec
13 13 (1.03%) vCenter Server
14 12 (0.95%) WSUS
15 11 (0.87%) Nmap
16 10 (0.79%) FortiGate
16 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
17 8 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
17 8 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 521 (41.15%) Cisco
2 417 (32.94%) Microsoft
3 363 (28.67%) VMware
4 156 (12.32%) Juniper
5 150 (11.85%) CheckPoint
6 116 (9.16%) Palo Alto
7 112 (8.85%) SolarWinds
8 110 (8.69%) Citrix
9 100 (7.90%) F5
10 84 (6.64%) HP
11 72 (5.69%) Oracle
12 62 (4.90%) Meraki
13 55 (4.34%) Symantec
14 46 (3.63%) Fortinet
15 43 (3.40%) Riverbed
16 38 (3.00%) Aruba
16 38 (3.00%) Blue Coat
17 37 (2.92%) NetApp
18 34 (2.69%) Dell
19 33 (2.61%) McAfee