Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 37 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1578 2221 2725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.47% 6.28% 6.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.50% 30.06% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1347 1822 2369
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,950
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 5173 7388 8667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.94% 20.89% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 5897 6960
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.91%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -9 658 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Berkshire +1 481 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Surrey -1 384 £45,000 +8.43% 13
Hampshire -9 300 £39,000 -8.24% 17
Oxfordshire +12 95 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Kent -16 82 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Buckinghamshire -28 82 £40,000 -5.88% 6
West Sussex -22 75 £35,000 -26.32% 3
East Sussex +11 60 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Middlesex +9 12 £47,500 -5.00%
Home Counties +10 5 £75,000 -6.25%
Sussex -5 5 £50,000 -13.04%
M4 Corridor -3 1 £65,000 -31.58%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 747 (47.34%) Cisco
2 711 (45.06%) Windows
3 515 (32.64%) VMware
4 489 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
5 463 (29.34%) Active Directory
6 450 (28.52%) TCP/IP
7 447 (28.33%) Microsoft
8 442 (28.01%) WAN
9 425 (26.93%) Linux
10 386 (24.46%) Windows Server
11 384 (24.33%) VPN
12 383 (24.27%) ITIL
13 360 (22.81%) Juniper
14 351 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 343 (21.74%) LAN
16 322 (20.41%) CCNP
17 321 (20.34%) DNS
18 290 (18.38%) Cisco ASA
19 251 (15.91%) Data Centre
20 244 (15.46%) Network Security
21 236 (14.96%) CheckPoint
22 234 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
23 233 (14.77%) MPLS
24 231 (14.64%) Hyper-V
25 228 (14.45%) MS Exchange
26 224 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
27 219 (13.88%) F5
28 212 (13.43%) SQL Server
28 212 (13.43%) Palo Alto
29 211 (13.37%) BGP

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
1 228 (14.45%) MS Exchange
2 88 (5.58%) IIS
3 78 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 73 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (3.49%) Apache
7 39 (2.47%) Skype for Business
8 37 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 32 (2.03%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.38%) nginx
14 5 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.25%) JBoss
15 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 101 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.63%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.063%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 202 (12.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 196 (12.42%) Office 365
3 147 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.60%) SaaS
5 38 (2.41%) IaaS
6 28 (1.77%) PaaS
7 22 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.89%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.76%) Route 53
11 11 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.63%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.44%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.38%) G Suite
14 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
16 3 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 450 (28.52%) TCP/IP
2 442 (28.01%) WAN
3 384 (24.33%) VPN
4 343 (21.74%) LAN
5 321 (20.34%) DNS
6 290 (18.38%) Cisco ASA
7 244 (15.46%) Network Security
8 233 (14.77%) MPLS
9 211 (13.37%) BGP
10 201 (12.74%) DHCP
11 187 (11.85%) VLAN
12 185 (11.72%) SAN
13 178 (11.28%) OSPF
14 176 (11.15%) Wireless
15 155 (9.82%) VoIP
16 119 (7.54%) IPsec
17 109 (6.91%) SSL
18 103 (6.53%) Internet
19 93 (5.89%) Cisco Nexus
20 84 (5.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.79%) MySQL
3 39 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.76%) DB2
10 11 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.63%) Redis
12 8 (0.51%) Big Data
13 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.38%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.32%) Ingres
15 5 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 22 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.08%) Maven
3 15 (0.95%) Ant
4 12 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (0.70%) Toad
6 10 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.51%) JIRA
8 7 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.32%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.19%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.19%) GitLab
10 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.19%) Redmine
10 3 (0.19%) Subversion
10 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.063%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 174 (11.03%) Finance
2 90 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.04%) Digital Economy
4 31 (1.96%) German Language
5 30 (1.90%) Marketing
6 27 (1.71%) Legal
7 26 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.33%) French Language
9 19 (1.20%) Electronics
10 18 (1.14%) Retail
11 16 (1.01%) Automotive
11 16 (1.01%) Banking
12 14 (0.89%) Advertising
13 13 (0.82%) Back Office
13 13 (0.82%) Games
14 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.25%) Law
17 3 (0.19%) Local Government
17 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 385 (24.40%) Network Engineer
2 222 (14.07%) Analyst
3 195 (12.36%) Security Engineer
4 182 (11.53%) Support Engineer
5 139 (8.81%) Consultant
6 117 (7.41%) Administrator
7 107 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 105 (6.65%) Senior Network Engineer
9 103 (6.53%) Security Analyst
10 98 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
10 98 (6.21%) IT Engineer
11 96 (6.08%) Support Analyst
12 92 (5.83%) IT Support
13 87 (5.51%) Architect
14 83 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
15 80 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
16 77 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 77 (4.88%) Network Support
17 72 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 65 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.66%) Web Services
2 28 (1.77%) CSS
3 27 (1.71%) HTML
4 20 (1.27%) Middleware
5 17 (1.08%) REST
6 16 (1.01%) JSON
7 13 (0.82%) .NET
7 13 (0.82%) 802.1X
8 11 (0.70%) LAMP
9 10 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (0.57%) Node.js
11 8 (0.51%) XML
12 7 (0.44%) Django
12 7 (0.44%) HTML5
13 5 (0.32%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.32%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.32%) SOAP
14 4 (0.25%) IBM Integration Bus
14 4 (0.25%) WSDL
14 4 (0.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 251 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 119 (7.54%) Management Information System
3 98 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 87 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (3.36%) PKI
6 52 (3.30%) Driving Licence
7 45 (2.85%) Clustering
8 43 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 29 (1.84%) Replication
10 28 (1.77%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 25 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
13 24 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
14 21 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
15 20 (1.27%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.14%) Public Cloud
17 16 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
18 13 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
19 11 (0.70%) Client/Server
20 10 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 711 (45.06%) Windows
2 425 (26.93%) Linux
3 386 (24.46%) Windows Server
4 234 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 224 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 152 (9.63%) Unix
7 107 (6.78%) Windows 10
8 101 (6.40%) Windows 7
9 96 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 57 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 54 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 46 (2.92%) CentOS
13 43 (2.72%) Solaris
14 39 (2.47%) Mac OS X
15 28 (1.77%) Ubuntu
16 25 (1.58%) Windows 2000
17 17 (1.08%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.70%) Android
19 10 (0.63%) AIX
20 7 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (24.27%) ITIL
2 184 (11.66%) Information Security
3 144 (9.13%) Load Balancing
4 129 (8.17%) SIEM
5 115 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
6 106 (6.72%) Presales
7 96 (6.08%) Security Operations
8 94 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
9 89 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 87 (5.51%) Risk Management
11 86 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
12 82 (5.20%) Network Design
13 80 (5.07%) High Availability
14 79 (5.01%) Change Management
15 78 (4.94%) Service Delivery
16 76 (4.82%) Problem Management
17 75 (4.75%) Kalman Filter
18 74 (4.69%) Project Management
19 72 (4.56%) DevOps
19 72 (4.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 196 (12.42%) SQL
2 155 (9.82%) PowerShell
3 85 (5.39%) Python
4 62 (3.93%) Java
5 58 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 40 (2.53%) Perl
7 34 (2.15%) Ruby
8 33 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 26 (1.65%) C
10 22 (1.39%) PHP
11 16 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.76%) C++
13 11 (0.70%) Korn
14 10 (0.63%) VBScript
15 8 (0.51%) VB
16 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.25%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.19%) C#
17 3 (0.19%) Google Apps Script
17 3 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 489 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
2 322 (20.41%) CCNP
3 190 (12.04%) CCNA
4 165 (10.46%) Degree
5 151 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 146 (9.25%) CISSP
7 140 (8.87%) Security Cleared
8 127 (8.05%) CCIE
9 121 (7.67%) MCSE
10 113 (7.16%) CISM
11 97 (6.15%) SC Cleared
12 69 (4.37%) MCSA
13 58 (3.68%) DV Cleared
14 48 (3.04%) MCP
15 46 (2.92%) JNCIS
16 43 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
17 42 (2.66%) CEH
18 41 (2.60%) JNCIP
19 40 (2.53%) CISA
20 39 (2.47%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (9.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (8.75%) SLA
3 71 (4.50%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 22 (1.39%) QA
5 19 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 17 (1.08%) GDPR
7 16 (1.01%) COBIT
7 16 (1.01%) PMO
8 14 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.57%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.38%) BS25999
11 6 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.19%) RMADS
13 2 (0.13%) BS7799
14 1 (0.063%) PMBOK
System Software
1 463 (29.34%) Active Directory
2 351 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (14.64%) Hyper-V
4 91 (5.77%) vSphere
5 60 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (2.85%) Terminal Services
7 26 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (1.46%) XenApp
9 22 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
10 19 (1.20%) Docker
10 19 (1.20%) VMware NSX
11 18 (1.14%) XenServer
12 15 (0.95%) KVM
13 12 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.51%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.44%) vCloud
16 6 (0.38%) ProxySG
17 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (3.99%) SCCM
2 56 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (3.11%) Puppet
4 48 (3.04%) FortiGate
5 42 (2.66%) Nagios
6 41 (2.60%) Backup Exec
7 40 (2.53%) vCenter Server
8 38 (2.41%) WSUS
9 33 (2.09%) SCOM
10 21 (1.33%) Ansible
11 17 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
12 16 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
13 13 (0.82%) Terraform
14 12 (0.76%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.70%) Opsview
16 10 (0.63%) Nessus
17 9 (0.57%) Nmap
17 9 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
18 8 (0.51%) CSIRT
19 7 (0.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 747 (47.34%) Cisco
2 515 (32.64%) VMware
3 447 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 360 (22.81%) Juniper
5 236 (14.96%) CheckPoint
6 219 (13.88%) F5
7 212 (13.43%) Palo Alto
8 134 (8.49%) Citrix
9 112 (7.10%) HP
10 101 (6.40%) SolarWinds
11 99 (6.27%) Dell
12 78 (4.94%) Blue Coat
13 67 (4.25%) Oracle
14 55 (3.49%) NetApp
15 52 (3.30%) Fortinet
16 50 (3.17%) Veeam
17 49 (3.11%) Red Hat
18 43 (2.72%) Meraki
19 42 (2.66%) Apple
20 41 (2.60%) Extreme Networks