Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 65 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 +20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 800 343 1,309
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.50% 4.36% 5.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.87% 22.16% 31.24%
Number of salaries quoted 644 283 1,057
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,400 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,750 £34,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £73,675 £67,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -4.17%

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 2,510 1,548 4,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.13% 19.68% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,702 1,270 3,328
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
% change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +8 288 £47,500 -5.00% 71
Surrey +25 193 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Hampshire -66 188 £42,500 +12.43% 40
Berkshire -17 125 £58,750 +6.82% 29
Buckinghamshire +4 118 £43,000 -4.44% 25
Kent -3 72 £42,500 +2.41% 30
Oxfordshire +1 45 £40,250 +45.05% 17
West Sussex -32 22 £52,500 -12.50% 11
East Sussex -35 19 £70,000 +12.00% 7
Middlesex +8 1 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Sussex - 1 £90,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 344 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 331 (41.38%) Azure
3 318 (39.75%) VPN
4 312 (39.00%) Windows
5 292 (36.50%) Social Skills
6 284 (35.50%) Cisco
7 276 (34.50%) Active Directory
7 276 (34.50%) Microsoft 365
8 230 (28.75%) VMware
9 223 (27.88%) DNS
10 205 (25.63%) WAN
11 201 (25.13%) Windows Server
12 194 (24.25%) LAN
13 192 (24.00%) Linux
14 161 (20.13%) DHCP
15 148 (18.50%) AWS
16 147 (18.38%) TCP/IP
17 144 (18.00%) ITIL
17 144 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 138 (17.25%) Cisco Certification
19 135 (16.88%) VLAN
20 130 (16.25%) PowerShell
20 130 (16.25%) Palo Alto
21 129 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 128 (16.00%) Hyper-V
23 114 (14.25%) Network Security
24 103 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
25 101 (12.63%) Data Centre
26 99 (12.38%) CCNA
26 99 (12.38%) MS Exchange

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 99 (12.38%) MS Exchange
2 70 (8.75%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (3.00%) IIS
5 19 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (2.38%) Confluence
6 11 (1.38%) CMS
6 11 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.38%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.38%) WordPress
7 9 (1.13%) Apache
8 7 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.75%) JBoss
10 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
12 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.13%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 73 (9.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.75%) MicroStation
2 6 (0.75%) Revit
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.38%) Sage 200
2 7 (0.88%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 331 (41.38%) Azure
2 276 (34.50%) Microsoft 365
3 148 (18.50%) AWS
4 75 (9.38%) IaaS
5 61 (7.63%) PaaS
6 57 (7.13%) SaaS
7 52 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 49 (6.13%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (3.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 28 (3.50%) Mimecast
11 25 (3.13%) GitHub
12 24 (3.00%) Azure Storage
13 22 (2.75%) Azure Service Bus
14 21 (2.63%) OneDrive
15 20 (2.50%) Azure App Service
16 13 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (1.25%) Azure Sentinel
17 10 (1.25%) Google Workspace
18 5 (0.63%) Azure Key Vault
18 5 (0.63%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 318 (39.75%) VPN
2 223 (27.88%) DNS
3 205 (25.63%) WAN
4 194 (24.25%) LAN
5 161 (20.13%) DHCP
6 147 (18.38%) TCP/IP
7 135 (16.88%) VLAN
8 114 (14.25%) Network Security
9 82 (10.25%) Wireless
10 77 (9.63%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (8.00%) BGP
12 63 (7.88%) Internet
13 61 (7.63%) SAN
14 60 (7.50%) VoIP
15 54 (6.75%) IPsec
16 52 (6.50%) OSPF
17 49 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
18 48 (6.00%) MPLS
19 41 (5.13%) SSL
20 40 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 19 (2.38%) Big Data
3 19 (2.38%) MySQL
4 13 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (1.13%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.63%) Couchbase
10 5 (0.63%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.50%) Redis
11 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (7.00%) JIRA
2 26 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.50%) JMeter
7 3 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.13%) GitLab
9 1 (0.13%) Subversion
9 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 292 (36.50%) Social Skills
2 86 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (8.38%) Finance
4 53 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 43 (5.38%) Public Sector
6 38 (4.75%) Organisational Skills
7 29 (3.63%) Legal
8 25 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 25 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (2.25%) Marketing
10 16 (2.00%) Retail
11 15 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
12 14 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (1.63%) Local Government
14 10 (1.25%) French Language
15 9 (1.13%) Electronics
16 8 (1.00%) Back Office
16 8 (1.00%) Games
16 8 (1.00%) German Language
16 8 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (24.13%) Network Engineer
2 103 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 91 (11.38%) Security Engineer
4 86 (10.75%) Analyst
5 66 (8.25%) IT Engineer
6 63 (7.88%) Support Engineer
7 61 (7.63%) Senior Network Engineer
8 47 (5.88%) Architect
9 45 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 45 (5.63%) Administrator
10 43 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (5.25%) Cisco Engineer
11 42 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
12 40 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
13 38 (4.75%) Support Analyst
14 36 (4.50%) IT Support
15 31 (3.88%) Consultant
16 29 (3.63%) Service Analyst
17 28 (3.50%) IT Manager
18 27 (3.38%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.63%) SOAP
2 26 (3.25%) Web Services
3 23 (2.88%) .NET
3 23 (2.88%) RESTful
4 19 (2.38%) .NET Core
4 19 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
4 19 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (1.00%) ARM Templates
6 7 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.75%) SAML
8 5 (0.63%) REST
8 5 (0.63%) Yocto
9 4 (0.50%) OAuth
9 4 (0.50%) Velocity
9 4 (0.50%) WebSockets
10 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.38%) Java EE
10 3 (0.38%) JSON
10 3 (0.38%) WSH
11 2 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 101 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 65 (8.13%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (4.25%) Linux Command Line
4 33 (4.13%) Driving Licence
5 32 (4.00%) User Experience
6 31 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.25%) PKI
7 18 (2.25%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (1.50%) Clustering
10 11 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.00%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.88%) SCADA
14 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.75%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 312 (39.00%) Windows
2 201 (25.13%) Windows Server
3 192 (24.00%) Linux
4 90 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (8.13%) Windows 10
6 59 (7.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 52 (6.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (4.50%) Ubuntu
9 25 (3.13%) VMS
9 25 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (2.63%) Android
11 20 (2.50%) Unix
12 16 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (1.88%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.75%) CentOS
15 11 (1.38%) Debian
16 8 (1.00%) Solaris
17 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.88%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.00%) ITIL
2 129 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 103 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (12.13%) DevOps
5 91 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
6 89 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (11.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 76 (9.50%) Information Security
8 70 (8.75%) Project Management
8 70 (8.75%) SIEM
9 63 (7.88%) Mentoring
10 58 (7.25%) Service Delivery
11 55 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 53 (6.63%) Load Balancing
13 52 (6.50%) Computer Science
14 47 (5.88%) Service Management
15 46 (5.75%) Network Design
16 44 (5.50%) Risk Management
16 44 (5.50%) Vulnerability Management
17 41 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 130 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 81 (10.13%) SQL
3 42 (5.25%) Python
4 26 (3.25%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.63%) C
6 12 (1.50%) Java
6 12 (1.50%) Perl
7 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.63%) C++
8 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.50%) C-shell
9 4 (0.50%) R
9 4 (0.50%) Ruby
9 4 (0.50%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.38%) Go
10 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.38%) VBScript
11 2 (0.25%) C#
11 2 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.13%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 138 (17.25%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (12.38%) CCNA
3 85 (10.63%) Security Cleared
4 82 (10.25%) CCNP
5 64 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (6.50%) Degree
7 42 (5.25%) CISSP
8 41 (5.13%) SC Cleared
9 34 (4.25%) CEH
10 25 (3.13%) CISM
11 24 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (2.88%) MCSA
13 22 (2.75%) CRISC
13 22 (2.75%) MCSE
14 18 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (2.00%) CISA
16 15 (1.88%) A+ Certification
16 15 (1.88%) CCA
16 15 (1.88%) CCIE
17 14 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (5.88%) SLA
3 32 (4.00%) NIST
4 27 (3.38%) GDPR
5 19 (2.38%) PCI DSS
5 19 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (2.13%) QA
7 13 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (1.50%) COBIT
9 8 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.88%) SOC 2
11 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.50%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.50%) NCSC
13 3 (0.38%) GAMP
13 3 (0.38%) GRC
13 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 276 (34.50%) Active Directory
2 144 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.88%) Docker
5 29 (3.63%) vSphere
6 21 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.63%) Firmware
8 13 (1.63%) RHEV
8 13 (1.63%) Terminal Server
9 9 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.13%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.88%) XenApp
11 5 (0.63%) iptables
12 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.25%) pfSense
14 2 (0.25%) Postfix
14 2 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 52 (6.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 47 (5.88%) SCCM
3 44 (5.50%) Kubernetes
4 37 (4.63%) Ansible
5 33 (4.13%) WSUS
6 24 (3.00%) Terraform
7 18 (2.25%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (1.63%) CSIRT
10 10 (1.25%) Puppet
11 9 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
12 8 (1.00%) HP ALM
13 7 (0.88%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.88%) Grafana
13 7 (0.88%) Pingdom
13 7 (0.88%) QRadar
14 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.75%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 344 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 284 (35.50%) Cisco
3 230 (28.75%) VMware
4 130 (16.25%) Palo Alto
5 91 (11.38%) Meraki
6 83 (10.38%) CheckPoint
7 66 (8.25%) Juniper
8 50 (6.25%) F5
9 49 (6.13%) Citrix
10 40 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 39 (4.88%) Veeam
12 36 (4.50%) SolarWinds
13 35 (4.38%) HP
13 35 (4.38%) Sophos
14 31 (3.88%) Oracle
15 28 (3.50%) Google
15 28 (3.50%) McAfee
16 26 (3.25%) Zscaler
17 25 (3.13%) Dell
17 25 (3.13%) Splunk