Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 40 52
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 520 1,266 1,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.48% 5.61% 5.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.33% 32.47% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 473 1,081 1,136
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,000 £26,375
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +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 1,903 3,899 4,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.38% 17.27% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 3,090 3,373
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -8 184 £55,000 +4.76% 42
Hampshire -9 129 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Surrey -13 101 £47,500 -13.64% 18
Berkshire -32 90 £65,000 +18.18% 13
Buckinghamshire +22 61 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Kent +11 48 £38,000 +11.48% 14
Oxfordshire +12 39 £45,000 -10.00% 14
West Sussex -55 31 £57,500 +35.29% 6
East Sussex -2 20 £62,500 +13.64% 5
Middlesex +4 4 £50,000 -16.67%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 235 (45.19%) Windows
2 194 (37.31%) Active Directory
3 190 (36.54%) Microsoft
4 181 (34.81%) VMware
5 173 (33.27%) Azure
6 166 (31.92%) Cisco
7 156 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
8 137 (26.35%) VPN
9 136 (26.15%) Windows Server
10 133 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
11 129 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 127 (24.42%) WAN
13 117 (22.50%) DNS
14 106 (20.38%) ITIL
15 103 (19.81%) LAN
16 96 (18.46%) Linux
16 96 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 91 (17.50%) CCNA
18 87 (16.73%) TCP/IP
19 82 (15.77%) DHCP
20 81 (15.58%) CCNP
21 79 (15.19%) MS Exchange
21 79 (15.19%) DevOps
22 74 (14.23%) VLAN
23 73 (14.04%) AWS
24 70 (13.46%) Security Cleared
25 67 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
26 66 (12.69%) Hyper-V
27 65 (12.50%) Network Security
28 64 (12.31%) Data Centre

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 79 (15.19%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.27%) Confluence
6 10 (1.92%) IIS
7 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.58%) Apache
9 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 173 (33.27%) Azure
2 156 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 73 (14.04%) AWS
4 54 (10.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (8.65%) SaaS
6 40 (7.69%) PaaS
7 38 (7.31%) IaaS
8 21 (4.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 16 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (2.69%) OneDrive
11 13 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.73%) Mimecast
13 6 (1.15%) Serverless
14 5 (0.96%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.96%) Cloudflare
14 5 (0.96%) GitHub
14 5 (0.96%) Logic Apps
15 4 (0.77%) GCP
15 4 (0.77%) SonarCloud
16 3 (0.58%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (26.35%) VPN
2 127 (24.42%) WAN
3 117 (22.50%) DNS
4 103 (19.81%) LAN
5 87 (16.73%) TCP/IP
6 82 (15.77%) DHCP
7 74 (14.23%) VLAN
8 65 (12.50%) Network Security
9 54 (10.38%) VoIP
10 52 (10.00%) Wireless
11 47 (9.04%) OSPF
12 46 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
13 44 (8.46%) BGP
14 36 (6.92%) MPLS
15 35 (6.73%) Internet
15 35 (6.73%) SAN
16 32 (6.15%) SSL
16 32 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (5.96%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (5.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 19 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.77%) Big Data
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.38%) MySQL
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.04%) JIRA
4 17 (3.27%) Bitbucket
5 15 (2.88%) Gradle
5 15 (2.88%) Maven
6 5 (0.96%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.19%) Ant
8 1 (0.19%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 55 (10.58%) Finance
2 18 (3.46%) Billing
3 17 (3.27%) Digital Economy
4 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.50%) Public Sector
6 9 (1.73%) Marketing
7 7 (1.35%) Games
7 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.15%) Law
9 5 (0.96%) Electronics
10 4 (0.77%) German Language
10 4 (0.77%) Legal
10 4 (0.77%) Local Government
10 4 (0.77%) Military
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.58%) Retail
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 108 (20.77%) Network Engineer
2 81 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 64 (12.31%) Analyst
4 56 (10.77%) Architect
5 49 (9.42%) IT Engineer
6 47 (9.04%) Support Engineer
7 36 (6.92%) Consultant
8 30 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (4.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (4.42%) IT Analyst
12 23 (4.42%) Security Architect
13 22 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.23%) IT Support
13 22 (4.23%) Service Analyst
14 20 (3.85%) Security Analyst
15 19 (3.65%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.12%) Web Services
2 10 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.54%) SAML
4 5 (0.96%) HTML
4 5 (0.96%) LDAP
5 3 (0.58%) JSON
5 3 (0.58%) YAML
6 2 (0.38%) .NET
6 2 (0.38%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.38%) CGI
6 2 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.38%) RESTful
6 2 (0.38%) SOAP
6 2 (0.38%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 47 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 34 (6.54%) Public Cloud
5 27 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (4.42%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.54%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (0.96%) Internet of Things
10 5 (0.96%) PKI
10 5 (0.96%) User Experience
11 4 (0.77%) Clustering
11 4 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.77%) Replication
11 4 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 235 (45.19%) Windows
2 136 (26.15%) Windows Server
3 96 (18.46%) Linux
4 67 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (10.58%) Windows 10
6 52 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (6.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.12%) Unix
10 8 (1.54%) CentOS
11 6 (1.15%) VMS
12 5 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.77%) Android
13 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.38%) Debian
15 2 (0.38%) FreeNAS
16 1 (0.19%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (20.38%) ITIL
2 96 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 79 (15.19%) DevOps
4 55 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
5 51 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (8.46%) Information Security
7 44 (8.46%) Mentoring
8 40 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 40 (7.69%) Service Management
9 38 (7.31%) Project Management
9 38 (7.31%) SIEM
10 35 (6.73%) Migration
11 33 (6.35%) Infrastructure as Code
11 33 (6.35%) Network Design
12 32 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 31 (5.96%) IT Strategy
14 30 (5.77%) Load Balancing
15 29 (5.58%) Configuration Management
15 29 (5.58%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 36 (6.92%) SQL
3 19 (3.65%) Python
4 11 (2.12%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.77%) C
5 4 (0.77%) Java
5 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.58%) C#
6 3 (0.58%) C++
6 3 (0.58%) Perl
6 3 (0.58%) PHP
7 2 (0.38%) Tcl
7 2 (0.38%) VB
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.19%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) VBA
8 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (17.50%) CCNA
3 81 (15.58%) CCNP
4 70 (13.46%) Security Cleared
5 60 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 45 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (6.73%) Degree
8 25 (4.81%) MCP
8 25 (4.81%) MCSE
9 19 (3.65%) MCSA
10 16 (3.08%) CCIE
11 15 (2.88%) CISSP
12 11 (2.12%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.92%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.73%) MCITP
14 9 (1.73%) VCP6
15 7 (1.35%) CCDP
15 7 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.27%) GDPR
2 41 (7.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (5.38%) SLA
4 21 (4.04%) QA
5 15 (2.88%) PCI DSS
6 13 (2.50%) NIST
7 11 (2.12%) HIPAA
7 11 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.54%) GAMP
8 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.77%) COBIT
9 4 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.58%) COSO
10 3 (0.58%) ITGC
10 3 (0.58%) NCSC
10 3 (0.58%) PMO
11 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 194 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 129 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (12.69%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.23%) VMware NSX
5 31 (5.96%) vSphere
6 29 (5.58%) Docker
6 29 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (4.04%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (1.92%) Firmware
10 10 (1.92%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.35%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.15%) NFS
12 6 (1.15%) RHEV
12 6 (1.15%) XenApp
13 5 (0.96%) vCloud
14 4 (0.77%) pfSense
15 3 (0.58%) KVM
15 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (6.35%) Terraform
2 29 (5.58%) Ansible
3 28 (5.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (4.81%) Kubernetes
5 21 (4.04%) SCCM
6 8 (1.54%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.35%) vRealize
8 6 (1.15%) CASB
8 6 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.15%) SCOM
8 6 (1.15%) WSUS
9 5 (0.96%) Nagios
9 5 (0.96%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.77%) Nessus
10 4 (0.77%) Puppet
11 3 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 190 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 181 (34.81%) VMware
3 166 (31.92%) Cisco
4 63 (12.12%) Palo Alto
5 54 (10.38%) F5
6 48 (9.23%) CheckPoint
7 40 (7.69%) Meraki
8 33 (6.35%) Fortinet
9 30 (5.77%) Citrix
10 29 (5.58%) Juniper
11 26 (5.00%) SolarWinds
12 24 (4.62%) Aruba
13 19 (3.65%) EMC
14 18 (3.46%) HP
14 18 (3.46%) Sophos
15 16 (3.08%) Splunk
16 15 (2.88%) Dell
16 15 (2.88%) Veeam
17 14 (2.69%) McAfee
17 14 (2.69%) SonicWALL