Period
to 2 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 59 74
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 +21
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 259 499 447
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.00% 4.97% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.40% 28.38% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 226 457 360
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 912 1,758 1,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.60% 17.50% 17.17%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1,379 1,497
Median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South West.

Salary trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South West region over the 6 months to 2 July 2020. 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
Wiltshire +5 85 £37,500 -28.57% 10
Bristol +13 71 £42,500 -0.03% 12
Somerset +16 35 £42,500 +18.88% 1
Gloucestershire -33 34 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Dorset +32 20 £31,500 -30.00% 5
Devon +8 6 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Cornwall +13 4 - - 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 130 (50.19%) Windows
2 120 (46.33%) Cisco
3 75 (28.96%) VMware
4 74 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 72 (27.80%) VPN
5 72 (27.80%) Linux
6 70 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (26.64%) LAN
7 69 (26.64%) Windows Server
8 68 (26.25%) WAN
9 67 (25.87%) Office 365
10 56 (21.62%) TCP/IP
11 54 (20.85%) Active Directory
12 52 (20.08%) DNS
13 51 (19.69%) Wireless
14 49 (18.92%) Data Centre
15 45 (17.37%) Network Security
15 45 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 43 (16.60%) Security Cleared
16 43 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (16.22%) Information Security
18 41 (15.83%) CCNP
18 41 (15.83%) Azure
19 38 (14.67%) PowerShell
19 38 (14.67%) Juniper
19 38 (14.67%) Finance
19 38 (14.67%) VLAN
19 38 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (13.90%) CCNA
21 34 (13.13%) SLA

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 23 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.79%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.16%) Confluence
4 3 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (0.77%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.87%) Office 365
2 41 (15.83%) Azure
3 30 (11.58%) AWS
4 10 (3.86%) SaaS
5 5 (1.93%) GCP
5 5 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.54%) GitHub
6 4 (1.54%) IaaS
6 4 (1.54%) PaaS
7 3 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.16%) Serverless
8 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.39%) Apigee
9 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.80%) VPN
2 69 (26.64%) LAN
3 68 (26.25%) WAN
4 56 (21.62%) TCP/IP
5 52 (20.08%) DNS
6 51 (19.69%) Wireless
7 45 (17.37%) Network Security
8 38 (14.67%) VLAN
9 33 (12.74%) DHCP
9 33 (12.74%) SAN
10 32 (12.36%) OSPF
11 30 (11.58%) BGP
12 29 (11.20%) VoIP
13 28 (10.81%) IPsec
14 26 (10.04%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (10.04%) MPLS
15 25 (9.65%) Internet
16 17 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 16 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (5.41%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.77%) CouchDB
3 2 (0.77%) FileMaker
3 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.39%) Big Data
4 1 (0.39%) Impala
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (3.86%) JIRA
2 4 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.16%) GitLab
4 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.39%) git-flow
5 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (14.67%) Finance
2 13 (5.02%) Retail
3 7 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.32%) Legal
5 5 (1.93%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.93%) Automotive
6 4 (1.54%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.16%) Police
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (21.24%) Network Engineer
2 51 (19.69%) Support Engineer
3 43 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (14.67%) Analyst
5 20 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (7.72%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (7.34%) Consultant
6 19 (7.34%) IT Engineer
7 18 (6.95%) IT Support
8 15 (5.79%) Network Analyst
9 13 (5.02%) Network Consultant
9 13 (5.02%) Network Support
9 13 (5.02%) Network Support Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (4.25%) IT Manager
11 11 (4.25%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.86%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
3 1 (0.39%) HTML5
3 1 (0.39%) Kafka
3 1 (0.39%) OAuth
3 1 (0.39%) OpenID
3 1 (0.39%) React
3 1 (0.39%) SAML
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
3 1 (0.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.86%) iPhone
4 9 (3.47%) iPad
4 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.09%) PKI
6 6 (2.32%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.32%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.16%) Clustering
8 3 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.16%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.39%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 130 (50.19%) Windows
2 72 (27.80%) Linux
3 69 (26.64%) Windows Server
4 33 (12.74%) Windows Server 2019
5 25 (9.65%) Windows 10
5 25 (9.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 24 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (6.56%) Unix
7 17 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.02%) CentOS
8 13 (5.02%) Ubuntu
8 13 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (4.25%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.86%) Debian
11 6 (2.32%) Solaris
12 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.16%) HPUX
13 3 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (16.22%) Information Security
3 38 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (12.36%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (9.65%) ITIL
6 24 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (8.11%) DevOps
8 20 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.79%) Presales
10 14 (5.41%) Computer Science
11 13 (5.02%) Load Balancing
11 13 (5.02%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.02%) Migration
11 13 (5.02%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (4.63%) Project Management
13 11 (4.25%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (4.25%) Project Delivery
13 11 (4.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (3.86%) Server Management
14 10 (3.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.67%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.97%) Python
3 16 (6.18%) Bash Shell
3 16 (6.18%) SQL
4 10 (3.86%) Perl
5 8 (3.09%) C
5 8 (3.09%) PHP
6 7 (2.70%) Ruby
7 4 (1.54%) C#
8 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.77%) Java
10 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.39%) R
10 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (16.60%) Security Cleared
3 41 (15.83%) CCNP
4 36 (13.90%) CCNA
5 32 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 24 (9.27%) Degree
7 22 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (5.41%) CISSP
9 12 (4.63%) CCIE
10 9 (3.47%) MCSE
11 8 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.70%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.70%) MCSA
13 6 (2.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (2.32%) HND
14 5 (1.93%) RHCE
15 4 (1.54%) CCDP
15 4 (1.54%) CCENT
15 4 (1.54%) CISM
15 4 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.13%) SLA
2 14 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.54%) NCSC
4 4 (1.54%) NIST
5 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.77%) GDPR
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 54 (20.85%) Active Directory
2 43 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.25%) Docker
6 8 (3.09%) vSphere
6 8 (3.09%) XenApp
6 8 (3.09%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.70%) Firmware
7 7 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.54%) Snort
9 3 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.16%) KVM
9 3 (1.16%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.16%) Xen
10 2 (0.77%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.77%) Ceph
10 2 (0.77%) DRBD
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.25%) Ansible
2 10 (3.86%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.86%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.86%) Puppet
3 9 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.70%) WSUS
6 6 (2.32%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.93%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 5 (1.93%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (1.93%) yum
8 4 (1.54%) SCCM
8 4 (1.54%) Terraform
8 4 (1.54%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.77%) Nessus
10 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 120 (46.33%) Cisco
2 75 (28.96%) VMware
3 74 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 38 (14.67%) Juniper
5 24 (9.27%) CheckPoint
5 24 (9.27%) Veeam
6 19 (7.34%) Citrix
7 18 (6.95%) Meraki
8 16 (6.18%) HP
9 15 (5.79%) SonicWALL
10 13 (5.02%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.86%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.47%) F5
12 9 (3.47%) FireEye
12 9 (3.47%) Infoblox
13 8 (3.09%) Apple
13 8 (3.09%) Dell
13 8 (3.09%) Palo Alto
14 7 (2.70%) Google
15 6 (2.32%) Capita