Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 66 46
Rank change year-on-year -29 -20 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 345 459 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.40% 4.43% 5.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.06% 25.39% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 286 392 535
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.11% -0.34%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,040
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,750 £60,000
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 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 1,564 1,808 2,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.43% 17.46% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,232 1,487 1,647
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £23,400
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,500 £59,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in the South West.

Salary trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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
Wiltshire -4 89 £55,000 +52.78% 23
Bristol -12 89 £42,500 +3.66% 21
Gloucestershire -2 82 £45,000 - 16
Dorset +22 53 £30,000 -4.21% 8
Somerset -5 13 £45,000 +34.33% 8
Devon -2 10 £22,000 -37.14% 8
Cornwall -24 6 £43,500 +55.36% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 184 (53.33%) Windows
2 145 (42.03%) Microsoft
3 124 (35.94%) Cisco
4 112 (32.46%) Security Cleared
5 109 (31.59%) Linux
6 104 (30.14%) VMware
7 96 (27.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 94 (27.25%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (26.96%) Active Directory
10 85 (24.64%) Windows Server
11 82 (23.77%) Office 365
12 75 (21.74%) DV Cleared
13 74 (21.45%) Amazon AWS
14 69 (20.00%) VPN
15 68 (19.71%) TCP/IP
15 68 (19.71%) CCNA
16 66 (19.13%) LAN
17 63 (18.26%) Hyper-V
17 63 (18.26%) PowerShell
18 58 (16.81%) Wireless
19 56 (16.23%) MS Exchange
19 56 (16.23%) ITIL
19 56 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 55 (15.94%) SC Cleared
21 54 (15.65%) Intrusion Detection
21 54 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
22 49 (14.20%) C
22 49 (14.20%) SCCM
23 48 (13.91%) Data Centre
24 47 (13.62%) WAN

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 56 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.54%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (3.77%) Apache Pig
5 11 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.90%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.03%) JBoss
9 6 (1.74%) IIS
9 6 (1.74%) Jetty
10 5 (1.45%) Apache
11 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (7.54%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 96 (27.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (23.77%) Office 365
3 74 (21.45%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.77%) SaaS
5 8 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.74%) IaaS
6 6 (1.74%) PaaS
7 3 (0.87%) Azure Functions
7 3 (0.87%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.87%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.87%) Serverless
8 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.29%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 69 (20.00%) VPN
2 68 (19.71%) TCP/IP
3 66 (19.13%) LAN
4 58 (16.81%) Wireless
5 54 (15.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 47 (13.62%) DNS
6 47 (13.62%) WAN
7 41 (11.88%) Network Security
8 36 (10.43%) DHCP
9 32 (9.28%) OSPF
10 30 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (8.41%) MPLS
12 28 (8.12%) Unified Communications
13 27 (7.83%) HTTP
14 26 (7.54%) Software-Defined Networking
14 26 (7.54%) SSL
15 25 (7.25%) BGP
16 24 (6.96%) SAN
17 22 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (6.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.77%) Apache Hive
2 13 (3.77%) Big Data
2 13 (3.77%) Hadoop
2 13 (3.77%) MySQL
3 8 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.74%) MarkLogic
5 3 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.29%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (5.80%) JIRA
4 13 (3.77%) Bitbucket
4 13 (3.77%) CodeSonar
4 13 (3.77%) git-flow
4 13 (3.77%) Robot Framework
4 13 (3.77%) Selenium
5 12 (3.48%) Maven
6 7 (2.03%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.03%) Redmine
7 6 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.58%) GitLab
9 2 (0.58%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
General
1 19 (5.51%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.93%) Finance
3 7 (2.03%) Aerospace
3 7 (2.03%) Games
3 7 (2.03%) Marketing
3 7 (2.03%) Military
3 7 (2.03%) Retail
4 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.16%) Banking
5 4 (1.16%) Electronics
5 4 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Advertising
6 2 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 72 (20.87%) Network Engineer
2 50 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 41 (11.88%) IT Engineer
4 40 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (9.57%) Architect
6 22 (6.38%) Consultant
7 21 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 20 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (5.51%) Security Engineer
10 18 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 18 (5.22%) IT Support
10 18 (5.22%) Lead Architect
10 18 (5.22%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 17 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.93%) .NET
1 17 (4.93%) SOAP
2 13 (3.77%) .NET Framework
2 13 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 13 (3.77%) Django
2 13 (3.77%) Java EE
2 13 (3.77%) LAMP
2 13 (3.77%) Node.js
2 13 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
2 13 (3.77%) REST
2 13 (3.77%) Spring MVC
2 13 (3.77%) STL
3 12 (3.48%) Spring
4 11 (3.19%) Web Services
5 6 (1.74%) JSF
5 6 (1.74%) Servlets
5 6 (1.74%) Software Packaging
5 6 (1.74%) Spring Boot
5 6 (1.74%) XML
6 3 (0.87%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 23 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.19%) Fintech
5 11 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.32%) PKI
9 7 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.03%) User Experience
10 5 (1.45%) Clustering
11 4 (1.16%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.87%) Replication
13 2 (0.58%) EPoS
13 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 184 (53.33%) Windows
2 109 (31.59%) Linux
3 85 (24.64%) Windows Server
4 54 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (12.17%) Windows 10
6 37 (10.72%) Windows 7
7 28 (8.12%) Windows 8
8 20 (5.80%) Android
9 17 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (4.64%) Unix
11 15 (4.35%) Mac OS X
12 14 (4.06%) Apple iOS
13 12 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.32%) CentOS
15 4 (1.16%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.29%) Debian
17 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.23%) ITIL
2 46 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 45 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (10.72%) Systems Engineering
5 35 (10.14%) Network Design
5 35 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (10.14%) Project Management
6 32 (9.28%) Information Security
6 32 (9.28%) Software Engineering
7 31 (8.99%) Data Protection
7 31 (8.99%) Security Monitoring
8 29 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 28 (8.12%) Mobile Device Management
9 28 (8.12%) Service Delivery
10 26 (7.54%) PRINCE2
10 26 (7.54%) Technical Architecture
11 22 (6.38%) ArchiMate
11 22 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (6.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.26%) PowerShell
2 49 (14.20%) C
3 36 (10.43%) Bash Shell
4 30 (8.70%) Java
5 29 (8.41%) Python
6 20 (5.80%) SQL
7 16 (4.64%) C#
8 14 (4.06%) C++
8 14 (4.06%) PHP
9 13 (3.77%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.77%) Objective-C
10 8 (2.32%) Tcl
11 7 (2.03%) Korn
12 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.87%) Ruby
14 2 (0.58%) Perl
15 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (32.46%) Security Cleared
2 94 (27.25%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 68 (19.71%) CCNA
5 55 (15.94%) SC Cleared
6 43 (12.46%) CCNP
7 36 (10.43%) Degree
8 29 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (8.12%) CISSP
10 25 (7.25%) MCSE
11 23 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (6.38%) TOGAF Certification
13 21 (6.09%) SANS
14 20 (5.80%) GIAC
14 20 (5.80%) Linux+ Certification
14 20 (5.80%) Network+ Certification
14 20 (5.80%) SSCP
15 17 (4.93%) MCP
16 6 (1.74%) CISM
16 6 (1.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.06%) QA
4 11 (3.19%) SLA
5 6 (1.74%) GDPR
6 5 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.16%) ISO 14001
7 4 (1.16%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.87%) RMADS
9 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.29%) MISRA
9 1 (0.29%) MISRA C
System Software
1 93 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.26%) Hyper-V
3 56 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (8.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 23 (6.67%) Docker
6 20 (5.80%) vSphere
7 16 (4.64%) VMware NSX
8 13 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.48%) NFS
10 10 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.61%) Snort
12 7 (2.03%) Samba
13 6 (1.74%) BitLocker
14 5 (1.45%) XenApp
15 4 (1.16%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.87%) pfSense
16 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.58%) KVM
17 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
17 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (14.20%) SCCM
2 30 (8.70%) SCOM
3 28 (8.12%) Puppet
4 22 (6.38%) vRealize
5 17 (4.93%) SCVMM
6 14 (4.06%) Salt
7 13 (3.77%) Ansible
8 12 (3.48%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (2.61%) vCenter Server
10 8 (2.32%) ArcSight ESM
10 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (2.32%) Nagios
11 6 (1.74%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.74%) OSSEC
12 4 (1.16%) Netcool
12 4 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (1.16%) WSUS
13 3 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 145 (42.03%) Microsoft
2 124 (35.94%) Cisco
3 104 (30.14%) VMware
4 39 (11.30%) CheckPoint
5 38 (11.01%) Juniper
6 28 (8.12%) SolarWinds
7 20 (5.80%) F5
8 18 (5.22%) Citrix
8 18 (5.22%) Meraki
9 17 (4.93%) Veeam
10 16 (4.64%) McAfee
11 12 (3.48%) Splunk
12 11 (3.19%) Apple
12 11 (3.19%) Blue Coat
12 11 (3.19%) EMC
13 10 (2.90%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.61%) Google
14 9 (2.61%) LogRhythm
15 8 (2.32%) ArcSight
15 8 (2.32%) Fortinet