Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 91 52
Rank change year-on-year +28 -39 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 472 348 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.43% 3.43% 5.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.87% 21.45% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 349 300 580
South West median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £24,500 £21,675 £22,475
90th Percentile £63,750 £52,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 1,898 1,622 2,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.81% 15.96% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,511 1,261 1,865
South West median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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
Bristol -4 124 £39,375 +8.62% 25
Wiltshire -6 101 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Gloucestershire +67 92 £45,000 +7.14% 16
Somerset +42 46 £32,500 - 6
Devon +10 28 £28,000 +1.82% 2
Dorset -30 22 £27,250 +9.00% 16
Cornwall -37 9 £34,000 +83.78% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 278 (58.90%) Windows
2 230 (48.73%) Microsoft
3 177 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 167 (35.38%) ITIL
5 157 (33.26%) Windows Server
6 152 (32.20%) Cisco
7 149 (31.57%) VMware
8 134 (28.39%) Network Security
9 129 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
10 125 (26.48%) Security Cleared
11 120 (25.42%) Linux
12 119 (25.21%) DNS
13 112 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 111 (23.52%) Office 365
14 111 (23.52%) TCP/IP
15 106 (22.46%) Hyper-V
16 103 (21.82%) VPN
17 102 (21.61%) CCNA
18 99 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
19 95 (20.13%) Intrusion Detection
20 90 (19.07%) DHCP
21 81 (17.16%) SQL Server
22 80 (16.95%) Wireless
23 75 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
24 74 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
24 74 (15.68%) WAN
25 72 (15.25%) MS Exchange
25 72 (15.25%) Service Management
25 72 (15.25%) Degree
26 68 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008

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 72 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 63 (13.35%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.36%) Skype for Business
4 20 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.24%) IIS
5 17 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.06%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.85%) Apache
9 4 (0.85%) Confluence
10 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.42%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (12.08%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 111 (23.52%) Office 365
2 75 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.39%) SaaS
5 11 (2.33%) IaaS
6 8 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.06%) PaaS
8 4 (0.85%) G Suite
9 3 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.64%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 134 (28.39%) Network Security
2 119 (25.21%) DNS
3 111 (23.52%) TCP/IP
4 103 (21.82%) VPN
5 95 (20.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 90 (19.07%) DHCP
7 80 (16.95%) Wireless
8 74 (15.68%) WAN
9 65 (13.77%) Cisco ASA
10 64 (13.56%) LAN
11 61 (12.92%) SAN
12 49 (10.38%) HTTP
13 41 (8.69%) VoIP
14 38 (8.05%) MPLS
15 37 (7.84%) FTP
16 36 (7.63%) SMTP
16 36 (7.63%) VLAN
17 33 (6.99%) HTTPS
18 32 (6.78%) DMZ
18 32 (6.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (17.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.60%) Hadoop
3 16 (3.39%) MySQL
4 11 (2.33%) Apache Hive
4 11 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.69%) Neo4j
6 6 (1.27%) Big Data
6 6 (1.27%) HBase
7 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.42%) Redis
10 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.42%) Riak
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.21%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 21 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.60%) JIRA
3 12 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (1.69%) Redmine
5 7 (1.48%) git-flow
6 6 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.27%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.06%) CodeSonar
7 5 (1.06%) Robot Framework
7 5 (1.06%) Selenium
8 2 (0.42%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.42%) Subversion
9 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 30 (6.36%) Finance
2 24 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.75%) Games
3 13 (2.75%) Marketing
4 9 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.69%) Legal
6 7 (1.48%) Back Office
7 6 (1.27%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Law
9 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.64%) Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Retail
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 102 (21.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (15.89%) Support Engineer
3 74 (15.68%) Network Engineer
4 43 (9.11%) Security Engineer
5 40 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (8.05%) IT Support
7 36 (7.63%) Analyst
8 34 (7.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 31 (6.57%) IT Engineer
10 28 (5.93%) Administrator
11 27 (5.72%) Cloud Engineer
11 27 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (5.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (4.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 23 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (4.66%) Consultant
15 22 (4.66%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (4.45%) IT Manager
17 20 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.78%) Web Services
2 11 (2.33%) LDAP
3 9 (1.91%) .NET
4 8 (1.69%) LAMP
4 8 (1.69%) REST
5 5 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.06%) Django
5 5 (1.06%) Java EE
5 5 (1.06%) Node.js
5 5 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.06%) SOAP
5 5 (1.06%) Spring MVC
5 5 (1.06%) STL
6 3 (0.64%) React
7 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.42%) CSS3
7 2 (0.42%) JSON
7 2 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 99 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 42 (8.90%) CESG
4 35 (7.42%) Data Centre
5 29 (6.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (4.66%) Driving Licence
7 21 (4.45%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (2.75%) User Experience
9 12 (2.54%) Cyberattack
10 10 (2.12%) CESG CLAS
11 6 (1.27%) Clustering
12 5 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.85%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.85%) CCTV
13 4 (0.85%) PKI
13 4 (0.85%) Replication
14 3 (0.64%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 278 (58.90%) Windows
2 157 (33.26%) Windows Server
3 120 (25.42%) Linux
4 112 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (9.11%) Windows 10
7 34 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 19 (4.03%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (3.39%) Unix
11 14 (2.97%) CentOS
12 13 (2.75%) AIX
13 8 (1.69%) Android
14 7 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.85%) Debian
16 4 (0.85%) Solaris
17 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (35.38%) ITIL
2 72 (15.25%) Service Management
3 53 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (11.02%) ITIL V3
4 52 (11.02%) ITSM
5 51 (10.81%) Problem Management
5 51 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 46 (9.75%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (9.32%) Proactive Management
8 39 (8.26%) Information Security
9 38 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 34 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (7.20%) Infrastructure Management
11 32 (6.78%) Virtual Environments
12 31 (6.57%) Network Virtualisation
12 31 (6.57%) Project Management
13 29 (6.14%) Data Loss Prevention
14 27 (5.72%) Mentoring
15 26 (5.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (13.35%) PowerShell
2 37 (7.84%) C
3 30 (6.36%) Python
3 30 (6.36%) SQL
4 25 (5.30%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.60%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.75%) Java
6 13 (2.75%) PHP
7 12 (2.54%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.91%) C++
8 9 (1.91%) Perl
8 9 (1.91%) Ruby
9 8 (1.69%) Korn
10 7 (1.48%) C#
11 5 (1.06%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (26.48%) Security Cleared
3 102 (21.61%) CCNA
4 72 (15.25%) Degree
5 63 (13.35%) CISSP
6 53 (11.23%) SC Cleared
7 50 (10.59%) CCNP
8 49 (10.38%) DV Cleared
9 38 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (6.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 22 (4.66%) MCSE
12 16 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (3.18%) GIAC
14 14 (2.97%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (2.97%) MCSA
14 14 (2.97%) SANS
14 14 (2.97%) SSCP
15 12 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (2.54%) IISP
15 12 (2.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (4.45%) SLA
3 13 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (2.54%) RMADS
5 10 (2.12%) GDPR
6 6 (1.27%) PMO
7 5 (1.06%) QA
8 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.64%) COBIT
10 2 (0.42%) GCP
11 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.21%) FISMA
11 1 (0.21%) GPG13
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 177 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 106 (22.46%) Hyper-V
3 74 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (10.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 41 (8.69%) vSphere
6 25 (5.30%) BitLocker
7 18 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.39%) Terminal Services
9 15 (3.18%) XenApp
10 13 (2.75%) Docker
11 9 (1.91%) ProxySG
11 9 (1.91%) Snort
12 8 (1.69%) NFS
12 8 (1.69%) Samba
12 8 (1.69%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.48%) XenDesktop
14 6 (1.27%) HDFS
15 5 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 61 (12.92%) SCCM
2 28 (5.93%) SCOM
3 26 (5.51%) SCVMM
4 25 (5.30%) Puppet
5 23 (4.87%) Ansible
5 23 (4.87%) Cisco Prime
6 19 (4.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.12%) Nagios
10 9 (1.91%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.91%) Terraform
11 8 (1.69%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.69%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.27%) CSIRT
12 6 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.27%) OSSEC
13 5 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (1.06%) Salt
14 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 230 (48.73%) Microsoft
2 152 (32.20%) Cisco
3 149 (31.57%) VMware
4 48 (10.17%) McAfee
5 36 (7.63%) Citrix
6 35 (7.42%) SolarWinds
7 32 (6.78%) Juniper
8 28 (5.93%) Dell
9 26 (5.51%) HP
10 25 (5.30%) CheckPoint
11 21 (4.45%) NetApp
12 18 (3.81%) EMC
12 18 (3.81%) Google
12 18 (3.81%) Meraki
13 17 (3.60%) Red Hat
14 16 (3.39%) F5
15 15 (3.18%) Veeam
16 13 (2.75%) Blue Coat
17 12 (2.54%) Clearswift
17 12 (2.54%) Fortinet