Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 75 87
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 -37
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 502 431 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.97% 3.99% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.11% 22.97% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 443 336 346
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £46,715 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.68% +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 1,786 1,876 1,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.68% 17.37% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 1,495 1,271
South West median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +48 144 £42,507 +0.02% 27
Gloucestershire +14 140 £41,000 -8.89% 20
Wiltshire +7 119 £55,000 +6.80% 19
Somerset +19 37 £36,500 +12.31% 11
Dorset -12 37 £43,750 +25.00% 13
Devon -15 14 £32,500 +16.07% 4
Cornwall +27 7 £24,000 -52.00% 7
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 293 (58.37%) Windows
2 227 (45.22%) Cisco
3 213 (42.43%) Linux
4 188 (37.45%) Active Directory
5 185 (36.85%) VMware
6 182 (36.25%) Windows Server
7 172 (34.26%) Microsoft
8 169 (33.67%) WAN
8 169 (33.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 139 (27.69%) Office 365
10 137 (27.29%) LAN
11 128 (25.50%) MS Exchange
12 124 (24.70%) Security Cleared
13 117 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 110 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 107 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
15 107 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 104 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
17 101 (20.12%) ITIL
17 101 (20.12%) Cybersecurity
18 98 (19.52%) Hyper-V
19 94 (18.73%) PowerShell
20 92 (18.33%) DNS
21 82 (16.33%) TCP/IP
22 80 (15.94%) VPN
23 79 (15.74%) CCNA
24 75 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
25 74 (14.74%) Wireless
26 71 (14.14%) Juniper
27 69 (13.75%) Problem-Solving

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
1 128 (25.50%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (4.78%) Skype for Business
5 21 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (3.59%) Apache
6 18 (3.59%) Apache Spark
6 18 (3.59%) OpenStack
6 18 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.59%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.39%) Confluence
8 12 (2.39%) JBoss
8 12 (2.39%) Jetty
9 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.59%) IIS
10 4 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.40%) nginx
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 169 (33.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (27.69%) Office 365
3 104 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (3.78%) OpenShift
6 17 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
6 17 (3.39%) SoftLayer
7 9 (1.79%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.39%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.20%) SaaS
10 4 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.80%) Azure Stack
10 4 (0.80%) IaaS
11 3 (0.60%) PaaS
11 3 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.20%) Loggly
13 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 169 (33.67%) WAN
2 137 (27.29%) LAN
3 92 (18.33%) DNS
4 82 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 80 (15.94%) VPN
6 74 (14.74%) Wireless
7 62 (12.35%) Network Security
8 61 (12.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 59 (11.75%) Cisco ASA
9 59 (11.75%) DHCP
10 56 (11.16%) Intrusion Detection
11 53 (10.56%) MPLS
11 53 (10.56%) SAN
12 49 (9.76%) VLAN
13 46 (9.16%) Unified Communications
14 44 (8.76%) VoIP
15 29 (5.78%) OSPF
16 27 (5.38%) BGP
17 26 (5.18%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (4.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.78%) Big Data
3 17 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.39%) MySQL
5 4 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.60%) Redis
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.40%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.40%) Riak
8 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.57%) JIRA
3 20 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.59%) Bitbucket
4 18 (3.59%) git-flow
5 14 (2.79%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.79%) Maven
5 14 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.20%) Subversion
7 5 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.40%) GitLab
8 2 (0.40%) JUnit
8 2 (0.40%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.40%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.20%) TestRail
9 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (9.16%) Finance
2 25 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.78%) Retail
4 21 (4.18%) Marketing
5 16 (3.19%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.59%) Electronics
7 10 (1.99%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.79%) Games
9 7 (1.39%) Military
9 7 (1.39%) Publishing
10 6 (1.20%) Legal
11 3 (0.60%) Automotive
11 3 (0.60%) Back Office
11 3 (0.60%) Law
11 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 87 (17.33%) Network Engineer
3 75 (14.94%) Support Engineer
4 55 (10.96%) Analyst
5 40 (7.97%) IT Engineer
6 36 (7.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 31 (6.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (5.98%) Consultant
9 26 (5.18%) Architect
9 26 (5.18%) Design Engineer
9 26 (5.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.58%) Administrator
10 23 (4.58%) Network Design Engineer
10 23 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (4.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 22 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (4.38%) IT Support
12 21 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (4.18%) Technical Engineer
13 19 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.78%) .NET
1 19 (3.78%) AngularJS
1 19 (3.78%) Spring
2 18 (3.59%) ASP.NET
2 18 (3.59%) GraphQL
2 18 (3.59%) Kafka
2 18 (3.59%) Node.js
2 18 (3.59%) React
2 18 (3.59%) REST
2 18 (3.59%) Spring MVC
2 18 (3.59%) Vue.js
3 14 (2.79%) Web Services
4 12 (2.39%) Servlets
5 9 (1.79%) LAMP
6 8 (1.59%) LDAP
7 7 (1.39%) CSS
8 5 (1.00%) Apache NiFi
8 5 (1.00%) HTML
9 4 (0.80%) CGI
10 3 (0.60%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.56%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.58%) Mobile Computing
3 26 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.39%) Cybercrime
5 12 (2.39%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.20%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.00%) CESG
9 5 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
9 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.00%) PKI
10 4 (0.80%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.80%) Blog
10 4 (0.80%) IVR
10 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 293 (58.37%) Windows
2 213 (42.43%) Linux
3 182 (36.25%) Windows Server
4 117 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (12.55%) Windows 10
7 59 (11.75%) Windows 7
8 48 (9.56%) Windows 8
9 41 (8.17%) CentOS
10 27 (5.38%) Ubuntu
11 21 (4.18%) Android
12 20 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (3.59%) Apple iOS
14 16 (3.19%) Debian
15 15 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (2.99%) Unix
16 9 (1.79%) AIX
17 6 (1.20%) Mac OS
17 6 (1.20%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 101 (20.12%) Cybersecurity
2 101 (20.12%) ITIL
3 69 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (11.75%) Information Security
5 53 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (10.16%) Mentoring
7 49 (9.76%) Security Monitoring
8 46 (9.16%) Data Protection
9 43 (8.57%) Migration
10 40 (7.97%) Network Design
11 33 (6.57%) Software Engineering
12 32 (6.37%) Configuration Management
13 30 (5.98%) DevOps
13 30 (5.98%) Scrum
14 28 (5.58%) IT Strategy
15 26 (5.18%) Project Management
16 25 (4.98%) Technical Leadership
17 24 (4.78%) SIEM
18 23 (4.58%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 94 (18.73%) PowerShell
2 56 (11.16%) C
3 36 (7.17%) SQL
4 33 (6.57%) Bash Shell
5 27 (5.38%) Python
6 19 (3.78%) Java
7 16 (3.19%) Shell Script
8 14 (2.79%) PHP
9 11 (2.19%) C#
9 11 (2.19%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.99%) C++
11 4 (0.80%) Ruby
12 3 (0.60%) Go
12 3 (0.60%) Perl
13 1 (0.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 124 (24.70%) Security Cleared
2 107 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
3 79 (15.74%) CCNA
4 63 (12.55%) CCNP
5 58 (11.55%) Degree
6 57 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 55 (10.96%) SC Cleared
8 47 (9.36%) DV Cleared
9 32 (6.37%) CISSP
10 31 (6.18%) MCSE
11 28 (5.58%) Network+ Certification
12 26 (5.18%) MCSA
13 24 (4.78%) SANS
14 19 (3.78%) GIAC
14 19 (3.78%) SSCP
15 18 (3.59%) CompTIA Security+
15 18 (3.59%) Linux+ Certification
16 10 (1.99%) CCDP
16 10 (1.99%) MCITP
17 9 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.37%) SLA
2 14 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.00%) NIST
4 5 (1.00%) RMADS
5 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (37.45%) Active Directory
2 110 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (19.52%) Hyper-V
4 37 (7.37%) Docker
5 25 (4.98%) vSphere
6 21 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.39%) Snort
8 7 (1.39%) VirtualBox
9 5 (1.00%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.80%) NFS
10 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.60%) XenApp
12 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (12.55%) SCCM
2 46 (9.16%) SCOM
3 34 (6.77%) Kubernetes
3 34 (6.77%) Puppet
4 24 (4.78%) Ansible
5 17 (3.39%) SCVMM
5 17 (3.39%) vRealize
6 12 (2.39%) vCenter Server
7 11 (2.19%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.99%) WSUS
9 7 (1.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 7 (1.39%) yum
10 4 (0.80%) CASB
10 4 (0.80%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.80%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.80%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.80%) Terraform
11 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 227 (45.22%) Cisco
2 185 (36.85%) VMware
3 172 (34.26%) Microsoft
4 71 (14.14%) Juniper
5 43 (8.57%) Meraki
6 35 (6.97%) CheckPoint
7 33 (6.57%) F5
8 29 (5.78%) Citrix
8 29 (5.78%) HP
8 29 (5.78%) Palo Alto
9 28 (5.58%) Red Hat
10 27 (5.38%) Veeam
11 23 (4.58%) Google
12 22 (4.38%) Avaya
13 19 (3.78%) Fortinet
14 18 (3.59%) Apple
14 18 (3.59%) AVG
15 16 (3.19%) NetApp
16 15 (2.99%) Dell
17 14 (2.79%) SAP