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

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 89 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 -41 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 436 370 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.01% 3.53% 5.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.22% 23.14% 28.53%
Number of salaries quoted 341 347 593
South West median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £20,500 £21,800
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,878 1,599 2,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.26% 15.26% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,496 1,275 1,838
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,050 £22,425
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 July 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 July 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 +2 102 £51,500 +47.14% 10
Bristol -25 95 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Gloucestershire +50 90 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Dorset +1 54 £35,000 +34.62% 12
Somerset +37 31 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Devon -3 24 £28,000 -6.67% 3
Cornwall -35 5 £50,000 +170.27% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 258 (59.17%) Windows
2 214 (49.08%) Microsoft
3 160 (36.70%) Active Directory
3 160 (36.70%) Cisco
4 149 (34.17%) Windows Server
5 134 (30.73%) VMware
6 126 (28.90%) Security Cleared
7 123 (28.21%) ITIL
8 121 (27.75%) Linux
9 116 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
10 109 (25.00%) Office 365
11 108 (24.77%) VPN
12 107 (24.54%) Network Security
12 107 (24.54%) Intrusion Detection
13 106 (24.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 104 (23.85%) Hyper-V
15 103 (23.62%) DNS
16 96 (22.02%) TCP/IP
17 95 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
18 84 (19.27%) CCNA
19 77 (17.66%) SQL Server
19 77 (17.66%) SCCM
20 74 (16.97%) DHCP
21 71 (16.28%) Wireless
21 71 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
22 69 (15.83%) Amazon AWS
23 68 (15.60%) PowerShell
23 68 (15.60%) MS Exchange
23 68 (15.60%) SAN
24 67 (15.37%) DV Cleared

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 68 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 63 (14.45%) SharePoint
3 33 (7.57%) Skype for Business
4 18 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (3.67%) IIS
7 12 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.83%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.38%) Apache
9 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.69%) Confluence
11 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 109 (25.00%) Office 365
2 95 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (15.83%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.90%) SaaS
5 12 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.06%) IaaS
7 7 (1.61%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.92%) G Suite
9 3 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.69%) PaaS
10 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 108 (24.77%) VPN
2 107 (24.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 107 (24.54%) Network Security
3 103 (23.62%) DNS
4 96 (22.02%) TCP/IP
5 74 (16.97%) DHCP
6 71 (16.28%) Wireless
7 68 (15.60%) SAN
8 60 (13.76%) WAN
9 58 (13.30%) LAN
10 56 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (9.86%) OSPF
12 41 (9.40%) HTTP
13 38 (8.72%) IPsec
14 34 (7.80%) SSL
15 33 (7.57%) MPLS
16 32 (7.34%) Unified Communications
17 31 (7.11%) VoIP
18 28 (6.42%) NAS
19 27 (6.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.67%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.52%) Apache Hive
3 11 (2.52%) MySQL
4 9 (2.06%) Big Data
5 5 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.92%) MarkLogic
7 3 (0.69%) HBase
7 3 (0.69%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (4.36%) Git (software)
1 19 (4.36%) JIRA
2 17 (3.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.29%) git-flow
4 10 (2.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.83%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.83%) CodeSonar
5 8 (1.83%) Redmine
5 8 (1.83%) Robot Framework
5 8 (1.83%) Selenium
6 4 (0.92%) Maven
7 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.23%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.23%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 23 (5.28%) Finance
2 20 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.52%) Aerospace
4 9 (2.06%) Games
5 6 (1.38%) Back Office
5 6 (1.38%) Legal
5 6 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.15%) Marketing
7 4 (0.92%) Retail
8 3 (0.69%) Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Billing
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (18.12%) Network Engineer
2 75 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 44 (10.09%) Security Engineer
5 33 (7.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 32 (7.34%) Network Security Engineer
6 32 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (6.65%) Analyst
8 27 (6.19%) Administrator
9 25 (5.73%) Consultant
10 23 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (5.28%) Architect
11 22 (5.05%) IT Support
11 22 (5.05%) Wintel Engineer
12 21 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (4.82%) Senior Security Engineer
13 20 (4.59%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 19 (4.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (4.36%) IT Engineer
14 19 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.28%) Web Services
2 12 (2.75%) .NET
3 9 (2.06%) REST
4 8 (1.83%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.83%) Django
4 8 (1.83%) Java EE
4 8 (1.83%) LAMP
4 8 (1.83%) Node.js
4 8 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.83%) SOAP
4 8 (1.83%) Spring MVC
4 8 (1.83%) STL
5 7 (1.61%) LDAP
6 4 (0.92%) Spring
6 4 (0.92%) Spring Boot
6 4 (0.92%) XML
7 3 (0.69%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.69%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (12.84%) Data Centre
3 39 (8.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 36 (8.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (5.28%) Management Information System
6 22 (5.05%) Driving Licence
7 20 (4.59%) CESG
7 20 (4.59%) Cyberthreat
8 18 (4.13%) Blackberry
9 16 (3.67%) Cyberattack
10 13 (2.98%) Clustering
11 10 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (2.06%) PKI
13 8 (1.83%) User Experience
14 7 (1.61%) Replication
15 5 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
16 4 (0.92%) CCTV
16 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
17 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
17 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 258 (59.17%) Windows
2 149 (34.17%) Windows Server
3 121 (27.75%) Linux
4 106 (24.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (11.93%) Windows 10
7 39 (8.94%) Windows 7
8 19 (4.36%) CentOS
9 16 (3.67%) Unix
9 16 (3.67%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.52%) Android
12 10 (2.29%) AIX
12 10 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.83%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.38%) Solaris
15 3 (0.69%) Debian
15 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.21%) ITIL
2 50 (11.47%) Service Management
3 48 (11.01%) Service Delivery
4 45 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
5 43 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (9.86%) Project Management
6 42 (9.63%) ITIL V3
7 41 (9.40%) ITSM
8 37 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (8.49%) Problem Management
9 35 (8.03%) Information Security
10 33 (7.57%) Network Design
11 32 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (7.34%) Proactive Management
12 29 (6.65%) Data Protection
13 28 (6.42%) Security Monitoring
13 28 (6.42%) Software Engineering
14 27 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (6.19%) Presales
15 26 (5.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.60%) PowerShell
2 48 (11.01%) C
3 36 (8.26%) SQL
4 31 (7.11%) Python
5 25 (5.73%) Bash Shell
6 18 (4.13%) PHP
7 16 (3.67%) Java
8 15 (3.44%) C++
8 15 (3.44%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.06%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.83%) C#
10 8 (1.83%) Korn
10 8 (1.83%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.92%) Perl
12 3 (0.69%) Ruby
13 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (28.90%) Security Cleared
2 116 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
3 84 (19.27%) CCNA
4 67 (15.37%) DV Cleared
5 63 (14.45%) CCNP
6 53 (12.16%) Degree
7 49 (11.24%) SC Cleared
8 43 (9.86%) CISSP
9 37 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (5.28%) MCSE
11 19 (4.36%) CompTIA Security+
11 19 (4.36%) GIAC
11 19 (4.36%) SANS
11 19 (4.36%) SSCP
12 17 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (3.67%) Linux+ Certification
13 16 (3.67%) Network+ Certification
13 16 (3.67%) TOGAF Certification
14 15 (3.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (2.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (4.82%) SLA
3 13 (2.98%) QA
4 12 (2.75%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.83%) GDPR
6 7 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (1.38%) RMADS
8 5 (1.15%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.92%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.92%) PMO
10 3 (0.69%) COBIT
11 2 (0.46%) GCP
12 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.23%) FISMA
12 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 160 (36.70%) Active Directory
2 104 (23.85%) Hyper-V
3 71 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (12.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 28 (6.42%) vSphere
6 21 (4.82%) BitLocker
7 18 (4.13%) Docker
8 16 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (3.21%) XenApp
10 11 (2.52%) NFS
10 11 (2.52%) Snort
11 10 (2.29%) ProxySG
12 8 (1.83%) Samba
12 8 (1.83%) VMware NSX
12 8 (1.83%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.15%) pfSense
14 3 (0.69%) Firmware
14 3 (0.69%) HDFS
14 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (17.66%) SCCM
2 38 (8.72%) SCOM
3 28 (6.42%) Cisco Prime
4 26 (5.96%) Puppet
5 21 (4.82%) SCVMM
6 17 (3.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 16 (3.67%) Ansible
7 16 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (3.67%) vRealize
8 10 (2.29%) FortiGate
9 9 (2.06%) Nagios
9 9 (2.06%) OSSEC
9 9 (2.06%) Salt
10 8 (1.83%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.83%) WSUS
11 7 (1.61%) CSIRT
11 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 214 (49.08%) Microsoft
2 160 (36.70%) Cisco
3 134 (30.73%) VMware
4 44 (10.09%) Juniper
5 43 (9.86%) McAfee
6 40 (9.17%) Citrix
6 40 (9.17%) SolarWinds
7 34 (7.80%) CheckPoint
8 21 (4.82%) Dell
8 21 (4.82%) F5
8 21 (4.82%) HP
8 21 (4.82%) Veeam
9 20 (4.59%) Red Hat
10 19 (4.36%) EMC
11 17 (3.90%) NetApp
12 16 (3.67%) Clearswift
13 13 (2.98%) Blue Coat
13 13 (2.98%) Fortinet
13 13 (2.98%) Meraki
14 12 (2.75%) Palo Alto