Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 93 69
Rank change year-on-year +29 -24 -22
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 449 344 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.59% 3.39% 4.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.41% 22.02% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 397 286 386
South West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +9.59%
10th Percentile £26,150 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 1,700 1,562 1,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.37% 15.38% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,348 1,232 1,467
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,675 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 19 November 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 19 November 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
Gloucestershire +16 143 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Bristol +35 113 £42,500 - 17
Wiltshire -3 110 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Somerset +29 34 £34,500 -23.33% 5
Dorset -26 30 £42,000 +40.00% 19
Devon -2 11 £37,500 +70.45% 7
Cornwall +16 1 £26,000 -40.23% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 268 (59.69%) Windows
2 182 (40.53%) Active Directory
3 163 (36.30%) Cisco
3 163 (36.30%) Microsoft
3 163 (36.30%) Windows Server
4 162 (36.08%) Azure
5 161 (35.86%) Linux
6 147 (32.74%) VMware
7 141 (31.40%) Office 365
8 121 (26.95%) WAN
9 104 (23.16%) VPN
10 103 (22.94%) LAN
10 103 (22.94%) Security Cleared
11 101 (22.49%) TCP/IP
12 98 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
13 97 (21.60%) Cybersecurity
14 96 (21.38%) AWS
15 94 (20.94%) MS Exchange
16 87 (19.38%) DNS
17 85 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 81 (18.04%) CCNA
19 79 (17.59%) ITIL
20 77 (17.15%) Windows 10
21 73 (16.26%) Degree
22 69 (15.37%) PowerShell
23 68 (15.14%) Wireless
24 65 (14.48%) DHCP
25 64 (14.25%) Hyper-V
26 63 (14.03%) 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 94 (20.94%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (5.79%) Apache Spark
4 25 (5.57%) OpenStack
5 21 (4.68%) SharePoint
6 20 (4.45%) Skype for Business
7 17 (3.79%) Confluence
8 10 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (2.23%) JBoss
8 10 (2.23%) Jetty
8 10 (2.23%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.34%) Apache
10 5 (1.11%) IIS
10 5 (1.11%) nginx
11 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 162 (36.08%) Azure
2 141 (31.40%) Office 365
3 96 (21.38%) AWS
4 39 (8.69%) GCP
5 25 (5.57%) OpenShift
6 17 (3.79%) IaaS
7 12 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (2.45%) IBM Cloud
8 11 (2.45%) Serverless
8 11 (2.45%) SoftLayer
9 10 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.78%) PaaS
11 7 (1.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (1.56%) Azure Functions
12 6 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.34%) SaaS
13 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.22%) G Suite
15 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 121 (26.95%) WAN
2 104 (23.16%) VPN
3 103 (22.94%) LAN
4 101 (22.49%) TCP/IP
5 87 (19.38%) DNS
6 68 (15.14%) Wireless
7 65 (14.48%) DHCP
8 46 (10.24%) VLAN
9 44 (9.80%) SAN
10 39 (8.69%) Network Security
11 38 (8.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 34 (7.57%) VoIP
13 31 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (6.68%) IPsec
15 29 (6.46%) Cisco Nexus
16 28 (6.24%) Internet
17 27 (6.01%) Unified Communications
18 25 (5.57%) HTTPS
19 24 (5.35%) MPLS
20 22 (4.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.46%) Big Data
2 24 (5.35%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.90%) MySQL
3 13 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Ignite
6 1 (0.22%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.22%) Impala
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) Redis
6 1 (0.22%) Riak
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 55 (12.25%) JIRA
2 54 (12.03%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.90%) Bitbucket
4 26 (5.79%) git-flow
5 16 (3.56%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.23%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.23%) Maven
6 10 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.56%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.11%) GitLab
9 5 (1.11%) Selenium
10 3 (0.67%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.67%) TestRail
11 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.22%) Hudson
11 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.22%) Subversion
11 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (13.36%) Finance
2 34 (7.57%) Public Sector
3 26 (5.79%) Retail
4 20 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.79%) Electronics
6 14 (3.12%) Games
6 14 (3.12%) Marketing
7 12 (2.67%) Automotive
7 12 (2.67%) Law
8 10 (2.23%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.23%) Military
9 9 (2.00%) Legal
10 7 (1.56%) Publishing
11 4 (0.89%) Back Office
12 3 (0.67%) Advertising
12 3 (0.67%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 91 (20.27%) Support Engineer
2 68 (15.14%) Network Engineer
3 47 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (10.47%) IT Engineer
4 46 (10.24%) Analyst
5 41 (9.13%) Consultant
6 35 (7.80%) IT Support
7 34 (7.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 32 (7.13%) Architect
9 31 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
10 30 (6.68%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (6.24%) Technical Engineer
12 27 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (4.68%) Technical Support
15 20 (4.45%) Network Architect
16 19 (4.23%) Administrator
17 18 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (4.01%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.68%) AngularJS
2 26 (5.79%) .NET
2 26 (5.79%) Kafka
2 26 (5.79%) React
2 26 (5.79%) Spring
3 25 (5.57%) ASP.NET
3 25 (5.57%) GraphQL
3 25 (5.57%) Node.js
3 25 (5.57%) REST
3 25 (5.57%) Spring MVC
3 25 (5.57%) Vue.js
4 11 (2.45%) CSS
5 10 (2.23%) Servlets
6 7 (1.56%) HTML
7 6 (1.34%) LAMP
8 5 (1.11%) CSS3
8 5 (1.11%) HTML5
8 5 (1.11%) jQuery
8 5 (1.11%) Sass
9 3 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.91%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.01%) Driving Licence
4 23 (5.12%) Cybercrime
5 22 (4.90%) Mobile Computing
6 21 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (4.01%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.67%) Cyberattack
9 12 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (2.23%) PKI
11 9 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.78%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.78%) Replication
12 8 (1.78%) User Experience
13 6 (1.34%) Clustering
14 4 (0.89%) Blog
14 4 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
15 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 268 (59.69%) Windows
2 163 (36.30%) Windows Server
3 161 (35.86%) Linux
4 85 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (17.15%) Windows 10
6 55 (12.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (10.69%) Windows 7
8 36 (8.02%) Windows 8
9 29 (6.46%) Android
9 29 (6.46%) CentOS
10 25 (5.57%) Apple iOS
11 22 (4.90%) Ubuntu
12 17 (3.79%) Debian
13 11 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (2.45%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.56%) Unix
15 6 (1.34%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (21.60%) Cybersecurity
2 79 (17.59%) ITIL
3 63 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (13.36%) Project Delivery
5 56 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 52 (11.58%) Information Security
7 51 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (10.69%) Penetration Testing
9 46 (10.24%) Migration
10 44 (9.80%) Scrum
11 38 (8.46%) Kanban
12 37 (8.24%) SIEM
12 37 (8.24%) Software Engineering
13 34 (7.57%) DevOps
14 29 (6.46%) IT Strategy
14 29 (6.46%) Security Monitoring
15 27 (6.01%) Data Protection
15 27 (6.01%) Technical Architecture
16 26 (5.79%) Ethical Hacking
16 26 (5.79%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (15.37%) PowerShell
2 58 (12.92%) C
3 53 (11.80%) SQL
4 30 (6.68%) Python
5 24 (5.35%) Bash Shell
5 24 (5.35%) C#
6 17 (3.79%) PHP
7 13 (2.90%) C++
7 13 (2.90%) Java
8 11 (2.45%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.56%) Perl
10 3 (0.67%) Ruby
11 2 (0.45%) Go
11 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 98 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (18.04%) CCNA
4 73 (16.26%) Degree
5 52 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (11.36%) SC Cleared
7 44 (9.80%) MCSE
8 42 (9.35%) CCNP
9 34 (7.57%) CISSP
10 29 (6.46%) GIAC
10 29 (6.46%) SANS
11 27 (6.01%) DV Cleared
12 26 (5.79%) SSCP
13 25 (5.57%) CompTIA Security+
13 25 (5.57%) Linux+ Certification
13 25 (5.57%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (2.90%) DBS Check
14 13 (2.90%) MCSA
14 13 (2.90%) RHCE
15 12 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.90%) SLA
2 13 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.34%) GDPR
5 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.67%) PMO
7 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.45%) RMADS
8 1 (0.22%) GPG13
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 182 (40.53%) Active Directory
2 85 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 46 (10.24%) Docker
5 29 (6.46%) vSphere
6 19 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.34%) XenApp
8 9 (2.00%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.11%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.89%) Corosync
11 4 (0.89%) DRBD
11 4 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.89%) Postfix
12 3 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.45%) Firmware
13 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 48 (10.69%) SCCM
2 46 (10.24%) Kubernetes
3 26 (5.79%) SCOM
4 25 (5.57%) Ansible
5 23 (5.12%) Puppet
6 20 (4.45%) WSUS
7 15 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (2.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 12 (2.67%) vCenter Server
8 12 (2.67%) yum
9 8 (1.78%) vRealize
10 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.89%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.89%) Pacemaker
12 3 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.67%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 163 (36.30%) Cisco
1 163 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 147 (32.74%) VMware
3 39 (8.69%) Juniper
4 38 (8.46%) Google
5 33 (7.35%) HP
6 32 (7.13%) Citrix
7 28 (6.24%) Meraki
8 26 (5.79%) F5
9 24 (5.35%) Palo Alto
10 22 (4.90%) Atlassian
10 22 (4.90%) Splunk
11 19 (4.23%) Apple
11 19 (4.23%) Dell
11 19 (4.23%) Red Hat
11 19 (4.23%) Veeam
12 17 (3.79%) Fortinet
13 16 (3.56%) AVG
14 15 (3.34%) EMC
15 13 (2.90%) LogRhythm