Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 60 92
Rank change year-on-year -16 +32 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 135 478 365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.13% 4.77% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.46% 26.64% 21.61%
Number of salaries quoted 109 448 316
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 552 1,794 1,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.87% 17.89% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 446 1,438 1,377
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +5.56%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South West.

Salary trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the South West over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020. 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 +5 51 £37,500 -34.78% 6
Bristol +14 34 £41,250 -2.94% 23
Gloucestershire -22 20 £42,500 - 10
Cornwall +17 11 £50,000 +108.33% 2
Somerset +1 6 £53,750 +53.57% 7
Dorset +23 5 £53,750 +26.47% 1
Devon +15 5 £56,250 +73.08% 9
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 75 (55.56%) Windows
2 67 (49.63%) Cisco
3 50 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 48 (35.56%) VMware
5 41 (30.37%) Windows Server
6 38 (28.15%) Active Directory
7 37 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (27.41%) Office 365
8 36 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 35 (25.93%) Azure
10 34 (25.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 32 (23.70%) VPN
11 32 (23.70%) LAN
12 31 (22.96%) DNS
13 30 (22.22%) WAN
14 29 (21.48%) Linux
15 28 (20.74%) TCP/IP
15 28 (20.74%) SC Cleared
16 26 (19.26%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (17.78%) Information Security
17 24 (17.78%) CCNP
18 23 (17.04%) PowerShell
19 22 (16.30%) CCNA
20 20 (14.81%) Hyper-V
20 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
21 19 (14.07%) Veeam
22 18 (13.33%) Network Security
22 18 (13.33%) SAN
22 18 (13.33%) OSPF

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 14 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (27.41%) Office 365
2 35 (25.93%) Azure
3 16 (11.85%) AWS
4 13 (9.63%) SaaS
5 6 (4.44%) IaaS
6 3 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.22%) PaaS
7 2 (1.48%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.74%) Apigee
8 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.70%) LAN
1 32 (23.70%) VPN
2 31 (22.96%) DNS
3 30 (22.22%) WAN
4 28 (20.74%) TCP/IP
5 18 (13.33%) Network Security
5 18 (13.33%) OSPF
5 18 (13.33%) SAN
6 16 (11.85%) DHCP
6 16 (11.85%) Wireless
7 15 (11.11%) BGP
7 15 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (11.11%) IPsec
7 15 (11.11%) VLAN
8 14 (10.37%) Internet
9 13 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (7.41%) 802.11
10 10 (7.41%) HSRP
10 10 (7.41%) VoIP
11 9 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.74%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (9.63%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 5 (3.70%) Legal
3 4 (2.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.22%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) German Language
6 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 32 (23.70%) Network Engineer
2 30 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.85%) Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) IT Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Network Analyst
7 7 (5.19%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Consultant
8 6 (4.44%) Network Support
8 6 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.48%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.74%) React
3 1 (0.74%) SAML
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.93%) PKI
4 7 (5.19%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.70%) Clustering
6 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.22%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.48%) Tandem
9 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (55.56%) Windows
2 41 (30.37%) Windows Server
3 29 (21.48%) Linux
4 14 (10.37%) Unix
4 14 (10.37%) Windows 10
5 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.19%) Mac OS
7 7 (5.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.44%) CentOS
9 5 (3.70%) Debian
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (2.22%) Android
11 3 (2.22%) HPUX
11 3 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.22%) Solaris
11 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (19.26%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (17.78%) Information Security
4 16 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (10.37%) ITIL
6 11 (8.15%) Security Operations
7 10 (7.41%) Change Management
7 10 (7.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (7.41%) Project Delivery
7 10 (7.41%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.93%) Migration
9 7 (5.19%) Actionable Insight
9 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.19%) Project Management
9 7 (5.19%) Risk Management
9 7 (5.19%) Task Automation
10 6 (4.44%) Cyber Intelligence
10 6 (4.44%) Digital Forensics
10 6 (4.44%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.04%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.63%) Python
3 9 (6.67%) SQL
4 8 (5.93%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.96%) Perl
6 3 (2.22%) PHP
7 2 (1.48%) C
7 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.74%) Java
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 28 (20.74%) SC Cleared
4 24 (17.78%) CCNP
5 22 (16.30%) CCNA
6 16 (11.85%) CISSP
7 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (8.15%) Degree
8 11 (8.15%) MCSA
9 7 (5.19%) MCSE
9 7 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (3.70%) CISM
12 4 (2.96%) CEH
12 4 (2.96%) OSCP
13 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (2.22%) DBS Check
13 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.63%) SLA
3 10 (7.41%) GDPR
4 9 (6.67%) NIST
5 8 (5.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (4.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (2.22%) ISO 22301
7 3 (2.22%) ISO 31000
7 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (2.22%) NCSC
7 3 (2.22%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (28.15%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.15%) XenApp
5 7 (5.19%) vSphere
6 6 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.96%) Docker
7 4 (2.96%) Snort
8 3 (2.22%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.48%) Firmware
9 2 (1.48%) KVM
9 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.48%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.74%) Ceph
10 1 (0.74%) DRBD
10 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) FortiGate
1 6 (4.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (3.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 4 (2.96%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.96%) SCCM
3 4 (2.96%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.48%) Ansible
5 2 (1.48%) Nessus
5 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.48%) Terraform
6 1 (0.74%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.74%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.74%) Nagios
6 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (49.63%) Cisco
2 50 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 48 (35.56%) VMware
4 19 (14.07%) Veeam
5 17 (12.59%) CheckPoint
6 16 (11.85%) Juniper
7 15 (11.11%) Citrix
8 12 (8.89%) Fortinet
9 11 (8.15%) HP
9 11 (8.15%) McAfee
10 9 (6.67%) Dell
11 7 (5.19%) F5
11 7 (5.19%) NetApp
12 6 (4.44%) Sophos
13 5 (3.70%) Apple
13 5 (3.70%) Aruba
14 4 (2.96%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.96%) Symantec
15 3 (2.22%) Adobe
15 3 (2.22%) Extreme Networks