Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 76 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 -30 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 368 416 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.57% 4.09% 5.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.92% 24.88% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 308 380 596
South West median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,600 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,679 1,672 2,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.29% 16.44% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,364 1,394 1,742
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,249 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -5 90 £55,000 +52.78% 23
Gloucestershire +15 89 £45,000 - 17
Bristol -27 80 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Dorset +14 67 £35,000 +11.75% 9
Devon -3 10 £22,000 -26.67% 3
Somerset +1 9 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Cornwall -13 8 £43,500 +135.14% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 204 (55.43%) Windows
2 172 (46.74%) Microsoft
3 137 (37.23%) Cisco
4 117 (31.79%) Security Cleared
5 114 (30.98%) Active Directory
6 109 (29.62%) Windows Server
7 108 (29.35%) VMware
8 105 (28.53%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (27.45%) Linux
10 98 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 95 (25.82%) Office 365
12 87 (23.64%) VPN
13 86 (23.37%) Intrusion Detection
14 80 (21.74%) DV Cleared
15 78 (21.20%) CCNA
16 75 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
17 74 (20.11%) ITIL
18 72 (19.57%) TCP/IP
18 72 (19.57%) Hyper-V
19 68 (18.48%) SCCM
19 68 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 67 (18.21%) PowerShell
21 65 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 65 (17.66%) DNS
21 65 (17.66%) LAN
22 61 (16.58%) MS Exchange
23 57 (15.49%) CCNP
23 57 (15.49%) Network Security
24 56 (15.22%) Data Centre
25 55 (14.95%) Cybersecurity

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 61 (16.58%) MS Exchange
2 47 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (4.62%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.26%) Apache Pig
6 11 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.63%) IIS
8 5 (1.36%) Apache
8 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.54%) JBoss
12 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Simulink
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 98 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (25.82%) Office 365
3 75 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.80%) SaaS
5 9 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.17%) IaaS
7 7 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.90%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.54%) PaaS
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (23.64%) VPN
2 86 (23.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 72 (19.57%) TCP/IP
4 65 (17.66%) DNS
4 65 (17.66%) LAN
5 57 (15.49%) Network Security
6 54 (14.67%) Wireless
7 46 (12.50%) WAN
8 41 (11.14%) DHCP
9 39 (10.60%) Unified Communications
10 38 (10.33%) OSPF
11 34 (9.24%) SAN
12 30 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (7.61%) HTTP
14 27 (7.34%) MPLS
15 26 (7.07%) Software-Defined Networking
16 25 (6.79%) IPsec
17 24 (6.52%) SSL
18 22 (5.98%) Ethernet
18 22 (5.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.80%) Hadoop
3 13 (3.53%) Big Data
4 12 (3.26%) Apache Hive
4 12 (3.26%) MySQL
5 7 (1.90%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (5.98%) Git (software)
1 22 (5.98%) JIRA
2 19 (5.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (3.53%) git-flow
4 12 (3.26%) Bitbucket
4 12 (3.26%) CodeSonar
4 12 (3.26%) Robot Framework
4 12 (3.26%) Selenium
5 11 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (2.72%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.45%) Redmine
8 7 (1.90%) Maven
9 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.27%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.27%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 17 (4.62%) Finance
2 12 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.99%) Aerospace
3 11 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.45%) Games
5 6 (1.63%) Retail
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Military
7 2 (0.54%) Automotive
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (18.48%) Network Engineer
2 50 (13.59%) Support Engineer
3 49 (13.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (10.05%) Architect
5 33 (8.97%) Security Engineer
6 30 (8.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (8.15%) IT Engineer
7 28 (7.61%) Senior Network Engineer
8 25 (6.79%) Network Security Engineer
9 24 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (5.71%) Lead Architect
11 21 (5.71%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 20 (5.43%) Analyst
13 19 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (5.16%) Service Desk Engineer
14 18 (4.89%) Consultant
15 17 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 17 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.62%) Web Services
2 16 (4.35%) .NET
3 12 (3.26%) .NET Framework
3 12 (3.26%) ASP.NET
3 12 (3.26%) Django
3 12 (3.26%) Java EE
3 12 (3.26%) LAMP
3 12 (3.26%) Node.js
3 12 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (3.26%) REST
3 12 (3.26%) SOAP
3 12 (3.26%) Spring MVC
3 12 (3.26%) STL
4 7 (1.90%) Spring
4 7 (1.90%) Spring Boot
4 7 (1.90%) XML
5 3 (0.82%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.54%) Middleware
7 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 32 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.07%) Blackberry
5 22 (5.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (4.89%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (4.08%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.26%) Driving Licence
8 12 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.72%) Cyberattack
9 10 (2.72%) PKI
9 10 (2.72%) User Experience
10 7 (1.90%) Clustering
11 6 (1.63%) Replication
12 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.09%) Fintech
12 4 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 204 (55.43%) Windows
2 109 (29.62%) Windows Server
3 101 (27.45%) Linux
4 68 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (14.67%) Windows 10
6 38 (10.33%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 22 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (5.16%) Android
10 16 (4.35%) Unix
11 14 (3.80%) CentOS
12 13 (3.53%) Mac OS X
13 12 (3.26%) Apple iOS
14 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (1.36%) Solaris
16 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.54%) AIX
18 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.11%) ITIL
2 55 (14.95%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (11.68%) Project Management
5 39 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (10.33%) Data Protection
6 38 (10.33%) Network Design
6 38 (10.33%) Service Delivery
7 35 (9.51%) Software Engineering
8 33 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
8 33 (8.97%) Security Monitoring
9 31 (8.42%) PRINCE2
10 30 (8.15%) Mobile Device Management
10 30 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (7.88%) Information Security
11 29 (7.88%) Technical Architecture
12 26 (7.07%) TOGAF
13 25 (6.79%) ArchiMate
14 22 (5.98%) Penetration Testing
15 21 (5.71%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 67 (18.21%) PowerShell
2 54 (14.67%) C
3 33 (8.97%) Python
4 28 (7.61%) Bash Shell
5 23 (6.25%) Java
6 21 (5.71%) PHP
7 20 (5.43%) SQL
8 18 (4.89%) C++
9 12 (3.26%) C#
9 12 (3.26%) JavaScript
9 12 (3.26%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.45%) Korn
11 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.82%) Perl
13 2 (0.54%) Ruby
14 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.27%) Tcl
14 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (31.79%) Security Cleared
2 105 (28.53%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 78 (21.20%) CCNA
5 57 (15.49%) CCNP
6 49 (13.32%) SC Cleared
7 42 (11.41%) Degree
8 37 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (7.61%) CISSP
10 27 (7.34%) MCSE
11 26 (7.07%) CompTIA Security+
12 25 (6.79%) TOGAF Certification
13 23 (6.25%) GIAC
13 23 (6.25%) SANS
13 23 (6.25%) SSCP
14 21 (5.71%) Linux+ Certification
14 21 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
15 14 (3.80%) MCP
16 11 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.35%) QA
3 15 (4.08%) SLA
4 14 (3.80%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.72%) GDPR
6 6 (1.63%) ISO 14001
6 6 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.54%) COBIT
9 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.27%) MISRA
9 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (30.98%) Active Directory
2 72 (19.57%) Hyper-V
3 65 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (11.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (5.71%) Docker
6 20 (5.43%) vSphere
7 15 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (3.53%) NFS
9 12 (3.26%) BitLocker
10 11 (2.99%) Snort
10 11 (2.99%) VMware NSX
11 9 (2.45%) Samba
12 7 (1.90%) XenApp
13 6 (1.63%) ProxySG
14 5 (1.36%) pfSense
15 4 (1.09%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.09%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.82%) Firmware
16 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
17 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 68 (18.48%) SCCM
2 37 (10.05%) SCOM
3 33 (8.97%) Puppet
4 25 (6.79%) vRealize
5 16 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (4.08%) SCVMM
7 13 (3.53%) Ansible
7 13 (3.53%) Salt
8 11 (2.99%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (2.72%) FortiGate
10 9 (2.45%) Nagios
10 9 (2.45%) OSSEC
11 8 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.36%) WSUS
13 4 (1.09%) AirWatch
13 4 (1.09%) CSIRT
14 3 (0.82%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 172 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 137 (37.23%) Cisco
3 108 (29.35%) VMware
4 45 (12.23%) Juniper
5 31 (8.42%) CheckPoint
6 30 (8.15%) SolarWinds
7 27 (7.34%) McAfee
8 26 (7.07%) Citrix
9 21 (5.71%) Veeam
10 19 (5.16%) F5
11 17 (4.62%) EMC
12 16 (4.35%) Red Hat
13 14 (3.80%) Fortinet
14 13 (3.53%) Apple
14 13 (3.53%) Dell
14 13 (3.53%) Meraki
14 13 (3.53%) Palo Alto
15 11 (2.99%) NetApp
16 10 (2.72%) Clearswift
16 10 (2.72%) HP