Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 57 57 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +34
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 339 250 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.77% 5.28% 4.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.22% 31.61% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 237 198 353
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,025 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -10.00%
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,900 £62,375 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 1,052 791 1,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.82% 16.71% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 620 618 1,213
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,675 £24,625
25th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £28,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -7.87%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Wiltshire +20 109 £40,000 +12.68% 18
Bristol -23 84 £45,000 - 14
Gloucestershire -2 74 £48,000 +27.15% 8
Somerset -11 28 £34,500 -27.37% 9
Cornwall -3 19 £29,500 -41.00% 2
Dorset -7 18 £50,000 - 8
Devon -7 7 £36,250 -9.38% 9
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 108 (31.86%) VPN
1 108 (31.86%) Azure
2 105 (30.97%) Microsoft
3 102 (30.09%) VMware
4 97 (28.61%) Linux
4 97 (28.61%) AWS
5 91 (26.84%) Windows
6 89 (26.25%) Security Cleared
7 84 (24.78%) Cisco
8 81 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 79 (23.30%) Microsoft 365
10 77 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (21.53%) DNS
12 68 (20.06%) Active Directory
13 62 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
14 61 (17.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 59 (17.40%) ITIL
16 58 (17.11%) WAN
16 58 (17.11%) Hyper-V
17 57 (16.81%) DevOps
17 57 (16.81%) DHCP
17 57 (16.81%) Windows Server
18 56 (16.52%) LAN
18 56 (16.52%) DV Cleared
19 55 (16.22%) Docker
19 55 (16.22%) Social Skills
20 50 (14.75%) Kubernetes
20 50 (14.75%) SC Cleared
21 49 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
22 47 (13.86%) Python

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 19 (5.60%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.72%) IIS
3 15 (4.42%) Confluence
4 12 (3.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.36%) nginx
6 7 (2.06%) WordPress
7 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.59%) Apache
10 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.59%) JBoss
10 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 108 (31.86%) Azure
2 97 (28.61%) AWS
3 79 (23.30%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (8.55%) SaaS
5 25 (7.37%) PaaS
6 22 (6.49%) GCP
7 21 (6.19%) Serverless
8 9 (2.65%) IaaS
9 7 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.47%) Azure Monitor
11 4 (1.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.18%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (1.18%) Azure Service Bus
11 4 (1.18%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.29%) GitHub
13 1 (0.29%) Google Workspace
13 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.29%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 108 (31.86%) VPN
2 73 (21.53%) DNS
3 58 (17.11%) WAN
4 57 (16.81%) DHCP
5 56 (16.52%) LAN
6 46 (13.57%) Network Security
7 43 (12.68%) TCP/IP
8 34 (10.03%) OSPF
9 33 (9.73%) Wireless
10 30 (8.85%) BGP
10 30 (8.85%) VoIP
11 27 (7.96%) Wireshark
12 26 (7.67%) SMS
13 25 (7.37%) VLAN
14 20 (5.90%) IPv4
15 16 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (4.42%) SD-WAN
17 13 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (3.54%) IPv6
18 12 (3.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.13%) MySQL
3 6 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.18%) Redis
6 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) Flink
Development Applications
1 21 (6.19%) JIRA
2 18 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.24%) Subversion
4 8 (2.36%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.18%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.88%) GitLab
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.29%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (16.22%) Social Skills
2 35 (10.32%) Organisational Skills
3 31 (9.14%) Finance
4 23 (6.78%) Public Sector
5 22 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (5.90%) Games
7 14 (4.13%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.95%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.36%) Electronics
10 7 (2.06%) Aerospace
10 7 (2.06%) Marketing
11 6 (1.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 6 (1.77%) Legal
12 5 (1.47%) Banking
12 5 (1.47%) Police
13 4 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (1.18%) Law
14 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.59%) Retail
15 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 57 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (15.63%) Network Engineer
3 50 (14.75%) Security Engineer
4 38 (11.21%) Analyst
5 35 (10.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (10.03%) IT Engineer
7 33 (9.73%) Support Engineer
8 32 (9.44%) Cloud Engineer
9 26 (7.67%) SOC Engineer
10 25 (7.37%) IT Support
11 22 (6.49%) Junior
12 21 (6.19%) IT Support Engineer
13 20 (5.90%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (5.01%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (5.01%) Senior Network Engineer
15 15 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 14 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
16 14 (4.13%) Microsoft Engineer
17 13 (3.83%) Python Engineer
17 13 (3.83%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) HTML
1 7 (2.06%) jQuery
1 7 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (1.47%) .NET
2 5 (1.47%) Django
2 5 (1.47%) Flask
2 5 (1.47%) Spine.js
3 3 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.88%) JSON
3 3 (0.88%) YAML
4 2 (0.59%) LAMP
4 2 (0.59%) Velocity
5 1 (0.29%) Kafka
5 1 (0.29%) LDAP
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.29%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.67%) Public Cloud
3 22 (6.49%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (6.19%) NHS
4 21 (6.19%) Replication
5 16 (4.72%) PKI
6 12 (3.54%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.77%) Clustering
8 6 (1.77%) Cyberattack
8 6 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.47%) e-Health
9 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.47%) User Experience
10 4 (1.18%) Blog
11 3 (0.88%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.88%) EPoS
11 3 (0.88%) IVR
11 3 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 97 (28.61%) Linux
2 91 (26.84%) Windows
3 57 (16.81%) Windows Server
4 30 (8.85%) Windows 10
5 24 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (5.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (4.72%) Ubuntu
9 9 (2.65%) CentOS
10 7 (2.06%) Unix
10 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.77%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.88%) Debian
12 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.29%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (17.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 59 (17.40%) ITIL
5 57 (16.81%) DevOps
6 49 (14.45%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (11.80%) Migration
7 40 (11.80%) Time Management
8 34 (10.03%) High Availability
8 34 (10.03%) Infrastructure as Code
9 32 (9.44%) Fintech
10 31 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
11 27 (7.96%) Data Privacy
12 26 (7.67%) Application Security
12 26 (7.67%) Data Analysis
12 26 (7.67%) Threat Detection
13 24 (7.08%) Service Management
14 22 (6.49%) Configuration Management
15 21 (6.19%) Open Source
15 21 (6.19%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.86%) Python
2 40 (11.80%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.96%) SQL
4 19 (5.60%) Bash
5 14 (4.13%) Java
6 13 (3.83%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.83%) T-SQL
7 10 (2.95%) C
8 8 (2.36%) C#
8 8 (2.36%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.06%) Perl
10 6 (1.77%) C++
11 5 (1.47%) Go
11 5 (1.47%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.18%) Tcl
13 2 (0.59%) C-shell
13 2 (0.59%) R
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 56 (16.52%) DV Cleared
3 50 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 32 (9.44%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (7.08%) CCNA
6 19 (5.60%) Degree
7 14 (4.13%) CCNP
7 14 (4.13%) CISM
8 12 (3.54%) CEH
9 11 (3.24%) IISP
9 11 (3.24%) SANS
10 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.06%) CISSP
11 7 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.77%) CCDP
12 6 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (1.47%) DBS Check
14 4 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.62%) SLA
2 11 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.24%) NCSC
2 11 (3.24%) NIST
3 8 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (2.06%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.47%) Accessibility
6 4 (1.18%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 81 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (20.06%) Active Directory
3 58 (17.11%) Hyper-V
4 55 (16.22%) Docker
5 21 (6.19%) vSphere
6 16 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.18%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.88%) KVM
9 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.59%) iptables
10 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.29%) Firmware
11 1 (0.29%) GPFS
11 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 50 (14.75%) Kubernetes
2 33 (9.73%) Ansible
3 32 (9.44%) Terraform
4 27 (7.96%) Grafana
5 26 (7.67%) Icinga
5 26 (7.67%) Packer
6 15 (4.42%) Puppet
7 14 (4.13%) Prometheus
8 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (3.24%) SCCM
9 10 (2.95%) vCenter Server
10 7 (2.06%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.06%) WSUS
11 6 (1.77%) CSIRT
11 6 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.88%) Proxmox
13 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.59%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 105 (30.97%) Microsoft
2 102 (30.09%) VMware
3 84 (24.78%) Cisco
4 32 (9.44%) Juniper
5 28 (8.26%) Fortinet
6 26 (7.67%) Sophos
6 26 (7.67%) TippingPoint
7 17 (5.01%) Veeam
8 16 (4.72%) CheckPoint
8 16 (4.72%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.54%) Palo Alto
10 10 (2.95%) Google
10 10 (2.95%) HP
11 9 (2.65%) Citrix
11 9 (2.65%) Meraki
12 8 (2.36%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.06%) SAP
14 6 (1.77%) Aruba
14 6 (1.77%) Blue Coat
14 6 (1.77%) Oracle