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

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 58 54
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 482 523 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.80% 4.95% 5.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.98% 28.41% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 381 447 526
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £23,375
90th Percentile £62,320 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,855 1,841 2,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.49% 17.41% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,495 1,509 1,839
South West median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,050 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 January 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 January 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
Bristol -26 128 £40,000 -5.88% 24
Gloucestershire +29 118 £45,500 +3.41% 10
Wiltshire -21 87 £36,000 +2.86% 8
Somerset +22 57 £32,000 -1.54% 12
Cornwall +1 24 £35,000 +42.86% 3
Dorset -19 23 £31,320 +11.86% 11
Devon +3 14 £53,750 +95.45% 15
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 295 (61.20%) Windows
2 226 (46.89%) Microsoft
3 200 (41.49%) Active Directory
4 175 (36.31%) VMware
5 161 (33.40%) Windows Server
6 154 (31.95%) ITIL
7 149 (30.91%) TCP/IP
8 136 (28.22%) Network Security
9 133 (27.59%) DNS
10 129 (26.76%) Cisco
11 126 (26.14%) Security Cleared
12 125 (25.93%) Linux
13 115 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 105 (21.78%) VPN
15 103 (21.37%) DHCP
16 101 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 100 (20.75%) Office 365
17 100 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
18 97 (20.12%) SQL Server
18 97 (20.12%) Hyper-V
19 94 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
20 92 (19.09%) LAN
21 91 (18.88%) WAN
22 88 (18.26%) CCNA
22 88 (18.26%) Degree
23 76 (15.77%) MS Exchange
24 71 (14.73%) DV Cleared
25 69 (14.32%) CISSP
26 68 (14.11%) Cybersecurity
27 67 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure

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 76 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 61 (12.66%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.15%) Skype for Business
4 19 (3.94%) IIS
5 16 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.45%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.83%) Apache
11 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.21%) Confluence
13 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.21%) JBoss
13 1 (0.21%) nginx
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 100 (20.75%) Office 365
2 67 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.28%) IaaS
5 7 (1.45%) PaaS
5 7 (1.45%) SaaS
6 5 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.04%) SoftLayer
6 5 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 149 (30.91%) TCP/IP
2 136 (28.22%) Network Security
3 133 (27.59%) DNS
4 105 (21.78%) VPN
5 103 (21.37%) DHCP
6 92 (19.09%) LAN
7 91 (18.88%) WAN
8 62 (12.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 55 (11.41%) Wireless
10 49 (10.17%) HTTP
11 43 (8.92%) VLAN
12 41 (8.51%) SAN
13 38 (7.88%) SMTP
14 34 (7.05%) FTP
15 31 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (6.22%) DMZ
16 30 (6.22%) Internet
16 30 (6.22%) X.400
17 29 (6.02%) IP Telephony
17 29 (6.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.94%) Hadoop
3 15 (3.11%) MySQL
4 10 (2.07%) Apache Hive
4 10 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.66%) Big Data
6 7 (1.45%) Neo4j
7 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.62%) HBase
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.41%) Redis
9 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.41%) Riak
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (3.73%) Git (software)
1 18 (3.73%) JIRA
2 10 (2.07%) Redmine
3 7 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.24%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.24%) CodeSonar
4 6 (1.24%) git-flow
4 6 (1.24%) Robot Framework
4 6 (1.24%) Selenium
5 4 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.41%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.41%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.41%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 38 (7.88%) Finance
2 14 (2.90%) Games
3 13 (2.70%) Legal
3 13 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.28%) Advertising
4 11 (2.28%) Marketing
4 11 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.45%) Electronics
6 4 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.83%) Law
7 3 (0.62%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (17.22%) Support Engineer
3 67 (13.90%) Network Engineer
4 59 (12.24%) Security Engineer
5 58 (12.03%) IT Engineer
6 47 (9.75%) Analyst
6 47 (9.75%) IT Support
7 39 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 32 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
10 26 (5.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 24 (4.98%) Administrator
11 24 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
11 24 (4.98%) Network Security Engineer
11 24 (4.98%) Security Analyst
12 23 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (4.36%) Linux Engineer
14 19 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
14 19 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.75%) Web Services
2 13 (2.70%) .NET
3 11 (2.28%) Java EE
3 11 (2.28%) REST
4 9 (1.87%) LAMP
4 9 (1.87%) STL
5 8 (1.66%) SOAP
6 6 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.24%) Django
6 6 (1.24%) Node.js
6 6 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (1.24%) Spring MVC
7 5 (1.04%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.83%) JSON
9 3 (0.62%) Middleware
9 3 (0.62%) React
10 2 (0.41%) CSS3
10 2 (0.41%) SAML
10 2 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 94 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (10.37%) CESG
3 43 (8.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 31 (6.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (4.98%) Driving Licence
6 18 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 17 (3.53%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.70%) Life Science
9 11 (2.28%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (2.28%) User Experience
10 10 (2.07%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.24%) PKI
11 6 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (1.04%) Replication
12 5 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.83%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.83%) FMCG
14 3 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 295 (61.20%) Windows
2 161 (33.40%) Windows Server
3 125 (25.93%) Linux
4 101 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (8.30%) Windows 10
7 39 (8.09%) Windows 7
8 22 (4.56%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (3.32%) Android
11 15 (3.11%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.90%) Unix
13 10 (2.07%) CentOS
14 8 (1.66%) AIX
14 8 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.45%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.24%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (31.95%) ITIL
2 68 (14.11%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (12.45%) Service Management
4 53 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
5 52 (10.79%) Service Delivery
6 51 (10.58%) Problem Management
7 50 (10.37%) SIEM
8 46 (9.54%) ITSM
9 44 (9.13%) Information Security
9 44 (9.13%) Proactive Management
10 43 (8.92%) ITIL V3
11 37 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (6.43%) Infrastructure Management
12 31 (6.43%) Network Virtualisation
12 31 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 30 (6.22%) Virtual Environments
14 29 (6.02%) Mentoring
15 28 (5.81%) Data Loss Prevention
15 28 (5.81%) Software Engineering
16 27 (5.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.86%) PowerShell
2 37 (7.68%) C
3 31 (6.43%) Python
4 30 (6.22%) Bash Shell
5 25 (5.19%) Java
6 21 (4.36%) SQL
7 15 (3.11%) PHP
8 14 (2.90%) JavaScript
9 13 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.49%) Perl
11 11 (2.28%) C#
12 10 (2.07%) Korn
13 9 (1.87%) C++
13 9 (1.87%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.66%) Ruby
15 4 (0.83%) VBScript
16 2 (0.41%) VB
17 1 (0.21%) AWK
17 1 (0.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 126 (26.14%) Security Cleared
2 100 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (18.26%) CCNA
3 88 (18.26%) Degree
4 71 (14.73%) DV Cleared
5 69 (14.32%) CISSP
6 59 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 44 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (6.64%) MCSE
9 30 (6.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 24 (4.98%) GIAC
11 23 (4.77%) CCNP
12 19 (3.94%) SSCP
13 18 (3.73%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (3.73%) SANS
14 15 (3.11%) Linux+ Certification
14 15 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (2.90%) MCP
16 12 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.73%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (2.49%) RMADS
5 11 (2.28%) SLA
6 8 (1.66%) QA
7 4 (0.83%) GDPR
7 4 (0.83%) GPG13
8 2 (0.41%) PMO
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 200 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 115 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (20.12%) Hyper-V
4 54 (11.20%) vSphere
5 44 (9.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 33 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.98%) BitLocker
8 20 (4.15%) Docker
9 14 (2.90%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.07%) NFS
10 10 (2.07%) Samba
10 10 (2.07%) Snort
10 10 (2.07%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.45%) XenApp
12 5 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.83%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.62%) HDFS
14 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 58 (12.03%) SCCM
2 31 (6.43%) Puppet
3 27 (5.60%) SCOM
4 24 (4.98%) SCVMM
5 19 (3.94%) Ansible
6 18 (3.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 16 (3.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 15 (3.11%) vCenter Server
9 14 (2.90%) Nagios
10 13 (2.70%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.45%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 7 (1.45%) Terraform
13 6 (1.24%) Salt
13 6 (1.24%) WSUS
13 6 (1.24%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.04%) EnCase
14 5 (1.04%) RSA enVision
14 5 (1.04%) Suricata
Vendors
1 226 (46.89%) Microsoft
2 175 (36.31%) VMware
3 129 (26.76%) Cisco
4 41 (8.51%) McAfee
5 33 (6.85%) CheckPoint
6 31 (6.43%) Citrix
7 24 (4.98%) Dell
8 22 (4.56%) SolarWinds
8 22 (4.56%) Veeam
9 21 (4.36%) F5
10 20 (4.15%) HP
11 18 (3.73%) Juniper
12 17 (3.53%) Meraki
12 17 (3.53%) NetApp
13 14 (2.90%) Google
14 13 (2.70%) EMC
14 13 (2.70%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.07%) Oracle
15 10 (2.07%) SonicWALL
16 9 (1.87%) Aruba