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

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 64 57
Rank change year-on-year -23 -7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 335 485 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.44% 4.79% 4.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.61% 26.05% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 275 383 442
South West median annual salary £44,657 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.64% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,100 £24,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,750 £64,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 1,419 1,862 1,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.57% 18.39% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,088 1,502 1,497
South West median annual salary £44,579 £42,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.14% +11.26% +0.67%
10th Percentile £25,425 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 19 January 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 January 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
Wiltshire +7 105 £51,500 +43.06% 16
Bristol -21 82 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Gloucestershire -2 80 £45,000 -2.17% 10
Dorset +18 33 £30,000 -4.21% 21
Devon +2 17 £22,000 -59.07% 3
Somerset -22 13 £47,500 +57.02% 2
Cornwall 0 5 £43,500 +24.29% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 165 (49.25%) Windows
2 157 (46.87%) Cisco
3 115 (34.33%) Microsoft
4 107 (31.94%) Security Cleared
5 103 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (30.45%) VMware
7 95 (28.36%) Linux
8 80 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 72 (21.49%) CCNA
10 71 (21.19%) LAN
11 70 (20.90%) Office 365
12 68 (20.30%) Active Directory
13 66 (19.70%) Windows Server
14 65 (19.40%) Wireless
15 63 (18.81%) SC Cleared
16 61 (18.21%) VPN
17 60 (17.91%) WAN
18 57 (17.01%) DV Cleared
19 55 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
20 54 (16.12%) ITIL
21 53 (15.82%) Hyper-V
22 52 (15.52%) CCNP
23 51 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 50 (14.93%) PowerShell
24 50 (14.93%) TCP/IP
25 49 (14.63%) CheckPoint
25 49 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
26 46 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
27 45 (13.43%) Cybersecurity
28 42 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 42 (12.54%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 13 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.99%) Apache Pig
6 10 (2.99%) JBoss
6 10 (2.99%) Jetty
7 9 (2.69%) IIS
7 9 (2.69%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.39%) Apache
9 7 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.60%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.78%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (20.90%) Office 365
3 49 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (5.97%) SaaS
5 14 (4.18%) IaaS
6 9 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.09%) PaaS
8 5 (1.49%) Azure Functions
8 5 (1.49%) Serverless
9 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.90%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.30%) G Suite
11 1 (0.30%) Loggly
11 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 71 (21.19%) LAN
2 65 (19.40%) Wireless
3 61 (18.21%) VPN
4 60 (17.91%) WAN
5 55 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
6 50 (14.93%) TCP/IP
7 37 (11.04%) MPLS
8 33 (9.85%) Network Security
9 32 (9.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (9.55%) DNS
10 29 (8.66%) DHCP
10 29 (8.66%) Intrusion Detection
11 27 (8.06%) OSPF
12 25 (7.46%) BGP
12 25 (7.46%) Internet
13 24 (7.16%) SSL
14 21 (6.27%) HTTP
14 21 (6.27%) VoIP
15 20 (5.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 19 (5.67%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) Apache Hive
2 10 (2.99%) Big Data
2 10 (2.99%) Hadoop
2 10 (2.99%) MySQL
2 10 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.90%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.37%) JIRA
4 14 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (3.88%) Maven
6 10 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.99%) CodeSonar
6 10 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.99%) git-flow
6 10 (2.99%) Robot Framework
6 10 (2.99%) Selenium
6 10 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (2.39%) Redmine
8 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.60%) GitLab
9 2 (0.60%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.30%) Buildbot
10 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (7.16%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.67%) Finance
3 14 (4.18%) Marketing
4 10 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.39%) Electronics
5 8 (2.39%) Games
6 7 (2.09%) Banking
6 7 (2.09%) Retail
7 5 (1.49%) Military
8 3 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.90%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 76 (22.69%) Network Engineer
2 48 (14.33%) Support Engineer
3 38 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (11.34%) IT Engineer
4 28 (8.36%) Analyst
4 28 (8.36%) Consultant
5 23 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 21 (6.27%) Architect
8 20 (5.97%) Security Engineer
9 17 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (4.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.78%) IT Support
10 16 (4.78%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) IT Support Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) Network Consultant
11 13 (3.88%) Network Support
11 13 (3.88%) Network Support Engineer
12 12 (3.58%) Service Desk Engineer
12 12 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.48%) SOAP
2 13 (3.88%) Spring
3 11 (3.28%) LAMP
3 11 (3.28%) REST
4 10 (2.99%) .NET
4 10 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.99%) Django
4 10 (2.99%) Java EE
4 10 (2.99%) JSF
4 10 (2.99%) Node.js
4 10 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (2.99%) Servlets
4 10 (2.99%) Spring MVC
4 10 (2.99%) STL
5 7 (2.09%) Web Services
6 6 (1.79%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.90%) LDAP
7 3 (0.90%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.58%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.99%) Fintech
5 10 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.69%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.69%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.39%) Clustering
8 7 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.49%) PKI
11 4 (1.19%) CESG
11 4 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (1.19%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 165 (49.25%) Windows
2 95 (28.36%) Linux
3 66 (19.70%) Windows Server
4 41 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (9.55%) Windows 10
6 29 (8.66%) Windows 7
7 24 (7.16%) Windows 8
8 20 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (4.78%) Android
11 13 (3.88%) Mac OS X
12 11 (3.28%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.69%) Unix
14 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.19%) CentOS
16 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (16.12%) ITIL
2 46 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (13.43%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (9.85%) Network Design
7 32 (9.55%) Systems Engineering
8 30 (8.96%) Information Security
9 28 (8.36%) Presales
10 25 (7.46%) Project Management
11 23 (6.87%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.57%) Security Monitoring
13 21 (6.27%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (5.97%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (5.97%) Data Protection
14 20 (5.97%) DevOps
15 19 (5.67%) Mobile Device Management
15 19 (5.67%) Service Delivery
16 18 (5.37%) Computer Science
16 18 (5.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 39 (11.64%) Bash Shell
3 37 (11.04%) C
4 26 (7.76%) Python
5 24 (7.16%) Java
6 17 (5.07%) SQL
7 15 (4.48%) C#
8 12 (3.58%) Tcl
9 10 (2.99%) C++
9 10 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.99%) Objective-C
9 10 (2.99%) PHP
10 8 (2.39%) Korn
11 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.60%) Perl
12 2 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 107 (31.94%) Security Cleared
2 103 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (21.49%) CCNA
4 63 (18.81%) SC Cleared
5 57 (17.01%) DV Cleared
6 52 (15.52%) CCNP
7 32 (9.55%) CISSP
8 30 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (8.66%) Degree
10 24 (7.16%) MCSE
11 21 (6.27%) CompTIA Security+
11 21 (6.27%) Network+ Certification
11 21 (6.27%) SANS
12 18 (5.37%) GIAC
12 18 (5.37%) Linux+ Certification
12 18 (5.37%) SSCP
13 14 (4.18%) MCP
14 12 (3.58%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (2.39%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (2.39%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.18%) SLA
4 8 (2.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (2.39%) RMADS
5 6 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.79%) QA
6 5 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (1.49%) GDPR
7 2 (0.60%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (20.30%) Active Directory
2 53 (15.82%) Hyper-V
3 51 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (6.57%) VMware NSX
5 18 (5.37%) vSphere
6 16 (4.78%) Docker
7 13 (3.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (3.28%) NFS
10 10 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.69%) Samba
12 7 (2.09%) Snort
13 3 (0.90%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.60%) Firmware
14 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.30%) UAG
15 1 (0.30%) Xen
15 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (6.87%) Puppet
2 21 (6.27%) SCCM
3 14 (4.18%) Ansible
3 14 (4.18%) SCOM
4 13 (3.88%) FortiGate
5 12 (3.58%) ArcSight ESM
5 12 (3.58%) SCVMM
5 12 (3.58%) vRealize
6 11 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (3.28%) Salt
7 10 (2.99%) Nagios
7 10 (2.99%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.49%) Netcool
8 5 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.19%) Nessus
10 3 (0.90%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 157 (46.87%) Cisco
2 115 (34.33%) Microsoft
3 102 (30.45%) VMware
4 49 (14.63%) CheckPoint
5 39 (11.64%) Juniper
6 32 (9.55%) SolarWinds
7 28 (8.36%) F5
8 25 (7.46%) Meraki
9 16 (4.78%) Blue Coat
10 15 (4.48%) Fortinet
10 15 (4.48%) Veeam
11 14 (4.18%) Apple
12 12 (3.58%) ArcSight
13 11 (3.28%) Google
13 11 (3.28%) McAfee
14 10 (2.99%) EMC
15 9 (2.69%) HP
15 9 (2.69%) SAP
15 9 (2.69%) Symantec
16 8 (2.39%) Citrix