Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 89 65
Rank change year-on-year +28 -24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 409 341 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.71% 3.46% 4.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.94% 23.55% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 357 280 379
South West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,225 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 1,518 1,448 1,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.49% 14.70% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,214 1,108 1,497
South West median annual salary £41,250 £44,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.30% +5.95% +12.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Bristol +39 109 £42,500 - 30
Wiltshire +2 109 £45,000 -12.62% 21
Gloucestershire -9 100 £43,000 -4.44% 21
Somerset +44 44 £34,000 -28.42% 8
Dorset -5 27 £39,000 +30.00% 10
Devon -3 12 £31,500 +43.18% 7
Cornwall +12 1 £26,000 -40.23% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 245 (59.90%) Windows
2 164 (40.10%) Active Directory
3 153 (37.41%) Cisco
4 148 (36.19%) Windows Server
5 142 (34.72%) Microsoft
6 131 (32.03%) VMware
7 129 (31.54%) Office 365
8 127 (31.05%) Azure
9 107 (26.16%) VPN
10 103 (25.18%) Linux
11 94 (22.98%) WAN
12 92 (22.49%) DNS
13 89 (21.76%) LAN
14 87 (21.27%) Cisco Certification
15 83 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 82 (20.05%) TCP/IP
17 79 (19.32%) Security Cleared
18 73 (17.85%) Wireless
19 71 (17.36%) Windows 10
20 70 (17.11%) Cybersecurity
20 70 (17.11%) ITIL
21 67 (16.38%) DHCP
22 66 (16.14%) MS Exchange
23 65 (15.89%) CCNA
24 64 (15.65%) Finance
25 63 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
26 62 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
27 61 (14.91%) PowerShell
28 58 (14.18%) AWS
29 57 (13.94%) Hyper-V

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 66 (16.14%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.05%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (3.91%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.93%) Apache Spark
7 11 (2.69%) OpenStack
8 10 (2.44%) Confluence
9 7 (1.71%) IIS
10 6 (1.47%) Apache
10 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.47%) JBoss
10 6 (1.47%) Jetty
10 6 (1.47%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.22%) nginx
12 4 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 129 (31.54%) Office 365
2 127 (31.05%) Azure
3 58 (14.18%) AWS
4 27 (6.60%) GCP
5 17 (4.16%) IaaS
6 14 (3.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (2.69%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.44%) Serverless
9 9 (2.20%) SaaS
10 8 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (1.71%) Azure Functions
11 7 (1.71%) PaaS
12 3 (0.73%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.24%) Apigee
13 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Slack
13 1 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 107 (26.16%) VPN
2 94 (22.98%) WAN
3 92 (22.49%) DNS
4 89 (21.76%) LAN
5 82 (20.05%) TCP/IP
6 73 (17.85%) Wireless
7 67 (16.38%) DHCP
8 54 (13.20%) VLAN
9 42 (10.27%) Network Security
10 33 (8.07%) Internet
10 33 (8.07%) VoIP
11 31 (7.58%) IPsec
12 30 (7.33%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (6.60%) SAN
14 25 (6.11%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (5.87%) MPLS
16 23 (5.62%) IPv4
17 21 (5.13%) BGP
17 21 (5.13%) OSPF
18 17 (4.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.42%) Big Data
3 12 (2.93%) MySQL
4 8 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.73%) FileMaker
6 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.24%) Impala
8 1 (0.24%) Redis
8 1 (0.24%) Riak
Development Applications
1 36 (8.80%) JIRA
2 32 (7.82%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.40%) Bitbucket
4 12 (2.93%) git-flow
5 9 (2.20%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.47%) Maven
7 6 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.22%) GitLab
8 5 (1.22%) Selenium
9 3 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.49%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.49%) TestRail
11 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 64 (15.65%) Finance
2 29 (7.09%) Retail
3 17 (4.16%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.42%) Aerospace
5 14 (3.42%) Automotive
5 14 (3.42%) Electronics
5 14 (3.42%) Marketing
6 12 (2.93%) Military
7 11 (2.69%) Law
8 10 (2.44%) Legal
9 9 (2.20%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.96%) Games
11 5 (1.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.49%) Local Government
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 97 (23.72%) Support Engineer
2 62 (15.16%) Network Engineer
3 52 (12.71%) Analyst
4 48 (11.74%) IT Engineer
5 40 (9.78%) IT Support
6 35 (8.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 32 (7.82%) Consultant
7 32 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
9 27 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 27 (6.60%) Architect
9 27 (6.60%) Technical Support
10 26 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (6.36%) Technical Engineer
11 24 (5.87%) Technical Support Engineer
12 18 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (4.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 17 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.91%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.91%) AngularJS
2 12 (2.93%) .NET
2 12 (2.93%) Kafka
2 12 (2.93%) React
2 12 (2.93%) Spring
3 11 (2.69%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.69%) GraphQL
3 11 (2.69%) Node.js
3 11 (2.69%) REST
3 11 (2.69%) Spring MVC
3 11 (2.69%) Vue.js
4 7 (1.71%) CSS
5 6 (1.47%) HTML
5 6 (1.47%) Servlets
6 5 (1.22%) CSS3
6 5 (1.22%) HTML5
6 5 (1.22%) jQuery
6 5 (1.22%) LAMP
6 5 (1.22%) Sass
7 4 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.02%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (5.87%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.65%) Cybercrime
5 17 (4.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (4.16%) Public Cloud
6 16 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.93%) PKI
8 9 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.20%) Replication
9 8 (1.96%) iPhone
9 8 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.71%) User Experience
11 6 (1.47%) Cyberattack
11 6 (1.47%) iPad
11 6 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.22%) Clustering
13 4 (0.98%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 245 (59.90%) Windows
2 148 (36.19%) Windows Server
3 103 (25.18%) Linux
4 71 (17.36%) Windows 10
5 62 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (7.58%) Windows 7
8 28 (6.85%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.89%) CentOS
10 18 (4.40%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.67%) Android
12 14 (3.42%) Debian
13 12 (2.93%) Apple iOS
14 9 (2.20%) Unix
14 9 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.96%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.22%) Solaris
16 5 (1.22%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.11%) Cybersecurity
1 70 (17.11%) ITIL
2 63 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (10.02%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (10.02%) Project Delivery
4 40 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (8.80%) Information Security
5 36 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 33 (8.07%) SIEM
7 32 (7.82%) Migration
8 30 (7.33%) DevOps
9 28 (6.85%) Scrum
10 26 (6.36%) Kanban
10 26 (6.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 25 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
14 21 (5.13%) Change Management
14 21 (5.13%) Presales
14 21 (5.13%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.91%) PowerShell
2 52 (12.71%) SQL
3 32 (7.82%) C
4 30 (7.33%) Python
5 19 (4.65%) C#
6 18 (4.40%) PHP
7 15 (3.67%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.20%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.71%) Java
10 6 (1.47%) C++
10 6 (1.47%) Perl
11 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) Go
12 1 (0.24%) R
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (21.27%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (19.32%) Security Cleared
3 65 (15.89%) CCNA
4 48 (11.74%) SC Cleared
5 43 (10.51%) Degree
6 42 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (9.29%) CCNP
8 32 (7.82%) MCSE
9 25 (6.11%) DV Cleared
10 20 (4.89%) CISSP
11 15 (3.67%) RHCE
12 14 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (3.42%) DBS Check
12 14 (3.42%) GIAC
12 14 (3.42%) SANS
13 13 (3.18%) CCDP
13 13 (3.18%) SSCP
14 11 (2.69%) CompTIA Security+
14 11 (2.69%) Linux+ Certification
14 11 (2.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.87%) SLA
2 15 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.20%) GDPR
4 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.98%) GPG13
6 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.73%) PMO
7 2 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.49%) RMADS
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 164 (40.10%) Active Directory
2 83 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (13.94%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.07%) Docker
4 33 (8.07%) vSphere
5 25 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.16%) VMware NSX
7 16 (3.91%) XenApp
8 7 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.98%) Corosync
9 4 (0.98%) DRBD
9 4 (0.98%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.98%) Postfix
10 3 (0.73%) Firmware
11 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (7.58%) Kubernetes
1 31 (7.58%) SCCM
2 23 (5.62%) WSUS
3 21 (5.13%) Ansible
3 21 (5.13%) vCenter Server
4 17 (4.16%) Puppet
5 15 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.42%) Red Hat Satellite
6 14 (3.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 14 (3.42%) yum
7 12 (2.93%) SCOM
8 4 (0.98%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.98%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.98%) Pacemaker
8 4 (0.98%) vRealize
9 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 153 (37.41%) Cisco
2 142 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 131 (32.03%) VMware
4 35 (8.56%) Juniper
5 28 (6.85%) HP
5 28 (6.85%) Meraki
6 27 (6.60%) Veeam
7 26 (6.36%) Google
8 24 (5.87%) Atlassian
8 24 (5.87%) Citrix
9 22 (5.38%) Splunk
10 21 (5.13%) Dell
11 18 (4.40%) F5
12 16 (3.91%) Palo Alto
12 16 (3.91%) Red Hat
13 15 (3.67%) EMC
13 15 (3.67%) Fortinet
14 14 (3.42%) McAfee
15 12 (2.93%) Apple
15 12 (2.93%) LogRhythm