Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 70 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +28
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 314 154 475
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.09% 4.50% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.86% 26.60% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 253 111 423
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,782 £26,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £34,375 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.30%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 1,169 579 1,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.22% 16.91% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 813 473 1,445
10th Percentile £24,550 £26,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,284 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.37% +13.66% -3.16%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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
Gloucestershire +17 88 £48,000 +12.94% 15
Bristol -61 82 £44,500 +4.71% 22
Wiltshire +4 69 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Devon +17 31 £42,500 -22.73% 10
Somerset 0 26 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Dorset -20 15 £47,500 -11.63% 8
Cornwall -23 2 £33,500 -33.00% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 149 (47.45%) Windows
2 146 (46.50%) Microsoft
3 111 (35.35%) Azure
4 108 (34.39%) Microsoft 365
5 105 (33.44%) Cisco
6 99 (31.53%) Active Directory
7 98 (31.21%) VMware
8 91 (28.98%) Windows Server
9 86 (27.39%) VPN
10 72 (22.93%) DNS
10 72 (22.93%) WAN
10 72 (22.93%) ITIL
11 70 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 65 (20.70%) LAN
13 64 (20.38%) Linux
14 61 (19.43%) Security Cleared
14 61 (19.43%) Social Skills
15 57 (18.15%) Hyper-V
16 55 (17.52%) Network Security
17 54 (17.20%) VLAN
17 54 (17.20%) DHCP
17 54 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 51 (16.24%) AWS
19 48 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
20 46 (14.65%) PowerShell
21 43 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
22 40 (12.74%) OSPF
22 40 (12.74%) VMware ESXi
23 39 (12.42%) Degree

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 26 (8.28%) Confluence
2 25 (7.96%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.27%) nginx
6 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.32%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 111 (35.35%) Azure
2 108 (34.39%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (16.24%) AWS
4 14 (4.46%) SaaS
5 9 (2.87%) IaaS
6 7 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.23%) GCP
7 6 (1.91%) Google Workspace
7 6 (1.91%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.91%) PaaS
8 4 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.96%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.64%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (0.64%) Pulumi
11 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 86 (27.39%) VPN
2 72 (22.93%) DNS
2 72 (22.93%) WAN
3 65 (20.70%) LAN
4 55 (17.52%) Network Security
5 54 (17.20%) DHCP
5 54 (17.20%) VLAN
6 40 (12.74%) OSPF
7 35 (11.15%) Wireless
8 34 (10.83%) TCP/IP
9 27 (8.60%) BGP
9 27 (8.60%) IPv4
10 26 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (7.64%) VoIP
12 23 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (7.32%) MPLS
12 23 (7.32%) SMS
12 23 (7.32%) Wireshark
13 18 (5.73%) Internet
14 16 (5.10%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (9.24%) JIRA
2 26 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.28%) Subversion
3 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.64%) AppScan
4 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.64%) Maven
4 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (19.43%) Social Skills
2 31 (9.87%) Finance
3 22 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.05%) Public Sector
5 18 (5.73%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.46%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (3.50%) Aerospace
8 9 (2.87%) Electronics
8 9 (2.87%) Marketing
9 8 (2.55%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.59%) French Language
11 4 (1.27%) Automotive
11 4 (1.27%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.96%) Legal
12 3 (0.96%) Retail
13 2 (0.64%) Military
14 1 (0.32%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.32%) Games
14 1 (0.32%) Local Government
14 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (13.69%) Network Engineer
3 40 (12.74%) Support Engineer
4 36 (11.46%) IT Engineer
5 28 (8.92%) Security Engineer
6 23 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (7.32%) IT Manager
6 23 (7.32%) SOC Engineer
7 20 (6.37%) Analyst
7 20 (6.37%) IT Support
8 17 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (4.78%) Architect
10 15 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support
13 11 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.92%) Web Services
2 2 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) JSON
3 1 (0.32%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.32%) Spine.js
3 1 (0.32%) Velocity
3 1 (0.32%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.32%) Vuetify.js
3 1 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.15%) Data Centre
2 34 (10.83%) Public Cloud
3 20 (6.37%) Driving Licence
4 17 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.82%) Clustering
5 12 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.55%) Replication
7 5 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.27%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.27%) PKI
8 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.96%) IVR
9 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.64%) CCTV
10 2 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.64%) iPhone
10 2 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 149 (47.45%) Windows
2 91 (28.98%) Windows Server
3 64 (20.38%) Linux
4 32 (10.19%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (7.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 22 (7.01%) Windows 10
8 17 (5.41%) Unix
9 14 (4.46%) Android
10 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (3.50%) Ubuntu
12 10 (3.18%) CentOS
13 8 (2.55%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.93%) ITIL
2 54 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.10%) DevOps
5 36 (11.46%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (10.83%) Service Management
7 33 (10.51%) Infrastructure as Code
8 30 (9.55%) Scrum
9 29 (9.24%) Computer Science
9 29 (9.24%) High Availability
10 28 (8.92%) Task Automation
11 27 (8.60%) Configuration Management
11 27 (8.60%) DevSecOps
12 26 (8.28%) Cyber Intelligence
12 26 (8.28%) Data Science
12 26 (8.28%) Migration
12 26 (8.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 25 (7.96%) Machine Learning
13 25 (7.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.65%) PowerShell
2 34 (10.83%) Bash Shell
3 29 (9.24%) Python
4 8 (2.55%) C
5 7 (2.23%) SQL
6 6 (1.91%) Perl
7 4 (1.27%) Tcl
8 2 (0.64%) Java
8 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) C#
9 1 (0.32%) C-shell
9 1 (0.32%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (12.42%) Degree
4 34 (10.83%) DV Cleared
5 26 (8.28%) CCNP
6 24 (7.64%) SC Cleared
7 23 (7.32%) CCNA
8 19 (6.05%) CCIE
9 14 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.50%) GIAC
11 10 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (3.18%) DBS Check
11 10 (3.18%) RHCE
12 9 (2.87%) MCSE
13 6 (1.91%) CEH
13 6 (1.91%) MCSA
14 5 (1.59%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.59%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (5.73%) SLA
2 12 (3.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.87%) GDPR
3 9 (2.87%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.59%) QA
5 3 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.64%) NIST
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 99 (31.53%) Active Directory
2 70 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (18.15%) Hyper-V
4 40 (12.74%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (10.51%) Docker
6 6 (1.91%) vSphere
7 5 (1.59%) XenApp
7 5 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.27%) KVM
9 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.96%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.96%) Xen
10 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.32%) LXC
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (10.83%) Ansible
2 29 (9.24%) Puppet
3 17 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.87%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.23%) SCCM
5 7 (2.23%) Terraform
6 4 (1.27%) Suricata
6 4 (1.27%) WSUS
7 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.64%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.64%) Kibana
8 2 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.64%) Nagios
8 2 (0.64%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 146 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 105 (33.44%) Cisco
3 98 (31.21%) VMware
4 23 (7.32%) Oracle
4 23 (7.32%) TippingPoint
5 19 (6.05%) Citrix
5 19 (6.05%) F5
6 18 (5.73%) Fortinet
6 18 (5.73%) Google
7 17 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 16 (5.10%) Veeam
9 15 (4.78%) HP
9 15 (4.78%) Juniper
9 15 (4.78%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.46%) Apple
10 14 (4.46%) Meraki
10 14 (4.46%) Palo Alto
11 11 (3.50%) McAfee
12 10 (3.18%) Aruba
13 9 (2.87%) Splunk