Period
to 20 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 57 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 485 518 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.81% 4.93% 5.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.13% 28.35% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 382 442 541
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 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £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 1,856 1,827 2,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.42% 17.40% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,496 1,496 1,848
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 £61,250 £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 20 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 20 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 -31 130 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Gloucestershire +25 116 £46,000 +4.55% 5
Wiltshire -19 88 £36,000 +2.86% 8
Somerset +18 58 £30,250 -6.92% 11
Cornwall 0 24 £35,000 +42.86% 3
Dorset -14 24 £31,320 +11.86% 10
Devon +2 14 £53,750 +95.45% 15
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 299 (61.65%) Windows
2 231 (47.63%) Microsoft
3 202 (41.65%) Active Directory
4 181 (37.32%) VMware
5 162 (33.40%) Windows Server
6 153 (31.55%) ITIL
7 149 (30.72%) TCP/IP
8 133 (27.42%) DNS
8 133 (27.42%) Network Security
9 128 (26.39%) Security Cleared
9 128 (26.39%) Cisco
10 124 (25.57%) Linux
11 118 (24.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 107 (22.06%) VPN
13 104 (21.44%) Office 365
13 104 (21.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 103 (21.24%) DHCP
15 99 (20.41%) Hyper-V
16 98 (20.21%) SQL Server
16 98 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
17 95 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
18 90 (18.56%) WAN
19 89 (18.35%) LAN
19 89 (18.35%) Degree
20 87 (17.94%) CCNA
21 79 (16.29%) MS Exchange
22 71 (14.64%) CISSP
22 71 (14.64%) DV Cleared
23 69 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
24 68 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008

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 79 (16.29%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.37%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.33%) IIS
4 20 (4.12%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.44%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.82%) 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 52 (10.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 104 (21.44%) Office 365
2 67 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.27%) IaaS
5 7 (1.44%) PaaS
5 7 (1.44%) SaaS
6 5 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.03%) SoftLayer
6 5 (1.03%) 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 (30.72%) TCP/IP
2 133 (27.42%) DNS
2 133 (27.42%) Network Security
3 107 (22.06%) VPN
4 103 (21.24%) DHCP
5 90 (18.56%) WAN
6 89 (18.35%) LAN
7 62 (12.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 59 (12.16%) Wireless
9 50 (10.31%) HTTP
10 46 (9.48%) VLAN
11 45 (9.28%) SAN
12 38 (7.84%) SMTP
13 35 (7.22%) FTP
14 32 (6.60%) Internet
15 31 (6.39%) MPLS
16 30 (6.19%) DMZ
16 30 (6.19%) X.400
17 29 (5.98%) VoIP
17 29 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 15 (3.09%) MySQL
4 10 (2.06%) Apache Hive
4 10 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.65%) Big Data
6 7 (1.44%) Neo4j
7 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.82%) 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%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (3.71%) Git (software)
1 18 (3.71%) JIRA
2 10 (2.06%) Redmine
3 7 (1.44%) 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 (0.82%) 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 39 (8.04%) Finance
2 15 (3.09%) Games
3 14 (2.89%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.68%) Legal
4 13 (2.68%) Marketing
5 12 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.27%) Advertising
7 8 (1.65%) Electronics
8 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.82%) Law
9 3 (0.62%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (17.73%) Support Engineer
3 63 (12.99%) Network Engineer
4 59 (12.16%) IT Engineer
5 58 (11.96%) Security Engineer
6 48 (9.90%) IT Support
7 47 (9.69%) Analyst
8 41 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 26 (5.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 25 (5.15%) IT Support Engineer
13 24 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (4.95%) Administrator
13 24 (4.95%) Security Analyst
14 23 (4.74%) Network Security Engineer
15 21 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
16 19 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
17 17 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.69%) Web Services
2 13 (2.68%) .NET
3 12 (2.47%) LDAP
4 11 (2.27%) Java EE
4 11 (2.27%) REST
5 9 (1.86%) LAMP
5 9 (1.86%) STL
6 8 (1.65%) SOAP
7 6 (1.24%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.24%) Django
7 6 (1.24%) Node.js
7 6 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.24%) Spring MVC
8 5 (1.03%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.82%) JSON
10 3 (0.62%) Middleware
10 3 (0.62%) React
11 2 (0.41%) CSS3
11 2 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (10.52%) CESG
3 43 (8.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 31 (6.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 22 (4.54%) Driving Licence
6 19 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.71%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.68%) Life Science
9 12 (2.47%) CESG CLAS
9 12 (2.47%) User Experience
10 10 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.24%) PKI
11 6 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (1.03%) Replication
13 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.82%) FMCG
13 4 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 299 (61.65%) Windows
2 162 (33.40%) Windows Server
3 124 (25.57%) Linux
4 104 (21.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (8.66%) Windows 10
6 42 (8.66%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.95%) Windows 8
8 21 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.30%) Android
10 15 (3.09%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.89%) Unix
12 9 (1.86%) CentOS
13 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (1.44%) AIX
14 7 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.44%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.41%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (31.55%) ITIL
2 69 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (12.58%) Service Management
4 54 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
5 52 (10.72%) Service Delivery
6 51 (10.52%) Problem Management
7 50 (10.31%) SIEM
8 46 (9.48%) Information Security
8 46 (9.48%) ITSM
9 44 (9.07%) Proactive Management
10 43 (8.87%) ITIL V3
11 37 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (6.39%) Infrastructure Management
13 31 (6.39%) Network Virtualisation
14 30 (6.19%) Virtual Environments
15 29 (5.98%) Mentoring
16 28 (5.77%) Data Loss Prevention
16 28 (5.77%) Software Engineering
17 27 (5.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.78%) PowerShell
2 38 (7.84%) C
3 31 (6.39%) Python
4 30 (6.19%) Bash Shell
5 25 (5.15%) Java
6 23 (4.74%) SQL
7 15 (3.09%) PHP
8 14 (2.89%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.47%) Perl
9 12 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.27%) C#
11 10 (2.06%) Korn
12 9 (1.86%) C++
12 9 (1.86%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.65%) Ruby
14 4 (0.82%) VBScript
15 2 (0.41%) VB
16 1 (0.21%) AWK
16 1 (0.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 128 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 98 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (18.35%) Degree
4 87 (17.94%) CCNA
5 71 (14.64%) CISSP
5 71 (14.64%) DV Cleared
6 60 (12.37%) SC Cleared
7 45 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (6.39%) MCSE
9 30 (6.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 24 (4.95%) GIAC
11 22 (4.54%) CCNP
12 19 (3.92%) SSCP
13 18 (3.71%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (3.71%) SANS
14 15 (3.09%) Linux+ Certification
15 14 (2.89%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (2.89%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (2.89%) IISP
15 14 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.71%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (2.89%) RMADS
5 13 (2.68%) SLA
6 8 (1.65%) QA
7 4 (0.82%) GDPR
7 4 (0.82%) 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
1 202 (41.65%) Active Directory
2 118 (24.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (20.41%) Hyper-V
4 54 (11.13%) vSphere
5 44 (9.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 33 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.95%) BitLocker
8 20 (4.12%) Docker
9 15 (3.09%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.06%) NFS
10 10 (2.06%) Samba
10 10 (2.06%) Snort
10 10 (2.06%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.44%) XenApp
12 5 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.82%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.62%) HDFS
14 3 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (11.96%) SCCM
2 31 (6.39%) Puppet
3 27 (5.57%) SCOM
4 24 (4.95%) SCVMM
5 19 (3.92%) Ansible
6 18 (3.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 16 (3.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 15 (3.09%) vCenter Server
9 14 (2.89%) Nagios
10 13 (2.68%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.44%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 7 (1.44%) Terraform
13 6 (1.24%) Salt
13 6 (1.24%) WSUS
13 6 (1.24%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.03%) Backup Exec
14 5 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
14 5 (1.03%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 231 (47.63%) Microsoft
2 181 (37.32%) VMware
3 128 (26.39%) Cisco
4 41 (8.45%) McAfee
5 34 (7.01%) CheckPoint
6 33 (6.80%) Citrix
7 25 (5.15%) Dell
8 23 (4.74%) SolarWinds
8 23 (4.74%) Veeam
9 22 (4.54%) HP
10 21 (4.33%) F5
11 18 (3.71%) Juniper
12 17 (3.51%) Meraki
12 17 (3.51%) NetApp
13 15 (3.09%) Google
14 13 (2.68%) EMC
15 12 (2.47%) Red Hat
16 10 (2.06%) IBM
16 10 (2.06%) Oracle
16 10 (2.06%) SonicWALL