Period
to 1 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 45 65
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,491 4,468 4,344
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.07% 5.42% 4.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.24% 30.94% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,074 3,634 3,472
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,200 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,974 14,440 15,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.22% 17.52% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,131 10,539 12,077
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 1 June 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
South East +8 841 £48,500 +2.11% 41
North of England -24 512 £42,500 +6.25% 53
Midlands +2 388 £45,000 +5.88% 47
East of England +2 303 £37,500 -6.25% 18
South West +3 282 £40,000 -5.88% 33
West Midlands -3 266 £46,500 +9.41% 33
North West +17 242 £40,000 -5.88% 29
Yorkshire -33 208 £49,000 +36.11% 17
East Midlands +29 119 £43,000 +6.17% 14
Scotland +24 104 £38,000 -32.14% 3
North East +15 62 £37,500 -40.00% 7
Wales -10 61 £37,500 -2.60% 6
Northern Ireland +11 3 £35,000 -20.00%
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1,145 (45.97%) Windows
2 1,090 (43.76%) Cisco
3 777 (31.19%) Microsoft
4 756 (30.35%) WAN
4 756 (30.35%) VMware
5 736 (29.55%) Active Directory
6 686 (27.54%) Office 365
7 670 (26.90%) LAN
8 665 (26.70%) Windows Server
9 658 (26.42%) Azure
10 623 (25.01%) Cisco Certification
11 577 (23.16%) VPN
12 528 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 471 (18.91%) DNS
14 455 (18.27%) Linux
15 437 (17.54%) TCP/IP
16 409 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 377 (15.13%) Network Security
18 373 (14.97%) Hyper-V
19 372 (14.93%) CCNA
19 372 (14.93%) Wireless
20 365 (14.65%) ITIL
20 365 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
21 359 (14.41%) CCNP
22 352 (14.13%) Data Centre
23 334 (13.41%) DHCP
24 333 (13.37%) PowerShell
25 329 (13.21%) Information Security
26 324 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
27 312 (12.53%) Juniper

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 224 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 121 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 109 (4.38%) IIS
4 92 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 68 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (1.24%) Skype for Business
7 13 (0.52%) Apache
7 13 (0.52%) Confluence
8 10 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.12%) Gluu
14 2 (0.080%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.080%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.080%) JBoss
14 2 (0.080%) nginx
14 2 (0.080%) SAS
14 2 (0.080%) WordPress
Applications
1 164 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.080%) Gephi
8 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.44%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.24%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.16%) assyst
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.16%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.12%) Line 50
5 3 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 686 (27.54%) Office 365
2 658 (26.42%) Azure
3 271 (10.88%) AWS
4 113 (4.54%) IaaS
4 113 (4.54%) SaaS
5 105 (4.22%) PaaS
6 63 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (1.20%) OneDrive
9 26 (1.04%) Serverless
10 25 (1.00%) GCP
10 25 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 22 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 20 (0.80%) GitHub
13 15 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.52%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 756 (30.35%) WAN
2 670 (26.90%) LAN
3 577 (23.16%) VPN
4 471 (18.91%) DNS
5 437 (17.54%) TCP/IP
6 377 (15.13%) Network Security
7 372 (14.93%) Wireless
8 334 (13.41%) DHCP
9 271 (10.88%) BGP
10 252 (10.12%) Cisco ASA
11 245 (9.84%) VLAN
12 240 (9.63%) VoIP
13 239 (9.59%) OSPF
14 227 (9.11%) MPLS
15 206 (8.27%) SAN
16 194 (7.79%) Internet
17 185 (7.43%) Wi-Fi
18 134 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 100 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
20 92 (3.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.41%) MySQL
3 21 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.48%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.28%) Big Data
12 7 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.20%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 32 (1.28%) JIRA
2 32 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 25 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.76%) Metasploit
5 13 (0.52%) Selenium
5 13 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.32%) Subversion
9 5 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.20%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.16%) Bazaar
10 4 (0.16%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.16%) GitLab
10 4 (0.16%) LINQPad
10 4 (0.16%) Postman
10 4 (0.16%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 266 (10.68%) Finance
2 105 (4.22%) Retail
3 95 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 87 (3.49%) Public Sector
5 42 (1.69%) Legal
6 39 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 21 (0.84%) Games
8 20 (0.80%) Law
9 18 (0.72%) Local Government
10 16 (0.64%) Banking
11 15 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.52%) Advertising
13 12 (0.48%) Automotive
14 10 (0.40%) Police
15 8 (0.32%) Back Office
15 8 (0.32%) Military
16 7 (0.28%) Billing
17 5 (0.20%) French Language
17 5 (0.20%) German Language
18 4 (0.16%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 561 (22.52%) Network Engineer
2 326 (13.09%) Analyst
2 326 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 269 (10.80%) Support Engineer
4 240 (9.63%) IT Engineer
5 206 (8.27%) IT Support
6 150 (6.02%) Security Engineer
7 145 (5.82%) Architect
8 135 (5.42%) Senior Network Engineer
9 123 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 122 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
11 119 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 104 (4.18%) Security Analyst
13 103 (4.13%) Consultant
14 101 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
15 94 (3.77%) Support Analyst
16 86 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
17 84 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
18 78 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
19 77 (3.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.05%) .NET
2 36 (1.45%) 802.1X
3 34 (1.36%) Web Services
4 31 (1.24%) LDAP
5 16 (0.64%) Middleware
6 14 (0.56%) SAML
7 13 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 12 (0.48%) CSS
8 12 (0.48%) HTML
8 12 (0.48%) RESTful
9 9 (0.36%) XML
10 8 (0.32%) Regular Expression
11 7 (0.28%) OAuth
11 7 (0.28%) OpenID
12 5 (0.20%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.20%) COM
12 5 (0.20%) jQuery
12 5 (0.20%) LAMP
12 5 (0.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 352 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 171 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 150 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
5 79 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 60 (2.41%) Public Cloud
7 58 (2.33%) PKI
8 54 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 51 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 45 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 40 (1.61%) Clustering
12 33 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (1.20%) Replication
14 28 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
15 21 (0.84%) DataPower
16 20 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
17 19 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
17 19 (0.76%) iPad
17 19 (0.76%) Private Cloud
18 17 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,145 (45.97%) Windows
2 665 (26.70%) Windows Server
3 455 (18.27%) Linux
4 244 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 226 (9.07%) Windows 10
6 207 (8.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 129 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (4.78%) Windows 7
9 100 (4.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 91 (3.65%) Unix
11 68 (2.73%) Windows 8
12 52 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (1.41%) CentOS
15 32 (1.28%) Ubuntu
16 26 (1.04%) Debian
17 19 (0.76%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.60%) Kali Linux
19 13 (0.52%) Solaris
20 11 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 365 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
2 365 (14.65%) ITIL
3 329 (13.21%) Information Security
4 324 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
5 247 (9.92%) SIEM
6 183 (7.35%) DevOps
7 172 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 170 (6.82%) Security Operations
9 161 (6.46%) Change Management
10 148 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 144 (5.78%) Load Balancing
12 130 (5.22%) Penetration Testing
13 126 (5.06%) Vulnerability Management
14 116 (4.66%) Kalman Filter
15 112 (4.50%) Mentoring
16 108 (4.34%) Incident Management
17 103 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 101 (4.05%) Project Delivery
19 99 (3.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 333 (13.37%) PowerShell
2 203 (8.15%) SQL
3 170 (6.82%) Python
4 75 (3.01%) Bash Shell
5 46 (1.85%) C#
6 43 (1.73%) Perl
7 34 (1.36%) Java
8 33 (1.32%) VBScript
9 32 (1.28%) PHP
10 24 (0.96%) C
11 22 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 22 (0.88%) Ruby
12 16 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.36%) C++
15 8 (0.32%) Go
15 8 (0.32%) VB
16 5 (0.20%) KiXtart
17 3 (0.12%) AWK
17 3 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 623 (25.01%) Cisco Certification
2 372 (14.93%) CCNA
3 359 (14.41%) CCNP
4 245 (9.84%) Degree
5 231 (9.27%) Security Cleared
6 193 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 164 (6.58%) CISSP
8 143 (5.74%) SC Cleared
9 127 (5.10%) MCSE
10 90 (3.61%) CISM
11 81 (3.25%) CCIE
12 75 (3.01%) MCSA
13 55 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
14 54 (2.17%) JNCIA
15 52 (2.09%) CCDP
16 50 (2.01%) CEH
17 49 (1.97%) DV Cleared
18 47 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 46 (1.85%) JNCIS
20 39 (1.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (8.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 186 (7.47%) SLA
3 113 (4.54%) PCI DSS
4 81 (3.25%) GDPR
5 50 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 38 (1.53%) NIST
7 31 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 25 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (0.92%) QA
10 22 (0.88%) BS25999
11 18 (0.72%) COBIT
12 14 (0.56%) NCSC
13 12 (0.48%) ISO 9001
14 11 (0.44%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.28%) NIST 800
17 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 736 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 528 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 373 (14.97%) Hyper-V
4 98 (3.93%) vSphere
5 87 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 78 (3.13%) XenApp
7 65 (2.61%) XenDesktop
8 64 (2.57%) Docker
8 64 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
9 48 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (1.16%) NFS
11 26 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (0.96%) BitLocker
13 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.76%) Firmware
14 19 (0.76%) VMware NSX
15 16 (0.64%) Snort
15 16 (0.64%) VMware Server
15 16 (0.64%) Xen
16 13 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 103 (4.13%) SCCM
2 90 (3.61%) Ansible
3 83 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 75 (3.01%) Puppet
5 67 (2.69%) Kubernetes
6 59 (2.37%) Terraform
7 53 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
8 50 (2.01%) Backup Exec
9 48 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
10 43 (1.73%) WSUS
11 41 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
12 38 (1.53%) SCOM
13 31 (1.24%) vCenter Server
14 27 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
15 24 (0.96%) QRadar
16 21 (0.84%) Nessus
17 17 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
18 14 (0.56%) Nagios
19 13 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
19 13 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,090 (43.76%) Cisco
2 777 (31.19%) Microsoft
3 756 (30.35%) VMware
4 312 (12.53%) Juniper
5 235 (9.43%) Palo Alto
6 216 (8.67%) CheckPoint
7 215 (8.63%) Citrix
8 165 (6.62%) HP
9 154 (6.18%) Meraki
10 153 (6.14%) Veeam
11 134 (5.38%) SolarWinds
12 126 (5.06%) Fortinet
13 123 (4.94%) F5
14 90 (3.61%) Dell
15 79 (3.17%) Sophos
16 77 (3.09%) Aruba
17 73 (2.93%) McAfee
18 71 (2.85%) NetApp
19 60 (2.41%) Red Hat
19 60 (2.41%) Splunk