Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1044 952 940
Rank change year-on-year -92 -12 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 167 272 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 146 237 333
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42% +3.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £33,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £62,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer.

Salary trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -48 161 £50,000 +14.94% 6
UK excluding London -12 113 £50,000 +17.65% 4
London -37 52 £52,500 +5.00% 2
South East +4 34 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Midlands +15 29 £55,000 +29.41%
North of England +31 28 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North West -9 21 £47,500 +35.71%
West Midlands +22 15 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England +13 14 £72,500 +45.00% 1
East Midlands +8 14 £60,000 +41.18%
Yorkshire +31 7 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West +20 4 £50,750 +6.84%
Scotland -12 4 £50,500 +26.25%

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 167 (100.00%) Firewall
2 139 (83.23%) Cisco
3 88 (52.69%) CheckPoint
4 80 (47.90%) Network Security
5 69 (41.32%) Cisco ASA
5 69 (41.32%) Palo Alto
6 66 (39.52%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (35.93%) Juniper
8 47 (28.14%) WAN
9 46 (27.54%) VPN
10 44 (26.35%) TCP/IP
10 44 (26.35%) LAN
10 44 (26.35%) Data Centre
11 43 (25.75%) CCNA
12 42 (25.15%) MPLS
12 42 (25.15%) F5
13 40 (23.95%) Finance
14 39 (23.35%) CCNP
15 36 (21.56%) BGP
16 32 (19.16%) DNS
17 31 (18.56%) SIEM
18 30 (17.96%) IPsec
19 29 (17.37%) ITIL
20 28 (16.77%) Fortinet
21 26 (15.57%) OSPF
22 25 (14.97%) Blue Coat
23 24 (14.37%) VMware
24 22 (13.17%) Change Management
25 21 (12.57%) Windows
25 21 (12.57%) Banking

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Akamai
2 8 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 167 (100.00%) Firewall
2 80 (47.90%) Network Security
3 69 (41.32%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (28.14%) WAN
5 46 (27.54%) VPN
6 44 (26.35%) LAN
6 44 (26.35%) TCP/IP
7 42 (25.15%) MPLS
8 36 (21.56%) BGP
9 32 (19.16%) DNS
10 30 (17.96%) IPsec
11 26 (15.57%) OSPF
12 21 (12.57%) NetScaler
13 20 (11.98%) Wireless
14 17 (10.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (10.18%) DHCP
14 17 (10.18%) HTTP
15 16 (9.58%) VLAN
16 14 (8.38%) SSL
16 14 (8.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.80%) GIS
General
1 40 (23.95%) Finance
2 21 (12.57%) Banking
3 7 (4.19%) Legal
4 5 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Digital Economy
6 3 (1.80%) Electronics
6 3 (1.80%) French Language
6 3 (1.80%) German Language
6 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) HTML
2 5 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.40%) XML
4 3 (1.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (26.35%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.19%) Online Banking
3 6 (3.59%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.40%) Fintech
5 4 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.40%) PKI
5 4 (2.40%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.80%) Clustering
6 3 (1.80%) Equities
6 3 (1.80%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) Replication
7 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.57%) Windows
2 19 (11.38%) Linux
3 15 (8.98%) Unix
4 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) Debian
7 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) SIEM
2 29 (17.37%) ITIL
3 22 (13.17%) Change Management
4 15 (8.98%) Analytics
5 13 (7.78%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.19%) E-Commerce
6 12 (7.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 12 (7.19%) Network Management
6 12 (7.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 11 (6.59%) Network Design
8 8 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (4.79%) Information Security
9 7 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (3.59%) Matrix Management
10 6 (3.59%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.59%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (3.59%) Service Management
11 5 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.99%) Network Architecture
11 5 (2.99%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.19%) Python
2 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.40%) SQL
3 4 (2.40%) Tcl
4 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.60%) C-shell
4 1 (0.60%) Java
4 1 (0.60%) Korn
4 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (39.52%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (25.75%) CCNA
3 39 (23.35%) CCNP
4 14 (8.38%) CCIE
4 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.19%) CCSA
7 10 (5.99%) CISSP
8 9 (5.39%) CCSE
9 8 (4.79%) CISM
10 7 (4.19%) CISA
11 5 (2.99%) CEH
12 4 (2.40%) CCDE
12 4 (2.40%) CCDP
12 4 (2.40%) Degree
12 4 (2.40%) HP APS
12 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.40%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.80%) MCSE
13 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) SLA
2 9 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.60%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) ProxySG
3 9 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.99%) vSphere
5 3 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 14 (8.38%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.99%) SmoothWall
3 3 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.60%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.60%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 139 (83.23%) Cisco
2 88 (52.69%) CheckPoint
3 69 (41.32%) Palo Alto
4 60 (35.93%) Juniper
5 42 (25.15%) F5
6 28 (16.77%) Fortinet
7 25 (14.97%) Blue Coat
8 24 (14.37%) VMware
9 13 (7.78%) Citrix
9 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
10 10 (5.99%) NetApp
11 6 (3.59%) EMC
11 6 (3.59%) McAfee
12 5 (2.99%) Aruba
12 5 (2.99%) LogRhythm
13 4 (2.40%) ArcSight
13 4 (2.40%) Arista
13 4 (2.40%) ProCurve
13 4 (2.40%) SonicWALL
13 4 (2.40%) Sourcefire