Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £54,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1074 956 1010
Rank change year-on-year -118 +54 -122
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 119 223 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 99 204 236
UK median annual salary £54,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.24% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £23,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £58,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +21.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Top 12 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 23 April 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
England -141 107 £55,000 +29.41% 5
UK excluding London -69 83 £54,500 +21.11% 6
South East -54 39 £50,000 +11.11% 3
London -78 33 £53,750 +34.38% 1
East of England -2 17 £72,500 +52.63%
Scotland -26 9 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands +12 8 £55,000 +25.71% 1
Midlands +1 8 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North of England -43 6 £55,000 +37.50%
South West -7 4 £57,500 +15.00%
North West -32 4 £55,000 +37.50%
Yorkshire +12 2 £55,000 +10.00%

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 119 (100.00%) Firewall
2 106 (89.08%) Cisco
3 65 (54.62%) Network Security
4 63 (52.94%) CheckPoint
5 51 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (40.34%) Cisco ASA
6 48 (40.34%) Palo Alto
7 47 (39.50%) Juniper
8 36 (30.25%) WAN
9 35 (29.41%) F5
10 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 34 (28.57%) VPN
11 32 (26.89%) Finance
12 30 (25.21%) CCNP
12 30 (25.21%) CCNA
13 28 (23.53%) NetScaler
14 27 (22.69%) LAN
15 26 (21.85%) DNS
16 25 (21.01%) BGP
17 24 (20.17%) MPLS
17 24 (20.17%) OSPF
18 22 (18.49%) IPsec
19 21 (17.65%) CCSE
19 21 (17.65%) SIEM
20 20 (16.81%) Blue Coat
20 20 (16.81%) CCSA
21 19 (15.97%) Wireless
21 19 (15.97%) VoIP
22 18 (15.13%) IP Telephony
23 17 (14.29%) 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 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.24%) Akamai
2 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (100.00%) Firewall
2 65 (54.62%) Network Security
3 48 (40.34%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (30.25%) WAN
5 34 (28.57%) VPN
6 28 (23.53%) NetScaler
7 27 (22.69%) LAN
8 26 (21.85%) DNS
9 25 (21.01%) BGP
10 24 (20.17%) MPLS
10 24 (20.17%) OSPF
11 22 (18.49%) IPsec
12 19 (15.97%) VoIP
12 19 (15.97%) Wireless
13 18 (15.13%) IP Telephony
14 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 16 (13.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (12.61%) HTTP
17 12 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (9.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.56%) Online Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Clustering
4 4 (3.36%) Fintech
4 4 (3.36%) NHS
5 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.52%) PKI
6 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
6 2 (1.68%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 6 (5.04%) Linux
2 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
2 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.52%) AIX
4 3 (2.52%) Check Point GAiA
4 3 (2.52%) Unix
5 2 (1.68%) CentOS
5 2 (1.68%) Debian
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) SIEM
2 16 (13.45%) Load Balancing
3 12 (10.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 12 (10.08%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 11 (9.24%) Analytics
4 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.40%) Fault Management
6 8 (6.72%) Matrix Management
6 8 (6.72%) Network Virtualisation
6 8 (6.72%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (5.88%) Change Management
7 7 (5.88%) ITIL
8 6 (5.04%) Information Security
9 5 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.20%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.52%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (2.52%) Programme Delivery
10 3 (2.52%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (2.52%) Security Architecture
11 2 (1.68%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.52%) Python
1 3 (2.52%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (25.21%) CCNA
2 30 (25.21%) CCNP
3 21 (17.65%) CCSE
4 20 (16.81%) CCSA
5 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.04%) CCIE
7 6 (5.04%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (4.20%) CCSP
9 3 (2.52%) CISSP
10 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.68%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.84%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.84%) MCP
11 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.61%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) GPG13
3 2 (1.68%) QA
4 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) ProxySG
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.04%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.68%) NFS
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.36%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.52%) QRadar
4 2 (1.68%) Ansible
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.68%) Nessus
4 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.84%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.84%) Cacti
5 1 (0.84%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 106 (89.08%) Cisco
2 63 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 48 (40.34%) Palo Alto
4 47 (39.50%) Juniper
5 35 (29.41%) F5
6 20 (16.81%) Blue Coat
7 17 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 16 (13.45%) Citrix
9 11 (9.24%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.72%) McAfee
10 8 (6.72%) VMware
11 6 (5.04%) ArcSight
12 5 (4.20%) HP
13 4 (3.36%) Arista
13 4 (3.36%) SonicWALL
13 4 (3.36%) WorldPay
14 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
14 3 (2.52%) Splunk
14 3 (2.52%) TIBCO
14 3 (2.52%) Veeam