Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 940 1069 1019
Rank change year-on-year +129 -50 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 131 97 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.059% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.061% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73 70 150
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +12.79%

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 131,568 157,903 166,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,883 127,278 133,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +161 115 £50,000 -9.09% 7
UK excluding London +90 78 £50,000 - 6
London +115 53 £52,500 -8.70% 2
North of England +28 28 £47,500 -12.84% 2
Yorkshire +27 26 £44,250 - 2
South East +51 17 £60,000 +20.00%
Scotland +15 16 - - 1
Midlands +53 13 £52,500 +10.53% 2
West Midlands +42 12 £52,500 +10.53% 2
East of England +73 2 £42,500 +28.79% 1
North West +23 2 £50,000 -8.26%
South West +10 2 £47,000 +38.24%
East Midlands - 1 £62,500 -

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Firewall
2 109 (83.21%) Cisco
3 92 (70.23%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (63.36%) CCNP
5 78 (59.54%) CheckPoint
6 68 (51.91%) Network Security
7 65 (49.62%) Cisco ASA
8 58 (44.27%) CCNA
9 54 (41.22%) VPN
9 54 (41.22%) WAN
10 51 (38.93%) Palo Alto
11 48 (36.64%) MPLS
12 42 (32.06%) OSPF
12 42 (32.06%) BGP
13 37 (28.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (25.95%) F5
14 34 (25.95%) DNS
15 30 (22.90%) LAN
16 28 (21.37%) Fortinet
16 28 (21.37%) RIP
16 28 (21.37%) Juniper
16 28 (21.37%) IPsec
17 25 (19.08%) Network Design
17 25 (19.08%) Data Centre
18 24 (18.32%) Network Management
18 24 (18.32%) Linux
19 23 (17.56%) Python
19 23 (17.56%) Broadband
19 23 (17.56%) Windows
19 23 (17.56%) Problem-Solving

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 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Azure
2 9 (6.87%) Office 365
3 6 (4.58%) AWS
4 1 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (100.00%) Firewall
2 68 (51.91%) Network Security
3 65 (49.62%) Cisco ASA
4 54 (41.22%) VPN
4 54 (41.22%) WAN
5 48 (36.64%) MPLS
6 42 (32.06%) BGP
6 42 (32.06%) OSPF
7 37 (28.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 34 (25.95%) DNS
9 30 (22.90%) LAN
10 28 (21.37%) IPsec
10 28 (21.37%) RIP
11 23 (17.56%) Broadband
12 22 (16.79%) NetScaler
13 21 (16.03%) SMTP
14 20 (15.27%) ADSL
15 19 (14.50%) Wireless
16 12 (9.16%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (9.16%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (9.92%) Law
2 9 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.11%) Banking
4 7 (5.34%) Finance
4 7 (5.34%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.05%) Retail
6 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.76%) JSON
1 1 (0.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.27%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.58%) User Experience
4 4 (3.05%) Replication
5 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.32%) Linux
2 23 (17.56%) Windows
3 20 (15.27%) Unix
4 8 (6.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.58%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.08%) Network Design
2 24 (18.32%) Network Management
3 23 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (16.79%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (16.03%) Change Control
6 20 (15.27%) Product Management
6 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
7 18 (13.74%) Security Operations
7 18 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (12.98%) Data Security
8 17 (12.98%) SIEM
9 16 (12.21%) Analytics
9 16 (12.21%) Data Loss Prevention
9 16 (12.21%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (12.21%) Security Architecture
9 16 (12.21%) Threat Management
10 13 (9.92%) Load Balancing
10 13 (9.92%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (8.40%) Information Security
11 11 (8.40%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.56%) Python
2 21 (16.03%) Bash Shell
3 20 (15.27%) Perl
4 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (70.23%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (63.36%) CCNP
3 58 (44.27%) CCNA
4 13 (9.92%) JNCIS
5 11 (8.40%) CCIE
5 11 (8.40%) CCSE
6 10 (7.63%) CCDA
7 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.58%) Degree
8 6 (4.58%) JNCIA
8 6 (4.58%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.82%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.05%) CCSA
11 2 (1.53%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.53%) CCENT
11 2 (1.53%) CCSP
11 2 (1.53%) CISSP
12 1 (0.76%) CCSM
12 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.27%) ISO 9001
3 18 (13.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.76%) GDPR
5 1 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.76%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.92%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 12 (9.16%) XenDesktop
4 10 (7.63%) XenApp
5 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (6.11%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.53%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (15.27%) FortiGate
1 20 (15.27%) Nagios
2 4 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.05%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) Ansible
4 1 (0.76%) Cacti
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 109 (83.21%) Cisco
2 78 (59.54%) CheckPoint
3 51 (38.93%) Palo Alto
4 34 (25.95%) F5
5 28 (21.37%) Fortinet
5 28 (21.37%) Juniper
6 20 (15.27%) VMware
7 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
8 17 (12.98%) Splunk
9 16 (12.21%) CyberArk
9 16 (12.21%) ServiceNow
9 16 (12.21%) Symantec
10 15 (11.45%) Citrix
11 12 (9.16%) SolarWinds
12 9 (6.87%) NetApp
13 8 (6.11%) Forcepoint
13 8 (6.11%) Huawei
14 7 (5.34%) HP
15 5 (3.82%) Blue Coat
15 5 (3.82%) SonicWALL