Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 841 1013 1079
Rank change year-on-year +172 +66 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 33 81 102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.057% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.059% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 35 55 87
Median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% +17.32%
10th Percentile £45,500 £36,250 £34,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £64,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% +11.11%

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 82,921 137,077 165,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.97% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 66,452 108,889 134,048
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall Engineer.

Salary trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall Engineer over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Top 11 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 4 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
England +160 30 £62,500 +38.89% 3
UK excluding London +154 19 £52,500 +23.53% 2
London +139 14 £65,000 +36.84% 1
South East +98 7 £65,000 +13.04% 1
North of England +116 4 £60,000 +26.32% 1
East of England +82 4 £47,500 +14.46%
Work from Home +63 4 £65,000 +92.59% 2
North West +99 3 £60,000 +17.07%
Scotland +68 3 £52,500 +5.00%
South West +91 1 £34,000 -
Yorkshire +79 1 £60,000 +41.18% 1

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 33 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) WAN
4 14 (42.42%) BGP
5 13 (39.39%) LAN
5 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (36.36%) OSPF
6 12 (36.36%) Wireless
6 12 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (36.36%) Network Security
7 11 (33.33%) F5
7 11 (33.33%) Azure
7 11 (33.33%) Information Security
7 11 (33.33%) CCNP
8 9 (27.27%) VPN
8 9 (27.27%) WLAN
8 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
9 8 (24.24%) VoIP
10 7 (21.21%) CCNA
10 7 (21.21%) CISM
10 7 (21.21%) CISSP
10 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
10 7 (21.21%) Internet
10 7 (21.21%) Network Design
10 7 (21.21%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (21.21%) User Experience
10 7 (21.21%) 802.1X
10 7 (21.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 1 (3.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Azure
2 5 (15.15%) IaaS
2 5 (15.15%) PaaS
3 4 (12.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (3.03%) AWS
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) WAN
3 14 (42.42%) BGP
4 13 (39.39%) LAN
5 12 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (36.36%) Network Security
5 12 (36.36%) OSPF
5 12 (36.36%) Wireless
6 9 (27.27%) VPN
6 9 (27.27%) WLAN
7 8 (24.24%) VoIP
8 7 (21.21%) Internet
8 7 (21.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
10 5 (15.15%) MPLS
11 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
11 4 (12.12%) Converged Networks
11 4 (12.12%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.12%) Law
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.06%) XMPP
3 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 4 (12.12%) FMCG
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.03%) Check Point GAiA
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Information Security
2 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
3 7 (21.21%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (21.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (21.21%) Network Design
3 7 (21.21%) Privileged Access Management
3 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (15.15%) Project Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
6 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Go
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.03%) Python
1 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (33.33%) CCNP
3 7 (21.21%) CCNA
3 7 (21.21%) CISM
3 7 (21.21%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCIE
4 2 (6.06%) CCVP
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CCENT
5 1 (3.03%) CCSA
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) F5
3 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.18%) Aruba
4 6 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) VMware
7 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.06%) Juniper
8 2 (6.06%) McAfee
8 2 (6.06%) Red Box
8 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.06%) Verint
9 1 (3.03%) Google
9 1 (3.03%) Meraki
9 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.03%) Splunk