Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £51,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1043 936 954
Rank change year-on-year -107 +18 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 133 258 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 120 222 264
UK median annual salary £51,750 £43,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.97% -13.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £62,500 £66,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 2018.

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 23 January 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 -118 128 £52,500 +20.69% 17
UK excluding London -65 92 £51,000 +20.00% 15
South East -38 40 £50,000 +17.65% 6
London -77 40 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Midlands -1 17 £60,000 +41.18%
East of England +20 14 £72,500 +59.34% 2
North of England +1 13 £47,500 +35.71% 4
East Midlands -2 11 £60,000 +41.18%
North West -8 8 £48,750 +39.29% 2
West Midlands -9 6 £55,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire - 5 £36,250 - 2
South West +5 4 £50,750 +6.84% 1
Scotland -46 4 £48,750 +2.63% 2

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Firewall
2 120 (90.23%) Cisco
3 67 (50.38%) Network Security
4 66 (49.62%) CheckPoint
5 58 (43.61%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 57 (42.86%) Palo Alto
7 47 (35.34%) Juniper
8 42 (31.58%) CCNA
8 42 (31.58%) WAN
9 40 (30.08%) MPLS
9 40 (30.08%) Data Centre
10 39 (29.32%) VPN
11 37 (27.82%) LAN
12 36 (27.07%) F5
13 34 (25.56%) CCNP
14 29 (21.80%) DNS
14 29 (21.80%) IPsec
15 28 (21.05%) SIEM
16 26 (19.55%) BGP
17 25 (18.80%) Finance
18 24 (18.05%) ITIL
18 24 (18.05%) NetScaler
19 22 (16.54%) TCP/IP
20 21 (15.79%) OSPF
21 19 (14.29%) Fortinet
22 18 (13.53%) Blue Coat
22 18 (13.53%) HTTP
22 18 (13.53%) Wireless
23 17 (12.78%) 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 1 (0.75%) Apache
1 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.75%) IIS
1 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Akamai
2 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (100.00%) Firewall
2 67 (50.38%) Network Security
3 57 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (31.58%) WAN
5 40 (30.08%) MPLS
6 39 (29.32%) VPN
7 37 (27.82%) LAN
8 29 (21.80%) DNS
8 29 (21.80%) IPsec
9 26 (19.55%) BGP
10 24 (18.05%) NetScaler
11 22 (16.54%) TCP/IP
12 21 (15.79%) OSPF
13 18 (13.53%) HTTP
13 18 (13.53%) Wireless
14 17 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (12.03%) VLAN
16 15 (11.28%) IP Telephony
16 15 (11.28%) SSL
17 13 (9.77%) VoIP
General
1 25 (18.80%) Finance
2 17 (12.78%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) HTML
2 5 (3.76%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.01%) XML
4 2 (1.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (30.08%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.52%) Online Banking
3 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.51%) Clustering
4 6 (4.51%) Fintech
5 4 (3.01%) PKI
5 4 (3.01%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.26%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.26%) Equities
6 3 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.26%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.02%) Linux
2 11 (8.27%) Windows
3 8 (6.02%) Unix
4 6 (4.51%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.26%) AIX
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.05%) SIEM
2 24 (18.05%) ITIL
3 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.77%) Change Management
5 12 (9.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 12 (9.02%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 11 (8.27%) Analytics
7 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.02%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (6.02%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (5.26%) Fault Management
9 7 (5.26%) Information Security
9 7 (5.26%) Security Architecture
10 6 (4.51%) Network Design
10 6 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (3.76%) Matrix Management
11 5 (3.76%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.76%) Wealth Management
11 5 (3.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.51%) Python
2 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.01%) Tcl
3 3 (2.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (43.61%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (31.58%) CCNA
3 34 (25.56%) CCNP
4 15 (11.28%) CCSA
5 13 (9.77%) CCSE
6 12 (9.02%) CCIE
7 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
7 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) CCDE
8 4 (3.01%) CCDP
8 4 (3.01%) CISSP
8 4 (3.01%) HP APS
8 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.26%) Degree
9 3 (2.26%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.26%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.26%) MCSE
9 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.26%) GPG13
3 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Firmware
6 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.01%) SmoothWall
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.75%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.75%) Nessus
3 1 (0.75%) QRadar
3 1 (0.75%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 120 (90.23%) Cisco
2 66 (49.62%) CheckPoint
3 57 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 47 (35.34%) Juniper
5 36 (27.07%) F5
6 19 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 18 (13.53%) Blue Coat
8 14 (10.53%) VMware
9 12 (9.02%) Citrix
10 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
11 7 (5.26%) NetApp
12 6 (4.51%) ArcSight
12 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.76%) HP
13 5 (3.76%) McAfee
14 4 (3.01%) Arista
14 4 (3.01%) LogRhythm
14 4 (3.01%) ProCurve
14 4 (3.01%) Sourcefire
14 4 (3.01%) WorldPay