Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1082 1008 1038
Rank change year-on-year -74 +30 -179
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 98 203 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 75 183 226
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,700 £26,625
90th Percentile £76,250 £60,200 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -93 76 £52,500 +16.67% 7
UK excluding London -51 62 £50,000 +11.11% 4
London -42 31 £52,500 +20.00% 4
Scotland -1 17 £40,000 -27.27%
South East -35 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +3 8 £72,500 - 1
North of England -22 8 £54,500 +21.11%
West Midlands +15 6 £55,000 +2.80%
South West +7 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Midlands -6 6 £55,000 +21.21%
North West -9 6 £54,500 +14.74%
Yorkshire +20 2 - -

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 98 (100.00%) Firewall
2 72 (73.47%) Cisco
3 52 (53.06%) Network Security
4 51 (52.04%) CheckPoint
5 39 (39.80%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (33.67%) Juniper
6 33 (33.67%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (31.63%) Palo Alto
8 26 (26.53%) NetScaler
9 25 (25.51%) Finance
10 24 (24.49%) CCNP
10 24 (24.49%) WAN
11 21 (21.43%) LAN
11 21 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 21 (21.43%) Wireless
11 21 (21.43%) Data Centre
12 20 (20.41%) F5
13 19 (19.39%) VPN
14 18 (18.37%) VoIP
14 18 (18.37%) CCSE
15 17 (17.35%) Blue Coat
15 17 (17.35%) CCSA
15 17 (17.35%) CCNA
15 17 (17.35%) Security Cleared
15 17 (17.35%) SIEM
16 16 (16.33%) Fortinet
16 16 (16.33%) OSPF
16 16 (16.33%) BGP
17 14 (14.29%) Citrix
17 14 (14.29%) Windows

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 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Akamai
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) Office 365
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 98 (100.00%) Firewall
2 52 (53.06%) Network Security
3 33 (33.67%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (26.53%) NetScaler
5 24 (24.49%) WAN
6 21 (21.43%) LAN
6 21 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 21 (21.43%) Wireless
7 19 (19.39%) VPN
8 18 (18.37%) VoIP
9 16 (16.33%) BGP
9 16 (16.33%) OSPF
10 14 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (13.27%) DNS
11 13 (13.27%) IP Telephony
12 10 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (9.18%) MPLS
14 7 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (7.14%) IPsec
14 7 (7.14%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (25.51%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.08%) NHS
3 2 (2.04%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.04%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.04%) Replication
3 2 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.02%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.14%) Linux
4 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.06%) Check Point GAiA
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) CentOS
7 2 (2.04%) Debian
7 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.35%) SIEM
2 10 (10.20%) Fault Management
2 10 (10.20%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.14%) Information Security
3 7 (7.14%) Matrix Management
3 7 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (6.12%) Analytics
4 6 (6.12%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (5.10%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (4.08%) Network Design
6 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.06%) Change Management
7 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.06%) ITIL
7 3 (3.06%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (3.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (3.06%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.10%) Python
3 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.04%) Ruby
3 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.04%) SQL
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (39.80%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (24.49%) CCNP
3 18 (18.37%) CCSE
4 17 (17.35%) CCNA
4 17 (17.35%) CCSA
4 17 (17.35%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.24%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.18%) CCIE
7 6 (6.12%) CCSP
7 6 (6.12%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.08%) CCIE Security
9 2 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.04%) Degree
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.02%) CEH
10 1 (1.02%) CISSP
10 1 (1.02%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.14%) ProxySG
2 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) NFS
3 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.08%) QRadar
3 2 (2.04%) Ansible
3 2 (2.04%) Cacti
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.02%) Nessus
4 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (73.47%) Cisco
2 51 (52.04%) CheckPoint
3 33 (33.67%) Juniper
4 31 (31.63%) Palo Alto
5 20 (20.41%) F5
6 17 (17.35%) Blue Coat
7 16 (16.33%) Fortinet
8 14 (14.29%) Citrix
9 10 (10.20%) SolarWinds
10 9 (9.18%) VMware
11 7 (7.14%) McAfee
12 6 (6.12%) HP
13 5 (5.10%) Zscaler
14 4 (4.08%) ArcSight
14 4 (4.08%) Arista
14 4 (4.08%) SonicWALL
14 4 (4.08%) Splunk
14 4 (4.08%) Symantec
15 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
15 3 (3.06%) TIBCO