The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall Engineer
UK
Rank 754 812 730
Rank change year-on-year +58 -82  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 113 152 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 206
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,000 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 111 £40,000 -18.36% 7
London +61 58 £38,500 -22.22% 1
South East +71 29 £45,000 +12.50% 2
City of London +62 19 £38,500 -3.14% 1
North West +7 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Manchester -6 12 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +37 10 £50,000 -11.50%
Hampshire +28 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +25 6 £40,000 +42.85%
Cheshire - 6 £35,500 - 1
Basingstoke - 6 £45,000 -
Reigate - 6 £40,000 -
Altrincham - 4 £40,000 -
East of England +20 3 £47,500 +5.55%
East Sussex - 3 £44,500 -
Brighton - 3 £44,500 -
West Midlands +28 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Scotland +26 2 £47,500 -
Kent +19 2 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Birmingham +9 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Luton - 2 £47,500 -
Wokingham - 2 £36,750 -
Northwich - 2 £24,500 -
Warrington - 2 £36,250 -
Glasgow - 2 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +17 1 £58,500 +30.00%
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £50,000 -9.09%
South West +12 1 £50,000 -15.25% 1
South Yorkshire +8 1 £50,000 -

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 255 (100.00%) Firewall
2 200 (78.43%) Cisco
3 139 (54.51%) Juniper
3 139 (54.51%) Palo Alto
4 129 (50.59%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (48.63%) CheckPoint
6 117 (45.88%) Network Security
7 103 (40.39%) Cisco ASA
8 97 (38.04%) CCNP
9 89 (34.90%) F5
10 78 (30.59%) WAN
11 75 (29.41%) LAN
12 74 (29.02%) CCNA
13 73 (28.63%) TCP/IP
14 64 (25.10%) Wireless
15 63 (24.71%) Fortinet
16 49 (19.22%) Load Balancing
16 49 (19.22%) DNS
17 47 (18.43%) MPLS
18 46 (18.04%) VPN
18 46 (18.04%) FortiGate
19 40 (15.69%) Aruba
20 38 (14.90%) Extreme Networks
21 36 (14.12%) SonicWALL
22 35 (13.73%) Cisco Wireless
22 35 (13.73%) Data Centre
23 30 (11.76%) WatchGuard
23 30 (11.76%) BGP
24 29 (11.37%) Finance
25 28 (10.98%) Cybersecurity

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (2.35%) IIS
2 5 (1.96%) Apache
2 5 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) S-PLUS
2 3 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.96%) IaaS
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Bluemix
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (100.00%) Firewall
2 117 (45.88%) Network Security
3 103 (40.39%) Cisco ASA
4 78 (30.59%) WAN
5 75 (29.41%) LAN
6 73 (28.63%) TCP/IP
7 64 (25.10%) Wireless
8 49 (19.22%) DNS
9 47 (18.43%) MPLS
10 46 (18.04%) VPN
11 35 (13.73%) Cisco Wireless
12 30 (11.76%) BGP
13 26 (10.20%) OSPF
14 25 (9.80%) VLAN
15 23 (9.02%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (8.24%) Internet
17 20 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (5.88%) ADSL
19 13 (5.10%) Spanning Tree
19 13 (5.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (11.37%) Finance
2 15 (5.88%) Retail
3 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.35%) Banking
5 4 (1.57%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Front Office
6 2 (0.78%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.39%) CSS
1 1 (0.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (4.31%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.18%) PKI
6 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.59%) Linux
1 27 (10.59%) Windows
2 22 (8.63%) Unix
3 8 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.75%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.18%) CentOS
7 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.22%) Load Balancing
2 28 (10.98%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (10.59%) ITIL
3 27 (10.59%) SIEM
4 26 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
6 14 (5.49%) Change Management
6 14 (5.49%) Information Security
6 14 (5.49%) Network Design
7 13 (5.10%) Configuration Management
7 13 (5.10%) Incident Management
7 13 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.31%) Network Management
8 11 (4.31%) Security Operations
9 9 (3.53%) Mentoring
9 9 (3.53%) Threat Detection
9 9 (3.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (3.14%) Analytics
10 8 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.14%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.78%) SQL
3 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 129 (50.59%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (38.04%) CCNP
3 74 (29.02%) CCNA
4 24 (9.41%) Security Cleared
5 20 (7.84%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.06%) Degree
7 13 (5.10%) JNCIS
8 10 (3.92%) CCIE
8 10 (3.92%) JNCIA
9 9 (3.53%) CCSA
10 8 (3.14%) CCSE
11 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.18%) CISSP
12 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.18%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.78%) CCDP
13 2 (0.78%) CCSP
13 2 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.96%) ISO27002
2 5 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (4.31%) Firmware
2 9 (3.53%) ProxySG
3 7 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.35%) vSphere
5 4 (1.57%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.78%) Snort
7 2 (0.78%) XenApp
8 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.39%) vCloud
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (18.04%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.18%) Nessus
4 3 (1.18%) RSA enVision
5 2 (0.78%) Cacti
5 2 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.78%) Nagios
5 2 (0.78%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.78%) SCCM
6 1 (0.39%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 200 (78.43%) Cisco
2 139 (54.51%) Juniper
2 139 (54.51%) Palo Alto
3 124 (48.63%) CheckPoint
4 89 (34.90%) F5
5 63 (24.71%) Fortinet
6 40 (15.69%) Aruba
7 38 (14.90%) Extreme Networks
8 36 (14.12%) SonicWALL
9 30 (11.76%) WatchGuard
10 23 (9.02%) VMware
11 18 (7.06%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.31%) Microsoft
13 9 (3.53%) Brocade
13 9 (3.53%) FireEye
13 9 (3.53%) HP
13 9 (3.53%) Meraki
13 9 (3.53%) Splunk
14 7 (2.75%) Red Hat
15 6 (2.35%) Nokia
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