Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1051 1017 996
Rank change year-on-year -34 -21 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 97 170 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 70 148 207
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.94% -3.33%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,750 £32,300
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,375 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +10.34% -3.33%

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 156,793 167,298 184,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,303 133,948 154,470
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 October 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 October 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 -74 72 £55,000 +10.00% 17
UK excluding London -42 53 £50,000 +4.17% 12
London +13 39 £57,500 +12.20% 6
Scotland +20 20 £50,000 -2.44%
North of England +32 14 £54,500 +14.74% 2
South East -19 12 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West -3 11 £54,500 +14.74% 1
East of England +9 4 £33,000 -54.48%
Yorkshire +21 3 - - 1
South West +6 2 £34,000 -33.00% 5
West Midlands +18 1 £47,500 -13.64%
Midlands +2 1 £47,500 -13.64%

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 97 (100.00%) Firewall
2 54 (55.67%) Cisco
3 47 (48.45%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (43.30%) CheckPoint
4 42 (43.30%) Network Security
5 39 (40.21%) CCNP
6 28 (28.87%) LAN
7 27 (27.84%) WAN
8 26 (26.80%) Windows
9 25 (25.77%) Palo Alto
10 23 (23.71%) F5
11 21 (21.65%) Finance
12 20 (20.62%) TCP/IP
12 20 (20.62%) SIEM
13 19 (19.59%) CCNA
13 19 (19.59%) Data Centre
14 18 (18.56%) Juniper
14 18 (18.56%) VPN
14 18 (18.56%) Wireless
14 18 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (17.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (17.53%) OSPF
16 16 (16.49%) Linux
17 15 (15.46%) BGP
17 15 (15.46%) Cybersecurity
18 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
19 13 (13.40%) NetScaler
19 13 (13.40%) Degree
19 13 (13.40%) Load Balancing
20 12 (12.37%) Security Cleared

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 4 (4.12%) IIS
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Office 365
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.03%) Akamai
4 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.03%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (100.00%) Firewall
2 42 (43.30%) Network Security
3 28 (28.87%) LAN
4 27 (27.84%) WAN
5 20 (20.62%) TCP/IP
6 18 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (18.56%) VPN
6 18 (18.56%) Wireless
7 17 (17.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (17.53%) OSPF
8 15 (15.46%) BGP
9 13 (13.40%) NetScaler
10 12 (12.37%) VoIP
10 12 (12.37%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (10.31%) BIG-IP
11 10 (10.31%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (10.31%) MPLS
11 10 (10.31%) VLAN
12 9 (9.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) Big Data
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Hudson
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (21.65%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.09%) XMPP
3 2 (2.06%) .NET
3 2 (2.06%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.06%) XML
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.22%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Fintech
4 5 (5.15%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.80%) Windows
2 16 (16.49%) Linux
3 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.12%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) SIEM
2 15 (15.46%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (13.40%) Load Balancing
4 12 (12.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (12.37%) Information Security
5 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (9.28%) Identity Management
7 8 (8.25%) Network Design
7 8 (8.25%) Network Management
8 7 (7.22%) Data Loss Prevention
8 7 (7.22%) Quantitative Research
8 7 (7.22%) Security Operations
8 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (6.19%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (6.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (5.15%) Fault Management
10 5 (5.15%) ITIL
10 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (5.15%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) Python
1 6 (6.19%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (48.45%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (40.21%) CCNP
3 19 (19.59%) CCNA
4 13 (13.40%) Degree
5 12 (12.37%) Security Cleared
6 11 (11.34%) CCSA
7 10 (10.31%) CCIE
8 9 (9.28%) CCSE
8 9 (9.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (7.22%) CCSP
10 6 (6.19%) CCIE Security
10 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
11 4 (4.12%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (3.09%) CISSP
12 3 (3.09%) SSCP
13 2 (2.06%) CCDP
13 2 (2.06%) CISA
13 2 (2.06%) GCIA
13 2 (2.06%) JNCIA
13 2 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.22%) iptables
3 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.12%) ProxySG
5 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.06%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.15%) QRadar
3 4 (4.12%) Ansible
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.06%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (2.06%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.03%) Cacti
6 1 (1.03%) Nessus
6 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (55.67%) Cisco
2 42 (43.30%) CheckPoint
3 25 (25.77%) Palo Alto
4 23 (23.71%) F5
5 18 (18.56%) Juniper
6 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.34%) Blue Coat
8 10 (10.31%) Fortinet
9 9 (9.28%) HP
9 9 (9.28%) VMware
10 8 (8.25%) Citrix
11 7 (7.22%) Zscaler
12 6 (6.19%) Meraki
12 6 (6.19%) SolarWinds
12 6 (6.19%) Splunk
13 5 (5.15%) Dell
13 5 (5.15%) FireEye
13 5 (5.15%) Symantec
14 4 (4.12%) ArcSight
15 2 (2.06%) Gemalto