The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Firewall Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 813 741
Rank change year-on-year +48 -72  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 105 100 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 86 80 204
Median salary £46,250 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.32% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.19% -3.33%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +57 101 £45,000 +3.44% 3
London +8 38 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South East +66 32 £41,500 +7.79% 1
North West -29 18 £47,500 +35.71% 1
City of London +34 14 £42,500 -24.44%
Berkshire +35 13 £38,000 -24.00%
Cheshire -17 10 £48,500 -35.33% 1
Kent - 8 £50,000 - 1
Surrey +34 7 £33,500 +11.66%
Godalming - 7 £33,500 -
West Midlands +12 6 £58,750 +17.50%
East of England -4 6 £72,500 +38.09%
Reading +27 5 £50,000 -23.07%
Birmingham +11 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Hertfordshire -6 5 £72,500 -
Merseyside - 5 - -
Liverpool - 5 - -
West Malling - 5 £50,000 - 1
Wokingham - 4 £38,000 -
Manchester -20 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Knutsford - 3 - -
East Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Hastings - 2 £45,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £63,500 -
Warrington - 2 £52,500 -
Bracknell +23 1 £29,000 -
Scotland +14 1 £55,000 +37.50%
West Yorkshire +11 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Shropshire +7 1 £26,500 -33.75%
Yorkshire +6 1 £42,500 +13.33%

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Firewall
2 170 (78.34%) Cisco
3 120 (55.30%) Juniper
4 115 (53.00%) Palo Alto
5 113 (52.07%) CheckPoint
6 105 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (44.70%) Network Security
7 97 (44.70%) Cisco ASA
8 78 (35.94%) F5
9 74 (34.10%) WAN
10 71 (32.72%) CCNP
11 70 (32.26%) Fortinet
12 69 (31.80%) TCP/IP
13 63 (29.03%) Wireless
13 63 (29.03%) VPN
13 63 (29.03%) FortiGate
14 62 (28.57%) CCNA
15 52 (23.96%) Data Centre
16 49 (22.58%) LAN
16 49 (22.58%) MPLS
17 48 (22.12%) DNS
18 45 (20.74%) Cisco Wireless
19 44 (20.28%) BGP
20 42 (19.35%) Windows
21 40 (18.43%) WatchGuard
22 39 (17.97%) Aruba
23 37 (17.05%) SonicWALL
23 37 (17.05%) Extreme Networks
24 35 (16.13%) Finance
25 32 (14.75%) Blue Coat

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 5 (2.30%) Apache
1 5 (2.30%) IIS
1 5 (2.30%) Skype for Business
1 5 (2.30%) Tomcat
1 5 (2.30%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.76%) Akamai
2 6 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 217 (100.00%) Firewall
2 97 (44.70%) Cisco ASA
2 97 (44.70%) Network Security
3 74 (34.10%) WAN
4 69 (31.80%) TCP/IP
5 63 (29.03%) VPN
5 63 (29.03%) Wireless
6 49 (22.58%) LAN
6 49 (22.58%) MPLS
7 48 (22.12%) DNS
8 45 (20.74%) Cisco Wireless
9 44 (20.28%) BGP
10 28 (12.90%) OSPF
11 23 (10.60%) DHCP
12 22 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (9.22%) Internet
14 19 (8.76%) VLAN
15 18 (8.29%) Spanning Tree
16 16 (7.37%) SSL
17 15 (6.91%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.84%) GIS
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (16.13%) Finance
2 7 (3.23%) Banking
3 6 (2.76%) Legal
3 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.84%) Digital Economy
4 4 (1.84%) French Language
4 4 (1.84%) German Language
4 4 (1.84%) Law
5 2 (0.92%) Advertising
5 2 (0.92%) Electronics
5 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.30%) HTML
2 1 (0.46%) Middleware
2 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.96%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.61%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (3.69%) PKI
4 7 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.92%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.46%) Fintech
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
9 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.35%) Windows
2 22 (10.14%) Linux
3 15 (6.91%) Unix
3 15 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.61%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.30%) CentOS
9 2 (0.92%) Debian
10 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.44%) ITIL
2 26 (11.98%) Load Balancing
3 25 (11.52%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (11.06%) SIEM
5 20 (9.22%) Information Security
6 19 (8.76%) Presales
7 18 (8.29%) Network Design
8 17 (7.83%) Change Management
9 15 (6.91%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (6.45%) Service Delivery
10 14 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (5.99%) Security Monitoring
11 13 (5.99%) Security Operations
12 10 (4.61%) Network Management
13 9 (4.15%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.69%) Network Architecture
15 7 (3.23%) Analytics
15 7 (3.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 7 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (3.23%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.92%) Python
1 2 (0.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.46%) C-shell
2 1 (0.46%) Java
2 1 (0.46%) Korn
2 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 105 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (32.72%) CCNP
3 62 (28.57%) CCNA
4 20 (9.22%) CISSP
5 15 (6.91%) CISM
6 13 (5.99%) JNCIS
7 12 (5.53%) CISA
8 11 (5.07%) CCIE
8 11 (5.07%) CCSA
8 11 (5.07%) Degree
8 11 (5.07%) Security Cleared
9 10 (4.61%) CCSP
10 9 (4.15%) CCSE
11 8 (3.69%) JNCIA
11 8 (3.69%) SC Cleared
12 7 (3.23%) CCVP
13 6 (2.76%) CEH
14 5 (2.30%) HNC
14 5 (2.30%) HND
14 5 (2.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (5.07%) SLA
2 9 (4.15%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.92%) QA
6 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.07%) ProxySG
3 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.38%) Snort
4 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.92%) pfSense
5 2 (0.92%) vSphere
5 2 (0.92%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) vCloud
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (29.03%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.38%) OSSEC
4 2 (0.92%) Puppet
4 2 (0.92%) RSA enVision
4 2 (0.92%) SCCM
5 1 (0.46%) Ansible
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.46%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.46%) Nessus
5 1 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 170 (78.34%) Cisco
2 120 (55.30%) Juniper
3 115 (53.00%) Palo Alto
4 113 (52.07%) CheckPoint
5 78 (35.94%) F5
6 70 (32.26%) Fortinet
7 40 (18.43%) WatchGuard
8 39 (17.97%) Aruba
9 37 (17.05%) Extreme Networks
9 37 (17.05%) SonicWALL
10 32 (14.75%) Blue Coat
11 21 (9.68%) Microsoft
12 15 (6.91%) VMware
13 10 (4.61%) Citrix
13 10 (4.61%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.23%) HP
14 7 (3.23%) McAfee
15 6 (2.76%) Avaya
15 6 (2.76%) Meraki
16 5 (2.30%) LogRhythm
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