The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 50 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3904 5325 5450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.55% 5.15% 4.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.58% 29.98% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3281 4481 4348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.35%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13658 17764 20178
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 17.19% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11101 14730 15997
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall.

Salary trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -14 3713 £45,000 - 433
London +3 1556 £51,500 -1.90% 178
South East -7 891 £42,500 -5.55% 77
Berkshire -1 319 £47,500 -5.00% 18
City of London +13 284 £50,000 -7.83% 46
East of England -16 283 £42,500 +1.19% 23
West Midlands +7 245 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North West +4 227 £42,500 +11.84% 37
Yorkshire -27 205 £40,000 - 27
Surrey +1 190 £40,000 -9.60% 16
South West -36 169 £32,500 -4.41% 42
West Yorkshire -27 152 £39,500 -1.25% 15
Hampshire -11 143 £40,000 - 18
Reading -4 141 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Manchester -14 133 £45,000 +7.14% 22
East Midlands +14 113 £42,500 +16.43% 14
Birmingham +7 108 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Hertfordshire -14 101 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Leeds -41 85 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Cambridgeshire -12 77 £40,000 -1.23% 5
Kent +3 75 £41,500 +3.75% 5
Oxfordshire +14 65 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Bristol +7 65 £36,000 -10.00% 21
Wales -8 65 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Scotland -22 64 £34,500 -18.82% 8
Cambridge -17 53 £40,500 -5.81% 1
Nottinghamshire +23 50 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Nottingham +26 49 £42,500 +29.77% 5
Cheshire +17 48 £35,000 +7.69% 10
South Wales -10 47 £35,750 +10.00% 2

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4205 (53.23%) Cisco
2 3392 (42.94%) Windows
3 2653 (33.58%) Cisco Certification
4 2177 (27.56%) VMware
5 2120 (26.84%) WAN
6 2105 (26.65%) Microsoft
7 2022 (25.59%) Active Directory
8 1978 (25.04%) LAN
9 1878 (23.77%) Linux
10 1876 (23.75%) VPN
11 1874 (23.72%) Windows Server
12 1856 (23.49%) CCNP
13 1681 (21.28%) Network Security
14 1647 (20.85%) TCP/IP
15 1645 (20.82%) DNS
16 1488 (18.84%) ITIL
17 1480 (18.73%) CheckPoint
18 1445 (18.29%) Juniper
19 1441 (18.24%) CCNA
20 1433 (18.14%) VMware Infrastructure
21 1362 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
22 1316 (16.66%) Data Centre
23 1158 (14.66%) Finance
24 1133 (14.34%) Wireless
25 1045 (13.23%) Windows Server 2012
26 1044 (13.22%) MPLS
27 1036 (13.11%) Palo Alto
28 1019 (12.90%) DHCP
29 999 (12.65%) MS Exchange
30 996 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
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
1 999 (12.65%) MS Exchange
2 421 (5.33%) IIS
3 415 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 297 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 277 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 271 (3.43%) Apache
7 234 (2.96%) Skype for Business
8 211 (2.67%) Tomcat
9 125 (1.58%) WebLogic
10 116 (1.47%) JBoss
11 115 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 115 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 88 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 66 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 61 (0.77%) nginx
15 60 (0.76%) OpenStack
16 58 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
17 38 (0.48%) CloudStack
18 35 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 26 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 562 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 79 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 52 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.051%) InDesign
7 4 (0.051%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.025%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.025%) Autodesk Smoke
8 2 (0.025%) Baselight
8 2 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.025%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.013%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 40 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.063%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.063%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.063%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.063%) Workfront
5 4 (0.051%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.051%) Maximo
5 4 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.038%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.038%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.025%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.025%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.025%) Magento
7 2 (0.025%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.013%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.013%) RMDS
8 1 (0.013%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 859 (10.87%) Office 365
2 592 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 562 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
4 171 (2.16%) SaaS
5 139 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
6 121 (1.53%) PaaS
7 120 (1.52%) IaaS
8 55 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 50 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 49 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 40 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 39 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 39 (0.49%) Mimecast
14 28 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (0.24%) G Suite
16 17 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
17 16 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
19 9 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 2120 (26.84%) WAN
2 1978 (25.04%) LAN
3 1876 (23.75%) VPN
4 1681 (21.28%) Network Security
5 1647 (20.85%) TCP/IP
6 1645 (20.82%) DNS
7 1362 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
8 1133 (14.34%) Wireless
9 1044 (13.22%) MPLS
10 1019 (12.90%) DHCP
11 983 (12.44%) BGP
12 958 (12.13%) OSPF
13 875 (11.08%) SAN
14 845 (10.70%) VoIP
15 762 (9.65%) VLAN
16 664 (8.41%) Internet
17 608 (7.70%) Cisco Nexus
18 447 (5.66%) SSL
19 403 (5.10%) IPsec
20 397 (5.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 824 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 237 (3.00%) MySQL
3 144 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 70 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 70 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 64 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 51 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 48 (0.61%) Big Data
8 45 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (0.57%) Relational Database
9 43 (0.54%) NoSQL
10 36 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
11 32 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 30 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (0.35%) Redis
14 21 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.25%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.22%) DB2
17 16 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 139 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 70 (0.89%) Subversion
4 66 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 60 (0.76%) JIRA
6 29 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 24 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 22 (0.28%) Burp Suite
9 21 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (0.23%) Selenium
13 17 (0.22%) JMeter
13 17 (0.22%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.20%) MSI
15 15 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (0.18%) Maven
17 13 (0.16%) Fiddler
18 12 (0.15%) Bitbucket
18 12 (0.15%) Metasploit
General
1 1158 (14.66%) Finance
2 545 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 220 (2.78%) Retail
4 217 (2.75%) Banking
5 144 (1.82%) Legal
6 127 (1.61%) Marketing
7 103 (1.30%) Law
8 88 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 81 (1.03%) Games
10 66 (0.84%) Back Office
11 56 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 55 (0.70%) Publishing
13 51 (0.65%) Advertising
13 51 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 36 (0.46%) German Language
15 33 (0.42%) Investment Banking
16 30 (0.38%) Electronics
17 26 (0.33%) French Language
17 26 (0.33%) Military
18 23 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2297 (29.08%) Network Engineer
2 1145 (14.49%) Analyst
3 845 (10.70%) Support Engineer
4 789 (9.99%) Security Engineer
5 677 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 610 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 575 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
8 574 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 530 (6.71%) Security Analyst
10 446 (5.65%) Network Security Engineer
11 445 (5.63%) Administrator
12 399 (5.05%) IT Engineer
13 391 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 384 (4.86%) IT Support
15 373 (4.72%) Architect
16 332 (4.20%) Consultant
17 321 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
18 290 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
19 283 (3.58%) Juniper Engineer
20 276 (3.49%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (2.53%) Web Services
2 186 (2.35%) .NET
3 145 (1.84%) 802.1X
4 125 (1.58%) HTML
5 113 (1.43%) LAMP
6 99 (1.25%) Middleware
7 68 (0.86%) XML
8 55 (0.70%) CSS
9 48 (0.61%) SOAP
10 47 (0.59%) REST
11 31 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
12 30 (0.38%) J2EE
13 28 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
14 26 (0.33%) JSON
15 25 (0.32%) Regular Expression
16 24 (0.30%) SAML
17 23 (0.29%) Ajax
18 21 (0.27%) .NET Framework
18 21 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
19 19 (0.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1316 (16.66%) Data Centre
2 409 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 397 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 338 (4.28%) Computer Science
5 252 (3.19%) Driving Licence
6 166 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 152 (1.92%) Clustering
8 147 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 111 (1.41%) PKI
10 103 (1.30%) iPad
11 102 (1.29%) Replication
12 98 (1.24%) Blackberry
13 93 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
13 93 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 92 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
15 68 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 67 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
17 50 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
18 47 (0.59%) Hedge funds
19 43 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3392 (42.94%) Windows
2 1878 (23.77%) Linux
3 1874 (23.72%) Windows Server
4 1045 (13.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 996 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 652 (8.25%) Unix
7 518 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 408 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 347 (4.39%) Windows 10
10 235 (2.97%) Windows 8
11 187 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 179 (2.27%) CentOS
13 169 (2.14%) Solaris
14 160 (2.03%) Ubuntu
15 136 (1.72%) Windows XP
16 134 (1.70%) Mac OS X
17 118 (1.49%) Debian
18 79 (1.00%) Apple iOS
19 76 (0.96%) Android
20 61 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1488 (18.84%) ITIL
2 841 (10.65%) Information Security
3 702 (8.89%) SIEM
4 597 (7.56%) Network Design
5 591 (7.48%) Load Balancing
6 581 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
7 451 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 418 (5.29%) Network Management
9 393 (4.97%) Project Management
10 374 (4.73%) High Availability
10 374 (4.73%) Mentoring
11 371 (4.70%) Presales
12 370 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
13 358 (4.53%) DevOps
14 335 (4.24%) Change Management
15 328 (4.15%) Security Operations
16 316 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
17 313 (3.96%) Vulnerability Management
18 312 (3.95%) Penetration Testing
19 301 (3.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 834 (10.56%) SQL
2 426 (5.39%) Python
3 412 (5.22%) PowerShell
4 305 (3.86%) Java
5 280 (3.54%) Bash Shell
6 256 (3.24%) Perl
7 149 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 144 (1.82%) Ruby
9 123 (1.56%) C#
10 118 (1.49%) PHP
11 117 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 103 (1.30%) C
13 67 (0.85%) C++
14 46 (0.58%) VBScript
15 34 (0.43%) VB
16 29 (0.37%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.23%) Go
18 15 (0.19%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.18%) VB.NET
20 11 (0.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2653 (33.58%) Cisco Certification
2 1856 (23.49%) CCNP
3 1441 (18.24%) CCNA
4 899 (11.38%) Degree
5 561 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 558 (7.06%) CISSP
7 490 (6.20%) CCIE
8 488 (6.18%) Security Cleared
9 404 (5.11%) MCSE
10 338 (4.28%) CISM
11 321 (4.06%) SC Cleared
12 218 (2.76%) CCSA
13 208 (2.63%) MCP
14 195 (2.47%) MCSA
15 189 (2.39%) CCSE
16 182 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
17 177 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 173 (2.19%) CCSP
19 157 (1.99%) JNCIA
20 148 (1.87%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 458 (5.80%) SLA
3 380 (4.81%) PCI DSS
4 69 (0.87%) QA
5 65 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 57 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 51 (0.65%) COBIT
8 41 (0.52%) GDPR
9 29 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 24 (0.30%) ISO22301
11 23 (0.29%) ISO27002
12 21 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 21 (0.27%) GPG13
13 20 (0.25%) PMO
14 19 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 8 (0.10%) GCP
18 6 (0.076%) Def Stans
18 6 (0.076%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2022 (25.59%) Active Directory
2 1433 (18.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 989 (12.52%) Hyper-V
4 424 (5.37%) vSphere
5 226 (2.86%) XenApp
6 175 (2.22%) VMware ESX
7 128 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 124 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 110 (1.39%) XenServer
10 103 (1.30%) Docker
11 99 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
12 94 (1.19%) Xen
13 90 (1.14%) XenDesktop
14 89 (1.13%) Terminal Services
15 88 (1.11%) ProxySG
16 71 (0.90%) Snort
17 59 (0.75%) Firmware
18 56 (0.71%) KVM
19 55 (0.70%) NFS
20 50 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 338 (4.28%) Puppet
2 264 (3.34%) SCCM
3 243 (3.08%) Nagios
4 230 (2.91%) FortiGate
5 209 (2.65%) Ansible
6 181 (2.29%) Backup Exec
7 178 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 143 (1.81%) SCOM
9 120 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 118 (1.49%) WSUS
11 88 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 83 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
13 67 (0.85%) Nessus
13 67 (0.85%) Salt
14 66 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
15 57 (0.72%) ZABBIX
16 55 (0.70%) Cacti
17 52 (0.66%) HAProxy
18 49 (0.62%) QRadar
19 48 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4205 (53.23%) Cisco
2 2177 (27.56%) VMware
3 2105 (26.65%) Microsoft
4 1480 (18.73%) CheckPoint
5 1445 (18.29%) Juniper
6 1036 (13.11%) Palo Alto
7 936 (11.85%) F5
8 805 (10.19%) HP
9 710 (8.99%) Citrix
10 429 (5.43%) Fortinet
11 386 (4.89%) SolarWinds
12 314 (3.97%) Oracle
13 297 (3.76%) Red Hat
14 295 (3.73%) Dell
15 289 (3.66%) SonicWALL
16 280 (3.54%) NetApp
17 263 (3.33%) Blue Coat
18 221 (2.80%) Avaya
19 218 (2.76%) Riverbed
20 201 (2.54%) Veeam
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + A bag full of bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £700000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: benefits package, bonus etc.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to £75,000 plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + DOE + extensive packackage
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Lifestyle Discounts
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago