Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 68 55
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,174 8,074 9,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.23% 4.56% 4.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.09% 28.79% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,738 6,841 8,406
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.70% -2.41%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 25,538 28,040 33,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.84% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20,193 22,770 27,610
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 17 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 6 months to 15 August 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 -2 6,726 £49,000 +8.89% 836
UK excluding London -3 4,216 £42,500 +1.19% 576
London -2 2,849 £55,000 +2.80% 297
South East -22 1,273 £45,000 +5.88% 144
North of England -2 897 £41,500 -2.35% 135
Midlands +11 690 £40,000 -5.88% 96
East of England +7 650 £45,000 +5.88% 105
West Midlands +16 489 £40,000 -11.11% 63
North West +3 469 £39,000 -8.24% 74
Yorkshire -1 388 £42,500 +6.25% 50
South West -11 376 £42,500 +16.44% 58
Scotland +33 237 £45,000 +5.88% 22
East Midlands +2 200 £35,750 -15.88% 33
Wales -14 94 £40,000 +6.67% 14
North East -19 40 £32,500 -10.96% 11
Northern Ireland +1 8 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3,145 (43.84%) Windows
2 3,027 (42.19%) Cisco
3 2,133 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 2,127 (29.65%) VMware
5 2,055 (28.65%) Active Directory
6 1,855 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1,784 (24.87%) WAN
8 1,732 (24.14%) Windows Server
9 1,697 (23.65%) LAN
10 1,625 (22.65%) Linux
11 1,568 (21.86%) VPN
12 1,369 (19.08%) TCP/IP
13 1,365 (19.03%) DNS
14 1,364 (19.01%) Network Security
15 1,313 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1,301 (18.13%) Microsoft Azure
17 1,288 (17.95%) CCNP
18 1,202 (16.75%) Office 365
19 1,184 (16.50%) ITIL
20 1,051 (14.65%) Data Centre
21 1,040 (14.50%) CCNA
22 1,009 (14.06%) CheckPoint
23 1,006 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
24 986 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
25 985 (13.73%) Finance
26 969 (13.51%) Hyper-V
27 967 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 957 (13.34%) Cisco ASA
29 944 (13.16%) SIEM
30 898 (12.52%) Information Security

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
1 840 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 312 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 276 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 225 (3.14%) IIS
5 200 (2.79%) Skype for Business
6 197 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 161 (2.24%) Apache
8 97 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 94 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 79 (1.10%) JBoss
11 68 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 67 (0.93%) WebLogic
13 64 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 61 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
15 53 (0.74%) Confluence
16 45 (0.63%) Apache Pig
17 43 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 40 (0.56%) nginx
19 35 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 33 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 567 (7.90%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 47 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.028%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.014%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.014%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.014%) Simulink
8 1 (0.014%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (0.098%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.070%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.070%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.056%) C-CURE
7 4 (0.056%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.028%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.028%) Maximo
8 2 (0.028%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.014%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.014%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.014%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.014%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.014%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 1,301 (18.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,202 (16.75%) Office 365
3 986 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
4 306 (4.27%) SaaS
5 281 (3.92%) IaaS
6 217 (3.02%) PaaS
7 126 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 60 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 60 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 55 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 51 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 50 (0.70%) G Suite
13 40 (0.56%) GitHub
14 34 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
14 34 (0.47%) OneDrive
15 26 (0.36%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
16 23 (0.32%) Route 53
17 22 (0.31%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1,784 (24.87%) WAN
2 1,697 (23.65%) LAN
3 1,568 (21.86%) VPN
4 1,369 (19.08%) TCP/IP
5 1,365 (19.03%) DNS
6 1,364 (19.01%) Network Security
7 957 (13.34%) Cisco ASA
8 877 (12.22%) Wireless
9 851 (11.86%) DHCP
10 725 (10.11%) SAN
11 663 (9.24%) OSPF
12 634 (8.84%) MPLS
13 632 (8.81%) BGP
14 577 (8.04%) VLAN
15 543 (7.57%) Intrusion Detection
16 505 (7.04%) VoIP
17 480 (6.69%) Cisco Nexus
18 430 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
19 403 (5.62%) IPsec
20 383 (5.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 181 (2.52%) MySQL
3 114 (1.59%) Big Data
4 104 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 89 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 64 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 60 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 50 (0.70%) Apache Hive
10 41 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 40 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 39 (0.54%) RDBMS
13 36 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 36 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (0.49%) NoSQL
14 35 (0.49%) Redis
15 28 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
16 26 (0.36%) Blockchain
17 22 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 230 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 197 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 137 (1.91%) JIRA
4 86 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 79 (1.10%) TeamCity
6 66 (0.92%) Vagrant
7 60 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 57 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 56 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 53 (0.74%) Subversion
11 46 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
12 42 (0.59%) git-flow
13 40 (0.56%) Selenium
14 39 (0.54%) CodeSonar
14 39 (0.54%) Robot Framework
15 36 (0.50%) Hudson
16 35 (0.49%) Maven
17 30 (0.42%) Visual Studio
18 28 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 27 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 985 (13.73%) Finance
2 400 (5.58%) Retail
3 284 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 210 (2.93%) Banking
5 176 (2.45%) Legal
6 153 (2.13%) Law
7 91 (1.27%) Advertising
8 84 (1.17%) Games
9 77 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 70 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 66 (0.92%) Marketing
12 62 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.52%) Publishing
14 30 (0.42%) Back Office
15 18 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.24%) Billing
17 14 (0.20%) Military
18 13 (0.18%) Electronics
19 12 (0.17%) Front Office
19 12 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,409 (19.64%) Network Engineer
2 982 (13.69%) Analyst
3 685 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 644 (8.98%) Support Engineer
5 571 (7.96%) Security Engineer
6 475 (6.62%) Consultant
7 435 (6.06%) Architect
8 399 (5.56%) IT Support
9 397 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
10 375 (5.23%) IT Engineer
11 355 (4.95%) Security Analyst
12 307 (4.28%) Administrator
13 290 (4.04%) Cisco Engineer
14 274 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 273 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
16 269 (3.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 262 (3.65%) Support Analyst
18 259 (3.61%) Security Consultant
19 230 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
20 225 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (2.69%) .NET
2 159 (2.22%) Web Services
3 158 (2.20%) Middleware
4 127 (1.77%) LDAP
5 117 (1.63%) LAMP
6 114 (1.59%) 802.1X
7 92 (1.28%) HTML
8 88 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 76 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
10 74 (1.03%) REST
11 72 (1.00%) ASP.NET
12 67 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
13 65 (0.91%) SOAP
14 64 (0.89%) XML
15 52 (0.72%) JSON
16 47 (0.66%) Java EE
17 45 (0.63%) Node.js
18 42 (0.59%) Django
19 41 (0.57%) Spring MVC
19 41 (0.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1,051 (14.65%) Data Centre
2 632 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 462 (6.44%) Management Information System
4 439 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 417 (5.81%) Computer Science
6 286 (3.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 275 (3.83%) PKI
8 255 (3.55%) Security Operations Centre
9 175 (2.44%) Driving Licence
10 155 (2.16%) Replication
11 141 (1.97%) Public Cloud
12 130 (1.81%) Fintech
13 111 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 102 (1.42%) Clustering
14 102 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
14 102 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
15 95 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
16 90 (1.25%) Virtual Team
17 85 (1.18%) NHS
18 78 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,145 (43.84%) Windows
2 1,732 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 1,625 (22.65%) Linux
4 842 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 742 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 532 (7.42%) Windows 10
7 479 (6.68%) Windows 7
8 381 (5.31%) Unix
9 198 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 197 (2.75%) Mac OS X
11 187 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 172 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 162 (2.26%) CentOS
14 148 (2.06%) Ubuntu
15 144 (2.01%) Android
16 129 (1.80%) Apple iOS
17 86 (1.20%) Solaris
18 83 (1.16%) Debian
19 82 (1.14%) Windows XP
20 48 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,184 (16.50%) ITIL
2 1,006 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
3 967 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 944 (13.16%) SIEM
5 898 (12.52%) Information Security
6 826 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
7 630 (8.78%) DevOps
8 552 (7.69%) Load Balancing
9 543 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
10 509 (7.10%) Security Operations
10 509 (7.10%) Vulnerability Management
11 464 (6.47%) Project Management
12 404 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 400 (5.58%) Service Delivery
14 351 (4.89%) Configuration Management
15 347 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 331 (4.61%) Kalman Filter
17 329 (4.59%) Migration
18 325 (4.53%) Network Management
19 321 (4.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 751 (10.47%) PowerShell
2 677 (9.44%) SQL
3 593 (8.27%) Python
4 369 (5.14%) Bash Shell
5 271 (3.78%) Java
6 194 (2.70%) C
7 191 (2.66%) Perl
8 152 (2.12%) C#
8 152 (2.12%) JavaScript
9 138 (1.92%) Ruby
10 124 (1.73%) PHP
11 81 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 72 (1.00%) C++
13 58 (0.81%) Go
14 44 (0.61%) T-SQL
15 40 (0.56%) VB
16 39 (0.54%) Objective-C
17 31 (0.43%) VBA
18 27 (0.38%) VBScript
19 17 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 1,855 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1,288 (17.95%) CCNP
3 1,040 (14.50%) CCNA
4 834 (11.63%) Degree
5 684 (9.53%) CISSP
6 528 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 485 (6.76%) Security Cleared
8 388 (5.41%) MCSE
9 380 (5.30%) CCIE
10 294 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 281 (3.92%) CISM
12 274 (3.82%) SC Cleared
13 210 (2.93%) MCSA
14 201 (2.80%) CEH
15 171 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
16 167 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 162 (2.26%) MCP
18 160 (2.23%) DV Cleared
19 157 (2.19%) GIAC
20 151 (2.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 591 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 387 (5.39%) SLA
3 271 (3.78%) PCI DSS
4 270 (3.76%) GDPR
5 110 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 105 (1.46%) QA
7 72 (1.00%) COBIT
8 66 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 35 (0.49%) GPG13
10 29 (0.40%) PMO
11 28 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 15 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 14 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.18%) MiFID
16 12 (0.17%) GCP
17 11 (0.15%) FISMA
17 11 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
18 9 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 7 (0.098%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,055 (28.65%) Active Directory
2 1,313 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 969 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 341 (4.75%) vSphere
5 288 (4.01%) VMware ESXi
6 262 (3.65%) Docker
7 224 (3.12%) XenApp
8 148 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 146 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
10 128 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
11 105 (1.46%) Firmware
12 102 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 89 (1.24%) VMware NSX
14 76 (1.06%) Terminal Services
15 68 (0.95%) ProxySG
16 59 (0.82%) XenServer
17 55 (0.77%) KVM
18 54 (0.75%) NFS
19 49 (0.68%) iptables
20 38 (0.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 380 (5.30%) Puppet
2 342 (4.77%) Ansible
3 314 (4.38%) SCCM
4 244 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 192 (2.68%) Terraform
6 178 (2.48%) Nagios
7 167 (2.33%) QRadar
7 167 (2.33%) SCOM
8 155 (2.16%) FortiGate
9 143 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 118 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
11 115 (1.60%) ZABBIX
12 112 (1.56%) Kubernetes
13 107 (1.49%) Salt
14 101 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
15 99 (1.38%) vCenter Server
16 85 (1.18%) Packer
17 75 (1.05%) WSUS
18 74 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
19 65 (0.91%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3,027 (42.19%) Cisco
2 2,133 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 2,127 (29.65%) VMware
4 1,009 (14.06%) CheckPoint
5 788 (10.98%) Citrix
6 776 (10.82%) Juniper
7 667 (9.30%) F5
8 585 (8.15%) HP
9 569 (7.93%) Palo Alto
10 445 (6.20%) SolarWinds
11 387 (5.39%) Fortinet
12 337 (4.70%) Splunk
13 287 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 257 (3.58%) Oracle
15 233 (3.25%) Veeam
16 219 (3.05%) Dell
17 203 (2.83%) Symantec
18 196 (2.73%) McAfee
18 196 (2.73%) Meraki
19 185 (2.58%) NetApp