Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 57 58
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,604 4,464 6,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 4.68% 4.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.14% 31.29% 30.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,869 3,641 5,617
10th Percentile £29,910 £27,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 11,574 14,267 22,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 14.94% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8,647 11,379 17,336
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall.

Salary trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 18 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 18 May 2021. 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 -15 3,274 £50,000 - 724
UK excluding London -10 2,371 £45,000 +5.88% 548
London -32 1,034 £60,000 - 207
South East -12 632 £47,500 - 134
North of England +1 602 £45,000 +5.88% 155
Work from Home -32 565 £55,000 -12.00% 131
Midlands -3 434 £45,000 - 118
South West +3 360 £43,000 +7.50% 59
North West +13 279 £45,000 +12.50% 91
Yorkshire +4 278 £45,000 - 54
West Midlands -10 277 £50,000 +5.26% 62
East of England -12 195 £47,500 +27.42% 51
East Midlands +4 159 £40,000 -5.88% 56
Scotland -17 100 £45,250 +13.13% 22
Wales +22 62 £35,000 -6.67% 7
North East -15 50 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Channel Islands - 8 £80,000 -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £37,500 +7.14% 2

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 1,532 (42.51%) Windows
2 1,378 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 1,307 (36.27%) Cisco
4 1,306 (36.24%) Azure
5 1,167 (32.38%) Active Directory
6 1,027 (28.50%) VMware
7 976 (27.08%) Microsoft 365
8 921 (25.55%) Windows Server
9 904 (25.08%) Linux
10 863 (23.95%) WAN
11 837 (23.22%) VPN
12 793 (22.00%) Social Skills
13 789 (21.89%) LAN
14 750 (20.81%) AWS
15 744 (20.64%) Cisco Certification
16 721 (20.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 709 (19.67%) DNS
18 663 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 591 (16.40%) ITIL
20 577 (16.01%) PowerShell
21 549 (15.23%) Network Security
22 526 (14.59%) TCP/IP
23 517 (14.35%) DevOps
24 497 (13.79%) Hyper-V
25 483 (13.40%) Cybersecurity
26 478 (13.26%) DHCP
27 448 (12.43%) CCNP
28 426 (11.82%) Data Centre
29 422 (11.71%) VLAN
30 407 (11.29%) Python

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
1 339 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 221 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 114 (3.16%) Confluence
4 111 (3.08%) IIS
5 77 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 76 (2.11%) Apache
7 57 (1.58%) nginx
8 47 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 43 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
10 37 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
11 35 (0.97%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.61%) Apache Spark
12 22 (0.61%) Skype for Business
13 16 (0.44%) JBoss
14 13 (0.36%) ejabberd
15 10 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 222 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.17%) Gephi
7 1 (0.028%) Weka
Business Applications
1 18 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 12 (0.33%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.11%) assyst
4 4 (0.11%) Relativity
5 3 (0.083%) Endur
6 2 (0.055%) Line 50
6 2 (0.055%) Magento
6 2 (0.055%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (0.055%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.028%) Maximo
7 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.028%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,306 (36.24%) Azure
2 976 (27.08%) Microsoft 365
3 750 (20.81%) AWS
4 226 (6.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 210 (5.83%) SaaS
6 190 (5.27%) IaaS
7 188 (5.22%) PaaS
8 140 (3.88%) GCP
9 91 (2.52%) OneDrive
10 60 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
11 59 (1.64%) Serverless
12 49 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 48 (1.33%) Mimecast
14 42 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 35 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
16 35 (0.97%) AWS Direct Connect
16 35 (0.97%) Azure Sentinel
17 32 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 29 (0.80%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 863 (23.95%) WAN
2 837 (23.22%) VPN
3 789 (21.89%) LAN
4 709 (19.67%) DNS
5 549 (15.23%) Network Security
6 526 (14.59%) TCP/IP
7 478 (13.26%) DHCP
8 422 (11.71%) VLAN
9 378 (10.49%) Wireless
10 324 (8.99%) OSPF
11 316 (8.77%) BGP
12 282 (7.82%) VoIP
13 267 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
14 258 (7.16%) SAN
15 257 (7.13%) MPLS
16 214 (5.94%) SD-WAN
17 209 (5.80%) Internet
18 202 (5.60%) Wi-Fi
19 164 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
20 153 (4.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 72 (2.00%) Big Data
3 65 (1.80%) MySQL
4 52 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 46 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
6 44 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 21 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 20 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.42%) Redis
12 14 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (0.36%) Power BI
14 11 (0.31%) MariaDB
14 11 (0.31%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.28%) Impala
16 9 (0.25%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 185 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 141 (3.91%) JIRA
3 105 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 78 (2.16%) Subversion
5 46 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 37 (1.03%) Maven
7 35 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 25 (0.69%) GitLab
9 24 (0.67%) Gradle
10 18 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (0.42%) Metasploit
13 12 (0.33%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (0.25%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.25%) Vagrant
16 8 (0.22%) Ant
16 8 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 7 (0.19%) git-flow
General
1 793 (22.00%) Social Skills
2 392 (10.88%) Finance
3 229 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 182 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.36%) Public Sector
6 92 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
7 77 (2.14%) Legal
8 70 (1.94%) Banking
9 65 (1.80%) Retail
10 63 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
11 62 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 62 (1.72%) Marketing
12 59 (1.64%) Law
13 51 (1.42%) Games
14 44 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
15 41 (1.14%) Billing
16 36 (1.00%) Electronics
17 32 (0.89%) Digital Economy
18 31 (0.86%) Aerospace
18 31 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 709 (19.67%) Network Engineer
2 524 (14.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 368 (10.21%) Analyst
4 289 (8.02%) IT Engineer
5 287 (7.96%) Architect
6 277 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 255 (7.08%) Support Engineer
8 174 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 173 (4.80%) Consultant
10 167 (4.63%) IT Support
11 162 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 139 (3.86%) Security Analyst
13 131 (3.63%) Administrator
14 130 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
15 109 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
16 105 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
16 105 (2.91%) Support Analyst
17 103 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
18 102 (2.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 100 (2.77%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (4.72%) Web Services
2 49 (1.36%) REST
3 44 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
4 43 (1.19%) Middleware
4 43 (1.19%) Velocity
5 40 (1.11%) JSON
6 38 (1.05%) Node.js
7 36 (1.00%) 802.1X
8 33 (0.92%) .NET
9 29 (0.80%) SAML
10 28 (0.78%) LDAP
11 27 (0.75%) Kafka
12 23 (0.64%) OAuth
12 23 (0.64%) YAML
13 22 (0.61%) HTML
13 22 (0.61%) RESTful
14 21 (0.58%) LAMP
15 18 (0.50%) XMPP
16 17 (0.47%) CSS
16 17 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 426 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 218 (6.05%) Public Cloud
3 188 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 137 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 81 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 72 (2.00%) Clustering
8 71 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
9 70 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 59 (1.64%) Driving Licence
11 58 (1.61%) PKI
12 57 (1.58%) Private Cloud
13 45 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
14 43 (1.19%) Replication
15 39 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
16 24 (0.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 23 (0.64%) Fat Client
17 23 (0.64%) Life Science
17 23 (0.64%) Thin Client
18 22 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,532 (42.51%) Windows
2 921 (25.55%) Windows Server
3 904 (25.08%) Linux
4 325 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 306 (8.49%) Windows 10
6 263 (7.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 194 (5.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 190 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 140 (3.88%) Unix
10 130 (3.61%) Ubuntu
11 129 (3.58%) CentOS
12 108 (3.00%) Windows 7
13 65 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 56 (1.55%) Android
15 52 (1.44%) Debian
16 48 (1.33%) Mac OS
17 47 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 35 (0.97%) Windows 8
19 24 (0.67%) Mac OS X
20 20 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 591 (16.40%) ITIL
3 517 (14.35%) DevOps
4 483 (13.40%) Cybersecurity
5 403 (11.18%) Information Security
6 355 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
7 348 (9.66%) SIEM
8 340 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
9 239 (6.63%) Migration
10 238 (6.60%) Infrastructure as Code
11 237 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 234 (6.49%) Configuration Management
13 208 (5.77%) Load Balancing
14 203 (5.63%) Service Management
15 197 (5.47%) Project Management
16 193 (5.36%) Project Delivery
17 188 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
18 183 (5.08%) Security Operations
19 179 (4.97%) Penetration Testing
20 176 (4.88%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 577 (16.01%) PowerShell
2 407 (11.29%) Python
3 325 (9.02%) SQL
4 234 (6.49%) Bash Shell
5 89 (2.47%) C
6 84 (2.33%) Java
7 75 (2.08%) Perl
8 56 (1.55%) PHP
9 51 (1.42%) JavaScript
10 47 (1.30%) C#
11 42 (1.17%) C++
11 42 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 39 (1.08%) Ruby
13 30 (0.83%) VB
14 21 (0.58%) Go
15 20 (0.55%) VBA
16 13 (0.36%) Groovy
17 12 (0.33%) R
18 10 (0.28%) Scala
19 8 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 744 (20.64%) Cisco Certification
2 448 (12.43%) CCNP
3 397 (11.02%) CCNA
4 260 (7.21%) Degree
5 257 (7.13%) Security Cleared
6 209 (5.80%) CISSP
7 187 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 176 (4.88%) SC Cleared
9 118 (3.27%) CCIE
10 111 (3.08%) MCSE
11 88 (2.44%) CISM
12 82 (2.28%) GIAC
13 71 (1.97%) MCSA
14 63 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
15 61 (1.69%) CEH
16 59 (1.64%) CISA
17 57 (1.58%) DV Cleared
18 55 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
19 41 (1.14%) MCP
20 40 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (5.02%) SLA
3 136 (3.77%) PCI DSS
4 105 (2.91%) GDPR
5 78 (2.16%) NIST
6 63 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (1.19%) QA
8 34 (0.94%) COBIT
9 27 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 23 (0.64%) GRC
11 20 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 14 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.36%) NCSC
14 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.25%) PMO
15 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,167 (32.38%) Active Directory
2 721 (20.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 497 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 276 (7.66%) Docker
5 166 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
6 149 (4.13%) vSphere
7 87 (2.41%) VMware NSX
8 85 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 76 (2.11%) XenApp
10 72 (2.00%) XenDesktop
11 53 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 33 (0.92%) Terminal Server
14 32 (0.89%) KVM
15 30 (0.83%) iptables
16 28 (0.78%) BitLocker
17 27 (0.75%) Firmware
18 25 (0.69%) NFS
19 22 (0.61%) RHEV
20 21 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 326 (9.05%) Ansible
2 249 (6.91%) Terraform
3 211 (5.85%) Kubernetes
4 187 (5.19%) Puppet
5 170 (4.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 150 (4.16%) SCCM
7 100 (2.77%) FortiGate
8 77 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (1.75%) Nessus
10 57 (1.58%) Nagios
11 49 (1.36%) WSUS
12 43 (1.19%) ZABBIX
13 35 (0.97%) HAProxy
14 32 (0.89%) Backup Exec
15 29 (0.80%) QRadar
16 28 (0.78%) vRealize
17 27 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
18 26 (0.72%) CASB
18 26 (0.72%) SCOM
19 25 (0.69%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,378 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 1,307 (36.27%) Cisco
3 1,027 (28.50%) VMware
4 376 (10.43%) Palo Alto
5 316 (8.77%) CheckPoint
6 296 (8.21%) Citrix
7 289 (8.02%) Juniper
8 232 (6.44%) Fortinet
9 230 (6.38%) Meraki
10 224 (6.22%) F5
11 208 (5.77%) HP
12 157 (4.36%) Veeam
13 143 (3.97%) SonicWALL
14 141 (3.91%) Google
15 137 (3.80%) Splunk
16 128 (3.55%) Oracle
17 122 (3.39%) Dell
18 121 (3.36%) Sophos
19 118 (3.27%) Red Hat
20 117 (3.25%) SolarWinds