Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 70 55
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6,808 7,417 8,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.55% 4.23% 4.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.30% 27.83% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,562 6,062 7,113
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% -3.53%

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 22,465 26,654 29,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.22% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17,580 21,529 23,723
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
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 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 16 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 17 February 2019. 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 +10 6,447 £47,500 +3.26% 1,240
UK excluding London +11 4,076 £42,500 - 925
London +6 2,544 £55,000 - 389
South East 0 1,333 £45,000 - 255
North of England +22 837 £40,000 - 240
Midlands +25 675 £42,500 +6.25% 140
East of England +35 655 £37,850 -15.89% 93
West Midlands +28 517 £42,500 +13.33% 90
North West +28 393 £40,000 +6.67% 109
Yorkshire +17 393 £38,500 -8.79% 108
South West -24 366 £45,000 +12.50% 123
East Midlands -5 156 £39,500 -1.25% 50
Scotland -40 138 £48,500 +11.49% 34
Wales +18 75 £43,500 +8.75% 36
North East -2 50 £62,500 +78.57% 23
Northern Ireland -16 4 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 3,094 (45.45%) Cisco
2 3,024 (44.42%) Windows
3 2,242 (32.93%) Microsoft
4 2,137 (31.39%) Active Directory
5 1,992 (29.26%) VMware
6 1,968 (28.91%) WAN
7 1,930 (28.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1,749 (25.69%) LAN
9 1,700 (24.97%) Windows Server
10 1,582 (23.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,486 (21.83%) VPN
12 1,467 (21.55%) Linux
13 1,378 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1,333 (19.58%) Office 365
15 1,308 (19.21%) TCP/IP
16 1,274 (18.71%) CCNP
17 1,235 (18.14%) DNS
18 1,172 (17.22%) Network Security
19 1,143 (16.79%) CheckPoint
20 1,141 (16.76%) Data Centre
21 1,132 (16.63%) ITIL
22 1,100 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
23 1,045 (15.35%) Wireless
24 1,037 (15.23%) CCNA
25 1,006 (14.78%) Finance
26 1,004 (14.75%) Hyper-V
27 872 (12.81%) Cisco ASA
28 870 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 860 (12.63%) Information Security
30 842 (12.37%) Problem-Solving

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
1 751 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 364 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 307 (4.51%) IIS
4 209 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 191 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 151 (2.22%) Skype for Business
7 147 (2.16%) Apache
8 93 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 56 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 53 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 51 (0.75%) Confluence
11 51 (0.75%) nginx
12 45 (0.66%) OpenStack
13 36 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
14 32 (0.47%) JBoss
15 30 (0.44%) CMS
15 30 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 29 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 25 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 515 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 62 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.073%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.044%) Avid Media Composer
11 2 (0.029%) SPSS
12 1 (0.015%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 43 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.10%) Magento
5 6 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.088%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.088%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.059%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.059%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.029%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.029%) PlanetPress Connect
8 2 (0.029%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.029%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.015%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.015%) Eikon
9 1 (0.015%) Q-Pulse
9 1 (0.015%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 1 (0.015%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,582 (23.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,333 (19.58%) Office 365
3 1,100 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
4 286 (4.20%) IaaS
5 242 (3.55%) SaaS
6 224 (3.29%) PaaS
7 174 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 117 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 101 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 92 (1.35%) Mimecast
11 73 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
12 64 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
13 55 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 51 (0.75%) Serverless
15 49 (0.72%) Amazon S3
16 48 (0.71%) GitHub
17 42 (0.62%) G Suite
18 34 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 31 (0.46%) OneDrive
20 28 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,968 (28.91%) WAN
2 1,749 (25.69%) LAN
3 1,486 (21.83%) VPN
4 1,308 (19.21%) TCP/IP
5 1,235 (18.14%) DNS
6 1,172 (17.22%) Network Security
7 1,045 (15.35%) Wireless
8 872 (12.81%) Cisco ASA
9 783 (11.50%) DHCP
10 774 (11.37%) VoIP
11 740 (10.87%) OSPF
12 726 (10.66%) BGP
13 720 (10.58%) MPLS
14 681 (10.00%) VLAN
15 567 (8.33%) SAN
16 499 (7.33%) Internet
17 482 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
18 449 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
19 379 (5.57%) Intrusion Detection
20 350 (5.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 120 (1.76%) MySQL
3 80 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
4 68 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 66 (0.97%) Big Data
6 62 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 58 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 51 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 43 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 41 (0.60%) MongoDB
11 37 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 30 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 30 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 30 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
14 28 (0.41%) Hadoop
15 26 (0.38%) Power BI
16 24 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.31%) Redis
18 19 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 283 (4.16%) Jenkins
2 196 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 152 (2.23%) JIRA
4 127 (1.87%) Maven
5 119 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 92 (1.35%) Gradle
7 91 (1.34%) Ant
8 70 (1.03%) Subversion
9 67 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 64 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 54 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 54 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 53 (0.78%) Vagrant
13 42 (0.62%) Hudson
14 37 (0.54%) GitLab
15 35 (0.51%) Bitbucket
15 35 (0.51%) Visual Studio
16 23 (0.34%) Metasploit
16 23 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 21 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 1,006 (14.78%) Finance
2 402 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 329 (4.83%) Retail
4 271 (3.98%) Banking
5 150 (2.20%) Legal
6 112 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 107 (1.57%) Marketing
8 106 (1.56%) Law
9 86 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 75 (1.10%) Advertising
11 57 (0.84%) Games
12 46 (0.68%) Publishing
13 45 (0.66%) Electronics
13 45 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 41 (0.60%) Billing
15 37 (0.54%) French Language
16 36 (0.53%) Front Office
17 35 (0.51%) Back Office
18 33 (0.48%) German Language
19 25 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,493 (21.93%) Network Engineer
2 955 (14.03%) Analyst
3 716 (10.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 649 (9.53%) Support Engineer
5 583 (8.56%) Security Engineer
6 439 (6.45%) Architect
7 406 (5.96%) IT Engineer
8 405 (5.95%) Consultant
9 373 (5.48%) IT Support
10 340 (4.99%) Security Analyst
11 310 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
12 306 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
13 303 (4.45%) Administrator
14 285 (4.19%) Support Analyst
15 272 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 260 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
16 260 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
17 252 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 248 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
19 243 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (2.86%) .NET
2 144 (2.12%) Web Services
3 103 (1.51%) LDAP
4 89 (1.31%) 802.1X
5 83 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
6 51 (0.75%) Middleware
7 50 (0.73%) HTML
8 49 (0.72%) Node.js
9 47 (0.69%) Kafka
9 47 (0.69%) LAMP
10 44 (0.65%) .NET Framework
10 44 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
11 42 (0.62%) REST
11 42 (0.62%) XMPP
12 31 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
13 30 (0.44%) CSS
13 30 (0.44%) JSON
14 28 (0.41%) SOAP
15 24 (0.35%) jQuery
15 24 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,141 (16.76%) Data Centre
2 516 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
3 506 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 487 (7.15%) Management Information System
5 194 (2.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 187 (2.75%) PKI
7 164 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 143 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 141 (2.07%) Driving Licence
9 141 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 134 (1.97%) Fintech
11 128 (1.88%) Clustering
12 124 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
13 115 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
14 95 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
15 85 (1.25%) Replication
16 80 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
17 78 (1.15%) Private Cloud
18 62 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 60 (0.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3,024 (44.42%) Windows
2 1,700 (24.97%) Windows Server
3 1,467 (21.55%) Linux
4 824 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 682 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 648 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 490 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 363 (5.33%) Unix
9 192 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 137 (2.01%) CentOS
11 129 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 110 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 106 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 106 (1.56%) Ubuntu
14 89 (1.31%) Android
15 85 (1.25%) Apple iOS
16 63 (0.93%) AIX
17 55 (0.81%) Debian
17 55 (0.81%) Windows XP
18 46 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,132 (16.63%) ITIL
2 870 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 860 (12.63%) Information Security
4 842 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
5 742 (10.90%) Cybersecurity
6 716 (10.52%) SIEM
7 636 (9.34%) DevOps
8 627 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
9 468 (6.87%) Load Balancing
10 432 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
10 432 (6.35%) Presales
11 403 (5.92%) Mentoring
11 403 (5.92%) Service Delivery
12 392 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 375 (5.51%) Project Management
14 371 (5.45%) Security Operations
15 349 (5.13%) Computer Science
16 343 (5.04%) Migration
17 340 (4.99%) Configuration Management
18 316 (4.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 833 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 734 (10.78%) SQL
3 630 (9.25%) Python
4 389 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 238 (3.50%) Java
6 223 (3.28%) Perl
7 173 (2.54%) Ruby
8 138 (2.03%) C#
9 128 (1.88%) C
10 98 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 83 (1.22%) JavaScript
12 82 (1.20%) PHP
13 80 (1.18%) VBScript
14 64 (0.94%) C++
15 60 (0.88%) Go
16 56 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 43 (0.63%) VB
18 19 (0.28%) Tcl
19 18 (0.26%) Groovy
20 17 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 1,930 (28.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1,274 (18.71%) CCNP
3 1,037 (15.23%) CCNA
4 674 (9.90%) Degree
5 576 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 502 (7.37%) CISSP
7 424 (6.23%) Security Cleared
8 388 (5.70%) MCSE
9 383 (5.63%) CCIE
10 292 (4.29%) SC Cleared
11 250 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
12 217 (3.19%) CEH
13 215 (3.16%) CISM
14 176 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 167 (2.45%) MCSA
16 145 (2.13%) MCP
17 141 (2.07%) GIAC
18 139 (2.04%) SANS
19 128 (1.88%) SSCP
20 121 (1.78%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 480 (7.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 342 (5.02%) SLA
3 253 (3.72%) GDPR
4 199 (2.92%) PCI DSS
5 132 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 57 (0.84%) QA
6 57 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 50 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 48 (0.71%) PMO
9 46 (0.68%) COBIT
10 39 (0.57%) ISO 9001
11 35 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 24 (0.35%) Data Quality
13 19 (0.28%) GPG13
14 18 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 14 (0.21%) SAS 70
16 13 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 13 (0.19%) RMADS
17 11 (0.16%) HIPAA
17 11 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,137 (31.39%) Active Directory
2 1,378 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,004 (14.75%) Hyper-V
4 326 (4.79%) Docker
5 281 (4.13%) vSphere
6 240 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
7 154 (2.26%) XenApp
8 115 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
9 108 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
10 101 (1.48%) VMware NSX
11 93 (1.37%) XenDesktop
12 85 (1.25%) Firmware
13 58 (0.85%) NFS
14 47 (0.69%) Terminal Services
15 43 (0.63%) Snort
16 34 (0.50%) pfSense
16 34 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
17 32 (0.47%) KVM
18 31 (0.46%) Samba
18 31 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 438 (6.43%) Ansible
2 333 (4.89%) Puppet
3 320 (4.70%) SCCM
4 216 (3.17%) Terraform
5 204 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
6 200 (2.94%) Kubernetes
7 189 (2.78%) Nagios
8 166 (2.44%) SCOM
9 155 (2.28%) Backup Exec
10 109 (1.60%) FortiGate
11 108 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
12 101 (1.48%) Nessus
13 99 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
14 93 (1.37%) Salt
15 87 (1.28%) WSUS
16 85 (1.25%) Stealthwatch
16 85 (1.25%) vCenter Server
17 75 (1.10%) Packer
18 69 (1.01%) ZABBIX
19 53 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 3,094 (45.45%) Cisco
2 2,242 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 1,992 (29.26%) VMware
4 1,143 (16.79%) CheckPoint
5 774 (11.37%) Palo Alto
6 768 (11.28%) Juniper
7 691 (10.15%) Citrix
8 582 (8.55%) F5
9 530 (7.78%) HP
10 416 (6.11%) SolarWinds
11 377 (5.54%) Fortinet
12 370 (5.43%) Meraki
13 319 (4.69%) NetApp
14 268 (3.94%) Symantec
15 266 (3.91%) Dell
16 226 (3.32%) Splunk
17 219 (3.22%) Veeam
18 207 (3.04%) Red Hat
19 206 (3.03%) Oracle
20 184 (2.70%) EMC