Firewall Jobs

Firewall
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Firewall skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Firewall over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 65 72 134
Rank change year-on-year +7 +62 -48
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,859 4,010 5,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 4.34% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.86% 26.44% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,128 2,787 3,547
10th Percentile £27,425 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.94% -3.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

Firewall falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,853 15,169 22,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 16.40% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,443 7,634 11,811
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,938 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,886 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.25% -5.26% +5.56%

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 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 19 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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +15 3,538 £48,750 -2.50% 539
UK excluding London +5 2,842 £42,500 -5.56% 441
Work from Home +6 1,385 £52,500 -4.55% 223
London +5 901 £65,000 +6.56% 150
South East +17 870 £42,500 -5.56% 130
North of England +6 614 £45,000 -5.26% 122
Midlands +14 535 £45,000 - 72
South West +3 358 £43,500 +2.35% 55
West Midlands +32 339 £45,000 - 41
North West -17 280 £50,000 - 71
Yorkshire +36 272 £47,500 +2.70% 42
East of England +21 268 £41,500 -2.35% 36
East Midlands -19 192 £42,500 - 31
Scotland -114 110 £45,000 +5.88% 28
Wales +17 86 £40,500 -10.00% 12
North East -4 77 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Northern Ireland -12 21 £37,500 - 4
Isle of Man -3 17 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £100,000 -

Firewall
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 561 (14.54%) Microsoft Exchange
2 429 (11.12%) SharePoint
3 114 (2.95%) IIS
4 71 (1.84%) Apache
5 35 (0.91%) Confluence
6 25 (0.65%) nginx
7 24 (0.62%) Skype for Business
8 23 (0.60%) WordPress
9 18 (0.47%) CMS
9 18 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.18%) SAS
15 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 330 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.078%) SPSS
6 3 (0.078%) Trello
7 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.47%) Fidessa
2 6 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.078%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.052%) Shopify
6 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.026%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.026%) Misys Opics
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,778 (46.07%) Azure
2 1,397 (36.20%) Microsoft 365
3 599 (15.52%) AWS
4 435 (11.27%) Entra ID
5 176 (4.56%) GCP
6 151 (3.91%) IaaS
7 136 (3.52%) SaaS
8 133 (3.45%) PaaS
9 124 (3.21%) OneDrive
10 88 (2.28%) Azure DevOps
11 81 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
12 76 (1.97%) Amazon S3
13 64 (1.66%) Azure Sentinel
14 54 (1.40%) Mimecast
15 52 (1.35%) Power Platform
16 43 (1.11%) GitHub
17 40 (1.04%) Google Workspace
18 30 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 28 (0.73%) Azure Storage
19 28 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 939 (24.33%) VPN
2 935 (24.23%) WAN
3 872 (22.60%) DNS
4 758 (19.64%) LAN
5 572 (14.82%) DHCP
6 532 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 480 (12.44%) Network Security
8 477 (12.36%) Wireless
9 420 (10.88%) Wi-Fi
10 409 (10.60%) VLAN
11 324 (8.40%) SD-WAN
12 264 (6.84%) Internet
13 245 (6.35%) SAN
14 213 (5.52%) MPLS
15 212 (5.49%) BGP
16 198 (5.13%) VoIP
17 181 (4.69%) OSPF
18 176 (4.56%) Intrusion Detection
19 172 (4.46%) IPsec
20 123 (3.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (1.66%) MySQL
4 61 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 47 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (0.93%) Power BI
7 34 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (0.52%) Big Data
9 13 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.31%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.29%) MariaDB
12 8 (0.21%) CockroachDB
12 8 (0.21%) DB2
12 8 (0.21%) Redis
12 8 (0.21%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.10%) Metabase
14 4 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (2.41%) JIRA
2 84 (2.18%) Jenkins
3 60 (1.55%) Git
4 28 (0.73%) GitLab
5 19 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 13 (0.34%) Robot Framework
7 12 (0.31%) Subversion
8 11 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.26%) Trac
10 9 (0.23%) GNU Toolchain
10 9 (0.23%) Visual Studio Code
11 8 (0.21%) Jaeger
12 7 (0.18%) Katalon Studio
12 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (0.078%) Burp Suite
14 3 (0.078%) Maven
14 3 (0.078%) Spinnaker
15 2 (0.052%) Hudson
General
1 1,101 (28.53%) Social Skills
2 510 (13.22%) Finance
3 307 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 216 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 158 (4.09%) Law
6 131 (3.39%) Retail
7 119 (3.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 110 (2.85%) Legal
9 96 (2.49%) Public Sector
10 92 (2.38%) Manufacturing
11 83 (2.15%) Documentation Skills
12 76 (1.97%) Aerospace
13 69 (1.79%) Banking
14 57 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
15 56 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
16 47 (1.22%) Games
17 44 (1.14%) Marketing
18 29 (0.75%) Police
19 22 (0.57%) Local Government
20 16 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 672 (17.41%) Network Engineer
2 581 (15.06%) Senior
3 499 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 494 (12.80%) IT Engineer
5 488 (12.65%) Support Engineer
6 464 (12.02%) Analyst
7 449 (11.64%) IT Support
8 276 (7.15%) IT Support Engineer
9 255 (6.61%) Lead
10 206 (5.34%) Architect
11 203 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
12 187 (4.85%) Security Analyst
13 180 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
14 175 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 175 (4.53%) Consultant
15 164 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
16 145 (3.76%) IT Manager
17 138 (3.58%) Security Engineer
18 122 (3.16%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
19 120 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.07%) YAML
2 63 (1.63%) 802.1X
3 57 (1.48%) REST
4 54 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
5 42 (1.09%) HTML
6 38 (0.98%) .NET
6 38 (0.98%) SAML
7 31 (0.80%) OAuth
8 24 (0.62%) ARM Templates
9 22 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 22 (0.57%) CSS
9 22 (0.57%) jQuery
10 20 (0.52%) OpenID
10 20 (0.52%) XML
11 19 (0.49%) AngularJS
11 19 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (0.49%) Tailwind CSS
11 19 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (0.49%) Vue
11 19 (0.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 479 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 286 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 229 (5.93%) Driving Licence
4 133 (3.45%) Replication
5 127 (3.29%) Public Cloud
6 126 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 99 (2.57%) PKI
8 84 (2.18%) Security Posture
9 77 (2.00%) Cyber Threat
10 73 (1.89%) Onboarding
11 72 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
12 71 (1.84%) Clustering
13 55 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
14 52 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
15 50 (1.30%) Client/Server
16 46 (1.19%) IoT
16 46 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
17 41 (1.06%) CCTV
18 38 (0.98%) Cyberattack
19 35 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,772 (45.92%) Windows
2 1,054 (27.31%) Windows Server
3 807 (20.91%) Linux
4 303 (7.85%) Windows 10
5 232 (6.01%) Windows Server 2016
6 198 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 177 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 100 (2.59%) Mac OS
9 93 (2.41%) Ubuntu
10 79 (2.05%) VMS
11 76 (1.97%) Unix
12 70 (1.81%) Apple iOS
13 60 (1.55%) Android
14 56 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 54 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
16 41 (1.06%) CentOS
17 39 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 33 (0.86%) Windows 7
19 20 (0.52%) Windows XP
20 18 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
2 841 (21.79%) Cybersecurity
3 639 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 522 (13.53%) ITIL
5 460 (11.92%) Customer Service
6 343 (8.89%) Information Security
7 342 (8.86%) Agile
8 332 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 324 (8.40%) SIEM
10 292 (7.57%) DevOps
11 280 (7.26%) Mentoring
12 263 (6.82%) Project Management
13 250 (6.48%) Incident Response
14 215 (5.57%) Migration
15 188 (4.87%) Service Delivery
16 187 (4.85%) Cloud Security
16 187 (4.85%) Project Delivery
17 185 (4.79%) Actionable Insight
18 176 (4.56%) Incident Management
19 169 (4.38%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 462 (11.97%) PowerShell
2 333 (8.63%) Python
3 316 (8.19%) SQL
4 179 (4.64%) Bash
5 73 (1.89%) C#
6 64 (1.66%) Java
7 45 (1.17%) Perl
8 36 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 31 (0.80%) Bicep
9 31 (0.80%) VBScript
10 22 (0.57%) Ruby
11 19 (0.49%) C++
11 19 (0.49%) VB
11 19 (0.49%) XAML
12 14 (0.36%) C
13 13 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.31%) Go
14 12 (0.31%) PHP
15 10 (0.26%) RPG
16 6 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 537 (13.92%) Degree
2 529 (13.71%) Cisco Certification
3 504 (13.06%) Security Cleared
4 351 (9.10%) CCNA
5 294 (7.62%) SC Cleared
6 273 (7.07%) CISSP
7 241 (6.25%) CCNP
8 225 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 162 (4.20%) DV Cleared
10 126 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 123 (3.19%) Azure Certification
12 120 (3.11%) CISM
13 107 (2.77%) MCSE
14 70 (1.81%) CISA
14 70 (1.81%) CompTIA Security+
15 66 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
16 64 (1.66%) CCIE
17 63 (1.63%) MCSA
18 59 (1.53%) AWS Certification
19 57 (1.48%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (7.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 172 (4.46%) Cyber Essentials
2 172 (4.46%) SLA
3 154 (3.99%) NIST
4 141 (3.65%) GDPR
5 94 (2.44%) PCI DSS
6 50 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 41 (1.06%) SOC 2
8 32 (0.83%) QA
9 30 (0.78%) GRC
10 25 (0.65%) NCSC
11 21 (0.54%) HIPAA
12 20 (0.52%) COBIT
13 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.23%) COSHH
14 9 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.18%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1,301 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 781 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 623 (16.14%) Hyper-V
4 161 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 157 (4.07%) Docker
6 119 (3.08%) vSphere
7 108 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 86 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 51 (1.32%) VMware NSX
10 44 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (0.98%) XenApp
12 37 (0.96%) Firmware
13 36 (0.93%) XenDesktop
14 28 (0.73%) Terminal Services
15 27 (0.70%) pfSense
16 21 (0.54%) NFS
17 13 (0.34%) vCloud
18 12 (0.31%) KVM
19 8 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
20 7 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 439 (11.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 284 (7.36%) Ansible
3 202 (5.23%) Terraform
4 200 (5.18%) Kubernetes
5 173 (4.48%) SCCM
6 153 (3.96%) FortiGate
7 106 (2.75%) WSUS
8 99 (2.57%) vCenter Server
9 72 (1.87%) Prometheus
10 71 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
11 62 (1.61%) SCOM
12 42 (1.09%) Puppet
13 41 (1.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 40 (1.04%) ZABBIX
15 34 (0.88%) Nagios
16 32 (0.83%) Grafana
17 29 (0.75%) Progress Chef
18 27 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
19 25 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
20 19 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,641 (42.52%) Microsoft
2 1,101 (28.53%) Cisco
3 1,100 (28.50%) VMware
4 343 (8.89%) Palo Alto
5 298 (7.72%) Veeam
6 290 (7.51%) Fortinet
7 269 (6.97%) Juniper
8 239 (6.19%) Meraki
9 221 (5.73%) Citrix
10 185 (4.79%) Aruba
11 181 (4.69%) CheckPoint
12 177 (4.59%) HP
13 146 (3.78%) Dell
14 122 (3.16%) Red Hat
15 120 (3.11%) Google
15 120 (3.11%) NetApp
16 106 (2.75%) SolarWinds
17 94 (2.44%) Sophos
18 83 (2.15%) Oracle
19 75 (1.94%) Apple