Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 57 71
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,458 7,059 7,356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.65% 4.84% 4.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.71% 30.95% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,927 5,885 6,091
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 11,259 22,808 26,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.64% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,778 17,236 21,042
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% -2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 July 2020.

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 16 July 2020. 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 +3 3,234 £50,000 +5.26% 295
UK excluding London -6 2,083 £42,500 - 239
London +10 1,289 £60,000 +9.09% 70
South East +6 662 £45,000 -3.23% 67
North of England -26 456 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Midlands -1 323 £46,500 +9.41% 33
East of England +4 256 £38,500 -4.94% 28
South West -4 241 £40,000 -5.88% 29
West Midlands -2 232 £47,500 +11.76% 26
Work from Home -4 220 £55,000 -12.00% 40
North West +9 214 £43,000 +1.18% 37
Yorkshire -42 180 £45,000 +20.00% 21
East Midlands +17 89 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Scotland +15 89 £41,250 -21.20% 11
North East +22 63 £37,500 -40.00% 10
Wales +17 58 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Northern Ireland +7 3 £52,500 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, 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 1,524 (44.07%) Cisco
2 1,440 (41.64%) Windows
3 1,065 (30.80%) Microsoft
4 1,025 (29.64%) Azure
5 1,015 (29.35%) WAN
6 956 (27.65%) Active Directory
7 930 (26.89%) Office 365
8 928 (26.84%) VMware
9 882 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
10 872 (25.22%) LAN
11 836 (24.18%) Windows Server
12 795 (22.99%) VPN
13 670 (19.38%) Linux
14 633 (18.31%) DNS
15 610 (17.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 581 (16.80%) AWS
17 565 (16.34%) Network Security
18 556 (16.08%) TCP/IP
19 552 (15.96%) Finance
20 546 (15.79%) Wireless
21 544 (15.73%) Cybersecurity
22 508 (14.69%) CCNP
23 505 (14.60%) Information Security
24 496 (14.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 495 (14.31%) Data Centre
26 473 (13.68%) CCNA
27 458 (13.24%) PowerShell
28 445 (12.87%) DHCP
29 437 (12.64%) Palo Alto
30 423 (12.23%) ITIL

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
1 260 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 135 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 132 (3.82%) IIS
4 92 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 71 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 60 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 32 (0.93%) Confluence
8 29 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (0.72%) Apache
10 19 (0.55%) nginx
11 17 (0.49%) CMS
12 12 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.20%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.17%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.17%) JBoss
17 4 (0.12%) CloudStack
17 4 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 228 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 54 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.14%) SketchUp
5 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.087%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.058%) Gephi
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.55%) Sentinel
2 14 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.12%) assyst
3 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.12%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.087%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.058%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.058%) Shopify
6 1 (0.029%) Eikon
6 1 (0.029%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.029%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 1,025 (29.64%) Azure
2 930 (26.89%) Office 365
3 581 (16.80%) AWS
4 192 (5.55%) IaaS
5 164 (4.74%) PaaS
6 148 (4.28%) SaaS
7 126 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 90 (2.60%) GCP
9 56 (1.62%) Mimecast
10 47 (1.36%) Serverless
11 46 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
12 45 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 41 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (1.13%) OneDrive
15 32 (0.93%) Amazon S3
15 32 (0.93%) GitHub
16 30 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 23 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
17 23 (0.67%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,015 (29.35%) WAN
2 872 (25.22%) LAN
3 795 (22.99%) VPN
4 633 (18.31%) DNS
5 565 (16.34%) Network Security
6 556 (16.08%) TCP/IP
7 546 (15.79%) Wireless
8 445 (12.87%) DHCP
9 383 (11.08%) BGP
10 361 (10.44%) OSPF
11 355 (10.27%) VoIP
12 348 (10.06%) MPLS
13 341 (9.86%) Cisco ASA
14 307 (8.88%) VLAN
15 303 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
16 279 (8.07%) Internet
17 246 (7.11%) SAN
18 182 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
19 152 (4.40%) IPsec
20 145 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 54 (1.56%) MySQL
3 33 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (0.90%) Big Data
5 25 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (0.52%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 16 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.38%) Neo4j
12 13 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.23%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
17 5 (0.14%) CouchDB
17 5 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 62 (1.79%) JIRA
3 54 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 53 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 35 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 30 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 22 (0.64%) Metasploit
9 20 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 20 (0.58%) Vagrant
9 20 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.35%) Selenium
10 12 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.32%) GitLab
12 9 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
12 9 (0.26%) Hudson
13 8 (0.23%) CF BOSH
14 6 (0.17%) GoCD
15 5 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
15 5 (0.14%) Postman
General
1 552 (15.96%) Finance
2 170 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 113 (3.27%) Public Sector
4 106 (3.07%) Retail
5 99 (2.86%) Banking
6 79 (2.28%) Law
7 74 (2.14%) Legal
8 72 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 32 (0.93%) Games
9 32 (0.93%) Marketing
10 28 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.61%) Electronics
12 20 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.49%) Local Government
14 13 (0.38%) Advertising
14 13 (0.38%) Front Office
15 12 (0.35%) Back Office
16 11 (0.32%) Publishing
17 10 (0.29%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 843 (24.38%) Network Engineer
2 417 (12.06%) Analyst
3 389 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 318 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 264 (7.63%) Security Engineer
6 258 (7.46%) IT Engineer
7 226 (6.54%) Senior Network Engineer
8 205 (5.93%) Architect
9 202 (5.84%) Security Analyst
10 201 (5.81%) IT Support
11 143 (4.14%) Consultant
12 140 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 125 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
13 125 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
14 111 (3.21%) Cisco Engineer
15 107 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 103 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
17 98 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 96 (2.78%) Administrator
19 93 (2.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.23%) .NET
2 74 (2.14%) 802.1X
3 51 (1.47%) Web Services
4 37 (1.07%) LDAP
5 32 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
6 31 (0.90%) WebSockets
7 24 (0.69%) Kafka
8 21 (0.61%) SAML
9 20 (0.58%) HTML
9 20 (0.58%) Node.js
10 19 (0.55%) REST
11 17 (0.49%) Middleware
12 16 (0.46%) CSS
13 15 (0.43%) OAuth
14 14 (0.40%) XMPP
15 13 (0.38%) RESTful
15 13 (0.38%) XML
15 13 (0.38%) YAML
16 11 (0.32%) ASP.NET
16 11 (0.32%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 495 (14.31%) Data Centre
2 252 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 179 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (3.79%) Public Cloud
5 118 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 107 (3.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 82 (2.37%) PKI
8 77 (2.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 76 (2.20%) Driving Licence
10 56 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 52 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
12 48 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
13 47 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
14 44 (1.27%) Clustering
15 37 (1.07%) Private Cloud
16 34 (0.98%) Cloud Native
16 34 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
17 31 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
18 29 (0.84%) Replication
19 27 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,440 (41.64%) Windows
2 836 (24.18%) Windows Server
3 670 (19.38%) Linux
4 301 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 263 (7.61%) Windows 10
6 256 (7.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 155 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 154 (4.45%) Windows 7
9 143 (4.14%) Unix
10 112 (3.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 64 (1.85%) Ubuntu
12 55 (1.59%) CentOS
13 48 (1.39%) Android
14 46 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 45 (1.30%) Windows 8
16 43 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 36 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
18 32 (0.93%) Debian
19 28 (0.81%) Mac OS X
20 26 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (15.73%) Cybersecurity
2 505 (14.60%) Information Security
3 496 (14.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 423 (12.23%) ITIL
5 407 (11.77%) SIEM
6 375 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
7 309 (8.94%) DevOps
8 251 (7.26%) Security Operations
9 222 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
10 209 (6.04%) Change Management
10 209 (6.04%) Load Balancing
11 203 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 199 (5.75%) Vulnerability Management
13 180 (5.21%) Penetration Testing
14 179 (5.18%) Project Management
15 167 (4.83%) Migration
16 161 (4.66%) Project Delivery
17 154 (4.45%) Incident Management
18 150 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
19 147 (4.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 458 (13.24%) PowerShell
2 327 (9.46%) Python
3 285 (8.24%) SQL
4 139 (4.02%) Bash Shell
5 126 (3.64%) Java
6 77 (2.23%) C#
7 73 (2.11%) Perl
8 62 (1.79%) Ruby
9 61 (1.76%) JavaScript
10 54 (1.56%) PHP
11 47 (1.36%) C
12 44 (1.27%) VBScript
13 43 (1.24%) Go
14 30 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 24 (0.69%) C++
16 16 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.32%) Scala
18 7 (0.20%) Groovy
18 7 (0.20%) VB
19 5 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 882 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
2 508 (14.69%) CCNP
3 473 (13.68%) CCNA
4 322 (9.31%) Degree
5 256 (7.40%) CISSP
6 239 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 222 (6.42%) Security Cleared
8 172 (4.97%) MCSE
9 144 (4.16%) CISM
9 144 (4.16%) SC Cleared
10 111 (3.21%) CCIE
11 102 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 85 (2.46%) MCSA
13 79 (2.28%) SANS
14 74 (2.14%) CISA
15 66 (1.91%) CCDP
15 66 (1.91%) CEH
16 60 (1.74%) JNCIA
17 57 (1.65%) DV Cleared
18 56 (1.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (7.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 207 (5.99%) SLA
3 169 (4.89%) PCI DSS
4 153 (4.42%) GDPR
5 82 (2.37%) NIST
6 79 (2.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.87%) QA
9 26 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 24 (0.69%) BS25999
10 24 (0.69%) COBIT
10 24 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 22 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 22 (0.64%) NCSC
12 14 (0.40%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.29%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.23%) ISO 31000
15 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 956 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 610 (17.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 415 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 150 (4.34%) Docker
5 116 (3.35%) XenApp
6 108 (3.12%) XenDesktop
7 106 (3.07%) vSphere
8 98 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
9 95 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (1.10%) Firmware
12 32 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 32 (0.93%) VMware NSX
13 29 (0.84%) NFS
14 27 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
15 22 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (0.58%) KVM
17 19 (0.55%) Snort
17 19 (0.55%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 184 (5.32%) Ansible
2 154 (4.45%) Kubernetes
3 146 (4.22%) Terraform
4 142 (4.11%) SCCM
5 121 (3.50%) Puppet
6 116 (3.35%) FortiGate
7 76 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
8 72 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 61 (1.76%) Backup Exec
10 51 (1.47%) WSUS
11 50 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
12 36 (1.04%) QRadar
13 35 (1.01%) Nagios
14 32 (0.93%) SCOM
15 30 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
16 28 (0.81%) vCenter Server
17 26 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
17 26 (0.75%) Nessus
18 22 (0.64%) Opsview
18 22 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,524 (44.07%) Cisco
2 1,065 (30.80%) Microsoft
3 928 (26.84%) VMware
4 437 (12.64%) Palo Alto
5 386 (11.16%) CheckPoint
6 377 (10.90%) Juniper
7 332 (9.60%) Citrix
8 241 (6.97%) HP
9 220 (6.36%) Meraki
10 200 (5.78%) F5
11 198 (5.73%) Fortinet
12 161 (4.66%) Veeam
13 158 (4.57%) SolarWinds
14 133 (3.85%) Dell
15 121 (3.50%) Sophos
16 115 (3.33%) Splunk
17 113 (3.27%) Aruba
18 90 (2.60%) McAfee
19 75 (2.17%) Google
20 71 (2.05%) NetApp