Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 70 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,024 7,295 7,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.86% 4.18% 4.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.97% 27.60% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,582 5,838 6,795
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,936 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -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 22,678 26,427 27,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 15.15% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,073 21,001 22,604
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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 +13 6,605 £46,500 -2.11% 236
UK excluding London +23 4,618 £42,500 - 180
London -4 2,227 £55,000 - 67
North of England +48 1,398 £38,750 -3.13% 57
South East +6 1,297 £46,000 +2.22% 48
Yorkshire +45 947 £36,000 -15.29% 22
Midlands +15 695 £42,500 +6.25% 33
West Midlands +19 542 £42,500 +6.25% 22
South West +13 486 £42,500 - 11
East of England +19 478 £40,000 -11.11% 21
North West +22 390 £42,500 +13.33% 33
Scotland -24 177 £48,004 +12.95% 8
East Midlands -7 151 £40,000 - 11
Wales +8 73 £38,500 -3.75% 3
North East +31 60 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Northern Ireland -11 19 £37,500 +7.14%
Isle of Man +4 5 £51,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3,586 (51.05%) Cisco
2 2,937 (41.81%) Windows
3 2,443 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
4 2,329 (33.16%) WAN
5 2,181 (31.05%) Active Directory
6 2,037 (29.00%) Microsoft
7 1,969 (28.03%) VMware
8 1,865 (26.55%) Linux
9 1,856 (26.42%) VPN
10 1,709 (24.33%) CCNP
11 1,687 (24.02%) DNS
12 1,686 (24.00%) Windows Server
13 1,685 (23.99%) LAN
14 1,594 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,539 (21.91%) Network Security
16 1,511 (21.51%) CCNA
17 1,417 (20.17%) Office 365
18 1,330 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1,250 (17.80%) TCP/IP
20 1,249 (17.78%) ITIL
21 1,247 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
22 1,102 (15.69%) Wireless
23 1,096 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
24 1,089 (15.50%) MPLS
25 1,076 (15.32%) Data Centre
26 1,013 (14.42%) OSPF
27 982 (13.98%) BGP
28 949 (13.51%) DHCP
29 944 (13.44%) Palo Alto
30 926 (13.18%) Hyper-V

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
1 733 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 341 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 302 (4.30%) IIS
4 225 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 204 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 179 (2.55%) Skype for Business
7 169 (2.41%) Apache
8 144 (2.05%) Tomcat
9 73 (1.04%) OpenStack
10 66 (0.94%) WebLogic
11 63 (0.90%) JBoss
12 62 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 56 (0.80%) WebSphere
14 54 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
15 42 (0.60%) Confluence
16 34 (0.48%) nginx
17 28 (0.40%) Apache Spark
18 27 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
19 15 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
20 14 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 523 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 75 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.085%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.085%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.085%) CINEMA 4D
6 6 (0.085%) Maya
6 6 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.085%) MODO
6 6 (0.085%) NUKE
7 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.014%) Revit
7 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.014%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.21%) Sage X3
3 14 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
6 8 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 7 (0.100%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.057%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.043%) Magento
9 3 (0.043%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.028%) Cisco SocialMiner
10 2 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.028%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.028%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.014%) GoldMine
11 1 (0.014%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.014%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,594 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,417 (20.17%) Office 365
3 1,096 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
4 273 (3.89%) IaaS
5 216 (3.08%) PaaS
6 214 (3.05%) SaaS
7 175 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 141 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 80 (1.14%) OpenShift
10 73 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 60 (0.85%) Mimecast
12 57 (0.81%) OneDrive
13 54 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 53 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 51 (0.73%) G Suite
16 48 (0.68%) Amazon S3
16 48 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
17 45 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
18 39 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
19 32 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2,329 (33.16%) WAN
2 1,856 (26.42%) VPN
3 1,687 (24.02%) DNS
4 1,685 (23.99%) LAN
5 1,539 (21.91%) Network Security
6 1,250 (17.80%) TCP/IP
7 1,247 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1,102 (15.69%) Wireless
9 1,089 (15.50%) MPLS
10 1,013 (14.42%) OSPF
11 982 (13.98%) BGP
12 949 (13.51%) DHCP
13 807 (11.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 780 (11.10%) VoIP
15 724 (10.31%) VLAN
16 630 (8.97%) IPsec
17 589 (8.39%) SAN
18 508 (7.23%) Broadband
19 499 (7.10%) Internet
20 497 (7.08%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 176 (2.51%) MySQL
3 118 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 103 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 66 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 64 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 54 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
9 49 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 47 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 44 (0.63%) Big Data
11 44 (0.63%) MongoDB
11 44 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 42 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 28 (0.40%) Redis
14 22 (0.31%) Hadoop
14 22 (0.31%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.24%) Blockchain
15 17 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 196 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 170 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 128 (1.82%) JIRA
4 48 (0.68%) GitLab
5 47 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 44 (0.63%) Maven
7 43 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 41 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 41 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 34 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 30 (0.43%) Gradle
11 28 (0.40%) Subversion
11 28 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (0.34%) git-flow
12 24 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 23 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (0.33%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.28%) Ant
15 18 (0.26%) Artifactory
15 18 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 874 (12.44%) Finance
2 349 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 263 (3.74%) Retail
4 223 (3.17%) Banking
5 130 (1.85%) Legal
6 117 (1.67%) Law
7 86 (1.22%) Marketing
8 84 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 64 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 47 (0.67%) Games
11 32 (0.46%) Advertising
11 32 (0.46%) Billing
12 27 (0.38%) Automotive
12 27 (0.38%) Electronics
13 26 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.36%) Military
15 20 (0.28%) Back Office
16 19 (0.27%) Publishing
17 16 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,730 (24.63%) Network Engineer
2 1,030 (14.66%) Analyst
3 742 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 662 (9.42%) Security Engineer
5 552 (7.86%) Support Engineer
6 463 (6.59%) Consultant
7 442 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
8 440 (6.26%) Architect
9 439 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
10 409 (5.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 372 (5.30%) IT Engineer
12 343 (4.88%) Support Analyst
13 327 (4.66%) Security Analyst
14 319 (4.54%) IT Support
15 270 (3.84%) Senior Network Engineer
16 264 (3.76%) Administrator
17 251 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 245 (3.49%) IT Analyst
19 236 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
20 223 (3.17%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (2.02%) Web Services
2 118 (1.68%) .NET
3 98 (1.40%) LDAP
4 73 (1.04%) 802.1X
5 65 (0.93%) Node.js
6 60 (0.85%) LAMP
7 51 (0.73%) REST
8 49 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
9 45 (0.64%) JSON
9 45 (0.64%) Kafka
10 33 (0.47%) Middleware
11 32 (0.46%) Spring
11 32 (0.46%) YAML
12 30 (0.43%) HTML
13 29 (0.41%) AngularJS
13 29 (0.41%) ASP.NET
14 28 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (0.40%) React
15 24 (0.34%) GraphQL
15 24 (0.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,076 (15.32%) Data Centre
2 800 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 420 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 391 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
5 200 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 176 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 174 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 160 (2.28%) PKI
9 148 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 116 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 108 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
12 93 (1.32%) Clustering
13 90 (1.28%) Replication
14 80 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 78 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 76 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
17 68 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
18 57 (0.81%) CMDB
18 57 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
19 49 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 2,937 (41.81%) Windows
2 1,865 (26.55%) Linux
3 1,686 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 796 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 658 (9.37%) Unix
6 615 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 595 (8.47%) Windows 10
8 434 (6.18%) Windows 7
9 176 (2.51%) CentOS
10 175 (2.49%) Windows 8
11 152 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 138 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 126 (1.79%) Ubuntu
14 91 (1.30%) Android
15 65 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 63 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 63 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 63 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 59 (0.84%) Debian
18 51 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,249 (17.78%) ITIL
2 894 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 866 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
4 811 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
5 781 (11.12%) Information Security
6 698 (9.94%) Service Delivery
7 684 (9.74%) Network Design
8 676 (9.62%) SIEM
9 561 (7.99%) DevOps
10 558 (7.94%) Network Management
11 535 (7.62%) Change Control
12 493 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
13 433 (6.16%) Load Balancing
14 427 (6.08%) Presales
15 404 (5.75%) Product Management
16 387 (5.51%) Migration
17 378 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
18 377 (5.37%) Kalman Filter
19 373 (5.31%) Project Management
20 370 (5.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 811 (11.55%) Python
2 737 (10.49%) PowerShell
3 665 (9.47%) SQL
4 627 (8.93%) Bash Shell
5 477 (6.79%) Perl
6 209 (2.98%) Java
7 153 (2.18%) Ruby
8 142 (2.02%) C
9 82 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 72 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 71 (1.01%) C#
12 63 (0.90%) PHP
13 42 (0.60%) C++
14 37 (0.53%) Go
15 32 (0.46%) VBScript
16 31 (0.44%) T-SQL
17 26 (0.37%) R
18 15 (0.21%) Groovy
19 12 (0.17%) VBA
20 9 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,443 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1,709 (24.33%) CCNP
3 1,511 (21.51%) CCNA
4 704 (10.02%) Degree
5 636 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 500 (7.12%) Security Cleared
7 416 (5.92%) CISSP
8 413 (5.88%) MCSE
9 387 (5.51%) CCIE
10 314 (4.47%) SC Cleared
11 256 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 217 (3.09%) MCSA
13 177 (2.52%) CISM
14 174 (2.48%) CCDP
15 173 (2.46%) MCITP
16 160 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
17 143 (2.04%) CEH
18 120 (1.71%) GIAC
19 113 (1.61%) CISA
20 112 (1.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 852 (12.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 462 (6.58%) ISO 9001
3 415 (5.91%) SLA
4 209 (2.98%) PCI DSS
5 184 (2.62%) GDPR
6 95 (1.35%) NIST
7 86 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 72 (1.03%) QA
9 56 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 53 (0.75%) COBIT
11 52 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 50 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 41 (0.58%) ISO 22301
14 20 (0.28%) PMO
15 15 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 15 (0.21%) GPG13
16 12 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 10 (0.14%) Data Quality
18 9 (0.13%) HIPAA
18 9 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 2,181 (31.05%) Active Directory
2 1,330 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 926 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 290 (4.13%) Docker
5 269 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
6 242 (3.45%) vSphere
7 171 (2.43%) XenApp
8 136 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
9 104 (1.48%) XenDesktop
10 90 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
11 70 (1.00%) VMware NSX
12 55 (0.78%) Firmware
13 44 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
14 34 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 33 (0.47%) NFS
16 31 (0.44%) vCloud
17 29 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 29 (0.41%) Terminal Services
18 26 (0.37%) BitLocker
18 26 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 468 (6.66%) FortiGate
2 451 (6.42%) Nagios
3 346 (4.93%) Ansible
4 298 (4.24%) SCCM
5 293 (4.17%) Puppet
6 230 (3.27%) Kubernetes
7 185 (2.63%) Terraform
8 177 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
9 166 (2.36%) WSUS
10 129 (1.84%) SCOM
11 122 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
12 116 (1.65%) Backup Exec
13 82 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
14 78 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
15 68 (0.97%) vCenter Server
15 68 (0.97%) ZABBIX
16 64 (0.91%) Nessus
17 42 (0.60%) AirWatch
17 42 (0.60%) SCVMM
18 39 (0.56%) RANCID
Vendors
1 3,586 (51.05%) Cisco
2 2,037 (29.00%) Microsoft
3 1,969 (28.03%) VMware
4 944 (13.44%) Palo Alto
5 903 (12.86%) CheckPoint
6 799 (11.38%) Juniper
7 707 (10.07%) Fortinet
8 704 (10.02%) Citrix
9 558 (7.94%) Meraki
10 497 (7.08%) F5
11 448 (6.38%) HP
12 343 (4.88%) SolarWinds
13 289 (4.11%) Dell
14 269 (3.83%) NetApp
15 257 (3.66%) Aruba
16 240 (3.42%) Veeam
17 233 (3.32%) Red Hat
18 212 (3.02%) Oracle
19 163 (2.32%) EMC
20 154 (2.19%) Google