Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 53 60
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7963 9528 9916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.57% 4.99% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.63% 29.52% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6744 7974 8515
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +1.27%

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 27810 32271 36695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22561 26489 30264
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 7503 £45,000 - 314
UK excluding London -14 4613 £42,000 +1.20% 207
London -7 3174 £55,000 - 122
South East -14 1579 £42,500 -5.56% 61
North of England -10 1048 £40,500 +1.25% 60
Midlands -10 651 £40,000 -2.44% 32
East of England +7 624 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Yorkshire +10 501 £40,000 - 28
North West -14 498 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South West -24 451 £40,000 +14.29% 23
West Midlands -13 443 £39,500 -1.25% 16
East Midlands -17 191 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Scotland -37 174 £44,250 +10.63% 10
Wales +1 114 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North East -3 51 £36,500 +4.29% 5
Northern Ireland -24 12 £27,250 -31.88% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3870 (48.60%) Cisco
2 3655 (45.90%) Windows
3 2549 (32.01%) VMware
4 2430 (30.52%) Active Directory
5 2390 (30.01%) Microsoft
6 2334 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
7 2232 (28.03%) WAN
8 2119 (26.61%) Windows Server
9 2042 (25.64%) Linux
10 2017 (25.33%) LAN
11 2003 (25.15%) VPN
12 1890 (23.73%) DNS
13 1822 (22.88%) TCP/IP
14 1690 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1654 (20.77%) ITIL
16 1495 (18.77%) CCNP
17 1447 (18.17%) Network Security
18 1353 (16.99%) CCNA
19 1333 (16.74%) Finance
20 1260 (15.82%) CheckPoint
21 1245 (15.63%) MS Exchange
22 1239 (15.56%) DHCP
23 1233 (15.48%) Juniper
24 1146 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
25 1110 (13.94%) Data Centre
26 1091 (13.70%) Office 365
27 1078 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
28 1067 (13.40%) MPLS
29 1063 (13.35%) Hyper-V
30 1043 (13.10%) BGP

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 1245 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 517 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 348 (4.37%) IIS
4 338 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 326 (4.09%) SharePoint
6 278 (3.49%) Apache
7 215 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 180 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 171 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 110 (1.38%) nginx
11 90 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 76 (0.95%) OpenStack
13 74 (0.93%) CMS
14 61 (0.77%) WebSphere
15 59 (0.74%) Confluence
16 56 (0.70%) WebLogic
17 53 (0.67%) JBoss
18 50 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 39 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
20 24 (0.30%) CloudStack
Applications
1 535 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 79 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.050%) HipChat
9 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.038%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.038%) InDesign
9 3 (0.038%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.28%) RMDS
3 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.075%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.038%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.038%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.038%) Workfront
10 2 (0.025%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.025%) Magento
10 2 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.025%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.013%) Infor SunSystems
11 1 (0.013%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.013%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 1091 (13.70%) Office 365
2 984 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 799 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
4 206 (2.59%) IaaS
5 181 (2.27%) SaaS
6 178 (2.24%) PaaS
7 90 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 83 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 69 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (0.80%) G Suite
12 54 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 52 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 49 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 48 (0.60%) Amazon S3
16 44 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
17 21 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
17 21 (0.26%) Route 53
18 18 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
19 16 (0.20%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 2232 (28.03%) WAN
2 2017 (25.33%) LAN
3 2003 (25.15%) VPN
4 1890 (23.73%) DNS
5 1822 (22.88%) TCP/IP
6 1447 (18.17%) Network Security
7 1239 (15.56%) DHCP
8 1146 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
9 1067 (13.40%) MPLS
10 1043 (13.10%) BGP
11 989 (12.42%) Wireless
12 976 (12.26%) SAN
13 932 (11.70%) OSPF
14 852 (10.70%) VLAN
15 840 (10.55%) VoIP
16 591 (7.42%) Internet
17 567 (7.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 559 (7.02%) IPsec
19 534 (6.71%) SSL
20 450 (5.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 852 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 307 (3.86%) MySQL
3 142 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 108 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 78 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 75 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 66 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 62 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 53 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 52 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 46 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 46 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
12 41 (0.51%) Big Data
12 41 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
13 40 (0.50%) Relational Database
14 38 (0.48%) Redis
15 31 (0.39%) MS Access
16 30 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
17 27 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (0.33%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 188 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 178 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 145 (1.82%) JIRA
4 106 (1.33%) Maven
5 89 (1.12%) TeamCity
6 70 (0.88%) Subversion
7 56 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 54 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 53 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 44 (0.55%) Metasploit
11 37 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (0.38%) Vagrant
13 29 (0.36%) Visual Studio
14 22 (0.28%) Burp Suite
15 19 (0.24%) Selenium
16 18 (0.23%) Ant
17 17 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 15 (0.19%) Cucumber
19 14 (0.18%) gulp
19 14 (0.18%) Liquibase
General
1 1333 (16.74%) Finance
2 449 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 402 (5.05%) Banking
4 157 (1.97%) Retail
5 144 (1.81%) Legal
6 135 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 130 (1.63%) Law
8 105 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 89 (1.12%) Marketing
10 81 (1.02%) Back Office
11 80 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 73 (0.92%) Games
13 68 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 66 (0.83%) Advertising
15 52 (0.65%) Publishing
16 49 (0.62%) Front Office
17 48 (0.60%) Digital Economy
18 44 (0.55%) German Language
19 41 (0.51%) French Language
20 35 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1870 (23.48%) Network Engineer
2 1244 (15.62%) Analyst
3 811 (10.18%) Support Engineer
4 721 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 695 (8.73%) Security Engineer
6 557 (6.99%) IT Engineer
7 550 (6.91%) Security Analyst
8 546 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
9 498 (6.25%) Administrator
10 491 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
11 448 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 439 (5.51%) Architect
13 394 (4.95%) IT Support
14 391 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 387 (4.86%) Consultant
16 364 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
17 353 (4.43%) Support Analyst
18 331 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
19 282 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
20 259 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (2.62%) Web Services
2 191 (2.40%) .NET
3 129 (1.62%) HTML
4 126 (1.58%) 802.1X
4 126 (1.58%) LAMP
5 75 (0.94%) XML
6 69 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
6 69 (0.87%) Middleware
7 66 (0.83%) CSS
8 50 (0.63%) REST
9 45 (0.57%) SOAP
10 42 (0.53%) JSON
10 42 (0.53%) XMPP
11 36 (0.45%) J2EE
12 35 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
13 34 (0.43%) Node.js
14 33 (0.41%) ASP.NET
15 24 (0.30%) Spring
16 23 (0.29%) LAPP Stack
17 21 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1110 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 495 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 470 (5.90%) Management Information System
4 372 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 198 (2.49%) Driving Licence
6 192 (2.41%) Clustering
7 172 (2.16%) Replication
8 142 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
9 140 (1.76%) PKI
10 129 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 128 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
12 122 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 115 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
14 100 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
15 91 (1.14%) Fintech
16 90 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
17 83 (1.04%) Blackberry
17 83 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
18 73 (0.92%) iPad
19 67 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3655 (45.90%) Windows
2 2119 (26.61%) Windows Server
3 2042 (25.64%) Linux
4 1078 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1003 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 641 (8.05%) Windows 7
7 621 (7.80%) Unix
8 504 (6.33%) Windows 10
9 366 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 316 (3.97%) Windows 8
11 301 (3.78%) CentOS
12 264 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 200 (2.51%) Ubuntu
14 166 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 165 (2.07%) Windows XP
16 115 (1.44%) Apple iOS
17 112 (1.41%) Solaris
18 85 (1.07%) Debian
19 78 (0.98%) Android
20 65 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1654 (20.77%) ITIL
2 963 (12.09%) Information Security
3 903 (11.34%) SIEM
4 686 (8.61%) Load Balancing
5 675 (8.48%) Cybersecurity
6 578 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
7 544 (6.83%) DevOps
8 504 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 489 (6.14%) Network Design
10 445 (5.59%) Penetration Testing
11 414 (5.20%) Mentoring
12 385 (4.83%) Project Management
13 383 (4.81%) High Availability
14 377 (4.73%) Change Management
15 368 (4.62%) Security Operations
16 356 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
17 340 (4.27%) Network Management
17 340 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
18 330 (4.14%) Vulnerability Management
19 319 (4.01%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 832 (10.45%) SQL
2 665 (8.35%) PowerShell
3 522 (6.56%) Python
4 404 (5.07%) Java
5 354 (4.45%) Bash Shell
6 281 (3.53%) Perl
7 181 (2.27%) Ruby
8 178 (2.24%) C
9 155 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 143 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 132 (1.66%) PHP
12 104 (1.31%) VB
12 104 (1.31%) VBScript
13 91 (1.14%) T-SQL
14 80 (1.00%) C#
15 59 (0.74%) C++
16 27 (0.34%) Korn
17 24 (0.30%) Go
18 19 (0.24%) Tcl
19 18 (0.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2334 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
2 1495 (18.77%) CCNP
3 1353 (16.99%) CCNA
4 833 (10.46%) Degree
5 724 (9.09%) CISSP
6 670 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 496 (6.23%) CCIE
8 490 (6.15%) MCSE
9 458 (5.75%) Security Cleared
10 437 (5.49%) CISM
11 301 (3.78%) SC Cleared
12 268 (3.37%) MCSA
13 255 (3.20%) MCP
14 203 (2.55%) CISA
15 192 (2.41%) CEH
16 183 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 178 (2.24%) JNCIP
18 171 (2.15%) DV Cleared
19 154 (1.93%) GIAC
20 152 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (7.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 499 (6.27%) SLA
3 325 (4.08%) PCI DSS
4 138 (1.73%) QA
5 118 (1.48%) GDPR
6 117 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 98 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 56 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 47 (0.59%) ISO 9001
10 38 (0.48%) PMO
11 35 (0.44%) COBIT
12 25 (0.31%) NIST 800
13 20 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 17 (0.21%) HIPAA
15 17 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 12 (0.15%) BS25999
16 12 (0.15%) GPG13
16 12 (0.15%) SSAE 16
17 11 (0.14%) GCP
System Software
1 2430 (30.52%) Active Directory
2 1690 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1063 (13.35%) Hyper-V
4 375 (4.71%) vSphere
5 340 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 217 (2.73%) Docker
7 216 (2.71%) XenApp
8 165 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
9 134 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
10 120 (1.51%) Terminal Services
11 108 (1.36%) KVM
12 88 (1.11%) Xen
13 86 (1.08%) XenDesktop
14 76 (0.95%) XenServer
15 71 (0.89%) NFS
16 63 (0.79%) ProxySG
17 61 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
18 59 (0.74%) Snort
19 53 (0.67%) VMware NSX
20 46 (0.58%) iptables
Systems Management
1 394 (4.95%) Puppet
2 336 (4.22%) SCCM
3 288 (3.62%) Ansible
4 258 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
5 206 (2.59%) FortiGate
6 198 (2.49%) Backup Exec
6 198 (2.49%) Nagios
7 164 (2.06%) SCOM
8 146 (1.83%) WSUS
9 129 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
10 116 (1.46%) Nessus
11 108 (1.36%) Cacti
12 99 (1.24%) vCenter Server
13 84 (1.05%) Terraform
14 78 (0.98%) Kubernetes
14 78 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
15 69 (0.87%) ZABBIX
16 68 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
17 64 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
18 55 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3870 (48.60%) Cisco
2 2549 (32.01%) VMware
3 2390 (30.01%) Microsoft
4 1260 (15.82%) CheckPoint
5 1233 (15.48%) Juniper
6 868 (10.90%) Citrix
7 823 (10.34%) Palo Alto
8 784 (9.85%) F5
9 649 (8.15%) HP
10 383 (4.81%) Dell
11 345 (4.33%) SolarWinds
12 319 (4.01%) Veeam
13 311 (3.91%) Red Hat
14 300 (3.77%) Fortinet
15 298 (3.74%) Oracle
16 271 (3.40%) NetApp
17 236 (2.96%) Blue Coat
18 216 (2.71%) Avaya
19 193 (2.42%) Splunk
20 189 (2.37%) Meraki