Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,412 8,585 9,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.23% 4.89% 4.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.84% 29.49% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6,034 7,089 8,634
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%

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 26,623 29,115 35,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.57% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,496 23,663 29,114
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -11 6,941 £46,000 +2.22% 961
UK excluding London -13 4,510 £42,500 +3.66% 673
London -18 2,739 £55,000 +4.76% 328
South East -16 1,635 £45,000 +2.27% 197
North of England -16 886 £40,000 - 161
Midlands -17 653 £40,000 -5.88% 105
East of England +2 524 £45,000 +5.88% 103
South West +13 497 £40,000 +6.67% 67
West Midlands -15 435 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Yorkshire +5 431 £42,462 +10.29% 71
North West -37 389 £37,750 -5.63% 85
Scotland -10 246 £44,250 +24.65% 27
East Midlands -16 203 £40,000 -5.88% 64
Wales -13 69 £40,000 +6.67% 11
North East -8 68 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Northern Ireland -14 11 £35,000 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 3,308 (44.63%) Windows
2 3,186 (42.98%) Cisco
3 2,312 (31.19%) Microsoft
4 2,284 (30.81%) VMware
5 2,190 (29.55%) Active Directory
6 1,946 (26.25%) WAN
6 1,946 (26.25%) Windows Server
7 1,875 (25.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1,818 (24.53%) VPN
9 1,810 (24.42%) Linux
10 1,736 (23.42%) LAN
11 1,609 (21.71%) DNS
12 1,580 (21.32%) TCP/IP
13 1,519 (20.49%) ITIL
14 1,494 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,460 (19.70%) Network Security
16 1,193 (16.10%) CCNP
17 1,178 (15.89%) Finance
18 1,176 (15.87%) Office 365
19 1,168 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
20 1,098 (14.81%) Hyper-V
21 1,070 (14.44%) CCNA
22 1,060 (14.30%) MS Exchange
23 1,045 (14.10%) Data Centre
24 1,033 (13.94%) DHCP
25 1,012 (13.65%) Information Security
26 997 (13.45%) CheckPoint
27 970 (13.09%) Wireless
28 913 (12.32%) Juniper
29 910 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008

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 1,060 (14.30%) MS Exchange
2 385 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 330 (4.45%) SharePoint
4 275 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 241 (3.25%) IIS
6 217 (2.93%) Skype for Business
7 212 (2.86%) Apache
8 162 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 97 (1.31%) CMS
10 94 (1.27%) Tomcat
11 60 (0.81%) nginx
12 51 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 50 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 48 (0.65%) Confluence
14 48 (0.65%) JBoss
15 45 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
16 39 (0.53%) WebLogic
17 35 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 32 (0.43%) WebSphere
19 25 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 591 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 52 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.040%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.013%) InDesign
11 1 (0.013%) Maya
11 1 (0.013%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.013%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 24 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.094%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.094%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.054%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.040%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.027%) Advent Moxy
8 2 (0.027%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.013%) Infor CloudSuite
9 1 (0.013%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.013%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.013%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.013%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.013%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 1,176 (15.87%) Office 365
2 1,168 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 844 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
4 294 (3.97%) IaaS
5 282 (3.80%) SaaS
6 232 (3.13%) PaaS
7 116 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
8 91 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 89 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
10 81 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 78 (1.05%) Amazon S3
12 71 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
13 63 (0.85%) Mimecast
14 39 (0.53%) GitHub
15 38 (0.51%) G Suite
16 34 (0.46%) Akamai
16 34 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 34 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
18 24 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,946 (26.25%) WAN
2 1,818 (24.53%) VPN
3 1,736 (23.42%) LAN
4 1,609 (21.71%) DNS
5 1,580 (21.32%) TCP/IP
6 1,460 (19.70%) Network Security
7 1,033 (13.94%) DHCP
8 970 (13.09%) Wireless
9 899 (12.13%) Cisco ASA
10 853 (11.51%) MPLS
11 787 (10.62%) SAN
12 699 (9.43%) VLAN
13 676 (9.12%) VoIP
14 669 (9.03%) BGP
15 668 (9.01%) OSPF
16 509 (6.87%) IPsec
17 470 (6.34%) Internet
18 459 (6.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 440 (5.94%) Intrusion Detection
20 437 (5.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 851 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 286 (3.86%) MySQL
3 113 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 77 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 76 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
7 57 (0.77%) Big Data
8 56 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 54 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 52 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 52 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 51 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
12 50 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 49 (0.66%) MongoDB
14 42 (0.57%) Oracle Database
15 40 (0.54%) Redis
16 38 (0.51%) Relational Database
17 33 (0.45%) MS Access
17 33 (0.45%) Power BI
18 30 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 237 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 203 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 136 (1.83%) JIRA
4 88 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 77 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 65 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 62 (0.84%) Maven
8 47 (0.63%) Hudson
9 45 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (0.58%) Visual Studio
11 40 (0.54%) Subversion
11 40 (0.54%) Vagrant
12 39 (0.53%) Metasploit
12 39 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (0.42%) Burp Suite
14 28 (0.38%) Selenium
15 27 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 23 (0.31%) Ant
17 19 (0.26%) Artifactory
18 17 (0.23%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 1,178 (15.89%) Finance
2 349 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 207 (2.79%) Banking
4 173 (2.33%) Retail
5 150 (2.02%) Legal
6 142 (1.92%) Law
7 122 (1.65%) Marketing
8 91 (1.23%) Advertising
9 83 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 82 (1.11%) Games
11 53 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 49 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 48 (0.65%) Back Office
14 46 (0.62%) Publishing
15 31 (0.42%) German Language
16 30 (0.40%) French Language
17 29 (0.39%) Electronics
18 21 (0.28%) Front Office
19 20 (0.27%) Retail Banking
20 16 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,495 (20.17%) Network Engineer
2 1,052 (14.19%) Analyst
3 755 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 745 (10.05%) Support Engineer
5 549 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 520 (7.02%) Security Analyst
7 443 (5.98%) IT Engineer
8 438 (5.91%) Architect
9 416 (5.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 412 (5.56%) Administrator
11 399 (5.38%) IT Support
12 398 (5.37%) Consultant
13 369 (4.98%) Cisco Engineer
14 368 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 321 (4.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 266 (3.59%) Support Analyst
17 265 (3.58%) Network Security Engineer
18 260 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
18 260 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
19 256 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (3.17%) Web Services
2 176 (2.37%) .NET
3 121 (1.63%) LAMP
4 120 (1.62%) HTML
5 113 (1.52%) LDAP
6 107 (1.44%) Middleware
7 89 (1.20%) 802.1X
8 62 (0.84%) CSS
9 60 (0.81%) XML
10 55 (0.74%) Node.js
11 54 (0.73%) JSON
12 50 (0.67%) ASP.NET
12 50 (0.67%) REST
13 49 (0.66%) J2EE
14 44 (0.59%) SOAP
15 40 (0.54%) XMPP
16 32 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
17 31 (0.42%) Spring MVC
18 30 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
18 30 (0.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,045 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 586 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 537 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 359 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 198 (2.67%) Clustering
6 186 (2.51%) Driving Licence
7 181 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 155 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 148 (2.00%) Replication
10 142 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
11 138 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
12 115 (1.55%) Fintech
13 111 (1.50%) PKI
14 96 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
15 87 (1.17%) Private Cloud
16 81 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
17 77 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
18 76 (1.03%) CESG
18 76 (1.03%) Client/Server
19 75 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3,308 (44.63%) Windows
2 1,946 (26.25%) Windows Server
3 1,810 (24.42%) Linux
4 910 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 892 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 513 (6.92%) Unix
7 511 (6.89%) Windows 7
8 443 (5.98%) Windows 10
9 258 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 249 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 241 (3.25%) CentOS
12 231 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 175 (2.36%) Ubuntu
14 154 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 134 (1.81%) Solaris
16 95 (1.28%) Windows XP
17 87 (1.17%) Apple iOS
18 76 (1.03%) Debian
19 70 (0.94%) Android
20 63 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,519 (20.49%) ITIL
2 1,012 (13.65%) Information Security
3 804 (10.85%) SIEM
4 769 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
5 595 (8.03%) Load Balancing
6 557 (7.51%) DevOps
7 533 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
8 482 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 465 (6.27%) Penetration Testing
10 417 (5.63%) Security Operations
11 393 (5.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 386 (5.21%) Mentoring
13 378 (5.10%) Project Management
14 371 (5.01%) Incident Management
15 368 (4.96%) Change Management
16 360 (4.86%) Network Design
17 348 (4.70%) Configuration Management
18 345 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
19 325 (4.38%) High Availability
20 324 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 712 (9.61%) PowerShell
2 707 (9.54%) SQL
3 548 (7.39%) Python
4 384 (5.18%) Bash Shell
5 302 (4.07%) Java
6 249 (3.36%) Perl
6 249 (3.36%) Ruby
7 192 (2.59%) C
8 159 (2.15%) PHP
9 141 (1.90%) JavaScript
10 103 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 98 (1.32%) C#
12 84 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 61 (0.82%) VB
14 55 (0.74%) C++
15 40 (0.54%) VBScript
16 38 (0.51%) Go
17 19 (0.26%) Korn
18 18 (0.24%) VBA
19 15 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,875 (25.30%) Cisco Certification
2 1,193 (16.10%) CCNP
3 1,070 (14.44%) CCNA
4 790 (10.66%) Degree
5 778 (10.50%) CISSP
6 600 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 447 (6.03%) Security Cleared
8 435 (5.87%) MCSE
9 411 (5.55%) CCIE
10 383 (5.17%) CISM
11 269 (3.63%) SC Cleared
12 255 (3.44%) MCSA
13 181 (2.44%) GIAC
14 176 (2.37%) CEH
14 176 (2.37%) SANS
15 162 (2.19%) CISA
16 160 (2.16%) MCP
17 157 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
18 142 (1.92%) CCSA
19 130 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 598 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 385 (5.19%) SLA
3 297 (4.01%) PCI DSS
4 190 (2.56%) GDPR
5 132 (1.78%) QA
6 101 (1.36%) COBIT
7 87 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 69 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
9 51 (0.69%) PMO
10 35 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 25 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 24 (0.32%) GPG13
13 21 (0.28%) HIPAA
14 20 (0.27%) RMADS
15 18 (0.24%) GCP
16 16 (0.22%) ISO 9001
17 12 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
17 12 (0.16%) ISO 22301
18 11 (0.15%) ISO 31000
18 11 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,190 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 1,494 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,098 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 320 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
5 313 (4.22%) vSphere
6 283 (3.82%) Docker
7 200 (2.70%) XenApp
8 153 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 105 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 100 (1.35%) VMware NSX
11 90 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 66 (0.89%) NFS
12 66 (0.89%) Snort
13 65 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
14 59 (0.80%) Firmware
15 56 (0.76%) Terminal Services
16 54 (0.73%) KVM
17 52 (0.70%) XenServer
18 44 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
19 42 (0.57%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 450 (6.07%) Puppet
2 342 (4.61%) Ansible
3 337 (4.55%) SCCM
4 330 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
5 166 (2.24%) Nagios
6 153 (2.06%) SCOM
7 145 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 145 (1.96%) Terraform
8 136 (1.83%) Backup Exec
9 126 (1.70%) vCenter Server
10 125 (1.69%) Nessus
11 120 (1.62%) FortiGate
12 99 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
13 86 (1.16%) WSUS
14 77 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
14 77 (1.04%) Packer
15 75 (1.01%) QRadar
16 67 (0.90%) Cacti
16 67 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
17 63 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3,186 (42.98%) Cisco
2 2,312 (31.19%) Microsoft
3 2,284 (30.81%) VMware
4 997 (13.45%) CheckPoint
5 913 (12.32%) Juniper
6 814 (10.98%) Citrix
7 713 (9.62%) F5
8 639 (8.62%) HP
9 634 (8.55%) Palo Alto
10 370 (4.99%) SolarWinds
11 340 (4.59%) Fortinet
12 333 (4.49%) Dell
13 301 (4.06%) Oracle
14 239 (3.22%) Red Hat
15 237 (3.20%) NetApp
16 235 (3.17%) Blue Coat
17 230 (3.10%) Veeam
18 225 (3.04%) Avaya
19 194 (2.62%) Google
20 193 (2.60%) Meraki