Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 64 53
Rank change year-on-year -31 -11 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4,309 2,171 6,717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.39% 4.37% 4.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 28.75% 31.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,512 1,834 5,306
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.11% -2.63%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 16,374 7,551 21,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.21% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11,233 6,177 16,705
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 18 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 28 October 2021. 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 -30 3,818 £49,000 -2.00% 1,068
UK excluding London -9 2,783 £45,000 +3.45% 809
London -68 1,302 £63,750 -1.92% 320
Work from Home -28 905 £50,000 +0.90% 146
South East -7 794 £45,000 - 195
North of England -1 698 £44,113 +3.80% 259
Midlands -30 430 £45,000 +1.12% 128
North West -13 348 £45,000 - 137
South West +6 303 £45,000 +5.88% 84
Yorkshire 0 302 £45,000 +12.50% 93
East of England -7 276 £41,500 -5.14% 76
West Midlands -45 245 £45,000 -5.26% 81
Scotland +15 206 £42,500 - 45
East Midlands -2 183 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Wales -10 90 £35,896 -11.37% 18
North East +11 69 £37,500 - 29
Northern Ireland -38 7 £51,250 -2.38% 5
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 1,787 (41.47%) Windows
2 1,697 (39.38%) Azure
3 1,605 (37.25%) Microsoft
4 1,446 (33.56%) Cisco
5 1,388 (32.21%) Microsoft 365
6 1,354 (31.42%) Active Directory
7 1,179 (27.36%) Social Skills
8 1,106 (25.67%) VPN
9 1,092 (25.34%) Windows Server
10 1,079 (25.04%) WAN
11 1,077 (24.99%) VMware
12 1,016 (23.58%) LAN
13 918 (21.30%) Linux
14 879 (20.40%) AWS
15 878 (20.38%) DNS
16 762 (17.68%) Cisco Certification
17 712 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
18 670 (15.55%) TCP/IP
19 651 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 647 (15.02%) ITIL
21 636 (14.76%) PowerShell
22 620 (14.39%) DHCP
23 616 (14.30%) Cybersecurity
24 601 (13.95%) Network Security
25 590 (13.69%) Hyper-V
26 585 (13.58%) DevOps
27 577 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
28 543 (12.60%) Information Security
29 527 (12.23%) Palo Alto
30 516 (11.97%) Data Centre

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
1 379 (8.80%) MS Exchange
2 320 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 174 (4.04%) IIS
4 75 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 62 (1.44%) Apache
6 55 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 54 (1.25%) Confluence
8 49 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 41 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (0.79%) JBoss
11 32 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
12 31 (0.72%) nginx
13 28 (0.65%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.44%) Skype for Business
15 16 (0.37%) WordPress
16 12 (0.28%) CMS
16 12 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.28%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.28%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 297 (6.89%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 35 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.14%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.14%) Revit
7 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.046%) Campfire
8 2 (0.046%) Weka
Business Applications
1 33 (0.77%) Sentinel
2 13 (0.30%) Sage 200
3 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.12%) R3 Corda
5 5 (0.12%) Relativity
5 5 (0.12%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.093%) Magento
6 4 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.070%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.046%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.046%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.046%) Sage 300 ERP
8 2 (0.046%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.046%) Shopify
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.023%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,697 (39.38%) Azure
2 1,388 (32.21%) Microsoft 365
3 879 (20.40%) AWS
4 282 (6.54%) IaaS
5 269 (6.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 264 (6.13%) PaaS
7 256 (5.94%) SaaS
8 209 (4.85%) GCP
9 133 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
10 99 (2.30%) OneDrive
11 95 (2.20%) GitHub
12 90 (2.09%) Serverless
13 88 (2.04%) Mimecast
14 76 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 69 (1.60%) Azure Sentinel
16 63 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 56 (1.30%) Azure Storage
18 53 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
18 53 (1.23%) OpenShift
19 46 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,106 (25.67%) VPN
2 1,079 (25.04%) WAN
3 1,016 (23.58%) LAN
4 878 (20.38%) DNS
5 670 (15.55%) TCP/IP
6 620 (14.39%) DHCP
7 601 (13.95%) Network Security
8 455 (10.56%) VLAN
9 451 (10.47%) Wireless
10 378 (8.77%) VoIP
11 368 (8.54%) Wi-Fi
12 334 (7.75%) BGP
13 311 (7.22%) MPLS
14 295 (6.85%) SAN
15 282 (6.54%) OSPF
16 265 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
17 245 (5.69%) Internet
18 180 (4.18%) IPsec
19 176 (4.08%) SD-WAN
20 168 (3.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 109 (2.53%) MySQL
3 61 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 59 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 57 (1.32%) Big Data
7 53 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 44 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 33 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 29 (0.67%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.65%) Redis
12 25 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (0.53%) Power BI
14 19 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (0.32%) Oracle Database
17 14 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 186 (4.32%) Jenkins
2 181 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 154 (3.57%) JIRA
4 71 (1.65%) GitLab
5 37 (0.86%) Subversion
6 31 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 26 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 26 (0.60%) Selenium
8 22 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.44%) Maven
11 19 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 17 (0.39%) JMeter
13 16 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (0.30%) Metasploit
16 11 (0.26%) CircleCI
16 11 (0.26%) Vagrant
17 9 (0.21%) Artifactory
General
1 1,179 (27.36%) Social Skills
2 497 (11.53%) Finance
3 322 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 226 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 201 (4.66%) Public Sector
6 139 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 119 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
8 114 (2.65%) Retail
9 111 (2.58%) Banking
10 95 (2.20%) Law
11 92 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
12 76 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
13 72 (1.67%) Marketing
14 71 (1.65%) Legal
15 41 (0.95%) Local Government
16 37 (0.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 36 (0.84%) Electronics
18 35 (0.81%) Games
19 31 (0.72%) Back Office
20 28 (0.65%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 742 (17.22%) Network Engineer
2 496 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 481 (11.16%) Analyst
4 373 (8.66%) Security Engineer
5 369 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 319 (7.40%) IT Engineer
7 287 (6.66%) Architect
8 227 (5.27%) IT Support
9 172 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
10 170 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 168 (3.90%) IT Manager
12 166 (3.85%) Consultant
12 166 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 164 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
14 162 (3.76%) Support Analyst
15 153 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
16 148 (3.43%) Administrator
17 133 (3.09%) Security Analyst
18 118 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
18 118 (2.74%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (3.04%) Web Services
2 79 (1.83%) .NET
3 62 (1.44%) Kafka
3 62 (1.44%) Node.js
4 61 (1.42%) Middleware
5 50 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
5 50 (1.16%) SOAP
6 47 (1.09%) RESTful
7 43 (1.00%) HTML
8 39 (0.91%) OAuth
9 38 (0.88%) JSON
9 38 (0.88%) SAML
10 37 (0.86%) REST
11 35 (0.81%) 802.1X
11 35 (0.81%) ARM Templates
12 32 (0.74%) .NET Core
13 30 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
13 30 (0.70%) React
14 25 (0.58%) LDAP
14 25 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 516 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 331 (7.68%) Management Information System
3 228 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
4 174 (4.04%) Public Cloud
5 91 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 87 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 78 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
8 76 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 76 (1.76%) PKI
9 75 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 68 (1.58%) Cloud Native
11 58 (1.35%) User Experience
12 56 (1.30%) Clustering
13 49 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 47 (1.09%) Replication
15 43 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
16 38 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
16 38 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 37 (0.86%) Virtual Team
18 35 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,787 (41.47%) Windows
2 1,092 (25.34%) Windows Server
3 918 (21.30%) Linux
4 457 (10.61%) Windows 10
5 380 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 316 (7.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 305 (7.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 181 (4.20%) Unix
9 172 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 112 (2.60%) Windows 7
11 87 (2.02%) Android
12 83 (1.93%) Ubuntu
13 78 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 74 (1.72%) CentOS
15 57 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 56 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 56 (1.30%) Mac OS X
17 51 (1.18%) Debian
18 39 (0.91%) Apple iOS
18 39 (0.91%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 647 (15.02%) ITIL
3 616 (14.30%) Cybersecurity
4 585 (13.58%) DevOps
5 577 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 543 (12.60%) Information Security
7 449 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
8 372 (8.63%) SIEM
9 304 (7.06%) Migration
10 303 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 279 (6.47%) Project Management
12 266 (6.17%) Load Balancing
13 258 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 250 (5.80%) Mentoring
15 234 (5.43%) Service Delivery
16 229 (5.31%) Network Design
17 211 (4.90%) Change Management
18 201 (4.66%) Infrastructure as Code
19 196 (4.55%) Security Operations
20 195 (4.53%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 636 (14.76%) PowerShell
2 415 (9.63%) SQL
3 396 (9.19%) Python
4 282 (6.54%) Bash Shell
5 163 (3.78%) Java
6 84 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 77 (1.79%) C
7 77 (1.79%) Perl
8 65 (1.51%) C#
9 64 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 46 (1.07%) Ruby
11 45 (1.04%) PHP
12 44 (1.02%) Go
13 37 (0.86%) C++
14 25 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.46%) R
16 18 (0.42%) C-shell
17 15 (0.35%) TypeScript
17 15 (0.35%) VB
17 15 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 762 (17.68%) Cisco Certification
2 468 (10.86%) CCNA
3 450 (10.44%) CCNP
4 331 (7.68%) Security Cleared
5 326 (7.57%) Degree
6 263 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 217 (5.04%) SC Cleared
8 205 (4.76%) CISSP
9 135 (3.13%) CCIE
10 127 (2.95%) MCSA
10 127 (2.95%) MCSE
11 106 (2.46%) CEH
12 105 (2.44%) CISM
13 75 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
14 70 (1.62%) DV Cleared
15 67 (1.55%) CISA
16 61 (1.42%) JNCIA
17 52 (1.21%) GIAC
18 49 (1.14%) MCP
18 49 (1.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 239 (5.55%) SLA
3 156 (3.62%) GDPR
4 141 (3.27%) NIST
5 119 (2.76%) PCI DSS
6 117 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 47 (1.09%) QA
8 43 (1.00%) COBIT
9 38 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 31 (0.72%) NCSC
11 30 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 29 (0.67%) GRC
13 18 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 17 (0.39%) ISO 22301
15 13 (0.30%) SOC 2
16 11 (0.26%) HIPAA
17 10 (0.23%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 7 (0.16%) PMO
19 6 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,354 (31.42%) Active Directory
2 712 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 590 (13.69%) Hyper-V
4 310 (7.19%) Docker
5 141 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
6 126 (2.92%) vSphere
7 120 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 74 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
9 61 (1.42%) XenApp
10 50 (1.16%) KVM
11 41 (0.95%) Firmware
12 38 (0.88%) VMware NSX
13 37 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 34 (0.79%) XenDesktop
15 25 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.58%) Terminal Server
16 22 (0.51%) Terminal Services
17 20 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 18 (0.42%) ProxySG
19 16 (0.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 310 (7.19%) Terraform
2 289 (6.71%) Ansible
3 277 (6.43%) Kubernetes
4 265 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 208 (4.83%) SCCM
6 181 (4.20%) Puppet
7 115 (2.67%) FortiGate
8 96 (2.23%) Nagios
9 90 (2.09%) WSUS
10 80 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
11 55 (1.28%) Prometheus
12 53 (1.23%) Grafana
13 44 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
14 41 (0.95%) ZABBIX
15 38 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
16 35 (0.81%) Nessus
16 35 (0.81%) QRadar
17 33 (0.77%) Backup Exec
17 33 (0.77%) vCenter Server
18 30 (0.70%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,605 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 1,446 (33.56%) Cisco
3 1,077 (24.99%) VMware
4 527 (12.23%) Palo Alto
5 397 (9.21%) CheckPoint
6 305 (7.08%) Juniper
7 279 (6.47%) Meraki
8 273 (6.34%) Citrix
9 255 (5.92%) F5
10 236 (5.48%) Veeam
11 222 (5.15%) Fortinet
12 214 (4.97%) SolarWinds
13 197 (4.57%) HP
14 163 (3.78%) Google
15 155 (3.60%) Oracle
16 150 (3.48%) Splunk
17 134 (3.11%) Dell
18 132 (3.06%) Aruba
19 121 (2.81%) Sophos
20 104 (2.41%) SonicWALL