Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 56 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,270 6,883 7,210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.49% 4.86% 4.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.72% 31.03% 28.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,070 5,575 6,073
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 7,905 22,185 25,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 15.67% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6,227 16,783 19,992
Median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -12 2,117 £50,000 +5.26% 407
UK excluding London -14 1,323 £45,000 +5.88% 335
London +11 881 £65,000 +18.18% 98
South East -7 403 £50,000 +5.26% 68
North of England -32 303 £45,000 +15.38% 77
Midlands -7 243 £47,500 +5.56% 77
Work from Home +15 216 £49,556 -13.82% 49
West Midlands -8 181 £47,500 +5.56% 49
North West +9 172 £48,750 +16.07% 42
South West -11 143 £42,500 - 54
East of England -5 134 £38,500 -3.75% 33
Yorkshire -45 101 £45,000 +20.81% 29
Scotland +22 63 £41,000 -14.59% 14
East Midlands -2 62 £50,000 +21.95% 28
Wales +35 40 £38,000 +1.33% 11
North East +14 34 £37,500 -7.88% 6
Northern Ireland +6 3 £52,500 +40.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,044 (45.99%) Cisco
2 839 (36.96%) Windows
3 749 (33.00%) Azure
4 730 (32.16%) Microsoft
5 682 (30.04%) WAN
6 638 (28.11%) Active Directory
7 627 (27.62%) VMware
8 598 (26.34%) Office 365
9 588 (25.90%) LAN
10 582 (25.64%) VPN
11 579 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
12 519 (22.86%) Windows Server
13 473 (20.84%) AWS
14 470 (20.70%) DNS
15 450 (19.82%) Linux
16 437 (19.25%) Network Security
17 403 (17.75%) Cybersecurity
18 374 (16.48%) Finance
19 367 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 354 (15.59%) TCP/IP
21 349 (15.37%) CCNP
22 339 (14.93%) Information Security
23 333 (14.67%) Wireless
24 327 (14.41%) CCNA
25 319 (14.05%) CheckPoint
26 315 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 308 (13.57%) Data Centre
28 306 (13.48%) Palo Alto
29 302 (13.30%) DHCP
30 299 (13.17%) 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
1 171 (7.53%) MS Exchange
2 88 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 69 (3.04%) IIS
4 50 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 46 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.45%) Confluence
8 29 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.53%) Apache
10 7 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.26%) nginx
12 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.18%) CloudStack
13 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.13%) Gluu
14 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.13%) WildFly
15 2 (0.088%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 180 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.13%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.10%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.044%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 749 (33.00%) Azure
2 598 (26.34%) Office 365
3 473 (20.84%) AWS
4 142 (6.26%) IaaS
5 113 (4.98%) SaaS
6 112 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 85 (3.74%) GCP
8 74 (3.26%) PaaS
9 40 (1.76%) Mimecast
10 35 (1.54%) Route 53
11 31 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (1.32%) Serverless
12 30 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 29 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 27 (1.19%) Slack
15 26 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 23 (1.01%) Amazon S3
16 23 (1.01%) OneDrive
17 16 (0.70%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 682 (30.04%) WAN
2 588 (25.90%) LAN
3 582 (25.64%) VPN
4 470 (20.70%) DNS
5 437 (19.25%) Network Security
6 354 (15.59%) TCP/IP
7 333 (14.67%) Wireless
8 302 (13.30%) DHCP
9 276 (12.16%) BGP
10 272 (11.98%) OSPF
11 258 (11.37%) VoIP
12 245 (10.79%) MPLS
13 221 (9.74%) VLAN
14 210 (9.25%) Wi-Fi
15 209 (9.21%) Cisco ASA
16 194 (8.55%) Internet
17 182 (8.02%) SAN
18 148 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
19 132 (5.81%) Cisco Nexus
20 113 (4.98%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.89%) MySQL
3 31 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (1.15%) Big Data
5 19 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.57%) Neo4j
9 12 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (0.53%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.31%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.31%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 73 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 53 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.20%) JIRA
4 45 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 25 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 22 (0.97%) Metasploit
9 21 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.75%) Vagrant
11 9 (0.40%) Selenium
11 9 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
12 7 (0.31%) GoCD
12 7 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.26%) Hudson
13 6 (0.26%) Maven
13 6 (0.26%) WebScarab
14 5 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 374 (16.48%) Finance
2 109 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.66%) Banking
4 82 (3.61%) Public Sector
5 65 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.07%) Law
7 44 (1.94%) Legal
8 38 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 38 (1.67%) Retail
9 35 (1.54%) Marketing
10 28 (1.23%) Electronics
11 19 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.62%) Games
13 13 (0.57%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.53%) Publishing
15 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.40%) Local Government
16 9 (0.40%) Military
17 8 (0.35%) Advertising
17 8 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 655 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 252 (11.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 239 (10.53%) Analyst
3 239 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 212 (9.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 166 (7.31%) Support Engineer
6 145 (6.39%) Security Analyst
7 122 (5.37%) IT Engineer
8 117 (5.15%) Architect
9 97 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 93 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
11 91 (4.01%) Consultant
12 89 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 85 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
14 74 (3.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 70 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
16 69 (3.04%) IT Support
17 68 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
18 67 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
19 63 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.38%) .NET
2 52 (2.29%) 802.1X
3 42 (1.85%) Web Services
4 35 (1.54%) LDAP
5 23 (1.01%) Kafka
6 22 (0.97%) SAML
7 21 (0.93%) Middleware
8 20 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (0.75%) XMPP
9 17 (0.75%) YAML
10 12 (0.53%) HTML
10 12 (0.53%) Node.js
10 12 (0.53%) OAuth
10 12 (0.53%) REST
11 11 (0.48%) CSS
11 11 (0.48%) OpenID
11 11 (0.48%) React
11 11 (0.48%) XML
12 10 (0.44%) JSON
12 10 (0.44%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 308 (13.57%) Data Centre
2 193 (8.50%) Management Information System
3 122 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 79 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
6 70 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 65 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 51 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 47 (2.07%) PKI
10 44 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 41 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 33 (1.45%) Clustering
13 32 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 31 (1.37%) Replication
14 31 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
15 28 (1.23%) Cloud Native
16 26 (1.15%) Private Cloud
17 22 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
17 22 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
18 19 (0.84%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 839 (36.96%) Windows
2 519 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 450 (19.82%) Linux
4 169 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (6.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 122 (5.37%) Windows 10
7 107 (4.71%) Unix
8 95 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 70 (3.08%) Windows 7
11 41 (1.81%) Ubuntu
12 37 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (1.50%) Mac OS X
14 33 (1.45%) CentOS
15 29 (1.28%) Windows 8
16 28 (1.23%) Debian
17 22 (0.97%) Solaris
18 19 (0.84%) Android
19 18 (0.79%) Kali Linux
20 15 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (17.75%) Cybersecurity
2 339 (14.93%) Information Security
3 315 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 299 (13.17%) ITIL
5 276 (12.16%) SIEM
6 266 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
7 246 (10.84%) DevOps
8 170 (7.49%) Security Operations
9 168 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
10 153 (6.74%) Kalman Filter
11 131 (5.77%) Change Management
12 129 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
13 122 (5.37%) Load Balancing
14 120 (5.29%) Migration
15 118 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
16 109 (4.80%) Incident Management
16 109 (4.80%) Penetration Testing
16 109 (4.80%) Project Delivery
17 103 (4.54%) Project Management
17 103 (4.54%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (11.89%) Python
2 268 (11.81%) PowerShell
3 180 (7.93%) SQL
4 88 (3.88%) Bash Shell
5 72 (3.17%) Java
6 43 (1.89%) Perl
7 41 (1.81%) Ruby
8 35 (1.54%) PHP
9 33 (1.45%) Go
10 32 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 31 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.23%) C#
13 25 (1.10%) C
14 16 (0.70%) VBScript
15 14 (0.62%) C++
16 11 (0.48%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.40%) Groovy
18 8 (0.35%) Scala
19 6 (0.26%) TypeScript
20 5 (0.22%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 579 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
2 349 (15.37%) CCNP
3 327 (14.41%) CCNA
4 172 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 167 (7.36%) CISSP
6 164 (7.22%) Degree
7 148 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 125 (5.51%) SC Cleared
9 116 (5.11%) CISM
10 102 (4.49%) MCSE
11 64 (2.82%) CCIE
12 56 (2.47%) SANS
13 53 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 49 (2.16%) CCDP
15 48 (2.11%) DV Cleared
16 46 (2.03%) MCSA
17 45 (1.98%) CISA
18 38 (1.67%) CEH
18 38 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 37 (1.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (10.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (5.73%) SLA
3 119 (5.24%) GDPR
4 112 (4.93%) NIST
5 109 (4.80%) PCI DSS
6 50 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (1.45%) COBIT
8 24 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.93%) ISO 31000
10 18 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 17 (0.75%) NCSC
12 14 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (0.53%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.53%) QA
14 11 (0.48%) BS25999
15 10 (0.44%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.31%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 638 (28.11%) Active Directory
2 367 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (10.88%) Hyper-V
4 114 (5.02%) Docker
5 87 (3.83%) vSphere
6 59 (2.60%) XenApp
7 49 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
8 45 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 42 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (1.67%) VMware NSX
11 31 (1.37%) Firmware
12 29 (1.28%) VMware Server
13 22 (0.97%) BitLocker
14 19 (0.84%) Snort
15 16 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.70%) Terminal Services
16 15 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 14 (0.62%) NFS
17 14 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 143 (6.30%) Ansible
2 125 (5.51%) Kubernetes
3 121 (5.33%) Terraform
4 115 (5.07%) Puppet
5 81 (3.57%) SCCM
6 77 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 65 (2.86%) FortiGate
8 63 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
9 44 (1.94%) Nagios
10 40 (1.76%) Backup Exec
11 36 (1.59%) vCenter Server
12 33 (1.45%) QRadar
12 33 (1.45%) WSUS
13 29 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 21 (0.93%) Nessus
15 20 (0.88%) CSIRT
15 20 (0.88%) Packer
16 19 (0.84%) Opsview
16 19 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
17 18 (0.79%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,044 (45.99%) Cisco
2 730 (32.16%) Microsoft
3 627 (27.62%) VMware
4 319 (14.05%) CheckPoint
5 306 (13.48%) Palo Alto
6 238 (10.48%) Juniper
7 216 (9.52%) Citrix
8 157 (6.92%) F5
9 149 (6.56%) Fortinet
10 141 (6.21%) Meraki
11 130 (5.73%) HP
12 118 (5.20%) SolarWinds
13 105 (4.63%) Veeam
14 104 (4.58%) Sophos
15 92 (4.05%) Splunk
16 90 (3.96%) Dell
17 58 (2.56%) Aruba
18 56 (2.47%) McAfee
19 55 (2.42%) Avaya
19 55 (2.42%) NetApp