Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 70 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,139 8,016 9,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.33% 4.56% 4.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.12% 28.71% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,751 6,789 7,919
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

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 24,514 27,918 31,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.88% 15.89% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,375 22,720 26,133
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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 +4 6,714 £49,000 +8.89% 1,051
UK excluding London -3 4,182 £42,500 +1.19% 768
London +1 2,816 £55,000 - 331
South East -17 1,247 £45,000 +5.88% 193
North of England -7 877 £40,000 - 205
Midlands +16 730 £40,000 - 149
East of England +19 683 £43,000 -4.44% 79
West Midlands +27 541 £41,500 +5.06% 106
North West +4 504 £40,000 -5.88% 114
South West -20 355 £42,500 +6.25% 93
Yorkshire -18 336 £43,500 +8.75% 78
Scotland +5 203 £44,500 -0.56% 27
East Midlands -6 188 £35,000 -12.50% 43
Wales -9 90 £42,500 +11.84% 18
North East -29 36 £34,250 -6.16% 13
Northern Ireland +3 6 £35,000 +28.44% 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3,132 (43.87%) Windows
2 2,940 (41.18%) Cisco
3 2,248 (31.49%) Microsoft
4 2,120 (29.70%) VMware
5 2,047 (28.67%) Active Directory
6 1,860 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1,814 (25.41%) WAN
8 1,780 (24.93%) Windows Server
9 1,723 (24.14%) LAN
10 1,644 (23.03%) Linux
11 1,596 (22.36%) VPN
12 1,421 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,390 (19.47%) TCP/IP
14 1,389 (19.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,325 (18.56%) Network Security
16 1,312 (18.38%) DNS
17 1,251 (17.52%) CCNP
18 1,242 (17.40%) Office 365
19 1,084 (15.18%) ITIL
20 1,063 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
21 1,059 (14.83%) Data Centre
22 1,037 (14.53%) CheckPoint
23 1,033 (14.47%) CCNA
24 1,022 (14.32%) Finance
25 998 (13.98%) Hyper-V
26 944 (13.22%) Cybersecurity
27 927 (12.99%) SIEM
28 924 (12.94%) Information Security
29 922 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 902 (12.63%) Problem-Solving

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
1 842 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 304 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 248 (3.47%) IIS
4 231 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 204 (2.86%) Skype for Business
6 195 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 136 (1.91%) Apache
8 87 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 78 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 71 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 65 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 63 (0.88%) Confluence
13 57 (0.80%) nginx
14 56 (0.78%) JBoss
15 53 (0.74%) Apache Pig
16 46 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
17 42 (0.59%) WebLogic
17 42 (0.59%) WebSphere
18 38 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 20 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 528 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 56 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.098%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.028%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.014%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.014%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.014%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 47 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.098%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.056%) C-CURE
7 4 (0.056%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.056%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.042%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.028%) Maximo
9 2 (0.028%) PlanetPress Connect
9 2 (0.028%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.014%) Eikon
10 1 (0.014%) Magento
10 1 (0.014%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.014%) Rolfe and Nolan
10 1 (0.014%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,421 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,242 (17.40%) Office 365
3 1,063 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
4 284 (3.98%) IaaS
5 279 (3.91%) SaaS
6 243 (3.40%) PaaS
7 108 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 99 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 93 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 89 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 83 (1.16%) Mimecast
12 75 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
13 55 (0.77%) G Suite
14 48 (0.67%) Amazon S3
14 48 (0.67%) GitHub
15 43 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
16 42 (0.59%) Serverless
17 41 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 29 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
19 25 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,814 (25.41%) WAN
2 1,723 (24.14%) LAN
3 1,596 (22.36%) VPN
4 1,390 (19.47%) TCP/IP
5 1,325 (18.56%) Network Security
6 1,312 (18.38%) DNS
7 899 (12.59%) Wireless
8 867 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
9 831 (11.64%) DHCP
10 708 (9.92%) BGP
11 704 (9.86%) OSPF
12 677 (9.48%) MPLS
13 649 (9.09%) SAN
14 587 (8.22%) VLAN
15 551 (7.72%) VoIP
16 513 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
17 501 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
18 492 (6.89%) Wi-Fi
19 484 (6.78%) Internet
20 376 (5.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 167 (2.34%) MySQL
3 115 (1.61%) Big Data
4 89 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 66 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 57 (0.80%) Apache Hive
7 56 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 54 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 53 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 39 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 33 (0.46%) MongoDB
14 29 (0.41%) NoSQL
15 25 (0.35%) Redis
16 24 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
16 24 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
17 23 (0.32%) Oracle Database
17 23 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 258 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 212 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 183 (2.56%) JIRA
4 128 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 90 (1.26%) Subversion
6 89 (1.25%) Vagrant
7 86 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 78 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 72 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
10 70 (0.98%) Maven
11 64 (0.90%) Hudson
12 54 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
13 51 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
14 48 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 47 (0.66%) Selenium
16 45 (0.63%) git-flow
17 43 (0.60%) CodeSonar
17 43 (0.60%) Robot Framework
18 37 (0.52%) Ant
19 34 (0.48%) Gradle
General
1 1,022 (14.32%) Finance
2 403 (5.65%) Retail
3 389 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 266 (3.73%) Banking
5 167 (2.34%) Legal
6 148 (2.07%) Law
7 91 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 80 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 76 (1.06%) Advertising
10 71 (0.99%) Games
11 67 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 65 (0.91%) Marketing
13 46 (0.64%) Publishing
14 32 (0.45%) Back Office
15 31 (0.43%) French Language
16 28 (0.39%) Electronics
17 26 (0.36%) German Language
18 22 (0.31%) Billing
19 21 (0.29%) Front Office
20 17 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,450 (20.31%) Network Engineer
2 974 (13.64%) Analyst
3 689 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 641 (8.98%) Support Engineer
5 609 (8.53%) Security Engineer
6 486 (6.81%) Consultant
7 441 (6.18%) Architect
8 395 (5.53%) IT Engineer
9 386 (5.41%) IT Support
10 361 (5.06%) Security Analyst
11 351 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
12 315 (4.41%) Administrator
13 294 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
14 285 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
15 283 (3.96%) Network Security Engineer
16 270 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 250 (3.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 244 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
19 230 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
20 220 (3.08%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (2.96%) .NET
2 170 (2.38%) Web Services
3 108 (1.51%) LDAP
4 101 (1.41%) 802.1X
5 96 (1.34%) LAMP
6 90 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
6 90 (1.26%) HTML
7 89 (1.25%) REST
8 87 (1.22%) Middleware
9 85 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
10 78 (1.09%) .NET Framework
11 74 (1.04%) SOAP
12 72 (1.01%) ASP.NET
13 64 (0.90%) Node.js
14 59 (0.83%) Java EE
15 56 (0.78%) XML
16 45 (0.63%) Django
16 45 (0.63%) STL
17 44 (0.62%) CSS
17 44 (0.62%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,059 (14.83%) Data Centre
2 627 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 481 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
4 478 (6.70%) Management Information System
5 418 (5.86%) Computer Science
6 299 (4.19%) PKI
7 282 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 252 (3.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 156 (2.19%) Driving Licence
10 148 (2.07%) Fintech
11 136 (1.91%) Replication
12 135 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 119 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
14 109 (1.53%) Clustering
14 109 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
15 106 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
16 105 (1.47%) Public Cloud
17 93 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
17 93 (1.30%) Virtual Team
18 86 (1.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 3,132 (43.87%) Windows
2 1,780 (24.93%) Windows Server
3 1,644 (23.03%) Linux
4 853 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 725 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 569 (7.97%) Windows 10
7 476 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 339 (4.75%) Unix
9 211 (2.96%) Mac OS X
10 191 (2.68%) Windows 8
11 178 (2.49%) CentOS
12 163 (2.28%) Ubuntu
13 158 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 156 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 152 (2.13%) Apple iOS
16 147 (2.06%) Android
17 93 (1.30%) Debian
18 73 (1.02%) Windows XP
19 67 (0.94%) Solaris
20 46 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,084 (15.18%) ITIL
2 944 (13.22%) Cybersecurity
3 927 (12.99%) SIEM
4 924 (12.94%) Information Security
5 922 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 902 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
7 704 (9.86%) DevOps
8 642 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
9 562 (7.87%) Load Balancing
10 468 (6.56%) Security Operations
11 467 (6.54%) Vulnerability Management
12 437 (6.12%) Project Management
13 390 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
14 383 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 382 (5.35%) Service Delivery
16 365 (5.11%) Configuration Management
17 354 (4.96%) Mentoring
18 348 (4.87%) Migration
19 345 (4.83%) Network Management
20 315 (4.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 841 (11.78%) PowerShell
2 747 (10.46%) SQL
3 673 (9.43%) Python
4 392 (5.49%) Bash Shell
5 323 (4.52%) Java
6 230 (3.22%) Perl
7 192 (2.69%) C
8 160 (2.24%) Ruby
9 148 (2.07%) JavaScript
10 140 (1.96%) C#
11 139 (1.95%) PHP
12 89 (1.25%) Go
13 86 (1.20%) C++
13 86 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 54 (0.76%) VBScript
15 53 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 43 (0.60%) Objective-C
17 32 (0.45%) VB
18 21 (0.29%) Korn
19 16 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,860 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
2 1,251 (17.52%) CCNP
3 1,033 (14.47%) CCNA
4 805 (11.28%) Degree
5 656 (9.19%) CISSP
6 537 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 489 (6.85%) Security Cleared
8 394 (5.52%) CCIE
9 391 (5.48%) MCSE
10 293 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 292 (4.09%) SC Cleared
12 229 (3.21%) CISM
13 228 (3.19%) CEH
14 201 (2.82%) MCSA
15 191 (2.68%) GIAC
16 182 (2.55%) SSCP
17 173 (2.42%) SANS
18 171 (2.40%) MCP
18 171 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 167 (2.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (7.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 371 (5.20%) SLA
3 273 (3.82%) GDPR
4 251 (3.52%) PCI DSS
5 137 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 79 (1.11%) QA
7 64 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 46 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (0.63%) COBIT
10 27 (0.38%) GPG13
11 25 (0.35%) PMO
12 22 (0.31%) MiFID
13 18 (0.25%) SAS 70
14 17 (0.24%) FISMA
14 17 (0.24%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 15 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 9 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
18 8 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2,047 (28.67%) Active Directory
2 1,389 (19.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 998 (13.98%) Hyper-V
4 353 (4.94%) Docker
5 298 (4.17%) vSphere
6 276 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 188 (2.63%) XenApp
8 140 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 129 (1.81%) XenDesktop
10 113 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
11 94 (1.32%) VMware NSX
12 86 (1.20%) Firmware
13 77 (1.08%) Terminal Services
14 63 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
15 55 (0.77%) iptables
16 54 (0.76%) ProxySG
17 53 (0.74%) KVM
18 52 (0.73%) NFS
18 52 (0.73%) Snort
19 45 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 418 (5.86%) Ansible
2 407 (5.70%) Puppet
3 338 (4.73%) SCCM
4 282 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
5 264 (3.70%) Nagios
6 221 (3.10%) Terraform
7 190 (2.66%) SCOM
8 173 (2.42%) Kubernetes
9 158 (2.21%) Salt
10 153 (2.14%) FortiGate
11 140 (1.96%) QRadar
12 133 (1.86%) ZABBIX
13 126 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
13 126 (1.76%) Packer
14 123 (1.72%) Backup Exec
15 104 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
16 91 (1.27%) Graphite
17 89 (1.25%) Nessus
18 83 (1.16%) WSUS
19 81 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,940 (41.18%) Cisco
2 2,248 (31.49%) Microsoft
3 2,120 (29.70%) VMware
4 1,037 (14.53%) CheckPoint
5 793 (11.11%) Juniper
6 699 (9.79%) Citrix
7 631 (8.84%) F5
8 584 (8.18%) Palo Alto
9 565 (7.91%) HP
10 459 (6.43%) SolarWinds
11 392 (5.49%) Fortinet
12 331 (4.64%) Splunk
13 294 (4.12%) Red Hat
14 247 (3.46%) Meraki
15 239 (3.35%) NetApp
16 226 (3.17%) Symantec
17 224 (3.14%) Dell
18 217 (3.04%) Oracle
18 217 (3.04%) Veeam
19 178 (2.49%) Google