Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 96 66 55
Rank change year-on-year -30 -11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 4,264 2,777 5,940
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 4.39% 4.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.94% 31.14% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,372 2,283 4,834
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 17,099 8,919 18,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.09% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10,870 7,140 15,126
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -32 3,683 £50,000 - 835
UK excluding London -9 2,691 £45,000 - 665
London -64 1,296 £60,000 -7.69% 255
Work from Home -29 856 £50,000 -2.91% 131
South East -3 747 £50,000 - 138
North of England -16 665 £44,557 +4.84% 183
Midlands -47 361 £45,000 +3.45% 123
South West +3 338 £45,000 +5.88% 60
North West -30 333 £42,500 -5.56% 84
Yorkshire -13 274 £45,000 +5.88% 79
East of England -20 258 £42,500 -5.56% 76
West Midlands -36 238 £45,000 -8.16% 70
Scotland +22 219 £47,500 +7.95% 52
East Midlands -44 115 £47,500 +18.75% 53
Wales +2 89 £36,698 +4.85% 25
North East +3 74 £37,060 +2.94% 20
Northern Ireland +9 46 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,746 (40.95%) Azure
2 1,728 (40.53%) Windows
3 1,549 (36.33%) Microsoft
4 1,425 (33.42%) Microsoft 365
5 1,373 (32.20%) Cisco
6 1,317 (30.89%) Active Directory
7 1,187 (27.84%) Social Skills
8 1,081 (25.35%) VMware
9 1,078 (25.28%) VPN
10 1,035 (24.27%) Windows Server
11 975 (22.87%) WAN
12 960 (22.51%) DNS
13 923 (21.65%) LAN
14 918 (21.53%) Linux
15 898 (21.06%) AWS
16 738 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
17 730 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
18 711 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 689 (16.16%) TCP/IP
20 663 (15.55%) Network Security
21 631 (14.80%) Cybersecurity
22 628 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 615 (14.42%) DHCP
23 615 (14.42%) ITIL
24 588 (13.79%) DevOps
25 575 (13.48%) Finance
26 570 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
27 559 (13.11%) Information Security
28 543 (12.73%) PowerShell
29 510 (11.96%) 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
1 353 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 337 (7.90%) MS Exchange
3 170 (3.99%) IIS
4 69 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 65 (1.52%) Apache
6 58 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 47 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (0.98%) Confluence
9 39 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 36 (0.84%) JBoss
11 32 (0.75%) nginx
12 25 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.38%) WordPress
15 14 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (0.33%) Skype for Business
16 13 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 295 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 41 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.070%) Campfire
9 2 (0.047%) Weka
10 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.023%) Blender
Business Applications
1 32 (0.75%) Sentinel
2 19 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.21%) Sage 200
4 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 7 (0.16%) R3 Corda
5 7 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.047%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.047%) Magento
7 2 (0.047%) Relativity
7 2 (0.047%) Shopify
8 1 (0.023%) Alphatax
8 1 (0.023%) Findur
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.023%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,746 (40.95%) Azure
2 1,425 (33.42%) Microsoft 365
3 898 (21.06%) AWS
4 328 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 258 (6.05%) IaaS
6 241 (5.65%) PaaS
7 225 (5.28%) SaaS
8 188 (4.41%) GCP
9 119 (2.79%) OneDrive
10 96 (2.25%) Serverless
11 92 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
12 79 (1.85%) Mimecast
13 76 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 70 (1.64%) Azure Sentinel
15 67 (1.57%) Power Platform
16 66 (1.55%) GitHub
17 58 (1.36%) Azure Monitor
18 53 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
19 46 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
19 46 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,078 (25.28%) VPN
2 975 (22.87%) WAN
3 960 (22.51%) DNS
4 923 (21.65%) LAN
5 689 (16.16%) TCP/IP
6 663 (15.55%) Network Security
7 615 (14.42%) DHCP
8 438 (10.27%) Wireless
9 392 (9.19%) VLAN
10 386 (9.05%) BGP
11 369 (8.65%) VoIP
12 361 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
13 290 (6.80%) SAN
14 282 (6.61%) OSPF
15 268 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
16 264 (6.19%) MPLS
17 207 (4.85%) IPsec
18 198 (4.64%) Internet
19 178 (4.17%) SSL
20 151 (3.54%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 105 (2.46%) MySQL
3 57 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 48 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 45 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (0.84%) Power BI
7 35 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 29 (0.68%) Redis
10 25 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 23 (0.54%) Big Data
12 21 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 19 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
14 18 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (0.40%) MariaDB
15 17 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 147 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 138 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 97 (2.27%) JIRA
4 51 (1.20%) GitLab
5 39 (0.91%) Maven
6 32 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 31 (0.73%) TeamCity
8 24 (0.56%) Subversion
9 21 (0.49%) Selenium
10 14 (0.33%) Jaeger
10 14 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 12 (0.28%) JMeter
12 12 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (0.26%) CircleCI
14 10 (0.23%) Visual Studio
15 9 (0.21%) Metasploit
16 8 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (0.16%) Gradle
General
1 1,187 (27.84%) Social Skills
2 575 (13.48%) Finance
3 316 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 278 (6.52%) Public Sector
5 193 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 166 (3.89%) Manufacturing
7 124 (2.91%) Retail
8 123 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
9 119 (2.79%) Banking
10 107 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
11 102 (2.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 83 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
13 81 (1.90%) Law
13 81 (1.90%) Legal
14 71 (1.67%) Marketing
15 54 (1.27%) Games
15 54 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
16 41 (0.96%) Advertising
17 40 (0.94%) Back Office
18 29 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 725 (17.00%) Network Engineer
2 497 (11.66%) Analyst
3 485 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 402 (9.43%) Security Engineer
5 372 (8.72%) IT Engineer
6 360 (8.44%) Support Engineer
7 276 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 261 (6.12%) Architect
9 253 (5.93%) IT Support
10 215 (5.04%) Senior Network Engineer
11 160 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 153 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
13 150 (3.52%) Support Analyst
14 148 (3.47%) Security Analyst
15 147 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
16 143 (3.35%) IT Support Engineer
17 128 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
18 127 (2.98%) Network Security Engineer
19 122 (2.86%) IT Manager
20 118 (2.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (1.67%) JSON
2 54 (1.27%) Middleware
3 50 (1.17%) Web Services
4 48 (1.13%) Kafka
5 46 (1.08%) .NET
6 40 (0.94%) HTML
7 38 (0.89%) XML
8 35 (0.82%) LDAP
9 33 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
10 31 (0.73%) ARM Templates
11 28 (0.66%) 802.1X
12 26 (0.61%) LAMP
12 26 (0.61%) React
13 24 (0.56%) OAuth
13 24 (0.56%) SAML
14 22 (0.52%) Node.js
14 22 (0.52%) Spring
14 22 (0.52%) Spring Boot
15 20 (0.47%) REST
15 20 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 510 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 314 (7.36%) Management Information System
3 219 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 170 (3.99%) Public Cloud
5 125 (2.93%) PKI
6 85 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
7 81 (1.90%) Replication
8 77 (1.81%) Cloud Native
9 70 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
10 66 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 61 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.38%) Clustering
13 58 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 54 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
15 52 (1.22%) NHS
16 49 (1.15%) User Experience
17 47 (1.10%) Cyberattack
18 46 (1.08%) Private Cloud
19 37 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
19 37 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,728 (40.53%) Windows
2 1,035 (24.27%) Windows Server
3 918 (21.53%) Linux
4 461 (10.81%) Windows 10
5 300 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 276 (6.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 252 (5.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 179 (4.20%) Unix
9 162 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 97 (2.27%) Windows 7
11 82 (1.92%) Ubuntu
12 81 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 68 (1.59%) Mac OS X
14 63 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 60 (1.41%) CentOS
16 58 (1.36%) Android
17 46 (1.08%) Debian
18 42 (0.98%) Mac OS
19 38 (0.89%) Apple iOS
19 38 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
2 631 (14.80%) Cybersecurity
3 628 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 615 (14.42%) ITIL
5 588 (13.79%) DevOps
6 570 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
7 559 (13.11%) Information Security
8 388 (9.10%) SIEM
9 362 (8.49%) Migration
10 321 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 270 (6.33%) Project Management
12 251 (5.89%) Presales
13 248 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 247 (5.79%) Load Balancing
15 241 (5.65%) Mentoring
16 237 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
17 233 (5.46%) Network Design
18 230 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 222 (5.21%) Change Management
20 220 (5.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 543 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 383 (8.98%) Python
3 366 (8.58%) SQL
4 316 (7.41%) Bash
5 170 (3.99%) Java
6 70 (1.64%) Perl
7 62 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 60 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 59 (1.38%) C
10 52 (1.22%) C#
11 40 (0.94%) Ruby
12 37 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 32 (0.75%) PHP
14 27 (0.63%) R
15 25 (0.59%) C++
16 21 (0.49%) Go
16 21 (0.49%) VBScript
17 17 (0.40%) C-shell
18 15 (0.35%) Groovy
19 12 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 738 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
2 432 (10.13%) CCNP
3 401 (9.40%) CCNA
4 387 (9.08%) Degree
4 387 (9.08%) Security Cleared
5 290 (6.80%) SC Cleared
6 230 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 220 (5.16%) CISSP
8 140 (3.28%) CCIE
9 110 (2.58%) MCSE
10 108 (2.53%) DV Cleared
11 92 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 91 (2.13%) CEH
13 88 (2.06%) CISM
14 84 (1.97%) MCSA
15 50 (1.17%) CISA
15 50 (1.17%) SANS
16 47 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
17 40 (0.94%) MCITP
18 39 (0.91%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 268 (6.29%) SLA
3 203 (4.76%) GDPR
4 165 (3.87%) NIST
5 156 (3.66%) PCI DSS
6 132 (3.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 39 (0.91%) NCSC
7 39 (0.91%) QA
8 28 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 24 (0.56%) GRC
11 23 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 22 (0.52%) COBIT
13 19 (0.45%) HIPAA
13 19 (0.45%) ISO 22301
14 17 (0.40%) NIST 800
15 14 (0.33%) SOC 2
16 11 (0.26%) HL7
16 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 1,317 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 711 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 508 (11.91%) Hyper-V
4 337 (7.90%) Docker
5 168 (3.94%) vSphere
6 137 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
7 120 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
8 63 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
8 63 (1.48%) XenApp
9 42 (0.98%) Firmware
10 37 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 37 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 30 (0.70%) KVM
12 26 (0.61%) BitLocker
13 25 (0.59%) VMware NSX
14 21 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.42%) Terminal Services
16 17 (0.40%) iptables
17 16 (0.38%) ProxySG
18 14 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 361 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 354 (8.30%) Ansible
3 325 (7.62%) Terraform
4 239 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 204 (4.78%) SCCM
6 137 (3.21%) FortiGate
7 124 (2.91%) Puppet
8 80 (1.88%) WSUS
9 74 (1.74%) Nagios
10 71 (1.67%) Grafana
11 53 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
12 47 (1.10%) Icinga
13 46 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
14 45 (1.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 45 (1.06%) Prometheus
15 43 (1.01%) ZABBIX
16 39 (0.91%) CASB
17 38 (0.89%) vCenter Server
18 32 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
19 28 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,549 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 1,373 (32.20%) Cisco
3 1,081 (25.35%) VMware
4 491 (11.52%) Palo Alto
5 354 (8.30%) CheckPoint
6 309 (7.25%) Juniper
7 281 (6.59%) Fortinet
8 273 (6.40%) Citrix
9 272 (6.38%) F5
10 240 (5.63%) Veeam
11 227 (5.32%) SolarWinds
12 221 (5.18%) HP
12 221 (5.18%) Meraki
13 155 (3.64%) Dell
14 146 (3.42%) Sophos
15 144 (3.38%) Splunk
16 134 (3.14%) Google
17 115 (2.70%) Red Hat
18 108 (2.53%) Oracle
19 107 (2.51%) Aruba