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

Firewall
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 51 65
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,493 6,478 6,962
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.43% 4.83% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.58% 31.47% 29.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,436 5,371 5,848
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,733 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.31% +0.55% -

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 8,428 20,586 23,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 15.34% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6,781 16,061 18,699
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -10 2,323 £50,000 +5.26% 547
UK excluding London -16 1,472 £45,000 +5.31% 454
London +3 924 £65,000 +13.04% 132
South East -14 407 £50,000 +11.11% 98
North of England -9 386 £45,000 +9.76% 134
Work from Home +21 340 £50,000 -9.09% 71
Midlands -10 282 £45,000 - 93
North West +17 213 £45,000 +12.50% 70
West Midlands -14 188 £49,000 +3.16% 53
South West -6 184 £42,500 - 46
Yorkshire -24 150 £41,750 -1.76% 51
East of England -5 124 £45,000 +20.00% 42
East Midlands -4 93 £42,500 - 40
Scotland +7 71 £42,250 -11.15% 28
North East +21 29 £36,500 +0.69% 13
Wales +27 25 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Northern Ireland +10 6 £42,500 +18.06% 8

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1,048 (42.04%) Cisco
2 956 (38.35%) Windows
3 841 (33.73%) Azure
4 829 (33.25%) Microsoft
5 735 (29.48%) WAN
6 728 (29.20%) Active Directory
7 722 (28.96%) VMware
8 690 (27.68%) Office 365
9 627 (25.15%) Cisco Certification
10 607 (24.35%) LAN
11 593 (23.79%) VPN
12 584 (23.43%) Windows Server
13 534 (21.42%) AWS
14 532 (21.34%) DNS
15 460 (18.45%) Linux
16 438 (17.57%) Network Security
17 423 (16.97%) Cybersecurity
18 416 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 384 (15.40%) CCNP
20 365 (14.64%) Information Security
21 349 (14.00%) CCNA
22 336 (13.48%) Finance
23 335 (13.44%) TCP/IP
24 334 (13.40%) ITIL
25 329 (13.20%) DHCP
26 316 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 314 (12.60%) SIEM
28 313 (12.56%) Wireless
29 302 (12.11%) CheckPoint
30 301 (12.07%) DevOps

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
1 209 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 120 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 67 (2.69%) IIS
4 53 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 46 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (1.64%) Confluence
8 32 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (1.08%) Apache
10 18 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.16%) CloudStack
15 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.12%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.12%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.080%) SAS
Applications
1 160 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.080%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.080%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.080%) SPSS
6 2 (0.080%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.040%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.040%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 841 (33.73%) Azure
2 690 (27.68%) Office 365
3 534 (21.42%) AWS
4 149 (5.98%) IaaS
5 141 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 138 (5.54%) SaaS
7 90 (3.61%) GCP
8 85 (3.41%) PaaS
9 63 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 43 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (1.72%) Route 53
11 38 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 38 (1.52%) Mimecast
12 36 (1.44%) OneDrive
13 35 (1.40%) Serverless
14 33 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
15 32 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
16 29 (1.16%) Slack
17 23 (0.92%) Amazon S3
18 22 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 735 (29.48%) WAN
2 607 (24.35%) LAN
3 593 (23.79%) VPN
4 532 (21.34%) DNS
5 438 (17.57%) Network Security
6 335 (13.44%) TCP/IP
7 329 (13.20%) DHCP
8 313 (12.56%) Wireless
9 266 (10.67%) VoIP
10 256 (10.27%) BGP
11 251 (10.07%) Cisco ASA
12 240 (9.63%) VLAN
13 230 (9.23%) OSPF
14 222 (8.90%) SAN
15 209 (8.38%) MPLS
16 202 (8.10%) Intrusion Detection
17 186 (7.46%) Wi-Fi
18 170 (6.82%) Internet
19 132 (5.29%) Cisco Nexus
20 90 (3.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.89%) MySQL
3 43 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.64%) Big Data
9 13 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.44%) Power BI
10 11 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (0.40%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.28%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.24%) Neo4j
14 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 84 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 66 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 53 (2.13%) JIRA
4 30 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 27 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (0.92%) Bitbucket
8 16 (0.64%) GitLab
9 14 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.52%) Maven
10 13 (0.52%) Metasploit
10 13 (0.52%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.44%) Gradle
12 10 (0.40%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.28%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.28%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (0.28%) WebScarab
14 6 (0.24%) Subversion
14 6 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 336 (13.48%) Finance
2 112 (4.49%) Banking
3 103 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.05%) Public Sector
5 59 (2.37%) Retail
6 43 (1.72%) Law
6 43 (1.72%) Legal
7 41 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.36%) Marketing
9 28 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.96%) Electronics
11 20 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.72%) Games
13 15 (0.60%) Publishing
14 14 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.48%) Digital Economy
15 12 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.44%) Billing
17 9 (0.36%) Automotive
17 9 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 649 (26.03%) Network Engineer
2 277 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 267 (10.71%) Analyst
4 266 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 208 (8.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 204 (8.18%) Support Engineer
7 185 (7.42%) IT Engineer
8 145 (5.82%) Architect
9 132 (5.29%) Security Analyst
10 112 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 106 (4.25%) Cisco Engineer
12 102 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 100 (4.01%) Network Security Engineer
14 99 (3.97%) Consultant
15 94 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 88 (3.53%) IT Support
17 82 (3.29%) Administrator
18 79 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
19 78 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
20 70 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.72%) Web Services
2 30 (1.20%) .NET
3 29 (1.16%) Kafka
4 28 (1.12%) LDAP
4 28 (1.12%) SAML
5 26 (1.04%) 802.1X
5 26 (1.04%) React
6 25 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
7 24 (0.96%) JSON
8 20 (0.80%) YAML
9 19 (0.76%) XML
10 18 (0.72%) OAuth
11 15 (0.60%) XMPP
12 13 (0.52%) Middleware
13 12 (0.48%) WebRTC
14 11 (0.44%) Apache NiFi
14 11 (0.44%) RESTful
15 10 (0.40%) REST
16 8 (0.32%) HTML
16 8 (0.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 266 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 210 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 152 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (4.01%) Cyberthreat
5 77 (3.09%) Public Cloud
6 66 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 64 (2.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 46 (1.85%) Driving Licence
8 46 (1.85%) PKI
9 43 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
10 40 (1.60%) Replication
11 34 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 32 (1.28%) Clustering
13 26 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 26 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 22 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
14 22 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 956 (38.35%) Windows
2 584 (23.43%) Windows Server
3 460 (18.45%) Linux
4 204 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (6.26%) Windows 10
6 151 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 113 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 91 (3.65%) Unix
10 75 (3.01%) Windows 7
11 56 (2.25%) Ubuntu
12 43 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 42 (1.68%) CentOS
14 31 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (1.00%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.88%) Android
16 22 (0.88%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.72%) Debian
18 13 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (16.97%) Cybersecurity
2 365 (14.64%) Information Security
3 334 (13.40%) ITIL
4 316 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 314 (12.60%) SIEM
6 301 (12.07%) DevOps
7 291 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
8 182 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
9 177 (7.10%) Kalman Filter
10 155 (6.22%) Security Operations
11 145 (5.82%) Migration
12 135 (5.42%) Identity Access Management
13 130 (5.21%) Load Balancing
14 129 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
15 127 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 123 (4.93%) Security Architecture
17 122 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
18 118 (4.73%) Configuration Management
19 114 (4.57%) Vulnerability Management
20 109 (4.37%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 252 (10.11%) Python
2 237 (9.51%) PowerShell
3 200 (8.02%) SQL
4 69 (2.77%) Bash Shell
5 68 (2.73%) Java
6 40 (1.60%) Perl
7 36 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 31 (1.24%) C
8 31 (1.24%) Ruby
9 20 (0.80%) C#
10 19 (0.76%) C++
10 19 (0.76%) JavaScript
11 17 (0.68%) PHP
12 16 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.56%) Go
14 13 (0.52%) VBScript
15 5 (0.20%) Elixir
15 5 (0.20%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.16%) R
16 4 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 627 (25.15%) Cisco Certification
2 384 (15.40%) CCNP
3 349 (14.00%) CCNA
4 235 (9.43%) CISSP
5 185 (7.42%) Degree
6 161 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 153 (6.14%) Security Cleared
8 147 (5.90%) CISM
9 118 (4.73%) SC Cleared
10 106 (4.25%) MCSE
11 60 (2.41%) CEH
12 57 (2.29%) MCSA
13 54 (2.17%) CCIE
14 49 (1.97%) CISA
15 44 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 42 (1.68%) CCSP
16 42 (1.68%) JNCIS
17 41 (1.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 41 (1.64%) SANS
18 37 (1.48%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 167 (6.70%) GDPR
3 141 (5.66%) SLA
4 138 (5.54%) NIST
5 113 (4.53%) PCI DSS
6 70 (2.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 37 (1.48%) COBIT
8 30 (1.20%) QA
9 23 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 23 (0.92%) ISO 31000
10 15 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.56%) NCSC
12 12 (0.48%) HIPAA
12 12 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.40%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.36%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.32%) GAMP
16 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 728 (29.20%) Active Directory
2 416 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (10.91%) Hyper-V
4 130 (5.21%) Docker
5 124 (4.97%) vSphere
6 64 (2.57%) XenApp
7 62 (2.49%) VMware NSX
8 59 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
10 46 (1.85%) XenDesktop
11 41 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (1.48%) Firmware
13 34 (1.36%) VMware Server
14 28 (1.12%) vCloud
15 26 (1.04%) KVM
16 24 (0.96%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 14 (0.56%) Terminal Services
18 13 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 191 (7.66%) Ansible
2 153 (6.14%) Terraform
3 137 (5.50%) Kubernetes
4 117 (4.69%) Puppet
5 99 (3.97%) SCCM
6 98 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 75 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (2.53%) FortiGate
9 52 (2.09%) Nessus
10 51 (2.05%) Nagios
11 50 (2.01%) vCenter Server
12 32 (1.28%) vRealize
13 31 (1.24%) WSUS
14 29 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
15 28 (1.12%) Backup Exec
15 28 (1.12%) Grafana
16 25 (1.00%) QRadar
17 24 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 24 (0.96%) Packer
18 23 (0.92%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1,048 (42.04%) Cisco
2 829 (33.25%) Microsoft
3 722 (28.96%) VMware
4 302 (12.11%) CheckPoint
5 283 (11.35%) Palo Alto
6 214 (8.58%) Juniper
7 193 (7.74%) Citrix
8 177 (7.10%) Fortinet
9 158 (6.34%) HP
10 157 (6.30%) F5
11 156 (6.26%) Meraki
12 140 (5.62%) SolarWinds
13 133 (5.33%) Veeam
14 127 (5.09%) Dell
15 115 (4.61%) Sophos
16 74 (2.97%) Splunk
17 72 (2.89%) EMC
18 69 (2.77%) NetApp
19 66 (2.65%) Aruba
20 60 (2.41%) Google