Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 54 56
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 8097 9794 10309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.58% 4.97% 4.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.69% 29.46% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6859 8337 8765
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% -2.41% +7.79%

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28222 33250 37701
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.86% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22885 27561 30650
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 7662 £45,000 - 445
UK excluding London -19 4696 £42,000 +3.70% 321
London -2 3237 £54,000 -1.82% 151
South East -9 1695 £42,500 -5.56% 101
North of England -13 1035 £42,500 +6.25% 85
Midlands -3 662 £42,500 +1.80% 49
East of England +3 652 £42,250 +4.32% 30
North West -2 523 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Yorkshire -14 475 £40,000 - 44
West Midlands -6 456 £45,000 +12.50% 38
South West -33 406 £36,500 +7.35% 29
East Midlands -12 203 £41,000 -3.53% 11
Scotland -35 149 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Wales -4 130 £37,500 +19.05% 2
North East -5 37 £36,500 +4.29% 3
Northern Ireland -14 10 £30,000 -23.08% 3
Channel Islands -4 1 £62,500 +19.05%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4165 (51.44%) Cisco
2 3797 (46.89%) Windows
3 2501 (30.89%) VMware
4 2498 (30.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2350 (29.02%) Active Directory
6 2330 (28.78%) Microsoft
7 2322 (28.68%) WAN
8 2161 (26.69%) Windows Server
9 2125 (26.24%) LAN
10 2106 (26.01%) Linux
11 2040 (25.19%) VPN
12 1861 (22.98%) TCP/IP
13 1841 (22.74%) DNS
14 1657 (20.46%) ITIL
15 1624 (20.06%) CCNP
16 1612 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 1442 (17.81%) CCNA
18 1387 (17.13%) Network Security
19 1386 (17.12%) CheckPoint
20 1342 (16.57%) Juniper
21 1262 (15.59%) Cisco ASA
22 1230 (15.19%) Finance
23 1220 (15.07%) DHCP
24 1202 (14.85%) MS Exchange
25 1168 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
26 1159 (14.31%) Data Centre
27 1104 (13.63%) Hyper-V
28 1073 (13.25%) SAN
29 1056 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
30 1051 (12.98%) MPLS

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 1202 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 551 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 393 (4.85%) IIS
4 338 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 325 (4.01%) SharePoint
6 319 (3.94%) Apache
7 247 (3.05%) Tomcat
8 210 (2.59%) Skype for Business
9 146 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 105 (1.30%) nginx
11 102 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 93 (1.15%) WebLogic
13 76 (0.94%) JBoss
14 74 (0.91%) WebSphere
15 69 (0.85%) OpenStack
16 66 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 51 (0.63%) CMS
18 42 (0.52%) Confluence
19 40 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
20 30 (0.37%) CloudStack
Applications
1 534 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 75 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
5 7 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.074%) InDesign
6 6 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.074%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.049%) HipChat
8 3 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 39 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.28%) RMDS
3 10 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.086%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.062%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.049%) Magento
8 4 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.049%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.049%) Workfront
9 3 (0.037%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.037%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.037%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.012%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.012%) Maximo
10 1 (0.012%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.012%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.012%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.012%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1034 (12.77%) Office 365
2 855 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 745 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
4 183 (2.26%) SaaS
5 172 (2.12%) IaaS
6 158 (1.95%) PaaS
7 100 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 72 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 72 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 62 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 57 (0.70%) G Suite
12 55 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 52 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
15 46 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
18 13 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 2322 (28.68%) WAN
2 2125 (26.24%) LAN
3 2040 (25.19%) VPN
4 1861 (22.98%) TCP/IP
5 1841 (22.74%) DNS
6 1387 (17.13%) Network Security
7 1262 (15.59%) Cisco ASA
8 1220 (15.07%) DHCP
9 1073 (13.25%) SAN
10 1051 (12.98%) MPLS
11 1028 (12.70%) BGP
12 1024 (12.65%) Wireless
13 927 (11.45%) OSPF
14 916 (11.31%) VLAN
15 886 (10.94%) VoIP
16 661 (8.16%) Internet
17 583 (7.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 537 (6.63%) IPsec
19 503 (6.21%) SSL
20 424 (5.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 797 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 308 (3.80%) MySQL
3 163 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 98 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 82 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 71 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 68 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 65 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 62 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
10 46 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 45 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 41 (0.51%) Redis
12 41 (0.51%) Relational Database
13 40 (0.49%) Big Data
14 36 (0.44%) Hadoop
15 34 (0.42%) MariaDB
16 31 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
19 21 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 170 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 151 (1.86%) Jenkins
3 95 (1.17%) JIRA
4 80 (0.99%) TeamCity
5 67 (0.83%) Subversion
6 62 (0.77%) Maven
7 37 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 37 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 36 (0.44%) Metasploit
9 30 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (0.36%) Vagrant
10 29 (0.36%) Visual Studio
11 27 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (0.25%) Burp Suite
13 17 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 14 (0.17%) JMeter
15 11 (0.14%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.14%) Selenium
16 8 (0.099%) Ant
16 8 (0.099%) Fiddler
General
1 1230 (15.19%) Finance
2 501 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 380 (4.69%) Banking
4 221 (2.73%) Retail
5 146 (1.80%) Legal
6 140 (1.73%) Law
7 115 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 104 (1.28%) Marketing
9 97 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 83 (1.03%) Games
11 73 (0.90%) Back Office
12 69 (0.85%) Advertising
13 67 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 61 (0.75%) Digital Economy
15 57 (0.70%) German Language
16 56 (0.69%) Retail Banking
17 50 (0.62%) Publishing
18 47 (0.58%) French Language
19 43 (0.53%) Electronics
20 35 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2071 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 1204 (14.87%) Analyst
3 822 (10.15%) Support Engineer
4 731 (9.03%) Security Engineer
5 701 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 615 (7.60%) Cisco Engineer
7 548 (6.77%) Security Analyst
8 525 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 510 (6.30%) IT Engineer
10 504 (6.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 490 (6.05%) Administrator
12 468 (5.78%) Architect
13 405 (5.00%) IT Support
14 381 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 381 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
15 334 (4.12%) Consultant
16 332 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
17 326 (4.03%) Support Analyst
18 273 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
19 259 (3.20%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (2.05%) .NET
2 163 (2.01%) Web Services
3 137 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 135 (1.67%) LAMP
5 128 (1.58%) HTML
6 93 (1.15%) XML
7 91 (1.12%) Middleware
8 70 (0.86%) CSS
9 65 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
10 49 (0.61%) REST
11 43 (0.53%) JSON
11 43 (0.53%) SOAP
12 28 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
13 26 (0.32%) Regular Expression
14 25 (0.31%) ASP.NET
14 25 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
15 21 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
17 19 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
18 18 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1159 (14.31%) Data Centre
2 469 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 403 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 371 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 226 (2.79%) Driving Licence
6 173 (2.14%) Clustering
7 153 (1.89%) PKI
8 145 (1.79%) Replication
9 134 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
10 131 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
11 119 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 107 (1.32%) iPad
12 107 (1.32%) Public Cloud
13 100 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
13 100 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
14 91 (1.12%) Blackberry
15 89 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
16 75 (0.93%) Fintech
17 62 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
18 58 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3797 (46.89%) Windows
2 2161 (26.69%) Windows Server
3 2106 (26.01%) Linux
4 1168 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1056 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 668 (8.25%) Unix
7 644 (7.95%) Windows 7
8 477 (5.89%) Windows 10
9 418 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 315 (3.89%) CentOS
11 262 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 261 (3.22%) Windows 8
13 189 (2.33%) Ubuntu
14 179 (2.21%) Windows XP
15 147 (1.82%) Mac OS X
16 137 (1.69%) Solaris
17 120 (1.48%) Apple iOS
18 108 (1.33%) Debian
19 93 (1.15%) Android
20 76 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1657 (20.46%) ITIL
2 906 (11.19%) Information Security
3 869 (10.73%) SIEM
4 707 (8.73%) Load Balancing
5 637 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
6 527 (6.51%) Network Design
7 487 (6.01%) DevOps
8 474 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
9 466 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 422 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 414 (5.11%) Penetration Testing
12 411 (5.08%) Project Management
13 402 (4.96%) Change Management
14 388 (4.79%) Network Management
15 352 (4.35%) High Availability
16 351 (4.33%) Vulnerability Management
17 349 (4.31%) Security Operations
18 346 (4.27%) Kalman Filter
19 335 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
20 334 (4.12%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 850 (10.50%) SQL
2 567 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 529 (6.53%) Python
4 403 (4.98%) Java
5 342 (4.22%) Bash Shell
6 309 (3.82%) Perl
7 173 (2.14%) Ruby
8 158 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 153 (1.89%) C
10 143 (1.77%) JavaScript
11 133 (1.64%) PHP
12 92 (1.14%) VBScript
13 89 (1.10%) C#
14 67 (0.83%) C++
15 64 (0.79%) VB
16 51 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.26%) Korn
18 16 (0.20%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.19%) Go
20 14 (0.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2498 (30.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1624 (20.06%) CCNP
3 1442 (17.81%) CCNA
4 856 (10.57%) Degree
5 651 (8.04%) CISSP
6 644 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 478 (5.90%) Security Cleared
8 475 (5.87%) MCSE
9 465 (5.74%) CCIE
10 397 (4.90%) CISM
11 312 (3.85%) SC Cleared
12 266 (3.29%) MCP
13 261 (3.22%) MCSA
14 202 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 198 (2.45%) CISA
16 187 (2.31%) CEH
17 170 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
18 161 (1.99%) DV Cleared
19 160 (1.98%) JNCIP
20 139 (1.72%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 584 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 525 (6.48%) SLA
3 393 (4.85%) PCI DSS
4 121 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 105 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 97 (1.20%) GDPR
6 97 (1.20%) QA
7 68 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 47 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 32 (0.40%) COBIT
10 26 (0.32%) PMO
11 21 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 19 (0.23%) NIST 800
13 18 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 15 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
15 14 (0.17%) BS25999
15 14 (0.17%) SSAE 16
16 13 (0.16%) ISO 22301
17 10 (0.12%) GPG13
17 10 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2350 (29.02%) Active Directory
2 1612 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1104 (13.63%) Hyper-V
4 380 (4.69%) vSphere
5 302 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 226 (2.79%) XenApp
7 171 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
8 158 (1.95%) Docker
9 142 (1.75%) Terminal Services
10 134 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
11 109 (1.35%) KVM
12 94 (1.16%) ProxySG
13 87 (1.07%) XenServer
14 86 (1.06%) Snort
15 84 (1.04%) Xen
16 82 (1.01%) NFS
17 80 (0.99%) XenDesktop
18 57 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
19 50 (0.62%) Firmware
20 45 (0.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 379 (4.68%) Puppet
2 327 (4.04%) SCCM
3 255 (3.15%) Ansible
4 237 (2.93%) Backup Exec
5 234 (2.89%) Nagios
6 230 (2.84%) FortiGate
7 228 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
8 175 (2.16%) SCOM
9 168 (2.07%) WSUS
10 128 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
11 112 (1.38%) Nessus
12 90 (1.11%) Cacti
13 76 (0.94%) ZABBIX
14 71 (0.88%) vCenter Server
15 68 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
16 66 (0.82%) Terraform
17 65 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
18 62 (0.77%) Salt
19 59 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
20 54 (0.67%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 4165 (51.44%) Cisco
2 2501 (30.89%) VMware
3 2330 (28.78%) Microsoft
4 1386 (17.12%) CheckPoint
5 1342 (16.57%) Juniper
6 921 (11.37%) Palo Alto
7 868 (10.72%) F5
8 808 (9.98%) Citrix
9 744 (9.19%) HP
10 356 (4.40%) Red Hat
11 346 (4.27%) SolarWinds
12 325 (4.01%) Dell
13 321 (3.96%) Veeam
14 311 (3.84%) Fortinet
15 308 (3.80%) Oracle
16 273 (3.37%) Blue Coat
17 250 (3.09%) NetApp
18 224 (2.77%) SonicWALL
19 219 (2.70%) Avaya
20 194 (2.40%) Splunk