Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 61 68
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 -13
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5,895 6,915 7,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.70% 4.55% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.36% 30.23% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4,767 5,616 6,070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18,798 22,875 26,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.04% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14,783 17,875 21,386
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,938
90th Percentile £77,400 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 29 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 16 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 29 January 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 +9 5,547 £47,500 - 1,147
UK excluding London +11 3,660 £42,500 - 923
London -9 2,045 £57,500 +4.55% 288
South East +12 1,270 £47,500 +5.56% 267
Midlands +10 726 £42,500 - 138
North of England +6 676 £40,000 - 227
West Midlands +3 492 £45,750 +7.65% 88
South West +37 406 £40,500 -10.00% 101
East of England -7 400 £40,000 +2.79% 126
North West +8 336 £38,000 -5.00% 115
Yorkshire +3 309 £45,000 +20.00% 85
East Midlands +40 231 £42,500 +10.39% 50
Scotland +16 122 £42,000 -14.94% 34
Wales -21 56 £37,500 -16.67% 24
North East +3 31 £40,000 -36.00% 27
Northern Ireland +13 7 £37,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2,503 (42.46%) Windows
2 2,394 (40.61%) Cisco
3 1,856 (31.48%) Microsoft
4 1,613 (27.36%) WAN
5 1,599 (27.12%) Active Directory
6 1,589 (26.96%) Azure
7 1,560 (26.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1,528 (25.92%) VMware
9 1,502 (25.48%) LAN
10 1,371 (23.26%) Office 365
11 1,362 (23.10%) Windows Server
12 1,328 (22.53%) VPN
13 1,249 (21.19%) DNS
14 1,205 (20.44%) TCP/IP
15 1,170 (19.85%) Linux
16 1,014 (17.20%) CCNP
17 993 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 934 (15.84%) ITIL
19 930 (15.78%) Network Security
20 910 (15.44%) AWS
21 897 (15.22%) DHCP
22 824 (13.98%) Data Centre
23 822 (13.94%) CCNA
24 814 (13.81%) Finance
25 803 (13.62%) Information Security
26 796 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
27 789 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 747 (12.67%) Wireless
29 699 (11.86%) Palo Alto
30 689 (11.69%) Hyper-V

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
1 525 (8.91%) MS Exchange
2 277 (4.70%) IIS
3 240 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 187 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 156 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 123 (2.09%) Skype for Business
7 81 (1.37%) Apache
8 66 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 64 (1.09%) nginx
10 50 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 46 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 43 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 38 (0.64%) Confluence
14 26 (0.44%) Apache Spark
15 24 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.34%) CMS
17 16 (0.27%) JBoss
18 14 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
19 11 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
20 10 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 345 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 52 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.085%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.068%) SketchUp
9 3 (0.051%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.017%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.017%) Maya
11 1 (0.017%) NUKE
11 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.085%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.085%) Line 50
3 5 (0.085%) Pegasus Opera
3 5 (0.085%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.068%) Eikon
5 2 (0.034%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.034%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.017%) assyst
6 1 (0.017%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.017%) Eze OMS
6 1 (0.017%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.017%) Maximo
6 1 (0.017%) Relativity
6 1 (0.017%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.017%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.017%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,589 (26.96%) Azure
2 1,371 (23.26%) Office 365
3 910 (15.44%) AWS
4 286 (4.85%) IaaS
5 262 (4.44%) SaaS
6 233 (3.95%) PaaS
7 163 (2.77%) GCP
8 139 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
9 134 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 76 (1.29%) G Suite
11 63 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 60 (1.02%) Serverless
13 47 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 47 (0.80%) GitHub
14 45 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 41 (0.70%) Mimecast
16 37 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
17 36 (0.61%) OneDrive
18 31 (0.53%) Azure Functions
18 31 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,613 (27.36%) WAN
2 1,502 (25.48%) LAN
3 1,328 (22.53%) VPN
4 1,249 (21.19%) DNS
5 1,205 (20.44%) TCP/IP
6 930 (15.78%) Network Security
7 897 (15.22%) DHCP
8 747 (12.67%) Wireless
9 625 (10.60%) BGP
10 582 (9.87%) OSPF
11 574 (9.74%) Cisco ASA
12 572 (9.70%) MPLS
13 545 (9.25%) Internet
14 532 (9.02%) VLAN
15 507 (8.60%) VoIP
16 439 (7.45%) SAN
17 388 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
18 321 (5.45%) IPsec
19 318 (5.39%) Intrusion Detection
20 285 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 90 (1.53%) MySQL
3 64 (1.09%) Big Data
4 46 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 38 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 31 (0.53%) Blockchain
10 29 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 24 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 24 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (0.34%) NoSQL
13 20 (0.34%) Redis
14 19 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
16 16 (0.27%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 13 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 182 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 144 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 111 (1.88%) JIRA
4 45 (0.76%) TeamCity
4 45 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 40 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 40 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 36 (0.61%) Bitbucket
7 31 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 30 (0.51%) GitLab
9 28 (0.47%) Vagrant
10 26 (0.44%) Metasploit
11 25 (0.42%) Artifactory
11 25 (0.42%) Maven
12 22 (0.37%) Burp Suite
12 22 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (0.32%) Hudson
14 18 (0.31%) Ant
15 16 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 814 (13.81%) Finance
2 336 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 242 (4.11%) Retail
4 205 (3.48%) Public Sector
5 137 (2.32%) Law
6 133 (2.26%) Legal
7 99 (1.68%) Banking
8 71 (1.20%) Marketing
9 62 (1.05%) Games
10 46 (0.78%) Advertising
11 41 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 39 (0.66%) Billing
13 37 (0.63%) Automotive
14 29 (0.49%) Electronics
15 26 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 26 (0.44%) Police
16 25 (0.42%) Military
17 21 (0.36%) French Language
18 18 (0.31%) Front Office
18 18 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,392 (23.61%) Network Engineer
2 680 (11.54%) Analyst
3 672 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 565 (9.58%) Support Engineer
5 439 (7.45%) IT Engineer
6 407 (6.90%) IT Support
7 391 (6.63%) Security Engineer
8 374 (6.34%) Architect
9 325 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 314 (5.33%) Consultant
11 237 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 234 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 225 (3.82%) Security Analyst
14 213 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
15 211 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
16 199 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
17 182 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
18 177 (3.00%) Administrator
19 176 (2.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
20 169 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (2.04%) .NET
2 86 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
3 82 (1.39%) LDAP
4 73 (1.24%) 802.1X
5 67 (1.14%) Web Services
6 55 (0.93%) Node.js
7 45 (0.76%) LAMP
8 42 (0.71%) Middleware
8 42 (0.71%) REST
9 32 (0.54%) SAML
10 29 (0.49%) OAuth
11 28 (0.47%) HTML
12 27 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
13 26 (0.44%) AngularJS
14 24 (0.41%) CSS
15 23 (0.39%) ASP.NET
16 22 (0.37%) Kafka
17 21 (0.36%) JSON
18 20 (0.34%) Spring
19 17 (0.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 824 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 388 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 357 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 312 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
5 184 (3.12%) Public Cloud
6 160 (2.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 144 (2.44%) Driving Licence
8 126 (2.14%) PKI
9 120 (2.04%) Replication
10 100 (1.70%) Clustering
10 100 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 79 (1.34%) User Experience
12 71 (1.20%) CCTV
13 70 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
14 62 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
15 61 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
16 60 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
17 59 (1.00%) Private Cloud
18 58 (0.98%) Virtual Team
19 56 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2,503 (42.46%) Windows
2 1,362 (23.10%) Windows Server
3 1,170 (19.85%) Linux
4 593 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 504 (8.55%) Windows 10
6 439 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 251 (4.26%) Windows 7
8 203 (3.44%) Unix
9 143 (2.43%) Windows 8
10 140 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 126 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 112 (1.90%) CentOS
13 90 (1.53%) Apple iOS
14 89 (1.51%) Ubuntu
15 70 (1.19%) Android
16 57 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 52 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 49 (0.83%) Debian
19 39 (0.66%) VMS
20 35 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 934 (15.84%) ITIL
2 803 (13.62%) Information Security
3 796 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
4 789 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 667 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
6 639 (10.84%) SIEM
7 527 (8.94%) DevOps
8 460 (7.80%) Load Balancing
9 450 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
10 386 (6.55%) Migration
11 339 (5.75%) Security Operations
12 312 (5.29%) Incident Management
13 299 (5.07%) Penetration Testing
14 296 (5.02%) Mentoring
15 283 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
16 280 (4.75%) Change Management
17 278 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
18 277 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
19 274 (4.65%) Network Design
20 271 (4.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 589 (9.99%) PowerShell
2 466 (7.91%) SQL
3 402 (6.82%) Python
4 223 (3.78%) Bash Shell
5 183 (3.10%) Java
6 137 (2.32%) C#
7 114 (1.93%) Ruby
8 101 (1.71%) Perl
9 88 (1.49%) JavaScript
10 86 (1.46%) C
11 67 (1.14%) PHP
12 49 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 44 (0.75%) Go
14 40 (0.68%) VBScript
15 37 (0.63%) C++
16 34 (0.58%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.19%) KiXtart
17 11 (0.19%) VB
18 7 (0.12%) Groovy
18 7 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,560 (26.46%) Cisco Certification
2 1,014 (17.20%) CCNP
3 822 (13.94%) CCNA
4 619 (10.50%) Degree
5 416 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 389 (6.60%) CISSP
7 383 (6.50%) Security Cleared
8 252 (4.27%) MCSE
9 242 (4.11%) SC Cleared
10 229 (3.88%) CISM
11 207 (3.51%) MCSA
12 197 (3.34%) CCIE
13 128 (2.17%) JNCIA
14 124 (2.10%) CCDP
15 121 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
16 118 (2.00%) JNCIS
17 112 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 100 (1.70%) GIAC
19 85 (1.44%) CCSA
20 84 (1.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 340 (5.77%) SLA
3 254 (4.31%) PCI DSS
4 192 (3.26%) GDPR
5 136 (2.31%) NIST
6 105 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
7 61 (1.03%) QA
8 58 (0.98%) COBIT
9 36 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 32 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 30 (0.51%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 22 (0.37%) Data Quality
14 21 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 21 (0.36%) NIST 800
15 19 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 16 (0.27%) NCSC
17 11 (0.19%) RMADS
18 10 (0.17%) HIPAA
18 10 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,599 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 993 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 689 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 272 (4.61%) Docker
5 262 (4.44%) vSphere
6 213 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 175 (2.97%) XenApp
8 125 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
9 108 (1.83%) XenDesktop
10 80 (1.36%) VMware NSX
11 62 (1.05%) Firmware
12 61 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
13 37 (0.63%) Terminal Services
14 32 (0.54%) vCloud
15 29 (0.49%) VMware Server
16 26 (0.44%) NFS
17 24 (0.41%) BitLocker
18 23 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
19 21 (0.36%) iptables
20 20 (0.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 314 (5.33%) Ansible
2 298 (5.06%) SCCM
3 248 (4.21%) Puppet
4 222 (3.77%) Kubernetes
5 189 (3.21%) Terraform
6 172 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
7 166 (2.82%) FortiGate
8 135 (2.29%) WSUS
9 89 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 88 (1.49%) Nagios
11 85 (1.44%) Nessus
12 82 (1.39%) SCOM
13 81 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
14 73 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
15 62 (1.05%) vCenter Server
16 60 (1.02%) ZABBIX
17 56 (0.95%) Grafana
18 52 (0.88%) Backup Exec
18 52 (0.88%) Salt
19 36 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2,394 (40.61%) Cisco
2 1,856 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 1,528 (25.92%) VMware
4 699 (11.86%) Palo Alto
5 668 (11.33%) Juniper
6 582 (9.87%) CheckPoint
7 457 (7.75%) Citrix
8 395 (6.70%) HP
9 362 (6.14%) Meraki
10 340 (5.77%) F5
11 289 (4.90%) SolarWinds
12 281 (4.77%) Fortinet
13 255 (4.33%) Veeam
14 216 (3.66%) Google
15 184 (3.12%) Dell
16 176 (2.99%) Splunk
17 171 (2.90%) Red Hat
18 147 (2.49%) NetApp
19 144 (2.44%) Aruba
20 130 (2.21%) McAfee