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

Firewall
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 64 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,270 7,992 10,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.10% 4.67% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.51% 28.84% 29.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,764 6,710 8,803
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,325 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 26,428 27,710 34,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.91% 16.18% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21,032 22,575 28,441
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 April 2018.

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 23 April 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 -7 6,810 £47,500 +5.56% 915
UK excluding London -11 4,391 £42,500 +6.25% 634
London -16 2,740 £55,000 +4.76% 333
South East -20 1,556 £46,000 +8.24% 197
North of England -14 837 £40,000 - 158
Midlands -10 640 £40,000 -5.88% 81
East of England +1 552 £45,000 +8.43% 66
South West +31 478 £42,500 +21.43% 80
West Midlands -11 430 £40,000 -5.88% 49
Yorkshire 0 403 £42,500 +10.39% 63
North West -33 375 £37,500 -6.25% 84
Scotland +5 257 £42,500 +13.33% 31
East Midlands -10 208 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Wales -32 66 £40,000 +6.67% 18
North East -5 59 £32,500 +8.33% 11
Northern Ireland -4 8 £39,000 -2.50% 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3,256 (44.79%) Windows
2 3,064 (42.15%) Cisco
3 2,216 (30.48%) Microsoft
4 2,172 (29.88%) VMware
5 2,134 (29.35%) Active Directory
6 1,852 (25.47%) Windows Server
7 1,847 (25.41%) WAN
8 1,758 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1,691 (23.26%) Linux
10 1,681 (23.12%) LAN
11 1,667 (22.93%) VPN
12 1,527 (21.00%) DNS
13 1,490 (20.50%) TCP/IP
14 1,427 (19.63%) ITIL
15 1,398 (19.23%) Network Security
16 1,315 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 1,241 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,204 (16.56%) Office 365
19 1,147 (15.78%) CCNP
20 1,084 (14.91%) Hyper-V
21 1,065 (14.65%) Finance
22 1,062 (14.61%) Data Centre
23 1,003 (13.80%) Information Security
24 995 (13.69%) CheckPoint
25 993 (13.66%) CCNA
26 953 (13.11%) DHCP
27 941 (12.94%) MS Exchange
28 924 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
29 917 (12.61%) Wireless
30 906 (12.46%) Cisco ASA

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
1 941 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 355 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 328 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 251 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 246 (3.38%) IIS
6 203 (2.79%) Apache
7 200 (2.75%) Skype for Business
8 130 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 104 (1.43%) Tomcat
10 82 (1.13%) CMS
11 61 (0.84%) JBoss
12 57 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 57 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 48 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 44 (0.61%) Confluence
14 44 (0.61%) nginx
15 40 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
16 39 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
17 37 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 28 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 602 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 42 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.014%) InDesign
9 1 (0.014%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.014%) Maya
9 1 (0.014%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.014%) NUKE
9 1 (0.014%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.014%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 19 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.096%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.028%) Advent Moxy
7 2 (0.028%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.028%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.014%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.014%) Infor CloudSuite
8 1 (0.014%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.014%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.014%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.014%) SunGard APT
8 1 (0.014%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 1,241 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,204 (16.56%) Office 365
3 924 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
4 339 (4.66%) SaaS
5 298 (4.10%) IaaS
6 212 (2.92%) PaaS
7 150 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 84 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 82 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 80 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 72 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
12 67 (0.92%) Amazon S3
13 54 (0.74%) Mimecast
14 41 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
15 40 (0.55%) G Suite
15 40 (0.55%) GitHub
16 37 (0.51%) Akamai
17 36 (0.50%) OneDrive
18 29 (0.40%) Bluemix
19 28 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,847 (25.41%) WAN
2 1,681 (23.12%) LAN
3 1,667 (22.93%) VPN
4 1,527 (21.00%) DNS
5 1,490 (20.50%) TCP/IP
6 1,398 (19.23%) Network Security
7 953 (13.11%) DHCP
8 917 (12.61%) Wireless
9 906 (12.46%) Cisco ASA
10 769 (10.58%) SAN
11 694 (9.55%) MPLS
12 655 (9.01%) VLAN
13 620 (8.53%) VoIP
14 574 (7.90%) OSPF
15 530 (7.29%) BGP
16 479 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
17 459 (6.31%) IPsec
18 433 (5.96%) Cisco Nexus
19 391 (5.38%) Internet
20 375 (5.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 248 (3.41%) MySQL
3 113 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (1.10%) Big Data
5 67 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 61 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 60 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 57 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 52 (0.72%) Hadoop
10 52 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 50 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 49 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
13 47 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
13 47 (0.65%) Redis
14 42 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (0.51%) Oracle Database
16 34 (0.47%) RDBMS
17 33 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (0.32%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 244 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 208 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 99 (1.36%) JIRA
4 73 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 61 (0.84%) TeamCity
6 51 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 49 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 46 (0.63%) Hudson
9 44 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 38 (0.52%) Vagrant
12 36 (0.50%) Subversion
13 35 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 31 (0.43%) Maven
15 29 (0.40%) Metasploit
16 26 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
17 24 (0.33%) Burp Suite
18 19 (0.26%) Artifactory
19 15 (0.21%) GoCD
20 14 (0.19%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,065 (14.65%) Finance
2 298 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 267 (3.67%) Retail
4 161 (2.21%) Legal
5 154 (2.12%) Banking
6 139 (1.91%) Law
7 126 (1.73%) Marketing
8 113 (1.55%) Advertising
9 100 (1.38%) Games
10 84 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 55 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 36 (0.50%) Publishing
13 28 (0.39%) German Language
14 26 (0.36%) Back Office
15 24 (0.33%) Electronics
15 24 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 22 (0.30%) French Language
17 14 (0.19%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.18%) Billing
19 11 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,384 (19.04%) Network Engineer
2 989 (13.60%) Analyst
3 751 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 673 (9.26%) Support Engineer
5 536 (7.37%) Security Engineer
6 502 (6.91%) Security Analyst
7 459 (6.31%) Architect
8 412 (5.67%) IT Support
9 396 (5.45%) Consultant
10 391 (5.38%) IT Engineer
11 383 (5.27%) Senior Network Engineer
12 362 (4.98%) Administrator
13 333 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 313 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
15 289 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 263 (3.62%) Support Analyst
17 250 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
18 246 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
19 235 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
20 223 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (2.82%) Web Services
2 170 (2.34%) .NET
3 162 (2.23%) Middleware
4 138 (1.90%) LDAP
5 125 (1.72%) LAMP
6 100 (1.38%) 802.1X
6 100 (1.38%) HTML
7 73 (1.00%) XML
8 65 (0.89%) JSON
9 51 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 51 (0.70%) ASP.NET
10 46 (0.63%) CSS
11 37 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
11 37 (0.51%) REST
12 36 (0.50%) Node.js
13 35 (0.48%) SOAP
14 32 (0.44%) J2EE
15 27 (0.37%) Kafka
16 24 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
16 24 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1,062 (14.61%) Data Centre
2 616 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 514 (7.07%) Management Information System
4 380 (5.23%) Computer Science
5 378 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
6 200 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 183 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 183 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 176 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
9 168 (2.31%) Clustering
10 154 (2.12%) PKI
11 145 (1.99%) Replication
12 144 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
13 108 (1.49%) Fintech
13 108 (1.49%) Private Cloud
14 83 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
15 79 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 79 (1.09%) User Experience
16 72 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
17 65 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3,256 (44.79%) Windows
2 1,852 (25.47%) Windows Server
3 1,691 (23.26%) Linux
4 866 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 864 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 488 (6.71%) Unix
7 487 (6.70%) Windows 10
8 485 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 231 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 226 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 223 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 205 (2.82%) CentOS
13 151 (2.08%) Mac OS X
14 147 (2.02%) Ubuntu
15 131 (1.80%) Solaris
16 91 (1.25%) Android
17 84 (1.16%) Windows XP
18 81 (1.11%) Debian
19 78 (1.07%) Apple iOS
20 65 (0.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,427 (19.63%) ITIL
2 1,003 (13.80%) Information Security
3 861 (11.84%) Cybersecurity
4 847 (11.65%) SIEM
5 757 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
6 566 (7.79%) Load Balancing
7 560 (7.70%) DevOps
8 512 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
9 477 (6.56%) Security Operations
10 475 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 454 (6.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 422 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
13 412 (5.67%) Project Management
14 398 (5.47%) Configuration Management
15 360 (4.95%) Change Management
16 350 (4.81%) Mentoring
17 344 (4.73%) Incident Management
17 344 (4.73%) Migration
18 336 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
19 329 (4.53%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 723 (9.94%) PowerShell
2 670 (9.22%) SQL
3 605 (8.32%) Python
4 399 (5.49%) Bash Shell
5 258 (3.55%) Java
6 238 (3.27%) Ruby
7 236 (3.25%) Perl
8 190 (2.61%) C
9 138 (1.90%) PHP
10 128 (1.76%) JavaScript
11 124 (1.71%) C#
12 100 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 44 (0.61%) C++
14 41 (0.56%) T-SQL
15 39 (0.54%) VB
16 30 (0.41%) Go
17 24 (0.33%) VBA
18 22 (0.30%) VBScript
19 12 (0.17%) Korn
20 11 (0.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,758 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1,147 (15.78%) CCNP
3 993 (13.66%) CCNA
4 812 (11.17%) Degree
5 780 (10.73%) CISSP
6 527 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 429 (5.90%) Security Cleared
8 378 (5.20%) CISM
8 378 (5.20%) MCSE
9 362 (4.98%) CCIE
10 255 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 233 (3.20%) MCSA
12 210 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
13 187 (2.57%) CISA
14 180 (2.48%) CEH
15 166 (2.28%) SANS
16 144 (1.98%) MCP
17 136 (1.87%) GIAC
18 134 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
19 113 (1.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 630 (8.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 346 (4.76%) SLA
3 338 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 237 (3.26%) GDPR
5 122 (1.68%) COBIT
6 107 (1.47%) QA
7 90 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 87 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 41 (0.56%) PMO
10 34 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 29 (0.40%) GPG13
12 20 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 17 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.22%) GCP
15 15 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
15 15 (0.21%) RMADS
16 14 (0.19%) ISO 22301
17 13 (0.18%) HIPAA
17 13 (0.18%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2,134 (29.35%) Active Directory
2 1,315 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,084 (14.91%) Hyper-V
4 314 (4.32%) vSphere
5 286 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
6 240 (3.30%) Docker
7 211 (2.90%) XenApp
8 159 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 109 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 107 (1.47%) VMware NSX
11 97 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 94 (1.29%) Firmware
13 93 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 72 (0.99%) NFS
15 70 (0.96%) Terminal Services
16 63 (0.87%) Snort
17 61 (0.84%) XenServer
18 48 (0.66%) KVM
19 37 (0.51%) ProxySG
20 35 (0.48%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 441 (6.07%) Puppet
2 358 (4.92%) Ansible
3 325 (4.47%) SCCM
4 308 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
5 176 (2.42%) Terraform
6 168 (2.31%) SCOM
7 159 (2.19%) Backup Exec
8 153 (2.10%) Nagios
9 143 (1.97%) FortiGate
10 136 (1.87%) vCenter Server
11 132 (1.82%) Kubernetes
12 125 (1.72%) Nessus
13 109 (1.50%) QRadar
14 97 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
15 84 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
16 77 (1.06%) WSUS
17 75 (1.03%) Packer
18 70 (0.96%) ZABBIX
19 64 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
20 60 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 3,064 (42.15%) Cisco
2 2,216 (30.48%) Microsoft
3 2,172 (29.88%) VMware
4 995 (13.69%) CheckPoint
5 806 (11.09%) Citrix
6 803 (11.05%) Juniper
7 714 (9.82%) F5
8 649 (8.93%) Palo Alto
9 599 (8.24%) HP
10 386 (5.31%) Fortinet
11 375 (5.16%) SolarWinds
12 312 (4.29%) Oracle
13 249 (3.43%) Red Hat
14 240 (3.30%) Dell
15 237 (3.26%) Veeam
16 223 (3.07%) Google
17 214 (2.94%) Blue Coat
18 207 (2.85%) Meraki
19 206 (2.83%) Avaya
20 183 (2.52%) Splunk