Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6,719 7,075 7,965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.91% 4.33% 4.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.56% 29.10% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,276 5,710 6,745
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +1.20%

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 21,291 24,311 27,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 14.86% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,347 19,238 22,533
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,925 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +18 6,335 £46,000 -6.12% 1,157
UK excluding London +22 4,451 £42,500 - 881
London -7 2,066 £55,000 - 334
South East +19 1,319 £45,000 - 298
North of England +35 1,167 £40,000 - 181
Midlands +12 777 £42,500 +6.25% 149
Yorkshire +47 722 £37,500 -11.76% 63
West Midlands +9 556 £45,000 +9.76% 83
East of England +6 507 £38,500 -12.50% 86
South West +34 461 £42,500 - 109
North West +9 413 £40,000 - 107
East Midlands +28 220 £40,750 +16.43% 66
Scotland -9 156 £47,802 +8.64% 33
Wales -23 51 £36,750 -13.53% 22
North East +16 32 £40,915 +18.17% 11
Northern Ireland -1 17 £36,750 +5.00% 3
Isle of Man +6 5 £51,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 3,158 (47.00%) Cisco
2 2,713 (40.38%) Windows
3 2,234 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2,109 (31.39%) WAN
5 1,996 (29.71%) Microsoft
6 1,929 (28.71%) Active Directory
7 1,794 (26.70%) VMware
8 1,743 (25.94%) Azure
9 1,718 (25.57%) LAN
10 1,699 (25.29%) VPN
11 1,587 (23.62%) Linux
12 1,560 (23.22%) DNS
13 1,558 (23.19%) Windows Server
14 1,531 (22.79%) CCNP
15 1,504 (22.38%) Office 365
16 1,411 (21.00%) Network Security
17 1,405 (20.91%) CCNA
18 1,270 (18.90%) TCP/IP
19 1,157 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,149 (17.10%) ITIL
21 1,136 (16.91%) AWS
22 1,002 (14.91%) DHCP
23 973 (14.48%) Data Centre
24 957 (14.24%) MPLS
25 937 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
26 911 (13.56%) Wireless
27 889 (13.23%) Palo Alto
28 849 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 838 (12.47%) OSPF
30 836 (12.44%) BGP

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
1 676 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 299 (4.45%) SharePoint
3 226 (3.36%) IIS
4 221 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 201 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 180 (2.68%) Skype for Business
7 104 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
8 94 (1.40%) Apache
9 89 (1.32%) OpenStack
10 75 (1.12%) nginx
11 74 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 48 (0.71%) Apache Spark
13 46 (0.68%) Confluence
14 43 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 41 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
16 39 (0.58%) JBoss
17 25 (0.37%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
19 18 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
20 17 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 446 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 76 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.089%) CINEMA 4D
8 6 (0.089%) Maya
8 6 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.089%) MODO
8 6 (0.089%) NUKE
9 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.015%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.015%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.10%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.10%) Sage CRM
4 7 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.074%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.060%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 4 (0.060%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.045%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.030%) Magento
8 2 (0.030%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.015%) assyst
9 1 (0.015%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.015%) Relativity
9 1 (0.015%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.015%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,743 (25.94%) Azure
2 1,504 (22.38%) Office 365
3 1,136 (16.91%) AWS
4 284 (4.23%) IaaS
5 251 (3.74%) SaaS
6 220 (3.27%) GCP
7 207 (3.08%) PaaS
8 153 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 123 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
10 89 (1.32%) G Suite
11 74 (1.10%) OpenShift
12 72 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
13 51 (0.76%) Mimecast
14 50 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 50 (0.74%) OneDrive
15 48 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 44 (0.65%) Serverless
17 37 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
17 37 (0.55%) GitHub
18 31 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2,109 (31.39%) WAN
2 1,718 (25.57%) LAN
3 1,699 (25.29%) VPN
4 1,560 (23.22%) DNS
5 1,411 (21.00%) Network Security
6 1,270 (18.90%) TCP/IP
7 1,002 (14.91%) DHCP
8 957 (14.24%) MPLS
9 937 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
10 911 (13.56%) Wireless
11 838 (12.47%) OSPF
12 836 (12.44%) BGP
13 652 (9.70%) VoIP
14 601 (8.94%) Internet
15 596 (8.87%) VLAN
16 579 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 547 (8.14%) IPsec
18 490 (7.29%) SAN
19 373 (5.55%) Wi-Fi
20 361 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 537 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 113 (1.68%) MySQL
3 86 (1.28%) Big Data
4 66 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 43 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 34 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 33 (0.49%) NoSQL
9 33 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 30 (0.45%) Redis
10 30 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 29 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
12 27 (0.40%) Blockchain
12 27 (0.40%) Relational Database
13 25 (0.37%) Oracle Database
14 23 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 15 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 208 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 204 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 135 (2.01%) JIRA
4 51 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 49 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 46 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 46 (0.68%) GitLab
7 41 (0.61%) Vagrant
8 40 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (0.55%) git-flow
9 37 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 34 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 30 (0.45%) Maven
12 28 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
13 26 (0.39%) Artifactory
13 26 (0.39%) Hudson
14 25 (0.37%) Subversion
15 22 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (0.27%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 761 (11.33%) Finance
2 419 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 271 (4.03%) Public Sector
4 240 (3.57%) Retail
5 187 (2.78%) Banking
6 134 (1.99%) Law
7 128 (1.91%) Legal
8 84 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 72 (1.07%) Games
9 72 (1.07%) Marketing
10 42 (0.63%) Automotive
11 34 (0.51%) Billing
12 31 (0.46%) Electronics
13 26 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 23 (0.34%) Police
15 20 (0.30%) Back Office
15 20 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.25%) Advertising
16 17 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,689 (25.14%) Network Engineer
2 819 (12.19%) Analyst
3 719 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 593 (8.83%) Security Engineer
5 529 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 497 (7.40%) Consultant
7 442 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
8 408 (6.07%) Architect
9 407 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 376 (5.60%) IT Engineer
11 373 (5.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 362 (5.39%) IT Support
13 296 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
14 284 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
15 256 (3.81%) Support Analyst
16 240 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 234 (3.48%) Administrator
18 222 (3.30%) Security Analyst
19 205 (3.05%) Cisco Security Engineer
20 194 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (2.23%) .NET
2 102 (1.52%) Web Services
3 75 (1.12%) Node.js
4 73 (1.09%) REST
5 64 (0.95%) 802.1X
5 64 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
6 55 (0.82%) LDAP
7 51 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 44 (0.65%) Kafka
8 44 (0.65%) React
9 43 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 42 (0.63%) Spring
11 38 (0.57%) Middleware
11 38 (0.57%) Vue.js
12 37 (0.55%) GraphQL
12 37 (0.55%) Spring MVC
13 35 (0.52%) LAMP
14 31 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
15 30 (0.45%) HTML
16 28 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 973 (14.48%) Data Centre
2 680 (10.12%) Management Information System
3 424 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 321 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
5 213 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 191 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 166 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 133 (1.98%) Replication
9 130 (1.93%) PKI
10 98 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 93 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 92 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
13 84 (1.25%) Clustering
13 84 (1.25%) User Experience
14 72 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 66 (0.98%) CCTV
16 60 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
17 57 (0.85%) Virtual Team
18 55 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
19 46 (0.68%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 2,713 (40.38%) Windows
2 1,587 (23.62%) Linux
3 1,558 (23.19%) Windows Server
4 723 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 565 (8.41%) Windows 10
6 532 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 508 (7.56%) Unix
8 332 (4.94%) Windows 7
9 166 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 158 (2.35%) CentOS
10 158 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 135 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 128 (1.91%) Ubuntu
13 108 (1.61%) Android
14 89 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 59 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 55 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 47 (0.70%) Debian
18 45 (0.67%) Windows XP
19 31 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,149 (17.10%) ITIL
2 849 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 835 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 819 (12.19%) Cybersecurity
5 792 (11.79%) Information Security
6 669 (9.96%) SIEM
7 566 (8.42%) Network Design
8 548 (8.16%) DevOps
9 524 (7.80%) Service Delivery
10 487 (7.25%) Network Management
11 485 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
12 453 (6.74%) Load Balancing
13 452 (6.73%) Migration
14 377 (5.61%) Incident Management
15 363 (5.40%) Change Control
16 359 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
17 357 (5.31%) Mentoring
18 355 (5.28%) Security Operations
19 321 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
20 307 (4.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 638 (9.50%) Python
2 571 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 555 (8.26%) SQL
4 446 (6.64%) Bash Shell
5 329 (4.90%) Perl
6 190 (2.83%) Java
7 153 (2.28%) C
8 151 (2.25%) Ruby
9 101 (1.50%) JavaScript
10 100 (1.49%) C#
11 88 (1.31%) PHP
12 61 (0.91%) Go
13 53 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 47 (0.70%) C++
15 18 (0.27%) VBScript
16 11 (0.16%) Groovy
16 11 (0.16%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.13%) VB
18 8 (0.12%) R
19 7 (0.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,234 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1,531 (22.79%) CCNP
3 1,405 (20.91%) CCNA
4 738 (10.98%) Degree
5 615 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 424 (6.31%) Security Cleared
7 400 (5.95%) MCSE
8 375 (5.58%) CISSP
9 289 (4.30%) CCIE
10 256 (3.81%) MCSA
11 249 (3.71%) SC Cleared
12 205 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 166 (2.47%) CISM
14 159 (2.37%) CCDP
15 142 (2.11%) CCSA
16 132 (1.96%) JNCIS
17 126 (1.88%) JNCIA
18 122 (1.82%) GIAC
19 114 (1.70%) JNCIP
19 114 (1.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 707 (10.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 392 (5.83%) SLA
3 346 (5.15%) ISO 9001
4 255 (3.80%) PCI DSS
5 137 (2.04%) GDPR
6 112 (1.67%) NIST
7 73 (1.09%) QA
8 64 (0.95%) COBIT
9 55 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
9 55 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 53 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 37 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 33 (0.49%) ISO 22301
13 22 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.16%) Data Quality
16 10 (0.15%) IFRS
16 10 (0.15%) NIST 800
16 10 (0.15%) PMO
17 9 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,929 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 1,157 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 752 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 325 (4.84%) Docker
5 258 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
6 230 (3.42%) vSphere
7 168 (2.50%) XenApp
8 119 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 113 (1.68%) XenDesktop
10 86 (1.28%) VMware NSX
11 69 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 61 (0.91%) Firmware
13 29 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 29 (0.43%) vCloud
14 26 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 26 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 23 (0.34%) BitLocker
16 22 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 21 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
18 20 (0.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 416 (6.19%) FortiGate
2 329 (4.90%) Ansible
3 327 (4.87%) Nagios
4 296 (4.41%) SCCM
5 273 (4.06%) Kubernetes
6 267 (3.97%) Puppet
7 207 (3.08%) Terraform
8 183 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
9 167 (2.49%) WSUS
10 111 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 100 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
12 95 (1.41%) SCOM
13 88 (1.31%) Nessus
14 83 (1.24%) Backup Exec
15 80 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
16 73 (1.09%) ZABBIX
17 59 (0.88%) vCenter Server
18 55 (0.82%) Salt
19 52 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
20 50 (0.74%) Grafana
Vendors
1 3,158 (47.00%) Cisco
2 1,996 (29.71%) Microsoft
3 1,794 (26.70%) VMware
4 889 (13.23%) Palo Alto
5 807 (12.01%) CheckPoint
6 710 (10.57%) Juniper
7 617 (9.18%) Fortinet
8 609 (9.06%) Citrix
9 484 (7.20%) Meraki
10 449 (6.68%) HP
11 416 (6.19%) F5
12 297 (4.42%) SolarWinds
13 282 (4.20%) Veeam
14 273 (4.06%) Dell
15 247 (3.68%) Aruba
16 245 (3.65%) Google
17 202 (3.01%) NetApp
18 196 (2.92%) Red Hat
19 161 (2.40%) Splunk
20 150 (2.23%) Symantec