Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 69 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,069 7,905 9,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.43% 4.40% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.57% 28.45% 30.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5,673 6,571 7,797
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +1.22%

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 23,906 27,781 31,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.46% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 18,760 22,485 25,425
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 +8 6,673 £47,500 +5.56% 1,017
UK excluding London +1 4,140 £42,500 - 763
London +8 2,753 £55,000 - 296
South East -11 1,275 £45,000 +2.27% 194
North of England -6 831 £40,000 -0.62% 203
East of England +33 741 £40,000 -11.11% 99
Midlands +24 692 £40,000 - 117
West Midlands +22 522 £40,000 +6.67% 75
North West +10 480 £40,000 -5.88% 119
South West -18 355 £45,000 +12.50% 108
Yorkshire -9 311 £40,200 +0.50% 66
East Midlands +1 169 £36,500 -8.75% 42
Scotland -15 167 £49,375 +13.51% 15
Wales -19 81 £45,000 +14.65% 20
North East -22 39 £42,500 +21.43% 18
Northern Ireland -11 6 - - 7
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 3,190 (45.13%) Windows
2 2,950 (41.73%) Cisco
3 2,316 (32.76%) Microsoft
4 2,160 (30.56%) Active Directory
5 2,077 (29.38%) VMware
6 1,892 (26.76%) WAN
7 1,876 (26.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1,813 (25.65%) Windows Server
9 1,748 (24.73%) LAN
10 1,608 (22.75%) Linux
11 1,528 (21.62%) VPN
12 1,485 (21.01%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,408 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1,403 (19.85%) TCP/IP
15 1,354 (19.15%) Office 365
16 1,280 (18.11%) DNS
17 1,258 (17.80%) Network Security
18 1,208 (17.09%) CCNP
19 1,107 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
20 1,083 (15.32%) Data Centre
21 1,081 (15.29%) ITIL
22 1,080 (15.28%) CheckPoint
23 1,023 (14.47%) CCNA
24 1,019 (14.42%) Finance
25 1,013 (14.33%) Hyper-V
26 944 (13.35%) Wireless
27 933 (13.20%) Information Security
28 916 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
29 908 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 887 (12.55%) Cybersecurity

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
1 821 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 358 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 278 (3.93%) IIS
4 225 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 210 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 202 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 123 (1.74%) Apache
8 86 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 63 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 62 (0.88%) nginx
10 62 (0.88%) OpenStack
11 57 (0.81%) Confluence
12 55 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 50 (0.71%) JBoss
14 45 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
15 38 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 37 (0.52%) Apache Pig
17 32 (0.45%) WebSphere
18 30 (0.42%) CMS
19 29 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 523 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 60 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 45 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.071%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.028%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.028%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.014%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.014%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.014%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.099%) Magento
6 5 (0.071%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.057%) C-CURE
7 4 (0.057%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.028%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.028%) PlanetPress Connect
9 2 (0.028%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.028%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.028%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.014%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.014%) Eikon
10 1 (0.014%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.014%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.014%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 1,485 (21.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,354 (19.15%) Office 365
3 1,107 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
4 292 (4.13%) IaaS
5 264 (3.73%) SaaS
6 235 (3.32%) PaaS
7 147 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 104 (1.47%) Mimecast
9 101 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 92 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 85 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 74 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
13 55 (0.78%) G Suite
14 53 (0.75%) GitHub
15 52 (0.74%) Serverless
16 51 (0.72%) Amazon S3
16 51 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 36 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
18 30 (0.42%) OpenShift
19 28 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,892 (26.76%) WAN
2 1,748 (24.73%) LAN
3 1,528 (21.62%) VPN
4 1,403 (19.85%) TCP/IP
5 1,280 (18.11%) DNS
6 1,258 (17.80%) Network Security
7 944 (13.35%) Wireless
8 804 (11.37%) DHCP
9 775 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
10 660 (9.34%) BGP
11 650 (9.20%) OSPF
12 640 (9.05%) VoIP
13 622 (8.80%) MPLS
14 612 (8.66%) SAN
15 578 (8.18%) VLAN
16 520 (7.36%) Internet
16 520 (7.36%) Wi-Fi
17 488 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 450 (6.37%) Intrusion Detection
19 329 (4.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 688 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 135 (1.91%) MySQL
3 98 (1.39%) Big Data
4 77 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
6 54 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 48 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
9 44 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 40 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 39 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 39 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 33 (0.47%) MongoDB
14 31 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (0.40%) Oracle Database
17 25 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
18 23 (0.33%) Power BI
18 23 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 274 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 212 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 182 (2.57%) JIRA
4 104 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 94 (1.33%) Maven
6 84 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 82 (1.16%) Subversion
8 75 (1.06%) Vagrant
9 70 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 65 (0.92%) Bitbucket
11 62 (0.88%) Ant
11 62 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 57 (0.81%) Gradle
13 56 (0.79%) Hudson
14 48 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
15 35 (0.50%) Selenium
16 34 (0.48%) Visual Studio
17 31 (0.44%) git-flow
18 30 (0.42%) CodeSonar
18 30 (0.42%) Robot Framework
General
1 1,019 (14.42%) Finance
2 441 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 363 (5.14%) Retail
4 275 (3.89%) Banking
5 181 (2.56%) Legal
6 123 (1.74%) Law
7 92 (1.30%) Marketing
8 89 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 78 (1.10%) Advertising
9 78 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 72 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 68 (0.96%) Games
12 46 (0.65%) Back Office
13 42 (0.59%) Electronics
14 39 (0.55%) Publishing
15 36 (0.51%) French Language
16 31 (0.44%) Billing
17 30 (0.42%) German Language
18 26 (0.37%) Military
19 24 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,425 (20.16%) Network Engineer
2 971 (13.74%) Analyst
3 720 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 650 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 629 (8.90%) Security Engineer
6 458 (6.48%) Consultant
7 446 (6.31%) Architect
8 418 (5.91%) IT Engineer
9 412 (5.83%) IT Support
10 343 (4.85%) Security Analyst
11 312 (4.41%) Administrator
12 303 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
13 296 (4.19%) Cisco Engineer
14 275 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
15 271 (3.83%) Network Security Engineer
16 265 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 254 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 251 (3.55%) Support Analyst
19 238 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
19 238 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (3.14%) .NET
2 167 (2.36%) Web Services
3 96 (1.36%) LDAP
4 87 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
4 87 (1.23%) HTML
5 81 (1.15%) 802.1X
6 75 (1.06%) REST
7 69 (0.98%) Middleware
8 68 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 68 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
9 66 (0.93%) LAMP
10 61 (0.86%) SOAP
11 57 (0.81%) ASP.NET
11 57 (0.81%) Node.js
12 47 (0.66%) CSS
13 45 (0.64%) XML
14 42 (0.59%) Java EE
15 37 (0.52%) Kafka
15 37 (0.52%) XMPP
16 34 (0.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,083 (15.32%) Data Centre
2 594 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 502 (7.10%) Self-Motivation
4 498 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 247 (3.49%) PKI
6 240 (3.40%) Security Operations Centre
7 228 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 148 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 142 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 140 (1.98%) Driving Licence
11 129 (1.82%) Replication
12 125 (1.77%) Fintech
13 121 (1.71%) Clustering
14 114 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
15 105 (1.49%) Public Cloud
16 103 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
17 101 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
18 81 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 78 (1.10%) NHS
20 69 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3,190 (45.13%) Windows
2 1,813 (25.65%) Windows Server
3 1,608 (22.75%) Linux
4 851 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 696 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 626 (8.86%) Windows 10
7 530 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 374 (5.29%) Unix
9 228 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 180 (2.55%) Mac OS X
11 150 (2.12%) Apple iOS
12 149 (2.11%) CentOS
13 147 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 136 (1.92%) Ubuntu
15 127 (1.80%) Android
16 123 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 76 (1.08%) Debian
18 66 (0.93%) Solaris
19 56 (0.79%) Windows XP
20 48 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,081 (15.29%) ITIL
2 933 (13.20%) Information Security
3 916 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
4 908 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 887 (12.55%) Cybersecurity
6 867 (12.26%) SIEM
7 688 (9.73%) DevOps
8 670 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
9 502 (7.10%) Load Balancing
10 433 (6.13%) Security Operations
11 413 (5.84%) Project Management
12 409 (5.79%) Service Delivery
13 407 (5.76%) Mentoring
14 406 (5.74%) Computer Science
15 404 (5.72%) Kalman Filter
16 403 (5.70%) Vulnerability Management
17 388 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
18 366 (5.18%) Presales
19 358 (5.06%) Configuration Management
20 340 (4.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 869 (12.29%) PowerShell
2 804 (11.37%) SQL
3 688 (9.73%) Python
4 403 (5.70%) Bash Shell
5 299 (4.23%) Java
6 239 (3.38%) Perl
7 164 (2.32%) C
8 161 (2.28%) Ruby
9 157 (2.22%) C#
10 134 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 115 (1.63%) PHP
12 95 (1.34%) Shell Script
13 88 (1.24%) C++
14 81 (1.15%) Go
15 71 (1.00%) VBScript
16 62 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 36 (0.51%) VB
18 30 (0.42%) Objective-C
19 21 (0.30%) Korn
20 19 (0.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,876 (26.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1,208 (17.09%) CCNP
3 1,023 (14.47%) CCNA
4 754 (10.67%) Degree
5 607 (8.59%) CISSP
6 597 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 453 (6.41%) Security Cleared
8 435 (6.15%) MCSE
9 384 (5.43%) CCIE
10 295 (4.17%) SC Cleared
11 271 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 233 (3.30%) CISM
13 232 (3.28%) CEH
14 182 (2.57%) SANS
15 179 (2.53%) MCSA
16 176 (2.49%) MCP
17 175 (2.48%) GIAC
18 172 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 167 (2.36%) SSCP
20 145 (2.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 507 (7.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 349 (4.94%) SLA
3 285 (4.03%) GDPR
4 224 (3.17%) PCI DSS
5 137 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 72 (1.02%) QA
7 64 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 55 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.57%) PMO
10 34 (0.48%) COBIT
11 30 (0.42%) ISO 9001
12 25 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 23 (0.33%) MiFID
14 20 (0.28%) GPG13
15 19 (0.27%) Data Quality
16 18 (0.25%) SAS 70
17 17 (0.24%) FISMA
18 16 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 8 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,160 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 1,408 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,013 (14.33%) Hyper-V
4 349 (4.94%) Docker
5 296 (4.19%) vSphere
6 259 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
7 174 (2.46%) XenApp
8 131 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 115 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
10 101 (1.43%) VMware NSX
11 96 (1.36%) XenDesktop
12 81 (1.15%) Firmware
13 73 (1.03%) Terminal Services
14 59 (0.83%) NFS
15 58 (0.82%) Snort
16 51 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
17 50 (0.71%) KVM
18 48 (0.68%) pfSense
19 41 (0.58%) ProxySG
20 38 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 410 (5.80%) Ansible
2 363 (5.14%) SCCM
3 344 (4.87%) Puppet
4 247 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 239 (3.38%) Nagios
6 206 (2.91%) Terraform
7 189 (2.67%) Kubernetes
8 187 (2.65%) SCOM
9 150 (2.12%) FortiGate
10 147 (2.08%) Backup Exec
11 142 (2.01%) Salt
12 109 (1.54%) Packer
12 109 (1.54%) ZABBIX
13 108 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
14 106 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
15 96 (1.36%) QRadar
16 91 (1.29%) Nessus
17 90 (1.27%) vCenter Server
18 89 (1.26%) Stealthwatch
19 80 (1.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2,950 (41.73%) Cisco
2 2,316 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 2,077 (29.38%) VMware
4 1,080 (15.28%) CheckPoint
5 731 (10.34%) Juniper
6 696 (9.85%) Citrix
7 643 (9.10%) Palo Alto
8 600 (8.49%) F5
9 526 (7.44%) HP
10 427 (6.04%) SolarWinds
11 376 (5.32%) Fortinet
12 290 (4.10%) Splunk
12 290 (4.10%) Symantec
13 284 (4.02%) NetApp
14 282 (3.99%) Meraki
15 269 (3.81%) Dell
16 237 (3.35%) Veeam
17 228 (3.23%) Red Hat
18 219 (3.10%) Oracle
19 200 (2.83%) Google