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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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 127 86 58
Rank change year-on-year -41 -28 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5,267 3,825 3,693
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.99% 3.66% 4.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.71% 28.85% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,645 3,045 2,996
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,003
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

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 23,196 13,258 11,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 12.68% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12,142 9,336 9,569
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.25%
75th Percentile £70,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall.

Salary trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -41 4,452 £52,500 +5.00% 763
UK excluding London -16 2,966 £46,500 +3.33% 582
Work from Home -34 2,039 £55,000 - 256
London -52 1,760 £60,000 -4.00% 221
South East -17 844 £47,500 +5.56% 145
North of England -36 594 £43,500 -3.19% 170
Midlands -33 447 £47,500 +9.20% 96
South West +13 426 £45,000 +1.12% 73
West Midlands -16 325 £50,000 +5.26% 73
East of England -25 325 £51,000 +13.33% 58
North West -48 288 £47,500 +5.56% 85
Scotland +11 249 £46,000 +5.14% 25
Yorkshire -47 241 £45,750 +1.96% 73
East Midlands -62 108 £47,500 +19.32% 23
North East -5 65 £37,600 -13.56% 12
Northern Ireland +35 62 £37,500 - 7
Wales -41 48 £40,500 +15.71% 8

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 2,165 (41.10%) Azure
2 2,148 (40.78%) Windows
3 1,848 (35.09%) Microsoft
4 1,785 (33.89%) Cisco
5 1,472 (27.95%) Active Directory
6 1,392 (26.43%) Microsoft 365
7 1,386 (26.31%) Linux
8 1,326 (25.18%) Social Skills
9 1,298 (24.64%) WAN
10 1,275 (24.21%) AWS
11 1,242 (23.58%) Windows Server
12 1,240 (23.54%) VMware
13 1,173 (22.27%) VPN
14 1,158 (21.99%) LAN
15 1,157 (21.97%) DNS
16 1,106 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
17 909 (17.26%) DevOps
18 904 (17.16%) Finance
19 901 (17.11%) ITIL
20 894 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 876 (16.63%) Cybersecurity
22 870 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
23 814 (15.45%) Agile
24 794 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
25 775 (14.71%) Network Security
26 722 (13.71%) DHCP
27 718 (13.63%) Kubernetes
28 704 (13.37%) PowerShell
29 682 (12.95%) Data Centre
30 664 (12.61%) Wireless

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
1 414 (7.86%) MS Exchange
2 380 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 319 (6.06%) IIS
4 184 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 141 (2.68%) Apache
6 109 (2.07%) JBoss
7 88 (1.67%) nginx
8 74 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 66 (1.25%) Confluence
10 51 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 35 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.25%) Jetty
15 12 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.21%) Skype for Business
16 11 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 359 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 42 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.19%) Campfire
6 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.095%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.057%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.019%) Blender
9 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 69 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 23 (0.44%) R3 Corda
3 13 (0.25%) Temenos T24
4 10 (0.19%) Fidessa
5 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.13%) SAP GTS
7 5 (0.095%) SystmOne
8 4 (0.076%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.038%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.038%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.019%) assyst
11 1 (0.019%) Elite 3E
11 1 (0.019%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
11 1 (0.019%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2,165 (41.10%) Azure
2 1,392 (26.43%) Microsoft 365
3 1,275 (24.21%) AWS
4 409 (7.77%) GCP
5 310 (5.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 307 (5.83%) IaaS
7 306 (5.81%) SaaS
8 255 (4.84%) PaaS
9 230 (4.37%) Serverless
10 169 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 149 (2.83%) OpenShift
12 143 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 142 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
14 130 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 123 (2.34%) Azure AKS
16 110 (2.09%) AWS CodePipeline
17 109 (2.07%) OneDrive
18 108 (2.05%) GitHub
19 102 (1.94%) Azure Stack
20 101 (1.92%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1,298 (24.64%) WAN
2 1,173 (22.27%) VPN
3 1,158 (21.99%) LAN
4 1,157 (21.97%) DNS
5 775 (14.71%) Network Security
6 722 (13.71%) DHCP
7 664 (12.61%) Wireless
8 640 (12.15%) TCP/IP
9 445 (8.45%) Internet
10 428 (8.13%) BGP
11 427 (8.11%) VLAN
12 423 (8.03%) Wi-Fi
13 418 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
14 405 (7.69%) MPLS
15 375 (7.12%) SD-WAN
16 364 (6.91%) SAN
17 340 (6.46%) OSPF
18 283 (5.37%) Cisco Nexus
19 276 (5.24%) SSL
20 274 (5.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 157 (2.98%) MySQL
3 97 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
4 88 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 69 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 58 (1.10%) Big Data
6 58 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 53 (1.01%) BigQuery
8 52 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
9 50 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 45 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (0.66%) Hadoop
13 32 (0.61%) Redis
14 21 (0.40%) Power BI
15 20 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (0.38%) ArangoDB
15 20 (0.38%) MariaDB
16 19 (0.36%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 347 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 337 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 122 (2.32%) JIRA
3 122 (2.32%) Subversion
4 104 (1.97%) Maven
5 78 (1.48%) GitLab
6 53 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 36 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 34 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 32 (0.61%) Gradle
11 24 (0.46%) Travis CI
12 23 (0.44%) CircleCI
13 16 (0.30%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.28%) Jaeger
15 12 (0.23%) webpack
16 11 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
16 11 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (0.19%) SonarQube
General
1 1,326 (25.18%) Social Skills
2 904 (17.16%) Finance
3 474 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 295 (5.60%) Public Sector
5 262 (4.97%) Manufacturing
6 235 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 219 (4.16%) Banking
8 214 (4.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 198 (3.76%) Legal
9 198 (3.76%) Retail
10 175 (3.32%) Organisational Skills
11 147 (2.79%) Law
12 139 (2.64%) Marketing
13 126 (2.39%) Documentation Skills
14 101 (1.92%) Games
15 68 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
16 59 (1.12%) Advertising
17 47 (0.89%) Electronics
18 41 (0.78%) Local Government
19 40 (0.76%) Police
Job Titles
1 951 (18.06%) Network Engineer
2 619 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 502 (9.53%) Analyst
4 448 (8.51%) IT Engineer
5 434 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 425 (8.07%) Architect
7 416 (7.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 387 (7.35%) Security Engineer
9 261 (4.96%) IT Support
10 249 (4.73%) Cloud Engineer
11 228 (4.33%) Senior Network Engineer
12 183 (3.47%) Security Analyst
13 171 (3.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 171 (3.25%) Senior DevOps
14 170 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 166 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
16 162 (3.08%) Network Architect
17 161 (3.06%) IT Support Engineer
18 146 (2.77%) Support Analyst
19 145 (2.75%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (2.64%) Kafka
2 116 (2.20%) Elastic Stack
3 88 (1.67%) .NET
4 82 (1.56%) SAML
5 58 (1.10%) JSON
6 51 (0.97%) Node.js
7 50 (0.95%) LDAP
8 49 (0.93%) ARM Templates
9 43 (0.82%) React
10 41 (0.78%) LAMP
10 41 (0.78%) Web Services
11 39 (0.74%) Middleware
12 37 (0.70%) AngularJS
13 35 (0.66%) 802.1X
13 35 (0.66%) HTML
14 32 (0.61%) COM
15 29 (0.55%) Spring Boot
16 27 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
16 27 (0.51%) XML
17 26 (0.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 682 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 303 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 279 (5.30%) Public Cloud
4 210 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 183 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
6 151 (2.87%) PKI
7 134 (2.54%) Cloud Native
8 117 (2.22%) Private Cloud
9 107 (2.03%) Life Science
10 99 (1.88%) NHS
11 97 (1.84%) Cyberattack
12 94 (1.78%) Clustering
13 92 (1.75%) Driving Licence
14 80 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 80 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 80 (1.52%) Replication
15 77 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
16 71 (1.35%) User Experience
17 69 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
18 68 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2,148 (40.78%) Windows
2 1,386 (26.31%) Linux
3 1,242 (23.58%) Windows Server
4 329 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 312 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 279 (5.30%) Unix
7 238 (4.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 206 (3.91%) Windows Server 2019
9 122 (2.32%) CentOS
10 119 (2.26%) Ubuntu
11 117 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 96 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 84 (1.59%) Android
14 71 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 61 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 46 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 43 (0.82%) Windows 7
18 35 (0.66%) Debian
19 34 (0.65%) Solaris
20 30 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (17.26%) DevOps
2 901 (17.11%) ITIL
3 894 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 876 (16.63%) Cybersecurity
5 814 (15.45%) Agile
6 794 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
7 599 (11.37%) Information Security
8 522 (9.91%) SIEM
9 503 (9.55%) CI/CD
10 439 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 429 (8.15%) Migration
12 414 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 410 (7.78%) Mentoring
14 381 (7.23%) Load Balancing
15 350 (6.65%) Infrastructure as Code
16 325 (6.17%) High Availability
17 318 (6.04%) Project Management
18 315 (5.98%) Change Management
19 313 (5.94%) Business Continuity
20 307 (5.83%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 704 (13.37%) PowerShell
2 609 (11.56%) Python
3 511 (9.70%) SQL
4 442 (8.39%) Bash
5 286 (5.43%) Java
6 94 (1.78%) C#
7 93 (1.77%) JavaScript
8 92 (1.75%) Go
9 85 (1.61%) Groovy
10 77 (1.46%) Perl
11 69 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 57 (1.08%) Ruby
13 49 (0.93%) C
13 49 (0.93%) R
14 46 (0.87%) C++
15 35 (0.66%) PHP
16 33 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 28 (0.53%) VB
18 24 (0.46%) SAPscript
19 22 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,106 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
2 600 (11.39%) CCNP
3 589 (11.18%) CCNA
4 528 (10.02%) Security Cleared
5 516 (9.80%) Degree
6 342 (6.49%) SC Cleared
7 303 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 300 (5.70%) CISSP
9 194 (3.68%) CCIE
10 188 (3.57%) MCSE
11 177 (3.36%) DV Cleared
12 139 (2.64%) CISM
13 126 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 91 (1.73%) CEH
15 84 (1.59%) MCP
16 76 (1.44%) CCDP
17 62 (1.18%) MCSA
18 58 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
19 55 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 53 (1.01%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 335 (6.36%) SLA
3 225 (4.27%) GDPR
4 169 (3.21%) NIST
5 151 (2.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 151 (2.87%) PCI DSS
6 67 (1.27%) QA
7 62 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 62 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 57 (1.08%) JSP 440
9 51 (0.97%) NCSC
10 45 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 29 (0.55%) GRC
12 24 (0.46%) GxP
13 20 (0.38%) RMADS
14 19 (0.36%) NIST 800
15 17 (0.32%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
17 9 (0.17%) SOC 2
18 8 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,472 (27.95%) Active Directory
2 870 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 643 (12.21%) Docker
4 448 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 270 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 186 (3.53%) vSphere
7 148 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 62 (1.18%) XenApp
10 56 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
11 44 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 42 (0.80%) Firmware
13 38 (0.72%) XenDesktop
14 35 (0.66%) VMware NSX
15 34 (0.65%) ProxySG
16 30 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 24 (0.46%) iptables
18 19 (0.36%) BitLocker
19 18 (0.34%) Terminal Server
20 17 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 718 (13.63%) Kubernetes
2 614 (11.66%) Ansible
3 578 (10.97%) Terraform
4 279 (5.30%) Puppet
5 257 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 227 (4.31%) FortiGate
7 222 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
8 202 (3.84%) SCCM
9 103 (1.96%) Nagios
10 101 (1.92%) WSUS
11 88 (1.67%) Grafana
12 85 (1.61%) vCenter Server
13 70 (1.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 69 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
15 65 (1.23%) CASB
16 60 (1.14%) ZABBIX
17 57 (1.08%) Prometheus
18 47 (0.89%) Nessus
19 42 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
20 33 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,848 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 1,785 (33.89%) Cisco
3 1,240 (23.54%) VMware
4 616 (11.70%) Palo Alto
5 404 (7.67%) CheckPoint
6 355 (6.74%) F5
7 342 (6.49%) Citrix
8 328 (6.23%) SolarWinds
9 286 (5.43%) Fortinet
10 278 (5.28%) Juniper
11 271 (5.15%) Meraki
12 249 (4.73%) Splunk
13 244 (4.63%) HP
14 232 (4.40%) Veeam
15 202 (3.84%) Google
16 169 (3.21%) Red Hat
17 156 (2.96%) Oracle
18 147 (2.79%) Aruba
19 133 (2.53%) Sophos
20 127 (2.41%) Apple