Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 66 54
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7,230 7,905 10,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.21% 4.60% 5.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.74% 28.76% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,791 6,689 8,591
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £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% +2.41%

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 26,066 27,484 33,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,736 22,367 27,998
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -4 6,767 £47,500 +5.56% 840
UK excluding London -7 4,291 £42,500 +6.25% 587
London -8 2,816 £55,000 +4.76% 289
South East -18 1,403 £45,000 +5.88% 170
North of England -9 852 £40,000 - 152
Midlands -5 663 £40,000 -5.88% 91
East of England +2 586 £45,000 +12.50% 78
West Midlands -1 460 £40,000 -11.11% 58
South West +29 444 £42,500 +21.43% 60
Yorkshire +10 418 £42,500 +10.39% 49
North West -22 389 £37,500 -11.76% 93
Scotland +29 266 £42,500 +14.86% 20
East Midlands +5 202 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Wales -19 77 £40,000 +8.11% 16
North East -24 45 £32,500 -9.72% 10
Northern Ireland -6 5 £35,000 -6.67%

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 3,191 (44.14%) Windows
2 3,079 (42.59%) Cisco
3 2,201 (30.44%) VMware
4 2,135 (29.53%) Microsoft
5 2,101 (29.06%) Active Directory
6 1,848 (25.56%) WAN
7 1,808 (25.01%) Windows Server
8 1,792 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
9 1,720 (23.79%) LAN
10 1,673 (23.14%) VPN
11 1,610 (22.27%) Linux
12 1,455 (20.12%) DNS
13 1,415 (19.57%) Network Security
14 1,409 (19.49%) TCP/IP
15 1,378 (19.06%) ITIL
16 1,342 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 1,299 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,231 (17.03%) CCNP
19 1,228 (16.98%) Office 365
20 1,103 (15.26%) Data Centre
21 1,041 (14.40%) Hyper-V
22 1,024 (14.16%) CheckPoint
23 1,013 (14.01%) Finance
24 981 (13.57%) CCNA
25 974 (13.47%) Amazon AWS
26 957 (13.24%) Wireless
27 955 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
28 950 (13.14%) Cybersecurity
29 925 (12.79%) Information Security
30 924 (12.78%) DHCP

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
1 904 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 333 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 328 (4.54%) SharePoint
4 248 (3.43%) IIS
5 242 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 199 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 188 (2.60%) Apache
8 114 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 104 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 73 (1.01%) JBoss
11 65 (0.90%) WebLogic
12 63 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 55 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 53 (0.73%) Confluence
15 45 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 42 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
17 38 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 36 (0.50%) CMS
18 36 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
19 26 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 579 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 47 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.014%) CINEMA 4D
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%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 12 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.069%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.041%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.041%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.041%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.028%) Advent Moxy
9 2 (0.028%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.028%) Maximo
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.028%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.014%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.014%) Infor CRM
10 1 (0.014%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.014%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,299 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,228 (16.98%) Office 365
3 974 (13.47%) Amazon AWS
4 338 (4.67%) SaaS
5 298 (4.12%) IaaS
6 224 (3.10%) PaaS
7 165 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
8 83 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 66 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 53 (0.73%) Mimecast
11 52 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 49 (0.68%) G Suite
12 49 (0.68%) OneDrive
13 48 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
14 42 (0.58%) GitHub
15 38 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
16 35 (0.48%) Amazon S3
17 34 (0.47%) Akamai
18 29 (0.40%) Bluemix
19 19 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,848 (25.56%) WAN
2 1,720 (23.79%) LAN
3 1,673 (23.14%) VPN
4 1,455 (20.12%) DNS
5 1,415 (19.57%) Network Security
6 1,409 (19.49%) TCP/IP
7 957 (13.24%) Wireless
8 955 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
9 924 (12.78%) DHCP
10 771 (10.66%) SAN
11 676 (9.35%) MPLS
12 639 (8.84%) OSPF
13 595 (8.23%) VLAN
14 577 (7.98%) VoIP
15 575 (7.95%) BGP
16 505 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
17 476 (6.58%) IPsec
18 470 (6.50%) Cisco Nexus
19 385 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
20 358 (4.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 780 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 207 (2.86%) MySQL
3 125 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 97 (1.34%) Big Data
5 86 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 54 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 52 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 50 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 49 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 48 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
12 42 (0.58%) MongoDB
13 41 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 39 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (0.54%) Redis
15 34 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 32 (0.44%) Oracle Database
17 27 (0.37%) Apache Hive
18 25 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 233 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 196 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 106 (1.47%) JIRA
4 75 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 61 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 60 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 60 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 48 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 46 (0.64%) Subversion
9 42 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 38 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (0.48%) Hudson
11 35 (0.48%) Maven
12 30 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 25 (0.35%) Bitbucket
14 22 (0.30%) Artifactory
14 22 (0.30%) git-flow
15 20 (0.28%) GoCD
15 20 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 1,013 (14.01%) Finance
2 355 (4.91%) Retail
3 253 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 178 (2.46%) Banking
5 159 (2.20%) Legal
6 137 (1.89%) Law
7 109 (1.51%) Advertising
8 97 (1.34%) Marketing
9 94 (1.30%) Games
10 74 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 58 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 48 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 41 (0.57%) Publishing
14 23 (0.32%) Back Office
15 18 (0.25%) Billing
16 17 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 16 (0.22%) Electronics
18 13 (0.18%) Front Office
18 13 (0.18%) German Language
18 13 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,401 (19.38%) Network Engineer
2 985 (13.62%) Analyst
3 704 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 669 (9.25%) Support Engineer
5 561 (7.76%) Security Engineer
6 440 (6.09%) Architect
6 440 (6.09%) Security Analyst
7 428 (5.92%) Consultant
8 426 (5.89%) Senior Network Engineer
9 384 (5.31%) IT Support
10 383 (5.30%) IT Engineer
11 338 (4.67%) Administrator
12 302 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 287 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
14 275 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
15 269 (3.72%) Support Analyst
16 266 (3.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 252 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
18 244 (3.37%) Security Consultant
19 218 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (2.59%) Web Services
2 175 (2.42%) Middleware
3 173 (2.39%) .NET
4 137 (1.89%) LDAP
5 114 (1.58%) 802.1X
6 110 (1.52%) LAMP
7 88 (1.22%) HTML
8 72 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 72 (1.00%) XML
9 60 (0.83%) JSON
10 57 (0.79%) ASP.NET
11 48 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
12 46 (0.64%) REST
13 44 (0.61%) CSS
13 44 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
14 43 (0.59%) SOAP
15 39 (0.54%) Node.js
16 28 (0.39%) J2EE
17 26 (0.36%) Kafka
18 24 (0.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1,103 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 630 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 487 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 394 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 393 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
6 258 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 205 (2.84%) Security Operations Centre
8 204 (2.82%) PKI
9 191 (2.64%) Driving Licence
10 186 (2.57%) Public Cloud
11 148 (2.05%) Replication
12 134 (1.85%) Fintech
13 123 (1.70%) Clustering
14 115 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
15 93 (1.29%) Private Cloud
16 89 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
16 89 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
17 81 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
18 78 (1.08%) NHS
19 68 (0.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3,191 (44.14%) Windows
2 1,808 (25.01%) Windows Server
3 1,610 (22.27%) Linux
4 874 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 862 (11.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 483 (6.68%) Windows 10
7 459 (6.35%) Windows 7
8 426 (5.89%) Unix
9 206 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 199 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 183 (2.53%) Windows 8
12 179 (2.48%) CentOS
13 169 (2.34%) Mac OS X
14 125 (1.73%) Ubuntu
15 119 (1.65%) Solaris
16 116 (1.60%) Android
17 83 (1.15%) Apple iOS
18 79 (1.09%) Windows XP
19 74 (1.02%) Debian
20 65 (0.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,378 (19.06%) ITIL
2 950 (13.14%) Cybersecurity
3 925 (12.79%) Information Security
4 913 (12.63%) SIEM
5 786 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
6 543 (7.51%) Load Balancing
7 537 (7.43%) DevOps
8 498 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
9 489 (6.76%) Vulnerability Management
10 482 (6.67%) Security Operations
11 460 (6.36%) Project Management
12 445 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 370 (5.12%) Service Delivery
14 369 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
15 358 (4.95%) Configuration Management
16 344 (4.76%) Service Management
17 342 (4.73%) Migration
18 338 (4.67%) Incident Management
19 335 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
20 333 (4.61%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 738 (10.21%) PowerShell
2 684 (9.46%) SQL
3 565 (7.81%) Python
4 375 (5.19%) Bash Shell
5 251 (3.47%) Java
6 199 (2.75%) Perl
7 185 (2.56%) C
8 168 (2.32%) Ruby
9 134 (1.85%) C#
10 131 (1.81%) JavaScript
11 129 (1.78%) PHP
12 88 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 50 (0.69%) C++
14 43 (0.59%) VB
15 42 (0.58%) Go
16 41 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 28 (0.39%) VBA
18 25 (0.35%) VBScript
19 19 (0.26%) Objective-C
20 16 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 1,792 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1,231 (17.03%) CCNP
3 981 (13.57%) CCNA
4 811 (11.22%) Degree
5 752 (10.40%) CISSP
6 510 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 463 (6.40%) Security Cleared
8 373 (5.16%) CCIE
9 361 (4.99%) MCSE
10 344 (4.76%) CISM
11 265 (3.67%) SC Cleared
12 249 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
13 224 (3.10%) MCSA
14 192 (2.66%) CEH
15 175 (2.42%) CISA
16 171 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
17 149 (2.06%) MCP
18 142 (1.96%) SANS
19 136 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 132 (1.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (8.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 378 (5.23%) SLA
3 306 (4.23%) PCI DSS
4 262 (3.62%) GDPR
5 109 (1.51%) COBIT
6 94 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 93 (1.29%) QA
8 69 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 38 (0.53%) PMO
10 32 (0.44%) GPG13
11 29 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 22 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 17 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
15 12 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 11 (0.15%) GCP
16 11 (0.15%) RMADS
17 9 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 7 (0.097%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,101 (29.06%) Active Directory
2 1,342 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,041 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 342 (4.73%) vSphere
5 315 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
6 258 (3.57%) XenApp
7 216 (2.99%) Docker
8 163 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 159 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 107 (1.48%) VMware NSX
11 105 (1.45%) Firmware
11 105 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
12 100 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 74 (1.02%) XenServer
14 63 (0.87%) Terminal Services
15 57 (0.79%) ProxySG
16 53 (0.73%) NFS
17 49 (0.68%) iptables
18 46 (0.64%) KVM
19 41 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 416 (5.75%) Puppet
2 338 (4.67%) Ansible
3 307 (4.25%) SCCM
4 250 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 190 (2.63%) Terraform
6 171 (2.37%) SCOM
7 164 (2.27%) Backup Exec
8 153 (2.12%) FortiGate
9 146 (2.02%) Nagios
9 146 (2.02%) QRadar
10 118 (1.63%) vCenter Server
11 99 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
12 98 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
13 96 (1.33%) Kubernetes
13 96 (1.33%) Nessus
14 87 (1.20%) ZABBIX
15 82 (1.13%) WSUS
16 68 (0.94%) Packer
16 68 (0.94%) Salt
17 63 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,079 (42.59%) Cisco
2 2,201 (30.44%) VMware
3 2,135 (29.53%) Microsoft
4 1,024 (14.16%) CheckPoint
5 857 (11.85%) Citrix
6 790 (10.93%) Juniper
7 683 (9.45%) F5
8 651 (9.00%) HP
9 596 (8.24%) Palo Alto
10 437 (6.04%) SolarWinds
11 404 (5.59%) Fortinet
12 315 (4.36%) Oracle
13 279 (3.86%) Red Hat
14 269 (3.72%) Splunk
15 245 (3.39%) Veeam
16 221 (3.06%) Dell
17 217 (3.00%) Google
18 215 (2.97%) Meraki
19 202 (2.79%) Blue Coat
20 193 (2.67%) NetApp