Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 52 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3,098 5,791 6,825
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.20% 4.72% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.74% 31.39% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,953 4,951 5,949
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
10th Percentile £31,036 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 9,761 18,447 22,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.22% 15.03% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,681 14,784 17,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,503
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 18 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 24 February 2021. 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 -13 2,853 £50,000 +4.17% 595
UK excluding London -11 1,961 £45,000 +5.88% 474
London -14 985 £62,500 +4.17% 156
South East -16 511 £50,000 +5.26% 110
North of England +3 505 £45,000 +7.14% 141
Work from Home -6 456 £52,500 -12.50% 109
Midlands -9 370 £46,000 +2.22% 82
South West -3 290 £43,000 +1.18% 56
North West +21 264 £45,000 +20.00% 85
West Midlands -15 238 £50,000 +5.26% 52
Yorkshire -11 198 £42,500 -5.56% 43
East of England +5 173 £47,500 +25.00% 48
East Midlands -3 134 £42,500 - 30
Scotland -7 74 £40,000 -3.61% 17
North East +24 47 £50,000 +26.58% 13
Wales +21 45 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Channel Islands - 7 £80,000 -
Northern Ireland +10 4 £42,500 +15.65% 8

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 1,279 (41.28%) Windows
2 1,132 (36.54%) Cisco
3 1,059 (34.18%) Azure
4 1,041 (33.60%) Microsoft
5 950 (30.66%) VMware
6 947 (30.57%) Active Directory
7 839 (27.08%) WAN
8 819 (26.44%) Microsoft 365
9 761 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
10 740 (23.89%) Windows Server
11 735 (23.72%) VPN
12 704 (22.72%) LAN
13 684 (22.08%) Linux
14 665 (21.47%) DNS
15 635 (20.50%) AWS
16 613 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 508 (16.40%) Network Security
18 481 (15.53%) TCP/IP
19 458 (14.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 456 (14.72%) ITIL
21 447 (14.43%) CCNP
22 437 (14.11%) Cybersecurity
23 426 (13.75%) DHCP
24 425 (13.72%) DevOps
25 421 (13.59%) Hyper-V
26 417 (13.46%) CCNA
27 387 (12.49%) Information Security
28 369 (11.91%) PowerShell
29 367 (11.85%) VLAN
30 365 (11.78%) SIEM

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
1 271 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 186 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 87 (2.81%) Confluence
4 82 (2.65%) IIS
5 63 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (1.48%) Apache
8 32 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
9 29 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.52%) nginx
13 11 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.19%) ejabberd
16 6 (0.19%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 149 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 32 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Gephi
5 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.065%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.065%) SPSS
6 2 (0.065%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.032%) Weka
Business Applications
1 19 (0.61%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.097%) Endur
3 2 (0.065%) Relativity
3 2 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.032%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.032%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,059 (34.18%) Azure
2 819 (26.44%) Microsoft 365
3 635 (20.50%) AWS
4 186 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 175 (5.65%) SaaS
6 174 (5.62%) IaaS
7 149 (4.81%) PaaS
8 119 (3.84%) GCP
9 66 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 53 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
11 51 (1.65%) OneDrive
12 47 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 46 (1.48%) Serverless
14 36 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 33 (1.07%) Mimecast
16 25 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
17 24 (0.77%) Power Platform
17 24 (0.77%) Route 53
18 22 (0.71%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 839 (27.08%) WAN
2 735 (23.72%) VPN
3 704 (22.72%) LAN
4 665 (21.47%) DNS
5 508 (16.40%) Network Security
6 481 (15.53%) TCP/IP
7 426 (13.75%) DHCP
8 367 (11.85%) VLAN
9 309 (9.97%) Wireless
10 305 (9.85%) VoIP
11 290 (9.36%) OSPF
12 288 (9.30%) BGP
13 273 (8.81%) Cisco ASA
14 246 (7.94%) MPLS
14 246 (7.94%) SAN
15 232 (7.49%) Intrusion Detection
16 194 (6.26%) Wi-Fi
17 157 (5.07%) Internet
18 137 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
19 133 (4.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.68%) Big Data
3 50 (1.61%) MySQL
4 47 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 46 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 24 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
10 19 (0.61%) Power BI
11 18 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.48%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.42%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.36%) Impala
16 10 (0.32%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.32%) Redis
17 8 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.26%) MariaDB
18 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 138 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 103 (3.32%) JIRA
3 99 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.42%) Subversion
5 41 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 39 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 30 (0.97%) Maven
8 26 (0.84%) Gradle
9 24 (0.77%) GitLab
10 23 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.29%) Bitbucket Server
12 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.26%) Metasploit
13 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.23%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.23%) git-flow
14 7 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.13%) Ant
15 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 350 (11.30%) Finance
2 135 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 91 (2.94%) Banking
4 86 (2.78%) Public Sector
5 63 (2.03%) Retail
6 55 (1.78%) Legal
7 51 (1.65%) Law
8 41 (1.32%) Marketing
9 34 (1.10%) Games
9 34 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.87%) Digital Economy
11 26 (0.84%) Billing
12 24 (0.77%) Electronics
13 22 (0.71%) Aerospace
14 21 (0.68%) Automotive
15 16 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.52%) Publishing
16 12 (0.39%) Back Office
17 11 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
18 10 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 707 (22.82%) Network Engineer
2 388 (12.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 337 (10.88%) Analyst
4 288 (9.30%) IT Engineer
5 279 (9.01%) Security Engineer
6 233 (7.52%) Support Engineer
7 230 (7.42%) Architect
8 199 (6.42%) Senior Network Engineer
9 157 (5.07%) Consultant
10 135 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 131 (4.23%) Security Analyst
12 126 (4.07%) IT Support
13 117 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
14 107 (3.45%) Administrator
15 106 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
16 103 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
17 101 (3.26%) Network Security Engineer
18 89 (2.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 88 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
20 84 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.71%) Web Services
2 42 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
3 40 (1.29%) JSON
4 31 (1.00%) Kafka
5 29 (0.94%) Velocity
6 26 (0.84%) SAML
6 26 (0.84%) YAML
7 24 (0.77%) React
8 22 (0.71%) REST
9 21 (0.68%) 802.1X
10 20 (0.65%) OAuth
10 20 (0.65%) XML
11 19 (0.61%) LDAP
11 19 (0.61%) Middleware
11 19 (0.61%) Node.js
12 18 (0.58%) RESTful
13 17 (0.55%) .NET
14 16 (0.52%) HTML
15 13 (0.42%) LAMP
16 12 (0.39%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 309 (9.97%) Data Centre
2 223 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 212 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 154 (4.97%) Public Cloud
5 104 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 98 (3.16%) Cyberthreat
7 63 (2.03%) PKI
8 59 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 55 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 48 (1.55%) Clustering
10 48 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.36%) Replication
12 41 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
13 34 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 31 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 30 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (0.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 24 (0.77%) Mobile App
17 22 (0.71%) Cyberattack
18 20 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,279 (41.28%) Windows
2 740 (23.89%) Windows Server
3 684 (22.08%) Linux
4 261 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 227 (7.33%) Windows 10
6 208 (6.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 151 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 132 (4.26%) Unix
9 130 (4.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 102 (3.29%) Ubuntu
11 85 (2.74%) CentOS
12 79 (2.55%) Windows 7
13 46 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 36 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 36 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (1.10%) Android
16 27 (0.87%) Debian
17 24 (0.77%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (14.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 456 (14.72%) ITIL
3 437 (14.11%) Cybersecurity
4 425 (13.72%) DevOps
5 387 (12.49%) Information Security
6 365 (11.78%) SIEM
7 332 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
8 262 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
9 204 (6.58%) Configuration Management
10 202 (6.52%) Migration
11 194 (6.26%) Kalman Filter
12 193 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
13 180 (5.81%) Infrastructure as Code
14 163 (5.26%) Security Operations
15 158 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
16 154 (4.97%) Computer Science
17 153 (4.94%) Project Management
18 147 (4.74%) Load Balancing
19 143 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
20 137 (4.42%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 369 (11.91%) PowerShell
2 338 (10.91%) Python
3 280 (9.04%) SQL
4 148 (4.78%) Bash Shell
5 63 (2.03%) Java
6 54 (1.74%) C
7 50 (1.61%) Perl
8 39 (1.26%) C++
9 32 (1.03%) JavaScript
10 31 (1.00%) PHP
11 28 (0.90%) C#
11 28 (0.90%) Ruby
11 28 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.52%) R
13 15 (0.48%) VB
13 15 (0.48%) VBScript
14 13 (0.42%) Go
15 12 (0.39%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.32%) Scala
17 9 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 761 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
2 447 (14.43%) CCNP
3 417 (13.46%) CCNA
4 264 (8.52%) CISSP
5 256 (8.26%) Degree
6 186 (6.00%) Security Cleared
7 172 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 141 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 125 (4.03%) CISM
10 108 (3.49%) MCSE
11 104 (3.36%) CCIE
12 68 (2.19%) MCSA
13 67 (2.16%) CEH
14 63 (2.03%) CISA
15 55 (1.78%) MCP
16 50 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 50 (1.61%) MCITP
17 48 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 45 (1.45%) CCSP
18 45 (1.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (7.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 173 (5.58%) SLA
3 163 (5.26%) GDPR
4 113 (3.65%) NIST
5 111 (3.58%) PCI DSS
6 61 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 48 (1.55%) QA
8 32 (1.03%) COBIT
9 21 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 17 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.45%) HIPAA
13 12 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.29%) GAMP
14 9 (0.29%) NCSC
15 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.23%) ISO 31000
16 7 (0.23%) PMO
17 6 (0.19%) NIST 800
18 4 (0.13%) Def Stans
System Software
1 947 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 613 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 421 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 214 (6.91%) Docker
5 160 (5.16%) vSphere
6 120 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 105 (3.39%) VMware NSX
8 73 (2.36%) XenApp
9 72 (2.32%) XenDesktop
10 54 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
11 51 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
12 38 (1.23%) Firmware
13 35 (1.13%) vCloud
14 28 (0.90%) BitLocker
15 27 (0.87%) KVM
16 25 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 23 (0.74%) Xen
18 20 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 289 (9.33%) Ansible
2 207 (6.68%) Terraform
3 158 (5.10%) Kubernetes
4 149 (4.81%) Puppet
5 109 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 109 (3.52%) SCCM
6 83 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
7 77 (2.49%) FortiGate
8 58 (1.87%) Nessus
9 53 (1.71%) Nagios
9 53 (1.71%) vCenter Server
10 47 (1.52%) vRealize
11 36 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 30 (0.97%) WSUS
13 27 (0.87%) Backup Exec
14 23 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
15 21 (0.68%) Prometheus
16 20 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 19 (0.61%) Grafana
17 19 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,132 (36.54%) Cisco
2 1,041 (33.60%) Microsoft
3 950 (30.66%) VMware
4 297 (9.59%) CheckPoint
5 270 (8.72%) Palo Alto
6 241 (7.78%) Citrix
6 241 (7.78%) Juniper
7 224 (7.23%) Fortinet
8 203 (6.55%) Meraki
9 201 (6.49%) F5
10 175 (5.65%) HP
11 156 (5.04%) Dell
12 145 (4.68%) SolarWinds
13 141 (4.55%) Veeam
14 112 (3.62%) Sophos
15 111 (3.58%) Google
16 109 (3.52%) EMC
17 103 (3.32%) SonicWALL
18 99 (3.20%) Splunk
19 96 (3.10%) Red Hat