Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 61 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 5,517 6,845 7,316
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.71% 4.62% 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.31% 30.50% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4,649 5,918 6,041
Median annual salary £49,482 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.66%

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 17,621 22,439 26,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.16% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,841 17,333 21,169
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 5,185 £49,500 +4.21% 674
UK excluding London +8 3,351 £42,500 -1.16% 554
London +4 2,008 £60,000 +9.09% 168
South East +10 1,179 £47,500 +3.26% 145
North of England -14 651 £42,500 +4.79% 141
Midlands +8 566 £45,000 +5.88% 71
East of England +1 385 £40,000 - 68
South West +15 382 £40,000 -6.98% 81
West Midlands -3 375 £46,500 +9.41% 45
North West +13 309 £40,000 -3.72% 78
Yorkshire -14 280 £45,000 +15.38% 39
Work from Home -20 256 £62,500 - 28
East Midlands +46 188 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Scotland +16 125 £41,500 -33.60% 23
Wales -9 63 £37,500 -16.67% 25
North East +6 62 £35,000 -44.00% 24
Northern Ireland +15 3 £35,000 -17.65% 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 2,446 (44.34%) Windows
2 2,241 (40.62%) Cisco
3 1,739 (31.52%) Microsoft
4 1,567 (28.40%) Active Directory
5 1,516 (27.48%) Azure
6 1,513 (27.42%) WAN
7 1,475 (26.74%) VMware
8 1,400 (25.38%) Office 365
9 1,394 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1,374 (24.90%) LAN
11 1,345 (24.38%) Windows Server
12 1,188 (21.53%) VPN
13 1,100 (19.94%) DNS
14 1,069 (19.38%) Linux
15 1,064 (19.29%) TCP/IP
16 971 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 848 (15.37%) Network Security
18 829 (15.03%) CCNP
19 814 (14.75%) Information Security
20 809 (14.66%) Cybersecurity
21 806 (14.61%) Finance
22 797 (14.45%) AWS
23 793 (14.37%) DHCP
24 790 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 783 (14.19%) ITIL
26 756 (13.70%) Data Centre
27 727 (13.18%) Wireless
28 716 (12.98%) CCNA
29 695 (12.60%) Hyper-V
30 666 (12.07%) PowerShell

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
1 448 (8.12%) MS Exchange
2 268 (4.86%) IIS
3 220 (3.99%) SharePoint
4 160 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 151 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 98 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 63 (1.14%) Apache
8 40 (0.73%) nginx
9 35 (0.63%) Confluence
10 32 (0.58%) CMS
11 29 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 27 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 25 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.25%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.22%) WordPress
17 11 (0.20%) JBoss
18 10 (0.18%) Joomla!
18 10 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 311 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 62 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 40 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.15%) SketchUp
7 3 (0.054%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.054%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.036%) Gephi
9 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.018%) Maya
9 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.018%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 18 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.15%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.091%) assyst
3 5 (0.091%) Line 50
3 5 (0.091%) Pegasus Opera
3 5 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.091%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.091%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.073%) Eikon
4 4 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.073%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.036%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.036%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.036%) Shopify
7 1 (0.018%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.018%) Maximo
7 1 (0.018%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,516 (27.48%) Azure
2 1,400 (25.38%) Office 365
3 797 (14.45%) AWS
4 263 (4.77%) IaaS
5 233 (4.22%) PaaS
6 225 (4.08%) SaaS
7 153 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 139 (2.52%) GCP
9 93 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 63 (1.14%) G Suite
11 62 (1.12%) Serverless
12 55 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 55 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 53 (0.96%) Mimecast
14 48 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
14 48 (0.87%) GitHub
15 45 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
16 40 (0.73%) OneDrive
17 31 (0.56%) Azure Functions
18 30 (0.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,513 (27.42%) WAN
2 1,374 (24.90%) LAN
3 1,188 (21.53%) VPN
4 1,100 (19.94%) DNS
5 1,064 (19.29%) TCP/IP
6 848 (15.37%) Network Security
7 793 (14.37%) DHCP
8 727 (13.18%) Wireless
9 610 (11.06%) BGP
10 537 (9.73%) OSPF
11 531 (9.62%) VoIP
12 501 (9.08%) Cisco ASA
13 498 (9.03%) MPLS
14 493 (8.94%) VLAN
15 473 (8.57%) Internet
16 417 (7.56%) Wi-Fi
17 413 (7.49%) SAN
18 305 (5.53%) Intrusion Detection
19 294 (5.33%) IPsec
20 259 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 84 (1.52%) MySQL
3 44 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
5 36 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (0.62%) Big Data
7 31 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (0.44%) Blockchain
9 24 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 22 (0.40%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 16 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.20%) FileMaker
13 11 (0.20%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.18%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.16%) Cognos Impromptu
15 9 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 129 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 96 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 95 (1.72%) JIRA
4 49 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 46 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 46 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 29 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 28 (0.51%) Bitbucket
7 28 (0.51%) Metasploit
8 23 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (0.42%) GitLab
9 18 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (0.31%) Vagrant
11 16 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 14 (0.25%) Burp Suite
12 14 (0.25%) Maven
13 13 (0.24%) Hudson
13 13 (0.24%) Selenium
13 13 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.22%) Artifactory
General
1 806 (14.61%) Finance
2 284 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 207 (3.75%) Retail
4 179 (3.24%) Public Sector
5 131 (2.37%) Legal
6 130 (2.36%) Law
7 98 (1.78%) Banking
8 53 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 51 (0.92%) Marketing
10 46 (0.83%) Games
11 45 (0.82%) Advertising
12 23 (0.42%) Automotive
12 23 (0.42%) Front Office
12 23 (0.42%) Military
13 22 (0.40%) Electronics
14 20 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.36%) Billing
15 19 (0.34%) Police
16 17 (0.31%) Investment Banking
17 16 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,254 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 681 (12.34%) Analyst
3 650 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 568 (10.30%) Support Engineer
5 469 (8.50%) IT Engineer
6 408 (7.40%) IT Support
7 374 (6.78%) Security Engineer
8 320 (5.80%) Architect
9 294 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 277 (5.02%) Consultant
11 268 (4.86%) Security Analyst
12 245 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 242 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
14 186 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
15 166 (3.01%) Administrator
16 157 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support
16 157 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
17 156 (2.83%) Support Analyst
18 151 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
19 150 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (1.69%) .NET
2 81 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 68 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
4 64 (1.16%) LDAP
5 58 (1.05%) Web Services
6 45 (0.82%) WebSockets
7 38 (0.69%) LAMP
8 36 (0.65%) Node.js
9 33 (0.60%) HTML
10 29 (0.53%) REST
11 28 (0.51%) Middleware
12 27 (0.49%) SAML
13 24 (0.44%) CSS
14 22 (0.40%) OAuth
15 17 (0.31%) ASP.NET
16 16 (0.29%) Kafka
17 15 (0.27%) RESTful
17 15 (0.27%) XMPP
18 14 (0.25%) AngularJS
19 13 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 756 (13.70%) Data Centre
2 379 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 310 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 255 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
5 185 (3.35%) Public Cloud
6 133 (2.41%) Driving Licence
7 131 (2.37%) PKI
8 119 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 96 (1.74%) Clustering
10 93 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 75 (1.36%) Replication
12 69 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
13 68 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
14 61 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 59 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
16 58 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
17 56 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
17 56 (1.02%) User Experience
18 51 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
19 49 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,446 (44.34%) Windows
2 1,345 (24.38%) Windows Server
3 1,069 (19.38%) Linux
4 529 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 486 (8.81%) Windows 10
6 410 (7.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 324 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 260 (4.71%) Windows 7
9 188 (3.41%) Unix
10 145 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
11 110 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 109 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 93 (1.69%) CentOS
14 92 (1.67%) Apple iOS
15 88 (1.60%) Ubuntu
16 85 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 71 (1.29%) Android
18 57 (1.03%) Mac OS
19 52 (0.94%) Mac OS X
20 49 (0.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (14.75%) Information Security
2 809 (14.66%) Cybersecurity
3 790 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 783 (14.19%) ITIL
5 619 (11.22%) SIEM
6 601 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
7 445 (8.07%) DevOps
8 387 (7.01%) Load Balancing
9 379 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
10 341 (6.18%) Security Operations
11 326 (5.91%) Change Management
12 305 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
13 282 (5.11%) Vulnerability Management
14 281 (5.09%) Migration
15 273 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
16 258 (4.68%) Project Management
17 253 (4.59%) Incident Management
18 252 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
19 249 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
20 231 (4.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 666 (12.07%) PowerShell
2 435 (7.88%) SQL
3 417 (7.56%) Python
4 211 (3.82%) Bash Shell
5 181 (3.28%) Java
6 137 (2.48%) C#
7 102 (1.85%) Perl
8 90 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 81 (1.47%) Ruby
10 75 (1.36%) C
11 63 (1.14%) VBScript
12 58 (1.05%) PHP
13 39 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 34 (0.62%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.60%) Go
16 28 (0.51%) C++
17 14 (0.25%) VB
18 11 (0.20%) KiXtart
19 10 (0.18%) R
20 5 (0.091%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,394 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
2 829 (15.03%) CCNP
3 716 (12.98%) CCNA
4 558 (10.11%) Degree
5 416 (7.54%) CISSP
6 363 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 343 (6.22%) Security Cleared
8 246 (4.46%) CISM
9 241 (4.37%) MCSE
10 222 (4.02%) SC Cleared
11 171 (3.10%) CCIE
12 158 (2.86%) MCSA
13 128 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 120 (2.18%) JNCIA
15 107 (1.94%) CCDP
16 94 (1.70%) SANS
17 87 (1.58%) CEH
18 84 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 80 (1.45%) CISA
20 79 (1.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 339 (6.14%) SLA
3 257 (4.66%) GDPR
4 256 (4.64%) PCI DSS
5 123 (2.23%) NIST
6 118 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 42 (0.76%) QA
8 41 (0.74%) COBIT
9 39 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 36 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 30 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 22 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 20 (0.36%) BS25999
13 20 (0.36%) ISO 9001
13 20 (0.36%) NCSC
14 17 (0.31%) Data Quality
15 15 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 14 (0.25%) NIST 800
17 11 (0.20%) ISO 22301
18 10 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,567 (28.40%) Active Directory
2 971 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 695 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 234 (4.24%) vSphere
5 213 (3.86%) Docker
6 189 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 184 (3.34%) XenApp
8 136 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
9 123 (2.23%) XenDesktop
10 72 (1.31%) VMware NSX
11 62 (1.12%) Firmware
12 60 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
13 44 (0.80%) BitLocker
14 42 (0.76%) NFS
15 39 (0.71%) Terminal Services
16 30 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
17 26 (0.47%) KVM
18 24 (0.44%) VMware Server
19 22 (0.40%) Xen
20 18 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 275 (4.98%) Ansible
2 262 (4.75%) SCCM
3 193 (3.50%) Puppet
4 186 (3.37%) Kubernetes
5 171 (3.10%) FortiGate
6 166 (3.01%) Terraform
7 133 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
8 103 (1.87%) WSUS
9 100 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
10 83 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
11 68 (1.23%) SCOM
12 66 (1.20%) Backup Exec
13 64 (1.16%) Nagios
14 62 (1.12%) vCenter Server
15 60 (1.09%) Nessus
16 54 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
17 45 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
18 36 (0.65%) QRadar
19 34 (0.62%) ZABBIX
20 32 (0.58%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2,241 (40.62%) Cisco
2 1,739 (31.52%) Microsoft
3 1,475 (26.74%) VMware
4 645 (11.69%) Palo Alto
5 595 (10.78%) Juniper
6 467 (8.46%) CheckPoint
7 464 (8.41%) Citrix
8 390 (7.07%) HP
9 345 (6.25%) Meraki
10 273 (4.95%) F5
11 271 (4.91%) Fortinet
12 266 (4.82%) SolarWinds
13 240 (4.35%) Veeam
14 201 (3.64%) Dell
15 156 (2.83%) Splunk
16 153 (2.77%) Google
17 152 (2.76%) McAfee
18 148 (2.68%) Aruba
19 136 (2.47%) NetApp
20 134 (2.43%) Red Hat