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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK
Rank 64 51 53
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 3865 5317 5214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.60% 5.14% 4.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.76% 29.75% 26.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3223 4508 4263
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13439 17873 19512
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.01% 17.29% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10947 14778 15536
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,450 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 3664 £45,000 - 458
London +8 1510 £50,000 -4.76% 167
South East -6 907 £41,800 -7.11% 96
Berkshire +1 306 £50,000 - 29
City of London +28 283 £47,000 -10.47% 47
West Midlands +13 256 £42,500 - 29
North West +33 246 £41,000 +2.50% 49
East of England -31 242 £42,500 - 31
Yorkshire -23 202 £38,000 -5.00% 28
Surrey -1 198 £40,000 -8.04% 20
South West -43 164 £32,500 -13.33% 28
Hampshire -7 151 £40,000 -5.88% 27
West Yorkshire -21 149 £38,000 -7.87% 28
Manchester +12 140 £42,000 -1.17% 34
Reading -6 126 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Birmingham +13 115 £45,000 +12.50% 12
East Midlands +3 111 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Leeds -24 105 £38,000 -10.58% 18
Hertfordshire -23 95 £48,750 +14.70% 13
East Sussex +26 77 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Brighton +45 75 £40,000 - 2
Scotland -4 70 £35,000 -18.60% 10
Cambridgeshire -17 68 £39,000 -8.23% 7
Oxfordshire +11 67 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Kent -3 66 £40,750 +10.13% 2
Wales -11 65 £36,116 +3.18% 9
Bristol -13 56 £36,000 -20.00% 12
Cambridge -2 55 £39,000 -9.30% 4
Cheshire +37 53 £33,250 +2.30% 11
Wiltshire -1 52 £35,000 +16.66% 2

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4343 (52.72%) Cisco
2 3433 (41.67%) Windows
3 2781 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2250 (27.31%) VMware
5 2178 (26.44%) WAN
6 2121 (25.75%) Microsoft
7 2059 (24.99%) LAN
8 2038 (24.74%) Active Directory
9 1916 (23.26%) CCNP
10 1912 (23.21%) Linux
11 1886 (22.89%) VPN
12 1861 (22.59%) Windows Server
13 1807 (21.93%) Network Security
14 1691 (20.53%) DNS
15 1647 (19.99%) TCP/IP
16 1574 (19.11%) CheckPoint
17 1561 (18.95%) ITIL
18 1540 (18.69%) CCNA
19 1498 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1464 (17.77%) Juniper
21 1403 (17.03%) Data Centre
22 1386 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
23 1267 (15.38%) Finance
24 1191 (14.46%) Wireless
25 1054 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
26 1053 (12.78%) Palo Alto
27 1048 (12.72%) MPLS
28 1005 (12.20%) OSPF
29 1003 (12.18%) MS Exchange
30 1002 (12.16%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related 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 1003 (12.18%) MS Exchange
2 448 (5.44%) IIS
3 390 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 311 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 285 (3.46%) Apache
6 276 (3.35%) SharePoint
7 242 (2.94%) Skype for Business
8 219 (2.66%) Tomcat
9 146 (1.77%) JBoss
10 145 (1.76%) WebLogic
11 123 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 121 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 114 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 88 (1.07%) OpenStack
15 67 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
16 62 (0.75%) CloudStack
17 60 (0.73%) nginx
18 54 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 42 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 32 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 846 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 554 (6.72%) MS Office
3 104 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.22%) MS Project
6 10 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 9 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.061%) S-PLUS
9 4 (0.049%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.024%) Autodesk Smoke
10 2 (0.024%) Baselight
10 2 (0.024%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.012%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 32 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.061%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.061%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.061%) Workfront
5 4 (0.049%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.049%) Maximo
6 3 (0.036%) Bankmaster
6 3 (0.036%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.036%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.036%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.024%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.024%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.024%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.024%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.024%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.024%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 823 (9.99%) Office 365
2 576 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
3 532 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 176 (2.14%) SaaS
5 130 (1.58%) IaaS
6 119 (1.44%) PaaS
7 113 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 43 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 43 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 40 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 39 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 27 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (0.25%) G Suite
15 19 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
16 14 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
18 10 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2178 (26.44%) WAN
2 2059 (24.99%) LAN
3 1886 (22.89%) VPN
4 1807 (21.93%) Network Security
5 1691 (20.53%) DNS
6 1647 (19.99%) TCP/IP
7 1386 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
8 1191 (14.46%) Wireless
9 1048 (12.72%) MPLS
10 1005 (12.20%) OSPF
11 1002 (12.16%) DHCP
12 987 (11.98%) BGP
13 872 (10.59%) SAN
14 865 (10.50%) VoIP
15 736 (8.93%) VLAN
16 663 (8.05%) Internet
17 626 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
18 494 (6.00%) SSL
19 414 (5.03%) Intrusion Detection
20 406 (4.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 873 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 239 (2.90%) MySQL
3 146 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 63 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 59 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 58 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 47 (0.57%) Big Data
9 44 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
10 41 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 41 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
12 34 (0.41%) MongoDB
13 30 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (0.33%) Hadoop
15 26 (0.32%) Redis
16 22 (0.27%) RDBMS
17 17 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (0.21%) GIS
18 16 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 161 (1.95%) Jenkins
2 160 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 75 (0.91%) TeamCity
4 70 (0.85%) JIRA
5 69 (0.84%) Subversion
6 25 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 23 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (0.27%) Vagrant
10 21 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 19 (0.23%) Burp Suite
11 19 (0.23%) Selenium
12 17 (0.21%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.18%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.17%) Fiddler
14 14 (0.17%) MSI
15 13 (0.16%) JMeter
15 13 (0.16%) Maven
16 10 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 1267 (15.38%) Finance
2 566 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 248 (3.01%) Retail
4 223 (2.71%) Banking
5 156 (1.89%) Legal
6 142 (1.72%) Marketing
7 97 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 89 (1.08%) Law
9 80 (0.97%) Games
10 75 (0.91%) Publishing
11 68 (0.83%) Back Office
12 67 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 51 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.53%) Advertising
15 38 (0.46%) Electronics
16 34 (0.41%) German Language
17 33 (0.40%) Military
18 30 (0.36%) Investment Banking
19 24 (0.29%) French Language
20 20 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2394 (29.06%) Network Engineer
2 1153 (14.00%) Analyst
3 881 (10.69%) Support Engineer
4 797 (9.67%) Security Engineer
5 678 (8.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 663 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 585 (7.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 573 (6.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 531 (6.45%) Security Analyst
10 465 (5.64%) Administrator
11 459 (5.57%) Network Security Engineer
12 417 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 402 (4.88%) IT Engineer
14 394 (4.78%) Consultant
15 388 (4.71%) IT Support
16 374 (4.54%) Architect
17 344 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
18 307 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
19 280 (3.40%) Juniper Engineer
20 275 (3.34%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (3.24%) Web Services
2 221 (2.68%) .NET
3 158 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 128 (1.55%) HTML
5 125 (1.52%) Middleware
6 114 (1.38%) LAMP
7 60 (0.73%) SOAP
8 57 (0.69%) XML
9 52 (0.63%) CSS
10 43 (0.52%) REST
11 38 (0.46%) J2EE
12 32 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
12 32 (0.39%) SAML
13 31 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
14 29 (0.35%) Ajax
14 29 (0.35%) Regular Expression
15 23 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (0.25%) jQuery
16 21 (0.25%) Node.js
17 20 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1403 (17.03%) Data Centre
2 466 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 425 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 386 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 277 (3.36%) Driving Licence
6 171 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 166 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
8 163 (1.98%) Clustering
9 138 (1.68%) PKI
10 118 (1.43%) Replication
11 111 (1.35%) Blackberry
11 111 (1.35%) iPad
12 91 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
13 85 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
14 82 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 80 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 71 (0.86%) Client/Server
17 53 (0.64%) iPhone
18 51 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
19 46 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3433 (41.67%) Windows
2 1912 (23.21%) Linux
3 1861 (22.59%) Windows Server
4 1054 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 970 (11.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 669 (8.12%) Unix
7 500 (6.07%) Windows 7
8 401 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 318 (3.86%) Windows 10
10 249 (3.02%) Windows 8
11 204 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 168 (2.04%) Solaris
13 167 (2.03%) Ubuntu
14 163 (1.98%) Mac OS X
15 150 (1.82%) CentOS
16 114 (1.38%) Windows XP
17 103 (1.25%) Debian
18 85 (1.03%) Android
19 83 (1.01%) Apple iOS
20 75 (0.91%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1561 (18.95%) ITIL
2 923 (11.20%) Information Security
3 712 (8.64%) SIEM
4 662 (8.04%) Network Design
5 627 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
6 608 (7.38%) Load Balancing
7 546 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 440 (5.34%) Project Management
9 434 (5.27%) Network Management
10 404 (4.90%) Presales
11 398 (4.83%) High Availability
12 387 (4.70%) DevOps
13 381 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
14 376 (4.56%) Mentoring
15 370 (4.49%) Penetration Testing
16 369 (4.48%) Change Management
17 368 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
18 354 (4.30%) Security Operations
19 351 (4.26%) Service Delivery
20 332 (4.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 913 (11.08%) SQL
2 436 (5.29%) PowerShell
3 426 (5.17%) Python
4 298 (3.62%) Bash Shell
5 296 (3.59%) Java
6 239 (2.90%) Perl
7 170 (2.06%) Ruby
8 153 (1.86%) Shell Script
9 139 (1.69%) C#
10 128 (1.55%) C
10 128 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 124 (1.51%) PHP
12 69 (0.84%) C++
13 43 (0.52%) VBScript
14 41 (0.50%) VB
15 26 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.22%) Go
17 17 (0.21%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.17%) Korn
19 12 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2781 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1916 (23.26%) CCNP
3 1540 (18.69%) CCNA
4 963 (11.69%) Degree
5 632 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 602 (7.31%) CISSP
7 538 (6.53%) Security Cleared
8 493 (5.98%) CCIE
9 465 (5.64%) MCSE
10 372 (4.52%) CISM
11 329 (3.99%) SC Cleared
12 248 (3.01%) CCSA
13 214 (2.60%) MCSA
14 210 (2.55%) CCSE
15 208 (2.52%) MCP
16 186 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
17 167 (2.03%) CEH
18 163 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 162 (1.97%) JNCIA
20 160 (1.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 499 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 471 (5.72%) SLA
3 376 (4.56%) PCI DSS
4 69 (0.84%) QA
5 66 (0.80%) COBIT
6 55 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 55 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 30 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 30 (0.36%) GPG13
9 26 (0.32%) GDPR
10 24 (0.29%) ISO22301
11 22 (0.27%) PMO
12 18 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.22%) ISO27002
13 14 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.12%) GCP
14 10 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.097%) Def Stans
15 8 (0.097%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2038 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 1498 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 969 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 432 (5.24%) vSphere
5 207 (2.51%) XenApp
6 190 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 140 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 130 (1.58%) Xen
9 122 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 119 (1.44%) XenServer
11 116 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
12 94 (1.14%) Docker
13 91 (1.10%) Firmware
14 84 (1.02%) Terminal Services
15 82 (1.00%) XenDesktop
16 69 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
16 69 (0.84%) ProxySG
17 64 (0.78%) KVM
18 54 (0.66%) NFS
19 52 (0.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 366 (4.44%) Puppet
2 254 (3.08%) FortiGate
3 252 (3.06%) SCCM
4 237 (2.88%) Nagios
5 210 (2.55%) Ansible
6 196 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
7 172 (2.09%) Backup Exec
8 148 (1.80%) SCOM
9 132 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
10 109 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 107 (1.30%) WSUS
12 98 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
13 78 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
14 67 (0.81%) QRadar
15 66 (0.80%) NetBackup
16 64 (0.78%) Nessus
17 62 (0.75%) Salt
18 57 (0.69%) HAProxy
19 56 (0.68%) Cacti
20 54 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4343 (52.72%) Cisco
2 2250 (27.31%) VMware
3 2121 (25.75%) Microsoft
4 1574 (19.11%) CheckPoint
5 1464 (17.77%) Juniper
6 1053 (12.78%) Palo Alto
7 933 (11.33%) F5
8 799 (9.70%) HP
9 688 (8.35%) Citrix
10 484 (5.88%) Fortinet
11 376 (4.56%) SolarWinds
12 341 (4.14%) Oracle
13 321 (3.90%) Red Hat
14 307 (3.73%) Dell
15 302 (3.67%) SonicWALL
16 271 (3.29%) NetApp
17 241 (2.93%) Avaya
18 233 (2.83%) Blue Coat
19 222 (2.69%) Riverbed
20 213 (2.59%) Intel Security
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 19 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance/Car, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Package Available
Posted: Yesterday
Brecon, Powys
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lennon Wright
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + gym / pension / insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pearson Whiffin Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago