Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 53 63
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7889 9415 9692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.40% 5.06% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.29% 29.88% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6551 7842 8441
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%

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 27886 31508 35447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 16.92% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22500 25736 29427
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -14 7388 £45,000 - 425
UK excluding London -16 4722 £42,500 +2.41% 298
London -14 2980 £55,000 +1.85% 149
South East -13 1694 £44,000 - 80
North of England -6 1022 £40,500 +1.25% 89
Midlands -19 672 £40,000 -5.88% 41
East of England -2 569 £45,000 +5.88% 35
North West -22 485 £42,500 +6.25% 51
Yorkshire +2 476 £40,000 - 32
South West -22 463 £40,000 +8.11% 31
West Midlands -15 448 £37,500 -6.25% 25
East Midlands -27 209 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Scotland -29 203 £43,500 +12.99% 18
Wales +6 116 £39,250 +4.67% 3
North East +10 63 £35,000 -3.45% 6
Northern Ireland -17 13 £35,000 -15.15% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3662 (46.42%) Cisco
2 3549 (44.99%) Windows
3 2422 (30.70%) Microsoft
4 2420 (30.68%) VMware
5 2386 (30.24%) Active Directory
6 2184 (27.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2174 (27.56%) WAN
8 2068 (26.21%) Windows Server
9 1995 (25.29%) Linux
10 1967 (24.93%) LAN
11 1922 (24.36%) VPN
12 1776 (22.51%) DNS
13 1729 (21.92%) TCP/IP
14 1603 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1599 (20.27%) ITIL
16 1506 (19.09%) Network Security
17 1452 (18.41%) CCNP
18 1349 (17.10%) Finance
19 1274 (16.15%) CCNA
20 1174 (14.88%) DHCP
21 1169 (14.82%) MS Exchange
22 1124 (14.25%) CheckPoint
23 1106 (14.02%) Office 365
24 1091 (13.83%) Juniper
25 1078 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
26 1067 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
27 1065 (13.50%) Hyper-V
28 1051 (13.32%) Data Centre
29 1024 (12.98%) Information Security
30 1020 (12.93%) MPLS

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 1169 (14.82%) MS Exchange
2 452 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 333 (4.22%) SharePoint
4 303 (3.84%) IIS
5 290 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 237 (3.00%) Apache
7 226 (2.86%) Skype for Business
8 167 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 118 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 105 (1.33%) CMS
11 100 (1.27%) nginx
12 77 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
13 63 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 57 (0.72%) Confluence
15 44 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
16 43 (0.55%) WebSphere
17 36 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 36 (0.46%) JBoss
18 34 (0.43%) WebLogic
19 24 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 562 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 67 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 28 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.076%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.051%) HipChat
10 3 (0.038%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 31 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 8 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 7 (0.089%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.063%) RMDS
9 4 (0.051%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.038%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.038%) Workfront
11 2 (0.025%) Magento
11 2 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.025%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.025%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.025%) Sentinel
12 1 (0.013%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 1106 (14.02%) Office 365
2 1067 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 808 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
4 238 (3.02%) IaaS
5 218 (2.76%) SaaS
6 191 (2.42%) PaaS
7 88 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 81 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 76 (0.96%) Mimecast
10 65 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 64 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 64 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
12 58 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 55 (0.70%) G Suite
14 50 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 43 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.32%) Route 53
17 24 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
18 20 (0.25%) Akamai
19 18 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2174 (27.56%) WAN
2 1967 (24.93%) LAN
3 1922 (24.36%) VPN
4 1776 (22.51%) DNS
5 1729 (21.92%) TCP/IP
6 1506 (19.09%) Network Security
7 1174 (14.88%) DHCP
8 1078 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
9 1020 (12.93%) MPLS
10 962 (12.19%) Wireless
11 930 (11.79%) BGP
12 895 (11.34%) SAN
13 859 (10.89%) OSPF
14 808 (10.24%) VLAN
15 801 (10.15%) VoIP
16 572 (7.25%) Internet
17 539 (6.83%) IPsec
18 532 (6.74%) Cisco Nexus
19 490 (6.21%) SSL
20 416 (5.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 901 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 304 (3.85%) MySQL
3 110 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 106 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 77 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 72 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
6 72 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 67 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 52 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 50 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 50 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 43 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
12 41 (0.52%) Redis
13 39 (0.49%) MS Access
14 38 (0.48%) Relational Database
15 34 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 31 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 30 (0.38%) Big Data
17 30 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 221 (2.80%) Jenkins
2 187 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 147 (1.86%) JIRA
4 97 (1.23%) Maven
5 89 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 67 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 66 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 65 (0.82%) Subversion
9 54 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 48 (0.61%) Metasploit
11 45 (0.57%) Visual Studio
12 44 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 39 (0.49%) Vagrant
14 30 (0.38%) Burp Suite
14 30 (0.38%) Hudson
15 28 (0.35%) Selenium
16 21 (0.27%) Ant
17 18 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 17 (0.22%) Cucumber
19 16 (0.20%) Liquibase
General
1 1349 (17.10%) Finance
2 423 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 360 (4.56%) Banking
4 156 (1.98%) Law
5 148 (1.88%) Retail
6 142 (1.80%) Legal
7 116 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 106 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 103 (1.31%) Marketing
10 75 (0.95%) Advertising
11 72 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 71 (0.90%) Back Office
13 67 (0.85%) Games
14 62 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 52 (0.66%) Front Office
16 51 (0.65%) Publishing
17 47 (0.60%) German Language
18 44 (0.56%) French Language
19 33 (0.42%) Digital Economy
20 32 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1735 (21.99%) Network Engineer
2 1202 (15.24%) Analyst
3 788 (9.99%) Support Engineer
4 770 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 623 (7.90%) Security Engineer
6 571 (7.24%) Security Analyst
7 522 (6.62%) IT Engineer
8 509 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 490 (6.21%) Administrator
10 480 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
11 434 (5.50%) Architect
11 434 (5.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 401 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 397 (5.03%) Consultant
14 395 (5.01%) IT Support
15 324 (4.11%) Support Analyst
16 318 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
17 314 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
18 306 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
19 271 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (2.85%) Web Services
2 196 (2.48%) .NET
3 131 (1.66%) LAMP
4 116 (1.47%) 802.1X
5 114 (1.45%) HTML
6 77 (0.98%) Middleware
7 60 (0.76%) CSS
8 59 (0.75%) XML
9 58 (0.74%) XMPP
10 56 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
11 51 (0.65%) SOAP
12 48 (0.61%) REST
13 41 (0.52%) Node.js
14 40 (0.51%) JSON
15 39 (0.49%) ASP.NET
16 34 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
16 34 (0.43%) J2EE
17 27 (0.34%) Spring
17 27 (0.34%) Spring MVC
18 24 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1051 (13.32%) Data Centre
2 532 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 515 (6.53%) Management Information System
4 378 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 205 (2.60%) Clustering
6 194 (2.46%) Driving Licence
7 157 (1.99%) Replication
8 136 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 135 (1.71%) PKI
10 128 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 126 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
12 116 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
13 111 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
14 110 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
15 102 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
16 92 (1.17%) Fintech
17 86 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
18 82 (1.04%) Private Cloud
19 79 (1.00%) Client/Server
20 72 (0.91%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3549 (44.99%) Windows
2 2068 (26.21%) Windows Server
3 1995 (25.29%) Linux
4 1017 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 936 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 615 (7.80%) Windows 7
7 596 (7.55%) Unix
8 513 (6.50%) Windows 10
9 341 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 328 (4.16%) Windows 8
11 300 (3.80%) CentOS
12 250 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 225 (2.85%) Ubuntu
14 176 (2.23%) Mac OS X
15 141 (1.79%) Windows XP
16 116 (1.47%) Solaris
17 107 (1.36%) Apple iOS
18 83 (1.05%) Debian
19 65 (0.82%) Android
20 63 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1599 (20.27%) ITIL
2 1024 (12.98%) Information Security
3 862 (10.93%) SIEM
4 713 (9.04%) Cybersecurity
5 672 (8.52%) Load Balancing
6 622 (7.88%) DevOps
7 575 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
8 492 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 469 (5.94%) Penetration Testing
10 428 (5.43%) Network Design
11 412 (5.22%) Security Operations
12 406 (5.15%) Mentoring
13 375 (4.75%) Change Management
14 368 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
15 364 (4.61%) Project Management
16 361 (4.58%) Vulnerability Management
17 350 (4.44%) High Availability
18 343 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
19 330 (4.18%) Problem Management
20 321 (4.07%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 776 (9.84%) SQL
2 690 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 556 (7.05%) Python
4 366 (4.64%) Java
5 348 (4.41%) Bash Shell
6 284 (3.60%) Perl
7 216 (2.74%) Ruby
8 194 (2.46%) C
9 157 (1.99%) JavaScript
10 152 (1.93%) PHP
11 107 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 100 (1.27%) VB
13 93 (1.18%) C#
14 90 (1.14%) T-SQL
14 90 (1.14%) VBScript
15 64 (0.81%) C++
16 25 (0.32%) Go
17 21 (0.27%) Tcl
18 19 (0.24%) Korn
19 16 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2184 (27.68%) Cisco Certification
2 1452 (18.41%) CCNP
3 1274 (16.15%) CCNA
4 845 (10.71%) Degree
5 753 (9.54%) CISSP
6 653 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 487 (6.17%) MCSE
8 469 (5.94%) CCIE
9 441 (5.59%) Security Cleared
10 424 (5.37%) CISM
11 282 (3.57%) SC Cleared
12 265 (3.36%) MCSA
13 230 (2.92%) MCP
14 197 (2.50%) GIAC
15 191 (2.42%) CEH
16 183 (2.32%) CISA
16 183 (2.32%) JNCIP
17 178 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
18 161 (2.04%) CCSA
19 153 (1.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 617 (7.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 447 (5.67%) SLA
3 298 (3.78%) PCI DSS
4 152 (1.93%) QA
5 132 (1.67%) GDPR
6 130 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 78 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
8 55 (0.70%) COBIT
9 45 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 40 (0.51%) PMO
11 36 (0.46%) ISO 9001
12 24 (0.30%) GPG13
13 23 (0.29%) NIST 800
14 21 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 18 (0.23%) HIPAA
16 17 (0.22%) GCP
17 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 13 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 13 (0.16%) RMADS
19 8 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2386 (30.24%) Active Directory
2 1603 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1065 (13.50%) Hyper-V
4 333 (4.22%) vSphere
5 307 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
6 272 (3.45%) Docker
7 187 (2.37%) XenApp
8 170 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
9 140 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
10 96 (1.22%) Terminal Services
11 85 (1.08%) XenDesktop
12 71 (0.90%) KVM
13 69 (0.87%) NFS
14 62 (0.79%) VMware NSX
15 59 (0.75%) Xen
16 57 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
17 56 (0.71%) Snort
18 54 (0.68%) XenServer
19 47 (0.60%) iptables
19 47 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 430 (5.45%) Puppet
2 346 (4.39%) SCCM
3 334 (4.23%) Ansible
4 307 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
5 195 (2.47%) Nagios
6 176 (2.23%) FortiGate
7 153 (1.94%) Backup Exec
8 146 (1.85%) SCOM
9 125 (1.58%) Kubernetes
10 123 (1.56%) WSUS
11 115 (1.46%) vCenter Server
12 113 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
12 113 (1.43%) Nessus
13 105 (1.33%) Terraform
14 102 (1.29%) Cacti
15 68 (0.86%) QRadar
16 66 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
17 65 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 65 (0.82%) ZABBIX
18 63 (0.80%) Packer
Vendors
1 3662 (46.42%) Cisco
2 2422 (30.70%) Microsoft
3 2420 (30.68%) VMware
4 1124 (14.25%) CheckPoint
5 1091 (13.83%) Juniper
6 806 (10.22%) Citrix
7 784 (9.94%) F5
8 752 (9.53%) Palo Alto
9 584 (7.40%) HP
10 386 (4.89%) Dell
11 333 (4.22%) SolarWinds
12 299 (3.79%) Fortinet
13 285 (3.61%) Veeam
14 274 (3.47%) Red Hat
15 271 (3.44%) Oracle
16 233 (2.95%) Avaya
17 228 (2.89%) NetApp
18 227 (2.88%) Blue Coat
19 192 (2.43%) Brocade
20 189 (2.40%) Meraki