Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 53 61
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 8023 9580 9858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.59% 4.99% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.65% 29.53% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6802 8033 8460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +1.27%

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 28008 32444 36467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 16.91% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22742 26677 30048
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -15 7560 £45,000 - 458
UK excluding London -15 4653 £42,000 +1.20% 278
London -7 3194 £55,000 - 196
South East -11 1587 £42,500 -5.56% 91
North of England -8 1055 £40,500 +1.25% 82
Midlands -9 667 £40,000 -4.76% 45
East of England +8 632 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire +6 503 £40,000 - 34
North West -24 501 £42,500 +6.25% 39
West Midlands -5 457 £40,000 - 26
South West -25 450 £40,000 +14.29% 21
East Midlands -19 193 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Scotland -36 175 £43,500 +8.75% 12
Wales -5 115 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North East -7 51 £36,500 +4.29% 9
Northern Ireland -26 13 £27,500 -31.25%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3903 (48.65%) Cisco
2 3684 (45.92%) Windows
3 2581 (32.17%) VMware
4 2446 (30.49%) Active Directory
5 2413 (30.08%) Microsoft
6 2352 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2247 (28.01%) WAN
8 2135 (26.61%) Windows Server
9 2051 (25.56%) Linux
10 2038 (25.40%) LAN
11 2026 (25.25%) VPN
12 1906 (23.76%) DNS
13 1837 (22.90%) TCP/IP
14 1713 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1664 (20.74%) ITIL
16 1502 (18.72%) CCNP
17 1454 (18.12%) Network Security
18 1361 (16.96%) CCNA
19 1330 (16.58%) Finance
20 1280 (15.95%) CheckPoint
21 1255 (15.64%) Juniper
22 1253 (15.62%) MS Exchange
23 1250 (15.58%) DHCP
24 1159 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
25 1115 (13.90%) Data Centre
26 1095 (13.65%) Office 365
27 1086 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
28 1084 (13.51%) Hyper-V
29 1074 (13.39%) MPLS
30 1050 (13.09%) BGP

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 1253 (15.62%) MS Exchange
2 524 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 353 (4.40%) IIS
4 345 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 331 (4.13%) SharePoint
6 285 (3.55%) Apache
7 221 (2.75%) Skype for Business
8 189 (2.36%) Tomcat
9 170 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 112 (1.40%) nginx
11 90 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 77 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 74 (0.92%) CMS
14 63 (0.79%) WebSphere
15 58 (0.72%) Confluence
15 58 (0.72%) WebLogic
16 56 (0.70%) JBoss
17 54 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 38 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
19 25 (0.31%) CloudStack
Applications
1 542 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 78 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 42 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.050%) HipChat
8 4 (0.050%) InDesign
8 4 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.037%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.27%) RMDS
3 14 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.075%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.062%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.037%) Magento
9 3 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.037%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.037%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.037%) Workfront
10 2 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.025%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.012%) Infor SunSystems
11 1 (0.012%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.012%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.012%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 1095 (13.65%) Office 365
2 984 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 794 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (2.53%) IaaS
5 183 (2.28%) SaaS
6 176 (2.19%) PaaS
7 90 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 83 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 75 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (0.80%) G Suite
12 55 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 53 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 49 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 48 (0.60%) Amazon S3
16 46 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
17 20 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
17 20 (0.25%) Route 53
18 18 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
19 16 (0.20%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 2247 (28.01%) WAN
2 2038 (25.40%) LAN
3 2026 (25.25%) VPN
4 1906 (23.76%) DNS
5 1837 (22.90%) TCP/IP
6 1454 (18.12%) Network Security
7 1250 (15.58%) DHCP
8 1159 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
9 1074 (13.39%) MPLS
10 1050 (13.09%) BGP
11 995 (12.40%) SAN
12 991 (12.35%) Wireless
13 937 (11.68%) OSPF
14 863 (10.76%) VLAN
15 852 (10.62%) VoIP
16 601 (7.49%) Internet
17 567 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 560 (6.98%) IPsec
19 531 (6.62%) SSL
20 443 (5.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 855 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 310 (3.86%) MySQL
3 144 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 108 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 77 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
6 75 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 65 (0.81%) NoSQL
8 64 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 53 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 52 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 48 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
12 46 (0.57%) Hadoop
13 43 (0.54%) Big Data
14 41 (0.51%) Relational Database
15 40 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
16 38 (0.47%) Redis
17 29 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.36%) MS Access
18 28 (0.35%) MariaDB
19 26 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 188 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 179 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 141 (1.76%) JIRA
4 102 (1.27%) Maven
5 89 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 70 (0.87%) Subversion
7 54 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 52 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 51 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 41 (0.51%) Metasploit
11 38 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (0.36%) Visual Studio
13 27 (0.34%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.25%) Burp Suite
15 18 (0.22%) Ant
15 18 (0.22%) Selenium
15 18 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (0.17%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.17%) gulp
17 13 (0.16%) Liquibase
General
1 1330 (16.58%) Finance
2 453 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 399 (4.97%) Banking
4 212 (2.64%) Retail
5 146 (1.82%) Legal
6 135 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 129 (1.61%) Law
8 105 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 88 (1.10%) Marketing
10 84 (1.05%) Back Office
11 77 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 71 (0.88%) Games
13 65 (0.81%) Advertising
13 65 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 52 (0.65%) Publishing
15 49 (0.61%) Digital Economy
16 48 (0.60%) Front Office
17 45 (0.56%) German Language
18 41 (0.51%) French Language
19 35 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1884 (23.48%) Network Engineer
2 1254 (15.63%) Analyst
3 819 (10.21%) Support Engineer
4 724 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 703 (8.76%) Security Engineer
6 557 (6.94%) IT Engineer
7 552 (6.88%) Security Analyst
8 547 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
9 501 (6.24%) Administrator
10 495 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
11 449 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 443 (5.52%) Architect
13 405 (5.05%) IT Support
14 396 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 389 (4.85%) Consultant
16 366 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
17 360 (4.49%) Support Analyst
18 336 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
19 281 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
20 262 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (2.56%) Web Services
2 195 (2.43%) .NET
3 129 (1.61%) HTML
3 129 (1.61%) LAMP
4 128 (1.60%) 802.1X
5 77 (0.96%) XML
6 71 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
7 67 (0.84%) Middleware
8 64 (0.80%) CSS
9 50 (0.62%) REST
10 47 (0.59%) SOAP
11 41 (0.51%) JSON
12 40 (0.50%) XMPP
13 36 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
13 36 (0.45%) J2EE
14 34 (0.42%) ASP.NET
15 33 (0.41%) Node.js
16 24 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
17 23 (0.29%) Spring
18 21 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1115 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 494 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 477 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 374 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 194 (2.42%) Driving Licence
6 188 (2.34%) Clustering
7 176 (2.19%) Replication
8 142 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
8 142 (1.77%) PKI
9 128 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 128 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
10 126 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 113 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 101 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
13 93 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
14 91 (1.13%) Fintech
15 87 (1.08%) Blackberry
16 82 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
17 76 (0.95%) iPad
18 66 (0.82%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3684 (45.92%) Windows
2 2135 (26.61%) Windows Server
3 2051 (25.56%) Linux
4 1086 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1009 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 644 (8.03%) Windows 7
7 624 (7.78%) Unix
8 506 (6.31%) Windows 10
9 371 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 318 (3.96%) Windows 8
11 304 (3.79%) CentOS
12 267 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 200 (2.49%) Ubuntu
14 167 (2.08%) Windows XP
15 166 (2.07%) Mac OS X
16 118 (1.47%) Solaris
17 115 (1.43%) Apple iOS
18 88 (1.10%) Debian
19 81 (1.01%) Android
20 65 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1664 (20.74%) ITIL
2 969 (12.08%) Information Security
3 913 (11.38%) SIEM
4 684 (8.53%) Load Balancing
5 669 (8.34%) Cybersecurity
6 566 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
7 542 (6.76%) DevOps
8 500 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 492 (6.13%) Network Design
10 444 (5.53%) Penetration Testing
11 412 (5.14%) Mentoring
12 389 (4.85%) Project Management
13 382 (4.76%) High Availability
14 374 (4.66%) Change Management
15 369 (4.60%) Security Operations
16 358 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
17 347 (4.33%) Network Management
18 340 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
19 332 (4.14%) Vulnerability Management
20 319 (3.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 841 (10.48%) SQL
2 670 (8.35%) PowerShell
3 529 (6.59%) Python
4 411 (5.12%) Java
5 359 (4.47%) Bash Shell
6 290 (3.61%) Perl
7 181 (2.26%) Ruby
8 176 (2.19%) C
9 156 (1.94%) JavaScript
10 143 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 135 (1.68%) PHP
12 105 (1.31%) VB
12 105 (1.31%) VBScript
13 92 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 83 (1.03%) C#
15 59 (0.74%) C++
16 27 (0.34%) Korn
17 25 (0.31%) Go
18 19 (0.24%) Tcl
19 18 (0.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2352 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
2 1502 (18.72%) CCNP
3 1361 (16.96%) CCNA
4 832 (10.37%) Degree
5 727 (9.06%) CISSP
6 670 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 493 (6.14%) CCIE
8 489 (6.09%) MCSE
9 458 (5.71%) Security Cleared
10 438 (5.46%) CISM
11 306 (3.81%) SC Cleared
12 269 (3.35%) MCSA
13 255 (3.18%) MCP
14 203 (2.53%) CISA
15 193 (2.41%) CEH
16 182 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 178 (2.22%) JNCIP
18 175 (2.18%) DV Cleared
19 152 (1.89%) GIAC
20 151 (1.88%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 608 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 499 (6.22%) SLA
3 337 (4.20%) PCI DSS
4 133 (1.66%) QA
5 117 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 115 (1.43%) GDPR
7 96 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 55 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 47 (0.59%) ISO 9001
10 38 (0.47%) PMO
11 36 (0.45%) COBIT
12 25 (0.31%) NIST 800
13 20 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 17 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 15 (0.19%) HIPAA
17 13 (0.16%) SSAE 16
18 12 (0.15%) BS25999
18 12 (0.15%) GPG13
19 10 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 2446 (30.49%) Active Directory
2 1713 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1084 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 374 (4.66%) vSphere
5 348 (4.34%) VMware ESXi
6 222 (2.77%) XenApp
7 212 (2.64%) Docker
8 165 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 131 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
10 126 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 106 (1.32%) KVM
12 87 (1.08%) Xen
12 87 (1.08%) XenDesktop
13 79 (0.98%) XenServer
14 73 (0.91%) NFS
15 65 (0.81%) ProxySG
16 63 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
17 61 (0.76%) Snort
18 50 (0.62%) VMware NSX
19 47 (0.59%) iptables
Systems Management
1 402 (5.01%) Puppet
2 339 (4.23%) SCCM
3 292 (3.64%) Ansible
4 260 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
5 210 (2.62%) Nagios
6 208 (2.59%) FortiGate
7 203 (2.53%) Backup Exec
8 174 (2.17%) SCOM
9 152 (1.89%) WSUS
10 127 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
11 118 (1.47%) Nessus
12 111 (1.38%) Cacti
13 99 (1.23%) vCenter Server
14 82 (1.02%) Terraform
15 79 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
16 75 (0.93%) Kubernetes
17 70 (0.87%) ZABBIX
18 67 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
19 62 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
20 56 (0.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3903 (48.65%) Cisco
2 2581 (32.17%) VMware
3 2413 (30.08%) Microsoft
4 1280 (15.95%) CheckPoint
5 1255 (15.64%) Juniper
6 878 (10.94%) Citrix
7 835 (10.41%) Palo Alto
8 794 (9.90%) F5
9 673 (8.39%) HP
10 380 (4.74%) Dell
11 349 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 324 (4.04%) Veeam
13 321 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 305 (3.80%) Oracle
15 298 (3.71%) Fortinet
16 280 (3.49%) NetApp
17 234 (2.92%) Blue Coat
18 215 (2.68%) Avaya
19 195 (2.43%) Splunk
20 187 (2.33%) Meraki