Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Firewall Engineer was £71,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Firewall Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1147 1211
Rank change year-on-year +20 +64 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Firewall Engineer 30 26 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.015% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.015% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 56
UK median annual salary £71,250 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.50% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £49,625 £36,000 £40,125
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £38,750 £43,250
% change year-on-year +87.10% -10.40% -5.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Senior Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Firewall Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Firewall Engineer over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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 30 £71,250 +42.50% 1
UK excluding London +29 28 £72,500 +87.10% 1
South East +15 10 £71,250 +83.87%
East of England - 10 £72,500 -
Midlands +23 8 £63,750 +70.00%
East Midlands - 8 £63,750 -
London +12 2 £57,500 +13.30%

Senior Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
1 30 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (93.33%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (63.33%) Network Security
3 19 (63.33%) Palo Alto
4 18 (60.00%) IPsec
4 18 (60.00%) MPLS
4 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 18 (60.00%) HTTP
5 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
6 15 (50.00%) F5
7 14 (46.67%) BGP
7 14 (46.67%) VPN
8 13 (43.33%) Juniper
9 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (36.67%) DNS
10 11 (36.67%) WAN
11 10 (33.33%) Fortinet
11 10 (33.33%) Akamai
11 10 (33.33%) SIEM
11 10 (33.33%) NetScaler
11 10 (33.33%) Analytics
11 10 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 10 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 10 (33.33%) Blue Coat
11 10 (33.33%) OSPF
11 10 (33.33%) HTML
11 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
11 10 (33.33%) CCNP
11 10 (33.33%) Citrix

Senior Firewall Engineer Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Akamai
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (93.33%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (63.33%) Network Security
4 18 (60.00%) HTTP
4 18 (60.00%) IPsec
4 18 (60.00%) MPLS
5 14 (46.67%) BGP
5 14 (46.67%) VPN
6 11 (36.67%) DNS
6 11 (36.67%) WAN
7 10 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 10 (33.33%) OSPF
8 8 (26.67%) SSL
9 7 (23.33%) LAN
9 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.00%) Internet
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (13.33%) NX-OS
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (13.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Equities
4 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Analytics
1 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 10 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 10 (33.33%) SIEM
1 10 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Low Latency
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Runbook
6 4 (13.33%) Service Management
6 4 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) High Availability
7 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
7 1 (3.33%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (13.33%) Python
1 4 (13.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (33.33%) CCNP
3 8 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) CCDE
4 4 (13.33%) CCDP
4 4 (13.33%) CCIE
4 4 (13.33%) HP APS
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (63.33%) Palo Alto
3 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 15 (50.00%) F5
5 13 (43.33%) Juniper
6 10 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 10 (33.33%) Citrix
6 10 (33.33%) Fortinet
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) Arista
8 4 (13.33%) HP
8 4 (13.33%) NetApp
8 4 (13.33%) ProCurve
8 4 (13.33%) Sourcefire