Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Firewall Engineer was £57,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1142 1167 1229
Rank change year-on-year +25 +62 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Firewall Engineer 14 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 14
UK median annual salary £57,000 £70,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.57% +51.35% -5.13%
10th Percentile £50,750 £60,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,375 £76,250 £82,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £70,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -15.71% +86.67% -16.67%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Top 9 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 22 September 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 +32 11 £57,000 -18.57% 1
UK excluding London +10 8 £59,000 -15.71%
London +35 6 £53,750 -23.21% 1
Scotland - 3 - -
South East +14 2 £59,000 -15.71%
Midlands +29 1 £47,500 -29.63%
East of England +6 1 £72,500 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Senior Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) CCNP
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (50.00%) Juniper
4 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (50.00%) Network Security
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
6 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 5 (35.71%) Palo Alto
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (28.57%) F5
7 4 (28.57%) Network Design
7 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) CCIE
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) OSPF
8 3 (21.43%) BGP
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (21.43%) CCSA
8 3 (21.43%) CCSE
8 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Akamai
1 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (50.00%) Network Security
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
6 3 (21.43%) BGP
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) Broadband
7 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
8 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (7.14%) HTTP
8 1 (7.14%) Multicast
8 1 (7.14%) SNMP
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Design
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) B2B
4 1 (7.14%) Behavioural Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
4 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (7.14%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCNP
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCIE
3 3 (21.43%) CCIE Security
3 3 (21.43%) CCSA
3 3 (21.43%) CCSE
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) JNCIP
4 2 (14.29%) JNCIS
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
3 5 (35.71%) Palo Alto
4 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) F5
5 3 (21.43%) Zscaler
6 2 (14.29%) BT
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (7.14%) HP