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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 152 116 92
Rank change year-on-year -36 -24 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 2,086 1,149 309
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.63% 3.06% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.02% 28.39% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,564 1,000 263
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £41,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% -1.85% -13.60%
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £82,500 £82,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,475 4,047 1,187
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.95% 10.77% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,455 3,073 963
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,148
25th Percentile £41,519 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

Firewall
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Firewall trend for jobs with a WFH option

Firewall
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Firewall.

Firewall salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Firewall
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Firewall over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Firewall salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Firewall job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Firewall.

1 809 (38.78%) Windows
2 796 (38.16%) Cisco
3 785 (37.63%) Azure
4 727 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 556 (26.65%) Active Directory
6 553 (26.51%) WAN
6 553 (26.51%) VPN
7 539 (25.84%) Linux
8 512 (24.54%) LAN
9 481 (23.06%) VMware
10 477 (22.87%) Social Skills
11 475 (22.77%) DNS
12 469 (22.48%) Cisco Certification
13 466 (22.34%) Microsoft 365
14 459 (22.00%) AWS
15 434 (20.81%) Windows Server
16 371 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 369 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 350 (16.78%) DevOps
19 347 (16.63%) Cybersecurity
20 337 (16.16%) ITIL
21 327 (15.68%) Finance
22 303 (14.53%) Agile
23 294 (14.09%) Data Centre
24 291 (13.95%) DHCP
25 278 (13.33%) Network Security
26 272 (13.04%) CCNP
27 252 (12.08%) TCP/IP
28 249 (11.94%) Python
29 236 (11.31%) Kubernetes

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 160 (7.67%) MS Exchange
2 147 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 72 (3.45%) IIS
4 71 (3.40%) Apache
5 50 (2.40%) nginx
6 43 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (1.20%) Confluence
8 17 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.43%) SAS
11 9 (0.43%) WordPress
12 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.29%) Jetty
14 5 (0.24%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.19%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.19%) Ethereum
15 4 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.19%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 142 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.48%) Campfire
6 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.58%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.29%) SystmOne
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.096%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.048%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.048%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 785 (37.63%) Azure
2 466 (22.34%) Microsoft 365
3 459 (22.00%) AWS
4 157 (7.53%) SaaS
5 143 (6.86%) GCP
6 126 (6.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 118 (5.66%) IaaS
8 99 (4.75%) PaaS
9 79 (3.79%) GitHub
10 77 (3.69%) Serverless
11 71 (3.40%) Azure DevOps
12 69 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
13 47 (2.25%) Azure Sentinel
14 44 (2.11%) Route 53
15 43 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
15 43 (2.06%) Mimecast
16 41 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 39 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
18 36 (1.73%) Cloudflare
19 34 (1.63%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 553 (26.51%) VPN
1 553 (26.51%) WAN
2 512 (24.54%) LAN
3 475 (22.77%) DNS
4 291 (13.95%) DHCP
5 278 (13.33%) Network Security
6 252 (12.08%) TCP/IP
7 226 (10.83%) Wireless
8 217 (10.40%) Wi-Fi
9 215 (10.31%) VLAN
10 190 (9.11%) MPLS
11 161 (7.72%) Cisco ASA
12 158 (7.57%) Internet
12 158 (7.57%) SD-WAN
13 147 (7.05%) BGP
14 144 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 135 (6.47%) SAN
16 127 (6.09%) OSPF
17 113 (5.42%) SSL
17 113 (5.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.27%) MySQL
3 74 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
4 47 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 27 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 26 (1.25%) Redis
8 25 (1.20%) Big Data
9 17 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.77%) MariaDB
11 14 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 14 (0.67%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.34%) Power BI
13 6 (0.29%) InfluxDB
14 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.24%) Flink
15 4 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
15 4 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
15 4 (0.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 116 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 79 (3.79%) Git (software)
3 55 (2.64%) JIRA
4 44 (2.11%) GitLab
5 35 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 34 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (0.91%) Maven
8 15 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
11 10 (0.48%) Subversion
12 8 (0.38%) CircleCI
12 8 (0.38%) Spinnaker
12 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.38%) webpack
13 7 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.34%) Gradle
14 6 (0.29%) ERwin
14 6 (0.29%) Metasploit
14 6 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 477 (22.87%) Social Skills
2 327 (15.68%) Finance
3 171 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (5.94%) Public Sector
5 88 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 77 (3.69%) Legal
7 72 (3.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 72 (3.45%) Manufacturing
8 71 (3.40%) Retail
9 68 (3.26%) Documentation Skills
10 66 (3.16%) Marketing
11 48 (2.30%) Law
12 45 (2.16%) Advertising
13 42 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
14 40 (1.92%) Banking
15 34 (1.63%) Games
16 32 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
17 30 (1.44%) Electronics
18 24 (1.15%) Back Office
19 22 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 432 (20.71%) Network Engineer
2 250 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 191 (9.16%) Analyst
4 176 (8.44%) Architect
5 155 (7.43%) IT Engineer
6 128 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 125 (5.99%) Support Engineer
8 121 (5.80%) Security Engineer
9 106 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 91 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 84 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
12 83 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 73 (3.50%) IT Support
14 69 (3.31%) Security Analyst
15 64 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 62 (2.97%) Network Manager
17 60 (2.88%) Network Architect
18 59 (2.83%) Consultant
18 59 (2.83%) Support Analyst
19 57 (2.73%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.12%) Kafka
2 58 (2.78%) .NET
3 46 (2.21%) SAML
4 33 (1.58%) JSON
5 29 (1.39%) ARM Templates
6 27 (1.29%) Node.js
7 25 (1.20%) Web Services
8 23 (1.10%) LAMP
9 21 (1.01%) .NET Core
9 21 (1.01%) XML
10 20 (0.96%) CSS
11 18 (0.86%) AngularJS
11 18 (0.86%) Spring
12 16 (0.77%) LDAP
12 16 (0.77%) React
13 15 (0.72%) HTML
14 14 (0.67%) Middleware
14 14 (0.67%) OAuth
14 14 (0.67%) REST
14 14 (0.67%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 294 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 140 (6.71%) Management Information System
3 112 (5.37%) Public Cloud
4 68 (3.26%) Cyberattack
5 60 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
6 55 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
8 38 (1.82%) Private Cloud
9 36 (1.73%) Driving Licence
10 35 (1.68%) Cloud Native
10 35 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 35 (1.68%) NHS
11 34 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 31 (1.49%) Replication
13 28 (1.34%) PKI
14 27 (1.29%) Clustering
14 27 (1.29%) IoT
14 27 (1.29%) Virtual Team
15 24 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 809 (38.78%) Windows
2 539 (25.84%) Linux
3 434 (20.81%) Windows Server
4 141 (6.76%) Unix
5 116 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (4.22%) Windows 10
7 76 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 71 (3.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 69 (3.31%) CentOS
10 60 (2.88%) Windows Server 2019
11 45 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (1.97%) Mac OS
13 35 (1.68%) Android
14 28 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (1.29%) AIX
15 27 (1.29%) Debian
16 17 (0.81%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.67%) Solaris
18 12 (0.58%) VMS
18 12 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 350 (16.78%) DevOps
3 347 (16.63%) Cybersecurity
4 337 (16.16%) ITIL
5 303 (14.53%) Agile
6 235 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
7 234 (11.22%) Information Security
8 228 (10.93%) Load Balancing
9 226 (10.83%) SIEM
10 167 (8.01%) Migration
11 159 (7.62%) CI/CD
12 141 (6.76%) Mentoring
13 131 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
14 128 (6.14%) Infrastructure as Code
15 122 (5.85%) Service Delivery
16 114 (5.47%) Incident Management
17 113 (5.42%) Security Operations
18 110 (5.27%) Change Management
19 108 (5.18%) Computer Science
19 108 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 249 (11.94%) Python
2 232 (11.12%) PowerShell
3 202 (9.68%) SQL
4 140 (6.71%) Bash
5 84 (4.03%) Java
6 63 (3.02%) JavaScript
7 51 (2.44%) C#
8 37 (1.77%) Go
8 37 (1.77%) Perl
9 33 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.39%) Ruby
11 27 (1.29%) PHP
12 24 (1.15%) SAPscript
13 23 (1.10%) C++
14 19 (0.91%) C
15 8 (0.38%) VB
16 7 (0.34%) VBA
17 6 (0.29%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.24%) Kotlin
19 4 (0.19%) ES6
Qualifications
1 469 (22.48%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (13.04%) CCNP
3 213 (10.21%) CCNA
4 197 (9.44%) Security Cleared
5 167 (8.01%) Degree
6 115 (5.51%) CCIE
7 108 (5.18%) SC Cleared
8 102 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 97 (4.65%) CISSP
10 69 (3.31%) MCSE
11 46 (2.21%) CISM
12 39 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 38 (1.82%) DV Cleared
13 38 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.34%) CEH
16 26 (1.25%) OSCP
17 24 (1.15%) CISA
18 18 (0.86%) CREST Certified
18 18 (0.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (5.80%) GDPR
3 116 (5.56%) SLA
4 75 (3.60%) NIST
5 65 (3.12%) PCI DSS
6 57 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 37 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 36 (1.73%) QA
9 20 (0.96%) NCSC
10 19 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 18 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 18 (0.86%) GxP
12 15 (0.72%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.48%) GRC
14 8 (0.38%) Accessibility
15 7 (0.34%) BS7799
15 7 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
16 5 (0.24%) GAMP
16 5 (0.24%) IASME
17 4 (0.19%) SOC 2
System Software
1 556 (26.65%) Active Directory
2 369 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (9.83%) Docker
4 162 (7.77%) Hyper-V
5 94 (4.51%) vSphere
6 69 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 27 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 23 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (0.96%) XenApp
12 17 (0.81%) Firmware
13 16 (0.77%) ProxySG
14 15 (0.72%) iptables
15 14 (0.67%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.67%) XenDesktop
16 13 (0.62%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.43%) VMware NSX
18 8 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 236 (11.31%) Kubernetes
2 210 (10.07%) Ansible
3 198 (9.49%) Terraform
4 94 (4.51%) FortiGate
5 75 (3.60%) SCCM
6 73 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 59 (2.83%) WSUS
8 57 (2.73%) Nagios
9 56 (2.68%) Puppet
10 44 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
11 41 (1.97%) vCenter Server
12 38 (1.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 31 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
14 29 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (1.10%) CASB
15 23 (1.10%) Nessus
15 23 (1.10%) Prometheus
16 20 (0.96%) Grafana
17 19 (0.91%) ZABBIX
18 18 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 796 (38.16%) Cisco
2 727 (34.85%) Microsoft
3 481 (23.06%) VMware
4 233 (11.17%) CheckPoint
5 217 (10.40%) Palo Alto
6 164 (7.86%) Juniper
7 158 (7.57%) F5
8 143 (6.86%) SolarWinds
9 126 (6.04%) Fortinet
10 120 (5.75%) Citrix
11 96 (4.60%) Google
11 96 (4.60%) Veeam
12 91 (4.36%) Meraki
13 87 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 85 (4.07%) HP
15 84 (4.03%) Oracle
16 69 (3.31%) Aruba
17 64 (3.07%) Splunk
18 61 (2.92%) SAP
19 57 (2.73%) Apple