Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 50 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -30 +48
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 278 232 757
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.34% 4.88% 10.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.92% 36.94% 48.49%
Number of salaries quoted 245 198 511
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £21,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £23,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.03%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 899 628 1,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.26% 13.21% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 699 518 1,178
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £21,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,563 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,556 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.90% +4.33% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. 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
West Yorkshire +16 173 £47,250 -5.50% 35
South Yorkshire -11 50 £45,000 +7.14% 7
North Yorkshire -9 42 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Yorkshire -3 11 £40,000 -38.46% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 133 (47.84%) Cisco
2 131 (47.12%) Windows
3 109 (39.21%) Azure
4 96 (34.53%) Windows Server
5 91 (32.73%) Microsoft
6 86 (30.94%) Active Directory
7 82 (29.50%) Microsoft 365
8 69 (24.82%) VPN
9 65 (23.38%) LAN
9 65 (23.38%) Social Skills
10 62 (22.30%) WAN
11 61 (21.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 59 (21.22%) VMware
13 57 (20.50%) DNS
13 57 (20.50%) Linux
14 56 (20.14%) AWS
15 54 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
16 52 (18.71%) MPLS
17 51 (18.35%) Network Security
18 45 (16.19%) Windows 10
19 42 (15.11%) SIEM
20 40 (14.39%) Wireless
20 40 (14.39%) CCNP
20 40 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 39 (14.03%) Cybersecurity
22 37 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
23 34 (12.23%) CheckPoint
24 33 (11.87%) HP
24 33 (11.87%) SQL
24 33 (11.87%) Palo Alto

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 13 (4.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.80%) nginx
4 4 (1.44%) IIS
5 2 (0.72%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.72%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 109 (39.21%) Azure
2 82 (29.50%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (20.14%) AWS
4 11 (3.96%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.52%) PaaS
6 5 (1.80%) Serverless
7 4 (1.44%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.72%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (0.72%) GCP
8 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 2 (0.72%) SaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.36%) Datadog
9 1 (0.36%) Logz.io
Communications & Networking
1 69 (24.82%) VPN
2 65 (23.38%) LAN
3 62 (22.30%) WAN
4 57 (20.50%) DNS
5 52 (18.71%) MPLS
6 51 (18.35%) Network Security
7 40 (14.39%) Wireless
8 28 (10.07%) BGP
8 28 (10.07%) TCP/IP
9 26 (9.35%) DHCP
10 25 (8.99%) VoIP
10 25 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (8.63%) SD-WAN
12 21 (7.55%) OSPF
13 19 (6.83%) VLAN
14 17 (6.12%) WLAN
15 16 (5.76%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (5.76%) SAN
16 15 (5.40%) Remote Desktop
17 13 (4.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Metasploit
General
1 65 (23.38%) Social Skills
2 31 (11.15%) Finance
3 28 (10.07%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.68%) Retail
6 11 (3.96%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (2.88%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.16%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (1.80%) Marketing
10 4 (1.44%) Billing
11 3 (1.08%) Local Government
12 2 (0.72%) Law
12 2 (0.72%) Legal
12 2 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (23.74%) Network Engineer
2 54 (19.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (14.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 36 (12.95%) Architect
5 24 (8.63%) Analyst
6 19 (6.83%) Security Engineer
6 19 (6.83%) Windows Engineer
7 18 (6.47%) IT Engineer
8 16 (5.76%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (5.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (5.76%) Server Engineer
9 15 (5.40%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.04%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.04%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.04%) IT Manager
10 14 (5.04%) Network Architect
10 14 (5.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 14 (5.04%) Senior Security Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.83%) Web Services
2 7 (2.52%) .NET
3 5 (1.80%) Node.js
4 3 (1.08%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.24%) Cyberattack
2 9 (3.24%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (2.88%) FMCG
4 7 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.52%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.44%) Blog
6 4 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.72%) AS400
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 131 (47.12%) Windows
2 96 (34.53%) Windows Server
3 57 (20.50%) Linux
4 45 (16.19%) Windows 10
5 37 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (11.87%) Windows Server 2019
7 25 (8.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (7.91%) Windows 7
10 15 (5.40%) Ubuntu
11 11 (3.96%) Unix
12 8 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.88%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (15.11%) SIEM
3 39 (14.03%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (11.15%) ITIL
5 30 (10.79%) Service Management
5 30 (10.79%) Technical Leadership
6 27 (9.71%) Load Balancing
7 25 (8.99%) Project Delivery
8 22 (7.91%) Security Operations
9 21 (7.55%) Project Management
10 19 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (6.47%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (5.76%) Information Security
13 14 (5.04%) Logistics
14 13 (4.68%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (4.68%) Configuration Management
14 13 (4.68%) Network Design
15 12 (4.32%) Asset Management
15 12 (4.32%) Migration
16 11 (3.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.87%) SQL
2 28 (10.07%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.40%) Python
4 9 (3.24%) PHP
5 8 (2.88%) Java
6 5 (1.80%) C
7 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.72%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) C#
10 1 (0.36%) C++
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (14.39%) CCNP
3 27 (9.71%) CCNA
4 14 (5.04%) JNCIP
5 9 (3.24%) MCSE
5 9 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.52%) JNCIA
7 4 (1.44%) CCIE
7 4 (1.44%) Degree
7 4 (1.44%) JNCIE
8 3 (1.08%) CCDP
8 3 (1.08%) CCSP
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.36%) HNC
10 1 (0.36%) MCP
10 1 (0.36%) MCSA
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.19%) SLA
2 11 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.44%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 86 (30.94%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.88%) FreeRADIUS
4 8 (2.88%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.16%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.72%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) LXC
9 1 (0.36%) NFS
9 1 (0.36%) SRDF
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.12%) Nagios
1 17 (6.12%) SCCM
2 14 (5.04%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.88%) NetBackup
3 8 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.52%) QRadar
5 6 (2.16%) Cacti
5 6 (2.16%) Nmap
6 5 (1.80%) HAProxy
6 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.44%) NetVault Backup
7 4 (1.44%) PaperCut
7 4 (1.44%) WSUS
8 3 (1.08%) Nessus
9 2 (0.72%) Ansible
9 2 (0.72%) Puppet
10 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 133 (47.84%) Cisco
2 91 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 59 (21.22%) VMware
4 34 (12.23%) CheckPoint
5 33 (11.87%) HP
5 33 (11.87%) Palo Alto
6 30 (10.79%) F5
7 27 (9.71%) Juniper
8 24 (8.63%) Fortinet
9 22 (7.91%) Meraki
10 21 (7.55%) Citrix
11 20 (7.19%) Avaya
11 20 (7.19%) Mitel
12 13 (4.68%) EMC
12 13 (4.68%) Google
13 11 (3.96%) BT
13 11 (3.96%) ShoreTel
14 10 (3.60%) New Relic
14 10 (3.60%) SonicWALL
15 9 (3.24%) CyberArk