The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 57 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 12 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.20% 1.67% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 13.33% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 13
Average salary £45,000 £32,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.62% -7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £24,100 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,350 £44,500 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Firewall
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 60 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.12% 12.55% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60 53 55
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £19,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Firewall
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Merseyside region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Merseyside

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Firewall
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 9 £45,000 +40.62% 6
Birkenhead - 1 £50,000 -
St Helens - 1 £50,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) Degree
3 15 (45.45%) Project Management
4 14 (42.42%) ITIL
4 14 (42.42%) Computer Science
4 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
5 12 (36.36%) Information Security
6 11 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (33.33%) VPN
6 11 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (30.30%) PCI DSS
7 10 (30.30%) Data Privacy
7 10 (30.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (30.30%) CISSP
7 10 (30.30%) Business Continuity
7 10 (30.30%) VMware
8 9 (27.27%) CISM
8 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
8 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
8 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 8 (24.24%) ISMS
9 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
9 8 (24.24%) WebEx
9 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (24.24%) CISA
9 8 (24.24%) Information Security Management
9 8 (24.24%) Security Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.18%) TWiki
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 6 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) VPN
2 8 (24.24%) WebEx
3 7 (21.21%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (21.21%) SAN
4 4 (12.12%) IP Telephony
4 4 (12.12%) LAN
4 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 3 (9.09%) NAS
5 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.06%) DHCP
6 2 (6.06%) DNS
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.03%) SMTP
7 1 (3.03%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Legal
3 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (12.12%) Finance
5 3 (9.09%) Law
6 1 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
1 10 (30.30%) Security Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Information Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Information Security Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Server Support
4 5 (15.15%) Customer Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (42.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
2 8 (24.24%) Replication
3 5 (15.15%) Life Science
4 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.06%) EMC VNX
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.03%) BYOD
6 1 (3.03%) CESG
6 1 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.03%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Unix
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Project Management
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL
3 12 (36.36%) Information Security
4 11 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (30.30%) Business Continuity
5 10 (30.30%) Data Privacy
6 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 9 (27.27%) Security Operations
7 8 (24.24%) Information Security Management
7 8 (24.24%) ISMS
7 8 (24.24%) Security Management
8 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
8 7 (21.21%) Migration
9 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.18%) Time Management
10 5 (15.15%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (12.12%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Degree
2 10 (30.30%) CISSP
3 9 (27.27%) CISM
4 8 (24.24%) CISA
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (21.21%) CCNA
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (21.21%) MCP
5 7 (21.21%) MCSE
6 6 (18.18%) CCDP
7 2 (6.06%) MCSA
8 1 (3.03%) CCNP
8 1 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.03%) CLAS
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (30.30%) PCI DSS
2 10 (30.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (18.18%) Data Quality
3 6 (18.18%) QA
3 6 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (6.06%) ISO22301
5 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) VirtualBox
4 3 (9.09%) vSphere
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.09%) QRadar
2 2 (6.06%) Cacti
2 2 (6.06%) Nagios
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Symantec
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix
5 4 (12.12%) EMC
5 4 (12.12%) Intel Security
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) Adobe
6 3 (9.09%) AlgoSec
6 3 (9.09%) Avaya
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (9.09%) IBM
6 3 (9.09%) Qualys
6 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (6.06%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
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