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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 44 46 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 13 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.33% 4.13% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.66% 31.33% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 8
Average salary £48,750 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.46% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £24,350 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
83 83 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.90% 13.17% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 75 61 77
Average salary £41,000 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +9 10 £50,000 +20.48% 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 15 (53.57%) DNS
4 13 (46.43%) Linux
5 12 (42.86%) ITIL
5 12 (42.86%) LDAP
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco
5 12 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
6 11 (39.29%) Law
7 10 (35.71%) DHCP
7 10 (35.71%) .NET
8 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
8 9 (32.14%) E-Commerce
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (28.57%) Retail
9 8 (28.57%) Information Security
9 8 (28.57%) ISSAP
9 8 (28.57%) ISSMP
9 8 (28.57%) Degree
9 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 8 (28.57%) UNIX
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) CISM
9 8 (28.57%) CISSP
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.00%) HP
10 7 (25.00%) Dell
10 7 (25.00%) IBM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) DNS
2 12 (42.86%) LDAP
3 10 (35.71%) DHCP
4 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (25.00%) Kerberos
5 7 (25.00%) IPsec
6 5 (17.86%) LAN
6 5 (17.86%) WAN
6 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (17.86%) SSL
6 5 (17.86%) Intranet
6 5 (17.86%) Internet
6 5 (17.86%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) VoIP
8 2 (7.14%) OSPF
8 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) RIP
8 2 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (7.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
General
1 11 (39.29%) Law
2 8 (28.57%) Retail
3 5 (17.86%) Marketing
3 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
4 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Information Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Technical Support
4 5 (17.86%) ICT Technician
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Technician
5 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) IT Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Network Team Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) PKI
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) UNIX
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
5 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) E-Commerce
3 8 (28.57%) Information Security
4 7 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (17.86%) Software Deployment
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Network Management
8 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.57%) Network Design
8 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 5 (17.86%) VB
3 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISSAP
1 8 (28.57%) ISSMP
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
1 8 (28.57%) CISM
1 8 (28.57%) CISSP
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.00%) MCSE
2 7 (25.00%) MCITP
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) NFS
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP SIM
2 5 (17.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.00%) HP
3 7 (25.00%) Dell
3 7 (25.00%) IBM
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Aruba