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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 49 52 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 8 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.75% 2.33% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 12.07% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 9
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £38,950 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £55,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
48 116 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.53% 19.27% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 29 92 62
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 7 £51,250 +2.50%
Wirral - 1 £37,500 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) LAN
5 4 (25.00%) ERP
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) DHCP
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (25.00%) COBIT
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (12.50%) Dell

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) PABX
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) HSRP
4 1 (6.25%) GLBP
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architecture Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Market Research
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya