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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 50 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 7 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.43% 1.72% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.73% 9.48% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 10
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £36,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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
55 116 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.27% 18.15% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 36 92 71
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 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 3 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 +14 6 £47,500 +2.70%
St Helens +1 1 £57,500 -
Wirral - 1 £37,500 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 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 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) ERP
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (25.00%) COBIT
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (18.75%) IIS
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) MCP
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) OpenEdge
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) VPN
2 5 (31.25%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) PABX
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) HSRP
5 1 (6.25%) GLBP
5 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.25%) SSL
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) WEP
5 1 (6.25%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architecture Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Application Support Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) COM
1 1 (6.25%) ODBC
1 1 (6.25%) WSDL
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Market Research
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Sage
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Alias
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Unisys
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix