The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 86 61 99
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +38
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 163 279 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.93% 3.97% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.55% 24.62% 18.68%
Number of salaries quoted 138 258 159
Average salary £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Firewall
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
793 1133 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.24% 16.12% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 657 936 813
Average salary £36,018 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Firewall
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Firewall Salary Trend in the North West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Firewall Salary Histogram in the North West

Firewall
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 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
Manchester -13 111 £42,500 +21.42% 18
Cheshire -13 27 £31,500 -30.00% 10
Lancashire +7 11 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Merseyside -1 11 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 226 (58.70%) Windows
2 153 (39.74%) Microsoft
3 143 (37.14%) Windows Server
4 136 (35.32%) Cisco
5 131 (34.03%) Active Directory
6 115 (29.87%) LAN
7 114 (29.61%) WAN
8 112 (29.09%) VPN
9 107 (27.79%) TCP/IP
10 103 (26.75%) VMware
11 95 (24.68%) MS Exchange
12 93 (24.16%) DNS
12 93 (24.16%) ITIL
12 93 (24.16%) Cisco Certification
13 91 (23.64%) SQL Server
14 76 (19.74%) Linux
15 69 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 68 (17.66%) CCNA
17 61 (15.84%) Internet
17 61 (15.84%) MS Excel
18 57 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 56 (14.55%) Information Security
20 54 (14.03%) Citrix
21 53 (13.77%) DHCP
21 53 (13.77%) Wireless
22 51 (13.25%) VoIP
22 51 (13.25%) IIS
22 51 (13.25%) SAN
23 49 (12.73%) SQL
24 48 (12.47%) Telecoms

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 95 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.25%) IIS
3 45 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (10.65%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.82%) Apache
10 6 (1.56%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.56%) TWiki
11 5 (1.30%) JBoss
12 4 (1.04%) CloudStack
12 4 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.26%) nginx
14 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 61 (15.84%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.53%) MS Office
3 6 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Line 500
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (8.31%) Office 365
3 17 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (3.38%) SaaS
6 9 (2.34%) IaaS
7 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.78%) Route 53
8 3 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 115 (29.87%) LAN
2 114 (29.61%) WAN
3 112 (29.09%) VPN
4 107 (27.79%) TCP/IP
5 93 (24.16%) DNS
6 61 (15.84%) Internet
7 53 (13.77%) DHCP
7 53 (13.77%) Wireless
8 51 (13.25%) SAN
8 51 (13.25%) VoIP
9 40 (10.39%) Network Security
10 38 (9.87%) MPLS
11 34 (8.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (8.83%) VLAN
12 30 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (6.23%) SSL
14 23 (5.97%) Cisco PIX
15 22 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 21 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
17 20 (5.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.08%) MySQL
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.26%) Big Data
10 1 (0.26%) Informix
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.78%) Bugzilla
2 3 (0.78%) JIRA
2 3 (0.78%) Maven
2 3 (0.78%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.52%) Hudson
3 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Selenium
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 48 (12.47%) Telecoms
2 47 (12.21%) Finance
3 18 (4.68%) Legal
4 17 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.86%) Retail
6 7 (1.82%) Marketing
7 6 (1.56%) Advertising
7 6 (1.56%) Law
8 3 (0.78%) Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (19.74%) Analyst
2 58 (15.06%) Network Engineer
3 44 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.31%) Support Analyst
5 30 (7.79%) IT Engineer
6 29 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (7.27%) IT Manager
8 26 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (6.49%) Administrator
10 24 (6.23%) IT Support
11 22 (5.71%) Consultant
12 21 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 19 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (4.68%) Network Analyst
14 18 (4.68%) Security Analyst
15 17 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
15 17 (4.42%) Technical Support
16 16 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
17 15 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.60%) 802.1X
1 10 (2.60%) HTML
2 4 (1.04%) .NET
2 4 (1.04%) Web Services
3 2 (0.52%) LAMP
4 1 (0.26%) Gearman
4 1 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 35 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (4.94%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.90%) Fat Client
6 15 (3.90%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (3.90%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.60%) Replication
8 9 (2.34%) Life Science
9 8 (2.08%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.78%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.78%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.52%) Handset
11 2 (0.52%) iPad
11 2 (0.52%) iPhone
11 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 226 (58.70%) Windows
2 143 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 76 (19.74%) Linux
4 69 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (10.65%) Unix
7 36 (9.35%) Windows 8
8 31 (8.05%) Windows 7
9 24 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (4.16%) Android
11 14 (3.64%) Windows 10
11 14 (3.64%) Windows XP
12 12 (3.12%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
13 8 (2.08%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.78%) CentOS
15 3 (0.78%) Solaris
16 2 (0.52%) Debian
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.16%) ITIL
2 56 (14.55%) Information Security
3 39 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (9.35%) Security Operations
5 33 (8.57%) PRINCE2
5 33 (8.57%) SIEM
6 32 (8.31%) Project Management
7 28 (7.27%) Business Continuity
8 27 (7.01%) Incident Management
9 22 (5.71%) Coaching
10 21 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
11 20 (5.19%) Network Management
12 19 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (4.94%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.94%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (4.94%) Time Management
13 18 (4.68%) Load Balancing
13 18 (4.68%) Mentoring
13 18 (4.68%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (4.16%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.73%) SQL
2 17 (4.42%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.16%) Shell Script
4 13 (3.38%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.34%) Python
6 7 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.82%) C#
7 6 (1.56%) Ruby
8 5 (1.30%) PHP
9 4 (1.04%) Java
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 93 (24.16%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (17.66%) CCNA
3 47 (12.21%) CCNP
4 41 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (10.39%) Degree
6 25 (6.49%) MCSE
7 23 (5.97%) CISSP
8 21 (5.45%) CISM
9 15 (3.90%) CCIE
9 15 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.64%) MCP
11 13 (3.38%) CCSE
12 12 (3.12%) CISA
13 9 (2.34%) MCTS
14 8 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (2.08%) NCDA
15 7 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (1.82%) MCSA
16 6 (1.56%) CCDP
17 5 (1.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (7.79%) PCI DSS
3 28 (7.27%) SLA
4 15 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (3.38%) QA
6 6 (1.56%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.78%) COBIT
8 2 (0.52%) COSO
8 2 (0.52%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.52%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.52%) ISO27005
System Software
1 131 (34.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.71%) vSphere
5 19 (4.94%) XenApp
6 12 (3.12%) Terminal Services
7 9 (2.34%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.56%) VirtualBox
9 6 (1.56%) XenServer
10 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.04%) Xen
11 3 (0.78%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.78%) Snort
11 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.52%) Postfix
13 1 (0.26%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (6.23%) SCCM
2 11 (2.86%) Puppet
3 10 (2.60%) SCOM
4 8 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.08%) SCOrch
5 7 (1.82%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.56%) Cacti
6 6 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.04%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.78%) QRadar
10 2 (0.52%) Nagios
10 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.52%) WSUS
11 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 153 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 136 (35.32%) Cisco
3 103 (26.75%) VMware
4 54 (14.03%) Citrix
5 44 (11.43%) CheckPoint
5 44 (11.43%) Juniper
6 28 (7.27%) F5
7 25 (6.49%) Apple
8 24 (6.23%) NetApp
9 21 (5.45%) SolarWinds
10 17 (4.42%) Intel Security
10 17 (4.42%) Symantec
11 15 (3.90%) Oracle
12 14 (3.64%) HP
13 11 (2.86%) EMC
14 9 (2.34%) IBM
14 9 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.34%) Sophos
15 8 (2.08%) Dell
16 7 (1.82%) BT
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
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Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Cheshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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Altrincham
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Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
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Liverpool
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