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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 101 64 113
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +49
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 180 239 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 3.49% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.64% 23.66% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 161 208 145
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
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
1082 1010 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.54% 14.74% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 899 857 886
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Manchester -23 117 £39,500 +3.94% 23
Cheshire -27 27 £35,000 +12.00% 6
Merseyside +11 14 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Lancashire -6 14 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Cumbria - 7 £42,500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 207 (56.56%) Windows
2 163 (44.54%) Cisco
3 136 (37.16%) VMware
4 132 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 108 (29.51%) Active Directory
6 105 (28.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (24.86%) MS Exchange
8 88 (24.04%) WAN
8 88 (24.04%) DNS
9 82 (22.40%) LAN
10 80 (21.86%) TCP/IP
11 78 (21.31%) ITIL
11 78 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
12 73 (19.95%) SQL Server
12 73 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 70 (19.13%) CCNA
14 67 (18.31%) Citrix
14 67 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 66 (18.03%) SQL
16 65 (17.76%) MS Excel
17 64 (17.49%) CheckPoint
18 62 (16.94%) Juniper
19 60 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
20 59 (16.12%) Internet
21 58 (15.85%) VPN
21 58 (15.85%) Hyper-V
22 56 (15.30%) Windows Server 2003
23 54 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
24 52 (14.21%) SAN
25 48 (13.11%) Windows 7

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 91 (24.86%) MS Exchange
2 54 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (7.65%) IIS
6 18 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.55%) Apache
8 9 (2.46%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.19%) Lync
10 4 (1.09%) Site Server
10 4 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.55%) nginx
13 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 65 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.10%) SaaS
2 15 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (3.01%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (24.04%) WAN
1 88 (24.04%) DNS
2 82 (22.40%) LAN
3 80 (21.86%) TCP/IP
4 59 (16.12%) Internet
5 58 (15.85%) VPN
6 52 (14.21%) SAN
7 48 (13.11%) Network Security
8 37 (10.11%) DHCP
9 30 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (7.38%) MPLS
11 23 (6.28%) Wireless
12 22 (6.01%) VLAN
13 21 (5.74%) SMTP
14 20 (5.46%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (5.19%) SSL
16 17 (4.64%) NAS
17 16 (4.37%) LDAP
18 15 (4.10%) IPsec
19 14 (3.83%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.19%) MySQL
3 10 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.82%) MS Access
9 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.55%) OLAP
10 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.83%) JMeter
2 3 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.27%) JIRA
4 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (10.38%) Finance
2 24 (6.56%) Retail
3 18 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.64%) Law
5 15 (4.10%) Marketing
6 12 (3.28%) Legal
7 7 (1.91%) Banking
8 5 (1.37%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (16.67%) Analyst
2 44 (12.02%) Network Engineer
3 40 (10.93%) 3rd Line Support
4 36 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 33 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (7.92%) Support Analyst
7 27 (7.38%) IT Support
8 21 (5.74%) Consultant
8 21 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (5.19%) Security Analyst
9 19 (5.19%) IT Support Analyst
9 19 (5.19%) Network Support
10 18 (4.92%) Administrator
10 18 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (4.37%) Security Engineer
12 15 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
14 13 (3.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (3.55%) NOC Engineer
15 12 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.56%) .NET
2 10 (2.73%) Web Services
3 8 (2.19%) HTML
4 6 (1.64%) CSS
4 6 (1.64%) Middleware
5 4 (1.09%) WCF
5 4 (1.09%) WPF
6 2 (0.55%) Sphinx
6 2 (0.55%) Ajax
6 2 (0.55%) WSH
7 1 (0.27%) J2EE
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.83%) PKI
2 11 (3.01%) iPhone
3 10 (2.73%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.19%) SecurID
5 8 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.91%) Replication
6 7 (1.91%) Clustering
7 5 (1.37%) VLE
7 5 (1.37%) CMDB
8 3 (0.82%) Open Source
8 3 (0.82%) Kindle
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.27%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 207 (56.56%) Windows
2 105 (28.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (15.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (13.11%) Windows 7
6 46 (12.57%) Linux
7 29 (7.92%) UNIX
8 23 (6.28%) Windows XP
8 23 (6.28%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.46%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.19%) Android
10 8 (2.19%) AIX
11 7 (1.91%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.37%) Solaris
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (21.31%) ITIL
2 37 (10.11%) Project Management
3 36 (9.84%) Information Security
4 28 (7.65%) Change Management
5 20 (5.46%) Migration
5 20 (5.46%) Incident Management
6 19 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (3.83%) Load Testing
7 14 (3.83%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.55%) Network Design
9 12 (3.28%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.28%) Configuration Management
9 12 (3.28%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (3.01%) CRM
11 10 (2.73%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (2.73%) Server Monitoring
12 9 (2.46%) Data Analysis
12 9 (2.46%) Business Continuity
12 9 (2.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (18.03%) SQL
2 24 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.10%) VB.NET
4 12 (3.28%) VB
5 6 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.37%) PHP
7 4 (1.09%) C#
7 4 (1.09%) Java
7 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.09%) VB6
7 4 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.55%) Perl
10 1 (0.27%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 78 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (19.13%) CCNA
3 60 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (12.30%) MCSE
5 42 (11.48%) Degree
6 38 (10.38%) Security Cleared
7 28 (7.65%) SC Cleared
8 26 (7.10%) CCNP
9 22 (6.01%) CISSP
10 18 (4.92%) MCITP
11 16 (4.37%) MCSA
12 14 (3.83%) CTC Cleared
12 14 (3.83%) EnCE
13 13 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (2.46%) MCTS
15 7 (1.91%) CEH
15 7 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.91%) CCDP
16 6 (1.64%) CCA
16 6 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.10%) SLA
3 9 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 108 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 73 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.29%) vSphere
5 19 (5.19%) XenApp
6 15 (4.10%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.28%) NFS
7 12 (3.28%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.73%) XenServer
9 9 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.64%) vCloud
11 3 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.27%) UAG
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.27%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.73%) HP SIM
2 9 (2.46%) SCCM
3 8 (2.19%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.64%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.09%) WSUS
5 4 (1.09%) Nagios
5 4 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.09%) Cacti
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle EDQ
7 2 (0.55%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.55%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 163 (44.54%) Cisco
2 136 (37.16%) VMware
3 132 (36.07%) Microsoft
4 67 (18.31%) Citrix
5 64 (17.49%) CheckPoint
6 62 (16.94%) Juniper
7 40 (10.93%) HP
8 26 (7.10%) Oracle
9 22 (6.01%) NetApp
10 20 (5.46%) F5
11 17 (4.64%) Dell
12 13 (3.55%) IBM
12 13 (3.55%) Fortinet
13 11 (3.01%) Symantec
14 9 (2.46%) Splunk
15 7 (1.91%) Fujitsu
15 7 (1.91%) Blue Coat
16 6 (1.64%) WatchGuard
16 6 (1.64%) Aruba
16 6 (1.64%) Veeam
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
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Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + 6k car allowance + benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + 6k car allowance + benefits
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X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £40000 - £40500 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
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