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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 73 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 253 185 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.46% 2.76% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.22% 20.15% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 234 165 162
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £23,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1192 918 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.30% 13.69% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 782 996
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +32 181 £35,000 -7.89% 15
Cheshire 0 52 £43,750 -12.50% 3
Merseyside -6 10 £38,500 -7.22% 1
Lancashire -5 9 £27,500 -14.06%
Cumbria - 1 £18,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 231 (52.62%) Windows
2 202 (46.01%) Cisco
3 147 (33.49%) Microsoft
4 144 (32.80%) Active Directory
5 143 (32.57%) VMware
6 124 (28.25%) LAN
7 117 (26.65%) WAN
8 110 (25.06%) MS Exchange
9 107 (24.37%) DNS
10 93 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
11 91 (20.73%) ITIL
12 90 (20.50%) SQL Server
12 90 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 84 (19.13%) TCP/IP
14 83 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 75 (17.08%) Network Security
16 74 (16.86%) Juniper
17 73 (16.63%) MS Excel
17 73 (16.63%) CCNA
17 73 (16.63%) CheckPoint
17 73 (16.63%) Finance
18 71 (16.17%) SQL
19 68 (15.49%) VPN
20 65 (14.81%) DHCP
21 62 (14.12%) Citrix
21 62 (14.12%) SAN
21 62 (14.12%) Hyper-V
22 61 (13.90%) Wireless
23 59 (13.44%) CCNP
24 58 (13.21%) Information Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 110 (25.06%) MS Exchange
2 53 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.29%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.24%) IIS
5 20 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.59%) Apache
9 4 (0.91%) Lync
10 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.46%) Documentum
12 1 (0.23%) SAS
12 1 (0.23%) Site Server
12 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 73 (16.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.28%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.46%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.46%) Revit
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.01%) SaaS
3 21 (4.78%) Office 365
4 17 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (28.25%) LAN
2 117 (26.65%) WAN
3 107 (24.37%) DNS
4 84 (19.13%) TCP/IP
5 75 (17.08%) Network Security
6 68 (15.49%) VPN
7 65 (14.81%) DHCP
8 62 (14.12%) SAN
9 61 (13.90%) Wireless
10 48 (10.93%) Internet
11 42 (9.57%) MPLS
12 38 (8.66%) VLAN
13 30 (6.83%) VoIP
14 29 (6.61%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (6.15%) SSL
16 25 (5.69%) NAS
17 24 (5.47%) OSPF
18 18 (4.10%) BGP
18 18 (4.10%) SMTP
19 17 (3.87%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
2 12 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.59%) MySQL
4 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.46%) DataEase
8 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.59%) JMeter
3 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 73 (16.63%) Finance
2 25 (5.69%) Law
3 14 (3.19%) Banking
3 14 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.96%) Retail
5 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.68%) Marketing
6 3 (0.68%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (19.36%) Network Engineer
2 59 (13.44%) Analyst
3 51 (11.62%) Support Engineer
4 43 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (8.43%) Security Engineer
6 35 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (6.83%) Security Analyst
8 27 (6.15%) Architect
9 24 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.47%) Administrator
10 22 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
13 19 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (3.87%) Infrastructure Manager
15 16 (3.64%) Network Architect
15 16 (3.64%) Senior Security Analyst
15 16 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.42%) Senior Architect
16 15 (3.42%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.92%) .NET
2 18 (4.10%) Web Services
3 5 (1.14%) HTML
4 4 (0.91%) WCF
4 4 (0.91%) WPF
5 2 (0.46%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.46%) XML
5 2 (0.46%) EDI
5 2 (0.46%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.23%) Ajax
6 1 (0.23%) CSS
6 1 (0.23%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.96%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.51%) Replication
4 7 (1.59%) Clustering
4 7 (1.59%) Open Source
5 6 (1.37%) CMDB
6 4 (0.91%) SecurID
7 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.46%) FMCG
8 2 (0.46%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.46%) GIS
8 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.46%) VLE
8 2 (0.46%) LLPG
8 2 (0.46%) PKI
8 2 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 231 (52.62%) Windows
2 83 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (12.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (12.30%) Linux
5 49 (11.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (10.71%) Windows 7
7 37 (8.43%) UNIX
8 32 (7.29%) Windows 8
9 19 (4.33%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.59%) Android
11 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.14%) Solaris
12 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.68%) AIX
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.73%) ITIL
2 58 (13.21%) Information Security
3 30 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (6.61%) Kalman Filter
5 26 (5.92%) Business Continuity
6 25 (5.69%) Migration
6 25 (5.69%) Project Management
7 21 (4.78%) Network Design
8 20 (4.56%) E-Commerce
9 18 (4.10%) Coaching
10 16 (3.64%) Line Management
10 16 (3.64%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.19%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.19%) Change Control
12 13 (2.96%) Cyber Security
13 12 (2.73%) Mentoring
13 12 (2.73%) SIEM
13 12 (2.73%) Data Analysis
14 11 (2.51%) Load Balancing
15 10 (2.28%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.17%) SQL
2 31 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.73%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.37%) VB
4 6 (1.37%) C
5 4 (0.91%) C#
6 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.68%) Perl
6 3 (0.68%) PHP
7 2 (0.46%) VB6
7 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) Python
8 1 (0.23%) Java
8 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 93 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (16.63%) CCNA
3 59 (13.44%) CCNP
4 45 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 40 (9.11%) SC Cleared
7 35 (7.97%) Degree
8 34 (7.74%) MCSE
9 32 (7.29%) CISSP
10 20 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (4.33%) CISM
12 16 (3.64%) MCSA
13 14 (3.19%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (2.96%) MCITP
15 12 (2.73%) CCA
15 12 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.82%) ISSAP
16 8 (1.82%) ISSMP
17 6 (1.37%) MCTS
18 5 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.64%) SLA
3 6 (1.37%) QA
3 6 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 144 (32.80%) Active Directory
2 90 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.52%) vSphere
5 16 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 16 (3.64%) Terminal Services
6 15 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.73%) XenApp
8 9 (2.05%) XenServer
9 4 (0.91%) vCloud
9 4 (0.91%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.68%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.23%) Postfix
11 1 (0.23%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (2.96%) WMI
2 12 (2.73%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.51%) WSUS
4 9 (2.05%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.82%) SCCM
6 6 (1.37%) SCOM
7 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.68%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.23%) Cacti
9 1 (0.23%) Opsview
9 1 (0.23%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 202 (46.01%) Cisco
2 147 (33.49%) Microsoft
3 143 (32.57%) VMware
4 74 (16.86%) Juniper
5 73 (16.63%) CheckPoint
6 62 (14.12%) Citrix
7 43 (9.79%) HP
8 40 (9.11%) F5
9 25 (5.69%) WatchGuard
10 21 (4.78%) NetApp
11 19 (4.33%) Symantec
11 19 (4.33%) Fortinet
12 16 (3.64%) Wyse
13 14 (3.19%) Splunk
14 12 (2.73%) Avaya
15 11 (2.51%) Oracle
15 11 (2.51%) Sophos
16 10 (2.28%) EMC
17 9 (2.05%) SonicWALL
17 9 (2.05%) Blue Coat
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