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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 99 71 120
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +49
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 190 223 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.57% 3.34% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.50% 23.25% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 176 190 140
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
1027 959 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.91% 14.35% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 859 780 884
Average salary £36,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £65,000
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -3 135 £40,250 +15.00% 20
Cheshire -32 24 £36,000 +30.90% 7
Merseyside +4 16 £48,750 +17.46% 5
Lancashire -3 7 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Cumbria - 7 £42,500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (55.05%) Windows
2 163 (43.35%) Cisco
3 123 (32.71%) VMware
4 119 (31.65%) Microsoft
5 97 (25.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (25.27%) Active Directory
7 93 (24.73%) DNS
8 88 (23.40%) MS Exchange
9 85 (22.61%) LAN
10 84 (22.34%) WAN
11 78 (20.74%) TCP/IP
11 78 (20.74%) ITIL
12 72 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
13 71 (18.88%) Internet
14 70 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 68 (18.09%) SQL Server
16 67 (17.82%) CheckPoint
17 66 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 64 (17.02%) Citrix
18 64 (17.02%) Juniper
19 63 (16.76%) SQL
19 63 (16.76%) MS Excel
20 62 (16.49%) CCNA
21 61 (16.22%) VPN
22 56 (14.89%) Network Security
23 51 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
23 51 (13.56%) Hyper-V
24 49 (13.03%) Linux
25 48 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
26 47 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 88 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.45%) IIS
4 26 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.39%) Apache
6 9 (2.39%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.60%) Lync
8 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.53%) Site Server
9 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.53%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 63 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.05%) SaaS
3 17 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.60%) Office 365
5 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (24.73%) DNS
2 85 (22.61%) LAN
3 84 (22.34%) WAN
4 78 (20.74%) TCP/IP
5 71 (18.88%) Internet
6 61 (16.22%) VPN
7 56 (14.89%) Network Security
8 44 (11.70%) SAN
9 35 (9.31%) Wireless
10 34 (9.04%) DHCP
10 34 (9.04%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (7.45%) MPLS
12 26 (6.91%) VLAN
13 21 (5.59%) SMTP
14 18 (4.79%) SSL
15 17 (4.52%) LDAP
15 17 (4.52%) NAS
16 16 (4.26%) ADSL
17 15 (3.99%) OSPF
18 13 (3.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.99%) MySQL
3 9 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.80%) MS Access
6 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) OLAP
7 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (3.72%) JMeter
2 3 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (10.37%) Finance
2 27 (7.18%) Retail
3 25 (6.65%) Law
4 17 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.99%) Marketing
6 13 (3.46%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Banking
7 5 (1.33%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (17.55%) Analyst
2 56 (14.89%) Network Engineer
3 33 (8.78%) Support Engineer
4 31 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (7.45%) Security Analyst
5 28 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (7.18%) Support Analyst
7 24 (6.38%) IT Support
8 23 (6.12%) Security Engineer
9 22 (5.85%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (4.52%) IT Support Analyst
10 17 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (4.52%) Architect
11 16 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
11 16 (4.26%) Senior Security Analyst
12 15 (3.99%) Consultant
13 14 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.72%) IT Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
14 13 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.04%) .NET
2 11 (2.93%) Web Services
3 8 (2.13%) HTML
4 6 (1.60%) CSS
5 5 (1.33%) Middleware
6 4 (1.06%) WCF
6 4 (1.06%) WPF
7 2 (0.53%) Ajax
7 2 (0.53%) Sphinx
8 1 (0.27%) HTML5
8 1 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.19%) PKI
3 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.39%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.13%) Clustering
5 8 (2.13%) iPhone
6 7 (1.86%) CMDB
6 7 (1.86%) SecurID
7 6 (1.60%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.33%) VLE
8 5 (1.33%) Replication
9 4 (1.06%) Open Source
10 3 (0.80%) Kindle
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.53%) EPoS
12 1 (0.27%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 207 (55.05%) Windows
2 97 (25.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (13.03%) Linux
5 48 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (11.44%) Windows 7
7 35 (9.31%) UNIX
8 21 (5.59%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.93%) Apple iOS
11 9 (2.39%) Android
12 8 (2.13%) AIX
13 7 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.33%) Solaris
15 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.74%) ITIL
2 44 (11.70%) Information Security
3 37 (9.84%) Project Management
4 26 (6.91%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (5.85%) Change Management
6 21 (5.59%) Migration
7 19 (5.05%) Incident Management
8 15 (3.99%) Network Design
9 14 (3.72%) Load Testing
10 13 (3.46%) Load Balancing
10 13 (3.46%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.19%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.19%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.19%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (3.19%) Data Analysis
11 12 (3.19%) Coaching
12 11 (2.93%) Line Management
12 11 (2.93%) Business Continuity
12 11 (2.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.76%) SQL
2 19 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.66%) VB.NET
4 8 (2.13%) VB
5 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.33%) PHP
7 4 (1.06%) C#
8 3 (0.80%) Java
8 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.80%) Perl
9 2 (0.53%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Groovy
10 1 (0.27%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 72 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (16.49%) CCNA
3 47 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (12.50%) Degree
4 37 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.57%) MCSE
6 31 (8.24%) SC Cleared
7 29 (7.71%) CCNP
8 27 (7.18%) CISSP
9 15 (3.99%) MCITP
10 14 (3.72%) EnCE
10 14 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (3.46%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (3.19%) MCSA
13 11 (2.93%) CISM
14 8 (2.13%) CCDP
14 8 (2.13%) ISSAP
14 8 (2.13%) ISSMP
15 7 (1.86%) CEH
16 6 (1.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.19%) SLA
3 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 95 (25.27%) Active Directory
2 70 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (13.56%) Hyper-V
4 24 (6.38%) vSphere
5 19 (5.05%) XenApp
6 15 (3.99%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (3.19%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.66%) NFS
10 9 (2.39%) XenServer
11 6 (1.60%) vCloud
12 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.53%) Firmware
14 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.27%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.39%) SCCM
1 9 (2.39%) HP SIM
2 8 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.60%) WSUS
4 4 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.80%) SCOM
6 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.53%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) Opsview
7 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 163 (43.35%) Cisco
2 123 (32.71%) VMware
3 119 (31.65%) Microsoft
4 67 (17.82%) CheckPoint
5 64 (17.02%) Citrix
5 64 (17.02%) Juniper
6 37 (9.84%) HP
7 26 (6.91%) F5
8 22 (5.85%) Oracle
9 20 (5.32%) NetApp
10 15 (3.99%) Dell
10 15 (3.99%) Symantec
10 15 (3.99%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.93%) IBM
12 10 (2.66%) Splunk
13 9 (2.39%) SonicWALL
14 8 (2.13%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.86%) ProCurve
16 6 (1.60%) Aruba
16 6 (1.60%) Veeam
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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