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

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 92 72 113
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +41
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 192 235 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.61% 3.42% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.76% 23.29% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 175 205 153
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £22,000 £21,650
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
1081 1009 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.72% 14.69% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 903 850 905
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 £22,000 £23,500 £23,500
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 12 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 12 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 -17 129 £39,500 +5.33% 20
Cheshire -34 30 £35,000 +22.80% 7
Merseyside +4 14 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Lancashire 0 11 £30,000 -1.63%
Cumbria - 7 £42,500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 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.

1 219 (56.88%) Windows
2 174 (45.19%) Cisco
3 146 (37.92%) VMware
4 135 (35.06%) Microsoft
5 108 (28.05%) Active Directory
5 108 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (24.68%) MS Exchange
7 94 (24.42%) WAN
8 90 (23.38%) DNS
9 89 (23.12%) LAN
10 83 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 82 (21.30%) TCP/IP
12 80 (20.78%) ITIL
13 79 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
14 73 (18.96%) SQL Server
15 71 (18.44%) MS Excel
15 71 (18.44%) Citrix
15 71 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 70 (18.18%) CCNA
16 70 (18.18%) SQL
17 68 (17.66%) CheckPoint
18 67 (17.40%) Juniper
18 67 (17.40%) VPN
19 66 (17.14%) Internet
20 59 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
21 57 (14.81%) Hyper-V
22 55 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
23 53 (13.77%) SAN
23 53 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
24 51 (13.25%) Network Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 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 95 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.05%) IIS
4 29 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 29 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.38%) Apache
7 12 (3.12%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.82%) Lync
9 4 (1.04%) Site Server
9 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.52%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 71 (18.44%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.16%) SaaS
3 15 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.86%) Office 365
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (24.42%) WAN
2 90 (23.38%) DNS
3 89 (23.12%) LAN
4 82 (21.30%) TCP/IP
5 67 (17.40%) VPN
6 66 (17.14%) Internet
7 53 (13.77%) SAN
8 51 (13.25%) Network Security
9 35 (9.09%) DHCP
10 34 (8.83%) Wireless
11 33 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (7.27%) VLAN
13 27 (7.01%) MPLS
14 20 (5.19%) SSL
15 19 (4.94%) SMTP
16 18 (4.68%) NAS
17 17 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (4.42%) LDAP
17 17 (4.42%) ADSL
18 14 (3.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.19%) MySQL
3 9 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.78%) MS Access
7 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.52%) OLAP
8 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (3.64%) JMeter
2 3 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Hudson
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (10.39%) Finance
2 24 (6.23%) Retail
3 20 (5.19%) Law
4 17 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.90%) Marketing
6 12 (3.12%) Legal
7 8 (2.08%) Banking
8 5 (1.30%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (17.40%) Analyst
2 52 (13.51%) Network Engineer
3 36 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 35 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 35 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (7.53%) Support Analyst
6 27 (7.01%) IT Support
7 23 (5.97%) Security Analyst
8 22 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (5.19%) Consultant
10 19 (4.94%) IT Support Analyst
11 18 (4.68%) Network Support
12 17 (4.42%) Administrator
13 16 (4.16%) Architect
13 16 (4.16%) Infrastructure Manager
13 16 (4.16%) Security Engineer
14 14 (3.64%) Senior Security Analyst
14 14 (3.64%) IT Infrastructure Manager
14 14 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.57%) .NET
2 9 (2.34%) Web Services
3 8 (2.08%) HTML
4 6 (1.56%) CSS
5 5 (1.30%) Middleware
6 4 (1.04%) WCF
6 4 (1.04%) WPF
7 2 (0.52%) Ajax
7 2 (0.52%) WSH
7 2 (0.52%) Sphinx
8 1 (0.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.38%) PKI
1 13 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.60%) iPhone
4 9 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.34%) Clustering
5 7 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.82%) SecurID
5 7 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.56%) Replication
6 6 (1.56%) CMDB
7 5 (1.30%) VLE
8 4 (1.04%) Open Source
9 3 (0.78%) Kindle
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.52%) EPoS
11 1 (0.26%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 219 (56.88%) Windows
2 108 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (12.21%) Linux
6 46 (11.95%) Windows 7
7 31 (8.05%) UNIX
8 25 (6.49%) Windows XP
9 21 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.34%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.08%) AIX
12 7 (1.82%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.82%) Android
13 5 (1.30%) Solaris
14 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.26%) CentOS
17 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.78%) ITIL
2 40 (10.39%) Information Security
3 38 (9.87%) Project Management
4 25 (6.49%) Change Management
5 23 (5.97%) Migration
5 23 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (5.19%) Incident Management
7 15 (3.90%) Network Design
8 14 (3.64%) Load Testing
9 12 (3.12%) Data Analysis
9 12 (3.12%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.12%) Configuration Management
9 12 (3.12%) CRM
10 11 (2.86%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.86%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.86%) Line Management
10 11 (2.86%) Coaching
10 11 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (2.60%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (2.60%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.18%) SQL
2 23 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.38%) VB.NET
4 11 (2.86%) VB
5 6 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.30%) PHP
6 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.04%) C#
8 3 (0.78%) Java
8 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.78%) Perl
8 3 (0.78%) VB6
9 2 (0.52%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) Groovy
10 1 (0.26%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (18.18%) CCNA
3 55 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (11.69%) Degree
5 40 (10.39%) MCSE
6 38 (9.87%) Security Cleared
7 32 (8.31%) SC Cleared
8 29 (7.53%) CCNP
9 24 (6.23%) CISSP
10 15 (3.90%) MCSA
10 15 (3.90%) MCITP
11 14 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (3.64%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (3.64%) EnCE
12 10 (2.60%) CCDP
13 8 (2.08%) CISM
13 8 (2.08%) MCTS
14 7 (1.82%) CEH
15 6 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.16%) SLA
3 9 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 108 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 83 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.31%) vSphere
5 19 (4.94%) XenApp
6 15 (3.90%) Terminal Services
6 15 (3.90%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.86%) NFS
7 11 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.60%) XenServer
9 6 (1.56%) vCloud
10 3 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.26%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.26%) UAG
12 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.60%) SCCM
2 9 (2.34%) HP SIM
3 8 (2.08%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.30%) WSUS
5 5 (1.30%) Nagios
6 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.04%) Cacti
7 3 (0.78%) SCOM
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.52%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.26%) Puppet
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 174 (45.19%) Cisco
2 146 (37.92%) VMware
3 135 (35.06%) Microsoft
4 71 (18.44%) Citrix
5 68 (17.66%) CheckPoint
6 67 (17.40%) Juniper
7 43 (11.17%) HP
8 27 (7.01%) Oracle
9 26 (6.75%) F5
10 22 (5.71%) NetApp
11 18 (4.68%) Dell
12 15 (3.90%) Symantec
13 14 (3.64%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.12%) IBM
15 10 (2.60%) Splunk
16 9 (2.34%) SonicWALL
17 7 (1.82%) Veeam
17 7 (1.82%) Blue Coat
18 6 (1.56%) Fujitsu
18 6 (1.56%) Aruba
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Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum +6k bonus + car or allowance + benef
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
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Salary: £21000 per annum + training
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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