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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 73 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 216 192 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.34% 2.77% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.83% 18.53% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 188 171 194
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -2.59%
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
946 1036 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.61% 14.95% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 758 864 936
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +4 106 £40,000 +25.00% 16
Cheshire +31 74 £42,500 +14.86% 22
Lancashire -12 24 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Merseyside +6 11 £57,500 +27.77% 2
Cumbria - 3 £24,690 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 230 (46.00%) Windows
1 230 (46.00%) Cisco
2 221 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 144 (28.80%) VMware
4 140 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
5 134 (26.80%) DNS
6 133 (26.60%) Active Directory
7 123 (24.60%) LAN
8 114 (22.80%) MS Exchange
9 111 (22.20%) ITIL
10 109 (21.80%) CCNA
11 108 (21.60%) MS Excel
12 104 (20.80%) WAN
13 101 (20.20%) VPN
13 101 (20.20%) Network Security
14 100 (20.00%) CCNP
15 99 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 95 (19.00%) TCP/IP
16 95 (19.00%) DHCP
17 93 (18.60%) Finance
18 83 (16.60%) SAN
18 83 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
19 79 (15.80%) Data Centre
20 76 (15.20%) Citrix
21 73 (14.60%) MS Office
22 72 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
23 67 (13.40%) SQL
23 67 (13.40%) Wireless
24 65 (13.00%) Linux
25 61 (12.20%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 114 (22.80%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (7.40%) IIS
4 35 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (6.40%) SharePoint
6 20 (4.00%) Apache
7 19 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.00%) nginx
10 9 (1.80%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.80%) Jetty
11 4 (0.80%) WordPress
11 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.60%) Lync
13 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 108 (21.60%) MS Excel
2 73 (14.60%) MS Office
3 10 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Sage 50
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.40%) Office 365
2 11 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.40%) PaaS
4 6 (1.20%) SaaS
5 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.80%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.80%) Route 53
5 4 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.40%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 134 (26.80%) DNS
2 123 (24.60%) LAN
3 104 (20.80%) WAN
4 101 (20.20%) VPN
4 101 (20.20%) Network Security
5 95 (19.00%) TCP/IP
5 95 (19.00%) DHCP
6 83 (16.60%) SAN
7 67 (13.40%) Wireless
8 58 (11.60%) VoIP
9 54 (10.80%) MPLS
10 52 (10.40%) BGP
11 38 (7.60%) SSL
12 34 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (6.40%) VLAN
14 29 (5.80%) OSPF
15 24 (4.80%) Ethernet
16 23 (4.60%) Internet
17 22 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
17 22 (4.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.60%) MySQL
3 15 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.00%) Big Data
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.60%) DB2
10 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.40%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.80%) Maven
3 4 (0.80%) Hudson
3 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.60%) JUnit
4 3 (0.60%) Subversion
4 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 93 (18.60%) Finance
2 23 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.60%) Banking
5 11 (2.20%) Retail
6 10 (2.00%) Legal
7 4 (0.80%) Back Office
8 3 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 119 (23.80%) Network Engineer
2 76 (15.20%) Support Engineer
3 58 (11.60%) Analyst
4 41 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 32 (6.40%) Security Engineer
7 28 (5.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 26 (5.20%) Architect
8 26 (5.20%) Senior Network Engineer
8 26 (5.20%) IT Support
9 25 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 25 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
11 22 (4.40%) Support Analyst
11 22 (4.40%) Consultant
12 21 (4.20%) Security Analyst
13 20 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (3.80%) Technical Support
15 18 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 16 (3.20%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.20%) Web Services
2 10 (2.00%) HTML
3 9 (1.80%) XML
4 7 (1.40%) EDI
5 6 (1.20%) JSP
5 6 (1.20%) Middleware
6 5 (1.00%) COM
7 4 (0.80%) LAMP
8 3 (0.60%) CSS
8 3 (0.60%) Servlets
9 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.40%) .NET
9 2 (0.40%) XSL
10 1 (0.20%) ODBC
10 1 (0.20%) RSS
10 1 (0.20%) J2EE
10 1 (0.20%) EJB
10 1 (0.20%) OLE DB
10 1 (0.20%) WSDL
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.80%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.20%) Replication
4 15 (3.00%) Clustering
4 15 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.00%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.00%) Life Science
6 10 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.80%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.80%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.60%) iPhone
8 8 (1.60%) RMADS
8 8 (1.60%) HP StoreVirtual
8 8 (1.60%) iPad
9 6 (1.20%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 230 (46.00%) Windows
2 83 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (13.00%) Linux
5 53 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (9.20%) UNIX
7 45 (9.00%) Windows 7
8 39 (7.80%) Windows 8
9 29 (5.80%) Solaris
10 22 (4.40%) Windows XP
11 16 (3.20%) CentOS
12 13 (2.60%) Android
13 9 (1.80%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (1.00%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.80%) AIX
18 3 (0.60%) Debian
18 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.40%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (22.20%) ITIL
2 59 (11.80%) Information Security
3 43 (8.60%) Project Management
4 36 (7.20%) Network Design
5 30 (6.00%) Security Management
6 28 (5.60%) Service Delivery
7 26 (5.20%) Incident Management
8 25 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 25 (5.00%) ERP
9 23 (4.60%) Change Management
9 23 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (4.60%) Load Balancing
10 22 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
11 20 (4.00%) Mentoring
12 19 (3.80%) Cyber Security
12 19 (3.80%) Migration
13 18 (3.60%) Service Management
13 18 (3.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (3.60%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (13.40%) SQL
2 16 (3.20%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.80%) PHP
4 9 (1.80%) Java
5 8 (1.60%) Ruby
6 7 (1.40%) VBScript
7 4 (0.80%) C#
7 4 (0.80%) Perl
7 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.80%) VBA
8 3 (0.60%) Python
8 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.60%) VB
9 2 (0.40%) C
9 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 140 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (21.80%) CCNA
3 100 (20.00%) CCNP
4 61 (12.20%) Degree
5 58 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (5.60%) MCSE
7 26 (5.20%) CISSP
8 22 (4.40%) Security Cleared
9 17 (3.40%) CCENT
10 15 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (2.80%) SC Cleared
11 14 (2.80%) CCIE
12 13 (2.60%) CCDA
13 12 (2.40%) MCDST
13 12 (2.40%) MCTS
14 11 (2.20%) MCP
15 10 (2.00%) MCSA
16 9 (1.80%) NCDA
17 8 (1.60%) A+ Certification
17 8 (1.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.20%) SLA
2 21 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.60%) COBIT
4 8 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.40%) QA
6 6 (1.20%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 133 (26.60%) Active Directory
2 99 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.40%) Hyper-V
4 34 (6.80%) vSphere
5 23 (4.60%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.80%) XenApp
6 14 (2.80%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.60%) Snort
7 8 (1.60%) VMware Server
8 7 (1.40%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.00%) XenServer
9 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.80%) iptables
10 4 (0.80%) NFS
10 4 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.60%) Varnish
11 3 (0.60%) KVM
11 3 (0.60%) Ceph
12 2 (0.40%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.40%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 18 (3.60%) Backup Exec
2 10 (2.00%) SCCM
2 10 (2.00%) Nagios
3 9 (1.80%) Puppet
4 6 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.80%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.60%) Opsview
7 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.40%) Pacemaker
8 2 (0.40%) logstash
8 2 (0.40%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.40%) Bacula
8 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.40%) yum
8 2 (0.40%) Cacti
8 2 (0.40%) Munin
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 230 (46.00%) Cisco
2 221 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 144 (28.80%) VMware
4 76 (15.20%) Citrix
5 59 (11.80%) Juniper
6 54 (10.80%) CheckPoint
7 49 (9.80%) NetApp
8 45 (9.00%) HP
9 25 (5.00%) Oracle
10 17 (3.40%) Dell
11 16 (3.20%) Fortinet
12 15 (3.00%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.80%) CA
13 14 (2.80%) SolarWinds
14 13 (2.60%) Apple
15 12 (2.40%) IBM
15 12 (2.40%) Symantec
16 11 (2.20%) Wyse
16 11 (2.20%) SonicWALL
17 10 (2.00%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
EveryCloud
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
University of Liverpool
Salary: From £38,511 to £48,743 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + + Company Car
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Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
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Broady Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + on call bonus + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
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Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training, excellent progression!
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + excellent bens
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Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
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