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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 83 66 80
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 180 259 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.18% 3.93% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.55% 22.37% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 166 222 186
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +10.38%
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
876 1158 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.58% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 742 875 833
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 +2 128 £42,000 +9.80% 31
Cheshire -23 26 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Lancashire -10 11 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Merseyside +8 9 £33,000 -35.60% 7
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 218 (59.89%) Windows
2 152 (41.76%) Cisco
2 152 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 139 (38.19%) Windows Server
4 126 (34.62%) Active Directory
5 113 (31.04%) VMware
6 109 (29.95%) ITIL
7 98 (26.92%) LAN
8 94 (25.82%) VPN
9 91 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 80 (21.98%) WAN
10 80 (21.98%) MS Exchange
11 79 (21.70%) Linux
12 78 (21.43%) TCP/IP
13 74 (20.33%) DNS
14 72 (19.78%) CheckPoint
15 71 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (18.96%) SQL Server
17 63 (17.31%) SQL
18 62 (17.03%) CCNA
18 62 (17.03%) Information Security
19 61 (16.76%) Juniper
20 57 (15.66%) CCNP
21 56 (15.38%) DHCP
22 52 (14.29%) MS Excel
23 51 (14.01%) SAN
23 51 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
24 49 (13.46%) Network Security
25 48 (13.19%) Office 365
26 46 (12.64%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 80 (21.98%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.69%) IIS
4 27 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (5.22%) SharePoint
7 16 (4.40%) JBoss
8 15 (4.12%) CloudStack
8 15 (4.12%) OpenStack
8 15 (4.12%) WebLogic
8 15 (4.12%) WebSphere
9 11 (3.02%) Skype for Business
10 8 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.65%) Apache
12 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.55%) TWiki
14 1 (0.27%) nginx
14 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.14%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.82%) Line 500
1 3 (0.82%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.55%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.19%) Office 365
2 38 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.37%) IaaS
6 3 (0.82%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.55%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 98 (26.92%) LAN
2 94 (25.82%) VPN
3 80 (21.98%) WAN
4 78 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 74 (20.33%) DNS
6 56 (15.38%) DHCP
7 51 (14.01%) SAN
8 49 (13.46%) Network Security
9 46 (12.64%) Internet
10 44 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (12.09%) VLAN
11 42 (11.54%) Wireless
12 38 (10.44%) VoIP
13 36 (9.89%) MPLS
14 26 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (5.77%) BGP
16 20 (5.49%) NAS
17 19 (5.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 18 (4.95%) IPsec
19 17 (4.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.37%) MySQL
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 38 (10.44%) Telecoms
2 33 (9.07%) Finance
3 18 (4.95%) Legal
4 15 (4.12%) Law
5 10 (2.75%) Retail
6 7 (1.92%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Games
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (21.15%) Analyst
2 58 (15.93%) Network Engineer
3 31 (8.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 31 (8.52%) Support Analyst
4 30 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (8.24%) IT Engineer
5 29 (7.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (6.87%) IT Manager
6 25 (6.87%) IT Support
7 23 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (6.32%) Security Analyst
7 23 (6.32%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
9 20 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 20 (5.49%) Technical Support
10 18 (4.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 18 (4.95%) Administrator
11 17 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) .NET
2 6 (1.65%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.65%) HTML
3 3 (0.82%) Middleware
3 3 (0.82%) WAP
3 3 (0.82%) XMPP
4 2 (0.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.27%) Celery
5 1 (0.27%) COM
5 1 (0.27%) Django
5 1 (0.27%) Gearman
5 1 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.27%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (2.75%) Replication
7 9 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.92%) Clustering
9 7 (1.92%) EqualLogic
9 7 (1.92%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.92%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.37%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (1.37%) iPad
11 4 (1.10%) AS400
11 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.10%) CCTV
12 3 (0.82%) Life Science
12 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 218 (59.89%) Windows
2 139 (38.19%) Windows Server
3 79 (21.70%) Linux
4 71 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (11.81%) Unix
6 40 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (10.16%) Windows 7
8 30 (8.24%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.95%) Windows 10
10 15 (4.12%) Android
11 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (3.30%) Apple iOS
13 10 (2.75%) Mac OS X
14 9 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.92%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.37%) CentOS
17 3 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.55%) Solaris
19 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.95%) ITIL
2 62 (17.03%) Information Security
3 42 (11.54%) SIEM
4 31 (8.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (7.97%) Business Continuity
6 27 (7.42%) PRINCE2
7 26 (7.14%) Project Management
8 24 (6.59%) Configuration Management
8 24 (6.59%) Security Operations
9 23 (6.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (6.04%) Time Management
11 21 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (5.49%) Load Balancing
12 20 (5.49%) Network Design
13 19 (5.22%) DevOps
13 19 (5.22%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (4.95%) Change Management
14 18 (4.95%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.31%) SQL
2 20 (5.49%) Shell Script
3 18 (4.95%) Bash Shell
3 18 (4.95%) Python
4 16 (4.40%) Ruby
5 13 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.82%) PHP
8 2 (0.55%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Java
9 1 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (17.03%) CCNA
3 57 (15.66%) CCNP
4 33 (9.07%) Degree
5 29 (7.97%) CISSP
6 26 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (5.77%) CISM
8 18 (4.95%) MCSE
9 16 (4.40%) CCIE
10 12 (3.30%) CCSE
11 11 (3.02%) MCSA
12 10 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.47%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (2.47%) MCP
13 9 (2.47%) Security Cleared
14 7 (1.92%) MCITP
15 6 (1.65%) CCSA
15 6 (1.65%) CISA
16 5 (1.37%) CEH
16 5 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.49%) SLA
4 8 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.10%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.82%) COBIT
7 2 (0.55%) COSO
7 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.55%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.55%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.55%) QA
8 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
System Software
1 126 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 51 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (10.44%) vSphere
4 19 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.22%) XenServer
5 15 (4.12%) Xen
6 11 (3.02%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.92%) XenApp
10 3 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.55%) Postfix
11 2 (0.55%) vCloud
11 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.27%) Firmware
12 1 (0.27%) NFS
12 1 (0.27%) Snort
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (4.40%) Puppet
1 16 (4.40%) Tivoli
2 15 (4.12%) Cobbler
3 11 (3.02%) SCCM
4 7 (1.92%) WSUS
5 6 (1.65%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.10%) Cacti
7 4 (1.10%) SCOM
8 3 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.55%) Nagios
9 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 152 (41.76%) Cisco
1 152 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 113 (31.04%) VMware
3 72 (19.78%) CheckPoint
4 61 (16.76%) Juniper
5 37 (10.16%) Citrix
6 27 (7.42%) F5
7 26 (7.14%) NetApp
8 23 (6.32%) HP
9 22 (6.04%) Intel Security
10 20 (5.49%) Oracle
10 20 (5.49%) Symantec
11 19 (5.22%) Apple
12 15 (4.12%) EnterpriseDB
13 14 (3.85%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.85%) Sophos
14 13 (3.57%) Dell
15 11 (3.02%) Veeam
16 10 (2.75%) SonicWALL
17 9 (2.47%) Brocade
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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