The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 78 98 103
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 229 197 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.19% 2.68% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.46% 14.60% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 193 150 148
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 119 £36,250 -9.37% 21
Cheshire +35 76 £42,500 +12.58% 9
Lancashire +10 20 £28,500 +32.55% 2
Merseyside -9 13 £32,750 -5.75% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 232 (60.10%) Cisco
2 201 (52.07%) Windows
3 173 (44.82%) WAN
4 167 (43.26%) VMware
5 155 (40.16%) Microsoft
6 153 (39.64%) LAN
7 140 (36.27%) Active Directory
8 109 (28.24%) TCP/IP
9 106 (27.46%) Finance
10 104 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 102 (26.42%) HP
12 101 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
13 98 (25.39%) DNS
14 95 (24.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 93 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 82 (21.24%) MS Exchange
17 81 (20.98%) Juniper
18 80 (20.73%) VPN
18 80 (20.73%) CCNA
19 73 (18.91%) ITIL
20 72 (18.65%) Microsoft Certification
21 70 (18.13%) Internet
22 69 (17.88%) BGP
23 68 (17.62%) Linux
24 62 (16.06%) SSL
25 61 (15.80%) SQL
26 59 (15.28%) CheckPoint
27 58 (15.03%) SAN
27 58 (15.03%) SQL Server
27 58 (15.03%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 82 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (10.62%) WebSphere
4 35 (9.07%) IIS
5 28 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (5.44%) SharePoint
8 17 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (4.15%) Apache
10 7 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.55%) Lync
12 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.78%) Site Server
13 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (0.78%) nginx
14 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (14.25%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.96%) Office 365
2 16 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.04%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (44.82%) WAN
2 153 (39.64%) LAN
3 109 (28.24%) TCP/IP
4 98 (25.39%) DNS
5 80 (20.73%) VPN
6 70 (18.13%) Internet
7 69 (17.88%) BGP
8 62 (16.06%) SSL
9 58 (15.03%) SAN
9 58 (15.03%) OSPF
9 58 (15.03%) EIGRP
10 52 (13.47%) DHCP
10 52 (13.47%) VLAN
11 50 (12.95%) SMTP
12 49 (12.69%) LDAP
13 46 (11.92%) HTTP
14 42 (10.88%) IGRP
15 41 (10.62%) TACACS
15 41 (10.62%) Network Security
16 37 (9.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (4.66%) MySQL
5 7 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Subversion
2 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (27.46%) Finance
2 15 (3.89%) Retail
3 12 (3.11%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.85%) Banking
5 10 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.55%) Marketing
6 6 (1.55%) Games
7 3 (0.78%) Automotive
7 3 (0.78%) Advertising
7 3 (0.78%) Local Government
8 2 (0.52%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (24.35%) Network Engineer
2 56 (14.51%) Consultant
3 41 (10.62%) Analyst
4 38 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
4 38 (9.84%) Firewall Engineer
5 33 (8.55%) Support Engineer
5 33 (8.55%) Administrator
6 32 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (6.74%) IT Support
8 24 (6.22%) Support Analyst
8 24 (6.22%) Security Engineer
9 23 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.66%) Support Consultant
11 17 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
12 16 (4.15%) Network Consultant
13 15 (3.89%) Windows Administrator
14 14 (3.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.63%) Architect
15 13 (3.37%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.36%) SOAP
2 20 (5.18%) .NET
3 16 (4.15%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (3.37%) Web Services
5 8 (2.07%) Middleware
6 6 (1.55%) WSH
6 6 (1.55%) CSS
6 6 (1.55%) LAMP
7 5 (1.30%) J2EE
7 5 (1.30%) HTML
8 3 (0.78%) Sphinx
8 3 (0.78%) Ajax
9 2 (0.52%) RESTful
9 2 (0.52%) jQuery
9 2 (0.52%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.52%) COM
10 1 (0.26%) CSS3
10 1 (0.26%) WebSockets
10 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.37%) PKI
2 12 (3.11%) Clustering
3 11 (2.85%) iPhone
4 9 (2.33%) SecurID
5 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.55%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.78%) Replication
7 3 (0.78%) CESG
7 3 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (0.78%) Statistics
7 3 (0.78%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.78%) RMADS
8 2 (0.52%) iPad
8 2 (0.52%) FMCG
8 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.52%) CMDB
8 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 201 (52.07%) Windows
2 104 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (24.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (17.62%) Linux
5 51 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (11.40%) Windows 7
7 43 (11.14%) Windows 8
8 36 (9.33%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.63%) Solaris
11 13 (3.37%) UNIX
12 11 (2.85%) Android
13 7 (1.81%) AIX
14 6 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.55%) HPUX
14 6 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.91%) ITIL
2 50 (12.95%) Network Design
3 49 (12.69%) Load Balancing
4 43 (11.14%) Network Management
5 42 (10.88%) Capacity Management
6 37 (9.59%) Project Management
7 24 (6.22%) Service Delivery
8 22 (5.70%) Information Security
9 21 (5.44%) CRM
9 21 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (5.18%) PRINCE2
11 19 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (4.66%) Change Management
13 15 (3.89%) Incident Management
14 14 (3.63%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (3.37%) Software Deployment
15 13 (3.37%) Migration
16 12 (3.11%) ERP
16 12 (3.11%) Service Management
17 11 (2.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.80%) SQL
2 23 (5.96%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.89%) Java
4 12 (3.11%) VB
5 11 (2.85%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.07%) Python
7 7 (1.81%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.81%) Perl
8 6 (1.55%) VB6
9 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.78%) C
10 3 (0.78%) VBScript
11 2 (0.52%) PHP
11 2 (0.52%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.26%) R
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 101 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.73%) CCNA
3 72 (18.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (10.36%) CCNP
5 37 (9.59%) MCSE
6 35 (9.07%) Degree
7 28 (7.25%) MCTS
8 26 (6.74%) Security Cleared
9 20 (5.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (4.15%) NCDA
11 13 (3.37%) MCITP
12 11 (2.85%) SC Cleared
13 10 (2.59%) CISSP
14 9 (2.33%) CCIE
14 9 (2.33%) MCSA
15 8 (2.07%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (2.07%) CCENT
15 8 (2.07%) MCP
16 7 (1.81%) CISM
16 7 (1.81%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.81%) SLA
2 17 (4.40%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.81%) QA
System Software
1 140 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 93 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (11.66%) vSphere
4 43 (11.14%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.70%) VMware ESX
6 16 (4.15%) XenApp
7 9 (2.33%) XenServer
8 6 (1.55%) NFS
9 5 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.78%) Squid
11 3 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.52%) Xen
12 2 (0.52%) KVM
13 1 (0.26%) vCloud
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.26%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 52 (13.47%) CiscoWorks
2 40 (10.36%) HP NNM
3 29 (7.51%) SCCM
4 25 (6.48%) SCOM
5 23 (5.96%) Backup Exec
6 13 (3.37%) NetBackup
7 12 (3.11%) OpenView
8 10 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.33%) HP SIM
10 6 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.30%) Nagios
11 5 (1.30%) WSUS
11 5 (1.30%) Puppet
12 4 (1.04%) Cacti
13 3 (0.78%) Cobbler
13 3 (0.78%) MOM
14 2 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 232 (60.10%) Cisco
2 167 (43.26%) VMware
3 155 (40.16%) Microsoft
4 102 (26.42%) HP
5 81 (20.98%) Juniper
6 59 (15.28%) CheckPoint
7 55 (14.25%) F5
8 41 (10.62%) Citrix
9 34 (8.81%) NetApp
10 25 (6.48%) Symantec
11 24 (6.22%) Fortinet
12 21 (5.44%) Red Hat
13 19 (4.92%) Oracle
14 16 (4.15%) Avaya
15 13 (3.37%) Dell
15 13 (3.37%) ProCurve
16 12 (3.11%) EMC
16 12 (3.11%) Hitachi
17 11 (2.85%) WatchGuard
18 10 (2.59%) IBM
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