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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 75 100 69
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -31
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 208 184 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.18% 2.58% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.10% 17.78% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 174 163 219
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £20,700 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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
941 1035 1062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.40% 14.54% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 759 872 893
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 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 29 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 +11 113 £40,000 +23.07% 32
Cheshire +25 65 £37,500 +4.16% 16
Lancashire -6 20 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Merseyside +4 7 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Cumbria -1 3 £24,690 -11.82% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 218 (46.48%) Windows
2 207 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 204 (43.50%) Cisco
4 135 (28.78%) DNS
5 130 (27.72%) Cisco Certification
5 130 (27.72%) VMware
6 123 (26.23%) Active Directory
7 122 (26.01%) LAN
8 107 (22.81%) WAN
8 107 (22.81%) ITIL
9 105 (22.39%) MS Exchange
10 101 (21.54%) VPN
11 98 (20.90%) DHCP
12 97 (20.68%) CCNA
13 93 (19.83%) TCP/IP
14 90 (19.19%) Finance
15 89 (18.98%) MS Excel
15 89 (18.98%) Network Security
16 86 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (17.91%) CCNP
18 81 (17.27%) SAN
19 79 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
20 72 (15.35%) Windows Server 2012
21 67 (14.29%) Wireless
22 66 (14.07%) Citrix
22 66 (14.07%) SQL
23 65 (13.86%) MS Office
24 64 (13.65%) VoIP
25 62 (13.22%) Linux
26 61 (13.01%) Data Centre

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 105 (22.39%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (6.18%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.76%) IIS
6 19 (4.05%) Apache
7 18 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.92%) nginx
10 8 (1.71%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.28%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.85%) Jetty
12 4 (0.85%) WordPress
12 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.64%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.21%) Documentum
Applications
1 89 (18.98%) MS Excel
2 65 (13.86%) MS Office
3 10 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.07%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.84%) Office 365
2 12 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.49%) PaaS
4 6 (1.28%) SaaS
4 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.07%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.07%) Route 53
5 5 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.43%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 135 (28.78%) DNS
2 122 (26.01%) LAN
3 107 (22.81%) WAN
4 101 (21.54%) VPN
5 98 (20.90%) DHCP
6 93 (19.83%) TCP/IP
7 89 (18.98%) Network Security
8 81 (17.27%) SAN
9 67 (14.29%) Wireless
10 64 (13.65%) VoIP
11 56 (11.94%) MPLS
12 45 (9.59%) BGP
13 36 (7.68%) SSL
14 33 (7.04%) Internet
15 31 (6.61%) VLAN
16 27 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (5.54%) Ethernet
18 25 (5.33%) OSPF
19 24 (5.12%) Cisco ASA
20 20 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.69%) MySQL
3 13 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.64%) DB2
9 3 (0.64%) Big Data
10 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.21%) MS Access
11 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.07%) Maven
2 5 (1.07%) Hudson
2 5 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.85%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.64%) Subversion
4 3 (0.64%) JUnit
4 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.21%) WinDbg
General
1 90 (19.19%) Finance
2 28 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.56%) Banking
5 11 (2.35%) Legal
6 10 (2.13%) Retail
7 4 (0.85%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Advertising
8 3 (0.64%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 101 (21.54%) Network Engineer
2 65 (13.86%) Analyst
2 65 (13.86%) Support Engineer
3 38 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (6.18%) Infrastructure Manager
5 27 (5.76%) Architect
6 26 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (5.54%) IT Support
7 25 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (4.90%) Senior Network Engineer
9 22 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 22 (4.69%) Security Engineer
10 19 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (4.05%) Security Analyst
11 18 (3.84%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (3.62%) Consultant
13 16 (3.41%) Information Analyst
13 16 (3.41%) Information Security Analyst
14 15 (3.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.13%) HTML
3 9 (1.92%) Web Services
3 9 (1.92%) XML
4 7 (1.49%) EDI
5 6 (1.28%) Middleware
6 5 (1.07%) JSP
6 5 (1.07%) COM
7 4 (0.85%) LAMP
8 3 (0.64%) Servlets
8 3 (0.64%) CSS
9 2 (0.43%) XSL
10 1 (0.21%) ODBC
10 1 (0.21%) RSS
10 1 (0.21%) EJB
10 1 (0.21%) .NET
10 1 (0.21%) J2EE
10 1 (0.21%) WSDL
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.01%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.20%) Replication
4 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.56%) Clustering
6 11 (2.35%) N-Tier
6 11 (2.35%) Life Science
7 10 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.13%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.92%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.71%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.71%) iPhone
9 8 (1.71%) iPad
9 8 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.28%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.28%) NHS
12 5 (1.07%) RMADS
13 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 218 (46.48%) Windows
2 79 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (15.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (13.22%) Linux
5 45 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (8.53%) UNIX
7 37 (7.89%) Windows 7
8 33 (7.04%) Windows 8
9 19 (4.05%) Solaris
10 16 (3.41%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.41%) CentOS
11 13 (2.77%) Android
12 11 (2.35%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.28%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.28%) Debian
13 6 (1.28%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.85%) AIX
15 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (22.81%) ITIL
2 58 (12.37%) Information Security
3 41 (8.74%) Project Management
4 33 (7.04%) Network Design
5 29 (6.18%) Service Delivery
6 27 (5.76%) Security Management
6 27 (5.76%) PRINCE2
6 27 (5.76%) Load Balancing
7 26 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (5.33%) ERP
9 23 (4.90%) Incident Management
10 22 (4.69%) Change Management
11 20 (4.26%) Migration
11 20 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (4.05%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (4.05%) Network Management
13 18 (3.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 17 (3.62%) Risk Assessment
15 16 (3.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 66 (14.07%) SQL
2 13 (2.77%) PHP
3 12 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.92%) Java
5 8 (1.71%) Ruby
6 6 (1.28%) VBScript
7 4 (0.85%) C#
7 4 (0.85%) VBA
8 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.64%) Perl
9 2 (0.43%) VB
9 2 (0.43%) C
9 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 130 (27.72%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (20.68%) CCNA
3 84 (17.91%) CCNP
4 60 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 57 (12.15%) Degree
6 31 (6.61%) MCSE
7 30 (6.40%) CISSP
8 19 (4.05%) CCENT
9 16 (3.41%) Security Cleared
10 15 (3.20%) MCP
11 14 (2.99%) CCDA
11 14 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (2.77%) MCTS
12 13 (2.77%) MCSA
12 13 (2.77%) CCIE
13 12 (2.56%) MCDST
14 9 (1.92%) MCITP
14 9 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.92%) SC Cleared
15 8 (1.71%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.96%) SLA
2 26 (5.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.62%) COBIT
4 12 (2.56%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.71%) QA
6 5 (1.07%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 86 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (11.73%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.40%) vSphere
5 18 (3.84%) XenDesktop
6 15 (3.20%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.99%) XenApp
8 7 (1.49%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.07%) Snort
10 5 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.85%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.64%) pfSense
12 3 (0.64%) iptables
12 3 (0.64%) NFS
12 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.64%) XenServer
13 2 (0.43%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.43%) Xen
13 2 (0.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 10 (2.13%) SCCM
2 10 (2.13%) Puppet
3 9 (1.92%) Nagios
4 6 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.07%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.07%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.85%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.85%) SCOM
7 3 (0.64%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.64%) WSUS
7 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.64%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.64%) Opsview
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 207 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 204 (43.50%) Cisco
3 130 (27.72%) VMware
4 66 (14.07%) Citrix
5 51 (10.87%) CheckPoint
6 48 (10.23%) Juniper
7 36 (7.68%) HP
8 33 (7.04%) NetApp
9 17 (3.62%) Dell
10 15 (3.20%) Oracle
10 15 (3.20%) Red Hat
11 14 (2.99%) Apple
11 14 (2.99%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.56%) F5
12 12 (2.56%) Symantec
12 12 (2.56%) IBM
13 11 (2.35%) BT
13 11 (2.35%) Blue Coat
13 11 (2.35%) SonicWALL
14 9 (1.92%) Fortinet
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 35% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum Up to £30,000 +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus bonus, + oncall + excellent ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per day + + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: £33k - £40k basic (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits incl health
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £31,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago