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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 272 205 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.12% 2.96% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.92% 20.77% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 238 173 158
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £24,500 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
1137 987 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.21% 14.26% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 873 763 1045
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +29 162 £37,500 - 30
Cheshire +12 77 £46,500 +6.28% 8
Lancashire +10 19 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Cumbria - 7 £18,000 -
Merseyside +4 5 £21,000 -33.33% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 253 (48.56%) Cisco
2 243 (46.64%) Windows
3 210 (40.31%) Microsoft
4 169 (32.44%) Active Directory
5 167 (32.05%) VMware
6 156 (29.94%) Cisco Certification
7 134 (25.72%) MS Exchange
7 134 (25.72%) LAN
8 125 (23.99%) WAN
9 121 (23.22%) CCNA
10 118 (22.65%) MS Excel
11 116 (22.26%) DNS
12 114 (21.88%) ITIL
13 112 (21.50%) CCNP
13 112 (21.50%) Finance
14 108 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 96 (18.43%) SQL Server
16 93 (17.85%) Network Security
17 88 (16.89%) TCP/IP
18 87 (16.70%) VPN
18 87 (16.70%) SQL
19 81 (15.55%) DHCP
20 80 (15.36%) SAN
21 79 (15.16%) Citrix
22 73 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
23 64 (12.28%) Hyper-V
23 64 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
24 63 (12.09%) Juniper
24 63 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
25 62 (11.90%) CheckPoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 134 (25.72%) MS Exchange
2 63 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (9.40%) SharePoint
4 44 (8.45%) IIS
5 21 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.73%) Apache
9 8 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.96%) Lync
11 4 (0.77%) nginx
11 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.38%) Documentum
13 2 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
14 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 118 (22.65%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.64%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.38%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.76%) Office 365
2 13 (2.50%) SaaS
3 11 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (25.72%) LAN
2 125 (23.99%) WAN
3 116 (22.26%) DNS
4 93 (17.85%) Network Security
5 88 (16.89%) TCP/IP
6 87 (16.70%) VPN
7 81 (15.55%) DHCP
8 80 (15.36%) SAN
9 59 (11.32%) BGP
9 59 (11.32%) Wireless
10 58 (11.13%) MPLS
11 49 (9.40%) VoIP
12 43 (8.25%) VLAN
13 42 (8.06%) SSL
14 34 (6.53%) OSPF
15 32 (6.14%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (4.80%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (4.80%) Internet
17 23 (4.41%) NAS
18 21 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (18.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.07%) MySQL
4 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.38%) DataEase
8 2 (0.38%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.77%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 112 (21.50%) Finance
2 23 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.84%) Banking
4 15 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.11%) Retail
6 9 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.34%) Legal
8 5 (0.96%) Law
9 3 (0.58%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 127 (24.38%) Network Engineer
2 82 (15.74%) Support Engineer
3 53 (10.17%) Analyst
4 45 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (8.64%) Security Engineer
5 44 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 33 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 27 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
10 26 (4.99%) Administrator
10 26 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 25 (4.80%) IT Support
12 23 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (4.22%) Support Analyst
14 21 (4.03%) Infrastructure Manager
15 20 (3.84%) Consultant
15 20 (3.84%) Architect
16 19 (3.65%) Technical Support
17 18 (3.45%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.88%) Web Services
2 12 (2.30%) .NET
3 6 (1.15%) Middleware
4 4 (0.77%) HTML
4 4 (0.77%) XML
4 4 (0.77%) EDI
5 3 (0.58%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.38%) LAMP
6 2 (0.38%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.38%) COM
6 2 (0.38%) JSP
7 1 (0.19%) J2EE
7 1 (0.19%) WSDL
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.19%) ODBC
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.69%) Replication
3 14 (2.69%) Clustering
3 14 (2.69%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.92%) Open Source
5 6 (1.15%) iPhone
5 6 (1.15%) iPad
5 6 (1.15%) Life Science
5 6 (1.15%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.77%) EqualLogic
7 4 (0.77%) RMADS
7 4 (0.77%) SecurID
7 4 (0.77%) CMDB
7 4 (0.77%) PKI
8 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 243 (46.64%) Windows
2 73 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (10.36%) Windows 7
4 54 (10.36%) Linux
4 54 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (9.21%) Windows 8
6 42 (8.06%) UNIX
7 23 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 20 (3.84%) Solaris
9 10 (1.92%) CentOS
10 8 (1.54%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.54%) Android
11 6 (1.15%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.77%) AIX
14 3 (0.58%) Debian
14 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.38%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.38%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (21.88%) ITIL
2 59 (11.32%) Information Security
3 33 (6.33%) PRINCE2
4 32 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (5.95%) Project Management
6 30 (5.76%) Network Design
7 28 (5.37%) Mentoring
8 27 (5.18%) Service Delivery
9 26 (4.99%) Business Continuity
10 25 (4.80%) Cyber Security
11 22 (4.22%) Problem Management
11 22 (4.22%) Change Management
12 21 (4.03%) Migration
13 20 (3.84%) Security Management
13 20 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
14 18 (3.45%) SIEM
15 17 (3.26%) Load Balancing
15 17 (3.26%) Service Management
15 17 (3.26%) ERP
16 16 (3.07%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (16.70%) SQL
2 41 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.30%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.34%) VB
5 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.15%) PHP
5 6 (1.15%) C
6 4 (0.77%) VBScript
7 3 (0.58%) Perl
7 3 (0.58%) VB6
7 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.58%) VBA
8 2 (0.38%) Python
8 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 2 (0.38%) C#
9 1 (0.19%) Java
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 156 (29.94%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (23.22%) CCNA
3 112 (21.50%) CCNP
4 64 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (10.17%) Degree
6 42 (8.06%) MCSE
7 35 (6.72%) Security Cleared
8 31 (5.95%) CISSP
9 27 (5.18%) SC Cleared
10 20 (3.84%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (3.65%) MCSA
12 14 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.30%) A+ Certification
14 11 (2.11%) CCIE
14 11 (2.11%) CCDA
14 11 (2.11%) CISM
14 11 (2.11%) MCITP
15 9 (1.73%) NCDA
15 9 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.72%) SLA
2 22 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.73%) COBIT
4 6 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.77%) QA
6 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 169 (32.44%) Active Directory
2 108 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 38 (7.29%) vSphere
5 27 (5.18%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.88%) Terminal Services
7 14 (2.69%) XenApp
8 10 (1.92%) XenServer
9 8 (1.54%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.54%) Snort
10 7 (1.34%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.58%) iptables
12 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.58%) Postfix
13 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.38%) NFS
13 2 (0.38%) Firmware
13 2 (0.38%) Varnish
13 2 (0.38%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 27 (5.18%) Backup Exec
2 13 (2.50%) WMI
3 11 (2.11%) SCCM
3 11 (2.11%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.92%) Nagios
5 9 (1.73%) WSUS
6 7 (1.34%) SCOM
6 7 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.96%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.58%) Cacti
9 3 (0.58%) Puppet
9 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.38%) yum
10 2 (0.38%) Munin
10 2 (0.38%) logstash
10 2 (0.38%) Opsview
10 2 (0.38%) Rsyslog
10 2 (0.38%) Bacula
Vendors
1 253 (48.56%) Cisco
2 210 (40.31%) Microsoft
3 167 (32.05%) VMware
4 79 (15.16%) Citrix
5 63 (12.09%) Juniper
6 62 (11.90%) CheckPoint
7 53 (10.17%) HP
8 48 (9.21%) NetApp
9 27 (5.18%) Wyse
9 27 (5.18%) Fortinet
10 25 (4.80%) WatchGuard
11 21 (4.03%) F5
12 20 (3.84%) Symantec
13 19 (3.65%) Oracle
14 18 (3.45%) Avaya
15 15 (2.88%) Dell
16 14 (2.69%) CA
16 14 (2.69%) SolarWinds
17 13 (2.50%) 3PAR
17 13 (2.50%) Sophos
Burnley, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Merseyside
Equals One
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + on-call payments + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + On call (£3K), Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + £6K per year car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £24 - £27 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £50510 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago