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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 77 105
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +28
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 263 217 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.06% 3.09% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.34% 19.98% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 226 185 146
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 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 April 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 +27 141 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Cheshire +15 84 £47,000 +15.33% 13
Lancashire +9 25 £34,250 +20.17% 1
Merseyside +8 11 £51,250 +40.41% 1
Cumbria - 3 £30,157 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 257 (49.52%) Cisco
2 246 (47.40%) Windows
3 217 (41.81%) Microsoft
4 171 (32.95%) VMware
5 159 (30.64%) Active Directory
6 152 (29.29%) Cisco Certification
7 140 (26.97%) LAN
8 138 (26.59%) MS Exchange
9 125 (24.08%) WAN
10 117 (22.54%) MS Excel
11 115 (22.16%) CCNA
11 115 (22.16%) DNS
12 113 (21.77%) ITIL
13 111 (21.39%) Finance
14 108 (20.81%) CCNP
15 107 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 93 (17.92%) Network Security
17 91 (17.53%) VPN
17 91 (17.53%) SAN
18 89 (17.15%) TCP/IP
18 89 (17.15%) DHCP
19 87 (16.76%) Citrix
19 87 (16.76%) SQL Server
20 83 (15.99%) SQL
21 78 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
22 70 (13.49%) CheckPoint
23 66 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2010
24 63 (12.14%) Hyper-V
25 62 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
26 61 (11.75%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 138 (26.59%) MS Exchange
2 66 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (10.40%) SharePoint
4 43 (8.29%) IIS
5 23 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.35%) Apache
10 4 (0.77%) nginx
10 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.77%) Lync
11 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.19%) WordPress
13 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) Documentum
Applications
1 117 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.44%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.20%) Office 365
2 8 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.16%) SaaS
3 6 (1.16%) Mimecast
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (26.97%) LAN
2 125 (24.08%) WAN
3 115 (22.16%) DNS
4 93 (17.92%) Network Security
5 91 (17.53%) VPN
5 91 (17.53%) SAN
6 89 (17.15%) TCP/IP
6 89 (17.15%) DHCP
7 60 (11.56%) BGP
8 59 (11.37%) Wireless
9 55 (10.60%) MPLS
10 52 (10.02%) VoIP
11 40 (7.71%) SSL
12 37 (7.13%) VLAN
13 34 (6.55%) OSPF
14 33 (6.36%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (3.85%) HSRP
16 20 (3.85%) NAS
16 20 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.28%) MySQL
4 11 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.39%) Big Data
10 1 (0.19%) DataEase
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.96%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.39%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 111 (21.39%) Finance
2 23 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 15 (2.89%) Banking
5 12 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.12%) Retail
7 6 (1.16%) Legal
8 5 (0.96%) Law
9 4 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.58%) Billing
11 2 (0.39%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 129 (24.86%) Network Engineer
2 86 (16.57%) Support Engineer
3 49 (9.44%) Analyst
4 48 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (8.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 43 (8.29%) Security Engineer
7 33 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 32 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 31 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
10 29 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 27 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 27 (5.20%) IT Support
12 26 (5.01%) Infrastructure Manager
13 22 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 22 (4.24%) Technical Support
14 20 (3.85%) Security Analyst
14 20 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
15 19 (3.66%) Technical Engineer
15 19 (3.66%) Technical Support Engineer
15 19 (3.66%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.66%) Web Services
2 5 (0.96%) XML
2 5 (0.96%) EDI
2 5 (0.96%) HTML
2 5 (0.96%) .NET
2 5 (0.96%) Middleware
3 3 (0.58%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.58%) COM
3 3 (0.58%) JSP
4 2 (0.39%) LAMP
4 2 (0.39%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.19%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.19%) J2EE
5 1 (0.19%) WSDL
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.28%) Replication
4 15 (2.89%) Clustering
5 14 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.12%) Open Source
7 7 (1.35%) iPad
7 7 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.35%) iPhone
7 7 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.16%) Life Science
9 5 (0.96%) RMADS
10 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.77%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.77%) PKI
10 4 (0.77%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.77%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 246 (47.40%) Windows
2 78 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (10.79%) Windows 7
4 56 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (10.02%) Linux
6 47 (9.06%) Windows 8
7 40 (7.71%) UNIX
8 23 (4.43%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.05%) Solaris
10 11 (2.12%) Android
11 10 (1.93%) CentOS
12 8 (1.54%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.54%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.77%) AIX
15 2 (0.39%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.39%) Debian
15 2 (0.39%) OpenBSD
16 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (21.77%) ITIL
2 57 (10.98%) Information Security
3 34 (6.55%) Project Management
4 33 (6.36%) Network Design
5 30 (5.78%) PRINCE2
6 29 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (5.39%) Mentoring
8 26 (5.01%) Security Management
9 24 (4.62%) Service Delivery
9 24 (4.62%) ERP
10 22 (4.24%) Change Management
10 22 (4.24%) Incident Management
10 22 (4.24%) Cyber Security
11 21 (4.05%) Business Continuity
12 20 (3.85%) Load Balancing
12 20 (3.85%) Problem Management
13 18 (3.47%) SIEM
13 18 (3.47%) Service Management
13 18 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (15.99%) SQL
2 40 (7.71%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.31%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.16%) VBScript
4 6 (1.16%) VB
4 6 (1.16%) C
4 6 (1.16%) PHP
5 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.77%) VBA
7 3 (0.58%) VB6
7 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.39%) C#
8 2 (0.39%) Ruby
8 2 (0.39%) Python
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.39%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) Java
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 152 (29.29%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (22.16%) CCNA
3 108 (20.81%) CCNP
4 62 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (11.75%) Degree
6 38 (7.32%) MCSE
7 32 (6.17%) Security Cleared
8 29 (5.59%) CISSP
9 23 (4.43%) SC Cleared
10 18 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (2.70%) MCSA
11 14 (2.70%) CCIE
12 13 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.12%) CCDA
14 10 (1.93%) MCITP
15 9 (1.73%) CISM
15 9 (1.73%) A+ Certification
15 9 (1.73%) NCDA
16 8 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.09%) SLA
2 25 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.70%) COBIT
4 6 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.77%) QA
6 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 159 (30.64%) Active Directory
2 107 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (12.14%) Hyper-V
4 38 (7.32%) vSphere
5 29 (5.59%) XenDesktop
6 16 (3.08%) XenApp
7 15 (2.89%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.93%) XenServer
9 9 (1.73%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.54%) Snort
11 7 (1.35%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.58%) iptables
13 3 (0.58%) NFS
13 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.58%) Postfix
14 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.39%) Varnish
14 2 (0.39%) Dovecot
14 2 (0.39%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 27 (5.20%) Backup Exec
2 14 (2.70%) SCCM
3 13 (2.50%) WMI
4 9 (1.73%) Nagios
4 9 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.54%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.35%) WSUS
6 7 (1.35%) SCOM
7 5 (0.96%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.58%) Puppet
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.39%) yum
9 2 (0.39%) Cacti
9 2 (0.39%) Munin
9 2 (0.39%) logstash
9 2 (0.39%) Opsview
9 2 (0.39%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.39%) Bacula
Vendors
1 257 (49.52%) Cisco
2 217 (41.81%) Microsoft
3 171 (32.95%) VMware
4 87 (16.76%) Citrix
5 70 (13.49%) CheckPoint
6 59 (11.37%) Juniper
7 52 (10.02%) HP
8 48 (9.25%) NetApp
9 27 (5.20%) Wyse
10 25 (4.82%) Fortinet
11 22 (4.24%) WatchGuard
12 20 (3.85%) Symantec
12 20 (3.85%) Oracle
13 19 (3.66%) Avaya
14 16 (3.08%) SolarWinds
15 15 (2.89%) F5
15 15 (2.89%) Dell
16 14 (2.70%) CA
17 13 (2.50%) Sophos
17 13 (2.50%) 3PAR
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension and excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits incl health
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
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Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + £6K per year car allowance
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Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
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Talent International
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