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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 78 100 68
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 217 182 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.23% 2.47% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.66% 16.79% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 171 164 196
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,550
% change year-on-year
- +3.76%
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
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 £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +3 125 £40,000 +1.26% 14
Cheshire +40 77 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Merseyside +5 7 £51,250 +2.50%
Lancashire -4 6 £26,250 -12.50% 4
Cumbria -11 2 £23,500 -44.70%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (48.88%) Windows
2 202 (45.29%) Microsoft
3 193 (43.27%) Cisco
4 147 (32.96%) DNS
5 129 (28.92%) LAN
6 125 (28.03%) VMware
7 119 (26.68%) Active Directory
8 115 (25.78%) VPN
8 115 (25.78%) WAN
9 109 (24.44%) DHCP
9 109 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
10 106 (23.77%) MS Exchange
11 102 (22.87%) TCP/IP
12 94 (21.08%) ITIL
13 87 (19.51%) Network Security
14 85 (19.06%) Finance
15 82 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 79 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 79 (17.71%) CCNA
18 76 (17.04%) MS Excel
19 72 (16.14%) Wireless
20 69 (15.47%) SAN
21 68 (15.25%) VoIP
22 66 (14.80%) SQL
23 62 (13.90%) CCNP
24 60 (13.45%) Citrix
24 60 (13.45%) Linux
25 59 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
26 57 (12.78%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 106 (23.77%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (8.07%) IIS
4 32 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (6.50%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.81%) Apache
7 12 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.79%) nginx
10 6 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.90%) Jetty
13 3 (0.67%) WordPress
13 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
14 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.22%) Documentum
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (17.04%) MS Excel
2 51 (11.43%) MS Office
3 10 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Sage 50
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.71%) Office 365
2 19 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.47%) SaaS
4 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.79%) PaaS
6 8 (1.79%) Route 53
6 8 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (1.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 147 (32.96%) DNS
2 129 (28.92%) LAN
3 115 (25.78%) WAN
3 115 (25.78%) VPN
4 109 (24.44%) DHCP
5 102 (22.87%) TCP/IP
6 87 (19.51%) Network Security
7 72 (16.14%) Wireless
8 69 (15.47%) SAN
9 68 (15.25%) VoIP
10 50 (11.21%) MPLS
11 47 (10.54%) Internet
12 35 (7.85%) SSL
13 32 (7.17%) Cisco IOS
13 32 (7.17%) VLAN
14 26 (5.83%) Ethernet
15 25 (5.61%) BGP
16 24 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (4.93%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (4.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.36%) MySQL
3 11 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.90%) Big Data
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.67%) DB2
9 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Maven
1 8 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.57%) Hudson
3 6 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.90%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.67%) Subversion
5 3 (0.67%) JUnit
General
1 85 (19.06%) Finance
2 26 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.59%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.02%) Legal
4 9 (2.02%) Banking
4 9 (2.02%) Retail
5 8 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.57%) Marketing
7 5 (1.12%) Advertising
8 4 (0.90%) Back Office
9 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 82 (18.39%) Network Engineer
2 64 (14.35%) Analyst
3 61 (13.68%) Support Engineer
4 39 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (6.95%) Architect
6 27 (6.05%) IT Support
7 23 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (5.16%) Support Analyst
8 21 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
9 18 (4.04%) Senior Network Engineer
10 17 (3.81%) Network Analyst
10 17 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
10 17 (3.81%) Consultant
10 17 (3.81%) Security Engineer
11 16 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (3.36%) Security Architect
12 15 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (2.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.14%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.69%) HTML
3 11 (2.47%) Web Services
4 9 (2.02%) XML
5 5 (1.12%) COM
5 5 (1.12%) JSP
5 5 (1.12%) EDI
6 4 (0.90%) LAMP
7 3 (0.67%) XMPP
7 3 (0.67%) Servlets
7 3 (0.67%) Middleware
7 3 (0.67%) CSS
8 2 (0.45%) XSL
9 1 (0.22%) RSS
9 1 (0.22%) EJB
9 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.22%) jQuery
9 1 (0.22%) HTML5
9 1 (0.22%) Memcached
9 1 (0.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.14%) Replication
5 12 (2.69%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.69%) Fat Client
6 11 (2.47%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.02%) Life Science
8 9 (2.02%) Clustering
9 8 (1.79%) iPhone
10 7 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.57%) iPad
10 7 (1.57%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.12%) RMADS
12 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 218 (48.88%) Windows
2 80 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 79 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (13.45%) Linux
5 35 (7.85%) Windows 7
6 33 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (6.95%) UNIX
8 26 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.59%) Android
10 11 (2.47%) CentOS
10 11 (2.47%) Solaris
11 9 (2.02%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.35%) Debian
14 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.67%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.08%) ITIL
2 56 (12.56%) Information Security
3 42 (9.42%) Project Management
4 35 (7.85%) Load Balancing
5 29 (6.50%) Network Design
6 28 (6.28%) Service Delivery
7 27 (6.05%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (5.61%) Incident Management
9 24 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (5.38%) PRINCE2
9 24 (5.38%) Network Management
10 23 (5.16%) Change Control
11 21 (4.71%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.48%) Change Management
12 20 (4.48%) Service Management
13 19 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
14 18 (4.04%) Migration
14 18 (4.04%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (3.81%) Penetration Testing
15 17 (3.81%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (14.80%) SQL
2 14 (3.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.47%) PHP
4 9 (2.02%) Ruby
5 8 (1.79%) Java
6 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.67%) VBScript
6 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.45%) VBA
7 2 (0.45%) C
7 2 (0.45%) C#
7 2 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 109 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (17.71%) CCNA
3 62 (13.90%) CCNP
4 59 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (11.43%) Degree
6 33 (7.40%) CISSP
7 31 (6.95%) MCSE
8 21 (4.71%) CCENT
9 17 (3.81%) MCTS
10 14 (3.14%) CCIE
10 14 (3.14%) MCP
11 13 (2.91%) CISM
11 13 (2.91%) MCDST
12 12 (2.69%) Security Cleared
12 12 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.47%) MCSA
14 9 (2.02%) MCITP
15 8 (1.79%) SC Cleared
16 7 (1.57%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.42%) SLA
2 38 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.71%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.47%) QA
5 10 (2.24%) COBIT
6 6 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.12%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 119 (26.68%) Active Directory
2 82 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (11.66%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.73%) vSphere
5 13 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.69%) XenApp
7 10 (2.24%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.79%) ISA Server
9 7 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.90%) pfSense
10 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.67%) Cronacle
11 3 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.45%) NFS
12 2 (0.45%) Snort
12 2 (0.45%) Xen
12 2 (0.45%) iptables
13 1 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.22%) Ceph
13 1 (0.22%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.91%) Puppet
2 11 (2.47%) SCCM
3 9 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.79%) SCOM
4 8 (1.79%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.35%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.35%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.35%) WSUS
6 5 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.12%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.12%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.90%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.90%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.67%) Nagios
8 3 (0.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 202 (45.29%) Microsoft
2 193 (43.27%) Cisco
3 125 (28.03%) VMware
4 60 (13.45%) Citrix
5 44 (9.87%) Juniper
6 42 (9.42%) CheckPoint
7 34 (7.62%) HP
8 25 (5.61%) NetApp
9 17 (3.81%) Dell
9 17 (3.81%) F5
10 14 (3.14%) IBM
10 14 (3.14%) Apple
11 12 (2.69%) Blue Coat
12 11 (2.47%) WatchGuard
12 11 (2.47%) Symantec
12 11 (2.47%) McAfee
12 11 (2.47%) BT
12 11 (2.47%) Oracle
13 10 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.24%) SonicWALL
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Industry Expert Training!
Posted: 15 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + premium company car + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great Training + progression
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Chorley
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago