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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 93 65 111
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +46
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 182 250 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 3.46% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.55% 23.76% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 163 218 155
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £24,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1037 1052 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 14.57% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 880 883 921
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 -28 114 £34,000 -11.68% 10
Cheshire -23 36 £35,000 +27.27% 7
Lancashire -1 18 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Merseyside -3 11 £46,250 +15.62% 1
Cumbria - 2 £28,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 213 (53.38%) Windows
2 193 (48.37%) Cisco
3 148 (37.09%) VMware
4 147 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 115 (28.82%) WAN
6 113 (28.32%) Active Directory
7 104 (26.07%) LAN
8 95 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (23.56%) TCP/IP
10 93 (23.31%) DNS
11 85 (21.30%) MS Exchange
11 85 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 84 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
13 77 (19.30%) VPN
13 77 (19.30%) ITIL
14 71 (17.79%) Internet
15 69 (17.29%) SQL Server
16 67 (16.79%) CheckPoint
16 67 (16.79%) Juniper
17 66 (16.54%) SQL
17 66 (16.54%) MS Excel
18 65 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 65 (16.29%) CCNA
18 65 (16.29%) Finance
19 64 (16.04%) Citrix
20 61 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
21 60 (15.04%) Linux
22 58 (14.54%) HP
22 58 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
23 52 (13.03%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 85 (21.30%) MS Exchange
2 50 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 32 (8.02%) IIS
5 30 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.26%) Apache
8 11 (2.76%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.26%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.01%) Lync
11 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.75%) Site Server
13 2 (0.50%) nginx
13 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.25%) DNN
Applications
1 66 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.75%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.51%) Office 365
3 12 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.01%) SaaS
4 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 115 (28.82%) WAN
2 104 (26.07%) LAN
3 94 (23.56%) TCP/IP
4 93 (23.31%) DNS
5 77 (19.30%) VPN
6 71 (17.79%) Internet
7 52 (13.03%) SAN
7 52 (13.03%) Network Security
8 40 (10.03%) SSL
9 35 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (8.27%) VLAN
11 32 (8.02%) MPLS
11 32 (8.02%) DHCP
12 31 (7.77%) LDAP
12 31 (7.77%) OSPF
12 31 (7.77%) BGP
13 30 (7.52%) SMTP
14 28 (7.02%) IPsec
15 25 (6.27%) EIGRP
16 24 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.01%) MySQL
3 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.75%) MS Access
8 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.50%) OLAP
9 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.76%) JMeter
2 3 (0.75%) Subversion
2 3 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (16.29%) Finance
2 24 (6.02%) Retail
3 18 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.76%) Marketing
5 11 (2.76%) Legal
5 11 (2.76%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.01%) Banking
6 8 (2.01%) Law
7 5 (1.25%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.00%) Games
9 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (17.29%) Network Engineer
2 55 (13.78%) Analyst
3 38 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 31 (7.77%) Support Engineer
6 29 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 29 (7.27%) Administrator
7 27 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (6.77%) Consultant
7 27 (6.77%) IT Support
8 24 (6.02%) Security Engineer
9 18 (4.51%) Network Support
9 18 (4.51%) IT Support Analyst
9 18 (4.51%) Network Security Engineer
10 14 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.26%) Firewall Engineer
11 13 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 12 (3.01%) NOC Engineer
12 12 (3.01%) Technical Support
12 12 (3.01%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.52%) .NET
2 11 (2.76%) SOAP
2 11 (2.76%) Web Services
3 9 (2.26%) HTML
4 8 (2.01%) Middleware
5 7 (1.75%) CSS
6 2 (0.50%) HTML5
6 2 (0.50%) Sphinx
6 2 (0.50%) WCF
6 2 (0.50%) WPF
6 2 (0.50%) Ajax
6 2 (0.50%) WSH
7 1 (0.25%) J2EE
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) CSS3
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.01%) PKI
2 14 (3.51%) SecurID
3 11 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.51%) iPhone
4 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.01%) Clustering
7 7 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.25%) VLE
8 5 (1.25%) CMDB
9 3 (0.75%) Kindle
9 3 (0.75%) Open Source
10 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.50%) EPoS
10 2 (0.50%) Replication
10 2 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.25%) AS400
11 1 (0.25%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 213 (53.38%) Windows
2 95 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (15.04%) Linux
5 58 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (12.53%) Windows 7
7 27 (6.77%) Windows 8
8 25 (6.27%) Windows XP
9 24 (6.02%) UNIX
10 11 (2.76%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.51%) AIX
11 10 (2.51%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.01%) Android
13 6 (1.50%) Solaris
14 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.50%) HPUX
17 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.30%) ITIL
2 33 (8.27%) Project Management
2 33 (8.27%) Information Security
3 32 (8.02%) Change Management
4 23 (5.76%) Load Balancing
5 22 (5.51%) Network Design
6 21 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 20 (5.01%) Migration
8 17 (4.26%) Capacity Management
8 17 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 17 (4.26%) Network Management
9 16 (4.01%) Configuration Management
10 15 (3.76%) CRM
11 14 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (2.76%) Server Monitoring
12 11 (2.76%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.76%) Load Testing
13 10 (2.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.51%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.54%) SQL
2 29 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 14 (3.51%) VB
5 7 (1.75%) Java
6 6 (1.50%) VB6
6 6 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.25%) Perl
7 5 (1.25%) PHP
7 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.00%) Python
9 3 (0.75%) C#
10 2 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.25%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 84 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (16.29%) CCNA
3 48 (12.03%) Degree
3 48 (12.03%) MCSE
4 36 (9.02%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.77%) CCNP
6 20 (5.01%) CISSP
7 18 (4.51%) MCITP
7 18 (4.51%) SC Cleared
8 16 (4.01%) MCSA
9 14 (3.51%) EnCE
10 13 (3.26%) CTC Cleared
11 12 (3.01%) MCTS
12 11 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.26%) CCDP
14 7 (1.75%) CCIE
14 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.75%) CEH
15 6 (1.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.51%) SLA
2 19 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 113 (28.32%) Active Directory
2 85 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (12.53%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.27%) vSphere
5 20 (5.01%) XenApp
6 14 (3.51%) NFS
7 13 (3.26%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.76%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.51%) XenServer
10 6 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.50%) vCloud
11 3 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.25%) Docker
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.25%) Xen
13 1 (0.25%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 19 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
2 12 (3.01%) SCCM
2 12 (3.01%) HP SIM
3 11 (2.76%) HP NNM
4 8 (2.01%) OpenView
4 8 (2.01%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.01%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.25%) SCOM
6 4 (1.00%) Cacti
6 4 (1.00%) Nagios
6 4 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle EDQ
7 3 (0.75%) WSUS
8 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.25%) SCSM
9 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 193 (48.37%) Cisco
2 148 (37.09%) VMware
3 147 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 67 (16.79%) CheckPoint
4 67 (16.79%) Juniper
5 64 (16.04%) Citrix
6 58 (14.54%) HP
7 32 (8.02%) F5
8 25 (6.27%) Oracle
9 24 (6.02%) NetApp
10 22 (5.51%) Fortinet
11 21 (5.26%) Dell
12 16 (4.01%) IBM
13 12 (3.01%) Symantec
14 10 (2.51%) Avaya
15 9 (2.26%) Fujitsu
16 7 (1.75%) Blue Coat
17 6 (1.50%) Aruba
17 6 (1.50%) Red Hat
18 5 (1.25%) WatchGuard
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Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Merseyside
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Salary: £40000.00 - £43000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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