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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 72 91 107
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 220 185 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 2.74% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.55% 18.32% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 189 157 147
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,200 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +24 116 £41,000 +26.15% 25
Cheshire +26 74 £45,000 +38.46% 17
Lancashire -11 22 £38,750 +29.16% 4
Merseyside -1 8 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Cumbria - 2 £28,578 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 252 (51.32%) Cisco
2 227 (46.23%) Windows
3 208 (42.36%) Microsoft
4 162 (32.99%) VMware
5 147 (29.94%) Active Directory
6 140 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
7 128 (26.07%) MS Exchange
8 122 (24.85%) LAN
9 116 (23.63%) DNS
10 111 (22.61%) ITIL
11 107 (21.79%) CCNA
12 106 (21.59%) WAN
13 104 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 103 (20.98%) MS Excel
15 100 (20.37%) CCNP
16 98 (19.96%) Finance
17 97 (19.76%) Network Security
18 96 (19.55%) VPN
19 89 (18.13%) SAN
20 87 (17.72%) Citrix
20 87 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
21 84 (17.11%) TCP/IP
22 83 (16.90%) DHCP
23 77 (15.68%) SQL Server
24 73 (14.87%) SQL
25 69 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
26 60 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
27 59 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
27 59 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
28 58 (11.81%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 128 (26.07%) MS Exchange
2 59 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (8.76%) IIS
4 39 (7.94%) SharePoint
5 30 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.63%) Apache
9 4 (0.81%) Lync
9 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.81%) nginx
10 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) WordPress
11 1 (0.20%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 103 (20.98%) MS Excel
2 54 (11.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.61%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.07%) Office 365
2 5 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.61%) SaaS
4 3 (0.61%) PaaS
4 3 (0.61%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (24.85%) LAN
2 116 (23.63%) DNS
3 106 (21.59%) WAN
4 97 (19.76%) Network Security
5 96 (19.55%) VPN
6 89 (18.13%) SAN
7 84 (17.11%) TCP/IP
8 83 (16.90%) DHCP
9 58 (11.81%) BGP
10 56 (11.41%) Wireless
11 53 (10.79%) VoIP
12 51 (10.39%) MPLS
13 40 (8.15%) SSL
14 38 (7.74%) VLAN
15 29 (5.91%) OSPF
16 28 (5.70%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (4.28%) Intrusion Detection
17 21 (4.28%) NAS
17 21 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (3.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.67%) MySQL
4 10 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.41%) Big Data
9 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) MS Access
10 1 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 98 (19.96%) Finance
2 22 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.04%) Banking
5 10 (2.04%) Retail
6 7 (1.43%) Legal
7 4 (0.81%) Back Office
7 4 (0.81%) Law
8 3 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 118 (24.03%) Network Engineer
2 89 (18.13%) Support Engineer
3 49 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 44 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 44 (8.96%) Analyst
5 34 (6.92%) Security Engineer
6 32 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 31 (6.31%) Infrastructure Manager
8 30 (6.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 29 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (5.09%) Network Security Engineer
11 24 (4.89%) Technical Support
12 23 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 23 (4.68%) IT Support
12 23 (4.68%) Consultant
13 20 (4.07%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.87%) Technical Engineer
14 19 (3.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 19 (3.87%) Technical Support Engineer
15 18 (3.67%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.44%) Web Services
2 9 (1.83%) XML
2 9 (1.83%) HTML
3 6 (1.22%) Middleware
4 5 (1.02%) EDI
5 4 (0.81%) JSP
5 4 (0.81%) COM
5 4 (0.81%) .NET
6 3 (0.61%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.41%) LAMP
7 2 (0.41%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) HTML5
8 1 (0.20%) jQuery
8 1 (0.20%) WSDL
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.20%) J2EE
8 1 (0.20%) EJB
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.26%) Management Information System
2 16 (3.26%) Clustering
2 16 (3.26%) Replication
3 14 (2.85%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.63%) Open Source
7 7 (1.43%) iPad
7 7 (1.43%) iPhone
7 7 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.22%) RMADS
8 6 (1.22%) Life Science
9 5 (1.02%) PKI
9 5 (1.02%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.81%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.81%) NHS
10 4 (0.81%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 227 (46.23%) Windows
2 87 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (10.39%) Windows 7
6 48 (9.78%) Linux
7 42 (8.55%) Windows 8
8 33 (6.72%) UNIX
9 27 (5.50%) Windows XP
10 22 (4.48%) Solaris
11 12 (2.44%) Android
12 10 (2.04%) CentOS
13 8 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.02%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.81%) AIX
16 2 (0.41%) Debian
16 2 (0.41%) OpenBSD
16 2 (0.41%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (22.61%) ITIL
2 47 (9.57%) Information Security
3 36 (7.33%) Network Design
4 35 (7.13%) Project Management
5 30 (6.11%) PRINCE2
6 27 (5.50%) Security Management
6 27 (5.50%) Mentoring
7 26 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (5.09%) ERP
9 24 (4.89%) Change Management
9 24 (4.89%) Incident Management
10 23 (4.68%) Service Delivery
11 22 (4.48%) Migration
12 20 (4.07%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.87%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.87%) Business Continuity
14 18 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
14 18 (3.67%) Change Control
15 17 (3.46%) Service Management
16 16 (3.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.87%) SQL
2 24 (4.89%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.43%) VBScript
4 6 (1.22%) PHP
5 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.02%) VB
6 4 (0.81%) VBA
6 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.61%) VB6
7 3 (0.61%) Perl
7 3 (0.61%) C
7 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.41%) C#
8 2 (0.41%) Java
8 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.41%) Python
8 2 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 140 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (21.79%) CCNA
3 100 (20.37%) CCNP
4 60 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (11.20%) Degree
6 33 (6.72%) MCSE
7 27 (5.50%) Security Cleared
8 25 (5.09%) CISSP
9 19 (3.87%) SC Cleared
10 18 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (2.85%) CCIE
12 12 (2.44%) CCDA
12 12 (2.44%) MCP
12 12 (2.44%) MCSA
12 12 (2.44%) MCTS
13 11 (2.24%) CCENT
14 10 (2.04%) MCITP
14 10 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.83%) MCDST
15 9 (1.83%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.55%) SLA
2 24 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.05%) COBIT
4 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.81%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.61%) QA
6 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 147 (29.94%) Active Directory
2 104 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (11.41%) Hyper-V
4 35 (7.13%) vSphere
5 27 (5.50%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.65%) XenApp
6 13 (2.65%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.83%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.63%) VMware Server
8 8 (1.63%) Snort
9 6 (1.22%) XenServer
10 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.81%) NFS
12 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.61%) iptables
13 2 (0.41%) Ceph
13 2 (0.41%) KVM
13 2 (0.41%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.41%) Openswan
13 2 (0.41%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 20 (4.07%) Backup Exec
2 14 (2.85%) SCCM
3 9 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (1.83%) Nagios
4 7 (1.43%) SCOM
5 5 (1.02%) WSUS
5 5 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.02%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.02%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.81%) WMI
7 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.61%) Puppet
8 2 (0.41%) Pacemaker
8 2 (0.41%) Bacula
8 2 (0.41%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.41%) Opsview
8 2 (0.41%) logstash
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.41%) yum
8 2 (0.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 252 (51.32%) Cisco
2 208 (42.36%) Microsoft
3 162 (32.99%) VMware
4 87 (17.72%) Citrix
5 56 (11.41%) CheckPoint
6 54 (11.00%) Juniper
7 53 (10.79%) NetApp
8 45 (9.16%) HP
9 22 (4.48%) Oracle
9 22 (4.48%) Fortinet
10 17 (3.46%) Wyse
11 16 (3.26%) Avaya
12 15 (3.05%) SolarWinds
12 15 (3.05%) Dell
13 14 (2.85%) CA
13 14 (2.85%) WatchGuard
14 13 (2.65%) Symantec
15 11 (2.24%) SonicWALL
15 11 (2.24%) Meraki
16 10 (2.04%) F5
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + inc 5K Car Allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + 35hr week.
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,500 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus company bonus and corporate ben
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Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + training, progression, 10% bonus
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Crewe, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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