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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 64 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 256 171 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.68% 2.64% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.90% 18.83% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 237 155 174
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1118 908 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 934 789 995
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,941
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +35 169 £35,000 -6.66% 27
Cheshire +7 61 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Lancashire +1 15 £27,500 -14.72% 2
Merseyside +6 7 £34,750 -13.12% 2
Cumbria - 5 £18,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 233 (50.65%) Windows
2 230 (50.00%) Cisco
3 165 (35.87%) Microsoft
4 151 (32.83%) Active Directory
4 151 (32.83%) VMware
5 129 (28.04%) LAN
6 122 (26.52%) WAN
7 120 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
8 119 (25.87%) MS Exchange
9 110 (23.91%) DNS
10 100 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 98 (21.30%) ITIL
12 94 (20.43%) CCNA
13 92 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 88 (19.13%) MS Excel
15 86 (18.70%) CCNP
16 84 (18.26%) TCP/IP
16 84 (18.26%) Finance
16 84 (18.26%) Network Security
17 83 (18.04%) VPN
18 77 (16.74%) CheckPoint
19 76 (16.52%) Juniper
19 76 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
20 72 (15.65%) SQL
21 71 (15.43%) DHCP
22 68 (14.78%) Citrix
23 66 (14.35%) SAN
23 66 (14.35%) Wireless
23 66 (14.35%) Hyper-V
24 57 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2010

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 119 (25.87%) MS Exchange
2 57 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (8.04%) SharePoint
4 35 (7.61%) IIS
5 17 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.30%) Lync
10 5 (1.09%) Apache
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.43%) Documentum
11 2 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.22%) SAS
12 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) Site Server
12 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 88 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.13%) MS Office
3 5 (1.09%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.43%) Revit
4 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.78%) Office 365
2 19 (4.13%) SaaS
3 16 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 129 (28.04%) LAN
2 122 (26.52%) WAN
3 110 (23.91%) DNS
4 84 (18.26%) TCP/IP
4 84 (18.26%) Network Security
5 83 (18.04%) VPN
6 71 (15.43%) DHCP
7 66 (14.35%) SAN
7 66 (14.35%) Wireless
8 46 (10.00%) MPLS
9 41 (8.91%) VLAN
10 40 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (7.61%) VoIP
11 35 (7.61%) Internet
12 34 (7.39%) SSL
13 31 (6.74%) OSPF
14 30 (6.52%) BGP
15 23 (5.00%) NAS
16 21 (4.57%) IP Telephony
17 19 (4.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.09%) MySQL
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.43%) DataEase
9 2 (0.43%) Big Data
9 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.87%) JMeter
3 3 (0.65%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 84 (18.26%) Finance
2 20 (4.35%) Law
3 17 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.26%) Banking
5 11 (2.39%) Retail
6 7 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.65%) Legal
7 3 (0.65%) Billing
8 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (23.48%) Network Engineer
2 59 (12.83%) Support Engineer
3 56 (12.17%) Analyst
4 43 (9.35%) Security Engineer
5 40 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 39 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 26 (5.65%) Security Analyst
9 24 (5.22%) Architect
9 24 (5.22%) Network Security Engineer
9 24 (5.22%) Administrator
10 23 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (3.70%) Consultant
14 16 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
14 16 (3.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 15 (3.26%) Cisco Engineer
15 15 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.78%) .NET
2 16 (3.48%) Web Services
3 3 (0.65%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.43%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.43%) WCF
4 2 (0.43%) WPF
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.43%) EDI
4 2 (0.43%) HTML
4 2 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.61%) Replication
2 12 (2.61%) Clustering
3 11 (2.39%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.96%) Open Source
6 6 (1.30%) CMDB
7 4 (0.87%) PKI
7 4 (0.87%) SecurID
7 4 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.87%) EqualLogic
7 4 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.65%) RMADS
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.43%) LLPG
9 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.43%) FMCG
9 2 (0.43%) iPhone
9 2 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 233 (50.65%) Windows
2 76 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (11.30%) Linux
5 49 (10.65%) Windows 7
6 36 (7.83%) UNIX
7 35 (7.61%) Windows 8
8 22 (4.78%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.61%) Solaris
10 7 (1.52%) Android
11 5 (1.09%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.65%) CentOS
13 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) Debian
14 1 (0.22%) OpenBSD
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.30%) ITIL
2 55 (11.96%) Information Security
3 33 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (6.74%) Project Management
5 28 (6.09%) Business Continuity
6 27 (5.87%) Kalman Filter
7 24 (5.22%) Network Design
7 24 (5.22%) Migration
8 20 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 20 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.13%) E-Commerce
9 19 (4.13%) Line Management
10 17 (3.70%) Cyber Security
11 16 (3.48%) Problem Management
11 16 (3.48%) Service Management
12 15 (3.26%) Change Management
12 15 (3.26%) Change Control
12 15 (3.26%) Load Balancing
12 15 (3.26%) Mentoring
13 14 (3.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.65%) SQL
2 35 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.61%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.30%) C
5 5 (1.09%) VB
6 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.65%) Perl
7 3 (0.65%) VB6
8 2 (0.43%) Python
8 2 (0.43%) PHP
8 2 (0.43%) C#
9 1 (0.22%) VBA
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (20.43%) CCNA
3 86 (18.70%) CCNP
4 44 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (9.57%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.48%) SC Cleared
6 37 (8.04%) Degree
7 34 (7.39%) MCSE
8 27 (5.87%) CISSP
9 18 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (3.91%) CISM
10 14 (3.04%) MCSA
11 12 (2.61%) MCITP
11 12 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.96%) CCA
14 8 (1.74%) CCDP
15 7 (1.52%) CCIE
15 7 (1.52%) ISSAP
15 7 (1.52%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (5.00%) SLA
3 5 (1.09%) QA
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 151 (32.83%) Active Directory
2 100 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (14.35%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.74%) vSphere
5 20 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 17 (3.70%) Terminal Services
7 14 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.39%) XenApp
9 7 (1.52%) XenServer
10 6 (1.30%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.87%) Snort
11 4 (0.87%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.65%) Firmware
12 3 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.43%) Postfix
14 1 (0.22%) NFS
14 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (3.91%) Backup Exec
2 13 (2.83%) WMI
3 11 (2.39%) WSUS
4 9 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.52%) SCCM
5 7 (1.52%) SCOM
6 4 (0.87%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.87%) Nagios
7 3 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.43%) Cacti
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.22%) Munin
9 1 (0.22%) Puppet
9 1 (0.22%) yum
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 230 (50.00%) Cisco
2 165 (35.87%) Microsoft
3 151 (32.83%) VMware
4 77 (16.74%) CheckPoint
5 76 (16.52%) Juniper
6 68 (14.78%) Citrix
7 51 (11.09%) HP
8 34 (7.39%) F5
8 34 (7.39%) NetApp
9 27 (5.87%) WatchGuard
10 25 (5.43%) Fortinet
11 24 (5.22%) Symantec
12 22 (4.78%) Wyse
13 15 (3.26%) Oracle
13 15 (3.26%) Avaya
14 13 (2.83%) CA
14 13 (2.83%) Splunk
15 12 (2.61%) 3PAR
16 11 (2.39%) Sophos
17 9 (1.96%) ProCurve
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