Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 62 62
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 34 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.78% 2.88% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.69% 21.49% 19.40%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 27
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +19.66%
10th Percentile £20,500 £13,000 £21,400
90th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 98 121 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.90% 13.41% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 79 96 116
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £33,077 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.74% +10.26% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19,500 £18,000 £17,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £46,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Lancashire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Lancashire.

Salary trend for Firewall in Lancashire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Lancashire

Firewall
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley +7 12 £35,000 +0.72%
Preston -1 7 £40,000 +14.29%
Chorley +3 5 £42,500 +61.90%
Nelson - 3 - -
Blackburn +2 1 - -
Accrington -2 1 £18,000 +28.57%
Skelmersdale - 1 £30,000 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 23 (67.65%) Cisco
2 19 (55.88%) Windows
3 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
5 12 (35.29%) VMware
5 12 (35.29%) CCNA
6 11 (32.35%) MPLS
6 11 (32.35%) Network Security
7 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (29.41%) BGP
7 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) CCNP
7 10 (29.41%) Juniper
7 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
8 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
9 8 (23.53%) Network Management
9 8 (23.53%) Network Design
9 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (20.59%) JNCIP
10 7 (20.59%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (20.59%) SIEM
10 7 (20.59%) WAN
10 7 (20.59%) OSPF
11 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
11 6 (17.65%) VPN
11 6 (17.65%) Linux
11 6 (17.65%) VLAN
12 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (14.71%) Active Directory

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Liferay
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) MPLS
1 11 (32.35%) Network Security
2 10 (29.41%) BGP
3 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.59%) OSPF
4 7 (20.59%) WAN
5 6 (17.65%) VLAN
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
6 3 (8.82%) LAN
6 3 (8.82%) SAN
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.94%) FTP
8 1 (2.94%) HTTP
8 1 (2.94%) LDAP
8 1 (2.94%) SMS
8 1 (2.94%) SMTP
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) SOC Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) IT Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Support
7 2 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
2 8 (23.53%) Network Design
2 8 (23.53%) Network Management
3 7 (20.59%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (20.59%) SIEM
4 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
5 4 (11.76%) Use Case
5 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (8.82%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (8.82%) Coaching
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security
6 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (8.82%) Operations Research
6 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 4 (11.76%) Perl
1 4 (11.76%) PHP
1 4 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (35.29%) CCNA
3 10 (29.41%) CCNP
4 7 (20.59%) JNCIP
5 4 (11.76%) MCP
5 4 (11.76%) SANS
5 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (11.76%) SLA
3 2 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) Xen
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Juniper
3 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.76%) F5
5 4 (11.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) Capita
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Nortel
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Trend Micro