Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 49 57
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 52 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.92% 3.68% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 49.06% 32.98% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 39 25 29
Lancashire median annual salary £24,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.94% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £18,400 £21,550 £15,800
90th Percentile £42,750 £47,500 £41,950
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 106 94 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.11% 11.15% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 86 79 104
Lancashire median annual salary £29,000 £35,000 £33,077
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.14% +5.81% +20.28%
10th Percentile £18,875 £19,750 £18,000
90th Percentile £56,728 £48,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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
Blackburn +11 17 £20,500 - 1
Preston +21 11 £24,500 -45.56% 2
Blackpool - 6 £62,203 -
Burnley +3 4 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Chorley +3 3 £20,000 -52.94%
Nelson -1 3 £24,000 -
Darwen - 2 £25,000 -
Skelmersdale +9 1 £30,000 - 1
Rossendale - 1 £28,500 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 24 (46.15%) Linux
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 17 (32.69%) VPN
3 17 (32.69%) Windows
4 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (23.08%) MPLS
7 11 (21.15%) VoIP
8 10 (19.23%) Load Balancing
8 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
8 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
8 10 (19.23%) Skype
9 9 (17.31%) Power BI
9 9 (17.31%) German Language
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (17.31%) Cisco
9 9 (17.31%) SQL
9 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (15.38%) Python
10 8 (15.38%) SSL
10 8 (15.38%) Nagios
10 8 (15.38%) VMware
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.38%) French Language
11 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (13.46%) SIEM
11 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
11 7 (13.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) WordPress
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) CloudStack
4 2 (3.85%) nginx
4 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (9.62%) Office 365
5 1 (1.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) VPN
2 12 (23.08%) MPLS
3 11 (21.15%) VoIP
4 10 (19.23%) Skype
5 8 (15.38%) SSL
6 7 (13.46%) DNS
6 7 (13.46%) VLAN
7 6 (11.54%) Broadband
7 6 (11.54%) OSPF
7 6 (11.54%) Wireless
8 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.69%) LAN
9 4 (7.69%) WAN
10 3 (5.77%) BGP
10 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (3.85%) IPsec
11 2 (3.85%) Network Security
11 2 (3.85%) SAN
12 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Power BI
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (9.62%) Hudson
1 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.62%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (17.31%) German Language
2 8 (15.38%) French Language
3 6 (11.54%) Dutch Language
4 5 (9.62%) Italian Language
4 5 (9.62%) Retail
5 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.92%) Finance
7 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 10 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
1 10 (19.23%) IT Support
1 10 (19.23%) Network Engineer
1 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Linux Support
4 6 (11.54%) Linux Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 3 (5.77%) Junior
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.85%) Junior Information Security Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Junior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.85%) LAMP
2 2 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (3.85%) OpenVZ
3 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (9.62%) NHS
4 4 (7.69%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 3 (5.77%) Life Science
5 3 (5.77%) Replication
5 3 (5.77%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.92%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Windows
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (3.85%) CentOS
6 2 (3.85%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.85%) OpenBSD
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Load Balancing
2 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
3 7 (13.46%) SIEM
4 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 6 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (11.54%) DevOps
4 6 (11.54%) Microservices
5 5 (9.62%) Decision-Making
5 5 (9.62%) E-Procurement
5 5 (9.62%) High Availability
5 5 (9.62%) IT Strategy
5 5 (9.62%) Open Source
5 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.62%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Python
3 5 (9.62%) Go
3 5 (9.62%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.77%) Perl
5 2 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) RHCE
1 5 (9.62%) RHCSA
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) CCNP
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.62%) Docker
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) Ceph
4 2 (3.85%) Corosync
4 2 (3.85%) DRBD
4 2 (3.85%) iptables
4 2 (3.85%) KVM
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Nagios
2 7 (13.46%) Ansible
3 6 (11.54%) cPanel
3 6 (11.54%) Puppet
3 6 (11.54%) Terraform
4 5 (9.62%) Consul
4 5 (9.62%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (9.62%) Grafana
4 5 (9.62%) Graphite
4 5 (9.62%) Kubernetes
4 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (9.62%) Opsview
4 5 (9.62%) Packer
4 5 (9.62%) Salt
4 5 (9.62%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.85%) Cacti
5 2 (3.85%) Munin
5 2 (3.85%) Pacemaker
6 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Cisco
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.69%) Juniper
5 4 (7.69%) NETGEAR
5 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 4 (7.69%) SonicWALL
5 4 (7.69%) Tableau
6 3 (5.77%) Huawei
7 2 (3.85%) Apple
7 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.85%) Google
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (3.85%) Percona
7 2 (3.85%) Veeam
8 1 (1.92%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.92%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) jetNEXUS
8 1 (1.92%) Remedy