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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 45 47
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 19 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.36% 3.77% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.24% 30.36% 29.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 26
Median salary £41,750 £28,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.78% -29.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £19,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 42 56 92
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.63% 12.42% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 43 89
Median salary £42,500 £27,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.54% -17.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nelson - 5 £58,750 -
Preston -4 3 £32,500 -53.57% 2
Accrington -1 2 £18,000 -30.09% 1
Burnley - 2 £35,000 - 3
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 39 (90.70%) Cisco
2 25 (58.14%) Juniper
2 25 (58.14%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (53.49%) CCNP
4 21 (48.84%) MPLS
4 21 (48.84%) BGP
5 19 (44.19%) OSPF
5 19 (44.19%) CCNA
5 19 (44.19%) Network Security
6 17 (39.53%) Network Design
6 17 (39.53%) JNCIP
6 17 (39.53%) Network Management
6 17 (39.53%) Mentoring
6 17 (39.53%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (32.56%) VMware
7 14 (32.56%) WAN
8 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
9 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
10 10 (23.26%) Windows
11 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
12 8 (18.60%) VPN
12 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
13 7 (16.28%) Unix
13 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
13 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
13 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
14 6 (13.95%) F5
14 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (48.84%) BGP
1 21 (48.84%) MPLS
2 19 (44.19%) Network Security
2 19 (44.19%) OSPF
3 14 (32.56%) WAN
4 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
4 8 (18.60%) VPN
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (13.95%) LAN
7 5 (11.63%) SAN
8 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
8 4 (9.30%) FTP
8 4 (9.30%) HTTP
8 4 (9.30%) SMTP
9 3 (6.98%) Broadband
9 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.65%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.65%) Internet
10 2 (4.65%) L2TP
10 2 (4.65%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Lead Network Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) IT Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) IT Support
4 6 (13.95%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) IT Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) PC Support
8 2 (4.65%) PC Support Technician
8 2 (4.65%) PC Technician
8 2 (4.65%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Unix
3 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Solaris
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) AIX
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Mentoring
1 17 (39.53%) Network Design
1 17 (39.53%) Network Management
1 17 (39.53%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (9.30%) SIEM
4 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
4 4 (9.30%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (9.30%) Use Case
4 4 (9.30%) Validation
4 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (4.65%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Business Development
6 1 (2.33%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.33%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Perl
2 5 (11.63%) Python
3 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.30%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (53.49%) CCNP
3 19 (44.19%) CCNA
4 17 (39.53%) JNCIP
5 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.30%) SANS
7 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.33%) CCIE
8 1 (2.33%) CCSP
8 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.33%) MCSA
8 1 (2.33%) MCSE
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.30%) Sendmail
5 3 (6.98%) XenApp
5 3 (6.98%) XenServer
6 2 (4.65%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Cisco
2 25 (58.14%) Juniper
3 14 (32.56%) VMware
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
6 6 (13.95%) F5
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle
7 4 (9.30%) Lotus
7 4 (9.30%) NetApp
7 4 (9.30%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.98%) Citrix
9 2 (4.65%) Trend Micro
10 1 (2.33%) Dell
10 1 (2.33%) HP
10 1 (2.33%) Mitel
10 1 (2.33%) Veeam
10 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Omni RMS
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago