Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 63 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 -23 +17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 35 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.63% 2.80% 5.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.92% 18.90% 46.30%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 48
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.63% +41.38%
10th Percentile £21,500 £19,800 £18,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £42,025 £44,875
North West median annual salary £40,266 £37,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +7.38% -8.54% +2.50%

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 353 127 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.66% 14.82% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 71 115 94
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +19.47%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,850 £18,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £43,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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
Preston +11 9 £39,633 +2.28%
Chorley +2 5 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Rossendale - 5 £28,500 -
Blackburn +14 4 £18,750 -37.50%
Skelmersdale - 4 £30,000 -
Burnley +4 3 £28,000 +55.56%
Colne - 2 £40,000 -
Blackpool -7 1 £62,203 +143.93%
Accrington - 1 £56,000 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 18 (51.43%) WAN
5 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 16 (45.71%) Hyper-V
6 16 (45.71%) Office 365
7 13 (37.14%) VLAN
7 13 (37.14%) LAN
7 13 (37.14%) VMware
7 13 (37.14%) Driving Licence
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco
9 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (28.57%) Network Security
10 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
11 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
11 9 (25.71%) VPN
11 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
12 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
12 8 (22.86%) VoIP
12 8 (22.86%) Wireless
13 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (20.00%) Meraki
13 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
14 6 (17.14%) Cisco Firepower

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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Office 365
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) WAN
2 13 (37.14%) LAN
2 13 (37.14%) VLAN
3 10 (28.57%) Network Security
4 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 8 (22.86%) VoIP
5 8 (22.86%) Wireless
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (17.14%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (17.14%) DNS
7 6 (17.14%) OSPF
8 5 (14.29%) BGP
8 5 (14.29%) BIG-IP
8 5 (14.29%) DHCP
8 5 (14.29%) IKE
8 5 (14.29%) IPsec
8 5 (14.29%) IPv6
8 5 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (14.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.71%) Redis
2 1 (2.86%) Power BI
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (8.57%) French Language
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Dutch Language
2 2 (5.71%) German Language
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Security Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Administrator
8 3 (8.57%) IT Support
8 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
9 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
9 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Driving Licence
2 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.71%) EPoS
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.86%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (2.86%) Life Science
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.43%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Network Design
3 5 (14.29%) Network Management
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (5.71%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) MCSE
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (45.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco
4 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
5 7 (20.00%) Meraki
6 6 (17.14%) F5
6 6 (17.14%) HP
6 6 (17.14%) Juniper
6 6 (17.14%) NETGEAR
6 6 (17.14%) SonicWALL
7 5 (14.29%) Darktrace
7 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 5 (14.29%) Veeam
7 5 (14.29%) WatchGuard
8 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.71%) jetNEXUS
10 1 (2.86%) BT
10 1 (2.86%) Huawei