Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 85 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 +26
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 301 303 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.11% 3.75% 4.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.62% 25.10% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 231 286 290
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -4.87%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,175 1,207 1,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.03% 14.95% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1,042 951
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,875 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.30% +2.67%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Wigan +35 46 £22,500 -25.00%
Bolton +26 21 £32,500 -23.53% 5
Salford -2 16 £24,000 -40.74% 4
Stockport +13 12 £30,000 -36.84% 3
Altrincham - 12 £50,000 -
Rochdale -6 11 £25,500 -44.57% 3
Oldham +4 8 £19,000 -49.33% 1
Cheadle 0 3 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Heywood - 1 £42,500 - 2
Sale - 1 £25,000 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 151 (50.17%) Windows
2 128 (42.52%) Cisco
2 128 (42.52%) VMware
3 103 (34.22%) Active Directory
4 94 (31.23%) ITIL
5 93 (30.90%) Microsoft
6 91 (30.23%) WAN
7 90 (29.90%) LAN
7 90 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 89 (29.57%) Windows Server
9 64 (21.26%) Office 365
10 62 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (20.60%) SAN
11 57 (18.94%) CCNA
12 56 (18.60%) MS Exchange
12 56 (18.60%) Network Security
13 55 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 53 (17.61%) Linux
15 52 (17.28%) VPN
16 51 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 47 (15.61%) TCP/IP
18 46 (15.28%) Virtual Servers
19 45 (14.95%) Telecoms
19 45 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
20 44 (14.62%) Hyper-V
20 44 (14.62%) Incident Management
20 44 (14.62%) Problem Management
21 42 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
22 41 (13.62%) Fortinet
22 41 (13.62%) Service Management

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 56 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.97%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.65%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.32%) Apache Pig
7 10 (3.32%) JBoss
7 10 (3.32%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.32%) WebSphere
8 9 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.99%) IIS
11 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.33%) Apache
12 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.99%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 64 (21.26%) Office 365
2 55 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.32%) IaaS
5 10 (3.32%) PaaS
6 5 (1.66%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.66%) SaaS
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 91 (30.23%) WAN
2 90 (29.90%) LAN
3 62 (20.60%) SAN
4 56 (18.60%) Network Security
5 52 (17.28%) VPN
6 47 (15.61%) TCP/IP
7 41 (13.62%) DNS
8 36 (11.96%) Wireless
9 29 (9.63%) VoIP
9 29 (9.63%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (8.64%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (8.31%) Internet
11 25 (8.31%) SSL
12 23 (7.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (6.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (6.31%) DHCP
14 19 (6.31%) VLAN
15 15 (4.98%) HTTP
15 15 (4.98%) MPLS
15 15 (4.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.65%) MySQL
3 10 (3.32%) Apache Hive
3 10 (3.32%) Big Data
3 10 (3.32%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) MS Access
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (7.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 24 (7.97%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.64%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.31%) Bitbucket
4 14 (4.65%) Hudson
4 14 (4.65%) Vagrant
5 12 (3.99%) JIRA
6 10 (3.32%) CodeSonar
6 10 (3.32%) git-flow
6 10 (3.32%) Robot Framework
6 10 (3.32%) Selenium
7 9 (2.99%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (2.33%) Subversion
9 2 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 45 (14.95%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.64%) Retail
3 9 (2.99%) Games
3 9 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.33%) Legal
5 5 (1.66%) Military
6 4 (1.33%) Finance
7 3 (1.00%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (17.61%) Analyst
2 51 (16.94%) Network Engineer
3 47 (15.61%) IT Support
4 36 (11.96%) Service Analyst
5 27 (8.97%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (8.97%) Support Engineer
6 23 (7.64%) IT Technician
6 23 (7.64%) Security Engineer
7 22 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (7.31%) IT Support Technician
7 22 (7.31%) Support Technician
8 21 (6.98%) Server Support
9 20 (6.64%) IT Engineer
9 20 (6.64%) SAN Support
9 20 (6.64%) Server Analyst
9 20 (6.64%) Server Support Technician
9 20 (6.64%) Server Technician
10 18 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (5.32%) IT Analyst
12 15 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.32%) .NET
2 12 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (3.32%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.32%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.32%) Django
3 10 (3.32%) Java EE
3 10 (3.32%) LAMP
3 10 (3.32%) Node.js
3 10 (3.32%) REST
3 10 (3.32%) SOAP
3 10 (3.32%) Spring MVC
3 10 (3.32%) STL
4 7 (2.33%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.66%) Kafka
7 1 (0.33%) JSON
7 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (4.98%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.66%) PKI
5 8 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.99%) EPoS
7 5 (1.66%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 5 (1.66%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.00%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.00%) Replication
9 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.66%) NHS
11 1 (0.33%) Clustering
11 1 (0.33%) iPhone
11 1 (0.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 151 (50.17%) Windows
2 89 (29.57%) Windows Server
3 53 (17.61%) Linux
4 51 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (8.97%) Windows 10
6 27 (8.97%) Windows 7
7 15 (4.98%) Android
8 12 (3.99%) Unix
9 11 (3.65%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.65%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.99%) Solaris
11 4 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.00%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.33%) Debian
14 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (31.23%) ITIL
2 44 (14.62%) Incident Management
2 44 (14.62%) Problem Management
3 42 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (13.62%) Service Management
5 35 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (11.63%) DevOps
6 31 (10.30%) Change Management
6 31 (10.30%) SIEM
7 29 (9.63%) Configuration Management
7 29 (9.63%) Load Balancing
8 27 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (7.64%) Scrum
11 22 (7.31%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (6.98%) ITIL V3
12 21 (6.98%) Knowledge Management
12 21 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (6.98%) Statistics
13 19 (6.31%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.63%) Java
1 35 (11.63%) SQL
2 29 (9.63%) Python
3 16 (5.32%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.32%) Ruby
4 15 (4.98%) Go
5 14 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.32%) C
7 12 (3.99%) PHP
8 11 (3.65%) C#
8 11 (3.65%) C++
8 11 (3.65%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.32%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (18.94%) CCNA
3 40 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (10.30%) Network+ Certification
5 29 (9.63%) CCNP
6 22 (7.31%) CISSP
7 20 (6.64%) Degree
7 20 (6.64%) MCSA
8 18 (5.98%) Security Cleared
9 17 (5.65%) MCSE
10 15 (4.98%) MCP
11 14 (4.65%) SANS
12 12 (3.99%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (3.99%) SSCP
13 10 (3.32%) DV Cleared
13 10 (3.32%) GIAC
13 10 (3.32%) Linux+ Certification
14 9 (2.99%) HNC
15 7 (2.33%) CISM
15 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.29%) SLA
2 22 (7.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.99%) FISMA
5 5 (1.66%) GDPR
5 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 103 (34.22%) Active Directory
2 90 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (15.28%) Virtual Servers
4 44 (14.62%) Hyper-V
5 36 (11.96%) Docker
6 29 (9.63%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (6.64%) vSphere
8 11 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.32%) XenApp
10 8 (2.66%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.99%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.66%) Firmware
13 4 (1.33%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.66%) vCloud
14 2 (0.66%) XenServer
15 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (9.97%) SCCM
2 29 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (9.30%) Puppet
4 24 (7.97%) Salt
5 23 (7.64%) Packer
6 17 (5.65%) Ansible
6 17 (5.65%) Nagios
7 16 (5.32%) Kubernetes
7 16 (5.32%) Terraform
8 14 (4.65%) Consul
8 14 (4.65%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (4.65%) Grafana
8 14 (4.65%) Graphite
8 14 (4.65%) Opsview
8 14 (4.65%) ZABBIX
9 10 (3.32%) FortiGate
10 9 (2.99%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.66%) SCOM
11 5 (1.66%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 128 (42.52%) Cisco
1 128 (42.52%) VMware
2 93 (30.90%) Microsoft
3 41 (13.62%) Fortinet
4 39 (12.96%) Citrix
5 24 (7.97%) Huawei
6 19 (6.31%) Juniper
7 18 (5.98%) CheckPoint
8 16 (5.32%) HP
9 14 (4.65%) Meraki
10 13 (4.32%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.99%) Oracle
12 11 (3.65%) F5
13 10 (3.32%) Dell
13 10 (3.32%) Nimble Storage
13 10 (3.32%) Palo Alto
14 9 (2.99%) Aquila
14 9 (2.99%) Veeam
15 8 (2.66%) NetApp
15 8 (2.66%) Sophos