Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 86 68
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 235 276 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.33% 3.53% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.17% 24.38% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 186 234 221
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,400 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% -0.37%

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 898 1,132 976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.73% 14.46% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 733 914 846
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £22,375
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Rochdale -4 29 £35,000 -12.50%
Salford +6 17 £43,500 -2.52% 1
Wigan +20 9 £24,000 -36.00%
Altrincham +3 9 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Stockport -9 6 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Bolton +11 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Oldham +34 2 £23,500 -37.33% 4
Sale - 2 £25,000 -
Cheadle +2 1 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 145 (61.70%) Cisco
2 106 (45.11%) Windows
3 95 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 95 (40.43%) LAN
4 94 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 93 (39.57%) WAN
6 82 (34.89%) Windows Server
7 81 (34.47%) ITIL
8 79 (33.62%) VMware
9 74 (31.49%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (29.36%) Office 365
11 68 (28.94%) Hyper-V
12 64 (27.23%) VPN
13 58 (24.68%) TCP/IP
14 48 (20.43%) DNS
14 48 (20.43%) CCNA
14 48 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 44 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
17 43 (18.30%) MS Exchange
18 41 (17.45%) CCNP
19 40 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (16.60%) VoIP
21 38 (16.17%) SLA
21 38 (16.17%) SCCM
21 38 (16.17%) Network Security
22 36 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
23 35 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
24 32 (13.62%) MCSA
24 32 (13.62%) Data Centre

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 43 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (6.81%) SharePoint
4 16 (6.81%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.55%) IIS
7 5 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.70%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.43%) JBoss
10 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 69 (29.36%) Office 365
2 36 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.06%) IaaS
4 21 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.26%) PaaS
6 7 (2.98%) SaaS
7 6 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.43%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 95 (40.43%) LAN
2 93 (39.57%) WAN
3 64 (27.23%) VPN
4 58 (24.68%) TCP/IP
5 48 (20.43%) DNS
6 39 (16.60%) VoIP
7 38 (16.17%) Network Security
8 30 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (11.91%) Wireless
10 27 (11.49%) VLAN
11 26 (11.06%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (9.79%) MPLS
13 21 (8.94%) IPv6
14 20 (8.51%) Broadband
14 20 (8.51%) Ethernet
15 19 (8.09%) BGP
16 16 (6.81%) DHCP
16 16 (6.81%) OSPF
16 16 (6.81%) Skype
17 15 (6.38%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) MySQL
3 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.70%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.70%) Big Data
5 4 (1.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.13%) JIRA
5 4 (1.70%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.70%) CodeSonar
5 4 (1.70%) git-flow
5 4 (1.70%) Hudson
5 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.70%) Robot Framework
5 4 (1.70%) Selenium
5 4 (1.70%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.43%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.43%) Travis CI
General
1 29 (12.34%) Retail
2 24 (10.21%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.38%) Games
4 10 (4.26%) Finance
5 8 (3.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.28%) Law
6 3 (1.28%) Legal
6 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (18.72%) Network Engineer
2 36 (15.32%) Support Engineer
3 25 (10.64%) Analyst
4 22 (9.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (8.09%) IT Support
6 17 (7.23%) IT Analyst
7 13 (5.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (5.11%) Security Engineer
8 12 (5.11%) Service Analyst
9 11 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.68%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.83%) Architect
11 9 (3.83%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) IT Manager
11 9 (3.83%) IT Support Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.96%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.70%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.70%) Django
3 4 (1.70%) Java EE
3 4 (1.70%) LAMP
3 4 (1.70%) Node.js
3 4 (1.70%) REST
3 4 (1.70%) SOAP
3 4 (1.70%) Spring MVC
3 4 (1.70%) STL
4 3 (1.28%) Web Services
5 2 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.43%) JSON
6 1 (0.43%) Kafka
6 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.83%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.40%) Clustering
5 8 (3.40%) PKI
6 7 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.55%) Tandem
8 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.70%) EPoS
8 4 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.28%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.85%) Replication
10 2 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 106 (45.11%) Windows
2 82 (34.89%) Windows Server
3 48 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (18.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (11.91%) Linux
6 19 (8.09%) Windows 10
6 19 (8.09%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.40%) Unix
8 6 (2.55%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.13%) Android
10 4 (1.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.70%) Kali Linux
10 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.28%) CentOS
11 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.85%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.85%) Debian
13 1 (0.43%) Fedora
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.47%) ITIL
2 35 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (13.19%) Configuration Management
4 24 (10.21%) Service Management
5 23 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.66%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (7.23%) Change Management
7 17 (7.23%) Mentoring
8 15 (6.38%) DevOps
9 14 (5.96%) Problem Management
10 13 (5.53%) Incident Management
10 13 (5.53%) ITIL V3
11 12 (5.11%) SIEM
12 11 (4.68%) Network Management
12 11 (4.68%) Scrum
12 11 (4.68%) Time Management
13 10 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (4.26%) Service Delivery
14 9 (3.83%) Project Management
14 9 (3.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.49%) SQL
2 22 (9.36%) Python
3 15 (6.38%) PHP
4 12 (5.11%) Perl
5 11 (4.68%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.26%) Java
7 8 (3.40%) Ruby
8 6 (2.55%) C
9 5 (2.13%) C#
9 5 (2.13%) C++
10 4 (1.70%) Go
10 4 (1.70%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.70%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (31.49%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.43%) CCNA
3 45 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (17.45%) CCNP
5 32 (13.62%) MCSA
6 31 (13.19%) MCSE
7 28 (11.91%) MCP
8 22 (9.36%) Degree
9 17 (7.23%) Security Cleared
10 10 (4.26%) CISSP
11 9 (3.83%) CCDP
12 6 (2.55%) CISM
12 6 (2.55%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.55%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (2.13%) HNC
13 5 (2.13%) RHCSA
13 5 (2.13%) SANS
14 4 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (1.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.17%) SLA
2 18 (7.66%) PCI DSS
3 14 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.13%) GDPR
5 4 (1.70%) COBIT
6 3 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.85%) GPG13
7 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.43%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 94 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 68 (28.94%) Hyper-V
3 40 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.38%) Firmware
5 10 (4.26%) Docker
6 7 (2.98%) XenApp
7 6 (2.55%) vSphere
7 6 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.28%) XenServer
10 2 (0.85%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.43%) NFS
11 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (16.17%) SCCM
2 19 (8.09%) Puppet
3 15 (6.38%) Nagios
4 13 (5.53%) SCOM
5 12 (5.11%) FortiGate
6 11 (4.68%) Cacti
7 10 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (4.26%) OpenNMS
7 10 (4.26%) RANCID
8 8 (3.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (3.40%) Salt
9 7 (2.98%) Ansible
9 7 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.13%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.13%) Nessus
10 5 (2.13%) SCVMM
10 5 (2.13%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.70%) Graphite
11 4 (1.70%) Opsview
11 4 (1.70%) Packer
Vendors
1 145 (61.70%) Cisco
2 95 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 79 (33.62%) VMware
4 27 (11.49%) Juniper
5 21 (8.94%) Citrix
6 20 (8.51%) HP
7 18 (7.66%) SolarWinds
8 17 (7.23%) CheckPoint
9 15 (6.38%) Meraki
10 14 (5.96%) Fortinet
11 12 (5.11%) Huawei
12 11 (4.68%) Veeam
13 10 (4.26%) Ericsson
14 8 (3.40%) Google
15 7 (2.98%) F5
16 6 (2.55%) Acme Packet
16 6 (2.55%) Dell
16 6 (2.55%) Sonus
17 5 (2.13%) Red Hat
18 4 (1.70%) Foundry