Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 67 79
Rank change year-on-year -24 +12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 249 330 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.43% 4.31% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.16% 28.33% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 203 268 184
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £22,100 £28,750 £20,225
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £57,125
North West median annual salary £37,750 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.63% -3.61% +10.67%

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 952 1,165 1,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.10% 15.23% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 800 960 811
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £21,000
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -2 36 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Salford -2 12 £43,500 -2.52% 1
Bolton +12 7 £42,500 +14.09% 3
Altrincham -12 6 - - 1
Stockport -5 5 £55,000 +65.41% 4
Wigan - 4 £30,000 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 174 (69.88%) Cisco
2 110 (44.18%) Active Directory
3 107 (42.97%) Windows
4 101 (40.56%) LAN
4 101 (40.56%) WAN
5 96 (38.55%) Windows Server
6 95 (38.15%) Microsoft
6 95 (38.15%) Office 365
7 92 (36.95%) VPN
8 91 (36.55%) VMware
9 82 (32.93%) ITIL
10 72 (28.92%) Cisco Certification
11 71 (28.51%) Hyper-V
12 70 (28.11%) TCP/IP
13 68 (27.31%) DNS
14 55 (22.09%) MS Exchange
15 52 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 49 (19.68%) Network Security
16 49 (19.68%) CCNP
17 48 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
18 46 (18.47%) VLAN
19 44 (17.67%) BGP
20 43 (17.27%) SCCM
21 42 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
22 41 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (16.47%) Juniper
23 40 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
23 40 (16.06%) Data Centre
24 39 (15.66%) MCSE

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 55 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 38 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (7.63%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.02%) Skype for Business
6 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.41%) IIS
7 6 (2.41%) SAS
8 3 (1.20%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.80%) Apache
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.20%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (38.15%) Office 365
2 41 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.63%) IaaS
4 7 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (2.81%) PaaS
5 5 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.01%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.61%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.20%) SaaS
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 101 (40.56%) LAN
1 101 (40.56%) WAN
2 92 (36.95%) VPN
3 70 (28.11%) TCP/IP
4 68 (27.31%) DNS
5 49 (19.68%) Network Security
6 46 (18.47%) VLAN
7 44 (17.67%) BGP
8 39 (15.66%) MPLS
8 39 (15.66%) VoIP
9 35 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (14.06%) Wi-Fi
10 33 (13.25%) OSPF
11 27 (10.84%) Ethernet
12 24 (9.64%) DHCP
12 24 (9.64%) Wireless
13 22 (8.84%) EIGRP
14 21 (8.43%) Broadband
14 21 (8.43%) IPv6
15 19 (7.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.61%) Power BI
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.01%) Hudson
3 5 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (10.44%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.64%) Finance
3 16 (6.43%) Retail
4 15 (6.02%) Legal
5 8 (3.21%) Marketing
6 6 (2.41%) Law
7 5 (2.01%) Games
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (18.07%) Support Engineer
2 43 (17.27%) Network Engineer
3 20 (8.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (7.63%) Analyst
5 18 (7.23%) Architect
5 18 (7.23%) Security Engineer
6 17 (6.83%) 1st Line Support
6 17 (6.83%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (6.43%) Network Security Engineer
8 15 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (6.02%) Service Desk Engineer
9 14 (5.62%) IT Analyst
9 14 (5.62%) VMware Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) 1st Line Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) IT Support
10 13 (5.22%) Network Specialist
11 12 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.62%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.81%) Web Services
3 2 (0.80%) .NET
3 2 (0.80%) SignalR
4 1 (0.40%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (4.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (4.02%) PKI
4 7 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.81%) Tandem
5 6 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.01%) Clustering
6 5 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.80%) BYOD
8 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (42.97%) Windows
2 96 (38.55%) Windows Server
3 52 (20.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.63%) Windows 10
6 18 (7.23%) Linux
7 17 (6.83%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.21%) Unix
9 5 (2.01%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.80%) Debian
12 2 (0.80%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.40%) Android
13 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.40%) SUSE
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.93%) ITIL
2 35 (14.06%) Configuration Management
3 28 (11.24%) Service Management
4 24 (9.64%) Change Management
5 18 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (6.83%) DevOps
7 16 (6.43%) Incident Management
8 15 (6.02%) Network Management
8 15 (6.02%) SIEM
9 13 (5.22%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.82%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.82%) Network Design
10 12 (4.82%) Release Management
11 11 (4.42%) Information Security
11 11 (4.42%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (4.42%) Project Management
11 11 (4.42%) TOGAF
11 11 (4.42%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.24%) SQL
2 24 (9.64%) Python
3 15 (6.02%) Perl
3 15 (6.02%) PHP
4 10 (4.02%) Ruby
5 7 (2.81%) Java
6 6 (2.41%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.01%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.01%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.20%) C#
9 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.40%) C
10 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (28.92%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (19.68%) CCNP
3 48 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (15.66%) MCSE
5 38 (15.26%) MCP
6 35 (14.06%) MCSA
7 29 (11.65%) CCNA
8 23 (9.24%) Degree
9 16 (6.43%) Security Cleared
10 15 (6.02%) CCDP
11 9 (3.61%) JNCIP
12 8 (3.21%) CISSP
13 7 (2.81%) CEH
13 7 (2.81%) CISM
13 7 (2.81%) SC Cleared
14 5 (2.01%) CISA
15 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.61%) CCIE
16 3 (1.20%) MCITP
17 2 (0.80%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.05%) SLA
2 20 (8.03%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.41%) COBIT
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) GPG13
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 110 (44.18%) Active Directory
2 71 (28.51%) Hyper-V
3 41 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.22%) Firmware
5 7 (2.81%) ProxySG
6 6 (2.41%) Docker
6 6 (2.41%) XenApp
6 6 (2.41%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.80%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) NFS
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (17.27%) SCCM
2 21 (8.43%) Cacti
2 21 (8.43%) Puppet
3 14 (5.62%) Nagios
3 14 (5.62%) OpenNMS
3 14 (5.62%) RANCID
4 13 (5.22%) SCOM
5 6 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.01%) Ansible
6 5 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.01%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (2.01%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.01%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.01%) Packer
6 5 (2.01%) Terraform
6 5 (2.01%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.20%) WSUS
9 2 (0.80%) Nessus
9 2 (0.80%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 174 (69.88%) Cisco
2 95 (38.15%) Microsoft
3 91 (36.55%) VMware
4 41 (16.47%) Juniper
5 21 (8.43%) CheckPoint
5 21 (8.43%) HP
6 18 (7.23%) Google
7 16 (6.43%) Citrix
7 16 (6.43%) F5
7 16 (6.43%) SolarWinds
8 14 (5.62%) Ericsson
8 14 (5.62%) Huawei
9 13 (5.22%) Veeam
10 12 (4.82%) Palo Alto
11 11 (4.42%) IronPort
12 8 (3.21%) Brocade
13 7 (2.81%) Blue Coat
13 7 (2.81%) Polycom
13 7 (2.81%) Siemens
14 6 (2.41%) ZyXEL