Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 70 76
Rank change year-on-year -30 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 154 94 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.84% 3.63% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.52% 25.68% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 119 78 216
10th Percentile £30,939 £35,250 £23,250
25th Percentile £38,875 £41,563 £31,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +10.39%
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,813
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £73,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £46,432 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.08% +16.08% -

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 628 366 1,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.58% 14.11% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 425 320 755
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £23,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +19.32% +3.53%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,061
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +1.19%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Manchester.

Salary trend for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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
Altrincham 0 15 £41,250 -8.33%
Cheadle - 5 £22,500 - 4
Salford -4 4 £45,000 +18.87% 3
Stockport +7 2 £47,500 +143.59% 2
Bolton - 2 - - 4
Bury - 1 £27,500 -
Oldham - 1 £45,000 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 100 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 71 (46.10%) Azure
3 70 (45.45%) Windows
4 62 (40.26%) VMware
5 58 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 57 (37.01%) Windows Server
7 55 (35.71%) PowerShell
8 54 (35.06%) Cisco
9 53 (34.42%) Active Directory
10 46 (29.87%) Linux
11 45 (29.22%) Microsoft 365
12 39 (25.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 38 (24.68%) AWS
13 38 (24.68%) Data Centre
13 38 (24.68%) VPN
14 36 (23.38%) WAN
15 35 (22.73%) LAN
16 34 (22.08%) Social Skills
17 31 (20.13%) VMware ESXi
18 30 (19.48%) Public Cloud
19 29 (18.83%) DevOps
20 28 (18.18%) ITIL
21 27 (17.53%) Python
21 27 (17.53%) VLAN
21 27 (17.53%) Network Security
22 26 (16.88%) Ansible
23 25 (16.23%) Load Balancing
24 23 (14.94%) DNS
24 23 (14.94%) NetApp
25 22 (14.29%) MPLS

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 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.49%) Confluence
4 9 (5.84%) IIS
5 7 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.95%) CICS
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.65%) Apache
10 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.65%) nginx
10 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 71 (46.10%) Azure
2 45 (29.22%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (24.68%) AWS
4 20 (12.99%) GCP
5 6 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.90%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.90%) PaaS
6 4 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.60%) IaaS
7 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.95%) SaaS
8 2 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.30%) GitHub
8 2 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.65%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.68%) VPN
2 36 (23.38%) WAN
3 35 (22.73%) LAN
4 27 (17.53%) Network Security
4 27 (17.53%) VLAN
5 23 (14.94%) DNS
6 22 (14.29%) MPLS
7 20 (12.99%) VoIP
8 18 (11.69%) SAN
9 17 (11.04%) OSPF
9 17 (11.04%) TCP/IP
9 17 (11.04%) Wireless
10 16 (10.39%) DHCP
11 14 (9.09%) BGP
11 14 (9.09%) IPv4
11 14 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (9.09%) SD-WAN
12 12 (7.79%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (7.14%) NAS
13 11 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.95%) DataStage
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.30%) Maltego
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.49%) JIRA
2 10 (6.49%) Subversion
3 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (22.08%) Social Skills
2 9 (5.84%) Finance
3 8 (5.19%) Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (3.25%) Retail
6 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.95%) Automotive
7 3 (1.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 2 (1.30%) Local Government
8 2 (1.30%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (20.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.34%) Analyst
2 19 (12.34%) Network Engineer
3 17 (11.04%) Azure Engineer
4 15 (9.74%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
7 9 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) IT Manager
7 9 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Architect
8 8 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.90%) IP Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Senior IP Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.39%) ARM Templates
2 11 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (1.95%) LDAP
3 3 (1.95%) Middleware
3 3 (1.95%) REST
4 2 (1.30%) .NET
4 2 (1.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.65%) SOAP
5 1 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.68%) Data Centre
2 30 (19.48%) Public Cloud
3 22 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 16 (10.39%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (10.39%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (9.74%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (8.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 12 (7.79%) Management Information System
8 11 (7.14%) iPhone
9 6 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (3.25%) iPad
10 5 (3.25%) PKI
11 4 (2.60%) Clustering
12 3 (1.95%) BYOD
12 3 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.95%) Life Science
12 3 (1.95%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.95%) Renewable Energy
12 3 (1.95%) VSAM
13 2 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 70 (45.45%) Windows
2 57 (37.01%) Windows Server
3 46 (29.87%) Linux
4 16 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (5.19%) Unix
7 7 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (3.90%) AIX
8 6 (3.90%) CentOS
9 5 (3.25%) Android
9 5 (3.25%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.95%) Solaris
10 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (18.83%) DevOps
3 28 (18.18%) ITIL
4 25 (16.23%) Load Balancing
5 22 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (12.99%) Migration
7 18 (11.69%) Storage Management
8 17 (11.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (10.39%) Configuration Management
9 16 (10.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 16 (10.39%) Network Virtualisation
10 15 (9.74%) Asset Management
10 15 (9.74%) Malware Analysis
10 15 (9.74%) Network Architecture
11 14 (9.09%) Information Security
12 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (8.44%) Open Source
12 13 (8.44%) Task Automation
13 12 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (7.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 27 (17.53%) Python
3 18 (11.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.95%) COBOL
4 3 (1.95%) Perl
4 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.39%) CCNA
3 15 (9.74%) Degree
3 15 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.90%) CISSP
5 5 (3.25%) CCNP
5 5 (3.25%) GIAC
5 5 (3.25%) RHCE
6 3 (1.95%) CEH
6 3 (1.95%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (1.95%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.30%) CCSP
7 2 (1.30%) MCSE
7 2 (1.30%) OSCP
7 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
8 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (5.19%) SLA
2 7 (4.55%) ISO 22301
3 6 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.65%) NIST
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (34.42%) Active Directory
3 31 (20.13%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.34%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (12.34%) VMware NSX
5 14 (9.09%) Docker
6 8 (5.19%) vSphere
7 2 (1.30%) LXC
7 2 (1.30%) NFS
7 2 (1.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (16.88%) Ansible
2 21 (13.64%) SCCM
3 18 (11.69%) Failover Clustering
4 15 (9.74%) Puppet
5 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (6.49%) FortiGate
8 7 (4.55%) Terraform
9 6 (3.90%) Nessus
10 5 (3.25%) ServiceCenter
10 5 (3.25%) WSUS
11 4 (2.60%) Kubernetes
12 3 (1.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (1.30%) vCenter Server
13 2 (1.30%) vRealize
14 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
14 1 (0.65%) Grafana
14 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 100 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 62 (40.26%) VMware
3 54 (35.06%) Cisco
4 23 (14.94%) NetApp
5 18 (11.69%) EMC
6 17 (11.04%) HP
7 16 (10.39%) Google
8 14 (9.09%) Juniper
9 11 (7.14%) Citrix
9 11 (7.14%) Oracle
10 10 (6.49%) Dell
10 10 (6.49%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.49%) Sophos
11 7 (4.55%) F5
11 7 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.90%) IBM
13 5 (3.25%) Meraki
13 5 (3.25%) Polycom
13 5 (3.25%) Proofpoint
14 4 (2.60%) Palo Alto