Period
to 20 February 2019

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

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 101 69
Rank change year-on-year +27 -32 +17
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 261 251 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.94% 3.40% 4.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.41% 25.98% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 225 206 268
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -0.93%

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 1,219 966 1,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.39% 13.08% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 814 954
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 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
Wigan +18 30 £22,500 -25.00%
Bolton +22 14 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Salford -8 7 £27,500 -36.78% 6
Bury +11 6 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Altrincham -5 5 £50,000 -
Stockport +13 4 £36,500 -32.09% 2
Heywood - 4 £43,750 -
Oldham - 2 £43,250 -
Cheadle - 2 £36,250 -
Rochdale -8 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 139 (53.26%) Cisco
2 107 (41.00%) LAN
3 98 (37.55%) Windows
4 96 (36.78%) WAN
5 93 (35.63%) VMware
6 87 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 73 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 69 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
8 69 (26.44%) Microsoft
9 65 (24.90%) ITIL
10 59 (22.61%) CCNP
10 59 (22.61%) Windows Server
11 53 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 46 (17.62%) DNS
13 45 (17.24%) CCNA
14 44 (16.86%) Data Centre
15 42 (16.09%) SAN
16 41 (15.71%) Wireless
17 40 (15.33%) Network Security
18 38 (14.56%) TCP/IP
18 38 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 36 (13.79%) Hyper-V
19 36 (13.79%) Office 365
20 35 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
20 35 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
21 34 (13.03%) Windows 10
21 34 (13.03%) MS Exchange
21 34 (13.03%) CheckPoint
22 32 (12.26%) Linux
23 31 (11.88%) Virtual Servers

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 34 (13.03%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.66%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.13%) IIS
3 16 (6.13%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.36%) Apache
5 13 (4.98%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.68%) Skype for Business
9 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.15%) JBoss
10 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.77%) nginx
11 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.38%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (13.79%) Office 365
3 35 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.30%) Heroku
5 5 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.92%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.15%) IaaS
6 3 (1.15%) SaaS
7 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.77%) G Suite
7 2 (0.77%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.77%) PaaS
7 2 (0.77%) Serverless
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.38%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 107 (41.00%) LAN
2 96 (36.78%) WAN
3 46 (17.62%) DNS
4 42 (16.09%) SAN
5 41 (15.71%) Wireless
6 40 (15.33%) Network Security
7 38 (14.56%) TCP/IP
8 30 (11.49%) VPN
9 27 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (9.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (9.96%) DHCP
10 26 (9.96%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (9.20%) VLAN
12 22 (8.43%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (8.05%) MPLS
14 20 (7.66%) Internet
15 17 (6.51%) Cisco Firepower
16 16 (6.13%) BGP
16 16 (6.13%) NX-OS
17 15 (5.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.15%) MySQL
3 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.68%) Hudson
4 7 (2.68%) Subversion
4 7 (2.68%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.30%) GitLab
6 4 (1.53%) JIRA
7 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.77%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.38%) Ant
9 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (9.58%) Retail
2 11 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.07%) Finance
4 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.30%) Banking
5 6 (2.30%) Games
6 4 (1.53%) Electronics
6 4 (1.53%) Marketing
6 4 (1.53%) Military
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Advertising
8 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (15.33%) Analyst
2 39 (14.94%) IT Support
3 36 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (13.03%) Network Engineer
5 30 (11.49%) Support Engineer
6 24 (9.20%) Consultant
6 24 (9.20%) IT Support Technician
6 24 (9.20%) IT Technician
6 24 (9.20%) Support Technician
7 23 (8.81%) IT Engineer
8 22 (8.43%) SAN Support
8 22 (8.43%) Server Support
8 22 (8.43%) Server Support Technician
8 22 (8.43%) Server Technician
9 18 (6.90%) Security Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 13 (4.98%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.30%) Django
1 6 (2.30%) Dropwizard
1 6 (2.30%) Web Services
2 2 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.38%) Kafka
3 1 (0.38%) LAMP
3 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.38%) PHP-FPM
3 1 (0.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (3.83%) Replication
3 9 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.07%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (2.30%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.92%) PKI
7 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.15%) EPoS
8 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.15%) NHS
8 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.77%) IVR
9 2 (0.77%) Life Science
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.55%) Windows
2 59 (22.61%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (13.03%) Windows 10
5 32 (12.26%) Linux
6 29 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (8.81%) Windows 7
8 18 (6.90%) Unix
9 7 (2.68%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.53%) Android
10 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.77%) Debian
11 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.77%) Solaris
11 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.90%) ITIL
2 38 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (11.49%) Information Security
4 28 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 26 (9.96%) DevOps
6 26 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (9.20%) Load Balancing
8 21 (8.05%) Change Management
8 21 (8.05%) Service Management
9 20 (7.66%) Incident Management
10 19 (7.28%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (6.51%) IT Strategy
13 16 (6.13%) SIEM
14 14 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (5.36%) OWASP
15 13 (4.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 12 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (4.60%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.81%) PowerShell
2 20 (7.66%) SQL
3 15 (5.75%) Python
4 11 (4.21%) Java
5 9 (3.45%) Ruby
6 8 (3.07%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.68%) Go
8 3 (1.15%) Perl
9 2 (0.77%) C#
9 2 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (22.61%) CCNP
3 45 (17.24%) CCNA
4 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (8.05%) Degree
5 21 (8.05%) MCSA
6 19 (7.28%) CCIE
7 13 (4.98%) MCP
8 10 (3.83%) CISSP
9 7 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (1.92%) MCSE
12 4 (1.53%) CCDP
12 4 (1.53%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.53%) SSCP
12 4 (1.53%) VCP6
13 3 (1.15%) CISA
13 3 (1.15%) CISM
14 2 (0.77%) SANS
14 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 14 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (4.21%) PMO
3 11 (4.21%) SLA
4 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.15%) GDPR
6 2 (0.77%) FISMA
6 2 (0.77%) QA
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 87 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 73 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.88%) Virtual Servers
5 25 (9.58%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (6.13%) Docker
7 14 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (5.36%) vSphere
8 7 (2.68%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.92%) vCloud
10 4 (1.53%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.38%) Firmware
13 1 (0.38%) KVM
13 1 (0.38%) pfSense
13 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.38%) Varnish
13 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (9.20%) SCCM
2 18 (6.90%) Terraform
3 17 (6.51%) Puppet
4 15 (5.75%) Ansible
4 15 (5.75%) Nagios
4 15 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.36%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.60%) Stealthwatch
7 11 (4.21%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (3.83%) FortiGate
8 10 (3.83%) Packer
9 9 (3.45%) ZABBIX
10 8 (3.07%) Graphite
11 7 (2.68%) Consul
11 7 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.68%) Grafana
11 7 (2.68%) Opsview
11 7 (2.68%) Salt
11 7 (2.68%) WSUS
12 3 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 139 (53.26%) Cisco
2 93 (35.63%) VMware
3 69 (26.44%) Microsoft
4 34 (13.03%) CheckPoint
5 30 (11.49%) Meraki
6 27 (10.34%) Fortinet
7 24 (9.20%) Citrix
8 23 (8.81%) F5
8 23 (8.81%) NetApp
9 15 (5.75%) Veeam
10 14 (5.36%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.60%) IronPort
11 12 (4.60%) Juniper
11 12 (4.60%) Palo Alto
11 12 (4.60%) Splunk
12 11 (4.21%) Forcepoint
12 11 (4.21%) HP
13 8 (3.07%) Huawei
14 7 (2.68%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.30%) Salesforce.com