Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 88 65
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 +20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 311 287 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.25% 3.59% 4.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.52% 25.20% 29.28%
Number of salaries quoted 238 266 290
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £41,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% -1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,875 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% -

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 1,322 1,139 1,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.07% 14.25% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 987 998
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +4.00%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +26 50 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Bolton +25 21 £28,750 -32.35% 6
Salford 0 13 £24,000 -40.74% 5
Altrincham - 12 £50,000 -
Stockport +14 10 £30,000 -36.84% 4
Oldham - 8 £19,000 - 1
Rochdale -11 6 - - 2
Heywood - 4 £43,750 -
Cheadle +1 3 £27,500 -45.00% 4
Bury 0 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 140 (45.02%) Windows
2 132 (42.44%) VMware
3 131 (42.12%) Cisco
4 104 (33.44%) LAN
4 104 (33.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 101 (32.48%) WAN
5 101 (32.48%) Active Directory
6 78 (25.08%) Microsoft
7 77 (24.76%) ITIL
8 76 (24.44%) Windows Server
9 65 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
9 65 (20.90%) SAN
10 55 (17.68%) Network Security
11 51 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
11 51 (16.40%) Office 365
11 51 (16.40%) MS Exchange
12 50 (16.08%) VPN
13 49 (15.76%) CCNA
13 49 (15.76%) Virtual Servers
14 47 (15.11%) Incident Management
15 46 (14.79%) Problem Management
15 46 (14.79%) TCP/IP
15 46 (14.79%) Linux
16 45 (14.47%) Telecoms
16 45 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (13.83%) Fortinet
17 43 (13.83%) DNS
18 41 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
19 40 (12.86%) Cybersecurity
19 40 (12.86%) CCNP

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 51 (16.40%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.36%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.50%) WebLogic
6 12 (3.86%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.22%) IIS
7 10 (3.22%) JBoss
7 10 (3.22%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.57%) Apache Pig
9 7 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.29%) Apache
10 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.32%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 51 (16.40%) Office 365
2 41 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.89%) IaaS
4 7 (2.25%) PaaS
5 3 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.64%) Google Drive
6 2 (0.64%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 104 (33.44%) LAN
2 101 (32.48%) WAN
3 65 (20.90%) SAN
4 55 (17.68%) Network Security
5 50 (16.08%) VPN
6 46 (14.79%) TCP/IP
7 43 (13.83%) DNS
8 35 (11.25%) Wi-Fi
8 35 (11.25%) Wireless
9 26 (8.36%) MPLS
10 25 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (8.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (8.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 24 (7.72%) Internet
11 24 (7.72%) VoIP
12 22 (7.07%) DHCP
13 21 (6.75%) SSL
13 21 (6.75%) VLAN
14 15 (4.82%) Unified Communications
15 14 (4.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.22%) MySQL
3 8 (2.57%) Apache Hive
3 8 (2.57%) Big Data
3 8 (2.57%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) MS Access
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (8.36%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 22 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.47%) Bitbucket
5 15 (4.82%) Hudson
5 15 (4.82%) Vagrant
6 11 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (3.54%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.22%) JIRA
7 10 (3.22%) Subversion
8 8 (2.57%) CodeSonar
8 8 (2.57%) git-flow
8 8 (2.57%) Robot Framework
8 8 (2.57%) Selenium
9 1 (0.32%) Ant
9 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (14.47%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.36%) Retail
3 11 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.89%) Legal
5 8 (2.57%) Finance
6 5 (1.61%) Military
7 4 (1.29%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (20.26%) Analyst
2 51 (16.40%) IT Support
3 48 (15.43%) Network Engineer
4 33 (10.61%) Service Analyst
5 31 (9.97%) IT Technician
6 30 (9.65%) IT Support Technician
6 30 (9.65%) Support Technician
7 28 (9.00%) Server Support
8 27 (8.68%) SAN Support
8 27 (8.68%) Server Support Technician
8 27 (8.68%) Server Technician
9 26 (8.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 25 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (8.04%) Support Engineer
11 24 (7.72%) Security Engineer
12 21 (6.75%) Server Analyst
13 20 (6.43%) IT Engineer
14 17 (5.47%) Cisco Engineer
14 17 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (5.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.22%) .NET
1 10 (3.22%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (2.57%) .NET Framework
2 8 (2.57%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.57%) Django
2 8 (2.57%) Java EE
2 8 (2.57%) LAMP
2 8 (2.57%) Node.js
2 8 (2.57%) REST
2 8 (2.57%) SOAP
2 8 (2.57%) Spring MVC
2 8 (2.57%) STL
3 5 (1.61%) Web Services
4 4 (1.29%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.32%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.40%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.54%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.89%) PKI
7 6 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.93%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.61%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 5 (1.61%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.29%) EPoS
10 3 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.64%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.64%) Life Science
11 2 (0.64%) NHS
11 2 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (45.02%) Windows
2 76 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 46 (14.79%) Linux
4 45 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (8.68%) Windows 10
7 23 (7.40%) Windows 7
8 14 (4.50%) Unix
9 13 (4.18%) Android
10 9 (2.89%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.57%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.93%) Solaris
13 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.32%) CentOS
16 1 (0.32%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (24.76%) ITIL
2 47 (15.11%) Incident Management
3 46 (14.79%) Problem Management
4 40 (12.86%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (12.86%) Service Management
5 36 (11.58%) Load Balancing
6 35 (11.25%) DevOps
7 33 (10.61%) Change Management
7 33 (10.61%) SIEM
8 29 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (9.32%) Configuration Management
8 29 (9.32%) Information Security
9 26 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (7.40%) Kalman Filter
12 22 (7.07%) Statistics
13 21 (6.75%) Knowledge Management
14 20 (6.43%) Decision-Making
15 19 (6.11%) IT Strategy
15 19 (6.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.25%) SQL
2 34 (10.93%) Java
3 30 (9.65%) Python
4 19 (6.11%) PowerShell
5 17 (5.47%) Ruby
6 16 (5.14%) Go
7 12 (3.86%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.54%) PHP
9 10 (3.22%) C
9 10 (3.22%) C#
10 9 (2.89%) C++
10 9 (2.89%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.57%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.64%) Perl
12 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (15.76%) CCNA
3 40 (12.86%) CCNP
4 32 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (9.32%) Network+ Certification
6 24 (7.72%) Degree
7 23 (7.40%) CISSP
8 17 (5.47%) Security Cleared
9 16 (5.14%) MCSA
10 13 (4.18%) SSCP
11 12 (3.86%) SANS
12 11 (3.54%) CCIE
13 10 (3.22%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (3.22%) MCSE
14 9 (2.89%) MCP
15 8 (2.57%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.57%) GIAC
15 8 (2.57%) Linux+ Certification
15 8 (2.57%) SC Cleared
16 7 (2.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.72%) SLA
2 19 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.93%) FISMA
6 4 (1.29%) GDPR
7 2 (0.64%) QA
8 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 104 (33.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (32.48%) Active Directory
3 49 (15.76%) Virtual Servers
4 36 (11.58%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (10.93%) Docker
6 32 (10.29%) Hyper-V
7 20 (6.43%) vSphere
8 16 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.57%) XenApp
10 6 (1.93%) VMware Server
10 6 (1.93%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.61%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.61%) vCloud
12 1 (0.32%) KVM
12 1 (0.32%) pfSense
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.32%) Xen
12 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (9.00%) Opscode Chef
1 28 (9.00%) SCCM
2 27 (8.68%) Puppet
3 24 (7.72%) Packer
4 23 (7.40%) Salt
5 21 (6.75%) Nagios
6 19 (6.11%) Terraform
7 18 (5.79%) Ansible
7 18 (5.79%) Kubernetes
8 16 (5.14%) ZABBIX
9 15 (4.82%) Consul
9 15 (4.82%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (4.82%) Grafana
9 15 (4.82%) Graphite
9 15 (4.82%) Opsview
10 11 (3.54%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.25%) SCVMM
12 5 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.61%) SCOM
12 5 (1.61%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 132 (42.44%) VMware
2 131 (42.12%) Cisco
3 78 (25.08%) Microsoft
4 43 (13.83%) Fortinet
5 38 (12.22%) Citrix
6 26 (8.36%) CheckPoint
7 25 (8.04%) Huawei
8 18 (5.79%) Juniper
9 17 (5.47%) F5
10 14 (4.50%) HP
10 14 (4.50%) Meraki
11 12 (3.86%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.54%) Palo Alto
12 11 (3.54%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.54%) Splunk
12 11 (3.54%) Veeam
13 10 (3.22%) NetApp
13 10 (3.22%) Oracle
14 9 (2.89%) Dell
14 9 (2.89%) Sophos