Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 81 90
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 134 154 215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.62% 3.29% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.52% 24.56% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 99 117 192
10th Percentile £22,700 £24,250 £22,025
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £30,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
75th Percentile £63,125 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £74,000 £65,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

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 412 627 1,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.12% 13.40% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 324 490 892
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,725 £24,000
25th Percentile £37,875 £31,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,587 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Bolton +2 9 £42,500 -
Altrincham -14 9 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Stockport +26 5 £27,500 -32.10% 1
Cheadle +10 4 £23,000 -
Sale - 3 £21,500 -
Wigan -1 1 - -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 58 (43.28%) Cisco
2 53 (39.55%) VMware
3 52 (38.81%) Microsoft
4 50 (37.31%) Windows
5 45 (33.58%) Azure
6 40 (29.85%) PowerShell
6 40 (29.85%) VPN
7 39 (29.10%) Active Directory
8 37 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (25.37%) Linux
10 33 (24.63%) WAN
10 33 (24.63%) Windows Server
11 32 (23.88%) VLAN
12 29 (21.64%) ITIL
12 29 (21.64%) DevOps
13 27 (20.15%) Ansible
13 27 (20.15%) Python
13 27 (20.15%) AWS
14 25 (18.66%) LAN
14 25 (18.66%) DNS
14 25 (18.66%) Public Cloud
14 25 (18.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (17.91%) MPLS
15 24 (17.91%) OSPF
16 23 (17.16%) Network Security
16 23 (17.16%) Data Centre
16 23 (17.16%) Microsoft 365
17 22 (16.42%) Bash Shell
18 20 (14.93%) Hyper-V
18 20 (14.93%) Cybersecurity

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 16 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.45%) Confluence
3 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 5 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.24%) CloudStack
5 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.24%) nginx
5 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.58%) Azure
2 27 (20.15%) AWS
3 23 (17.16%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.48%) GCP
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.24%) Datadog
6 3 (2.24%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.24%) npm
6 3 (2.24%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.24%) Pulumi
6 3 (2.24%) Serverless
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Service Fabric
7 1 (0.75%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.85%) VPN
2 33 (24.63%) WAN
3 32 (23.88%) VLAN
4 25 (18.66%) DNS
4 25 (18.66%) LAN
5 24 (17.91%) MPLS
5 24 (17.91%) OSPF
6 23 (17.16%) Network Security
7 18 (13.43%) BGP
7 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
8 17 (12.69%) IPv4
8 17 (12.69%) Wireless
9 15 (11.19%) SAN
10 14 (10.45%) SD-WAN
11 13 (9.70%) DHCP
11 13 (9.70%) VoIP
12 11 (8.21%) WLAN
13 10 (7.46%) NAS
13 10 (7.46%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (5.97%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.24%) MariaDB
2 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.24%) MySQL
2 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.24%) Redis
2 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Git (software)
1 14 (10.45%) JIRA
1 14 (10.45%) Subversion
2 3 (2.24%) GitLab
2 3 (2.24%) Gradle
2 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.24%) Maven
2 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (4.48%) Electronics
2 4 (2.99%) Banking
2 4 (2.99%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.49%) Finance
3 2 (1.49%) Legal
3 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.91%) Systems Engineer
3 18 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (13.43%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (11.94%) IT Engineer
4 16 (11.94%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 14 (10.45%) Lead Systems Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) IT Support
7 11 (8.21%) Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (6.72%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) IT Manager
9 8 (5.97%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.97%) Support Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Architect
10 7 (5.22%) Senior Manager
11 6 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) Web Services
2 5 (3.73%) JSON
3 3 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.24%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (2.24%) Node.js
3 3 (2.24%) React
3 3 (2.24%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.75%) CSS
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.66%) Public Cloud
2 23 (17.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.97%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.22%) Clustering
4 7 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.73%) iPad
6 5 (3.73%) iPhone
7 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.49%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.49%) NHS
10 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (37.31%) Windows
2 34 (25.37%) Linux
3 33 (24.63%) Windows Server
4 18 (13.43%) Unix
5 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.22%) Windows 10
6 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (4.48%) Android
8 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (2.99%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) DevOps
1 29 (21.64%) ITIL
2 25 (18.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (14.93%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (14.93%) Infrastructure as Code
4 19 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (13.43%) Configuration Management
5 18 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (12.69%) Network Design
7 16 (11.94%) Computer Science
7 16 (11.94%) Cyber Intelligence
7 16 (11.94%) Information Security
8 15 (11.19%) Task Automation
9 14 (10.45%) Data Science
9 14 (10.45%) DevSecOps
9 14 (10.45%) Machine Learning
9 14 (10.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 14 (10.45%) SDLC
9 14 (10.45%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 14 (10.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.85%) PowerShell
2 27 (20.15%) Python
3 22 (16.42%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.99%) C
5 1 (0.75%) Java
5 1 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (11.19%) GIAC
3 14 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.45%) RHCE
4 12 (8.96%) CCNP
5 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.22%) CCNA
6 7 (5.22%) CISSP
6 7 (5.22%) Degree
6 7 (5.22%) MCSE
7 6 (4.48%) CEH
7 6 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.48%) MCITP
7 6 (4.48%) MCSA
7 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.73%) CCIE
8 5 (3.73%) CISM
8 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.75%) NCSC
3 1 (0.75%) NIST
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (29.10%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.93%) Hyper-V
4 18 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (12.69%) Docker
6 14 (10.45%) vSphere
7 9 (6.72%) VMware NSX
8 6 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.75%) LXC
11 1 (0.75%) NFS
11 1 (0.75%) SRDF
11 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (20.15%) Ansible
2 17 (12.69%) Puppet
3 12 (8.96%) FortiGate
3 12 (8.96%) Nessus
4 9 (6.72%) SCCM
4 9 (6.72%) Terraform
5 6 (4.48%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (4.48%) WSUS
6 5 (3.73%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.24%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.75%) cPanel
10 1 (0.75%) Plesk
Vendors
1 58 (43.28%) Cisco
2 53 (39.55%) VMware
3 52 (38.81%) Microsoft
4 19 (14.18%) Fortinet
5 16 (11.94%) CheckPoint
5 16 (11.94%) Palo Alto
6 15 (11.19%) Oracle
7 14 (10.45%) Red Hat
7 14 (10.45%) Sophos
8 12 (8.96%) Juniper
9 11 (8.21%) HP
9 11 (8.21%) NetApp
10 8 (5.97%) F5
11 7 (5.22%) Dell
12 6 (4.48%) Meraki
12 6 (4.48%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.48%) ZyXEL
13 5 (3.73%) EMC
13 5 (3.73%) Polycom
13 5 (3.73%) Proofpoint