Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 63 80
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 -5
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 285 338 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.59% 4.51% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.13% 29.21% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 261 293 187
Manchester median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,000 £27,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%

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 1134 1157 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.27% 15.42% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1013 834
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,350 £57,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -1 26 £40,000 -13.04% 5
Stockport +4 15 £48,750 +44.44% 1
Bolton -1 12 £42,500 +9.68% 2
Cheadle -8 6 £50,000 +11.73%
Salford -3 5 £40,500 -10.00% 2
Wigan - 4 £30,000 -
Bury -2 3 £32,500 -6.47%
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 195 (68.42%) Cisco
2 147 (51.58%) Windows
3 129 (45.26%) Active Directory
4 124 (43.51%) Windows Server
5 117 (41.05%) LAN
6 116 (40.70%) WAN
7 102 (35.79%) Microsoft
8 99 (34.74%) VMware
9 98 (34.39%) ITIL
10 96 (33.68%) Office 365
11 82 (28.77%) Hyper-V
11 82 (28.77%) VPN
12 81 (28.42%) DNS
13 80 (28.07%) TCP/IP
14 78 (27.37%) MS Exchange
15 73 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
16 71 (24.91%) Network Security
17 65 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
18 61 (21.40%) Juniper
19 59 (20.70%) Exchange Server 2010
20 57 (20.00%) MPLS
21 55 (19.30%) VLAN
22 52 (18.25%) BGP
23 51 (17.89%) CCNP
24 50 (17.54%) Windows 7
25 48 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
26 45 (15.79%) DHCP
27 44 (15.44%) MCSE
27 44 (15.44%) CheckPoint
27 44 (15.44%) Windows 10

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 78 (27.37%) MS Exchange
2 59 (20.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.16%) SAS
7 5 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.05%) Apache
8 3 (1.05%) K2 blackpearl
8 3 (1.05%) nginx
9 2 (0.70%) IIS
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 41 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.05%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 96 (33.68%) Office 365
2 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.32%) Mimecast
5 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.11%) IaaS
6 5 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.70%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (41.05%) LAN
2 116 (40.70%) WAN
3 82 (28.77%) VPN
4 81 (28.42%) DNS
5 80 (28.07%) TCP/IP
6 71 (24.91%) Network Security
7 57 (20.00%) MPLS
8 55 (19.30%) VLAN
9 52 (18.25%) BGP
10 45 (15.79%) DHCP
11 42 (14.74%) SAN
12 35 (12.28%) OSPF
13 32 (11.23%) VoIP
14 30 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (9.82%) Wireless
16 27 (9.47%) EIGRP
16 27 (9.47%) IPsec
16 27 (9.47%) Junos
17 24 (8.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.16%) MySQL
3 4 (1.40%) Power BI
3 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.75%) Hudson
3 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (10.88%) Finance
2 23 (8.07%) Legal
3 21 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.51%) Retail
5 6 (2.11%) Law
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Marketing
6 2 (0.70%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (21.75%) Network Engineer
2 47 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 29 (10.18%) Security Engineer
4 21 (7.37%) 1st Line Engineer
4 21 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 21 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 19 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
7 18 (6.32%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 17 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.61%) Analyst
9 16 (5.61%) Architect
9 16 (5.61%) IT Engineer
10 15 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (4.56%) Network Architect
12 13 (4.56%) VMware Engineer
12 13 (4.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.21%) Web Services
2 9 (3.16%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.70%) .NET
3 2 (0.70%) LAMP
3 2 (0.70%) SignalR
4 1 (0.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.82%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.81%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.11%) Replication
7 4 (1.40%) CCTV
7 4 (1.40%) PKI
8 3 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) BYOD
9 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.70%) iPad
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 147 (51.58%) Windows
2 124 (43.51%) Windows Server
3 65 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (17.54%) Windows 7
5 44 (15.44%) Windows 10
6 34 (11.93%) Linux
7 30 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (5.61%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.86%) Unix
10 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.40%) CentOS
12 3 (1.05%) Debian
12 3 (1.05%) HPUX
13 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.35%) SUSE
14 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (34.39%) ITIL
2 40 (14.04%) SIEM
3 30 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 29 (10.18%) Network Design
5 28 (9.82%) Change Management
5 28 (9.82%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (8.42%) Load Balancing
6 24 (8.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 21 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (7.37%) Service Management
8 19 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (6.32%) Network Management
10 17 (5.96%) DevOps
11 15 (5.26%) Server Hardening
11 15 (5.26%) TOGAF
11 15 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
12 14 (4.91%) Information Security
12 14 (4.91%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.32%) PowerShell
1 18 (6.32%) SQL
2 15 (5.26%) Python
3 8 (2.81%) Perl
4 7 (2.46%) Ruby
5 5 (1.75%) C
5 5 (1.75%) Java
6 4 (1.40%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.70%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (17.89%) CCNP
3 48 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (15.44%) MCSE
5 41 (14.39%) MCP
6 32 (11.23%) CCNA
7 30 (10.53%) MCSA
8 24 (8.42%) Degree
9 19 (6.67%) JNCIP
10 9 (3.16%) CCDP
10 9 (3.16%) CCIE
11 8 (2.81%) CISSP
11 8 (2.81%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.46%) SC Cleared
13 6 (2.11%) CEH
13 6 (2.11%) CISM
14 5 (1.75%) CISA
15 3 (1.05%) MCITP
16 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
17 1 (0.35%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.53%) SLA
2 12 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.75%) COBIT
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 129 (45.26%) Active Directory
2 82 (28.77%) Hyper-V
3 35 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.32%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.81%) Terminal Services
5 8 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.11%) Docker
6 6 (2.11%) Firmware
7 5 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.75%) vSphere
8 4 (1.40%) XenApp
9 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.70%) KVM
11 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (11.23%) SCCM
2 27 (9.47%) Puppet
3 25 (8.77%) Cacti
4 16 (5.61%) Nagios
5 15 (5.26%) FortiGate
6 13 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.86%) OpenNMS
7 11 (3.86%) RANCID
8 7 (2.46%) Terraform
9 6 (2.11%) Ansible
9 6 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.75%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.75%) Packer
10 5 (1.75%) WSUS
11 4 (1.40%) SCOM
11 4 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (1.05%) TrustSec
13 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 195 (68.42%) Cisco
2 102 (35.79%) Microsoft
3 99 (34.74%) VMware
4 61 (21.40%) Juniper
5 44 (15.44%) CheckPoint
6 28 (9.82%) Veeam
7 23 (8.07%) Palo Alto
8 18 (6.32%) Blue Coat
9 15 (5.26%) Citrix
10 14 (4.91%) Google
11 12 (4.21%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.86%) Ericsson
12 11 (3.86%) F5
12 11 (3.86%) Huawei
13 10 (3.51%) IronPort
14 9 (3.16%) HP
15 8 (2.81%) Polycom
15 8 (2.81%) Siemens
16 7 (2.46%) BT
16 7 (2.46%) Wyse