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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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 100 91 67
Rank change year-on-year -9 -24 +21
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 191 152 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.33% 3.12% 3.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.64% 27.00% 28.91%
Number of salaries quoted 163 116 96
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,847 £31,250
25th Percentile £35,625 £37,803 £36,860
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £52,250
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.31% +16.11%
75th Percentile £56,750 £60,625 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £69,375 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

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 745 563 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.99% 11.57% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 520 372 352
10th Percentile £26,500 £30,125 £30,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £39,750 £38,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - -9.52% +22.09%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £73,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £46,650 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.67% -10.00% +17.65%

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 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Bolton +18 16 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Stockport +1 4 £46,000 +22.67% 2
Altrincham -12 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Wigan +4 3 £42,500 - 2
Bury +7 2 £43,000 +56.36%
Sale - 1 £53,500 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 91 (47.64%) Windows
2 90 (47.12%) Azure
3 84 (43.98%) Cisco
4 83 (43.46%) VMware
4 83 (43.46%) Microsoft 365
5 78 (40.84%) Windows Server
6 74 (38.74%) Microsoft
7 73 (38.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 71 (37.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 70 (36.65%) Information Security
10 68 (35.60%) Cybersecurity
11 64 (33.51%) Active Directory
12 63 (32.98%) Hyper-V
13 56 (29.32%) LAN
14 52 (27.23%) WAN
15 51 (26.70%) VPN
16 44 (23.04%) Social Skills
17 42 (21.99%) DNS
18 37 (19.37%) Juniper
19 36 (18.85%) Finance
19 36 (18.85%) Data Centre
20 34 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
21 33 (17.28%) SIEM
21 33 (17.28%) DHCP
21 33 (17.28%) Penetration Testing
22 31 (16.23%) ITIL
22 31 (16.23%) Azure Sentinel
23 30 (15.71%) Project Management
23 30 (15.71%) Service Delivery
24 29 (15.18%) Fortinet

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 28 (14.66%) SharePoint
2 23 (12.04%) IIS
3 21 (10.99%) MS Exchange
4 12 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.09%) Confluence
5 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.05%) Apache
7 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (47.12%) Azure
2 83 (43.46%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (16.23%) Azure Sentinel
4 16 (8.38%) SaaS
5 14 (7.33%) AWS
6 11 (5.76%) Azure Stack
7 6 (3.14%) Serverless
8 5 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.09%) GCP
9 4 (2.09%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.05%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.52%) IaaS
11 1 (0.52%) PaaS
11 1 (0.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (29.32%) LAN
2 52 (27.23%) WAN
3 51 (26.70%) VPN
4 42 (21.99%) DNS
5 33 (17.28%) DHCP
6 26 (13.61%) DMZ
7 25 (13.09%) Network Security
8 24 (12.57%) SSL
9 23 (12.04%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (12.04%) Wireshark
10 21 (10.99%) TCP/IP
11 20 (10.47%) MPLS
12 19 (9.95%) Wireless
13 18 (9.42%) VLAN
14 14 (7.33%) SAN
15 9 (4.71%) VoIP
16 8 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (4.19%) Internet
17 7 (3.66%) NAS
17 7 (3.66%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.62%) GIS
3 4 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.57%) Big Data
4 3 (1.57%) Power BI
5 2 (1.05%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) JIRA
2 3 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 36 (18.85%) Finance
3 28 (14.66%) Legal
4 22 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (9.42%) Retail
6 17 (8.90%) Manufacturing
7 11 (5.76%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (5.24%) Telecoms
9 8 (4.19%) Law
10 5 (2.62%) Marketing
10 5 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (2.09%) Fire and Rescue
11 4 (2.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 4 (2.09%) Police
12 3 (1.57%) Back Office
13 2 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (1.05%) Local Government
13 2 (1.05%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.52%) Advertising
14 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (31.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (23.56%) Network Engineer
3 18 (9.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 17 (8.90%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 17 (8.90%) Analyst
4 17 (8.90%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.38%) Consultant
6 15 (7.85%) Security Consultant
7 12 (6.28%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (6.28%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Information Security Consultant
8 11 (5.76%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.24%) IT Manager
10 9 (4.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) IT Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.66%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) XMPP
2 2 (1.05%) LAMP
2 2 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (1.05%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) LDAP
3 1 (0.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.85%) Data Centre
2 27 (14.14%) Management Information System
3 17 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.14%) Cyberattack
4 6 (3.14%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.62%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.62%) HP Storage
6 4 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.09%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.09%) NHS
6 4 (2.09%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.05%) BYOD
8 2 (1.05%) CSOC
8 2 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.05%) Housing Association
8 2 (1.05%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (47.64%) Windows
2 78 (40.84%) Windows Server
3 17 (8.90%) Linux
4 10 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.19%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.62%) CentOS
7 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) Unix
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (38.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (36.65%) Information Security
3 68 (35.60%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (17.28%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (17.28%) SIEM
6 31 (16.23%) ITIL
7 30 (15.71%) Project Management
7 30 (15.71%) Service Delivery
8 25 (13.09%) Data Loss Prevention
9 24 (12.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (12.04%) Network Monitoring
11 19 (9.95%) Agile
12 17 (8.90%) Patch Management
13 16 (8.38%) Time Management
13 16 (8.38%) Workshop Facilitation
14 15 (7.85%) Regulatory Compliance
14 15 (7.85%) Requirements Gathering
14 15 (7.85%) Requirements Workshops
14 15 (7.85%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.99%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.81%) Python
3 8 (4.19%) SQL
4 2 (1.05%) Bash
Qualifications
1 19 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (8.38%) Degree
3 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.76%) CCNA
4 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.24%) CCNP
6 9 (4.71%) CISSP
7 8 (4.19%) MCSE
7 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (3.14%) SSCP
9 4 (2.09%) CREST Certified
9 4 (2.09%) Cyber Scheme
9 4 (2.09%) OSCP
9 4 (2.09%) Tigerscheme
10 3 (1.57%) CISM
10 3 (1.57%) CRISC
10 3 (1.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (9.42%) NIST
2 15 (7.85%) SLA
3 6 (3.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
System Software
1 71 (37.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (33.51%) Active Directory
3 63 (32.98%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.19%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.66%) Docker
5 7 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.14%) vSphere
7 5 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.05%) Snort
9 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (5.24%) SCCM
2 8 (4.19%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (4.19%) Terraform
3 7 (3.66%) Ansible
3 7 (3.66%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.66%) Nagios
3 7 (3.66%) WSUS
4 5 (2.62%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.57%) Rancher
5 3 (1.57%) SCOM
6 2 (1.05%) Cacti
6 2 (1.05%) EnCase
6 2 (1.05%) FTK
6 2 (1.05%) Grafana
6 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.05%) vMotion
Vendors
1 84 (43.98%) Cisco
2 83 (43.46%) VMware
3 74 (38.74%) Microsoft
4 37 (19.37%) Juniper
5 29 (15.18%) Fortinet
6 22 (11.52%) Draytek
7 21 (10.99%) NETGEAR
8 12 (6.28%) CheckPoint
9 11 (5.76%) Citrix
10 10 (5.24%) Meraki
11 9 (4.71%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.66%) HP
12 7 (3.66%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.62%) Adobe
13 5 (2.62%) Apple
13 5 (2.62%) Aruba
13 5 (2.62%) F5
13 5 (2.62%) WatchGuard
14 4 (2.09%) Ruckus Wireless