Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 74 76
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 117 201 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.83% 3.54% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.14% 27.92% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108 187 273
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £22,550 £28,168 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,875 £66,250 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 364 720 1,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.91% 12.68% 18.60%
Number of salaries quoted 307 597 1,124
Median annual salary £45,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.25% -1.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,100 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 January 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 16 January 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 +11 6 £44,250 +31.11% 4
Sale - 5 £21,500 -
Salford +16 4 £37,858 -20.30% 2
Stockport +35 3 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Cheadle +8 3 £23,000 -20.69% 3
Rochdale - 3 £37,500 -
Wigan -4 1 £30,000 -42.86%
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 52 (44.44%) Cisco
2 51 (43.59%) Windows
3 46 (39.32%) Microsoft
4 44 (37.61%) VMware
5 41 (35.04%) Active Directory
6 38 (32.48%) WAN
7 37 (31.62%) DNS
8 35 (29.91%) VPN
8 35 (29.91%) Windows Server
9 31 (26.50%) LAN
10 29 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (24.79%) Azure
11 28 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (23.08%) Office 365
13 25 (21.37%) MS Exchange
13 25 (21.37%) DHCP
14 23 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (18.80%) Hyper-V
15 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
16 19 (16.24%) VoIP
16 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
16 19 (16.24%) Information Security
16 19 (16.24%) Network Security
17 18 (15.38%) ITIL
18 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 16 (13.68%) CheckPoint
19 16 (13.68%) Disaster Recovery
19 16 (13.68%) Computer Science
20 15 (12.82%) CCNA

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 25 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.42%) IIS
5 3 (2.56%) Confluence
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.79%) Azure
2 27 (23.08%) Office 365
3 14 (11.97%) AWS
4 4 (3.42%) GCP
4 4 (3.42%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.85%) G Suite
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) WAN
2 37 (31.62%) DNS
3 35 (29.91%) VPN
4 31 (26.50%) LAN
5 25 (21.37%) DHCP
6 19 (16.24%) Network Security
6 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
6 19 (16.24%) VoIP
7 14 (11.97%) SAN
8 13 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (11.11%) MPLS
8 13 (11.11%) VLAN
9 12 (10.26%) OSPF
9 12 (10.26%) Wireless
10 11 (9.40%) BGP
10 11 (9.40%) Unified Communications
11 9 (7.69%) SSL
12 8 (6.84%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.84%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.71%) MS Access
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Power BI
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.56%) JIRA
1 3 (2.56%) Subversion
2 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (6.84%) Public Sector
2 6 (5.13%) Electronics
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Finance
4 3 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.71%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (31.62%) Network Engineer
2 25 (21.37%) IT Engineer
3 19 (16.24%) Analyst
4 15 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (12.82%) IT Support
5 10 (8.55%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Security Manager
8 7 (5.98%) Senior Manager
9 6 (5.13%) IT Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Design Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) IT Support Technician
10 5 (4.27%) IT Technician
10 5 (4.27%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Support Technician
10 5 (4.27%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) CSS
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Cyberthreat
1 11 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.56%) Clustering
5 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.71%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.71%) NHS
6 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (43.59%) Windows
2 35 (29.91%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.97%) Linux
3 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (10.26%) Windows 10
5 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.42%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (3.42%) Unix
8 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.85%) VMS
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (16.24%) Information Security
3 18 (15.38%) ITIL
4 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (13.68%) Computer Science
5 16 (13.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (11.97%) Threat Intelligence
7 11 (9.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 11 (9.40%) DevOps
7 11 (9.40%) Malware Analysis
7 11 (9.40%) Open Source
7 11 (9.40%) Security Architecture
8 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (7.69%) Line Management
10 8 (6.84%) Storage Management
11 7 (5.98%) Cyber Intelligence
11 7 (5.98%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.98%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.98%) C
2 7 (5.98%) SQL
3 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.56%) Python
4 2 (1.71%) VBA
5 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (12.82%) CCNA
4 13 (11.11%) CCNP
5 9 (7.69%) CISSP
5 9 (7.69%) MCP
5 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 9 (7.69%) SSCP
6 8 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (6.84%) MCITP
6 8 (6.84%) MCSA
6 8 (6.84%) MCSE
7 7 (5.98%) CEH
7 7 (5.98%) Degree
8 6 (5.13%) CCIE
9 5 (4.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 5 (4.27%) CISM
9 5 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (4.27%) DBS Check
9 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.42%) GDPR
4 3 (2.56%) SLA
5 2 (1.71%) NCSC
5 2 (1.71%) NIST
System Software
1 41 (35.04%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.80%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.84%) vSphere
5 5 (4.27%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.42%) Docker
7 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.56%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.56%) XenApp
8 2 (1.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.71%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) Nessus
2 6 (5.13%) WSUS
3 4 (3.42%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.56%) Ansible
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.56%) Puppet
4 3 (2.56%) SCCM
5 2 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.85%) cPanel
6 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.85%) Plesk
6 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (44.44%) Cisco
2 46 (39.32%) Microsoft
3 44 (37.61%) VMware
4 16 (13.68%) CheckPoint
5 14 (11.97%) Fortinet
5 14 (11.97%) Juniper
6 12 (10.26%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.55%) Citrix
7 10 (8.55%) Sophos
8 9 (7.69%) NetApp
9 8 (6.84%) F5
9 8 (6.84%) HP
10 6 (5.13%) Meraki
10 6 (5.13%) Veeam
10 6 (5.13%) ZyXEL
11 5 (4.27%) AlienVault
11 5 (4.27%) Dell
11 5 (4.27%) EMC
11 5 (4.27%) Google
11 5 (4.27%) LogRhythm