Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 90 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 -24 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 262 285 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.58% 3.45% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.10% 23.34% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 201 262 254
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £44,125 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.01% +3.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,082
% change year-on-year -9.41% +6.03% -5.69%

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 1,044 1,221 1,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.26% 14.77% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1,019 888
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +40 28 £22,500 -40.00%
Bolton +16 15 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Rochdale -6 15 £25,500 -44.57% 2
Salford +1 13 £27,000 -34.14% 3
Altrincham +8 10 £23,500 -41.25% 1
Stockport +1 9 £27,500 -42.11% 2
Oldham +26 8 £19,000 -49.33% 1
Cheadle 0 2 £33,750 -32.50%
Sale - 2 £25,000 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 126 (48.09%) Windows
2 119 (45.42%) Cisco
3 96 (36.64%) VMware
4 94 (35.88%) Active Directory
5 90 (34.35%) WAN
6 88 (33.59%) LAN
6 88 (33.59%) Microsoft
7 82 (31.30%) Windows Server
8 80 (30.53%) ITIL
9 62 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (22.14%) Hyper-V
10 58 (22.14%) Office 365
11 54 (20.61%) CCNA
11 54 (20.61%) TCP/IP
12 53 (20.23%) VPN
13 50 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
14 48 (18.32%) Network Security
15 46 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (17.56%) MS Exchange
16 45 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 44 (16.79%) Linux
17 44 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 39 (14.89%) SLA
18 39 (14.89%) Problem Management
19 37 (14.12%) DNS
20 35 (13.36%) SAN
20 35 (13.36%) Telecoms
21 34 (12.98%) Service Management
21 34 (12.98%) Amazon AWS

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 46 (17.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2007
2 18 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.49%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.44%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (3.05%) Apache Pig
7 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.91%) IIS
9 2 (0.76%) Apache
9 2 (0.76%) JBoss
9 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.38%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.29%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 58 (22.14%) Office 365
2 50 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (10.69%) IaaS
5 16 (6.11%) PaaS
6 6 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.29%) SaaS
7 5 (1.91%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.38%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 90 (34.35%) WAN
2 88 (33.59%) LAN
3 54 (20.61%) TCP/IP
4 53 (20.23%) VPN
5 48 (18.32%) Network Security
6 37 (14.12%) DNS
7 35 (13.36%) SAN
8 31 (11.83%) Wireless
9 28 (10.69%) VoIP
10 23 (8.78%) Internet
10 23 (8.78%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (8.40%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (7.63%) SSL
13 19 (7.25%) VLAN
14 17 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (6.49%) Skype
15 13 (4.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (4.96%) MPLS
15 13 (4.96%) Unified Communications
16 12 (4.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.58%) MySQL
3 9 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.05%) Apache Hive
4 8 (3.05%) Big Data
4 8 (3.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (5.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.44%) Bitbucket
3 9 (3.44%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.44%) JIRA
4 8 (3.05%) CodeSonar
4 8 (3.05%) git-flow
4 8 (3.05%) Robot Framework
4 8 (3.05%) Selenium
5 7 (2.67%) Hudson
5 7 (2.67%) Vagrant
6 6 (2.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (13.36%) Telecoms
2 33 (12.60%) Retail
3 12 (4.58%) Games
4 9 (3.44%) Finance
5 7 (2.67%) Marketing
6 6 (2.29%) Legal
7 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.91%) Military
8 3 (1.15%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (18.70%) Network Engineer
2 39 (14.89%) Analyst
3 34 (12.98%) IT Support
4 33 (12.60%) Support Engineer
5 25 (9.54%) Service Analyst
6 17 (6.49%) IT Analyst
6 17 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.73%) IT Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) Security Engineer
9 14 (5.34%) Architect
10 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.20%) IT Manager
12 11 (4.20%) Server Analyst
12 11 (4.20%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.82%) Exchange Support
13 10 (3.82%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.20%) .NET
2 9 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (3.05%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.05%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.05%) Django
3 8 (3.05%) Java EE
3 8 (3.05%) LAMP
3 8 (3.05%) Node.js
3 8 (3.05%) REST
3 8 (3.05%) SOAP
3 8 (3.05%) Spring MVC
3 8 (3.05%) STL
4 6 (2.29%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.38%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.49%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.96%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.05%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.67%) Clustering
5 7 (2.67%) PKI
5 7 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.29%) EPoS
6 6 (2.29%) Tandem
6 6 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.91%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 5 (1.91%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.53%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.15%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 126 (48.09%) Windows
2 82 (31.30%) Windows Server
3 46 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (16.79%) Linux
6 20 (7.63%) Windows 7
7 18 (6.87%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.82%) Android
8 10 (3.82%) Mac OS X
9 9 (3.44%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.29%) Unix
11 4 (1.53%) Solaris
11 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.76%) CentOS
13 2 (0.76%) Debian
13 2 (0.76%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (30.53%) ITIL
2 39 (14.89%) Problem Management
3 34 (12.98%) Service Management
4 33 (12.60%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (11.07%) Incident Management
6 28 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (8.78%) Change Management
8 23 (8.78%) DevOps
9 22 (8.40%) Configuration Management
9 22 (8.40%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (8.02%) SIEM
11 18 (6.87%) ITIL V3
12 16 (6.11%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.73%) Load Balancing
13 15 (5.73%) Scrum
14 14 (5.34%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (5.34%) Web Filtering
15 13 (4.96%) Information Security
15 13 (4.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.92%) SQL
2 21 (8.02%) Python
3 18 (6.87%) PowerShell
4 17 (6.49%) Java
5 13 (4.96%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.20%) C
6 11 (4.20%) Ruby
7 9 (3.44%) C++
7 9 (3.44%) PHP
8 8 (3.05%) C#
8 8 (3.05%) Go
8 8 (3.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.05%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.76%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (20.61%) CCNA
3 44 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (11.07%) CCNP
5 26 (9.92%) Security Cleared
6 25 (9.54%) MCSA
6 25 (9.54%) MCSE
7 21 (8.02%) Degree
7 21 (8.02%) Network+ Certification
8 18 (6.87%) MCP
9 16 (6.11%) CISSP
10 9 (3.44%) HNC
11 8 (3.05%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (3.05%) DV Cleared
11 8 (3.05%) GIAC
11 8 (3.05%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (3.05%) SANS
11 8 (3.05%) SSCP
12 6 (2.29%) CISM
12 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.89%) SLA
2 17 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.29%) GDPR
3 6 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.53%) COBIT
5 4 (1.53%) FISMA
6 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.38%) GPG13
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (35.88%) Active Directory
2 62 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (22.14%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.78%) Virtual Servers
5 18 (6.87%) Docker
6 16 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (4.20%) vSphere
8 10 (3.82%) Firmware
9 9 (3.44%) XenApp
10 6 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.29%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.53%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.15%) XenServer
13 2 (0.76%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.38%) NFS
14 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.38%) vCloud
14 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (9.54%) SCCM
2 19 (7.25%) Puppet
3 15 (5.73%) Salt
4 13 (4.96%) FortiGate
4 13 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.20%) Ansible
6 9 (3.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (3.44%) Nagios
6 9 (3.44%) SCVMM
7 8 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (3.05%) Kubernetes
7 8 (3.05%) Packer
7 8 (3.05%) Terraform
8 7 (2.67%) Consul
8 7 (2.67%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (2.67%) Grafana
8 7 (2.67%) Graphite
8 7 (2.67%) Opsview
8 7 (2.67%) SCOM
8 7 (2.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 119 (45.42%) Cisco
2 96 (36.64%) VMware
3 88 (33.59%) Microsoft
4 30 (11.45%) Fortinet
5 29 (11.07%) Citrix
6 17 (6.49%) Juniper
7 16 (6.11%) SolarWinds
8 15 (5.73%) Huawei
8 15 (5.73%) Meraki
9 14 (5.34%) CheckPoint
10 13 (4.96%) HP
11 10 (3.82%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.05%) Google
12 8 (3.05%) Veeam
13 7 (2.67%) Dell
14 6 (2.29%) F5
14 6 (2.29%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (2.29%) SonicWALL
14 6 (2.29%) Sophos
15 5 (1.91%) Acme Packet