Period
to 25 October 2020

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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 66 74
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 101 264 311
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.85% 4.08% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.11% 27.30% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 92 233 250
Median annual salary £46,932 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.43% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,625 £26,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,250 £72,462 £61,375
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -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 347 967 1,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.22% 14.96% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 303 750 1,078
Median annual salary £52,500 £44,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.64% +0.57% +14.29%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 2020. 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
Salford +25 5 £37,858 -10.92% 1
Rochdale +11 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Sale - 2 £21,750 - 2
Stockport +31 1 £19,500 -54.12% 2
Bolton +12 1 £42,500 +30.77% 4
Altrincham +10 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Wigan -6 1 £30,000 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 (51.49%) Cisco
2 47 (46.53%) WAN
3 44 (43.56%) LAN
4 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
4 39 (38.61%) VPN
5 36 (35.64%) Active Directory
6 31 (30.69%) Windows
7 30 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (28.71%) Wireless
9 28 (27.72%) VMware
10 27 (26.73%) MPLS
11 26 (25.74%) DNS
11 26 (25.74%) Azure
12 25 (24.75%) SQL Server
13 23 (22.77%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
14 21 (20.79%) DHCP
14 21 (20.79%) OSPF
15 20 (19.80%) CCNA
15 20 (19.80%) SAN
15 20 (19.80%) Palo Alto
16 19 (18.81%) Office 365
16 19 (18.81%) EIGRP
16 19 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (18.81%) Fortinet
17 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (16.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 16 (15.84%) BGP
19 16 (15.84%) MS Exchange
19 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V

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 (15.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.87%) IIS
3 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (25.74%) Azure
2 19 (18.81%) Office 365
3 11 (10.89%) AWS
4 9 (8.91%) IaaS
4 9 (8.91%) PaaS
5 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.97%) GCP
6 2 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.98%) Datadog
6 2 (1.98%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.98%) Serverless
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.99%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (46.53%) WAN
2 44 (43.56%) LAN
3 39 (38.61%) VPN
4 29 (28.71%) Wireless
5 27 (26.73%) MPLS
6 26 (25.74%) DNS
7 21 (20.79%) DHCP
7 21 (20.79%) OSPF
8 20 (19.80%) SAN
9 19 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (18.81%) EIGRP
10 16 (15.84%) BGP
11 13 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
11 13 (12.87%) VLAN
12 12 (11.88%) Network Security
12 12 (11.88%) VoIP
13 11 (10.89%) Cisco Firepower
14 10 (9.90%) Cisco Wireless
14 10 (9.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.99%) MS Access
6 1 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.99%) Power BI
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 6 (5.94%) Law
2 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Electronics
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (39.60%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) IT Engineer
4 14 (13.86%) Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Security Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) IT Support
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Incident Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
2 2 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.99%) Web Services
3 1 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (4.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.96%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.96%) Social Media
6 3 (2.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.99%) BBC
8 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) Windows
2 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.91%) Linux
3 9 (8.91%) Windows 10
4 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.99%) Android
9 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.99%) CatOS
9 1 (0.99%) CentOS
9 1 (0.99%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.99%) Unix
9 1 (0.99%) VMS
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (11.88%) Information Security
3 12 (11.88%) ITIL
4 10 (9.90%) IT Strategy
4 10 (9.90%) WAN Optimisation
5 9 (8.91%) High Availability
6 8 (7.92%) Open Source
6 8 (7.92%) Threat Intelligence
6 8 (7.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 7 (6.93%) Data Management
7 7 (6.93%) Line Management
7 7 (6.93%) Malware Analysis
7 7 (6.93%) Security Operations
8 6 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (4.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 4 (3.96%) C
3 4 (3.96%) Python
4 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Java
5 1 (0.99%) PHP
5 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (19.80%) CCNA
3 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (13.86%) CCNP
5 8 (7.92%) MCSE
6 7 (6.93%) Degree
7 6 (5.94%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (5.94%) MCP
7 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 6 (5.94%) SSCP
8 5 (4.95%) MCSA
8 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.96%) CISSP
9 4 (3.96%) MCITP
10 3 (2.97%) CEH
10 3 (2.97%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.97%) CSSLP
10 3 (2.97%) GIAC
10 3 (2.97%) RHCSA
10 3 (2.97%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (15.84%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.95%) NIST
4 4 (3.96%) GDPR
4 4 (3.96%) NCSC
5 3 (2.97%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (35.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.96%) Docker
5 3 (2.97%) XenApp
6 2 (1.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.99%) Firmware
7 1 (0.99%) Varnish
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.96%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.97%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) Terraform
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.98%) Nessus
4 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.98%) WSUS
5 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.99%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.99%) SCCM
5 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (51.49%) Cisco
2 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
3 28 (27.72%) VMware
4 20 (19.80%) Palo Alto
5 19 (18.81%) Fortinet
6 14 (13.86%) CheckPoint
7 12 (11.88%) Citrix
8 11 (10.89%) F5
9 7 (6.93%) Juniper
10 6 (5.94%) HP
10 6 (5.94%) NetApp
11 5 (4.95%) Veeam
12 4 (3.96%) Dell
12 4 (3.96%) Meraki
12 4 (3.96%) Sophos
13 3 (2.97%) Aruba
13 3 (2.97%) Avaya
13 3 (2.97%) EMC
13 3 (2.97%) Google
14 2 (1.98%) Huawei