Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 59 53
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 40 27 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.17% 2.81% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 17.31% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 37 28 50
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.27% -4.86%
10th Percentile £29,558 £28,175 £31,250
90th Percentile £51,000 £75,000 £54,807
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 160 156 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.67% 16.23% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 120 109 187
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,750 £61,250 £55,200
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Merseyside over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Liverpool +11 26 £41,595 -29.20% 8
Birkenhead +2 6 £32,500 +30.00%
Southport - 3 £28,895 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 25 (62.50%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) VMware
3 18 (45.00%) Windows
4 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
5 16 (40.00%) WAN
6 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (32.50%) LAN
8 12 (30.00%) CCNP
8 12 (30.00%) Citrix
8 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (27.50%) SAN
9 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
9 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (25.00%) Wireless
10 10 (25.00%) ITIL
11 9 (22.50%) DNS
11 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
11 9 (22.50%) VLAN
11 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds
11 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (22.50%) Office 365
12 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
12 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (20.00%) VPN
13 7 (17.50%) SQL
13 7 (17.50%) IIS
13 7 (17.50%) Veeam

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (17.50%) IIS
4 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (22.50%) Office 365
2 6 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (40.00%) WAN
2 13 (32.50%) LAN
3 11 (27.50%) SAN
4 10 (25.00%) Wireless
5 9 (22.50%) DNS
5 9 (22.50%) VLAN
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (20.00%) VPN
7 7 (17.50%) Skype
8 6 (15.00%) BGP
8 6 (15.00%) DHCP
8 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (15.00%) iSCSI
8 6 (15.00%) MPLS
8 6 (15.00%) NetScaler
8 6 (15.00%) OSPF
9 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.50%) VoIP
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Administrator
2 7 (17.50%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Network Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Support
5 3 (7.50%) Information Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Support
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.50%) AIX
5 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Unix
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Network Design
2 7 (17.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
3 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 6 (15.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) Storage Management
4 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.50%) Information Security
4 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (7.50%) Information Assurance
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (7.50%) Service Management
6 3 (7.50%) SIEM
6 3 (7.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) VBScript
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CCNP
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) CCNA
2 4 (10.00%) CISM
2 4 (10.00%) CISSP
3 3 (7.50%) MCSA
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CEH
5 1 (2.50%) CISA
5 1 (2.50%) CRISC
5 1 (2.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.50%) PowerHA
7 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.50%) Firmware
8 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 6 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (15.00%) SCOM
2 6 (15.00%) vCenter Server
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (7.50%) Nagios
5 2 (5.00%) OpenView
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.50%) Nessus
6 1 (2.50%) TrustSec
6 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (30.00%) Citrix
5 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds
6 7 (17.50%) Veeam
7 6 (15.00%) Avaya
7 6 (15.00%) Dell
7 6 (15.00%) EMC
7 6 (15.00%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (15.00%) Nortel
8 4 (10.00%) Juniper
8 4 (10.00%) Mitel
9 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
9 3 (7.50%) IBM
9 3 (7.50%) Intel
9 3 (7.50%) McAfee
9 3 (7.50%) Oracle
10 2 (5.00%) Meraki