Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +21
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 26 55 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.69% 4.21% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 19.71% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 50 22
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -4.86% -5.13%
10th Percentile £35,150 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £54,807 £68,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 156 279 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.17% 21.38% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 109 193 94
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38% -12.35%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £21,075
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +0.00%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 +8 20 £70,000 +55.56% 4
Prescot -3 3 £42,500 +70.00%
St Helens -10 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Birkenhead - 1 £25,000 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 16 (61.54%) Network Security
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) CCNP
7 6 (23.08%) VoIP
7 6 (23.08%) Network Design
7 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (23.08%) F5
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
8 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
8 5 (19.23%) Data Privacy
8 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
8 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
8 5 (19.23%) WAN
8 5 (19.23%) LAN
8 5 (19.23%) VPN
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) BGP
9 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 3 (11.54%) ITIL
10 3 (11.54%) CCNA
10 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
10 3 (11.54%) Capita
10 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
10 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing

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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Network Security
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (23.08%) VoIP
4 5 (19.23%) LAN
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) WAN
5 4 (15.38%) BGP
6 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
7 2 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2 (7.69%) DNS
7 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) 802.11
8 1 (3.85%) DMZ
8 1 (3.85%) IPv4
8 1 (3.85%) IPv6
8 1 (3.85%) MPLS
8 1 (3.85%) SAN
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
1 11 (42.31%) Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Firewall Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) Telephony Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Telephony Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) iSeries
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Network Design
1 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (19.23%) Data Privacy
2 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
2 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
2 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) Network Management
4 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
4 2 (7.69%) Statistics
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Analysis
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CISM
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware NSX
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
4 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) F5
4 3 (11.54%) Capita
4 3 (11.54%) Infor
5 2 (7.69%) Avaya
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) NICE Systems
6 1 (3.85%) Polycom
6 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) Splunk