Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 65 49
Rank change year-on-year +36 -16 +15
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 53 28 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.12% 2.78% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.99% 15.91% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46 16 46
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -30.43%
10th Percentile £28,895 £41,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £43,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,541
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.83% -3.59%

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 171 176 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.75% 17.48% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 141 115 204
Merseyside median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £52,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,198 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +8.20% +1.30% +2.67%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +35 38 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Southport - 3 £28,895 -
Prescot -4 1 £22,500 -47.06%
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 37 (69.81%) Cisco
2 33 (62.26%) CCNP
2 33 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (56.60%) WAN
4 29 (54.72%) LAN
5 23 (43.40%) ITIL
6 22 (41.51%) VPN
6 22 (41.51%) Security Management
6 22 (41.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (41.51%) Network Security
6 22 (41.51%) High Availability
7 21 (39.62%) Proactive Monitoring
7 21 (39.62%) Programme Delivery
7 21 (39.62%) TCP/IP
7 21 (39.62%) Windows
8 20 (37.74%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (35.85%) Wireless
9 19 (35.85%) Cisco ISE
10 18 (33.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (32.08%) Network Management
11 17 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (32.08%) VoIP
12 16 (30.19%) Change Management
12 16 (30.19%) Task Automation
12 16 (30.19%) Patch Management
12 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (28.30%) SIEM
13 15 (28.30%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (28.30%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (28.30%) CISSP

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 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.66%) nginx
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (22.64%) MS Visio
3 11 (20.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (56.60%) WAN
2 29 (54.72%) LAN
3 22 (41.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (41.51%) Network Security
3 22 (41.51%) VPN
4 21 (39.62%) TCP/IP
5 20 (37.74%) Cisco IOS
6 19 (35.85%) Cisco ISE
6 19 (35.85%) Wireless
7 18 (33.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (32.08%) VoIP
9 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (26.42%) Cisco Wireless
11 13 (24.53%) IPsec
12 12 (22.64%) MPLS
12 12 (22.64%) Multicast
12 12 (22.64%) SSL
13 9 (16.98%) BGP
13 9 (16.98%) DNS
13 9 (16.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (60.38%) Network Engineer
2 25 (47.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Network Security Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Security Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Senior Security Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Information Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Administrator
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.89%) Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.89%) PMI
6 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) ITIL
2 22 (41.51%) High Availability
2 22 (41.51%) Security Management
3 21 (39.62%) Proactive Monitoring
3 21 (39.62%) Programme Delivery
4 17 (32.08%) Network Management
4 17 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (30.19%) Change Management
5 16 (30.19%) Patch Management
5 16 (30.19%) Task Automation
6 15 (28.30%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (28.30%) SIEM
6 15 (28.30%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (26.42%) Business Continuity
7 14 (26.42%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (24.53%) Project Management
9 12 (22.64%) Mentoring
9 12 (22.64%) Web Filtering
10 11 (20.75%) ITIL V3
11 10 (18.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Python
2 4 (7.55%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.89%) C++
3 1 (1.89%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) PHP
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (62.26%) CCNP
1 33 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.30%) CISSP
3 13 (24.53%) Degree
4 12 (22.64%) CCDP
5 7 (13.21%) CCNA
6 4 (7.55%) CISM
7 3 (5.66%) MCSA
7 3 (5.66%) MCSE
7 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.77%) CISA
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.89%) CCIE
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.77%) GDPR
3 1 (1.89%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Firmware
2 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (22.64%) Cisco UCCX
2 12 (22.64%) Nessus
2 12 (22.64%) TrustSec
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.77%) Nagios
4 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.89%) OpenView
5 1 (1.89%) SCCM
5 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) Cisco
2 12 (22.64%) SolarWinds
3 10 (18.87%) Juniper
3 10 (18.87%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
5 5 (9.43%) Mitel
6 3 (5.66%) IronPort
6 3 (5.66%) McAfee
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.77%) Darktrace
7 2 (3.77%) Dell KACE
7 2 (3.77%) Forcepoint
7 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.77%) Symantec
7 2 (3.77%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.89%) Meraki
8 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.89%) Veeam