Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 57 63
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 40 37 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.60% 3.45% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 19.37% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 34 31 16
Merseyside median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% +16.13% -32.61%
10th Percentile £25,375 £41,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,386 £59,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% -0.37%

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 128 191 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.73% 17.80% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 110 136 133
Merseyside median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £24,950 £24,875 £22,800
90th Percentile £61,375 £55,818 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +21 32 £57,500 +27.78% 9
Prescot -10 1 £22,500 -47.06%
St Helens - 1 £30,000 - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £25,000 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 30 (75.00%) Cisco
2 25 (62.50%) CCNP
2 25 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (62.50%) WAN
3 24 (60.00%) LAN
3 24 (60.00%) Network Security
3 24 (60.00%) High Availability
3 24 (60.00%) Programme Delivery
4 23 (57.50%) Security Management
4 23 (57.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (55.00%) Cisco IOS
5 22 (55.00%) VoIP
5 22 (55.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 19 (47.50%) VPN
7 18 (45.00%) Patch Management
7 18 (45.00%) SIEM
8 17 (42.50%) Windows
8 17 (42.50%) Wireless
8 17 (42.50%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 16 (40.00%) Network Management
9 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
10 15 (37.50%) Task Automation
10 15 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
10 15 (37.50%) Change Management
10 15 (37.50%) Business Continuity
11 14 (35.00%) IPsec

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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (27.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) WAN
2 24 (60.00%) LAN
2 24 (60.00%) Network Security
3 23 (57.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (55.00%) Cisco IOS
4 22 (55.00%) VoIP
5 19 (47.50%) VPN
6 17 (42.50%) Wireless
7 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 16 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 15 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
9 14 (35.00%) IPsec
9 14 (35.00%) MPLS
9 14 (35.00%) Multicast
9 14 (35.00%) SSL
10 13 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (7.50%) DNS
11 3 (7.50%) VLAN
11 3 (7.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 23 (57.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (50.00%) Security Engineer
4 16 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (35.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 14 (35.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) IT Support
8 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Information Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.50%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) High Availability
1 24 (60.00%) Programme Delivery
2 23 (57.50%) Security Management
3 22 (55.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 18 (45.00%) Patch Management
4 18 (45.00%) SIEM
5 17 (42.50%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (40.00%) Network Management
6 16 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (37.50%) Business Continuity
7 15 (37.50%) Change Management
7 15 (37.50%) Task Automation
8 14 (35.00%) ITIL
8 14 (35.00%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (32.50%) Project Management
10 12 (30.00%) Web Filtering
11 11 (27.50%) ITIL V3
12 8 (20.00%) Information Security
12 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Perl
1 2 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) CCNP
1 25 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CISSP
2 14 (35.00%) Degree
3 12 (30.00%) CCDP
4 3 (7.50%) CISM
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.50%) MCP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Firmware
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 13 (32.50%) Nessus
3 11 (27.50%) TrustSec
4 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) IronPort
4 3 (7.50%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) Avaya
5 2 (5.00%) Darktrace
5 2 (5.00%) Dell KACE
5 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.00%) LogRhythm
5 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Sophos
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) Trend Micro
5 2 (5.00%) WatchGuard
6 1 (2.50%) Capita
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) IBM