Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 60 69
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 41 31 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.95% 3.12% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.20% 15.66% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 22
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £33,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.79% -42.61% +27.78%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £23,825
90th Percentile £55,386 £62,300 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 203 198 118
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 19.56% 19.94% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 137 165 88
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,800 £20,863
90th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £56,975
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

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 July 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 25 July 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 +2 21 £45,000 +16.13%
Prescot - 12 £42,500 -
Bootle - 4 £53,573 -
Wirral - 1 £30,000 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 22 (53.66%) VMware
2 22 (53.66%) Data Centre
3 17 (41.46%) Network Security
3 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (31.71%) Windows
6 12 (29.27%) iSeries
6 12 (29.27%) Infor
7 11 (26.83%) ITIL
7 11 (26.83%) CCNA
7 11 (26.83%) Finance
8 10 (24.39%) Change Management
8 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.07%) CCNP
10 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
10 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
11 6 (14.63%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (14.63%) NCDA
11 6 (14.63%) NAS
11 6 (14.63%) vSphere
11 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (14.63%) FlexPod
11 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) Network Security
2 14 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (14.63%) NAS
4 4 (9.76%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) SAN
5 3 (7.32%) VLAN
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.88%) HTTP
7 1 (2.44%) ATM
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.44%) FTP
7 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.44%) NX-OS
7 1 (2.44%) SMTP
7 1 (2.44%) SNMP
7 1 (2.44%) SSH
7 1 (2.44%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall Engineer
1 10 (24.39%) Network Engineer
1 10 (24.39%) Security Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Server Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Server Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (53.66%) Data Centre
2 12 (29.27%) iSeries
3 6 (14.63%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Change Management
2 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (14.63%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (12.20%) Information Security
5 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.76%) Human Factors
5 4 (9.76%) Network Design
5 4 (9.76%) Network Management
5 4 (9.76%) Physics
5 4 (9.76%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.76%) Statistics
5 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.32%) VB
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) C#
2 1 (2.44%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNA
3 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.07%) CCNP
5 6 (14.63%) MCITP
5 6 (14.63%) NCDA
5 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.32%) MCSA
7 3 (7.32%) MCSE
8 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.63%) vSphere
4 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCVMM
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) SCDPM
2 3 (7.32%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 22 (53.66%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) Infor
4 6 (14.63%) NetApp
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) EMC
6 3 (7.32%) HP
6 3 (7.32%) Meraki
7 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.44%) FireEye