Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 52 61
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9 +6
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 23 54 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.45% 4.20% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.97% 24.22% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29 51 25
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £28,450 £33,750 £33,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,386 £59,400
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,875
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.14% +9.00%

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 144 223 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.35% 17.35% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 110 159 111
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,700 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,386 £54,000
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +5 21 £52,500 +16.67% 4
St Helens -13 2 £30,000 -20.00%
Birkenhead - 1 £25,000 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 11 (47.83%) Network Security
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) VoIP
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) VPN
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (26.09%) LAN
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
6 6 (26.09%) SIEM
6 6 (26.09%) Security Operations
7 5 (21.74%) Data Privacy
7 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
7 5 (21.74%) F5
7 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) CCNP
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) Information Security
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
9 3 (13.04%) VMware NSX

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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Network Security
2 9 (39.13%) VoIP
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (30.43%) VPN
4 6 (26.09%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) BGP
6 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
6 3 (13.04%) DHCP
6 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) IPsec
7 2 (8.70%) Multicast
7 2 (8.70%) SAN
7 2 (8.70%) SSL
7 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Security Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Telephony Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.35%) Fintech
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (26.09%) Security Operations
2 6 (26.09%) SIEM
3 5 (21.74%) Data Privacy
3 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Information Security
4 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Identity Management
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 3 (13.04%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (13.04%) Security Management
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) High Availability
6 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Quantitative Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) CISM
4 2 (8.70%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSA
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) HIPAA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware NSX
4 2 (8.70%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
2 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) Avaya
4 3 (13.04%) Capita
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Sophos
5 2 (8.70%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.35%) AVG
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) NICE Systems
6 1 (4.35%) Polycom
6 1 (4.35%) Splunk