Period
to 18 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 330 364 341
Rank change year-on-year +34 -23 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 3 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.030% 0.047% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.048% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 25
North West median annual salary £56,250 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £50,625 £43,125 £28,750
90th Percentile £59,875 £58,125 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -15.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 9,741 12,491 11,869
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.88% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7,742 10,133 9,945
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend for Firewall Engineer in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 March 2019. 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
Manchester +15 3 £56,250 +15.38% 1
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 1 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (33.33%) DKIM
3 1 (33.33%) DMARC

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) DKIM
3 1 (33.33%) DMARC
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) DMZ
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) OWASP
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CISA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (33.33%) GCIA
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIE
1 1 (33.33%) SANS
1 1 (33.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Darktrace
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Meraki
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk