Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firewall Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 353 360
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 22 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.081% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.083% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 7
North West median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% +12.90% -6.06%
England median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42% -2.06%

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 12673 12011 12573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10145 10103 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 19 November 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
Cheshire -17 11 £49,250 -12.44%
Merseyside +26 6 - -
Manchester -21 5 £47,500 +46.15%
Firewall Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Firewall Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (86.36%) Cisco
3 16 (72.73%) Network Security
4 14 (63.64%) Juniper
5 13 (59.09%) CheckPoint
6 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (50.00%) CCNP
7 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
8 9 (40.91%) Change Management
8 9 (40.91%) Finance
9 8 (36.36%) Network Design
9 8 (36.36%) FortiGate
9 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
10 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (31.82%) DNS
10 7 (31.82%) ITIL
10 7 (31.82%) DHCP
11 6 (27.27%) VLAN
11 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
11 6 (27.27%) Blue Coat
11 6 (27.27%) SIEM
11 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
12 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 5 (22.73%) Junos
12 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
12 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (22.73%) ProxySG
12 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Windows

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 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) Network Security
3 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 7 (31.82%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) VLAN
6 5 (22.73%) Junos
6 5 (22.73%) MPLS
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) VPN
8 2 (9.09%) BGP
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
8 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
8 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
8 2 (9.09%) OSPF
8 2 (9.09%) RIP
8 2 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) GIS
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Change Management
2 8 (36.36%) Network Design
3 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 6 (27.27%) SIEM
5 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security
7 3 (13.64%) Network Management
7 3 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Statistics
8 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) Service Management
9 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
9 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (4.55%) ITSM
9 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CCNP
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CISA
2 3 (13.64%) CISM
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) CCIE
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 14 (63.64%) Juniper
3 13 (59.09%) CheckPoint
4 6 (27.27%) Blue Coat
4 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.09%) F5
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) ArcSight