The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 65 80
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 266 225 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.87% 4.06% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.81% 25.54% 22.73%
Number of salaries quoted 231 205 191
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% -1.19%  

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1072 881 946
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.58% 15.90% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 859 747 754
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Firewall as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -28 156 £44,000 +3.52% 31
Cheshire +6 63 £45,000 - 13
Merseyside -9 22 £42,500 +28.78% 1
Lancashire +9 21 £42,500 +50.44% 8
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 298 (58.20%) Cisco
2 203 (39.65%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (39.65%) Windows
3 161 (31.45%) WAN
4 150 (29.30%) Network Security
5 149 (29.10%) CCNP
6 147 (28.71%) Active Directory
6 147 (28.71%) LAN
7 140 (27.34%) VMware
8 130 (25.39%) Microsoft
9 124 (24.22%) Juniper
10 122 (23.83%) Windows Server
11 121 (23.63%) TCP/IP
12 120 (23.44%) DNS
12 120 (23.44%) ITIL
13 114 (22.27%) MPLS
14 112 (21.88%) VPN
15 105 (20.51%) CCNA
16 93 (18.16%) CheckPoint
17 82 (16.02%) Finance
18 74 (14.45%) BGP
18 74 (14.45%) Hyper-V
19 70 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 70 (13.67%) Network Management
19 70 (13.67%) DHCP
20 69 (13.48%) Data Centre
21 68 (13.28%) Linux
22 67 (13.09%) Ethernet
22 67 (13.09%) MS Exchange
23 66 (12.89%) Wireless

Firewall
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:

Application Platforms
1 67 (13.09%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (6.84%) IIS
3 17 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.76%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.56%) Apache
6 8 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.98%) JBoss
7 5 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.78%) nginx
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.39%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.20%) DNN
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Liferay
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 57 (11.13%) Office 365
2 30 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (3.52%) SaaS
5 6 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.17%) IaaS
6 4 (0.78%) G Suite
7 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (31.45%) WAN
2 150 (29.30%) Network Security
3 147 (28.71%) LAN
4 121 (23.63%) TCP/IP
5 120 (23.44%) DNS
6 114 (22.27%) MPLS
7 112 (21.88%) VPN
8 74 (14.45%) BGP
9 70 (13.67%) DHCP
10 67 (13.09%) Ethernet
11 66 (12.89%) Wireless
12 62 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
13 58 (11.33%) VLAN
14 57 (11.13%) OSPF
14 57 (11.13%) SAN
15 50 (9.77%) VoIP
16 40 (7.81%) SSL
17 39 (7.62%) Internet
18 35 (6.84%) Intrusion Detection
19 33 (6.45%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.13%) MySQL
3 11 (2.15%) GIS
4 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.39%) Maltego
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.78%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.59%) JMeter
5 3 (0.59%) Selenium
5 3 (0.59%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.39%) JUnit
6 2 (0.39%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
7 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.20%) QUnit
7 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (16.02%) Finance
2 59 (11.52%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.10%) Legal
4 19 (3.71%) Retail
5 15 (2.93%) Banking
6 14 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.76%) Law
8 5 (0.98%) Advertising
8 5 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 167 (32.62%) Network Engineer
2 95 (18.55%) Analyst
3 58 (11.33%) Security Engineer
4 47 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
5 45 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (7.81%) Network Analyst
7 37 (7.23%) Firewall Engineer
7 37 (7.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 36 (7.03%) Support Analyst
9 35 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (5.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 30 (5.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 28 (5.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 28 (5.47%) Infrastructure Support
12 27 (5.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 27 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 27 (5.27%) Support Engineer
13 26 (5.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 26 (5.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 24 (4.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.15%) Web Services
2 7 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.78%) Middleware
4 3 (0.59%) CSS
5 2 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.20%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.20%) HTML
6 1 (0.20%) Java EE
6 1 (0.20%) LAMP
6 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.54%) Replication
7 12 (2.34%) Clustering
8 11 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.15%) iSeries
9 10 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.17%) FlexPod
11 6 (1.17%) iPad
12 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.78%) Contactless
13 4 (0.78%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 203 (39.65%) Windows
2 122 (23.83%) Windows Server
3 68 (13.28%) Linux
4 54 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (7.03%) Unix
6 33 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 20 (3.91%) Windows 10
9 13 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.17%) CentOS
10 6 (1.17%) Solaris
10 6 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.78%) HPUX
13 3 (0.59%) AIX
13 3 (0.59%) Debian
13 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.39%) Android
14 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (23.44%) ITIL
2 70 (13.67%) Network Management
3 66 (12.89%) Cybersecurity
4 61 (11.91%) Network Design
5 54 (10.55%) Information Security
6 53 (10.35%) SIEM
7 46 (8.98%) Change Management
8 42 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 42 (8.20%) Load Balancing
9 41 (8.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 36 (7.03%) Mentoring
10 36 (7.03%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (6.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 33 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 32 (6.25%) High Availability
14 26 (5.08%) Service Management
15 22 (4.30%) Service Delivery
16 21 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
17 20 (3.91%) Migration
17 20 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.77%) SQL
2 41 (8.01%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.69%) Python
4 19 (3.71%) Perl
5 10 (1.95%) VBScript
6 8 (1.56%) C
6 8 (1.56%) Java
7 7 (1.37%) PHP
8 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.59%) C#
9 3 (0.59%) VB
10 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 203 (39.65%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (29.10%) CCNP
3 105 (20.51%) CCNA
4 60 (11.72%) Degree
5 39 (7.62%) JNCIP
6 34 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (5.66%) CCIE
7 29 (5.66%) CISSP
7 29 (5.66%) Security Cleared
8 26 (5.08%) MCSE
9 20 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (3.13%) MCP
11 15 (2.93%) CISM
12 14 (2.73%) CCSE
12 14 (2.73%) MCSA
12 14 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (2.54%) SC Cleared
14 11 (2.15%) BC Cleared
14 11 (2.15%) CCSA
14 11 (2.15%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.77%) SLA
2 29 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 26 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.98%) PMO
5 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 147 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 74 (14.45%) Hyper-V
3 70 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.47%) ProxySG
5 21 (4.10%) Terminal Services
6 17 (3.32%) vSphere
7 9 (1.76%) Docker
7 9 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.78%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.78%) XenApp
10 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.59%) XenServer
11 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.20%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) Postfix
12 1 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (10.74%) FortiGate
2 34 (6.64%) SCCM
3 30 (5.86%) WSUS
4 28 (5.47%) Puppet
5 24 (4.69%) Nagios
6 21 (4.10%) Cacti
7 20 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
7 20 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (3.71%) OpenNMS
9 17 (3.32%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (2.73%) RANCID
11 6 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.98%) Nessus
12 5 (0.98%) Packer
13 4 (0.78%) SCOM
13 4 (0.78%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.59%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.59%) SCDPM
14 3 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 298 (58.20%) Cisco
2 140 (27.34%) VMware
3 130 (25.39%) Microsoft
4 124 (24.22%) Juniper
5 93 (18.16%) CheckPoint
6 61 (11.91%) Palo Alto
7 47 (9.18%) HP
8 41 (8.01%) Blue Coat
8 41 (8.01%) F5
9 32 (6.25%) NetApp
10 28 (5.47%) Fortinet
11 24 (4.69%) Citrix
12 22 (4.30%) Avaya
13 21 (4.10%) Riverbed
14 16 (3.13%) Ericsson
14 16 (3.13%) Huawei
14 16 (3.13%) Splunk
15 15 (2.93%) Oracle
16 14 (2.73%) Dell
17 12 (2.34%) Red Hat
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