Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 77 78
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 399 471 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.79% 3.86% 3.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.36% 25.78% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 335 377 462
North West median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,100 £21,250 £25,575
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% +8.89% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,960 1,827 2,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.63% 14.98% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 1,478 1,677
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 6 months to 18 August 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 -9 234 £45,000 +18.42% 69
Cheshire +21 106 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Lancashire -16 32 £35,000 - 12
Merseyside -31 19 £41,250 -8.33% 10
Cumbria +1 7 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 221 (55.39%) Cisco
2 195 (48.87%) Windows
3 194 (48.62%) Active Directory
4 163 (40.85%) Microsoft
5 154 (38.60%) Windows Server
6 147 (36.84%) VMware
7 135 (33.83%) WAN
8 131 (32.83%) DNS
9 120 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 117 (29.32%) LAN
11 114 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
12 109 (27.32%) Office 365
13 98 (24.56%) TCP/IP
14 85 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 83 (20.80%) VLAN
15 83 (20.80%) Network Security
16 82 (20.55%) VPN
16 82 (20.55%) DHCP
17 81 (20.30%) CCNP
18 77 (19.30%) Linux
19 74 (18.55%) ITIL
20 73 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 65 (16.29%) Wireless
22 62 (15.54%) Amazon AWS
23 58 (14.54%) VMware ESXi
23 58 (14.54%) Internet
24 57 (14.29%) MS Exchange
24 57 (14.29%) Meraki
25 56 (14.04%) CCNA
26 54 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012

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 57 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.27%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.02%) IIS
4 12 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.51%) Apache
6 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.25%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.00%) nginx
10 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.75%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.25%) Drupal
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
1 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 120 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (27.32%) Office 365
3 62 (15.54%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (4.01%) Heroku
7 11 (2.76%) IaaS
8 7 (1.75%) SaaS
9 6 (1.50%) PaaS
10 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.25%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.25%) AWS Fargate
13 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.25%) Serverless
13 1 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 135 (33.83%) WAN
2 131 (32.83%) DNS
3 117 (29.32%) LAN
4 98 (24.56%) TCP/IP
5 83 (20.80%) Network Security
5 83 (20.80%) VLAN
6 82 (20.55%) DHCP
6 82 (20.55%) VPN
7 65 (16.29%) Wireless
8 58 (14.54%) Internet
9 41 (10.28%) BGP
10 38 (9.52%) OSPF
11 37 (9.27%) VoIP
12 33 (8.27%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (8.02%) SMTP
14 30 (7.52%) SAN
15 29 (7.27%) MPLS
16 27 (6.77%) Intrusion Detection
17 24 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (5.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (1.25%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.25%) MS Access
2 5 (1.25%) MySQL
2 5 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.75%) MariaDB
3 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.75%) Redis
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (5.51%) Jenkins
2 20 (5.01%) GitLab
3 5 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.25%) MSI
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (8.52%) Finance
2 28 (7.02%) Banking
3 24 (6.02%) Retail
4 20 (5.01%) Public Sector
5 19 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.01%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.76%) Police
8 10 (2.51%) Legal
9 9 (2.26%) Law
10 6 (1.50%) Fire and Rescue
11 5 (1.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (24.56%) Network Engineer
2 81 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (9.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 34 (8.52%) IT Engineer
5 33 (8.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 32 (8.02%) Support Engineer
7 31 (7.77%) Consultant
8 25 (6.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (6.27%) Analyst
9 24 (6.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (5.51%) Security Engineer
12 21 (5.26%) IT Support
13 20 (5.01%) Support Technician
14 19 (4.76%) Network Support
15 18 (4.51%) Administrator
15 18 (4.51%) Cisco Engineer
16 17 (4.26%) Architect
16 17 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 17 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.01%) Django
1 16 (4.01%) Dropwizard
2 7 (1.75%) Web Services
3 5 (1.25%) .NET
4 4 (1.00%) SAML
5 3 (0.75%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.75%) LAMP
5 3 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.75%) Sensu
6 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.50%) OAuth
6 2 (0.50%) OpenID
6 2 (0.50%) REST
6 2 (0.50%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.28%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.02%) Driving Licence
4 27 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.26%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.26%) PKI
8 8 (2.01%) PlayStation
8 8 (2.01%) Xbox
9 7 (1.75%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.50%) FMCG
11 4 (1.00%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.00%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.00%) Replication
11 4 (1.00%) User Experience
12 3 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 195 (48.87%) Windows
2 154 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 77 (19.30%) Linux
4 54 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (13.28%) Windows 10
6 43 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (7.77%) Windows 7
8 22 (5.51%) Unix
9 19 (4.76%) CentOS
10 16 (4.01%) Mac OS X
11 15 (3.76%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.25%) Android
12 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.50%) Debian
15 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 74 (18.55%) ITIL
3 48 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (11.53%) Information Security
5 43 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 42 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (8.52%) Change Control
7 34 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (8.52%) Network Design
8 33 (8.27%) DevOps
8 33 (8.27%) Project Management
9 32 (8.02%) Mentoring
10 31 (7.77%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (7.77%) Migration
11 29 (7.27%) Change Management
12 25 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
14 22 (5.51%) Service Delivery
15 20 (5.01%) High Availability
15 20 (5.01%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.77%) SQL
2 29 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 24 (6.02%) Python
4 19 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.75%) C
5 3 (0.75%) Perl
5 3 (0.75%) Ruby
6 2 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 114 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (20.30%) CCNP
3 56 (14.04%) CCNA
4 45 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (9.02%) Degree
6 31 (7.77%) MCSA
7 25 (6.27%) CCIE
8 16 (4.01%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.51%) CEH
10 13 (3.26%) CCDP
10 13 (3.26%) CISSP
10 13 (3.26%) JNCIP
11 12 (3.01%) RHCA
12 11 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (2.51%) DBS Check
13 10 (2.51%) SC Cleared
14 9 (2.26%) MCSE
14 9 (2.26%) VCP6
15 8 (2.01%) GIAC
16 7 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.26%) SLA
2 19 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.01%) GDPR
4 6 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.50%) NCSC
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 194 (48.62%) Active Directory
2 73 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (14.54%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (11.03%) Hyper-V
5 21 (5.26%) vSphere
6 16 (4.01%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (3.01%) pfSense
8 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.26%) XenApp
10 6 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (1.25%) Docker
12 3 (0.75%) Varnish
12 3 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.25%) Firmware
14 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (8.27%) SCCM
2 26 (6.52%) FortiGate
3 24 (6.02%) WSUS
4 23 (5.76%) Puppet
5 22 (5.51%) Terraform
6 19 (4.76%) Ansible
7 16 (4.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.50%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.50%) SCOM
11 5 (1.25%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.75%) Graphite
13 3 (0.75%) logstash
13 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 221 (55.39%) Cisco
2 163 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 147 (36.84%) VMware
4 57 (14.29%) Meraki
5 46 (11.53%) Juniper
6 41 (10.28%) NetApp
7 37 (9.27%) Palo Alto
8 33 (8.27%) HP
9 29 (7.27%) Fortinet
10 28 (7.02%) F5
11 24 (6.02%) CheckPoint
11 24 (6.02%) Citrix
12 21 (5.26%) SolarWinds
13 18 (4.51%) Veeam
14 17 (4.26%) EMC
14 17 (4.26%) WatchGuard
15 16 (4.01%) Dell
15 16 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (3.01%) CommVault
16 12 (3.01%) Red Hat