Firewall Jobs in the North West

Firewall
England > North West

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 27 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 90 92 103
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 -47
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 198 321 310
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.72% 3.86% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.81% 24.54% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 174 256 238
10th Percentile £26,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,938 £39,688 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,715 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 868 1,308 1,301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 11.94% 15.75% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 692 703 781
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,420 £27,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,949 £34,728
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £49,500 £52,000 £51,161
% change year-on-year -4.81% +1.64% +2.32%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

Salary trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the North West over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

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 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Manchester +31 107 £55,000 +10.00% 47
Cheshire +7 38 £37,750 -24.50% 23
Merseyside -21 26 £48,500 -9.35% 12
Cumbria -9 15 £33,500 -4.29% 5
Lancashire -7 12 £45,000 - 6
Firewall
England

Firewall
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.56%) IIS
3 10 (5.05%) Apache Spark
4 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Exchange
5 6 (3.03%) Confluence
6 5 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 79 (39.90%) Azure
2 75 (37.88%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (17.68%) AWS
4 29 (14.65%) GCP
5 14 (7.07%) GitHub
6 13 (6.57%) Google Kubernetes Engine
7 11 (5.56%) SaaS
8 8 (4.04%) IaaS
8 8 (4.04%) OneDrive
9 7 (3.54%) Entra ID
9 7 (3.54%) PaaS
10 4 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (1.52%) Anthos
11 3 (1.52%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (1.52%) Azure DevOps
11 3 (1.52%) GitHub Actions
12 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.01%) Dropbox
12 2 (1.01%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 54 (27.27%) WAN
2 52 (26.26%) LAN
3 45 (22.73%) DNS
4 34 (17.17%) DHCP
5 31 (15.66%) SD-WAN
6 30 (15.15%) Wireless
7 29 (14.65%) VPN
8 27 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 22 (11.11%) Network Security
10 21 (10.61%) OSPF
10 21 (10.61%) SAN
10 21 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (10.10%) VLAN
12 19 (9.60%) VoIP
13 13 (6.57%) BGP
14 12 (6.06%) MPLS
14 12 (6.06%) NAS
14 12 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
15 11 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.05%) MySQL
3 5 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.57%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.05%) Spinnaker
3 6 (3.03%) JIRA
4 5 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.01%) GitLab
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Git
8 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 71 (35.86%) Social Skills
2 30 (15.15%) Finance
3 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.56%) Banking
4 11 (5.56%) Retail
5 8 (4.04%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (2.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 5 (2.53%) Law
6 5 (2.53%) Legal
6 5 (2.53%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (14.65%) IT Engineer
2 28 (14.14%) Network Engineer
3 27 (13.64%) IT Support
4 23 (11.62%) Support Engineer
5 21 (10.61%) Lead
6 20 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.59%) Analyst
8 15 (7.58%) Architect
8 15 (7.58%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (7.58%) IT Manager
8 15 (7.58%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (5.05%) Cloud Software Engineer
12 10 (5.05%) GCP Engineer
12 10 (5.05%) GCP Software Engineer
12 10 (5.05%) Network Architect
12 10 (5.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.05%) Kafka
2 5 (2.53%) JSON
3 4 (2.02%) Akka
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 22 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.08%) Driving Licence
4 13 (6.57%) Onboarding
5 11 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.54%) PMI
7 6 (3.03%) Life Science
7 6 (3.03%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (2.02%) CCTV
8 4 (2.02%) Cyber Threat
8 4 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.52%) Smart Energy
10 2 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.01%) Security Posture
10 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.38%) Windows
2 51 (25.76%) Windows Server
3 30 (15.15%) Linux
4 21 (10.61%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (8.59%) Windows 10
6 13 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (2.53%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.02%) Kali Linux
10 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.01%) Android
11 2 (1.01%) CentOS
11 2 (1.01%) VMS
11 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.51%) Unix
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.73%) ITIL
2 38 (19.19%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (18.69%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (15.15%) Customer Service
5 30 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (11.11%) Agile
7 18 (9.09%) SIEM
8 16 (8.08%) Computer Science
8 16 (8.08%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (7.58%) CI/CD
9 15 (7.58%) Incident Response
10 14 (7.07%) Change Management
10 14 (7.07%) Line Management
10 14 (7.07%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (6.06%) Information Security
12 12 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
12 12 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.59%) Python
2 16 (8.08%) SQL
3 15 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.56%) Bash
4 11 (5.56%) Java
5 4 (2.02%) Go
6 3 (1.52%) Perl
6 3 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) Kusto Query Language
Qualifications
1 38 (19.19%) Cisco Certification
1 38 (19.19%) Degree
2 25 (12.63%) CCNA
3 20 (10.10%) CCNP
4 13 (6.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (6.57%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.05%) AWS Certification
6 9 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.04%) MCP
8 7 (3.54%) CCIE
8 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.54%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.03%) CISSP
10 4 (2.02%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (2.02%) HNC
10 4 (2.02%) HND
10 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.02%) MCSE
10 4 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.13%) SLA
2 18 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (5.05%) NIST
5 5 (2.53%) NCSC
6 4 (2.02%) GDPR
6 4 (2.02%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.01%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.51%) FISMA
9 1 (0.51%) HITRUST
9 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.51%) SOC 2
System Software
1 73 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 65 (32.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.54%) VMware NSX
6 5 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.52%) vSphere
8 2 (1.01%) Docker
8 2 (1.01%) NFS
8 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.51%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) LXC
9 1 (0.51%) Postfix
9 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (10.61%) FortiGate
2 16 (8.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (7.58%) Kubernetes
4 14 (7.07%) Terraform
5 8 (4.04%) ZABBIX
6 7 (3.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (3.54%) Opsgenie
6 7 (3.54%) VxRail
7 6 (3.03%) Ansible
8 4 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.52%) SELinux
10 2 (1.01%) CASB
10 2 (1.01%) SCCM
10 2 (1.01%) vRealize
11 1 (0.51%) Cacti
11 1 (0.51%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.51%) Nagios
11 1 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 88 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (38.38%) VMware
3 75 (37.88%) Cisco
4 36 (18.18%) Fortinet
5 17 (8.59%) Dell
6 16 (8.08%) Aruba
7 15 (7.58%) Juniper
8 14 (7.07%) Meraki
9 13 (6.57%) HP
10 12 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 11 (5.56%) Palo Alto
12 10 (5.05%) Citrix
12 10 (5.05%) Confluent
13 9 (4.55%) CA
13 9 (4.55%) Ubiquiti
13 9 (4.55%) Veeam
14 8 (4.04%) CheckPoint
14 8 (4.04%) ESET
15 7 (3.54%) Blue Coat
15 7 (3.54%) NetApp