Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 62 83
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 +20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 497 506 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.75% 4.12% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.42% 26.33% 23.59%
Number of salaries quoted 439 438 364
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,600 £25,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1955 1922 1903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.75% 15.63% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1582 1504
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester -23 287 £42,500 - 27
Cheshire +13 142 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Lancashire +10 34 £37,500 +25.00%
Merseyside -10 26 £42,500 -1.73% 3
Cumbria -1 2 £25,000 -16.67%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 319 (64.19%) Cisco
2 237 (47.69%) Windows
3 191 (38.43%) WAN
4 177 (35.61%) LAN
5 173 (34.81%) Windows Server
6 167 (33.60%) Cisco Certification
7 162 (32.60%) Active Directory
8 151 (30.38%) VPN
8 151 (30.38%) VMware
9 144 (28.97%) DNS
10 142 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 135 (27.16%) ITIL
12 129 (25.96%) Network Security
13 125 (25.15%) Office 365
14 122 (24.55%) TCP/IP
15 118 (23.74%) CCNP
16 109 (21.93%) Hyper-V
16 109 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
17 106 (21.33%) MPLS
18 103 (20.72%) BGP
18 103 (20.72%) MS Exchange
19 102 (20.52%) DHCP
20 99 (19.92%) Juniper
21 86 (17.30%) CCNA
22 82 (16.50%) Wireless
23 80 (16.10%) Load Balancing
24 78 (15.69%) OSPF
25 76 (15.29%) Finance
25 76 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
25 76 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 103 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 76 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.81%) SAS
7 8 (1.61%) Apache
7 8 (1.61%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.21%) IIS
9 4 (0.80%) nginx
10 3 (0.60%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.20%) Liferay
12 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.60%) Camtasia
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 125 (25.15%) Office 365
2 57 (11.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.62%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.41%) IaaS
6 6 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.21%) G Suite
7 5 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.80%) SaaS
9 3 (0.60%) PaaS
10 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (38.43%) WAN
2 177 (35.61%) LAN
3 151 (30.38%) VPN
4 144 (28.97%) DNS
5 129 (25.96%) Network Security
6 122 (24.55%) TCP/IP
7 106 (21.33%) MPLS
8 103 (20.72%) BGP
9 102 (20.52%) DHCP
10 82 (16.50%) Wireless
11 78 (15.69%) OSPF
12 70 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
13 64 (12.88%) EIGRP
14 61 (12.27%) IPsec
14 61 (12.27%) VLAN
15 58 (11.67%) SAN
15 58 (11.67%) VoIP
16 56 (11.27%) SSL
17 54 (10.87%) Ethernet
18 42 (8.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.41%) MySQL
3 10 (2.01%) GIS
4 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.80%) Power BI
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.01%) Hudson
4 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (15.29%) Finance
2 24 (4.83%) Legal
2 24 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.82%) Retail
4 13 (2.62%) Banking
5 11 (2.21%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.01%) Law
6 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.01%) Marketing
7 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 146 (29.38%) Network Engineer
2 66 (13.28%) Support Engineer
3 44 (8.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 44 (8.85%) Security Engineer
4 39 (7.85%) Analyst
5 37 (7.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 37 (7.44%) IT Engineer
6 32 (6.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 30 (6.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 29 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
10 26 (5.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 26 (5.23%) IT Support
11 25 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (4.43%) Firewall Engineer
13 21 (4.23%) 1st Line Engineer
13 21 (4.23%) Administrator
13 21 (4.23%) Service Desk Engineer
14 20 (4.02%) Operations Engineer
15 19 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.62%) Web Services
2 11 (2.21%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.01%) Middleware
4 8 (1.61%) CSS
5 4 (0.80%) HTML
5 4 (0.80%) LAMP
6 2 (0.40%) .NET
6 2 (0.40%) SignalR
7 1 (0.20%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.20%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.03%) Driving Licence
3 20 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.01%) Replication
8 7 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.21%) iSeries
9 6 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.01%) Contactless
10 5 (1.01%) Life Science
10 5 (1.01%) PKI
10 5 (1.01%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.80%) CCTV
12 3 (0.60%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.60%) CESG
12 3 (0.60%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 237 (47.69%) Windows
2 173 (34.81%) Windows Server
3 109 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (12.47%) Windows 7
6 57 (11.47%) Linux
7 50 (10.06%) Windows 10
8 35 (7.04%) Windows 8
9 33 (6.64%) Unix
10 20 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.21%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.01%) CentOS
14 4 (0.80%) Android
14 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.80%) HPUX
15 3 (0.60%) AIX
15 3 (0.60%) Debian
15 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (27.16%) ITIL
2 80 (16.10%) Load Balancing
3 51 (10.26%) SIEM
4 46 (9.26%) Network Design
5 45 (9.05%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (7.65%) Service Management
7 36 (7.24%) Change Management
8 35 (7.04%) Information Security
9 34 (6.84%) Network Management
10 31 (6.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 30 (6.04%) Configuration Management
11 30 (6.04%) Kalman Filter
12 28 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
13 27 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (5.23%) Mentoring
15 18 (3.62%) DevOps
16 17 (3.42%) High Availability
16 17 (3.42%) Project Management
17 16 (3.22%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.04%) Python
2 26 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.63%) SQL
4 12 (2.41%) Perl
5 9 (1.81%) Java
6 8 (1.61%) C
7 7 (1.41%) PHP
7 7 (1.41%) Ruby
8 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.40%) C#
10 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (33.60%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (23.74%) CCNP
3 86 (17.30%) CCNA
4 68 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (13.08%) MCP
6 63 (12.68%) MCSE
7 47 (9.46%) Degree
8 43 (8.65%) MCSA
9 28 (5.63%) CCIE
10 27 (5.43%) JNCIP
11 23 (4.63%) Security Cleared
12 19 (3.82%) SC Cleared
13 18 (3.62%) CISSP
14 13 (2.62%) MCITP
15 12 (2.41%) CISM
16 9 (1.81%) CCDP
16 9 (1.81%) CISA
17 6 (1.21%) A+ Certification
17 6 (1.21%) DBS Check
18 5 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.25%) SLA
2 16 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.22%) PMO
3 14 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.21%) GDPR
5 4 (0.80%) COBIT
5 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 162 (32.60%) Active Directory
2 109 (21.93%) Hyper-V
3 68 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.63%) ProxySG
5 11 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.61%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.61%) vSphere
7 7 (1.41%) XenApp
8 6 (1.21%) Docker
9 5 (1.01%) Firmware
9 5 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
11 2 (0.40%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (6.44%) FortiGate
1 32 (6.44%) SCCM
2 29 (5.84%) Puppet
3 24 (4.83%) Cacti
4 16 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.02%) Nagios
6 10 (2.01%) OpenNMS
6 10 (2.01%) RANCID
7 7 (1.41%) Terraform
8 6 (1.21%) Ansible
8 6 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.21%) WSUS
9 5 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.01%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.01%) Packer
10 4 (0.80%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.60%) SCOM
11 3 (0.60%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 319 (64.19%) Cisco
2 151 (30.38%) VMware
3 142 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 99 (19.92%) Juniper
5 66 (13.28%) CheckPoint
6 57 (11.47%) F5
7 40 (8.05%) Palo Alto
8 31 (6.24%) Blue Coat
9 28 (5.63%) Veeam
10 26 (5.23%) Riverbed
11 22 (4.43%) Google
12 20 (4.02%) Citrix
13 13 (2.62%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.41%) IronPort
15 11 (2.21%) Apple
16 10 (2.01%) Ericsson
16 10 (2.01%) HP
16 10 (2.01%) Huawei
16 10 (2.01%) Polycom
16 10 (2.01%) Siemens