Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 62 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 +27 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 519 493 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.98% 4.13% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.57% 25.92% 22.10%
Number of salaries quoted 463 437 420
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,082 £42,274
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.03% -5.19% +20.78%
10th Percentile £23,550 £26,250 £21,975
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £69,500
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 2030 1902 1941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.58% 15.92% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1645 1588 1546
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -21 299 £42,500 - 17
Cheshire +17 144 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Lancashire +14 41 £42,500 +46.55% 3
Merseyside -17 29 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (61.46%) Cisco
2 241 (46.44%) Windows
3 192 (36.99%) WAN
4 189 (36.42%) Cisco Certification
5 177 (34.10%) LAN
6 164 (31.60%) Active Directory
7 159 (30.64%) Windows Server
8 158 (30.44%) DNS
9 146 (28.13%) Microsoft
10 143 (27.55%) VMware
11 141 (27.17%) VPN
12 140 (26.97%) ITIL
13 138 (26.59%) Network Security
14 135 (26.01%) CCNP
15 134 (25.82%) Juniper
16 133 (25.63%) MPLS
17 128 (24.66%) TCP/IP
18 111 (21.39%) DHCP
19 106 (20.42%) BGP
20 104 (20.04%) Office 365
21 103 (19.85%) CCNA
21 103 (19.85%) Hyper-V
22 98 (18.88%) MS Exchange
23 95 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
24 87 (16.76%) OSPF
25 86 (16.57%) Load Balancing
26 84 (16.18%) Wireless
27 83 (15.99%) CheckPoint
28 71 (13.68%) Finance
28 71 (13.68%) VLAN

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 98 (18.88%) MS Exchange
2 67 (12.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (3.66%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.47%) IIS
6 8 (1.54%) Apache
6 8 (1.54%) SAS
7 6 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.77%) nginx
9 3 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) Liferay
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.58%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 104 (20.04%) Office 365
2 41 (7.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.08%) Mimecast
5 12 (2.31%) SaaS
6 9 (1.73%) G Suite
7 5 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.77%) IaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (36.99%) WAN
2 177 (34.10%) LAN
3 158 (30.44%) DNS
4 141 (27.17%) VPN
5 138 (26.59%) Network Security
6 133 (25.63%) MPLS
7 128 (24.66%) TCP/IP
8 111 (21.39%) DHCP
9 106 (20.42%) BGP
10 87 (16.76%) OSPF
11 84 (16.18%) Wireless
12 71 (13.68%) VLAN
13 69 (13.29%) Ethernet
14 67 (12.91%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (12.91%) SAN
15 65 (12.52%) VoIP
16 61 (11.75%) IPsec
17 60 (11.56%) EIGRP
18 59 (11.37%) SSL
19 44 (8.48%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.28%) MySQL
3 14 (2.70%) GIS
4 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.77%) Power BI
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) Maltego
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.19%) Big Data
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.73%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (13.68%) Finance
2 32 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.20%) Legal
4 16 (3.08%) Banking
5 11 (2.12%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.54%) Retail
7 6 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 181 (34.87%) Network Engineer
2 58 (11.18%) Analyst
3 53 (10.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 49 (9.44%) Security Engineer
5 48 (9.25%) Support Engineer
6 41 (7.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (7.13%) Network Security Engineer
8 35 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (5.97%) IT Engineer
10 30 (5.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 30 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (5.39%) Firewall Engineer
12 27 (5.20%) IT Support
13 25 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
14 24 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
15 21 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 21 (4.05%) Support Analyst
16 18 (3.47%) Administrator
16 18 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 18 (3.47%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.31%) Web Services
2 11 (2.12%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.73%) Middleware
4 8 (1.54%) CSS
5 4 (0.77%) LAMP
6 2 (0.39%) .NET
6 2 (0.39%) HTML
6 2 (0.39%) SignalR
7 1 (0.19%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (0.19%) Java EE
7 1 (0.19%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.52%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 20 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.89%) Replication
5 14 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.31%) iSeries
7 7 (1.35%) Clustering
8 6 (1.16%) Contactless
8 6 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.16%) Life Science
8 6 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.77%) CCTV
9 4 (0.77%) Cybercrime
9 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.58%) iPad
10 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.39%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 241 (46.44%) Windows
2 159 (30.64%) Windows Server
3 95 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (10.98%) Windows 7
5 55 (10.60%) Linux
5 55 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (8.86%) Windows 10
7 30 (5.78%) Unix
8 25 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 23 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.73%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.54%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.16%) CentOS
13 4 (0.77%) HPUX
14 3 (0.58%) AIX
14 3 (0.58%) Android
14 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.58%) Debian
14 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (26.97%) ITIL
2 86 (16.57%) Load Balancing
3 58 (11.18%) Network Design
4 56 (10.79%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (10.79%) SIEM
5 54 (10.40%) Network Management
6 48 (9.25%) Change Management
7 42 (8.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 39 (7.51%) Information Security
8 39 (7.51%) Service Management
9 38 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
11 32 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (5.78%) Mentoring
13 28 (5.39%) Configuration Management
14 22 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (3.47%) ITSM
15 18 (3.47%) Project Management
15 18 (3.47%) Risk Assessment
16 17 (3.28%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.90%) PowerShell
2 31 (5.97%) Python
3 30 (5.78%) SQL
4 20 (3.85%) Perl
5 12 (2.31%) C
6 8 (1.54%) PHP
7 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.96%) Java
8 5 (0.96%) VBScript
9 4 (0.77%) C#
10 3 (0.58%) VB
11 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 189 (36.42%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (26.01%) CCNP
3 103 (19.85%) CCNA
4 57 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (10.02%) MCSE
6 50 (9.63%) Degree
7 46 (8.86%) MCP
8 39 (7.51%) JNCIP
9 32 (6.17%) MCSA
10 31 (5.97%) CCIE
11 28 (5.39%) Security Cleared
12 23 (4.43%) SC Cleared
13 17 (3.28%) CISSP
14 10 (1.93%) CISM
15 9 (1.73%) MCITP
16 8 (1.54%) CISA
17 7 (1.35%) A+ Certification
17 7 (1.35%) DBS Check
18 6 (1.16%) SANS
19 5 (0.96%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.32%) SLA
2 19 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.08%) PMO
4 7 (1.35%) GDPR
5 5 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 164 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 103 (19.85%) Hyper-V
3 67 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (6.55%) ProxySG
5 15 (2.89%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.12%) vSphere
7 8 (1.54%) XenApp
8 5 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.58%) XenServer
10 2 (0.39%) Docker
10 2 (0.39%) KVM
10 2 (0.39%) NFS
10 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.19%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (8.48%) FortiGate
2 32 (6.17%) SCCM
3 31 (5.97%) Puppet
4 26 (5.01%) Cacti
5 20 (3.85%) Nagios
6 19 (3.66%) WSUS
7 15 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.70%) OpenNMS
9 13 (2.50%) RANCID
10 9 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (1.35%) SCOM
12 6 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.77%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.58%) SCDPM
14 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.58%) TrustSec
14 3 (0.58%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 319 (61.46%) Cisco
2 146 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 143 (27.55%) VMware
4 134 (25.82%) Juniper
5 83 (15.99%) CheckPoint
6 59 (11.37%) F5
7 52 (10.02%) Palo Alto
8 48 (9.25%) Blue Coat
9 32 (6.17%) Riverbed
10 28 (5.39%) Veeam
11 18 (3.47%) NetApp
12 17 (3.28%) Citrix
12 17 (3.28%) HP
13 16 (3.08%) Google
14 13 (2.50%) Ericsson
14 13 (2.50%) Huawei
15 12 (2.31%) Infor
15 12 (2.31%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.73%) Avaya
16 9 (1.73%) BT