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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / North West
Rank 73 105 64
Rank change year-on-year +32 -41  
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 242 145 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.99% 2.57% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.13% 17.10% 23.65%
Number of salaries quoted 196 124 228
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £23,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 892 848 1108
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.01% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 692 688 844
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -1 137 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Cheshire +43 53 £33,250 +2.30% 10
Lancashire +13 24 £36,250 +36.79% 1
Merseyside +10 20 £53,573 +26.05% 2
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 280 (58.70%) Cisco
2 181 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
3 177 (37.11%) Windows
4 159 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 157 (32.91%) WAN
6 155 (32.49%) VMware
7 144 (30.19%) CCNP
8 137 (28.72%) Network Security
9 136 (28.51%) DNS
10 132 (27.67%) LAN
11 123 (25.79%) Microsoft
12 102 (21.38%) ITIL
13 97 (20.34%) Windows Server
14 95 (19.92%) DHCP
15 94 (19.71%) CCNA
15 94 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 89 (18.66%) TCP/IP
17 87 (18.24%) SQL
18 86 (18.03%) Linux
19 84 (17.61%) VPN
20 81 (16.98%) Juniper
20 81 (16.98%) Finance
21 71 (14.88%) MPLS
22 70 (14.68%) Data Centre
23 69 (14.47%) Network Management
23 69 (14.47%) CheckPoint
24 65 (13.63%) Internet
25 64 (13.42%) SQL Server
26 63 (13.21%) Hyper-V
27 62 (13.00%) VLAN

Firewall
Top Related 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 54 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.92%) IIS
3 18 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.73%) JBoss
4 13 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.68%) CloudStack
5 8 (1.68%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.26%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.05%) CMS
7 5 (1.05%) nginx
7 5 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.05%) WordPress
8 3 (0.63%) Apache
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.21%) DNN
10 1 (0.21%) Zimbra
Applications
1 51 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.66%) MS Office
3 5 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) BPCS
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.43%) Office 365
2 39 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.61%) Amazon S3
4 17 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.52%) SaaS
6 11 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.42%) IaaS
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 157 (32.91%) WAN
2 137 (28.72%) Network Security
3 136 (28.51%) DNS
4 132 (27.67%) LAN
5 95 (19.92%) DHCP
6 89 (18.66%) TCP/IP
7 84 (17.61%) VPN
8 71 (14.88%) MPLS
9 65 (13.63%) Internet
10 62 (13.00%) VLAN
10 62 (13.00%) Wireless
11 61 (12.79%) BGP
12 59 (12.37%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (11.11%) VoIP
14 47 (9.85%) SAN
15 46 (9.64%) OSPF
16 43 (9.01%) Ethernet
17 42 (8.81%) Intrusion Detection
18 40 (8.39%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (8.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.56%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.31%) MySQL
3 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.26%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.68%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.84%) JMeter
6 4 (0.84%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.63%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.63%) Selenium
7 3 (0.63%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.42%) JUnit
8 2 (0.42%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.21%) Ant
9 1 (0.21%) QUnit
9 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.21%) The Grinder
9 1 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 81 (16.98%) Finance
2 59 (12.37%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.45%) Retail
4 22 (4.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.68%) Banking
5 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.05%) Advertising
6 5 (1.05%) Law
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 93 (19.50%) Analyst
3 46 (9.64%) Security Engineer
4 43 (9.01%) Support Engineer
5 38 (7.97%) Support Analyst
6 37 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (7.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 34 (7.13%) IT Support
8 33 (6.92%) Network Analyst
9 32 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 28 (5.87%) IT Engineer
11 25 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (5.24%) Consultant
11 25 (5.24%) Firewall Engineer
12 24 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
13 23 (4.82%) Lead Network Engineer
13 23 (4.82%) Network Consultant
14 22 (4.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 21 (4.40%) Security Analyst
15 21 (4.40%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.03%) Web Services
2 14 (2.94%) .NET
3 8 (1.68%) HTML
4 6 (1.26%) CSS
5 5 (1.05%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.05%) jQuery
5 5 (1.05%) Laravel
5 5 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.63%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.42%) LAMP
9 1 (0.21%) FFmpeg
9 1 (0.21%) SOAP
9 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.35%) NHS
6 14 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.89%) Replication
10 8 (1.68%) iPad
11 7 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.26%) Clustering
12 6 (1.26%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.26%) FlexPod
13 5 (1.05%) CCTV
13 5 (1.05%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.63%) Life Science
15 2 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
15 2 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 177 (37.11%) Windows
2 97 (20.34%) Windows Server
3 86 (18.03%) Linux
4 59 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (6.71%) Unix
7 25 (5.24%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.14%) Solaris
9 9 (1.89%) CentOS
10 8 (1.68%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.68%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.42%) AIX
15 2 (0.42%) Android
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.38%) ITIL
2 69 (14.47%) Network Management
3 56 (11.74%) Information Security
4 50 (10.48%) Network Design
5 43 (9.01%) Mentoring
6 41 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (8.18%) Service Management
9 37 (7.76%) Cybersecurity
10 34 (7.13%) Configuration Management
11 33 (6.92%) SIEM
12 31 (6.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 28 (5.87%) High Availability
14 26 (5.45%) DevOps
15 21 (4.40%) Change Management
16 20 (4.19%) Scrum
16 20 (4.19%) Security Management
17 19 (3.98%) Risk Assessment
18 18 (3.77%) Data Protection
18 18 (3.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 87 (18.24%) SQL
2 42 (8.81%) PowerShell
3 31 (6.50%) Python
4 20 (4.19%) Perl
5 15 (3.14%) PHP
6 10 (2.10%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.89%) Ruby
8 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.05%) Java
9 5 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.05%) VBScript
10 3 (0.63%) C#
11 2 (0.42%) C
11 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.21%) COBOL
12 1 (0.21%) JCL
12 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (30.19%) CCNP
3 94 (19.71%) CCNA
4 48 (10.06%) Degree
5 32 (6.71%) JNCIP
6 31 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (6.08%) CCIE
8 28 (5.87%) CISSP
8 28 (5.87%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (3.98%) CCSE
10 18 (3.77%) MCSE
10 18 (3.77%) Security Cleared
11 15 (3.14%) CCSA
11 15 (3.14%) CCSP
12 13 (2.73%) BC Cleared
13 12 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (2.31%) CISM
15 9 (1.89%) MCITP
15 9 (1.89%) MCP
16 8 (1.68%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.18%) PCI DSS
2 36 (7.55%) SLA
3 30 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 159 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 94 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.66%) vSphere
5 15 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.73%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (1.68%) Xen
7 8 (1.68%) XenServer
8 7 (1.47%) Docker
8 7 (1.47%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.26%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.05%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.63%) vCloud
11 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.42%) pfSense
13 1 (0.21%) Firmware
13 1 (0.21%) NDS
Systems Management
1 37 (7.76%) FortiGate
2 32 (6.71%) Puppet
3 26 (5.45%) Nagios
3 26 (5.45%) SCCM
4 23 (4.82%) WSUS
5 22 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.98%) OpenNMS
7 18 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
9 15 (3.14%) RANCID
10 12 (2.52%) Cacti
11 8 (1.68%) Ansible
12 7 (1.47%) SCOM
13 6 (1.26%) Backup Exec
14 5 (1.05%) cPanel
14 5 (1.05%) Packer
15 4 (0.84%) Cobbler
15 4 (0.84%) Nessus
15 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
16 3 (0.63%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 280 (58.70%) Cisco
2 155 (32.49%) VMware
3 123 (25.79%) Microsoft
4 81 (16.98%) Juniper
5 69 (14.47%) CheckPoint
6 51 (10.69%) HP
7 48 (10.06%) Fortinet
8 42 (8.81%) Palo Alto
9 34 (7.13%) Oracle
10 29 (6.08%) NetApp
11 25 (5.24%) Citrix
12 23 (4.82%) Avaya
13 22 (4.61%) Splunk
14 19 (3.98%) Ericsson
14 19 (3.98%) F5
14 19 (3.98%) Huawei
14 19 (3.98%) SonicWALL
15 16 (3.35%) Meraki
16 14 (2.94%) Riverbed
16 14 (2.94%) Veeam
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £75000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Morson International
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Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recruit 4 Talent
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: to £42k
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Rochdale, Lancashire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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