Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 77 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 +29
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 498 502 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.23% 3.92% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.91% 25.70% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 385 450 460
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £26,700
90th Percentile £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,999 1,953 1,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.99% 15.27% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,624 1,565 1,593
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +19 309 £40,000 - 67
Cheshire -25 98 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Merseyside +35 49 £40,798 -4.01% 12
Lancashire +5 37 £25,000 -41.18% 17
Cumbria +9 5 £33,750 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 220 (44.18%) Cisco
2 205 (41.16%) Windows
3 172 (34.54%) VMware
4 158 (31.73%) WAN
5 157 (31.53%) LAN
6 155 (31.12%) Active Directory
7 132 (26.51%) Microsoft
8 123 (24.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 117 (23.49%) VPN
10 116 (23.29%) Cisco Certification
11 115 (23.09%) ITIL
11 115 (23.09%) Windows Server
12 102 (20.48%) Network Security
13 96 (19.28%) Linux
14 91 (18.27%) SAN
15 86 (17.27%) TCP/IP
16 84 (16.87%) Office 365
17 82 (16.47%) CCNA
18 81 (16.27%) CCNP
19 80 (16.06%) MPLS
20 79 (15.86%) Wireless
20 79 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
21 77 (15.46%) DNS
22 76 (15.26%) MS Exchange
23 71 (14.26%) Cybersecurity
24 66 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
24 66 (13.25%) SIEM
24 66 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
25 65 (13.05%) Hyper-V
26 60 (12.05%) SQL

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 76 (15.26%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.42%) Skype for Business
4 20 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.21%) IIS
6 13 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.01%) Apache Pig
7 10 (2.01%) JBoss
7 10 (2.01%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.01%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.41%) nginx
11 5 (1.00%) Apache
11 5 (1.00%) CloudStack
11 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 84 (16.87%) Office 365
2 79 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.81%) IaaS
5 10 (2.01%) PaaS
6 6 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.20%) SaaS
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.40%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 158 (31.73%) WAN
2 157 (31.53%) LAN
3 117 (23.49%) VPN
4 102 (20.48%) Network Security
5 91 (18.27%) SAN
6 86 (17.27%) TCP/IP
7 80 (16.06%) MPLS
8 79 (15.86%) Wireless
9 77 (15.46%) DNS
10 55 (11.04%) Cisco ASA
11 53 (10.64%) VoIP
12 51 (10.24%) BGP
12 51 (10.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 51 (10.24%) SSL
13 46 (9.24%) OSPF
14 44 (8.84%) DHCP
15 43 (8.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (7.03%) IPsec
17 34 (6.83%) Cisco IOS
18 33 (6.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.22%) MySQL
3 13 (2.61%) Big Data
4 10 (2.01%) Apache Hive
4 10 (2.01%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.20%) Power BI
6 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 30 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.02%) Hudson
3 20 (4.02%) Vagrant
4 19 (3.82%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.21%) JIRA
6 10 (2.01%) CodeSonar
6 10 (2.01%) git-flow
6 10 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.01%) Robot Framework
6 10 (2.01%) Selenium
6 10 (2.01%) Subversion
6 10 (2.01%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.40%) Travis CI
General
1 52 (10.44%) Telecoms
2 41 (8.23%) Retail
3 20 (4.02%) Finance
4 15 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.21%) Legal
6 8 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.41%) Games
8 6 (1.20%) German Language
8 6 (1.20%) Law
9 5 (1.00%) French Language
9 5 (1.00%) Italian Language
9 5 (1.00%) Military
10 4 (0.80%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.60%) Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (24.50%) Network Engineer
2 88 (17.67%) Analyst
3 53 (10.64%) IT Support
4 40 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (7.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 37 (7.43%) Support Engineer
6 36 (7.23%) Security Engineer
7 34 (6.83%) Service Analyst
8 29 (5.82%) Cisco Engineer
9 27 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
10 26 (5.22%) IT Analyst
10 26 (5.22%) IT Technician
11 25 (5.02%) IT Support Technician
11 25 (5.02%) Support Technician
12 24 (4.82%) IT Engineer
12 24 (4.82%) Server Support
13 23 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
13 23 (4.62%) SAN Support
13 23 (4.62%) Server Support Technician
13 23 (4.62%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.81%) LAMP
2 13 (2.61%) .NET
3 12 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (2.21%) REST
4 11 (2.21%) SOAP
5 10 (2.01%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.01%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.01%) Django
5 10 (2.01%) Java EE
5 10 (2.01%) Node.js
5 10 (2.01%) Spring MVC
5 10 (2.01%) STL
6 7 (1.41%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (0.80%) OpenVZ
9 3 (0.60%) HTML
9 3 (0.60%) Web Services
10 2 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 27 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.22%) PKI
5 15 (3.01%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.61%) Replication
10 7 (1.41%) Clustering
10 7 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.20%) EPoS
11 6 (1.20%) NHS
11 6 (1.20%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.00%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 5 (1.00%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 205 (41.16%) Windows
2 115 (23.09%) Windows Server
3 96 (19.28%) Linux
4 66 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (8.03%) Windows 10
6 34 (6.83%) Windows 7
7 20 (4.02%) Android
8 16 (3.21%) Apple iOS
8 16 (3.21%) Unix
9 13 (2.61%) CentOS
10 12 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.01%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.01%) Solaris
12 5 (1.00%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.00%) SUSE
12 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.80%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (23.09%) ITIL
2 71 (14.26%) Cybersecurity
3 66 (13.25%) SIEM
4 56 (11.24%) Load Balancing
5 55 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 53 (10.64%) Change Management
7 51 (10.24%) Problem Management
8 50 (10.04%) Information Security
9 49 (9.84%) Service Management
10 48 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (9.44%) Incident Management
12 43 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
13 42 (8.43%) DevOps
14 40 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (7.63%) Configuration Management
16 36 (7.23%) High Availability
16 36 (7.23%) Mentoring
17 32 (6.43%) Business Continuity
18 31 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.05%) SQL
2 49 (9.84%) Python
3 43 (8.63%) Java
4 25 (5.02%) Ruby
5 23 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 22 (4.42%) Bash Shell
7 21 (4.22%) Go
8 18 (3.61%) PHP
9 14 (2.81%) Perl
10 13 (2.61%) C
11 12 (2.41%) C++
12 11 (2.21%) C#
12 11 (2.21%) JavaScript
13 10 (2.01%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.00%) VBScript
15 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (23.29%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (16.47%) CCNA
3 81 (16.27%) CCNP
4 40 (8.03%) Degree
5 37 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (7.03%) CISSP
7 31 (6.22%) Network+ Certification
8 21 (4.22%) Security Cleared
9 17 (3.41%) MCSA
10 16 (3.21%) MCSE
11 15 (3.01%) SSCP
12 14 (2.81%) SANS
13 12 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (2.01%) CISM
14 10 (2.01%) DV Cleared
14 10 (2.01%) GIAC
14 10 (2.01%) Linux+ Certification
15 9 (1.81%) CCIE
15 9 (1.81%) HNC
15 9 (1.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.83%) SLA
3 13 (2.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (2.61%) GDPR
4 10 (2.01%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.20%) FISMA
5 6 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 155 (31.12%) Active Directory
2 123 (24.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (13.05%) Hyper-V
4 48 (9.64%) Virtual Servers
5 42 (8.43%) Docker
6 33 (6.63%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (5.62%) vSphere
8 25 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.61%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.41%) XenApp
11 10 (2.01%) Firmware
12 7 (1.41%) Corosync
13 6 (1.20%) pfSense
13 6 (1.20%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.20%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.80%) Ceph
15 4 (0.80%) DRBD
15 4 (0.80%) iptables
15 4 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (7.03%) Nagios
2 34 (6.83%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (6.83%) Puppet
3 33 (6.63%) SCCM
4 30 (6.02%) Salt
5 29 (5.82%) Packer
6 23 (4.62%) FortiGate
6 23 (4.62%) Opsview
7 22 (4.42%) Kubernetes
7 22 (4.42%) Terraform
8 21 (4.22%) Ansible
8 21 (4.22%) ZABBIX
9 20 (4.02%) Consul
9 20 (4.02%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (4.02%) Grafana
9 20 (4.02%) Graphite
10 15 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (2.01%) SCOM
12 10 (2.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 220 (44.18%) Cisco
2 172 (34.54%) VMware
3 132 (26.51%) Microsoft
4 55 (11.04%) Citrix
5 45 (9.04%) Fortinet
6 39 (7.83%) CheckPoint
7 38 (7.63%) F5
8 36 (7.23%) Juniper
9 28 (5.62%) Red Hat
10 26 (5.22%) Huawei
10 26 (5.22%) SolarWinds
11 20 (4.02%) Meraki
11 20 (4.02%) Veeam
12 19 (3.82%) Oracle
13 17 (3.41%) HP
13 17 (3.41%) Splunk
14 15 (3.01%) Dell
15 14 (2.81%) Palo Alto
16 10 (2.01%) Forcepoint
16 10 (2.01%) Riverbed