Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 83 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21 +22
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 479 485 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.23% 3.68% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.09% 25.00% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 390 420 442
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £25,050
90th Percentile £60,125 £65,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 1,988 1,940 1,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.54% 14.73% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,647 1,541 1,574
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +16 316 £41,500 -0.60% 83
Cheshire -25 71 £43,750 - 12
Lancashire +24 48 £24,000 -33.33% 14
Merseyside +23 40 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Cumbria +3 3 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 200 (41.75%) Cisco
2 189 (39.46%) Windows
3 162 (33.82%) VMware
4 154 (32.15%) Active Directory
5 145 (30.27%) WAN
6 139 (29.02%) LAN
7 126 (26.30%) Microsoft
8 119 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 112 (23.38%) ITIL
10 108 (22.55%) Windows Server
11 104 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
12 95 (19.83%) VPN
13 92 (19.21%) Linux
14 78 (16.28%) CCNP
15 76 (15.87%) SAN
16 75 (15.66%) MS Exchange
16 75 (15.66%) Office 365
17 74 (15.45%) DNS
18 73 (15.24%) TCP/IP
18 73 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 66 (13.78%) Network Security
19 66 (13.78%) CCNA
20 65 (13.57%) Wireless
21 61 (12.73%) Hyper-V
22 60 (12.53%) MPLS
23 57 (11.90%) SQL
23 57 (11.90%) Information Security
24 56 (11.69%) SIEM
24 56 (11.69%) Cybersecurity
25 53 (11.06%) Data Centre

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 75 (15.66%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.80%) IIS
4 21 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.97%) Skype for Business
6 16 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.34%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.88%) Apache
8 9 (1.88%) JBoss
8 9 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.88%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.25%) WordPress
11 5 (1.04%) Apache Pig
11 5 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.63%) nginx
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.42%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Magento
2 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.42%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 75 (15.66%) Office 365
2 73 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.09%) IaaS
5 9 (1.88%) PaaS
6 7 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.63%) SaaS
10 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.42%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.42%) G Suite
10 2 (0.42%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.42%) Serverless
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.21%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 145 (30.27%) WAN
2 139 (29.02%) LAN
3 95 (19.83%) VPN
4 76 (15.87%) SAN
5 74 (15.45%) DNS
6 73 (15.24%) TCP/IP
7 66 (13.78%) Network Security
8 65 (13.57%) Wireless
9 60 (12.53%) MPLS
10 43 (8.98%) VoIP
11 41 (8.56%) OSPF
12 40 (8.35%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (8.35%) VLAN
13 39 (8.14%) BGP
13 39 (8.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 36 (7.52%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (7.31%) Internet
16 34 (7.10%) Intrusion Detection
17 33 (6.89%) SSL
18 32 (6.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.71%) MySQL
3 9 (1.88%) Power BI
3 9 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.46%) Big Data
4 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.04%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.21%) MS Access
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (6.26%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 21 (4.38%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.76%) Hudson
4 18 (3.76%) Vagrant
5 14 (2.92%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (2.30%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.09%) JIRA
7 10 (2.09%) Subversion
8 5 (1.04%) CodeSonar
8 5 (1.04%) git-flow
8 5 (1.04%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.04%) Selenium
9 2 (0.42%) Ant
9 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (9.19%) Telecoms
2 29 (6.05%) Retail
3 20 (4.18%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.92%) Finance
5 9 (1.88%) German Language
6 8 (1.67%) French Language
6 8 (1.67%) Legal
7 7 (1.46%) Military
8 6 (1.25%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.04%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.84%) Games
10 4 (0.84%) Marketing
11 3 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.63%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (19.42%) Network Engineer
2 86 (17.95%) Analyst
3 63 (13.15%) IT Support
4 40 (8.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (8.35%) Support Engineer
5 31 (6.47%) Security Engineer
6 30 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (6.26%) IT Support Technician
6 30 (6.26%) IT Technician
6 30 (6.26%) Support Technician
7 28 (5.85%) Server Support
7 28 (5.85%) Service Analyst
8 27 (5.64%) SAN Support
8 27 (5.64%) Server Support Technician
8 27 (5.64%) Server Technician
9 26 (5.43%) IT Engineer
9 26 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
10 24 (5.01%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.67%) REST
1 8 (1.67%) SOAP
2 7 (1.46%) LAMP
2 7 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (1.25%) .NET
3 6 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (1.25%) Web Services
4 5 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.04%) Django
4 5 (1.04%) Java EE
4 5 (1.04%) Node.js
4 5 (1.04%) Spring MVC
4 5 (1.04%) STL
5 3 (0.63%) HTML
5 3 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.63%) OAuth
5 3 (0.63%) SAML
6 2 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.42%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 20 (4.18%) PKI
4 19 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.88%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.67%) Replication
9 8 (1.67%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.46%) Clustering
10 7 (1.46%) NHS
11 6 (1.25%) Life Science
11 6 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.04%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 5 (1.04%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.04%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.84%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 189 (39.46%) Windows
2 108 (22.55%) Windows Server
3 92 (19.21%) Linux
4 52 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (8.98%) Windows 10
7 31 (6.47%) Windows 7
8 25 (5.22%) Unix
9 16 (3.34%) Android
9 16 (3.34%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.09%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.67%) Solaris
12 7 (1.46%) CentOS
12 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.04%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.84%) AIX
15 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.63%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.38%) ITIL
2 57 (11.90%) Information Security
3 56 (11.69%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (11.69%) SIEM
4 51 (10.65%) Load Balancing
5 49 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 44 (9.19%) Problem Management
7 43 (8.98%) Change Management
7 43 (8.98%) Configuration Management
8 41 (8.56%) DevOps
8 41 (8.56%) Incident Management
9 40 (8.35%) Service Management
10 39 (8.14%) Mentoring
11 37 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (6.26%) Kalman Filter
15 27 (5.64%) IT Strategy
16 25 (5.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (11.90%) SQL
2 41 (8.56%) Python
3 36 (7.52%) Java
4 29 (6.05%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.59%) Ruby
6 19 (3.97%) Go
7 17 (3.55%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.51%) PHP
9 9 (1.88%) C#
9 9 (1.88%) Perl
10 8 (1.67%) C++
11 7 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.46%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.25%) C
12 6 (1.25%) VBScript
13 5 (1.04%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.21%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (16.28%) CCNP
3 66 (13.78%) CCNA
4 33 (6.89%) Degree
5 31 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (5.22%) CISSP
7 23 (4.80%) Network+ Certification
8 19 (3.97%) MCSA
9 15 (3.13%) CCIE
10 14 (2.92%) Security Cleared
11 11 (2.30%) CISM
12 10 (2.09%) MCSE
12 10 (2.09%) SSCP
13 9 (1.88%) MCP
13 9 (1.88%) SANS
14 7 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (1.25%) A+ Certification
15 6 (1.25%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
16 5 (1.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.59%) SLA
3 15 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.30%) GDPR
5 10 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.25%) FISMA
7 6 (1.25%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.84%) PMO
9 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 154 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 119 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 46 (9.60%) Virtual Servers
5 35 (7.31%) Docker
6 34 (7.10%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (4.18%) vSphere
9 12 (2.51%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.88%) XenApp
11 7 (1.46%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 5 (1.04%) Corosync
13 5 (1.04%) pfSense
13 5 (1.04%) ProxySG
13 5 (1.04%) vCloud
14 4 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.63%) KVM
15 3 (0.63%) PowerHA
16 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (6.89%) Nagios
1 33 (6.89%) SCCM
2 30 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (5.85%) Puppet
4 27 (5.64%) Packer
5 24 (5.01%) Ansible
5 24 (5.01%) Terraform
6 23 (4.80%) Salt
7 22 (4.59%) Kubernetes
8 21 (4.38%) Opsview
9 20 (4.18%) FortiGate
9 20 (4.18%) ZABBIX
10 18 (3.76%) Consul
10 18 (3.76%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (3.76%) Grafana
10 18 (3.76%) Graphite
11 11 (2.30%) SCOM
12 9 (1.88%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (1.25%) cPanel
Vendors
1 200 (41.75%) Cisco
2 162 (33.82%) VMware
3 126 (26.30%) Microsoft
4 48 (10.02%) CheckPoint
5 47 (9.81%) Citrix
6 39 (8.14%) Fortinet
7 36 (7.52%) F5
8 26 (5.43%) Juniper
9 25 (5.22%) Huawei
9 25 (5.22%) Meraki
9 25 (5.22%) SolarWinds
10 24 (5.01%) Veeam
11 20 (4.18%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.97%) Splunk
13 16 (3.34%) Oracle
14 15 (3.13%) Palo Alto
15 13 (2.71%) NetApp
16 12 (2.51%) Dell
17 11 (2.30%) HP
17 11 (2.30%) McAfee