Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 78 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 471 519 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.86% 3.95% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.77% 25.23% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 377 458 387
North West median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £49,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.44% - -

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 1,828 2,057 1,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.99% 15.66% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 1,667 1,492
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,025
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +7 284 £38,000 -10.59% 48
Cheshire -17 105 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Merseyside +30 51 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Lancashire -6 27 £35,000 -14.63% 9
Cumbria +1 4 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 219 (46.50%) Cisco
2 200 (42.46%) Windows
3 165 (35.03%) WAN
4 163 (34.61%) LAN
5 148 (31.42%) Active Directory
5 148 (31.42%) VMware
6 135 (28.66%) Microsoft
7 130 (27.60%) Cisco Certification
8 129 (27.39%) ITIL
9 122 (25.90%) Windows Server
10 121 (25.69%) VPN
11 120 (25.48%) Network Security
12 104 (22.08%) TCP/IP
13 102 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (20.59%) Office 365
15 95 (20.17%) CCNA
16 93 (19.75%) Linux
17 92 (19.53%) CCNP
18 78 (16.56%) Wireless
19 77 (16.35%) DNS
19 77 (16.35%) Hyper-V
20 69 (14.65%) MS Exchange
20 69 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
21 67 (14.23%) MPLS
22 65 (13.80%) SAN
22 65 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
23 64 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
24 63 (13.38%) Cisco ASA
25 62 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
26 61 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 69 (14.65%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.03%) Skype for Business
7 14 (2.97%) IIS
8 10 (2.12%) Apache Pig
8 10 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.49%) JBoss
10 7 (1.49%) nginx
10 7 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.06%) Apache
11 5 (1.06%) CloudStack
11 5 (1.06%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.21%) CMS
13 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 97 (20.59%) Office 365
2 65 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (4.67%) IaaS
5 12 (2.55%) PaaS
6 5 (1.06%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.85%) SaaS
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 165 (35.03%) WAN
2 163 (34.61%) LAN
3 121 (25.69%) VPN
4 120 (25.48%) Network Security
5 104 (22.08%) TCP/IP
6 78 (16.56%) Wireless
7 77 (16.35%) DNS
8 67 (14.23%) MPLS
9 65 (13.80%) SAN
10 63 (13.38%) Cisco ASA
11 59 (12.53%) SSL
12 51 (10.83%) Intrusion Detection
13 50 (10.62%) VoIP
14 49 (10.40%) BGP
15 42 (8.92%) OSPF
16 41 (8.70%) IPsec
17 40 (8.49%) Cisco IOS
18 39 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 39 (8.28%) DHCP
19 30 (6.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.82%) MySQL
3 11 (2.34%) Big Data
4 10 (2.12%) Apache Hive
4 10 (2.12%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.21%) MS Access
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (4.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.61%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.40%) Bitbucket
4 12 (2.55%) JIRA
5 10 (2.12%) CodeSonar
5 10 (2.12%) git-flow
5 10 (2.12%) Hudson
5 10 (2.12%) Robot Framework
5 10 (2.12%) Selenium
5 10 (2.12%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.64%) Subversion
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 47 (9.98%) Telecoms
2 42 (8.92%) Retail
3 25 (5.31%) Finance
4 15 (3.18%) Games
5 11 (2.34%) Legal
6 10 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.27%) Law
9 5 (1.06%) Banking
9 5 (1.06%) Military
10 3 (0.64%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (27.18%) Network Engineer
2 82 (17.41%) Analyst
3 46 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 43 (9.13%) IT Support
5 42 (8.92%) Senior Network Engineer
6 37 (7.86%) Security Engineer
7 35 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (6.37%) Service Analyst
9 28 (5.94%) IT Analyst
10 26 (5.52%) IT Engineer
11 25 (5.31%) Cisco Engineer
12 24 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
13 23 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
14 22 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 21 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
15 21 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 21 (4.46%) Server Engineer
16 20 (4.25%) Technical Analyst
17 19 (4.03%) IT Manager
17 19 (4.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.97%) LAMP
2 13 (2.76%) .NET
3 11 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (2.12%) .NET Framework
4 10 (2.12%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.12%) Django
4 10 (2.12%) Java EE
4 10 (2.12%) Node.js
4 10 (2.12%) REST
4 10 (2.12%) SOAP
4 10 (2.12%) Spring MVC
4 10 (2.12%) STL
5 9 (1.91%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (0.85%) OpenVZ
7 2 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.42%) HTML
7 2 (0.42%) Web Services
8 1 (0.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.82%) Driving Licence
5 18 (3.82%) PKI
6 15 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.12%) Clustering
8 10 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.49%) Replication
10 7 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.27%) EPoS
11 6 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.06%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 5 (1.06%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.06%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.85%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 200 (42.46%) Windows
2 122 (25.90%) Windows Server
3 93 (19.75%) Linux
4 64 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (5.73%) Windows 7
7 25 (5.31%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.46%) Android
9 20 (4.25%) Apple iOS
10 15 (3.18%) Unix
11 12 (2.55%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.12%) CentOS
13 8 (1.70%) Solaris
14 5 (1.06%) SUSE
14 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.85%) FreeBSD
15 4 (0.85%) OpenBSD
15 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (27.39%) ITIL
2 69 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 58 (12.31%) SIEM
5 57 (12.10%) Change Management
6 55 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 53 (11.25%) Kalman Filter
8 49 (10.40%) Problem Management
9 46 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (9.34%) Service Management
11 40 (8.49%) Business Continuity
11 40 (8.49%) Project Management
12 39 (8.28%) Incident Management
13 38 (8.07%) Information Security
14 37 (7.86%) Load Balancing
15 36 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (7.64%) Configuration Management
16 34 (7.22%) High Availability
16 34 (7.22%) Mentoring
17 32 (6.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.25%) SQL
2 36 (7.64%) Python
3 30 (6.37%) Java
4 21 (4.46%) PowerShell
5 19 (4.03%) Bash Shell
6 17 (3.61%) PHP
7 14 (2.97%) C
8 13 (2.76%) Ruby
9 12 (2.55%) C++
10 11 (2.34%) C#
10 11 (2.34%) Go
10 11 (2.34%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.12%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.12%) Perl
12 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (27.60%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (20.17%) CCNA
3 92 (19.53%) CCNP
4 45 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (7.64%) Degree
6 34 (7.22%) CISSP
7 27 (5.73%) Network+ Certification
8 26 (5.52%) MCSE
9 24 (5.10%) Security Cleared
10 23 (4.88%) MCSA
11 18 (3.82%) MCP
12 14 (2.97%) CCDP
13 12 (2.55%) SANS
14 11 (2.34%) CISM
14 11 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
14 11 (2.34%) SSCP
15 10 (2.12%) DV Cleared
15 10 (2.12%) GIAC
15 10 (2.12%) HNC
15 10 (2.12%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.19%) SLA
2 33 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (2.34%) GDPR
5 6 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.06%) COBIT
7 4 (0.85%) FISMA
8 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.21%) GPG13
9 1 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 148 (31.42%) Active Directory
2 102 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (16.35%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.01%) Virtual Servers
5 28 (5.94%) Docker
6 23 (4.88%) Firmware
7 22 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (4.46%) vSphere
9 18 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.76%) XenApp
11 8 (1.70%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.27%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.27%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.85%) Ceph
13 4 (0.85%) Corosync
13 4 (0.85%) iptables
13 4 (0.85%) KVM
13 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.85%) pfSense
13 4 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 26 (5.52%) SCCM
2 24 (5.10%) Puppet
3 21 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.25%) Salt
5 18 (3.82%) FortiGate
6 17 (3.61%) Nagios
7 16 (3.40%) Cisco UCCX
7 16 (3.40%) Packer
8 15 (3.18%) Nessus
9 14 (2.97%) Ansible
10 12 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
10 12 (2.55%) TrustSec
11 11 (2.34%) Kubernetes
11 11 (2.34%) Terraform
11 11 (2.34%) ZABBIX
12 10 (2.12%) Grafana
12 10 (2.12%) Graphite
12 10 (2.12%) Opsview
12 10 (2.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 219 (46.50%) Cisco
2 148 (31.42%) VMware
3 135 (28.66%) Microsoft
4 42 (8.92%) Citrix
5 39 (8.28%) Juniper
6 37 (7.86%) Fortinet
7 32 (6.79%) F5
8 29 (6.16%) SolarWinds
9 26 (5.52%) CheckPoint
10 19 (4.03%) Huawei
10 19 (4.03%) Meraki
10 19 (4.03%) Red Hat
11 17 (3.61%) HP
12 15 (3.18%) Oracle
12 15 (3.18%) Palo Alto
13 14 (2.97%) Veeam
14 13 (2.76%) Riverbed
14 13 (2.76%) Splunk
15 12 (2.55%) Qualys
16 9 (1.91%) Sophos