Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 81 84
Rank change year-on-year -27 +3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 383 466 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.15% 3.74% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.72% 25.33% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 309 390 319
North West median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% -0.37%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 1,615 1,840 1,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.27% 14.76% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,266 1,435 1,394
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -9 235 £37,500 -6.25% 40
Cheshire -38 81 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Merseyside +10 40 £53,750 +19.44% 12
Lancashire -24 25 £35,000 -14.63% 11
Cumbria -12 1 £25,250 -27.86% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 218 (56.92%) Cisco
2 172 (44.91%) Windows
3 153 (39.95%) LAN
4 152 (39.69%) WAN
5 141 (36.81%) Active Directory
6 140 (36.55%) Microsoft
7 128 (33.42%) VPN
8 125 (32.64%) Cisco Certification
9 122 (31.85%) Windows Server
10 115 (30.03%) VMware
11 106 (27.68%) ITIL
12 102 (26.63%) TCP/IP
13 101 (26.37%) Office 365
14 96 (25.07%) Hyper-V
15 94 (24.54%) DNS
16 92 (24.02%) Network Security
17 91 (23.76%) CCNP
18 75 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 75 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 70 (18.28%) CCNA
20 68 (17.75%) Wireless
21 67 (17.49%) MS Exchange
22 65 (16.97%) MPLS
23 64 (16.71%) VoIP
24 63 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
25 62 (16.19%) Linux
25 62 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
26 60 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
27 54 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
28 48 (12.53%) 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 67 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (6.53%) Skype for Business
5 22 (5.74%) SharePoint
6 21 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.18%) IIS
8 5 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.04%) Apache
9 4 (1.04%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.78%) CMS
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) nginx
12 1 (0.26%) Confluence
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 101 (26.37%) Office 365
2 44 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.79%) IaaS
4 23 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.61%) PaaS
6 7 (1.83%) SaaS
7 6 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 153 (39.95%) LAN
2 152 (39.69%) WAN
3 128 (33.42%) VPN
4 102 (26.63%) TCP/IP
5 94 (24.54%) DNS
6 92 (24.02%) Network Security
7 68 (17.75%) Wireless
8 65 (16.97%) MPLS
9 64 (16.71%) VoIP
10 60 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
11 46 (12.01%) SSL
12 45 (11.75%) BGP
12 45 (11.75%) DHCP
13 41 (10.70%) VLAN
14 38 (9.92%) OSPF
15 37 (9.66%) Cisco IOS
15 37 (9.66%) Ethernet
15 37 (9.66%) IPsec
15 37 (9.66%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (8.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) MySQL
3 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.31%) Big Data
4 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.04%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.57%) JIRA
3 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.04%) CodeSonar
4 4 (1.04%) git-flow
4 4 (1.04%) Hudson
4 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.04%) Robot Framework
4 4 (1.04%) Selenium
4 4 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.26%) Travis CI
General
1 38 (9.92%) Retail
2 30 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.31%) Finance
4 18 (4.70%) Games
5 10 (2.61%) Marketing
6 8 (2.09%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.83%) Legal
8 6 (1.57%) Banking
8 6 (1.57%) Law
9 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (25.59%) Network Engineer
2 56 (14.62%) Support Engineer
3 44 (11.49%) Analyst
4 34 (8.88%) Security Engineer
5 33 (8.62%) Senior Network Engineer
6 30 (7.83%) IT Support
7 28 (7.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (5.74%) Administrator
10 22 (5.74%) IT Analyst
11 21 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (5.48%) Cisco Engineer
11 21 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (5.22%) Support Analyst
13 19 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (4.44%) Server Engineer
15 16 (4.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 16 (4.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 16 (4.18%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.18%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.09%) .NET
3 5 (1.31%) Node.js
3 5 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.04%) Django
4 4 (1.04%) Java EE
4 4 (1.04%) LAMP
4 4 (1.04%) REST
4 4 (1.04%) SOAP
4 4 (1.04%) Spring MVC
4 4 (1.04%) STL
4 4 (1.04%) Web Services
5 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.52%) HTML
5 2 (0.52%) Middleware
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.13%) PKI
5 12 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.35%) Clustering
7 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.83%) Replication
9 6 (1.57%) Tandem
10 5 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
10 5 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.04%) EPoS
11 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.78%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (44.91%) Windows
2 122 (31.85%) Windows Server
3 75 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (16.19%) Linux
5 28 (7.31%) Windows 7
6 26 (6.79%) Windows 10
7 13 (3.39%) Android
7 13 (3.39%) CentOS
8 12 (3.13%) Unix
9 11 (2.87%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.87%) Mac OS X
10 9 (2.35%) SUSE
11 7 (1.83%) Debian
12 6 (1.57%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.31%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.04%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.52%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.68%) ITIL
2 62 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (10.44%) Change Management
3 40 (10.44%) Kalman Filter
4 38 (9.92%) Configuration Management
4 38 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (9.66%) Business Continuity
6 34 (8.88%) Project Management
7 33 (8.62%) Network Management
8 32 (8.36%) SIEM
9 30 (7.83%) High Availability
10 29 (7.57%) Service Management
11 28 (7.31%) Proactive Monitoring
12 27 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (6.79%) ITIL V3
13 26 (6.79%) Mentoring
13 26 (6.79%) Web Filtering
14 25 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (6.53%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (6.27%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.53%) SQL
2 24 (6.27%) Python
3 21 (5.48%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.92%) PHP
5 14 (3.66%) Perl
6 11 (2.87%) Java
7 10 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.09%) Ruby
9 6 (1.57%) C
10 5 (1.31%) C#
10 5 (1.31%) C++
11 4 (1.04%) Go
11 4 (1.04%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.04%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (32.64%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (23.76%) CCNP
3 70 (18.28%) CCNA
4 54 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (10.44%) Degree
6 39 (10.18%) MCSE
7 37 (9.66%) MCSA
8 35 (9.14%) MCP
9 25 (6.53%) CISSP
10 22 (5.74%) CCDP
11 17 (4.44%) Security Cleared
12 12 (3.13%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.61%) CISM
14 6 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (1.31%) HNC
15 5 (1.31%) RHCSA
15 5 (1.31%) SANS
16 4 (1.04%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (1.04%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.49%) SLA
2 19 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.70%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.09%) GDPR
5 5 (1.31%) COBIT
6 3 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.52%) GPG13
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 141 (36.81%) Active Directory
2 96 (25.07%) Hyper-V
3 63 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (7.31%) Firmware
5 13 (3.39%) vSphere
6 11 (2.87%) Docker
7 7 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.83%) XenApp
8 6 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.31%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.04%) XenServer
11 2 (0.52%) NFS
11 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) pfSense
12 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 38 (9.92%) SCCM
2 23 (6.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (4.96%) Puppet
4 18 (4.70%) Nessus
5 15 (3.92%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (3.92%) Nagios
6 14 (3.66%) SCOM
7 13 (3.39%) FortiGate
8 11 (2.87%) Cacti
8 11 (2.87%) TrustSec
8 11 (2.87%) WSUS
9 10 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (2.61%) OpenNMS
9 10 (2.61%) RANCID
10 8 (2.09%) Salt
11 7 (1.83%) Ansible
11 7 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.57%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.31%) Kubernetes
13 5 (1.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 218 (56.92%) Cisco
2 140 (36.55%) Microsoft
3 115 (30.03%) VMware
4 38 (9.92%) Juniper
5 30 (7.83%) Citrix
6 27 (7.05%) HP
7 26 (6.79%) F5
8 23 (6.01%) CheckPoint
9 21 (5.48%) SolarWinds
10 16 (4.18%) Fortinet
10 16 (4.18%) Meraki
10 16 (4.18%) Veeam
11 14 (3.66%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.39%) Riverbed
13 12 (3.13%) Huawei
14 11 (2.87%) Dell
15 10 (2.61%) Ericsson
16 9 (2.35%) IBM
17 8 (2.09%) Google
18 7 (1.83%) WatchGuard