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

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 68 93
Rank change year-on-year -37 +25 -18
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 390 510 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.05% 4.17% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.87% 27.87% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 331 423 309
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.93% +7.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,100 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 1,705 1,830 1,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.33% 14.96% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,337 1,445 1,379
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,660 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 February 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 February 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 -28 248 £38,000 -5.00% 64
Cheshire -38 92 £35,000 -4.11% 22
Lancashire -4 23 £35,000 - 8
Merseyside -10 23 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Cumbria -10 3 £25,125 -16.25%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 233 (59.74%) Cisco
2 189 (48.46%) Windows
3 152 (38.97%) Active Directory
3 152 (38.97%) Windows Server
4 140 (35.90%) VMware
5 136 (34.87%) Microsoft
6 135 (34.62%) WAN
6 135 (34.62%) VPN
7 132 (33.85%) Office 365
8 128 (32.82%) LAN
9 117 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 114 (29.23%) DNS
11 98 (25.13%) Hyper-V
12 97 (24.87%) ITIL
13 95 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 92 (23.59%) TCP/IP
15 90 (23.08%) MS Exchange
16 87 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
17 83 (21.28%) Network Security
18 76 (19.49%) CCNP
19 72 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 66 (16.92%) BGP
21 65 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
22 64 (16.41%) DHCP
23 61 (15.64%) Data Centre
24 58 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2010
25 57 (14.62%) VoIP
25 57 (14.62%) CCNA
25 57 (14.62%) MPLS
26 56 (14.36%) MCP

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 90 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 58 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (5.64%) SharePoint
6 20 (5.13%) Skype for Business
7 12 (3.08%) IIS
8 6 (1.54%) SAS
9 5 (1.28%) Apache
10 3 (0.77%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.51%) CMS
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.77%) Camtasia
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.77%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 132 (33.85%) Office 365
2 48 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (4.36%) IaaS
5 7 (1.79%) PaaS
6 6 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.28%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.77%) SaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) G Suite
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 135 (34.62%) VPN
1 135 (34.62%) WAN
2 128 (32.82%) LAN
3 114 (29.23%) DNS
4 92 (23.59%) TCP/IP
5 83 (21.28%) Network Security
6 66 (16.92%) BGP
7 64 (16.41%) DHCP
8 57 (14.62%) MPLS
8 57 (14.62%) VoIP
9 56 (14.36%) Cisco ASA
10 54 (13.85%) VLAN
11 51 (13.08%) OSPF
12 49 (12.56%) Wireless
13 43 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
14 37 (9.49%) EIGRP
15 35 (8.97%) IPsec
16 34 (8.72%) Ethernet
17 29 (7.44%) SSL
18 24 (6.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.03%) Power BI
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.51%) MySQL
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.28%) Hudson
3 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.77%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
General
1 39 (10.00%) Finance
2 29 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.36%) Retail
4 14 (3.59%) Legal
5 12 (3.08%) Marketing
6 8 (2.05%) Games
6 8 (2.05%) Law
7 5 (1.28%) Banking
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 73 (18.72%) Support Engineer
3 32 (8.21%) Security Engineer
4 31 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 31 (7.95%) Analyst
4 31 (7.95%) IT Support
5 26 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 25 (6.41%) Administrator
6 25 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (5.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 21 (5.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 21 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (5.13%) Architect
10 20 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 20 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (4.87%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (4.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.36%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.05%) Web Services
3 5 (1.28%) .NET
4 4 (1.03%) HTML
4 4 (1.03%) Middleware
5 2 (0.51%) SignalR
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) LAMP
6 1 (0.26%) LDAP
6 1 (0.26%) Node.js
6 1 (0.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.64%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.62%) Driving Licence
3 16 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.08%) PKI
6 9 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.79%) Replication
8 6 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.54%) Tandem
9 5 (1.28%) Clustering
10 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.77%) CESG
10 3 (0.77%) Cybercrime
10 3 (0.77%) Life Science
11 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 189 (48.46%) Windows
2 152 (38.97%) Windows Server
3 95 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (10.00%) Linux
6 34 (8.72%) Windows 7
7 32 (8.21%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.38%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.62%) Unix
10 13 (3.33%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.31%) CentOS
11 9 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.79%) Debian
13 6 (1.54%) Android
13 6 (1.54%) SUSE
13 6 (1.54%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.77%) AIX
15 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.87%) ITIL
2 36 (9.23%) Configuration Management
3 33 (8.46%) Load Balancing
4 32 (8.21%) Service Management
5 30 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (6.92%) Change Management
7 24 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (5.64%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (5.64%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (5.38%) SIEM
10 20 (5.13%) Information Security
10 20 (5.13%) Network Management
11 19 (4.87%) Network Design
12 18 (4.62%) DevOps
13 17 (4.36%) Incident Management
13 17 (4.36%) Mentoring
14 15 (3.85%) Project Management
15 14 (3.59%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (3.59%) Time Management
15 14 (3.59%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.03%) SQL
2 25 (6.41%) Python
3 16 (4.10%) Perl
3 16 (4.10%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.85%) PHP
5 10 (2.56%) Java
5 10 (2.56%) Ruby
6 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.77%) C
7 3 (0.77%) C#
8 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (19.49%) CCNP
3 65 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (14.62%) CCNA
5 56 (14.36%) MCP
6 55 (14.10%) MCSE
7 47 (12.05%) MCSA
8 32 (8.21%) Degree
9 17 (4.36%) CCDP
9 17 (4.36%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.33%) CISSP
10 13 (3.33%) MCITP
11 12 (3.08%) JNCIP
12 10 (2.56%) SC Cleared
13 9 (2.31%) CEH
13 9 (2.31%) CISM
14 6 (1.54%) CCIE
15 5 (1.28%) CISA
16 3 (0.77%) ISSAP
16 3 (0.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.23%) SLA
2 21 (5.38%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.31%) GDPR
4 6 (1.54%) COBIT
4 6 (1.54%) PMO
5 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) GPG13
6 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 152 (38.97%) Active Directory
2 98 (25.13%) Hyper-V
3 72 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.33%) Firmware
5 8 (2.05%) XenApp
6 7 (1.79%) Docker
6 7 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.79%) vSphere
7 6 (1.54%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.03%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.77%) NFS
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (11.03%) SCCM
2 21 (5.38%) Cacti
2 21 (5.38%) Puppet
3 15 (3.85%) Nagios
4 14 (3.59%) OpenNMS
4 14 (3.59%) RANCID
5 13 (3.33%) SCOM
6 9 (2.31%) WSUS
7 6 (1.54%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.28%) Ansible
8 5 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.28%) Packer
8 5 (1.28%) Terraform
8 5 (1.28%) XenMobile
9 4 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.03%) Nessus
9 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.51%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 233 (59.74%) Cisco
2 140 (35.90%) VMware
3 136 (34.87%) Microsoft
4 50 (12.82%) Juniper
5 30 (7.69%) F5
6 26 (6.67%) Citrix
7 25 (6.41%) HP
8 24 (6.15%) CheckPoint
9 20 (5.13%) Google
10 19 (4.87%) Veeam
11 16 (4.10%) SolarWinds
12 14 (3.59%) Ericsson
12 14 (3.59%) Huawei
13 13 (3.33%) Palo Alto
14 12 (3.08%) Apple
15 11 (2.82%) Capita
15 11 (2.82%) IronPort
16 10 (2.56%) IBM
17 9 (2.31%) Dell
17 9 (2.31%) Riverbed