Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 112 75
Rank change year-on-year +32 -37 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 387 369 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.82% 2.86% 3.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.73% 22.14% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 334 310 388
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -0.93%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £55,386
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 1,867 1,667 1,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.42% 12.92% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 1,297 1,393
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £21,600
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +9 239 £42,500 +10.39% 62
Cheshire +39 59 £38,000 +1.33% 16
Lancashire +35 50 £24,500 -30.00% 8
Merseyside +22 36 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 193 (49.87%) Cisco
2 162 (41.86%) Windows
3 133 (34.37%) Active Directory
4 131 (33.85%) Microsoft
4 131 (33.85%) WAN
5 127 (32.82%) VMware
6 125 (32.30%) LAN
7 100 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
8 95 (24.55%) Windows Server
9 85 (21.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 84 (21.71%) CCNP
11 80 (20.67%) ITIL
12 79 (20.41%) TCP/IP
13 78 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 74 (19.12%) DNS
15 71 (18.35%) Wireless
15 71 (18.35%) Hyper-V
16 70 (18.09%) Linux
17 62 (16.02%) Office 365
18 59 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 58 (14.99%) MS Exchange
20 57 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
21 55 (14.21%) VPN
21 55 (14.21%) Data Centre
22 53 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 53 (13.70%) VLAN
23 51 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
23 51 (13.18%) Windows 10
24 50 (12.92%) SQL
25 49 (12.66%) CCNA

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 58 (14.99%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.72%) IIS
4 19 (4.91%) Apache
5 15 (3.88%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.88%) WebLogic
6 13 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.84%) Skype for Business
8 9 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.55%) WordPress
10 5 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.78%) nginx
12 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.52%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Magento
2 4 (1.03%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 85 (21.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (16.02%) Office 365
3 51 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (2.33%) Heroku
8 6 (1.55%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.03%) IaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.52%) G Suite
10 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.52%) PaaS
10 2 (0.52%) SaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Serverless
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.26%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.26%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 131 (33.85%) WAN
2 125 (32.30%) LAN
3 79 (20.41%) TCP/IP
4 74 (19.12%) DNS
5 71 (18.35%) Wireless
6 55 (14.21%) VPN
7 53 (13.70%) VLAN
8 47 (12.14%) Network Security
9 45 (11.63%) MPLS
9 45 (11.63%) SAN
10 42 (10.85%) VoIP
11 40 (10.34%) DHCP
12 38 (9.82%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (9.04%) Internet
14 31 (8.01%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (7.49%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (6.98%) BGP
16 27 (6.98%) OSPF
16 27 (6.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.07%) Power BI
2 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.55%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.29%) MySQL
5 4 (1.03%) Redis
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.36%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (2.84%) GitLab
5 9 (2.33%) Hudson
5 9 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 8 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.55%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.03%) JIRA
8 4 (1.03%) Subversion
9 3 (0.78%) Ant
9 3 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (9.30%) Retail
2 26 (6.72%) Finance
3 18 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.88%) Banking
5 8 (2.07%) French Language
5 8 (2.07%) German Language
6 6 (1.55%) Law
6 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.29%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.29%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Electronics
8 4 (1.03%) Marketing
8 4 (1.03%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 71 (18.35%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (13.18%) IT Support
3 51 (13.18%) Support Engineer
4 49 (12.66%) Analyst
5 35 (9.04%) IT Engineer
6 32 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (6.98%) Consultant
7 27 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 22 (5.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 18 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (4.65%) Support Technician
11 17 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (4.39%) IT Technician
12 16 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (4.13%) IT Support Technician
12 16 (4.13%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.33%) Django
1 9 (2.33%) Dropwizard
2 7 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.29%) Web Services
4 3 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.78%) Middleware
4 3 (0.78%) OAuth
4 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.78%) REST
4 3 (0.78%) SAML
4 3 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.52%) LAMP
5 2 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.52%) Sensu
6 1 (0.26%) .NET
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.21%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 18 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (4.39%) Driving Licence
4 16 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.36%) Replication
7 10 (2.58%) Clustering
8 8 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (1.81%) PKI
10 6 (1.55%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.55%) Life Science
10 6 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.55%) NHS
10 6 (1.55%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.03%) EPoS
11 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) CESG
12 3 (0.78%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 162 (41.86%) Windows
2 95 (24.55%) Windows Server
3 70 (18.09%) Linux
4 57 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (13.18%) Windows 10
7 49 (12.66%) Windows 7
8 31 (8.01%) Unix
9 15 (3.88%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.81%) AIX
10 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.03%) Android
11 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.78%) CentOS
12 3 (0.78%) Debian
12 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.67%) ITIL
2 59 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (11.63%) Information Security
4 42 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 35 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (8.53%) Load Balancing
8 32 (8.27%) DevOps
9 31 (8.01%) Configuration Management
10 27 (6.98%) SIEM
11 23 (5.94%) Service Delivery
12 22 (5.68%) Change Management
13 20 (5.17%) Change Control
13 20 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (4.91%) Migration
14 19 (4.91%) Service Management
15 18 (4.65%) Project Management
16 17 (4.39%) High Availability
16 17 (4.39%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (4.39%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.92%) SQL
2 35 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.94%) Python
4 13 (3.36%) Ruby
5 12 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.84%) Java
7 9 (2.33%) Go
7 9 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.55%) VBScript
9 5 (1.29%) C#
9 5 (1.29%) Perl
10 2 (0.52%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 100 (25.84%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (21.71%) CCNP
3 49 (12.66%) CCNA
4 29 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (7.24%) Degree
6 24 (6.20%) CCIE
7 19 (4.91%) MCSA
8 13 (3.36%) CISSP
9 11 (2.84%) MCP
9 11 (2.84%) Security Cleared
10 10 (2.58%) A+ Certification
10 10 (2.58%) MCSE
11 9 (2.33%) CISM
12 7 (1.81%) CEH
12 7 (1.81%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.55%) CCDP
13 6 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.29%) MCITP
14 5 (1.29%) RHCE
14 5 (1.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.17%) SLA
2 17 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.84%) PMO
5 9 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (2.07%) GDPR
7 6 (1.55%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 133 (34.37%) Active Directory
2 78 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (18.35%) Hyper-V
4 24 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (5.43%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (4.39%) vSphere
7 16 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (3.88%) Docker
9 14 (3.62%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (1.81%) PowerHA
11 6 (1.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (1.29%) ProxySG
12 5 (1.29%) vCloud
13 4 (1.03%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.78%) XenApp
15 2 (0.52%) pfSense
15 2 (0.52%) Varnish
15 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (7.49%) SCCM
2 26 (6.72%) Terraform
3 25 (6.46%) Puppet
4 24 (6.20%) Ansible
5 19 (4.91%) Kubernetes
6 18 (4.65%) Nagios
7 17 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (4.13%) FortiGate
9 12 (3.10%) ZABBIX
10 11 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (2.84%) Graphite
10 11 (2.84%) Stealthwatch
11 10 (2.58%) Cisco UCCX
11 10 (2.58%) Opsview
12 9 (2.33%) Consul
12 9 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (2.33%) Grafana
12 9 (2.33%) Packer
12 9 (2.33%) Salt
13 7 (1.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 193 (49.87%) Cisco
2 131 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 127 (32.82%) VMware
4 47 (12.14%) Meraki
5 43 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 34 (8.79%) Citrix
7 32 (8.27%) F5
8 30 (7.75%) NetApp
9 27 (6.98%) Veeam
10 24 (6.20%) Fortinet
11 20 (5.17%) Palo Alto
11 20 (5.17%) SolarWinds
12 15 (3.88%) EMC
13 14 (3.62%) Juniper
14 13 (3.36%) HP
14 13 (3.36%) SonicWALL
15 12 (3.10%) IBM
16 11 (2.84%) IronPort
16 11 (2.84%) Splunk
17 10 (2.58%) Oracle