Period
to 19 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 74 94
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 -28
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 340 429 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.89% 4.07% 3.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.69% 22.88% 24.89%
Number of salaries quoted 294 360 383
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 1,185 1,875 1,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.57% 17.77% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 946 1,564 1,417
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 19 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +1 195 £42,500 +1.19% 52
Cheshire +54 92 £35,000 -17.65% 31
Lancashire -26 27 £40,000 +63.27% 7
Merseyside -12 19 £37,500 - 8
Cumbria -19 4 £32,000 - 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 184 (54.12%) Windows
2 165 (48.53%) Active Directory
3 148 (43.53%) Cisco
3 148 (43.53%) Microsoft
4 142 (41.76%) VMware
5 121 (35.59%) Windows Server
6 101 (29.71%) Azure
7 96 (28.24%) Office 365
8 90 (26.47%) DNS
9 87 (25.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 78 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 77 (22.65%) Cisco Certification
12 70 (20.59%) LAN
13 69 (20.29%) WAN
14 67 (19.71%) TCP/IP
15 61 (17.94%) VPN
16 60 (17.65%) DHCP
17 55 (16.18%) CCNA
18 51 (15.00%) Wireless
19 50 (14.71%) ITIL
19 50 (14.71%) Data Centre
20 49 (14.41%) Network Security
21 45 (13.24%) Hyper-V
21 45 (13.24%) CCNP
22 44 (12.94%) SCCM
23 43 (12.65%) Linux
24 39 (11.47%) AWS
25 37 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
26 36 (10.59%) SAN
26 36 (10.59%) NetApp

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 33 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.24%) IIS
3 18 (5.29%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.24%) Apache
6 6 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 101 (29.71%) Azure
2 96 (28.24%) Office 365
3 39 (11.47%) AWS
4 19 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.06%) Heroku
5 7 (2.06%) IaaS
6 6 (1.76%) PaaS
7 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.88%) SaaS
8 3 (0.88%) Serverless
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.59%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.29%) G Suite
10 1 (0.29%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (26.47%) DNS
2 70 (20.59%) LAN
3 69 (20.29%) WAN
4 67 (19.71%) TCP/IP
5 61 (17.94%) VPN
6 60 (17.65%) DHCP
7 51 (15.00%) Wireless
8 49 (14.41%) Network Security
9 36 (10.59%) SAN
10 34 (10.00%) MPLS
10 34 (10.00%) VLAN
11 26 (7.65%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (5.29%) VoIP
13 16 (4.71%) Internet
14 15 (4.41%) BGP
15 13 (3.82%) WLAN
16 12 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (3.24%) IP Telephony
17 11 (3.24%) SMTP
18 10 (2.94%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.24%) MySQL
3 9 (2.65%) MariaDB
4 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.18%) MS Access
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.29%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 19 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.06%) GitLab
4 5 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.88%) Maven
5 3 (0.88%) MSI
6 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.59%) CF BOSH
6 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.29%) Ant
7 1 (0.29%) CMake
7 1 (0.29%) JIRA
7 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (7.65%) Public Sector
2 22 (6.47%) Finance
3 21 (6.18%) Retail
4 18 (5.29%) Legal
5 14 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.53%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.94%) Fire and Rescue
7 10 (2.94%) Police
8 9 (2.65%) Banking
9 5 (1.47%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.47%) Law
10 3 (0.88%) Billing
10 3 (0.88%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 87 (25.59%) Network Engineer
2 80 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 35 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 34 (10.00%) Analyst
6 32 (9.41%) IT Support
7 28 (8.24%) IT Engineer
8 26 (7.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (6.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 20 (5.88%) IT Technician
13 19 (5.59%) IT Support Technician
13 19 (5.59%) Support Technician
14 17 (5.00%) Security Engineer
14 17 (5.00%) Support Analyst
15 15 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
16 14 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
17 12 (3.53%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.53%) LDAP
2 9 (2.65%) LAMP
3 8 (2.35%) .NET
4 7 (2.06%) Django
4 7 (2.06%) Dropwizard
5 6 (1.76%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.18%) Web Services
7 3 (0.88%) SAML
8 2 (0.59%) Node.js
8 2 (0.59%) OAuth
8 2 (0.59%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.59%) OpenID
8 2 (0.59%) Spring
8 2 (0.59%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.29%) HTML
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss Seam
9 1 (0.29%) XML
9 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.12%) Driving Licence
4 13 (3.82%) Clustering
5 12 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.76%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.76%) PlayStation
8 6 (1.76%) User Experience
8 6 (1.76%) Xbox
9 5 (1.47%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.47%) Replication
9 5 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.47%) Wiki
10 3 (0.88%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.88%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.88%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 184 (54.12%) Windows
2 121 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 43 (12.65%) Linux
4 34 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.76%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.24%) Unix
8 9 (2.65%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.35%) CentOS
10 5 (1.47%) SUSE
11 4 (1.18%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.59%) AIX
13 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.59%) Solaris
14 1 (0.29%) Android
14 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (25.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (14.71%) ITIL
3 37 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (10.29%) Kalman Filter
4 35 (10.29%) Migration
5 30 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (7.94%) DevOps
7 26 (7.65%) Service Management
8 22 (6.47%) Mentoring
8 22 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (6.18%) Problem Management
10 19 (5.59%) Network Design
10 19 (5.59%) Server Building
11 18 (5.29%) Information Security
11 18 (5.29%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.41%) PRINCE2
12 15 (4.41%) Project Delivery
12 15 (4.41%) SIEM
13 14 (4.12%) High Availability
13 14 (4.12%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.41%) SQL
2 30 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.82%) Python
4 12 (3.53%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.88%) Java
5 3 (0.88%) Ruby
6 2 (0.59%) Perl
7 1 (0.29%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) C++
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (22.65%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (16.18%) CCNA
3 45 (13.24%) CCNP
4 29 (8.53%) Degree
4 29 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.41%) MCSA
6 12 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (3.24%) MCSE
7 11 (3.24%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.35%) CISSP
8 8 (2.35%) MCTS
8 8 (2.35%) VCP6
9 6 (1.76%) CCIE
9 6 (1.76%) CISM
10 5 (1.47%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.47%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.18%) CCDP
11 4 (1.18%) GIAC
12 3 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.94%) GDPR
3 9 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.06%) SLA
5 3 (0.88%) NIST
6 2 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.59%) RMADS
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 165 (48.53%) Active Directory
2 78 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (13.24%) Hyper-V
4 31 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (7.06%) vSphere
6 13 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.53%) Docker
8 10 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (2.65%) NFS
9 9 (2.65%) Samba
9 9 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.18%) XenApp
13 3 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.59%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (12.94%) SCCM
2 22 (6.47%) Puppet
3 18 (5.29%) Nagios
4 13 (3.82%) Terraform
5 11 (3.24%) SCOM
6 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (2.65%) Cacti
7 9 (2.65%) Galera Cluster
7 9 (2.65%) HAProxy
8 8 (2.35%) Ansible
9 7 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (1.76%) WSUS
11 4 (1.18%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.88%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 148 (43.53%) Cisco
1 148 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 142 (41.76%) VMware
3 36 (10.59%) NetApp
4 35 (10.29%) Palo Alto
5 25 (7.35%) Citrix
6 20 (5.88%) Veeam
7 19 (5.59%) CheckPoint
7 19 (5.59%) Meraki
7 19 (5.59%) SolarWinds
8 16 (4.71%) Juniper
9 15 (4.41%) EMC
10 13 (3.82%) Fortinet
10 13 (3.82%) HP
11 12 (3.53%) F5
12 7 (2.06%) Avaya
12 7 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.76%) Dell
13 6 (1.76%) IBM
13 6 (1.76%) WatchGuard