Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
England > North West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 84 118
Rank change year-on-year +16 +34 -45
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 307 375 370
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.83% 3.68% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.46% 20.00% 22.33%
Number of salaries quoted 271 349 316
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,950 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £68,125
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +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 1,118 1,875 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.93% 18.38% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 859 1,347 1,297
Median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50% +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,200 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

Salary trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the North West over the 6 months to 5 April 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 5 April 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 +4 163 £42,500 -5.56% 43
Cheshire +46 101 £35,000 -12.50% 19
Lancashire -9 19 £47,241 +65.76% 2
Merseyside -9 19 £27,500 -26.67% 5
Cumbria - 2 £29,000 - 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 172 (56.03%) Windows
2 134 (43.65%) Active Directory
3 130 (42.35%) Microsoft
4 125 (40.72%) VMware
4 125 (40.72%) Windows Server
5 115 (37.46%) Cisco
6 88 (28.66%) Office 365
7 86 (28.01%) Azure
8 70 (22.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 69 (22.48%) WAN
10 68 (22.15%) DNS
10 68 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 66 (21.50%) LAN
12 62 (20.20%) VPN
13 57 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (18.57%) Network Security
14 50 (16.29%) Linux
14 50 (16.29%) ITIL
15 48 (15.64%) DHCP
16 44 (14.33%) Data Centre
17 43 (14.01%) CCNA
17 43 (14.01%) SQL Server
18 41 (13.36%) Wireless
19 40 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 40 (13.03%) TCP/IP
20 39 (12.70%) AWS
21 38 (12.38%) Windows Server 2016
22 37 (12.05%) Cybersecurity
23 36 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
24 35 (11.40%) CCNP

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 27 (8.79%) IIS
2 26 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.58%) Apache
5 10 (3.26%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.30%) Confluence
8 4 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.30%) SAS
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.33%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 88 (28.66%) Office 365
2 86 (28.01%) Azure
3 39 (12.70%) AWS
4 17 (5.54%) IaaS
4 17 (5.54%) PaaS
5 12 (3.91%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.28%) SaaS
9 6 (1.95%) GitHub
10 3 (0.98%) Serverless
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.65%) G Suite
12 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (22.48%) WAN
2 68 (22.15%) DNS
3 66 (21.50%) LAN
4 62 (20.20%) VPN
5 57 (18.57%) Network Security
6 48 (15.64%) DHCP
7 41 (13.36%) Wireless
8 40 (13.03%) TCP/IP
9 35 (11.40%) VLAN
10 31 (10.10%) VoIP
11 27 (8.79%) SAN
12 26 (8.47%) MPLS
13 24 (7.82%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (4.56%) Internet
15 12 (3.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (3.91%) Cisco Wireless
16 11 (3.58%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (3.58%) SMTP
16 11 (3.58%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (3.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.21%) MySQL
3 10 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (2.93%) MariaDB
4 9 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.33%) MS Access
6 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.58%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.30%) JIRA
5 3 (0.98%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.65%) CF BOSH
6 2 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (7.82%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.51%) Finance
3 18 (5.86%) Manufacturing
4 17 (5.54%) Retail
5 11 (3.58%) Legal
6 10 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.63%) Fire and Rescue
7 5 (1.63%) Police
8 4 (1.30%) Billing
9 3 (0.98%) Law
9 3 (0.98%) Marketing
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.65%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (18.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (16.29%) Network Engineer
3 40 (13.03%) IT Support
4 36 (11.73%) Analyst
4 36 (11.73%) Support Engineer
5 32 (10.42%) IT Engineer
6 28 (9.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 25 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (7.17%) Architect
9 21 (6.84%) IT Support Technician
9 21 (6.84%) IT Technician
9 21 (6.84%) Support Technician
10 17 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (5.21%) Security Engineer
11 16 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
12 15 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
13 14 (4.56%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.91%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.58%) LDAP
2 9 (2.93%) .NET
2 9 (2.93%) LAMP
3 4 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.30%) SAML
4 3 (0.98%) OAuth
4 3 (0.98%) OpenID
4 3 (0.98%) Web Services
5 2 (0.65%) Node.js
5 2 (0.65%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.65%) Spring
5 2 (0.65%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.33%) HTML
6 1 (0.33%) JBoss Seam
6 1 (0.33%) XML
6 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.58%) Life Science
4 9 (2.93%) Clustering
4 9 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.61%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.28%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.28%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.63%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.63%) Wiki
8 4 (1.30%) Social Media
9 3 (0.98%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.65%) iSeries
10 2 (0.65%) Replication
10 2 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 172 (56.03%) Windows
2 125 (40.72%) Windows Server
3 50 (16.29%) Linux
4 38 (12.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 33 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.86%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.93%) CentOS
9 8 (2.61%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.63%) Unix
12 4 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.65%) AIX
14 2 (0.65%) Android
14 2 (0.65%) Solaris
14 2 (0.65%) SUSE
14 2 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (16.29%) ITIL
3 37 (12.05%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (10.10%) Kalman Filter
6 27 (8.79%) Migration
7 26 (8.47%) Mentoring
8 21 (6.84%) DevOps
8 21 (6.84%) Service Delivery
9 20 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (6.19%) Service Management
11 18 (5.86%) SIEM
12 17 (5.54%) Network Design
13 16 (5.21%) Change Management
13 16 (5.21%) Server Virtualisation
14 15 (4.89%) Change Control
14 15 (4.89%) Information Security
14 15 (4.89%) Server Building
15 14 (4.56%) Project Delivery
16 13 (4.23%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.75%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.42%) SQL
3 21 (6.84%) Python
4 17 (5.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.98%) Java
6 2 (0.65%) C#
6 2 (0.65%) Ruby
6 2 (0.65%) VBScript
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.01%) CCNA
3 40 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (11.40%) CCNP
5 29 (9.45%) MCSE
6 26 (8.47%) Degree
7 16 (5.21%) Security Cleared
8 13 (4.23%) MCSA
9 11 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.26%) CISSP
11 9 (2.93%) CISM
11 9 (2.93%) MCTS
12 7 (2.28%) CCDP
12 7 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.28%) MCITP
13 6 (1.95%) CCIE
13 6 (1.95%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.63%) MCP
14 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.54%) PCI DSS
3 16 (5.21%) SLA
4 13 (4.23%) GDPR
5 4 (1.30%) NIST
5 4 (1.30%) QA
6 2 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.65%) RMADS
7 1 (0.33%) COBIT
7 1 (0.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 134 (43.65%) Active Directory
2 68 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (10.42%) Hyper-V
4 29 (9.45%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (8.14%) vSphere
6 14 (4.56%) Docker
7 13 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.93%) NFS
8 9 (2.93%) Samba
9 5 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.63%) XenApp
10 3 (0.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 27 (8.79%) SCCM
2 22 (7.17%) Puppet
3 15 (4.89%) Nagios
4 13 (4.23%) Ansible
5 10 (3.26%) Kubernetes
6 9 (2.93%) Cacti
6 9 (2.93%) Galera Cluster
6 9 (2.93%) HAProxy
6 9 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.28%) Terraform
8 6 (1.95%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.95%) SCOM
9 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.30%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.65%) Scalr
11 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 130 (42.35%) Microsoft
2 125 (40.72%) VMware
3 115 (37.46%) Cisco
4 34 (11.07%) Palo Alto
5 16 (5.21%) Citrix
5 16 (5.21%) Meraki
6 15 (4.89%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.89%) HP
6 15 (4.89%) Veeam
7 14 (4.56%) NetApp
8 12 (3.91%) Fortinet
9 11 (3.58%) EMC
10 10 (3.26%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.61%) F5
12 7 (2.28%) Juniper
13 6 (1.95%) Forcepoint
14 5 (1.63%) Dell
14 5 (1.63%) IBM
15 4 (1.30%) Apple
15 4 (1.30%) WatchGuard