Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 12 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.61% 1.35% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.67% 11.11% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 1
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% - +70.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £34,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £43,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 61 45 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.26% 12.13% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 50 41 13
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £22,200 £21,250 £24,650
90th Percentile £50,250 £50,000 £43,650
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
County Antrim -10 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (58.33%) WAN
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) SNA
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) LPAR
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Fintech
6 2 (16.67%) FIX Protocol

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (16.67%) CICS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (8.33%) Luigi
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
1 7 (58.33%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) SNA
5 2 (16.67%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (16.67%) FTP
5 2 (16.67%) SMTP
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
5 2 (16.67%) Telnet
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (8.33%) Azkaban
2 1 (8.33%) Looker
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Junior
2 3 (25.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) DBA Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Expert
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Pandas
2 1 (8.33%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Fintech
2 3 (25.00%) LPAR
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (8.33%) Handset
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (25.00%) Change Management
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) SIEM
2 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PA-DSS
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) BT
3 2 (16.67%) Radianz
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Polycom