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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 91 46
Rank change year-on-year +20 -45 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 34 2 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.97% 0.29% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.59% 2.08% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 34 1 2
10th Percentile £27,500 - -
25th Percentile £28,614 £62,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £64,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -41.86% +22.86% +40.00%
75th Percentile £46,438 £66,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £50,500 - -
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 205 96 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.92% 13.85% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 80 40 26
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 -
25th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £61,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -36.48% +35.56% +50.00%
75th Percentile £51,563 £77,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £53,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +12 23 £40,000 -37.98% 4
County Londonderry - 6 £30,000 -
County Armagh - 2 £32,564 -
County Down - 1 £42,500 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (47.06%) Customer Service
5 15 (44.12%) VPN
5 15 (44.12%) Cisco
5 15 (44.12%) Wireless
6 12 (35.29%) LAN
6 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
8 8 (23.53%) SLA
8 8 (23.53%) MCP
8 8 (23.53%) Palo Alto
9 7 (20.59%) Veeam
9 7 (20.59%) WAN
10 6 (17.65%) Law
10 6 (17.65%) VMware
11 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
11 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
11 5 (14.71%) Internet
11 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (14.71%) VLAN
12 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
12 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (11.76%) IIS
13 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
13 3 (8.82%) Information Security

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 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (8.82%) Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) VPN
1 15 (44.12%) Wireless
2 12 (35.29%) LAN
3 7 (20.59%) WAN
4 5 (14.71%) Internet
4 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.71%) VLAN
5 3 (8.82%) DHCP
5 3 (8.82%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (5.88%) BGP
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.88%) SAN
6 2 (5.88%) WLAN
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) MPLS
7 1 (2.94%) Network Security
7 1 (2.94%) OSPF
7 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (17.65%) Law
2 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Social Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) IT Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) IT Support
3 5 (14.71%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Network Support
6 2 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Support
7 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Security Officer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) XMPP
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
1 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Customer Service
2 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security
4 3 (8.82%) Network Management
4 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Antivirus Management
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.88%) SIEM
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Maintenance
6 1 (2.94%) Proactive Maintenance
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Leadership
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) MCP
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) CCSA
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) HNC
5 1 (2.94%) HND
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.94%) Autotask
2 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) Palo Alto
4 7 (20.59%) Veeam
5 6 (17.65%) VMware
6 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.82%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.88%) Zscaler
9 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard