Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firewall
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 36 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 15 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.31% 1.78% 4.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 15.79% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 5
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +34.62%
10th Percentile £25,850 £35,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £43,125 £37,500
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 57 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.58% 11.24% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 48 30 13
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,375 £20,850
90th Percentile £50,750 £50,000 £42,850
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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -12 14 £41,250 +8.55%
County Tyrone - 1 £27,500 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) VPN
6 6 (40.00%) IP Telephony
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) SonicWALL
7 5 (33.33%) Symantec
7 5 (33.33%) Change Management
7 5 (33.33%) CCNP
7 5 (33.33%) HP
7 5 (33.33%) Python
7 5 (33.33%) Unix
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (33.33%) Fintech
8 4 (26.67%) Juniper
8 4 (26.67%) SAN
8 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
9 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Network Security
9 3 (20.00%) VLAN

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 (13.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) IP Telephony
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 3 (20.00%) SNA
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
7 2 (13.33%) FTP
7 2 (13.33%) SMTP
7 2 (13.33%) SNMP
7 2 (13.33%) Telnet
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (6.67%) NAS
8 1 (6.67%) Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Junior
2 5 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Expert
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (33.33%) Fintech
3 3 (20.00%) LPAR
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) zOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
4 2 (13.33%) Threat Detection
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 5 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CCNA
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PA-DSS
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Polycom