The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 14 0 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.94% - 22.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.45% - 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 12
Average salary £24,000 - £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 - £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £26,900 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Firewall
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 11 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 42.97% 8.09% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 34
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Firewall
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Belfast region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Belfast

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Belfast

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (75.00%) DNS
3 27 (75.00%) DHCP
3 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 26 (72.22%) SC Cleared
4 26 (72.22%) VMware
5 25 (69.44%) Veritas
5 25 (69.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (66.67%) Sophos
6 24 (66.67%) ITIL
6 24 (66.67%) VMware ESX
6 24 (66.67%) NetBackup
7 22 (61.11%) Symantec
8 21 (58.33%) Backup Exec
9 19 (52.78%) Clustering
9 19 (52.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 19 (52.78%) NAS
9 19 (52.78%) vSphere
9 19 (52.78%) ITIL V3
9 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (52.78%) SAN
9 19 (52.78%) IIS
9 19 (52.78%) Citrix
10 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
11 15 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2007

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (52.78%) IIS
2 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (75.00%) DHCP
1 27 (75.00%) DNS
2 19 (52.78%) SAN
2 19 (52.78%) NAS
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (8.33%) Network Security
3 3 (8.33%) WAN
3 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 3 (8.33%) HTTP
3 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) CDMA
4 2 (5.56%) GPRS
4 2 (5.56%) GSM
4 2 (5.56%) POP3
4 2 (5.56%) SMTP
4 2 (5.56%) CTI
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.56%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Escalation Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Telephony Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) MAPI
2 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) Clustering
2 7 (19.44%) NHS
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) UNIX
6 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (66.67%) ITIL
3 19 (52.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 19 (52.78%) ITIL V3
4 9 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 8 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security
8 1 (2.78%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.78%) SIEM
8 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Information Security Management
8 1 (2.78%) Security Management
8 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) C++
1 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (72.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) CCNA
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) PMP
4 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CISA
4 1 (2.78%) CISM
4 1 (2.78%) CEH
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 24 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 19 (52.78%) vSphere
4 8 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 21 (58.33%) Backup Exec
3 14 (38.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (13.89%) WSUS
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (72.22%) VMware
3 25 (69.44%) Veritas
4 24 (66.67%) Sophos
5 22 (61.11%) Symantec
6 19 (52.78%) Citrix
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco
8 5 (13.89%) CommVault
9 3 (8.33%) Juniper
10 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint