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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 19 16 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 6 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.12% 8.78% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 38.24% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 1
Average salary £26,250 £29,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
16 34 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 16.33% 22.97% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 40
Average salary £25,000 £29,250 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.52% +108.92%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Belfast

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) MCITP
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) MCTS
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Derivative
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
2 1 (12.50%) SABSA
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Acronis
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) IBM