The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 23 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 1.52% 14.58% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 53.85% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 2
Average salary £42,500 £28,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
Firewall
Lancashire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 15.15% 27.08% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 13
Average salary £32,500 £28,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

Firewall
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Blackburn

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) CCNA
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) CCDP
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Network Design
5 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (37.50%) Lync
5 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) Billing
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) Office 365
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 3 (37.50%) Lync
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) NAS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CCNA
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCDP
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) IBM