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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 29 5 21
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 1 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 1.10% 22.22% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 80.00% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 2
Average salary £42,500 £28,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.12% -22.97%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -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
15 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 16.48% 27.78% 21.67%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 13
Average salary £32,500 £28,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) CCDP
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Network Design
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (28.57%) Lync
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
1 2 (28.57%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCDP
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat