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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank - 19 10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn - 5.88% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 17.65% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £27,750 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
4 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 16.00% 33.33% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 8
Average salary £18,000 £35,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.57% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £8,500 £17,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £45,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Clustering
6 2 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) OLAP
6 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Lync
7 1 (12.50%) High Availability

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Lync
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) OLAP
1 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell