The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 8 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.02% 5.23% 8.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% 40.91% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 9
Average salary £32,500 £22,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £20,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £28,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Firewall
Manchester

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
12 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 9.02% 12.79% 19.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 19
Average salary £32,500 £22,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Firewall
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Bolton

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Bolton

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
4 7 (41.18%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) CTC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (23.53%) vSphere
6 4 (23.53%) Aruba
6 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) Exinda
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (23.53%) CCNA
6 4 (23.53%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) WSUS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Network Security
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Support
3 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) CTC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) vSphere
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (17.65%) Firmware
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) NetApp
5 4 (23.53%) Aruba
5 4 (23.53%) Exinda
6 3 (17.65%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Draytek
7 1 (5.88%) NETGEAR
7 1 (5.88%) Veeam