The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 45 52 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +32
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 80 73 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.55% 4.18% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.86% 24.01% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 68 59 26
Average salary £45,750 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.64% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Firewall
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
366 304 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.83% 17.42% 21.85%
Number of salaries quoted 247 233 306
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Firewall Salary Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 22 £35,000 -
Chester +22 10 £50,000 +85.18% 2
Wilmslow - 6 £34,500 - 1
Crewe +3 2 - -
Knutsford -15 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Nantwich - 2 £30,000 - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 51 (38.64%) Cisco
2 49 (37.12%) Network Security
3 43 (32.58%) Windows
4 40 (30.30%) Finance
5 35 (26.52%) LAN
6 34 (25.76%) WAN
7 31 (23.48%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (23.48%) VMware
8 30 (22.73%) Information Security
9 29 (21.97%) Juniper
10 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 27 (20.45%) CCNP
12 26 (19.70%) CCNA
12 26 (19.70%) TCP/IP
13 25 (18.94%) SQL
13 25 (18.94%) Active Directory
14 23 (17.42%) CheckPoint
15 21 (15.91%) Linux
15 21 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (15.15%) ITIL
16 20 (15.15%) UNIX
16 20 (15.15%) Citrix
16 20 (15.15%) Security Management
17 19 (14.39%) DNS
17 19 (14.39%) Cyber Security
18 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
18 17 (12.88%) Security Cleared
18 17 (12.88%) VPN
18 17 (12.88%) MS Exchange
19 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (12.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.30%) IIS
4 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (37.12%) Network Security
2 35 (26.52%) LAN
3 34 (25.76%) WAN
4 26 (19.70%) TCP/IP
5 21 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (14.39%) DNS
7 17 (12.88%) VPN
8 14 (10.61%) SSL
9 13 (9.85%) SAN
10 12 (9.09%) Wireless
11 11 (8.33%) DHCP
12 9 (6.82%) VoIP
12 9 (6.82%) FirePass
12 9 (6.82%) Junos
13 7 (5.30%) Wireshark
14 6 (4.55%) VLAN
15 5 (3.79%) SMTP
15 5 (3.79%) HTTP
15 5 (3.79%) DMZ
16 4 (3.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.52%) Big Data
3 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (30.30%) Finance
2 14 (10.61%) Financial Institution
3 10 (7.58%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Legal
5 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (34.09%) Network Engineer
2 34 (25.76%) Security Engineer
3 26 (19.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (16.67%) Analyst
5 15 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 12 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (8.33%) Security Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (7.58%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (6.06%) Network Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Information Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Network Manager
10 8 (6.06%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.55%) IT Support
13 5 (3.79%) Network Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) Web Services
2 4 (3.03%) XML
2 4 (3.03%) HTML
3 3 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (1.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Open Source
2 6 (4.55%) Life Science
3 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.03%) RMADS
4 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.03%) SecurID
5 3 (2.27%) CMDB
5 3 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) CCTV
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.58%) Windows
2 21 (15.91%) Linux
3 20 (15.15%) UNIX
4 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.73%) Information Security
2 20 (15.15%) ITIL
2 20 (15.15%) Security Management
3 19 (14.39%) Cyber Security
4 12 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (9.09%) SIEM
5 9 (6.82%) Software Delivery
5 9 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.06%) ERP
6 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
7 7 (5.30%) Migration
7 7 (5.30%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.79%) Information Security Management
9 5 (3.79%) Network Design
9 5 (3.79%) Network Management
9 5 (3.79%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.94%) SQL
2 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.27%) VB
4 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (23.48%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (20.45%) CCNP
3 26 (19.70%) CCNA
4 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
4 17 (12.88%) Security Cleared
5 15 (11.36%) Degree
6 12 (9.09%) CISSP
7 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.82%) A+ Certification
9 6 (4.55%) MCSA
10 5 (3.79%) CCIE
11 3 (2.27%) MCSE
12 2 (1.52%) MCT
12 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.76%) CCIP
13 1 (0.76%) CCSE
13 1 (0.76%) CEH
13 1 (0.76%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) COBIT
2 7 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.55%) SLA
4 4 (3.03%) QA
5 2 (1.52%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (18.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.06%) Snort
4 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
6 1 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 10 (7.58%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 51 (38.64%) Cisco
2 31 (23.48%) VMware
3 29 (21.97%) Juniper
4 28 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 23 (17.42%) CheckPoint
6 20 (15.15%) Citrix
7 12 (9.09%) F5
8 11 (8.33%) HP
9 10 (7.58%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.58%) Splunk
10 9 (6.82%) Sourcefire
10 9 (6.82%) Avaya
11 6 (4.55%) Dell
12 4 (3.03%) ArcSight
13 3 (2.27%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.27%) Symantec
13 3 (2.27%) BT
14 2 (1.52%) Blue Coat
14 2 (1.52%) 3PAR
14 2 (1.52%) Meru Networks
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
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Posted: 7 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nantwich
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Chester, Cheshire
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