The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 50 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 79 36 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.28% 1.87% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.84% 8.31% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 65 29 35
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
318 433 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.24% 22.45% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 232 328 197
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
North West

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 22 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Knutsford +25 7 £50,000 +75.43% 3
Northwich - 7 £28,750 - 1
Chester +13 6 £34,750 -31.52%
Macclesfield +12 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Runcorn -4 1 £75,000 +125.56%
Crewe - 1 £28,000 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 78 (63.93%) Cisco
2 63 (51.64%) WAN
3 61 (50.00%) Finance
4 60 (49.18%) LAN
5 48 (39.34%) TCP/IP
6 44 (36.07%) Windows
7 41 (33.61%) DNS
7 41 (33.61%) HP
8 38 (31.15%) VPN
8 38 (31.15%) SSL
9 37 (30.33%) Juniper
10 36 (29.51%) OSPF
10 36 (29.51%) BGP
10 36 (29.51%) EIGRP
11 35 (28.69%) CiscoWorks
11 35 (28.69%) F5
12 34 (27.87%) Internet
12 34 (27.87%) Microsoft
13 33 (27.05%) LDAP
14 29 (23.77%) SMTP
14 29 (23.77%) VMware
15 28 (22.95%) Network Design
15 28 (22.95%) Load Balancing
15 28 (22.95%) IGRP
15 28 (22.95%) Network Management
16 27 (22.13%) Capacity Management
16 27 (22.13%) TACACS
16 27 (22.13%) HTTP
16 27 (22.13%) SOAP
16 27 (22.13%) HP NNM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 27 (22.13%) WebSphere
2 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.38%) IIS
3 9 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.74%) Apache
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.46%) Site Server
7 3 (2.46%) nginx
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.82%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) IaaS
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) PaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (51.64%) WAN
2 60 (49.18%) LAN
3 48 (39.34%) TCP/IP
4 41 (33.61%) DNS
5 38 (31.15%) VPN
5 38 (31.15%) SSL
6 36 (29.51%) OSPF
6 36 (29.51%) BGP
6 36 (29.51%) EIGRP
7 34 (27.87%) Internet
8 33 (27.05%) LDAP
9 29 (23.77%) SMTP
10 28 (22.95%) IGRP
11 27 (22.13%) TACACS
11 27 (22.13%) HTTP
11 27 (22.13%) VLAN
12 22 (18.03%) DHCP
13 21 (17.21%) Network Security
14 13 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (9.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.38%) MySQL
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Subversion
2 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.82%) JIRA
2 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.56%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.74%) Retail
4 4 (3.28%) Games
5 2 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (40.98%) Network Engineer
2 25 (20.49%) Firewall Engineer
3 20 (16.39%) Security Engineer
4 14 (11.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Wireless Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.74%) Consultant
8 7 (5.74%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Applications Support Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.92%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.13%) SOAP
2 13 (10.66%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (8.20%) Web Services
3 10 (8.20%) .NET
4 6 (4.92%) Middleware
5 4 (3.28%) LAMP
5 4 (3.28%) HTML
6 3 (2.46%) J2EE
6 3 (2.46%) CSS
6 3 (2.46%) Ajax
6 3 (2.46%) Sphinx
7 2 (1.64%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.82%) JSON
8 1 (0.82%) jQuery
8 1 (0.82%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.82%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.82%) qooxdoo
8 1 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) SecurID
2 4 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.46%) iPhone
4 2 (1.64%) FMCG
4 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.82%) Replication
5 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.82%) CMDB
5 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.07%) Windows
2 24 (19.67%) Linux
3 19 (15.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (12.30%) Windows 8
5 15 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.74%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.92%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.10%) Android
9 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.82%) UNIX
11 1 (0.82%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) Network Design
1 28 (22.95%) Load Balancing
1 28 (22.95%) Network Management
2 27 (22.13%) Capacity Management
3 12 (9.84%) Change Management
4 10 (8.20%) ITIL
5 9 (7.38%) Migration
5 9 (7.38%) Information Security
6 6 (4.92%) Security Architecture
6 6 (4.92%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.92%) Investment Management
7 4 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.28%) Project Management
8 3 (2.46%) ERP
8 3 (2.46%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.46%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (2.46%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.46%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.93%) SQL
2 8 (6.56%) Java
2 8 (6.56%) Python
3 7 (5.74%) Perl
3 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.92%) VB6
4 6 (4.92%) VB
4 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.46%) C
6 3 (2.46%) VBScript
7 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.82%) C++
7 1 (0.82%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (9.02%) CCNP
3 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.56%) CCNA
5 7 (5.74%) MCSE
6 6 (4.92%) MCTS
6 6 (4.92%) MCITP
7 4 (3.28%) Degree
8 3 (2.46%) CCIE
8 3 (2.46%) RHCE
8 3 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.64%) MCP
9 2 (1.64%) MCSA
10 1 (0.82%) CISSP
10 1 (0.82%) CISA
10 1 (0.82%) CISM
10 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.46%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.46%) Squid
4 3 (2.46%) vSphere
4 3 (2.46%) XenApp
5 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.64%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
6 1 (0.82%) KVM
6 1 (0.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (28.69%) CiscoWorks
2 27 (22.13%) HP NNM
3 9 (7.38%) SCCM
4 8 (6.56%) OpenView
5 4 (3.28%) Puppet
6 3 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.46%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.64%) SCOM
7 2 (1.64%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (1.64%) MOM
8 1 (0.82%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (63.93%) Cisco
2 41 (33.61%) HP
3 37 (30.33%) Juniper
4 35 (28.69%) F5
5 34 (27.87%) Microsoft
6 29 (23.77%) VMware
7 18 (14.75%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.56%) Fortinet
8 8 (6.56%) Citrix
9 6 (4.92%) Fujitsu
10 5 (4.10%) Symantec
10 5 (4.10%) Dell
11 4 (3.28%) Apple
12 3 (2.46%) Oracle
12 3 (2.46%) Business Objects
12 3 (2.46%) Compaq
12 3 (2.46%) CommVault
12 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.46%) Avaya
12 3 (2.46%) Sony
Cheshire
Stott & May
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Car Allow + Bonus + OT
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nviron Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,999 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 20000-25000 Per Annum c. 25k + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago