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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 111 65 104
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +39
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 25 51 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 3.11% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.81% 18.55% 9.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 31
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £20,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
320 275 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.27% 16.77% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 261 220 276
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +29.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(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
Chester +2 7 £40,500 -26.36% 3
Warrington -16 5 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Northwich +7 3 £32,500 +80.55% 1
Wilmslow -20 2 £48,250 +75.45%
Macclesfield +6 1 £20,500 -47.09%
Crewe -2 1 £40,000 +10.34%
Knutsford -13 1 £29,000 -42.00%
Daresbury - 1 £42,500 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 22 (36.67%) Cisco
2 21 (35.00%) Windows
3 19 (31.67%) VPN
3 19 (31.67%) Finance
4 17 (28.33%) Network Security
5 16 (26.67%) Juniper
6 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (20.00%) Degree
7 12 (20.00%) CISSP
7 12 (20.00%) Linux
7 12 (20.00%) Information Security
8 11 (18.33%) CheckPoint
8 11 (18.33%) Fortinet
8 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 10 (16.67%) UNIX
9 10 (16.67%) VMware
10 9 (15.00%) Internet
10 9 (15.00%) SSL
10 9 (15.00%) Junos
10 9 (15.00%) FortiGate
10 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 8 (13.33%) SQL
11 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.33%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) nginx
5 1 (1.67%) Lync
5 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) VPN
2 17 (28.33%) Network Security
3 9 (15.00%) Internet
3 9 (15.00%) SSL
3 9 (15.00%) Junos
4 8 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (13.33%) LAN
5 7 (11.67%) Wireless
5 7 (11.67%) ADSL
6 6 (10.00%) WAN
6 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.33%) MPLS
8 4 (6.67%) DNS
8 4 (6.67%) SAN
9 3 (5.00%) OSPF
9 3 (5.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (5.00%) NAS
9 3 (5.00%) FirePass
10 2 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Legal
3 6 (10.00%) Retail
3 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.00%) Banking
6 2 (3.33%) Law
7 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) Security Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Forensic Investigator
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Technician
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) CSS
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Sphinx
3 1 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) SecurID
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 5 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) Open Source
6 2 (3.33%) CMDB
6 2 (3.33%) Kindle
7 1 (1.67%) iPhone
7 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Linux
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.67%) UNIX
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.00%) AIX
6 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.00%) Android
7 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.67%) CentOS
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Information Security
2 8 (13.33%) Change Management
3 6 (10.00%) Computer Security
3 6 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 6 (10.00%) ITIL
3 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Cyber Security
4 5 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (6.67%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (5.00%) Service Management
6 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.00%) ERP
6 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (1.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) Python
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
1 12 (20.00%) CISSP
2 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.67%) CEH
4 6 (10.00%) EnCE
4 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.33%) CCNA
5 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) CCNP
7 3 (5.00%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.33%) CISM
9 1 (1.67%) CCSA
9 1 (1.67%) CCVP
9 1 (1.67%) CISA
9 1 (1.67%) MCSE
9 1 (1.67%) MCSA
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.67%) CCIP
9 1 (1.67%) CRISC
9 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.00%) vSphere
3 6 (10.00%) XenApp
4 3 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.67%) XenServer
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) Opsview
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Cisco
2 16 (26.67%) Juniper
3 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (18.33%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.33%) Fortinet
5 10 (16.67%) VMware
6 6 (10.00%) Fujitsu
7 5 (8.33%) F5
8 4 (6.67%) Oracle
9 3 (5.00%) HP
9 3 (5.00%) Talend
9 3 (5.00%) Draytek
10 2 (3.33%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.33%) EMC
10 2 (3.33%) Citrix
10 2 (3.33%) Symantec
10 2 (3.33%) NetApp
11 1 (1.67%) 3Com
11 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.67%) Avaya
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