The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 61 57 86
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 41 61 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.65% 4.23% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.56% 30.05% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 37 50 35
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
174 203 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.49% 14.09% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 132 178 296
Median salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 11 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Wilmslow - 10 £21,000 - 1
Crewe -3 7 £36,500 -14.11%
Northwich +10 3 £32,500 -
Chester +3 2 £28,250 -37.22% 2
Macclesfield -12 1 £57,500 +139.58%
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 43 (52.44%) Windows
2 40 (48.78%) Windows Server
3 37 (45.12%) Cisco
4 31 (37.80%) DNS
5 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
5 28 (34.15%) DHCP
6 27 (32.93%) VMware
6 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (26.83%) LAN
8 22 (26.83%) VoIP
9 21 (25.61%) MS Exchange
9 21 (25.61%) WAN
9 21 (25.61%) Windows 7
10 20 (24.39%) Office 365
10 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
10 20 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (21.95%) Network Security
12 16 (19.51%) Apple
12 16 (19.51%) CCNA
12 16 (19.51%) SQL
12 16 (19.51%) BGP
13 15 (18.29%) MPLS
13 15 (18.29%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (17.07%) Windows 8
14 14 (17.07%) Information Security
14 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
15 13 (15.85%) ITIL
15 13 (15.85%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (25.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Office
2 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.39%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.80%) DNS
2 28 (34.15%) DHCP
3 22 (26.83%) LAN
3 22 (26.83%) VoIP
4 21 (25.61%) WAN
5 18 (21.95%) Network Security
6 16 (19.51%) BGP
7 15 (18.29%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (18.29%) MPLS
8 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 13 (15.85%) Wireless
10 12 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (14.63%) EIGRP
10 12 (14.63%) OSPF
11 9 (10.98%) VPN
12 6 (7.32%) Ethernet
12 6 (7.32%) SAN
12 6 (7.32%) VLAN
12 6 (7.32%) VPLS
13 5 (6.10%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.88%) Back Office
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) IT Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Support Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (15.85%) IT Support
5 12 (14.63%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 9 (10.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Security Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (6.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (4.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) jQuery
3 1 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.22%) RequireJS
3 1 (1.22%) Symfony
3 1 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.66%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.66%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (52.44%) Windows
2 40 (48.78%) Windows Server
3 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (25.61%) Windows 7
6 14 (17.07%) Windows 8
7 12 (14.63%) Linux
8 11 (13.41%) Mac OS X
9 6 (7.32%) Windows 10
10 5 (6.10%) Unix
11 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
11 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.22%) Debian
12 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) Information Security
2 13 (15.85%) ITIL
3 11 (13.41%) Service Delivery
4 9 (10.98%) Process Improvement
4 9 (10.98%) Security Patching
5 8 (9.76%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity
6 7 (8.54%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (7.32%) Network Management
7 6 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (7.32%) Software Deployment
8 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.10%) Migration
9 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.88%) Time Management
9 4 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (4.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) C#
2 2 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.22%) Python
3 1 (1.22%) Ruby
3 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.51%) CCNA
3 11 (13.41%) MCITP
3 11 (13.41%) MCP
3 11 (13.41%) MCSA
3 11 (13.41%) MCSE
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.76%) CCNP
5 7 (8.54%) Degree
6 6 (7.32%) A+ Certification
6 6 (7.32%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (3.66%) CCIE
8 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CISA
9 1 (1.22%) CISM
9 1 (1.22%) CISSP
9 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) SLA
2 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.76%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (4.88%) Firmware
6 4 (4.88%) vSphere
7 3 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.88%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) MobiControl
4 1 (1.22%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.22%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 37 (45.12%) Cisco
2 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.93%) VMware
4 16 (19.51%) Apple
5 11 (13.41%) Avaya
6 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.32%) Citrix
7 6 (7.32%) Palo Alto
7 6 (7.32%) SonicWALL
8 5 (6.10%) EMC
9 4 (4.88%) arcserve
9 4 (4.88%) HP
9 4 (4.88%) Juniper
9 4 (4.88%) Meraki
9 4 (4.88%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (4.88%) ProCurve
9 4 (4.88%) Sophos
9 4 (4.88%) Symantec
10 3 (3.66%) GFI Software
10 3 (3.66%) LogRhythm
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