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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 93 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 36 43 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.98% 2.52% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 15.93% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28 31 60
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £15,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
295 270 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.23% 15.85% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 233 204 287
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 15 £51,710 +34.31% 4
Warrington -22 13 £32,500 +25.00%
Knutsford - 2 £29,000 -
Macclesfield +10 1 £20,500 -59.00% 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (52.43%) Cisco
2 44 (42.72%) Windows
3 42 (40.78%) VPN
4 39 (37.86%) Finance
5 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
6 30 (29.13%) WAN
6 30 (29.13%) VMware
7 29 (28.16%) LAN
8 25 (24.27%) Active Directory
8 25 (24.27%) Windows 7
9 24 (23.30%) Juniper
10 23 (22.33%) TCP/IP
11 22 (21.36%) SSL
12 21 (20.39%) CheckPoint
12 21 (20.39%) Network Security
13 20 (19.42%) MS Exchange
13 20 (19.42%) Linux
14 19 (18.45%) DNS
15 18 (17.48%) MS Excel
16 17 (16.50%) Change Management
16 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
16 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (15.53%) SQL
18 15 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (14.56%) Junos
19 13 (12.62%) Information Security
19 13 (12.62%) SecurID
19 13 (12.62%) Fortinet
19 13 (12.62%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (6.80%) IIS
5 6 (5.83%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.91%) Site Server
8 2 (1.94%) Apache
8 2 (1.94%) nginx
9 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.97%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (17.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.78%) VPN
2 30 (29.13%) WAN
3 29 (28.16%) LAN
4 23 (22.33%) TCP/IP
5 22 (21.36%) SSL
6 21 (20.39%) Network Security
7 19 (18.45%) DNS
8 15 (14.56%) Junos
9 13 (12.62%) Internet
10 12 (11.65%) OSPF
10 12 (11.65%) BGP
10 12 (11.65%) EIGRP
11 11 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (9.71%) SAN
13 9 (8.74%) LDAP
14 8 (7.77%) DHCP
14 8 (7.77%) Ethernet
14 8 (7.77%) VLAN
15 7 (6.80%) Wireless
15 7 (6.80%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) MySQL
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Subversion
1 3 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 39 (37.86%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Legal
3 9 (8.74%) Retail
3 9 (8.74%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.88%) Games
6 2 (1.94%) Law
7 1 (0.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Network Engineer
2 20 (19.42%) Security Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.80%) Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.83%) Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Applications Support Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.83%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Wireless Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Forensic Investigator
10 4 (3.88%) IT Support
10 4 (3.88%) Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) Middleware
2 6 (5.83%) SOAP
2 6 (5.83%) .NET
3 4 (3.88%) Web Services
4 3 (2.91%) CSS
5 2 (1.94%) Sphinx
5 2 (1.94%) HTML
5 2 (1.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) SecurID
2 6 (5.83%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.83%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.91%) Kindle
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.94%) EPoS
5 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.94%) iPhone
5 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.97%) Replication
6 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.97%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.97%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 44 (42.72%) Windows
2 25 (24.27%) Windows 7
3 20 (19.42%) Linux
4 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.68%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.74%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.77%) UNIX
8 5 (4.85%) Android
8 5 (4.85%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.91%) AIX
9 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.97%) VMS
10 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) Change Management
2 13 (12.62%) Information Security
3 12 (11.65%) Migration
4 11 (10.68%) ITIL
5 8 (7.77%) Network Management
5 8 (7.77%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.80%) Network Design
6 7 (6.80%) Computer Security
6 7 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (6.80%) Data Privacy
7 6 (5.83%) Capacity Management
7 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.85%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (4.85%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (3.88%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.88%) Investment Management
9 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.88%) Business Continuity
10 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.91%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) SQL
2 6 (5.83%) VB
2 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
2 6 (5.83%) VB6
3 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.85%) Perl
4 4 (3.88%) Java
4 4 (3.88%) Python
5 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.94%) C
6 1 (0.97%) VBScript
6 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (12.62%) Degree
4 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.71%) CISSP
5 8 (7.77%) CCNA
6 7 (6.80%) CEH
6 7 (6.80%) CCNP
6 7 (6.80%) MCSE
7 6 (5.83%) EnCE
8 3 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.91%) MCTS
8 3 (2.91%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) MCP
9 2 (1.94%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.94%) CISM
10 1 (0.97%) CCSA
10 1 (0.97%) GCIA
10 1 (0.97%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (24.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) vSphere
4 8 (7.77%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.80%) XenApp
6 3 (2.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.91%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.97%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.97%) XenServer
7 1 (0.97%) Xen
7 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (5.83%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.83%) HP NNM
3 5 (4.85%) OpenView
4 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (52.43%) Cisco
2 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
3 30 (29.13%) VMware
4 24 (23.30%) Juniper
5 21 (20.39%) CheckPoint
6 13 (12.62%) Fortinet
6 13 (12.62%) F5
7 11 (10.68%) HP
8 9 (8.74%) Fujitsu
9 8 (7.77%) Citrix
10 6 (5.83%) Oracle
11 4 (3.88%) Dell
12 3 (2.91%) Avaya
12 3 (2.91%) CommVault
12 3 (2.91%) Sony
12 3 (2.91%) Talend
13 2 (1.94%) IBM
13 2 (1.94%) EMC
13 2 (1.94%) NetApp
13 2 (1.94%) Symantec
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £19-26K Car, phone, laptop + benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
Posted: 17 days ago