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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 75 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 27 67 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.10% 3.64% 3.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.44% 19.88% 19.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23 57 47
Average salary £31,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £30,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
187 337 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.56% 18.29% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 140 274 252
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,350 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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
Knutsford +19 16 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Widnes - 3 £25,500 -
Warrington -16 2 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Chester -2 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 61 (60.40%) Windows
2 46 (45.54%) Windows Server
3 44 (43.56%) MS Exchange
3 44 (43.56%) DNS
3 44 (43.56%) Active Directory
4 41 (40.59%) WAN
5 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
6 39 (38.61%) VMware
7 36 (35.64%) LAN
8 33 (32.67%) TCP/IP
8 33 (32.67%) Citrix
9 32 (31.68%) Cisco
9 32 (31.68%) SQL Server
10 30 (29.70%) VPN
11 27 (26.73%) VoIP
11 27 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (24.75%) DHCP
12 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (23.76%) IIS
14 21 (20.79%) Hyper-V
15 19 (18.81%) SAN
15 19 (18.81%) Wireless
16 18 (17.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (16.83%) Finance
17 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
18 15 (14.85%) SharePoint
18 15 (14.85%) Linux
19 14 (13.86%) SQL
19 14 (13.86%) Apple

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 44 (43.56%) MS Exchange
2 24 (23.76%) IIS
3 18 (17.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (14.85%) SharePoint
5 14 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.99%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Office 365
2 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.96%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.96%) SaaS
4 3 (2.97%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.97%) Route 53
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (43.56%) DNS
2 41 (40.59%) WAN
3 36 (35.64%) LAN
4 33 (32.67%) TCP/IP
5 30 (29.70%) VPN
6 27 (26.73%) VoIP
7 25 (24.75%) DHCP
8 19 (18.81%) SAN
8 19 (18.81%) Wireless
9 13 (12.87%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (9.90%) Broadband
10 10 (9.90%) VLAN
11 9 (8.91%) MPLS
11 9 (8.91%) Network Security
12 7 (6.93%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (6.93%) NAS
13 6 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (5.94%) DMZ
13 6 (5.94%) Ethernet
13 6 (5.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (31.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.97%) Maven
1 3 (2.97%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.98%) Hudson
3 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 17 (16.83%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Advertising
2 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.94%) Marketing
3 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.97%) Retail
5 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (18.81%) IT Engineer
2 18 (17.82%) Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) Support Analyst
4 13 (12.87%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (11.88%) IT Manager
6 11 (10.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (9.90%) Network Engineer
7 10 (9.90%) Technical Support
8 9 (8.91%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 9 (8.91%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Technical Support Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) Citrix Engineer
9 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) Support Manager
10 6 (5.94%) Systems Manager
10 6 (5.94%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (4.95%) Citrix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Fat Client
1 14 (13.86%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.96%) Life Science
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 61 (60.40%) Windows
2 46 (45.54%) Windows Server
3 27 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.85%) Linux
6 13 (12.87%) Windows 8
6 13 (12.87%) Windows XP
7 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.93%) Android
8 7 (6.93%) Apple iOS
8 7 (6.93%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.97%) CentOS
9 3 (2.97%) Unix
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.88%) Information Security
2 11 (10.89%) ITIL
3 10 (9.90%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.91%) Business Continuity
4 9 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (8.91%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.91%) Project Management
5 8 (7.92%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (7.92%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.93%) Software Licensing
6 7 (6.93%) Time Management
7 6 (5.94%) Network Management
8 5 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.95%) Data Security
8 5 (4.95%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (4.95%) Open Source
8 5 (4.95%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (4.95%) Security Patching
8 5 (4.95%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.99%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) Python
3 1 (0.99%) Ruby
3 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.92%) CCNA
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.93%) MCSE
4 6 (5.94%) MCP
5 5 (4.95%) CCNP
5 5 (4.95%) CEH
5 5 (4.95%) CISM
5 5 (4.95%) CISSP
5 5 (4.95%) CREST Certified
5 5 (4.95%) Degree
5 5 (4.95%) OSCP
5 5 (4.95%) Tigerscheme
6 4 (3.96%) CCA
6 4 (3.96%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.98%) HNC
7 2 (1.98%) MCSA
7 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.95%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.96%) QA
4 3 (2.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.99%) ISO22301
System Software
1 44 (43.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.79%) Hyper-V
3 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.90%) Terminal Services
5 9 (8.91%) XenApp
6 3 (2.97%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.97%) vSphere
7 2 (1.98%) Snort
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 39 (38.61%) VMware
3 33 (32.67%) Citrix
4 32 (31.68%) Cisco
5 14 (13.86%) Apple
6 9 (8.91%) Symantec
7 8 (7.92%) Sophos
8 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.97%) IBM
8 3 (2.97%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.97%) RightScale
9 2 (1.98%) FireEye
9 2 (1.98%) GFI Software
9 2 (1.98%) Juniper
9 2 (1.98%) NetApp
10 1 (0.99%) Avaya
10 1 (0.99%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.99%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.99%) Ruckus Wireless
Knutsford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £24500 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago